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Refugee quandary: Immigrant legacy versus 9/11-era fears

WASHINGTON - The Paris attacks are rapidly weakening U.S.
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Conflict shapes GOP debate furor

WASHINGTON - Despite a handful of high-profile defections, most Republican presidential candidates are still demanding changes to the GOP's coming debates. That's not to say they are speaking with one voice.
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Hello policy fights, bye budget goodwill

WASHINGTON - Despite a broad budget deal, fights over Planned Parenthood, the environment and other policy issues still threaten a spending bill to keep the government running, reviving the possibility of a holiday season shutdown.
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Letter: Second Amendment rights: Everyone should have a gun

I'm a firm believer in the Second Amendment and this talk of gun restrictions has me deeply disturbed.
Clinton's strong debate is warning for GOP

WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton's polished performance in the first Democratic debate did more than send a message to her primary rivals. It was a warning to the chaotic Republican field about her likely strength in a general election.
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Empire Editorial: Presidential reality TV

It was Alaska's best reality TV series. With the benefit of a week of hindsight and contemplation, that's our conclusion of the recent visit of the 44th President of the United States to the 49th state.
Cruz blames prez for climate of violence against police

FORT WORTH, Texas - Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz blamed President Barack Obama on Thursday for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his administration have long vilified law enforcement.
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My Turn: Location, expertise and timing: Three reasons Northwest Alaska is ready for an opening Arctic

The State Department's Special Representative for the Arctic, Admiral Robert J. Papp (USCG ret.), came to Anchorage a year ago this month.
GOP wants to broaden appeal; will candidates get in the way?

WASHINGTON - Anyone in America can grow up to be president, as the saying goes - unless you happen to be a Muslim, a leading Republican presidential candidate believes.
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