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Kentucky voters oppose Rand Paul running for two offices concurrently

Most voters say no to a potential law change that would allow the Republican senator to run for president and reelection at the same time in 2016

Foreign policy talk "deprives oxygen" from Democrats

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As November midterm elections approach, CBS News political director John Dickerson says "depressed" Democrats want to focus on domestic issues

Second US reporter murdered as Iraq forces advance

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Second US reporter murdered as Iraq forces advance
The so-called "Islamic State" has murdered a second American reporter, releasing another propaganda video Tuesday showing a masked militant with a British accent cutting the throat of a US captive. In the latest footage, 31-year-old reporter Steven Sotloff addresses the camera to say he is a victim of President Barack Obama's decision to press on with air strikes against the jihadists. A US spokeswoman said Washington was trying to authenticate the "sickening" footage, and British Prime Minister David Cameron said ... more

Keith Vaz digs for sweetheart deals and sins over Sir Cliff raid

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Keith Vaz digs for sweetheart deals and sins over Sir Cliff raid
BBC chiefs come off best as they join police at select committee to account for themselves over Berkshire flat incursion"Order, order." Keith Vaz has yet to find a ceremony he doesn't like to stand on, and it's become a tradition for him to open every meeting of the home affairs select committee as if he were Speaker of the house. Vaz has also yet to find a bandwagon he doesn't like to jump on. The investigation into Sir Cliff Richard's ... more

US backs universal suffrage for Hong Kong

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US backs universal suffrage for Hong Kong
The United States on Tuesday threw its weight behind pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong after Beijing refused to grant the territory's residents full voting rights. "The United States supports universal suffrage in Hong Kong in accordance with the Basic Law and the aspirations of the Hong Kong people," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters in comments likely to infuriate China. "We believe that an open society with the highest possible degree of autonomy and governed by rule of law ... more