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Posted: February 27, 2014 at 5:08 a.m.

Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., the majority leader, condemned on the Senate floor the billionaire Republican contributors Charles and David Koch as “un-American” as he questioned the veracity of ads from Koch backed groups that feature individuals sharing stories about the apparent hardships they’ve faced because of the health-care overhaul.

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Obama warns Karzai total pullout in plans

U.S. servicemen keep watch Tuesday at Manas Air Force Base outside Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan. The base has begun closing down as U.S. troops begin using a replacement facility in Romania for moving in and out of Afghanistan. Officials say the longer the United States waits to decide on a future course in Afghanistan, the more costly and risky a withdrawal will become, with more airlifts for a rapid pullout.

President Barack Obama warned Afghan President Hamid Karzai that the U.S. is making plans for a full withdrawa... Read »

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Win and Will Butler of Arcade Fire aren’t your average brothers. Sure, they spent their youngest years at odds, as brothers will. Read »