Clinton defends 'dead broke' comment

Posted: June 11, 2014 at 5:20 a.m.

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her remarks about the financial struggles she and Bill Clinton experienced after they left the White House, including mortgages they needed for "houses."

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Narcotics trade threatens Afghan improvement

John Sopko, special inspector general for Afghan reconstruction, told lawmakers Tuesday that the possibility of Afghanistan becoming “a narco-criminal state” cannot be ruled out.

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Teacher tenure falls in California

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John Deasy checks his phone Tuesday outside the Stanley Mosk Courthouse while awaiting the verdict in the Vergara v. California lawsuit in Los Angeles. A judge struck down tenure and other job protections for California’s public-school teachers as unconstitutional.

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