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Political Betting Raises Questions About Insider Trading

The average citizen can legally place real-money wagers on politics, in a marketplace approved by federal regulators. The new market for political betting has raised questions about the spread of online betting markets that have few rules to prevent insider trading


U.S. Deports Fewest Immigrants in Nearly a Decade

The Obama administration deported fewer immigrants over the past 12 months than at any time since 2006, as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called Obama's deportation policies too harsh

National Geographic Will Air First Live Brain Surgery

National Geographic Channel will air the first live brain surgery. The network, in partnership with Mental Floss, plans to air the first live brain surgery. The patient will be fully awake throughout the proceedings

General John Campbell Testifies On Situation In Afghanistan To Senate Armed Services Committee

Top General in Afghanistan Recommends More U.S. Troops

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan recommended that President Barack Obama revise his plan and keep more than 1,000 U.S. troops in the country beyond 2016, just days after a deadly U.S. airstrike "mistakenly" hit a hospital

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Model Sues Bill Cosby Over Alleged 2008 Sexual Assault

Chloe Goins, a model who accused Cosby of drugging her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008, sued the comedian for sexual assault. Goins is seeking punitive damages for a variety of problems she says she has endured since the incident

Microsoft has unveiled its first laptop, dubbed the Surface Book. An extension of the company's Surface computing lineup, the device converts between tablet and laptop modes and is one of a series of new products that take aim at rival Apple

Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a town hall event at Manchester Community College October 5, 2015 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Hillary Clinton Targets Wall Street 'Risk'

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will roll out a plan to "go after risk” in the financial markets, she told Iowa voters, stopping short of calling for reinstating the tough financial regulations her husband repealed

Donald Trump Holds Campaign Rally In Keene, New Hampshire

Trump Exposes Divisions in Latino Community

When Donald Trump backed out of an event with the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, he inadvertently exposed major tensions simmering within the organization over how to deal with his candidacy, a microcosm of the divisions within the Hispanic community

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Socialists' Grip on Power in Venezuela Remains Strong

Amid food shortages, galloping crime and inflation that could top 150% this year, polls in Venezuela show swelling support for the country’s political opposition, but it's too soon to count out the ruling Socialist Party, which has a monopoly on power

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Facebook Loses Data Privacy Fight in E.U.

The E.U.'s highest court threw out a key U.S.-European agreement called Safe Harbor, which for years has allowed companies including Facebook to transfer their customers' data back and forth across the Atlantic without having to ask their permission in advance