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Primary featuring Clay Aiken too close to call

05/07/2014 6:11am
The Democratic congressional primary race between former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken and textile entrepreneur Keith Crisco remained very close and without a clear winner.

Huntsman leaves door open to presidential run, praises Hillary Clinton

05/07/2014 8:31am
Former Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr. said he's "open" to another run for the White House while offering praise for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic front-runner for 2016.

GOP wants more control over picking 2016 nominee

05/07/2014 9:31am
The Republican National Committee wants to take more control over how the party picks a White House nominee.

Panel suggests fixes for death penalty in U.S.

05/07/2014 12:16pm
Federal and state governments should move to a single lethal drug for executions instead of complex cocktails that can be botched, a group of criminal justice experts said in a new review of the death penalty in the United States.

In North Carolina, a midterm preview for nation

05/07/2014 2:31pm
Establishment Republican Thom Tillis' victory in the Senate primary in North Carolina has spurred both sides to draw battle lines that could frame Senate races across the nation.

NC primary with singer Clay Aiken still close

05/07/2014 2:42pm
Former "American Idol" runner-up Clay Aiken held a slight edge over textile entrepreneur Keith Crisco in a congressional primary election Wednesday, with officials working to count every last ballot before declaring a winner.

2016 campaign checklist: Hillary Clinton

05/07/2014 3:22pm
A look at Hillary Rodham Clinton's preparations for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:

Clinton: Kidnapping in Nigeria 'act of terrorism'

05/07/2014 4:21pm
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton called the kidnapping of nearly 300 girls in Nigeria by an Islamic extremist group an "act of terrorism" and accused the Nigerian government on Wednesday of being "somewhat derelict" in protecting its people.

NJ gov tries to revive national ambitions in Maine

05/07/2014 4:50pm
Embattled New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie fought to revive his presidential aspirations in northern New England on Wednesday, declaring he would not be silenced by scandal while campaigning alongside one of the nation's most endangered Republican governors.

Lt. gov. candidate apologizes over slavery comment

05/07/2014 8:20pm
Alaska lieutenant governor hopeful Dan Sullivan said Wednesday he apologizes if he offended anyone with his use of the term "slavery" in comments he made about the payment of union dues.