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by Corrie MacLaggan

AUSTIN, Texas - Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz scored a stunning upset over a longtime Texas state officeholder in a Republican U.S. Senate primary runoff on Tuesday, transforming Cruz into a national conservative star and marking a resurgence of the movement to shrink the size of U.S. government.


by Valerie Volcovici

WASHINGTON- A U.S. Senate committee passed a bill on Tuesday authorizing the transportation secretary to bar U.S. airlines from complying with a European Union law that would require them to pay for carbon emissions on flights to and from Europe.


by Patricia Zengerle

WASHINGTON - The 2012 Democratic convention speaker schedule is focused on two things: the crucial Hispanic vote and a throwback to the 1990s when a Democratic president oversaw economic good times.


by Susan Heavey

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama has the edge over Mitt Romney in three key battleground states in large part because voters find him more likable than the Republican challenger, a poll released on Wednesday found.


Phelps makes history with record 19th medal

LONDON - Michael Phelps won the right to call himself the greatest Olympian of all time when the U.S. team destroyed the field in the 4x200 metres freestyle relay on Tuesday to hand him his 19th medal.

AUSTIN, Texas - Tea Party favorite Ted Cruz scored a stunning upset over a longtime Texas state officeholder in a Republican U.S. Senate primary runoff on Tuesday, transforming Cruz into a national conservative star and marking a resurgence of the movement to shrink the size of U.S. government.

Iconoclastic American author Gore Vidal dead at 86

LOS ANGELES - Writer Gore Vidal, who filled his novels and essays with acerbic observations on politics, sex and American culture while carrying on feuds with big-name literary rivals, died on Tuesday at home in Los Angeles of complications from pneumonia, age 86.

RALEIGH, N.C. - Anand Shimpi is one of the most influential tech industry figures you've never heard of.

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