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U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., speaks with the media at the Peppermill restaurant Friday, Jan. 16, 2015, in Las Vegas. Paul is a possible Republican presidential candidate. (AP Photo/John Locher)

Rand Paul reintroduces Audit the Fed bill

- The Washington Times 38 minutes ago

Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday reintroduced legislation to force a government watchdog audit of the Federal Reserve, and the bill has its best chance yet of finally clearing Congress.

U.S. President Barack Obama smiles in the rain as he arrives for Republic Day in New Delhi, India, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Obama defends decision not to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu

- The Washington Times

President Obama blamed the upcoming Israeli elections for why he’s choosing not to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in March, saying such a meeting could create the appearance that the U.S. is interfering in Israeli political contests.

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Lawyers, activists demand Sri Lankan chief justice resign

- Associated Press

Lawyers and rights activist on Wednesday demanded Sri Lanka's chief justice resign because he is being investigated for involvement in an alleged coup plot soon after this month's presidential election.

Lynch defends Obama's immigration policies

- Associated Press

Challenged by Republicans, Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch on Wednesday defended President Barack Obama's decision to shelter millions of immigrants from deportation though they live in the country illegally. But she said they have no right to citizenship under the law.

Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

- Associated Press

The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The Associated Press.

Famed SC civil rights protesters have convictions erased

- Associated Press

The convictions of nine South Carolina black men who integrated a whites-only lunch counter during the height of the civil rights movement were tossed out Wednesday during an emotional hearing before a packed courtroom.

DC police have approved 8 concealed gun carry permits

Associated Press

Police in Washington say they have granted eight people permits to carry concealed firearms in public, the first to be approved since the city began accepting applications in October.