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** FILE ** Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber. (AP Photo/Don Ryan, File)

Bickering over Cover Oregon nears all-out war

The fight over Oregon's failed Obamacare exchange is getting nasty, with Gov. John Kitzhaber threatening legal action against the vendor that built the website while the company accuses state officials of incompetence. Published May 30, 2014

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2013 file photo, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton adjusts her glasses during a Global Townterview at the Newseum in Washington.  Clinton says in an excerpt from her upcoming book that she wishes she could go back and revisit some of her decisions but she is "proud of what we accomplished" at the State Department. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Hillary Clinton to sit down with Fox News in June: Report

Hillary Rodham Clinton, the former secretary of state and presumed front-runner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, is scheduled to do an interview next month with Fox News, according to reports. Published May 29, 2014

** FILE ** In this 2013 file photo, House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, deemed Mr. Snowden "a traitor" for disclosing information that "puts Americans at risk" and "shows our adversaries what our capabilities are." (Associated Press)

John Boehner: Edward Snowden is still a traitor

Famed National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden divided the nation by divulging classified information about U.S. spying programs, with one camp labeling him a hero and the other saying he should be prosecuted. Published May 29, 2014

In this image taken from video provided by NBC News on Tuesday, May 27, 2014, Edward Snowden, a former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor, speaks to NBC News anchor Brian Williams during an NBC Exclusive interview. Snowden told Williams that he worked undercover and overseas for the CIA and the NSA. (AP Photo/NBC News)

Edward Snowden: I have no relationship with Russia

Famed NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he has not been approached by Russian President Vladimir Putin and could not share sensitive information about U.S. spying programs even if he wanted to. Published May 29, 2014

Rapper 50 Cent, also known as Curtis Jackson, throws out the first pitch at a Mets game.

WATCH 50 Cent throw away his street cred

Rapper 50 Cent may have sold tons of records and been shot nine times, but his street cred veered off course Tuesday night in New York. Published May 28, 2014

Sen. Thad Cochran (left) of Mississippi appears to be the only longtime Republican officeholder to face a tough challenge in his primary battle for re-election this year. State Sen. Chris McDaniel also has status among voters by having a high political post. (Associated Press)

Club for Growth hammers Miss. Sen. Cochran ahead of primary

The conservative Club for Growth continued its assault on incumbent senators Wednesday, releasing an ad buy that paints Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi as a "liberal" who needs to give way to primary challenger Chris McDaniel. Published May 28, 2014