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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert arrives at the federal courthouse Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in Chicago for his arraignment on federal charges that he broke federal banking laws and lied about the money when questioned by the FBI. The indictment two weeks ago alleged Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to someone from his days as a high school teacher not to reveal a secret about past misconduct.

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Dennis Hastert’s Lawyers Trying to Avoid Prison Time for the Former U.S. House Speaker

Hastert pleaded guilty back in October to violating bank laws.

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Sen. Dick Durbin Convinced Merrick Garland is Qualified to Serve in the Senate

Sen. Dick Durbin met with Garland Wednesday in Washington.

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Last chance for 2015 tax deductions

If you are in the process of preparing your 2015 tax return and find yourself horrified by the amount you owe or disappointed by the paucity of your refund, you have one last chance to cut the bill by paying yourself instead of Uncle Sam.

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White House to transfer Ebola funds to combat Zika virus

ANDREW TAYLOR, Associated Pres WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional officials say the Obama administration is about to announce it will transfer…

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Republican Collins urges U.S. Senate hearings on high court pick

A moderate Republican senator heaped praise on President Barack Obama's Supreme Court nominee, bucking Senate Republican leaders in calling for confirmation hearings but saying she was not optimistic enough others in her party would agree.

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Republican Cruz crushes Trump in Wisconsin, says party will unite

Republican Ted Cruz easily won the Wisconsin presidential primary on Tuesday, dealing a blow to front-runner Donald Trump's hopes of amassing enough delegates for the party's nomination and boosting chances of a rare contested convention.

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10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, April 6

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Obama urges Congress to take action on corporate tax reform

President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged Congress to take action to stop U.S. companies from taking advantage of tax loopholes that allows them to avoid paying sufficient taxes.

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Islamic State hints at attacks on the West

The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday suggesting it may carry out further attacks in the West, naming London, Berlin and Rome as possible targets.

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GOP appeal to conservatives with health care, immigrant cuts

Trying to win over conservatives, House Republicans are sweetening their budget proposal by putting several programs on the chopping block

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Trump pushes border wall plan to drum up votes as Wisconsin loss looms

U.S. Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump proposed blocking money transfers to Mexico by illegal immigrants until that country agrees to pay for a border wall, pushing immigration policies that have won him votes as he faced likely defeat in Wisconsin's primary.

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Divided U.S. Supreme Court cautious about taking new cases

With a seat vacant possibly until next year, the U.S. Supreme Court is accepting fewer cases and seeking compromises as it tries to avoid being hamstrung by 4-4 deadlocks on such contentious issues as abortion, birth control and immigration.

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10 FOR TODAY: Tuesday, April 5

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Janet Jackson is expecting

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The "Rhythm Nation" hitmaker is reportedly pregnant with her first child, less than two weeks before she celebrates her 50th birthday.

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REVIEW: In-fighting is entertaining in ‘Captain America: Civil War’

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"Civil War" stands out as certainly the biggest of the stand-alones, and among the best because of what it has in common with the better films in the Marvel universe: the conflict is deeply human, told humorously, and best enjoyed if you don't overthink it.

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Prince was to meet with doctor for painkiller addiction

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The body of music superstar Prince was found one day before a doctor was to meet him to help end an addiction to pain killers, according to news reports.

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This ‘Game of Thrones’ inspired Mother’s Day gift is sure to be a hit

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Still looking for a last minute gift for mom? Jimmy Kimmel has got you covered.