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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton left Iowa on an "excruciating" night in 2008, the beginning of the end of her White House campaign. She returns for the first time this weekend, not quite yet running for president but sure to hear cheers from a crowd of Democrats hoping she will.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Yahoo said Thursday the government threatened to fine the company $250,000 a day if it did not comply with demands to go along with an expansion of U.S. surveillance by surrendering online information, a step the company regarded as unconstitutional.

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The Palin clan apparently had quite an eventful weekend.

Wonkette picked up unconfirmed reports from local bloggers about a snowmobile party Saturday night in Anchorage, Alaska, where attendees said some of the members of the Palin family allegedly jumped into a fistfight. Police later confirmed that members of the Palin family were indeed present at the rowdy party.

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Dark money groups have already poured more than $5 million into Arizona’s elections this cycle. These organizations, carefully constructed to protect the identities of their contributors, play a heavy hand in influencing election outcomes.

This is because Arizona places no restrictions on the dark money groups, and there is no legal obligation to reveal contributors. As a result, Arizona is quickly becoming the Cayman Islands for moving dark money.

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LIMA, Ohio (AP) — A teenager convicted of killing three students at an Ohio high school scrambled over a fence to escape a state prison with two other prisoners and was captured nearly six hours later hiding by a church early Friday, authorities said.

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The convicted killer in a 2012 Ohio school shooting escaped from prison on Thursday night, according to multiple reports.

T.J. Lane, who pleaded guilty to killing three people at Chardon High School in February 2012, was serving life in prison without the possibility of parole at the Allen County Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio.

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The Colorado state school board did not take up a resolution to denounce the AP U.S. History course framework and instead held a debate on the new exam during a Wednesday meeting, according to Chalkbeat Colorado.

After national Republicans decried the "radically revisionist view of American history" in the new framework, Paul Lundeen, the Republican chair of the Colorado Board of Education proposed a resolution bashing the exam. The resolution would have also asked the College Board to delay the new exam for a year.

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