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As Republican primary season winds to a close, Sen. Ted Cruz still won't commit to supporting Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as majority leader if the GOP wins control of the Senate.

"That will be a decision for the conference to make," the Texas Republican told Politico. "I'm hopeful come January we have a Republican majority."

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley — and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — At age 15, Paul Ryan was already feeling isolated from his father, who had grown distant from his family and leaned heavily on whiskey. Then one morning the future congressman found his alcoholic father in bed, dead from an apparent heart attack at age 55.

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