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LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, though he acknowledged he hadn't known at the time that the practice was illegal.

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Democrat Alex Sink won't go for a rematch against Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) this November.

According to the Tampa Bay Times on Tuesday Sink has decided not to run for Congress again in 2014.

"I am so honored and humbled by the outpouring of support our campaign received, but after reflection with my family I have made a personal decision not to run for the 13th Congressional District seat in the 2014 election," Sink said according to the Florida newspaper.

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Four straight polls of the Arkansas Senate race have found Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) leading challenger Rep. Tom Cotton (R-AR).

Although some of the polls are from Democratic-leaning groups and each of the polls find him with a razor-thin lead, the fact that a rough handful of surveys found Pryor in the lead is notable given that Pryor is considered one of the most endangered Democrats in the 2014 election cycle.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India's top court on Tuesday issued a landmark verdict recognizing transgender rights as human rights, saying people can identify themselves as a third gender on official documents.

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Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel (R), who is running against incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran (R) in the Senate primary, said that Muslims are "just looking for an excuse to hate" the United States even more than they already do during an appearance on the radio show he used to co-host.

That comment is part of a batch of bizarre and eyebrow raising quotes Buzzfeed resurfaced Monday night (other comments McDaniel made on the radio show have already caught national attention).

In the newly surfaced audio McDaniel describes how he heard of a lady in the Middle East saying Al Jazeera's English language channel is a "great idea because now our brothers and sisters in America will have their eyes opened."

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