Ben Affleck to Run For U.S. Senate?

Ben Affleck to Run For U.S. Senate?

Actor Ben Affleck is refusing comment on a slew of recent reports that he's a candidate for Massachusetts' soon-to-be vacant U.S. Senate seat.

In Washington to raise awareness about the violence plaguing Congo, Affleck was also scheduled to meet Wednesday with other D.C. lawmakers.

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Obama, Biden Launch Effort to Curb Gun Violence

Obama, Biden Launch Effort to Curb Gun Violence

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are expected to launch an administration-wife effort aimed at curbing gun violence, according to reports.

Following the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school, Obama is tasking Biden, a longtime gun control advocate, with spearheading the effort.

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Daniel Inouye Dies; Senator Was 88

Daniel Inouye Dies; Senator Was 88

U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii, the second-longest-serving senator in U.S. history and winner of the Medal of Honor for combat heroics in World War II, has died.

He was 88. "His last words were, 'Aloha,'" his office said.

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Obama Newtown Speech: President Grieves, Asks "Hard Questions" at Vigil

Obama Newtown Speech: President Grieves, Asks "Hard Questions" at Vigil

President Barack Obama spoke at a prayer vigil in Newton, Connecticut, Sunday night in honor of the victims of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Quoting from scripture more than once and clearly stung by Friday's events on a personal level, Obama lent a father's sympathy to this town's (and nation's) grief.

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