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Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan greets Baltimore police dressed in riot gear the morning after citywide riots following the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 28, 2015, in Baltimore, Maryland.

Riots challenge Maryland's new governor

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan -- an upstart politician who has never held public office -- is confronting one of the most serious challenges his state has endured in decades.
CIA Director David Petraeus, testifies before the US Senate Intelligence Committee during a full committee hearing on "World Wide Threats."  on January 31, 2012 on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.

Petraeus sentenced: 2 years probation; $100K fine

Gen. David Petraeus was once a widely celebrated military leader, a man who oversaw operations in Afghanistan and Iraq and was touted as a potential presidential candidate. On Thursday, he faces criminal sentencing in Charlotte, North Carolina, for removing and retaining classified information as part of his romance with his biographer, Paula Broadwell.
2016 GOP foreign policy credentials

GOP field heavy on hawks, light on experience

Republicans are reaching for a trusted trump card in their quest to take back the White House -- blasting Democrats as feckless on foreign policy. But the GOP's strategy carries significant risks, not least because its candidates, though bristling with hawkish rhetoric, are notably short of hands-on foreign policy experience.
Democratic presidential hopeful and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks on during a roundtable discussion with members of the small business community at Capital City Fruit on April 15, 2015 in Norwalk, Iowa.

Flip-flop or not: Hillary Clinton's 8-year political evolution

Clinton has clarified -- or cleaned up -- where she stands on a few touchstone issues of the Democratic Party like gay marriage and immigration. Far more complicated is her view on trade, where she's now taking a cautious approach on a sweeping Pacific trade agreement that she fully supported as secretary of state.

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