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Governor: Federal agency owes S. Carolina $1M daily in 2016

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Prosecutors end lengthy probe of former Washington mayor

Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he is fighting a criminal indictment
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Rick Perry’s indictment in hands of top Texas criminal court

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Dennis Hastert pleads guilty, acknowledges hush-money scheme

In this June 15, 2007 file photo, House Speaker Dennis Hastert, R-Ill., sits for a portrait in his Capitol Hill office. On Thursday, May 28, 2015, federal prosecutors indicted Hastert, 73, on bank-related charges. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
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Timeline of events in Dennis Hastert’s life and career

In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago after his arraignment on charges of violating banking rules and lying to the FBI after he allegedly agreed in 2010 to pay $3.5 million to someone to hide past misconduct. Prosecutors and attorneys for Hastert told a federal judge Monday Sept. 28, 2015 that they’re talking about a possible plea deal. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee, File)
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The latest developments in the Dennis Hastert case

In this June 9, 2015 file photo, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert departs the federal courthouse in Chicago after his arraignment on charges of violating banking rules and lying to the FBI after he allegedly agreed in 2010 to pay $3.5 million to someone to hide past misconduct. Prosecutors and attorneys for Hastert told a federal judge Monday Sept. 28, 2015 that they’re talking about a possible plea deal. (AP Photo/Christian K. Lee, File)
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Hastert hush-money case returns to US court in Chicago

In this March 5, 2008, file photo, former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert speaks to lawmakers on the Illinois House of Representatives floor at the state Capitol in Springfield, Ill. Federal prosecutors have indicted Thursday, May 28, 2015, the former U.S. House Speaker on bank-related charges. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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Q&A: The latest developments in the Dennis Hastert case

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Ex-House Speaker Hastert lawyers talking possible plea deal

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell arrives at federal court in Richmond, Va., Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014. The prosecution in the McDonnell corruption case begins its rebuttal Thursday. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
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Prosecutors to argue on ex-Virginia governor’s freedom bid

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., listens to a question in Union, N.J., Monday, July 27, 2015. The corruption indictment against Menendez is only a few months old, but early court filings pull back the curtain on a legal fight that figures to be bitter, personal and contested at every step. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Justice Dept pushes back against Sen. Menendez’s defense

This March 14, 2012 file photo shows former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich autographing a 'Free Gov. Blago' sign for one of his supporters outside his home in Chicago the day before The 55-year-old Democrat was due to report to a prison in Colorado to begin serving a 14-year sentence on corruption charges. The Imprisoned ex-Gov. gets what's likely his last chance to win his freedom as his appeal goes before the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for oral arguments Friday, Dec. 12, 2013 in Chicago. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
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Ex-Gov. Blagojevich to ask Supreme Court to hear case

In this Jan. 9, 2014, file photo, Rep. Chaka Fattah, D-Pa., center, flanked by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, left, and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, right, speaks outside the White House in Washington after an event hosted by President Barack Obama about the Promise Zones Initiative. Fattah is set Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015, for his first court appearance in a federal racketeering case that centers on his alleged use of grants and charitable donations to repay a $1 million campaign loan. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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Congressman Fattah due in court in racketeering case

In this Feb. 6, 2015, file photo, former U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock speaks to members of the media in Peoria, Ill. Schock appeared at federal court in Springfield, Ill., Tuesday and Wednesday, July 28-29, 2015, where he and his attorneys reached a temporary resolution with federal prosecutors on civil contempt accusations he faced for failing to produce campaign and congressional records. Schock stepped down in March amid mounting scrutiny of his spending. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman, File)
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Schock, prosecutors find resolution on contempt accusations

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Menendez case shaping up to be aggressive, tense court fight

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Ex-state senator facing up to 20 years on racketeering

In this Aug. 17, 2007, file photo, former House Speaker Dennis, Hastert, R-Ill., announces that he will not seek re-election for a 12th term in Yorkville, Ill. Federal prosecutors have indicted Thursday, May 28, 2015, the former U.S. House Speaker on bank-related charges. (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)
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Hastert indictment offers few clues about alleged misconduct

In the March 10, 2015 file photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the reporters at United Nations headquarters. The Associated Press filed a lawsuit Wednesday against the State Department to force the release of email correspondence and government documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
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State Dept. files proposal to release Clinton emails

Former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell, puts his arm around his daughter Cailin Young as he leaves the federal courthouse Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 in Richmond, Va. Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell wrote a long, forlorn email to his wife three years ago trying to save his marriage, calling her his "soulmate," yet he also said he grew so weary of her yelling that he began taking refuge in his office late at night rather than go home. (AP Photo/Richmond Times-Dispatch, Bob Brown)
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Some developments go ex-Va. governor’s way as hearing nears

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Former CIA officer could face long prison term in leaks case

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez arrives at Newark federal court, Thursday, April 2, 2015, in Newark, N.J. Menendez, the top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was indicted Wednesday on corruption charges. A federal grand jury indictment accuses Menendez of using the power of his Senate seat to benefit Salomon Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye doctor who prosecutors say provided the senator with luxury vacations, airline travel, golf trips and tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to a legal defense fund.
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Florida doctor tied to NJ Sen. Menendez due back in court

Former CIA director David Petraeus speaks to the media as he leaves the federal courthouse in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, April 23, 2015 after pleading guilty to sharing top government secrets with his biographer. Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation and fined $100,000 for giving her classified material while she was working on the book. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)
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Petraeus sentenced to 2 years’ probation for military leak

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