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Former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert Indicted By Federal Grand Jury  |   

The longest-serving Republican speaker was indicted Thursday for illegally structuring cash withdrawals from bank accounts to conceal payments to someone he committed "prior misconduct" against.

Former House Speaker Hastert Indicted In Probe Into $3.5M In Withdrawals  |   

The Illinois Republican is accused of taking the money out in chunks of less than $10,000 to evade reporting requirements, and of lying to the FBI about it.

Foreign Policy Experts Weigh In On U.S. Strategy Against The Islamic State  |   

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with White House spokesman Josh Earnest about the current U.S. strategy in Iraq and Syria. He also interviews foreign policy experts who say that policy needs review.

#TBT: Adorable Spelling Children Take Aim At Democrats  |   

It's time for the National Spelling Bee finals, the perfect opportunity to look back at last year's series of spelling-bee-themed political ads.

FCC Proposes Expansion Of Lifeline Program To Include Internet  |   

The government currently subsidizes phone service for low-income Americans, and now the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission is proposing to extend that benefit to Internet service.

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