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Hillary Clinton officially launched the campaign everyone has been expecting for months — years, really. She's running for president and to finally break open that glass ceiling she famously said her last campaign put "18 million cracks" in.

A congressional panel on Tuesday released a video surveillance tape of an incident near the White House in which a government car driven by Secret Service agents appears to brush a barrier in an area where a suspicious package was being investigated.

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NEWARK, N.J. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Monday he won’t rush to make up his mind about whether to run for the White House, and said Texas Senator Ted Cruz’s first-out-the-gate announcement is not a factor in his timing.

Speaking on his monthly radio show, the Republican governor said there are “still things I’m working through and talking to my family about.” He said he expects to make a decision in late spring to early summer. Cruz became the first major 2016 contender to declare himself a candidate earlier Monday. 

Christie has been traveling across the county, meeting potential backers and raising money. He spent the weekend hobnobbing with big-money donors in Florida and will be attending fundraisers in Philadelphia and Texas later this week.

Diplomats seeking the framework of a deal to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief are taking leave of Switzerland — but only for a few days.

"Yes, we are all leaving," a smiling Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said as he walked past reporters at the luxury Beau Rivage Hotel in Lausanne, site of the 1920s treaty that finally dissolved the Ottoman Empire.

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WASHINGTON — The Obama Administration set a new record again for more often than ever censoring government files, or outright denying access to them last year under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act, according to a new analysis of federal data by The Associated Press.

The government took longer to turn over files when it provided any, said more regularly that it couldn’t find documents, and refused a record number of times to turn over files quickly that might be especially newsworthy.

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