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A political nobody just three years ago, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, is the first official candidate vying for the Republican Party's 2016 presidential nomination. His was a noisy entrance into government, marked by outspokenness and partisanship that clearly delighted part of the public even as they irritated many of his colleagues. In a remarkably short period, Cruz has become a national figure — and one who is often misunderstood. Here are five myths about Ted Cruz.

Posted at 9:15 AM

Republicans muscled a balanced-budget plan through the Senate early Friday, positioning Congress for months of battling President Barack Obama over the GOP's goals of slicing spending and dismantling his health care law.

Updated at 7:23 AM

A grim, howling "2" sat up there beside "West Virginia" on the scoreboard for seven telltale minutes early on. The Mountaineers' shooting in the final minute of the decisive first half went from 16 percent up to 20 and down to 19.2. West Virginia's...

Posted at 8:05 AM

Zayn Malik knows

Posted at 7:05 AM

Molly Sims and her husband Scott Stuber welcomed a daughter on Wednesday."We welcome Scarlett...

Updated at 6:17 AM

Firefighters using high-powered water towers worked Friday to extinguish pockets of fire at the site of an apparent gas explosion in Manhattan's East Village as authorities reported that two people were unaccounted for.

Updated at 6:15 AM

According to a report from Fortune, Apple CEO Tim Cook is going to donate almost all of his money to charity. Cook, who is almost a billionaire, will pay for his 10-year-old nephew’s eventual college education and then donate the vast majority...

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 9:51 PM

T.J. McConnell scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half, freshman Stanley Johnson added 12 points, and second-seeded Arizona made a dominant late rally for a 68-60 victory over sixth-seeded Xavier in the West Regional semifinals on Thursday...

Posted Mar 26, 2015 at 8:05 PM

Alright, Grey's Anatomy fans, after two weeks of wondering, let's cut to the chase: Did Derek (

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 6:41 PM

Sam Dekker scored a career-high 23 points, Frank Kaminsky added 19 and top-seededWisconsin rallied in the final 10 minutes to hold off North Carolina 79-72 Thursday night and advance to the final eight of the NCAA Tournament.

Updated Mar 26, 2015 at 6:12 PM

Notre Dame's march through March is picking up speed.

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