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Dominic Adesanya has been identified as the man who jumped the White House fence on Wednesday night. Adesanya, 23, was unarmed when he was arrested...

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  • FILE -In this Oct. 1, 2005 file photo, patrons wait for the doors to open at the Amargosa Opera House in Death Valley Junction, Calif., to see a performance. The town once thrived while a local borax mine and railroad were still in operation. By the late 1920s, the town was little more than a tourist stop on the way to the park. Today most of the buildings are gone but the town remains a draw thanks to a hotel and the restored opera house.  (AP Photo/The Las Vegas Sun, Sam Morris, File)  LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES; MANDATORY CREDIT

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  • The gateway to the Knabb Complex of ball fields in Macclenny, Fla., Tuesday, April 8, 2014. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bob Self)

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  • Historians and members of the Midwest History Working Group — (L-R) John Miller, Mike Allen, Jon Lauck, Kurt Leichtle and Catherine Cocks — attend a meeting in Omaha, Neb., Friday, March 7, 2014. One of the ideas they came up with was to publish an online journal on a shoestring budget. But the University of Nebraska Press expressed interest in publishing a printed journal, and the group jumped at the chance. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

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  • This Sept. 16, 2014, photo shows Carl and Shannon Monday, who operate Dark Water Distillery, posing for a photo in Camden, S.C. Monday's ancestors have made moonshine since first coming to America from Ireland. He continues the family tradition, down to the recipe and process now that making moonshine is legal in South Carolina. (AP Photo/The State, Tracy Glantz)

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  • Lawn Paint Pros paints the lawn of a Camarillo, Calif. resident on Sept. 12. Lawn painting has taken off as a way to save on water while still having a lush-looking, green lawn. (Sarah Le/Epoch Times)

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  • First lady Michele Obama campaigns for Iowa Democratic Senate candidate Bruce Braley during a rally at the University of Iowa, Oct. 21, 2014, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

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  • FILE - This Oct. 14, 2014, file photo shows President Barack Obama leaving the Oval Office of the White House in Washington to board the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn. Sunday, Oct. 19, Obama is stepping onto the campaign trail. He plans to attend a Sunday afternoon rally for Anthony Brown in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Brown is Maryland’s lieutenant governor and the Democratic candidate for governor. It’s Obama’s first major campaign appearance for the 2014 midterm elections.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

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  • Rep. Nick Rahall (D-W. Va.) speaks during a school dedication event at Oakvale Elementary School in Princeton, W.Va., on April 21, 2014. Republicans are waging a take-no-prisoners battle to boot Democrats from what they consider GOP property: Seats from House districts that presidential nominee Mitt Romney carried in 2012. For Democrats, the Romney districts represent a crucial line of defense against further erosion of their minority status. These lawmakers, ranging from three freshmen to 19-term veteran Rahall, are fighting back with the advantages of incumbency, attempts to change the subject away from Obama and sometimes a financial edge. (AP Photo/Michael Shroyer)

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  • US President Bill Clinton addresses the nation from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington on Dec. 11, 1998, to apologize for misleading the country about his relationship with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. (William Philpott/AFP/Getty Images)

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  • FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2014, file photo, House Oversight Committee member Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, leads the questioning of then-Secret Service Director Julia Pierson as the committee examines details surrounding a security breach at the White House on Capitol Hill in Washington. The committee's ranking member Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Mid. is at left. Capitol Hill lawmakers investigating the Secret Service say they want to look into moving it out of the Homeland Security Department and back into the Treasury Department. Secret Service was part of the Treasury up until the Homeland Security Department was created after the 9/11 terror attacks.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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  • President Barack Obama participates in a conference call with state and local officials to discuss the Administration's domestic preparedness response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, on Oct. 6, 2014. (Dennis Brack/Getty Images)

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  • Radio talk show host Michael Savage, who has a new book out, at his home in Tiburon on Monday, December 3rd, 2007. (AP Photo/John Storey)

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  • FILE - These 2014 file photos show Republican candidate for U.S. Senate Scott Brown, left, and incumbent Democrat U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, right, in Concord, N.H. They will face each other in the Nov. 4 general election. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)

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  • Members of the Secret Service escort President Barack Obama as he walks to Air Force One at Gary Chicago International Airport in Gary, Ind., on Oct. 2, 2014. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Secret Service Scandal Creates Rare Bipartisan Unity

    WASHINGTON—The scandal that’s rocked the once-proud Secret Service and raised questions about the president’s safety has also produced rare bipartisan unity on Capitol Hill. With... Read more

  • First lady Michelle Obama speaks on behalf of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke at a campaign rally in Milwaukee on Sept. 29, 2014. Michelle Obama is hitting the campaign trail a month before critical midterm elections to try to help Democratic candidates. The first lady starts campaigning in earnest on Friday by appearing with the gubernatorial candidates in Massachusetts and Maine. (AP Photo/Darren Hauck)

    Michelle Obama Boosts Dem Candidates, Hits Campaign Trail

    WASHINGTON—A month before critical midterm elections, Michelle Obama is putting her popularity and influence to the test, trying to help elect Democratic candidates and give... Read more

  • US President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, in Maryland, on Oct. 1, 2014. Obama is heading to Chicago where he will attend a campaign event for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Il, and deliver remarks on the economy at Northwestern University. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obama Steps Away From Global Crises, Secret Service Scandal to Talk Jobs

    CHICAGO—While Washington’s attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, President Barack Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his family home in Chicago and a speech Thursday... Read more

  • Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets the lunch crowd at the Varsity, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Atlanta. Romney attended a private fundraiser for Republican candidate for Senate David Perdue earlier. Romney is the Republican man in demand. The twice-defeated White House contender is campaigning across seven states in five days this week to raise money and energy for Republican midterm candidates. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

    Mitt Romney’s in Demand as Republicans’ Future Unclear

    ATLANTA—Almost two years after his Election Day drubbing, Mitt Romney is the Republican man in demand. The twice-defeated White House contender is campaigning across seven states this week, covering nearly... Read more

  • US Attorney General Eric Holder testifying on Capitol Hill in Washington before a Senate Appropriations subcommittee, where Holder denied that the Obama administration is killing suspected terrorists with drone strikes to avoid capturing them and sending them to the Guantanamo prison it wants to close, on June 6, 2013. Holder, who announced Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, that he would step down once a successor is confirmed, took office determined to turn the page from Bush administration policies that authorized harsh interrogation techniques against suspected terrorists. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Eric Holder: Mixed Record on National Security Issues

    WASHINGTON—Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and... Read more

  • US Attorney General Eric Holder waves as he leaves the stage after speaking at the 44th Annual Congressional Black Caucus legislative conference on Sept. 26, 2014, in Washington, DC. It was announced recently that Holder will be stepping down from his position, which he has held since the start of the Obama administration in 2009. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

    Eric Holder Departure Will Bring Civil Rights Questions

    WASHINGTON—Moments after making fresh demands that Attorney General Eric Holder open federal investigations into police shootings of unarmed black men, a cluster of civil rights... Read more

  • President Barack Obama gestures during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Strong Senate Vote for Obama on Syrian Rebel Aid

      WASHINGTON—In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war... Read more

  • Secretary of State John Kerry testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing. At the hearing, Kerry sought to push back on an argument by some in Congress that Syria's rebels lack moderates, or at least any with the capacity to make a difference in the war. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    US Senate Ready to Support Obama on Syrian Rebel Aid

    WASHINGTON—Eager to adjourn for midterm elections, the Senate steamed toward final congressional approval Thursday of President Barack Obama’s request to train Syrian rebels for a... Read more

  • Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, escorted by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), is welcomed by US lawmakers as he arrives to address a joint session of Congress, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. Poroshenko is seeking more robust US military assistance to help his country in its fight against Russian-backed rebels and will also be meeting with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Ukraine’s Pleas for Lethal Aid From US Go Unmet

    WASHINGTON—In a show of solidarity with Ukraine, President Barack Obama welcomed the new leader of the embattled former Soviet republic to the White House Thursday,... Read more

  • This combo of file photos shows Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., speaks during an event in Denver in a March 1, 2014 file photo, left, and then Colorado Democratic Senatorial candidate Mark Udall in a Oct. 16, 2008 file photo. Facing off in one of the most contested Senate races in the nation, Udall and Gardner, found something to agree on this week _ giving President Barack Obama the authority he’s asked for to train and arm Syrian rebels taking on brutal Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Files)

    Senate Candidates Unite Over Arming Syrian Rebels

    WASHINGTON — Facing off in one of the most contested Senate races in the nation, Colorado Democratic Sen. Mark Udall and his Republican challenger, Rep... Read more

  • Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, and Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) (R), the ranking member, arrive as the panel holds its first public hearing to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Benghazi Probe to Go Deep in 2016 Presidential Race

    WASHINGTON—The Republican chairman of a special House panel on Benghazi charted a course Wednesday for his investigation to stretch deep into a 2016 presidential election... Read more

  • FILE - In this file photo from Friday, May 30, 2014, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the Select Committee on Benghazi, walks down the steps of the House of Representatives after final votes, at the Capitol in Washington. Gowdy holds the panel's first public hearing Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014 to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/file)

    House Benghazi Panel Starts Hearings

    WASHINGTON—The House Select Committee on Benghazi set a bipartisan tone Wednesday as it opened its first public hearing. Republican chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy of South... Read more


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