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Fidel Castro dies

Statement: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz on the death of Fidel Castro: 'Fidel Castro's death cannot bring back his thousands of victims, nor can it bring comfort to their families. Today we remember them and honor the brave souls who fought the lonely fight against the brutal Communist dictatorship he imposed on Cuba.'

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2016 US elections

Editor's note: NBC News reports that South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has accepted Donald Trump's offer to be his ambassador to the United Nations, according to a source familiar with the president-elect's transition process. Haley, who is 44, is a two-term governor who initially backed Sens. Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz during the GOP primary campaign, NBC News notes. She is the daughter of immigrants from India, and she served three terms in South Carolina's State House before becoming governor. NBC News also notes her limited foreign policy experience is likely to draw scrutiny during Senate confirmation hearings for the Cabinet-level position. We're watching for confirmation of the appointment. - Rebecca

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Supreme Court of the United States

More: Ted Cruz says 'history is long and can take unexpected paths' in answer to question if he could see himself filling seat on Supreme Court

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Sen. Ted Cruz says at lawyers convention in Washington, DC, 'Justice Scalia won' in outcome of US election

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Edward Snowden espionage case

US President Barack Obama says in interview in answer to question of if he would pardon Edward Snowden: 'I can't pardon somebody who hasn't gone before a court and presented themselves' - Der Spiegel

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Trump appointments and nominations

Ted Cruz issues statement of support for Sen. Jeff Sessions' nomination as attorney general; says it's 'great news for all of us who revere the Constitution and the rule of law' - NBC News

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Trump appointments and nominations

Editor's note: Donald Trump is reportedly considering Texas Sen. Ted Cruz to serve as U.S. attorney general, according to a Bloomberg News source. Cruz was spotted at Trump Tower in New York City on Tuesday. The Republican senator ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nominate, and he and Trump attacked each other during the primaries. Trump nicknamed Cruz "Lyin' Ted," and Cruz didn't endorse Trump during his speech at this year's Republican National Convention. Bloomberg also notes former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was initially rumored to be Trump's AG pick, but he is now rumored to be a candidate for secretary of state. - Rebecca

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Donald Trump

Donald Trump met privately with Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, at Trump Tower, CNN reports; topic of conversation not clear

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Texas, US

Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke says he's considering a run against Ted Cruz or John Cornyn for US Senate in Texas - Texas Tribune

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Sen. Ted Cruz on Donald Trump's lewd comments from 2005: 'These comments are disturbing and inappropriate, there is simply no excuse for them. Every wife, mother, daughter -- every person -- deserves to be treated with dignity and respect.' - @tedcruz

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Sen. Ted Cruz, who announced his support of Donald Trump, says Trump has not apologized for smears on his family - @daveweigel

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Tim Kaine on Ted Cruz supporting Donald Trump: 'If somebody said that about my dad, they would never have me as a supporter for anything' - @betsy_klein

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Editor's note: Former Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz has endorsed GOP nominee Donald Trump on Friday after declining to endorse Trump at the GOP convention in July. Cruz said after "months of careful consideration" he has decided to vote for Trump because of Cruz's promise to support the Republican nominee and his belief that Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton is "wholly unacceptable." - Imana

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Sen. Ted Cruz says he'll vote for GOP nominee Donald Trump after 'months of careful consideration'

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Report: Sources say Ted Cruz to say he's voting for, possibly endorse Donald Trump as early as Friday - Politico

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Ted Cruz

Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, says he won't endorse Ted Cruz ahead of Senate primary - CNN

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Phyllis Schlafly

Ted Cruz's statement on Phyllis Schlafly: 'Her contributions to our country went far beyond her work exposing the illogic of liberalism' - @betsy_klein

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, endorses Marco Rubio for Tuesday's primary in Senate race in Florida - @frankthorp

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GOP vice presidential nominee Mike Pence has talked with Ted Cruz, John Kasich and Jeb Bush in bid to gain support for Donald Trump's campaign - Wall Street Journal

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Senate Democrats ask Sen. Ted Cruz to investigate Donald Trump, potential Russian interference in election - Dallas News

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