LIVE: Conservative Political Action Conference

NOW: Some of the biggest republican stars are gathering in Washington this week to attend the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Today, possible 2016 presidential contenders Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and Mike Pence speak.

Schedule:

8:40 a.m. ET: Sen. Rubio
9 a.m. ET: Rick Perry
10:20 a.m. ET: Rand Paul
11:15 a.m. ET: RNC Chair Priebus
12 p.m. ET: Donald Trump
12:20 p.m. ET. Rick Santorum
1:20 p.m. ET: Wayne LaPierre
1:40 p.m. ET: Jeb Bush
7:15 p.m. ET: Gov. Pence

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Bin Laden documents outline U.S. attacks

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GOP isn't sold on a woman in the White House

Republicans know women will be crucial to winning the presidency -- they're just not clamoring for a woman to be in the White House.

Conservative women gathered here at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference bristled -- sometimes vehement...

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CDC studies bug's link to doctors' offices

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Olympus faces two lawsuits in California superbug infection

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Officials: ISIS militant 'Jihadi John' ID'd

His voice became hauntingly familiar as the masked man with a British accent who appeared repeatedly in brutal beheading videos from ISIS.

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Shaky Ukraine ceasefire takes hold

A dispute over natural gas supply flared Friday between Russia and Ukraine, even as a ceasefire between Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine appeared to be taking hold.

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Video shows ISIS destroying antiquities

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Kanye West apologizes to Beck, Bruno Mars

Kanye West is on an apology spree.

In a series of tweets, West reached out to singers Beck and Bruno Mars to express his contrition over his well-documented disses.

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30 Democrats skipping Netanyahu's speech

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress next week has further strained an already tense relationship with President Barack Obama.

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On this day: February 27

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Saccharin is accidentally discovered, the 22nd Amendment is ratified, Michael Jackson wins his first Grammy, and Mister Rogers dies, all on this day.

Look back: George Zimmerman verdict

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Today marks the third anniversary of Trayvon Martin's death. a Florida jury found George Zimmerman not guilty of Martin's death on July 13, 2013. Take a look at scenes from the courtroom on the day of the verdict.

State-by-state look at marijuana laws

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Washington, D.C., officially legalized marijuana use on Thursday. Take a look at which other states allow recreational and medical marijuana use.

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