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Monday, January 26, 2015

Dan Balz, Robert Costa
The Washington Post
The most wide-open Republican presidential nomination campaign in memory had its unofficial opening here on Saturday at a gathering that highlighted anew the thorny path ahead for candidates as they try to attract support from the party’s conservative base without compromising their hopes of winning a general election.
Ashley Parker, Alex Thompson
The New York Times
A prominent Republican delivered a direct request to Mitt Romney not long ago: He should make a third run for the presidency, not for vanity or redemption, but to answer a higher calling from his faith.
Hannah Allam
McClatchy Newspapers
Yemen, for years a showpiece of U.S. counterterrorism efforts against the world’s most active al Qaida branch, plunged into a dark and uncertain period Thursday with the resignation of the president and his cabinet after a militant takeover.