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  1. Indiana debate exposes Republican divisionsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WAFF-TV Huntsville

    Republicans hoped to avoid a debate over social issues heading into the next presidential contest. Yet the bac... .

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  2. Exclusive: Republican White House hopefuls attack Obamacare but take moneyRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Reuters

    Several Republican governors likely to run for president have secured hundreds millions of dollars under Obamacare while working to dismantle the healthcare law, according to a Reuters review of federal spending records. Governors Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Chris Christie of New Jersey, Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and former Texas Governor Rick Perry, all staunch opponents of President Barack Obama's 2010 Affordable Care Act, have collectively applied for and won at least $352 million through grant programs set up by the law, federal records show.

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  3. Sound Off: April 1Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Las Cruces Sun-News

    Ted Cruz >> Senator Cruz offers no solutions, just ideas to agitate the extreme right . He is the Texas definition of "all hat, and no cattle."

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  4. 10 crazy things Republicans said that are not April Fools' jokesRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Grist Magazine

    Happy April Fools' Day! Ready to get depressed?! Great! Here are 10 things Republican politicians have said that we wish were April Fools' Day jokes but are, unfortunately, their actual beliefs. 1. "The best thing about the Earth is if you poke holes in it oil and gas come out."

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  5. The latest developments on religious-objection lawsRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | WTOP-FM Washington

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has urged lawmakers to send a bill to his desk by the end of the week to clarify the intent of a new religious-objections law that critics fear could permit discrimination against gays and lesbians. Pence's move on Tuesday to quell a backlash over the law came as Arkansas lawmakers defied criticism and passed similar legislation that now heads to the governor.

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  6. DC officer from Md. honored for bravery at Navy YardRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Baltimore News

    A District of Columbia police officer from Ellicott City is getting a congressional medal for killing the Washington Navy Yard shooter in 2013. Rep. Elijah Cummings is leading a group of public officials Wednesday in Baltimore in awarding the Congressional Badge of Bravery to Metropolitan Police Department Officer Dorian DeSantis.

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  7. Positive changes for alternative energy neededRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Citizens' Voice

    I don't see why people stay away from the idea of alternative energy. It's cost effective, clean, and nearly unlimited.

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  8. Dana Milbank: Chuck Schumer -- the leader the Democrats needRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Recordpub.com

    Sen. Chuck Schumer introduced fellow New Yorker Loretta Lynch, the attorney general nominee, to the Senate Judiciary Committee in January as a public servant who "has earned a reputation for keeping her head down and avoiding the spotlight -- just like me."

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  9. Warren's latest speech at major awards ceremony will be the final word on a 2016 Presidental runRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Kos

    Today, it was reported that Senator Elizabeth Warren will attend the first annual award show celebrating the table tent and will clarify her position on her candidacy for the 2016 Presidential race there as well as at another event in Atlanta commemorating a newly planned version of an American main battle tank projected to replace the M1A2 Abrams and honoring Civil War General William Tecumseh Sherman. In other 04/01/2015 news this morning, word spread around Atlanta like a prairie fire about anticipating that Warren will finally utter a precise Shermaneque speech: "If drafted, I will not run; if nominated, I will not accept; if elected, I will not serve."

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  10. Obama urges Kabila on constitutionRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The Peninsula

    As Congolese President Joseph Kabila appears to toy with extending his 14-year rule, US President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged him to respect the Democratic Republic of Congo's constitution. "The president emphasized the importance of timely, credible, and peaceful elections that respect the DRC's constitution," the White House said following a phone call between the two men.

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  11. State Department finds 4 drone emails by ClintonRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Recordpub.com

    The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject.

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  12. Ind. governor: Fix religious-objections lawRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Recordpub.com

    Indiana Gov. Mike Pence asked lawmakers Tuesday to send him a clarification of the state's new religious-freedom law later this week, while Arkansas legislators passed a similar measure, despite criticism that it is a thinly disguised attempt to permit discrimination against gays.

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  13. Iran nuke talks push past deadlineRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Recordpub.com

    With stubborn disputes unresolved, nuclear talks between Iran and six world powers went past a self-imposed deadline and into overtime as negotiators renewed efforts to hammer out the outline of an agreement.

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  14. Adoptee from South Korea faces deportation from USRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Cybercast News Service

    More than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long. A family adopted the girl, and got her citizenship.

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  15. Negotiators prepared to start drafting preliminary agreement on Iran talksRead the original story

    1 hr ago | The Washington Post

    Negotiators scrambling to chart Iran's nuclear future are prepared to start drafting a preliminary agreement when talks resume Wednesday, officials said. Iranian and Russian negotiators, fresh from a marathon day of talks that stretched over almost 20 hours and went more than an hour beyond a self-imposed deadline, suggested a preliminary agreement could be unveiled within hours.

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  16. Dog allergy could be presidential campaign hazardRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Star-Telegram.com

    Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and his wife, Tonette, had planned to spend a recent Friday night at the Nashua home of Jennifer Horn, the New Hampshire Republican chairwoman. The dinner was promptly moved to a restaurant in nearby Bedford.

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  17. Privacy vs. security: How the debate changesRead the original story

    1 hr ago | Marietta Times

    The pilot who crashed the Germanwings plane, taking 150 lives, was too ill to work, according to doctors' notes found at his home. But Germany's strict medical privacy laws barred the doctors from conveying that judgment to the airline.

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  18. Man suspected of making threats is able to stand trialRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Marietta Times

    A Marietta man who made mass shooting and other threats against the general public and President Barack Obama in September has been declared competent to stand trial. Gideon Powell, 25, of 403 Maple St., was declared competent after evaluation from Dr. Andrew Reisner of the Appalachian Behavioral Healthcare Hospital in Athens.

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  19. Schaaf stops Oakland city travel to IndianaRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | SFBay

    Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf became the latest in a series of California politicians and business leaders condemning a controversial Indiana law Tuesday. Schaaf announced she has directed the city administrator to not provide funds for city employees to travel to Indiana and has asked the City Council to ban city-paid business travel to the state.

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  20. Obama shortens sentences of 22 drugs offenders because if they had...Read the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | Daily Mail

    Obama shortens sentences of 22 drugs offenders because if they had been convicted today they would be facing shorter term President Barack Obama has shortened the prison sentences of nearly two dozen drug convicts for crimes that include distribution of heroin, methamphetamine and crack cocaine. Eight of those granted clemency - an act the White House said continues Obama's push to make the justice system fairer - are serving terms of life in prison.

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