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    GOP 2016 hopefuls back Indiana's new law

    Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum and Ben Carson are rushing to defend Indiana's "religious freedom" law, standing with social conservatives on a measure that opponents have said opens the door to discrimination against gays and lesb...

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Walmart to Arkansas gov.: Veto religious freedom law

Asa Hutchinson

Walmart's CEO is standing up against a religious freedom law that just landed on the governor's desk in Arkansas, home to the company's headquarters.

It's similar to the law Indiana adopted last week, which sparked outrage from those who say it opens...

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Talks extended on Iran nuclear deal

Bushehr nuclear power plant Iran

Talks to reach a deal on a framework agreement on Iran's nuclear program will be extended an extra day, U.S. officials said Tuesday.

"‎We've made enough progress in the last days to merit staying until Wednesday. There are several difficult issues sti...

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Chaffetz subpoenas two Secret Service agents

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, November 2014

The chairman of the House panel investigating Secret Service lapses has issued subpoenas to two agents who were on the scene for an early-March incident in which agents allegedly drove through an active bomb threat investigation.

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Arkansas about to adopt religious freedom law

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson now has to decide if he wants Mike Pence's headache.

The Arkansas House on Tuesday approved a religious freedom measure that mirrors the one Pence signed into law in Indiana -- sparking outrage from businesses, sports org...

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Iranian aircraft buzzed Navy helicopter

Tehran, Iran

An Iranian military observation aircraft flew within 50 yards of an armed U.S. Navy helicopter over the Persian Gulf this month, sparking concern that top Iranian commanders might not be in full control of local forces, CNN has learned.

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Obama commutes 22 drug-related sentences

Obama end of year news conference

President Barack Obama on Tuesday reduced the sentences of 22 individuals serving for drug-related offenses, many involving distribution of cocaine.

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Elizabeth Warren tells Wall Street: 'Bring it on'

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Elizabeth Warren has a clear message for Wall Street: "Bring it on."

The senator from Massachusetts said Monday that she will continue to call for financial reforms and for big Wall Street banks to be broken up, despite potential retaliation against D...

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Top Clinton aides head to Iowa, New Hampshire

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Two top aides to Hillary Clinton's all-but-announced presidential campaign are headed to Iowa and New Hampshire this week, according to a Democrat familiar with their plans but not authorized to speak on the record.

Robby Mook, Clinton's campaign mana...

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Indiana legislators pledge to 'fix' law

Demonstrators in Indianapolis over religious freedom law

Indiana's top two state lawmakers pledged Monday to amend the state's controversial "religious freedom" law to clarify that it cannot be used to discriminate against gay people.

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Iran talks: Kerry still sees 'tricky issues'

John Kerry

As nuclear talks with Iran neared the endgame, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shied away from predicting success.

Difficult issues remain on the table as the world's most powerful diplomats meet in Switzerland with Iranian nuclear negotiators, Ker...

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