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Obamas' speak against religious freedom bill
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Obamas' speak against religious freedom bill

JACKSON, Miss. (UPI) -- First lady Michelle Obama, in a politically charged speech during commencement at Jackson State University in Mississippi, targeted the state's recently-passed "religious freedom" bill and urged students to protect their civil rights. ...
Pentagon, Congress at odds over base closures
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Pentagon, Congress at odds over base closures

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon thinks it has a winning argument for why Congress should allow a new round of military base closings. The case goes like this: The Army and Air Force have vastly more space for training and basing troops than they need, and trim...
Obama's mess: Cuba's thanks
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Obama's mess: Cuba's thanks

Weeks after President Obama's trumpeted visit to Cuba, the sour notes are still blaring from the communist isle. The latest discord comes from Cuba's Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez, who called Mr. Obama's ill-advised fence-mending visit "an attack on the ...
Firms that paid for Clinton speeches have US gov't interests
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Firms that paid for Clinton speeches have US gov't interests

WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not just Wall Street banks. Most companies and groups that paid Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak between 2013 and 2015 have lobbied federal agencies in recent years, and more than one-third are government contra...
Trump team tells GOP he has been 'projecting an image'
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Trump team tells GOP he has been 'projecting an image'

Donald Trump’s chief lieutenants told skeptical Republican leaders Thursday that the GOP front-runner has been “projecting an image” so far in the 2016 primary season and “the part that he’s been playing is now evolving” in a way that will improve his standing...
Colorado school district arms security guards with rifles
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Colorado school district arms security guards with rifles

A suburban Denver school district is arming its security staff with military-style semiautomatic rifles in case of a school shooting or other violent attack, a move that appears unprecedented even as more schools arm employees in response to mass violence else...