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GOP pollster Whit Ayers praised Indiana’s political system at a Monitor breakfast on Wednesday for adapting 'remarkably quickly' to the 'value conflict' that has erupted over its new religious freedom law.
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A new center dedicated to the memory of the late Democratic Sen. Edward Kennedy aims to rekindle the spirit of bipartisan lawmaking among America's youth.
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We'll let you know if they find each other...
Master Sgt. Michael Maroney is trying to locate a girl he rescued after Hurricane Katrina 10 years ago using the power of Twitter.
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A new direction needed in the 'City of Brotherly Love.'
While the Justice Department probe into 394 shootings since 2007 was critical of the training officers receive, it did not find evidence of systemic racial bias.
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'Supporters ... see her win as a step towards acceptance of multiculturalism in traditionally homogenous Japan.'
Mixed reactions over Ariana Miyamoto’s victory has revived discussion over Japan’s treatment of mixed-race residents and its openness to diversity.
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Despite lower oil revenues, the Scots still want to go out on their own.
Unionists said the plunge in oil prices would surely put a damper on the independence movement and push Scots into the arms of London after last year's failed referendum. It looks like they were wrong.
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Two former federal agents have been accused of stealing large amounts of bitcoin during their investigation of Silk Road, the now-defunct dark web marketplace. The charges, combined with an earlier conviction of Silk Road's founder, have helped dispel the myth that bitcoin is untraceable.
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Indiana became the 20th state to pass its version of a religious freedom restoration act last week, amid a national debate over the legal limits of religious conservatives' and LGBT citizens' visions for the nation’s common life together.
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When's the first GOP debate?
After Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz announced his candidacy on Twitter, the snarky backlash on the social network was unprecedented. What went wrong?
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You'll need a photo ID to vote in 'America's Dairyland.'
The US Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge against a Wisconsin law that requires voters to have a photo ID. The issue splits along partisan lines.
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We've always been cake fans, even on St. Patrick's Day.
Looking for a St. Patrick's Day dessert in a hurry? Use pistachio pudding mix to doctor up a package of yellow cake mix and voila! A festive mint-green cake.
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On St. Patrick's Day, a look at the current political state of things on the Emerald Isle.
The longstanding dominance of Ireland's two main parties is under pressure amid ongoing economic woes. New party Renua has formed on the right, while interest has surged in parties on the left.
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    Broadcast Journalism, 1978 - 1982
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