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Talks extended on Iran nuclear deal

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...

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, November 2014

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Chaffetz subpoenas two Secret Service agents

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

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

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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Missouri House panel sends medical marijuana bill forward

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican support for a medical marijuana law is moving a proposal forward to the full Missouri House.

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Obama commutes 22 drug-related sentences

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

Missouri House panel OKs added funds for Medicaid drug costs

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Despite concerns from Republican lawmakers about Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon's withholding money from programs this year, most of his 2015 supplemental budget request is moving forward.

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Elizabeth Warren tells Wall Street: 'Bring it on'

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

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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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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