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Walmart to Arkansas gov.: Veto religious freedom law

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…

Asa Hutchinson

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…

Bushehr nuclear power plant Iran

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…

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, November 2014

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…

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President commutes sentences of two convicted drug dealers from our area

The President says he made the choice because if they were sentenced along today's guidelines, they would already be out of prison.

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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…

Tehran, Iran

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.

Obama end of year news conference

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…

Warren Barnes and Noble

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…

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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…

Indiana protest

Indiana legislators pledge to 'fix' 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.

Demonstrators in Indianapolis over religious freedom law

Iran talks: Kerry still sees 'tricky issues'

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…

John Kerry

McAuliffe approves renovation plan for the General Assembly Building

Gov. Terry McAuliffe has approved the design phase of a planned $300 million renovation at the state Capitol.

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Obama salutes 'Lion of the Senate' Kennedy

President Barack Obama, formally dedicating on Monday an institute to the U.S. Senate and one of its legendary occupants, hailed the importance of the legislative body even while suggesting its…

Obama speaks at Kennedy Institute dedication

Obama makes first trip to Kenya as President

President Barack Obama is making his first trip to his father's native Kenya as president this summer, the White House announced Monday.

President Barack Obama

McAuliffe signs autism legislation

Governor Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation that should offer more help to Virginia families dealing with autism.

Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center hosting fundraiser on April 13

The 2 states Obama hasn't visited

He's visited steel mills in Indiana and movie studios in California; an oil spill in in Louisiana and a landslide in Washington State; military bases from New Jersey to Texas; even Yellowstone…

Obama in silhouette

Virginia governor tries to woo Indiana businesses

Gov. Terry McAuliffe is courting Indiana businesses in the wake of that state's governor signing legislation that's been criticized as unfriendly to gay and lesbian workers.

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

Iran nuclear talks: What they are discussing

American diplomats are in the final stretch of negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program.

World powers, including the United States, want to curb Iran's nuclear program to keep it from…

Iran nuclear program workers

Bush missed red flags in business scandal

There were plenty of red flags surrounding the company Jeb Bush was planning to join: lawsuits, bad headlines, even previously convicted drug dealers in top positions.

But somehow Bush seemed to…

Jeb Bush interview
Asa Hutchinson

Walmart to Arkansas gov.: Veto religious...

Bushehr nuclear power plant Iran

Talks extended on Iran nuclear deal

U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz, November 2014

Chaffetz subpoenas two Secret Service agents

Arkansas_State_Capitol

Arkansas about to adopt religious freedom law

President Obama

President commutes sentences of two convicted...

Tehran, Iran

Iranian aircraft buzzed Navy helicopter

Obama end of year news conference

Obama commutes 22 drug-related sentences

Warren Barnes and Noble

Elizabeth Warren tells Wall Street: 'Bring it on'

Clinton speaks at podium

Top Clinton aides head to Iowa, New Hampshire

Indiana protest

GOP 2016 hopefuls back Indiana's new law

Demonstrators in Indianapolis over religious freedom law

Indiana legislators pledge to 'fix' law

John Kerry

Iran talks: Kerry still sees 'tricky issues'

Virginia flag

McAuliffe approves renovation plan for the...

Obama speaks at Kennedy Institute dedication

Obama salutes 'Lion of the Senate' Kennedy

President Barack Obama

Obama makes first trip to Kenya as President

Blue Ridge Autism and Achievement Center hosting fundraiser on April 13

McAuliffe signs autism legislation

Obama in silhouette

The 2 states Obama hasn't visited

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe

Virginia governor tries to woo Indiana businesses

Iran nuclear program workers

Iran nuclear talks: What they are discussing

Jeb Bush interview

Bush missed red flags in business scandal

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