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Feds investigate Tennessee shooting as possible terrorism

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Shooting | UPDATE: The U.S. government is investigating shootings at two military recruitment centers in Chattanooga, Tenn., as a matter of national security.

Iran, world powers reach agreement on nuclear deal

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Iran | Iranian officials finally reached an agreement with international negotiators today on a deal to curb the country’s nuclear program in exchange for…

Midday Roundup: 21.5 million people lost data in government hack

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Newsworthy | Fessing up. The Obama administration admitted on Thursday the hack attack at the Office of Personnel Management affected many, many more federal employees…

Midday Roundup: Sun sets on Confederate flag in South Carolina

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Newsworthy | Coming down. A spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley said the Confederate flag flying on the state Capitol grounds will be removed during a ceremony…

Midday Roundup: Federal agent’s gun used in San Francisco murder

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Newsworthy | Bad policy. The illegal immigrant who shot and killed a woman on a busy San Francisco pier last week used a gun stolen from a federal agent in June. Juan…

Kansas governor protects pastors from lawsuits over gay weddings

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Religious Liberty | Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback issued an executive order today protecting clergy and churches from lawsuits over their refusal to participate in same-sex…

Midday Roundup: Tennessee clerks resign over gay marriage

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Newsworthy | Taking a stand. The mayor of Decatur County, Tenn., has appointed a new county clerk after the entire clerk’s office staff resigned last week over their…

Midday Roundup: Greeks refuse more austerity, await EU reaction

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Newsworthy | Greek drama. Greece wades neck-deep into uncharted waters after voters said “no” to the nation’s creditors. The European creditors propping up the…

Oregon orders Christian bakery owners to pay $135,000 fine

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Religious Liberty | Oregon’s labor commissioner has ordered the owners of a Portland-area bakery to pay $135,000 in damages to a lesbian couple for whom they declined to bake a…

Jim Webb sidesteps into the Democratic presidential race

Jim Webb sidesteps into the Democratic presidential race

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Politics | Former one-term U.S. Sen. Jim Webb of Virginia made a low-key entry into the Democratic presidential race today with an announcement on his campaign website.

Midday Roundup: U.S., Cuba friends again after 54-year breakup

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Newsworthy | Friends again. The United States and Cuba will formally restore diplomatic relations today, a historic move first announced in December. This morning, the…

Midday Roundup: Greece slides toward debt default

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Newsworthy | Dead beat. Greek Finance Minster Yanis Varoufakis said his country does not intend to make the debt payment it owes international and European creditors by…

 
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