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4 weeks ago

Conservatives push for nearly unthinkable death penalty ban

The push from the political advocacy group Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty and lawmakers in places such as Nebraska would have been unthinkable a few years ago when it would have been conservative heresy to end capital punishment, a program seen as bedrock issue of the law-and-order policies embraced by the party.

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FCC advances privacy proposal for U.S. internet users

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday advanced a proposal to ensure the privacy of broadband Internet users by barring providers from collecting user data without consent.

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U.S., Japan, South Korea warn North Korea over ‘provocations’

U.S. President Barack Obama joined South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday, vowing to ramp up pressure on North Korea in response to its recent nuclear and missile tests.

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Republicans alarmed at talk U.S. may ease Iran trade

U.S. Republican lawmakers voiced deep concern on Thursday about reports that the Obama administration might allow Iran to use the dollar in some business transactions, although no such plans have been announced.

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FBI’s secret method of unlocking iPhone may never reach Apple

The FBI may be allowed to withhold information about how it broke into an iPhone belonging to a gunman in the December San Bernardino shootings, despite a U.S. government policy of disclosing technology security flaws discovered by federal agencies.

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Trump sounds off on abortion; criticism comes from all sides

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said on Wednesday that women who end pregnancies should face punishment if the United States bans abortion, triggering a torrent of criticism from both sides of the abortion debate, including from his White House rivals.

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Leaders of U.S., Japan, South Korea present united front against North Korea

U.S. President Barack Obama joined with South Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday to present a united front over what he called "provocations" committed by North Korea in its recent nuclear and missile tests.

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4 weeks ago

Obama could decide on greater troop presence in Iraq soon: general

President Barack Obama will have the chance to decide on whether to increase the number of U.S. forces in Iraq in the "coming weeks," the top U.S. general said on Wednesday.

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10 FOR TODAY: Thursday, March 31

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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1 month ago

Apple wants answers from the FBI

The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple.

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Obama calls for more funds, new attitude to fight opioid epidemic

With a nod to his own drug use as a young man, President Barack Obama on Tuesday called for more funding and a new approach to help people addicted to heroin and prescription drugs, seeking to shine a public spotlight on an increasingly deadly killer.

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Senator Kirk criticizes fellow Republicans on Garland boycott

Senator Mark Kirk of Illinois accused many of his fellow Senate Republicans of being "closed-minded" by refusing to consider President Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.

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1 month ago

Poll: Most Americans support torture against terror suspects

Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe torture can be justified to extract information from suspected terrorists, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll, a level of support similar to that seen in countries like Nigeria where militant attacks are common.

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Trump drops pledge to back Republican presidential nominee other than himself

Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Tuesday abandoned a pledge to support a party presidential nominee other than himself, a sign of increasing friction with chief rival Ted Cruz.

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1 month ago

10 FOR TODAY: Wednesday, March 30

Your daily look at the stories that will be talked about today.

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Teen pregnancies hit historic low

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The annual survey shows the continuation of a downward trend that began in 2006 and continued through 2014, the latest year of complete data, when nearly 250,000 babies were born to girls and women aged 15 to 19.