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AP Top Political News At 1:43 p.m. EDT

Indiana debate exposes Republican divisions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It is a debate many Republicans hoped to avoid....

Clinton: Ark. governor should veto religious liberty bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday pressed Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson to veto a religious objections bill in her former home state, warning it would allow "unfair discrimination" against gays and lesbians....

Iran nuke talks stumble a day after missing deal deadline
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program appeared headed for double overtime on Wednesday, beset by competing claims after diplomats abandoned a March 31 deadline for the outline of a deal and agreed to press on....

A look at Iran's various nuclear assets
A look at Iran's nuclear assets:...

Obama signs order creating new cyber sanctions program
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday authorized a new U.S. government approach to deterring cyberattacks: financial sanctions against malicious overseas hackers and companies that knowingly benefit from the fruits of cyberespionage....

After Christie's privatization, NJ lottery missing targets
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Chris Christie privatized New Jersey's lottery two years ago, he said its new overseers would "modernize and maximize" the games....

US climate treaty pledge relies on uncertain Obama actions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States put forth its contribution Tuesday to a global climate treaty, relying entirely on a set of emission cuts ordered by President Barack Obama that may not survive beyond the end of his presidency....

Loan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master's degree that she's joined others on a "debt strike" and refusing to pay back the money....

Obama congratulates President-elect Buhari of Nigeria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is congratulating the president-elect of Nigeria, saying the election there has "shown the world the strength" of the African country's commitment to Democratic ideals....

5 arrested in protest inside Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Protesters disrupted Supreme Court proceedings on Wednesday for the second time this year with shouted criticism of the court's previous rulings on campaign finance....

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Obama congratulates President-elect Buhari of Nigeria

Loan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials

Obama commutes sentences of 22 people in federal prison

Greek pensioners hold anti-government rallies

Texas measure cuts HIV funds, boost abstinence education

Oversight panel issues subpoenas in Secret Service incident

New interviews, subpoena in Christie bridge investigation

In these times, political catchword is certainty