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Michelle Obama declares 'Black Girls Rock!'
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Michelle Obama celebrated the beauty, power and tenacity of black woman while spreading her own message of education for girls at Black Girls Rock!, an annual event honoring trailblazing women of color from all walks of life....

Delete, erase, shred: enemies of federal record-keepers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In the never-ending quest to preserve the government's history, there have been plenty of weapons of mass destruction....

Kerry cancels plan to return to US to stay at Iran talks
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Amid signs of trouble in the Iran nuclear negotiations, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry cancelled plans Sunday to return to the United States for an event honoring his late Senate colleague Edward Kennedy in order to remain at the ongoing talks in Switzerland....

A look at what's been lost to history
A look at what's gone but not forgotten:...

Wiggly words on immigration policy from 2016 GOP contenders
DENVER (AP) -- Thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, it's becoming even clearer that immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics....

Fore! Obama golfs with Alonzo Mourning on Florida getaway
PALM CITY, Fla. (AP) -- President Barack Obama kicked off the spring season on Saturday with a weekend golf getaway in Florida, teeing off with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning and former sportscaster Ahmad Rashad....

After a few stumbles, GOP lawmakers regain footing on budget
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are looking like they've finally figured out how to govern....

US State Dept: Difficult work remains on Iran nuke talks
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program grew frantic on Saturday amid signs of discord, with the French and German foreign ministers joining U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in talks with Tehran's top diplomat ahead of an end-of-March deadline for a preliminary deal....

Indiana governor supports clarifying religious objection law
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence says he would support legislation to "clarify the intent" of a new state law that has attracted widespread criticism over concerns it could allow discrimination against gay people....

Indiana officials look to stem religious objections fallout
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The heat over Indiana's new religious objections law spread Friday across social media and to the White House as many local officials and business groups around the state tried to jump in and stem the fallout....

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Indiana governor supports clarifying religious objection law

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