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Supreme Court to take up historic arguments over right of same-sex couples to marry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is set to hear historic arguments in cases that could make same-sex marriage the law of the land....

US, Japan highlighting common ground on trade as Obama confronts opposition in US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eager to build on the U.S.-Japan alliance, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will work to strengthen economic ties while confronting stiff resistance from Obama's own political party to a massive new Pacific Rim trade deal....

Pending trade deal creates complications for Clinton in 2016 White House campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) -- On a trip to Australia in 2012, Hillary Rodham Clinton lavished praise on the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, calling it the "gold standard" in efforts to create open and fair trade....

Full Senate takes up bill requiring congressional approval of Iran nuclear deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate begins debate Tuesday over legislation empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear pact the Obama administration develops with Iran....

Obama speaks to Baltimore mayor, pledges federal help amid riots over death of Freddie Gray
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is pledging the federal government's help to respond to riots that have broken out in Baltimore following the funeral of Freddie Gray....

Kerry says he will urge Iran FM to push Yemen rebels into political negotiations
NEW YORK (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry says he will use a meeting with his Iranian counterpart to urge Iran to push the Shiite rebels it supports in Yemen back to the negotiating table....

WA Democrat Murray, '92's 'mom in tennis shoes,' stands her ground in tradition-bound Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's a disturbance in the force of the tradition-bound Senate and her name is Patty Murray....

After announcing 2016 bid, Marco Rubio heads to fundraising mecca of California
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio is turning to a state known as a perennial source of campaign dollars....

Capitol Hill Buzz: Homeless Senate worker prompts push for higher pay on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Reports about a Senate cafeteria worker who makes so little money he is homeless are prompting calls for change from Democrats on Capitol Hill....

Republican candidate Rand Paul faces tough questions as he courts Orthodox Jewish crowd
NEW YORK (AP) -- Looking to woo New York's Orthodox Jewish community, Republican presidential contender Rand Paul faced tough questions Monday about his support for Israel and his approach to foreign policy in the Middle East....

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