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1US Politics

Ireland same-sex marriage

In the world's first national vote on the issue, people turned out across the country to cast their ballot. In the world's first national vote on the issue, people turned out across the country to cast their ballot.

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2Hillary Clinton

'They created these people': Rand Paul blames GOP hawks for rise of ISIS

The freshman senator from Kentucky, who supports a smaller U.S. footprint in the world, charged Wednesday that the GOP's foreign policy hawks "created these people." In return, potential GOP rival Bobby Jindal, the Louisiana governor, said Paul is unqualified to be president.

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3US Senate

Can Rick Santorum escape his past?

If any Republican presidential candidate symbolizes the party's struggle to come to terms with how to discuss rapidly changing social mores, it's Rick Santorum. More than a decade ago when he was a Pennsylvania senator, Santorum famously compared homosexuality to bestiality and his name became a punchline for gay rights activists.

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4Illegal Immigration

Scott Walker Approved Pro-Immigration Reform Lobbying As Milwaukee County Executive

Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin speaks to guests gathered at the Point of Grace Church for the Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition 2015 Spring Kickoff on April 25, 2015 in Waukee, Iowa. The Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition, a conservative Christian organization, hosted 9 potential contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nominations at the event.

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6US House of Representatives

Disgraced Chicago cops posed with black suspect wearing antlers

Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday sought to distance the Chicago Police Department from two ex-Chicago police officers who posed more than a decade ago for a racially-charged photo with a Disgraced Chicago cops posed with black suspect wearing antlers CHICAGO-Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday sought to distance the Chicago Police Department from two ex-Chicago police officers who posed more than a decade ago for a racially-charged photo with a Check out this story on mycentraljersey.com: http://usat.ly/1HwKa2r Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, left, with corporation counsel Steve Patton by his side, presides over the Chicago City Council for the first time after being re-elected mayor, Wednesday, April 15, 2015, in Chicago.

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7Jehovah's Witnesses

Ex-Jehovah's Witness schoolgirl exposes organisation as a...

A schoolgirl who left the Jehovah's Witnesses after learning of its alleged failure to protect vulnerable women has blasted the organisation in a powerful speech to her classmates. Holding back tears, she recalled her personal experiences as a member of the church and how she was taught everyone outside the religion, including her father, would be sent to Armageddon.

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8Kiev, Ukraine

Ukrainians protest against rising prices

Protests are mounting against decisions by the NATO-backed regime in Kiev to drastically increase prices for energy , water, and other basic necessities. Protesters reportedly set up a mock gallows near government buildings in downtown Kiev this weekend.

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9Scott County, KY

Driver under the influence arrested after fatal crash Memorial Day weekend

Georgetown police reports one person has died, and another is charged with murder after a pickup truck and bicycle collide in Georgetown. According to police, Odilon Paz-Salvador crossed over the line, overcorrected, and then hit the cyclist head on before fleeing the scene. Captain Robert Swanigan with Georgetown Police said Paz-Salvador was driving under the influence. The Fayette County Coroner's Office identified the bicyclist as Mark Hinkel, 57, of Lexington. Unfortunately they do," Swanigan said. The one this morning, and now this one.

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10Conservative Political News

US Sen. Thad Cochran marries longtime aide, his office says

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran -- the Mississippi Republican whose 2014 primary campaign drew national attention over an aspiring blogger's photos of his bedridden wife -- has married his longtime aide, his office said Monday. The senator's former wife, Rose Cochran, died in December at age 73 from dementia after living in a nursing home for 13 years.

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