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

Trade deal poses dilemma for Clinton in Democratic primary
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....

Obama, Abe putting joint face on trade amid 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 further while confronting stiff resistance from the U.S. president's own political party to a massive new Pacific Rim trade deal....

Senate takes up bill on congressional approval of Iran 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 pledges help for Baltimore riots after Gray funeral
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: Will urge Iran FM to push Yemen rebels to talks
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....

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

Rubio on 2016 campaign swing through 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: Dems push higher pay for Senate workers
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....

Rand Paul faces tough questions from 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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Supreme Court to hear historic same-sex marriage arguments

Senate takes up bill on congressional approval of Iran deal

Murray, mom in tennis shoes in '92, stands her ground

Obama, Abe putting joint face on trade amid opposition in US

Capitol Hill Buzz: Dems push higher pay for Senate workers

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Obama pledges help for Baltimore riots after Gray funeral

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