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A day after missing deal deadline, Iran nuclear talks resume
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) -- Iran nuclear negotiators resumed talks here Wednesday, just hours after abandoning a March 31 deadline to reach the outline of a deal and agreeing to press on. However, as the discussions dragged on, three of the six foreign ministers involved left the talks, and prospects for agreement remained uncertain....

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

Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products....

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....

State Department found 4 emails about drones sent by Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department says it can find only four emails sent between former Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton and her staff concerning drone strikes and certain U.S. surveillance programs, and those notes have little to do with either subject....

Liberal Dems, GOP cling to hope Warren runs for president
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans and liberal Democrats have something in common: Both are trying to keep alive the prospect that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren will run for president....

Democrat O'Malley hits GOP support for Indiana law
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) -- Likely Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley says it's "shameful" for Republicans to support an Indiana law that critics see as legalizing discrimination against gays and lesbians....

Watchdog group says 4 2016 prospects dodging finance law
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- A watchdog group is accusing four potential 2016 presidential candidates of skirting federal campaign finance rules while traveling and raising money as if they were off and running....

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