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Supreme Court Rules On 2 Prisoner Rights Cases

The court ruled: It was wrong to force a Muslim inmate to shave a beard he regarded as a religious obligation, and a death row inmate shouldn't be denied an appeal because lawyers missed a deadline.
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Republicans Charge Obama Isn't Serious About Working With Them

In the hours after Obama's State of the Union address, Republicans rejected the proposals at the core of his speech. They said the president did little to show that he wanted to work with them.
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To Drive Economy Toward Equality, Obama Requests More Spending

His State of the Union address celebrated a year that brought the U.S. jobs and growth, and called on Congress to expand child care and free education. Critics say it's pure politics that won't pass.
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War Over Obamacare Heats Up In States

State legislatures are the new battlegrounds for the Affordable Care Act. Lawmakers across the country are at odds over hundreds of bills that would either cripple or prop up the sweeping health law.
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Obama Lays Out Ambitious Agenda In Address To Nation

Undeterred by the big losses his party suffered in November, the president challenged the new majority Republicans to turn the page on the economic recession and embrace "middle-class economics."
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Republican Sen. Gardner Weighs In On Obama's Speech

Renee Montagne talks to Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner for his take on President Obama's State of the Union Speech.
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Illinois' Financial Condition Is Dire, Gov. Rauner Warns

A study suggests Illinois' gigantic budget hole may be much deeper than previously thought. And that leaves that state's new Republican governor with the difficult task of having to fix it fast.
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Obama Will Need GOP Help To Accomplish Some Issues, Rep. Clarke Says

David Greene talks to Democratic Rep. Yvette Clarke of New York. She is the vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and offers reaction to President Obama's State of the Union address.
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After Congressional Green Light, Scientists Begin Hemp Studies

Scientists are studying how hemp might be used in the electronic, medical and manufacturing industries. Because the plant's been illegal for decades, it's been difficult to do research on its uses.
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Fact Checking Obama's State Of The Union Speech

In his address to the nation Tuesday night, President Obama — among other things — talked about the economy, education, immigration and foreign policy. Were his statements correct?

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