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Morals Clauses Prove Controversial For Catholic School Teachers

Catholic schools are requiring teachers to sign morality clauses, which have gotten some educators fired for marrying same-sex partners.
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With A Deadline Days Away, Iran Nuclear Deal Might Get An Extension

Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to Washington, D.C., after meeting the Iranian foreign minister about nuclear negotiations. The deadline for a deal limiting Iran's nuclear program is Sunday, but it might be extended.
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A Year Into IRS Probe, Partisan Motives Still Prove Elusive

A year into congressional scrutiny of the IRS, House Republicans have narrowed their focus to two issues: former CIA official Lois Lerner's lost batch of emails, and the possible political motivations behind the agency's targeting of conservative groups. As NPR's Peter Overby reports, the investigators may be asking the wrong questions.
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Vargas, Journalist And Immigration Activist, Is Detained In Texas

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and undocumented Filipino immigrant, has been detained at a Border Patrol station.
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The American Adviser's Quandary: What More Can Be Done In Iraq?

A recent American assessment of Iraq's military has come to some bleak conclusions. What more can U.S. advisers offer an Iraqi security force they have already spent years training?
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Congress Pulls A Smooth Maneuver To Make Highway Payments

Lawmakers looking for ways to patch a hole in the Highway Trust Fund have zeroed in on a budget gimmick called "pension smoothing." Never heard of it? You're not alone.
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Bloated In Budget And Absent At Airshow, F-35 Charts A Troubled Course

The new F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is supposed to be combat-ready next year. But the aircraft, which is already over-budget, failed to show up at the International Air Show in the UK. The show was to be its big overseas debut. Christopher Werth looks at what this means for the plane's manufacturer, Lockheed Martin.
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California Rolls Out Statewide Restrictions On Water Use

California is set to impose mandatory water restrictions Tuesday. Urban water users will be prohibited from spraying down pavement, watering landscaping in a way that causes runoff and running fountains that do not re-circulate their water.
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House GOP Counters Obama's Request By Promising Own Proposal

House Republicans have resisted granting President Obama's request for $3.7 billion in emergency immigration funds. Now, they're crafting a package of their own to respond to the crisis at the border.
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Fate Of Decades-Old Cigar Factory Dangles By A Phrase

Florida once had 150 cigar factories but now there's just one left. The J.C. Newman company worries that new FDA rules on cigars may put it out of business. Now, it's enlisting the help of elected officials in Florida.

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