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The four ways to end the Greek crisis, from Obama’s former top economist

June 30, 2015
Jim Tankersley | The Washington Post
It wasn't that long ago that Austan Goolsbee worked in the White House, as President Obama's top economist, and a financial crisis in Greece was threatening the global economy.
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Iran Talks Drag On, What's the Impact on Oil?

June 30, 2015
Indira Lakshmanan | Bloomberg
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said his Iranian counterpart left nuclear talks in Vienna for discussions with the country’s leaders on removing sanctions, suggesting the issue remains a major hurdle to a deal.
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Death Penalty Case Inflames Supreme Court Passions

June 30, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
A case centering on the use of one lethal-injection drug by a handful of states inflamed extraordinary passions at the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Pentagon Has No Idea How Many Transgender Troops It Kicked Out

June 30, 2015
Nancy Youssef | The Daily Beast
Willfully clueless: That’s the best way to describe the Pentagon’s current attitude toward transgender service members. But there may be changes ahead.
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Democratic Turnout a '16 Risk Factor, Poll Finds

June 30, 2015
Alexis Simendinger | Real Clear Politics
Democratic voters are skeptics this summer.
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Crucial Questions Remain as Iran Nuclear Talks Approach Deadline

June 29, 2015
David Sanger, Michael Gordon | The New York Times
Iran’s top nuclear negotiator was heading back to Tehran on Sunday to consult with his nation’s leadership, as negotiators remained divided over how to limit and monitor Tehran’s nuclear program and even on how to interpret the preliminary agreement they reached two months ago.
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Legal battles remain on U.S. gay rights despite momentous ruling

June 29, 2015
Joan Biskupic | Reuters
The U.S. Supreme Court's declaration on Friday of a right to same-sex marriage resolved a momentous question, yet the ruling left many others unanswered and is likely to spark future legal battles over gay rights.
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Supreme Court Upholds Controversial Lethal Injection

June 29, 2015
Pete Williams | NBC News
Oklahoma and other states can continue to execute death-row prisoners with a three-drug combination that includes a chemical used in several prolonged or botched lethal injections, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.
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In a fast-changing culture, can the GOP get in step with modern America?

June 29, 2015
Robert Costa, Philip Ru | The
Mike Huckabee — former Fox News personality, Arkansas governor and Baptist preacher — gathered with a modest crowd here in the back of Breadeaux Pizza on his “Main Street American Family” tour and opened the floor to questions.
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