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Happy birthday, (new) America
[Michael Youssef] On this 239th birthday of (old) America, there can be no doubt in anyone’s mind that our country is completely different than the one that the founding fathers envisioned.
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A look at Christie, Walker, and Kasich
[Politics-govt] The leader of a politically conservative website offers his assessment of three governors who are seeking – or are expected to seek – the Republican nomination for the presidency next year.
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Episcopalians OK allowing gay marriage in churches
[Poll] The Episcopal Church has completed its embrace of gay rights, changing church law to allow same-sex religious marriages throughout the denomination, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide.
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Getting rich killing off the poor
[Pro-Life] Top-level employees at a supposed non-profit enjoy large paychecks while supposedly helping poor women.
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School-choice setback in Colorado
[Legal-Courts] Opponents of school choice in Colorado – who have been suing Douglas County's taxpayer scholarship program for years – were finally handed a victory this week by the state's Supreme Court.
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News from Associated Press

AMHERST, N.H. (July 4, 2015) — Alongside the patriotic music and waving flags Saturday in parades across Iowa and New Hampshire were clear reminders of a presidential race coming up next year: Red balloons promoting "Jeb! 2016," a tractor draped in a Rick Perry banner and dutiful volunteers holding signs and chanting for their chosen candidates.

GLEN, N.H. (July 4, 2015) — Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that she remains hopeful the U.S. can reach a "strong verifiable deal" to curb Iran's nuclear weapons program by next week's deadline.

BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine (July 4, 2015) — Police have found three bodies inside two houses in the coastal Maine town of Boothbay Harbor, and authorities believe they are from the same family.

BAGHDAD (July 4, 2015) — A series of attacks, mainly car bombs, in Iraq killed at least 19 people and wounded dozens on Saturday, authorities said.

SPOKANE, Wash. (July 4, 2015) — Wildfires across Washington state burned through brush, forest and grassland amid 100-degree heat as the region braced for more hot weather and the onset of Fourth of July fireworks.

ATHENS, Greece (July 4, 2015) — Dimitris is voting "yes" because he fears Greece would be in danger if it leaves the European Union. His daughter Alexandra is voting "no" because she is tired of richer European nations bossing Greece around.

SEATTLE (July 4, 2015) — Washington launched its second-in-the-nation legal marijuana market with just a handful of stores selling high-priced pot to long lines of customers. A year later, the state has about 160 shops open, tax revenues have soared past expectations and sales top $1.4 million per day.

SAN ANTONIO (July 4, 2015) — Authorities say about 250 immigrant children were given an adult dose of a Hepatitis A vaccine at a Texas detention facility where they are being held with their mothers.

WASHINGTON, D.C., (July 4, 2015) -- The United States marks 239 years as an independent nation on Saturday as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights and lowlights of Independence Day celebrations across the globe:

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