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President Barack Obama closes his eyes as Dr. Joel C. Hunter, senior pastor of Northland, A Church Distributed, in Longwood, Fla., says the prayer during the Easter Prayer Breakfast, Monday, April 14, 2014, in the East Room of the White House.

Obama: Easter a Time to Reflect on Hope, Renewal

President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Holy Week and Easter are times for reflection and renewal...



  • Photo: AP/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Let's Defend 'Obamacare,' Some Democrats Say

    Some Democrats say it's time to stop hiding from the president's health care overhaul - even in this year's toughest Senate elections - given that enrollments are higher than expected and costs are lower...

  • FILE - In this March 2, 2014 file photo, Chelsea Clinton, vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, speaks during a student conference for the Clinton Global Initiative University at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. Chelsea Clinton: 'I Might Run for Office Someday'

    Chelsea Clinton says she's happy right now with her elected representatives - but might come for their jobs if that changes. Clinton, 34, daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, told Fast Company that she has always denied any interest in running for office...

  • Photo: KSTP/File Push Made to Fund, Build New State Security Hospital in St. Peter

    Minnesota lawmakers may be on Easter break, but that's not stopping Human Services Commissioner Lucinda Jesson from sending them a message on the bonding bill. Jesson was at the State Security Hospital Facility in St. Peter Wednesday to hit the point home that the bonding money is needed to rebuild a safer facility...

  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Liberal Rocker Mellencamp Unhappy with Wisconsin Gov. Walker

    Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants conservative Republican Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports union rights and says Walker should think about that before using his songs on the campaign trail. Politicians for years have been using rock songs at campaign events, and Mellencamp has found himself crossways with Walker and other candidates before...

  • This file photo shows a protesters outside the Red River Valley Women's Clinic, the state's sole abortion provider, in Fargo, N.D. A federal judge overturned a North Dakota law Wednesday that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected. US Judge Overturns 6-Week Abortion Ban

    A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant. U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland, who is based in Bismarck, said the law is "invalid and unconstitutional" and that it "cannot withstand a constitutional challenge." The state attorney general said he was looking at whether to appeal the decision...


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