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Obama offers birth control fixes for religious groups
Seeking to quell a politically charged controversy, the Obama administration announced new measures today to allow religious nonprofits and some companies to opt out of paying for birth control for female employees while still ensuring those employees have access to contraception.

Fire destroys potato salad at local festival
German-American fest receives support of volunteers making more food.
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Pa. man held on $1M bond in shooting
Keevon Johnson charged with murder of Toledo man outside strip club.

U.S. faces tough options in Iraq, Syria
Heart of quandary over Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria.

Rockets abuzz about Larimer Complex
UT dedicates latest in string of renovations to athletics facilities.

Polar bear cubs leave Toledo
Siblings shifted to Minnesota to ensure genetic diversity.

Ford can't run for Senate
Elections board votes 4-0 to remove former mayor from ballot.


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Rocket explodes during test flight
No injuries reported after SpaceX rocket self-destructed at test site.
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Missing Russian found dead in Grand Teton park
Russian student was reported missing on Monday after a hike.
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Jabrill Peppers will return punts for Michigan
Freshman Peppers is a 5-star cornerback recruit from New Jersey.
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Hamas kills 18 suspected spies
Apparent attempt to plug security breaches and deter others from spying.
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Keith Burris
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Bonding over barbecue
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UT women’s golfers look to climb high
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Tripping on Woodstock memories
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Lawmakers do nothing as roads rot
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