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European Leaders Hope To Push Putin Toward Ceasefire In Ukraine

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A policewoman detains one of the Indian Christians protesting against recent attacks on churches in the Indian capital outside the Sacred Heart Church in New Delhi, India, on Thursday.

In India, Obama Speeches Spark Debate On Religious Tolerance

The subject of religious intolerance is emerging as an irritant in U.S.-India relations.

Senior Indian government officials pounced on remarks by President Barack Obama at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday. Referencing India, he evoked religious discrimination.

He said: "In past years, religious faiths of all types have, on occasion, been targeted by other peoples of faith, simply due to their heritage and their beliefs— acts that would have shocked Gandhi-ji," meaning Mahatma Gandhi.

U.S. Jobs Picture Finally Getting Back To Normal

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Week In Politics: Prayer Breakfast, Ukraine, Measles

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Despite Coalition Partners, U.S. Has Done Most Airstrikes Against ISIS

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ISIS Claims Hostage American Woman Killed In Jordanian Airstrike

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UNCF CEO: Obama's Community College Plan A 'Blunt Instrument'

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Residents of ShantiNiketan, a retirement community near Orlando, Fla., walk in a Hindu religious procession.

Being With People Like You Offers Comfort Against Death's Chill

Iggy Ignatius was born in India. Even though he moved to the States in his 20s, he still felt that India was the place he belonged. He always thought he'd retire there. But when the time approached, there was a problem.

"My daughters, my son, my grandchildren are all like chains that do not allow you to leave for India," Ignatius says.

He couldn't imagine leaving them to go to the place he belonged. He was torn. And then one day it hit him. What if he built an Indian retirement community — in Florida?

President Obama and former President George W. Bush in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, in 2013.

Polarization Vortex: Obama, Bush Approval Shows Widest Partisan Gap

Many Republicans claim that President Obama is among the most polarizing presidents in modern history. If the results of a new Gallup survey measuring his approval rating are any indication, they might be right.

A soldier walks past a flag at half staff before a memorial service at Fort Hood on April 9, 2014 in Texas.

Army Will Award Fort Hood Victims Purple Hearts

The Army has decided to award the victims of the 2009 Fort Hood shooting with a Purple Heart, Texas Rep. John Carter said in a statement.

The issue has always been contentious, because the Army has always maintained the incident, in which Maj. Nidal Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, opened fire and killed 13 people, amounted to workplace violence.