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Senate Republicans changed the name of the Senate Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights, the Huffington Post reported on Friday.

When Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), the new chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, announced the new chairs for the six Judiciary subcommittees, he referred to the subcommittee as the Subcommittee on the Constitution.

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is holding up his "go big and go bold" attitude as something Republicans need to emulate in Washington.

In a speech to Iowa conservatives Saturday, Walker ran through a litany of changes he's implemented that curtailed union power, relaxed teacher tenure laws, strengthened gun rights and restricted abortions. All resonated with a Freedom Summit crowd sizing up potential 2016 GOP presidential candidates like him.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Seizing on their personal bond, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday they had made progress on nuclear cooperation and climate change, with Obama declaring a "breakthrough understanding" in efforts to free U.S. investment in nuclear energy development in India.

Obama and Modi expressed hope that a landmark 2008 nuclear agreement between the U.S. and India could begin to bear fruit.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama was so honored to be invited to India's Republic Day celebration that he showed it.

After arriving at Rashtrapati Bhawan, the presidential palace, for an elaborate welcome ceremony, Obama clasped his hands in the traditional "namaste" greeting. During namaste, a person's head is slightly bowed and the hands are pressed together, palms touching, fingers pointed skyward and thumbs touching the chest.

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VATICAN CITY (AP) — Dove lovers, rejoice.

Balloons, not doves, were released as a gesture of peace Sunday in St. Peter's Square, a year after an attack by a seagull and a crow on the symbolic birds sparked protests by animal rights groups.

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It sounds like Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney covered a wide range of topics at their meeting Thursday in Utah -- except the one on everybody's mind.

Bush was asked about the meeting on a Friday at an event in San Francisco, the Washington Post reported. He said the two potential 2016 contenders, who are expected to vie for many of the same donors and voters if they both decide to run, chatted about the National Football League -- but they didn't really touch on the fact that they could be political opponents soon.

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A former Israeli ambassador to the United States said Saturday that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should cancel his upcoming March address to Congress on Iran at the invitation of House Speaker John Boehner's request.

"The behavior over the last few days created the impression of a cynical political move, and it could hurt our attempts to act against Iran," former ambassador Michael Oren said, according to Ynet News. "It's advisable to cancel the speech to Congress so as not to cause a rift with the American government. Much responsibility and reasoned political behavior are needed to guard interests in the White House."

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — After years of campaigning in Iowa for others, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is venturing into new territory as a potential White House candidate appealing to social conservatives who hold sway in the early-voting state.

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