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The 2015 state legislative session almost came to a close Friday, but the House hit a roadblock on the negotiated infrastructure bill.
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Rennett Stowe

Two Navy SEALs Tout Team Dynamics For High Performance

Anthony Page and Jason Larson, Navy SEAL veterans and co-founders of Applied Performance Sciences, talk about touring Montana's high schools, where they introduce John Underwood's "Life of an Athlete" program," promoting a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle.
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Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, is in the U.S. all this week for a tightly-packed visit that will focus largely on the strong ties between the U.S. and its closest Asian ally.

There was a time not so long ago that the prime minister's office in Toyko appeared to have a revolving door. Japan went through four prime ministers during President Obama's first three years in office alone.

The U.S. Supreme Court directly confronts the question of gay marriage this week with a whopping two and a half hours of oral argument, accompanied by plenty of prognostication afterwards about the expected results. It won't be until June that we learn how the issue is settled nationally. In the meantime, though, we do know a good deal about the views of the justices already.

To say that there's been a revolution in the law when it comes to gay rights is an understatement.

A healthy diet is good for everyone. But as people get older, cooking nutritious food can become difficult and sometimes physically impossible. A pot of soup can be too heavy to lift. And there's all that time standing on your feet. It's one of the reasons that people move into assisted living facilities.

But a company called Chefs for Seniors has an alternative: They send professional cooks into seniors' homes. In a couple of hours they can whip up meals for the week.

As long as there have been schools and classes, there have have been students who don't show up. And educators scratching their heads over what to do about it.

In most states, missing a lot of school means a trip to the principal's office. In Texas, parents and students are more likely to end up in front of a judge.

It's been nearly three years since 12 people were killed in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight premier of the Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises.

James Holmes' legal team admits he was behind the massacre, but there are two key questions: Was he insane and should he be put to death?

When the gunman stormed the theater and began firing into the crowd, Tom Teves says his son Alex made a split-second decision to shield his girlfriend.

Goodwill Zwelithini is the influential king of South Africa's Zulu nation. Comments that he made last month — when he reportedly said head lice should be squashed and foreigners should pack their belongings and leave the country — have been blamed for igniting attacks on foreigners, resulting in at least seven deaths. But Zwelithini denies inciting the violence.

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Rennett Stowe

Anthony Page and Jason Larson, Navy SEAL veterans and co-founders of Applied Performance Sciences, talk about touring Montana's high schools, where they introduce John Underwood's "Life of an Athlete" program," promoting a drug and alcohol-free lifestyle.

In a new documentary in Russia, President Vladimir Putin says that the annexation of Crimea just over a year ago was justified and righted a historical wrong.

In the film titled The President, Putin denies that the importance of the Black Sea peninsula is not strategic. "It's because this has elements of historical justice. I believe we did the right thing and I don't regret anything," he says, according to RIA news agency.

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