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Wednesday, April 1, 201504/01/2015

4/1/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

Well, a lot has happened since the last ABC News-Washington Post Poll on the approval ratings of the president and Congress. 2015 started. The Patriots won the Super Bowl. “Birdman” won the Oscar for Best Picture. So we’ll see what effect if any this or anything else has had on the latest approval ratings for President Obama and the Congress, which releases at 7am ET on Wednesday. And regarding those Iran nuke talks, some mad scrambling to keep a deal in play. Where it stands by morning is anyone’s guess.

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Wednesday, April 1, 201504/01/2015

4/1/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence aggressively defended Indiana’s religious freedom law Tuesday but said he wants a bill on his desk by week’s end “making it clear the law does not allow businesses the right to deny services to anyone.” Whether he effectively quelled the swirl of criticism remains to be seen. Meanwhile, the state of Arkansas marked the occasion by passing their own “religious freedom” law, despite similar types of warnings and protestations from civil and business communities.

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Tuesday, March 31, 201503/31/2015

3/31/15 Podcast Aaron Katersky

Prosecutors rested their case against Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Monday after jurors in his federal death penalty trial saw gruesome autopsy photos and heard a medical examiner describe the devastating injuries suffered by an 8-year-old boy killed in the 2013 terror attack.

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Tuesday, March 31, 201503/31/2015

3/31/15 Podcast Mary Bruce

On Monday, President Obama used the occasion of the Ted Kennedy museum dedication in Boston to urge Congress to start getting more done. Of course, no one really expects that to happen anytime soon. But one thing that might happen soon, a nuke deal with Iran, and a new ABC News—Washington Post poll this morning tells us what the American people think about such a deal.

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Tuesday, March 31, 201503/31/2015

3/31/15 Podcast Bruce Poliquin

Currently a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Maine’s 2nd congressional district, Bruce Poliquin joins Ken and Mike to talk budget and the Indiana bill from the viewpoint of Congress.

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Tuesday, March 31, 201503/31/2015

3/31/15 Podcast Trey Hardin

ABC Political analyst Trey Hardin joins us for this weekly Tuesday morning segment. Today’s main topic is the 2016 electoral candidates.

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Tuesday, March 31, 201503/31/2015

3/31/15 Podcast Scott Goldberg

Indiana’s top two Republican legislators will push for an update to the state’s controversial “religious freedom” law, the pair said at a news conference today following a wave of national backlash to the state’s newest law. Major corporations, athletes, celebrities and gay-rights activists have lambasted the state’s legislature and governor for enacting Senate Bill 101, a “religious freedom” law that states government must clear a higher threshold when enforcing laws that contradict citizens’ or corporations’ religious beliefs.

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Monday, March 30, 201503/30/2015

3/30/15 Podcast Steve Mistler

From the Portland Press Herald, Statehouse Bureau-Chief Steve Mistler joins Ken and MIke on this weekly segment to discuss news on the Governor and what is going on in Augusta.

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Monday, March 30, 201503/30/2015

3/30/15 Podcast Steve Roberts

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic candidate for president in 2016, expected to officially announce her intentions next month, may have some competition after all. Sunday, on This Week with George Stephanopoulos, former Maryland governor Martin O’Malley, who up till now has been characterized as the Dems best choice if Hillary chose NOT to run, sounds very much like he will jump into the ring. But how do you beat Clinton, who has amassed a war chest, creds, and an impressive campaign team?

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Monday, March 30, 201503/30/2015

3/30/15 Podcast Devin Dwyer

President Obama will be in Boston Monday, as the $79 million Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate, a new tech-enabled museum located at UMass, will be dedicated and opened to the public. Many dignitaries will be on hand, including VP Biden, Sen. John McCain, and most politicians with Massachusetts roots.

Local Headlines

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Ridership on Maine-Nova Scotia Ferry up 26 Percent in June

NOVA FERRY ARRIVES

The company that operates Maine-to-Nova Scotia ferry service says ridership in June was 26 percent higher than the same month last year.

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Police: 3 Men Arrested in Connection With Burglary Spree

GENERIC JEWELRY

Police say three men have been charged in connection with a string of business burglaries in three Maine towns.

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Declaration of Independence Signer Being Remembered

DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

A signer of the Declaration of Independence is being remembered with a granite memorial stone and bronze plaque.

National Headlines

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Making headlines this week

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A look at some of the biggest headlines this week and the stories you may have missed.

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Soldier arrested for carrying assault rifle in NC mall

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A Fort Bragg soldier has been charged with creating a panic at a mall after appearing with an assault rifle.

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Celebrate safely with these fireworks tips

Since Independence Day falls during the work week, members of St. Richard Catholic Church celebrated the holiday on Sunday, June 30, 2013, with a picnic-style outing complete with fireworks that could be seen throughout the northeast Jackson, Miss. neighborhood. The long streamers were recorded in a 13-second time exposure. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Don't be one of the thousands of Americans injured by fireworks on July Fourth. Stay safe and have a happy holiday!

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WATCH: The origin of fireworks

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The history behind the July Fourth firecrackers that mark our Independence Day celebrations.