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Posted: June 13, 2014 at 4:50 a.m.

Hillary Clinton's daughter Chelsea shakes hands with a member of the audience after her mother a participated in a conversation about her career in government and her new book, "Hard Choices.," at the Council on Foreign Relations, in New York, Thursday, June 12, 2014.

Clinton: Gay marriage shift not political NEW YORK -- Hillary Rodham Clinton defended her initial opposition to gay marriage, denying in a radio interview that political reasons were behind her shift last year to supporting same-sex marriage.

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U.S. actor Brad Pitt poses for photographers while arriving at the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The summit welcomes governments from over 100 countries, over 900 experts, NGOs, faith leaders, and representatives from international organizations across the world.

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Freed GI returning to U.S., but won't receive...

In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan. A U.S. defense official says released captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is scheduled to arrive at a military medical center in Texas on Friday. The official, who spoke Thursday on condition of anonymity because the plan has not been publicly announced, declined to provide details. Officials had previously said the intention was for Bergdahl to be reunited with his family at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who has been recovering in Germany after five years as a Taliban captive, is returning tod... Read »