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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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