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"We must try as best we can to balance isolation and engagement, pressure and incentives, so that human rights and dignity are advanced over time," Obama said five years ago, accepting the Nobel Peace Prize. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Obama's Diplomatic Gamble On Iran Adding Instability In Middle East

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Makenzie Vasquez (from left), Pamala Hunt, Latonya Suggs, Ann Bowers, Nathan Hornes, Ashlee Schmidt, Natasha Hornes, Tasha Courtright, Michael Adorno and Sarah Dieffenbacher are refusing to pay back loans they took out to attend Corinthian Colleges. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Activists Stop Paying Their Student Loans

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is one of four "un-candidates" being targeted by liberal groups Campaign Legal Center and Democracy 21. They say the politicians have crossed the line into candidacy based on their activities in recent months. Scott Olson/Getty Images hide caption

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Opposition Candidate Defeats Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan

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Students From Troubled For-Profit Colleges Refuse To Pay Back Loans

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Indiana Governor Reaffirms Support For Criticized Religious Freedom Law

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U.S. Announces Target To Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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Alabama Judge Says Raising Money To Be Elected Is 'Tawdry'

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Demonstrators gather outside the City County Building in Indianapolis Monday, calling for the state house to roll back the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics say can be used to discriminate against gays and lesbians. Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images hide caption

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Indianapolis Mayor Calls On Legislature To Repeal Or Ammend Bill

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Nigerians Await Results Of Closely-Contested Election

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Controversy Continues Over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act

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After Reelection Win, Netanyahu Faces Demands From Right-Wing Base

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