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Russian foreign minister: Americans 'running the show' in Ukraine

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday “the Americans are running the show” in the efforts to dissolve pro-Russian separatist groups in Ukraine.

Ukraine resumed its “counter-terrorist” operation to root out the separatists on Tuesday after two bodies were found near Slovyansk, an eastern Ukrainian city the rebels are occupying. One of the bodies was a local politician.

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Poll: Support for gay marriage lags in Southern states

Support did not rise above 44 percent in North Carolina, Louisiana, Kentucky or Arkansas, according to a survey done by The New York Times and the Kaiser Family Foundation. 

According to a recent Washington Post poll, 50 percent of people nationally believe gay couples have a constitutional right to marry, while 59 percent said they support it. 

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