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This cover image taken by Annie Leibovitz for Vogue shows the April 2014 issue of the high fashion magazine featuring rapper Kanye West and TV personality Kim Kardashian. The April issue hits newsstands nationwide on March 31 and will be available on March 24 as a digital download for tablets.Annie Leibovitz for Vogue

Kanye West's campaign to get fiancee Kim Kardashian on the cover of Vogue magazine has finally paid off.

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|Noting that "80 percent" of his household is female, President Obama describes why gender equality is personally important to him.

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|President Obama says U.S. policies on paid time off and maternity leave would be different if men were responsible for childbirth.

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|President Obama says more sanctions targeting senior officials in the Russian government are not the "preferred outcome," but they were compelled by Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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|During an interview to promote signing up for the Affordable Care Act before the March 31st deadline, President Obama speaks with Ellen DeGeneres about his life in Washington compared to the Washington depicted in the hit Netflix drama "House of Cards."

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|Praising the legacy of Cesar Chavez, President Obama says an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws is "not a matter of if, just a matter of when."

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|NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen told a Washington think tank that Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea Peninsula is "the gravest threat to European security and stability since the end of the Cold War."

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WASHINGTON – The government's top intelligence lawyers say Congress is adequately monitoring U.S. surveillance programs.

Those are the same assurances the White House has made consistently since details of the classified National Security Agency programs were revealed last year.

But it's become an awkward argument for the Obama administration since the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA of illegally monitoring Senate investigators as they carried out their oversight duties.

The congressional intelligence committees are intended to keep the government's secret activities in check.

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CHICAGO – Vernita Gray, a gay rights activist who wed her partner in Illinois' first same-sex marriage, has died at age 65.

Gray died late Tuesday of cancer at the same Chicago home where she married Patricia Ewert in late November, family friend Jim Bennett told The Associated Press. Bennett was among friends who were gathered at the home when Gray died.

Gray's failing health and her wish to marry convinced a federal judge to order that an expedited marriage license be granted to the couple ahead of the June 1 effective date of the state's same-sex marriage law.

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|Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says Russia's incursion into Ukraine is an effort "to rewrite the boundaries of post-World War II Europe."

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