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Kentucky,[287] Louisiana,[288] and Mississippi[289] will have gubernatorial elections.

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  151. ^ "Charleston Church Shooting Suspect, Dylann Roof, Captured". The New York Times. June 18, 2015. Retrieved June 18, 2015. 
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  156. ^ "Obama scores a major trade win, burnishing his foreign policy legacy". The Washington Post. June 24, 2015. Retrieved June 27, 2015. 
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  158. ^ "Obamacare subsidies preserved in US Supreme Court ruling". BBC News. June 25, 2015. Retrieved June 25, 2015. 
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  165. ^ "Supreme Court Allows Use of Execution Drug". The New York Times. June 29, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  166. ^ "Supreme Court: EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act". CNN. June 29, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
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  169. ^ "Surveillance Court Rules That N.S.A. Can Resume Bulk Data Collection". The New York Times. June 30, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
  170. ^ "Chris Christie Announces Run, Pledging 'Truth' About Nation's Woes". The New York Times. June 30, 2015. Retrieved January 7, 2015. 
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  174. ^ "San Francisco: No 'legal basis' to hold shooting suspect". Associated Press. July 3, 2015. 
  175. ^ "BP to pay £12bn for Gulf oil spill". BBC News. February 7, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
  176. ^ "First Person Dies of Measles in U.S. Since 2003". TIME. February 7, 2015. Retrieved February 7, 2015. 
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  178. ^ "Solar Impulse plane lands in Hawaii". BBC News. March 7, 2015. Retrieved April 7, 2015. 
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  182. ^ "Iran Nuclear Deal Highlights: The Good, The Bad, and the Complicated". NBC. July 14, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
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  186. ^ "Tennessee gunman had unremarkable past; his 5th victim dies". MSN. July 18, 2015. Retrieved July 20, 2015. 
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