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Sources: U.S., Cuba seek to normalize diplomatic relations

The United States and Cuba will start talks on normalizing full diplomatic relations, marking the most significant shift in U.S. policy toward the communist island in decades, American officials said Wednesday.
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Indiana senator plans medical marijuana proposal

Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, said she'll introduce a bill for the upcoming legislative session to allow people with certain health problems to legally use marijuana.
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GOP plan would help teachers buy school supplies

The proposed tax credit doesn’t yet have a price tag. But it could essentially reimburse teachers for money they’ve spent on supplies, up to a cap that would be set in the law.
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GOP chooses ex-school official to replace Turner

A former central Indiana school superintendent will serve the two-year term of former state Rep. Eric Turner, who resigned last month after being the subject of a state ethics investigation.
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State senator Merritt declines Indianapolis mayoral bid

No prominent Republicans have started campaigns to replace Mayor Greg Ballard, who announced month that he wouldn't seek election to a third term in 2015.
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Drug delivery firm plans distribution center, 46 jobs

Simple Meds LLC, an Indianapolis-based startup, is seeking a city tax break that will help it open a local distribution facility and hire up to 46 people by the end of 2020.
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Cummins would save $4.3M with distribution HQ tax break

Approval of the deal is essentially guaranteed, as Cummins and Indianapolis officials together have heralded the downtown project and its potential economic benefit.
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Fishers fraudster receives 2-year prison sentence

Hrond Arman Gasparian, 69, was convicted of 10 counts of wire fraud in schemes that included stealing $400,000 from an Indianapolis church.
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Section 8 proposal angers Indianapolis landlords

Advocates for low-income housing are clashing with Indianapolis landlords over a proposal that would make it illegal to reject tenants solely because they use government subsidies to pay their rent.
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Hamilton County seeks an out to avoid referendum for renovation

Hamilton County leaders are asking state legislators for relief from a 2008 law that requires all capital projects costing more than $12 million be put to a vote.
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