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Obama, Clinton share interview on '60 Minutes'

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Obama, Clinton share interview on '60 minutes'

President Barack Obama lauded Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton as one of his closest advisers and said their shared vision for America's role in the world persuaded his one-time rival to be his top diplomat while he dealt with the shattered economy at home. The unusual joint interview with Obama and Clinton on the CBS News program 60 Minutes, which aired Sunday night, was proposed by the White House. Neither broke much ground in describing the journey that took them from bitter opponents for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008 to collaborators in dealing with terrorism, war, diplomacy and global economics. The two laughed off the meaning of the interview for the 2016 election, when many Democrats expect Clinton to run again. Obama could hardly endorse her when his vice president, Joe Biden, appears to be angling for the party's nomination as well.

BOISE, Idaho

American pastor sentenced in Iran

An American pastor who has been jailed in Iran since September has been sentenced to eight years in prison, the U.S. State Department said Sunday. Spokesman Darby Holladay said the department is calling on Iran to respect Saeed Abedini's human rights and release him. This month, Iran's ISNA news agency quoted Abedini's attorney as saying his client stood trial on charges of attempting to undermine state security by creating a network of Christian churches in private homes. The pastor, who is of Iranian origin but lives in Boise, Idaho, rejected the charges.

Elsewhere

Washington: The price for a U.S. postage stamp for first-class mail increased by a penny Sunday to 46 cents.

Afghanistan: Two police officers, including a district commander, died in a bombing Sunday near Afghanistan's border with Iran, part of a rash of attacks that killed at least 21 officers in 24 hours, officials said.

Italy: Former Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi praised Benito Mussolini for "having done good" despite the Fascist dictator's anti-Jewish laws, immediately sparking expressions of outrage as Europe on Sunday held Holocaust remembrances.

France: Thousands of people marched in the streets of Paris on Sunday to show their support for a same-sex marriage bill that lawmakers will begin to debate on Tuesday. President Francois Hollande promised to legalize gay marriage within a year of taking office in May.

Times wires

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