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GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully....

Glass shattering? Flournoy tops Pentagon shortlist
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Michele Flournoy, formerly the Pentagon's policy chief and among President Barack Obama's more hawkish advisers, could be in line to become the first woman to lead the U.S. military after Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's resignation....

GOP wisdom shifts on immigration
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing....

Democrats name 3 finalists to host 2016 convention
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats narrowed the list of contenders for their 2016 national convention to three cities on Monday, announcing the party's next presidential candidate will be formally nominated in New York City, Philadelphia or Columbus, Ohio....

Obama defends moves on immigration
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States....

Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning - again....

Pentagon chief Hagel stepping down under pressure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Under pressure from President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel submitted his resignation Monday amid White House concerns about his effectiveness and broader criticism from outside about the administration's Middle East crisis management....

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplishments....

Obama meets with American winners of Nobel Prizes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some smart minds came together in the Oval Office....

Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An admiral linked by Navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips has denied he played any role in making them....

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