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Same-sex marriage pioneer among lawyers for high court cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Five lawyers will take turns at the Supreme Court lectern Tuesday for the highly anticipated and extended arguments over same-sex marriage. Among them are the Obama administration's top lawyer at the high court, with more than two dozen arguments behind him, and two lawyers making their first appearance before the justices....

As contributions fall, House GOP rebels blame party leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As he began his first re-election run in early 2013, tea party Rep. Thomas Massie had no trouble raising money from business interests....

Details of fundraising by rebellious House Republicans
Of the 25 House Republicans who voted in January against keeping Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker, most have seen a drop in contributions from political committees representing business and other interests, compared with two years ago....

Japan's views of WWII history rankles some US veterans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lester Tenney endured three hellish years as a Japanese prisoner during World War II, but with the passing of decades and repeated visits, he's made peace with his former enemy. Yet as Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to address Congress next week, in the 70th anniversary year of the war's end, something rankles the U.S. military veteran about Japan's attitude toward its past....

History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States....

Health officials say ice cream is safe despite some recalls
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials say ice cream is still safe to eat - even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections....

Deaths raise questions about ways to aid abducted Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism - and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation's oft-criticized strategy for dealing with abducted Americans and their families....

Political barbs, celebrity-gazing main course at DC dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Get ready for a healthy dose of political barbs and celebrity-gazing in the nation' capital....

Attorney general bids farewell after 6-year tenure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder bid farewell to the Justice Department on Friday after six years, outlining what he said were his major accomplishments and telling staffers they helped produce a "golden age" in the department's history....

Aide to Mississippi Sen. Cochran arrested on drug charge
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An aide to Republican Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi has been charged with possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine after federal agents raided his home....

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