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5 Things to Know about Tax Day
The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears....

Democrats have outside money advantage - for now
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Deep-pocketed donors are turning over multimillion-dollar checks to influence November's elections, and the sums raised by the national parties and their super PAC allies are already approaching the $1 billion mark, according to financial reports still being filed Tuesday evening....

US backs Ukraine military action in east region
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists....

Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain legally in the U.S....

Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its first anniversary with a moment of silence in the Oval Office....

Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The death penalty is like gun rights in Texas politics: Candidates don't dare get in the way of either. But Republican Greg Abbott, the favorite to succeed Gov. Rick Perry, must soon make a decision as attorney general that could disrupt the nation's busiest death chamber....

Sen. Ted Cruz: Too early to worry about 2016
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, visiting the state with the first GOP presidential primary in the South, said Tuesday it's too early to be thinking about 2016 and that he's working right now to make sure his party regains control of the Senate this year....

Congress is giving states the transportation blues
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects across the country, force widespread layoffs of construction workers and delay needed repairs and improvements....

Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws while there's still a window for Congress to pass legislation....

Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan....

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