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Alaska-bound, Obama makes waves by renaming Mount McKinley
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama on his historic trip to Alaska. Even before he departed, Obama was making waves with a decision to rename Alaska's famed Mount McKinley despite a backlash from Ohio politicians....

Wisconsin's Walker looks to Iowa to regain momentum
ONAWA, Iowa (AP) -- With his sleeves rolled up, Scott Walker wowed Iowa Republicans in January at one of the first events of the 2016 campaign - a moment that shot the Wisconsin governor into the top-tier of GOP candidates for president....

White House renames Mount McKinley as Denali on eve of trip
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration will change the name of North America's tallest mountain peak from Mount McKinley to Denali, the White House said Sunday, a major symbolic gesture to Alaska Natives on the eve of President Barack Obama's historic visit to Alaska....

Kerry, Obama to raise global warming issues in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture....

Trump's idea for mass deportation similar to 1930s removals
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago....

Possible Biden bid for White House faces rough road
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper....

Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95....

Sanders says he would be prepared to use military force
WASHINGTON (AP) -- International rivals would be mistaken to assume he wouldn't be prepared to use military force if that's what circumstances required, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an interview that aired on Sunday....

Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north....

Vote tally for Iran nuclear deal rises to 31 in Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Oregon's Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley on Sunday became the 31st senator to announce support for the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum builds behind the agreement the Obama administration and other world powers negotiated with Tehran....

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