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Bush preparing to delegate many campaign tasks to super PAC
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics: delegating many of the nuts-and-bolts tasks of seeking the White House to a separate political organization that can raise unlimited amounts of campaign cash....

US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a stepped-up response to Iranian backing of Shiite rebels in Yemen, the Navy aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is steaming toward the waters off Yemen to beef up security and join other American ships that are prepared to intercept any Iranian vessels carrying weapons to the Houthi rebels....

Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Women should get a mammogram every two years starting at age 50 - and while routine screening brings little benefit in the 40s, beginning it that early should be a personal choice, a government task force said Monday....

Amid GOP criticism, Clinton defends family foundation
KEENE, N.H. (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself on the defensive during her first presidential campaign visit to New Hampshire this year, pushing back against swirling questions about her family foundation....

5 Things to know about Jeb Bush's campaign finance strategy
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Republican presidential prospect Jeb Bush is preparing to embark on an experiment in presidential politics. Here's a look at his plans to vastly enhance the role his super PAC will play in his all-but-announced campaign for president....

A guide to political money: campaigns, PACs, super PACs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A presidential candidate says he or she is running for president, raises cash for the campaign and spends it, right? That's not the whole story these days....

Senate nears votes on trafficking bill, Loretta Lynch
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Key senators say they're close to a deal on an anti-trafficking bill, potentially clearing the way for a vote to confirm President Barack Obama's attorney general....

Mideast security top topic for Obama, Emirates crown prince
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conflicts across the Middle East and international talks over Iran's nuclear program topped the agenda Monday during President Barack Obama's meeting with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan of the United Arab Emirates, the White House said....

FBI, Justice pledge review after flawed hair analysis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department and FBI on Monday pledged an independent review of FBI laboratory protocols and procedures following the discovery of flawed forensics testimony in hundreds of older criminal cases....

Obama plans reception for overhaul of Medicare payment plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has invited Democratic and Republican lawmakers to the White House for a reception thanking them for their work on legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors....

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Senate nears votes on trafficking bill, Loretta Lynch

Task force: Mammograms in 40s a choice, but don't skip at 50

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Obama plans reception for overhaul of Medicare payment plan

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FBI, Justice pledge review after flawed hair analysis

US warship heads to Yemeni waters; could block Iran weapons

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