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Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China....

National energy boom blurs political battle lines
DENVER (AP) -- The U.S. energy boom is blurring the traditional political battle lines across the country....

Analysis: Hoping legislative defeats boost turnout
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Flip sides of the same campaign-season coin, the Republican drive in Congress to repeal the nation's health care law and the Democratic call to close the pay gap for women have much in common....

Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats sweating this year's elections may be hoping that the Obama administration's latest delay to the proposed Keystone XL pipeline takes a politically fraught issue off the table for the midterms....

Time not on side of Russia-Ukraine detente deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Not until the final minutes of more than seven hours of negotiating was an agreement struck in Geneva this week to calm boiling tensions along the shared border between Russia and Ukraine. But the deal won't be sealed until its terms are met, and patience is wearing thin as time runs out....

Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday aimed at blocking Iran's chosen ambassador to the United Nations because of his ties to the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran. But the president says he's only treating the legislation as guidance....

Obama: Easter a time to reflect on hope, renewal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is encouraging Americans to draw strength and inspiration from the Easter and Passover holidays....

Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same....

Scenes from the never-dull Clinton White House
Glimpses into behind-the-scenes workings of President Bill Clinton's White House, as revealed in newly released documents:...

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's vulnerability to the confounding Heartbleed Internet security flaw....

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Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

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Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop

Time not on side of Russia-Ukraine detente deal

Delay won't quell 2014 wrangling over Keystone XL

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Obama signs bill aimed at blocking Iran's UN envoy

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