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Device, possibly aerial drone, found on White House grounds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A device, possibly an unmanned aerial drone, was found on the White House grounds during the middle of the night while President Barack Obama and the first lady were in India, but his spokesman said Monday that it posed no threat....

House tea partyers face new resistance from GOP pragmatists
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This should be a golden era for tea party conservatives, whose energies helped Republicans gain a historic House majority and take control of the Senate. But the House's die-hard conservatives face new frustrations and uncertainty, thanks to a higher number of establishment-friendly Republicans and a leadership push to "show we can govern" instead of throwing partisan brickbats....

Obama takes in India's grand Republic Day parade
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday took in a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands and elaborately dressed camels, becoming the first American leader to be honored as chief guest at India's annual Republic Day festivities....

Obama seeks bigger wilderness designation in Alaska refuge
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- President Barack Obama is proposing to designate the vast majority of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge as a wilderness area, including its potentially oil-rich coastal plain, drawing an angry response from top state elected officials who see it as a land grab by the federal government....

At Koch summit, Rand Paul splits with Cruz, Rubio
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rand Paul is demonstrating how he could disrupt the Republican presidential field if he seeks the nomination, sparring with potential rivals over Iran, Cuba and the Pentagon's budget in a face-to-face forum that offered an early preview of the feisty policy debate to come....

Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google Inc. to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby. They say one of the technology industry's most popular mobile apps could put officers' lives in danger from would-be police killers who can find where their targets are parked....

'March: Book Two' shows all sides of civil rights movement
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A comic book about Martin Luther King Jr. helped bring a young John Lewis into the civil rights movement....

New Jersey's Christie launches political action committee
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has taken his firmest step yet toward running for president, launching an organization that allows him to raise money for a potential 2016 campaign....

Some Republican presidential hopefuls court evangelicals
ATLANTA (AP) -- Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney have gotten much of the attention in these early days of the Republican race for president, but as they court the party's elite donors in private phone calls and meetings, a group of likely candidates to their right are just as eagerly chasing support among Christian evangelicals and social conservatives....

Analysis: GOP changes tune, calls for bipartisanship
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Winners by far in last fall's elections, Republicans now demand bipartisanship from President Barack Obama as their due and the voters' desire....

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