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Obama walks New Orleans streets, says city 'moving forward'
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Walking door to door in a city reborn after tragedy, President Barack Obama says New Orleans is moving forward a decade after Hurricane Katrina. He offered the city as an example of what can happen when people rally to build a better future after suffering a devastating blow....

Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Democratic National Committee barely has more cash than it does IOUs, and it is being outraised month after month by its Republican competitor....

Amputees decry Medicare payment overhaul for artificial feet
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is trying to disentangle itself from another controversy over Medicare coverage. Amputees are protesting this time, fearing they'll be denied the latest technology for artificial legs and feet....

Focus shifts to shared goals with Obama as papal visit nears
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sweeping into office in 2009, President Barack Obama captured near rock-star status around the world among millions who saw him as the embodiment of a new sense of social purpose. Now, that baton has largely been passed to Pope Francis, whose visit to the White House next month will put his common cause with Obama on vivid display....

Donald Trump's campaign team, dwarfed by rivals
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Not only is Donald Trump an unconventional candidate, he's got a campaign operation that turns the conventional wisdom of electoral politics on its head....

Clinton likens GOP's views on women to those of terrorists
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an Ohio audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing "out of date" policies....

Bush campaign raffling off ticket to Colbert debut
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jeb Bush isn't just going to be a guest on Stephen Colbert's late-night debut on CBS. He's turned it into a fundraising opportunity....

Texas attorney general pleads not guilty to securities fraud
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Texas' attorney general, Ken Paxton, pleaded not guilty to securities fraud charges Thursday during a hearing in which he asked the judge to bar cameras from future proceedings and his high-powered lawyer resigned....

Trump, Cruz to hold joint event to blast Iran deal
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are planning to appear together at an upcoming Capitol Hill rally against the proposed nuclear deal with Iran....

Trump: 'I swear' my hair is not a toupee
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says his trademark hairdo is for real....

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