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Some countries get Obama, but want his wife, too
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When President Barack Obama travels abroad, sometimes it's not enough for just the leader of the free world to show up. People in other countries want the first lady, too....

Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults....

US delays review of Keystone XL pipeline
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is extending indefinitely the amount of time federal agencies have to review the Keystone XL pipeline, the State Department said Friday, likely punting the decision over the controversial oil pipeline past the midterm elections....

White House makes economics focus of Asia trip
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is focusing President Barack Obama's upcoming Asia-Pacific trip on the economic benefits of closer ties to the region, but regional security concerns are likely to be pushed higher on the president's agenda because of the tense situation between Russia and Ukraine....

Little-known Democrat tries to unseat Scott Walker
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager....

Advice to Democrats: Don't say `recovery'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don't talk about the economic recovery. It's a political loser....

Court declines to block drug ruling in patent case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts on Friday declined to temporarily block a lower court ruling that opens the world's best-selling multiple sclerosis drug to competition from generic rivals next month....

UK opposition party hires top Obama adviser
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's opposition Labour Party has recruited David Axelrod - a key figure behind Barack Obama's two presidential victories - to help with its leader's election bid next year....

Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well....

Appeals court rejects challenge on cement plants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Friday turned aside a challenge by environmental groups to an air pollution standard for cement plants....

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