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@POTUS unscripted: Obama shows a looser side on Twitter
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Forget the primetime interviews or the formal, choreographed news conferences. President Barack Obama is taking to Twitter to muse about sports, pop culture, even Supreme Court rulings - at all hours of the day....

The Rubio economy: 'The old ways no longer work'
CHICAGO (AP) -- With an eye on the future, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is laying out his plans for an "innovative economy" and "revolutionized higher education system" in his first major domestic policy speech as a presidential candidate....

As Republican infighting grows, donors call for calm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Worried about "Republican-on-Republican violence," top party donors are taking action, with one firing off a letter calling for more civility and another seeking to block businessman Donald Trump from the debate stage altogether....

Senate, House look to update Bush-era education law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's something most Democrats and Republicans in Congress can agree on - an update to the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law is much needed and long overdue....

Vietnam Communist Party chief to visit Obama at White House
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of Vietnam's Communist Party is heading to the White House on Tuesday for meetings with President Barack Obama and other top officials....

Diplomatic process, US resolve tested as nuke deadline nears
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran nuclear talks are in danger of busting through their second deadline in a week, raising questions about whether world powers can cut off all Iranian pathways to a bomb through diplomacy - and testing the resolve of U.S. negotiators to walk away from negotiations....

The anti-pot taboo shrinks in presidential politics
DENVER (AP) -- Presidential candidates are talking about marijuana in ways unimaginable not long ago....

Q&A: As Obama health law survives, GOP split over next move
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Having lost their latest war against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, Republicans must decide how to wage battles that could fan the issue for the 2016 elections....

Jindal says Jeb Bush willing to hide GOP principles
ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is suggesting Jeb Bush is out of step with Republican principles in the party's presidential race....

Donald Trump isn't backing away from immigrant comments
NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump stood firm Monday on his description of Mexican immigrants as criminals....

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