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Clinton quietly trying to discourage Biden from a 2016 bid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy....

Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future that the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House....

Walker says he would aggressively confront Islamic terrorism
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism."...

Things to know: EPA water rules take effect in some states
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday - but only in some states....

Obama to speak with Jewish groups on Iran deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is using a Friday webcast to try to allay concerns from Jewish communities about the nuclear agreement with Iran....

Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina....

Democratic Party lags in money before presidential year
MINNEAPOLIS (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....

AP sues over access to FBI records involving fake news story
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Associated Press sued the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday over the FBI's failure to provide public records related to the creation of a fake news story used to plant surveillance software on a suspect's computer....

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....

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