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AP Top Political News At 10:05 a.m. EDT

Bush's busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches....

Jeb Bush and corporate boardrooms: 15 cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jeb Bush served on the board of directors or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits since leaving office as Florida governor in early 2007. Here are the 15, his role for each, the years he served and his pay in the cases it is known:...

Carter seeks ways to improve Iraq training, equipping
ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) -- U.S. military leaders are looking for ways to improve and speed up the program to train and equip Iraqi forces, including options to better prepare Sunni tribes to join the fight, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday....

EPA plans temporary pesticide restrictions while bees feed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If honeybees are busy pollinating large, blooming croplands, farmers wanting to spray toxic pesticides will soon have to buzz off, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing....

Rubio returns to childhood home: Las Vegas, not Miami
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- When Marco Rubio attends his 44th birthday party and fundraiser at the home of the host of the "Pawn Stars" reality show Thursday, it won't be his first birthday in Las Vegas....

First hearing in House lawsuit over Obama health law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Obama administration attorneys are urging a federal judge to throw out an election-year lawsuit by House Republicans over the president's health care law....

NIH: Major study finds earlier HIV treatment improves health
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A major international study sought to settle how soon is best to start HIV treatment - and the advice is don't delay....

Former NY GOP governor Pataki will run for president in 2016
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Former New York Gov. George Pataki is the latest Republican to get into the race for president....

White House Brief: Things to know about George Pataki
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Former New York Gov. George Pataki plans to say Thursday whether he's running for the Republican presidential nomination. Here's a snapshot of things to know about him....

Key numbers from a report to Congress on US education
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American education landscape is shifting....

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