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GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the ... Full Story

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  • GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama
    GOP hopefuls avoid specifics in response to Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully.

  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
    Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial and tireless advocate for the nation's capital who created jobs for generations of black families, Marion Barry was the ultimate District of Columbia politician, though his arrest for drug use in the midst of a crack cocaine epidemic often overshadows his accomplisments.

  • Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief
    Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers.

  • GOP wisdom shifts on immigration

    BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — The conventional wisdom in the Republican Party is changing.

  • Hagel: US on stronger course toward security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the Obama administration has put the Defense Department and the United States on a stronger course toward stability and security.

  • Obama defends moves on immigration
    Obama defends moves on immigration

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is shrugging off Republican criticism of his actions to lift the threat of deportation from millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.

  • Democrats name 3 finalists to host 2016 convention

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats narrowed the list of contenders for their 2016 national convention to three cities on Monday, announcing the party's next presidential candidate will be formally nominated in New York City, Philadelphia or Columbus, Ohio.

  • Salmonella in 10 states linked to raw sprouts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Raw sprouts are linked to dozens of cases of food poisoning — again.

  • Obama meets with American winners of Nobel Prizes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Some smart minds came together in the Oval Office.

  • Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips
    Admiral denies role in counterfeiting casino chips

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An admiral linked by Navy investigators to counterfeit casino chips has denied he played any role in making them.

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