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Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016
    Obama: Americans want 'new car smell' in 2016

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great president."

  • US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak
    US looking past Ebola to prepare for next outbreak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The next Ebola or the next SARS. Maybe even the next HIV. Even before the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is brought under control, public health officials are girding for the next health disaster.

  • 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 denied Sunday that he played any role in making them.

  • Health exchanges' finances face test in 2nd year
    Health exchanges' finances face test in 2nd year

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The federal government shelled out billions of dollars to get health insurance marketplaces going in the 14 states that opted to run their own. Now they must act like true marketplaces and start paying for themselves.

  • Veteran journalist, educator Michael Shanahan dies

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Shanahan, a veteran Washington political reporter for The Associated Press and Newhouse Newspapers who used that experience to teach new generations of students at George Washington University about the business he loved, died Saturday.

  • Jindal seen as liability for GOP candidate Cassidy
    Jindal seen as liability for GOP candidate Cassidy

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In the still-unfolding Louisiana Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's standing, he suggests that a vote for her is a vote for unpopular President Barack Obama.

  • Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration
    Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a governmentshutdown or even impeachment.

  • AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
    AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say.

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