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Clinton: Nation needs to fix broken immigration system
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that any immigration overhaul must include a path to "full and equal citizenship," drawing a sharp contrast with Republicans who have promoted providing a legal status or blocked efforts in Congress to address the nation's immigration system....

Huckabee, the other man from Hope, opens 2016 bid
HOPE, Ark. (AP) -- Mike Huckabee declared his presidential candidacy Tuesday, counting on his brand of conservative populism to make his second White House bid more successful than his first. In 2008, he captivated evangelical Republicans but couldn't build wide enough support to win the Republican nomination....

Two decades after 'Black Hawk Down,' Kerry visits Somalia
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Two decades after dead American soldiers were dragged through the streets of Mogadishu, John Kerry on Tuesday became the first secretary of state to set foot in Somalia, a symbolic visit to show support for the African nation's fledgling government and the United States' readiness to move past a dark chapter in its history....

Obama chooses Marine general as Joint Chiefs chairman
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama tapped a highly respected combat commander as his next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Tuesday, signaling that the battles against al-Qaida and Islamic State militants threatening the Middle East and the West remain top priorities for the nation's military despite years of trying to change the focus to Asia....

Senate adopts GOP budget targeting 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Tuesday adopted a GOP budget that paves the way for an assault on President Barack Obama's health care law this summer and a partisan showdown over spending bills this fall....

5 Things to Know About Gen. Joseph Dunford
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama nominated Marine Commandant Gen. Joseph Dunford on Tuesday to be chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top U.S. military position, replacing Army Gen. Martin Dempsey....

Energy rich US states move to quash local limits on drilling
MANSFIELD, Texas (AP) -- Lawmakers in Texas and energy producing states across the nation are rushing to stop local communities from imposing limits on oil and gas drilling despite growing public concern about the health and environmental toll of such activities in urban areas....

Christie says he would testify if called in bridge trial
FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he would have no problem testifying in a trial of former allies who face criminal charges for their alleged roles in politically-motivated traffic jams that caused long delays in 2013 over the George Washington Bridge connecting his state to New York....

Senate sets test vote on Iran sanctions bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set a test vote for Thursday on stalled bipartisan legislation to let Congress review and possibly reject any agreement the Obama administration makes to ease sanctions on Iran in exchange for concessions on nuclear research and development....

Senate sustains Obama veto of bill gutting union rules
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Tuesday sustained President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would have scrapped a new government rule on union elections....

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at an event at Rancho High School Tuesday, May 5, 2015, in Las Vegas. Clinton said that any immigration overhaul must include a path to "full and equal citizenship," drawing a sharp contrast with Republicans who have promoted providing a legal status or blocked efforts in Congress to address the nation's immigration system. (AP Photo/John Locher) AP Photo/John Locher

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