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High court's election-year lineup rich in high-profile cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court's lineup of new cases is fit for an election year....

GOP leader defends House Planned Parenthood investigation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top congressional Republican is giving no indication that last week's fatal shootings at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado will affect a House probe of the group for providing fetal tissue to researchers....

Trump says black pastors likely pressured not to endorse him
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump says he thinks a group of black pastors meeting with him Monday had planned to endorse him for president but were pressured out of it because he "believes all lives matter."...

Obama: Climate pact an 'act of defiance' after Paris attacks
LE BOURGET, France (AP) -- Pushing for a powerful climate deal, President Barack Obama called the global talks opening Monday outside Paris an "act of defiance" against terrorism that proves the world stands undeterred by Islamic State-linked attacks in Europe and beyond....

House may move quickly to overhaul visa waiver program
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy says the House will aim to pass legislation by year's end overhauling a program that allows visa-free travel to the U.S....

Calendars show Clinton made time at State for supporters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton opened her office to dozens of influential Democratic party fundraisers, former Clinton administration and campaign loyalists, and corporate donors to her family's global charity, according to State Department calendars obtained by The Associated Press....

High court won't review Michigan murder case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Monday that it won't consider reinstating the conviction of a Michigan man charged with a 1988 murder in a drug dispute....

McCarthy predicts no gov't shutdown over Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A top House leader predicted Monday that Washington will avoid stumbling into a government shutdown next week over a tea party-backed drive to take away Planned Parenthood's funding....

Paul files for president, re-election in Kentucky
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Rand Paul officially filed for re-election and for president in his home state Monday, a move he insists does not undermine his faltering presidential campaign....

Justices rebuff Texas veterinarian who gave advice online
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a retired Texas veterinarian who was barred from evaluating animals and giving advice over the Internet....

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