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Marco Rubio-Jeb Bush alliance sours in GOP primary faceoff
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Ties between Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, political allies for more than a decade, are fraying as the Republican presidential campaign picks up....

World finance leaders see threats ahead for global economy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The world's financial leaders see a number of threats facing a global economy still on an uneven road to recovery with U.S. and European officials worrying that Greece will default on its debt....

GOP White House hopefuls bicker over America's role in world
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- Rand Paul lashed out Saturday at military hawks in the Republican Party in a clash over foreign policy dividing the packed GOP presidential field....

Believe it or not, bipartisanship breaks out on Capitol Hill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suddenly, bipartisanship has broken out on Capitol Hill....

Report: DOJ, FBI acknowledge flawed testimony from unit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in the FBI Laboratory's microscopic hair comparison unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against criminal defendants over more than a two-decade period before 2000, The Washington Post reported....

The Latest: Presidential contenders woo New Hampshire voters
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Obama's Earth Day trek to Fla. to highlight climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama plans to celebrate Earth Day by visiting the Florida Everglades....

5 things from former Bush press secretary Perino's book
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dana Perino, President George W. Bush's spokeswoman at the end of his presidency, is out with a book that is part memoir, part career advice. Perino is the only Republican woman ever to serve as White House press secretary and is now a co-cost of "The Five" on Fox News Channel....

Huckabee to share 2016 plans in Hope, Arkansas, on May 5
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday that he will tell supporters on May 5 in the hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton whether or not he will seek the Republicans' presidential nomination....

Opt-out movement accelerates amid Common Core testing
ATLANTA (AP) -- Thousands of students are opting out of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core standards, defying the latest attempt by states to improve academic performance....

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