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Boehner asks Obama to declare stance on border
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner is calling on President Barack Obama to declare his support for changing U.S. law to speed removals of migrant kids arriving here from Central America....

Michigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's worsening financial problems....

New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Thousands of older rail tank cars that carry crude oil would be phased out within two years under regulations proposed Wednesday in response to a series of fiery train crashes over the past year, including a runaway oil train that exploded in the Quebec town of Lac-Megantic, killing 47 people....

Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near....

Senators push to end Hamas threat in cease-fire
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Republicans and Democrats insisted on Wednesday that any viable cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants must eliminate the threat posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels....

Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face "intolerance" from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives....

Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden Wednesday called on members of the NAACP to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the midterm elections....

Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the midterm elections....

House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard....

Boehner lauds doctor who saved lawmaker's baby
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A choked-up House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) has interrupted a series of votes to praise a doctor who helped a congresswoman's infant survive a rare condition....

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