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Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, dead 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 accomplishments....

Obama defends unilateral moves to shield millions from threat of deportation
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. But would Hillary Clinton pass the test?
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."...

HEALTHBEAT: US seeks to shore up world's blind spots in preparation for next disease 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 who was fired as No. 2 nuke commander 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....

Financial health of insurance marketplaces to be tested in 2nd year; must be self-sustaining
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, George Washington University 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....

Unpopular at home, Gov. Jindal seen as liability for Republican Senate candidate Bill 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: Lawsuit, 2016 election are GOP's likely best bets to overturn Obama 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 government shutdown or even impeachment....

AP sources: Obama approves limited re-engagement with Taliban fighters 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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Obama defends unilateral moves to shield millions from threat of deportation

Admiral who was fired as No. 2 nuke commander denies role in counterfeiting casino chips

Obama expresses sadness over death of former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry

Veteran journalist, George Washington University educator Michael Shanahan dies

Former DC mayor Marion Barry, who staged comeback after 1990 crack cocaine arrest, dead at 78

Former DC Mayor Marion Barry remembered for his love of the city he served

Colorado Republicans show how party can combat Obama immigration gambit: Say 'no' nicely

Midterm elections induced yawns among many Americans, but less so in Oregon

A 2016 preview? GOP governors attack Obama's immigration order


 
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