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AP Top Political News At 6:13 p.m. EDT

Florida lawmakers ordered to draw new voting map
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- A Florida judge on Friday ordered legislators to draw up a new congressional map for the state after the old one was ruled to be illegal....

House moves toward vote on border bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans revived their bill on the U.S.-Mexico border crisis in dramatic fashion Friday, preparing to pass it after winning over conservatives with tough new provisions that could threaten deportation for hundreds of thousands of immigrants already working in this country legally. President Barack Obama condemned the Republican action and said he'd act unilaterally, as best he could....

Army to force out 550 majors; some in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Army says it will soon notify 550 majors that they must leave the service by next spring as part of a budget-driven downsizing of the service....

Justice Dept seeks appeal in health overhaul case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department asked a full federal appeals court Friday to take up a case that has endangered subsidies helping millions of low- and middle-income people to afford their health care premiums under Obamacare....

Obama, Putin discuss Ukraine, missile treaty
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Capping a week of aggressive action against Russia, President Barack Obama pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday for a diplomatic path out of Ukraine's struggle with Moscow-backed pro-Russian separatists. Putin countered by calling U.S. and European economic sanctions against Russia counterproductive....

US condemns 'outrageous' Gaza truce violations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration on Friday condemned violations of the internationally-brokered Gaza cease-fire by Palestinian militants and said the apparent abduction of an Israeli soldier was a "barbaric" action....

Obama says after 9-11, US 'tortured some folks'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States tortured al Qaida detainees captured after the 9/11 attacks, President Obama said Friday, in some of his most expansive comments to date about a controversial set of CIA practices that he banned after taking office....

House GOP weighs tough new immigration bills
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans pushed legislation on Friday that could clear the way for eventual deportation of more than 500,000 immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as kids and could address the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border....

Obama calls for release of Israeli soldier in Gaza
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is calling for the unconditional and immediate release of an Israeli soldier who was apparently captured in a clash with Hamas militants....

AP-GfK poll: Public ready to close book on 2 wars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three in four Americans think history will judge the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan as failures, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll that shows that about the same percentage think it was right to pull forces from the two countries....

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