Crowds gather for annual White House Easter egg roll
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Crowds gather for annual White House Easter egg roll

  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama kicked off the annual White House Easter egg roll Monday and used the occasion to tout the fifth anniversary of first lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to get kids to eat healthy and exercise. The theme of this year’s egg roll is #GimmeFive. Event participants are encouraged to identify … Continue reading

Obama rallies support for job training over tax cuts
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Obama rallies support for job training over tax cuts

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. can’t afford tax cuts for the rich while cutting job training programs for young people. Obama laid out his argument Thursday at a Louisville, Kentucky-based tech company that’s participating in a jobs initiative he unveiled last month. The Tech Hire program encourages employers, educational institutions … Continue reading

Nigerian civic groups suggest rigging in election
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Nigerian civic groups suggest rigging in election

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Hundreds of Nigerian civil societies say discrepancies in election tallies suggest the turnout was inflated in defeated President Goodluck Jonathan’s southern strongholds. The differences do not invalidate the victory of former military dictator Muhammadu Buhari but should be investigated before April elections for state governors, the Transition Monitoring Group told a … Continue reading

Rebel leader: Kiev blocks solution for eastern Ukraine
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Rebel leader: Kiev blocks solution for eastern Ukraine

  DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — A rebel leader in eastern Ukraine on Monday accused the Kiev government of hampering a political solution for the conflict that has claimed more than 6,000 lives. Andrei Purgin said in an interview with The Associated Press that the Minsk deal, brokered by Western leaders in February, has been “blocked” … Continue reading

Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap
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Cruz eyes insurance via Obamacare, a law he vows to scrap

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz could soon be buying his family’s health care coverage through the Affordable Care Act he has vowed to dismantle. Cruz, whose Senate filibuster against the law he derides as “Obamacare” led to a partial government shutdown in 2013, is looking for health insurance because his wife, Heidi … Continue reading

Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties
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Obama official: Congress should freeze its Iran penalties

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials told a House committee on Thursday that if a nuclear deal is struck with Iran, lawmakers should leave congressionally imposed sanctions in place for years. House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., said that sounded like part of a White House strategy to keep Congress out … Continue reading

Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports, targets Democrats
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Obama steps up pitch for trade, exports, targets Democrats

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Relying on Republicans and going against the grain of his own party for his legislative successes has not been much of a go-to play in President Barack Obama’s game plan. Then there’s international trade. On Thursday, Obama stepped up his campaign for expanding exports and negotiating new trade deals in Asia … Continue reading