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Djiboutian president to visit White House on May 5

President Barack Obama will meet with Djiboutian President Ismail Omar Guelleh at the White House early next month.

Wendy Davis schedules neck surgery in Fort Worth

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis is scheduled to undergo neck surgery to relieve pain in her shoulder and right arm.

Lawmakers fail to approve bonding for Rupp project

The clock finally ran out on a proposal to insert state-supported bonding into the financing packaging to renovate Rupp Arena.

US eyes more action against Russia if talks fail

The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva.

DNA alternative to Pap smear sparks medical debate

A high-tech screening tool for cervical cancer is facing pushback from more than a dozen patient groups, who warn that the genetic test could displace a simpler, cheaper and more established mainstay of women's health: the Pap smear.

Grimes raised $2.7 million in first quarter

Alison Lundergan Grimes raised more money than Mitch McConnell in the past three months, but the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate still trails the Senate Republican leader by a 2-to-1 margin in available funds.

Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws while there's still a window for Congress to pass legislation.

Ohio governor airs 1st TV ad in his 2014 campaign

Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) has gone up early with the first television ad of his 2014 re-election campaign.

Eugene, Doha and Barcelona bid for 2019 worlds

Eugene is bidding to bring track and field's world championships to the United States for the first time.

US backs Ukraine military action in east region

The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists.

Candidacy of Okla. governor hopefuls challenged

A Democrat running for Oklahoma governor is challenging the candidacy of two independents in the race, including one he alleges failed to disclose a guilty plea to a felony crime more than a decade ago.

Union fights push to hire private tax collectors

A public employees union is fighting a bipartisan effort in Congress to force the Internal Revenue Service to hire private contractors to collect some delinquent taxes.

Millions pumping through Minn. campaign stream

Millions of campaign dollars already are coursing through the Minnesota campaign system, which should leave no shortage of biting commercials on television and brochures in mailboxes attempting to sway voters.

Man who disrupted Supreme Court gets time served

A demonstrator who interrupted arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court in February and whose group posted video of the protest online, a first for the court, has been sentenced to time served.

Obama cuts sentence with typo, plans more clemency

President Barack Obama on Tuesday cut prison time for a drug convict sentenced to more than three extra years because of a typographical error in a court order.

Court upholds EPA emission standards

A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency's first emission standards for mercury and other hazardous air pollutants from coal- and oil-fired power plants.

Former Greece soccer captain enters politics

The captain who led Greece to the 2004 European Championship title is running for election next month to the European Parliament.

Coulson: 'Didn't know about tabloid phone hacking'

Prime Minister David Cameron's former communications chief said under oath Tuesday that he was never involved in phone hacking when he was the editor of a Rupert Murdoch-owned tabloid, though he acknowledged he hadn't known at the time that the practice was illegal.

Yellen signals more aggressive stance toward banks

The Federal Reserve may be about to turn more aggressive in its regulation of the financial system.

Bachmann backs Emmer to succeed her in Congress

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann is formally backing GOP candidate Tom Emmer to succeed her in Congress as an expected primary awaits that Minnesota race.

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