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    Towns struggle with influx of illegal aliens

    LYNN, Mass. (AP) — The national debate over an unprecedented wave of Central American young people entering the country illegally is more of a practical challenge in places like Lynn, a former industrial city outside Boston that's thousands of miles from the U.S.-Mexico border. There, city officials ... Read More

    Money Man Obama Heads to West Coast Fundraisers

    SEATTLE (AP) — Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him — raising money for his fellow Democrats. Obama landed Tuesday in Seattle at the start of a three-day West Coast trip, where he'll also visi ... Read More

    Chicago: Expunge records to prevent crime?

    CHICAGO (AP) — Desperate to curb the gun violence wracking their city, Chicago lawmakers are leading the way toward a counterintuitive idea — fighting crime by making it easier for young people to wipe away minor arrest records. The goal is to give tens of thousands of teens a better chance to find ... Read More

    Obama visits Dutch Embassy for photo-op

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Americans were heartbroken by the loss of so many citizens of the Netherlands in the downed Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down in Ukraine. Obama is visiting the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and signing a condolence book for those who were l ... Read More

    Michelle Obama to you: 'Drink Up!'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is expanding her push for America to drink more water, as the White House claims partial responsibility for helping to boost nearly $1 million in bottled water sales among consumers since the national "Drink Up" campaign launched in September. The 3 percent increase ... Read More

    Federal Appeals Court strikes blow to Obamacare

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court delivered a potentially serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law Tuesday, imperiling billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies. The Obama administration immediately declared that those poli ... Read More

    Changing demographics will affect elections

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — For the first time, working-class whites make up less than half of Ohio's eligible voters, part of a demographic shift in a key Midwestern swing state that is pushing political parties to widen their appeal beyond the once-dominant bloc. Nationwide, working-class whites — defin ... Read More

    US Flights To Israel Halted Amid Hamas Rocket Fire

    Two US airlines have cancelled all flights to Israel following reported rocket fire near Tel Aviv airport. Delta said one of its planes from New York to Ben Gurion Airport had to be diverted to Paris on Tuesday because of the reported missile fire. Flight 468 had 273 passengers and 17 crew on board. ... Read More

    Voter apathy brings record-low turnout for midterm primary elections

    A survey of voter rolls shows record-low voter turnout in 15 of the first 25 statewide primaries for this midterm election. The non-profit, non-partisan Center for the Study of the American Electorate at American University's School of Public Affairs reported only 14.8 percent of eligible voters cas ... Read More

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