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Obama, Republicans openly feud over immigration legislation 6:17pm EDT

WASHINGTON - Partisan bickering over immigration reform legislation intensified on Wednesday as President Barack Obama and House of Representatives Republicans accused each other of standing in the way of progress one year after bipartisan Senate legislation was introduced.

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Paul, Rubio lead potential Republican 2016 contenders in spending

WASHINGTON - Groups supporting Senators Rand Paul and Marco Rubio lead the pack of potential Republican presidential candidates in spending money and investing in possible campaigns this year, more than 20 months before the first votes are cast in 2016.

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Two incompatible gun ballot measures lead in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Washington - Two incompatible ballot measures on background checks for gun buyers in Washington state enjoy majority support in a poll released on Tuesday, but the one advancing stricter gun controls is more popular.

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F-35 fighter jet to make first trans-Atlantic flight in July

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Defense Department has approved the first trans-Atlantic flight of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jet in July to take part in two international air shows near London, U.S. and British officials said Wednesday.

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HUD's Donovan says U.S. Senate housing bill is best chance of reform

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's top housing official on Wednesday said a proposed Senate bill provides the best chance to overhaul the mortgage finance system this decade, but more debate over down payment requirements for government-backed loans is needed.

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