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Donors return to Crossroads, give $5m in March

After a stretch of anemic fundraising, the Karl Rove-backed American Crossroads super PAC raised more cash in March than it did during the previous 14 months combined, according to summaries of campaign filings released Monday.

Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

A new study suggests that a quick candy bar may stave off major fights between husbands and wives. At least it may keep them from sticking pins into voodoo dolls of each other.

Medical pot measure could boost Fla. Democrats

Tied to an unpopular president and his signature health care law, Democrats in the nation's largest swing state see medical marijuana as a potential antidote to political malaise in this year's midterm elections.

Native Americans say US violated human rights

A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.

APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday.

Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.

Feds to probe hate crimes link in Kansas shootings

Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in shootings at two Jewish facilities in Kansas that killed three people.

US businesses increased stockpiles 0.4 percent

U.S. businesses boosted their stockpiles in February as sales rebounded by the largest amount in nine months.

2 congressmen have questions in Jill Kelley leak

Two Republican congressmen, Spencer Bachus and Walter Jones, say the Justice Department inspector general's office is declining to look into a complaint by a businesswoman whose identity was leaked to the news media after she reported to the FBI that she was the victim of a cyberstalker.

US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March

U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.

Obama, Republicans compete for support among women

After months on the defensive over his health law, a more combative President Barack Obama has emerged to fight about gender politics, leading to an election-year competition with Republicans for support from women.

Pace of presidential prep picks up

Just about everyone thinking about running for president is kicking it into gear now, slowpokes included.

Chances of getting audited by IRS lowest in years

As millions of Americans race to meet Tuesday's tax deadline, their chances of getting audited are lower than they have been in years.

2016 campaign checklist: Paul

A look at preparations by Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:

2016 campaign checklist: Cruz

A look at preparations by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:

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