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Kerry to Georgia, Ukraine, Poland next week

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Europe next week, visiting Georgia and Ukraine before meeting up with President Barack Obama at a NATO summit in Poland.

OBAMA LEGACY: Immigration stands as most glaring failure

WASHINGTON (AP) — Immigration overhaul will stand as the most glaring failure in President Barack Obama's 7 ½-year effort to enact his vision of social change.

Ryan: House to vote on barring guns for suspected terrorists

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan has told Republican lawmakers that the House will vote next week on legislation aimed at keeping suspected terrorists from getting guns.

Bright spot: Antarctica's ozone hole is starting to heal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Antarctica's ozone hole finally is starting to heal, a new study finds.

Rad return: Crystal Pepsi coming back to shelves for summer

PURCHASE, N.Y. (AP) — PepsiCo is bringing back the 1990s this summer with an eight-week release of Crystal Pepsi, one of the iconic beverages of that decade.

Senators urge Kerry to address political crisis in Bahrain

WASHINGTON (AP) — A group of senators says a simmering political crisis in Bahrain could spiral into violence, encourage meddling by Iran and destabilize an important U.S. ally in the Persian Gulf.

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Thomas' dissents rise in nixed cases

WASHINGTON (AP) — One measure of Supreme Court justices' rising frustration is the number of times they can't recruit three colleagues to hear a case, then feel compelled to tell the world about it.

Government urges owners of old Hondas to get air bags fixed

DETROIT (AP) — The government is urging owners of older Hondas and Acuras to stop driving them and get them repaired after tests found that their Takata air bag inflators are extremely dangerous.

Google Calendar outage leaves users frustrated

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Google says it expects to have Google Calendar up and running normally following widespread reports of an outage.

Homeland Security head: US will meet Syrian refugees goal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says he believes the government will meet its goal of resettling 10,000 Syrian refugees this year.

Report: US sailors ill-prepared for Iran encounter in Gulf

WASHINGTON (AP) — Weak leadership, poor judgment, a lack of "warfighting toughness" and a litany of errors led to the embarrassing capture and detention by Iran of 10 U.S. sailors in the Persian Gulf in January, according to a Navy investigation released Thursday.

Military base near DC on lockdown, active shooter report

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AP) — Joint Base Andrews tweeted Thursday that the base was on lockdown due to a report of an active shooter and that first responders are now on scene to secure the base.

US takes Thailand off human trafficking blacklist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has removed Thailand from its human trafficking blacklist, though forced labor is still widespread in the nation's lucrative seafood industry.

US officials: Military concerned about transgender timeline

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is poised to announce new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military, amid concerns from senior military leaders who believe the department is moving too fast and has yet to resolve many details, U.S. officials told The Associated Press.

Obama expected to move quickly to sign Puerto Rico bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Puerto Rico faces a major debt payment, President Obama is promising to move quickly to sign a last-minute rescue bill for financially strapped Puerto Rico.

Aide: Clinton opposed private emails accessible to 'anybody'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said in a legal proceeding that Clinton did not want the private emails that she mixed in with State Department emails on her private computer server to be accessible to "anybody," according to transcripts released Wednesday.

Ku Klux Klan dreams of rising again 150 years after founding

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Born in the ashes of the smoldering South after the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan died and was reborn before losing the fight against civil rights in the 1960s. Membership dwindled, a unified group fractured, and one-time members went to prison for a string of murderous attacks against blacks. Many assumed the group was dead, a white-robed ghost of hate and violence.

APNewsbreak: Military seeks more time on transgender policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say senior military leaders are expressing deep concerns that the launch of new Pentagon rules allowing transgender service members to serve openly in the military is moving too quickly.

Senate passes financial rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, sends it to Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate passes financial rescue package for debt-stricken Puerto Rico, sends it to Obama.

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