Rep. Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., claims victory at the Republican election watch party in Topeka, Kan., Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012.  (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)

Democrat ponders challenge to Jenkins

A Lawrence Democrat is considering challenging GOP incumbent Rep. Lynn Jenkins next year for the 2nd District U.S. House seat of eastern Kansas.…

Obama admin delays major requirement of health law

The Obama administration unexpectedly announced a one-year delay, until 2105, in a central requirement of the new health care law that medium and large companies provide coverage.…
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Appeals court lifts hold on Calif. gay marriages

A federal appeals court says it is lifting its freeze on same-sex marriages in California and the state is required to issue licenses to gay couples starting immediately.…

Senate advances immigration bill to brink

The Senate is on the cusp of approving historic immigration legislation offering citizenship to millions in the U.S. illegally and spending billions of dollars to secure the border.

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Kerry eases Indian worry over talks with Taliban

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the U.S. sympathizes with India’s wariness about talks between the U.S. and the Taliban, whose affiliates have been blamed for attacking Indian reconstruction projects in Afghanistan and the Indian embassy in Kabul.…
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Kan. legislators return, formally end 2013 session

Kansas lawmakers have returned to the Statehouse and made quick work of the ceremonial conclusion of a 2013 session that produced additional tax cuts on top of sweeping changes made a year earlier…

Obama opens 24-hour trip to Germany

President Barack Obama is opening a 24-hour visit to Germany, the culmination of which will be a speech Wednesday at Berlin’s iconic Brandenburg Gate. …
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More anti-government protests occur in Bulgaria

Bulgaria’s prime minister said Monday that Parliament’s appointment of a media mogul as the nation’s security chief was a mistake, but that his government will not resign over it.…