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Updated at 7:59 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Fractious conservatives resisted Paul Ryan's appeals to rally around him for House speaker Wednesday, suggesting fresh trouble ahead in the Republican-on-Republican struggle between pragmatists and purists. The fight has rendered Congress almost dysfunctional and shaken the party's presidential campaign.

Updated at 7:59 PM

DETROIT (AP) " Officials in Michigan are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to answer questions about its oversight of state environmental regulators after elevated blood-lead levels were found in children whose Flint homes received...

Updated at 7:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Joe Biden's storied political career will end much the way it started nearly half a century ago: shaped by crushing personal tragedy that shook his confidence in his own ability to lead.

Updated at 7:57 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) " An outspoken critic of President Barack Obama charged with conspiring to violate mine safety rules before a deadly explosion is under orders not to tell jurors he's being persecuted by Democrats.

Updated at 7:45 PM

BREZICE, Slovenia (AP) " After too many days and nights stuck outside in the rain and cold, tempers are fraying among the tens of thousands of migrants trying to get through the Balkans to the heart of Europe.

Updated at 7:39 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The WikiLeaks organization posted material Wednesday from what appears to be CIA Director John Brennan's personal email account, including a draft security clearance application containing personal information.

Updated at 7:39 PM

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) " A white dwarf star in the Constellation Virgo turns out to be a "death star" worthy of "Star Wars."

Updated at 7:38 PM

HAVANA (AP) " Cuba announced Wednesday that it is launching a long-term plan to preserve its sharks in cooperation with a U.S. environmental group, part of a rapidly accelerating partnership between the two countries aimed at preserving their shared...

Updated at 7:33 PM

HONOLULU (AP) " The University of Hawaii has announced the third Mauna Kea observatory that will be decommissioned, fulfilling the governor's request to remove 25 percent of the telescopes from the mountain.

Updated at 7:32 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The IRS is making it official: The tax agency says it will now recognize same-sex marriages regardless of where they were performed.

Updated at 7:29 PM

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) " Traveling to a region in the throes of a drug abuse crisis, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to use his bully pulpit and federal programs to try to combat the "epidemic" of heroin use and prescription painkiller...

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