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Advice to Democrats: Don’t say ‘recovery’

Democratic strategist James Carville and then co-host of CNN's "Crossfire" speaks to the media in this Wednesday, July 28, 2004 file photo taken at the FleetCenter in Boston during the Democratic National Convention. An election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don’t talk about the economic recovery. It’s a political loser. Carville and others wrote that in head-to-head polling tests the mere mention of the word `recovery’ is trumped by a Republican assertion that the Obama administration has had six years to get the economy moving and its policies haven’t worked.(AP Photo/Victoria Arocho, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election-year memo to Democratic candidates: Don’t talk about the economic recovery. It’s a political loser.

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Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

President Barack Obama speaks about health care, Thursday, April 17, 2014, in the briefing room of the White House in Washington. The president said eight million have signed up for health insurance under Affordable Care Act.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and offered new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.

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Defend ‘Obamacare’ unabashedly, some Democrats say

President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The president spoke about health care overhaul and the situation in Ukraine.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s full-throated defense of his health care overhaul seems perfectly timed for Democrats who want their party to embrace the law more enthusiastically.

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Ukraine 2022 Olympic bid on hold but still alive

In this Friday, Feb. 21, 2014, file photo Ukraine's relay team Vita Semerenko, Juliya Dzhyma, Olena Pidhrushna and Valj Semerenko, from left, celebrate with a Ukrainian flag with writings on it after winning the gold during the women's biathlon 4x6k relay, at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of holding the Winter Olympics in the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn’t given up on its bid for the 2022 Games. Lviv remains among the five contenders in what is turning into a very unstable race, vying with Almaty, Kazakhstan; Beijing; Krakow, Poland; and Oslo. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky, File)

LONDON (AP) — With the crisis in Ukraine escalating by the day, the prospect of the Winter Olympics going to the former Soviet republic seems hard to imagine. Yet, the western Ukrainian city of Lviv hasn’t given up on its bid for the 2022 Games.

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Flavio Roda stays in charge of sports federation

BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Flavio Roda has been re-elected president of the Italian Winter Sports Federation, winning over half the votes.

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