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BOSTON (AP) — Boston police plan to increase patrols near the finish line of the upcoming Boston Marathon. The decision follows the arrest of a man yesterday with a rice cooker in his backpack. The suspect's mother says he has a mental disorder. He faces charges including possession of a hoax device. Monday's run is expected to draw 36,000 runners and a million spectators.

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says President Barack Obama is attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration. Cantor says the president called him today to discuss immigration overhaul. Obama supports a bipartisan Senate reform bill that House leaders won't bring up for a vote.

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The state of Arkansas has been taken to court over a new law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas filed suit on behalf of four voters it says will be harmed by the law. Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe vetoed the measure, but lawmakers overrode his objection with simple majority votes in the House and Senate.

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The death toll from the massive mudslide that hit the Washington town of Oso last month has risen to 39. Three more bodies discovered yesterday and Monday have been identified. Seven people are still listed as missing.

NEW YORK (AP) — A new federal study finds that complications from diabetes like heart attacks and strokes are plummeting, despite an epidemic of the disease. There have also been drastic declines in diabetes-related kidney failure and amputations. The credit is given to expanded insurance coverage and treatment. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention research is reported in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.

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