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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry continues to try to get Iraqi leaders to overhaul the Shiite-led government in an effort to deflate a raging Sunni insurgency. Kerry is back in Iraq for a second day today, hoping that support from the autonomous Kurdish region will force Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki to cede more power to Sunni and Kurdish minorities and avoid a civil war.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Polls will be open in a few hours in seven states, which are holding primaries today. Colorado and Maryland will pick candidates for governor. Republicans in Oklahoma choose a nominee who'll be favored to succeed retiring Sen. Tom Coburn. Utah has legislative primaries, and in South Carolina there is a Republican runoff for lieutenant governor.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the IRS says he's seen no evidence that anyone committed a crime when the agency lost emails that might shed light on the agency's targeting of political groups. But Republicans in Congress aren't buying Monday's testimony from IRS Commissioner John Koskinen (KAHS'-kihn-ihn). Today lawmakers will hear from a White House official who once worked for the IRS.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Only small waves measuring several inches hit coastal communities after a strong earthquake near Alaska's Aleutian Islands triggered a tsunami warning Monday. The magnitude-7.9 earthquake was centered about 1,400 miles southwest of Anchorage. There were no reports of damage.

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A debris field at the bottom of Lake Michigan may be the remains of a long-lost vessel commanded by a 17th-century French explorer. Shipwreck hunter Steve Libert has been hunting for decades for Sieur de La Salle's Griffin — believed to be the first ship of European design to sail the upper Great Lakes. Libert says his crew found the debris this month about 120 feet from the spot where they removed a wooden slab a year ago.

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