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West Virginia’s Joe Manchin to Remain in Senate

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Sunday he will forgo a run for governor, vowing instead to remain in the Senate.

Sunday Talk Preview: More Entrants for 2016

The 2016 race is expected to be discussed on this Sunday's news shows, as the past week saw Hillary Clinton and Marco Rubio launch their campaigns for president. Here are the guest lineups, as compiled by the Associated Press:

Immigration Debate Very Much Alive on Campaign Trail

Immigration has disappeared from the agenda in Washington, but on the presidential campaign trail, it is very much alive, with candidates in both parties mindful of the growing importance of the Hispanic voting bloc.

Chris Christie Reminded of New Jersey’s Fiscal Woes

Gov. Chris Christie had to contend with bad fiscal news in the middle of a swing through New Hampshire as the Republican seeks momentum behind a possible 2016 run.

Ohio Settles Dispute Over Early Voting System

Ohio officials have reached a settlement with voter-rights groups over the election schedule in one of the nation’s most closely-watched presidential swing states.

Capital Journal Friday PM: Immigration Bedevils GOP in Bid for Hispanics | Obama Affirms Support for Trade Deals | Mapping the U.S. Electorate

This is the Friday afternoon newsletter from The Wall Street Journal's Washington bureau, providing a rundown of the biggest news stories of the day and exclusive features from the week on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

New Signs of Danger for Americans in Pakistan

On April 16, in the volatile Pakistani megacity of Karachi, gunmen shot a 55-year-old American woman named Debra Lobo. They attacked her as she drove home from her job as an administrator at a medical college. Luckily, Ms. Lobo survived.

Marco Rubio Passes on Chance to Take a Shot at ‘Non-Candidate’ Jeb Bush

At his first public event after declaring himself a 2016 presidential candidate, Sen. Marco Rubio took full rhetorical advantage of his new official status to dodge a question about a yet-undeclared rival, presumptive GOP frontrunner Jeb Bush.

Nigeria’s Election Could Serve as Model for Other African Nations

Doug Heye: Nigeria's election could be the start of a new chapter in which peace becomes the core of a formerly bloody democratic process.

In Age of Apple Watch, Are Americans Souring on Technology?

Jay Campbell and Jeff Horwitt: Younger Americans generally show a greater comfort level with technology than older people, but 51% of 18-to-34-year-olds believe that the growing reliance on technology is bad.

What to Watch at New Hampshire GOP Candidate ‘Cattle Call’

What to watch at the Republican presidential candidate "cattle call" in New Hampshire Friday and Saturday: Will Jeb Bush or Scott Walker can cement a place at the top of the pack, will a second-tier candidate break out, and can Chris Christie regain lost momentum?

Obama to Hold Press Conference With Italian Prime Minister

President Obama will hold a press conference Friday, starting at 11:50 a.m. ET, with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.

Capital Journal Daybreak: ‘Fast Track’ Trade Bill Triggers Democratic Discord | A Finance Twist’s Role in Election 2016

The Wall Street Journal's morning rundown of the biggest news stories and exclusive features from Washington on politics, policy, financial regulation, defense and more.

2016 Hopeful Scott Walker Loses Altitude With Wisconsin Voters

Running for president doesn't always sit well with the voters back home. Gov. Scott Walker is the latest likely White House hopeful to see his in-state support dip as he makes nice with Republican primary voters outside Wisconsin.

Mitch McConnell Says He Will Allow Senate Vote on Ex-Im

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he opposes reauthorizing the Export Import Bank, but will allow a vote on the contentious federal agency on the Senate floor later this year.

The Disconnect Between Crime Rates and Support for Gun Rights

Andrew Kohut: Over the past 25 years or so, there has been a divergence between American perceptions about crime and actual crime rates.

Video: How Hillary Clinton’s New Campaign Differs From 2008

Hillary Clinton's first trip back to Iowa this week as a presidential candidate was low-key. WSJ's Peter Nicholas discusses how the campaign is correcting moves they view as strategic mistakes of her 2008 race.

Rick Perry, in New Hampshire, Decries 1980 Olympic Boycott

Rick Perry said Colorado's legalization of marijuana was a mistake and the former Texas governor decried the U.S. boycott of the 1980 Olympics in a "youth town hall summit" in New Hampshire that largely attracted an older audience.

Carly Fiorina Cites Corporate Chops in Possible 2016 Run

Carly Fiorina waved off concerns about whether she is ready to conduct foreign policy if elected president, pointing to her experience as a top corporate executive as she called for the U.S. to take a harder line with Iran.

White House Shows No Signs of Saying ‘Genocide’

The White House signaled Thursday that President Barack Obama won't use the word "genocide" to describe the killing of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Empire — continuing to break a longstanding pledge.

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