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NEW YORK - St. Patrick's Day festivities were in full swing Sunday with the usual merriment of bagpipes and beer, but political tensions lingered in the northeastern U.S., where city leaders will be conspicuously absent from parades over gay rights issues.
BOSTON - Massachusetts officials who gathered at Boston's annual St. Patrick's Day breakfast Sunday mixed lighthearted political jabs with concern for former mayor Thomas Menino following his disclosure a day before that he'd been diagnosed with an advanced form of cancer.
WASHINGTON - Irish eyes were smiling on the White House a few days early this year.
WASHINGTON - Ireland's prime minister is making his traditional visit to the White House for St. Patrick's Day.