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A prominent gay Republican group is hesitantly backing Mitt Romney for president, calling it the right decision for the nation even as it slams his opposition to gay marriage and civil unions.

Log Cabin Republicans says it’s supporting Mr. Romney to put America and the economy first, but is only offering him a “qualified endorsement.” The group says it will focus its efforts instead on House and Senate candidates.

In its endorsement, Log Cabin Republicans says Mr. Romney might not be the candidate for voters who prioritize gay and lesbian issues. The group has long been critical of Mr. Romney and says it will continue challenging his support for a federal amendment banning gay marriage.

INTELLIGENCE

Guilty plea expected in ex-CIA officer’s leak case

A former CIA officer accused of leaking the names of covert operatives to journalists is expected to enter a guilty plea as part of a plea deal.

A change of plea hearing was scheduled for Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria for John Kiriakou. He initially pleaded not guilty to the charges that he disclosed the names of two covert CIA operatives.

The apparent change comes shortly after Mr. Kiriakou lost a key pretrial ruling that established a lower legal burden for prosecutors to prove their case.

MEDIA

MTV featuring Obama interview live on Friday

NEW YORK — MTV says it will air a live 30-minute interview with President Obama across its various networks and platforms on Friday at 5 p.m. Eastern time and on tape delay at 5 p.m. Pacific time.

Viewers are being invited to submit questions for the president on MTV’s Facebook page.

MTV News correspondent Sway Calloway will interview Mr. Obama at the White House, while Andrew Jenks will be reporting from a Washington-area college campus.

The interview will air on five different networks, MTV.com and its mobile platform.

COLORADO

Suspected noncitizens found on voter rolls

DENVER — Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler says 300 more suspected noncitizens have been found on the state’s voter rolls.

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