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Trump to deliver energy policy speech in North Dakota
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump will deliver his first policy speech on energy on Thursday, hours after locking up enough delegates to secure the GOP nomination....

House-Senate talks begin on Obama's Zika funding request.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP-controlled House has moved to officially begin talks on legislation to fund the fight against the Zika virus, but lawmakers immediately left town for the Memorial Day recess with no visible progress toward a compromise....

Clinton says IG report won't affect her presidential bid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton contends a new government audit critical of her use of a private email server as secretary of state won't affect her Democratic presidential campaign....

Trump on top: He reaches magic number to clinch nomination
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president Thursday, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and set the stage for a bitter fall campaign....

Mister 1,237: North Dakota delegate puts Trump over the top
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Trandem wanted to be the delegate who would put Donald Trump over the top, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination....

Obama defends his nuclear record on eve of Hiroshima visit
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- On the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima, President Barack Obama is defending the vigor of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons. He says he will use his visit to the Japanese memorial site on Friday to underscore "the sense of urgency that we all should have."...

Obama: World leaders rightfully 'rattled' by Trump
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs....

GOP conservatives scuttle spending bill over LGBT rights
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservatives angered by the inclusion of LGBT protections in an otherwise routine spending bill scuttled the measure Thursday in a stark display of the potency of a civil rights issue suddenly prominent in the presidential race and responsible for a legal standoff between the Obama administration and several states....

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of the 2016 race for the White House
The candidates in the race for the White House are making the case to voters across the country in a fight to win the Republican and Democratic nominations. Here's a look, as seen in images made by Associated Press photographers on the campaign trail....

Report traces arc of Hillary Clinton server, agency failures
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight days before Hillary Clinton took office as secretary of state in January 2009, an aide to former President Bill Clinton quietly registered a new internet address for the couple. That trivial but deliberate online purchase is the earliest known hint of the private email system that now plagues the presumptive Democratic nominee's presidential campaign....

AP Photo
FILE - In this May 24, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event in Albuquerque, N.M. According to an AP count: Trump has reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. Trump, the only remaining GOP candidate left in the race, will go on to accept the nomination at the party's national convention in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File) AP Photo/Brennan Linsley

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Trump thanks North Dakota delegates for helping him clinch GOP nomination; says Clinton 'can't close the deal'

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Trump on top: He reaches magic number to clinch nomination

Trump to deliver energy policy speech in North Dakota

Libertarian Gary Johnson to never-Trumpers: 'I'm it'

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of the 2016 race for the White House

Trump wins the Republican nomination for president

Trump says he gave himself aliases often in business

United Auto Workers union endorses Hillary Clinton

Elizabeth Warren emerges as potent Clinton ally, Trump foil

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