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Emails show top officials aware of Clinton's private address
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department late Tuesday night....

Backers of Bush nonprofit include banks, schools, lottery
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Big-time donors to a nonprofit educational group founded by Jeb Bush, disclosed for the first time Wednesday, highlight the intersection between Bush's roles in the worlds of business, policy and politics years before he began running for president. Bush provided the names to The Associated Press....

FACT CHECK: When Chris Christie tells it like it isn't
SANDOWN, N.H. (AP) -- Chris Christie certainly tells it like he sees it. That's not to say he always tells it like it is....

US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press....

Dempsey: No shortcuts in Syria rebel vetting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. hopes to boost a faltering program for training moderate Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State, but it will not compromise on the standards it has used to weed out problematic volunteers, Pentagon leaders said Wednesday....

Poll: Approval for Supreme Court health care decision
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new poll finds that most Americans approve of the recent Supreme Court decision preserving the health care law's subsidized insurance premiums for people in all 50 states....

Photos, social media now allowed on White House tours
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Want to take a picture inside the White House Blue Room? Well, it's now OK to pull out your cellphone or camera and press "shoot."...

The Latest: Cuba embassy plan riles Republican hopefuls
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and Cuba will open embassies in their capital cities after more than 50 years of hostilities between the two countries. The latest developments (all times local):...

Overcoming hostilities, US and Cuba to open embassies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After more than a half-century of hostility, the United States and Cuba declared Wednesday they will reopen embassies in each other's capitals this month, marking a historic full restoration of diplomatic relations between the Cold War foes....

Confidential UN report positive on Iran nuclear commitments
VIENNA (AP) -- Iran has met a key commitment under a preliminary nuclear deal setting up the current talks on a final agreement, leaving it with several tons less of the material it could use to make weapons, according to a U.N. report issued Wednesday....

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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2014, then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the deadly September attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Senior Obama administration officials, including the White House chief of staff, knew as early as 2009 that Hillary Rodham Clinton was using a private email address for her government correspondence, according to some 3,000 pages of correspondence released by the State Department late Tuesday night, June 20, 2015. But it's unclear whether the officials realized Clinton, now the leading Democratic presidential candidate, was running her email from a server located in her home in Chappaqua, N.Y., a potential security risk and violation of administration policy. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Up to the Minute
Clinton set to raise $45M in gifts both small _ and large

Emails show top officials aware of Clinton's private address

FACT CHECK: When Chris Christie tells it like it isn't

Bush likely earned less, paid higher tax rate than Clintons

Texas Democrats scrapping 'Two-Step' presidential primary

Backers of Bush nonprofit include banks, schools, lottery

Maine governor backs Christie for president

Ben Carson campaign says it raised $8.3M in past 3 months

A closer look at Jeb Bush's tax returns, personal finances

Who is in, and about to get in, the GOP race for president

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