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Trump, Clinton all but certain to face off in fall campaign
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Once dismissed as a fringe contender, businessman Donald Trump now is all but certain to lead the Republican Party into the fall presidential campaign against Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton - a stunning political triumph for a first-time candidate whose appeal to frustrated voters was widely underestimated....

Exit poll: Indiana GOP voters pick Trump, but party divided
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump called for GOP unity after his Indiana primary victory Tuesday night, but exit polls suggest he's facing a significant intraparty rift....

As Trump wins, Clinton exploring how to win over Republicans
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- With Donald Trump all but clinching the Republican nomination for president, Hillary Clinton is beginning to explore ways to woo Republicans turned off by the brash billionaire....

US Defense Sec'y Carter: Campaign against IS 'far from over'
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- The combat death of an American Navy SEAL in Iraq shows that despite recent gains against the Islamic State in Iraq, "this fight is far from over," U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday....

Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination....

Warren unleashes Twitter storm on Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senator Elizabeth Warren has taken to Twitter to attack what she calls presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's "toxic stew of hatred & insecurity."...

Obama visiting Flint for first time since water crisis began
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is set to meet with residents of Flint, Michigan, to hear how they're managing after lead from old pipes tainted their drinking water....

Government report: Crime dropped overall in nation's schools
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation....

Sanders: Clinton team thinks race 'is over. They're wrong'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bernie Sanders said Tuesday that his primary bid against Hillary Clinton was far from over, pointing to his victory in Indiana and strength in upcoming races as a sign of his durability in the presidential campaign....

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- The combat death of a U.S. Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants....

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a primary night news conference, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) AP Photo/Mary Altaffer

Up to the Minute
Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination

Sanders: Clinton team thinks race 'is over. They're wrong'

Indiana GOP voters chose Rep. Todd Young as Senate nominee

Sanders wins Democratic presidential primary in Indiana

Cruz exits Republican race for president

Donald Trump wins Republican presidential primary in Indiana

Indiana voters get their say in high-stakes primary

Trump repeats unsubstantiated claim Cruz dad has Oswald ties

Q&A: Sanders' long-shot bid to clinch Democratic nomination

Donald Trump far behind in preparing for general election

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