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Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American intelligence agencies have concluded that the Islamic State group is no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago....

What's considered 'classified' is a judgment call
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. The inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community recently alerted the Justice Department about classified information included improperly on email that went through a home server Clinton used in lieu of the official State Department email system....

Trump's call for mass deportations runs into messy realities
NEW YORK (AP) -- In one of his first forays into policy as a presidential candidate, Republican Donald Trump calls for the deportation of all 11 million people estimated to be living in the country illegally while allowing the "really good people" to return....

In Miami, Clinton set to call for lifting Cuba embargo
MIAMI (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is expected Friday to urge Congress to lift the trade embargo on Cuba....

Congress heading on vacation, putting off messy decisions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional lawmakers are heading for recess and leaving behind a pile of unfinished business....

Democrats far behind GOP in raising money for '16 super PACs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six months into the 2016 race for president, Democrats are barely in the conversation when it comes to the groups known as super PACs....

News Guide: Super PACs land wealthy donors to fund 2016 bids
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly all of the contenders for president are encouraging their deep-pocketed donors to give not just to their campaigns, but to groups known as super PACs, as well....

Congress passes 3-month highway, transit aid patch
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress sent President Barack Obama a three-month bill to keep highway and transit money flowing to states on Thursday, one day before the deadline for a cutoff of funds....

4 Democrats get behind Obama's Iran nuclear deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Four Democrats, including one who represents an American hostage in Iran, said Thursday they would support the Iran nuclear deal in a major boost for President Barack Obama....

Clinton charity donors surge amid Hillary Clinton's campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new list of donors to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation shows a marked surge in donations and the numbers of contributors to the family charity in the first half of this year - at the same time that Hillary Rodham Clinton ramped up her campaign for the presidency....

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This image made from gun-camera video taken on July 4, 2015 and released by United States Central Command shows an airstrike on a bridge near Islamic State group-held Raqqa, Syria, that was a key transit route for the militants. After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded. (U.S. Central Command via AP) AP Photo

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News Guide: Super PACs land wealthy donors to fund 2016 bids

Democrats far behind GOP in raising money for '16 super PACs

What's considered 'classified' is a judgment call

Clinton and Bush to offer views on saving America's cities

Bush calls courtship of minority voters integral to campaign

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Sanders rallies supporters in nationwide simulcast

Christie campaign asks FEC for disclosure extension

Million-dollar donors lift Jeb Bush's presidential ambitions