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AP Top Political News At 7:23 p.m. EDT

Senate blocks GOP bill to halt Planned Parenthood fed funds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes - a potential government shutdown that could echo into next year's presidential and congressional elections....

5 things to know about the fight over Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans lost Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers....

GOP face off in early-state forum is also a debate preview
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faces off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season....

The Latest: Illegal immigration early focus of GOP forum
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The Republican Party's jam-packed presidential class faced off Monday night in New Hampshire, where more than a dozen White House hopefuls aim to warm up for the first full-fledged debate of the primary season....

Obama's power plant climate plan shifts to courts, states
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sought to clamp down Monday on power plant emissions with a federal plan that - if successful - would attempt to slow global warming by dramatically shifting the way Americans get and use electricity....

Obama power plant rules spark 2016 fight over climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's sweeping new power plant regulations are thrusting the divisive debate over climate change into the race for the White House, with candidates in both parties seeing an opportunity to capitalize....

Wealthy conservatives cap Koch brothers weekend with pledges
DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) -- One by one, the wealthy conservative donors stood up Monday and pledged millions of dollars to the favorite causes of billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch....

Texas attorney general accused of lying to investors
McKINNEY, Texas (AP) -- Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton had an investment opportunity: a tech startup making data servers. He told people he had put his own money into Servergy Inc., according to prosecutors, and helped persuade a state lawmaker and another wealthy businessman to buy more than $100,000 in shares....

Task force urges more research into child autism screening
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A government task force says more research is needed to determine if toddlers should be screened for autism even if check-ups or parents haven't spotted developmental problems - despite guidelines from other health groups that urge such screening....

US begins armed drone flights from Turkey
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military is expanding its combat role in Syria in defense of coalition-backed rebels, conducting armed drone missions into Syria from an air base in Turkey and imposing new rules allowing the U.S. to defend rebels against attacks from any hostile force, including the Assad government....

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Obama's power plant climate plan shifts to courts, states

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard Schweiker dies at 89

US begins armed drone flights from Turkey

Texas attorney general accused of lying to investors

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Senate roll vote on Planned Parenthood

Ex-President George HW Bush tweets about fall, neck injury

IRS: No new rules for political groups before 2016 election

AP election polling project wins Knight Foundation grant