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AP Top Political News at 7:54 a.m. EDT

Hillary Clinton raising big dollars at tiny fundraisers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A single elevator could have accommodated the donors who recently gathered with Hillary Clinton at home of the Pritzker family in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Small in number, the group was big in largesse, contributing at least $1 million to help elect her and other Democrats this fall....

Obama vows to move quickly to sign Puerto Rico bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Puerto Rico faces a major debt payment, President Barack Obama is vowing to move quickly to sign a last-minute rescue package for the financially-strapped U.S. territory and its 3.5 million Americans....

US officials: Military concerned about transgender timeline
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is poised to announce new rules allowing transgender individuals to serve openly in the U.S. military, amid concerns from senior military leaders who believe the department is moving too fast and has yet to resolve many details, U.S. officials told The Associated Press....

'Move on' from Benghazi? Republicans say it's unlikely
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton says it's "time to move on" after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administration of lethal mistakes, but produced no new evidence pointing to wrongdoing by the former secretary of state....

McConnell's challenge: Save GOP majority in Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is wrestling with an unenviable, arguably impossible task this election year: protecting Senate Republicans from the political upheaval caused by Donald Trump's presidential candidacy....

Trump's 'America First' echoes old isolationist rallying cry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump boils down his foreign policy agenda to two words: "America First."...

Aide: Clinton opposed private emails accessible to 'anybody'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said in a legal proceeding that Clinton did not want the private emails that she mixed in with State Department emails on her private computer server to be accessible to "anybody," according to transcripts released Wednesday....

In ME, Trump strikes back at US Chamber on trade
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- Donald Trump struck back at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wednesday in a mostly rural area in Maine, where his message of economic populism could earn him a vote in the Electoral College....

The Latest: Clinton ads suggest she may compete in Nebraska
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):...

GOP shifting to become the anti-trade party
DENVER (AP) -- Donald Trump's break with conservative economic thinking on free trade comes as Republicans are increasingly relying on older, struggling white voters who are the most skeptical of trade deals and have lost out during an age of globalization....

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