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Companies crucial to energy exploration abandon $34B merger
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department says two companies crucial to the business of U.S. energy exploration have abandoned their planned $34 billion merger....

Campaign rumbles into Indiana with underdogs struggling
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- The 2016 presidential campaign rumbled through Indiana Sunday focused on Tuesday's critical primary, even as front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump itched to fully engage in the one-on-one battle they cast as inevitable....

The Latest: Trump predicts win, with or without united GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign ahead of Tuesday's high-stakes Indiana primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time):...

Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before enrolling at Harvard University in 2017, a year later than had been widely expected, the president and his wife said in a long-awaited announcement Sunday....

Things to know about a gap year, when students take time off
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's daughter Malia is taking a year off after graduating from high school before attending Harvard University as part of an expanding program for students known as a "gap year."...

Trump gets outside help for potential GOP convention battle
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has a Plan B if he's faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he's called "corrupt."...

James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path....

From new to old, some of the gun safety features over time
Daytona Beach, Florida-based iGun Technology Corp. has been developing a "smart gun," a firearm that uses a ring with a chip in it to send a signal to a circuit board embedded in the firearm so that only an authorized user can fire the gun....

Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time - wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered....

Obama, first lady review library design proposals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is reviewing design proposals for his future presidential library from the seven architectural firms chosen as finalists....

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