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The Latest: Trump ramps up NH schedule ahead of primary
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The Latest on the race for the White House with one day to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):...

Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine, develop diagnostic tests and improve support for low-income pregnant women....

Sanders asked to drop American Legion emblem from campaign
The American Legion has asked the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to "cease and desist" from using the organization's emblem in campaign fliers....

Clinton making a personal pitch to New Hampshire voters
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- From a Michigan pulpit to New Hampshire's town halls, Hillary Clinton is working to establish a personal connection with voters as she faces an increasingly difficult struggle against Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination....

Elizabeth Warren's hard choice in Democrats' White House run
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Coveted but coy, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is staying painstakingly neutral in the Democratic presidential contest for now, frustrating supporters of Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders while awaiting the right moment to lay her considerable chits on the table....

Cruz, 'super' PACs pummeled Trump on Iowa airwaves with ads
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has given a list of reasons for his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, including a failure to invest in boosting voter-turnout and claiming that Ted Cruz "stole" the win. But with voting fast approaching in New Hampshire, data from political advertising tracker Kantar Media reveal another possible explanation: Trump got pummeled on TV....

Political tourists flock to New Hampshire for up-close view
SALEM, N.H. (AP) -- Ann and Jon Vitti hopped on a flight from Los Angeles to snowy New Hampshire last week to witness first-hand what they can't see on their TV: The more personal side of presidential politics....

Obamas seek better WiFi service for next first couple
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says one improvement he'd like to make at the White House for his successor is to upgrade the WiFi system....

Timing is everything: Obama's budget same day as NH primary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The main thing to know about President Barack Obama's final, $4 trillion budget is that it comes on the same day as the New Hampshire primary, ensuring it gets minimal attention with all the focus on the White House contenders....

Sanders campaign plans clash with political realities
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- Bernie Sanders promises voters a "political revolution" that will fundamentally remake the American economy and its education and health care systems....

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