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Trump shifts to new campaign phase, dismisses GOP critics
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nomination virtually in hand, is signaling a new phase of his outsider campaign, searching for a running mate who could help him govern and reaching out to one-time competitors in an effort to heal the fractured Republican Party....

Trump would need to sway broader group of voters in November
DENVER (AP) -- Nomination within his grasp, Donald Trump would need to win over a broader group of voters in November beyond those who have helped clear the Republican presidential field for him....

As Trump wins, Clinton exploring how to win Republicans
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- With Donald Trump all but clinching the Republican nomination for president, Hillary Clinton is beginning to explore ways to woo Republicans turned off by the brash billionaire....

Exit poll: Indiana GOP voters pick Trump, but party divided
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump called for GOP unity after his Indiana primary victory Tuesday night, but exit polls suggest he's facing a significant intraparty rift....

The Latest: Trump says he'll accept small contributions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):...

Coalition vows to build up further against Islamic State
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- An international coalition leading the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq agreed Wednesday to accelerate their contributions but did not publicly specify what those would be. The group also called on Iraqi leaders to reconcile political differences....

Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination....

Warren unleashes Twitter storm on Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senator Elizabeth Warren has taken to Twitter to attack what she calls presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's "toxic stew of hatred & insecurity."...

Obama visiting Flint for first time since water crisis began
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is set to meet with residents of Flint, Michigan, to hear how they're managing after lead from old pipes tainted their drinking water....

Government report: Crime dropped overall in nation's schools
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation....

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