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Trump signs pledge to back GOP's 2016 presidential nominee
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid Thursday and vowed to support the Republican Party's nominee - whoever it may be....

Clinton aides says 2016 bid hurt by email controversy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to more fully address questions about her use of a private email server as secretary of state starting this month, part of an acknowledgment by her campaign that her presidential bid has been hurt by the heavy focus on the controversy over the summer....

New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday....

Army suspends operations at 9 labs due to Anthrax probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Army Secretary John McHugh is suspending operations at four Defense Department laboratories that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to correct problems that led to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to dozens of labs around the country and the world....

Democratic support piles up for Iran nuclear deal in Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Now a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained critical backing from three more Democratic senators Thursday, boosting White House hopes of blocking a disapproval resolution in the Senate so the president wouldn't have to veto it....

Pondering 2016 campaign, Biden sticks close to Obama
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Exploring a presidential campaign, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday offered a robust defense of a nuclear accord with Iran strongly backed by the White House, the latest sign of his work to present himself as a natural heir to President Barack Obama....

Clinton camp urged ex-State Dept. employee to testify
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to appear before a House investigative panel, but the staffer has said he will assert his constitutional right not to testify....

House Dems ask pope to address poor, environment in US visit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Democrats are pushing Pope Francis to address the minimum wage, hunger and the environment in his historic speech to Congress later this month, hoping his embrace will give momentum to three party priorities....

Cruz blames Obama for climate of violence against police
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Ted Cruz is holding President Barack Obama responsible for a climate of violence against police. The Republican presidential contender says Obama and his administration demonize law enforcement....

Ethics panel investigating Rep. Mike Honda of California
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic Rep. Mike Honda of California remains under scrutiny by the House Ethics Committee for allegations that he had congressional aides perform campaign work when they were supposed to be working on government business....

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