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The Latest: Webb sole Democratic hopeful skipping meeting
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Here are the latest developments Friday from the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, where four Democratic presidential candidates will address the party....

Clinton quietly trying to discourage Biden from a 2016 bid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy....

Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future that the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House....

Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans....

GOP candidate Trump to offer plan to overhaul US tax code
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is promising to offer a plan within a month to overhaul the tax system, calling himself "king of the tax code."...

GOP's Walker promises to aggressively confront terrorism
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says the United States under his leadership would aggressively confront what he describes as "evil" and "radical Islamic terrorism."...

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft....

Things to know: EPA water rules take effect in some states
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday - but only in some states....

Vote tally in favor of Iran deal climbs to 30 in Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic Sen. Tom Carper of Delaware has become the 30th senator to back the Iran nuclear deal, as momentum for the White House-backed agreement grows....

Obama to speak with Jewish groups on Iran deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is using a Friday webcast to try to allay concerns from Jewish communities about the nuclear agreement with Iran....

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