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AP sources: Obama to reveal civilian deaths from drones
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is expected to disclose as early as Friday the number of civilians killed in U.S. military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took office and will issue an executive order that makes protecting civilians a more integral part of planning U.S. military operations, according to activists and other individuals familiar with the report....

Clinton and Lynch met privately at Phoenix airport
NEW YORK (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton's email use as secretary of state....

Obama quickly signs Puerto Rico financial rescue bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama signed a rescue package on Thursday for financially strapped Puerto Rico, which is facing more than $70 billion in debt and a major payment due Friday....

About 1.6M drop-outs from health law coverage this year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- About 1.6 million people who signed up for coverage this year under President Barack Obama's health care law dropped out by the end of March, according to administration figures released late Thursday....

Trump talks trade at shuttered NH factory
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump talked trade at a shuttered New Hampshire factory on Thursday, putting a more personal spin on his vow to rip up the nation's trade deals and impose new tariffs in an effort to revive local manufacturing jobs....

War cry: Trump opening acts raise eyebrows, pump up crowds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservative radio host and columnist Howie Carr, opening for Donald Trump at a presidential campaign rally in Maine, brought up Hillary Clinton and her potential running mate, Sen. Elizabeth Warren....

OBAMA LEGACY: Immigration stands as most glaring failure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hours after the Supreme Court sent his immigration policy into legal limbo, President Barack Obama huddled around a long conference table in the Roosevelt Room with disappointed activists. The president looked out at familiar faces, some teary. It had been a long and tough fight, Obama said, and he had taken some beatings - even from supporters who "whupped on me good."...

For Clinton, tiny fundraisers equal big campaign money
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A single elevator could have accommodated the donors who recently gathered with Hillary Clinton at the Pritzker family home in Chicago's Gold Coast neighborhood. Small in number, the group was big in largesse, contributing at least $1 million to help elect her and other Democrats this fall....

Illinois lawmakers, governor OK stopgap spending deal
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois lawmakers approved a partial spending plan Thursday that would ensure schools stay open another year and give colleges and human service programs funding for six months, a rare bipartisan accomplishment but one that won't end the yearlong gridlock on a full budget....

Obama signs bill easing access to government records
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama signed into law Thursday measures to give the public greater access to government documents and records under the nearly half-century-old Freedom of Information Act....

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