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Trump, Clinton angle for advantage in politics of gender
WASHINGTON (AP) -- She has no stamina. She shouts. She's got nothing going for her but being a woman....

GOP race shifts California's political fault lines
BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) -- The Republican Party in California has been riven for decades between those who want to tack to the ideological center to expand its diminishing appeal and those who want it to enforce conservative purity. But the prospect of Donald Trump clinching the nomination in the Golden State has scrambled the party's political fault lines in advance of its pivotal June primary, forging unexpected alliances that blur those longstanding divisions....

Supreme Court trying to find its way after Scalia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?...

Former California Gov. Pete Wilson endorses Ted Cruz
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a key pickup for his California campaign, Ted Cruz is being endorsed by former Gov. Pete Wilson....

CA convention is a homecoming of sorts for Carly Fiorina
BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) -- When Carly Fiorina speaks to the California Republican party convention at a hotel outside San Francisco airport Saturday night, it will be a homecoming of sorts for the newly-minted vice presidential candidate....

President Barack Obama's last chance to zing Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will get one more chance on Saturday to poke fun at fellow politicians, the press and himself as he attends his final White House Correspondents' Dinner....

Senate candidate paid relative $170K for past campaign work
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana Senate candidate who has railed against out-of-control government spending paid his brother-in-law nearly $170,000 to manage the finances of his congressional campaign. The relative worked as a car salesman and actor but had no experience rounding up political donations....

Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary
BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported....

Pennsylvania GOP delegates voice strong support for Trump
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A solid majority of Pennsylvania Republicans elected as delegates to the GOP's presidential nominating convention in Cleveland say they intend to vote for the candidate who won a thumping primary victory in their state - Donald Trump....

16 blamed for mistakes in deadly US attack on Afghan clinic
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Human error, violations of combat rules and untimely equipment failures led to the mistaken U.S. aerial attack on a charity-run hospital in Afghanistan last fall that killed 42 people, a senior American general said. Investigators called the attack a "disproportional response to a threat that didn't exist."...

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