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In Hiroshima, Obama honors 'silent cry' of bombing victims
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- President Barack Obama paid tribute Friday to the "silent cry" of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon "the logic of fear" that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons....

Colorado governor's book raises Clinton veep speculation
DENVER (AP) -- John Hickenlooper, Colorado's term-limited Democratic governor, released a candid autobiography and is doing the book talk rounds this week, reviving speculation that he is positioning himself to join Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign ticket....

Moments from Trump's rise in chaotic GOP race, now settled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nicknames. The outrage. The rallies - and the protests....

DNC holding forums on convention platform around country
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Seeking to defuse tensions, the Democratic National Committee said Friday it will hold public hearings around the country to develop the platform for its summer convention, a focal point for supporters of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders....

Dump Trump? Some millennials aren't so sure
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) -- Brendan De Regla drove three hours and waited in line for half a day to see Donald Trump speak at a rally in Southern California....

Trump shifts to Clinton after claiming GOP delegate majority
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Presidential candidate Donald Trump, armed at last with a majority of the Republican Party's delegates, is celebrating by shifting his attention toward the general election while his likely Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, remains locked in a divisive primary contest....

Donald Trump breaks with nation's only Latina governor
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- It was a stunning rebuke - even by Donald Trump's standards - aimed at the nation's only Latina governor at a political rally in her home state of New Mexico....

Text of Obama's speech at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
Text of President Barack Obama's remarks Friday at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park about the U.S. atomic bombing, the legacy of World War II and nuclear weapons, as delivered:...

The Latest: Obama greets atomic bomb survivors in Hiroshima
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Hiroshima, Japan (all times local):...

Libertarian Gary Johnson to never-Trumpers: 'I'm it'
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- He has virtually no money, no strategy to compete in battleground states and no plan to stop talking about his drug use....

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