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Trump to make quick trip to Mexico before immigration speech
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) -- In a surprise move, Donald Trump will travel to Mexico on Wednesday to meet with President Enrique Pena Nieto, just hours before the Republican delivers a highly anticipated speech on immigration....

McCain defeats Republican challengers to win Arizona primary
PHOENIX (AP) -- Sen. John McCain beat back a primary challenge Tuesday from a Republican tea party activist to win the right to seek a sixth term in November in a race that has been inundated with questions about GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump....

The Latest: Trump says immigrants taking minorities' jobs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

Rubio, Murphy win Florida's Senate primaries
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Republican Sen. Marco Rubio and Democratic U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy each easily won their Senate primaries Tuesday, setting up a November showdown that's guaranteed to be nasty as each party grapples for a majority in the chamber....

Metro Phoenix's sheriff wins primary in bid for 7th term
PHOENIX (AP) -- The sheriff for metropolitan Phoenix trounced three rivals Tuesday to win his Republican primary in what could be the toughest campaign in his 24 years in office as he faces a storm of legal troubles stemming from his immigration patrols....

The Latest: Election official struggles to keep her job
PHOENIX (AP) -- The Latest on Arizona's primary election (all times local):...

An emotional Bill Clinton eyes possible exit from foundation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When Bill Clinton told the staff of his global charity he would have to step down if Hillary Clinton won the White House, he was vividly clear about how that felt: Worse than a root canal, he said....

Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama cut short on Tuesday the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses....

Feds distribute $53 million to fight opioid problem
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says it will distribute $53 million to 44 states in an effort to curb opioid abuse....

Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according to FBI interviews with his flight instructors....

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