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Cruz's long White House run could mean newfound GOP clout
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- In finishing the Republican presidential race well ahead of Donald Trump's other rivals, Ted Cruz is likely to be a leading GOP voice for the foreseeable future....

Pentagon says fewer sex-assault victims faced retaliation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is lowering its estimate of the number of people it believes have faced retaliation for making claims of sexual assault, arguing that what might sometimes feel like revenge may actually be an attempt to help....

How Trump broke the rules of modern politics, and won anyway
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Polling? Who needs to do that? Fundraising? Can't be bothered. Parse your words? Fuhgetabout it....

Fired up by Sanders, Democrats shift left on health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the Obama administration counting down its final year, many Democrats are finding less to like about the president's health care law, unsure about its place among their party's achievements....

House bill would curb regulation of e-cigarettes, cigars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Vape away....

Ex-Utah Sen. Bob Bennett, ousted in tea party wave, has died
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Former U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett, of Utah, who shied away from the spotlight but earned a reputation as someone who knew how to get things done in Washington, has died. He was 82....

Obama tells Flint residents, 'I've got your back'
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Sipping filtered city water to show it's again drinkable, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all levels of government until every drop of water flowing into homes in Flint, Michigan, is safe to use....

Senate Dems field large roster of women in the Year of Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If 2016 has been the Year of Trump in politics, it may also end up being a new Year of the Woman, if Democrats get their way. And that won't be a coincidence....

Mayors from big cities around globe push climate initiatives
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The mayors of major cities from around the world are banding together to fight global warming by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy....

Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was part of rescue team
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Navy SEAL killed during a firefight in Iraq was part of a quick reaction force that moved in to rescue U.S. military advisers from an Islamic State attack, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The attack triggered a massive coalition air response that destroyed equipment, buildings and killed up to 60 militants....

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