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AP Top Political News at 9:02 a.m. EDT

Trump says he was surprised by Paul Ryan's rebuff
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump said Friday he was surprised by House Speaker Paul Ryan's rebuff of him as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee....

AP Analysis: For Republicans fearing Trump, Ryan offers out
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Within the span of a single hour, Donald Trump gave Republicans wary of his presidential nomination yet another reason to worry - and House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to give them a way out....

Carson says he's 'very disappointed' with Ryan's stance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he was "personally very disappointed" to hear House Speaker Paul Ryan withhold his support for Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee....

Democratic advertising blitz awaits GOP's Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Long before Donald Trump swatted away his Republican presidential rivals, his likely Democratic opponent and her allies began laying traps for him....

Trump's Cinco de Mayo post draws ire from some Latinos
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump's social media post on Thursday to mark Cinco de Mayo immediately went viral, spawning criticism from some Latino groups that found it offensive and pandering....

House Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to back Donald Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the GOP....

The Latest: GOP chairman backs Trump, breaking with speaker
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times Eastern):...

GOP states benefiting from shift to wind and solar energy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If there's a War on Coal, it's increasingly clear which side is winning....

With Cruz out, social conservative leaders rethink Trump
NEW YORK (AP) -- With their champion, Sen. Ted Cruz, now out of the presidential race, groups opposing abortion and same-sex marriage say they'll bide their time and warily assess Donald Trump before deciding whether to back him as the Republican nominee....

Warning against Trump, Clinton urges Democrats to unite
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hillary Clinton urged Democrats on Thursday to unite around her candidacy as a way of fending off Republican Donald Trump, telling black community leaders that her advantage over Bernie Sanders far outpaces the deficit she faced in the 2008 primaries....

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