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Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly toward the general election with his likely Democratic opponent locked in a divisive primary contest....

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....

After focus on social issues, Pence facing tough re-election
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Indiana Gov. Mike Pence smiled for the TV cameras this month as a technology company announced plans to hire hundreds of new workers and add its name to the tallest tower in the Indianapolis skyline. Then the celebratory news conference took an awkward turn....

Mister 1,237: North Dakota delegate puts Trump over the top
WASHINGTON (AP) -- John Trandem wanted to be the delegate who would put Donald Trump over the top, giving him enough delegates to clinch the Republican presidential nomination....

Obama: Allies 'rattled' by Trump; Trump blasts Obama
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that foreign leaders are "rattled" by Donald Trump and have good reason to feel that way, as he accused the presumptive Republican presidential nominee of ignorance about world affairs....

Many opt to take Social Security before full retirement age
CHICAGO (AP) -- Taking Social Security benefits early comes with a price, yet more than 4 in 10 Americans who are 50 and over say they'll dip into the program before reaching full retirement age....

Some Hispanics face ridicule over support for Trump
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piņatas - clashing with police, at times - to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration....

Origin of key Clinton emails from report are a mystery
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was supposed to have turned over all work-related emails to the State Department to be released to the public. But an agency audit found at least three emails never seen before - including Clinton's own explanation of why she wanted her emails kept private....

Sen. Rubio faces pressure to run for re-election to Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Marco Rubio is facing intense pressure to run for re-election to his Florida Senate seat, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell taking the lead in a campaign to get him to reconsider his plans to retire....

Republican hopes to unseat Senate's longest-serving member
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Republican Scott Milne made it official Thursday: He's looking to unseat the U.S. Senate's longest-serving member, Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy....

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