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The Latest: Women voters concerned about Trump remarks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

Debate renews attention on Trump's tax returns
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Donald Trump says "you don't learn that much from tax returns," a dubious assertion that has renewed attention on his refusal to release documents that could shed light on his tax rate, charitable giving and foreign business ties....

Justice Dept. top national security official to leave post
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Justice Department's top national security official is leaving his position next month, the department announced Tuesday....

US appeals court hears arguments in Clean Power Plan case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lawyers for a coalition of states and businesses reliant on fossil fuels made their case Tuesday to a federal appeals court that President Barack Obama's plan to curtail climate-warming greenhouse gases is an unconstitutional power grab....

Debate appears likely to topple 36-year ratings record
NEW YORK (AP) -- The showdown between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump on Monday appears likely to set a record for the most-watched presidential debate ever....

As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in after debate
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks....

Senate blocks stopgap bill to prevent shutdown this weekend
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate on Tuesday stumbled over a must-do bill to prevent the government from shutting down this weekend and to fund the fight against the Zika virus. Democrats, demanding money so Flint, Michigan, can address its lead-contaminated water crisis, overwhelmingly opposed the measure, as did a dozen of the Senate's most conservative members....

Senators press FBI director on response to terrorism threat
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican senators pressed FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday about whether anything more could have been done to prevent recent acts of extremist violence, including the Orlando nightclub massacre and the Manhattan bombing this month. Comey said the FBI is fallible and transparent about its mistakes, but he did not concede that anything should have been done differently or that any red flags were missed....

AP-GfK poll: Voters more confident in Trump's health
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The "stamina," the "look": A new poll suggests voters are buying in to Donald Trump's insinuations about Hillary Clinton's health. They're ignoring the medical reports....

Many women say Trump showed too much testosterone at debate
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Constant interruption. A condescending tone. Eye-rolling....

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