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AP Top Political News at 1:26 p.m. EDT

Trump gets outside help for potential GOP convention battle
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has a Plan B if he's faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he's called "corrupt."...

Trump dismisses riots, focuses on battle against Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday dismissed reports of a riot outside his rally in California, pressing ahead with his claim that Democrat Hillary Clinton is only in the presidential race because she's a woman. And he said Clinton rival Bernie Sanders, who had questioned her qualifications, is going to help him....

The Latest: Trump: Voters 'fallen out of love' with Cruz
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign ahead of Tuesday's high-stakes Indiana primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time):...

Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before attending Harvard University in 2017, the president and his wife said Sunday in a long-awaited announcement....

James Bond meets Samuel Colt: Seeking to build a safer gun
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Jonathan Mossberg is among a small number of pioneers looking to build a safer gun. But unlike many others, he was in the gun business when he started down that path....

From new to old, some of the gun safety features over time
Daytona Beach, Florida-based iGun Technology Corp. has been developing a "smart gun," a firearm that uses a ring with a chip in it to send a signal to a circuit board embedded in the firearm so that only an authorized user can fire the gun....

Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time - wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered....

Obama, first lady review library design proposals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is reviewing design proposals for his future presidential library from the seven architectural firms chosen as finalists....

US once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for the desired U.S. outcome....

Sanders raises $26M in April in primary bid against Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bernie Sanders brought in about $26 million in April in his primary challenge to Hillary Clinton, marking one year on Sunday in his insurgent bid for the Democratic nomination....

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