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AP Top Political News at 9:55 p.m. EDT

Sanders wins Democratic presidential primary in Indiana
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Bernie Sanders wins the Democratic presidential primary in Indiana, scoring a late primary season victory over front-runner Hillary Clinton....

Ted Cruz ends his bid for Republican presidential nomination
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ended his presidential campaign Tuesday, eliminating the biggest impediment to Donald Trump's march to the Republican nomination....

Cruz exits Republican race for president
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ted Cruz is ending his campaign for president, putting Donald Trump on a glide path to claim the Republican Party's nomination....

Trump virtually clinches Republican presidential nomination
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- In a stunning triumph for a political outsider, Donald Trump all but clinched the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday with a resounding victory in Indiana that knocked rival Ted Cruz out of the race and cleared Trump's path to a likely November face-off with Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton....

US combat death in Iraq reflects intensifying war
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- The combat death of a U.S Navy SEAL who was advising Kurdish forces in Iraq coincides with a gradually deepening American role in fighting a resilient Islamic State, even as the Iraqis struggle to muster the military and political strength to defeat the militants....

Exit poll: Men fuel Trump, Sanders Indiana primary victories
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump can thank male voters for running up the score in his big victory in the Indiana Republican primary....

AP PHOTOS: Highlights of the 2016 race for the White House
The candidates in the race for the White House are making the case to voters across the country in a fight to win the Republican and Democratic nominations. Here's a look, as seen in images made by Associated Press photographers on the campaign trail....

The Latest: Sanders says Indiana victory 'great upset'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in Indiana head to the polls for the state primary (all times Eastern):...

Obama honors Connecticut woman as Teacher of the Year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday bestowed the National Teacher of the Year honor on a Connecticut woman who has demonstrated through her own life that students can overcome almost any obstacle....

Obama to name Stonewall 1st national monument for gay rights
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The iconic Stonewall Inn where the modern gay rights movement took root will become the first national monument honoring the history of gays and lesbians in the U.S. under a proposal that President Barack Obama is preparing to approve....

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