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AP Top Political News At 5:23 a.m. EDT

10 things to know about corporate inversions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Burger King plans to become the latest U.S. company to shift its legal address out of the country by merging with a foreign company. Burger King has announced plans to buy Tim Hortons, the Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain....

Crist makes Florida comeback bid as 4 states vote
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- If there were any doubts that former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist would be accepted by Florida Democrats, they were cast aside as he overwhelmingly earned the Democratic nomination to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott on a day when four states chose candidates for statewide office....

Florida, Arizona pick nominees for governor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona, Vermont and Oklahoma. Highlights:...

US commander: Taliban will test Afghans in 2015
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan....

Doug Ducey wins GOP primary for Arizona governor
PHOENIX (AP) -- State treasurer and former CEO Doug Ducey won the Republican primary for Arizona governor Tuesday, riding to victory with a campaign that focused on his blend of government and business experience in serving as a state official and building an ice cream company into a national brand....

Possible airstrikes in Syria raise more questions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The intelligence gathered by U.S. military surveillance flights over Syria could support a broad bombing campaign against the Islamic State militant group, but current and former U.S. officials differ on whether air power would significantly degrade what some have called a "terrorist army."...

Arab strikes in Libya show impatience with US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Egypt and the United Arab Emirates secretly carried out airstrikes against Islamist militias inside Libya, the United States publicly acknowledged Tuesday, another sharp jolt to American-led attempts over the past three years to stabilize Libya after dictator Moammar Gadhafi's overthrow....

American woman is being held hostage in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Islamic State militant group is holding hostage a young American woman who was doing humanitarian aid work in Syria, a family representative said Tuesday. The 26-year-old woman is the third American known to have been kidnapped by the militant group....

AP source: American militant said killed in Syria
NEW HOPE, Minn. (AP) -- An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official has said....

Obama defends handling of veterans affairs issues
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- His standing with veterans damaged by scandal, President Barack Obama on Tuesday defended his administration's response to Veterans Affairs lapses that delayed health care for thousands of former service members, but conceded more needed to be done to regain their trust....

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