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AP Top Political News at 4:55 p.m. EDT

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president....

Obama vows support for Louisiana after the 'cameras leave'
ZACHARY, La. (AP) -- Standing amid piles of waterlogged debris, President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised a sustained national effort to rebuild flood-ravaged southern Louisiana "even after the TV cameras leave" on a visit aimed in part at stemming campaign-season criticism that he's been slow to respond to the disaster....

Trump aides covertly fought freeing of Ukraine prisoner
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For more than three years, lobbyist Jim Slattery worked in Washington to secure the release in Ukraine of the imprisoned political rival of the country's then-president. He said the work was sometimes harder than expected....

Challenge for GOP senators: Surviving a possible Trump loss
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A key question looms for vulnerable Republican senators this election: If Donald Trump loses and loses big, can they still survive?...

Prisoner not seen publicly since 2002 at Gitmo hearing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The first high-profile al-Qaida terror suspect captured after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 appeared Tuesday at a U.S. government hearing called to determine whether he should remain in detention at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba....

Trump's stamina attack on Clinton stirs talk of gender bias
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump and his Republican allies say Hillary Clinton is weak, lacks stamina and doesn't look presidential....

Obama meets with family of Baton Rouge man killed by police
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- President Barack Obama will meet with the family of the black man whose death last month in a police shooting sparked protests and mass arrests....

In Turkey, Biden aims to mend wobbly ties to key NATO ally
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With suspicions on both sides mounting, the United States is struggling to preserve its wobbly partnership with Turkey as the Turks entertain closer relations with Russia and fume over a U.S.-based cleric blamed for orchestrating last month's failed coup....

New estimates: Deficit increase after years of declines
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new government report released Tuesday blames lower-than-expected tax revenues for a spike in this year's budget deficit to $590 billion. That's an increase of about one-third over last year's tally....

Social Security rolls back security measures on website
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Social Security Administration has rolled back extra security measures on the agency's website after getting complaints from people who had trouble accessing their accounts....

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Obama vows support for Louisiana after the 'cameras leave'

In Turkey, Biden aims to mend wobbly ties to key NATO ally

Obama meets with family of Baton Rouge man killed by police

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New estimates: Deficit increase after years of declines

Prisoner not seen publicly since 2002 at Gitmo hearing

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