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AP Top Political News At 9:51 a.m. EDT

As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing....

In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With melting glaciers and rising seas as his backdrop, President Barack Obama will visit Alaska next week to press for urgent global action to combat climate change, even as he carefully calibrates his message in a state heavily dependent on oil....

Illinois' Durbin gets a shot at political redemption
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For all its fraught politics and geopolitical import, the Iran nuclear agreement offers something very personal for Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois: a chance at political redemption....

Experts say tough talk on China overlooks economic realities
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it. Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation....

The Latest: Sanders says party needs huge voter turnout
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Here are the latest developments Friday from the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, where four Democratic presidential candidates are addressing the party....

Before nation's top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy....

Trump-speak: 100 bucks got you in to his Boston unfundraiser
NORWOOD, Mass. (AP) -- Donald Trump held a $100-per-person campaign event - which he repeatedly insisted wasn't a fundraiser - outside Boston on Friday evening as he backpedaled on his previous pledge not to accept contributions for his campaign....

Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future that the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House....

Latin music academy protests Trump's immigration proposals
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is drawing protests from another Latino organization - this time, one based in the music industry....

Obama: US-Israel ties will improve after Iran deal in place
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is comparing tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and says he expects quick improvements in ties between the longtime allies once the accord is implemented....

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In Alaska, Obama to walk fine line on climate change, energy

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Illinois' Durbin gets a shot at political redemption

As Common Core results trickle in, initial goals unfulfilled

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North Dakota Gov. Dalrymple says he won't seek re-election

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