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AP Top Political News at 3:07 a.m. EDT

In need of help, Trump finds few willing to work for him
WASHINGTON (AP) -- To compete against Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump has finally conceded, he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. Yet he's finding that many of the GOP's most experienced political aides just aren't willing to work for him....

Obama loses reliable partner, faces uncertainty after Brexit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the first 7 years of his presidency, Barack Obama could rely on the United Kingdom to back him up at nearly every turn, knowing British leaders had both the global clout and shared perspective to be powerful U.S. partners....

Trans-Atlantic Trend? Trump sees UK vote as validation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Britain's stunning vote to bolt from the European Union sent political tremors across the Atlantic, fueling Donald Trump's confidence that frustrated U.S. voters will back similarly sweeping change and rattling Democrats who are banking on Americans ultimately choosing a more conventional leader in Hillary Clinton....

Democrats approved platform draft with Sanders' imprint
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Democrats approved a draft of the party platform early Saturday that includes steps to break up large Wall Street banks, advocates for a $15 an hour wage and urges the abolition of the death penalty, reflecting the influence of Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign....

Obama says UK committed to 'orderly transition' out of EU
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama tried to reassure Britons Friday that the special relationship between Washington and London would withstand an impending and likely messy divorce from Europe, as his administration scrambled to assess the fallout....

Clinton's State Dept. calendar missing scores of entries
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Associated Press review of the official calendar Hillary Clinton kept as secretary of state identified at least 75 meetings with longtime political donors, Clinton Foundation contributors and corporate and other outside interests that were not recorded or omitted the names of those she met....

The Latest: Delegate files suit to avoid voting for Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):...

After Orlando, slight cracks in gun-rights' grip on Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- How has the Orlando shooting slaughter affected the politics of gun control in Congress? A bipartisan House measure barring firearms sales to some suspected terrorists nicely captures the mix of new and familiar forces in play....

Kansas lawmakers pass school funding fix to avert shutdown
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) -- Kansas legislators passed an education funding plan Friday night after top Republicans rewrote it to gain broad, bipartisan support so that it would satisfy a court mandate and end a looming threat that public schools across the state might shut down....

Workplace retaliation suit against Tammy Duckworth settled
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- A settlement in the workplace retaliation lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth concluded Friday with an agreement that no law was violated, removing an obstacle in her bid to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk in one of November's most competitive Senate races....

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