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Fears of Trump drive immigrants to become citizens
MIAMI (AP) -- On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American....

A confident Trump seeks knockout of Cruz in Indian
LA PORTE, Ind. (AP) -- Back in the part of the country where he last lost to Ted Cruz, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is confidently pushing for a win Tuesday in Indiana that he argues ought to knock the Texas senator out of the race....

Nursing homes starting to offer more individualized menus
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) -- On a recent Thursday, the staff at Sunny Vista Living Center in Colorado Springs bustled in the kitchen. The phone rang with a last minute order as Chris Willard tended to a large pot of Thai-style soup with fresh ginger, vegetables and thin-sliced beef....

The Latest: Clinton: Don't let progress fall to Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign ahead of Tuesday's high-stakes Indiana primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time):...

Malia Obama to enter Harvard in 2017 after taking gap year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A year off between high school and college is becoming a popular choice for U.S. students and it has caught the eye of President Barack Obama's daughter, Malia. The White House says the high school senior will enter Harvard in 2017, not later this year as had been widely expected....

Gender politics playing a big role for Trump, Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) -- She has no stamina. She shouts. She's got nothing going for her but being a woman....

Things to know: the benefits of students taking a gap year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's daughter Malia is taking a year off after graduating from high school before attending Harvard University as part of an expanding program for students known as a "gap year."...

Kerry seeks path to calm in Syria
GENEVA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has opened a second day of talks in Geneva aimed at finding a way to restore at least a partial truce in Syria amid continuing attacks in Aleppo....

Trump has a 'plan B' for convention _ outside help
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has a Plan B if he's faced with a contested convention, and it involves the sort of outside groups that he's called "corrupt."...

Scalia's loss raises questions for Supreme Court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court hopelessly deadlocked or coping as a party of eight?...

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