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AP Top Political News at 5:56 a.m. EDT

Congressional GOP beginning to accept Trump as nominee
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans are beginning to accept, and even embrace, an outcome that was once unthinkable: Donald Trump as the GOP presidential nominee....

Protests break out as Trump speaks in Southern Cal
COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) -- Raucous crowds of protesters took to the streets in California as Donald Trump brought his Republican presidential campaign to conservative Orange County after sweeping the Northeast GOP primaries....

Clinton backers 'feel the Bern' of angry Sanders supporters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nancy Schumacher says she just wanted to do her civic duty, and so she heeded the call to become a superdelegate for Hillary Clinton. But in the year of the angry voter, not even an administrative assistant from Elk River, Minnesota, can escape the outrage....

Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on hospital
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Administrative punishments but no criminal charges have been leveled against U.S. military personnel for mistakes that resulted in 42 people dying in last year's attack on a civilian hospital in Afghanistan operated by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, officials said....

Biden to see Pope Francis, discuss cancer cures at Vatican
ROME (AP) -- Having pushed to accelerate cancer research at home, Vice President Joe Biden is working to focus the global community's attention on the devastating disease at the Vatican....

The Latest: Biden calls for global funding for cancer cures
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Latest on Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Vatican City and Rome (all times local):...

US fears rise of jihadists in moderate Bangladesh
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The slaying in Bangladesh of a U.S. Agency for International Development employee has intensified U.S. concern that the strategically located South Asian country with traditions of religious tolerance is under threat from Islamic extremists....

Proposed rule would delay questions about criminal history
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is proposing a rule that would prohibit federal agencies from asking certain job applicants questions about criminal and credit history until a conditional offer of employment has been made....

Tracking the flow of guns used in crime is inexact science
SMYRNA, Ga. (AP) -- Adventure Outdoors is an 80,000-square-foot store with walls lined with long guns, cases packed with handguns and aisles jammed with all the accessories an avid outdoorsman would need: coolers, clothing, ammo. At the customer service counter is a government-issued poster that warns: "Don't lie for the other guy."...

Trump, Cruz face early test at California GOP conclave
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California's Republican Party convention will be an early test for Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and John Kasich in a state whose June election could hold the decisive delegates in the fight for the party's presidential nomination....

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