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AP Top Political News At 11:30 a.m. EDT

Loretta Lynch sworn in as new US attorney general
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Loretta Lynch has been sworn in as the nation's 83rd attorney general....

Clinton Foundation acknowledges mistakes in revealing donors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The acting chief executive of the Clinton Foundation says the global philanthropy is working quickly to remedy mistakes it made in how it disclosed donors, saying that its policies on transparency and contributions from foreign governments are "stronger than ever."...

Supporters of Senate Iran bill swatting away amendments
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate plunges into a high-stakes debate this week over empowering Congress to review and possibly reject any nuclear deal with Iran, offering Republican presidential candidates a chance to prove their hawkishness toward Iran and support for Israel....

Q&A: Issues, possible legal outcomes in gay marriage cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Just two years ago, the Supreme Court struck down part of the federal anti-gay marriage law that denied a range of government benefits to legally married same-sex couples....

US, Japan boost defense ties with eyes on China, NKorea
NEW YORK (AP) -- The United States and Japan are hoping to boost their defense relationship, allowing Japan to play a bigger role in global military operations with an eye on potential threats from China and North Korea....

High court to consider lawsuits over personal data
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether Web sites and other firms that collect personal data can be sued for publishing inaccurate information even if the mistakes don't cause any actual harm....

White House to unveil Barack Obama state china
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A hue of blue inspired by the waters of Hawaii is a prominent feature of the Obama state china service being unveiled by the White House....

Kerry to see Iranian FM as nuke talks hit end phase
NEW YORK (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry and his Iranian counterpart will meet this week for the first time since they laid out the framework for a nuclear deal earlier this month....

House rebels blame GOP leaders for falling contributions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As he began his first re-election run in early 2013, tea party Rep. Thomas Massie had no trouble raising money from business interests....

Obama turns 2016 hopefuls into comic fodder for media dinner
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A presidential election just getting into gear provided President Barack Obama plenty of new material to work with on the night he describes as Washington celebrating itself....

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