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Trump and Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire with first wins of presidential campaign
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders hope to emerge from New Hampshire's primary Tuesday with their first wins of the 2016 presidential election, victories that would boost credibility for both of these breakout campaigns....

Donald Trump upended the traditions of New Hampshire campaigning when he opted for mega-rallies over living room conversations and diner stops, spending less time in the first primary state than any of his rivals
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Donald Trump upended the traditions of New Hampshire campaigning when he opted for mega-rallies over living room conversations and diner stops, spending less time in the first primary state than any of his rivals. Yet the businessman goes into the state's Tuesday primary with the hope of clinching his first win....

You may have heard about the establishment lane in the campaign, the outsider lane and more
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- You may have heard about the establishment lane in the 2016 presidential campaign, the outsider lane and more. What the Republican candidates really want from the New Hampshire primary is an express lane out of the traffic jam that is the GOP contest....

Donald Trump says his campaign is $45 million under budget as he enters the second race of the presidential nomination process
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The Latest developments from Campaign 2016 as polls open in the first-in-the-nation primary in New Hampshire (all times local):...

Which candidate is 'the best,' who's most experienced, who's a revolutionary and who's a robot
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Which candidate is 'the best,' who's the most experienced, who's a revolutionary and who's a robot?...

Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesday
DIXVILLE, N.H. (AP) -- Bernie Sanders and John Kasich picked up the most votes as the first ballots of the first-in-the-nation primary were cast early Tuesday....

This year marks 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hanging around for nearly that long
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- It's been 100 years since New Hampshire held its first presidential primary, and it seems like some of the current candidates have been hanging around for nearly that long. More than a few started popping up a full two years before Tuesday's state election, and nearly all have spent recent months hosting town hall meetings, holding rallies and meeting voters....

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this."...

The Obama administration is planning to create a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is creating a new high-level federal official to coordinate cybersecurity across civilian agencies and to work with military and intelligence counterparts, as part of its 2017 budget proposal announced Tuesday....

President Barack Obama is releasing his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus document that's freighted with liberal policy initiatives and both new and familiar tax hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is unveiling his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus proposal that's freighted with liberal policy initiatives and new and familiar tax hikes - all sent to a dismissive Republican-controlled Congress that simply wants to move on from his presidency....

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President Barack Obama is releasing his eighth and final budget, a $4 trillion-plus document that's freighted with liberal policy initiatives and both new and familiar tax hikes

North Korean nuclear and rocket tests drawing quick US responses likely to upset China

Most members of Obama's 66-nation coalition against IS playing bit parts on the battlefield

Maryland lawmakers have a potential quandary on their hands that is rare, if not unprecedented: Can one of their own vote twice on the same bill?

APNewsBreak: Attorney General Loretta Lynch tells The Associated Press that she's visiting six communities in coming months to highlight police departments that can serve as role models for other agencies

Arizona residents are one step closer to getting a tax credit for attending a firearms safety class after Republican lawmakers passed a measure offering a dollar for dollar tax credit for concealed carry permit holders on Monday

Bruce Rauner takes pride in not being like any of Illinois' previous governors

Sure as sure can be: In uncertain times, this season's campaign catchword is certainty