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AP Top Political News at 10:39 p.m. EST

Clinton says Sanders making promises that 'cannot be kept'
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial support of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate, a polite but pointed contest that marked a shift in the primary toward states with more minority voters....

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind his plan for a government-financed health system....

House committee passes bill to privatize air traffic control
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican-controlled House committee on Thursday endorsed a bill that would wrest responsibility for running the nation's air traffic control system from the government and turn it over to a private, nonprofit corporation run by airlines and other aviation interests....

Punch, counterpunch: GOP hopefuls bare knuckles in Carolina
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing the "establishment" label....

The Latest: Donald Trump ready to take on George W. Bush
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local):...

Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week
MUNICH (AP) -- Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short early Friday in organizing a truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in a week's time. The deal appeared to be the result of a compromise between the United States, which had wanted an immediate ceasefire, and Russia, which had proposed one to start on March 1....

Obama says climate rule on 'strong legal footing'
ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he is very confident his administration is on "strong legal footing" in its defense of a key piece of his climate-change agenda....

Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback
OKATIE, S.C. (AP) -- The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention....

Obama: 'strange things' happen when voters are scared
ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) -- President Barack Obama said Thursday that "strange things" can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are feeling across the country is finding voice in both the Republican and Democratic parties....

House bill would allow drug testing for food stamps
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A key House Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients, a move to help states like Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has sued the federal government to permit screening....

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