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AP Top Political News at 9:04 p.m. EDT

Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party's presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall battle with Hillary Clinton. Some Republican leaders began reluctantly rallying around Trump, but others agonized over their party's future....

The Latest: Sen. McConnell calls on Trump to unite party
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times EDT):...

Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was part of rescue team
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Navy SEAL killed during a firefight in Iraq was part of a quick reaction force that moved in to rescue U.S. military advisers from an Islamic State attack, the Pentagon said Wednesday. The attack triggered a massive coalition air response that destroyed equipment, buildings and killed up to 60 militants....

Obama tells Flint residents, 'I've got your back'
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Sipping filtered city water to show it's again drinkable, President Barack Obama promised Wednesday to ride herd on leaders at all levels of government until every drop of water flowing into homes in Flint, Michigan, is safe to use....

Denial, bargaining, acceptance: stages of a Trump candidacy
In the beginning, many took it as a joke: A billionaire developer, riding his gilded escalators down from his Manhattan penthouse, his third wife at his side, to announce he was running for president. Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World" blared from the speakers....

Illinois lawmakers urge Boeing not to sell aircraft to Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three Republican congressmen from Illinois are urging the chief executive officer of Chicago-based Boeing to avoid doing business with Iran and not sell aircraft to upgrade its fleet....

Army captain sues Obama; says he lacks authority to fight IS
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Army captain sued President Barack Obama on Wednesday, alleging that he doesn't have the proper congressional authority to wage war against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria....

Clinton, Sanders fight for last big prize: California
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is looking confidently ahead to the general election, but taking nothing for granted as California's mega-primary approaches, reaching out to Hispanic and black voters in the hope of waging a final knockout against rival Bernie Sanders....

US announces extension of Syria truce to Aleppo
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States and Russia have persuaded Syria's government and moderate rebels to extend the country's fragile truce to the northern city of Aleppo, the State Department said Wednesday, although sporadic clashes continue....

Obama urges Asian-Americans to stand up to bigotry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is urging Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders to press Congress to update U.S. immigration policy and fight bigotry....

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