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Clinton faulted on emails by State Department audit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, an independent audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff "the matter was not to be discussed further."...

The Latest: Congressional Dems play down Clinton report
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the State Department audit that faulted Hillary Clinton's email practices and cybersecurity (all times local):...

11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity....

The Latest: Tiny Texas school district joins in lawsuit
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Latest on 11 states suing the Obama administrative over a federal directive about transgender students in public schools (all times local):...

Anaheim police: Anti-Trump violence will not be tolerated
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Police in California issued a firm warning to protesters Wednesday that violence would not be tolerated ahead of Donald Trump's scheduled rally following clashes between anti-Trump protesters and police in New Mexico a day earlier....

Obama, Abe heed politics of contrition on Hiroshima visit
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Laying bare the complex politics of reconciliation and contrition, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday rejected the idea of visiting Pearl Harbor to reciprocate for President Barack Obama's historic trip to Hiroshima later this week. Obama, for his part, said he would use his time in Hiroshima to honor all those killed in World War II and to push for a world without nuclear weapons....

GOP senators attack top Democrat for defense bill delay
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican senator angrily denounced the Senate's top Democrat Wednesday for delaying debate on defense policy legislation, calling Minority Leader Harry Reid's leadership "cancerous" and accusing him of holding up the $602 billion bill to preserve his "sad, sorry legacy."...

Pelosi defends Democratic Party chief criticized by Sanders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday defended the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, who's been under attack from Bernie Sanders for undermining his longshot bid to become the party's presidential nominee....

Capitol Hill Buzz: Democrats aim at Trump's tax returns
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hmmm, wonder who he has in mind?...

Feds spend billions to run museum-ready computer systems
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is squandering its technology budget maintaining museum-ready computer systems in critical areas from nuclear weapons to Social Security. They're still using floppy disks at the Pentagon....

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