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Report traces arc of Hillary Clinton server, agency failures
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Eight days before Hillary Clinton took office as secretary of state in January 2009, an aide to former President Bill Clinton quietly registered a new internet address for the couple. That trivial but deliberate online purchase is the earliest known hint of the private email system that now plagues the presumptive Democratic nominee's presidential campaign....

State Department email report complicates Clinton's message
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is telling voters not to trust Donald Trump. But a new government report about her usage of a private email server as secretary of state is complicating that message....

Pro-Trump Hispanics face ridicule from friends and family
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Hispanic voters in Florida, New Mexico and California have waved Mexican flags and bashed Donald Trump piņatas - clashing with police, at times - to protest the Republican presidential contender's hard line approach to immigration....

Trump holds first major presidential fundraiser in L.A.
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump entered a new phase of his campaign when he held his first major campaign fundraiser: a $25,000-per-ticket dinner in Los Angeles....

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):...

Puerto Rico clears first hurdle with committee vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan deal to help Puerto Rico manage its crippling finances cleared its first hurdle Wednesday with approval from a Republican-led House committee....

House votes to bar purchases of heavy water from Iran
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The House voted Wednesday to bar the U.S. government from future purchases of heavy water from Iran, undercutting the controversial nuclear pact with that nation and earning a certain veto threat on a key government funding bill....

WHO: Some 1,000 killed in attacks on hospitals in 2 years
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 1,000 people have been killed worldwide in attacks on medical facilities in conflicts over the past two years in violation of humanitarian norms, the World Health Organization said in a report Thursday....

Elizabeth Warren emerges as potent Clinton ally, Trump foil
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren is grabbing center stage in the 2016 presidential race as Donald Trump's most effective antagonist and Sen. Bernie Sanders' top rival for the affections of progressive voters. The combination could make Warren an indispensable ally to Hillary Clinton, in the process elevating her own stature and allowing her to draw attention to the issues she cares about most....

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