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AP Top Political News at 9:38 p.m. EST

Trump, Sanders victorious in New Hampshire primaries
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Bernie Sanders swept to victory in Tuesday's New Hampshire primaries, adding crucial credibility to their upstart candidacies and underscoring voters' insistence on shaking up American politics....

The Latest: AP sources say Sanders set to meet Al Sharpton
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The Latest developments from the 2016 presidential campaign, with the focus Tuesday on the New Hampshire primary (all times local):...

Supreme Court puts Obama's Clean Power Plan on hold
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A divided Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to halt enforcement of President Barack Obama's sweeping plan to address climate change until after legal challenges are resolved....

New Hampshire voters take to polls in 1st-in-nation primary
New Hampshire hosts the first-in-the-nation presidential primary, featuring candidates for the Republican and Democratic nomination. Of the state's 1.33 million residents, more than 870,000 residents are registered to vote. Polls started opening at 7 a.m., except for a handful of communities that begin voting just after midnight. In Dixville Notch, voters in that tiny town gave Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich two votes, Republican Donald Trump got two and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders won four votes for his Democratic bid....

Sanders wins big over Clinton in NH, garnering wide support
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Sen. Bernie Sanders won a commanding victory Tuesday over Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, giving him a crucial win over the onetime front-runner who narrowly beat him in Iowa last week....

Intelligence officials: IS determined to strike US this year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Leaders of the Islamic State are determined to strike targets in the United States this year, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday, telling lawmakers that a small group of violent extremists will attempt to overcome the logistical challenges of mounting such an attack....

Pentagon seeks funding for Libya, Africa military operations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon is seeking $200 million in the 2017 budget for counterterrorism operations in Libya and other portions of North and West Africa, but Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday that Libyans must take the lead in eliminating the Islamic State threat in their country....

Viewer's Guide: What to watch on the day after New Hampshire
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Buh bye, scarves and boots. The presidential race is sprinting on from snowy New Hampshire to South Carolina and Nevada - perhaps with a smaller cast of characters....

AP News Guide: Trump, Sanders prevail in NH
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders powered to victory in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday, avenging their Iowa losses to keep the mad scramble of the 2016 presidential campaign alive with dozens of contests to come....

Obama unveils record $4.1 trillion election-year budget
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday unveiled a record $4.1 trillion, election-year budget that finances Democratic priorities like education, health care and climate change with new taxes on crude oil, the wealthy and big banks....

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