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Alibaba won and lost a friend in Washington; how it happened
SHANGHAI (AP) -- In 2011, a respected anti-counterfeiting coalition in Washington escalated its fight against the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, saying its websites served as a 24-hour market "for counterfeiters and pirates" and should be blacklisted....

Obama uses Hiroshima visit as opportunity to urge no nukes
HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) -- With an unflinching look back at a painful history, President Barack Obama stood on the hallowed ground of Hiroshima on Friday and declared it a fitting place to summon people everywhere to embrace the vision of a world without nuclear weapons....

Trump tells California 'there is no drought'
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump told California voters Friday that he can solve their water crisis, declaring, "There is no drought."...

Never mind Trump, GOP uniting under banner: 'Never Hillary'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton....

Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse....

Questions and answers about American troops in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At least 200 U.S. special operations troops are in Syria advising the Syrian Democratic Forces in their effort to retake the city of Raqqa, the self-proclaimed capital of the Islamic State group....

AP FACT CHECK: Clinton misstates key facts in email episode
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Over the months, Hillary Clinton misstated key facts about her use of private email and her own server for her work as secretary of state, the department's inspector general reported this week....

NY Democrat: Trump should return money to 9/11 recovery fund
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump is "a small man" for accepting $150,000 from a federal fund for small businesses hurt by the Sept. 11 attacks and should return the money or donate it to charity, a New York Democratic congressman said....

Education Department replaces career college chain monitor
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Education Department on Friday appointed a new lawyer to oversee the turnaround of schools once owned by Corinthian Colleges Inc., following an Associated Press review that found trouble at the schools and questioned the previous monitor's independence....

Police department won't send officers to RNC, cites concerns
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A North Carolina police department has rescinded its offer to send 50 police officers to this summer's Republican National Convention in Cleveland, citing concerns about insurance coverage and whether the city is prepared to host an event that's expected to bring 50,000 visitors to northeast Ohio....