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AP Top Political News At 4:36 p.m. EST

Holder declines comment on possible charges against senator
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder declined to answer questions Friday about a possible corruption indictment against Sen. Bob Menendez, despite reports that he recently authorized federal prosecutors to file charges against the New Jersey Democrat concerning his ties to a wealthy friend and political donor....

Obama: Ferguson report exposed racially biased system
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The police situation in Ferguson, Missouri, was "oppressive and abusive," President Barack Obama said Friday, as he prepared to commemorate a half-century since the historic civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama....

Clinton's emails: Secrets, security and the law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Once again, Hillary Rodham Clinton did it her way, and it could cost her....

CIA's Brennan to overhaul spy agency's management structure
WASHINGTON (AP) -- CIA Director John Brennan has ordered a sweeping reorganization of the spy agency, an overhaul designed to make its leaders more accountable, enhance the agency's cyber capabilities and shore up espionage gaps exacerbated by a decade focused on counterterrorism....

Harry Reid endorses Van Hollen in Maryland Senate race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid is endorsing Democratic Congressman Chris Van Hollen for the seat being vacated by Maryland's longtime Democratic incumbent Sen. Barbara Mikulski....

States say Obama administration misled judge on immigration
HOUSTON (AP) -- A coalition of states suing to stop President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration alleges the government misled a judge about not implementing part of the plan before the judge temporarily halted it....

Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers - not the U.S. - are leading the charge....

Can Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around....

5 things about the 50th anniversary of the Selma marches
WASHINGTON (AP) -- This weekend marks the 50th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday," a civil rights march in which protesters were beaten, trampled and tear-gassed by police at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama. On March 7, 1965, marchers were walking from Selma to the state capital, Montgomery, to demand an end to discriminatory practices that robbed blacks of their right to vote. It took two more attempts for marchers to successfully complete their journey. Images of the violence during the first march shocked the nation and turned up the pressure to pass the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which helped open voter rolls to millions of Southern blacks....

'Homebrew' email servers: Genius as well as sneaky?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No, it's not always a room filled with wires and glowing blue lights. It's probably not even the size of your furnace. The personal email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was most likely about the size of your office desktop computer and could have been tucked quietly in a corner somewhere....

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