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AP Top Political News At 8:38 a.m. EDT

Peeking into healthy brains to see if Alzheimer's is brewing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking....

'Ugly' potential fallout from Supreme Court health care case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Supreme Court ruling due in a few weeks could wipe out health insurance for millions of people covered by President Barack Obama's health care law. But it's Republicans - not White House officials - who have been talking about damage control....

Launching campaign, Sanders appeals to party's Warren wing
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) -- For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders might be the next best thing....

Defense chief's criticism of Iraqis raises policy questions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Islamic State group's takeover of the Iraqi provincial capital Ramadi has prompted criticism from Defense Secretary Ash Carter and raised new questions about the Obama administration's strategy to defeat the extremist group....

Perry seeks to win over Iowa with frequent visits
LE MARS, Iowa (AP) -- Rick Perry's early, hands-on approach in Iowa contrasts with the 2016 presidential prospect's failed bid four years ago, when he entered the race relatively late and stumbled in the debates....

Skimpy insurance seen by Democrats as next health care issue
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A different health care issue has emerged for Democrats, in sync with the party's pitch to workers and middle-class voters ahead of next year's elections....

Congress' familiar path: short-term solutions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Long is the list of problems Congress has addressed with short-term answers....

NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Security Agency has begun winding down its collection and storage of American phone records after the Senate failed to agree on a path forward to change or extend the once-secret program ahead of its expiration at the end of the month....

Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server....

Obama includes Vice President Biden in regular golf game
POTOMAC, Md. (AP) -- A surprise player has joined President Barack Obama's regular weekend golf game: Vice President Joe Biden....

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