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AP Top Political News At 6:34 p.m. EDT

GOP's tough talk doesn't square with US-China relationship
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- If there was ever a week for the Republican presidential candidates to talk tough on China, this was it: Spurred by the stock market's wild ride, they lashed out at the world's most populous nation....

The Latest: Sanders says party needs huge voter turnout
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Here are the latest developments Friday from the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, where four Democratic presidential candidates are addressing the party....

Before nation's top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy....

Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future that the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House....

Obama expects better US-Israel ties after Iran deal in place
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday compared tensions between the U.S. and Israel over the Iranian nuclear deal to a family feud and said he expects quick improvements in ties between the longtime allies once the accord is implemented....

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft....

Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans....

Pentagon: IS hacker killed in US strike also was recruiter
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Islamic State group hacker killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria this week had been recruiting sympathizers in the West to conduct "lone wolf" terrorist attacks, and his death eliminates a "significant threat" to the U.S., a military official said Friday....

Feds win fight for access to indicted Paul aide's Gmail
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Federal prosecutors prevailed Friday in their yearlong fight to force Google Inc. to turn over the emails of an indicted Republican consultant with close ties to Ron and Rand Paul....

GOP candidate Trump to offer plan to overhaul US tax code
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is promising to offer a plan within a month to overhaul the tax system, calling himself "king of the tax code."...

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