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AP Top Political News at 7:25 a.m. EDT

Trump's Muslim ban: From simple clarity to plain confusion
NEW YORK (AP) -- From the moment he first declared it, the plan has been a signature of his campaign for president: "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."...

North American leaders to pledge more reliance on renewables
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico will pledge this week to rely on renewable energy to generate 50 percent of North America's electrical power by 2025, White House officials said Monday....

AP FACT CHECK: Some debatable Warren claims at Clinton stop
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and liberal stalwart Elizabeth Warren campaigned together Monday in Ohio, symbolizing the coming together of the Democratic Party for Clinton's presidential campaign. A sampling of their statements and how they compare with the facts:...

Clinton's VP thinking: Don't harm Dem chances to take Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Hillary Clinton considers her choices for vice president, she's seriously weighing the potential negative impact her decision could have on Democratic efforts to retake control of the Senate, according to party members familiar with her thinking....

Congressional dysfunction likely to stall Zika funding bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion emergency request to combat a potential public health crisis from the Zika virus is more than 4 months old, but congressional dysfunction appears likely to scuttle a scaled-back version of the president's request, raising the prospect that Congress may leave on a seven-week vacation next month without addressing Zika....

Court decision complicates prosecutions of elected leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Supreme Court opinion setting aside the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will make it harder for Justice Department prosecutors to bring similar cases in the future and brings welcome news to other elected officials investigated for or charged with corruption, legal experts say....

US complains to Russia over harassment of diplomats
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. and other western diplomats in Russia have reported a surge in harassment from Russian intelligence services, prompting Secretary of State John Kerry to complain to Moscow, the State Department says....

Terror talk changes as Comey refuses to name gunman
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When FBI Director James Comey discussed on national television the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, he made an off-the-cuff policy decision not to speak the gunman's name....

Clinton to offer debt forgiveness to young entrepreneurs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton will propose allowing entrepreneurs to defer making student loan payments, as part of a technology agenda she plans to introduce on Tuesday....

Dems: Clinton never personally denied Benghazi security
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton never personally denied any requests from diplomats for additional security at the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, according to Democrats on a select House panel who absolved the former secretary of state and the U.S. military of wrongdoing in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 attacks....