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AP Top Political News at 4:25 p.m. EST

GOP candidates set sights on South in presidential debate
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidates turn their sights on the South in Saturday night's debate, with Marco Rubio looking to right his campaign after a costly stumble that gave new hope to some of his rivals....

Army looks to recruit more women, adapt physical testing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing....

Civil rights leader Lewis softening dismissal of Sanders
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Civil rights leader John Lewis on Saturday softened his dismissal of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' work in the 1960s on behalf of racial equality....

Viewers' Guide: GOP hopefuls spar in South Carolina
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Serious issues are facing the Republican presidential candidate in their debate Saturday night in South Carolina. The state has a deep-rooted military culture and is still reeling from the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church in June....

Allies of Bush, Kasich spar over military spending
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- John Kasich proudly cites his efforts while in Congress to cut what he believed was wasteful defense spending. But allies for Jeb Bush, a Republican presidential rival, see a potential vulnerability for Kasich in military-minded South Carolina and are trying to slow the Ohio governor's momentum after a strong showing in New Hampshire....

Sanders meets solar workers in Nevada
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Bernie Sanders is making common cause with advocates for Nevada's struggling solar industry as the state's Democratic presidential contest approaches....

Cuba returns dummy Hellfire missile mistakenly received
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cuba has returned a dummy U.S. Hellfire missile that was mistakenly shipped to the country in 2014, American officials said Saturday....

Republican group likens Clinton to Trump in advertisement
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is getting an assist from a Republican super PAC founded by a top strategist to former President George W. Bush....

1,000 pages of Clinton emails released; 84 classifications
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department has released more than 1,000 new pages of Hillary Clinton's emails....

Cruz's right turn on immigration belies more moderate past
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Ted Cruz has for months repeated that when it comes to immigration, he has never supported granting "amnesty" or "legalization" to people in the United States illegally....