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AP Top Political News at 8:26 p.m. EDT

Primary odd couple pushes to unite Democratic party
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It seemed like a surprising party of two....

Supreme Court set to close out current term with 3 big cases
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is set to close out its current term with opinions Monday in three remaining cases after a flurry of decisions last week....

Trump camp scrambles to shape up before GOP convention
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans are sprinting to shape up Donald Trump's presidential campaign before the party's national convention in three weeks, even as leading members of the party carry a deep antipathy or outright opposition to his claim on the GOP nomination....

For Trump and Brexit voters, echoes of the same frustrations
MAYBOLE, Scotland (AP) -- At the heart of the campaign that led Britain to vote to leave the European Union was a desire to regain independence lost amid a globalized world. It's the same kind of feeling that Donald Trump rode to become the presumptive Republican nominee in the U.S., where he campaigns to put "America first" and "make America great again."...

Owners of AR-style firearms defend their weapon of choice
ATLANTA (AP) -- Karen Butler still remembers the first time she picked up an AR-15-style rifle a decade ago....

Report: It's harder to know who's paying for political ads
It's getting harder to know who is funding political advertising at the state level as more money becomes anonymous or is filtered from one political action committee to another, a new study finds....

Melted dreams: Art installation to vanish during conventions
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- "The American Dream" will melt away during the Republican and Democratic national conventions....

Kerry urges Britain, EU to manage their divorce responsibly
ROME (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Britain and the European Union to manage their divorce responsibly for the sake of global markets and citizens, a day before he was to become the first senior American official to visit London and Brussels since the United Kingdom's historic referendum....

Many experienced GOP strategists unwilling to work for Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has finally acknowledged that to best compete against Hillary Clinton he needs more than the bare-bones campaign team that led him to primary success. But many of the most experienced Republican political advisers aren't willing to work for him....

Business promotion and politics par for Trump's golf tour
ABERDEENSHIRE, Scotland (AP) -- Donald Trump moved from hole to hole on his wind-swept Scotland golf course Saturday, not a club in hand but promotion on his mind, extolling North Sea views that are among "the great sights of the world."...