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AP Top Political News at 9:05 p.m. EDT

Clinton email use broke federal rules: inspector's report
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff "the matter was not to be discussed further."...

The Latest: Congressional Dems play down Clinton report
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the State Department audit that faulted Hillary Clinton's email practices and cybersecurity (all times local):...

Rowdy protests but no violence this time outside Trump rally
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- A day after violent protesters outside a Donald Trump rally threw burning items at police and toppled barricades, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee railed against "Crooked Hillary" Clinton and leaders in his own party who haven't yet endorsed him in a boisterous but less heated rally Wednesday....

11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity....

The Latest: Tiny Texas school district joins in lawsuit
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The Latest on 11 states suing the Obama administrative over a federal directive about transgender students in public schools (all times local):...

Puerto Rico clears first hurdle with committee vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bipartisan deal to help Puerto Rico manage its crippling finances cleared its first hurdle Wednesday with approval from a Republican-led House committee....

Elizabeth Warren emerges as potent Clinton ally, Trump foil
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren is grabbing center stage in the 2016 presidential race as Donald Trump's most effective antagonist and Sen. Bernie Sanders' top rival for the affections of progressive voters. The combination could make Warren an indispensable ally to Hillary Clinton, in the process elevating her own stature and allowing her to draw attention to the issues she cares about most....

United Auto Workers union endorses Hillary Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United Auto Workers union is endorsing Democrat Hillary Clinton for president....

Ex-MLB hurler winds up for gov race, but could be wild pitch
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) -- Bill Lee is fielding so many phone calls he's beginning to have second thoughts about his run for Vermont governor....

Obama, Abe heed politics of contrition on Hiroshima visit
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- Laying bare the complex politics of reconciliation and contrition, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday rejected the idea of visiting Pearl Harbor to reciprocate for President Barack Obama's historic trip to Hiroshima later this week. Obama, for his part, said he would use his time in Hiroshima to honor all those killed in World War II and to push for a world without nuclear weapons....