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  • The Latest: Clinton, Sanders differ on approach to Iran
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 7:56 pm
    The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local):
  • AP FACT CHECK: Clinton, Sanders on health care, donors
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 7:56 pm
    In their latest debate, Hillary Clinton glossed over the big-money donors juicing her White House ambitions while Bernie Sanders offered disputed numbers behind his plan for a government-financed health system.
  • Clinton says Sanders making promises that 'cannot be kept'
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 7:37 pm
    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial support of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate, a polite but pointed contest that marked a shift in the primary toward states with more minority voters.
  • GOP stunned Senate hopeful may be short of ballot signatures
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 5:00 pm
    Two top Indiana Republicans said Thursday they were surprised U.S. Senate candidate Todd Young may have failed to gather enough signatures to qualify for the ballot, and the GOP state Senate leader said if the allegation against the congressman is true it may be "one of the most colossal mistakes I've ever seen."
  • Clinton aims to boost campaign with focus on black voters
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 4:28 pm
    After an overwhelming loss in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is staking a campaign comeback on her ability to woo black and Latino voters, placing outreach to those communities at the center of her strategy to re-energize her 2016 bid.
  • Punch, counterpunch: GOP hopefuls bare knuckles in Carolina
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 4:12 pm
    Jeb Bush says he was better at real estate than Donald Trump, and the former Florida governor is even embracing the "establishment" label.
  • As nominee faces heat, Maine governor picks himself instead
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 3:36 pm
    Maine Gov. Paul LePage figured Democrats would shoot down his choice for education commissioner, so he withdrew the nomination. And on Thursday, he named himself to lead the department instead.
  • House bill would allow drug testing for food stamps
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 3:28 pm
    A key House Republican is renewing a GOP push to allow drug tests for low-income food stamp recipients, a move to help states like Wisconsin, where Gov. Scott Walker has sued the federal government to permit screening.
  • Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 3:08 pm
    Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
  • AP Explains: Just what are Einstein's gravitational waves?
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 2:45 pm
    Astronomers on Thursday announced that their new billion-dollar U.S. observatory has detected a gravitational wave, a phenomenon Albert Einstein predicted a century ago in his theory of general relativity. Here's what that breakthrough means.
  • If Ferguson dissolves police department, who would step in?
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 2:32 pm
    As Ferguson prepares to do legal battle with the Justice Department, the city's leaders have acknowledged the possibility that they might someday disband the police department and cede law enforcement to another agency.
  • Einstein's right again: Scientists detect ripples in gravity
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 1:56 pm
    It was just a tiny, almost imperceptible "chirp," but it simultaneously opened humanity's ears to the music of the cosmos and proved Einstein right again.
  • US criticizes Cambodia for intimidation ahead of PM's visit
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 1:56 pm
    The Obama administration is criticizing Cambodia's government for threats against the political opposition as the Southeast Asian nation's prime minister prepares to make his first official U.S. visit during 31 years in power.
  • Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 1:52 pm
    Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.
  • Campaign signs get new life to help people with disabilities
    Associated Press | February 11, 2016 1:44 pm
    The oversized Carly Fiorina campaign signs along New Hampshire's Route 4 weren't enough to keep the Republican presidential hopeful's campaign alive past Tuesday's primary, but they could end up helping people with disabilities live their lives more independently.