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Clinton says 'sorry' for email confusion, denies wrongdoing

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WASHINGTON - Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton said on Friday she was sorry that her use of a personal email account while secretary of state caused confusion, in her most contrite comments yet about an issue that is plaguing her presidential bid.

Key lawmaker opposes Iran nuclear deal in blow to Obama

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WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Ben Cardin said on Friday he would vote against the nuclear agreement with Iran, lessening the chances that President Barack Obama can win enough votes to avoid having to use his veto power to protect the international agreement.

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Trump, after Republican pledge, breaks from pack on Iran, gay marriage

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WASHINGTON - Leading Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump showed again on Friday he will not easily be bound to party orthodoxy, breaking from many of his rival's policy stances on issues from the Iran nuclear deal to the gay marriage fight in Kentucky.

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Jeb Bush will target New Hampshire with first TV ads

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WASHINGTON - Republican Jeb Bush's first TV ads of his 2016 White House campaign will target New Hampshire, his team said on Friday, in a reflection of his need to do well in an early voting state where rival John Kasich has been making inroads.

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Biden says cannot say yet whether he will mount White House run

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ATLANTA - U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Thursday he is still trying to determine whether he has the emotional energy to mount a White House bid in 2016 but cannot say yet whether he will. | Video

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Rubio says Chapter 9 for Puerto Rico will not solve problems

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NEW YORK - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said giving Puerto Rico access to U.S. bankruptcy laws would not solve the U.S. territory's problems and "should only be a measure of last resort," he said in an opinion piece published Friday.

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Thu, Sep 3 2015

Pressured by party, Trump signs Republican loyalty pledge

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NEW YORK - Republican front-runner Donald Trump on Thursday bowed to pressure from the party establishment and signed a pledge not to run as an independent candidate in the November 2016 presidential election. | Video

03 Sep 2015

Trump accuses talk-show radio host of 'gotcha' question

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WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump did not take kindly in a radio interview on Thursday to being asked to identify the affiliations of various militant leaders in the Middle East, saying the host was asking "a gotcha question".

03 Sep 2015

Jeb Bush rejects Trump demand that everyone speak English in U.S

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LACONIA, N.H. - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush on Thursday rejected what he called a bizarre notion voiced by front-running rival Donald Trump that people should speak English in the United States.

03 Sep 2015

Three more Senate Democrats back Iran nuclear deal

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WASHINGTON - Support for the Iran nuclear deal rose in the U.S. Senate on Thursday as three more Democratic senators, Cory Booker, Mark Warner and Heidi Heitkamp, said they would back the agreement.

03 Sep 2015