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Hillary Clinton takes on Jeb Bush on racial equality issues 12:33pm EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Democrat Hillary Clinton sought to persuade African-Americans on Friday to resist any temptation to side with Republican Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential race as they offered differing visions on how to tackle economic and racial inequality.

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How Pentagon war fund became a budget buster Washington can't resist

WASHINGTON - The number of U.S. troops deployed in battle zones is at its lowest level since before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Still, Congress has authorized a 38 percent increase in the war budget over last year. | Video

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What changes to expect from Obama's final Clean Power Plan

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil as soon as Monday the final version of a sweeping - and controversial - regulation to cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector.

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Obama says Congress should focus on Ex-Im Bank, budget after recess

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed a three-month extension of the surface transportation bill on Friday, admonishing Congress for failing to pass longer-term legislation.

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Stressful times for low-polling Republicans who may miss debate stage

WASHINGTON - With Donald Trump sucking up the oxygen on the campaign trail, these are stressful days for the group of Republican candidates who, try as they might, may not qualify for their party's first presidential debate in Cleveland next week.

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