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Updated at 6:50 PM

MIAMI (AP) " Floridians know Republican presidential candidates Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio very well " but Donald Trump is outpacing both in the state's early opinion polls.

Updated at 6:49 PM

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) " Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush is drastically slashing campaign spending, including an across-the-board pay cut for staff, and focusing more narrowly on early states, as the one-time front-runner seeks to...

Updated at 6:48 PM

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) " Muslim prayers at a major Jerusalem shrine, the epicenter of weeks of unrest, ended peacefully Friday after Israel lifted restrictions on worshippers in an apparent bid to ease tensions.

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WASHINGTON (AP) " First, Secret Service Director Joseph Clancy told federal watchdog investigators that he heard a rumor on April 1 about a congressman's failed attempt years earlier to work at the agency.

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Defense Secretary Ash Carter says the American soldier killed in the mission that rescued 70 hostages from an Islamic State prison in Iraq was a hero for rushing into a firefight to defend his Kurdish partners " even though the...

Updated at 6:30 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) " Compounding the nation's severe shortage of execution drugs, federal authorities have seized shipments of a lethal-injection chemical that Arizona and Texas tried to bring in from abroad, saying the imports were illegal.

Updated at 6:06 PM

BONN, Germany (AP) " The trillion-dollar question of who should pay for global warming is coming to a head in talks on an international climate pact, as developing countries worry they won't get enough money to tackle the problem.

Updated at 6:04 PM

DENVER (AP) " Supporters of universal health care loaded boxes of resident petitions off an ambulance and onto a stretcher Friday, launching their campaign to make Colorado the first state to opt out of the federal health law and replace it with...

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Donald Trump, ever the demagogue, says Bernie Sanders is promoting communism with all his talk about “democratic socialism.” That's nonsense, of course, as history shows. Here's an excerpt from my book “Rockford: Big Town/Little...

Updated at 6:00 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " No IRS official would face criminal charges arising from the political controversy over the processing of applications for tax-exempt status, the Justice Department announced Friday.

Updated at 5:59 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) " After laying off more than 300 workers, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey is trying to lift the spirits of the remaining employees by giving them 6.8 million shares of the stock he owns in the online messaging service.

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