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Issues, too: GOP candidates debate more than Trump this time

Amid the back-and-forth bickering over Donald Trump, the Republican presidential contest took a substantive and serious turn in Wednesday's prime-time debate, with candidates wrangling over immigration, gay marriage and foreign affairs.

Trump embraces role as bully, bids Perry a thorny farewell

A growing divide has emerged in the Republican Party's unruly presidential contest, as the race bid farewell to a once-powerful White House contender. On one side stands billionaire businessman Donald Trump and his allies, on the other are those who oppose him.

Lawmaker expelled, another resigns after affair cover-up

One socially conservative Michigan lawmaker was expelled from office and another resigned early Friday after they outraged the Legislature with an extramarital affair and a botched attempt to conceal it with a fictional, sexually-explicit email.

Clinton apologizes for use of private email

Hillary Rodham Clinton apologized Tuesday for her use of a private email account after declining since last week to express remorse for the State Department arrangement that has shaken her presidential campaign.

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Clinton says family paid State Dept employee for email work

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Saturday that her family paid a State Department employee to maintain the private email server she used while secretary of state and compensated him "for a period of time" for his technical skills.

Cruz blames Obama for climate of violence against police

Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz blamed President Barack Obama on Thursday for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his administration have long vilified law enforcement.

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Donald Trump courts tea party voters in Nashville

Donald Trump will decide soon whether to mount a third party bid if he loses the Republican nomination for president, the real estate mogul said Saturday.

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Health, election work elevated Jimmy Carter post-presidency

From its founding, Jimmy Carter insisted that his humanitarian organization focus on work that others had not or would not tackle, including the Guinea-worm eradication project, which cut the number of cases of the disease from 3.5 million in 1986 to 126 in 2014.

Trump proposals possibly deepening GOP rift on immigration

Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country’s future the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House.

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Obama to people of New Orleans: You inspire me, and America

Visiting residents on tidy porch stoops and sampling the fried chicken at a corner restaurant, President Barack Obama held out the people of New Orleans on Thursday as an extraordinary example of renewal and resilience 10 years after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Paul talks 2016 challenges between eye surgeries in Haiti

As many of Paul’s competitors courted voters in Iowa and New Hampshire over the last week, Kentucky’s fiery junior senator joined a team of eye surgeons on a four-day mission to Haiti, giving vision to nearly 200 who would not have been blind if they lived in the United States.

Supporters of Iran agreement feel momentum on Capitol Hill

Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal see growing momentum on their side in the Senate, raising the possibility they’ll be able to block a disapproval resolution and protect President Barack Obama from having to use his veto pen.

Bush denounces Trump's immigration plan

On his own visit to the Mexican border Monday, Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush denounced Donald Trump’s immigration plan as unrealistic and expensive.

Fox News chief: Donald Trump owes Megyn Kelly an apology

Fox News chief Roger Ailes said Tuesday that Donald Trump owes the network’s Megyn Kelly an apology for an unprovoked Twitter attack that “is as unacceptable as it is disturbing,” but Trump isn’t backing down.

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Trump's rivals criticize comment about female moderator

Donald Trump's bombast continued to roil the Republican presidential race Saturday as several rivals criticized his treatment of a Fox News debate moderator. The organizer of a conservative political convention rescinded the businessman's prime-time speaking slot, angering those eager to hear from the businessman.