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The strange political phenomenon represented by the presidential candidacy of Donald Trump is a classic example of a win-win situation — not for him, of course, but for people like me. Liberal Democrats are almost certain to benefit no matter what happens to Trump's bid for the Republican nomination. If he gets the GOP nod, […]

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VATICAN CITY (AP) " A Vatican monsignor admitted in court Monday that he passed confidential Holy See documents on to journalists but said he did so at a time when he feared for his life after a friendship with a woman turned sour.

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KALAMAZOO, Michigan (AP) " The Latest in the criminal case against a man accused of fatally shooting six people last month in the Kalamazoo, Michigan, area (all times local):

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OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) " Chesapeake Energy founder Aubrey McClendon had the gas pedal floored in his SUV until just before it slammed into a bridge support at 78 mph, and it doesn't seem he tried to avoid the deadly crash, authorities said Monday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern Standard Time):

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SAN DIEGO (AP) " A panel of law enforcement experts found that U.S. Customs and Border Protection has made little movement on a call to sharply increase the number of agents assigned to investigate internal corruption, calling it a mistake that...

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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) " Sarah Palin's husband was expected to recover from a snowmobile accident in Alaska that left him hospitalized, his former racing partner said Monday, the same day the 2008 vice presidential candidate made a surprise...

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HANOVERTON, Ohio (AP) " The tumultuous presidential primary season barreled toward a potentially decisive day for both Republicans and Democrats, with enough delegates up for grabs Tuesday to turn Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton from front-runners...

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CIMARRON, Kan. (AP) " An Amtrak train carrying 131 passengers derailed in rural Kansas early Monday, moments after an engineer noticed a significant bend in a rail and applied the emergency brakes, an official said.

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MOSCOW (AP) " President Vladimir Putin ordered the Russian military to withdraw most of its forces from Syria, timing his move to the launch of Syria peace talks Monday " an end game that allows the Russian leader to cash in on his gains and reduce...

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NEW YORK (AP) " When New York City public schools began giving students report cards on their weight a decade ago, officials hoped the information would help fight an obesity epidemic in the nation's largest school system. But a new study finds...

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