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Clinton takes fight to Arizona, long a Republican bastion
PHOENIX (AP) -- There is palpable momentum for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Arizona, a state so traditionally Republican that her party's nominee for president has carried it just once in the past 64 years....

How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With the three presidential debates complete, and amid a steady stream of allegations and revelations about Donald Trump's treatment of women, the Republican nominee's poll numbers are casting doubt on his ability to win some traditionally GOP states....

Trump's 'nasty woman' remark adds to woes with female voters
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Such a nasty woman."...

Trump team says 'we are behind' but can still win the race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's campaign bluntly acknowledged Sunday that the real estate mogul is trailing Hillary Clinton as the presidential race hurtles toward a close, but insisted he still has a viable path to win the White House....

Black judges in voting dispute recall civil rights fight
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- In Ohio's decade-old voting lawsuit, federal appeals Judge Damon Keith said he was "deeply saddened and distraught" with a majority opinion last month and filled 11 pages with photographs of those slain in the fight for civil rights....

West Virginia candidate for governor owes millions in taxes
HINDMAN, Ky. (AP) -- Jim Justice, a coal billionaire running for West Virginia governor, owes millions in back taxes to some of Appalachia's most impoverished counties, including one in Kentucky that is struggling to pay the debt on a new rec center and has turned the lights off in its parks and reduced hot meals for senior citizens....

Victory in sight, Clinton still grapples with negative views
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president....

AP Interview: Kaine says Clinton will try to work with GOP
BOSTON (AP) -- Tim Kaine is sounding a hopeful note that a Democratic White House could work with Republicans to bridge deep divides laid bare by this bitter presidential campaign....

Pentagon chief in Irbil for closer assessment of Mosul fight
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter visited Irbil on Sunday for a closer assessment of the fight against the Islamic State group in northern Iraq and to hear from Kurdish leaders whose forces launched a new offensive in the operation to wrest Mosul from the militants....

Posting ballot selfies: Personal choice or illegal act?
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- You probably already know whether you'll vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton on Election Day, leaving one important question to consider when you walk into your polling place: Is it OK to take a picture of your ballot?...

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