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The Latest: Clinton 'appalled' by Guard retracting bonuses
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

Trump rejects 'phony' polls, insists 'we are winning'
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) -- A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks....

Obama administration confirms double-digit premium hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election....

How the GenForward poll of young voters was conducted
The GenForward poll of young adults is a survey by the Black Youth Project at the University of Chicago with the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research. It was conducted by NORC Oct. 1-14. It is based on online and telephone interviews of 1,832 adults age 18-30 who are members of the GenForward panel, which was designed to be representative of the young adult population....

Poll: Clinton's edge with young people crosses racial lines
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Young Americans across races and ethnicities are now more likely to support Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump for president, and to say the former secretary of state will help people like them, a new GenForward poll shows....

Washington's version of Silicon Valley startup founders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration's "18F" program to create its own version of a high-tech startup for government digital projects has foundered since its launch in 2014, losing nearly $32 million as its staff spent most of its time on unbillable work, according to a new inspector general report published Monday....

Clinton, Warren: Campaign partners eying complicated future
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Joining forces in the presidential campaign's final stretch, Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren pounded Donald Trump on Monday for disrespecting women and denigrating U.S. troops assisting Iraqis in their push to retake the city of Mosul....

Policy Prescriptions: Trump and Clinton on veterans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Lifetime health care and other benefits are part of the bargain for millions of Americans who put their lives on the line in the armed forces, and it's become clear the Department of Veterans Affairs isn't holding up its end....

Tom Hayden, '60s activist and liberal statesman, dead at 76
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- In one of the most dramatic personal transformations in American political history, Tom Hayden went from being a famed 1960s and 1970s student radical to a mainstream elected official and elder statesman of the country's left. He died Sunday at age 76 following a lengthy illness....

With email dumps, WikiLeaks tests power of full transparency
LONDON (AP) -- WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange first outlined the hypothesis nearly a decade ago: Can total transparency defeat an entrenched group of insiders?...

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