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GOP TV ad backing Republican congressman criticizes Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a remarkable slap at their own presidential nominee, Republicans are running a TV ad in Chicago that touts a GOP congressman's independence by showing him saying Donald Trump "has disqualified himself."...

Support for 'my girl' Clinton is personal, Mrs. Obama says
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- As first ladies they could hardly have been more different. But as Democrats looking to fire up female voters, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton were firmly bonded on Thursday....

Clinton runs up campaign cash advantage over Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton entered the final phase of her presidential bid with a resounding campaign cash advantage over Donald Trump....

Trump hits 'corrupt' Hillary Clinton; Mrs. Obama hugs her
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) -- Trailing with time running out, Donald Trump denounced both Hillary and Bill Clinton Thursday as creatures of a corrupt political system who would use another pass at the Oval Office to enrich themselves at the expense of American families. Clinton turned to popular first lady Michelle Obama to rally voters in North Carolina, a state that could deliver a knockout blow to Trump....

No injuries after Pence plane slides off runway in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) -- Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence's campaign plane slid off a runway during a rainstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport late Thursday, tearing up concrete before coming to rest on a patch of grass....

AP-GfK poll: Most Trump supporters doubt election legitimacy
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Donald Trump's dubious claims the presidential election is "rigged" have taken root among most of his supporters, who say they will have serious doubts about the legitimacy of the election's outcome if Hillary Clinton wins, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll....

AP-GfK poll: Most voters believe media biased against Trump
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) -- Donald Trump repeatedly rages that the media is biased against him, putting claims of press prejudice at the center of his campaign for president. Most voters - and not just those who are backing the Republican nominee - agree with him, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll....

Trump gives $33,000 in October, falling short of $100M boast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has repeated it so much it's almost part of his stump speech: He's going to put $100 million of his own money into his campaign before Election Day. But new filings show he's got a long way to go if he's going to hit that mark....

Ex-Bill Clinton aide memo roils wife's campaign over ethics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A 2011 confidential memo written by a longtime Bill Clinton aide during Hillary Clinton's State Department tenure describes overlap between the former president's business ventures and fundraising for the family's charities. The former aide also described free travel and vacations arranged for the Clintons by corporations, reinforcing ethics concerns about the Democratic presidential nominee....

New rules aim to help students clear loans in cases of fraud
BOSTON (AP) -- The government has issued new rules meant to help students get their federal loans erased in cases involving fraud and misconduct by their schools....

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