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Wisconsin's Walker looks to Iowa to regain momentum
ONAWA, Iowa (AP) -- With his sleeves rolled up, Scott Walker wowed Iowa Republicans in January at one of the first events of the 2016 campaign - a moment that shot the Wisconsin governor into the top-tier of GOP candidates for president....

Trump's idea for mass deportation similar to 1930s removals
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's call for mass deportation of millions of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, as well as their American-born children, bears similarities to a large-scale removal that many Mexican-American families faced 85 years ago....

Possible Biden bid for White House faces rough road
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The only trace of the vice president came on a candy wrapper....

Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political corruption charges, has died. He was 95....

Sanders says he would be prepared to use military force
WASHINGTON (AP) -- International rivals would be mistaken to assume he wouldn't be prepared to use military force if that's what circumstances required, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in an interview that aired on Sunday....

Legal experts see no criminal trouble for Clinton thus far
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far....

Alaska-bound, Obama renames America's tallest peak
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ahead of a historic trip to the Arctic, President Barack Obama erased a former Republican president's name from North America's tallest peak in a move applauded in Alaska and derided more than 3,000 miles away in Ohio. More contentious matters concerning climate change and Arctic drilling awaited....

Kanye for 2020? White House welcomes rapper's political bid
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) -- Kanye West for 2020? The White House says it is anticipating the rapper's potential bid for president....

Illinois' history museum is latest target in political fight
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- The skeleton of a massive mastodon, thousands of Native American artifacts and a giant shark could be the next casualties in an increasingly ugly fight over Illinois' state budget that has dragged on for months with no sign of ending....

Walker says wall along Canadian border worth reviewing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is putting a new twist on the topic of securing the border, a staple among the GOP candidates running for president, by pointing north....

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