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'Homebrew' email servers: Genius as well as sneaky?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No, it's not always a room filled with wires and glowing blue lights. It's probably not even the size of your furnace. The personal email server used by Hillary Rodham Clinton during her time as secretary of state was probably about the size of your office desktop computer and could have been tucked quietly in a corner somewhere....

Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers - not the U.S. - are leading the charge....

Can Clinton live up to pledge to learn from 2008 mistakes?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton says that if she pursues the presidency again, it will be different this time around....

Anniversary of Selma march rekindles Ferguson comparisons
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In only a few minutes on national television, the beatings of civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, dragged the inhumanity of Southern segregation into America's living rooms as never before....

Hillary Clinton email trove reviewed for release, security
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government will examine thousands of Hillary Rodham Clinton's emails for public release - and for possible security lapses - after revelations she used a private account to conduct official business as secretary of state, a senior State Department official said Thursday....

LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes Utah test
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A Republican-controlled Senate committee in the Utah Legislature offered its unanimous and at times emotional support for a proposal to protect gay and transgender individuals as the landmark measure passed its first test....

Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The New England Patriots are for same-sex marriage. So are the San Francisco Giants....

Obama holding town hall at historically black college
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is kicking off a weekend commemoration 50 years since the pivotal Selma-to-Montgomery civil rights marches in Alabama with a town hall meeting at a historically black college in South Carolina....

Senate Democrats press for vote on attorney general nominee
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats pressed Republican leaders Thursday to schedule a vote on the president's pick for attorney general....

Rick Perry's supporters launch super PAC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As former Texas Gov. Rick Perry readies a second presidential campaign, his supporters have created a super PAC devoted to his 2016 ambitions....

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Hillary Clinton email trove reviewed for release, security

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Super Bowl, World Series champs back gay marriage at court

Obama holding town hall at historically black college

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