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The Latest: George W. Bush to campaign in SC with Jeb
PAWLEYS ISLAND, S.C. (AP) -- The Latest from the 2016 campaign trail (all times local):...

Rubio launches new attacks in jumbled South Carolina primary
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Trying to re-establish his place as a White House contender, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio is unloading on nearly all of his rivals, declaring them unprepared for the national security responsibilities of the presidency....

Rubio eyes brokered convention after NH setback
OKATIE, S.C. (AP) -- The best hope of the Republican establishment just a week ago, Marco Rubio suddenly faces a path to his party's presidential nomination that could require a brokered national convention....

Clinton aims to reset campaign with focus on black voters
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- After an overwhelming loss in New Hampshire, Hillary Clinton is staking a campaign comeback on her ability to woo black and Latino voters, placing outreach to those communities at the center of her strategy to retool her 2016 bid....

US airstrikes target Islamic State in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say there have been about 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in eastern Afghanistan in the past three weeks, as the U.S. expands its fight against the insurgent group beyond Iraq and Syria....

Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters....

John Lewis on Sanders' civil rights work: 'Never saw him'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Civil rights leader John Lewis on Thursday dismissed Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' 1960s work on racial equality, saying, "I never saw him. I never met him."...

CDC ships Zika test for pregnant women; Puerto Rico at risk
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government is shipping Zika virus tests for pregnant women to health departments around the country, but warning there could be temporary shortages, as travelers try to tell if they returned with an infection that could put a developing baby at risk....

Obama administration opening 2-front campaign on Syria
MUNICH (AP) -- The Obama administration opened a two-front campaign on Syria on Thursday with a push to end one war there and step up another....

Clinton, Sanders to debate after splitting contests
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- After splitting the first two voting contests, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are taking their increasingly heated fight for the Democratic presidential nomination back to the debate stage Thursday night, jockeying for advantage as the race heads toward delegate-rich states....



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