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Justice Antonin Scalia dead at 79
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79....

Reaction to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's death
Influential conservative Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died in West Texas, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Saturday. He was 79. Reaction to his death follows:...

In victory or dissent, Scalia was a man of strong opinions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia kept your attention, whether you liked him or not....

GOP candidates set sights on South in presidential debate
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidates turn their sights on the South in Saturday night's debate, with Marco Rubio looking to right his campaign after a costly stumble that gave new hope to some of his rivals....

Sanders says Clinton is coming 'unraveled' by his progress
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Bernie Sanders is pronouncing himself startled by the ferocity of Hillary Clinton's attempts to take him down, saying she's coming "unraveled" by his progress in the Democratic presidential campaign....

Army looks to recruit more women, adapt physical testing
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Beginning this summer, a visit to a local Army recruiting office will include a new set of gymnastic tests to help determine what military jobs a recruit is physically capable of performing....

Civil rights leader Lewis softening dismissal of Sanders
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- Civil rights leader John Lewis on Saturday softened his dismissal of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' work in the 1960s on behalf of racial equality....

Viewers' Guide: GOP hopefuls spar in South Carolina
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Serious issues are facing the Republican presidential candidate in their debate Saturday night in South Carolina. The state has a deep-rooted military culture and is still reeling from the shooting deaths of nine black parishioners at a Charleston church in June....

Allies of Bush, Kasich spar over military spending
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- John Kasich proudly cites his efforts while in Congress to cut what he believed was wasteful defense spending. But allies for Jeb Bush, a Republican presidential rival, see a potential vulnerability for Kasich in military-minded South Carolina and are trying to slow the Ohio governor's momentum after a strong showing in New Hampshire....

Sanders meets solar workers in Nevada
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Bernie Sanders is making common cause with advocates for Nevada's struggling solar industry as the state's Democratic presidential contest approaches....



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