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Clinton's donors trade buck-raising for door-knocking in NH
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- They are some of Hillary Clinton's best money-raisers, but right now the most valuable thing they can offer is their time....

For the Clintons, New Hampshire is the state of 2nd chances
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- It's their Everest. Their firewall. Their lifeboat in a frozen Atlantic....

Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. In an announcement Monday, the White House said the money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine, develop diagnostic tests and improve support for low-income pregnant women....

The Latest: Diplomats? Trump and Bush call each other names
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- The Latest on the race for the White House with one day to go until the New Hampshire primary (all times local):...

Obama says the US and Italy are working together in Libya
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the United States is working with Italy to push back against efforts by the Islamic State group to gain a foothold in Libya....

Elizabeth Warren's hard choice in Democrats' White House run
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A coy Elizabeth Warren is withholding an endorsement of Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders for now and using her leverage as liberal icon to focus the two Democratic presidential rivals on her populist agenda....

Trump aiming for New Hampshire win, rivals aim to survive
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Encouraged by Marco Rubio's stumbles, the Republicans' second-tier candidates are seeing fresh hope for survival as they sprint to the finish line in New Hampshire. The Democrats' Clinton-Sanders duel is veering into gender politics....

Clinton making a personal pitch to New Hampshire voters
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- From a Michigan pulpit to New Hampshire's town halls, Hillary Clinton is working to establish a personal connection with voters as she faces an increasingly difficult struggle against Bernie Sanders for the Democratic nomination....

Gov't creates new student aid enforcement office
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is taking new steps to protect students amid increased scrutiny of for-profits colleges and other schools....

Cruz, 'super' PACs pummeled Trump on Iowa airwaves with ads
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has given a list of reasons for his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, including a failure to invest in boosting voter-turnout and claiming that Ted Cruz "stole" the win. But with voting fast approaching in New Hampshire, data from political advertising tracker Kantar Media reveal another possible explanation: Trump got pummeled on TV....

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