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Debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Billionaire businessman Donald Trump will be front and center in the Republican Party's leadoff presidential debate, scoring the top spot in Thursday's prime-time faceoff where he'll be joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and seven other White House hopefuls who made the campaign's first cut....

Christie files financial disclosure report
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Newly released financial disclosure records show Republican presidential contender Chris Christie earned nearly $277,000 in wages over the last year and a half as New Jersey governor....

Kerry urges peaceful resolution to South China Sea disputes
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says he's hopeful that China and its smaller neighbors can come to an effective resolution to territorial disputes in the South China Sea....

Paper: FBI investigating security of Clinton emails
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state, The Washington Post reported Tuesday....

Dems hit Bush after comments on funding for women's health
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush vowed Tuesday to cut off federal funding for Planned Parenthood if elected to the White House, but drew immediate fire from Democrats for adding, "I'm not sure we need half a billion dollars for women's health issues."...

Obama, Netanyahu make dueling appeals on Iran to US Jews
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made dueling appeals to the American Jewish community Tuesday as they sought to rally support for their opposing positions on the Iranian nuclear deal....

Debate line-up illustrates power of Fox News in GOP campaign
NEW YORK (AP) -- Iowa and New Hampshire are still on the horizon - but first there's the Fox primary, and the buildup to this week's first Republican presidential debate shows that the influence of Fox News Channel on the GOP selection process is stronger than ever....

More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle....

Marine arrested on gun charges on Capitol grounds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Marine detailed to the office of California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr. was arrested Tuesday for possession of an unregistered firearm after a loaded .45 caliber handgun was discovered in his vehicle....

US tries to reassure Japan after documents reveal spying
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Working to prevent tension with a treaty ally, Vice President Joe Biden reassured Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the U.S. limits its surveillance of friendly nations, after leaked documents showed U.S. spying on Japanese officials and companies....

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