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The Latest: Clinton: Democratic party needs ground-up remake
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Here are the latest developments Friday from the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, where four Democratic presidential candidates will address the party....

Before nation's top Democrats, Clinton sends Biden a message
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- In ways both subtle and blunt, Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign is sending a message to Vice President Joe Biden about his potential presidential campaign: This won't be easy....

Trump proposals risk deepening GOP rift on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump has exposed anew the deep rift inside the Republican Party on immigration, a break between its past and the country's future that the party itself has said it must bridge if the GOP ever hopes to win back the White House....

Appeals court reverses ruling that found NSA program illegal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Friday ruled in favor of the Obama administration in a dispute over the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans....

Pentagon: IS hacker killed in US strike also was recruiter
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Islamic State group hacker killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria this week had been recruiting sympathizers in the West to conduct "lone wolf" terrorist attacks, and his death eliminates a "significant threat" to the U.S., a military official said Friday....

GOP candidate Trump to offer plan to overhaul US tax code
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is promising to offer a plan within a month to overhaul the tax system, calling himself "king of the tax code."...

Walker: More Iraq combat, but no more boots on ground, yet
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker is calling for U.S. forces in Iraq to engage in direct combat to defeat "radical Islamic terrorists" in the Middle East....

Pentagon funding new high-tech venture
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Defense Secretary Ash Carter will announce Friday that the Pentagon is funding a new venture to develop cutting-edge electronics and sensors that can flex and stretch and could be built into clothing or the skins of ships and aircraft....

Things to know: EPA water rules take effect in some states
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New federal rules to protect smaller streams, tributaries and wetlands took effect on Friday - but only in some states....

EPA: Clean water rule in effect despite court ruling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Environmental Protection Agency says it is going forward with a new federal rule to protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands, despite a court ruling that blocked the measure in 13 central and Western states....

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