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Viewer's Guide: What to watch on the day after New Hampshire
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary left some GOP candidates with a hard-knocks hangover and others just happy to still be alive....

Kasich's NH showing could be tough to convert into more wins
MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (AP) -- Republican presidential contender John Kasich spent time and money winning over New Hampshire voters....

Russia proposes March 1 ceasefire in Syria; US wants it now
MUNICH (AP) -- U.S. officials say Russia has proposed a March 1 ceasefire in Syria, but the United States believes the fighting must stop immediately....

Donald Trump skewered in Funny or Die film
NEW YORK (AP) -- In one of the more elaborate and unexpected spoofs of Donald Trump, Johnny Depp has joined the ranks of the combed-over, starring in a mock documentary released the morning after the GOP candidate's primary victory in New Hampshire....

In Illinois, Obama issues an appeal for political unity
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) -- President Barack Obama returned Wednesday to the Illinois capital where he launched his national political career and appealed for help ridding politics of "polarization and meanness" that discourage participation in civic life....

AP sources: Christie expected to end 2016 White House bid
NASHUA, N.H. (AP) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is expected to end his campaign for the Republican nomination for president after a disappointing sixth-place finish in New Hampshire's primary, two people familiar with his plans told The Associated Press on Wednesday....

Delay of clean power plan stokes worries about Paris treaty
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration asserted Wednesday that a Supreme Court order delaying enforcement of its new clean-power rules will ultimately have little impact on meeting the nation's obligations under the recent Paris climate agreement....

Senate panel votes to hold website in contempt over sex ads
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Senate panel voted on Wednesday to hold the classified advertising website Backpage.com in civil contempt for failing to comply with a congressional subpoena into how it screens ads for possible sex trafficking....

Rubio vows more aggressive approach in extended campaign
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Facing the biggest test of his presidential bid, Marco Rubio promised a more aggressive approach in what his team expects to become an extended Republican nomination fight that could result in a brokered national convention....

The Latest: Sanders camp says $5.2 million raised since NH
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Here's the latest on the 2016 presidential race as Republican and Democratic candidates head from New Hampshire to South Carolina and beyond. All times local:...



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