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Clinton email disclosure slowed by security concerns
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department released fewer Hillary Rodham Clinton emails than expected Friday, saying its process was slowed by intense scrutiny from U.S. intelligence agencies to ensure that emails from her private server don't contain sensitive or classified government secrets....

Clinton's doctor says 2016 candidate in "excellent" health
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's physician describes the Democratic presidential candidate as in "excellent physical condition and fit to serve as president of the United States."...

In swing state Florida, Clinton calls for Cuba embargo's end
MIAMI (AP) -- Drawing a sharp distinction with her main Republican rivals in Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GOP-run Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed on Cuba since 1962....

Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded....

Obama to extend college aid grants to some prison inmates
WASHINGTON (AP) -- More than 20 years after banning prisoners from receiving student aid, some federal and state inmates could be eligible for Pell grant money to take college courses while still behind bars....

Bush, Clinton court black voters at Urban League meeting
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush went into historically Democratic territory on Friday to tell a predominantly African-American audience that the country's decades-long efforts to fight poverty are failing - and his record as Florida governor, especially in education, serves as a blueprint for a future presidency....

Democrats far behind GOP in raising money for '16 super PACs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton has a message for the country's wealthiest Democrats: I need you, unfortunately....

What's considered 'classified' is a judgment call
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. The inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community recently alerted the Justice Department about classified information included improperly on email that went through a home server Clinton used in lieu of the official State Department email system....

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:...

More than just Cecil; big troubles for king of the jungle
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The circle of life is closing in on the king of the jungle....

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