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AP Top Political News at 6:38 p.m. EDT

More big-name Republicans abandon Trump; he just shrugs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Big-name GOP leaders piled on Friday against Donald Trump in an extraordinary show of Republican-vs.-Republican discontent over his winning the party's presidential nomination. Trump just shrugged it off, declaring they didn't really matter when compared to all the voters who turned out to vote for him in this year's primary elections....

The policy divide of the moment is Trump vs. Ryan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A presidential campaign throws policy differences into stark relief and so it is this time, on immigration, spending, trade, foreign affairs - you name it....

Obama on Trump: This is not a reality show
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In his first remarks about Donald Trump's status as the GOP's presumptive nominee, President Barack Obama on Friday urged the media to undertake tougher scrutiny of presidential candidates....

US takes tougher tone on Israeli settlements in new report
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States will endorse a tougher tone with Israel in an upcoming international report that takes the Jewish state to task over settlements, demolitions and property seizures on land the Palestinians claim for a future state, diplomats told The Associated Press....

Obama administration proposes rules aimed at tax evasion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New financial regulations would force companies to disclose more information about their owners, as part of a crackdown on tax evaders and money launderers, the Obama administration announced on Friday....

EPA chief: US quickly phasing out coal for clean energy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top official at the Environmental Protection Agency said Friday the ongoing legal fight over regulating carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants won't delay the nation's accelerating shift to cleaner sources of energy....

AP Analysis: For Republicans fearing Trump, Ryan offers out
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Within the span of a single hour, Donald Trump gave Republicans wary of his presidential nomination yet another reason to worry - and House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to give them a way out....

Sanders wants supporters represented at party convention
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders on Friday threatened a floor fight over rules and platform planks at the party's summer convention on Friday, warning the Democratic National Committee not to stack the convention's standing committees with supporters of Hillary Clinton....

The Latest: Trump complains about Ryan, Bush and Graham
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential campaign (all times Eastern):...

Democrats work to paint NH senator as loyal ally of Trump
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte casts herself as independent, focused on New Hampshire over party politics in her re-election bid. But now she's trying to fight off a different label, one that Democrats will assign her at every turn: Loyal ally of Donald Trump....