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AP Top Political News at 3:32 a.m. EDT

Trump's Muslim ban: From simple clarity to plain confusion
NEW YORK (AP) -- From the moment he first declared it, the plan has been a signature of his campaign for president: "Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country's representatives can figure out what is going on."...

North American leaders to pledge more reliance on renewables
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The leaders of the United States, Canada and Mexico will pledge this week to rely on renewable energy to generate 50 percent of North America's electrical power by 2025, White House officials said Monday....

AP FACT CHECK: Some debatable Warren claims at Clinton stop
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton and liberal stalwart Elizabeth Warren campaigned together Monday in Ohio, symbolizing the coming together of the Democratic Party for Clinton's presidential campaign. A sampling of their statements and how they compare with the facts:...

Clinton's VP thinking: Don't harm Dem chances to take Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As Hillary Clinton considers her choices for vice president, she's seriously weighing the potential negative impact her decision could have on Democratic efforts to retake control of the Senate, according to party members familiar with her thinking....

Congressional dysfunction likely to stall Zika funding bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's $1.9 billion emergency request to combat a potential public health crisis from the Zika virus is more than 4 months old, but congressional dysfunction appears likely to scuttle a scaled-back version of the president's request, raising the prospect that Congress may leave on a seven-week vacation next month without addressing Zika....

How Clinton's and Trump's economic prescriptions clash
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican Donald Trump will deliver a speech outlining his trade policies on Tuesday - a talk that is sure to underscore the stark differences between his approach and that of likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton when it comes to handling the economy....

Court decision complicates prosecutions of elected leaders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Supreme Court opinion setting aside the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will make it harder for Justice Department prosecutors to bring similar cases in the future and brings welcome news to other elected officials investigated for or charged with corruption, legal experts say....

Terror talk changes as Comey refuses to name gunman
WASHINGTON (AP) -- When FBI Director James Comey discussed on national television the massacre at an Orlando nightclub, he made an off-the-cuff policy decision not to speak the gunman's name....

Dems: Clinton never personally denied Benghazi security
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton never personally denied any requests from diplomats for additional security at the U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, according to Democrats on a select House panel who absolved the former secretary of state and the U.S. military of wrongdoing in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012 attacks....

Kerry urges calm in meetings with EU, British leaders
LONDON (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met top officials from the European Union and Britain on Monday, telling both sides to act responsibly as they start figuring out how to make good on last week's historic decision by British voters to leave the EU. He also traveled to NATO, saying it would soon have to play a bigger role promoting trans-Atlantic unity....