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APNewsBreak: Military seeks more time on transgender policy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senior military leaders expressed deep concerns this week that the launch of new Pentagon rules allowing transgender service members to serve openly in the U.S. military is moving too quickly, arguing that a number of details and questions must still be resolved, several senior U.S. officials told The Associated Press....

The Latest: Canada Parliament wishes Obama 'four more years'
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The Latest on U.S. President Barack Obama's summit Wednesday with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (all times local):...

Congress clears Puerto Rico rescue bill, sends to president
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congress delivered relief to debt-stricken Puerto Rico on Wednesday, sending President Barack Obama a last-minute financial rescue package to help the U.S. territory of 3.5 million Americans....

'Move on' from Benghazi? Republicans say it's unlikely
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton says it's "time to move on" after a congressional report on the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks accused the Obama administration of lethal mistakes, but produced no new evidence pointing to wrongdoing by the former secretary of state....

McConnell bids to shelter GOP senators from Trump upheaval
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is wrestling with an unenviable, arguably impossible task this election year: protecting Senate Republicans from the political upheaval caused by Donald Trump's presidential candidacy....

Trump's 'America First' echoes old isolationist rallying cry
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump boils down his foreign policy agenda to two words: "America First."...

Aide: Clinton opposed private emails accessible to 'anybody'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin said in a legal proceeding that Clinton did not want the private emails that she mixed in with State Department emails on her private computer server to be accessible to "anybody," according to transcripts released Wednesday....

In ME, Trump strikes back at US Chamber on trade
BANGOR, Maine (AP) -- Donald Trump struck back at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Wednesday in a mostly rural area in Maine, where his message of economic populism could earn him a vote in the Electoral College....

GOP shifting to become the anti-trade party
DENVER (AP) -- Donald Trump's break with conservative economic thinking on free trade comes as Republicans are increasingly relying on older, struggling white voters who are the most skeptical of trade deals and have lost out during an age of globalization....

The Latest: McConnell says Trump's campaign has improved
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the US presidential campaign (all times local):...