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Hillary Clinton takes on Jeb Bush on racial equality issues

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Democrat Hillary Clinton sought to persuade African-Americans on Friday to resist any temptation to side with Republican Jeb Bush in the 2016 presidential race as they offered differing visions on how to tackle economic and racial inequality.

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Bush not a candidate? Super PAC's spending reveals otherwise 6:27pm BST

NEW YORK - The first report of Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s Super PAC, made public Friday, reveals for the first time, election lawyers say, just how much the group, Right to Rise, functioned as a kind of shadow campaign for Bush.

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Clinton urges Congress to end 'failed' Cuba embargo 7:17pm BST

MIAMI - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Friday urged Congress to end the longstanding U.S. trade embargo against Cuba, calling it a "failed policy" that had done little or nothing to foster change on the communist-ruled island. | Video

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Hillary Clinton given clean bill of health by her doctor 9:34pm BST

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is healthy and "fit to serve" with no lingering effects from a 2012 concussion that caused a health scare when she was secretary of state, her personal physician said on Friday.

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Clinton says she and Bill Clinton have paid nearly $44 million in taxes since 2007 10:02pm BST

WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, in releasing eight years of tax records, said on Friday that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, have paid nearly $44 million in federal taxes since 2007.

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Trump's presidential bid draws scorn and bemusement in Europe 5:42pm BST

LONDON - With his distressed hairstyle, voluptuous female companions and love of the media spotlight, U.S. tycoon Donald Trump is no stranger to people on this side of the Atlantic.

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How Pentagon war fund became a budget buster Washington can't resist 9:47pm BST

WASHINGTON - The number of U.S. troops deployed in battle zones is at its lowest level since before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Still, Congress has authorized a 38 percent increase in the war budget over last year. | Video

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What changes to expect from Obama's final Clean Power Plan 6:08am BST

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will unveil as soon as Monday the final version of a sweeping - and controversial - regulation to cut carbon emissions from the electricity sector.

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Obama says Congress should focus on Ex-Im Bank, budget after recess 5:40pm BST

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed a three-month extension of the surface transportation bill on Friday, admonishing Congress for failing to pass longer-term legislation.

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Stressful times for low-polling Republicans who may miss debate stage 6:11pm BST

WASHINGTON - With Donald Trump sucking up the oxygen on the campaign trail, these are stressful days for the group of Republican candidates who, try as they might, may not qualify for their party's first presidential debate in Cleveland next week.