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Democratic support for Clinton at lowest since 2012: Reuters poll

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WASHINGTON - Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton's support among Democrats has dropped to its lowest point since Reuters/Ipsos began polling on her chances of winning the party's nomination for the 2016 election almost three years ago.

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Planned Parenthood goes to court to fight funding cuts in Alabama 9:47pm BST

- Planned Parenthood filed a complaint in Alabama federal on Friday seeking to stop the state from defunding its health clinics after the release of covertly recorded videos attacking the organization's handling of aborted fetal tissue.

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Best president ever! How Trump's love of hyperbole could backfire 3:48pm BST

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON - Manhattan real estate lawyer Jon Mechanic remembers the summer day a decade ago when Donald Trump gave him a tour of a vacant retail space inside the Trump Tower on a glittering stretch of Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

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Biden backers eye gay support, money for presidential bid 7:36pm BST

WASHINGTON - Backers of Vice President Joe Biden are reaching out to donors and activists in the gay and lesbian community to line up financial and political support if Biden, who endorsed same-sex marriage before Hillary Clinton, decides to run for president.

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Obama: U.S., Israel in talks 'for months' over security cooperation 7:54pm BST

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday that the U.S. and Israeli governments have been in discussions for months about security cooperation.

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White House says confident Iran deal will survive in Congress 5:58pm BST

WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday expressed confidence that it has the support in Congress necessary to sustain a veto of a resolution to reject the Iran nuclear agreement.

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Republican Rubio attacks China's Xi ahead of visit 5:37pm BST

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Friday accused Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is scheduled to make a state visit to Washington next month, of stepping up a campaign to push the United States out of Asia.

Obama reassures Jewish groups on U.S.-Israel relationship 9:01pm BST

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama reassured U.S. Jewish groups on Friday that the U.S.-Israel relationship is strong, despite differences over the nuclear deal with Iran, and called for more talks between the two governments on security cooperation.

Judge orders former Ohio deputy treasurer to prison 8:41pm BST

- A federal judge on Friday ordered a former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan after pleading guilty to corruption charges to begin serving a 15-year sentence in a U.S. prison, prosecutors said.

White House says disagrees with court decision blocking clean water rule 6:03pm BST

WASHINGTON - The White House on Friday said the Justice Department is considering its options after a U.S. district court blocked a federal clean water rule from going into effect in certain states.