Ex-Trump U students supplied by campaign beholden to Trump
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Ex-Trump U students supplied by campaign beholden to Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former students put forward by Donald Trump’s campaign to help deflect criticism of his defunct real estate seminars have business ties to the presumptive Republican presidential nominee. The campaign posted a web video Wednesday defending Trump University after a federal judge unsealed documents in a long-running lawsuit filed by ex-students who claim … Continue reading

Clinton campaign suggested intros, questions prior to events
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Clinton campaign suggested intros, questions prior to events

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Hillary Clinton, the presidential campaign has been about building an approachable image: She’s often eschewed big arenas in favor of town halls, peppered her ads with personal stories and planned less-scripted gatherings with voters. But emails obtained by The Associated Press reveal a careful, behind-the-scenes effort to review introductory remarks for … Continue reading

Clinton camp slams Trump University as ‘fraudulent scheme’
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Clinton camp slams Trump University as ‘fraudulent scheme’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly released documents about a now-defunct business owned by Donald Trump reveal strategies for enticing people to enroll in real estate seminars even if they couldn’t afford it, opening the presumptive Republican nominee up to fresh criticism from Hillary Clinton that he took advantage of vulnerable Americans. “Trump University was a fraudulent … Continue reading

Watchdogs say Texas dodged ‘train wreck’ on education board
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Watchdogs say Texas dodged ‘train wreck’ on education board

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — When Texas takes up always-contentions revisions of science and social studies coursework in 2017, a former schoolteacher who believes dinosaurs were on Noah’s Ark and Democrats killed John F. Kennedy won’t have a vote. Mary Lou Bruner lost her Republican primary runoff for a seat on the powerful Texas State Board … Continue reading

Clinton: Trump could ‘bankrupt America’ like his companies
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Clinton: Trump could ‘bankrupt America’ like his companies

DETROIT (AP) — Hillary Clinton said Monday that Donald Trump’s economic policies would lead to lower wages, fewer jobs and more debt — warning unionized workers that the presumptive Republican presidential nominee could “bankrupt America like he’s bankrupted his companies.” “Ask yourself,” the likely Democratic nominee told thousands at the Service Employees International Union international … Continue reading

Sanders: Democratic convention could be ‘messy’
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Sanders: Democratic convention could be ‘messy’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia and his push to make the party more inclusive could get “messy” but asserts in an interview with The Associated Press: “Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle.” The Vermont senator, campaigning Monday ahead of California’s primary … Continue reading

Democrats, Sanders on the brink as campaign nears end
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Democrats, Sanders on the brink as campaign nears end

WASHINGTON (AP) — The awkward embrace between Bernie Sanders and the Democratic Party may be nearing a breaking point. Leading Democrats are growing increasingly vocal in their concerns about the White House hopeful’s continued candidacy, and if he and his legions of enthusiastic supporters ultimately will unite behind Hillary Clinton in a general election against … Continue reading

Trump’s investments include companies he bashed
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Trump’s investments include companies he bashed

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has invested in some of the companies that he uses as punching bags on the campaign trail, according to new financial documents he submitted to the U.S. government. In his 104-page public financial disclosure report, the presumptive Republican nominee reported holding investments in companies like Ford Motor Co., Apple Inc. … Continue reading

Report finds segregation in education on the rise
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Report finds segregation in education on the rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — Six decades after the Supreme Court outlawed separating students by race, stubborn disparities persist in how the country educates its poor and minority children. A report Tuesday by the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office found deepening segregation of black and Hispanic students at high-poverty K-12 public schools. These schools often offered fewer math, … Continue reading

Trump ramping up national team to expand battleground states
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Trump ramping up national team to expand battleground states

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is moving quickly to install political operatives in more than a dozen states, targeting Maine and Minnesota among others that traditionally favor Democrats, as the Republican White House contender lays the groundwork for an expanded electoral battlefield. The staffing expansion, outlined by campaign strategists not authorized to speak publicly about … Continue reading