US reaches $95.5M settlement in for-profit education case
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US reaches $95.5M settlement in for-profit education case

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh company that enrolls more than 100,000 students at for-profit trade schools and colleges across the U.S. is not admitting wrongdoing as part of a $95.5 million settlement with the Obama administration. The settlement was announced by the Justice Department on Monday. It resolves allegations that Education Management Corp. used illegal … Continue reading

Paris attacks deepen GOP opposition to Syrian refugee influx
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Paris attacks deepen GOP opposition to Syrian refugee influx

WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly Paris attacks have intensified Republican opposition to letting thousands of Syrian refugees come to the United States. Republican presidential contender Marco Rubio on Sunday said the United States cannot do so because it’s impossible to know whether people fleeing Syria have links to Islamic militants — an apparent shift from … Continue reading

Clinton, digging at Sanders, says don’t scrap health law
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Clinton, digging at Sanders, says don’t scrap health law

AMES, Iowa (AP) — Fresh from the second Democratic presidential debate, Hillary Rodham Clinton has suggested that Bernie Sanders would raise middle-class taxes and “scrap” President Barack Obama’s health care law, in an escalating critique of the Vermont senator. Joined by her husband, former President Bill Clinton, at a fall barbecue, the front-runner said Sunday … Continue reading

Obama says Trump’s deportation plan is unrealistic
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Obama says Trump’s deportation plan is unrealistic

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s proposal to deport millions of undocumented immigrants is unrealistic and would cost the nation hundreds of billions of dollars. In an interview Thursday with ABC News, Obama suggests imagining the images on screens flashed around the world as parents are dragged away from … Continue reading

Can-do campaign biographies: There’s often more to the story
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Can-do campaign biographies: There’s often more to the story

WASHINGTON (AP) — For most presidential candidates, a compelling personal history is an essential item in the campaign tool kit. Think Hillary Rodham Clinton and her campaign statements about fighting for women. Marco Rubio and his biography of the immigrant family that made good. Carly Fiorina and her “secretary to CEO” career path. Ben Carson … Continue reading

10 of 15 Virginia Democratic superdelegates back Clinton
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10 of 15 Virginia Democratic superdelegates back Clinton

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two-thirds of Virginia’s Democratic superdelegates are publicly backing Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential bid, including all of the state’s Democratic congressional delegation. Gov. Terry McAuliffe, also a superdelegate, is another public Clinton supporter. He has been friends with Clinton for many years and helped manage her unsuccessful 2008 campaign. Ten out of … Continue reading

Trump questions Carson’s ‘pathological temper’, faith
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Trump questions Carson’s ‘pathological temper’, faith

FORT DODGE, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, brushing aside any recent claims of civility, has equated Ben Carson’s childhood “pathological temper” to the illness of a child molester, questioned his religious awakening and berated voters who support him. “How stupid are the people of Iowa?” declared Trump during a rally at Iowa … Continue reading

Party insiders give Clinton early, commanding delegate edge
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Party insiders give Clinton early, commanding delegate edge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has locked up public support from half of the Democratic insiders who cast ballots at the party’s national convention, giving her a commanding advantage over her rivals for the party’s presidential nomination. Clinton’s margin over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley is striking. Not only … Continue reading

Clinton to pitch sentencing, police changes to black voters
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Clinton to pitch sentencing, police changes to black voters

ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is using a Southern campaign swing to outline criminal justice proposals she says would treat black Americans more fairly. The trip to Georgia and South Carolina comes as Clinton works to solidify her advantage in the African-American community over Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders. Both candidates have … Continue reading

Trump, Carson demand that next debate be limited to 2 hours
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Trump, Carson demand that next debate be limited to 2 hours

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson are threatening to boycott the next GOP debate over its proposed format, underscoring a rare political alliance between the leading outsider candidates. In a joint letter to CNBC’s Washington bureau chief Thursday, the billionaire businessman and retired neurosurgeon told the hosting network they will … Continue reading

Obama announces education commitments for Latino students
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Obama announces education commitments for Latino students

WASHINGTON (AP) — Celebrating Hispanics’ contribution to the nation, President Barack Obama said Thursday that America is made great “not by building walls, but by tearing down barriers to opportunity.” Obama spoke as the White House observed Hispanic Heritage Month. His remarks contrasted with concerns about immigration among some Republican presidential contenders. Front-runner Donald Trump … Continue reading

Trump campaign raises $3.9 million in third quarter
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Trump campaign raises $3.9 million in third quarter

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump raised nearly $4 million in contributions in three months despite eschewing traditional fundraising. Documents filed with federal regulators Thursday show the billionaire businessman raised $3.9 million between July 1 and the end of September. Trump often boasts that he’s self-funding his campaign and has not engaged in … Continue reading

Kasich raises $4.4 million for GOP presidential bid
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Kasich raises $4.4 million for GOP presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has raised $4.4 million in his first two-and-a-half months as a Republican presidential candidate. That’s according to a campaign aide who shared the fundraising numbers ahead of midnight reporting deadline to federal regulators. Kasich rose in some preference polls over the summer, particularly in the early voting … Continue reading