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FORT WAYNE, Indiana (AP) " Former House Speaker John Boehner unloaded on Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz during a talk to college students, calling the Texas senator "Lucifer in the flesh." Speaking at a town hall-style event at Stanford University Wednesday, Boehner called front-runner Donald Trump his "texting buddy," but offered a more graphic response when asked about Cruz. "Lucifer in the flesh," the former speaker said. "I have Democrat friends and Republican...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is blocking a vote on the nomination of Eric Fanning to be the next Army secretary. At issue are efforts by the president to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer detainees to...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " A senior U.S. official says that about 16 U.S. military personnel, including one general officer, have been disciplined for mistakes that led to the bombing of a civilian hospital in Afghanistan last year that killed 42...

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WASHINGTON (AP) " The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern): 1:45 p.m. Donald Trump is once again trotting out famed former Indiana University Bobby Knight as he campaigns across the Hoosier State. Knight, who endorsed...

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† In early March, I wrote this about the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination: “The Donald is not going to become president. No way. No how. Never. Ever. “This isn't just wishful thinking. Rather, it's based on one...

Updated at 4:43 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) " Vice President Joe Biden, visiting Iraq on Thursday, described progress toward defeating the Islamic State group as "serious" and "committed" despite a crippling political crisis that threatens those gains. Biden met...

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) " A judge was weighing whether he can find probable cause for a second-degree murder charge even though prosecutors did not call any witnesses during a preliminary hearing Thursday for a man accused of fatally shooting retired...

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) " An Indiana University student who is a poet and a performer has been named the Indianapolis 500's first official poet since the early 20th century. Adam Henze of Bloomington beat out more than 200 others who submitted...

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WATKINSVILLE, Ga. (AP) " The Latest on a car crash that killed four University of Georgia students (all times local): 1:15 p.m. Georgia's governor has ordered flags at state properties lowered to half-staff in honor of four University...

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LOS ANGELES (AP) " Three people connected to one of the San Bernardino shooters, Syed Rizwan Farook, have been arrested in a marriage fraud conspiracy, including his brother and sister-in-law, federal prosecutors said Thursday. The third...

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NEW YORK (AP) " Comcast is buying DreamWorks Animation, the film company behind the Shrek, Madagascar and Kung Fu Panda franchises, for approximately $3.55 billion, strengthening its presence in the important and growing business of children's...

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