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Rowdy protests but no violence this time outside Trump rally

Jill Colvin and Amy Taxin, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 5:30pm

A day after violent protesters outside a Donald Trump rally threw burning items at police and toppled barricades, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee railed against "Crooked Hillary" Clinton and leaders in his own party who haven't yet endorsed him in a boisterous but less heated rally Wednesday.

Clinton email use broke federal rules: inspector's report

Michael Biesecker and Bradley Klapper, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 4:50pm

Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff "the matter was not to be discussed further."

Elizabeth Warren emerges as potent Clinton ally, Trump foil

Erica Werner and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:20pm

Sen. Elizabeth Warren is grabbing center stage in the 2016 presidential race as Donald Trump's most effective antagonist and Sen. Bernie Sanders' top rival for the affections of progressive voters. The combination could make Warren an indispensable ally to Hillary Clinton, in the process elevating her own stature and allowing her to draw attention to the issues she cares about most.

Trump nabs first lead against Clinton in poll

Palmer Gibbs, Graphiq  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:03pm

Donald Trump clawed to his first lead in a general election matchup against Hillary Clinton, surpassing the former secretary of state by 0.2 percent as of May 21.

Pelosi defends Democratic Party chief criticized by Sanders

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 2:30pm

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday defended the chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, who's been under attack from Bernie Sanders for undermining his longshot bid to become the party's presidential nominee.

Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico

Jill Colvin and Russell Contreras, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 12:00am

Protests outside a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico turned violent Tuesday night as demonstrators threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, overturned trash cans and knocked down barricades.

Trump, Clinton win Washington state's presidential primaries

Stephen Ohlemacher, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 10:02pm

Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump each won primaries in Washington state Tuesday.

In two-front war, Clinton targets Trump's housing crash gain

Ken Thomas and Lisa Lerer, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:31pm

Hillary Clinton and her Democratic allies dove deeper into Donald Trump's record Tuesday, launching a new round of attacks designed to paint the billionaire businessman as profiting off the housing crisis that hurt millions of Americans.

LIVE: Washington Primary Results

Josh Furlong  |  Posted  May 24th - 8:27pm

The following is an up-to-the-minute look at the Washington state primaries on Tuesday for the 2016 presidential race.

Judge: Law trimming early voting in Ohio is unconstitutional

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 4:40pm

A law trimming early voting in Ohio is unconstitutional and cannot be enforced, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a case involving a series Republican-backed voting changes in the presidential battleground state.

Sen. Reid calls for people to 'lay off' Bernie Sanders

Erica Werner, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 2:40pm

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that people should "lay off" Bernie Sanders, sending a message to restive Democrats increasingly anxious to see the party unite behind Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump's muddled position on guns

Jeremy Diamond, CNN  |  Posted  May 24th - 1:41pm

When it comes to guns, Donald Trump wants to have it both ways.

The Latest: Groups oppose GOP convention protest area

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:51pm

The Latest on the designated a route for protest marches during the Republican National Convention (all times local):

Groups say GOP convention protest area could foster clashes

Mark Gillispie, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:40pm

Organizers for two groups on opposite ends of the political spectrum are unhappy with a protest route designated for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, arguing it restricts their free-speech rights and creates the possibility of clashes.

Reports disclose fund-raising for Nevada ballot measures

Michelle Rindels, Associated Press  |  Posted  May 25th - 3:20pm

New campaign finance reports reveal fundraising for proposed November ballot measures. Here are some takeaways:

The Latest: Albuquerque police use smoke, pepper spray

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:31pm

The Latest on campaign stops in New Mexico by Bill Clinton and Donald Trump (all times local):

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The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:31pm

Hillary Clinton wins the Democratic presidential primary in Washington state.

Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential primary in Washington state

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 9:11pm

Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential primary in Washington state.

The Latest: Ohio to appeal judge's ruling on early voting

The Associated Press  |  Posted  May 24th - 3:01pm

The Latest on a federal judge's decision related to voting laws in Ohio (all times local):