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ST. LOUIS (AP) — There's one less contender in the 2016 Republican presidential race. Rick Perry is dropping out. The former Texas governor, who had never lost an election until he started running for president, told a group of conservative activists in St. Louis on Friday night that "some things have become clear" and that it was time to suspend his campaign.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department says former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton had the right to delete personal emails from her private server. The government's filing in a lawsuit brought by Judicial Watch says "there is no question" that she could have deleted personal emails without agency supervision and could have done so even if she'd been using a government server.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal prosecutors are seeking to dismiss charges against a Temple University professor who was accused of scheming to provide secret U.S. technology to China. The government filed a motion Friday to dismiss four counts of wire fraud against 57-year-old Xi Xiaoxing (shee show-shing). Prosecutors say the motion is based on "additional information.

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix area remains jittery following a string of freeway shootings. Eleven cars have been shot at since Aug. 29, eight with bullets and three with projectiles that could include BBs or pellets. The intensive search for suspects continues. Arizona public safety officials say a man questioned about the shootings is being booked into a Phoenix jail on unrelated charges.

QUINCY, Ill. (AP) - Officials at the Illinois veterans' home where nine elderly residents have died from Legionnaires' disease say they still have not pinpointed the water-borne bacteria's source. State, local and federal health officials continue to investigate the outbreak that's also sickened 40 residents and five workers at the state home in Quincy.

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