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WASHINGTON (AP) — A new Associated Press-GfK poll suggests that three-quarters of Republicans think Donald Trump would have a chance of winning the general election if nominated, significantly more than say so of any other GOP candidate. Eight in 10 Republican registered voters who answered the poll call Trump very or somewhat decisive. But overall, Trump also has negatives, with 58 percent of all Americans having an unfavorable view of him. That's the worst favorable rating of any candidate.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers who outlined closed-door briefings on the San Bernardino shootings say it appears information that the FBI has been able to glean came after the fact. Officials say the U.S. government appears not to have picked up on extremist messages exchanged during the online courtship two years ago between 28-year-old Syed Rizwan Farook and his wife, 29-year-old Tashfeen Malik. They discussed martyrdom and jihad online as early as 2013 but never got on law enforcement radar.

PARIS (AP) — Tomorrow is the new target to wrap up the climate negotiations near Paris and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is celebrating his 72nd birthday by staying in the thick of things. Kerry is slated to plunge back into the detailed talks during a meeting with U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon. Ban says negotiators are still in disagreement over how far-reaching it should be and who should pay for damages wrought by global warming.

SEATTLE (AP) — Forecasters are pointing to a silver lining around the clouds from fierce Northwest storms this week -- there's been enough rain to begin easing summer drought conditions. The storms are easing off but expected to continue this weekend. The rains sent rivers bursting from their banks, closed roadways and produced a rare tornado. There have been at least two deaths.

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a woman suicide bomber killed herself and her three children, along with an officer who had stopped her suspicious-looking car at a checkpoint in eastern Afghanistan. An official says the woman and children got out of the car and couldn't speak the Afghan languages of Pashto and Dari and appeared to be speaking Russian. It's unclear what happened to four men in the car.

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