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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush has scored the endorsement of South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. Graham has been a coveted endorsement for candidates running for the Republican nomination since he holds major clout in South Carolina, one of the critical early voting primary states. Graham launched his own presidential campaign last summer, but dropped out of the race last month having mustered little support in the polls.

MIAMI (AP) — Donald Trump is keeping up his attack on rival Ted Cruz, calling his conduct at last night's Republican debate "strident" and labeling his remarks about "New York values" in the debate "disgraceful." On MSNBC this morning, Trump said the Texas senator "hurt himself" at last night's debate when he said that New York has liberal values that favor abortion and gay marriage. Trump countered with an emotional recounting of his hometown's response to the Sept. 11 attacks.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it's halting new coal leases on federal lands until it completes a comprehensive review. At issue is whether fees charged to mining companies provide a fair return to American taxpayers and reflect coal's impact on the environment. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says companies will continue to be able to mine coal reserves already under lease. Roughly 40 percent of the coal produced in the United States comes from federal lands. The vast majority of that coal comes from Wyoming, Montana, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico.

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean Penn says his article on Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman "failed" in its mission. Speaking to "60 Minutes" on CBS, the actor said his intention in tracking down the escaped drug kingpin and writing about him for "Rolling Stone" was to shed new light on the U.S. government's policy in the War on Drugs. But the public's attention has been focused instead on how Penn found and met with him last October when Mexican officials couldn't. Guzman was re-captured only last week after six months on the run. Penn says the Mexican government was "clearly very humiliated."

MIAMI (AP) — A rare January hurricane in the Atlantic has weakened to a tropical storm after moving over the Azores. Tropical Storm Alex's maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 70 miles an hour as the storm moves away from the Azores, where it brought rain, high waves and wind. The storm is expected to lose tropical characteristics later in the day. Alex was the first hurricane to form in the month of January since 1938.

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