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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is admitting that he was wrong -- when he said he saw a video of a U.S. cash payment going to Iran. He tweeted today that the video he saw was of a plane carrying four Americans who had been released by Iran. Trump had been expressing outrage over a $400 million payment made by the U.S. to Iran this year -- delivered on the same day that Iran released the Americans. Republicans say it was a ransom payment. The Obama administration denies it.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan's Republican primary challenger is on the defensive after saying he wants a discussion about deporting all U.S. Muslims. Paul Nehlen's comments on a radio show this week have drawn derision from other Republicans. The Republican majority leader of the state assembly calls Nehlen a "special kind of stupid." The Assembly speaker calls him a bigot. Trump has refused to endorse Ryan and praised Nehlen, giving him a burst of attention before Tuesday's primary.
CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation says autopsies on twin girls pulled from a hot car in Carrollton, Georgia, will be done at the GBI's crime lab. Local news outlets report that the girls' father, 24-year-old Asa North of Carrollton, was arrested early today. Carroll County Jail records show that North is charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter and two counts of reckless conduct.
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors are encouraged by today's strong jobs report. Stocks have been solidly higher after the release of the report showing a healthy gain of 255,000 jobs last month. Economist James Marple of TD Bank says despite "lackluster" economic growth, "the job market has remained sparkling bright."
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia mayor is facing drug charges after police say he was arrested in a meth-for-sex sting. Fairfax County Police say investigators looking into a possible meth distributor made contact with a suspect who turned out to be Fairfax Mayor Scott Silverthorne through a website used to arrange sexual encounters between men. They say Silverthorne indicated he could provide meth for sexual encounters. Police say he met detectives at a hotel and was arrested after giving them meth. Silverthorne is also a substitute teacher.
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