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Trump, Clinton Wage Tight Battles in Ohio, Florida and Elsewhere

By Amanda Becker and John Whitesides Nov 9 – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton waged a close battle in several crucial battleground states on Tuesday in their bitter race for the White House, although opinion polls gave Clinton an edge in the closing hours of the campaign. With voting completed in more than

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Trump, Clinton Win New York, Take Big Step Toward Presidential Nomination

By Emily Flitter and Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, April 20 – Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton rolled to easy wins in New York state’s presidential nominating contests on Tuesday, recapturing lost campaign momentum and taking big steps toward capturing their respective parties’ nominations. Republican Trump’s huge victory in his home state pushed him closer to capturing the

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Trump, Clinton Win Arizona On Big Night In The U.S. West

By Steve Holland WASHINGTON, March 23 – U.S. Republican front-runner Donald Trump and Democratic favorite Hillary Clinton swept to victory in Arizona on Tuesday in contests that were overshadowed by deadly attacks in Brussels that raised security concerns in the United States. Trump, who has riled establishment Republicans, easily defeated his two rivals for the

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Trump, Clinton Capture Key Wins on U.S. Super Tuesday

By John Whitesides and Steve Holland March 2 – Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton rolled up a series of wins on Tuesday, as the two presidential front-runners took a step toward capturing their parties’ nominations on the 2016 campaign’s biggest day of state-by-state primary voting. Trump and Clinton turned their sights on each other

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Clinton Has One Eye on Trump After Huge Win in South Carolina

By John Whitesides and Amanda Becker COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb 28  – Fresh off a runaway win in the South Carolina primary, Democrat Hillary Clinton turned her sights to a possible match-up with Republican front-runner Donald Trump in the Nov. 8 presidential election. Without mentioning Trump’s name, the former secretary of state made it clear on

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Trump Takes South Carolina, Clinton Wins Nevada

By Luciana Lopez and Steve Holland LAS VEGAS/COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb 21 – Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump rolled to victory on Saturday in South Carolina in a contest that saw former Florida Governor Jeb Bush drop out, while Democratic hopeful Hillary Clinton beat back a strong challenge from Bernie Sanders in Nevada. The victories by Trump

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In Crucial Vote, Clinton Fails to Rally Women to Her History-making Bid

By Amanda Becker and Emily Stephenson MANCHESTER, N.H./COLUMBIA, S.C., Feb 10 – Hillary Clinton made the prospect of her being elected the first woman U.S. president a centerpiece of her campaign, then lost a critical nominating contest to a 74-year-old man in part because women preferred him. NBC News exit polls showed Clinton, a former

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Sanders Lashes Out at Clinton in Contentious Debate

By John Whitesides and Amanda Becker CHARLESTON, S.C., Jan 18 – Democratic White House contender Bernie Sanders put front-runner Hillary Clinton on the defensive at a debate on Sunday, criticizing her for accepting speaking fees from Wall Street investors and sparring with her over healthcare. Sanders highlighted his own rise in opinion polls and showed

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Behind Both Obama and Haley speeches, Trump Looms

By James Oliphant WASHINGTON, Jan 13 – Donald Trump was not in the room during President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union speech, but the Republican presidential front-runner held the center of attention nonetheless. Both Obama’s speech on Tuesday, and for that matter, the Republican response by South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, took pains

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Obama’s Last State of the Union To Set Final Goals, Promote Legacy

By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON, Jan 12 – President Barack Obama will present an agenda for his final year in office and beyond on Tuesday in his last State of the Union address, aiming to paint an optimistic vision of America despite worries about immigration, terrorism and economic inequality. The speech to a joint session of

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