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Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ____ Feb. 17 The Los Angeles Times on the Zika virus: Now that researchers have identified a tangible link between the Zika virus and fetal brain deformation, pregnant women and those of childbearing age in the Latin American countries hardest hit by the mosquito-borne virus will have to make tough decisions about their reproductive future.

Feb. 17, 2016 3:29 PM EST
Cruz defends his trustworthiness, blasts Trump, Rubio

SENECA, S.C. (AP) — Ted Cruz defended his trustworthiness and aired his grievances against Republican rivals Wednesday, saying Donald Trump's threatened lawsuit over a campaign ad would be dismissed as frivolous and Marco Rubio has no evidence to back up his claims of untoward campaigning by the Texas senator.

Feb. 17, 2016 1:56 PM EST
GOP candidates pushing, maneuvering hard in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Jeb Bush, John Kasich and Marco Rubio are locked in a high-stakes political chess match in South Carolina, strategically moving money and other campaign resources around in a bid to pull ahead in the Republican primary race — or at least keep their campaigns afloat.

Feb. 17, 2016 1:05 PM EST
Bush swings at Trump, Rubio on national security

BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Jeb Bush is swinging hard at fellow Republican presidential candidates Marco Rubio, Donald Trump and John Kasich Wednesday, dismissing them as ill-prepared as he fights for his political survival.

Feb. 17, 2016 11:50 AM EST
Feds want judge to deny media request for bridge case filing

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to deny a request by media organizations including The Associated Press to make public a list of unindicted coconspirators in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case.

Feb. 17, 2016 9:03 AM EST
The Latest: Donald Trump rings up 'Late Show'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times local):12:20 a.m.Donald Trump was granted a rare honor by Stephen Colbert on Tuesday's "Late Show" when the GOP presidential hopeful was welcomed as a surprise phone-in guest and spared from making an actual appearance on the CBS program.

Feb. 17, 2016 1:05 AM EST
Clinton makes pitch to black ministers ahead of SC primary

NEW YORK (AP) — Making a direct appeal to black voters, Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she would give African-Americans their next ally in the White House and offered a detailed plan to overcome racial disparities ahead of crucial primaries in South Carolina and the Deep South.

Feb. 16, 2016 7:28 PM EST
Analysis: Cruz tax plan would benefit rich, explode deficit

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new analysis of Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz's tax plan concluded that it would add trillions to the federal deficit while providing huge tax cuts to the nation's wealthiest earners.

Feb. 16, 2016 7:28 PM EST