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Texas court tosses criminal case against former Gov. Perry

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The felony prosecution of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry ended Wednesday when the state's highest criminal court dismissed an abuse-of-power indictment that the Republican says hampered his short-lived 2016 presidential bid.

Feb. 24, 2016 4:46 PM EST
Rubio pushed for land deal as he backed law limiting critics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marco Rubio stood before Miami-Dade County officials in May 2002 and pushed them to permit a multimillion-dollar industrial development to be built on restricted land near the Florida Everglades.

Feb. 24, 2016 4:46 PM EST
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ____ Feb. 24 The Los Angeles Times on detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay: Seven years after issuing an executive order promising "promptly to close detention facilities at Guantanamo," President Obama pleaded with a skeptical Congress on Tuesday to accept a plan to shut that facility in Cuba and relocate some detainees to secure facilities in the United States.

Feb. 24, 2016 4:46 PM EST
Clock is ticking as Rubio looks to pick up Bush donors

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Some Jeb Bush donors have been slow to swing behind Marco Rubio since Bush's exit from the Republican presidential race this weekend, leaving other donors nervous that the mainstream GOP is running out of time to rally behind a single candidate.

Feb. 24, 2016 4:36 PM EST
Excitement for Trump breaks Nevada GOP turnout record

LAS VEGAS (AP) — First time caucus-goers_many energized by Donald Trump's angry outsider campaign_flooded the polls driving turnout to record levels in Nevada's first-in-the-West presidential preference event.

Feb. 24, 2016 4:25 PM EST
For some turned-off GOP voters, grudging acceptance of Trump

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. (AP) — Sheila Covert is worried about Donald Trump.A loyal Republican voter from swing state Virginia, Covert calls the businessman "bombastic" and says there's "just no substance" in his boastful campaign rhetoric.

Feb. 24, 2016 4:24 PM EST
Senate GOP leader holds fast in blocking Obama court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic foes gloat that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has guided his Republicans into a political dead end with his unbending edict that President Barack Obama's successor will fill the Supreme Court vacancy and replace Justice Antonin Scalia.

Feb. 24, 2016 3:39 PM EST
For some Republican voters, grudging acceptance of Trump

MIDLOTHIAN, Virginia (AP) — Sheila Covert is worried about Donald Trump. The loyal Republican voter from Virginia calls the businessman "bombastic" and says there's "just no substance" in his campaign rhetoric.

Feb. 24, 2016 2:43 PM EST
Rubio pushed for land deal as he backed law limiting critics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Marco Rubio pushed Miami-Dade County officials in May 2002 to allow a multimillion-dollar industrial development to be built on restricted land near the Florida Everglades, months after he backed a law as a state legislator that made it harder for people to challenge such projects, The Associated Press has learned.

Feb. 24, 2016 1:19 PM EST

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