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FILE - In this April 3, 2017, file photo, New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy answers a question after delivering boxes of petitions to the Division of Elections in Trenton, N.J., to meet Monday's deadline for candidates to file petitions to run. Murphy's campaign regul…

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FILE- In this Jan. 29, 2016, file photo, Virginia Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam gestures as he reads a statement during the Senate session at the Capitol in Richmond, Va. Now a candidate for governor, Northam has tried to shed his image as the genteel pediatric neurologist who calmly presides over …

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FILE – In this May 19, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, stands with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, right, at a campaign event in Lawrenceville, N.J. The current Democratic front-runner, Phil Murphy, who hopes to succeed Christie, has compared President…

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FILE- In this April 11, 2017, file photo, Virginia Democratic gubernatorial primary candidate and former congressman Tom Periello speaks to students at community members at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Va. Perriello, a former diplomat who is also not a natural born attack dog, h…

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  • By MICHAEL CATALINI and ALAN SUDERMAN Associated Press
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — In New Jersey, a candidate running for governor compared the Trump camp to Nazis. In Virginia, a doctor running for governor fired up a gathering of Democrats by calling Trump a "narcissistic maniac," while his primary opponent called Trump's victory a "political and con…

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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. speaks during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto racing awards in Las Vegas. Hendrick Motorsports says Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire at the end of this season. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

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FILE - In this Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, NASCAR Hall of Fame inductee and team owner Rick Hendrick, center, poses with his drivers from left, Jimmie Johnson, Chase Elliott, Kasey Kahne, and Dale Earnhardt Jr. on the red carpet before the NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction ceremony in Charlotte, …

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FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2014, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates winning the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto race with team owner Rick Hendrick, front right, in Victory Lane at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Hendrick Motorsports says Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire at the end…

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FILE - In this Dec. 2, 2016, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr., left, and Amy Reimann pose on the red carpet during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series auto racing awards in Las Vegas. Dale Earnhardt Jr., NASCAR's most popular driver, announced Tuesday, April 25, 2017, that will retire at the end of t…

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FILE - In this March 3, 2017, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiles in the garage during practice for the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup auto race at Atlanta Motor Speedway in Hampton, Ga. Hendrick Motorsports says Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire at the end of this season. (AP Photo/John Amis, File)

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FILE - In this May 5, 1999, file photo, Dale Earnhardt, Jr., of Kannapolis, N.C., left, listens to a crew member as he sits in his Winston Cup race car before a practice session at Lowe's Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., where Earnhardt, the current NASCAR Busch Grand National champion, is a…

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FILE - In this Oct. 30, 2016, file photo, Dale Earnhardt Jr., gestures during a press conference at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va. Hendrick Motorsports says Dale Earnhardt Jr. will retire at the end of this season. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to stick with his campaign pledge to slash the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, but the dramatic cut raises a problematic question for the White House: How can the president deliver the "massive" tax cut he promised without also…

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TOKYO (AP) — The worldwide surge in share prices sparked by the outcome of France's vote Sunday carried into Asian markets early Tuesday. Japanese shares gained as the dollar remained near the 110 yen level, helping exporters.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday confirmed former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue to be agriculture secretary in President Donald Trump's administration as the farming industry looks to Washington for help amid a downturn in the market.

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BERNARDS, N.J. (AP) — A white oak tree that has watched over a New Jersey community and a church for hundreds of years began its final bow Monday as crews began its removal and residents fondly remembered the go-to spot for formal photos, landmark for driving directions and the remarkable pi…

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The head of Bethel Heights Vineyard looked out over the 100 acres of vines her crew of 20 Mexicans had just finished pruning, worried about what will happen if the Trump administration presses ahead with its crackdown on immigrants.

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BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Holocaust survivors on Monday celebrated the end of German insurance giant Allianz's sponsorship of a Florida pro golf tournament, saying it may boost efforts to collect some $2.5 billion in World War II-era policies issued to Jews that they say have gone unpaid.

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Linda Kenney Baden, center, a defense attorney for Aaron Hernandez, arrives with her husband, right, forensic pathologist Michael Baden, for a private service for Hernandez at O'Brien Funeral Home, Monday, April 24, 2017, in Bristol, Conn. The former New England Patriots tight end was found …

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NEW YORK (AP) — Though perhaps best known as Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added "widow" to the list.

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Former President Barack Obama listens to Ramuel Figueroa, second from left, as Kelsey McClear, left, and Tiffany Brown participate in a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's firs…

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Former President Barack Obama, center, hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. From left are, Kelsey McClear, Loyola University; Ramuel Figueroa, Roosevelt University; Tiffany Brown, a pharmacist; Oba…

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Former President Barack Obama hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. (…

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Former President Barack Obama hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. (…

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Former President Barack Obama, center, hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. From left are, Kelsey McClear, Loyola University; Ramuel Figueroa, Roosevelt University; Tiffany Brown a pharmacist; Obam…

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Former President Barack Obama pauses as he hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his politi…

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Former President Barack Obama smiles as he hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his politi…

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Former President Barack Obama hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. (…

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Former President Barack Obama waves as he arrives to host a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started h…

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Former President Barack Obama and Max Freedman, center, listen to Harish Patel speaks during a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential l…

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Former President Barack Obama hosts a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he started his political career. (…

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Former President Barack Obama listens to Max Freedman during a conversation on civic engagement and community organizing, Monday, April 24, 2017, at the University of Chicago in Chicago. It's the former president's first public event of his post-presidential life in the place where he starte…

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NEW YORK (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner opened up Monday in an Associated Press interview about her rocky road to transition and why she wrote a tell-all memoir, "The Secrets of My Life."