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STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday that an American serviceman has been killed near Irbil in Iraq.

"It is a combat death," Carter said at the outset of a news in Stuttgart, Germany where he has been consulting with European allies this week.

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President Obama on Monday openly cast doubt on Donald Trump's ability to serve as president and chances for winning the general election in November.

"I think that he is not somebody who even within the Republican Party can be considered as equipped to deal with the problems of this office, but look, we live in a democracy," Obama told New Hampshire ABC News affiliate WMUR.

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A candidate who exploited white resentment and racist rhetoric.

A bitter primary fight that threatened to sever the Republican Party.

Warnings of a catastrophic GOP defeat in the general election.

There are many similarities between Donald Trump’s journey to the top of the 2016 GOP heap and the nomination of Barry Goldwater in 1964. But there’s one place where current reality could depart from historical parallels: Don’t expect Republicans to publicly rebuke Trump, the way some moderate GOPers did during and after Goldwater's 1964 nomination.

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MIAMI (AP) — A man's planned explosive attack on a South Florida Jewish center was thwarted by the FBI through an undercover operation involving a dummy bomb, authorities said Monday.

James Medina, 40, made his initial appearance in federal court Monday following his arrest last week in the alleged plot against the Aventura Turnberry Jewish Center, which includes a synagogue, school and meeting halls. Medinais charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction, which carries a potential life prison sentence.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Congress is pushing the Agriculture Department to exempt the groups behind promotional campaigns like "Incredible, Edible Egg" and "Pork, the Other White Meat" from public scrutiny of their internal operations despite recent controversy.

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Ever the gentleman, Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump says he would have at least tried to help Carly Fiorina when she fell off the stage while stumping for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) over the weekend. Trump blasted Cruz— who picked Fiorina to be his running mate—for doing nothing.

"She fell off the stage the other day, did anybody see that? And Cruz didn't do anything. Even I would have helped her, okay?" Trump said on the stump Monday in Indiana.

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