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NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday, capping one of the steepest falls from grace in the state's lineup of crooked politicians for a consummate backroom dealer who wielded power for over two decades.

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A former aide to John McCain, who served both as the Arizona senator's chief of staff and a senior advisor on his 2008 presidential campaign, made clear Tuesday that he would vote for Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump in the general election.

"I'm with her," Mark Salter tweeted, referring to Clinton's campaign slogan, after noting the likely nomination of Trump, "a guy who reads the National Enquirer and thinks it's on the level."

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