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WASHINGTON (AP) — It started with Mexicans being publicly compared by presidential candidate Donald Trump to criminals and rapists. It escalated to ejections, to sucker punches, to pepper spray. And now violence and strife seems to be a commonplace occurrence out on the campaign trail.

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The Bernie Sanders campaign sought to keep two key Clinton allies from co-chairing Democratic National Convention committees at the Democratic convention in July, according to a report from Politico.

Now, according to the Associated Press, the DNC has rejected the Sanders campaign's request.

The AP reported the DNC did not find that the complaint had merit and they were "compelled to dismiss it."

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WASHINGTON (AP) — When Donald Trump acquired a pair of Atlantic City casinos in the mid-1980s, he pitted his managers against each other in a ferocious competition over everything from booking entertainers to attracting high-rolling gamblers.

That one of those managers was his wife, Ivana Trump, didn't earn her any slack.

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Donald Trump told an an audience in California Friday that "there is no drought," according to a report from USA Today.

The state saw a record dry year in 2015 and the problem is so bad that earlier this month Gov. Edmund Brown Jr. issued an executive order creating long-term standards for water use in the state. The order bans the practice of hosing off sidewalks, washing cars with the wrong kinds of hoses and requires individuals to report their water use, according to the state's website.

Trump held rallies in the state as he prepares for the June 7 primary there.

According to USA Today, Trump told the audience in Fresno, California that water was actually being withheld from people like farmers, but that the drought was not responsible.

“We’re going to solve your water problem. You have a water problem that is so insane. It is so ridiculous where they’re taking the water and shoving it out to sea,” Trump said according to USA Today.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump's best ally in winning over skeptical Republicans is turning out to be Hillary Clinton.

Having overcome a multimillion-dollar "Never Trump" campaign aimed at blocking him from the Republican nomination, he's now benefiting from a wave of GOP donors, party leaders, voters and conservative groups that are uniting under a new banner: "Never Hillary."

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