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LONDON (AP) — The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights says laws and policies that restrict access to birth control services must be repealed amid the explosive outbreak of the Zika virus in the Americas, which has been linked to an increase in the number of babies born with abnormally small heads.

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Donald Trump's comfortable lead in the New Hampshire Republican primary was diminished slightly over the course of the week, though he still leads the race by 19 percentage points, according to a University of Massachusetts Lowell tracking poll released on Friday morning.

Trump earned 34 percent support among likely Republican voters in New Hampshire, down 4 percentage points since the first UMass tracking poll released on Monday.

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The gap between Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire has narrowed over the course of the week, though Sanders still holds a comfortable lead in the key early state, according to the University of Massachusetts Lowell tracking poll released on Friday morning.

In the Friday poll, Sanders earned 55 percent support and Clinton earned 40 percent support among likely Democratic voters in the state. Since the UMass tracking poll released on Thursday, Clinton jumped 4 percentage points while Sanders dropped 3 percentage points.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Earth, Wind & Fire founder Maurice White, whose horn-driven band sold more than 90 million albums and made hits like "September," ''Shining Star" and "Boogie Wonderland," died Wednesday at his home in Los Angeles, his brother Verdine said.

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Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) on Thursday joked about his mother's disciplinary style during a campaign event in New Hampshire.

He said that former First Lady Barbara Bush is "not as great as everybody thinks she is," according to Politico.

"I jokingly say that when we were growing up in Midland, in Houston, that mom was fortunate not to have a child-abuse hotline available," Bush told the crowd, according to Politico.

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Going mano a mano against Bernie Sanders -- and days after they essentially tied in Iowa -- Hillary Clinton’s performance at Thursday’s MSNBC debate reflected someone who no longer thought her nomination was inevitable. Her attacks were sharper, she responded to his criticisms more directly and she pushed new arguments that she had been holding back so far in the campaign.

Here are five things that changed during Thursday’s debate.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton cast the financial industry as an adversary in her presidential campaign—despite the money that industry has poured into her White House effort. Bernie Sanders once again mischaracterized the share of the wealth taken by the very richest Americans.

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