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Political Notebook

Trump lets attendee test out his hair in S.C.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump began his 50-minute speech in Greenville, S.C., by ripping into a New York Times story about Hispanic criticism of his immigration policies, including a quote saying that Trump wears a toupee. Trump asked Mary Margaret Bannister, wife of South Carolina House Majority Leader Bruce Bannister, to leave the audience and test his hair to see if it is real. "Yes, I would say it is," Bannister said after touching Trump's head.

Clinton slams GOP for 'out-of-date' policies

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Thursday in Cleveland drew parallels between terrorist organizations and the field of Republican candidates for president when it comes to their views on women, telling an audience her potential GOP rivals were pushing "out-of-date" policies. "Now extreme views about women? We expect that from some of the terrorist groups. We expect that from people who don't want to live in the modern world," Clinton said.

Elsewhere

MIAMI: In an op-ed running today in the Wall Street Journal, Republican presidential canddiate Marco Rubio says that the United States must bolster its military, push for more free trade and hold China far more accountable on human rights.

ARKANSAS: Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson is emerging as a top-tier candidate in the 17-person Republican presidential field, despite his soft-spoken manner.

Times wires

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