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It’s a Super Tuesday for Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton claimed Super Tuesday victories in the Georgia and Virginia Democratic primaries, while rival Bernie Sanders carried his home state of Vermont. Republican front-runner Donald Trump picked up his first win of the night in Georgia’s GOP contest.

Cruz campaign plans North Idaho visit Saturday

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, battling for delegate victories in Super Tuesday voting, plans to visit North Idaho on Saturday, according to his campaign’s state director. Norm Semanko, a Boise attorney and executive director of the Idaho Water Users Association, said he received “official word from the Cruz Campaign” that the Republican presidential hopeful will be in the Coeur d’Alene area between 2 and 5 p.m. No other details have been released.

Super Tuesday

AUSTIN, Texas – Supporters of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton celebrated their candidates’ wins in many of the states voting on the busiest day of the 2016 primaries.

Trump and Clinton have so far notched Super Tuesday wins in Georgia, Tennessee, Alabama, Virginia, Arkansas and Massachusetts. Trump also won in Massachusetts and Vermont, and Clinton in Texas. Ted Cruz picked up his home state of Texas as well as neighboring Oklahoma, and Marco Rubio scored a lone victory in Minnesota. Sanders won his home state of Vermont, and Oklahoma, Colorado and Minnesota.

Republicans are voting in 11 states, with 595 delegates at stake. Democrats are casting ballots in 11 states plus the territory of American Samoa, with 865 delegates up for grabs.

A collection of photos capturing Super Tuesday, from across the United States and beyond, by the Associated Press.

Why Super Tuesday is so important to the presidential candidates in both parties

After starting small, the presidential campaign has exploded into a nationwide contest that on Tuesday could all but decide the Democratic and Republican nominating fights. Twelve states from Alaska to Massachusetts will hold caucuses and primaries that day, awarding a big chunk of the delegates needed to secure the two major party nominations.

Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio escalate case against Donald Trump

ATLANTA – With Super Tuesday approaching, Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz escalated their argument Saturday that Donald Trump is a conservative impostor, trying to make the case to voters they can keep the ascendant billionaire from claiming the Republican presidential nomination. At a rally outside the Georgia Capitol, Cruz went after Trump’s positions on immigration and gun control, criticized his ethics and hammered him for his frequent use of profanity.

Debate Takeaways: Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz aggressively take on Donald Trump

HOUSTON – It was the final opportunity for Donald Trump’s opponents to change the trajectory of the Republican presidential race before Super Tuesday, and they made the most of it. The billionaire businessman was positioned at center stage on Thursday night at the GOP debate in Texas as the undisputed front-runner for his party’s nomination, having won three consecutive primary contests.

Debate brawl: Rubio and Cruz go hard after Trump

HOUSTON – Brawling from the get-go, a fiery Marco Rubio went hard after Donald Trump in Thursday night’s Republican debate, lacerating the front-runner’s position on immigration, his privileged background, his speaking style and more. Ted Cruz piled on, too, questioning the front-runner’s conservative credentials, as the two senators tag-teamed Trump in a debate that reflected the increasing urgency of their effort to take down the billionaire businessman before he becomes unstoppable. It was a rare night where the bombastic Trump found himself on the defensive.

Trump notches another win as Rubio bids to elbow past Cruz

LAS VEGAS – Donald Trump notched a win in Nevada’s Republican caucuses on Tuesday as Marco Rubio bid to elbow out Ted Cruz for second place in an increasingly urgent effort to slam the brakes on the Trump juggernaut.

Analysis: Donald Trump’s favorite excuse? It was just a ‘retweet’

Donald Trump has repeated inaccurate and racially charged crime statistics, reposted pledges of support from white supremacists and retweeted dubious questions about the citizenship of his presidential rivals to an online following of more than 6 million people on Twitter alone.