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USA TODAY— DEMOCRATANDCHRONICLE E3 SECTION B 10.19.15 Source Surescripts’ #connectedpatient survey of 1,000 U.S. adults USA SNAPSHOTS © Medical blanks TERRY BYRNE AND JANET LOEHRKE, USA TODAY Despite health records going digital, of patients find gaps in their medical history when they see their doctor. 55% ANDREW BURTON,GETTY IMAGES Wall Street looks to year-end rally IN MONEY ‘Today’ hosts help build a playground in New Jersey PETER KRAMER, NBC IN LIFE This is an edition of USA TODAY provided for DemocratandChronicle. An expanded version of USA TODAYis a vailable at newsstands or by subscription, and at usatoday.com. Find USA TODAYSports in today’s local s ports section. WASHINGTON Hundreds of w ealthy Democrats who raised money for President Obama’s reelection have not yet joined the t op fundraising ranks of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, r aising hopes among some of Vice President Biden’s supporters that t here remains a path for his late entry into the race. J ust 76, or less than 10%, of the 8 33 individuals who collected political cash for the 2012 Obama- B iden campaign are listed among Clinton’s “Hillblazers,”her campaign’s designation for people who already have bundled together at least $100,000 on her behalf, a USA TODAY analysis of Clinton’s newly updated fund- r aiser list shows. Biden loyalists have sought to assure his supporters in recent d ays that there is still a viable route to the nomination, despite C linton’s commanding debate performance Tuesday in Las Veg as and her early fundraising dominance over the 2016 field. In a letter Thursday to Biden’s political network, one of his long- e st-serving advisers, former Delaware senator Ted Kaufman, p ledged an “optimistic campaign” from Biden should he seek the p residency. Kaufman suggested t hat Biden was close to a decision. Asked about the Obama don ors on the sidelines and whether their absence provided an opening for Biden, Clinton’s camp pointed to the big pool of donors she already has amassed and her aggressive push to build a ground operation that extends far be- y ond the early voting states. It’s hard to pin down exactly how much of an opening remains f or Biden among the Democratic fundraisers who helped the Oba- m a-Biden ticket win a second term. N ew campaign-finance reports show scores of Obama’s bundlers g iving $2,700 to Clinton, the m aximum an individual can donate to her campaign for the p rimary. Some of Obama’s elite fund- raisers also say they have committed to raise money on Clinton’s behalf but have not yet reached the $100,000 threshold needed to appear on her bundler l ist. Clinton, basking in rave debate reviews, has regained her narrow l ead over rival Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the crucial state of N ew Hampshire, according to a Su olk University/ Boston Globe p oll of likely Democratic voters released Friday. Obama bundlers are missing from Clinton’s donor ranks Just 76 heavy hitters have raised $100,000 Fredreka Schouten and Christopher Schnaars USA TODAY CJ GUNTHER,EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY Hillary Clinton received glowing r eviews of her debate performance. SAGAMIBAY , JAPAN Japan and the United States staged a naval show of strength o Tokyo Bay on Sunday as they flashed a pair of powerful, flat-deck warships perhaps just days before the U.S. Navy plans to challenge disputed C hinese claims to territory in the n earby South China Sea. T he aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan and the JS Izumo, the largest warship Japan has built since World War II, highlighted a seagoing review by Japan’s Maritime Self Defense Force that included 36 warships and dozens of military aircraft. Shortly after the ceremony, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became the first serving Japanese leader to board a U.S. aircraft carrier when he flew to the Ronald Reagan by helicopter. Although the Japanese fleet review is held every three years, it held added signi fi cance this year b ecause of mounting tensions o ver arti fi cial islands China has b uilt in the South China Sea, as well as new defense legislation in Japan that eases decades-long restrictions on Japan’s military. The Ronald Reagan arrived this month at its new homeport in Yokosuka, Japan. The ship recently completed a year-long modernization program and is considered one of the most powerful ships in the U.S. Navy. Its recent transfer to Japan is part of the U.S. “rebalance” to focus more on Asia. The Izumo was commissioned this year. Although designed primarily to host helicopters for an- Ashow of force in the Pacific KIMIMASA MAYAMA, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY The Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force flagship Kurama leads a fleet of navy vessels in Sagami Bay on Sunday. U.S., Japan fleet review comes amid China tensions Kirk Spitzer USA TODAY v STORY CONTINUES ON2B MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY F rom making f ood to slingshots, P alestinians do what they can to fight Israel. IN NEWS ABED AL QAISI FOR USA TODAY West Bank bands t ogether IN NEW S Palestinians throw stones at Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Hebron on Sunday. Tensions have worsened in the region after weeks of v iolence. ABED AL HASHLAMOUN, EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY Fears of ‘new i ntifada’ Secretary of State John Kerry said he will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netan- yahu and Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas this week as a wave of deadly violence intensified Sunday across Israel and the Pale stinian territories. K erry, speaking in Paris, said he will meet with Netanyahu in Germany and then with Abbas a nd Jordan’s King Abdullah in J ordan. Hours later, three people d ied and several were wounded in an attack at the central bus station in the southern Israeli town o f Beersheba. The attacker killed a soldier and took his semiautomatic assault rifle, firing it into a group of police o cers and others, Israeli news website Arutz Sheva said, citing police. The shooter was killed; another man also was shot and killed by o cers although police said he may not have been involved in the attack, the website said. T he slain soldier was identified a s Omri Levy, 19, a corporal in the Israeli Defense Forces. About 40 Palestinians and nine I sraelis have died in the month- l ong surge in violence. T he latest attack came as 300 soldiers were deployed Sunday to help police patrol public trans- portation stations, buses and major tra c arteries in Jerusalem. Other recent security measures include concrete barriers separating Jewish and Arab neighborhoods in East Jerusalem and checkpoints near some Arab n eighborhoods in Jerusalem. The leader of Lebanon’s Shiite Hezbollah group, Hassan Nasrallah, on Sunday called the unrest a “renewed intifada,” or uprising, carried out by a new generation of Palestinians who believe in resistance. Also Sunday, the Israeli military said it removed 30 Jews who illegally entered a West Bank holy site Saturday night to protest the burning of the holy site by Palestinians. V iolence erupted at the site, rev ered by some Jews as the tomb of the biblical figure Joseph, after the 30 were confronted by Palest inians, Israeli media reported. P alestinians set fire to the holy s ite late Thursday after the militant group Hamas called for a “day of rage” against Israel. As unrest escalates, Kerry p lanning Mideast mission He will meet with N etanyahu, Abbas, A bdullah John Bacon and Jane Onyanga-Omara USA TODAY EPA Secretary of State John Kerry will meet with Midle East leaders this week.

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