Hillary Clinton on brink of Democratic nomination, while Donald Trump strengthens his path

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By: Julie Pace/AP White House Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton emerged from New York’s presidential primary closer to clinching the Democratic nomination and becoming the first woman to reach that milestone. Republican Donald Trump strengthened his own path toward the general election with a commanding victory, but has little room for error in the states ahead.

The front-runners hope to replicate their strong showings in New York in the cluster of Northeastern states next up on the primary calendar. Clinton was scheduled to spend Wednesday campaigning in Pennsylvania, while Trump had a rally planned in Maryland, as well as Indiana.

Following her win in New York, Clinton made clear she was focusing on the general election after her unexpectedly competitive primary battle with Bernie Sanders.