Clinton, Trump score big wins on Super Tuesday

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CHICAGO -- By the time the votes are counted from the Super Tuesday states, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are hoping to be able to chart a final path toward the general election.

Balloting is taking place today in a dozen states. Trump and Clinton have each won three out of four early voting contests. And strong showings for both could start putting the nomination out of reach for other contenders.

Follow our live blog coverage of Super Tuesday in the updates below:

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CNN projects that Hillary Clinton will win in Virginia and Georgia, Bernie Sanders will win his home state of Vermont, and Donald Trump leads in Georgia and is in close races with Marco Rubio in Virginia and John Kasich in Vermont, according to exit polls. Voting has ended in three of 12 Super Tuesday states.

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Donald Trump has won the Georgia Republican primary, according to a CNN projection.

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Donald Trump has won the Georgia Republican primary, according to a CNN projection.

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will both win the Tennessee and Alabama primaries and Trump will also win in Massachusetts, according to CNN projections based on exit poll data. There is a close race in Oklahoma between Ted Cruz, Trump and Marco Rubio on the Republican side and between Clinton and Bernie Sanders on the Democratic side.

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Hillary Clinton has won the Arkansas Democratic primary and the American Samoa caucuses, according to a CNN projection. Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are in a close race in Arkansas. With her victory in the state where her husband was governor and she was first lady, Clinton has now won 5 states on Super Tuesday.

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Donald Trump will win the Virginia Republican primary, according to a CNN projection. Marco Rubio had hoped a win there would kick-start his effort to challenge Trump.

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Bernie Sanders has won the Oklahoma Democratic primary, according to a CNN projection.

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Ted Cruz has won the Oklahoma Republican primary, according to a CNN projection.

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Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential primary in Arkansas, according to Associated Press.