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Hillary Clinton accepts Democratic presidential nomination

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PHILADELPHIA - Hillary Clinton formally accepted the Democratic Party’s nomination for president Thursday night, as she started delivering a speech in which she was expected to say that the nation is in a “moment of reckoning.” Speaking as the first woman nominated for president...


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Man convicted in Chandra Levy's death won't be retried

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Prosecutors announced Thursday that they will not retry a man convicted of killing Washington intern Chandra Levy, saying they can no longer prove their case in the 15-year-old slaying that thrust former congressman Gary Condit into the national spotlight. The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the...


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US says 6 airstrikes killed 14 civilians in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says an internal investigation shows that 14 civilians were killed and one civilian was wounded in six separate U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria between July 2015 and April 2016. The conclusions were reported Thursday by U.S. Central Command, which oversees U.S....


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Prosecutors drop murder charges against Salvadoran man awaiting new trial in

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors drop murder charges against Salvadoran man awaiting new trial in Chandra Levy case.


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Trump: Comments about Russia, Clinton emails were sarcastic

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says he was using sarcasm when he prodded Russia to unearth Hillary Clinton’s missing emails. But Democrats aren’t likely to let the Republican presidential nominee’s extraordinary comments simply fade away. “Of course I’m being sarcastic,” Trump said Thursday on Fox...


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Single Mom’s Search For Therapist Foiled By Insurance Companies

A 12-year-old boy named Strazh hangs from the monkey bars, staring at the ground. The other kids in the park aren’t interested in him. And he’s not interested in them. “I just like to play by myself,” he says. Strazh has autism. Today is a good day. But on most others, Strazh has meltdowns....


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AP FACT CHECK: Warped claims in political hothouse

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton’s convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show. Reality is sometimes getting warped in the process. A look at some claims Wednesday and how they compare with...


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Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump encouraged Russia on Wednesday to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, setting off an instant debate over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics. Shortly after Trump’s...


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For would-be Reagan assassin, freedom only days away

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John Hinckley Jr., the man who attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and live full-time in Virginia, Judge Paul L. Friedman has ruled.


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The Latest: Man wounded by Hinckley hopes judge is right

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a judge’s ruling that the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan, John Hinckley Jr., can live full-time outside a mental hospital (all times local): 8 p.m. The Secret Service man who took a bullet during the attempted assassination of President Ronald...


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