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AP Exclusive: Woman discusses alleged assault by deputy

Deputy Fired Sexual Assault

ORANGEBURG, S.C. (AP) — For more than a month, a South Carolina woman has struggled with the burden...

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Clinton campaign says Russians are behind DNC document leak

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. A top official with Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Sunday accused the Russian government of orchestrating the release of damaging Democratic Party records to help the campaign of Republican Donald Trump - and some cyber security experts agree. The extraordinary charge...


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DNC chair announces she will resign in aftermath of email controversy

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. PHILADELPHIA - The Democratic National Committee chairwoman resigned under fire Sunday, on the eve of a national convention meant to project competence and unity in contrast to what Democrats say was the chaos of the Republicans’ gathering last week. The disarray...


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Stand-alone photos: DNC preparations, protests

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Stand-alone photos: In Philadelphia, protestors hit the streets and preparations for the Democratic National Convention took shape at the Wells Fargo Center, the night before the convention. convention-photo Keywords:


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2 years after Ferguson, recriminations roil governor's race

Missouri Governor Ferguson Effect

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — It has been two years since a white police officer fatally shot black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, touching off days of rioting, but the political repercussions from the incident have only intensified, fanned by a governor’s race in which all four...


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Analysis: Russia stays, and clean athletes scratch heads

IOC Russia

If this turns out to be Thomas Bach’s defining moment, here’s what the leader of the International Olympic Committee will be remembered for: keeping Russia as part of the club, but losing the trust of thousands of athletes who thought that, maybe this year, they’d get the answers they’ve been...


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At the DNC opener, a prime slot for a ?rst lady once uneasy with partisan

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. PHILADELPHIA - Nine years ago, Michelle Obama was a reluctant political spouse. The Chicago hospital executive made little secret of her distaste for the process as she stepped onto the national stage, calling partisan politics a cynical business. Her raw authenticity,...


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Nationals reliever Aaron Barrett suffers right elbow fracture

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. Baseball exhibited its full capacity for cruelty this weekend when right-handed reliever Aaron Barrett, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery in Florida, fractured his right elbow while pitching. Barrett underwent extensive surgery on that elbow last September, both to...


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Thousands of pro-Sanders, anti-fracking marchers hit streets

DEM 2016 Philadelphia-5

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia’s sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major protests ahead of the Democratic National Convention, as the city wilted during a heat wave. Throngs of Bernie Sanders supporters marched down a...


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Kaine not liberal enough? Just ask Virginians.

(c) 2016, The Washington Post. For those who know Sen. Timothy Kaine well in his home state of Virginia, there is rich irony to the blowback from liberal advocacy groups upset that Hillary Clinton did not pick someone more progressive to be her Democratic running mate. “Throughout his time in...


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The Latest: Colbert brings 'Hunger Games' spoof to DNC

APTOPIX DEM 2016 Philadelphia-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on demonstrations around Philadelphia ahead of the Democratic National Convention (all times local): 5:40 p.m. “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert has brought his “Hunger Games” themed spoof about the presidential campaign to the Democratic National Convention. Dressed...


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