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Clinton wins historic nomination, emotional boost from Bill

Hillary Clinton became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House.

Terror attacks confound French authorities with shifting tactics and targets

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The urgent pleas for national unity heard after every terrorist attack in France are sounding ever more strained as the killers inspired by the Islamic State group nimbly shift their tactics and... Read more »

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Tim LaHaye's 'Left Behind' books continue to shape America's apocalyptic obsession

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Tim LaHaye co-authored the 16-book series with Jerry B. Jenkins. They sold more than 80 million copies and their work was turned into several movies. Read more »

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Live: Day three of the Democratic Convention

Tuesday Hillary Clinton made history as the first woman to be nominated as a major American party presidential candidate. Read more »

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Daters think most people cheat — except for their dating partners

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A new study shows daters hold a dim view of fidelity among those who are dating. But they have a carve out for those with whom they go out. Read more »

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The Democratic Convention's second night, explained by Twitter

The second day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention put an emphasis on party unity and humanizing official nominee Hillary Clinton. Read more »

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The sobering reason parents should never take a book to the pool or beach

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Families head to pools, lakes and the ocean every summer, even though an alarming number of children can't swim, and even good swimmers can drown in less than a minute. Knowing these things can... Read more »

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Drowning in grief: How one mother learned to live with the pain after the loss of a child

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When her 4-year-old daughter drowned in a backyard pool, Maria Kubitz thought she would never claw her way out of the guilt and pain. By making her grief public, she's managing the pain and helping... Read more »

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Pending US home sales improved slightly in June

The number of Americans who signed contracts to buy homes crept up in June, a possible indication that the recent growth in real estate sales is still on track. Read more »

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Fiat Chrysler raises outlook as Q2 profits jump 25 percent

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Wednesday raised its earnings forecasts after reporting a 25 percent increase in second-quarter profits as SUV and truck sales offset the impact of slumping demand for... Read more »

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Pope Francis: The world's at war, but not a war of religions

The world is at war, but it is not a war of religions, Pope Francis said Wednesday as he traveled to Poland on his first visit to Central and Eastern Europe in the shadow of the slaying of a priest... Read more »

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Wisconsin girls to be tried as adults in Slender Man attack

A Wisconsin state appeals court ruled Wednesday that two girls accused of trying to kill their classmate in an attempt to please the fictional horror character Slender Man should be tried as adults. Read more »

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US stocks rise, helped by jump in Apple shares

Stocks moved higher in early trading Wednesday, led by gains in technology stocks after Apple soared on a strong earnings report. Investors are looking ahead to a decision on interest rates from... Read more »

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Judge: Reagan shooter can leave hospital to live in Virginia

More than 35 years after he tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in an effort to impress actress Jodie Foster, John Hinckley Jr. will be allowed to leave a Washington mental hospital and... Read more »

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Timeline of the warnings seen before Japan knife attack

Warnings of potential danger had been seen before an attacker with a knife killed 19 disabled people and injured 24 others and two staffers in a residential facility near Tokyo this week. Satoshi... Read more »

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Why middle income adults face marriage penalties

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Some low- and middle-income couples are choosing cohabitation over marriage rather than risk losing income provided by government aid that favors single parents. Read more »

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Report: Shooting deaths of law enforcement spike in 2016

Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, including an alarming increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed... Read more »

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Trump says Russia should find Clinton's missing emails

Donald Trump has a message for Russia: find Hillary Clinton's missing emails. Read more »

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Sanders to address Utah delegation to Democratic National Convention

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, the winner of Utah's March presidential preference caucus, will address the state's delegates to the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia at a Thursday... Read more »

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Obama returns to convention stage to make case for Clinton

President Barack Obama acknowledged Wednesday that his hopes for a new tone in politics, embodied in the rousing Democratic convention speech he delivered 12 years ago, never materialized. Still,... Read more »

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Clinton wins historic nomination, emotional boost from Bill

On a night awash in history, Hillary Clinton triumphantly became the first woman to lead a major American political party toward the White House, breaking through a barrier that painfully eluded... Read more »

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IS group claims attack that killed 85-year-old French priest

The Islamic State group crossed a new threshold Tuesday in its war against the West, as two of its followers targeted a church in Normandy, slitting the throat of an elderly priest celebrating Mass... Read more »

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Sanders loyalists bash Clinton nomination, clash with police

Bernie Sanders loyalists protested inside and outside of the Democratic National Convention site on Tuesday after Hillary Clinton won the party's presidential nomination. Read more »

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Great quote, Tim Kaine, but John Wesley never said that

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It may not rank up there with Donald Trump’s “Two Corinthians” coinage or Hillary Clinton’s tortured email explanations, but a phrase that Tim Kaine used in an effort to... Read more »

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5 major family moments from the DNC's opening night

The first day of the Democratic National Convention proved to be a family affair, with speakers talking about their familial history together. Read more »

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Hillary Clinton becomes Democratic nominee for president

Breaking a historic barrier, Democrats triumphantly chose Hillary Clinton as their White House nominee Tuesday night, the first woman to ever lead a major political party into the general election. Read more »

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Who boos an opening prayer? The Berniacs of 2016, that’s who

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Sure, that may not sound like a surprising sin in a sports arena in a town that is so infamous for its unruly fans — they once threw snowballs at Santa Claus — that the city set up a... Read more »

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Is Bernie Sanders an atheist?

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Questions about Bernie Sanders' faith have emerged throughout the 2016 presidential campaign, but the leak of nearly 20,000 Democratic National Committee emails instantly brought the issue back to... Read more »

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Pope Francis condemns slaying of French priest

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Pope Francis condemned the murder of an elderly French priest, calling it a “barbarous killing” as the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the brutal attack at a Catholic Church in... Read more »

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4 ways to get the best wardrobe on a budget

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Clothes can be so expensive. Here are some tips on how to shop smart for them and get the most mileage out of the ones you do own. Read more »

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Watch live at the Democratic National Convention

Watch the Democratic National Convention live. Read more »

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Wish granted: Six-year-old boy will be garbage man for a day

Ethan Dean will be living his dream on Tuesday. Read more »

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Roger Federer says he is out for Olympics, done for year

ederer says he will miss the Rio Olympics and the rest of the tennis season to protect his surgically repaired left knee. Read more »

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5 faith facts about Tim Kaine: ‘I do what I do for spiritual reasons’

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton announced Tim Kaine, the junior Democratic senator from Virginia and former governor of that state, as her vice presidential running mate... Read more »

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How religious commitment affects people's reactions to medical advancements

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Highly committed people of faith are more likely than other Americans to be concerned about biotechnologies like genetic editing, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. Read more »

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How to climb out of the ranks of the underemployed

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Workers who proved themselves to prospective employers thought part-time or temp jobs are a reason the once lofty underemployment rate stood at 9.6 percent in June, down from 11.3 percent at the... Read more »

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Can Hillary Clinton finally close the ‘God gap’?

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As Democrats gather for the convention in Philadelphia that will formally nominate Hillary Clinton, the party faces an extraordinarily fortuitous set of circumstances. Read more »

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Stocks waver as investors monitor company earnings

Stocks are wavering in early trading on Tuesday as investors monitor corporate earnings from the likes of Gilead, McDonald's, Texas Instruments and others. Slumping oil prices held the gains in... Read more »

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US home prices rise at steady pace as sales heat up

U.S. home prices continued their steady upward march in May, spurred by rising sales and a dwindling supply of available houses. Read more »

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Turkey's opposition warns against post-coup witch hunt

Turkey's opposition leader on Tuesday warned against a government witch hunt following the failed coup in the country, saying it would cast a shadow on the democracy which those who opposed the... Read more »

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Sarah Silverman: Bernie-or-bust Dems 'being ridiculous'

Comic Sarah Silverman joined Sen. Al Franken Monday night to urge Democratic National Convention delegates to unite — then stirred up Bernie Sanders die-hards with some choice words: "To the... Read more »

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Former Oregon lumber town rides digital wave to a comeback

It was not long ago that Crook County had five major lumber mills. Timber was king, and the rural Oregon county was the nation's top producer of ponderosa lumber. Read more »

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Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

The world's first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile... Read more »

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Judge set to decide on $15B Volkswagen settlement

A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal faced a critical test, as a federal judge decided whether to grant it preliminary approval. Read more »

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Letter foretold Japan rampage that killed 19 disabled people

A young Japanese man went on a stabbing rampage Tuesday at a facility for the mentally disabled where he had been fired, officials said, killing 19 people months after he gave a letter to... Read more »

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Afghan official says major offensive against IS underway

Following a massive Kabul attack, the Afghan military has launched a major offensive against the Islamic State group in the country's far eastern region near the border with Pakistan, Afghan and... Read more »

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2 suicide car bombs near UN offices kill 13 in Somalia

Two suicide bombers detonated explosives-laden cars on Tuesday outside the offices of the U.N.'s mine clearing agency and a Somali army checkpoint in Mogadishu, killing 13 people, including seven... Read more »

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2 attackers slay priest in Normandy church, are shot dead

Two attackers invaded a church Tuesday during morning Mass near the Normandy city of Rouen, killing an 84-year-old priest by slitting his throat and taking hostages before being shot and killed by... Read more »

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After turmoil, Sanders, Michelle Obama, Warren thrill convention

Ending months of animosity, Bernie Sanders robustly embraced his former rival Hillary Clinton Monday night as a champion for the same economic causes that enlivened his supporters, signaling it was... Read more »

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After disputes, Dem stars turn their convention positive

Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent among Bernie Sanders' loyal supporters, turning to some of the party's biggest stars... Read more »

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Mike Lee, US Senate to hold monument meeting near Bears Ears

U.S. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah and members of the Senate's Energy and Natural Resources Committee will hold a hearing in Utah on Wednesday amid a push for a new national monument in the state. Read more »

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