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Senate sleuths focus on ex-State Department aide in Clinton email ‘cover-up’

As Hillary Clinton seeks to rebound from a highly critical report from the State Department’s inspector general, Senate investigators and a conservative group are zeroing in on newly revealed evidence about the activities of a now retired...Show More Summary

Statue of Liberty, other world sites threatened by climate change, says U.N.

The United Nations released a report Thursday saying 31 natural and cultural World Heritage sites in 29 countries are vulnerable to climate change.

G7 told to act on antibiotics as dreaded superbug hits U.S.

By Kylie MacLellan and Ben Hirschler ISE-SHIMA, Japan/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain told the G7 industrial powers on Friday to do more to fight killer superbugs as the United States reported the first case in the country of a patient with bacteria resistant to a last-resort antibiotic. Show More Summary

IOC: 23 positives in retests of samples from London Olympics

LONDON (AP) — Nearly two dozen athletes tested positive in reanalysis of their doping samples from the 2012 London Olympics, adding to the more than 30 already caught in retesting from the 2008 Beijing Games.

Obama at Hiroshima: 'Death fell from the sky'

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Barack Obama on Friday paid tribute to the 140,000 people killed by the world's first atomic bomb attack and sought to bring global attention to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons, as he became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima.

Obama becomes 1st US president to visit Hiroshima bomb site

HIROSHIMA, Japan (AP) — Barack Obama on Friday became the first sitting U.S. president to visit the site of the world's first atomic bomb attack, bringing global attention both to survivors and to his unfulfilled vision of a world without nuclear weapons.

Ohio to make first-offense pet cruelty a felony with ‘Goddard's Law’

A puppy from an Ohio shelter is unloaded from the “Welcome Waggin’,” a transportation service that takes animals from crowded shelters to uncrowded ones, at the Washington Animal Rescue League in Washington, on Aug. 25, 2009. Ohio lawmakers...Show More Summary

Donald Trump unlikely to pick woman or minority as running mate

The possibility of appearing to pander is among the reasons Donald Trump would be unlikely to pick a woman or a minority as his vice presidential running mate, his campaign chairman says.

Trump reaches the magic number to clinch nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump on Thursday reached the number of delegates needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president, completing an unlikely rise that has upended the political landscape and sets the stage for a bitter fall campaign.

Surrogate mom at center of legal battle speaks out

Melissa Cook is caught in a legal battle after she refuses to abort one of the triplets she was carrying.

Police: 1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at NYC concert venue

NEW YORK (AP) — One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform, police said.

Police outnumber protesters outside Trump California rally

By Emily Stephenson, Steve Gorman and Ginger Gibson ANAHEIM, Calif. (Reuters) - Protesters at a rally in Southern California held by Donald Trump on Wednesday carried signs saying "Stop Nazi Trump" and "Make America Hate Again," as a large police presence stood by a day after a Trump event in New Mexico erupted into chaos. Show More Summary

What to Know About the New Taliban Commander After US Drone Strike

Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada, previously the deputy to Mansur, will take command of the extremist group, according to a Taliban spokesperson. The group released a photo of Akhundzada with the announcement. Just hours after Akhundzada’s leadership was announced, the Taliban claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing of a minivan in Kabul, which killed at least 10 people.

Chicago’s gun violence: Can an algorithm stop the bloodshed?

Chicago police are using an algorithm to detect the likelihood that someone will become the perpetrator or victim of the stubbornly high gun violence that has plagued the city.

Unconventional #18: Inside the new book that details how GOP delegates could wriggle out of nominating Trump (and more!)

In his new book, a Republican National Committee official claims that his fellow delegates don’t have to nominate Trump in Cleveland. Curly Haugland is on a mission: He wants every one of the 2,472 delegates heading to this summer’s Republican convention to know that the press, the party leaders and even the chairman of the GOP are wrong. Show More Summary

Oops! Trump campaign sends email seeking dirt to reporter instead of adviser

Politico obtained an email from Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo to the Republican National Committee asking a researcher to provide information on the Whitewater real estate scandal, and the email came to light when Trump campaign spokeswoman Hope Hicks responded instead to Politico reporter Marc Caputo — no relation.

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