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'When there are no ceilings, the sky's the limit'

PHILADELPHIA - Hillary Clinton accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for president, becoming the first woman to do so. In her speech, she expressed optimism about the nation's future and said of rival Donald Trump: 'A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons.'

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U.S. military prepares for biggest Okinawa land return since 1972

TOKYO The United States military said on Friday it was preparing for the biggest land return in Okinawa since 1972, as it faces a surge in opposition to its presence following the arrest of one its civilian contractors for the murder of a local woman.

Oil faces big monthly loss on slowing economic growth, oversupply

LONDON Oil prices fell to their lowest levels since April on Friday, with Brent on track for its biggest monthly loss since December 2015, pressured by slowing economic growth that threatened to increase a supply overhang of crude and refined products.

Scars of Ferguson protests shape Missouri governor's race

Protests over a police killing of an unarmed black youth in Ferguson, Missouri two years ago forged a new national civil rights movement, and are now shaping a law-and-order message from Republican candidates for state governor.

Pope, at Auschwitz, asks God to forgive 'so much cruelty'

OSWIECIM, Poland Hunched on a bench near the gate to the Auschwitz death camp site in Poland, Pope Francis prayed silently on Friday in tribute to 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, gassed there by Nazi occupiers during World War Two.



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