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Democrats set to nominate Clinton as they seek a way past discord

PHILADELPHIA Hillary Clinton was set to become the first woman presidential nominee of a major U.S. party on Tuesday, a historic moment that Democrats hope will help eclipse rancor between supporters of Clinton and her rival in the primary contests, Bernie Sanders. | Video

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Elderly priest killed in French church, attack claimed by Islamic State

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France Assailants loyal to Islamic State forced an elderly priest to his knees before slitting his throat and took several worshippers hostage in a French church on Tuesday before police shot the attackers dead. | Video

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U.S. says backs resumption of China-Philippines talks on South China Sea

VIENTIANE U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday he supported the resumption of talks between China and the Philippines over the South China Sea, following an international court ruling against Beijing over the dispute earlier this month.

Turkish troops hunt remaining coup plotters as crackdown widens

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkish special forces backed by helicopters, drones and the navy hunted a remaining group of commandos thought to have tried to capture or kill President Tayyip Erdogan during a failed coup, as a crackdown on suspected plotters widened on Tuesday.

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Verizon posts subscriber gain shortfall, says Yahoo to fuel media push

Verizon Communications Inc  disappointed Wall Street on Tuesday by reporting a smaller-than-expected subscriber gain for its main wireless business, while its CEO gave few details about plans to increase revenue from its planned purchase of Yahoo Inc's internet assets.

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Brewer AB InBev seeks to nail SABMiller bid with sweetened offer

BRUSSELS/LONDON Anheuser-Busch InBev raised its $100 billion-plus bid for rival brewer SABMiller on Tuesday in an attempt to quash investor dissent over an offer made less attractive by a post Brexit vote fall in the pound. | Video

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Crews battling California blaze face hot, dry conditions

LOS ANGELES Firefighters battling a wildfire about 40 miles (64 km) north of Los Angeles faced another day of brutal heat on Tuesday after reporting progress containing the blaze under cooler conditions overnight. | Video

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Kerry hopes to work with Russia on Syria, U.N. aims to restart talks

VIENTIANE/GENEVA The United States said on Tuesday it hoped to announce in early August details of planned military cooperation and intelligence sharing with Russia on Syria, and a U.N. envoy said he would also aim to resume peace talks next month. | Video