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Clinton friend advised on U.S. politics, foreign policy

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK - An old friend of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton played an outsized role in advising her on U.S. politics and even her dealings with President Barack Obama's White House despite holding no formal government position.

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North Korea tells South not to crow about deal that ended standoff

SEOUL - North Korea on Wednesday accused South Korea of claiming victory for an accord that ended an armed standoff, saying that was "cowardly" and urging the South to be "discreet in words and deeds".

Missouri executes man who raped, killed teenage girl

- Missouri on Tuesday executed a man who, along with a friend, pleaded guilty to the 1989 abduction, rape and murder of a 15-year-old girl, a state corrections department spokesman said.

01 Sep 2015

Iran nuclear deal backers near votes to protect pact in U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON - Supporters of the international nuclear agreement with Iran moved within one vote of mustering enough support to protect the deal in the U.S. Congress on Tuesday when two more Democratic senators said they would support the pact.

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Republican candidate Bush steps up criticism of Donald Trump

WASHINGTON - U.S. Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush offered his most direct assault on Donald Trump to date on Tuesday, retaliating for a series of personal insults with a review of his front-running rival's past record of supporting Democratic causes. | Video

01 Sep 2015

Police hunt for suspects in killing of Illinois veteran officer

FOX LAKE, Ill. - More than 100 police officers using aircraft and dogs searched northern Illinois on Tuesday night for three suspects believed to be involved in the fatal shooting of a 30-year veteran police officer, officials said. | Video

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Parents of woman shot in San Francisco file wrongful death claims

SAN FRANCISCO - The family of a woman shot dead on a San Francisco pier in July filed wrongful death claims on Tuesday against the sheriff and two federal agencies, citing negligence and other errors in the handling of an undocumented immigrant accused of killing her.