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Democrat Clinton makes history with U.S. presidential nomination

PHILADELPHIA Hillary Clinton secured the Democratic Party's White House nomination, coming back from a stinging defeat in her first presidential run in 2008 and surviving a bitter primary fight to become the first woman to head the ticket of a major party in U.S. history. | Video

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Israeli forces kill Hamas militant in West Bank raid

JERUSALEM Israeli troops shot dead a Hamas fighter on Wednesday who the military said was responsible for an attack that killed a rabbi in a drive-by shooting in the occupied West Bank earlier this month.

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California firefighters battle wildfires in hot, windy weather

Crews battling a deadly wildfire in rugged drought-stricken terrain north of Los Angeles on Wednesday face a second consecutive day of scorching weather and erratic winds that could hinder their efforts. | Video

Environment, U.S. 6:33am EDT

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.

Turkey orders detention of 47 more journalists: government official

ISTANBUL Turkey ordered another 47 journalists detained on Wednesday, a government official said, part of a widening crackdown on supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, accused by Ankara of masterminding a failed military coup.

World, Turkey 6:06am EDT

More charges possible for three men arrested after Florida club shooting

TAMPA, Fla. Three men arrested for resisting authorities near the scene a nightclub shooting where two teenagers were killed are persons of interest in the investigation and could see further charges, authorities said on Tuesday.

Jul 26 2016
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Truck bomb blast kills dozens in northeast Syria city: monitors, state TV

BEIRUT A large truck bomb blast claimed by Islamic State killed nearly 50 people and wounded scores more in the northeastern Syrian city of Qamishli near the Turkish border on Wednesday, a monitoring group and state television reported.