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For some Democrats, it's voting for Clinton - and keeping it quiet

NEW YORK One would expect voters from the heavily Democratic Brooklyn neighborhood of Cobble Hill to pick presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 general election. Just don't expect them to advertise it.

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U.S., Russia trade blows over Syria as warplanes pound Aleppo

UNITED NATIONS/AMMAN The United States accused Russia of "barbarism" in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost "impossible". | Video

Baseball world mourns boating death of Miami Marlins star Fernandez

MIAMI Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez, one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League Baseball and a hero to Miami's Cuban community, was killed in a boating crash early on Sunday in Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard said. He was 24 years old. | Video

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Germany's Lanxess to buy Chemtura for about $2.12 billion in cash

Lanxess AG said on Sunday it would buy specialty chemical company Chemtura Corp for about $2.12 billion in cash to improve the German company's additives business.

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Jordanian writer shot dead outside court before trial over cartoon

AMMAN A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, witnesses and state media said.

World, Jordan 2:33pm EDT

Squeezing North Korea: old friends take steps to isolate regime

SEOUL From kicking out North Korean workers and ending visa-free travel for its citizens, to stripping flags of convenience from its ships, Cold War-era allies from Poland to Mongolia are taking measures to squeeze the isolated country.

World, North Korea 9:57pm EDT
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Supreme Court has reasons to duck transgender rights fight

WASHINGTON The U.S. Supreme Court is set to decide within weeks whether to hear a major transgender rights case for the first time, a dispute involving which bathroom a Virginia high school student can use, but the justices have reasons to duck the issue.

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Erdogan sees 'ulterior motives' in U.S. case against gold trader

ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan believes U.S. federal attorneys had ulterior motives in including references to him and his wife in court papers related to their prosecution of a gold trader, Turkish media on Sunday quoted him as saying.