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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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Japanese police raid house of knife attack suspect

SAGAMIHARA, Japan Japanese police on Wednesday raided the house of a 26-year-old man suspected of stabbing to death 19 people and wounding dozens at a facility for the disabled in a small town near Tokyo, Japan's worst mass killing in decades. | Video

Japan, World 5:27am EDT

Climate change risk threatens 18 U.S. military sites: study

WASHINGTON Rising sea levels due to hurricanes and tidal flooding intensified by climate change will put military bases along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf Coast at risk, according to a report released on Wednesday.

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. 7:56am EDT

Putin: Olympic ban on Russian athletes result of political campaign

MOSCOW President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday blamed a shadowy campaign for unfairly stripping some Russian sports people of the right to compete at the Rio Olympics over doping allegations, hitting out at what he called short-sighted political schemers.

Sports, Russia 9:24am EDT

Turkey detains more journalists in clampdown on cleric's followers

ISTANBUL/ANKARA Turkey ordered another 47 journalists detained on Wednesday, part of a large-scale crackdown on suspected supporters of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara of masterminding a failed military coup.

World, Turkey 8:49am EDT
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Transgender student asks U.S. high court to keep out of bathroom case

Lawyers for a transgender high school student in Virginia asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to keep out of a legal dispute about bathroom rights, an issue that has emerged as an increasingly divisive one in the United States.

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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.