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In speech of her life, Clinton to say U.S. at moment of reckoning

PHILADELPHIA U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will tell the Democratic National Convention on Thursday that Americans must work together to conquer domestic and foreign challenges that threaten to tear the country apart. | Video

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Alphabet posts strong revenue on video market, stock surges

Alphabet Inc, Google's parent, posted a 21.3 percent increase in second-quarter revenue, exceeding analysts' expectations, as the tech giant continued to nudge its vast advertising business toward mobile and capitalized on the boom in video.

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Michigan prosecutor to bring new criminal charges in Flint water scandal

DETROIT The Michigan Attorney General's Office said on Thursday it will bring a second round of criminal charges related to the investigation into dangerous lead levels in the city of Flint's drinking water.

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Amazon tops Wall Street targets, lifted by cloud revenue

Amazon.com Inc posted strong results across its older and newer businesses on Thursday as global Web retail sales and cloud services topped Wall Street targets and the world's largest online merchant forecast revenue would outpace expectations in the current quarter as well.

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France had been hunting second church attacker after tip-off

PARIS/SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France Police had been hunting the second teenager who killed a priest in a church in France this week after a foreign intelligence tip-off that a suspected jihadist might be preparing an attack, police and judicial sources said. | Video

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In a country wary of migrants, Pope tells Poles to welcome refugees

KRAKOW, Poland Pope Francis urged young people on Thursday to welcome migrants and refugees, putting himself in direct contrast with the government of Poland on the second day of his visit there. | Video

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California wildfire wreaks havoc near Big Sur coast

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. Firefighters scrambled on Thursday to suppress a deadly wildfire near California's famed Big Sur coast that has burned three dozen dwellings, driven hundreds of residents from their homes and forced the closure of several popular parks at the height of summer travel season.

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Attempt at U.S.-Russia cooperation in Syria suffers major setbacks

GENEVA/WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's attempt to elicit Russian military cooperation in the fight against Islamic State in Syria suffered two potentially crippling blows on Thursday.First, the Syrian army said it had cut off all supply routes into the eastern part of the city of Aleppo - Syria's most important opposition stronghold - and President Bashar al-Assad's government asked residents to leave the city.