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Accepting White House nomination, Clinton offers 'clear-eyed' vision

PHILADELPHIA U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cast herself as the steady leader at a "moment of reckoning" for America, contrasting her character with what she described as a dangerous and volatile Donald Trump. | Video

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Consumers seen powering U.S. economic growth in second quarter

WASHINGTON The U.S. economy likely regained speed in the second quarter as robust consumer spending offset a sharp moderation in inventory investment and weak exports, pointing to underlying growth momentum that could be maintained for the rest of the year.

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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.

BOJ eases policy by doubling ETF buying, underwhelms expectations

TOKYO The Bank of Japan expanded stimulus on Friday by doubling purchases of exchange-traded funds (ETF), yielding to pressure from the government and financial markets for bolder action, but disappointing investors who had set their hearts on more audacious measures.

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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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Alphabet posts strong revenue on video market, stock surges

Alphabet Inc, Google's parent, on Thursday revealed that efforts to push its vast advertising business toward mobile is paying off as second quarter earnings handily beat Wall Street's expectations.

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Firefighters work to suppress California wildfire near Big Sur coast

CARMEL-BY-THE-SEA, Calif. Firefighters on Friday were working to suppress a deadly wildfire near California's famed Big Sur coast that has burned more than 40 homes, forced hundreds of residents to flee and closed popular parks at the height of the summer travel season.

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U.S. military prepares for biggest Okinawa land return since 1972

TOKYO The United States military said on Friday it was preparing for the biggest land return in Okinawa since 1972, as it faces a surge in opposition to its presence following the arrest of one its civilian contractors for the murder of a local woman.