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Clinton leads Trump by 6 points after Democratic confab: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a 6- percentage-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll with new wording that was released on Friday, the day after she formally accepted her party's nomination for the Nov. 8 election.

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Florida cases seen as first sign Zika transmitted locally in U.S

ORLANDO, Fla./MIAMI Florida authorities on Friday reported the first sign of local Zika transmission in the continental United States, concluding that mosquitoes likely infected four people with the virus that can cause a rare but serious birth defect. | Video

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Tesla mulling two theories to explain 'Autopilot' crash: source

WASHINGTON Tesla Motors Inc told U.S. Senate Commerce Committee staff it is considering two theories that may help explain what led to the May 7 fatal crash that killed a Florida man who was using the car's "Autopilot" system, a person familiar with the meeting told Reuters on Friday.

San Diego police say officer fatally shot, another wounded

SAN DIEGO San Diego police on Friday surrounded a house in pursuit of a suspect in a shooting that killed one police officer and injured another, authorities said. | Video

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Turkey's Erdogan slams West for failure to show solidarity over coup attempt

ANKARA/ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan condemned Western countries on Friday for failing to show solidarity with Turkey over the recent failed coup, saying those who worried over the fate of coup supporters instead of Turkish democracy could not be friends of Ankara. | Video

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SABMiller backs AB InBev offer for biggest-ever consumer takeover

LONDON/BRUSSELS The board of brewer SABMiller will recommend its shareholders approve a sweetened takeover offer by Anheuser-Busch InBev , the company said on Friday, capping a week of high drama about the fate of the consumer industry's biggest-ever merger.

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U.S. judge strikes down parts of Wisconsin voter ID law: report

A federal judge on Friday struck down parts of a Wisconsin law requiring voters to show a photo identification at the polls, as well as other election rules passed by the state's Republican-led legislature, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel newspaper reported.

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Russia has motive, capability and form for U.S. email hack

MOSCOW The Kremlin says it had zero involvement in the hacking of Democratic Party emails while U.S. officials say the hack originated in Russia. We may never know who is right, but one thing is for sure - Russia had motive, capability and form.