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Democrats in disarray on eve of convention to nominate Clinton

PHILADELPHIA The head of the Democratic Party resigned on Sunday amid a furor over embarrassing leaked emails, hoping to head off a growing rebellion by Bernie Sanders supporters on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton for the White House. | Video

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Al Qaeda chief urges kidnappings of Westerners for prisoner swaps: SITE

ISLAMABAD Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has appeared in an audio interview calling on fighters to take Western hostages and exchange them for jailed jihadists, the monitoring service SITE Intelligence Group said on Sunday.

World, Afghanistan Jul 24 2016

Turkey ruling, opposition parties rally together after coup

ISTANBUL Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey's ruling and main opposition parties, usually bitter foes, rallied together on Sunday in support of democracy following a failed military coup as President Tayyip Erdogan tightens his grip on the country. | Video

World, Turkey Jul 24 2016

Civilian casualties increase as Afghan troops battle Taliban: U.N.

KABUL Civilians are being killed and wounded in record numbers in Afghanistan, the United Nations reported on Monday, just days after one of the deadliest attacks ever in Kabul.

Fast-spreading wildfire north of Los Angeles prompts evacuations

Firefighters struggled on Sunday to contain a fast-spreading wildfire that killed at least one person, destroyed 18 homes, closed a highway and forced hundreds of evacuations in the drought-parched canyons north of Los Angeles. | Video

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Facebook, Twitter co-operated with Brazil probe of alleged militants

RIO DE JANEIRO The judge overseeing the probe that led to the arrest last week of suspected Islamist militants in Brazil said Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. co-operated with investigators by providing information about the suspects' use of both social networks.

World, Tech, Brazil, Facebook, Twitter Jul 24 2016
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Dallas police job applications surge after fatal ambush attacks

DALLAS The Dallas Police Department, which was struggling to recruit officers, has seen a surge in job applications after the ambush shooting this month that killed five officers and brought global attention to the Texas city, officials said on Friday.

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Munich gunman planned attacks for a year: Bavarian officials

MUNICH The 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who killed nine people in Munich on Friday began planning the attack a year ago after visiting the German city of Winnenden where another teenager killed 15 people in 2009, Bavarian officials said on Sunday. | Video