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Trump shows staying power with surge ahead of first debate 1:12am EDT

WASHINGTON - Some Republicans gleefully scripted Donald Trump's political obituary in the wake of his scathing comments about Sen. John McCain's military service earlier this month, hoping that his freewheeling presidential campaign had finally imploded.

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Senate confirms Dunford as top U.S. military officer

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Marine General Joseph Dunford as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the top officer in the U.S. military.

29 Jul 2015
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Californians divided along party lines on combating climate change

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Two-thirds of Californians link the state's ongoing catastrophic drought to climate change, and most support Governor Jerry Brown's efforts to combat it – but that's also because most Californians are Democrats, a new poll shows.

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Hillary Clinton to call for lifting Cuban embargo

- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton this week will call on U.S. lawmakers to lift the long-standing economic embargo against Cuba, her campaign announced on Wednesday.

29 Jul 2015
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Democratic congressman charged in political corruption case

WASHINGTON - Democratic U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah of Pennsylvania and four associates were charged on Wednesday in a political corruption case with bribery and misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars of federal, charitable and campaign funds. | Video

U.S., 29 Jul 2015