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Phoenix sheriff faces primary after toughest campaign yet
PHOENIX (AP) -- Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces three Republican challengers in Tuesday's primary in what has turned out to be his toughest election yet during his 23 years as the top law enforcer in metro Phoenix....

Suicidal Germanwings pilot had struggled in US flight school
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The German pilot who deliberately flew his airliner into a mountainside last year had struggled with learning to fly and had failed a key test of his skills during training in the U.S., according to FBI interviews with his flight instructors....

Politics, shootings undercut criminal justice overhaul
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hopes for overhauling the nation's criminal justice system have faded in Congress this year, undercut by a rash of summer shootings involving police and the pressure of election-year politics....

State: Benghazi emails involving Clinton recovered by FBI
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department says about 30 emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya, are among the thousands of Hillary Clinton emails recovered during the FBI's recently closed investigation into her use of a private server....

Clinton wraps up Hamptons fundraising swing
SAGAPONACK, N.Y. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is wrapping a fundraising blitz in the Hamptons, where she has racked up millions during a three-day swing....

LePage: Reports of my political demise 'greatly exaggerated'
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Amid political pressure and calls for his resignation, Republican Gov. Paul LePage on Tuesday suggested that he might be considering stepping aside but seemed to reject the idea entirely hours later in a tweet, saying, "The reports of my political demise are greatly exaggerated."...

The Latest: Actors union endorses Clinton for president
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

Obama cuts short the sentences of 111 federal inmates
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama cut short on Tuesday the sentences of 111 federal inmates in another round of commutations for those convicted of nonviolent drug offenses....

Trump's deportation waffle highlights campaign weaknesses
SEATTLE (AP) -- Donald Trump and his aides used to say that voters didn't care about the nitty-gritty of policy details. But now those details are tripping up his campaign....

Ventura's party tries to regroup through 'Never Trump' push
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A party that gained prominence when wrestler Jesse Ventura was elected Minnesota governor in 1998 is trying to return to political relevance in the state by harnessing the dismay of Republican voters who refuse to support their presidential nominee, Donald Trump....

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