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Clinton, Trump struggle for national security upper hand
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In their struggle for the upper hand on national security, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are emphasizing strikingly different themes - he as the bold and cunningly unpredictable strongman who will eliminate terrorism; she as the calm, conventional commander in chief who will manage all manner of crises....

Convention over, Clinton faces hacking, Trump criticism
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Giddy if exhausted, Hillary Clinton embarked on a post-convention Rust Belt bus tour just hours after becoming the first female presidential nominee of a major political party. The celebratory mood quickly evaporated amid fresh revelations that hackers had breached a program used by her campaign and Republican nominee Donald Trump promised to sharpen his barbs....

Trump's Russia reset ideas alarming allies, many in US
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Donald Trump's flurry of offhand remarks and abrupt zingers on Russia - praising Vladimir Putin, dismissing NATO - have jolted the world, not to mention the U.S. presidential campaign....

Hacker breaches a computer system Clinton campaign uses
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials say a computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government remains the leading suspect....

Pentagon says no US military support for Turkey coup
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon on Friday flatly rejected allegations by Turkey's president that the U.S. military was somehow involved in or in any way supported the recent failed coup in that country....

The Latest: Trump slams Clinton's 'rosy-dory' optimism
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the 2016 presidential race after the Democratic and Republican nominating conventions (all times EDT):...

Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has signed into law a bill that will require labeling of genetically modified ingredients for the first time....

AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Hillary Clinton's speech
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and sketched out a plan for defeating Islamic State militants that merely mirrors what the U.S. is already trying to do....

Appeals court won't toss charges against US Sen. Menendez
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal appeals court on Friday refused to toss a corruption case against U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey, casting aside his argument that charges he accepted gifts in exchange for political influence should be thrown out because of a constitutional clause protecting sitting lawmakers....

Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states
CHICAGO (AP) -- Courts dealt setbacks to Republican efforts in three states to restrict voting, blocking a North Carolina law requiring photo identification, loosening a similar measure in Wisconsin and halting strict citizenship requirements in Kansas....

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Obama signs bill requiring labeling of GMO foods

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Courts deal setbacks to GOP voting restrictions in 3 states

Major Democratic fundraiser, Clinton friend Mark Weiner dies

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