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Seeking post-Brexit calm, Obama walks back UK trade warning
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is backtracking on his warning that Britain would go to the "back of the queue" for a U.S. trade deal, as he tries to contain the fallout of the U.K.'s decision to leave the European Union....

'Cajun John Wayne' targets congressional seat
OPELOUSAS, La. (AP) -- Body-armored and gripping a high-powered rifle, former Sheriff's Capt. Clay Higgins looks at the camera and leaves no doubt what he thinks of the young men alleged to be members of a violent Louisiana gang called the Gremlins....

Lynch meeting latest episode to strain Clinton trust
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An impromptu meeting between Bill Clinton and the nation's top cop could further undermine Hillary Clinton's efforts to convince voters to place their trust in her, highlighting perhaps her biggest vulnerability....

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:...

The Latest: Truck firm in Tesla crash had safety violations
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the first reported death of a motorist using self-driving technology (all times local):...

Attorney general wishes she hadn't met with Bill Clinton
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Loretta Lynch is expressing regret that she sat down with Bill Clinton while his wife is under federal criminal investigation, a chance encounter she acknowledges "cast a shadow" on the public's perception of a case bound to influence the presidential campaign....

California's tough gun laws are getting stricter
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California's gun laws, already some of the strictest in the nation, will get even more stringent next year....

Trump and Clinton looking for different things in a VP
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump wants a running mate who has what he lacks - political experience. Hillary Clinton is putting a premium on diversity as she searches for a No. 2....

The Latest: Clinton to campaign next week in Atlantic City
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential campaign (all times EDT):...

Airstrike kills 2 Islamic State commanders near Mosul
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says that a U.S.-led coalition airstrike killed two senior Islamic State commanders last Saturday in northern Iraq, including a fighter considered to be the group's deputy minister of war....

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Seeking post-Brexit calm, Obama walks back UK trade warning

Attorney general wishes she hadn't met with Bill Clinton

Airstrike kills 2 Islamic State commanders near Mosul

Democrats want gun votes, leave options open if GOP says no

Washington flummoxed over federal Confederate flag displays

UK shelves balanced budget goal as Brexit vote roils economy

Missouri GOP governor candidate sells 'ISIS hunting permits'

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