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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has called on Turkish authorities to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks the return of a cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed military coup
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Turkish authorities to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks the return of a cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed military coup....

The U.S. military picture in Syria is getting more chaotic and complicated by the day
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military picture in Syria is getting more chaotic and complicated by the day, putting new strains on the Obama administration's strategy of partnering with a hodgepodge of local fighters against the Islamic State group without getting pulled deeper into Syria's civil war or rupturing relations with Turkey....

By virtue of her long political resume, Hillary Clinton will enter her highly anticipated fall debates with Donald Trump facing the same kind of heightened expectations that often saddle an incumbent president
WASHINGTON (AP) -- By virtue of her long political resume, Hillary Clinton will enter her highly anticipated fall debates with Donald Trump facing the same kind of heightened expectations that often saddle an incumbent president. Trump, as the political newcomer, will be more of a wild card with a lower bar to clear....

Donald Trump pledged to aid Hispanic voters in the crucial swing state of Florida
TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" on Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election....

Black Republicans generally praise Donald Trump's newfound outreach for African-American votes that typically go to a Democratic presidential nominee
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities....

Donald Trump says he wants more support from black voters, asking them "what do you have to lose?" by voting for a Republican presidential candidate
Donald Trump says he wants support from more black voters, asking them "what do you have to lose?" by breaking tradition and voting for a Republican presidential candidate....

Mike Pence says "pay-to-play politics is over and done" if Donald Trump is elected president
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

Hillary Clinton is sidestepping new questions raised by rival Donald Trump about 15,000 recently discovered emails or her family's charitable foundation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is sidestepping new questions about nearly 15,000 recently discovered emails or her family's charitable foundation - a stay-the-course strategy sure to be tested in the sprint to Election Day....

Hillary Clinton is ready to call out Donald Trump's team for embracing an "alt-right" philosophy that her campaign says presents a "dystopian view of America."
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is ready to call out Donald Trump and his advisers for embracing a "disturbing alt-right" political philosophy that her campaign says presents "a divisive and dystopian view of America."...

Donald Trump is applauding the prospect of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry challenging Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, saying, "Boy, will he do well."
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Donald Trump is applauding the prospect of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry mounting a possible primary challenge against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, saying, "Boy, will he do well."...

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The U.S. military says an airstrike in Syria may have inadvertently killed an unspecified number of civilians

The U.S. military picture in Syria is getting more chaotic and complicated by the day

The CIA is releasing 2,500 newly classified intelligence briefs provided to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford

Police are investigating an alleged extortion plot against a Reno Republican running for the state legislature who says he's ending his campaign after someone hacked his email and sent nude photos of him to GOP leaders

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration says a pending move by Illinois' largest public-pension fund could increase the state's required payment by hundreds of millions of dollars

Anxious school officials are denouncing Michigan's plan to potentially close an unspecified number of chronically low-performing schools

A federal appeals court in Denver heard arguments Tuesday on whether Kansas can keep thousands of people who have registered to vote under the federal motor voter law from having their ballots counted because they haven't proven they're citizens

Ohio Democrats are disappointed in a federal appeals court ruling that upholds a state law trimming early voting

Millennials recently surpassed baby boomers as the largest living generation in U.S. history, and how they vote on Nov. 8 will shape the political landscape for years to come


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