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DNC starts in Philadelphia with huge protests, high temps
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia on Monday with much bigger demonstrations than the Republican convention and much higher temperatures, as the region copes with an oppressive heat wave....

DIVIDED AMERICA: Clinton highlights lack of women in office
Hillary Clinton and Mary Thomas have little in common, except for this: They both hope to add to the meager ranks of America's female elected officials come January....

'Like a freight train': California wildfire guts 18 homes
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Flames raced down a steep hillside "like a freight train," leaving smoldering remains of homes and forcing thousands to flee the wildfire churning through tinder-dry canyons in Southern California, authorities said Sunday....

The Latest: Central Coast wildfire destroys 6 homes
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):...

Heat wave, drought showing no signs of slowing down
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The heat wave gripping parts of the country including Philadelphia, where tens of thousands are descending upon the city for the Democratic National Convention this week, is not going away anytime soon and will hit a peak Monday with temperatures in the city feeling like 108 degrees....

Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids' clothing
NEW YORK (AP) -- Pink for girls. Truck motifs for boys. A growing number of parents want to get outside those parameters when it comes to dressing their kids....

'Pokemon Go' players stumble on hidden history
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Historical markers have long dotted the landscape, often barely noticed by passers-by - until they became treasure-filled stops this month on the "Pokemon Go" trail....

Dallas Cowboys bus involved in fatal crash in Arizona
PHOENIX (AP) -- A bus carrying Dallas Cowboys staffers but no players and a van collided Sunday on an Arizona highway, killing four people in the van, authorities said....

Crash kills Nebraska punter, former Michigan State punter
WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and former Michigan State punter Mike Sadler died in a car crash in Wisconsin after working at a kicking clinic, a sheriff's department official said Sunday. LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye was injured in the crash....

Civil-rights marchers: US still needs to address inequality
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- A half-century ago, thousands joined a march across Mississippi to challenge a system that condoned violence against black people and suppressed their rights - issues still reverberating in today's national debates about police violence....

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