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WASHINGTON (AP) -- THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended....

Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist lie" about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington....

Cheers and jeers: Americans tune into Trump-Clinton debate
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- From senior centers to college campuses and bars featuring campaign-themed cocktails, Americans laughed, cheered and jeered through the first debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump....

Houston gunman had 2 weapons, thousands of rounds at scene
HOUSTON (AP) -- A disgruntled lawyer wearing military-style apparel with old Nazi emblems had two weapons and more than 2,500 rounds of live ammunition when he randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood Monday before he was shot and killed by police, authorities said....

Police: Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot 5 in 1 minute
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- The suspect accused of killing five people at a Macy's department store confessed to police, court documents said, but his motive remained a mystery Monday as a portrait emerged of him as a mentally troubled young man whose parents said they were trying to help him....

Mall victims include Macy's worker, teen, probation officer
SEATTLE (AP) -- Five people were killed in a shooting this weekend at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about four of the victims have been reported by some of their employers and Washington state media....

Use of body cams questioned after Charlotte police killings
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras....

New SAT exam taken by nearly 1.4 M students, no scores yet
WASHINGTON (AP) -- No score results yet, but students didn't seem to be scared off by the new version of the SAT college entrance exam....

Cranberries at 200: Market changes, drought create a crisis
ROCHESTER, Mass. (AP) -- All is not well in cranberry country this harvesting season, the 200th anniversary of the world's first known commercial cultivation....

Iowa city braces for highest floodwaters since 2008 record
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Residents of Cedar Rapids are watching anxiously as the quickly rising Cedar River threatens to inundate their city with devastating floodwaters for the second time in just over eight years....

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