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AP Top U.S. News at 5:55 a.m. EDT

Authorities: 2 killed, 17 shot at Florida nightclub
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say two people have been killed and more than a dozen shot at a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida....

The Latest: Police say area 'deemed safe' after shooting
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida. (all times local):...

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....

Californian who tried joining Islamic State faces sentencing
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- A California man who aspired to join the Islamic State group in Syria and lied to get a replacement American passport to head overseas could face two decades in prison Monday when he is set to be sentenced....

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....

New life, new destruction for Southern California wildfire
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A wildfire that destroyed 18 homes has surged back to unpredictable life, darkening the skies north of Los Angeles with black smoke and driving thousands from their homes....

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....

Last of slain Baton Rouge officers to be buried Monday
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- The last of the three Louisiana law enforcement officers killed in an ambush near a busy highway in Baton Rouge is being buried Monday....

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....

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The Latest: Police say area 'deemed safe' after shooting

Authorities: 2 killed, 17 shot at Florida nightclub

New life, new destruction for Southern California wildfire

Last of slain Baton Rouge officers to be buried Monday

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DIVIDED AMERICA: Clinton highlights lack of women in office

Breaking down the gender stereotypes in kids' clothing

Some options for kids' clothes that defy gender norms

Skydiver missing after jump in Oklahoma

The Latest: Central Coast wildfire destroys 6 homes