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A Bernie Sanders supporter has taken the stage at the Democratic convention and has two missions
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia (all times EDT):...

With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: "hit the floor, find a table."
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a young man who was slain at a nightclub early Monday had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting: "hit the floor, find a table."...

The mother of one of two teens killed at a Florida nightclub says she had warned him to know where exits were and to get on the floor and crawl under a table if a shooting broke out
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting a nightclub in Fort Myers, Florida. (all times local):...

Several hundred Bernie Sanders supporters and other demonstrators are marching down Philadelphia's sweltering Broad Street toward the site of the Democratic convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Several hundred Bernie Sanders supporters and other demonstrators marched down Philadelphia's sweltering Broad Street on the opening day of the Democratic convention Monday, chanting "Nominate Sanders or lose in November!" and "Hey, hey, ho, ho, the DNC has got to go!"...

Tim LaHaye, co-author of the "Left Behind" end-times novels, has died at age 90
The Rev. Tim LaHaye, co-author of the "Left Behind" series, a multimillion-selling literary juggernaut that brought end-times prophecy into mainstream bookstores, died Monday. He was 90....

An execution drug that the Arkansas prison system obtained this month through an unknown third party appears to have been made by a subsidiary of Pfizer, even though Pfizer has said it doesn't want its drugs used in executions
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- An execution drug obtained by the Arkansas prison system earlier this month appears to have been made by a subsidiary of Pfizer, even though the pharmaceutical giant has said it doesn't want its drugs to be used in executions....

A Texas county sheriff says an officer has been shot and killed at his own home just north of Austin
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) -- A Texas sheriff's deputy was shot and killed at his home north of Austin before dawn on Monday in what authorities said appeared to be an attempted burglary....

Women in the U.S. remain significantly underrepresented in elected office, despite Hillary Clinton's status as the first woman to top a major party presidential ticket
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....

A firefighting army has converged on a dangerous wildfire burning in the mountainous northern fringe of metropolitan Los Angeles after it wildly expanded and forced thousands of people from their homes during the weekend
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) -- A firefighting army converged Monday on a dangerous wildfire burning in the mountainous northern fringe of metropolitan Los Angeles after it wildly expanded and forced thousands of people from their homes during the weekend....

The furor over leaked emails not only got U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled out of her speaking role Monday at the Democratic National Convention; it's also providing fodder for her opponent in Florida's Aug. 30 congressional primary
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- The furor over leaked emails not only got U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz heckled out of her speaking role Monday at the Democratic National Convention; it's also providing fodder for her congressional primary opponent....

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A Maryland restaurant accused of serving alcohol to a man who later drove drunk and killed a police officer will surrender its liquor license

A man was charged with second-degree murder Monday in the death of a young woman who was dressed as the villain Poison Ivy when she disappeared from a Halloween party in southeastern Michigan in 2014

The widow of slain Baton Rouge police Officer Montrell Jackson says she fears there will be more bloodshed until people can "come together and unite as one."

With the Orlando massacre still fresh on everyone's mind, the mother of a teenager who was slain at a nightclub had warned her son about what to do if there were a shooting at a nightclub, telling him "hit the floor, find a table."

An execution drug that the Arkansas prison system obtained this month through an unknown third party appears to have been made by a subsidiary of Pfizer, even though Pfizer has said it doesn't want its drugs used in executions

Baton Rouge police officer Montrell Jackson's pleas for the city to unite and "don't let hate infect your heart" echoed throughout his funeral service

The mother of one of two teens killed at a Florida nightclub says she had warned him to know where exits were and to get on the floor and crawl under a table if a shooting broke out

A federal judge has chosen a monitor team to oversee reforms of Ferguson's policing and court system

An attorney for undocumented Mexican women whose U.S.-born children were denied birth certificates in Texas says the state will make it easier for families under a lawsuit settlement

William Bratton says he will not remain commissioner of the New York Police Department past 2017


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