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For 8 summer nights, 2 starkly different visions of America

Posted 7/30/2016 in National

For eight summer nights, there were two starkly different visions of America.



Donald Trump speech beats Hillary Clinton in TV viewership

Posted 7/30/2016 in National

Donald Trump pulled off the upset -- at least in television popularity.



Former KKK member convicted in deadly bombing up for parole

Posted 7/30/2016 in National

Thomas Edwin Blanton Jr. was a young Ku Klux Klansman with a reputation for hating blacks in 1963, when a bomb ripped a hole in the side of 16th Street Baptist Church, killing four black girls during the civil rights movement.



Minority Democrat delegates frustrated with 'Bernie or Bust'

Posted 7/29/2016 in National

As most Democrats rally around Hillary Clinton, the lingering "Bernie or Bust" movement is stirring frustration at the party's convention among delegates of color, who say they're upset at the refusal of the Vermont senator's most fervent backers to fall in line.



Promoting national unity, Clinton also seeks to build trust

Posted 7/29/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton capped off a four-day convention celebration with a plea for national unity and tolerance.



Father of fallen Muslim soldier blasts Trump at convention

Posted 7/29/2016 in National

The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution?



Trump says comments about Russia, Clinton emails were sarcastic

Posted 7/29/2016 in National

Donald Trump says he was using sarcasm when he prodded Russia to unearth Hillary Clinton's missing emails.



Therapist shot by police has reunion with autistic client

Posted 7/29/2016 in National

An unarmed black therapist who was shot in the leg by police last week while protecting his severely autistic client said he had a joyful reunion Thursday with the man, who remains hospitalized because of emotional trauma.



At vigil, Biden tries to comfort relatives of slain La. officers

Posted 7/29/2016 in National

The gunman's bullets that killed three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge also targeted the country and "touched the soul of the entire nation," Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday at a memorial service for the fallen officers.



Elephant sedative emerges as new threat in overdose battle

Posted 7/29/2016 in National

A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin.



Florida man arrested after doughnut glaze tests positive for meth

Posted 7/29/2016 in National

Daniel Rushing probably won't be eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts in his car any more. The 64-year-old was arrested on drug charges when Orlando police officers spotted four tiny flakes of glaze on his floorboard and thought they were pieces of crystal methamphetamine, The Orlando Sentinel reports.



Reagan shooter Hinckley will soon leave hospital for good

Posted 7/28/2016 in National

In little more than a week, the only living man to have shot an American president could pack his bags and leave a Washington psychiatric hospital for the last time.



Obama passes baton to Clinton, imploring nation to elect her

Posted 7/28/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton has the stage.



Democratic donors, allies offer reward for Trump tax returns

Posted 7/28/2016 in National

The wealthy Democratic donors, many of them executives who run complex businesses, know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be. Perhaps that's why they can't stop talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump's refusal to release his.



Biden: Trump has 'no clue' about needs of middle class

Posted 7/28/2016 in National

Leveling a blistering attack on Donald Trump, Vice President Joe Biden put on his rhetorical hat as "middle-class Joe" Wednesday and told Democratic delegates and millions of television viewers that the billionaire businessman "has no clue" about the needs of working-class people or what makes the nation great.



Recent deaths of kids in hot cars prompt pleas to parents

Posted 7/27/2016 in National

The deaths of four children in hot cars in recent days has brought the number across the U.S. this year to at least 23, nearly matching the total for all of last year and prompting experts to plead for vigilance and warn parents that it can happen to anyone.



Sanders loyalists warn of party split after Clinton victory

Posted 7/27/2016 in National

Bernie Sanders loyalists warned that the Democratic Party could rupture over the nomination of Hillary Clinton after a volatile night that saw a large group of Sanders delegates and supporters exit the party's national convention to stage a sit-in at a nearby media tent.



Clinton, Democrats put gun control at center of convention stage

Posted 7/27/2016 in National

With mothers of police violence victims on the stage and anti-gun protesters in the streets, Hillary Clinton and Democrats are giving gun control and efforts to curb police violence a starring role at their summer convention.



After protest, Philadelphia takes down Mississippi flag

Posted 7/26/2016 in National

About 50 Bernie Sanders supporters protesting before the Democratic National Convention on Monday sat down in a roadway until city officials agreed to remove Mississippi's state flag, which includes the Confederate battle emblem.



History and hostility as Clinton ascends to Democratic nomination

Posted 7/26/2016 in National

A glass ceiling is shattering at the Democratic National Convention as Hillary Clinton ascends to the presidential nomination with Tuesday's roll call of the states, making her the first woman to lead a major party into a White House race.



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