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GOP rejects call to back off gay marriage opposition

Posted 7/12/2016 in National

Republican officials rejected an emotional plea Monday to back off the GOP's opposition to same-sex marriage, renewing the party's embrace of religious conservative values as delegates prepared to welcome Donald Trump to their national convention.



Poll: Clinton struggles to make inroads with young Americans

Posted 7/12/2016 in National

Hillary Clinton is struggling to make inroads among young Americans who overwhelmingly supported Bernie Sanders during the Democratic presidential primary, a worrisome sign as she tries to reassemble the coalition that twice propelled Barack Obama into the White House.



Sanders to back Clinton. Will supporters follow?

Posted 7/12/2016 in National

It looks as if Bernie Sanders is ready to back Hillary Clinton. But not all his supporters are prepared to give up revolution for realism.



Trump predicts more protest violence to come this summer

Posted 7/12/2016 in National

Donald Trump said Monday he believes relations between police and the nation's African-American community are "far worse" than people think, predicting that protests against police violence that followed last week's slaying of five police officers in Dallas "might be just the beginning for this summer."



Companies bail on GOP convention after facing pressure

Posted 7/9/2016 in National

Donald Trump has promised to liven up this year's Republican National Convention. But some of America's biggest corporations are bailing on the party.



Dallas sniper was loner; Army sent him home from Afghanistan

Posted 7/9/2016 in National

The Dallas sniper had been sent home from Afghanistan after being accused of sexually harassing a female, and was described as a loner who followed black militant groups on social media.



Obama: America is not as divided as some suggest

Posted 7/9/2016 in National

President Barack Obama on Saturday rejected the notion that this week's stunning violence is a signal that the U.S. has returned to some of the darkest days of its past, saying that as painful as the killings of police and black men were, "America is not as divided as some have suggested."



Cop's lawyer blames driver's gun, not his race

Posted 7/9/2016 in National

A suburban Minnesota police officer who killed a black driver reacted to the man's gun, not his race, his attorney said Saturday, giving the most detailed account so far of why the officer drew his own weapon.



5 Dallas officers slain, deadliest day for police since 9/11

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

Five Dallas police officers were fatally shot and seven others wounded during a protest over the deaths of black men killed by police this week in Louisiana and Minnesota -- the deadliest day for U.S. law enforcement since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.



Black gun owners worried about treatment after shooting

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

One man told an officer during a Minnesota traffic stop that he was a licensed gun owner, and that he was reaching for his wallet, a witness said. The other was on the ground with police officers on top of him in Louisiana when someone shouted "He has a gun!"



No double standard for Clinton, FBI director tells GOP

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

Under an onslaught of Republican criticism, FBI Director James Comey vigorously defended the government's decision not to prosecute Hillary Clinton over her private email setup, rejecting angry accusations that the Democratic presidential candidate was given special treatment.



State Department reopens Clinton emails investigation

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

The State Department is reopening an internal investigation of possible mishandling of classified information by Hillary Clinton and top aides, officials told The Associated Press on Thursday.



Trump hats show challenge of proving products are USA made

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

Donald Trump's "Make America Great Again" hats proudly tout they are "Made in USA." Not necessarily always the case, an Associated Press review found.



Brash Trump courts, jabs, anxious Republicans

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

A defiant Donald Trump made it clear he won't change his brash tone or message as he courted anxious Republican lawmakers Thursday, blaming the media for stumbles that continue to alarm GOP leaders and energize Democrats with voting less than three months away.



Sailor's medical background questioned after training death

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

The drowning of a sailor who was repeatedly pushed underwater by an instructor during Navy SEAL basic training raises a host of questions, beginning perhaps with this: Why would a highly elite unit made up of some of the toughest, fittest warriors ever to wear a uniform take someone with an enlarged heart and maybe asthma or allergies?



Girl allegedly groped on flight seeks $10M from airline

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

The lawyer for a 13-year-old girl who told police she was groped on a flight to Portland, Oregon, seeks $10 million in a federal lawsuit against American Airlines and the passenger accused of the crime.



AAA auto club: Not all gasoline is the same

Posted 7/8/2016 in National

Many motorists are clogging their car's engine by not using gasoline with enough added detergents. That's the conclusion of a study released Thursday by the AAA auto club.



Man fatally shot by police in Minnesota; video investigated

Posted 7/7/2016 in National

A Minnesota officer fatally shot a man in a car with a woman and a child, an official said, and authorities are looking into whether the aftermath was livestreamed in a widely shared Facebook video, which shows a woman in a vehicle with a man whose shirt appears to be soaked in blood telling the camera "police just shot my boyfriend for no apparent reason."



Louisiana police shooting caught on video strains community

Posted 7/7/2016 in National

An emotional, at times angry, evening unfolded in the working class, predominantly black Louisiana neighborhood where the police killing of a black man was caught on videotape.



Conservative opposition endangers House GOP gun bill

Posted 7/7/2016 in National

Conservative opposition put a House Republican gun and anti-terrorism bill in jeopardy Wednesday, delivering an embarrassing slap to Speaker Paul Ryan and his effort to mount a legislative response to last month's Orlando mass shooting.



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