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 Republican presidential candidates gather on stage before a forum  Monday in Manchester, N.H. From left: Jeb Bush, Ben Carson, Chris Christie, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Bobby Jindal, John Kasich, George Pataki, Rick Perry, Rick Santorum, and Scott Walker.

As debate nears, GOP hopefuls warm up

A forum drew all but three of the 17 major Republican presidential contenders and focused on aggressive responses to illegal immigration.

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 Ane Marie Benitez, center, director of Government Relations for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, watches as Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., left, and Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, right, address reporters in defense of Planned Parenthood on Monday on Capitol Hill in Washington.

Senate derails GOP bill to stop Planned Parenthood federal funds

A Republican bid to end federal funding of Planned Parenthood health services was blocked Monday by Senate Democrats.

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Sandy Hook families settle lawsuits against Lanza estate

The families of 16 victims of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting in 2012 will get about $94,000 each.

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Police chiefs discuss solutions to crime surge

The Major Cities Chiefs Association, an organization of 66 police chiefs, met Monday to discuss the causes of rising homicides and violence.

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National briefs: FDA approves 1st drug made by 3-D printing

Plus: Carter has surgery; Puerto Rico defaults; Theater shooting penalty; Man shot near court; Patz slaying retrial; Wildfire buffer built

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 Gov. Tom Wolf said his administration is “committed to making the Clean Power Plan work for Pennsylvania.”

Gov. Wolf praises president’s clean air plan

The president said the unprecedented carbon dioxide limits are the “single most important step” America has taken to fight climate change.

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Obama issuing stricter plan to curb industrial emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency will finalize measures that promise to upend a century of electrical power generation.

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As violence rises in Baltimore, 10 federal agents stepping in

The agents detailed to the city represent a “flipping of the script of sorts,” interim police Commissioner Kevin Davis said.

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 In this Dec. 5, 2014 file photo, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks, right, walks with supporters as he nears completion of a 130-mile march from Ferguson, Mo., to the Missouri Capitol in Jefferson City to protest the police shooting of Michael Brown. Brooks said that measures passed by states in response to the events in Ferguson are just the beginning of what need to be done on criminal justice reform.

Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

National civil rights leaders praised the steps taken by states but said they aren’t enough to solve the racial tensions and economic

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 A car drives by HitchBOT, a hitchhiking robot on July 17 in Marblehead, Mass.

Traveling robot ends trip early after being damaged in Phila.

The kid-size hitchBOT set out to travel cross-country after successfully hitchhiking across Canada in 26 days last year and parts of Europe.

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Amazon, Wal-Mart settle with New York over toy gun sales

There have been at least 63 shootings, eight fatal, in New York resulting from toy guns mistaken for real weapons since 1994, officials say.

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Zimbabwe orders all hunters to 'withdraw' after killing of Cecil

The move comes amid global protests at the death of Cecil, who was a draw for tourists at the nation’s biggest animal sanctuary.

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 The affected products have a “Best When Used By” date of between Dec. 29, 2015 and Jan. 4, 2016, followed by the manufacturing codes “S54″ or “S55.”

Kraft recalls cheese singles for possible choking hazard

The voluntary recall involves the 3-pound and 4-pound boxes of Kraft Singles American and White American Pasteurized Cheese.

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National briefs: 13 injured in shooting outside party

PLUS: Legionnaires’ in N.Y.; Tenn. officer shooting; Verizon workers still on job.

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Joe Biden said to be taking new look at presidential run

Mr. Biden’s path would not be easy. Mrs. Clinton has enormous support among Democrats inspired by the idea of electing a woman as president.

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Small pool of rich donors dominates election giving

The vast majority of the $388 million backing presidential candidates is being channeled to groups that can accept unlimited contributions.

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 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton waves as she is introduced before speaking to the National Urban League, Friday, July 31, 2015, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

Clinton releases tax, health records on busy Friday afternoon

She emphasized that she came into her wealth later in her life — an effort to draw a distinction with  Jeb Bush, the scion of a rich family.

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BMW drivers get paid $1,000 to delay charging electric cars when pressure on the grid is high

Utilities are trying to anticipate what will happen if (or when) millions of electric vehicles pour onto city streets and highways.

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National briefs: Raging fires roust hundreds in northern Calif.

Plus: Texas trooper’s record examined; Texas attorney general indicted; and more news from around the country.

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 Dylann Roof

Suspect in Charleston killings indicates desire to plead guilty

The accused killer of nine people in Charleston, S.C., church wants to plead guilty to federal charges.

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 A banner hangs Friday at the Castaways Marina with pictures of Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen.

'Gut-wrenching' decision: Search for teens suspended

The U.S. Coast Guard on Friday evening reluctantly ended its weeklong search in the Atlantic for two missing teenage fishermen.

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 President Barack Obama signs the three-month highway funding bill Friday in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington.

Monster of a fall awaits Congress after summer break

President Barack Obama on Friday signed a short-term transportation funding bill but scolded lawmakers.

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 Ray Tensing

2 backup officers at DuBose shooting scene won’t be charged

Two University of Cincinnati officers who arrived after a colleague shot and killed an unarmed black driver won’t be charged for lying.

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 Former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, second from left, appears before Judge Megan Shanahan at Hamilton County Courthouse Thursday for his arraignment in the shooting death of motorist Samuel DuBose in Cincinnati.

Former officer pleads not guilty in campus shooting death

People in the courtroom erupted into cheers and clapped when officer Ray Tensing’s bond was set at $1 million, drawing the ire of the judge.

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Senate passes a highway bill, but only for three months

Some senators expressed dismay that they were approving another short-term solution — instead of passing a long-term highway spending bill.

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Trump’s plan to deport 11 million faces obstacles

Donald Trump has never said how he intends to find the illegal immigrants he wishes to deport.

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Nation briefs: Pentagon plans to arm more stateside troops

Plus: Ruling on detainees, Lion killing investigated, Biden pushes Iran deal, Rapidly spreading brushfire in Calif.

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Compiled from wire services

Plus: Jury chosen for trial; Fighter jet ready; Guantanamo lobbying; Clinton emails released; $25 ATM limit in Kansas; Fla. panthers at

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University of Cincinnati officer charged with murder in motorist’s shooting

A white campus officer has been indicted on a murder charge in the fatal shooting of a black man amid a minor traffic stop.

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Congress poised to avert highway fund shutdown, for now

The U.S. House on Wednesday approved a short-term bill to keep federal highway money flowing for three months.

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Colorado shooter's mom: Silence was his loudest cry for help

James Holmes’ parents insisted at the sentencing phase of his trial that they had no inkling that he was having homicidal thoughts.

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National briefs: Health records revamped

Plus: Boehner ouster sought; United Airlines hacked; Windows 10 released.

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 These are the four sets of human remains excavated from the chancel of a church on the site of Fort James at Jamestown, Va. The remains are thought to be some of European America's earliest leaders, including, the Rev. Robert Hunt, thought to be the first Anglican minister in the Americas; Capt. Gabriel Archer, the early expeditionary leader; Sir Ferdinando Wainman, the cousin of Sir West, the Virginian governor; and Capt. William West, the governor's uncle.

Remains of early colonial Jamestown leaders are ID’d

The remains of four leaders of the colonial American settlement in Jamestown, V., have been unearthed and identified by archaeologists.

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GOP searches for women to lead efforts against Planned Parenthood

Republicans in Congress are designating women lawmakers to draft measures to end federal assistance to Planned Parenthood health services.

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 Missing 8-year-old Madyson “Maddy” Middleton, from Santa Cruz, Calif.

Santa Cruz, Calif., shocked by girl’s killing, boy’s arrest

The body of an 8-year-old girl has been discovered in a trash bin in her neighborhood, and a teenage boy who lives there has been arrested.

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 Joyce Mitchell reacts as she appears to plead guilty Tuesday at Clinton County court, in Plattsburgh, N.Y.

Ex-prison worker admits aiding escape

Joyce Mitchell pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping two prison inmates escape in June.

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Nation briefs: Prison officer charged with raping inmates

Plus: Jail releases Bland footage, Dad defends Colo. shooter, Co-pilot broke spacecraft, Federal pollution regulation

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 The organization sent an email to its members last week requesting money to “stop Obama from confiscating millions of guns.”

Could some Social Security recipients lose gun rights? NRA says yes

The NRA says beneficiaries who lack capacity to manage their affairs are targets for the “largest gun grab in American history.”

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 Dondie LeBlanc Breaux, mother of Mayci Breaux, center, and Kevin Breaux, right, father of Mayci, are comforted outside the Church of the Assumption, after her funeral in Franklin, La., Monday, July 27, 2015. She was one of two people killed in Thursday's movie theater shooting in Lafayette, La.  (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Judge says she did not involuntarily commit theater gunman in La. shootings

Despite mental issues that spurred court-ordered hospital evaluation, shooter wasn’t involuntarily committed and thus was able to buy a gun.

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Obama criticizes Huckabee, Trump, Cruz and other Republicans

President Barack Obama defended the Iran nuclear deal and chided  “ridiculous” claims against it by Republican presidential contenders.

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FBI emphasizes speed as Islamic State exhorts individuals to attack

Its making swift arrests of those suspected of being Islamic State sympathizers in a strategy change to stem prospect for homegrown terror.

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 Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev. arrives at the Capitol Building before the Senate convenes for a Sunday session on Capitol Hill in Washington, Sunday, July 26, 2015. On the agenda are efforts to repeal President Barack Obama's health care law and reviving the federal Export-Import Bank. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

House, Senate clash over highway bill ahead of Friday deadline

The move sets the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of an August recess amid the summer driving season.

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 More than a dozen Chinese nationals were charged in May with scheming to have impostors take college and grad school exams and cheat their way into top American universities.

Convicted Chinese national in test-taking scheme asks for deportation; U.S. wants jail

Biyuan Li, 25, was among 15 Chinese nationals charged in U.S. and China with scheming to have impostors take college and grad school exams.

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Defense department renews $1.73 billion contract with CMU

The school’s SEI is the only federally funded research/development center dedicated to cybersecurity and software engineering.

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 Neal Falls, of Springfield, Ore., was killed by a woman he attacked July 18 in Charleston, W.Va. Police are investigating whether Falls had any connection to cases of suspicious deaths and missing women in other states.

Man killed by escort in W.Va. possibly linked to missing women

Police said Neal Falls of Oregon was under investigation by police in 20 states.

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National briefs: CDC releases details in pot cookie death

Plus: Boy Scouts end blanket ban on gay adult leaders; Space fans fund exhibit in Washington museum; and more news from around the country.

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House will decide fate of Export-Import Bank

Senate voted on Sunday to resurrect the federal Export-Import Bank, handing the Republican Party’s most conservative wing a major defeat.

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Boy Scouts to end ban on gay leaders

However, some scouting groups will still be able to limit leadership jobs to heterosexuals.

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Lynch: Bland’s death highlights black Americans’ concerns

“...Many minority communities for so long have felt that law enforcement was coming in essentially to enforce laws against them,” she said.

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 Shadows of organizers and reporters pass a video display screen prior to a news conference by organizers of Boston's campaign for the 2024 Summer Olympics in January.

Boston drops out of Olympic bid race

Mayor Marty Walsh’s decision was a harsh blow to the city’s chances for the Summer Games.

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