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WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials with the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation say the ranks of donors to the family charity surged in the first half of this year — at the same time that Hillary Rodham ramped up her campaign for the presidency.< ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia news anchor says authorities were wrong to cite the sale of her Porsche as evidence of wrongdoing in the indictment of her congressman husband.Renee Chenault-Fattah (sheh-NAWLT' fah-TAH') says she sold the car ...more

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic parties in the three states that start the presidential nominating process are exploring ending their association with two former White House occupants: Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson.Accelerating a trend tha ...more

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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Defense Ministry has appointed a new general to head the multinational army to fight Boko Haram.Thursday's appointment comes as the West African nation's new president promises deeper collaboration with neighborin ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading out for a five-week summer recess in anything but a cheerful vacation mood, leaving behind a pile of unfinished business that all but guarantees a painful fall.Not long after they return in September, lawmak ...more

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Little is known about the new Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Akhtar Mansoor, who was tapped to succeed Mullah Mohammad Omar after the shadowy leader's death was announced Thursday.But Mullah Mansoor is said to be close to Pakistani authorities, ...more

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GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Supreme Court has withdrawn the immunity from prosecution for three members of congress with alleged links to corruption.The lawmakers from the opposition Lider party are suspected of money-laundering, illicit e ...more

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has announced plans to immediately shut down a "deplorable" Baltimore jail that was the focus of a federal corruption investigation.Hogan said at a press conference Thursday that the state would sa ...more

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pregnant women are calling up the mayor, concerned they won't be able to get to the delivery room. Some businesses say they've been told to close for a three-day weekend. Others are bringing in cots for workers to sleep. Taxi driver ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday rejected a legal challenge from a Guantanamo Bay detainee who said his imprisonment was unlawful now that President Barack Obama has declared an end to hostilities in Afghanistan.Muktar Yahya Najee a ...more