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DNC Steps Off in Philadelphia With Huge Protests, High Temps

Protesters march during a demonstration in downtown on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Democratic National Convention starts Monday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
Protesters march during a demonstration in downtown on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Democratic National Convention starts Monday. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

PHILADELPHIA—The Democratic National Convention gets underway Monday in Philadelphia with much bigger demonstrations than the Republican convention and much higher temperatures as the region copes...

  • Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J.  Howell, right, and attorney Charles Cooper, L, speak after Cooper presented his case in a hearing before the Virginia Supreme Court on Tuesday, July 19, 2016, in Richmond, Va. Speaker Howell and other General Assembly Republican leaders  brought suit against Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe for his order that restores the voting rights of convicted felons. (Joe Mahoney/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

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    News Anchor Taylor Terrell Dies in Freak Waterfall Accident

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    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Police say a University of Florida football player helped stop the rape of an unconscious woman behind a trash bin outside a... Read more

  • In this photo taken Thursday, July 21, 2016, farmer John Lavoie walks through drying strawberry patch in Hollis, N.H. Parts of the Northeast are in the grips of a drought that has led to water restrictions, wrought havoc on gardens and raised concerns among farmers. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

    Drought Hits Northeastern US, Could Last Months

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    Police: Workers Find Apparent Human Remains in Sewer in Phoenix

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  • Jason Garrett, water quality bureau director at the Utah County Health Department, carries a water sample at Utah Lake Wednesday, July 20, 2016, near American Fork, Utah. A huge toxic algal bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River, sickening more than 100 people and leaving farmers scrambling for clean water. The bacteria commonly known as blue-green algae has spread rapidly to cover almost all of 150-square-mile Utah Lake, turning the water a bright, anti-freeze green and leaving scummy foam along the shore. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

    100 People Sickened in Utah Algae Bloom

    SPANISH FORK, Utah –  A huge toxic algae bloom in Utah has closed one of the largest freshwater lakes west of the Mississippi River, sickening... Read more

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    4-Year-Old Girl Dies After Being Left in Hot Car in Pennsylvania

    WILLIAMSPORT, Pa.  — Authorities in central Pennsylvania have released the name of a 4-year-old girl who died after being left in a car for hours... Read more

  • Heavy smoke from a wildfire is seen from Golden Valley Road and Five Knolls Drive Santa Clarita, Calif., on July 22, 2016. (Katharine Lotze/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal via AP)

    California Fires Threaten Thousands of Homes; 1 Body Found

    LOS ANGELES—Two massive wildfires raged in tinder-dry California hills and canyons Sunday, leaving thousands of homes evacuated and authorities to investigate a burned body found... Read more

  • People protest after Baltimore police officer Caesar Goodson Jr. was found not guilty on all charges in Baltimore, Md., on June 23, 2016. (Mark Makela/Getty Images)

    Weary of Protest, Baltimore Activists Seek Change Elsewhere

    BALTIMORE—Under the beating summer sun, retired steelworker Arthur B. Johnson Jr. stood outside the Clarence Mitchell Courthouse in Baltimore, clutching the fraying wooden handle of... Read more

  • A Los Angeles County Fire water tender fire truck sprays down flames as they near the northbound Highway 14 during the Sand Fire in Santa Clarita on July 22, 2016. (Katharine Lotze/The Santa Clarita Valley Signal via AP)

    California Wildfires Burn Near Los Angeles and Big Sur

    LOS ANGELES—Wildfires burned out of control Saturday in mountains north of Los Angeles and near Big Sur on California’s scenic Central Coast, posing a threat... Read more

  • Former KKK leader David Duke talks to the media at the Louisiana Secretary of State's office in Baton Rouge, La., on July 22, 2016, after registering to run for the U.S. (AP Photo/Max Becherer)

    Ex-KKK Leader Duke Tries Political Comeback in US Senate Run

    BATON ROUGE, La.—A quarter century after his credible run for governor of Louisiana rattled the national political establishment, white supremacist David Duke has jumped into... Read more

  • Ali Zenaidi, 2, cools off in the Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain inside Grand Park during a major heat wave in Southern California in downtown Los Angeles, California on on June 28, 2013. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

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  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., right, speaks at a rally at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Thursday, July 14, 2016. Kaine has been rumored to be one of Clinton's possible vice president choices. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

    Clinton Chooses Sen. Tim Kaine for VP

    TAMPA, Florida  — Hillary Clinton named Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her vice presidential running mate Friday, adding a centrist former governor of a crucial... Read more

  • Two Texas police officers are under investigation after a video captured the moment one of them body slammed a black female school teacher to the ground in an arrest. (Austin Police Department)

    Austin Police Chief Condemns Violence in Arrest of Black School Teacher for Speeding

    Austin Police chief Art Acevedo spoke Thursday at a news conference after videos surfaced of a black woman being thrown to the ground by an... Read more

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    Police: Couple Passed out From Heroin in Hot Car With Small Child

    A North Carolina couple has been accused of injecting heroin while a baby was still in the vehicle. Salisbury Police officer O.M. Szentpaly was at... Read more

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    A police official is stressing that the police shooting of Charles Kinsey—a black man who had both hands in the air at the time he was shot—was... Read more

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