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Clinton To Make Case For The White House, After A Big Warm-Up From Obama

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton hugs U.S. President Barack Obama as she arrives onstage at the end of his speech on the third night of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S., July 27, 2016.   REUTERS/Jim Young

By Amy Tennery and Jonathan Allen PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – Democrat Hillary Clinton will make her case for the White House on Thursday night, facing the tough task of equaling show-stopping speeches by President Barack Obama and others who have embraced her bid to become the first woman to be elected U.S. president. Known as a […]

Three police officers shot dead in Baton Rouge, gunman killed

Police officers block off a road after a shooting of police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S. July 17, 2016.  REUTERS/Joe Penney

By Joseph Penney BATON ROUGE, La. (Reuters) – Three police officers were shot to death and several others wounded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on Sunday, the city’s mayor said, as the country remained on edge in the wake of police shootings of black men and the killings of five Dallas officers. The officers in Baton […]

Truck ‘terrorist’ kills 80 in Nice Bastille Day crowd

French police forces and forensic officers stand next to a truck July 15, 2016 that ran into a crowd celebrating the Bastille Day national holiday on the Promenade des Anglais killing at least 60 people in Nice, France, July 14.    REUTERS/Eric Gaillard

By Sophie Sassard and Michel Bernouin NICE, France (Reuters) – A “terrorist” gunman killed 80 people and wounded scores when he drove a heavy truck at high speed into a crowd watching Bastille Day fireworks in the French Riviera city of Nice late on Thursday, officials said. In a pre-dawn address to the nation, President […]

Suspect In Dallas Police Attack Wanted To ‘Kill White People’: Chief

Dallas shooting

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) – At least one sniper in Dallas killed five police officers and wounded seven more in a coordinated attack that ended when police used a bomb to kill a shooter who told them he wanted to kill white officers, authorities said Friday. The attack came during one of several […]

FBI Ending Clinton Email Probe, Will Not Recommend Prosecution: Director

Democratic U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks to supporters during her California primary night rally held in the Brooklyn borough of New York, U.S., June 7, 2016.  REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The FBI will recommend to the Justice Department that no prosecution is warranted as a result of its yearlong investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of state, agency Director James Comey said on Tuesday. Comey said the probe found there was evidence of extremely careless handling […]

Brexit Shock Triggers Race To Salvage EU

A man carries a EU flag, after Britain voted to leave the European Union, outside Downing Street in London, Britain June 24, 2016.     REUTERS/Neil Hall

By Paul Taylor BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Britain’s shock vote to leave the European Union – the first time a member state has chosen to pull out – sends the post-World War Two unification process that has underpinned peace and prosperity on the continent into reverse. The loss of Europe’s second biggest economy and one of […]

Latest Gun Control Bid Falters In Congress, Democrat Sit-in Ends

By Richard Cowan and Susan Cornwell WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Another attempt at gun control faltered in the U.S. Congress on Thursday despite outrage at the Orlando massacre, as a proposed ban on firearms sales to people being monitored for links to terrorism barely avoided being killed in the Senate. In a procedural vote, the Senate […]

Orlando Gunman’s Wife Becomes Focus Of Investigation

An undated photo from a social media account of Omar Mateen, who Orlando Police have identified as the suspect in the mass shooting at a gay nighclub in Orlando, Florida, U.S., June 12, 2016. Omar Mateen via Myspace/Handout via REUTERS

By Letitia Stein and Julia Edwards ORLANDO, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The wife of the gunman who killed 49 people at an Orlando gay nightclub could face criminal charges as early as Wednesday after a federal grand jury was convened to study possible wrongdoing by her, a law enforcement source said. Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Salman, […]

China Spy Ship Shadows U.S., Japanese, Indian Naval Drill In Western Pacific

An E-2D Hawkeye plane approaches to the U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis during joint military exercise called Malabar, with the United States, Japan and India participating, off Japan's southernmost island of Okinawa.  REUTERS/Nobuhiro Kubo

By Nobuhiro Kubo OKINAWA, Japan (Reuters) – A Chinese observation ship shadowed the U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis in the Western Pacific on Wednesday, the carrier’s commander said, as it joined warships from Japan and India for drills close to waters Beijing considers its backyard. The show of U.S. naval power comes as Japan […]

After Florida Shooting, Trump Hardens Stance On Muslims

Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump delivers a speech at St. Anselm's College in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S., June 13, 2016. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

By Steve Holland and Ginger Gibson MANCHESTER, N.H./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican Donald Trump on Monday placed responsibility for a mass shooting in Florida squarely at the feet of radical Muslims, who he said were entering the country amidst a flood of refugees and “trying to take over our children.” The presumptive Republican presidential nominee drew […]


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