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Clinton urges State to speed up release of emails

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday pressed the State Department to expedite the release of 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, telling reporters in Iowa, “I want those emails out.” Clinton reiterated her push to release...
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Unions urge Amtrak to put 2nd crew member in locomotives

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Railroad unions are urging Amtrak to put a second crew member in locomotives in the wake of a deadly derailment last week in Philadelphia. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen and SMART Transportation say an engineer and an additional crew...
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Motorcycle gang shootout started with parking dispute

WACO, Texas (AP) —€” A deadly weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang member’s foot, police said Tuesday. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said an uninvited group appeared for the meeting...
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Obama restricts police military gear, says it can alienate

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the use of militarized gear by local police departments can give the public the feeling that law enforcement is like “an occupying force.” He says such an image can “alienate and intimidate” people and send...
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Graham: ‘I’m running’ to be ‘best commander in chief’

ATLANTA (AP) — South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham all but confirmed Monday he will run for president in 2016, saying he believes he would be the best choice to serve as commander in chief amid continued unrest in the Middle East. “I’m running because I think the world...
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Amtrak trains back in service between Philadelphia, New York

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Amtrak trains began rolling again between Philadelphia and New York early Monday, the first time since a train derailment almost a week ago killed eight people and injured more than 200 others. Amtrak resumed service along the corridor with a 5:30 a.m....
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Planned U.S.-Canada bridge to be named after Gordie Howe

DETROIT (AP) — A planned $2.1 billion bridge connecting Detroit and Windsor, Ontario, will be named after hockey great Gordie Howe. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper made the announcement Thursday in Windsor. The 87-year-old Howe, known as...
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Nepal’s prime minister: ‘We were not prepared’ for 2nd quake

CHARIKOT, Nepal (AP) — Nepal has been overwhelmed by its second powerful earthquake in less than three weeks, its prime minister said Thursday as he visited this normally placid foothills town, now filling up with frightened villagers desperate for government help. Thousands of...
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Missouri House speaker resigns after intern text messages

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri House Speaker John Diehl said Thursday that he is resigning from the Legislature after acknowledging that he exchanged sexually charged text messages with a Capitol intern. Diehl said he is resigning both from his House speaker’s position...
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Death toll in Amtrak wreck hits 8; all aboard accounted for

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The death toll from the Amtrak wreck rose to eight with the discovery of another body in a mangled railcar Thursday, while a lawyer for the train’s engineer said his client has no recollection of the crash and wasn’t on his cellphone or using drugs...