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Decatur, AL | Sun, August 2, 2015

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Tent blows off mooring during storm and kills 1 near Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — One person was killed and 20 injured on Sunday when a tent where people had sought shelter during a brief storm blew off its moorings and collapsed on some of the crowd at a festival in a Chicago suburb.

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Police ID suspect in killing of officer; manhunt underway
Updated: August 02, 2015 - 9:01 pm

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee police officials on Sunday identified a suspect in the fatal shooting of a Memphis police officer, and an intense search for the man is underway.

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5 things about Congress' fight over Planned Parenthood
Updated: August 02, 2015 - 9:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans will likely lose Monday's Senate showdown over halting federal aid to Planned Parenthood. Yet the political offensive by abortion foes has just started, prompted by a batch of unsettling videos that has focused attention on the group's little-noticed practice of providing fetal tissue to researchers.

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US, Egypt resume formal security talks with Kerry visit
Updated: August 02, 2015 - 9:01 pm

CAIRO (AP) — Despite persistent human rights concerns, the United States on Sunday resumed formal security talks with Egypt that were last held six years ago and kept on hiatus until now amid political unrest that swept the country in the wake of the Arab Spring.

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GOP doesn't rush to defend indicted Texas attorney general
Updated: August 02, 2015 - 9:01 pm

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton prepared Sunday to become the latest powerful state official booked on felony charges, but unlike when Rick Perry smiled for his mug shot last year, Republicans are not rushing to Paxton's defense.

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Proof of Trump's charity giving elusive
Updated: August 02, 2015 - 9:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump, widely believed to be the wealthiest American ever to run for president, is nowhere among the ranks of the country's most generous citizens, according to an Associated Press review of his financial records and other government filings.

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Kerry in Qatar to ease Arab concerns about Iran nuke deal
Updated: August 02, 2015 - 9:01 pm

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Qatar talks with Arab officials whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal world powers have struck with Iran.

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Memphis police identify suspect in fatal shooting of officer; manhunt underway to locate him
Posted: August 02, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis police identify suspect in fatal shooting of officer; manhunt underway to locate him.

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Official: Top Burundi general assassinated in the capital
Updated: August 02, 2015 - 9:01 pm

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — A Burundi general who was a key security ally of President Pierre Nkurunziza was killed Sunday in a drive-by shooting in the capital, Bujumbura, a presidential spokesman said.

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Nigeria: troops rescue 178 people, destroy extremist camps
Updated: August 02, 2015 - 9:01 pm

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian troops rescued 178 people from Boko Haram in attacks that destroyed several camps of the Islamic extremists in the northeast of the country, an army statement said Sunday.

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Wildfire raging north of San Francisco threatens homes
Updated: August 02, 2015 - 9:01 pm

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires blazing in several Western states Sunday chewed up forests and threatened homes but were most numerous in Northern California where dozens are raging and setting off evacuations.

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Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in capital
Updated: August 02, 2015 - 9:01 pm

BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and eight were injured Sunday in Central African Republic's capital after they came under attack by armed men bearing machine guns and grenades, a U.N. spokesman said.

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Climate change: Obama orders steeper cuts from power plants
Updated: August 02, 2015 - 9:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead Sunday with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.

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