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Shooting deaths of law enforcement spike in 2016, report reveals
Shooting deaths of law enforcement officers spiked 78 percent in the first half of 2016 compared to last year, including an alarming increase in ambush-style assaults like the ones that killed eight officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, according to a report released Wednesday. [ No Comments ]

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California declares state of emergency over Los Angeles wildfire
California declared a state of emergency Tuesday after a wildfire near Los Angeles has burned more than 37,000 acres, and another in Big Sur has burned more than 23,000 acres, officials said. [ No Comments ]

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Hillary Clinton Nominated Amid Protests From Sanders Supporters
Hillary Clinton was formally declared the Democratic presidential nominee on Tuesday evening, amid protests from supporters of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) and efforts of party leaders to unify Democrats behind the former secretary of state. [ 2 Comments ]

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Violent crime rising in US cities, study finds
Violent crime is on the rise so far this year in major cities across the US compared to the number of homicides, rapes, robberies, assaults and shootings that occurred in the same cities by this point in 2015, a new report has found. [ No Comments ]

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Out-of-control wildfire grows to more than 33,000 acres in Santa Clarita Valley
The brush fire raging in the rugged mountains of the Santa Clarita Valley grew by more than 10,000 acres on Sunday, scorching an estimated 33,172 acres by the late evening as the blaze continued to threaten hundreds of homes while firefighters battled to keep flames from spreading, authorities said. [ No Comments ]

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Even though the climate is not as liberal as Sanders supporters would like here in Philadelphia, Democrats approved their most liberal platform, which stands in stark contrast to the platform passed by Republicans last week in Cleveland.

President Barack Obama delivered a trademark soaring address at the Democratic National Convention on Wednesday, challenging the Democratic Party he's led for eight years to lift up Hillary Clinton, who he said will carry his legacy forward.

Baltimore's top prosecutor on Wednesday dropped remaining charges against police officers tied to the death of black detainee Freddie Gray, after failing four times to secure convictions in a case that inflamed the U.S. debate on race and justice.

Florida officials are investigating four cases of Zika that do not appear to be related to travel, raising fears mosquitoes in the US are spreading the virus.

Former CIA Director Leon Panetta was giving a fairly standard speech in support of Hillary Clinton when the crowd erupted.

Freshly unearthed voicemails and documents from the trove of leaked Democratic National Committee emails have revealed more embarrassing details about Democratic donors and party members.

The $15 minimum wage backed by the Democratic Party will eliminate more than 7 million jobs, according to a new report.

Nearly half of Americans now believe it's morally acceptable for people to 'identify with a gender different from their bith sex,' according to a LifeWay Research survey released earlier this month.

Top officials of the U.S. central bank voted to keep interest rates steady at a near-record low on Wednesday.

Suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has formally defended the gay marriage memo that put his judicial career in peril, saying he was merely trying to answer questions from probate judges that his fellow justices would not address.

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Wednesday that President Obama should face criticism for interfering in foreign elections, as long as Democrats are criticizing Donald Trump for asking Russia to play a role in the U.S. election by helping to find Hillary Clinton's deleted emails.

Facebook Inc. officials failed to show up after getting seven summonses from the Internal Revenue Service demanding internal corporate records on one of its offshore tax strategies, according to an IRS court filing.

With thousands of leaked private emails now public, new details are emerging about corruption within the Democratic National Committee.

Just hours after Republicans mocked Democrats for avoiding talking about the Islamic State at their convention, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright deleted two references to the terrorist group from her prepared remarks.

Gun control activists at a Tuesday event in Philadelphia expressed confidence that Hillary Clinton would advance their legislative agenda if elected president.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday his whistleblowing website might release 'a lot more material' relevant to the US electoral campaign.

The Democratic National Committee helped push a national narrative opposing the controversial North Carolina transgender bathroom law and officials seemingly celebrated the potential for economic struggles to hit the state following the law's passage earlier this year, emails leaked by WikiLeaks last weekend show.

Monday night in Philadelphia the Democrats opened their proceedings with a word of prayer -- from a Christian minister. Now that in and of itself was a miracle -- right up there with the water getting turned into wine.

The last remaining charge against two California pro-life activists has been dropped.

Firefighters began beating back the fire that has scorched 37,473 acres in the Santa Clarita Valley in Southern California.

Do you remember the June 12 jihad attack by a Muslim that killed 49 Americans in the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida? It was a big thing in the media at the time, complete with reports about a cellphone confession by the jihadi, and evidence that his immigrant Muslim family knew about the planned jihad attack.

Over 60 speeches were made Monday night at the Democratic National Convention, yet one key topic was MIA: the rise of ISIS.

Indianapolis police said one officer was shot and another suffered minor injuries when a suspect in a car chase opened fire on them. The suspect was later killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.

Sen. Bernard Sanders told his legions of supporters at the Democratic convention Monday they must work to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, saying the choice between her and GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is 'not even close.'

The Democratic National Convention has turned a women's restroom into an 'all-gender' bathroom at the Wells Fargo Arena.

Republican nominee Donald Trump said on Monday that if elected U.S. president he would weigh an alliance with Russia against Islamic State militants but rejected any suggestion Russian President Vladimir Putin might be trying to help him win.

President Obama is standing by his decision to ramp up the admission of Syrian refugees to the United States even after three refugees from Islamic countries attacked people in Germany over the last week.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange denounced the Democratic Party's claims that its emails were published as part of a Donald Trump-Vladimir Putin plot to make their party look bad, calling them both groundless and an attempt to create a distraction.

Sen. Bernie Sanders sent a text message to the leaders of his delegation pleading with them not to protest on the Democratic convention floor Monday night.

Even though the initial market volatility has subsided, the U.S. financial system faces risks from the possibility that the United Kingdom's exit from the European Union might go badly, government researchers warned Monday.