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    Brazilian police arrest 10 suspected of planning terrorist acts during Olympics

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazilian police have arrested 10 people suspected of planning terrorist acts during the Olympics, Brazil’s Justice Ministry said Thursday. The group was inspired by ISIS and only had contact with the group via the Internet, Justice Minister Alexandre de Moraes said. He said no specific targets were mentioned, but the Justice Ministry is still investigating the suspects’ computers and cell phones to find out more about plans. De Moraes said the suspects are all Brazilian nationals, […]

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    Republicans unleash how they really feel about Ted Cruz’s speech

    Ted Cruz built his political career on his reputation as an unyielding conservative, but his refusal to endorse former rival Donald Trump in his speech to the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night unleashed a torrent of criticism and condemnation from his fellow Republicans. Immediately following Cruz’s speech, a series of party leaders — both Trump loyalists and reluctant supporters — slammed the Texas firebrand for his non-endorsement, in which he told the audience to “vote their conscience.” The Republican […]

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    A parents’ guide to Pokemon Go

    If your kids are obsessed with Pokemon Go, or begging to play, here is what you need to know as a parent. Are they paying attention to where they’re going? First, this smartphone game uses augmented reality in real locations, and your kids will need to go to these places to capture Pokemon. (That, by the way, is short for ‘pocket monster.’) Players collect virtual items and participate in “Pokemon battles.” Yes, it’s screen time, but it is also great […]

  • The world of athletics is at loggerheads with two leading media organizations over just how widespread doping is within the sport.

    Russia Olympics: Russian athletes loses doping appeal

    Russia has reacted with fury after its quest to have a ban on its track and field athletes at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games overturned ended in dramatic failure. The Court for the Arbitration of Sport rejected the appeal made by the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 athletes Thursday, a decision that has led to the country’s sports minister calling for the disbanding of the world’s athletics governing body. Russia was suspended from track and field events by the International […]

  • Republican Indiana Governor and Vicep President nominee Mike Pence speaks at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio on Wednesday, July 20, 2016.

    Watch: Pence rallies crowd behind Trump, takes on Clinton

    CLEVELAND — Mike Pence made an impassioned effort to unite Republicans around Donald Trump, billing him as a latter day Ronald Reagan on a raucous night at the party’s Cleveland convention. The GOP vice presidential nominee stepped up in an electric atmosphere in the Quicken Loans Arena shortly after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz exacerbated the party’s divides by refusing to publicly endorse Trump in his own speech. “You have nominated a man for president who never quits, who never backs […]

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    Shannen Doherty shaves head amid cancer battle

    Shannen Doherty documented shaving her head as she battles breast cancer. The actress went public with her diagnosis last August when she filed a lawsuit against her former business manager. In the claim, the “Charmed” and “90210” star accused her manager of not paying health insurance premiums, causing coverage for the actress to lapse. On Wednesday, Doherty posted images on her Instagram account. In one, she is being hugged by her mother, Rosa Doherty. In another, friend and model Anne […]

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    Ivanka explains what it was like growing up Trump

    CLEVELAND — Growing up Trump wasn’t exactly a typical upbringing. “I was probably 10 years old and I’d call collect to the Trump Organization,” Ivanka Trump recalled of her private school days at the Chapin School in New York City. Hiding in a janitor’s closet during recess, she would dial her dad, who would put her on speakerphone with whomever happened to be in his office. “It was colleagues, it was titans of industry, it was heads of countries. He’d […]

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    Congressman Mark Takai dies after cancer battle

    WASHINGTON — Rep. Mark Takai of Hawaii has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, his office announced Wednesday. He was 49. “The Takai family thanks the people of Hawaii for their support during this difficult time,” said an official statement issued by the congressman’s office, which noted Takai was surrounded by his family. Takai, a Democrat, made his cancer publicly known last year after a tumor was found in his pancreas. “A few days ago, my doctors conducted diagnostic tests […]

  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) acknowledge the crowd during a campaign event at Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College July 14, 2016, in Annandale, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

    Clinton closes in on VP choice: Kaine and Vilsack leading the way

    Hillary Clinton is spending two days at home in New York, finalizing her decision for a running mate, before formally introducing her Democratic ticket during a weekend campaign swing in Florida, according to several Democrats familiar with the search. Clinton is planning to announce her decision in a message to supporters, a campaign official told CNN, and make her first appearance with her vice presidential candidate in Tampa on Friday or Miami on Saturday. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia and […]

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    US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce endorses Hillary Clinton

    WASHINGTON — The US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce endorsed Hillary Clinton Wednesday, saying she’ll be “America’s first small business president.” “Hillary Clinton will be America’s first American small business president. She grew up in a small business. She understands the challenges of small businesses. And throughout her campaign, she’s engaged our organization and our business owners all over the country,” the group’s president, Javier Palomarez, told CNN’s “New Day.” “She has illustrated that she understands what we need to do […]

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    Artist creates ‘border wall’ around Trump’s Hollywood star

    LOS ANGELES — All of Donald Trump’s talk of constructing a wall between the U.S. and Mexico has inspired an artist to build a little border wall around Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. It includes a tiny string of barbed wire on top of the wall and “Caution Border – Keep Out” signs. Street artist “Plastic Jesus” constructed this wall Tuesday — the same day Trump officially became the Republican nominee.

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    13-year-old girl taken into custody after elderly couple shot, critically wounded

    BELLEFONTAINE NEIGHBORS, Mo. — A 13-year-old suspect turned herself into police after an elderly couple was shot and critically wounded at a beauty supply store in Bellefontaine Neighbors Tuesday afternoon. Authorities said they were called to Kings Beauty Supply Store, located in the 10000 block of Lewis and Clark, after the teenager and another juvenile attempted to steal several items earlier in the day. The store owner’s parents, who were at the store at the time, got the items back and […]

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