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Florida faceoff: Clinton and Bush offer stark contrast in strategies

Jeb Bush and Hillary ClintonOne week before Jeb Bush jumps into the Republican free-for-all primary on a debate stage with nine other candidates, he faced off with the likely Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, as the two of them gave dueling speeches to the National Urban League.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:59:27 -0400
Is it MH370?

Police carry a piece of debris from an unidentified aircraft found on the Saint-Andre region of the Indian Ocean island of La Reunion, on July 29, 2015Bianna Golodryga and guests discuss the possible breakthrough in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:49:40 -0400
Not guilty plea in federal court for church shooting suspect

File photo of Dylann Roof appearing by closed-circuit television at his bond hearing in CharlestonCHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) The white man accused of gunning down nine parishioners at a black church in Charleston wants to plead guilty to 33 federal charges, but his lawyer said in court Friday that he couldn't advise his client to do so until prosecutors say whether they'll seek the death penalty.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:31:02 -0400
Zimbabwe calls for extradition of Cecil the lion's killer

Protesters rally outside the River Bluff Dental clinic against the killing of a famous lion in Zimbabwe, in Bloomington, MinnesotaZimbabwe is calling for a U.S. dentist to be extradited for killing a beloved lion.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 11:01:25 -0400
Back to Beijing for 2nd Olympics in 14 years

China's Vice Premier Liu Yandong, second left, is greeted by Wang Anshun, left, Beijing mayor and president of the Beijing 2022 Olympic Winter Games Bid, as other members of the delegation from Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics candidate city react after Beijing was elected to host the 2022 Olympic Winter Games at IOC meeting in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, July 31, 2015. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, Pool)KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) Throughout more than 120 years of Olympic history, no city has hosted both the winter and summer games. Now, Beijing will be the first do it and in the span of just 14 years.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 10:11:26 -0400
'Temporary' not guilty plea entered for Charleston suspect

Dylann Storm Roof appears by closed-circuit television at his bond hearing in CharlestonBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A federal magistrate on Friday entered a "temporary" not guilty plea for Dylann Roof on hate crime charges in the slaying of nine African-Americans at a South Carolina church, even as his lawyer said his client wanted to plead guilty. The lead defense attorney, David Bruck, said he could not advise Roof, 21, to declare his guilt in the massacre until after prosecutors said whether they would seek capital punishment. "Roof has told us he wishes to plead guilty," Bruck told the court.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:32:05 -0400
Two Ohio campus police officers won't face charges: prosecutor

Body cam video shows University of Cincinnati police officers Ray Tensing and Phillip Kidd approaching Dubose vehicle in Cincinnati(Reuters) - Two University of Cincinnati police officers who were interviewed about the death of an unarmed black motorist at the hands of a fellow officer will not face charges, a prosecutor said on Friday. Raymond Tensing, 25, a former University of Cincinnati police officer, has been charged with murder in the shooting death of Samuel DuBose, 43, whom he stopped for a missing license plate. The two other University of Cincinnati officers, Phillip Kidd and David Lindenschmidt, were placed on administrative leave on Thursday.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:32:38 -0400
How Pentagon war fund became a budget buster Washington can't resist

A U.S. soldier attends a change of command ceremony at Oqab baseBy Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of U.S. troops deployed in battle zones is at its lowest level since before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The contradiction is the legacy of an emergency war fund, started in the aftermath of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, that has become a favorite Washington way to sidestep the impact of fiscal constraints on military spending. The Overseas Contingency Operations account, or OCO, has been tapped to fund tens of billions of dollars in programs with questionable links, or none, to wars, according to current and former U.S. officials, analysts and budget documents.

Fri, 31 Jul 2015 09:12:21 -0400
Ex-cop accused of murdering motorist freed on bail

Police Officer Ray Tensing, who is accused of murdering Samuel DuBose during a traffic stop in Cincinnati, was released Thursday evening hours after his arraignment on a murder indictment.

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