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After Obama's green light, Afghan forces on the offensive

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive against Islamic State group loyalists, an assault that will see American troops back on the battlefield working more closely with Afghan soldiers....
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AP EXPLAINS: For 69 years, Kashmir is torn by deadly strife

SRINAGAR, India (AP) -- When news spread that Indian troops had killed 22-year-old Burhan Wani, a charismatic commander of Indian-controlled Kashmir's biggest rebel group on July 8, the public response was spontaneous and massive. Tens of thousands of angry youths poured out of their homes in towns and villages across the Himalayan region, hurling rocks and bricks and clashing with Indian troops....
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After Obama's green light, Afghan forces on the offensive

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- After two years of heavy casualties, the Afghan military is trying to retake the initiative in the war against militants with a new offensive against Islamic State group loyalists, an assault that will see American troops back on the battlefield working more closely with Afghan soldiers....
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Prosecutor: Venezuela first lady's nephews confess drug deal

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Two nephews of Venezuela's powerful first lady confessed to trying to smuggle 800 kilograms (1,763 pounds) of cocaine into the U.S., according to prosecutors in the politically-charged case....
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As Democratic convention nears, excessive heat settles in

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- As thousands of delegates arrive in Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, it's not just politics they have to contend with - it's also the hot and sticky weather....
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Fire officials: Philadelphia firefighter dies while on duty

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Officials say a Philadelphia firefighter has died while on duty....
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Political scandals linger as Philly readies for convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The streets are freshly swept, the hotel rooms are pristine, the party invitations have gone out and extra police patrols are assigned....
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Mayor: Deal to avert airport worker strike during convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The mayor of Philadelphia has announced an agreement that will avert a walkout by some Philadelphia International Airport workers who had threatened to strike during next week's Democratic National Convention....
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US researcher: Young shooters tend to research role models

MILAN (AP) -- The U.S. psychologist who wrote a book about school shootings that investigators found in the Munich gunman's room says researching other mass killers can be a warning sign since young gunmen often are looking for role models - but it's just one of many possible indicators....
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Philadelphia primps, activists prepare for DNC convention

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Protesters, party leaders and city officials were making final plans as Philadelphia prepared to host the four-day Democratic National Convention that starts Monday....
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How sympathetic whites are helping to fuel racial change

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) -- An attorney in Oregon is supporting political candidates who promise to address racial profiling in policing. In suburban Ohio, a mother says she and her friends will push for better racial integration in their children's high school. And in rural Massachusetts, a young father has launched a Facebook group called "White Men for Black Lives."...
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Woman critically injured in home invasion

MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman was critically injured in a shooting during a home invasion robbery in western Pennsylvania....
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Police: Car slams minivan, pedestrians; kills woman, hurts 6

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police in Philadelphia say a woman was killed and her husband and young son were among six people injured when they were struck by a driver in a stolen car....
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Competitive Pennsylvania race turns on suburban Philadelphia

BRYN MAWR, Pennsylvania (AP) -- The Democratic National Convention is heading to Philadelphia, but Hillary Clinton has her sights set just beyond the city limits....
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Did Ohio Governor Kasich embarrass the GOP by not speaking or attending their National Convention in Cleveland?

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