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Biden calls on Turkey to be patient in Gulen case
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Joe Biden called on Turkish authorities to be patient with the U.S. legal system as Turkey seeks the return of a cleric accused of masterminding last month's failed military coup....

Volatile mix in Syria war puts new strain on US strategy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. military picture in Syria is getting more chaotic and complicated by the day, putting new strains on the Obama administration's strategy of partnering with a hodgepodge of local fighters against the Islamic State group without getting pulled deeper into Syria's civil war or rupturing relations with Turkey....

Before debates, Clinton aims to keep Trump expectations high
WASHINGTON (AP) -- By virtue of her long political resume, Hillary Clinton will enter her highly anticipated fall debates with Donald Trump facing the same kind of heightened expectations that often saddle an incumbent president. Trump, as the political newcomer, will be more of a wild card with a lower bar to clear....

Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics
TAMPA, Florida (AP) -- Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" on Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election....

As Trump tries minority outreach, many blacks unconvinced
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Black Republicans cheer Donald Trump for a newfound outreach to African-Americans, but say the GOP presidential nominee must take his message beyond arenas filled with white supporters and venture into the inner cities....

Black voters critique, question Trump's overtures
Donald Trump says he wants support from more black voters, asking them "what do you have to lose?" by breaking tradition and voting for a Republican presidential candidate....

The Latest: Pence hits Clinton over her family foundation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):...

Clinton keeps stay-the-course strategy on foundation, emails
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is sidestepping new questions about nearly 15,000 recently discovered emails or her family's charitable foundation - a stay-the-course strategy sure to be tested in the sprint to Election Day....

Clinton sees Trump ties to "alt-right" dystopian ideology
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Clinton is ready to call out Donald Trump and his advisers for embracing a "disturbing alt-right" political philosophy that her campaign says presents "a divisive and dystopian view of America."...

Trump: Perry will 'do well' if he challenges Cruz for Senate
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Donald Trump is applauding the prospect of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry mounting a possible primary challenge against Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in 2018, saying, "Boy, will he do well."...

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