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Trump has turned over tax returns _ for lawsuits and loans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- While Donald Trump won't publicly release his income tax returns, the New York businessman has turned them over when it suited his needs - if he stood to make a profit, needed a loan or when a judge forced him....

WHY IT MATTERS: Guns
ATLANTA (AP) -- THE ISSUE: The right to bear arms is fundamental to the U.S., carved into the Constitution and seemingly embedded in the national DNA. But after a seemingly endless stretch of violence, Americans are confronting how far those rights extend, propelling gun issues to the forefront of this year's elections....

AP: Across US, police officers abuse confidential databases
DENVER (AP) -- Police officers across the country misuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons that have nothing to do with daily police work, an Associated Press investigation has found....

A look at police abuse of confidential databases nationwide
An Associated Press investigation found police officers across the country abuse confidential law enforcement databases to get information on romantic partners, business associates, neighbors, journalists and others for reasons totally unrelated to police work. In the worst cases, officers have stalked, harassed and tampered with criminal cases using details obtained through criminal history and motor vehicle databases. Those resources give officers vital information about people they encounter on the job, but they can also be misused....

Obama plans to visit with troops at central Virginia base
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's visit with U.S. troops is being billed as a chance to thank them for their service, but it will also provide him with an opportunity to reach out to an important voting bloc prior to an election in which Virginia could play a determining factor....

Yellen likely to face questions about Wells Fargo
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who has been in the hot seat over the central bank's interest-rate policy, now has another headache: Wells Fargo....

FBI's Comey faces more questions on extremism, Clinton email
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the second time in two days, FBI Director James Comey will face questions from members of Congress about the agency's response to recent acts of extremist violence and whether more could have been done to prevent attacks in Orlando and New York....

Unheralded NC Democrat's surge threatens GOP's Burr
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Little-known former Democratic state legislator Deborah Ross is counting on public anger over the GOP political takeover of North Carolina to help her upset two-term U.S. Senator Richard Burr, a victory that could also help hand control of the U.S. Senate back to Democrats....

Senate poised to override Obama's veto of 9/11 legislation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate is poised to reject President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow the families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia even as lawmakers express fears the legislation could backfire on the United States....

As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in after debate
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks....

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