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AP Top U.S. News at 6:37 p.m. EDT

Iowa braces for flooding with more rain on the way
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- Volunteers filled sandbags and homeowners began moving things out of their basements on Saturday, and one small town evacuated about 100 homes in preparation for flooding along the Cedar River in Iowa....

Charlotte to release body and dash camera video of shooting
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte's police chief announced Saturday that he would release body and dashboard camera footage of the shooting of a black man after several days of demonstrations that have coalesced around demands that the public see the video....

Black history finds home on National Mall with new museum
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Black history officially has a new, prominent place in America's story....

Shooting sows terror at Washington mall; shooter on loose
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- The first 911 call came in just before 7 p.m. on a busy Friday night at the Cascade Mall: A man with a rifle was shooting at people in the Macy's Department Store....

The Latest: NC gov supports chief's on releasing video
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, over the fatal police shooting of a black man (all times local):...

New law may complicate release of Charlotte police video
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Protesters who have filled the streets to push for the release of video of a fatal police shooting could see their task get much harder if Charlotte authorities do not share the footage within a week....

VIEWER'S GUIDE: Look for trust, temperament themes in debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The most telling moments in presidential debates often come out of the blue - an offhand remark or unrehearsed gesture that helps to reveal the essence of a candidate who's already been poked, prodded and inspected for years....

The Latest: Friends, family of victims gather at church
BURLINGTON, Wash. (AP) -- The Latest on a fatal shooting at a mall in Washington state (all times local):...

The Latest: About 100 homes in Palo, Iowa, evacuated
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) -- The Latest on flooding along rain-swollen rivers in Iowa (all times local):...

Experts: May be hard convicting Tulsa cop of manslaughter
CHICAGO (AP) -- Prosecutors moved quickly to charge a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man whose vehicle broke down in the middle of a street. Now, they have to prove it....

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