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Slain nuns leave void in Mississippi community they served
DURANT, Miss. (AP) -- In the rural Mississippi community they served, two nuns found slain in their home "would do anything for anybody," friends said....

Trump immigration waffle reflects voter confusion on issue
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Dean Green supports Donald Trump partly because of the GOP presidential nominee's tough, deport-them-all stance on illegal immigration. But the 57-year-old Republican paused as he complained about U.S. immigration policy and acknowledged that deporting all 11 million people in the U.S. illegally would separate families....

Clinton says Trump unleashes 'radical fringe' in GOP
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again."...

Gruesome killing of New Mexico girl stuns friends, neighbors
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- It was in early morning darkness that officers scrambled to sort out the chaos at an Albuquerque apartment complex where a couple had reportedly been attacked, the woman bleeding from a head injury and the man sporting a black eye and wearing blood-stained shorts....

Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring
SEATTLE (AP) -- The son of a Russian lawmaker has been convicted of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars....

Couple wanted in California killing arrested in Colorado
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Days after the body of a woman was found in the Los Angeles area, a couple suspected of killing her and kidnapping her three children have been arrested in Colorado....

Tribe trucks totem pole 4,800 miles in fossil fuels protest
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Pacific Northwest tribe is traveling nearly 5,000 miles across Canada and the United States with a 22-foot-tall totem pole on a flatbed truck in a symbolic journey meant to galvanize opposition to fossil fuel infrastructure projects they believe will imperil native lands....

Auto, technology industries clash over talking cars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say....

Several tornadoes likely hit Indiana, Ohio; no bad injuries
KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) -- In a central Indiana city where trees were sheared off at their stumps by one of several tornadoes in the region, residents began the hard work Thursday of cleaning up destroyed or damaged homes and businesses....

Park Service marks centennial with new citizens, monument
The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday on Thursday with events across the U.S. including the creation of a giant, living version of its emblem in Washington, D.C., a naturalization ceremony on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and an outdoor concert at Yellowstone National Park....

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