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Clinton, Trump poised for must-see debate showdown
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- With millions watching and the American presidency on the line, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are poised for a must-see showdown Monday night, pitting the Democrat's call for steady, experienced leadership against the Republican's pugnacious promises to upend Washington....

WASHINGTON (AP) -- THE ISSUE: Tepid income growth and shrinking opportunities for blue-collar workers have kept many Americans anxious about jobs and the economy, seven years after the Great Recession ended....

The Latest: Investigators still at Houston shooting scene
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Latest on a shooting at in Houston neighborhood (all times local):...

Mall victims include Macy's worker, teen, probation officer
SEATTLE (AP) -- Five people were killed in a shooting this weekend at a Macy's store in a mall north of Seattle. Authorities do not plan to make their identities public until Tuesday, but details about four of the victims have been reported by some of their employers and Washington state media....

Use of body cams questioned after Charlotte police killings
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras....

Police: Mall shooting suspect confessed, shot 5 in 1 minute
MOUNT VERNON, Wash. (AP) -- The suspect accused of killing five people at a Macy's department store confessed to police, court documents said, but his motive remained a mystery Monday as a portrait emerged of him as a mentally troubled young man whose parents said they were trying to help him....

Testimony: Christie pals OK'd gridlock, campaign chief knew
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A political revenge scheme to create traffic gridlock near the George Washington Bridge in 2013 was approved by two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie on trial for fraud and shared with Christie's then-campaign manager, the government's key witness testified Monday....

Rescued boater spent week adrift on raft; mom presumed dead
BOSTON (AP) -- A Vermont man whose boat sank spent seven days adrift on an inflatable life raft before he was rescued off the coast of Massachusetts by a passing freighter, but his still-missing mother was presumed dead, the Coast Guard said Monday....

Bomb case is latest hardship for NJ's large Muslim community
PATERSON, N.J. (AP) -- At the Islamic Center of Passaic County, which draws about 2,000 people each Friday for communal prayers, the talk is about how this year is different....

Memorial to confront South's troubled history of lynchings
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Southern states have long welcomed tourists retracing the footsteps of the late Martin Luther King Jr. and others who opposed segregation. Now the Alabama city that was the first capital of the Confederacy is set to become home to a privately funded museum and monument that could make some visitors wince: a memorial to black lynching victims....

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