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at 06:07 on July 28, 2016, EDT.

2 arrested for alleged extortion of internet star YesJulz

MIAMI — Two South Florida residents have been arrested after police say they threatened to leak sexually explicit images of social media star YesJulz unless she paid them.

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at 06:01 on July 28, 2016, EDT.

Russia announces humanitarian operation in Aleppo

MOSCOW — Russia and the Syrian government will open humanitarian corridors in Syria's embattled city of Aleppo and offer a way out for opposition fighters wanting to lay down their arms, Russia's defence minister Sergei Shoigu announced on Thursday as Syrian forces took another district from rebels in the city.

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at 04:23 on July 28, 2016, EDT.

French ID second church attacker, warning 4 days earlier

PARIS — The second man who attacked a Normandy church during a morning Mass this week, slitting the throat of the elderly priest, is a 19-year-old Frenchman from eastern France, the prosecutor's office said Thursday.

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at 04:23 on July 28, 2016, EDT.

Democratic donors, allies offer reward for Trump tax returns

PHILADELPHIA — The wealthy Democratic donors, many of them executives who run complex businesses, know firsthand how revealing tax returns can be. Perhaps that's why they can't stop talking about Republican nominee Donald Trump's refusal to release his.

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at 04:22 on July 28, 2016, EDT.

German FM: Trump victory could affect trans-Atlantic ties

BERLIN — Germany's foreign minister says a victory for Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential elections could affect trans-Atlantic ties.

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at 04:22 on July 28, 2016, EDT.

AP FACT CHECK: Many claims, some warped

WASHINGTON — It's hot out there, politically speaking, with Hillary Clinton's convention going full steam and Donald Trump refusing to stay quiet while Democrats put on their big show. Reality is sometimes getting warped in the process.

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at 04:22 on July 28, 2016, EDT.

Trump to Russia: Uncover, release deleted Clinton emails

WASHINGTON — After Donald Trump encouraged Russia to find and make public missing emails deleted by his presidential opponent, Hillary Clinton, an instant debate exploded over hacking and his urging of a foreign government to meddle in American politics.

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at 04:19 on July 28, 2016, EDT.

Individuals, agencies dodge blame as Freddie Gray case ends

BALTIMORE — Fourteen months after the death of a black man whose neck was broken in a police van prompted massive protests, spawned rioting and toppled the careers of Baltimore's police commissioner and a Democratic mayor poised for re-election, no one will go to jail for the death.

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at 04:18 on July 28, 2016, EDT.

Analysis: Obama hopes Clinton can fix what he could not

PHILADELPHIA — Eight years ago, Barack Obama cast himself as the rare candidate who could transcend the polarizing "politics of the past" and bridge divides that had left Washington barely functioning for years. Ultimately, the gulf was too wide — if anything, the political climate in the United States worsened.

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at 04:18 on July 28, 2016, EDT.

Clinton ready to sell herself in biggest political moment

PHILADELPHIA — Hillary Clinton is set to face the nation with the goal of introducing the woman that speaker after speaker, including a pair of presidents, have spent days promising the American public they'll finally get to see: the "real" Hillary Clinton.

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at 04:17 on July 28, 2016, EDT.

Biden to speak at vigil for slain Baton Rouge officers

BATON ROUGE, La. — Vice-President Joe Biden and U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch are scheduled to speak Thursday at a Baton Rouge vigil honouring the three law enforcement officers who were killed by a lone gunman during a shootout outside a convenience store.

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at 04:17 on July 28, 2016, EDT.

Hotter weather expected near blaze that killed 1

BIG SUR, Calif. — Firefighters are bracing for hotter weather and lower humidity in the area near Big Sur where a wildfire has destroyed 34 homes and killed a bulldozer driver working to contain the massive blaze.

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