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Department of Justice closes Clinton email investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch says the Hillary Clinton email investigation is being closed without any criminal charges. Lynch announced the Justice Department decision Wednesday, one day after FBI Director James Comey recommended against any prosecution. The decision was largely a formality given Comey’s public statement on the ...

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Pentagon ends ban on transgender troops in military

ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Transgender people will be allowed to serve openly in the U.S. military, the Pentagon announced Thursday, ending one of the last bans on service in the armed forces. Saying it’s the right thing to do, Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out a yearlong implementation plan ...

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Summitt, winningest coach in D1 history, has died at 64

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who uplifted the women’s game from obscurity to national prominence during her 38-year career at Tennessee, died Tuesday morning. She was 64. With an icy glare on the sidelines, Summitt led the Lady Vols to ...

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Boxing legend Muhammad Ali dies at age 74

ASSOCIATED PRESS TIM DAHLBERG, AP Boxing Writer He was fast of fist and foot — lip, too — a heavyweight champion who promised to shock the world and did. He floated. He stung. Mostly he thrilled, even after the punches had taken their toll and his voice barely rose above ...

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Storms in the South

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters warned of a “particularly dangerous situation” as a storm system packing strong winds and heavy rain slammed the nation’s mid-section Wednesday, and officials said they feared Christmas yard decorations would become projectiles. A tree blew over onto a house in Arkansas, killing an 18-year-old woman and ...

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The Latest on Paris Attacks

Excerpts from Associated Press in local time 4:40 p.m. Social media is awash with public buildings lit up in the French colors of red, white as people globally expressed their solidarity with the French after deadly terror attacks in Paris. Users of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram shared vacation photos, teardrops ...

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