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States seek to reassure voters, tighten poll security

ADAM BEAM Associated Press Facing unprecedented warnings of a “rigged” election from Donald Trump, state officials around the country are rushing to reassure the public, and some are taking subtle steps to boost security at polling places because of the passions whipped up by the race. “This election the environment ...

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Among young voters, Obama’s popularity may not transfer

Paulos Muruts is set to cast his first presidential ballot for Hillary Clinton — if he makes it to the ballot box. “I might need someone on Election Day to actually convince me to go out and vote,” says the 19-year-old Duke University student, arguing that the Democratic nominee “has ...

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Trump and Clinton turn to battleground states in the South

With Labor Day behind them, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are pushing ahead in top presidential battlegrounds in the South. Trump, the Republican nominee, is set to campaign in Virginia and North Carolina on Tuesday, two critical states in his path to the presidency. Clinton, the Democrat, is campaigning in ...

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Trump picks Pence as VP

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump has chosen Indiana Gov. Mike Pence as his running mate, adding political experience and conservative bona fides to his Republican presidential ticket. Trump announced his decision on Twitter Friday morning, capping a frenzied 24 hours of speculation about his choice. A news conference was set ...

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Obama reacts to Dallas shooting

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — President Barack Obama said Friday that America is “horrified” by a targeted shooting of police officers in Dallas, and he said there is no justification for the violence. “We still don’t know all the facts. What we do know is that there has been a vicious, calculated ...

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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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