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  • In this Thursday, July 7, 2016, photo, Declan Hartman, 4, clambers on a climbing toy as he wears a gender-neutral T-shirt designed by his mother, and his favorite pink shoes, in Seattle. Courtney Hartman owns Jessy & Jack, a collection of unisex T-shirts, and Free to Be Kids, where a shirt with the slogan, “I’m a Cat Guy” comes in blue, gray and yellow. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) AP PHOTOS: Avoiding gender stereotypes in kids’ clothing
    New York • The options for gender-neutral children’s clothing are still limited, but growing. Some big retailers like Lands’ End and Zara are making s...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 10:03 am   |     |   Share
  • Protesters yell as DNC Chairwoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., arrives for a Florida delegation breakfast, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Philadelphia, during the first day of the Democratic National Convention. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) ’Shame!’ Dems’ division roils party on Day 1 of convention
    Philadelphia • Angry Democrats heckled outgoing party chief Debbie Wasserman Schultz with boos and cries of “shame!” on Monday as the party tried to r...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 10:45 am   |     |   Share
  • More than half of adults misuse medications, study finds
    More than half of adults and 44 percent of children who were drug-tested by a national clinical laboratory last year misused their prescription medica...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 11:23 am   |     |   Share
  • EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution
    Washington • The government has found that jet engine exhaust is adding to climate change and endangering human health, and needs to be regulated. The...
    Updated Jul 25 2016 11:23 am   |     |   Share


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  • FILE - In this April 7, 2013, file photo, the Verizon studio booth at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports sourcing unnamed sources. The deal is expected to be announced formally on Monday, July 25, 2016, before markets open. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File) Reports: Verizon said to be buyer of Yahoo for $5 billion
    New York • Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. for roughly $5 billion, according to multiple media reports, each citing a single unname...
    Updated Jul 24 2016 04:46 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE - In a Tuesday, July 5, 2016 file photo, Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., speaks during a news conference, in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. On Sunday, July 24, 2016, Wasserman Schultz announced she would step down as DNC chairwoman at the end of the party’s convention. Her resignation follows the leak of some 19,000 emails, presumably stolen by hackers and posted to the website Wikileaks, that suggest the DNC favored Hillary Clinton over Bernie Sanders.  (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky, File) Embarrassing email leak forces Democratic chairwoman to resign
    Philadelphia • The Democratic National Committee chairwoman resigned under fire Sunday, on the eve of a national convention meant to project competenc...
    Updated Jul 24 2016 09:25 pm   |     |   Share
  • FILE- In this file photo dated Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Pope Francis walks with a group of refugees he invited to join him on the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica during his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.  Pope Francis begins a five-day visit to Poland on upcoming Wednesday July 27, 2016, and hopes to inspire aid to homeless strangers and acts of mercy for refugees during his visit, although Poland has closed its borders to refugees. (AP Photo/Fabio Frustaci, FILE) Francis and Poland differ on migrants ahead of pope’s visit
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  • Demonstrators carry a sign around Dillworth Park as two youngsters play in the fountain on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Democratic National Convention starts Monday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) Thousands of pro-Sanders, anti-fracking marchers hit streets
    Philadelphia • Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia’s sweltering streets Sunday, cheering, chanting and beating drums in the first major pr...
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  • FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2013 file photo, National Park Service guide Terry Papavasilis talks with visitors about the Liberty Bell at Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. Democrats are set to begin their convention Monday, July 25, 2016 in a city that symbolizes both the nation’s promise and its shortcomings. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File) Democrats will meet in a city of great economic inequality
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  • Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is joined by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., as she speaks at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) Veep pick Kaine is everything GOP ticket isn’t, Clinton says
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  • FILE - In this June 24, 2016, file photo, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., speaks in Albany, N.Y. Sanders plans to meet with 1,900 of his delegates right before the start of the Democratic National Convention on Monday, part of a series of meetings aimed at providing direction to his undecided supporters after he endorsed Hillary Clinton. (AP Photo/Mike Groll, File) Hacked emails show Democratic party hostility to Sanders
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  • FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2016 file photo, Nolan Hammer looks at a gun at the Heckler & Koch booth at the Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show in Las Vegas. Nearly two-thirds of Americans expressed support for stricter gun laws, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Saturday, July 23, 2016. A majority of poll respondents favor a nationwide ban on the sale of semi-automatic assault weapons such as the AR-15. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) Poll finds support growing in U.S. for stricter gun laws
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  • FILE - This Wednesday, April 24, 2002 photo shows a gel image of the DNA of 96 horses displayed on a computer monitor at the UC Davis veterinary genetics lab in Davis, Calif. DNA is an information-storing molecule; the genes passed from generation to generation transmit the blueprints for creating the organism. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg) With digital data destined to disappear, Scientists work toward storing information in DNA
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  • Police officer holds a gun near the Olympia shopping centre after a shooting was reported there in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016. Several people have been reported to be killed. (Lukas Schulze/dpa via AP) Police: Munich shooter obsessed with mass shootings
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  • Afghans help an injured man at a hospital after an explosion struck a protest march, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Witnesses in Kabul say that an explosion struck the protest march by members of Afghanistan’s largely Shiite Hazara ethnic minority group, demanding that a major regional electric power line be routed through their impoverished home province. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul) Islamic State says it’s behind Kabul bombing
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  • Policemen arrive at a shopping centre in which a shooting was reported in Munich, southern Germany, Friday, July 22, 2016. Situation after a shooting in the Olympia shopping centre in Munich is unclear.  (Matthias Balk/dpa via AP) Gunman kills 9 in Munich mall, then commits suicide
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  • In this photo provided by the Vatican newspaper L’ Osservatore Romano, Pope Francis greets Sister Cristina Scuccia after receiving as a present her compact disk at the end of his weekly general audience in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014. After winning the Voice of Italy singing contest, the Ursuline nun launched her first album ’Sister Cristina’ last month, after a single also included in the album, with her version of Madonna’s ’Like a Virgin’. (AP Photo/L’Osservatore Romano, ho) As nuns’ numbers fall, Pope Francis says OK to use social media
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  • Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump, speaks during the final day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Thursday, July 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) Fact check: Trump resurfaces debunked claims in convention speech
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  • In this July 19, 2016 photo, Breaion King is overcome with emotion as she describes being pulled from her car and thrown to the ground by an Austin police officer during a traffic stop in 2015, during an interview at her attorney, Erica Grigg’s office in Austin, Texas. Patrol car video publicly released Thursday, July 21, 2016, shows a white Austin, Texas, police officer violently throwing King to the ground during a traffic stop, followed by another white officer telling her black people have ’violent tendencies’ and whites are justifiably afraid. (Rodolfo Gonzalez/Austin American-Statesman via AP) In patrol car video, one Texas officer throws a black woman to the ground as another says blacks have ‘violent tendencies’
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  • FILE - In this May 29, 2004, file photo, former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke speaks to supporters in Kenner, La. Duke said he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana. Duke’s announcement came Friday, July 22, 2016, on his website. (AP Photo/Burt Steel, File) Ex-KKK leader David Duke says he plans to run for U.S. Senate
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    Updated Jul 22 2016 09:46 am   |     |   Share
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