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Democratic National Convention: Obama is with her

Hours after Democrats put the first woman in history at the top of a major political party’s ticket, Donald Trump was in a news conference, publicly inviting Russian intelligence services to conduct cyberespionage on Hillary Clinton’s email. It was Day 3 of the convention: With President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, Michael Bloomberg, Gabby Giffords and Leon Panetta. Day 4: Tonight, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Land speed racer Sam Wheeler dies at Utah’s Salt Flats

Wheeler, an engineer from Arcadia, Calif., spent more than two decades building, fine-tuning and racing a motorcycle on which he reached speeds exceeding 300 mph, said Pat McDowell, a fellow racer and longtime friend. At one time, he held the land speed record for motorcycles, he said.

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Turning off red-light cameras has consequences

Traffic deaths from red-light-running crashes go up by nearly a third after cities turn off cameras designed to catch motorists in the act, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute is funded by auto insurers.

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DCF secretary says she won't resign

DCF Secretary Phyllis Gilmore responds to an audit, which found that her agency had failed to ensure the safety of children in the foster care system. (Bryan Lowry/Wichita Eagle)
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DCF secretary says she won't resign 1:37

DCF secretary says she won't resign

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Crossing the paywall on the cheap

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Woman dies in early morning apartment fire

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Police briefing on missing teen found Tuesday

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