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Democratic leaders are increasingly frustrated by Hillary Rodham Clinton’s failure to put to rest questions about her State Department email practices.PATRICK HEALY, JONATHAN MARTIN and MAGGIE HABERMAN
A man wearing an Afghan security force uniform opened fire  inside a base in southern Afghanistan, killing two U.S. soldiers in what appeared to be the latest so-called "insider attack" to target foreign troops or contractors in the country.Rahim Faiez
Planned Parenthood Federation of America defended its practices Thursday in a lengthy letter to Congress and included a report by experts that found undercover videos of officials discussing fetal tissue for research were heavily altered by anti-abortion activists.Brian Melley
Environmental groups and a New Orleans energy company have reached a settlement agreement in a lawsuit stemming from the company's failed efforts to stop a decade-old, slow-motion oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Kevin McGill
Walking door to door in a city reborn after tragedy, President Obama said New Orleans is an example of what can happen when people rally to build a better future after suffering a devastating blow.Darlene Superville
Oil soared to its biggest one-day gain since 2008, lifted by resurgent global stock markets and a report showing the U.S. economy grew faster than previously reported in the second quarter.Associated Press
The sudden death four years ago of Knut, the celebrity Berlin Zoo polar bear who ended up on the cover of Vanity Fair, shocked his fans around the world and posed a riddle for veterinarians anxious to keep other animals from suffering the same fate.Frank Jordans
In one sad sense there was nothing new, or even very unusual, about the televised killing of two journalists in Virginia on Wednesday morning.FARHAD MANJOO
Every now and then, the people must call upon the wisdom of the American judicial system to answer the urgent questions of our time. For instance: Does weed smell bad? Matt Pearce
Ricardo Sánchez, known as “El Mandril” on his Spanish-language, drive-time radio show in Los Angeles, has taken to calling Donald J. Trump “El hombre del peluquín” - the man of the toupee.Ashley Parker
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