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Foes of solitary confinement see hope in Kennedy comments

By SAM HANANEL (WASHINGTON, AP) — Prison reform advocates who have spent years campaigning against solitary confinement are counting on a powerful new ally in their quest to end the…

Sanders vows anti-racism fight in LA campaign event

By LINDA ZHANG and JANIE HAR (LOS ANGELES, AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders vowed that he would fight harder than any other presidential candidate to end institutional racism in…

Executions likely go on despite strong Supreme Court dissent

By MARK SHERMAN (WASHINGTON, AP) — Wherever their summer travels have taken them, Supreme Court justices probably will weigh in on Texas’ plans to execute two death row inmates in…

EPA: Colorado mine waste spill larger than first reported

By IVAN MORENO (DENVER, AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency says the mine waste spill into Colorado waters is much larger than originally estimated. But an EPA official said Sunday…

Drones getting in the way of emergency responders

By ELLIOT SPAGAT (SAN DIEGO, AP) — As Jason Thrasher lowered his helicopter to a park with seven firefighters aboard, he saw what he thought was another firefighting chopper battling…

FACT CHECK: GOP candidates veer from the truth in 1st debate

By JOSH LEDERMAN EDITOR’S NOTE: An occasional look at political claims that take shortcuts with the facts or don’t tell the full story (WASHINGTON, AP) — Republicans seeking their party’s…

In split with Obama, Sen. Chuck Schumer opposes Iran deal

By DONNA CASSATA (WASHINGTON, AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat expected to be the party’s next leader in the Senate, said he will oppose the Iran nuclear…

Virginia revokes license plates featuring Confederate flag

(DANVILLE, Va., AP) — Virginia has revoked specialty license plates featuring a Confederate battle flag after a federal judge dissolved an injunction allowing the image. The Department of Motor Vehicles…

Police: Teen said plans in Oklahoma attack were on USB drive

By JUSTIN JUOZAPAVICIUS (BROKEN ARROW, Okla., AP) — One of two brothers charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings in suburban Tulsa told police that plans…

Congress breaks, leaving a fall full of deadlines

(WASHINGTON, AP) — The House has left town for its August recess and the Senate is departing, which leaves a hefty list of unfinished business. Lawmakers have just 10 legislative…