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at 15:11 on July 27, 2016, EDT.

Iraq: Attacks kill at least 18; province takes on militants

BAGHDAD — Militants unleashed a series of attacks Wednesday in and around Baghdad, killing at least 18 people, officials said. South of the Iraqi capital, a provincial council approved a decision allowing authorities to demolish homes of convicted militants and banish their families from the province.

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at 15:02 on July 27, 2016, EDT.

Smaller protests, no marches on convention's Day 3

PHILADELPHIA — Small protests popped up around downtown Philadelphia on Wednesday and no marches were planned, making for quieter streets on Day 3 of the Democratic convention.

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at 15:00 on July 27, 2016, EDT.

Judge dismisses manslaughter charge against Florida deputy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a manslaughter charge against a Florida deputy who claimed self-defence in the 2014 fatal shooting of a 33-year-old black man carrying what turned out to be an air rifle.

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at 14:59 on July 27, 2016, EDT.

Chilling details of France church attack as hostage speaks

PARIS — More horrifying details emerged Wednesday about an attack on a French village church even as the country's main religious leaders sent a message of unity and solidarity after meeting with President Francois Hollande in Paris.

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at 13:41 on July 27, 2016, EDT.

CP NewsAlert: 4 Russians among 11 positives from London 2012 weightlifting retests

BUDAPEST, Hungary — The International Weightlifting Federation says 11 more weightlifters, including six silver and bronze medallists , have tested positive in retests of samples from the 2012 London Olympics.

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at 14:27 on July 27, 2016, EDT.

It's Clinton's show, but Trump does his best to steal it

PHILADELPHIA — It's Hillary Clinton's show, but rival Donald Trump is doing his best to steal it.

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