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1US News

Donald Trump's immigration policy: Then and now

Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign by promising to build a "great, great wall" on the US southern border -- and make Mexico pay for it -- while painting undocumented Mexican immigrants as criminals and rapists. More than a year later, Trump, now the Republican nominee, is preparing to wade back into the heated immigration debate.

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2Bill Clinton

Many donors to Clinton Foundation met with her at State

More than half the people outside the government who met with Hillary Clinton while she was secretary of state gave money - either personally or through companies or groups - to the Clinton Foundation. It's an extraordinary proportion indicating her possible ethics challenges if elected president.

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3us Travel

Trump, aiming to widen support, makes pitch to Hispanics

Visiting a battleground state he can't afford to lose, Donald Trump promised Hispanics "a much better life" Wednesday in a Florida speech that continued his recent effort to soften his tone and broaden his support 11 weeks before the presidential election. And, in an interview, he suggested he would "work with" some of the immigrants in the United States illegally, stopping short of proposing a legal path to remaining in the country but suggesting a startling about-face from his previous hard-line mass deportation proposal.

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4Travel

Clinton proposes new federal fund to combat Zika virus

As the Zika virus continues to spread, Hillary Clinton is proposing a new fund to improve the federal government's response to major public health crises. The Democratic presidential nominee says the U.S. is failing to sufficiently invest in public health preparedness, not only for Zika, but health threats from potentially pandemic diseases, climate change and possible bioterrorism.

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5iPod touch App

No, online polls dona t show a hidden Donald Trump vote waiting to appear on Election Day

In an interview on British television this week, Donald Trump's campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said that Trump "performs consistently better in online polling where a human being is not talking to another human being about what he or she may do in the elections." That's why Trump is trailing in the polls, she argues: His voters are wary of telling pollsters that they support the guy.

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6US Politics

Harry Reid calls mother of Benghazi victim 'crazy,' then retracts it

Sen. Harry Reid , who led Democrats to a Senate majority and then back into the minority, triggered the nuclear option to change Senate rules and used a special budget tactic to get Obamacare passed, told a Nevada newspaper not to blame him for partisanship in Washington. In an extensive interview with the Reno Gazette-Journal he also called Patricia Smith , the mother of a State Department employee slain in the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, "crazy" for her speech at the GOP convention questioning Hillary Clinton 's behavior.

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7Islam

France's Sarkozy Brands Burkinis a "provocation"

France's former conservative president, Nicolas Sarkozy, has branded the full-body burkini swimsuits worn by some Muslim women a "provocation" that he says supports radicalized Islam. A series of local town bans on burkinis in France has set off a heated debate in the strictly secular country.

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8Wyoming

Judge who said she wouldn't marry gays fights back against recommendation she be fired

The Wyoming Supreme Court heard arguments this week in a case against a judge who is fighting to keep her job after publicly stating that her Christian faith prevents her from performing same-sex marriage ceremonies. The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics has recommended that Judge Ruth Neely be stripped of her role as municipal judge in Pinedale, Wyoming, and as circuit court magistrate in Sublette County, arguing that her refusal to marry gays and lesbians violates the judicial conduct code, The Associated Press reported .

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9Gay/Lesbian

After gay couple's home is egged, a community rallies

Cari and Lauri Ryding had put up a rainbow pride flag after the shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando. The flag was gone when they got home from their holiday.

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