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1US News

Donald Trump encourages Russia to hack Hillary Clinton

"Russia, if you're listening I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing. I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press," Trump said during a news conference in Florida.


2Donald Trump

Democratic National Convention Takeaways: Obama vouches for Clinton, Kaine steps up | Colorado Springs Gazette, News

President Barack Obama used what is likely his last high-profile speech as president to make a powerful case for Hillary Clinton's election, saying it wasn't even a close choice between her and Donald Trump, whom he described as a homegrown demagogue. Obama was the biggest of a number of big-name speakers Wednesday, the third day of the Democratic National Convention.


3Michael Bloomberh

Bloomberg: Trump "risky, reckless and radical"

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls on fellow independent voters to vote for Hillary Clinton, saying, ''together let's elect a sane, competent person'' who is a ''unifier.' ' Rough Cut .


4Hillary Clinton

Commentary: Hillary's speech was not good

Hillary's speech wasn't good. That's not surprising, really. She's an ungifted speaker, and the delivery, with all those random pauses and strange choices in terms of emphasis, felt off.



Austin Loses 'A Safe Space for Gay Men to Go Have Sex'

Midtowne, the only gay bathhouse in the nation's third-gayest city , reportedly had its best year ever last year. However, owner Mike Zappas - who operates similar facilities in Houston, Dallas, Milwaukee and Denver, as well as three in southern California - wants to retire.


7US Senate

Initial Brexit shock is hurting UK _ but sparing eurozone

Firefighters are bracing for hotter weather and lower humidity in the area near Big Sur where a wildfire has destroyed 34 homes and killed a bulldozer driver working to contain the massive blaze.



Washington skydiver's plan: 25,000-foot fall without a parchute

In this Monday, July 25, 2016 photo, skydiver Luke Aikins jumps from a helicopter during his training in Simi Valley, Calif. After months of training, this elite skydiver says he's ready to leave his chute in the plane when he bails out 25,000 feet above Simi Valley on Saturday.



Police: 1 San Diego cop killed, another wounded in shooting

Two police officers have been shot in a San Diego neighborhood, and a suspect is reportedly in custody, authorities said. One police officer died and another was wounded after being shot in a San Diego neighborhood, authorities said early Friday.


10George Bush

At least once per lifetime, an election actually IS the most important

President George W. Bush speaks at a campaign rally at the Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati during the 2004 election. "The most overused superlative ever," in the estimation of the 2004 Los Angeles Times was that the current election is the most important in our lifetimes.