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1US Politics

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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2University of Virginia

What does 'diversity' mean to you? The answer may depend on your race

Diversity in the workplace has been a contentious issue for many employers. In May 2014, Google disclosed that 70% of its employees are male, and in terms of racial diversity, the company is 61% White, 30% Asian, 3% Hispanic and 2% Black.

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3Budapest, Hungary

Study: Children Of Same-Sex Parents More Likely To End Up Depressed, Suicidal

JULY 11.Unidentified boy took part in the 20. Budapest Gay Pride parade to support the LGBT rights on July 11 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. A new study reveals that 51 percent of young-adult children of gay couples report ongoing bouts of depression, compared to just 20 percent for young adults raised by typical parents.

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4Jackson, MS

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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5US News

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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6Bill Clinton

Why Hillary Clinton's shadiness won't be fatal

From left, talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton speak during a student conference for the Clinton Global Initiative University in 2014 at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz. 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.

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7US Senate

News 14 Mins Ago Trump rebukes racism claims as Clinton warns of radicalism

Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump has unleashed the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists, dubbing the billionaire businessman's campaign as one that will "make America hate again." Trump is rejecting Clinton's allegations, defending his hard-line approach to immigration while trying to make the case to minority voters that Democrats have abandoned them.

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8Islam

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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92012 Presidential Election

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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10Facebook

Transgender Ken doll cake triggers outrage after California bakery posts picture on Facebook

A popular bakery in Northern California is caught at the center of a heated debate on social media over a transgender "Ken Doll Cake" that it said it made for a customer. Freeport Bakery, a well-known business in Sacramento, posted a picture online nearly two weeks ago showing a special-ordered cake that depicted Ken wearing a puffy pink dress, flowery sash and a tiara.

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