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Strong quake rattles central Italy:
A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, levelling buildings in several towns as residents slept. The mayor of hard-hit Amatrice said: "The town isn't here anymore."
 
Turkey backtracks on 'IS child bomber' claims
Turkey on Monday went back on claims that a child bomber linked to Islamic State (IS) jihadists carried out a deadly suicide bombing close to Syria, saying it had no clue who was behind the attack.
 
Kansas is asking a federal appeals court to keep thousands of people who haven't yet provided the documents to prove they are U.S. citizens from voting in November's election.
 
The Israeli air force struck a Syrian army target Monday in response to what the military said was stray fire into its zone of control on the Golan Heights.
 
Racist social media posts made by Trump staffers
Donald Trump's paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be U.S. citizens, ridiculed Mexican accents, called for Secretary of State John Kerry to be hanged and stated their readiness for a possible civil war, according to a review by The Associated Press of their postings.
 
Firefighters stretched as blazes sweep California
California's state fire department is stretched thin just as the bone-dry state enters the peak of its wildfire season, with vacancy rates exceeding 15 percent for some firefighters and supervisors. The vacancy rate is more than 10 percent for some fire engine drivers, according to statistics provided to The Associated Press.
 
Bill Clinton defends work of Clinton Foundation
Former U.S. President Bill Clinton defended the work of his charitable foundation Monday, telling supporters that it had "improved millions of lives around the world" but needs to change if his wife, Hillary Clinton, wins the White House.
 
Fellow Republicans still waiting for Trump's promised cash
Donald Trump portrays himself as an indispensable cash resource for fellow Republicans up and down the ballot.
 
Michigan couple weds to sweet sound of tornado sirens
Not even tornado sirens could stop a Michigan couple from saying "I do."
 
Documents: Talks fail to resolve dispute over Yosemite sites
A trademark dispute over the names of historic hotels and other beloved landmarks at Yosemite National Park won't likely end without a courtroom fight, leaving temporary signs in place throughout the park for months to come, officials on both sides of the dispute said in newly obtained court documents.
 
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