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Final Benghazi report: No 'smoking gun' pointing to Clinton

House Benghazi Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C. listens as Democratic presidential candidate, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies before the committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015.

House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by the Obama administration but no "smoking gun" pointing to wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton, then secretary of state and now the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee.

Trump blasts trade deals, departing from GOP orthodoxy

Donald Trump, the presumed Republican presidential nominee, speaking at Alumisource in Monessen, Pa., June 28, 2016. Trump vowed to rip up international trade deals and start an unrelenting offensive against Chinese economic practices, framing his contest with Hillary Clinton as a choice between nationalism and the policies of �a leadership class that worships globalism.�

Donald Trump called for a new era of economic "Americanism" Tuesday, promising to restore millions of lost factory jobs by backing away from decades of U.S. policy that encouraged trade with other nations — a move that could undermine the country's place as the dominant player in the global economy.

Delta Queen closer to cruising after Senate committee vote

An effort to get the legendary Delta Queen riverboat back up and running on the Mississippi River and its tributaries has gotten a boost from the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee.

Cleveland relaxes rules on protest marches at GOP convention

Cleveland has relaxed its rules on protest marches and rallies at the Republican National Convention after a federal judge determined last week that the city's regulations violated the right of free expression.

The Latest: Grandfather facing charges in Arizona shooting

The Latest on the deadly shooting at an Arizona county courthouse (all times local):

Ex-officer released days after sentencing for fatal shooting

A former police officer in Virginia has been released from jail, days after he was sentenced in the fatal shooting of a man who was holding his hands up.

Governor who fired entire board makes new appointments

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin has appointed 10 new University of Louisville trustees, less than two weeks after he disbanded the previous board amid turmoil over the status of embattled school President James Ramsey.


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EMILY'S List endorses Terri Bonoff in race against Rep. Erik Paulsen

EMILY's List, a potent national fundraiser for women candidates who favor abortion rights, is endorsing state Sen. Terri Bonoff as she tries to unseat Rep. Erik Paulsen, who represents Minnesota's Third Congressional District.

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Peterson will support GMO labeling bill if it passes the Senate

Rep. Collin Peterson of Minnesota will support a Senate bill that requires food sold in the U.S. to carry labels disclosing genetically modified ingredients if it reaches the House for a vote. Peterson, a Democrat who is the ranking minority member of the House Agriculture Committee, reached that decision after studying a new Senate proposal. If passed by both chambers and signed into law, it would become the nation's first mandatory on-package labeling law for genetically modified organisms - known as GMOs. Peterson voted for a House bill that outlawed mandatory on-package designation of genetically engineered ingredients. But he said that the need for a national labeling policy in lieu of state laws like one that takes effect in Vermont July 1 was more important than deadlocking over on-package GMO labels.


Dayton selects McKeig as next Minn. Supreme Court justice

Gov. Mark Dayton has selected Fourth Judicial District Judge Anne McKeig as the next Supreme Court justice, giving the state's highest court the first female majority since 1991.


Ikea to stop selling dresser linked to death of Minn. child

Ikea has agreed to stop selling and recall a dresser that had a tipping problem that had injured or killed several people, including a 22-month-old boy from Apple Valley, who died in February.


Dayton names Anne K. McKeig to Minnesota Supreme Court

Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Judge Anne K. McKeig to the Minnesota Supreme Court, where she will replace Justice Christopher J. Dietzen, who will retire at the end of August.


Trump's failed Baja resort fits pattern: 250 buyers lost $32.5M in deposits

Trump Ocean Resort brought in $32.5 million in buyer deposits, all of it spent by the time Trump and his partners abandoned the project in early 2009 as the global economy was reeling. Most of the buyers sued them for fraud; 250 lost their deposits.


GOP Benghazi report faults military response

Republicans on the Benghazi committee released an 800-page report on Tuesday on the attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.


Harder than registering to vote? Obama tries to ID everyone killed in 'Thrones'

If you can't keep up with all the deaths on "Game of Thrones," don't feel bad. President Obama can't either in a video showing five things harder to do than registering to vote.


How Clinton's and Trump's economic prescriptions clash

Republican Donald Trump will deliver a speech outlining his trade policies on Tuesday — a talk that is sure to underscore the stark differences between his approach and that of likely Democratic rival Hillary Clinton when it comes to handling the economy.


Stung by defeats, Democrats shift strategy on gun control

The party is bringing its case to the people, with leaders urging members to conduct sit-ins around the country as they try to sustain the flash of activism on the gun issue.