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5 Things to Consider as Trump Dangles 3rd Party Prospect

By Calvin Woodward and Julie Bykowicz | Jul 28
A lot of Republicans would like Donald Trump to go away. But not too far.

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Trevor Noah Takes on Racism, Skips Politics in Standup Gig

NATIONAL | By Lynn Elber | Jul 29
In an hour-long comedy set, Trevor Noah hit the kind of social satire notes to be expected of Jon Stewart's "Daily Show" heir.

'The Book of Mormon' Gets Rousing Reception in Utah

RELIGION | By Brady McCombs | Jul 29
The biting satirical musical that mocks Mormons received a rousing reception Tuesday in its first-ever showing in the heart of Mormonlandia, kicking off a sold-out, two-week run at a Salt Lake City theater.

Health Care Spending to Accelerate, US Report Says

NATIONAL | By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Jul 29
It's lasted six years. But now welcome relief from rising U.S. health care costs seems to be winding down.

Man Accused in Lion Death Says He Thought Hunt was Legal

INTERNATIONAL | By Brian Bakst and Amy Forliti | Jul 29
A Minnesota dentist who went on a guided bow hunting trip for big game in Zimbabwe said that he had no idea the lion he killed was protected and that he relied on the expertise of his local guides to ensure the hunt was legal.

Star Athletes Pitch for Beijing, Almaty Ahead of 2022 Vote

SPORTS | By Dennis Passa | Jul 29
Former NBA star Yao Ming and Sochi Olympic bronze medalist figure skater Denis Ten differ did their best Wednesday to bring more attention to their delegations ahead of Friday's IOC vote for the 2022 Winter Games host city.

Michael Sam to Make CFL Debut for Alouettes in August

SPORTS | Jul 29
Michael Sam will make his debut with the Montreal Alouettes in August, but his coach won't give an exact date.

End of Boy Scouts' Ban on Gays Prompts Elation and Alarm

NATIONAL | By David Crary and Lindsay Whitehurst | Jul 29
The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday. But the Mormon church warned that it may split away to form a global scouting organization of its own.

NY Prison Worker Pleads Guilty in Escape of 2 Killers

CRIME | By Michael Hill | Jul 28
A northern New York prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run.

Sen. Paul: Senate Will Vote on Fed Aid to Planned Parenthood

POLITICS | By Alan Fram | Jul 28
The Senate will vote before its August recess on an effort to block federal aid to Planned Parenthood, presidential hopeful Sen. Rand Paul said Tuesday.

Gay Accuser Questions Cosby's Ability to 'Read' Sexual Cues

NATIONAL | By Maryclaire Dale | Jul 28
The accuser in the only sex assault case that Bill Cosby has settled is questioning his self-proclaimed ability to "read" women's cues in sexual situations.

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