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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 4, 2014 file photo, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., center, Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin, D-Ill., right, and other senators emerge from a closed-door briefing with intelligence officials about the Obama administration's decision to swap five members of the Taliban for captive Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, at the Capitol in Washington. Democrats with presidential dreams for 2016 are coming to Iowa in 2014 with little fanfare, entourage or recognition. They are undeterred by talk of a Clinton candidacy or her plans to visit the leadoff caucus state in September 2014 to honor retiring Sen. Tom Harkin. Klobuchar's scheduled trip to Iowa on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014 is to be her third since the 2012 election. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Democrats with presidential dreams are coming to Iowa with little fanfare, entourage or recognition.


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FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Life in this working-class St. Louis suburb of modest brick homes and low-rise apartments hasn't been the same since Angelia Dickens' son tearfully told her, "The police shot a boy."
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Iraq's Sunni parliament speaker Salim al-Jabouri speaks about Musab bin Omair Mosque, where Friday's attack killed tens of people, during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Al-Jabouri said an investigation is underway into the attack on the Sunni mosque that killed more than 60 people and escalated sectarian tensions. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)BAGHDAD (AP) — Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 30 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political transition.


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