26,000 flee South Sudan to Uganda, says UN

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — More than 26,000 people have fled South Sudan to Uganda this month, says the United Nations refugee agency.

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Speaker supports session to oust accused lawmaker

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's Republican House speaker says she now supports convening a special session to expel a state lawmaker accused of sexually harassing at least 22 women.

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After attack, France bolsters Iraq military fight against IS

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande announced new help Friday for Iraq's military in fighting Islamic State extremists, trying to show his government is taking action amid criticism that there weren't enough police protecting Nice's Bastille Day celebration when a truck attack last week killed 84 people.

  • Written by ANGELA CHARLTON, Associated Press

Nevada ending discrimination of prison inmates with HIV

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's Department of Corrections is changing a series of policies and practices that the U.S. Justice Department says illegally discriminate against prison inmates with HIV by housing them separately and denying access to work assignments that can speed their release.

  • Written by SCOTT SONNER, Associated Press

It's Trump's moment to talk to the nation _ and GOP doubters

CLEVELAND (AP) — It's Donald Trump's big moment to make his case to the country — and to the many rattled doubters in his own party. The most important speech of his presidential campaign will bring down the balloons on a convention marked by divided loyalties and unwanted distractions as well as full-throated roars against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

  • Written by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press CALVIN WOODWARD, Associated Press