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July 22 (UPI) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden deflected a question about whether he will run for president in 2020, saying instead his focus is on helping elect a Democratic Congress next year. Biden publicly weighed a difficult decision...
July 21 (UPI) -- Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges on Friday announced the resignation of police Chief Janee Harteau one week after the officer-involved shooting of an unarmed Australian woman. Hodges said she asked Harteau for her resignation, and the chief...
July 21 (UPI) -- Prisoners at a small county jail in Tennessee are being given an opportunity to get 30 days off their sentence if they agree to be sterilized. Sam Benningfield, the only judge in White County, Tenn., which...
July 20 (UPI) -- A candidate for mayor in St. Petersburg, Fla. erupted at black reparations activists, telling them to "go back to Africa" during a mayoral debate. Paul Congemi, who is running as an independent, directed his rant towards...
July 19 (UPI) -- A former employee of a U.S. government contractor in Afghanistan pleaded guilty to accepting more than $250,000 in illegal kickbacks from an Afghan subcontractor in exchange for assistance in obtaining U.S. government contracts, officials said. According...
July 18 (UPI) -- A Colorado man allegedly threw a 2-year-old toddler into oncoming traffic, but a passerby saved the child's life, according to reports. Colorado Springs, Colo. police say Bryant Jerel Hickcox, 30, cradled his 2-year-old cousin in his...
July 17 (UPI) -- Minneapolis police shot and killed an unarmed Australian woman who had called 911 to report a suspicious noise in the alley behind her home. Justine Damond, 40, was killed Saturday night in Minneapolis' Fulton neighborhood. The...
July 15 (UPI) -- William "Hootie" Johnson, the former chairman of Augusta National Golf Club who was at the center of a national controversy over the group's refusal to admit female members, died Friday. He was 86. Augusta National announced...
July 14 (UPI) -- The pilot and lone passenger aboard a home-built plane was killed shortly after takeoff at Los Angeles' San Gabriel Valley Airport on Friday, officials said. The single-engine Pazmany PL-2 crashed while still on airport property moments...
July 14 (UPI) -- Two former congressional staffers were indicted after private, nude images and videos of a House member and the House member's spouse were posted online. Juan R. McCullum, 35, was indicted by a grand jury on two...

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