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at 01:25 on August 01, 2015, EDT.

Trooper who arrested Sandra Bland once disciplined for unspecified 'unprofessional conduct'

DALLAS - The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to documents released Friday.

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at 01:21 on August 01, 2015, EDT.

Wildfires blacken California's golden hills, destroy homes and force hundreds of evacuations

LOWER LAKE, Calif. - Wildfires blackening the golden hills of California grew deadly Friday, killing a firefighter on the far northern end of the state while triggering the evacuations of hundreds of people elsewhere.

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at 00:34 on August 01, 2015, EDT.

Germany shelves Nazi crimes investigation of Minnesota man deemed unfit for trial

BERLIN - German prosecutors have shelved their Nazi war crimes investigation of a retired Minnesota carpenter whom The Associated Press exposed as a former commander in an SS-led unit, saying Friday that the 96-year-old is not fit for trial.

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at 23:55 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

Coast Guard suspends search for boys at sunset after week of frustrating, fruitless efforts

OPA-LOCKA, Fla. - After hundreds of rescue workers fanned out across a massive swath of the Atlantic for a full week, the Coast Guard's search for two teenage fishermen ended Friday, a heart-rending decision for families so convinced the boys could be alive they're pressing on with their own hunt.

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at 21:17 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

Analysis: Afghan government hopes to divide and conquer a fractured Taliban movement

KABUL - The new leader of the Afghan Taliban faces the twin challenges of bringing together an insurgency that he ran for years under another man's name and uniting a fractured movement that has seen fighters desert for more extreme groups such as the Islamic State. Meanwhile, the Afghan government believes it can seize on the Taliban leadership crisis it has created by announcing that Mullah Mohammad Omar has been dead for more than two years to further weaken the insurgency.

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at 20:51 on July 31, 2015, EDT.

The latest: Coast Guard suspends its search for teen fishermen missing off Florida coast

MIAMI - The latest on the search for the two teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast:

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