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The senator and former governor of Virginia became the pick after a search that included less-conventional candidates who offered greater appeal to the party's liberal base. He won out because of a calculation that his addition to the ticket could outgun Donald Trump's outsider bombast.
In his home state, Timothy Kaine followed gift laws — and that could create problems on the campaign trail.
An odd quartet will headline the Democratic National Convention, evoking many of the hopes and frustrations, promises and contradictions of the oldest political party in the United States. 
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Although many longtime confidants have come out in support of him, sexual-harassment claims against the former chairman of Fox News date to the 1960s.
More than 200 people were injured in the explosion that shattered a square packed with demonstrators, mostly ethnic Hazara Shiites. The Islamic State’s press branch claimed responsibility for the attack in the Afghanistan capital.
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The state’s highest court ruled 4 to 3 that the governor overstepped his clemency powers by issuing an order in April restoring rights to all ex-offenders who are no longer incarcerated, on probation or parole.
With high humidity and heat indexes in the 100s, the options are to sweat (and hydrate!) — or just stay inside.
Police are searching for the person who killed D.C. resident Alonzo Jackson, then took his vehicle from a gas station in Prince George's.
The American Press Institute building, vacant since 2012, was designed by acclaimed architect Marcel Breuer. It now stands in the way of development associated with Metro's new Silver Line.
The former Virginia governor was found guilty of public corruption in 2014, but the Supreme Court overturned the conviction last month.
Some museums and government agencies were in the dark, leading to the evacuation of some buildings and sending some government workers home.
Players said they would continue to give their opinions on social issues despite fines doled out by the league recently for similar actions.
She was watching the game out of the corner of her eye, so he suggested they go to another bar to watch the game together.
Don’t believe people who claim that eating five to eight times per day will control your appetite. 
Four recipes move beyond ultra-thick, milkshake-y, berry-based smoothies to globally inspired flavors and textures.
"He essentially looked like he had a space helmet on," the bed-and-breakfast owner said after the animal — which was caught in an empty cheese-puff container — wandered onto his property.
German police and prosecutors said the 18-year-old suspect in the rampage that killed nine people at a busy shopping area had no known political motive and may have been mentally ill.
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Some messages include details of perks provided to certain donors, while others detail discussions between party officials about undermining the presidential bid of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The people at the top of their parties' tickets have chosen running mates who don't quite live up to speculative options.
One of the saviors of the 15-pound crustacean learned from a news report that it was destined for a dinner plate.
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