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Trump’s ideas would make Ronald Reagan puke

On a national convention stage that includes the kettledrum personalities of Sen. Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence is in the snare or bongo category. His speech to the convention Wednesday night took a quieter, more sophisticated approach (at least when compared with the convention’s signature refrain of “Lock Her Up!”).

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Four hostages’ families make a plea: Bring home Austin Tice

Austin Tice, a freelance journalist, Marine veteran and Georgetown law student, has been held hostage in Syria since August 2012. His safe return will satisfy a significant and necessary measure of the success of the new policy. Austin is the only American reporter being held hostage anywhere in the world, according to Reporters Without Borders.

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America: History’s exception

When immigration was controlled, measured and coupled with a confident approach to assimilation, America thrived. Various ethnic groups enriched America with diverse art, food, music and literature while accepting a common culture of American values and institutions. Problems arose only when immigration was often illegal, in mass and without emphasis on assimilation.

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What's that light streaking across the night sky in California?

People shared video on social media of a bright object streaking across the night sky in California on Wednesday, July 27, 2016. One of those videos was submitted by a Fresno Bee user and can be seen here. A Chinese rocket re-entered the atmosphere near California around the same time, according to the Associated Press
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What's that light streaking across the night sky in California? 0:16

What's that light streaking across the night sky in California?

Four killed in plane crash at Columbia airport. 0:48

Four killed in plane crash at Columbia airport.

Soberanes Fire jumps containment lines putting more houses in danger 1:14

Soberanes Fire jumps containment lines putting more houses in danger

Hot day leads to dashboard-baked cookies by Sacramento Bee reporters 1:48

Hot day leads to dashboard-baked cookies by Sacramento Bee reporters