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FBI investigating whether Russians hacked Democratic Party’s emails to help Trump

WASHINGTON – The plot seems ripped from the pages of a post-Cold War espionage thriller: Russian spy services hack into the Democratic Party’s computers, pilfer reams of data and then leak damaging emails in the hopes of helping elect a preferred presidential candidate. Yet that is exactly the allegation the FBI confirmed Monday it is investigating.

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Spokane City Council asks voters to determine if coal, oil trains should be fined 

The ordinance before voters in November cites concerns about a derailment polluting water in the Spokane aquifer and Spokane River. City Councilmember Breean Beggs said he believes Congress has given local governments authority to regulate trains for health and safety reasons, but a railroad spokeswoman called the vote “a dangerous precedent.”

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Clinton in search of larger message

The convention the Republicans just wrapped up in Cleveland, with its back-stabbing rivals, missing dignitaries and borrowed phrases from another speech, may not be a tough act to follow, but Democrats are nonetheless in a state of high anxiety as the spotlight shifts their way this week.

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Sanders delegates from Idaho use crowdfunding for help getting to convention

BOISE – From the beginning, millennials have flocked to Bernie Sanders. Yet getting that young flock of delegates to Monday’s Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia can be a challenge when the price tag ranges as high as $5,000. Steep costs associated with both the Republican and Democratic conventions have caused an explosion of crowdfunding campaigns this year. But while online accounts have been launched on both sides of the aisle, the influx of young delegates trying to get to their first national convention has stemmed predominantly from the Sanders camp.

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Donald Trump accepts the GOP presidential nomination Thursday night at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. (J. Scott Applewhite / Associated Press)

Trump accepts Republican nomination

In an appeal to anxious voters, Donald Trump is pledging Thursday night that “safety will be restored” if he is elected president, using his Republican convention address to denounce Democrat Hillary Clinton as part of a political class causing the nation’s troubles.

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