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Biden meets with black leaders at local church amid unrest

Joe Biden met with community leaders at a predominantly African American church in Delaware Monday morning, leaving home for a second consecutive day to address exploding racial tensions that have begun to reshape the upcoming presidential election.

Passion for food, reducing waste inspired advocacy: Lewis and Clark senior leads school pantry program

Lewis and Clark High School senior Josh Hechtman was able to spend his summer working on food access and meeting with politicians to discuss his ideas thanks to the Student Leaders Program run by the Bank of America. Hechtman started his food advocacy work during his junior year, launching the ReProduce 81 program at his school to collect packaged foods that students were throwing out and distributing it to students in need.

MLB leaders: Mookie Betts wins A.L. batting title

NEW YORK – In a season of haves and have nots, Christian Yelich’s quest to become the National League’s first Triple Crown winner since 1937 will extend to a 163rd game Monday. Yelich is assured the Brewers’ first batting title with a .323 average. He has 36 homers going into Monday’s N.L. Central tiebreaker game at the Chicago Cubs, one behind Nolan Arenado’s league-leading total for Colorado, and Yelich’s 109 RBIs are second to the Cubs’ Javier Baez, who leads with 111.

For McCain, a cross-country farewell from public, presidents

Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen. John McCain’s service and he will lie in state in both the nation’s capital and Arizona as part of a cross-country funeral procession ending with his burial at the U.S. Naval Academy, according to plans taking shape Sunday.

Libyan rivals agree to Dec. 10 elections despite unrest

Rival Libyan leaders meeting in Paris on Tuesday tentatively agreed on a roadmap leading to parliamentary and presidential elections on Dec. 10, but the plan faces major obstacles in the North African country, where rival authorities rely on an array of unruly militias.

Mexico admits government spies tail candidates

Mexico’s Interior Department has acknowledged that federal intelligence agency sent a plainclothes agent to tail an opposition presidential candidate, even though the candidate never asked for and apparently did not want a tail.

Shelby bucks Alabama GOP leaders in voting against Moore

Most Republican leaders in Alabama say they plan to vote for Roy Moore on Tuesday, despite sexual misconduct allegations against the former judge that have prompted others around the country to say he should never be allowed to join the U.S. Senate.

Trump’s use of private cellphone raises security concerns

President Donald Trump has been handing out his cellphone number to world leaders and urging them to call him directly, an unusual invitation that breaks diplomatic protocol and is raising concerns about the security and secrecy of the U.S. commander in chief’s communications.

WSU seeks more host families for Iraqi students program in July

WSU’s Office of International Programs is in search of families or individuals to host 25 students from the Iraqi Young Leaders Exchange Program, sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad and administered by World Learning, a WSU partner.