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Democratic National Convention: Obama is with her

Hours after Democrats put the first woman in history at the top of a major political party’s ticket, Donald Trump was in a news conference, publicly inviting Russian intelligence services to conduct cyberespionage on Hillary Clinton’s email. It was Day 3 of the convention: With President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia, Michael Bloomberg, Gabby Giffords and Leon Panetta. Day 4: Tonight, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Turning off red-light cameras has consequences

Traffic deaths from red-light-running crashes go up by nearly a third after cities turn off cameras designed to catch motorists in the act, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The institute is funded by auto insurers.

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Land speed racer Sam Wheeler dies at Utah’s Salt Flats

Wheeler, an engineer from Arcadia, Calif., spent more than two decades building, fine-tuning and racing a motorcycle on which he reached speeds exceeding 300 mph, said Pat McDowell, a fellow racer and longtime friend. At one time, he held the land speed record for motorcycles, he said.

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To reverse damage of sitting, take a brisk, hour-long walk

Scientists analyzing data from more than 1 million people found that it takes about 60 to 75 minutes of “moderate intensity” exercise to undo the damage of sitting for at least eight hours a day. Not exercising and sitting all day is as dangerous as being obese or smoking, they found.

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Bernie Sanders urges Washington state delegation to keep the faith

Sen. Bernie Sanders surprised the Washington state delegation with a visit to their breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, July 27. He stopped by the meeting at the Sheraton Hotel at Society Hill to keep delegates “focused on the real issues,” Sanders said, after the Washington delegation may have started the DNC walk-out protest Tuesday evening. The protest was lead by Sanders delegates in response to Hillary Clinton officially receiving the Democratic nomination for president.
Michaela Winberg For The Bellingham Herald
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