U.S. takes steps to ease asylum process for Central Americans

A White House agreement with Costa Rica to host hundreds of Central American refugee applicants is another acknowledgment by the Obama administration of the humanitarian crisis in El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, but advocates question whether it’s too late to make the policies stick if a different administration – with a different focus – takes over.

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Gavin Long’s last 10 days, from book peddler to Baton Rouge cop killer

Gavin Eugene Long left Kansas City on July 7 with a load of self-help books in his rental car

In Dallas and Houston, he stopped in barbershops and neighborhoods to give away books and spread his beliefs

A friend who has talked with Long’s family members recounts his last phone calls

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Hillary Clinton spokeswoman: We believe Russians behind WikiLeaks release of DNC emails

Hillary for America communications director Jennifer Palmieri discusses the campaigns take on last week's WikiLeaks release of DNC emails. Palmieri speaks with McClatchy's political editor Steve "Buzz" Thomma on the sidelines of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
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Hillary Clinton spokeswoman: We believe Russians behind WikiLeaks release of DNC emails 2:37

Hillary Clinton spokeswoman: We believe Russians behind WikiLeaks release of DNC emails

Candidates who lead post convention polls have won presidency since 1948 2:29

Candidates who lead post convention polls have won presidency since 1948

Gov. Terry McAuliffe: DNC needs to be ahead of WikiLeaks 3:02

Gov. Terry McAuliffe: DNC needs to be ahead of WikiLeaks

Bill Clinton recounts how he met and married Hillary Clinton 3:25

Bill Clinton recounts how he met and married Hillary Clinton