Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
1. CLINTON CHAMPIONS OBAMA IN CONVENTION SPOTLIGHT
Ex-president says the Democratic team brings “a country of shared prosperity and shared responsibility — a we’re-all-in-this-together society.”
2. WHAT’S BACK IN THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM
God and Jerusalem are reinstated, after Obama intervenes to order the changes.
3. JUDGE OKs ‘SHOW ME YOUR PAPERS’ IN ARIZONA
That follows a similar U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the immigration law, and it’s expected to go into effect soon.
4. WHY BOTH CANDIDATES ARE RIGHT ON JOBS DATA
AP’s Christopher S. Rugaber notes that nearly every gauge of the job market plays into a glass-half-full, glass-half-empty debate.
5. POLITICS AND TRUTH: UNEASY PARTNERS
AP’s David Crary finds that third-party ads and messages targeted to interest groups make for more distortion.
6. HOW TO STAY SAFE FROM BUBONIC PLAGUE
After a case in Colorado, experts advise: Avoid rodents; limit brush, rock and wood piles and rodent breeding areas.
7. WHO PAID RESPECTS TO CHRIS LIGHTY
Among those at the hip-hop mogul’s funeral were LL Cool J, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Missy Elliott, Q-Tip and 50 Cent.
8. NFL PLEDGES $30M FOR MEDICAL RESEARCH
The grant comes on the same day a study indicates ex-NFL players are unusually prone to dying from degenerative brain disease.
9. GLENN BECK’S ATTACK AGAINST AMERICAN AIRLINES
The talk show host says a flight attendant treated him rudely; the airline says it’s investigating.
10. WHERE TO LIVE IF YOU LIKE CELEBRATIONS
Argentina just declared Sept. 24 a national holiday — its 19th of the year. This one honors the Battle of Tucuman.
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Lisa Montgomery embraces her nephew Thursday after a tornado tore apart her home in Cleburne, Texas. The twister killed six people and destroyed entire swaths of the North Texas town.
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Jack McMahon, the defense attorney for abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell, speaks outside the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia Tuesday. His client was convicted of killing three babies in his clinic, and will serve multiple life sentences.
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A photo taken Monday captures Vice President Joe Biden's response to a Milwaukee second-grader's innovative proposal to end America's epidemic of gun violence. This guy!
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Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., flanked by a grouper-eyed Michele Bachmann, addresses the IRS' admission that it targeted Tea Party groups in advance of the 2012 election. In an op-ed for CNN Thursday, the Kentucky senator slammed the president for his faux outrage.
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Ousted IRS chief Steven Miller is sworn in on Capitol Hill Friday. Miller testified before the House Ways and Means Committee on the extra scrutiny the agency gave conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status.
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Attorney General Eric Holder pauses as he testifies on Capitol Hill before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday. Holder is under fire, among other things, for the Justice Department's gathering of phone records at the Associated Press.
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O.J. Simpson sits during an evidentiary hearing at Clark County District Court in Las Vegas, Nev., Thursday. Simpson, who is currently serving a nine-to-33-year sentence in state prison for armed robbery and kidnapping, is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial.
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Major Tom to ground control: On Sunday astronaut Chris Hadfield recorded the first music video from space, a cover of David Bowie's "Space Oddity."
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When it rains it pours. President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference Thursday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, inexplicably inspiring an #umbrellagate Twitter meme.
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A smoke plume rises high above a road block at the intersection of County A and Ross Road east of Solon Springs, Wis., Tuesday. No injuries were reported, but the the wildfire caused evacuations across northwestern Wisconsin.
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