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Donald Trump has made sure running mate Mike Pence has his own classy ride for the campaign skies: a 737 jet in patriotic colors. (Image from Larry Glick)

Energized Trump: 6 campaign stops in 48 hours

- The Washington Times

While the Democratic National Convention rolls along over increasingly rough terrain, GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is blazing down the campaign trail, with a bold and nimble itinerary. And an energetic one.

A woman is helped from one boxcar to another, as Central American migrants wait atop the train they were riding north, hours after it suffered a minor derailment in a remote wooded area outside Reforma de Pineda, Chiapas state, Mexico, on June 20, 2014. Many migrants who say they are fleeing criminal violence generally are not eligible for political asylum, which is reserved for groups persecuted for their beliefs or identities. U.N. officials say there is no way of forcing the U.S. and Mexico to accept Central Americans as refugees, but a broad-based change in terminology could bring pressure on the two countries to do more. (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House announces surge for Central American refugees

- The Washington Times

The Obama administration on Tuesday invited thousands of new Central Americans to apply for refugee status in the U.S., creating a new path to bring not only the vulnerable children fleeing the region, but also their parents, adult siblings and even aunts, uncles, grandparents or others “related” to the kids.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, July 25, 2016, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Donald Trump erases Hillary Clinton’s lead in Ohio: poll

- The Washington Times

Buoyed by increased support among Republicans in Ohio, Donald Trump has pulled even with Hillary Clinton in a head-to-head match-up in the state, and he is ahead of her in a four-way contest, according to a survey taken in the days after the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

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UN secretary-general calls for truce during Rio Olympics

Associated Press

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an Olympic truce and urging all warring parties to lay down their weapons and put aside difference during the upcoming summer games in Rio de Janeiro.

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013 file photo, Democratic mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner makes his concession speech at Connolly's Pub in midtown in New York. Weiner, a Democratic former congressman who resigned in disgrace amid a sexting scandal, said Tuesday, July 26, 2016, he'd come out of political retirement to thwart a potential New York City mayoral bid by Republican Donald Trump Jr. (AP Photo/Jin Lee, File)

Weiner: I'd beat Trump Jr. like 'rented mule' in mayoral run

- Associated Press

Democratic former congressman Anthony Weiner, who resigned in disgrace amid a sexting scandal, said on Tuesday he would come out of political retirement to thwart a potential mayoral bid by Republican Donald Trump Jr. and would beat him "like a rented mule."

Founder of NC science panel resigns, cites political actions

- Associated Press

The coastal and marine geologist who helped found a science panel to advise the state on coastal issues has resigned, saying political actions have rendered the once respected group ineffective.

Petitions cleared in push against California gun laws

- Associated Press

State officials have certified petitions that opponents of stricter gun regulations can now circulate in California to overturn recent laws that expanded background checks to buy guns and ammunition and attempted to curb the sale of rapid-reloading firearms.

FILE - In this June 18, 2013, file photo, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, D-Calif., talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. A spike in families and kids arriving at the Southern border from Central America has prompted fears of another border crisis like the one that dominated national news during the summer of 2014. "Having people afraid to open their doors to strangers, not going to work, etc., is not a healthy development," said Lofgren.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Obama expanding refugee program for Central Americans

- Associated Press

The Obama administration will soon expand efforts to help Central American families and children legally immigrate to the United States amid another surge of migrants caught crossing the border illegally.