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Democratic presidential candidate, former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, speaks at the Iowa State Fair Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, in Des Moines. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) ** FILE **

O’Malley blasts Wasserman Schultz in front of DNC meeting

- The Washington Times

A feud within the Democratic Party spilled into the open Friday at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in Minneapolis, as presidential candidate and former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley used his speech to the convention to publicly chide DNC leaders for limiting the number of presidential debates.

Republican presidential candidate, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks during a campaign stop called Politics and Eggs with business leaders and political activist, Friday, Aug. 21, 2015, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) ** FILE **

Scott Walker vows to defeat Islamic State, reduce Iran’s influence

- The Washington Times

GOP presidential hopeful Scott Walker said Friday the United States is at war with radical Islam, calling it a “generational struggle” while vowing to defeat the Islamic State and curb Iran’s influence in the world. The Wisconsin governor sought to convince voters that he has the national security chops to serve as the next commander-in-chief.

Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican and presidential hopeful, smiles while speaking during an event hosted by the Foreign Policy Initiative in New York on Aug. 14, 2015. (Associated Press) **FILE**

White House taunts Rubio over China proposal

- The Washington Times

The White House Friday ridiculed Sen. Marco Rubio, a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, for calling on President Obama to downgrade a state visit for the president of China next month.

Jeb Bush on Donald Trump: ‘For him, it’s all about him’

- The Washington Times

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush on Friday once again referred to businessman Donald Trump as the Republican presidential front-runner, saying that while Mr. Trump has tapped into people’s legitimate grievances with Washington, the real estate mogul is still “all about him.”

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Immigration shift shows India, China outpacing Mexico

- Associated Press

Siddharth Jaganath wanted to return to India after earning his master's degree at Texas' Southern Methodist University. Instead, he built a new life in the U.S. over a decade, becoming a manager at a communications technology company and starting a family in the Dallas suburb of Plano.

Editorials from around New England

- Associated Press

Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers:

This April 1, 2015 photo shows the Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility in North Las Vegas. More than 14,400 medical appointments completed between Sept. 1 and Feb. 28 at the VA's two hospitals and nine outpatient clinics in Nevada failed to meet the department's timeliness goal, which calls for patients to be seen within 30 days, according to government data reviewed by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/John Locher)

VA touts progress in face of reform challenges

- The Washington Times

Speaking at a veteran convention in Baltimore Saturday, Dr. David Shulkin, the Undersecretary for Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs said problems at the VA had been "building for a long time" and touted the VA's progress in restoring a positive image to the beleaguered agency.

Lawsuit claims Lexington attorney defrauded immigrants

Associated Press

A lawsuit filed in federal court accuses a Lexington attorney of defrauding immigrants by charging them to block deportations while knowing they weren't eligible to stay in the United States.

Northwestern Indiana mayor facing trial on fraud charges

Associated Press

The mayor of a northwestern Indiana city is set to go to trial over federal charges alleging that he and his wife took more than $20,000 from his campaign account in order to cover casino gambling losses.

This undated photo provided by WDBJ-TV, shows Vester Lee Flanagan II, who killed WDBJ reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward in Moneta, Va., Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015. Flanagan was a former employee at WDBJ who appeared on air as Bryce Williams. (WDBJ-TV via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT

Survivor's husband recounts story before gunfire erupted

- Associated Press

The chamber of commerce official who was answering questions about her community on live TV when gunfire erupted said she never saw the gunman walk up to the group.

Avenue to suspend Kane's law license could spark legal fight

- Associated Press

With Attorney General Kathleen Kane battling criminal charges and increasingly isolated from Pennsylvania's legal and law enforcement communities, many eyes have turned to whether the state's highest court will invoke a rarely-used sanction to quickly suspend her law license.

FILE - In this Friday, July 16, 2011, file photo, Secretary of State Dianna Duran, right, talks about her office's efforts to ensure the accuracy of the state's voter registration rolls during an interim legislative committee hearing in Albuquerque, N.M. On Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, New Mexicao Attorney General Hector Balderas charged Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan, File)

New Mexico secretary of state charged with theft

- Associated Press

New Mexico's Democratic attorney general on Friday charged Republican Secretary of State Dianna Duran with embezzlement, fraud, money laundering and campaign finance violations, further widening a rift between the two over enforcement of the state's laws governing campaigns.

News briefs from around Kentucky at 1:58 a.m. EDT

Associated Press

Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Andy and Barbara Parker, of Collinsville, Va. mourn the loss of their daughter, Alison Parker, a journalist for WDBJ, Friday, Aug. 28, 2015 in Roanoke, Va. Reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward were killed by a former colleague during a live broadcast Wednesday, while on assignment in Moneta, Va. (Stephanie Klein-Davis/The Roanoke Times via AP) LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; SALEM TIMES REGISTER OUT; FINCASTLE HERALD OUT;  CHRISTIANBURG NEWS MESSENGER OUT; RADFORD NEWS JOURNAL OUT; ROANOKE STAR SENTINEL OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT MBI

After TV slaying, reporter's dad finds voice on gun control

- Associated Press

Andy Parker's resolve to fight for gun control formed in the hours after his daughter was shot and killed on live television. In his first interviews after the tragedy, he briefly mentioned the issue as he eulogized Alison. By Friday, he was pledging a full-scale fight for tougher gun laws on national TV.