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PHOENIX (AP) — The extremist group Islamic State is claiming that two gunmen killed in a weekend attack in suburban Dallas were "soldiers of the caliphate." Both men, from Phoenix, were killed by police after opening fire at a site hosting a contest featuring images of the Prophet Muhammad. A lawmaker briefed by federal law enforcement officials says the gunmen may have had radical inspiration.

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says any immigration reform legislation needs to include a path to "full and equal citizenship." At a campaign event at a Las Vegas high school, the Democratic presidential hopeful said not a single Republican "is clearly and consistently" supporting a pathway to citizenship. Clinton says most Republican proposals about providing legal status for immigrants are "code for second-class status."

HOPE, Ark. (AP) — Trumpeting social conservative themes, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has launched another presidential bid. Huckabee made the announcement in the town of Hope, where he and former President Bill Clinton were born. In an apparent appeal to evangelicals, Huckabee charged that President Barack Obama wants Christians to "make nice" with "radical jihadists." Huckabee also ran in 2008.

BALTIMORE (AP) — In just her second week on the job, Attorney General Loretta Lynch has met in Baltimore with civic and community leaders and the family of a man who suffered a fatal injury while in police custody. Six Baltimore police officers face state charges. The FBI and the Justice Department are investigating Freddie Gray's death for potential civil rights violations.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Raleigh, North Carolina, police officer who got a free cup of Starbucks coffee is suing the company for $50,000 after he spilled it and got burned. WRAL-TV reports attorneys are seeking compensation for the officer's burns, blisters and emotional damage caused after the officer spilled the coffee in his lap in 2012. A Starbucks lawyer said in court that the officer was negligent.

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