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Is Biden dropping hints?...Iran deal reaches a magic number...Stocks rebound

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 2, 2015 at 2:51 p.m.



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MIAMI (AP) — It may or may not reflect his thinking on a possible presidential bid, but Vice President Joe Biden has told a Miami crowd, "People who aren't willing to risk failing never succeed." He was speaking about the administration's education agenda at Miami Dade College -- but the speech comes as Biden considers whether to enter the 2016 race. He's also attending a fundraiser for Senate Democrats.

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House says it's encouraged that more than a third of the Senate has announced support for the nuclear deal with Iran. Maryland Democrat Barbara Mikulski became the 34th senator to back the agreement. And that means supporters will be able to sustain a veto by President Barack Obama of a resolution of disapproval. The White House says top officials will remain available to brief undecided lawmakers.

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing broadly higher as the market bounces back from a plunge the day before. The Dow climbed 293 points after falling almost 470 points yesterday amid signs of weakness in China's economy. The S&P increased 35 points. The Nasdaq gained 113 points.

BALTIMORE (AP) — Defense lawyers for the six Baltimore police officers who are charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray have already been dealt a couple of defeats. A judge today refused to dismiss the charges, and also refused to remove the prosecutor in the case. Defense lawyers had claimed misconduct by the prosecutor -- but the judge said that while her public comments about the case were "troubling," they weren't likely to affect a jury. Gray died in custody, after suffering a severe spinal injury.

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Authorities don't know whether the suspects in the slaying of a northern Illinois police officer are still in the area near the shooting -- but 100 investigators are on the ground for a second day, trying to track them down. They earlier ended an intensive house-by-house search for the three men. The officer who was slain, Charles Gliniewicz (GLIHN'-uh-wihts), had reported minutes earlier that he was pursuing three suspicious men on foot in the community of Fox Lake, about 60 miles north of Chicago.

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