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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — At the Rio Olympics, Michael Phelps has won his 20th gold medal. He avenged his defeat at the 2012 London Games by winning the 200-meter butterfly. Fellow American Katie Ledecky won gold in the 200-meter freestyle. Ledecky is now two-thirds of the way to becoming only the second female after Debbie Meyer in 1968 to capture the three longest freestyle events at a single Olympics.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump is trying to put to rest a controversy that erupted when he told a rally that supporters of the Second Amendment could take action to stop Hillary Clinton. In an interview on Fox News, Trump said he was referring to the power of the gun rights movement, and said there's "no other interpretation." Democrats had accused Trump of encouraging violence against Clinton.

JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan has defeated a longshot Republican primary challenger. Ryan beat businessman Paul Nehlen in today's Wisconsin primary. Nehlen had been courting Trump supporters and won praise from the Republican presidential nominee last week. But Trump endorsed Ryan days later. Ryan was first elected in 1998 and this is his first re-election win since becoming speaker last fall.

PHOENIX (AP) — The Southwest will see another round of storms tomorrow as rains associated with Tropical Storm Javier in Mexico head north. Heavy rain is expected for a second day in Tucson. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch until Thursday. The storm today made streets look like rivers. The Tucson Fire Department says it performed eight water rescues and helped about 45 stranded motorists.

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Today was the second anniversary of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. A few hundred people gathered for a memorial service, including Brown's father, who said his son's death "opened the eyes of the world" to concerns about law enforcement's treatment of black people. A state grand jury declined to press charges against Darren Wilson, the officer who shot Brown, and the U.S. Justice Department later cleared him.

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