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SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Donald Trump is accusing President Barack Obama of establishing the Islamic State group. In the past, the Republican presidential nominee has accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of the same thing. But as Trump shifted the blame to Obama at a rally yesterday, he said "crooked Hillary Clinton" was actually the group's co-founder. The White House isn't responding.

BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian rescue worker says a mother and two children have died in a suspected chlorine gas attack on an opposition-held district in the city of Aleppo. A first responder says a government helicopter dropped four barrel bombs on a neighborhood last night and that one of them released chlorine gas. The report could not be independently verified.

PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida plan to hold a news conference this morning to talk about the shooting death of a 73-year-old woman during a police demonstration. Retired librarian Mary Knowlton assumed the role of the officer during a "shoot/don't shoot" exercise when she was hit by mistake with real ammunition. The officer who shot and killed Knowlton has been put on administrative leave. Officer Lee Coel had resigned from another police agency in 2013 for failing to satisfactorily complete an agency field training program.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The organizers of the eastern Tennessee fair where three girls fell from a Ferris wheel kept their ride operator despite an incident in North Carolina that injured five and caused the owners' son to be jailed. A ride operated by Family Attractions Amusement unexpectedly restarted at the North Carolina State Fair in October 2013 as riders were getting off. The mother of two girls injured in Monday's incident says one of her daughters cannot breath on her own.

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Golf tees off for the first time at the Olympics since 1904 as the men start their first round of play at the Olympic Golf Course today. The first tee shot will be struck by Brazilian Adilson da Silva. The professionals competing at in Rio include Henrik Stenson of Sweden, Rickie Fowler and Bubba Watson of the United States and Martin Kaymer of Germany. The top four players in the world won't be competing because of Zika fears.

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