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BUXTON, N.C. (AP) — A tropical weather system off the coast of North Carolina's Outer Banks is expected to strengthen in the next day, bringing winds up to 45 mph. Right now the tropical depression has winds of 35 mph and is about 115 miles southeast of Cape Hatteras. It's expected to become a tropical storm this afternoon. Another tropical depression in the Gulf of Mexico could hit northern Florida as a tropical storm later in the week.

NEW YORK (AP) — The FBI is warning state officials to boost their election security. The FBI has said that there's evidence that hackers have targeted related data systems in two states. The FBI hasn't named those states, but describes a "compromise" of one elections board website and "attempted intrusion activities" in another state's system.

HARDAN, Iraq (AP) — There are mass graves throughout Iraq and Syria that contain the bodies of victims of the Islamic State group. Through interviews, photos and research, The Associated Press has documented and mapped 72 mass graves, and just one grave in Syria contained the bodies of hundreds of members of a single tribe. Many other graves are in territory too dangerous to excavate.

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The International human rights group Human Rights Watch says Iraqi militias are recruiting children from camps for displaced civilians. Witnesses and relatives tell the group that children were recruited to act as reinforcements for frontline positions near Mosul, Iraq's largest city. Mosul is the last major urban territory the Islamic State group holds in the country.

PARIS (AP) — France's trade chief says he wants to ask the European Union to end talks with the U.S. on forging a sweeping trade deal that his socialist government sees as too friendly to U.S. business. France's secretary of state for foreign trade tells RMC radio that "we need a clear, clean, definitive stop" to the negotiations on a proposed Trans-Atlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. He says talks could resume if wider EU-US trade relations improved.

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