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Lawyer: Clinton emails can't be released for a month...Threat closes USDA offices...LePage says it won't be "political demise"



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WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for the State Department says it will need until the end of September to release about 30 of Hillary Clinton's emails that may be related to the 2012 attack on U.S. compounds in Benghazi. The lawyer says the emails will have to be reviewed and potentially classified information will have to be redacted. The emails were among thousands recovered during an FBI investigation into Clinton's private server, and government lawyers say some of them were not among the emails Clinton provided.

ISTANBUL (AP) — A senior U.S. military commander says the United States has made it clear that Turkey and U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish fighters must keep their focus on the Islamic State group and stop fighting each other. U.S. Central Command Gen. Joseph Votel (voh-TEL') says he's working to prevent such clashes among all U.S. partners fighting IS. In recent days, Turkish forces have attacked Syrian Kurds, saying they didn't keep a promise to change location. Votel says the Kurds have now lived up to their commitment.

UNDATED (AP) — Bernie Sanders is applauding the European Union's ruling that Apple must pay $14.5 billion plus interest in back taxes to Ireland. The Vermont senator and former Democratic presidential candidate tweets that "huge corporations can't be allowed to use loopholes and tax havens to boost their obscene profits even higher." Apple CEO Tim Cook says the iPhone maker never asked or received "special deals" on its taxes from Ireland, and that the company will appeal the EU's decision.

WASHINGTON (AP) — An email threat sent to multiple employees at half a dozen Agriculture Department locations has prompted the closure of those offices. The USDA says the anonymous messages raise concerns about the safety of the department's personnel and facilities. The threats are considered serious. The offices will be closed until further notice.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Republican Gov. Paul LePage says he doesn't think the controversy surrounding his office will mark the end of his political career. There have been calls for the Republican's resignation following an obscene tirade he left on a Democratic legislator's voicemail. LePage says in a tweet that reports of his "political demise are greatly exaggerated." The comment comes hours after he said on a radio show that he was going to meet with family and close advisers to decide his next steps.

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