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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has overcome a strong primary challenge and will likely be re-elected to a seventh term in Congress. The Associated Press has called Wasserman Schultz the winner over law professor Tim Canova, a Bernie Sanders-backed challenger. Wasserman Schultz was dragged down by her recent forced resignation as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee after leaked emails. Democrats also nominated Rep. Patrick Murphy in a Senate primary. He'll face Sen. Marco Rubio, who is seeking re-election.

BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group has apparently suffered a major blow, the death of a key leader. A spokesman for the extremist group says Abu Muhammad al-Abnani was killed while overseeing operations in northern Syria. It didn't say how he was killed. Al-Adnani was considered a strategist and spokesman and called for attacks against the West.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department will reopen some offices tomorrow that were closed after an unspecified email threat. A USDA spokesman says offices in Colorado, Maryland, North Carolina and Kearneysville, West Virginia, will open Wednesday with additional security enhancements. USDA offices in Hamden, Connecticut, and Leetown, West Virginia, will remain closed while waiting for security improvements or notifications to union officials. The department received "several anonymous messages" on Monday.

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director James Comey is once again warning that the bureau's investigations are being hampered by the inability to access digital devices because of encryption. Comey says widespread encryption built into smartphones is darkening rooms that the FBI is charged with investigating.

ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) — An independent investigation into possible sexual abuse at an elite New England boarding school has uncovered several cases of sexual misconduct by faculty members. Officials at Phillips Academy, in Massachusetts, say the review identified five cases in the 1970s and 1980s in which "former faculty members engaged in sexual misconduct involving students."

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