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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Former Vermont U.S. Sen. James Jeffords, who in 2001 tipped control of the Senate when he quit the Republican Party to become an independent, died Monday. He was 80.

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BAGHDAD (AP) — Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces on Monday wrested back control of the country's largest dam from Islamic militants, a military spokesman in Baghdad said, as fighting was reported to be underway for the rest of the strategic complex.

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Presumptive presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton is making her first trip to Iowa since the 2016 speculation took full effect.

Politico reported Monday that Hillary and President Bill Clinton would attend Sen. Tom Harkin's annual steak-fry dinner on Sept. 14, Clinton's first return to the state since the 2008 primary. Clinton aides told Politico that the trip was all about paying tribute to Harkin, who is retiring when his term ends next year.

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