Washington, D.C.

Possible classified data in Clinton e-mails

Government investigators discovered four e-mails containing what they say is classified information on the personal e-mail account that Hillary Rodham Clinton used as secretary of state, the investigators said in a letter to Congress. Clinton said that she was concerned about "a lot of inaccuracies" in the reporting of her personal e-mail account. The government investigators discovered the four e-mails while reviewing a sampling of 40 e-mails from her account. The e-mails were routed through a private server that she set up in her home.

Texas

One of two Perry indictments nullified

One of two felony indictments against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was tossed out, giving the Republican presidential candidate a potentially huge legal victory. The Third Court of Appeals said that the charge of coercion of a public servant constituted a violation of Perry's free speech rights.

Afghanistan

Al-Qaida operative killed this month

The Al-Qaida operative in charge of suicide bombings and operations involving explosives was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Afghanistan this month. Abu Khalil al-Sudani had been directly involved in plots against the United States as well as against U.S., Afghan and Pakistani forces, Defense Department officials said. They described Sudani as a close associate of Ayman al-Zawahri, the Al-Qaida leader."

Burundi

President wins contested third term

President Pierre Nkurunziza won a third term in office amid unrest over whether his election is constitutional. Nkurunziza won 69 percent of the vote while his closest rival, Agathon Rwasa, got 19 percent. Some opposition groups boycotted the election. The U.S. and Britain condemned the elections as not being credible because of violence, intimidation and questions about the constitutionality of Nkurunziza's bid.

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