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Takeaways from a day that changed the presidential race

President Joe Biden's abrupt decision to bow out of the presidential race and endorse Vice President Kamala Harris to be the Democratic candidate against former President Donald Trump caused a political earthquake on Sunday. It also changes the contours of a presidential race - which most voters said they did not want to see - that has seemed rigidly set for more than a year.

Israel strike in Gaza kills 15 including children

DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip (AP) - Israeli airstrikes killed at least 15 people including women and children overnight in Gaza, according to hospital officials and a body count by an Associated Press journalist on Sunday.

Read Biden's letter to the American people

WASHINGTON (AP) - Preident Joe Biden on Sunday posted a letter to social media announcing that he would no longer seek reelection. The decision by the Democrat came after building pressure from lawmakers, donors, activists and voters within his own party who had concerns about his ability to beat Republican Donald Trump in November’s election.

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China cuts interest rates to boost economy

BANGKOK (AP) - China's central bank has cut both its five-year loan prime rate and its one-year rate, moving to revive its ailing property sector and rev up the slowing economy.

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Delta says cancellations continue as it tries to restore operations

NEW YORK (AP) - Airlines, including Delta Air Lines, continued to struggle to restore operations two days after a faulty software update caused technological havoc worldwide and resulted in several carriers grounding flights.

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American Express second quarter profits soar 39%

NEW YORK (AP) - American Express said second quarter profits jumped 39% as the credit card company benefitted again from a broad increase in cardmember spending as well as more of its customers carrying a balance.

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Harris could become first woman, second black person to be president

WASHINGTON (AP) - She’s already broken barriers, and now Kamala Harris could become the first Black woman to head a major party presidential ticket after President Joe Biden abruptly ended his reelection bid and endorsed her.

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Biden's accomplishments that didn't translate into political support

WASHINGTON (AP) - Sitting in the Oval Office behind the iconic Resolute desk in 2022, an animated President Joe Biden described the challenge of leading a psychologically traumatized nation.

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Read Biden's letter to the American people

WASHINGTON (AP) - Preident Joe Biden on Sunday posted a letter to social media announcing that he would no longer seek reelection. The decision by the Democrat came after building pressure from lawmakers, donors, activists and voters within his own party who had concerns about his ability to beat Republican Donald Trump in November’s election.

WASHINGTON (AP) - She’s already broken barriers, and now Kamala Harris could become the first Black woman to head a major party presidential ticket after President Joe Biden abruptly ended his reelection bid and endorsed her.