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German Chancellor Angela Merkel's government Wednesday set September 24 as the date for a general election in which she will seek a fourth term, facing populist headwinds over a record migrant influx. The date, adopted by Merkel's right-left coalition cabinet, must still be formally approved by President Joachim Gauck. It was followed in distant second place by the Social Democrats (SPD), current junior partners in Merkel's "grand coalition" government.
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Roger Federer relied on his Grand Slam experience during the most important points to beat Noah Rubin 7-5, 6-3, 7-6 (3) on Wednesday, maintaining his record of never failing to reach the third round at the 18 Australian Opens he's contested.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Police say a man wanted in the fatal shootings of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and an Orlando police officer was wearing body armor and had two handguns when he was arrested at an abandoned house.