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Republican frontrunner for president and brash billionaire Donald Trump pledged loyalty to the Republican Party and ruled out a third-party tilt for the 2016 election. "I will be totally pledging my allegiance to the Republican Party and the conservative principles for which it stands," the real estate tycoon told a news conference at Trump Tower. It marks an about-turn for the former reality TV star, 69, who kicked off the first Republican debate in Ohio last month by refusing to rule out a third-party run.
FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — The manhunt for three suspects wanted in the killing of an Illinois police officer threatened Thursday to dampen the Labor Day weekend across one of the state's most popular recreational areas, a boating and fishing playground known as the Chain O' Lakes.