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Shimon Peres, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who was prime minister of Israel on three separate occasions before becoming the country's president, died Wednesday. He was 93.
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Donald Trump Struggles to DealHow does a man whose brand is all about winning come to terms with defeat? After a widely panned performance in Monday’s inaugural presidential debate, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump... gave several contradictory answers. At a rally with nearly 10,000 people in a hangar on the Florida space coast Tuesday night Trump repeatedly claimed victory,…
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Obama nominates first U.S.On Tuesday, President Obama nominated Jeffrey DeLaurentis as the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than a half-century. Since 2014, when the U.S. Embassy in Havana reopened, DeLaurentis has been... the country's chief diplomat in Cuba, but he's able to get a promotion to ambassador now that the diplomatic freeze is over. "Jeff's leadership has been vital throughout the normalization of relations between the United States and Cuba, and the appointment of an ambassador is a common-sense step forward toward a more normal and productive relationship between our two countries," Obama said in a statement. DeLaurentis must be confirmed by the Senate in a simple majority, but some senators, including Cuban-American Republicans Marco Rubio of Florida and Ted Cruz of Texas, have both said they will...
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Meet the world's first 'three-parent' baby

New York Post - 28 Sep 2016 06:56
Meet the world's firstThe world's first "three-parent" baby was born following a cutting-edge medical procedure by a New York City doctor, according to reports Tuesday. Dr. John Zhang, of the New Hope Fertility Center,... helped an unnamed Jordanian couple alter the mother's egg with a tiny piece of donor DNA to avoid passing on a fatal genetic mutation,...
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A record number of AmericansThe ballyhooed first slugfest between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump shattered TV ratings rec­ords for presidential debates -- and even the Taliban were glued to their screens in an ­Afghan... hideout. At least 81.4 million people watched the showdown on 12 of the channels that carried it live, according to Neilsen. Those figures don't include...
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Officials say a riot broke out at the Philippine national penitentiary, leaving a high-profile Chinese drug lord dead and four other inmates injured. The riot comes amid a congressional investigation...
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Miss Universe strikes back

CNN - 28 Sep 2016 05:17
Former "Miss Universe" Alicia Machado struck back Tuesday against insults hurled at her by Donald Trump, saying that he was "aggressive" and "really rude."
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"Typhoons are normally nothing but a disaster," says Atsushi Shimizu.
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Does Donald Trump Pay Taxes? Here's What We Know

The New York Times - 28 Sep 2016 02:40
Does Donald Trump Pay Taxes?Mr. Trump's refusal to release his tax returns allowed Hillary Clinton to suggest at the debate that perhaps he has not paid income taxes.
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Appeals Court Hears ChallengeFederal judges hear oral arguments in a lawsuit filed by 28 states and hundreds of companies and industry groups opposed to the Clean Power Plan.
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US air strike reportedly kills 13 Afghan civilians

Al Jazeera English - 28 Sep 2016 15:58
ISIL fighters were the target of an air raid that allegedly killed at least 13 civilians in Achin district.
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Missile That Downed FlightAn international team of investigators released its findings.
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The news agency of the Trans-Dniester separatist region in Moldova says Russian troops have begun another round of military exercises in the territory.
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Father: Before NYC Bombing,Father of Ahmad Rahami tells ABC News' Brian Ross his son acted alone.
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John Warner, former RepublicanHillary Clinton is adding another Republican to her endorsement list: Former Republican senator John Warner of Virginia. A Clinton campaign aide told The Washington Post Warner, 89, will announce his... support at an event Wednesday with Clinton's running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (R-Va.) in Alexandria. While Warner, a World War II veteran and former U.S. Navy secretary and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has gone against the party before -- he opposed the Supreme Court nomination of Robert Bork and endorsed the Democrat running for his seat rather than the Republican -- this is the first time he is endorsing a Democrat for president. Warner retired in 2009 with high approval rates, and was known for his extensive knowledge of national security affairs. "I am proud to have John's...
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The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local): 7:30 a.m. The son-in-law of late Israeli President Shimon Peres says his family …
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Indonesian authorities have evacuated more than 1,100 tourists after Mount Barujari on Lombok island spewed a massive column of ash into the atmosphere and are searching for several hundred others …...
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World Leaders Issue Emotional Tributes to Shimon Peres

The New York Times - 28 Sep 2016 06:47
World Leaders Issue EmotionalThe death of the former Israeli leader prompted an outpouring from around the world, although the praise was tempered among Palestinians.
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Maduro: top US diplomat to visit Venezuela soon

Miami Herald - 28 Sep 2016 06:33
President Nicolas Maduro said a top U.S. State Department official would soon visit Venezuela in a bid to ease tensions between the two nations. Maduro's announcement Tuesday night came a …
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Human Rights Watch says prison guards at a maximum-security facility in the Egyptian capital that holds political prisoners routinely abuse them in ways that may have contributed to some of …
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3 years jail for $50 gift?

CNN - 28 Sep 2016 05:43
If you're dining with a South Korean public official, don't order the lobster.
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Donald Trump Endorsed Gun Control And Everyone Is Confused

The Huffington Post - 28 Sep 2016 04:11
WASHINGTON ― Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) don’t agree on much, but in Monday night’s presidential debate, there was one surprising area of consensus: gun control. Trump, whose... candidacy is backed by the National Rifle Association, said he concurred with Clinton that people on airline terrorist watch lists should not be able to buy guns. “I agree with you, when a person is on a watch list or a no-fly list,” Trump told Clinton, who had just called for such a prohibition. “I have the endorsement of the NRA, which I’m very proud of, these are very, very good people, and they are protecting the Second Amendment. But I think we have to look very strongly at no fly-lists and watch lists.” It’s the only time the Republican presidential nominee has advocated gun...
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The Problem with Trump Isn't His Debating Skills

The New Yorker - 28 Sep 2016 04:00
In a year of absurd, nerve-testing disconnects, Monday night's disconnect was the biggest of all. In a moment when, in an all too real sense, the future of liberal democracy itself was on the... line--when the possibility of seeing one of the hyper-nationalist demagogues and autocrats who have emerged throughout Europe and Americas in the last decade take power in the United States seemed all too near--the debate was being billed and sold as entertainment. Clinton vs. Trump, toe to toe! Come watch Hamilton and Madison's dream end, live at 9 P.M.
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Navy Investigates Sailor WhoAnthem was played during a recent morning flag-raising at Pearl Harbor.
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It's Come to This: Why We Must Police the Police

The Huffington Post - 28 Sep 2016 03:14
Last Friday, a couple of friends and I saw something unusual: A police officer pulled over a car in downtown Washington, D.C. as it turned a busy corner. I've been in this city for many years, and the... only time I can recall seeing a car pulled over for a traffic violation was when someone was talking on a cell phone and a police officer ordered him to hang up with a megaphone; when that failed, she pulled him over and wrote a ticket. Speeding in D.C. appears to be efficiently handled by the many surveillance cameras that are automatically triggered and which last year resulted in 1.4 million tickets and $148 million in revenue for the city. I've always suspected that I never see people pulled over--as opposed to in my native Virginia--in part because the streets are already so narrow and...
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