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Clinton and Trump to square off in highly anticipated debate showdown

By John Whitesides HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (Reuters) – Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will face off for the first time on Monday in a presidential debate that could rank as one of the most watched and highly anticipated political … Continue reading

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FIFA bans Qatari official from Asian vote

Panaji (India) (AFP) – World football body FIFA has banned a senior Qatari official from running in elections for a seat on its new-look council over an investigation. Scandal-plagued FIFA’s ethics committee last month recommended a two-and-a-half-year ban from the … Continue reading

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Debates to help half of U.S. voters decide between Clinton, Trump: poll

By Ginger Gibson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Half of America’s likely voters will rely on the presidential debates to help them make their choice between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos … Continue reading

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Charlotte lifts curfew after protests over fatal shooting

Washington (AFP) – Charlotte authorities lifted a curfew late Sunday that had been set following sometimes violent protests over a fatal police shooting of a black man in the southern US city. In a joint statement, Mayor Jennifer Roberts and … Continue reading

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Ahead of debate, Trump endorsed by some Bush alumni

By Steve Holland NEW YORK (Reuters) – Dozens of former appointees of the administration of former President George W. Bush announced their support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday in a bid for party unity ahead of Trump’s … Continue reading

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Clinton, Trump neck and neck heading into first debate

Washington (AFP) – The lengthy US presidential campaign is careening towards a 90-minute Monday showdown, with Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump squaring off in their first televised debate as they sit nearly neck and neck in the polls. … Continue reading

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Colombian, FARC leaders to sign historic peace deal

Cartagena (Colombia) (AFP) – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and the leader of the FARC rebels, Timoleon “Timochenko” Jimenez, are due to sign a historic peace deal Monday to end a five-decade war. The former enemies will sign the accord … Continue reading

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Yemen rebel leader proposes border truce with Saudi

Sanaa (AFP) – A leader of Yemen’s Shiite Huthi rebels on Sunday proposed a truce on the country’s border with Saudi Arabia in an exchange for a halt in Saudi-led strikes on his forces. The proposal, coinciding with a surge … Continue reading

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Activists in Mexico urge US expats to derail Trump

Mexico City (AFP) – A human rights group is urging the nearly one million US citizens who live in Mexico to vote in hopes of keeping Republican Donald Trump out of the White House, organizers said Sunday. “We are going … Continue reading

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Old City, Old Buildings, New Life

If you walk along State Street in Erie, Pennsylvania, which heads straight through the heart of downtown all the way to the pier jutting into Presque Isle Bay, you’ll pass the imposing Greek Revival building that was built in the … Continue reading

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