Trump facing must-win debate

Donald Trump needs a win at the second presidential debate on Sunday if he is to build on the momentum that his running mate, Mike Pence, has created for him. Pence, the governor of Indiana, is widely seen as having bested his Democratic counterpart, Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine, at the sole vice presidential debate on Tuesday evening. In doing so, Pence turned the page […]

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NRA Drops $6.5 Million on Ads Backing Donald Trump

The National Rifle Association cut a new ad for Republican presidential Donald Trump that will begin airing Wednesday. The NRA spent $6.5 million on a 30-second spot that will run on national cable channels as well as broadcast networks in Ohio, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia, Politico reported. While the organization has run other ads opposing Democratic nominee Hillary […]

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N. Korea embassy official defects in Beijing

A North Korean embassy official in Beijing has defected, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said Wednesday, while a separate report suggested two embassy staff had sought asylum with the Japanese mission there. If confirmed, it would mark the latest in a recent series of high-profile North Korean defections that some observers see as a sign of growing instability within the […]

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EU parliament backs Paris climate deal

The European Parliament Tuesday overwhelmingly backed the ratification of the Paris climate deal, in a vote attended by UN chief Ban Ki-moon that paves the way for the landmark pact to come into force globally. The vote of 610 for, 38 against and 31 abstentions puts the European Union on track to hand over its ratification to the United Nations […]

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WikiLeaks fails to deliver October surprise

The expectations were breathless. For weeks, backers of Republican nominee Donald Trump have hyped the tantalizing possibility that the anti-secrecy organization WikiLeaks was on the verge of publishing a set of documents that would doom Hillary Clinton’s chances in November. “@HillaryClinton is done,” longtime Trump associate Roger Stone tweeted Saturday. “#Wikileaks.” The group’s founder, Julian Assange, did nothing to dampen […]

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