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My friend and CNN colleague, S.E. Cupp, (whose new show debuts on HLN on August 21) has the perfect metaphor for President Donald Trump's relationship with the Republican Party. "He uses the party like a teenage boy uses a tuxedo for prom night," she says. And she's right. He rented the suit, used it for a time, and then dropped it in a heap in the corner, without a second thought about the cigarette burns and stains. [Source]

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Slovenian President Pahor fails to win majority, faces runoff

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian President Borut Pahor will face a second-round election on Nov. 12 after he fell short of a majority in Sunday's first round, as he tries to win a second five-year mandate.

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Putin critic Navalny, freed from jail, resumes presidential campaign

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny held a political rally on Sunday, hours after being released from jail and pledged to continue his presidential campaign despite the authorities saying he is ineligible to stand.

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A Presidential Bellwether Is Still Waiting to Start Winning Under Trump

Voters in Indiana’s Vigo County have an almost unerring record in choosing the winning presidential candidate, and now many would like to see President Trump change his tone.

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Zimbabwean President out as goodwill ambassador after outcry

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe may be one of the longest-serving leaders, but his stint as a goodwill ambassador was anything but.

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Election Risk Pays Off for Shinzo Abe of Japan as Party Appears to Win Big

Early projections of a victory on Sunday would help the prime minister consolidate power and fuel his hopes to revise Japan’s pacifist Constitution.

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Catalonia, John Kelly, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Polls open as Slovenian president runs for his second mandate

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Polls opened in the Slovenian presidential election on Sunday with incumbent President Borut Pahor running for his second five-year mandate against eight other candidates.

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South Korea's president says will continue phasing out nuclear power

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue to phase out nuclear-generated electricity, following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.

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For some Chinese dissidents, party congress means a paid 'vacation'

BEIJING (Reuters) - Hu Jia, a well-known Chinese dissident who lives in Beijing, says he had hoped to go to the southeastern city of Xiamen for his government-sponsored holiday, but state security officials said no.

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Ex-Presidents and Trump Show Unity at Hurricane Benefit Concert

The concert is part of a fund-raising campaign, One America Appeal, aimed at assisting hurricane recovery efforts.

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Party of 'Czech Trump' wins election

Billionaire tycoon Andrej Babis was set to become the Czech Republic's next prime minister after his ANO party won with a significant margin in the country's general election on Saturday.

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News Analysis: Political Guardrails Gone, a President’s Somber Duty Skids Into Spectacle

The weeklong feud between President Trump and a Democratic congresswoman after a soldier’s death might never have happened had either side followed convention.

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N.A.A.C.P., Seeking a New Voice, Names Derrick Johnson as President

With a pair of major announcements on Saturday, the century-old organization moved to reclaim its role as the nation’s pre-eminent voice on civil rights.

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Czech Election Won by Anti-Establishment Party Led by Billionaire

Andrej Babis, the billionaire leader of an anti-establishment party, is expected to become prime minister of the Czech Republic after mainstream parties fall short.

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Trump family breaks with presidential pet tradition

He campaigned and won vowing to shake up Washington. Now, President Donald Trump is again breaking with tradition on a more personal matter: keeping a pet at the White House.

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Nikki Haley: This is why the President is sending me to Africa

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Five former US presidents to appear at hurricane relief concert

It'll be a rare joint appearance of five members of an exclusive club.

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China says no excuses for foreign officials meeting Dalai Lama

BEIJING (Reuters) - Foreign leaders can't think they can get away with meeting exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama just because they are doing it in a personal capacity, as they still represent their government, a senior Chinese official said on Saturday.

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Steve Bannon delivers blistering attack on former President George W. Bush

Steve Bannon delivered a blistering attack on former President George W. Bush during an address at the California GOP Convention Friday night, questioning his intelligence and whether the former President understood the speech that he delivered this week.

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Graft probe into Mexico president's ally poses tricky challenge ahead of elections

MEXICO CITY, Oct 20 (Reuters) - With a tight general election looming next year, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faces a tough choice on whether to pursue a graft probe involving a prominent ally and Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

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Op-Ed Columnist: America’s Best University President

Robert Zimmer, head of the University of Chicago, makes the educator’s case for free speech.

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UPDATE 1-Wells Fargo faulted by U.S. regulator for auto insurance abuses -NYT

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co wrongly pushed auto insurance on customers who did not need it and took too long to halt the abuse, the New York Times reported on Friday, citing a confidential report from a leading bank regulator.

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Opinion: Is Donald Trump Turning Liberals Into Radicals?

“The resistance” has emerged as a force in American politics. But whether or not it can work with the real left remains an open question.

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The fight over Trump's comments to a Gold Star family shows fundamental break with all Presidents before him

On Thursday night, following a day of back-and-forth over who said what in a phone call between the President of the United States and a military widow, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!"

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Congresswoman Accuses Kelly of Lying, Escalating Dispute Over Trump’s Condolence Call

Representative Frederica S. Wilson said John Kelly, the president’s chief of staff, lied by suggesting she had taken credit for obtaining funding for a federal building in Miami.

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Zuma spokesman dismisses reports South African deputy president may be sacked

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma's spokesman said on Friday there was no basis for reports that the country's leader would axe his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, speculation about which has weighed on the currency and bonds.

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'Perfect Storm' of Failures Leaves Puerto Rico in the Dark

One month after Hurricane Maria, experts say poor planning, logistical nightmares and dire financial straits are to blame for the slow response to Puerto Rico's major power outage.

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China’s Party Congress Brings Crackdown on Critics, Nightclubs and Airbnb

Extremely tight security during an important Communist Party meeting reflects President Xi Jinping’s vision of an all-powerful government.

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In return to campaign trail, former President calls on Americans to reject 'politics of fear'

Former President Barack Obama returned the campaign trail Thursday with a warning about the current state of politics in America.

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NZ Prime Minister-elect Ardern focuses on final touches in coalition deal, NZ dollar sinks

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said she would spend Friday ironing out issues and ministerial posts with coalition partner New Zealand First, one day after becoming the Pacific nation's youngest leader in more than 150 years.

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Motor racing: Hopkirk replaces Warwick as BRDC president

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Monte Carlo rally winner Paddy Hopkirk has been elected president of the British Racing Drivers' Club that owns Silverstone circuit, the BRDC said.

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Editorial: The Self-Dealing Presidency of Donald Trump

A federal court on Wednesday heard the first-ever lawsuit to accuse a president of violating the emoluments clauses of the Constitution.

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NZ Prime Minister-elect Ardern focuses on final touches in coalition deal

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern said she would spend Friday ironing out issues and ministerial posts with coalition partner New Zealand First, one day after becoming the Pacific nation's youngest leader in more than 150 years.

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John Kelly's attempt to repair damage from Donald Trump's condolence call was stirring but incomplete

From the second that White House chief of staff John Kelly appeared in the White House press briefing room on Thursday afternoon, you could tell something big was about to happen.

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White House chief of staff says he advised President on what to say and was 'stunned' by the criticism

White House chief of staff John Kelly said Thursday he advised President Donald Trump on what to say before he called the families of the four fallen soldiers who died during an ambush in Niger.

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Wall Street pauses after record highs; tech a drag

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were flat on Thursday, pausing after their recent run of record highs, as technology shares dragged and some earnings disappointed.

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Soccer star Weah to face vice president in Liberian presidential run-off

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah won the first round of Liberia's presidential election with 38.4 percent of the vote, 10 points ahead of Vice President Joseph Boakai who will face him in a run-off next month, the electoral commission said on Thursday.

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Key ISIS Operative in Philippines ‘Taken’ in Gunfight, President Says

Mahmud Ahmad had acted as a link to the group’s central command in Syria, helping funnel money and foreign fighters who ransacked a city in the south.

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Russia's Putin accuses U.S. of failing nuclear, chemical weapons treaties obligations

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Washington of not fulfilling its obligations under nuclear and chemical weapons treaties.

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How Seoul uses technology to avoid 'traffic hell'

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Kenya president snubs vote crisis meeting, presses ahead with campaign

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta snubbed a crisis meeting called by the chairman of the election board for Thursday, saying he would instead spend the day campaigning for next week's presidential vote re-run.

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New Zealand Labour to form next government with support of small nationalist party

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's Labour leader Jacinda Ardern will form the country's next government after gaining the support of a small nationalist party holding the balance of power following an inconclusive Sept. 23 election.

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China economy shows solid momentum as party meets, but property curbs bite

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economic growth looked set to accelerate for the first time in seven years this year, after hardly skipping a beat in the third quarter, but efforts to cut risks in property and debt are beginning to weigh on parts of the world's second-largest economy.

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China biotech's 'coming out party' masks long road ahead

LONDON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Investors are betting on China's potential to feed the global pharmaceutical pipeline, putting a multi-billion-dollar price tag on a handful of stocks, even as the country struggles to close a huge R&D gap with the West.

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New Zealand First says supports Labour Party for government

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand First leader Winston Peters said on Thursday he would support the Labour Party to form government after an inconclusive Sept. 23 election, making Jacinda Ardern the country's third female prime minister.

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INSIGHT-China biotech's 'coming out party' masks long road ahead

LONDON/SHANGHAI, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Investors are betting on China's potential to feed the global pharmaceutical pipeline, putting a multi-billion-dollar price tag on a handful of stocks, even as the country struggles to close a huge R&D gap with the West.

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Catalonia, Nxivm: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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China suggests Xi's political ideology to be elevated in party constitution

BEIJING (Reuters) - Top Chinese officials have praised President Xi Jinping's political ideology unveiled at a key Communist Party Congress, an indication that he could cement his power with his new slogan being incorporated into the party's constitution.

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Fallen Troops’ Families Tell of Meeting Presidents: Sympathy and Sometimes Discomfort

President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier was outside the usual range of encounters with presidents, wounded service members and families of those killed said.

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Has Mike Pence perfected the art of the adoring gaze?

CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on the most devoted stare in politics, Vice President Mike Pence's adoring gaze at President Trump.

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New Zealand kingmaker set to announce which party it will back for government

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The small New Zealand party holding the balance of power after inconclusive elections will announce on Thursday which party it will back in government, ending weeks of political limbo that have hurt the currency and business sentiment.

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Russian Socialite Enters Race to Challenge President Putin

Ksenia Sobchak, a TV journalist who has long paraded her glamorous life on social media, says she will be the voice of Russians without one.

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Chile presidential hopeful Pinera vows to double economic growth

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's conservative presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera on Wednesday promised to double economic growth and by 2025 make the country the first in Latin American to achieve "developed nation" status.

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Sessions refuses to discuss conversations with Trump on Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused on Wednesday to answer lawmakers' questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump on Russia and denied lying to Congress about his own contacts with Russians during the 2016 election campaign.

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Sessions refuses to discuss Trump conversations on Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions refused on Wednesday to answer lawmakers' questions about his discussions with President Donald Trump on Russia and denied lying to Congress about his own contacts with Russians during the 2016 election campaign.

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One dead at protest against extending Ugandan president's rule

KAMPALA (Reuters) - At least one person died as police fired bullets and teargas to disperse a crowd of opposition supporters rallying on Wednesday against plans to extend Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's rule.

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UPDATE 1-McDonald's S.Korea office raided in burger probe -reports

(Adds McDonald's comment in 4th paragraph) SEOUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said. The Seoul central district prosecutors' office confiscated some documents and evidence at the office and three other companies, including an ingredient supplier, the

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'Russia's version of Paris Hilton' announces presidential bid

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak said on Wednesday she planned to run in a presidential election next year, offering liberal voters unhappy with Kremlin rule someone to get behind, but will little prospect she will win.

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Trump's unpresidential fight over the death of a soldier

President Donald Trump's phone call Tuesday to the widow of a Green Beret killed in action in Niger has, somehow, turned into a she said/he said situation.

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China's Xi lays out vision for 'new era' led by 'still stronger' Communist Party

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping opened a critical Communist Party Congress on Wednesday with a pledge to build a "modern socialist country" for a "new era" that will be proudly Chinese, steadfastly ruled by the party but open to the world.

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Kenyan election official flees country ahead of presidential poll

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A top Kenyan election commissioner has quit and fled the country a week before a re-run of the presidential vote, citing political intimidation and saying the election would be a "mockery" of democracy.

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WRAPUP 2-China's Xi lays out vision for "new era" led by "still stronger" Communist Party

* Xi opens Communist Party Congress, expected to cement control

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McDonald's South Korea office raided in burger probe: reports

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said.

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McDonald's S.Korea office raided in burger probe - reports

SEOUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said. The Seoul central district prosecutors' office confiscated some documents and evidence at the office and three other companies, including an ingredient supplier, the reports said. A spokeswoman at the offi

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New Zealand's kingmaker party sets Thursday to unveil result of talks to form government

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand's small nationalist party, which holds the balance of power after last month's inconclusive elections, will make an announcement on Thursday on the result of talks with the two major parties to form the next government.

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China's President Xi says will continue years-long war on smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will keep up its years-long battle against smog to ensure "blue skies" and promote a "revolution" in clean energy, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a key Communist Party congress.

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The President told the widow of a fallen soldier that 'he knew what he signed up for,' according to Rep. Frederica Wilson

President Donald Trump told the widow of a US serviceman killed in the ambush in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson.

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Underdog center-left party may outperform expectations in Japan snap poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - A new center-left party pledging to bring "bottom up" democracy to Japan may prove the surprise success story of an election on Sunday, although the party is forecast to win a mere sliver of seats compared to Prime Minister Shinto Abe's ruling bloc.

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Amazon to ship electronics in Brazil from third-party sellers

SAO PAULO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc began offering electronics from third-party sellers to Brazilian shoppers on Wednesday, expanding beyond books in the fiercely competitive e-commerce market in Latin America's largest economy.

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In dispute over slain troops, the President pits himself against a favorite foil: Obama

When President Donald Trump on Monday suggested his predecessor had failed to contact the families of fallen American troops, it was less a bombshell and more a twist in what has become one of his presidency's ongoing subplots.

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China's Xi to open Communist Party congress, likely signaling plans for next five years

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday opens a critical Communist Party congress expected to cement his authority with a closely watched address signaling how he intends to put that power to use during a second five-year term.

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Instead of U.S. midterms, Sanders focuses on smaller races

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders will focus on getting liberal candidates elected to state and local offices ahead of next year's midterm elections rather than on higher-profile U.S. congressional races, to help build a national progressive movement from the ground up.

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As Party Gathers, Xi Jinping Displays a Firm Grip on Power

The Chinese Communist Party, which took power in 1949, is about to overtake the Soviet Union’s as the longest-ruling Communist party in history. Xi Jinping wants to extend that run.

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Instead of midterm elections, Sanders focuses on local, state races

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator Bernie Sanders will focus on getting liberal candidates elected to state and local offices ahead of next year's midterm elections rather than on higher-profile U.S. congressional races, to help build a national progressive movement from the ground up.

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Catalonia refuses to renounce independence, separatist protesters rally

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government's demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week.

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No Aaron Rodgers? Packers fans start a petition for the perfect replacement

The Green Bay Packers are in a funk.

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REFILE-COLUMN-DOJ: Trump tweets are not presidential actions. Except when they are. - Frankel

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has more than 40 million followers at @realdonaldtrump, the Twitter account he started in 2009 and has used to such consequential effect during and after the presidential campaign.

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Obama aides slam Trump over claim about past presidents, fallen soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aides to former U.S. President Barack Obama fired back on Tuesday as criticism mounted over President Donald Trump's claim that past U.S. presidents did not contact family members of soldiers who died in combat during their time in the White House.

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Catalonia refuses to renounce independence, anti-government protests form

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government's demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a political collision course with Madrid later this week.

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Wanda vice president quits amid government crackdown on offshore investment

BEIJING (Reuters) - Dalian Wanda’s senior vice president, Jack Gao, has resigned from the Chinese conglomerate, sources close to the company said.

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As the President tries to undo Obama-era policies, progressive lawyers are seeking national injunctions

As the Trump administration seeks to obliterate Obama-era policies, progressive lawyers are racing to court asking for an extreme form of relief, urging judges to reach deep into their judicial tool kits and issue national -- even global -- injunctions.

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How Donald Trump is negotiating like a hostage-taker

As a candidate, Donald Trump sold himself as a deal maker. As president, he's governing more as a hostage taker.

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Donald Trump, California, N.B.A.: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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McDonald's offers to lock up your smartphone

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Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although a military spokesman said 20-30 rebels were still fighting it out and were holding about 20 hostages.

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Philippine president declares Marawi City liberated from militants

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared Marawi City liberated from pro-Islamic State militants who have held the heart of the city for 148 days, media and a government minister said.

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Kenya's deputy president says ok if election board meets opposition demands

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto said on Tuesday there would be no problem if the election board agrees to meet a raft of demands made by the opposition ahead of a repeat presidential vote on Oct. 26.

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The Tennessee senator says his harsh critique of the President has 'been building for some time'

He called the White House "an adult day care center." He suggested President Donald Trump was setting the nation on a course to "World War III." And he said Trump "concerns me," adding that the President was treating the office "like a reality show."

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Hillary Clinton, the N.F.L., Roy Moore and Other Asides From the President

President Trump, during a news conference, touched on topics as wide-ranging as disaster relief, the special counsel and assault allegations.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The G.O.P. Is No Party for Honest Men

Republicans on taxes: the most dishonest selling job in U.S. political history.

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President's approval rating for how he handled hurricanes dropped 20% after Maria hit, poll shows

President Donald Trump's approval rating for handling the federal government's response to recent hurricanes has dropped 20 points in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

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Venezuelan Opposition Denounces Latest Vote as Ruling Party Makes Gains

The results, with pro-government candidates winning a majority of state races, shocked many and raised new questions about the integrity of the nation’s electoral system.

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President Trump's mysterious absence from conservative talk radio

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Six times President Trump denied collusion

In the face of ongoing scrutiny over interference in the 2016 election, Donald Trump has strongly denied any ties or collusion with Russia.

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Woman accusing Trump of misconduct subpoenas presidential campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A woman who has said that U.S. President Donald Trump groped her during a 2007 meeting has subpoenaed his presidential campaign for any documents concerning similar allegations, according to a subpoena filed in New York State Supreme Court.

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President blames Cuba for 'sonic attacks' on Americans

President Donald Trump said Monday that he does "believe Cuba is responsible" for the mysterious attacks that sickened at least 22 US diplomats and family members in Havana.

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President says he's not considering firing Robert Mueller, who leads investigation into Russia meddling

President Donald Trump said Monday he was not considering firing the Justice Department's special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in last year's election.

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* U.S. Department of State says a Presidential permit has been issued to enbridge energy

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Syrian refugees should return to calmer areas: Lebanon president

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon can no longer handle vast numbers of Syrian refugees, its president said on Monday, urging world powers to help them return to the calmer parts of their war-torn homeland.

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Critic of Rwanda's president asks for freedom in court

KIGALI (Reuters) - A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame asked him to free her and her detained mother and sister as she stood in court on Monday charged with forgery and inciting insurrection.

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Bowe Bergdahl, Called a ‘Traitor’ by President Trump, Pleads Guilty

Sergeant Bergdahl left his Afghanistan post in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for about five years. He was released in 2014 in a prisoner swap.

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Ukraine goes to WTO over Russian ban on booze, presidential sweets

KIEV/GENEVA (Reuters) - Ukraine has filed a World Trade Organization complaint challenging Russian trade restrictions on beer, vodka, juice, wallpaper and a product close to President Petro Poroshenko's heart: confectionery.

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Third woman accuses Weinstein of sexual assault in London

A third woman in London has made sexual assault allegations against disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.

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Cambodia's parliament votes for party law changes as opposition future in limbo

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's parliament voted to change party laws on Monday to re-distribute seats if a party is dissolved after the government filed a lawsuit earlier this month to dissolve the main opposition party, part of an escalating political crisis.

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Three biggest U.S. clearing houses pass liquidity stress tests -CFTC

* Concerns growing that clearing houses are "too big to fail"

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A Bot That Makes Trump’s Tweets Presidential

Twitter bots are winning fans by formatting President Trump’s posts to look like official statements, or tracking the accounts he and his inner circle follow.

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Macron urges the French to value success, rejects 'president of rich' tag

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said he was a president of all French, dismissing opponents' criticisms that his policies favor the rich and said his countrymen should adopt a more positive attitude toward success.

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Sen. Paul on golfing with Trump: The President never loses

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told reporters President Donald Trump emerged the victor from their golf outing, and tax reform was a topic of discussion.

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British actress accuses Weinstein of rape

British actress Lysette Anthony has become the latest woman to accuse Harvey Weinstein of rape, giving an account of how the Hollywood mogul allegedly attacked her in her London home in the late 1980s.

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Ex-soccer star Weah headed for presidential run-off in Liberia

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah was all but guaranteed a spot in a presidential run-off in Liberia after the elections commission said on Sunday he was leading a first round of voting with 39 percent of votes.

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California, Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Trump says he spoke to US territory's 'president' -- which is him

President Donald Trump accidentally referred to the Virgin Islands' governor as their President during a speech even though he is technically their President.

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Fruit, prawns off the menu at China's austere party Congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - No free fruit in hotel rooms, no free hair cuts and no prawns on the menu - delegates at this week's Communist Party Congress in China can expect austere treatment in keeping with...

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China expels former justice minister from party for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - A former Chinese justice minister has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party following an investigation by the anti-corruption watchdog, the first time the government has announced that she was in trouble.

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Pelosi: A president's words weigh a ton

In an interview with CNN's David Axelrod, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that the President's words raise serious concerns among US allies.

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Pelosi: Trump doesn't understand a president's words 'weigh a ton'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said some of President Donald Trump's more inflammatory remarks have not only "raised eyebrows," but have also raised concerns among US allies as to whether he's serious about the military action he has threatened.

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Pro-Russia candidates set pace as Kyrgyzstan chooses new president

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan votes on Sunday in a presidential election with no candidate expected to win outright and observers predicting a close runoff between two pro-Russian candidates, one of whom is backed by the outgoing leader.

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Soccer star Weah and VP Boakai near Liberia presidential run-off

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberian former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai were comfortably ahead in partial presidential election results announced on Saturday, and look set to contest a run-off next month.

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Ex president of Vatican hospital convicted of abuse of office

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The former president of a Vatican-owned hospital in Rome on Saturday was convicted of abuse of office for diverting nearly half a million dollars of funds to renovate a top cardinal's luxury apartment.

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Yemen's ex-president Saleh stable after Russian medics operate

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has had a successful operation at a Sanaa hospital after a Russian medical team was flown in to perform it, government sources said on Saturday.

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China confirms will amend party constitution, likely to include Xi's theories

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party has agreed to amend the party constitution, expected to embed President Xi Jinping's political thought, ahead of next week's five-yearly party congress in which Xi will further tighten his grip on power.

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Cyprus president to seek second five-year term in Jan '18 vote

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said on Saturday he planned to seek a second five-year term in elections scheduled for January 2018, pledging to pick up the pace of reunification talks which collapsed in acrimony in mid-2017.

Erdogan, Recep Tayyip nytimes.com

Why a New York Court Case Has Rattled Turkey’s President

The Turkish government has dismissed telephone recordings as fabrications concocted by treasonous adversaries. But United States prosecutors have taken a different view.

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Trump says he spoke to US Virgin Islands' 'president' -- which is him

President Donald Trump accidentally referred to the US Virgin Islands' governor as their President during a speech Friday -- even though he is technically their President.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Takes a Hostage

Decertifying the Iran deal is right but risky.

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Exclusive: Trump administration reduces support for prisoner halfway houses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The administration of President Donald Trump has been quietly cutting support for halfway houses for federal prisoners, severing contracts with as many as 16 facilities in recent months, prompting concern that some inmates are being forced to stay behind bars longer than necessary.

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President Trump to decertify Iran nuclear deal in major shift in U.S. policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will strike a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement in defiance of international support for it on Friday, choosing not to certify that Tehran is complying with the deal in a major reversal of U.S. policy.

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Soccer star and VP maintain early leads in Liberia presidential results

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah maintained his lead over Vice President Joseph Boakai as more provisional results from Liberia's presidential election were announced on Friday.

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How Trump can become one of America's greatest presidents

President Donald Trump argued this week that he wants America's nuclear stockpile in "tiptop shape," while denying a report that he planned to increase the US arsenal tenfold. 

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In the past 24 hours, the President signed two executive orders aimed at mortally wounding Affordable Care Act

Over the past 24 hours, President Donald Trump has signed two executive orders aimed at mortally wounding the Affordable Care Act.

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New poll shows Philippine president still hugely popular

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte retained a high public approval rating in an opinion poll released on Friday, a stark contrast to a different survey earlier this week that showed a sharp decline in trust and satisfaction in the maverick leader.

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METALS-Nickel leads metal prices higher as China party meeting looms

SYDNEY, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Nickel led across-the-board gains in Shanghai metals futures on Friday on bets China's Communist Party congress next week will result in stronger demand for imports.

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PRECIOUS-Gold rally pauses ahead of U.S. inflation data

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Gold prices were little changed amid a steady dollar on Friday, halting a five-day rally as investors wait for key U.S. inflation data for clues on the outlook for potential hikes in U.S. interest rates. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,293.76 an ounce at 0054 GMT after gaining for five straight sessions. * U.S. gold futures for December delivery were flat at $1,296.10 per ounce. * The dollar steadied in earl

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I was not brought in to control the President, Kelly says

The message from White House chief of staff John Kelly was clear when he entered the press briefing room to banter with reporters Thursday: Everything is going as planned.

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Former leader of Germany's far-right kicks off new 'Blue Party'

BERLIN (Reuters) - Frauke Petry, the former co-leader of the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD), will unveil her new "Blue Party" on Friday, promising a "reasonable conservative" agenda that would appeal to a broad base of Germans, she told a newspaper group.

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Russia accuses U.S. of denying entry to senior military official

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States of denying entry to a senior military official to conduct a joint Russian and Chinese briefing at the United Nations on Thursday that criticized U.S. missile defense systems as a global threat.

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Iraq refuses talks with Kurds unless they commit to unity

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi government said on Thursday it would not hold talks with the Kurdish autonomous region on reopening its airports and providing dollars for its banks, unless the Kurds commit to "Iraq's unity".

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Wall Street rally pauses as tepid bank earnings, media stocks weigh

(Reuters) - A rally on Wall Street paused on Thursday following lackluster quarterly earnings from JPMorgan and Citigroup and as media stocks dropped for the second straight day.

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US STOCKS-Wall St rally pauses as tepid bank earnings, media stocks weigh

* Indexes: Dow down 0.02 pct, S&P off 0.07 pct, Nasdaq up 0.06 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: President Clinton Looks Back at President Grant

Ron Chernow’s “Grant” gives us a Ulysses S. Grant for our times.

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BRIEF-Eversource Energy provides termination clauses related to Thermal, Hydro Agreement

* Says Thermal Agreement provides on termination of agreement under certain circumstances, Granite Shore to pay PSNH a fee of $26.25 mln‍​

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Opinion: What if Trump was President of 'Nambia'?

How would the last week of American news be covered if Trump were not the President of the United States but instead the leader of "Nambia," the fictional African country that he accidentally invented during a recent press conference?

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President suggests island should take responsibility for recovery efforts three weeks after the storm

President Donald Trump suggested Thursday that Puerto Rico is going to have to shoulder more responsibility for recovery efforts from Hurricane Maria, saying the federal government's emergency responders can't stay there "forever."

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Donald Trump, Harvey Weinstein, New York Yankees: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Xi propaganda kicks into overdrive ahead of China Communist Party congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - Inside the packed exhibition hall in central Beijing is a showcase of China's recent achievements: the country's first operational aircraft carrier; a gleaming fleet of high-speed trains; happy villagers lifted from poverty.

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Finnish president has strong poll lead ahead of January elections

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish President Sauli Niinisto is set to be elected for a second six-year term in January elections by a wide margin, a poll commissioned by public broadcaster YLE showed on Thursday.

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Miners in China's Hebei told to shut some operations during party congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Hebei province has ordered two big coal producers to shut a total of 59 mines during a key Communist Party gathering in Beijing later this month, state-run China Coal News reported on Thursday.

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The President will likely not scrap the Iran nuclear deal entirely but is expected to lay out a new strategy

President Donald Trump appears poised to "decertify" the Iran nuclear deal in an effort to initiate tougher and more wide-ranging restrictions on Tehran, but his plan -- which hinges on Congress determining a path forward -- is raising concerns of a potential backlash that could set the stage for another nuclear crisis.

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Europe Edition: Spain, Harvey Weinstein, Donald Trump: Your Thursday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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China's top paper warns party officials against 'spiritual anesthesia'

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top newspaper warned Communist Party officials on Thursday not to "pray to God and worship Buddha", because communism is about atheism and superstition is at the root of many corrupt officials who fall from grace.

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How politicians use Hollywood (and Hollywood uses them back)

The story of Harvey Weinstein is about appetite meeting power. It's one reason why out of fear of a Caligula becoming emperor, you don't have emperors. Weinstein sat at the center of a web of business and political power -- a position that could put anyone beyond justice. That's undemocratic. In an idealistic sense, it's un-American. It's why law and culture have to oppose any concentration of power in anyone's hands.

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Brazil's president treated for small coronary blockage

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Michel Temer is being treated for a slight blockage of a coronary artery, his office said on Wednesday, denying a press report that he would undergo an angiogram procedure later this month.

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BRIEF-Atmos Energy names Jennifer Hills vice president, investor relations

* Atmos Energy Corporation names Jennifer Hills as vice president, investor relations Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Salisbury Bancorp's CFO Donald E. White resigns

* Says CFO Donald E. White resigned Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Chile's divided center-left pledges unity for presidential runoff

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Center-left lawmakers in Chile pledged on Wednesday to unify and support a single candidate in any eventual runoff against conservative candidate Sebastian Pinera, who is leading in polls for this year's presidential race.

Pop and Rock Music nytimes.com

Robert Plant, Party of One. (With Friends, Too.)

On his new solo album, “Carry Fire,” the onetime Led Zeppelin frontman explores “grooves and moods,” from the blues to North African rhythms.

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President says he wants 'total rehabilitation' of US nuclear stockpile, not an increase

President Donald Trump said that he just wants to have the US nuclear arsenal in "tip-top shape," pushing back on a report that he wanted to increase the stockpile tenfold.

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Delta refuses to pay tariffs on Bombardier CSeries jets

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc on Wednesday said the carrier would not foot the bill of a 300 percent tariff that the U.S. Commerce Department wants to impose on Canadian-built Bombardier CSeries, leaving the future of the planemaker's jets in limbo.

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Eminem rebukes 'racist' Donald Trump in awards show rap

(Reuters) - Rapper Eminem derided U.S. President Donald Trump as a racist and a reckless leader in a rap video that aired on Tuesday night during the Black Entertainment Television Hip Hop Awards.

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Italy ruling party president proposes state role for Telecom Italia network

ROME (Reuters) - Italy should play a role in resolving the gridlock over Telecom Italia's (TIM) network assets, possibly by involving state lender Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), the president of the ruling PD party said in a position paper.

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The 'perfect storm' that caused the wildfires

It's unclear what caused fires to form suddenly around the same time in one night, blazing through California's wine country while many residents were caught unaware as they headed to bed.

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The President will promote tax reform at a rally today in hopes of finally notching a major legislative win

In Washington, President Donald Trump is often his own worst enemy.

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Iran president defends Guards in show of unity anticipating Trump

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's moderate president gave a full-throated defense of his one-time rivals in the Revolutionary Guards on Wednesday, as the country's pragmatist and hardline factions rallied together in the face of threats from Donald Trump.

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Donald Trump is everywhere

The blitz began early on Tuesday morning. At 6:13 a.m. ET, a jab at the NFL. Five minutes later, Democrats are in the barrel: "They don't care about safety for U.S.A." There followed a pledge to use "the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people -- FAST." But first -- it's 6:42 a.m. now -- it's on to Jemele Hill, the ESPN reporter.

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Theresa Maybe? PM refuses to say how she'd vote in another Brexit referendum

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May refused to say whether she would vote for Brexit if there was another referendum, repeatedly avoiding giving an answer on an issue that will define Britain's fate for generations to come.

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Philippine president sidelines police in war on drugs, again

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered police to halt activities in his deadly war on drugs and leave all operations to the drug enforcement agency, amid unprecedented scrutiny of police conduct.

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Kenya court says minor candidate can contest presidential re-run

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's High Court ruled on Wednesday an also-ran candidate in August's presidential elections can contest this month's re-run, increasing chances of that poll going ahead a day after the main opposition leader pulled out.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The President’s Self-Destructive Disruption

Upending centuries of custom matters more than you think.

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British PM May refuses to say how she would vote in another Brexit referendum

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has declined to say whether she would vote for Brexit if there was another referendum.

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China's Communist Party makes final preparations for key congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Communist Party opened a meeting on Wednesday to make final preparations for a key party congress later this month, state media said, a five-yearly event where President Xi Jinping is expected to further tighten his grip on power.

Diplomatic Service, Embassies and Consulates nytimes.com

Turkish President Erdogan Blames U.S. Ambassador for Visa Row

As both countries suspended visa services, Turkey defended its arrest of a United States Consulate employee.

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Tapper: Assault is wrong, regardless of party

CNN's Jake Tapper says that condemnation of sexual assault should not be limited to a partisan issue.

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Cillizza: Donald Trump is acting like a fifth-grade bully

On Monday night, sources close to Donald Trump promised that he hadn't finished his feud with Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker. They weren't kidding!

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The Democratic Party has an age problem

The young blood in the Democratic Party is (still) waiting for its moment.

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Procter & Gamble foresees proxy war victory, Peltz refuses to concede

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said on Tuesday activist hedge fund manager Nelson Peltz lost his fight to win a seat on the company's board, according to a preliminary tally of shareholder votes in the biggest and most expensive proxy contest ever.

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AIBA president Wu suspended by amateur body

(Reuters) - The International Boxing Association's (AIBA) Taiwanese president Ching-kuo Wu has been provisionally suspended by a disciplinary commission, the Olympic sport's governing body said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Catalonia's president delays split from Spain to allow talks

The leader of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, has declared that the region has "earned the right" to independence from Spain but put off a split to allow talks to take place.

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Procter & Gamble declares proxy war victory, Peltz refuses to concede

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said activist hedge fund manager Nelson Peltz had lost his fight to win a seat on the company's board, according to a preliminary tally of shareholder votes on Tuesday in the biggest-ever proxy fight.

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Analysis: Donald Trump's IQ obsession, in 22 quotes

In an interview with Forbes magazine published Tuesday morning, President Trump talks about his high IQ to explain away reports that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson referred to him as a "moron" over the summer.

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UK lawmakers join protest tea party to support medicinal marijuana

LONDON (Reuters) - Several British lawmakers lent their support to a cannabis tea party on the lawns outside parliament on Tuesday, protesting against legislation that criminalizes use of the drug for medical purposes.

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Austria's Freedom Party suspends member over Nazi allegations

VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria's far right Freedom Party, days before parliamentary elections which are expected to catapult it into government, has suspended a low-level party official over allegations he used a Nazi salute.

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Russia accuses U.S. of pretending to fight Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of pretending to fight Islamic State and of deliberately reducing its air strikes in Iraq to allow the group's militants to stream into Syria to slow the Russian-backed advance of the Syrian army.

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Bangladesh detains leaders of Islamist party for militant 'plot'

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh police have detained several top leaders of the country's largest Islamist party in a crackdown against the opposition that the government blames for inciting militancy but which says it is being unfairly targeted.

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Taiwan president pledges to defend freedoms despite China pressure

TAIPEI (Reuters) - President Tsai Ing-wen vowed on Tuesday to defend Taiwan's freedom and democracy amid growing pressure from giant neighbor China, using a National Day speech to warn that the self-ruled island would not bow to pressure.

nytimes.com

Europe Edition: Catalonia, Donald Trump, World Cup: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

Women and Girls nytimes.com

Liberia’s Women Warn Male Presidential Candidates: Keep the Peace

A man will almost certainly become the country’s next leader, and women are worried that their newfound gains will be lost.

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Poland's ruling party tightens grip on big state firms

WARSAW, Oct 10 (Reuters) - When presidential aide Malgorzata Sadurska joined the board of Poland's biggest and oldest insurance company this summer, her lack of business experience was no obstacle.

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Starbucks' Schultz still not running for president, launches series on Amazon

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chairman Howard Schultz on Tuesday will debut the second season of the coffee chain's inspirational video series "Upstanders" on Amazon Prime, and the outspoken executive said he would not run for president, despite persistent speculation.

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UPDATE 1-Starbucks' Schultz still not running for president, launches series on Amazon

LOS ANGELES, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chairman Howard Schultz on Tuesday will debut the second season of the coffee chain's inspirational video series "Upstanders" on Amazon Prime, and the outspoken executive said he would not run for president, despite persistent speculation.

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Taiwan President Tsai pledges to defend island's freedoms

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to defend her island's freedom and democracy in a speech to mark National Day on Tuesday, her second since taking office in May, 2016, and said Taiwan would not bow to pressure.

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Starbucks' Schultz still not running for president, launches Amazon series

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Starbucks Corp Chairman Howard Schultz on Tuesday will debut the second season of the coffee chain's inspirational video series "Upstanders" on Amazon Prime, and the outspoken executive said he would not run for president, despite persistent speculation.

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Anadarko to invest $200 million in Peruvian oil area -Peru's president

LIMA, Oct 9 (Reuters) - U.S.-based Anadarko Petroleum will invest some $200 million to develop an offshore oil area near Peru's northern coast, Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said on Monday.

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Former Salvadoran president Calderon dies at 69

SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - Former Salvadoran President Armando Calderon, who helped oversee the Central American country's transition from a bloody civil war to peace in the 1990s, has died at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer, his family said on Monday.

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Finland's president, 69, and wife, 40, expecting baby

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's 69-year old president, Sauli Niinisto, and his 40-year-old wife Jenni Haukio are expecting a baby, the president's office said on Monday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Stephen Miller, the Powerful Survivor on the President’s Right Flank

Mr. Miller, who was a conservative trapped in a liberal California high school, has rocketed to the upper reaches of White House influence, especially on immigration.

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Ivana Trump: I told Donald to keep tweeting

President Donald Trump's first wife, Ivana Trump, said in an interview on CBS' "Sunday Morning" the President is still involved in her life and that she gets along with Melania.

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Kim Jong Un's sister promoted at key ruling party summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's younger sister Kim Yo Jong was promoted Saturday at a key meeting of the country's ruling party, state media reported.