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After convention high, Clinton to hit the road in U.S. Rust Belt

PHILADELPHIA Democrat Hillary Clinton takes her newly energized campaign to become America's first woman president on the road on Friday to "Rust Belt" swing states that might decide the fate of the Nov. 8 election. | Video

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The year of 'Neither': Why Reuters/Ipsos is tweaking its U.S. presidential poll

NEW YORK In a presidential campaign notable for its negativity, the option of “Neither” candidate appears to be an appealing alternative, at least to participants in the Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.

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SABMiller backs AB InBev offer for biggest-ever consumer merger

LONDON The board of brewer SABMiller will recommend its shareholders approve a sweetened takeover offer by Anheuser Busch InBev , the company said on Friday, capping a week of high drama about the fate of the consumer industry's biggest-ever merger.

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French church attacker: from troubled childhood to altar killer

SAINT-ETIENNE-DU-ROUVRAY, France Adel Kermiche was an attention-seeking child whose behavioral problems frequently led him to a psychiatric hospital and later a specialist school. He died a cold blooded killer who slit the throat of an elderly French priest in the name of Islamic State.

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Turkey shakes up armed forces, U.S. says purges harming cooperation

ANKARA/ISTANBUL President Tayyip Erdogan angrily rejected Western criticism of purges under way in Turkey's military and other state institutions after a failed coup, suggesting some in the United States were on the side of the plotters.

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Pope, at Auschwitz, asks God to forgive 'so much cruelty'

OSWIECIM, Poland Seated on a bench near the gate to the Auschwitz death camp site in Poland, Pope Francis prayed in silence on Friday in tribute to the 1.5 million people, most of them Jews, killed there by Nazi occupiers during World War Two. | Video

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U.S. military prepares for biggest Okinawa land return since 1972

TOKYO The United States military said on Friday it was preparing for the biggest land return in Okinawa since 1972, as it faces a surge in opposition to its presence following the arrest of one its civilian contractors for the murder of a local woman.