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Trump says he will accept election result - if he wins

WASHINGTON/DELAWARE, Ohio U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said on Thursday he would accept the result of the Nov. 8 election - "if I win" - fueling Republican concerns his stance would make it harder for his party to maintain control of Congress. | Video

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U.S. mall investors set to lose billions as retail gloom deepens

NEW YORK (Reuters/IFR) - The dramatic shift to online shopping that has crushed U.S. department stores in recent years now threatens the investors who a decade ago funded the vast expanse of brick and mortar emporiums that many Americans no longer visit.

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Judge sides with Planned Parenthood over Mississippi abortion law

A federal judge on Thursday sided with women's health provider Planned Parenthood in a lawsuit aiming to block a Mississippi law that barred medical providers that perform abortions from participating in the state's Medicaid program.

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Exclusive: Vatican and China in final push for elusive deal on bishops

ROME/HONG KONG/BEIJING Representatives from the Vatican and China are expected to meet before the end of the month in Rome in an effort to finalize a deal on the ordination of bishops on the mainland, a move aimed at ending a longstanding dispute, according to Catholic Church sources familiar with the negotiations. | Video

People, World, China, Pope 7:19am EDT

Pentagon chief to stress Iraq sovereignty in Turkey talks

ANKARA U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said he would stress the need to respect Iraq's sovereignty during a visit on Friday to Turkey, which has been locked in a dispute with Baghdad over who should participate in the campaign to retake Mosul from Islamic State.

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No partner in sight, Twitter faces tough solo choices

SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON The apparent lack of interest in Twitter Inc by potential suitors may force the social media company to consider a route anathema to aspiring tech startups: a major restructuring and cutting some its nearly 4,000 employees.

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Activists rally on anniversary of Chicago teen's killing

CHICAGO Around 200 activists and supporters gathered outside Chicago's police headquarters on Thursday to voice support for proposed recall legislation that targets elected officials and is inspired by the fatal shooting a black teenager by a white officer two years ago.