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Trump vows to hit Clinton harder in next presidential debate

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. Republican Donald Trump vowed on Tuesday to hit rival Democrat Hillary Clinton harder in the next U.S. presidential debate after she put him on the defensive by accusing him of being racist, sexist and a tax dodger during their first matchup. | Video

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U.S. senators accuse Yahoo of 'unacceptable' delay in hack discovery

WASHINGTON Six Democratic U.S. senators on Tuesday demanded Yahoo Inc explain why hackers' theft of user information for 500 million accounts two years ago only came to light last week and lambasted the company's handling of the breach as "unacceptable."

Wall Street rises in wake of first presidential face-off

Consumer and technology stocks including Amazon led gains on Wall Street on Tuesday as some investors deemed Democrat Hillary Clinton to have won a presidential debate against Republican rival Donald Trump.

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NY blast kills highest ranking firefighter since Sept. 11 attacks

NEW YORK An explosion at a home in the New York City borough of the Bronx on Tuesday killed a battalion chief, the city's highest ranking fire official to die in the line of duty since the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, officials said. | Video

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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres in grave condition: media

TEL AVIV Close relatives of former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Shimon Peres rushed to his hospital bedside on Tuesday amid media reports that his condition had deteriorated and he was close to death.

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'Bridgegate' witness says Governor Christie backed lane closures

NEWARK, N.J. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was aware of and supported a plan to close lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 in an act of political payback, a key prosecution witness testified Tuesday at the criminal trial of two former Christie associates.

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Charlotte protesters demand mayor's resignation over black man's slaying

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Dozens of protesters took their fight for racial equality in policing to the heart of Charlotte's power structure on Monday, demanding the resignations of the mayor, police chief, and lawmakers in the wake of the police slaying of a black man.


Britain's fear of European army muddles EU defense plan

BRATISLAVA Britain said on Tuesday it would oppose any EU proposals to combine European forces into a single army while it is still in the bloc, but France and Germany said no such plans existed and won support from NATO to strengthen EU defenses.