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Clinton and Trump to square off in highly anticipated debate showdown

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will face off for the first time on Monday in a presidential debate that could rank as one of the most watched and highly anticipated political showdowns in U.S. history.

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U.S. network of Turkish cleric facing pressure as those at home seek help

WASHINGTON A network of more than 150 U.S. charter schools linked to followers of Fethullah Gulen, the Pennsylvania-based Muslim cleric the Turkish government blames for instigating July’s failed coup, has come under growing financial and legal strain, according to school officials, current and former members of Gulen’s movement, and public records reviewed by Reuters.

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Baseball world mourns boating death of Miami Marlins star Fernandez

MIAMI Miami Marlins star Jose Fernandez, one of the most dominant pitchers in Major League Baseball and a hero to Miami's Cuban community, was killed in a boating crash early on Sunday in Florida, the U.S. Coast Guard said. He was 24 years old. | Video

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Germany's Lanxess to buy U.S. chemical firm Chemtura for $2.7 billion

FRANKFURT Lanxess AG is to buy U.S. speciality chemical company Chemtura for 2.4 billion euros ($2.69 billion) including debt in the German company's largest ever takeover, moving it further away from its main synthetic rubber business.

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Rights group wants settlement soccer clubs to relocate inside Israel

JERUSALEM A human rights group urged soccer's governing body, FIFA, on Monday to move matches being played by Israeli teams in the occupied West Bank to Israel, saying that playing in Jewish settlements meant they were playing on stolen land.

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Jordanian writer shot dead outside court before trial over cartoon

AMMAN A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as insulting Islam, witnesses and state media said.

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Squeezing North Korea: old friends take steps to isolate regime

SEOUL From kicking out North Korean workers and ending visa-free travel for its citizens, to stripping flags of convenience from its ships, Cold War-era allies from Poland to Mongolia are taking measures to squeeze the isolated country.