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Exclusive: Redstone's NAI to call on CBS, Viacom to explore merger - sources

Sumner Redstone's National Amusements Inc (NAI) is preparing to call on CBS Corp and Viacom Inc to explore a merger, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Clinton seeks to keep Trump on defensive after presidential debate

RALEIGH, N.C. Democrat Hillary Clinton sought on Tuesday to keep Republican rival Donald Trump on the defensive a day after their first U.S. presidential debate with accusations he is a sexist, racist and tax dodger, while Trump suggested he would "hit her harder" next time by bringing up her husband's infidelity. | Video

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Saudis soften oil stance on Iran but OPEC deal still elusive

ALGIERS OPEC might still agree an oil output-limiting deal later this year as the economic problems of its de-facto leader Saudi Arabia force Riyadh to cede more ground to arch-rival Iran. | Video

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More protests set after police kill unarmed black man in California

More protests were planned on Wednesday a day after a police officer in southern California shot and killed an unarmed black man, less than two weeks after similar incidents in two other U.S. cities. | Video

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Wall Street drops as health, financials weigh

Wall Street was lower on Wednesday as health stocks weighed and financials fell after Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said the central bank was considering changes to the annual stress test.

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Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospital as Russian-backed assault intensifies

BEIRUT Russian or Syrian warplanes knocked a major Aleppo hospital out of service on Wednesday, hospital workers said, and ground forces intensified an assault on the city's besieged rebel sector, in a battle that has become a potentially decisive turning point in the civil war.

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Taliban leaders watched U.S. presidential debate, blast 'non-serious' Trump

PESHAWAR, Pakistan Taliban leaders followed the U.S. presidential debate closely but heard nothing on Afghanistan, a spokesman said on Wednesday, adding that they were not impressed by Republican candidate Donald Trump, whom they considered "non-serious".