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More Republicans expect Clinton, rather than Trump, to win U.S. election

NEW YORK More Republicans now think Democrat Hillary Clinton, rather than Donald Trump, will win the presidency, as their party's candidate struggles with difficulties including allegations of sexual misconduct and his suggestion he may not honor the outcome of the election. | Video

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Britain, U.S. sending planes, troops to deter Russia in the east

BRUSSELS Britain said on Wednesday it will send fighter jets to Romania next year and the United States promised troops, tanks and artillery to Poland in NATO's biggest military build-up on Russia's borders since the Cold War.

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Trump touts urban policy following detour to open new hotel

CHARLOTTE, N.C. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in an appeal on Wednesday to African-Americans and working-class voters, promised "21st century" banking industry reforms and tax changes to spur job creation and investment in blighted communities. | Video

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Venezuela protests against Maduro escalate, dozens injured

CARACAS Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests. | Video

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Wildlife populations plunge almost 60 percent since 1970: WWF

OSLO Worldwide populations of mammals, birds, fish, amphibians and reptiles have plunged by almost 60 percent since 1970 as human activities overwhelm the environment, the WWF conservation group said on Thursday.

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To applause and boos, Kerry urges Congress to ratify Pacific trade pact

CHICAGO Failure to approve the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal would be a major setback for U.S. interests in Asia as Washington seeks to deepen alliances in the region, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Wednesday, urging Congress to ratify the pact.

Election 2016, Politics 9:00pm EDT

Russia beefs up Baltic Fleet amid NATO tensions: reports

MOSCOW/STOCKHOLM Russia is sharply upgrading the firepower of its Baltic Fleet by adding warships armed with long-range cruise missiles to counter NATO's build-up in the region, Russian media reported on Wednesday.