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Clinton, Trump clash over race, experience in first debate

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. Democrat Hillary Clinton accused Republican Donald Trump of racism, sexism and tax avoidance on Monday during a heated presidential debate that could reshape the 2016 campaign for the White House. | Video

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Colombia, Marxist rebels sign accord ending 52-year war

CARTAGENA, Colombia Colombia's center-right government and the Marxist FARC rebel group signed a peace deal on Monday to end a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people and once took the Andean country to the brink of collapse. | Video

World, United Nations 11:35pm EDT

Cost of modernizing U.S. nuclear weapons to fall to next president

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. In this flat, windy expanse just south of the Canadian border, U.S. Air Force pilots fly the same bombers their grandfathers flew, using mid-20th century cables and pulleys.

Kerry meets Venezuela's Maduro amid vote tensions

CARTAGENA, Colombia U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, the first formal encounter between the two since Kerry became the top U.S. diplomat.

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U.S. Labor Department launches review of all Wells Fargo complaints

WASHINGTON U.S. Labor Department Secretary Thomas Perez on Monday pledged to conduct a "top-to-bottom" review of all cases, complaints and other alleged violations that the department has received concerning Wells Fargo in recent years.

Money, Elizabeth Warren 6:41pm EDT

U.S. sanctions Chinese firm tied to North Korea's nuclear program

WASHINGTON The United States said on Monday it had sanctioned a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesaler, a new step in tightening the financial noose around North Korea's nuclear program after its fifth nuclear test this month.

World, North Korea 9:23pm EDT
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Washington state mall shooter had no militant contact: source

MOUNT VERNON, Wash. There is no evidence showing that a man charged with five counts of first-degree murder after confessing to a shooting rampage at a shopping mall in Washington state over the weekend had contact with any known Islamic militant groups or individuals, a law enforcement official told Reuters on Monday. | Video

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Gulf may arm rebels now Syria truce is dead: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON The collapse of the latest Syria ceasefire has heightened the possibility that Gulf states might arm Syrian rebels with shoulder-fired missiles to defend themselves against Syrian and Russian warplanes, U.S. officials said on Monday.