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Clinton seeks to keep Trump on defensive after presidential debate Sep 27 2016

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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Obama power plant rules face key test in court

WASHINGTON The centerpiece of President Barack Obama's climate change strategy faced a key test on Tuesday as conservative appeals court judges questioned whether his administration overstepped its legal authority under an air pollution law to make sweeping changes to the U.S. electric sector.

Kansas judge extends voting rights for those registered at motor vehicle offices

A Kansas judge extended voting rights through the Nov. 8 election of about 17,500 people who registered to vote at motor vehicle offices, court documents showed on Tuesday in one of the cases highlighting a political battle over identification laws enacted in Republican-led states.

Election 2016, Sep 27 2016
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Opponents of Saudi 9/11 bill keep up fight ahead of veto override vote

WASHINGTON Opponents of a bill that would allow lawsuits against Saudi Arabia's government over the Sept. 11 attacks kept up their fight against the measure on Tuesday, a day before the U.S. Senate is expected to oppose President Barack Obama's veto, allowing the bill to become law.

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Federal judge limits some Election Day voter registration in Illinois

CHICAGO A federal judge in Illinois on Tuesday blocked same-day registration at polling places in the state's most populous counties, saying a law enacted last year disproportionately favored urban voters over their rural counterparts.

Election 2016, Sep 27 2016