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Clinton leads Trump by 5 points: Reuters/Ipsos poll 2:26pm EDT

NEW YORK Democrat Hillary Clinton has a 5 percentage point lead over Republican Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential race, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll released on Friday, roughly the same advantage she has held all month.

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Puerto Rico board sets Oct. 14 date for draft turnaround plan

NEW YORK Puerto Rico's newly created federal oversight board set an Oct. 14 deadline for the island's governor to draft a fiscal turnaround plan on Friday, as its first public meeting was disrupted by angry protesters.

Election 2016, 6:27pm EDT

U.S. to open new vetting agency for 'secret' security clearances

WASHINGTON The U.S. government will open the doors next week to a new agency, with stronger data protections, meant to shorten by many weeks the time it takes to vet government workers seeking "secret" and "top secret" security clearances.

Election 2016, U.S. Sep 29 2016
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Do not vote for 'demagogue' Trump, USA Today tells its readers

WASHINGTON Branding Donald Trump a "dangerous demagogue," USA Today on Thursday urged its readers not to vote for the Republican presidential candidate, but added that it was not endorsing his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton either.

Election 2016, Sep 29 2016
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Clinton says Trump may have violated U.S. law on Cuba

CHICAGO U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said on Thursday that Republican opponent Donald Trump may have violated U.S. law, following a news report that one of his companies attempted to do business in Cuba. | Video

Election 2016, Sep 29 2016