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Clinton and Trump to square off in highly anticipated debate showdown 5:02am EDT

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will face off for the first time on Monday in a presidential debate that could rank as one of the most watched and highly anticipated political showdowns in U.S. history.

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From prairie to the White House: Inside a Tribe's quest to stop a pipeline

CANNON BALL, N.D./WASHINGTON Three days after guard dogs attacked Native Americans protesting an oil pipeline project in North Dakota in early September, an unprecedented event took place at the White House.

Election 2016, U.S. 7:23am EDT
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Kerry's ceaseless diplomacy faces sternest test on Syria

After last week's bombing of a U.N. aid convoy in Syria dealt a death blow to a ceasefire deal in which he had invested all his diplomatic capital with Russia, the U.S. Secretary of State tossed aside a page of notes and looked at Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov across the horseshoe-shaped table in the U.N. Security Council.

Election 2016, World Sep 25 2016
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Canada works to counter protectionist mood of U.S. campaign

OTTAWA Canadian diplomats are fanning out across the United States to talk up the benefits of trade with state and local leaders and counter what senior officials see as a worrying mood of protectionism swirling through the U.S. election campaign.

Election 2016, 1:14am EDT
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For some Democrats, it's voting for Clinton - and keeping it quiet

NEW YORK One would expect voters from the heavily Democratic Brooklyn neighborhood of Cobble Hill to pick presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 general election. Just don't expect them to advertise it.

Election 2016, Sep 25 2016