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Clinton leads Trump by 6 points after Democratic confab: Reuters/Ipsos poll 6:17pm EDT

NEW YORK Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton held a 6- percentage-point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll with new wording that was released on Friday, the day after she formally accepted her party's nomination for the Nov. 8 election.

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The year of 'Neither': Why Reuters/Ipsos is tweaking its U.S. presidential poll

NEW YORK In a presidential campaign notable for its negativity, the option of “Neither” candidate appears to be an appealing alternative, at least to participants in the Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.

Election 2016, 6:15am EDT

U.S., Cuba hold 'substantive' second round talks on claims

WASHINGTON/HAVANA The United States and Cuba have concluded a "substantive" second round of talks on multibillion-dollar claims against one another in Washington and agreed to hold more regular meetings on the matter, a State Department Official said on Friday.

Election 2016, Cuba 12:07pm EDT

Obama to showcase TPP after trade deal demonized in campaign

WASHINGTON During a visit from Singapore's prime minister on Tuesday, President Barack Obama will extol the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal and commit to getting the deal done, a top White House official said on Friday, even though Obama's fellow Democrats panned it at their convention this week.

Election 2016, 1:23pm EDT

U.S. court rejects NJ Senator Menendez's bid to end corruption case

A federal appeals court on Friday refused to dismiss a corruption indictment against Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, rejecting the Democrat's claim that the U.S. Constitution shielded him from prosecution.

U.S., Election 2016, 3:06pm EDT