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Police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Saudi Arabia told him their investigation by Saudi Arabia into the disappearance and alleged killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi won't spare anyone, including royals. More>>

Mattis meets his Chinese counterpart, but no new agreements

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After a rocky few months, Pentagon officials say they sense that relations with the Chinese military may be stabilizing. More>>

Facebook's election 'war room' takes aim at fake information

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Facebook gears up 'war room' to combat potential abuses of its social network heading into major elections in Brazil, US. More>>

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

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The Washington Post has published a new column by missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning that Middle East governments 'have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate'. More>>

The Latest: Mattis, Chinese counterpart discuss disputed sea

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has met on the sidelines of an Asian security conference in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart, Gen. Wei Fenghe. More>>

The Latest: Washington Post publishes new Khashoggi column

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has landed in Turkey to discuss the disappearance and alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi with authorities there. More>>

Farm-rich Salinas exemplifies California's housing struggles

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The city of Salinas exemplifies a housing crisis that's plaguing California's rural and urban areas alike. More>>

Biden: Trump 'coddles' autocrats like Kim, Putin, Saudis

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Former Vice President Joe Biden says President Donald Trump may not "know what he's doing" and coddles autocrats. More>>

White House Counsel Don McGahn returns to civilian life

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Now former White House counsel, Don McGahn has returned to civilian life. More>>

Tennessee women slow to back GOP's Blackburn in Senate race

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Republican Marsha Blackburn would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history if she were to win in November, but women have been slow to embrace her campaign. More>>

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media

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The Washington Post has published a new column by missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi, warning that Middle East governments 'have been given free rein to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate'. More>>

Man linked to Saudi prince at consulate when writer vanished

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Turkish paper shows man from Saudi crown prince's entourage walking into consulate before Khashoggi vanished there. More>>

Manhunt in Crimea for possible accomplice in school attack

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Russia's health minister says at least 10 of the wounded in a shooting by a student at a vocational school in Crimea will be airlifted to hospitals in Russia. More>>

China's yuan sinks further after US currency report

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China's politically sensitive yuan sinks further after US currency report. More>>

Email: Political appointee tapped to lead Interior watchdog

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The Trump administration is apparently reassigning a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development to lead an internal watchdog agency at the Interior Department. More>>

Feinstein, opponent spar on how Democrats can best resist

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U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein and fellow Democrat Kevin de Leon are set to face off in their only scheduled debate. More>>

Nevada's famous pimp expected to win election despite death

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Nevada's most famous pimp expected to win election to state Assembly despite death. More>>

Money talks: Campaigns draw millions in 'outsider' cash

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Since the U.S. Supreme Court declared that campaign spending is free speech, corporations or nonprofits have had an easier time supporting or denouncing political candidates, leading to massive spending in tight races. More>>

The Latest: Trump asks for journalist video 'if it exists'

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President Donald Trump says the U.S. is asking Turkey for audio and video relating to missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi "if it exists.". More>>

US wants drug prices in TV ads: 'Patients deserve to know'

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Drugmakers will start disclosing prices for U.S. prescription drugs that they advertise on TV. More>>

GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections

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Republican candidates who are still calling for repeal of the Obama-era health care law find themselves on the defensive about how they will preserve protections for people with pre-existing medical conditions. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers neglecting their own health

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AP-NORC Poll: Many caregivers skip their own checkups in health care balancing act. More>>

Orange County, California's diversity emboldens Democrats Video included

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For decades, Orange County, California, was known as a Republican stronghold but times have changed. More>>

Kip Keino hands himself over to police in corruption case

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Running great Kip Keino has handed himself over to police and is under arrest following allegations he and six other Kenyan sports and government officials embezzled and misappropriated more than $545,000 set aside for their team at the 2016 Olympics. More>>

Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Khashoggi

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President Donald Trump is criticizing mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

Exiled Vietnamese blogger: I'm not alone advocating freedom

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A Vietnamese blogger sent into exile in the United States says her reunion with her family after 2 years in prison is proof she is not alone in speaking for freedom. More>>

Trump starts leaving postal union in latest anti-China move

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President Donald Trump is initiating the process of leaving the Universal Post Union Wednesday, which sets flat rates for international postage. More>>

Judge frees Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

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An appeals judge has freed Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori a week after she was arrested, but she remains under investigation over undeclared financial contributions to her 2011 campaign. More>>

Insurer Anthem will pay record $16M for massive data breach

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Insurer Anthem agrees to pay $16 million in data breach that exposed sensitive information of 79 million people. More>>

Montana Senate race awash in outside money as Trump returns

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Outside groups and individual donors have poured more than $45 million into Montana's U.S. Senate race as President Donald Trump prepares a third trip to the Big Sky state in his crusade to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. More>>

What to watch for in first Heitkamp-Cramer debate

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Sen. Heidi Heitkamp and Republican challenger Kevin Cramer match up in their first debate Thursday after months of bitter campaigning in a race seen as vital to Senate control. More>>

Gov. Baker: I misspoke; will vote for GOP Senate candidate

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Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said during a debate that he hadn't decided if he would vote for fellow Republican and U.S. Senate candidate Geoff Diehl even though he endorsed Diehl's candidacy, but later said he would vote for him. More>>

Migrants moving again in Guatemala, Trump targets Democrats

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A caravan of some 2,000 migrants hoping to reach the United States marched deeper into Guatemala as President Donald Trump threatened to cut off aid to Central American countries that don't stop them. More>>

Retired Marine receives Medal of Honor for Vietnam actions

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President Donald Trump is bestowing the nation's highest military honor on a retired Marine sergeant major for valorous action in Vietnam half a century ago. More>>

Trump administration won't brand China currency manipulator

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Administration decides not to cite China as currency manipulator but puts 6 nations on watch list. More>>

Senate Democrats skip hearing amid post-Kavanaugh tensions

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Just when it seemed the partisan divide on the Senate Judiciary Committee couldn't get much worse, it did. More>>

Minnesota House hopeful calls marriage, fraud claims 'lies'

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A Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress and former refugee from Somalia continues to be dogged by questions about her past. More>>

Lt. governor's resignation sparks doubt in Alaska politics

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In a stunning October surprise, Alaska's lieutenant governor resigned Tuesday for making unspecified "inappropriate comments," imperiling the re-election hopes of Gov. Bill Walker, a man with whom he shared a brother-like bond. More>>

The Latest: South Carolina gov hopefuls draw final contrasts

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The men vying to be South Carolina's next governor are drawing their final contrasts as voters prepare to decide between them in next month's election. More>>

Dems shift line of attack, warning of GOP threat to Medicare

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With the GOP tax plan contributing to rising federal deficits, Democrats are warning that Republicans will go after cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security to balance budgets if they control Congress after the midterms. More>>

EPA puts off final say on science transparency rule

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The Environmental Protection Agency says it is putting off for at least a year any final announcement on a controversial proposal overhauling how the agency evaluates science. More>>

Trump may not know what's behind warming, but scientists do

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President Trump may question whether global warming is caused by humans, but scientists detail the many ways they know it comes from our own pollution. More>>

New deal keeps open facility that detains immigrant families

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A 2,400-bed detention facility that the Trump administration is using to detain immigrant mothers and children will now operate under an arrangement the U.S. government quietly reached with a private prison operator and the city where it's located. More>>

In 'America First' presidency, where do human rights rank?

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President Donald Trump's refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is raising a question that has dogged his foreign policy. More>>

Democrats, Menendez facing tough fight in blue New Jersey

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New Jersey Democratic incumbent Sen. Bob Menendez is in a tough re-election contest against his GOP rival. More>>

Illinois candidate once said harassment leads to promiscuity

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A former Miss America who is running for Illinois attorney general once said that many victims of sexual harassment "become very promiscuous" and that young people who are called names like "whore" or "slut" think: "That's what I want to be". More>>

Treasury employee charged in leak linked to Mueller's probe

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A Treasury Department employee has been charged with leaking confidential banking reports of suspects charged in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. More>>

The Latest: Treasury adviser appears in court on leak charge

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A Treasury Department employee charged with leaking confidential banking reports of suspects in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has appeared in court in Virginia. More>>

Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis Video included

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First lady Melania Trump's plane has been forced to return to a Washington area military base because of smoke in the cabin. More>>

Democrats' not-so-secret plan to fight midterm malaise

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Democrats are sparing nothing to make sure their voters cast ballots in November's midterm elections. More>>

Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate

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Democrat Beto O'Rourke is hoping to reverse polls showing him fading against Republican incumbent Ted Cruz in the second debate of a Texas Senate race that's become one of the nation's most-watched. More>>

America's most famous pimp, poised for elected office, dies

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America's most famous pimp partied for days with porn stars, political pals and others to celebrate his 72nd birthday, but the revelry ended morning when Dennis Hof was found dead in one of his Nevada brothels. More>>

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House Video included

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President Donald Trump tells the AP he is not to blame if Republicans lose the House in November. More>>

Trump ask Cabinet to cut next year's budgets by 5 percent

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President Donald Trump says he's asking every Cabinet secretary to trim their budgets for next year by 5 percent, dubbing it the "nickel plan.". More>>

Only black GOP woman in Congress running in Trump-wary Utah

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In the conservative stronghold of Utah, the first black female Republican in Congress is trying to fend off a challenge from a well-known Democratic mayor hoping to harness voters' dissatisfaction with Donald Trump. More>>

Man pleads guilty to sending white powder to Trump sons

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A Massachusetts man is set to plead guilty to sending threatening letters with white powder to President Donald Trump's sons and others. More>>

Nevada legal pimp, candidate, star of HBO series found dead

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Nevada authorities say a legal pimp who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has died. More>>

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi

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President Donald Trump is criticizing mounting global condemnation of Saudi Arabia over the case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sees first-hand the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War. More>>

Egyptian ex-lawmaker goes missing, may have been detained

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The wife of a former Egyptian lawmaker says he went missing nearly three weeks ago and may have been detained by security forces. More>>

Collins' husband: Ricin threat mentioned Kavanaugh vote

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The husband of Republican Sen. Susan Collins says a threatening letter that claimed to contain deadly ricin mentioned her vote to nominate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. More>>

The Latest: Trump names DC lawyer new White House counsel

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President Donald Trump says he's selected Washington lawyer Pat Cipollone to serve as his next White House counsel. More>>

Study: Without Medicaid expansion, poor forgo medical care

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Government report: Low-income people in states that haven't expanded Medicaid much more likely to forgo care. More>>

Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is preparing to meet in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart just weeks after a meeting planned in Beijing fell apart amid growing friction between the U.S. and China. More>>

Trump escalates his attacks on Fed: 'My biggest threat'

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Trump launches new round of criticism at Federal Reserve, saying it is 'my biggest threat'. More>>

Indicted California incumbent steps up attacks on Democrat

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Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter steps up attacks on opponent's family's background _ something contender rejects as desperate attempt by indicted incumbent. More>>

US defense secretary sees the enduring costs of Vietnam War

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis sees first-hand the enduring costs of fighting the Vietnam War. More>>

Alaska lieutenant governor resigns over comments

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Alaska Lt. Gov. Byron Mallott has resigned over unspecified inappropriate comments, complicating what was already a difficult re-election fight for Gov. Bill Walker. More>>

Saudis have a $6 million lobbying payroll despite departures

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Saudi Arabia is paying influential lobbyists, lawyers and public relations experts nearly $6 million a year to engage U.S. officials and promote the Middle East nation. More>>

Pelosi outlines agenda if Democrats retake House

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Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi outlined five of the top 10 agenda items Democrats will pursue if they retake control of the House in the midterm election. More>>

Trump lashes out at Warren over DNA test, calls her 'phony!' Video included

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is suggesting President Donald Trump's comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is "creepy". More>>

Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House Video included

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President Donald Trump says he won't accept the blame if Republicans lose the House in November. More>>

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered Saudi journalist Video included

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Saudi Arabia says it will respond to threats with tough measures as the US presses for more info about missing Saudi writer. More>>

As an oil giant, Saudi threats against US loom large

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Saudi Arabia's status as the biggest oil exporter gives it power to jolt the global economy but it's not expected to carry out threats against the US. More>>

Salesforce vs. Twitter in San Francisco homeless tax fight

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San Francisco voters have a measure on the Nov. 6 ballot that would tax hundreds of the city's wealthiest companies to help thousands of homeless and mentally ill. More>>

House race in southwest Ohio heats up in fiery forum

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A heated U.S. House race in southwest Ohio has gotten a little hotter. More>>

US general warns of complacency in fight against extremists

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The top U.S. military officer is warning that nations must not become complacent against the threat of violent extremist groups, as world leaders turn to other more pressing security issues. More>>

Trump attacks porn actress Stormy Daniels as 'Horseface'

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President Donald Trump is insulting the physical appearance of porn actress Stormy Daniels, calling her "Horseface" in a tweet about a recent legal ruling. More>>

Democrat Julian Castro says he'll 'likely' run in 2020

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Democrat Julian Castro says he'll "likely" seek the presidency in 2020 after months of signs that former President Barack Obama's housing secretary is preparing for a White House run. More>>

Students defrauded by colleges score win in court decision

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In a win for students, a court orders a delayed Obama-era for-profit fraud protection rule into force. More>>

Chaldean cardinal says promised US aid for Iraq hasn't come

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Iraq's Chaldean Catholic cardinal says promised US aid hasn't materialized. More>>

Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans

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Elizabeth Warren's DNA claim inflames some Native Americans with deeper tribal ties. More>>

US, South African farmers cry fowl over Trump metal tariffs

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President Trump's tariffs on steel and aluminum are jeopardizing an export deal with South Africa worth millions of dollars to American chicken farmers. More>>

Suspicious letter was addressed to Sen. Collins' husband

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A spokeswoman says Republican Sen. Susan Collins has been cleared to stay in her Maine home while an investigation continues into a suspicious envelope. More>>

Head of firm behind Trump dossier won't talk to House panel

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The co-founder of a political research firm behind a dossier of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia is refusing to speak to two House committees. More>>

New campaign seeks support for expanded Supreme Court

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A couple of liberal Harvard law professors are lending their name to a new campaign aimed at building support for expanding the Supreme Court by four justices. More>>

Democrats dominate House GOP in money race ahead of midterms

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With three weeks to go until the midterm elections, Democrats are leading Republicans in the money race in many key congressional campaigns. More>>

Trump criticizes Fed for raising interest rates too quickly

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President Donald Trump is criticizing the Federal Reserve for raising interest rates too quickly. More>>

US announces 15 indictments against Mexican drug cartel

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U.S. officials have announced 15 indictments against members of one of Mexico's largest drug cartels. More>>

Maryland's Jealous would broaden gun-control, oppose Trump

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Democrat Ben Jealous says he would support broadening a new Maryland gun-control law to restrict firearms access to people found to be a risk to themselves or others, if elected governor. More>>

The Latest: Anna Burns wins Man Booker prize for 'Milkman'

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Anna Burns has won the prestigious Man Booker prize for fiction with "Milkman," a vibrant, violent story about men, women, power and conflict set during Northern Ireland's years of Catholic-Protestant violence. More>>

How DC unleashed fossil-fuel exports despite climate worries

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On oil and gas exports, Trump administration took cues from Obama officials. More>>

A Trump stalwart softens her tone in pivotal US House race

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A first-term Republican in Congress whose brash rhetoric has been compared to that of Donald Trump is softening her tone as she faces a Democratic challenger in a race in upstate New York that pundits say is a tossup. More>>

Spain pressured to free imprisoned Catalan activists

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The Spanish government is facing calls from Catalan politicians and human rights groups to release jailed separatists, including two prominent pro-independence activists placed in pre-trial detention a year ago. More>>

Kansas governor's race is referendum on notorious tax cuts

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The dead-heat Kansas governor's race has become a referendum on how a Republican experiment in slashing income taxes went awry. More>>

1 year after MeToo, survivors reflect on their disclosures

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One year after the #MeToo hashtag set Twitter ablaze, survivors who shared their stories in the past year reflect what the movement means to them. More>>

Archdiocese releases names of 'credibly' accused clergy

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The Archdiocese of Washington has released the names of more than two dozen clergy members it says have been 'credibly accused' of sexually abusing minors. More>>

Mattis: Trump says defense chief's job is '100 percent' safe

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says President Donald Trump has assured him he is "100 percent" safe in his job. More>>

US targets network backing Iran's use of child soldiers

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Treasury is targeting a network of businesses that provide financial support to a paramilitary force in Iran that allegedly trains and deploys child soldiers to fight with Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. More>>

The Latest: Trump says Warren being 'slammed' over DNA test

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President Donald Trump says Sen. Elizabeth Warren "is getting slammed" for releasing DNA test results showing she has some Native American ancestry. More>>

Cruz enters debate with polling lead; Trump rally coming

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Democratic Congressman Beto O'Rourke of Texas is taking a sharper tone in his campaign heading into the final scheduled debate with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. More>>

Justice watchdog: FBI official accepted reporter's tickets

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The Justice Department's inspector general says a senior FBI official accepted two tickets to a sports event from a television news correspondent who regularly covered the bureau. More>>

McSally accuses Sinema of backing "treason" in Senate debate Video included

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Two Arizona congresswomen are facing off in the only debate in the race for the state's open senate seat. More>>

2020 Democrats building ties to power brokers in key states

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With money, time and attention, Democratic presidential prospects court early-state leaders. More>>

Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

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Democrats focus on health care as top issue to close out midterm campaigns. More>>

Trump marvels at hurricane damage, hears stories of struggle

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Trump, first lady arrive in Florida to survey areas devastated by Hurricane Michael. More>>

Judge tosses Stormy Daniels' defamation suit against Trump

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A federal judge has dismissed porn actress Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit against President Donald Trump. More>>

Kremlin: No plans for Putin-Trump meeting in Paris

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The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin will travel to Paris for an event that President Donald Trump is also set to attend, but a meeting between them isn't planned. More>>

China party expels general who killed self, indicts another

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China's ruling Communist Party has expelled a former top general who killed himself during a corruption probe and indicted another on graft charges amid a continuing crackdown on military malfeasance. More>>

Payments companies hit deadline for keeping data in India

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Global payments companies hit deadline for keeping data inside India. More>>

West Coast military installations eyed for US fuel exports

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The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia. More>>

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

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Democrats are leading Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks from the midterm elections that will determine who controls Capitol Hill in January. More>>

Democrats lead Republicans on fundraising ahead of midterms

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With three weeks to go until the midterm elections, Democrats are leading Republicans in the money race in many key congressional campaigns. More>>

Sessions criticizes court order on deposition in census case

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions is criticizing a court order that allows for the questioning of a Trump administration Cabinet member in a legal dispute over the 2020 census. More>>

Sen. Warren: DNA test shows I have Native American heritage Video included

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A DNA analysis done on Sen. Elizabeth Warren provides strong evidence she has Native American heritage. More>>

Warren accuses Trump of 'creepy' comments about her DNA test Video included

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is suggesting President Donald Trump's comment about him personally administering a DNA test to her to prove her Native American heritage is "creepy.". More>>

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' murdered journalist Khashoggi

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The White House is brushing aside threats by Saudi Arabia that it may economically retaliate for any U.S. punitive action imposed over the suspected murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, pledging a "swift, open, transparent investigation.". More>>

The Latest: Washington lobbyists drop client Saudi Arabia

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The Latest: Turkey's Foreign Ministry official says 'inspection' of Saudi Consulate to take place late this afternoon. More>>

The Latest: Trump hears from Georgia farmers on hurricane

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President Donald Trump is praising Florida Gov. Rick Scott for his response to Hurricane Michael. More>>

Pressure building on Vatican to give women vote at synod

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Bishops attending a Vatican meeting on ministering to young Catholics are being confronted with daily questions about why no women participants can vote on the final proposals to Pope Francis. More>>

Suspicious envelope causes ricin scare at Sen. Collins' home

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Police say a hazardous materials team has been called to the Maine home of Republican Sen. Susan Collins to investigate a suspicious letter. More>>

McCaskill brings in another $8.5M for Senate re-election bid

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New numbers show Missouri's Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill brought in nearly $8.5 million for her re-election bid in recent months. More>>

The Latest: US wants drugmakers to put prices in TV ads

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Federal government wants drugmakers to disclose list price of prescription drugs in TV commercials. More>>

GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority

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GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority. More>>

US envoy for NKorea to hold talks in Russia, France, Belgium

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The Trump administration's envoy for North Korea is traveling to Russia and Europe for talks with counterparts there as the U.S. prepares for a second leadership summit with the North. More>>

The Latest: Austria's Kurz sees border as Brexit 'tactic'

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British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing a Brexit crisis, with her political allies insisting they will scuttle a divorce deal with the European Union over the issue of the Irish border. More>>

Social Security checks will grow in 2019 as inflation rises

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Tens of millions of Social Security beneficiaries and other retirees can expect a modest increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. More>>

The Latest: Trump suggests 'rogue killers' in writer case

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President Donald Trump says he has spoken to the king of Saudi Arabia, who denies any knowledge of what happened to a Saudi journalist who visited the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul and then disappeared and is feared dead. More>>

Trump says climate change not a hoax, not sure of its source

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Trump backs off his claim that climate change is a hoax, says he doesn't know if it's manmade and suggests the climate will "change back again". More>>

Baldwin urges 'overthrow' of Trump government via voting Video included

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Actor Alec Baldwin says voters should see the Nov. 6 midterm elections as an opportunity to peacefully "overthrow the government of Donald Trump.". More>>

Senate aide pleads guilty to lying to FBI

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A former Senate intelligence committee employee has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI. More>>

Mixing bravado and insults, Trump rallies delight supporters

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Trump rallies mix bravado and insults, delighting supporters needed for GOP's midterm candidates. More>>

Slight increase in Medicare's outpatient 'Part B' premium

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Medicare 'Part B' premium for outpatient care will rise by just $1.50 a month next year. More>>

Sessions: MS-13 gang, drug cartels among top threats to US

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions says taking down the brutal MS-13 street gang and international drug cartels will be a priority for federal law enforcement. More>>

Koreas agree to break ground on inter-Korean railroad

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The rival Koreas are holding high-level talks to discuss engagement amid a global diplomatic push to resolve the nuclear standoff with North Korea. More>>

Ronald Reagan is back on the campaign trail - as a hologram Video included

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Ronald Reagan waves to a crowd from aboard a rail car during a 1984 campaign stop in a new hologram revealed at the late president's namesake library in California. More>>

Melania Trump says she might be 'the most bullied person'

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First lady Melania Trump says she thinks she's "the most bullied person" in the world, based on what "people are saying" about her. More>>

Romanian govt move against prosecutors draws criticism

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Romania's government passes an ordinance requiring prosecutors in key agencies to have a greater number of years of professional activity. More>>

Keeping it real: Democrats push candidates to be authentic

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Democrats push candidates to be more open, unvarnished in effort to sell voters on their values. More>>

Who's Trump listen to on trade? Chinese ambassador at a loss

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China's ambassador to the United States says he and other diplomats in Washington are having a hard time figuring out which trade advisers President Donald Trump listens to in his administration. More>>

Trump asks GOP chair to serve a second term

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Trump asks GOP chair to serve a second term. More>>

Amnesty rights worker is abducted, beaten in southern Russia

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Rights group Amnesty International says its researcher in Russia's North Caucasus has been abducted and beaten while reporting on protests in the region. More>>

Saudis reject threats as stocks plunge after Trump comments Video included

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The Saudi stock market has dropped more than 6.8 percent after President Donald Trump threatened "severe punishment" over the disappearance of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

Bavarian voters punish Merkel allies in state election

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Bavarians are voting in a state election that is expected to deal the prosperous region's long-dominant conservative party a stinging setback, with unpredictable consequences for German Chancellor Angela Merkel's national government. More>>

Trump trashes Democrats' Medicare for All plan in op-ed

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President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All. More>>

Trump touts good relations with 'sort of a Democrat' Mattis

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President Donald Trump says he has a "very good relationship" with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis even though he thinks the Pentagon chief is "sort of a Democrat.". More>>

Senators urge tough US response over missing Saudi writer Video included

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Two leading Senate Republicans are threatening tough punitive action by Congress against Saudi Arabia, including a possible halt of military sales, if it's proved that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside the country's consulate in Istanbul. More>>

Trump signs bills to help patients stop overpaying for drugs

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President Donald Trump has signed into law two bills that would allow pharmacists to tell consumers when paying cash would be cheaper than using insurance. More>>

Trump on rally blitz as he tries to stave off Dem gains

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Donald Trump's rallies were once the cornerstone of his unconventional presidential campaign, but now they're being deployed with gusto as Trump and his team work to defy polls and precedent and save the GOP majority in Congress on Election Day. More>>

New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

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President Donald Trump may be the impetus for Democratic anger that is powering the midterm elections, but the Democrats' top issue isn't the president. It's health care. More>>

Mattis trip to Vietnam aimed at countering China's influence

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Defense Secretary Mattis's return visit to Vietnam comes as US seeks to counter China's influence in Asia. More>>

Mattis pushes closer ties to Vietnam amid tension with China

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is making his second trip this year to Vietnam, demonstrating how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China's military assertiveness by cozying up to smaller nations in the region. More>>

Georgia senator accused of briefly snatching student's phone

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A Georgia Tech political group says Sen. David Perdue snatched a phone from a student who was video recording while asking the Republican lawmaker a question about Georgia's governor's race. More>>

Handling of sex assault claim in state government questioned

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A New Jersey woman says she was sexually assaulted by a man who went on to work in Gov. Phil Murphy's administration and tried for a year to get authorities to take action but with no result. More>>

North Dakota Democrat Heitkamp scrambles to catch Cramer

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An already tenuous bid for a second term has taken on new urgency for North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp since she voted against Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court. More>>

Ohio US senate candidates spar over health care, immigration

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Candidates in Ohio's U.S. senate campaign have sparred over health care, approaches to climate change, tariffs and gun control in their first of three debates. More>>

Authenticity now the attribute craved by national Democrats

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If there's a common buzzword in Democratic circles as Election Day nears, its authenticity. More>>

In Kentucky, Trump rallies voters while praising McConnell

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Trump praises McConnell as 'Kentucky tough' after majority leader stayed the course on Kavanaugh confirmation. More>>

US pastor freed from Turkey prays with Trump in Oval Office

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Free from confinement in Turkey, American pastor Andrew Brunson prays with Trump in Oval Office. More>>

Congress heads toward postelection fight over border wall

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Congress is heading toward a post-election showdown over President Donald Trump's border wall. More>>

Melania Trump says she loves Trump, ignores cheating rumors

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Melania Trump says she has "much more important things to think about and to do" than worry about allegations of President Donald Trump cheating on her, saying she's "a mother and a first lady.". More>>

The Latest: Exit polls: Top party losing Bavaria majority

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Exit polls indicate German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative allies are losing their absolute majority in Bavaria's state parliament by a wide margin. More>>

Officials broach idea of charging for National Mall protests

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The National Park Service is exploring whether to require protest organizers to pay for the cost of providing law enforcement and other support services for demonstrations held in the nation's capital. More>>

Tester goes on the attack in Montana US Senate race debate

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U.S. Sen. Jon Tester is going on the attack against Republican candidate Matt Rosendale in Montana's tightening Senate race. More>>

Houston firefighters take battle over pay to voters

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Voters in Houston are being asked to resolve a contentious battle between the city and its firefighters over pay raises. More>>

Bloomberg's New Hampshire event fuels White House bid talk

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A quick stop by former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the state that holds the first primary in the race for the White House is sparking more speculation about a possible presidential bid. More>>

Democratic Sen. Harris to make campaign trip to Iowa

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Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris of California is making her first campaign trip to Iowa before Election Day, adding to speculation about a potential presidential run in 2020. More>>

Newspaper says Turkey has audio of Saudi writer's slaying

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Pro-government Turkish newspaper: Turkish officials have audio recording of alleged killing of journalist Khashoggi. More>>

Newspaper says Turkey has audio of Saudi writer's slaying

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Trump vows to unearth truth about Khashoggi disappearance. More>>

The Latest: Trump reluctant to cancel arms sales to Saudis

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A pro-government Turkish newspaper is reporting that Turkish officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

The Latest: Trump campaign plans more rallies for midterms

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President Donald Trump is set to spend Saturday night in Kentucky campaigning for the Republican candidate in one of the country's most closely watched congressional races. More>>

US pastor freed from Turkey prays with Trump in Oval Office

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An American pastor freed after nearly two years of detention in Turkey is expected to meet with President Donald Trump at the White House. More>>

The Latest: Freed pastor prays for Trump in Oval Office

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Andrew Brunson, the American pastor freed after nearly two years of detention in Turkey, is on his "final leg home" after a short stay in Germany, according to a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. More>>

Trump praises McConnell's role in battle over Kavanaugh

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President Donald Trump took a victory lap in Ohio, touting a "really historic week for America". More>>

Polish police use tear gas to protect gay rights march

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Polish police have used tear gas and a water cannon against right-wing extremists who were trying to block the first-ever equality parade in the city of Lublin in eastern Poland. More>>

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