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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>>

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Saudi account of Khashoggi killing is widely denounced

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Saudi Arabia admits Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a fistfight, 18 people held as suspects. More>>

UK's May says Brexit transition period could grow, draws ire

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British Prime Minister Theresa May says she is considering a European Union proposal that would keep Britain bound to the bloc's rules for more than two years after Brexit. More>>

AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

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Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest during his testimony during a pivotal Senate hearing. More>>

Turkey questions Saudi Consulate staff in Khashoggi case Video included

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Turkish official: Police probing whether Khashoggi's remains may have been taken to forest near Istanbul, another city. More>>

Former Chinese internment camp detainee denied US visa

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An outspoken former detainee in China's internment camps for Muslims says his application for a visa to visit the United States was rejected despite an invitation to speak at Congress about his ordeal. 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>>

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media Video included

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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>>

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>>

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>>

Trump wants to cut red tape, hasten water projects in West

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President Donald Trump has ordered the government to streamline regulations that he says are hindering work on major water projects in the Western United States. More>>

US and South Korea again call off a major military exercise

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The Pentagon and South Korea are canceling another major military exercise this year, citing a push for diplomatic progress with North Korea. More>>

Afghan parliamentary polls underway despite threats

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Tens of thousands of Afghan forces have fanned out across the country as voting began in parliamentary elections following a campaign marred by relentless violence. More>>

The Latest: Suicide blast kills 3 at Afghan polling station

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Kabul police official says a second small explosion has been reported just hours after parliamentary election polls opened in Afghanistan. More>>

IS frees 6 hostages in exchange with Syrian government

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Syrian opposition activists say the Islamic State group has released two women and four children they had been holding since July in an exchange with the government. More>>

Questions and answers about state of the US-Mexico border

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Immigration has again become a hot political issue as President Donald Trump portrays the Mexico border in a state of crisis. More>>

People priced out of Salinas, California, look to the ballot

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

The Latest: Trump: I do find Saudi explanation credible Video included

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The Latest: Turkey's top diplomat says Ankara hasn't shared audio from missing writer Khashoggi's disappearance with US. More>>

Patagonia endorses Democrats Tester, Rosen in Senate races

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Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia has jumped into two competitive Senate races, endorsing Democrats Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada in what the company calls its first foray into elective politics. More>>

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

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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>>

Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

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A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people. More>>

US temporarily stops youth climate lawsuit days before trial

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The U.S. government is trying once again to block a major climate change lawsuit days before young activists are set to argue at trial that the government has violated their constitutional rights by failing to take action climate change. More>>

Democrats eyeing White House flock to Iowa's new star

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Deidre DeJear is Iowa's newest political star _ even if she hasn't yet won an election. More>>

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter Video included

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President Donald Trump is praising a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana. More>>

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

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Access to the ballot box in the November election will be more difficult for some people in the western Kansas town of Dodge City. More>>

Mattis: Afghan attack will not shake US commitment

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U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says the killing of a powerful police chief in southern Afghanistan just two days before national elections is unlikely to fundamentally weaken the security situation. More>>

Booker gets a warm welcome from South Carolina Democrats

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Sen. Cory Booker is getting a warm welcome from many South Carolina Democrats in his first visit to the state as a presidential contender. More>>

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

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Election officials and federal cybersecurity agents are touting improved collaboration toward confronting and deterring election tampering. More>>

Hawley tries to paint McCaskill as too liberal for Missouri

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Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley has used a debate to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care. More>>

GOP panel's foreign agent inquiry triggers harsh response

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An environmental group is denouncing a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization's conservation work may require it to register as a foreign agent. More>>

Trump: 'Very Severe' consequences if Saudis killed Khashoggi Video included

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Trump says it looks like Khashoggi is dead, threatens 'severe' consequences. More>>

Khashoggi warns in last column of free rein to silence media Video included

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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: UN expert: Government abductions are new worry

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Britain's trade minister has pulled out of a Saudi investment conference over the kingdom's involvement in the disappearance and alleged slaying of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. More>>

Crimean city turns to mourning 20 victims of 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>>

Chaotic, bloody Afghan parliamentary elections enter 2nd day

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Parliamentary elections in Afghanistan have entered into a second day following violence and chaos that caused delays and interruptions on the first day of polling. 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>>

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

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China's former internet censor is standing trial over allegations of accepting $4.6 million in bribes. 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>>

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>>

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, Biden campaign on opposite sides of Nev. Senate race

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President Donald Trump sought to frame voters choices for the midterm elections ta a rally in Arizona, saying that Democrats are "too extreme and too dangerous" to take control of Congress. More>>

Biden rallies union for Democrats in tight Nevada races

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Former Vice President Joe Biden is urging union members in Las Vegas to get out the vote for Democrat Jacky Rosen in Nevada's U.S. Senate race. More>>

AP Interview: Sanders foresees 'progressive' South Carolina

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Just two weeks before the midterms, Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders is returning to South Carolina in a multi-state swing of locations that have early positions on the presidential primary calendar. More>>

Trump hopes to pick UN ambassador from 5 candidates

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Trump hopes to pick UN ambassador from 5 candidates. More>>

Correction: Election 2018-House-Border story

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As Democrats seek to flip a key GOP-leaning U.S. House seat in southern New Mexico, the path to victory in these congressional districts includes winning over fiercely independent voters in border communities who have their own views about border life. More>>

Alaska governor says he quit race to boost Democrat

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Independent Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has dropped his re-election bid with less than three weeks before the general election. More>>

Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy

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President Donald Trump has injected urgency into a long-meandering debate over the best way to protect US space interests with demand for space force. More>>

The Latest: Trump says Obama took Biden off 'the trash heap'

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It's going to be a busy day of politicking in Nevada, where early voting for the Nov. 6 election is beginning Saturday and appearances are set by President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Bidden. More>>

US commander confident in ability of Afghan security forces

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An attack that the Taliban says targeted the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is a reminder of the formidable task the Trump administration faces to get America out of its longest war. More>>

Trump says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

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President Donald Trump says he will pull the United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. More>>

PAC won't end ad saying black men will face rape accusations

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A political action committee says it's not pulling a widely condemned radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections in Arkansas next month. More>>

Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems 'too extreme'

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President Donald Trump is suggesting without evidence that Democrats or their allies are supporting a "caravan" of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States. More>>

Mayor came home to try to improve poor California town

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In one of California's poorest towns, a reluctant and unlikely leader is trying to improve the quality of life. More>>

US downgrades Jerusalem diplomatic mission to Palestinians

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The United States says it is placing its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians under the authority of its embassy to Israel. More>>

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

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U.S. intelligence officials say they're concerned about "ongoing campaigns" by Russia, China, Iran and other countries to undermine confidence in American democracy. More>>

Police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case Video included

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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>>

Pressure turns to Mexico as migrant caravan heads for border

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Many of the more than 2,000 Hondurans in a migrant caravan trying to wend its way to the United States have been helped at every turn in Guatemala by residents offering food, water, and rides in private pickups or on flatbed of semi-trailer trucks. 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 says US will pull out of intermediate range nuke pact

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President Donald Trump says he will pull United States from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty with Russia. More>>

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for 'caravan' election

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Trump is returning to tough immigration rhetoric as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress. More>>

The Latest: Russian woman charged with US election-meddling

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A Russian woman has been charged with interfering in American elections, including next month's midterms, through a social media effort aimed at trying to sway American public opinion. 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>>

Booker stirs South Carolina Democrats in pre-midterm debut

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South Carolina Democrats on Thursday are getting early looks at potential 2020 presidential candidates, even if the visits are supposedly about the upcoming midterms. 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>>

Trump praises Montana congressman who body-slammed reporter Video included

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President Donald Trump is praising a Republican congressman for body-slamming a reporter last year, calling him a "tough cookie" and saying he thinks it might have helped him win election in Montana. More>>

Trump threatens Mexico over migrant caravan

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President Donald Trump is lashing out over a caravan of Central American migrants trying to reach the United States, saying that if Mexico does not stop the effort, he will use the military to "CLOSE OUR SOUTHERN BORDER.". More>>

Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Khashoggi Video included

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

Trump says without evidence that Dems are behind 'caravan'

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President Donald Trump has landed in Montana to campaign for GOP Senate candidate Matt Rosendale. More>>

The Latest: Trump: Tester 'viciously' went after VA nominee

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President Donald Trump is accusing Democrats of supporting a caravan of thousands of Central Americans who are walking toward America's southern border. More>>

Kip Keino innocent but reputation has suffered, lawyer says

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Kip Keino has denied wrongdoing in the Kenyan Olympic corruption scandal, telling The Associated Press that he didn't have control over the government money that prosecutors say was embezzled and misused around the time of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. More>>

Trump concedes Khashoggi likely dead, threatens consequences Video included

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says he told Saudi Arabia's rulers that the U.S. takes "very seriously" the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and will await the outcome of an investigation by the kingdom before the U.S. decides how to respond. More>>

The Latest: Trump: 'Certainly looks' like Saudi writer dead

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President Donald Trump says it "certainly looks" as though missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is dead. More>>

Iconic Dodge City moves its only polling place outside town

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Access to the ballot box in the November election will be more difficult for some people in the western Kansas town of Dodge City. 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>>

Interior Dept. contradicts Ben Carson on new watchdog hiring

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Contradicting a Cabinet secretary, the Interior Department says a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development will not be reassigned to lead an internal watchdog agency at Interior. More>>

Challenge for indicted Republicans: Win re-election

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Two Republican congressmen trying to win re-election while under indictment in a fresh test of partisanship in the Trump era. More>>

Judges consider state court's power over Trump in lawsuit

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Lawyers for President Donald Trump hope to persuade a New York appeals court to dismiss or delay a lawsuit against him by former "Apprentice" contestant Summer Zervos. More>>

Ex-FBI agent gets 4 years in prison for leaking documents

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A former FBI agent in Minnesota who admitted to leaking classified documents to a reporter has been sentenced to 4 years in prison. More>>

House committees to interview Rosenstein behind closed doors

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The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump. 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>>

Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference

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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin says he will not attend Saudi investment conference. More>>

Alaska governor's campaign moving ahead 'a day at a time'

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Alaska Gov. Bill Walker says his re-election campaign is moving ahead but says he's taking it "a day at a time.". More>>

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

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Election officials and federal cybersecurity agents are touting improved collaboration to confront and deter efforts to tamper with elections. More>>

Venezuela's prosecutor rejects calls for independent probe

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Venezuela's chief prosecutor said he is investigating police officers who failed to keep safe an opposition politician who plunged from the 10th floor of a high-security building, even as he rejected calls for an independent probe into the death. 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>>

The Latest: Washington Post publishes new Khashoggi column Video included

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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>>

Texas' O'Rourke tells national audience he'd impeach Trump

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Democrat Beto O'Rourke is getting to make his case for ousting Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz with a nationally televised, solo town hall on CNN. More>>

Environmentalists file 3rd lawsuit over Trump wall plans

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Environmental groups have filed another lawsuit challenging the Trump administration's use of waivers to speed up construction of a border wall, this time in Texas. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Ex-Interpol leader's wife: "Everybody in China is at risk"

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The wife of the former Interpol president who is being held in China on bribery charges says she has been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they're holding a letter from him for her. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Trump's Russia attorney shifts to become White House counsel

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The White House says the attorney representing President Donald Trump in the Russia investigation is shifting roles and taking on duties as counsel to the president. 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>>

Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death 'a good first step'

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President Donald Trump says Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a "good first step.". More>>

Russian deputy foreign minister denounces US trolling case

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A top Russian diplomat says that the U.S. allegation that a Russian woman helped oversee a social media effort to influence the American midterm elections is shameful. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Kamala Harris: Midterms a fight for 'the best of who we are'

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Sen. Kamala Harris is urging Democrats in the South's first presidential primary state to see the 2018 midterm elections as a fight for 'the best of who we are.'. More>>

Dems struggle with Trump's approach to culture war

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Playing Trump's game in culture war proves a losing strategy for Democrats. More>>

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

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U.S. charges Russian woman in the first case involving meddling in the 2018 elections. More>>

Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

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Trump is returning to tough immigration rhetoric as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress. 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>>

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>>

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>>

Alaska's independent governor drops re-election bid

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Independent Alaska Gov. Bill Walker has suspended his re-election bid with less than three weeks before the general election. 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>>

The Latest: Trump blaming Democrats for immigration problem

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Hundreds of supporters of President Donald Trump have lined up outside an airplane hangar in a Phoenix suburb awaiting his arrival. More>>

Trump's national security adviser heads to Moscow

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President Donald Trump's national security adviser will be raising thorny subjects with Russian officials when he visits Moscow to craft a script for another high-level meeting between Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin. More>>

Kamala Harris in South Carolina: 'Fight for ... who we are'

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Kavanaugh confirmation battle looms large as Kamala Harris makes her debut in South Carolina as a potential presidential candidate. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Housing official caught up in dispute with Interior resigns

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A political appointee who was caught up in a dispute between the Interior Department and Housing and Urban Development has resigned. More>>

Playing Trump's game in culture war a losing Dems' strategy

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Playing Trump's game in culture war proves losing strategy for Democrats. More>>

US goals in Afghanistan seem ever more distant after attack

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A brazen attack that the Taliban says targeted the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is a stark reminder of the formidable task the Trump administration faces to extricate America from its longest war. 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>>

Trump again attacks O'Rourke, tweets he's 'a lightweight'

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President Donald Trump is again attacking Texas Democratic Senate hopeful Beto O'Rourke ahead of his Houston rally supporting incumbent Republican Sen. Ted Cruz. More>>

US designates suspected Colombian trafficker as drug kingpin

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The U.S. has slapped sanctions on a Colombian man with ties to the South American country's largest rebel group who allegedly controls a narcotics trafficking corridor in northern Colombia. 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>>

The Latest: Association chides Trump for praising Gianforte

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The White House Correspondents' Association is accusing President Donald Trump of celebrating a crime when he praised a Republican Montana congressman who body-slammed a reporter before his election last year. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

Trump criticizes rush to condemn Saudi Arabia over Khashoggi Video included

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

Florida to bend voting rules in counties hit by hurricane

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Florida is going to bend some of the voting rules for voters living in counties hammered by Hurricane Michael. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle Video included

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California may be known for fame and wealth, but a distinctly different side exists in the state's farm belt. More>>

California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle Video included

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California may be known for its wealth, but a distinctly different side exists in the state's farm belt. 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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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