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What If: Could Gary Johnson get hot and play the spoiler?

As The Wall Street Journal wryly noted, that means the candidacy of "neither" would meet the 15 percent threshold to secure a spot in the presidential debates. That seems reasonable, right? The American people deserve to vote for the candidate they believe in, not the lesser of two evils. The issue is one that arises each campaign cycle; one of my predecessors addressed it in 2008 , and NPR's first ombudsman, Jeffrey Dvorkin, wrote about it in 2000 , when Ron Elving , then NPR's ... Read More

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First group of refugees returns to Syria's Jarablus

Mr Dibo says that, despite the U.S. support for a limited Turkish intervention and a YPG withdrawal east of the Euphrates, the YPG attacks on Isis will not be reduced. But there was no immediate comment from US officials. The Turkish official added that, after having secured the border area, Turkish forces could push further into Syria. Read More

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Ahmed elated as Pakistan end England tour on a high

Ahmed elated as Pakistan end England tour on a high

Victory saw Sarfraz Ahmed win his first match as Twenty20 captain but England took the overall Super Series 16-12 after the four-Test series was shared 2-2 and the hosts took the one-dayers 4-1. England captain Eoin Morgan laid the blame for the defeat on a rapid change in conditions. England's Eoin Morgan said it was hard to believe his team had recently scored an ODI record 444 against Pakistan . Read More

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Iran lashes out at Saudi Arabia over Mina stampede

Iran lashes out at Saudi Arabia over Mina stampede

Iran had by then learned how to organize its own pilgrims in the best possible manner to avoid such incidents. Khamenei's outburst comes during a period of prolonged but heightened tensions between the two Gulf States, over issues as far reaching as ideological hostilities as well as more specific differences over regional conflicts. Read More

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Monfils tops Nadal's conqueror to reach Open SF; Kerber wins

Monfils, who reached his second career grand slam semi-final and first since 2008 in Roland Garros, will now meet top seed Djokovic. The 30-year-old Monfils finished off 24th seed Pouille with his 13th ace to lead off a huge day for the French, who placed three players in the quarter-finals of a grand slam for the first time since the 1947 French Open. Read More

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Two Turkish soldiers killed by ISIS in Syria

Likewise, Turkey will ostensibly experience more problems with the United States, which is unwilling to stop supporting the YPG in the area. "The operation started in the north of Syria against terror groups which constantly threaten our country, like [IS] and the PYD", Erdogan stated, referring to the acronym of the Democratic Union Party in northern Syria. Read More

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Obama: Talks With Russia Over Syria Strategy Suffer From 'Gaps Of Trust'

The Southeast Asian leader warned he would lash out if the US President raised extrajudicial killings in the Philippines' new war on drugs in an anticipated meeting in Laos. The White House says the USA has contributed $100 million to the effort in the last 20 years. The FBI has also reportedly warned election officials across the country to take measures to secure their computer systems, after foreign attackers were found to have hacked two state election databases in IL and Arizona. Read More

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Mother Teresa Has (Not So Miraculously) Been Declared A Saint

More than one lakh people attended the ceremony in front of St. Peter's Basilica. Elevating the " saint of the gutters " to one of the Catholic Church's highest honors, Pope Francis on Sunday praised Mother Teresa for her radical dedication to society's outcasts and her courage in shaming world leaders for the "crimes of poverty they themselves created". Read More

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Gabon election: Justice Minister quits over disputed result

In 2009, Bongo was declared victor of the presidential election following the death of his father, Omar, who had ruled the tiny oil-rich state for 41 years. The African Union has offered to help both sides find a solution quickly. More than 1,000 people have been detained in the unrest. The opposition's estimate of 50 to 100 killed in the protests is based on reports from residents around the country, Ping's spokesman, Jean Gaspard Ntoutoume Ayi, told The Associated Press. Read More

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US, Japan and South Korea call for North Korea condemnation

While no statement was yet issued by the UNSC following the meeting, the Ambassadors to the United Nations from the U.S., South Korea and Japan, emerged to make statements before the press. North Korea has staged a series of recent missile tests with increasing range, part of a program that aims to eventually build long-range nuclear missiles capable of striking the US mainland. Read More

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Brent crude futures ease as hope for output freeze fades

Brent crude futures ease as hope for output freeze fades

Slower second quarter growth in the European economy, coupled with a more measured look at production rumors, brought oil prices lower early Tuesday. "Although cooperative action taken by the cartel and other key producers may prove to be more of an optics play than physically actionable, at a minimum, it alters sentiment, puts a floor into the market, and reminds the market of OPEC's capacity to cooperate". Read More

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Clinton and Trump courting Ohio voters on Labor Day

The rest of Trump's traveling press corps continued to fly on a separate plane on Monday. "It's interesting", Trump said during a Q&A session on board his plane. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Trump has moved away from that idea, while Pence and campaign manager Kellyanne Conway were coy about specifics of the immigration proposal. Read More

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FBI releases Clinton email documents

FBI releases Clinton email documents

The latest developments highlight competing liabilities for Clinton. The first scenario plays into Republican arguments and voter concerns about her trustworthiness and transparency, while the second casts doubt on her pitch as a hyper-competent, detail-driven executive. Read More

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Broncos blow past Cajuns in opener

Broncos blow past Cajuns in opener

Jennings, making his first start since 2014, and Jalen Nixon combined to engineer a 15-play, 75-yard drive that was aided by a pass interference penalty by Boise State on fourth-and-8 at the BSU 38. Defensive end Sam McCaskill said there were some missed assignments on defense, coach Bryan Harsin said some special teams aspects could be shored up, while the offense had some, too. Read More

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Modi raises with Xi China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

Modi raises with Xi China-Pakistan Economic Corridor

The Prime Minister said "growing forces of violence and terror pose a fundamental challenge" and urged the worldwide community to act in unity and respond against terrorism. New Delhi's message to Beijing in recent meetings was that it could not delink bilateral ties from its positions that often oppose India in worldwide fora such as the NSG, where China has sought to delay India's entry. Read More

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Obama cancels meeting with Philippines' Duterte after insult

The Philippine leader has been under intense global scrutiny over the more than 2,000 suspected drug dealers and users killed since he took office, and Obama has said he planned to raise the issue. Duterte was quoted by CNN as fuming about Obama in a speech Monday. Obama responded in his own speech later: "Clearly, he's a colourful guy". Duterte said he would demand that Obama allow him to first explain the context of his crackdown before engaging the US president in a discussion of the ... Read More

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