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Former Israeli president Shimon Peres dies at 93

By Reuters on Sept. 28, 2016, at 6:31 a.m.
Former Israeli president and elder statesman Shimon Peres died in Tel Aviv on Wednesday at age 93, according to media reports late Tuesday night.

Clinton seeks to keep Trump on defensive after debate

By John Whitesides, Reuters on Sept. 27, 2016, at 8:09 p.m.
RALEIGH, North Carolina — Democrat Hillary Clinton sought on Tuesday to keep Republican rival Donald Trump on the defensive a day after the first presidential debate with accusations he is a sexist, racist and tax dodger, while Trump suggested he would “hit her harder” next time by bringing up her …

Trump-Clinton debate seen by record 84 million TV viewers

By Reuters on Sept. 27, 2016, at 8:08 p.m.
NEW YORK — A record 84 million people tuned in to television networks on Monday night for the first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, a huge audience rarely seen on TV in the age of digital streaming and social media. The estimated ratings figure from Nielsen included …

Obama nominates career diplomat as US ambassador to Cuba

By Matt Spetalnick, Reuters on Sept. 27, 2016, at 8:07 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Tuesday nominated career diplomat Jeffrey DeLaurentis to be the first U.S. ambassador to Cuba in more than five decades, setting up a fierce confirmation battle with Republicans in Congress opposed to Obama’s opening with the communist-ruled island. The appointment of DeLaurentis, who has been …

Venerable tequila maker Jose Cuervo opens to investors

By Gabriel Stargardter and Natalie Schachar, Reuters on Sept. 27, 2016, at 8:03 p.m.
MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s Jose Cuervo, the world’s largest tequila producer, on Tuesday announced its long-awaited initial public offering, which could raise up to $1 billion, another sign of a wider revival in Latin American stock flotations. Cuervo, North America’s dominant tequila brand, could generate investor interest by virtue of …

Aetna to offer Apple Watch at a discount to certain customers

By Reuters on Sept. 27, 2016, at 5:55 p.m.
U.S. health insurer Aetna Inc. said it would offer some customers discounts on Apple Inc.’s smartwatch, marking the first deal made by the tech giant with an insurer for its devices.

West Coast dockworkers, shippers to talk contract extension

By Reuters on Sept. 27, 2016, at 5:54 p.m.
Major cargo shippers and the union representing dockworkers at 29 West Coast ports have agreed to talks on a possible extension of their contract, which is set to expire in mid-2019, the two sides said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

Obama power plant rules face key court test

By Valerie Volcovici, Reuters on Sept. 27, 2016, at 4:38 p.m.
The centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s climate change strategy faced a key test on Tuesday as conservative appeals court judges questioned whether his administration overstepped its legal authority under an air pollution law to make sweeping changes to the U.S. electric sector.
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Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, Sept. 26, 2016.

Attacks fly in first presidential debate as Clinton’s jabs put Trump on defensive

By Philip Rucker and Anne Gearan, Washington Post on Sept. 27, 2016, at 7:40 a.m.
After circling each other for months, Clinton and Trump finally took the stage together for the first time, and each tried in a series of combative, acrimonious exchanges to discredit the other.
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens during their first debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump spar in first presidential debate

By David A. Fahrenthold, Jose A. DelReal and Abby Phillip, Washington Post on Sept. 26, 2016, at 10:57 p.m.
The first presidential debate of the general election campaign turned unusually contentious in its first half-hour, with Trump repeatedly interrupting Clinton, and Clinton telling Trump, “Donald, I know you live in your own reality.”

Washington state mall shooter had no militant contact, official says

By Tom James, Reuters on Sept. 26, 2016, at 9:15 p.m.
There is no evidence showing that a man charged with five counts of first-degree murder after confessing to a shooting rampage at a shopping mall in Washington state over the weekend had contact with any known Islamic militant groups or individuals, a law enforcement official told Reuters on Monday.

Why are presidential debates moderated by journalists?

By Callum Borchers, The Washington Post on Sept. 26, 2016, at 8:40 p.m.
A couple weeks ago, Donald Trump wondered why presidential debates include moderators. “I think we should have a debate with no moderators – just Hillary and I sitting there, talking,” he said on CNBC.

Debates to help half of voters decide between Clinton, Trump, poll finds

By Ginger Gibson, Reuters on Sept. 26, 2016, at 7:07 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Half of America’s likely voters will rely on the presidential debates to help them make their choice between Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton in the Nov. 8 election, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released Monday. The results show the stakes for the White House rivals as …

A movie revisits the night a nuclear warhead nearly destroyed Arkansas

By Stephanie Merry, The Washington Post on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:26 p.m.
It didn’t take much to nearly annihilate Arkansas. In 1980, a young repairman, who was standing on a platform working on a missile in the town of Damascus, dropped a socket from his wrench. It fell 70 feet, took a bounce and pierced the fuel tank of the missile, which …

Pipeline fight hangs over White House tribal summit

By Valerie Volcovici and Julia Harte, Reuters on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
The Obama administration will soon ask federal agencies to require that Native American treaty rights be considered in decision-making on natural resource projects, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell said on Monday, hoping to avoid future conflicts with tribes such as the current Dakota Access pipeline dispute.

Houston lawyer shoots nine, is killed by police

By Terry Wade, Reuters on Sept. 26, 2016, at 4:03 p.m.
A troubled lawyer opened fire on morning commuters in Houston on Monday, injuring at least nine people before being fatally shot by police, authorities said.

Hubble spots evidence of water plumes on Jupiter’s moon Europa

By Irene Klotz, Reuters on Sept. 26, 2016, at 3:49 p.m.
Astronomers on Monday said they have spotted evidence of water vapor plumes rising from Jupiter’s moon Europa, a finding that might make it easier to learn whether life exists in the warm, salty ocean hidden beneath its icy surface.

Trump, Netanyahu discuss border fence, status of Jerusalem

By Ben Brody, Bloomberg News on Sept. 26, 2016, at 7:14 a.m.
Donald Trump “discussed at length Israel’s successful experience with a security fence that helped secure its borders” during a meeting Sunday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump’s campaign said.
Arnold Palmer (left) shakes hands with Jack Nicklaus during the first round of the 2016 The Masters golf tournament at Augusta National Golf Club.

Golf legend Arnold Palmer dies at 87

By T. Rees Shapiro, The Washington Post on Sept. 25, 2016, at 9:29 p.m.
Between 1958 and 1964, Palmer won seven major titles.
Hostra University students playing the roles of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and moderator go through a rehearsal for the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, Sept. 25, 2016.

Debates don’t often change presidential races but 2016 could defy history

By Dan Balz, The Washington Post on Sept. 25, 2016, at 2:53 p.m.
Monday’s debate is the most anticipated event of a presidential campaign filled with remarkable and revolting moments. But if the debate season changes the trajectory of the race, it will be a surprise.