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  • Photos of the day - September 25, 2016
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    Photos of the day - September 25, 2016

    A woman looks out from a door during a protest in Srinagar against the recent killings in the Kashmir region; women dressed in traditional attire take part in rehearsals for Garba in Ahmedabad; and investigators look at an overturned boat in which Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez was one of three people killed. These are some of the photos of the day. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Head of Commission on Presidential Debates: It’s not the moderator’s job to fact-check
    Dylan Stableford

    Head of Commission on Presidential Debates: It’s not the moderator’s job to fact-check

    On the eve of the first presidential debate of the 2016 election, Donald Trump’s campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, said on Sunday that she doesn’t believe moderators should fact-check the candidates. Janet Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, agrees.

  • Warplanes pound Aleppo
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    Warplanes pound Aleppo

    The United States accused Russia of “barbarism” in Syria on Sunday as warplanes supporting Syrian government forces pounded Aleppo and Moscow said ending the civil war was almost “impossible”.

  • Clinton campaign launches early voting drive in Latino churches
    Liz Goodwin

    Clinton campaign launches early voting drive in Latino churches

    The Clinton campaign is launching a church-based voter mobilization drive aimed at Latinos called “Fe en Nuestro Voto,” or Faith in our Vote, this month in at least nine states.

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    Multiple people shot by gunmen in Baltimore

    Eight people, including a three-year-old girl, were hurt in a shooting that Baltimore police called an act of “retaliatory violence” on Saturday night, authorities said. A spokesman of the Baltimore Police Department told reporters at a news conference that the shooting appeared to be in response to a fatal shooting on Labor Day that left one person dead and others injured. A separate shooting in Baltimore on Saturday left two people with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

  • Miami Marlins Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident
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    Miami Marlins Jose Fernandez dies in boating accident

    Major League Baseball released a statement saying it was “stunned and devastated” by news of the death of ace right-hander Jose Fernandez. The 24-year-old pitcher was killed in a boat crash early Sunday off Miami Beach. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is investigating. Two other people died.

  • Mall shooting north of Seattle
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    Mall shooting north of Seattle

    Authorities say a fifth person has died following a shooting at a shopping mall north of Seattle. A spokesman for the Skagit County Emergency Operations Center says the unidentified male victim died early Saturday at a Seattle hospital. Authorities continue to search for the shooter. A Washington State Patrol spokesman says police were seeking a Hispanic man wearing black and armed with a “hunting-type” rifle last seen walking toward Interstate 5.

  • Photos of the day - September 24, 2016
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    Photos of the day - September 24, 2016

    A Filipino climbs on an anchor chain of a cargo ship docked at the country’s main seaport in Manila, Philippines; Pope Francis meets relatives and close friends of the more than 80 victims of the attack in Nice during a special audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican; and ‘Castellers’ perform a human tower during the traditional Merce Fiestas at Saint Jaume square in Barcelona, Spain are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton for president
    Michael Walsh

    New York Times endorses Hillary Clinton for president

    The New York Times published a resounding endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday — in the hope that it will persuade readers who are reluctant to cast a vote for another Clinton.

  • Washington police plead for help identifying mall shooter
    Michael Walsh

    Washington police plead for help identifying mall shooter

    Washington state authorities are turning to the public for help in identifying the man who shot and killed four women and one man Friday night at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Wash. The Skagit County Department of Emergency Management has released pictures from surveillance video showing the suspect carrying a rifle inside the mall while wearing a black T-shirt and shorts. “We’re hoping what that will do is open up more leads and tips from the community that we can apprehend this individual,” Lt. Chris Cammock of the Mount Vernon Police Department said at a press conference Saturday.

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    Smithsonian Museum of African American History

    The first national museum devoted exclusively to the history and culture of African-Americans is now open. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama opened the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture on the National Mall by ringing a bell from a historic African-American church. The push for the museum began in 1915 with African-American Civil War veterans looking for a way to commemorate America’s black experience.

  • Time-lapse clouds
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    Time-lapse clouds

    This thrilling time-lapse footage of the night sky is enough to leave anyone starry-eyed. Capturing the mighty beauty of Mother Nature, the footage shows clouds racing across the sky before lightning in a powerful thunderstorm illuminates it spectacularly. Not only does the awe-inspiring footage capture the Milky Way during a thunderstorm, but what makes this clip even more special is that it was shot in just six hours in the Namib Desert in Africa, which receives less than 100 millimeters of rain a year. (Caters News) Photography by Brendon Cremer See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr

  • Let’s go to the tape: Clinton and Trump’s top 10 debate moments
    Jerry Adler

    Let’s go to the tape: Clinton and Trump’s top 10 debate moments

    One of the largest audiences in the history of presidential debates — perhaps the largest ever — is expected to watch when Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump face each other for the first time on the same stage. Clinton has a debate history that includes not just her appearances with Bernie Sanders in this cycle, but her epic confrontations with Barack Obama in 2008, all the way back to her campaign for United States senator in 2000. Trump built his winning primary campaign in large measure on his performance in a dozen debates against nine or more rivals since entering the race in 2015.

  • Protests in Charlotte, Atlanta after release of police shooting video
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    Protests in Charlotte, Atlanta after release of police shooting video

    The wife of Keith Scott released a video of the scene today which went viral and renewed the now 4 days of protests in downtown Charlotte and Atlanta, over the shooting and killing of Keith Scott by Charlotte police officer Brentley Vinson.

  • Photos of the day - September 23, 2016
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    Photos of the day - September 23, 2016

    An Indian policeman fires a teargas shell towards demonstrators during a protest against the recent killings in Kashmir; a participant runs as he takes part in a triathlon in Ashdod, Israel; a general view of racing in The Shetland Pony Grand National at Newmarket Racecourse in England are some of the photos of the day. (AP/EPA/Getty/Reuters) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • 'This is a peaceful masjid’: Muslims in Elizabeth, N.J., gather for Friday prayer after resident accused of bombings
    Caitlin Dickson

    'This is a peaceful masjid’: Muslims in Elizabeth, N.J., gather for Friday prayer after resident accused of bombings

    Nearly 200 people gathered at the Muslim Community Center of Union County Friday afternoon for the first jumah prayer — Islam’s largest weekly gathering — since Elizabeth resident Ahmad Khan Rahami was arrested in connection to mostly unsuccessful bomb attacks in New York and New Jersey last weekend. Like Faisal, the suspect’s father, Mohammad Rahami, is a longtime member of MCCUC, and is known to pray regularly at the red brick mosque, which sits on the leafy corner of a charming, residential enclave less than two miles from Elizabeth’s gritty downtown.

  • Presidential debate live updates: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump set to face off at Hofstra
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    Presidential debate live updates: Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump set to face off at Hofstra

    Campaign rivals Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will face off Monday for the first of three general election presidential debates, in what is predicted to be one of the most-watched moments in modern political history. And we will be there live!

  • Cruz backs Trump after bitter primary
    Jon Ward

    Cruz backs Trump after bitter primary

    Ted Cruz swallowed his pride and accepted political reality Friday, announcing on Facebook that he will vote for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Nov. 8. Cruz stopped short of offering a full-throated endorsement. By releasing a written statement Friday afternoon he was able to parse the issue more than if he had made his announcement at a Saturday speaking engagement scheduled in his home state of Texas.

  • Obama vetoes 9/11 lawsuit bill, triggers override fight
    Olivier Knox

    Obama vetoes 9/11 lawsuit bill, triggers override fight

    President Obama speaks at a memorial ceremony at the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2016. Risking an election-year public backlash, President Obama on Friday vetoed popular but controversial legislation allowing the relatives of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts. Obama’s rejection of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) sets up what seems likely to be the first-ever successful congressional vote to override his veto.

  • The 12th International London Tattoo Convention
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    The 12th International London Tattoo Convention

    Hundreds of people descend today on Tobacco Dock in east London as over 400 tattoo artists from around the world showcase their work on the first day of the 12th International London Tattoo convention in Britain (Getty) See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • China’s rice terraces — The most beautiful in the world
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    China’s rice terraces — The most beautiful in the world

    These stunning views of intricately designed rice fields will take your breath away. The pretty paddies were snapped by Italian photographer Enrico Barletta during a business trip to China. The unique aerial views of the fields, which are in China’s Yuanyang County in Yunnan Province, show the beautiful patterns created by the growing rice. Enrico, 58, who works as a fashion designer, said: “These are the most beautiful rice terraces in the world.” See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr .

  • U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin
    Michael Isikoff

    U.S. intel officials probe ties between Trump adviser and Kremlin

    Carter Page speaks at the graduation ceremony for the New Economic School in Moscow in July. U.S. intelligence officials are seeking to determine whether an American businessman identified by Donald Trump as one of his foreign policy advisers has opened up private communications with senior Russian officials — including talks about the possible lifting of economic sanctions if the Republican nominee becomes president, according to multiple sources who have been briefed on the issue. The activities of Trump adviser Carter Page, who has extensive business interests in Russia, have been discussed with senior members of Congress during recent briefings about suspected efforts by Moscow to influence the presidential election, the sources said.

  • Inside the $1 million Russian novel behind Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’
    Michael B. Kelley

    Inside the $1 million Russian novel behind Oliver Stone’s ‘Snowden’

    Oliver Stone’s blockbuster biopic about former NSA contractor Edward Snowden owes its existence to Snowden’s Russian lawyer and his strange novel. In January 2014, Russian lawyer Anatoly Kucherena proposed that Stone make a Hollywood film based on “Time of the Octopus,” which is based on discussions with Snowden at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport. Kucherena invited Stone to Russia and provided him with an English translation. “I once heard [Stone’s] stance on Snowden and realized that if someone is able to adequately tell the story and film the book, he is the only one,” Kucherena said last year.

  • Brentley Vinson: The Charlotte cop involved in deadly shooting
    Michael Walsh

    Brentley Vinson: The Charlotte cop involved in deadly shooting

    Much of this attention has fallen upon the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, as it investigates the circumstances leading up to the death of Keith Lamont Scott, 43, on Tuesday. Scott’s family disputes this. The department swiftly identified the officer who shot and killed Scott as Brentley Vinson, 26, and placed him on administrative leave.

  • Heavy fighting against Islamic State in Sirte, Libya
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    Heavy fighting against Islamic State in Sirte, Libya

    Libyan forces said they foiled three attempted car bombings in renewed heavy fighting against Islamic State holdouts in the group’s former stronghold of Sirte on Thursday. Forces led by brigades from the western city of Misrata and supported since Aug. 1 by U.S. air strikes have surrounded militants in a gradually shrinking residential area in central Sirte after a four-month campaign. At least nine of the Misrata-led forces’ fighters were killed on Thursday and more than 40 wounded, Misrata hospital spokesman Akram Gliwan said.