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  • Photos of the day - September 26, 2016
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    Photos of the day - September 26, 2016

    The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) successfully launched its own weather satellite SCATSAT-1; mementos are left at a makeshift memorial created by fans mourning the death due to a boating accident of Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez; and, “Avenue Q” hosts a town hall with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump puppets. These are just a few of the photos of the day for September 26, 2016. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • 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 on 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!

  • Investigation of shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott at hands of Charlotte police
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    Investigation of shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott at hands of Charlotte police

    Dotch told “GMA” this morning that the partial video of the encounter Tuesday between Scott and Charlotte police which the police department released Saturday “left us with more questions than with answers” about the shooting. Charlotte-Mecklenburg, North Carolina, released some of the police department’s tapes of the fatal shooting of Scott on Saturday, and Police Chief Kerr Putney said more footage will come later.

  • Debate marks latest bump in Mark Cuban and Donald Trump’s roller-coaster relationship
    Colin Campbell

    Debate marks latest bump in Mark Cuban and Donald Trump’s roller-coaster relationship

    Mark Cuban speaks during a moderated conversation at the graduation of the inaugural class of the Presidential Leadership Scholars program. Donald Trump and Mark Cuban’s on-again, off-again relationship is set to reach its nadir at Monday night’s presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., where Cuban will apparently try to rattle Trump by sitting in the front row. Cuban, now a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton, tweeted last week that he had received a ticket to watch the first debate.

  • Preparations for the presidential debate at Hofstra University
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    Preparations for the presidential debate at Hofstra University

    Preparations are underway for tonight's presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican candidate Donald Trump will face off at 9 p.m. ET for their first in a series of three debates ahead of the Nov. 8 election. Here’s a look. See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumblr.

  • Grieving the death of José Fernández
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    Grieving the death of José Fernández

    Jose Fernandez escaped from Cuba by boat on his fourth try as a teenager, and when his mother fell into the Yucatan Channel during the journey, he jumped in and pulled her out. Fernandez’s heroic backstory made his death early Sunday that much more heart-wrenching. The charismatic Miami Marlins ace was killed in a boating accident at age 24. Fernandez and two other people died when their 32-foot vessel slammed into a jetty off Miami Beach, authorities said.

  • Here’s what people are betting on for the big debate
    Dylan Stableford

    Here’s what people are betting on for the big debate

    Will Donald Trump call Hillary Clinton "crooked"? Will moderator Lester Holt ask Trump about his evolution on the "birther" conspiracy? What color pantsuit will Clinton wear? For political junkies who are feeling lucky, betting on the answers to those questions — and plenty of others — is underway.

  • Shooting at a strip mall in Houston
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    Shooting at a strip mall in Houston

    Several people were injured by a shooter in Houston, Texas, on Monday and the suspect was shot by police officers, the Houston Police Department said on its Twitter feed. Local media reports said the incident took place by a strip mall, where the gunman was firing upon vehicles. People who were shot by the suspect were transported to area hospitals and the exact extent of their injuries was not yet known, Houston police said.

  • Donald Trump’s new campaign-trail discipline is about to be tested at debate
    Holly Bailey

    Donald Trump’s new campaign-trail discipline is about to be tested at debate

    Donald Trump has long bragged he can act presidential if he wants to. And, over the last month — with a few exceptions here and there — he has set aside his stream-of-consciousness politicking in favor of a more controlled message.

  • 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

    Hostra University students playing the roles of the candidates and moderator go through a rehearsal for the first presidential debate in Hempstead, N.Y., on Sunday. 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. “I don’t think it’s a good idea to get the moderator into essentially serving as the Encyclopedia Britannica,” Janet Brown, executive director of the Commission on Presidential Debates, said in an interview with CNN’s “Reliable Sources” from Hofstra University, where Monday’s debate, moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt, will be held.

  • 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

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, meets with people at an event to speak with young immigrants, or so-called “dreamers” and their families at a campaign office Sunday, Feb. 14, 2016, in Las Vegas. 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. Sen. Tim Kaine will lead a roundtable with faith leaders in Orlando Monday to kick off the program aimed at boosting turnout among Latinos, who overwhelmingly back Hillary Clinton over her rival Donald Trump but have historically turned out in lower numbers than white or black voters.

  • Multiple people shot by gunmen in Baltimore
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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. The paper’s editorial board explained that in any normal election year, it would compare the candidates on the issues side by side, but that it would be a fruitless endeavor this time around. “A comparison like that would be an empty exercise in a race where one candidate — our choice, Hillary Clinton — has a record of service and a raft of pragmatic ideas, and the other, Donald Trump, discloses nothing concrete about himself or his plans while promising the moon and offering the stars on layaway,” the board wrote.

  • 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.

  • Smithsonian Museum of African American History
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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.