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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Man hugs police in riot gear at Charlotte protests
    Caitlin Dickson

    Man hugs police in riot gear at Charlotte protests

    On the third night of demonstrations in Charlotte, N.C., one man attempted to diffuse tension between police and protesters with hugs and was heckled by the crowd. Thursday night’s gathering in Charlotte was the most peaceful night of protests in Charlotte since demonstrations over the Fatal police shooting of Keith Scott erupted into violence on Tuesday. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency and deployed the National Guard to help local police, who deployed tear gas Wednesday night after protesters started blocking interstate traffic, looting local businesses and throwing bottles at cars.

  • Katie Couric interview with Tim Kaine – Behind the scenes
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    Katie Couric interview with Tim Kaine – Behind the scenes

    Yahoo News Global Anchor Katie Couric caught up with Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, following a rally the Clinton-Kaine campaign held there as part of an ongoing effort to energize young voters on behalf of the Democratic ticket. Here's a look from behind the scenes. (Photographs by Renée C. Byer for Yahoo News) See the interview by Couric and story by Amy Sullivan/Yahoo News. _____ See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Tumbl

  • Charlotte protests mostly peaceful on third night
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    Charlotte protests mostly peaceful on third night

    Protesters massed on Charlotte’s streets for a third night Thursday in the latest sign of mounting pressure for police to release video that could resolve wildly different accounts of the shooting of a black man. Demonstrators chanted “release the tape” and “we want the tape” while briefly blocking an intersection near Bank of America headquarters and later climbing the steps in front of the city government center. Later, several dozen demonstrators climbed onto an interstate highway through the city, but they were pushed back by police in riot gear.

  • After watching, Keith Scott’s family calls for shooting videos to be released
    Michael Walsh

    After watching, Keith Scott’s family calls for shooting videos to be released

    The grief-stricken family of a Charlotte, N.C., man who died in a police-involved shooting was shown videos of this fateful encounter — and wants them released to the public. Keith Lamont Scott’s relatives and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department have painted two very different pictures of what happened leading up to his death on Tuesday. For the family, the videos demonstrate that Scott was not aggressive and posed no threat to the officer who took his life.

  • Terence Crutcher fatally shot by Tulsa, Okla., police officer
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    Terence Crutcher fatally shot by Tulsa, Okla., police officer

    The father of Terence Crutcher says when he watched video footage of his unarmed son's fatal shooting by a Tulsa, Okla., police officer, he was overcome with emotion. "I lost it," Rev. Joey Crutcher told CNN on Wednesday morning. On Monday, the Tulsa Police Department released videos from a police helicopter and a police cruiser dashcam that show the 40-year-old Crutcher as he walked to his SUV with his hands over his head when he was shot and killed Friday evening.