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Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the nation ahead of Sept. 18 parliamentary elections on Sept. 15, 2016. Putin called on Russians to cast their ballots even though the polls are not expected to challenge his political dominance.

How Russia Wants to Undermine the U.S. Election

U.S. intelligence and law-enforcement agencies have seen mounting evidence of an active Russian-influenced operation targeting the 2016 presidential election. It is unlikely the Russians could sway the vote but they could sow disruption and instability

Signage at an early voting center on September 23, 2016 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Clinton Focuses on Early Voting in Key States

In some states, more than half of the votes will be cast before Election Day. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton wants as many of her supporters to bank theirs early, and her team is gaming opportunities to find and bank millions of votes

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Supreme Court to Decide Disparaging Trademark Case

The Supreme Court agreed Thursday to weigh in on whether the federal government’s refusal to grant offensive trademarks violates free speech, a case that could affect the Washington Redskins football team

President Obama speaks at the 2016 White House Tribal Nations Conference at the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium in Washington, D.C., on Sept. 26, 2016.

Obama Signs Bill to Keep Government Open Past Election

President Barack Obama signed a short-term funding bill to keep the government from shutting down at the end of the week. Members of Congress will have to reach agreement on funding for the rest of the budget year when they meet in a lame-duck session after the election

Wells Fargo &Co. signage is displayed on a monitor on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., on Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.

Lawmakers Slam Wells Fargo CEO at Hearing

Angry lawmakers heaped another round of blistering criticism on Wells Fargo's CEO, pressing for details about what senior managers knew about allegedly illegal sales practices and when any concerns were disclosed

President Obama speaks during a press conference following the conclusion of the G20 summit in Hangzhou on Sept. 5, 2016.

Obama: Veto Override a 'Mistake'

Congress overrode a veto issued by President Obama, clearing the way for families of 9/11 victims to file a lawsuit against the Saudi Arabian government. During a presidential town hall hosted by CNN on Wednesday, Obama called the override a "mistake"

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Painkillers Like Ibuprofen Linked to Heart Problems

Painkillers are effective at numbing everything from the inflammation that comes with infection to headaches and the achy joints of arthritis. But recent studies have exposed some serious side effects, including increased risk of heart events

The possible scenarios into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 are on display during a Joint Investigation Team news conference on the preliminary results of the investigation in Nieuwegein, Netherlands, on Sept. 28, 2016.

How Russia Has Obscured the Facts Over MH17

The prime suspect in the investigation – the Russian government of President Vladimir Putin – has delayed the dispensation of justice by shifting blame, confusing the facts and casting doubt on the motives of the investigators

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U.S. Sisters in Vacation Death Mystery

Two American sisters vacationing together on an island in the Indian Ocean were found dead in their room on Sept. 22, and members of their family are now traveling to the Seychelles to find out how they died