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Donald Trump speaks as Hillary Clinton listens during their first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York, Sept. 26, 2016.
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Clinton Claims the Win

Perhaps you can’t wing your way to the White House. At the first debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, authenticity proved to be no substitution for preparation and strong words faded in the face of solid experience

World’s First Baby Born With DNA From Three Parents

A baby has been born with DNA from three biological parents. Ibtisam Shaban and Mahmoud Hassan, were treated by a U.S. team based in Mexico using a controversial technique that allows parents with rare genetic mutations to have healthy babies

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Senate Blocks Spending Bill That Would Prevent Shutdown

The Senate blocked a bill needed to keep the government open beyond Friday's midnight deadline. Most Democrats and at least 10 Republicans voted to block the bill, which also funds the fight against Zika. Democrats are demanding money to help Flint's water crisis

ABC's "Modern Family" - Season Eight

Modern Family to Feature Transgender Child Actor

U.S. sitcom Modern Family is set to air an episode that will feature the first openly transgender child actor on television. 8-year-old Jackson Millarker will feature in a first for trans-visibility on television

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (C) signs an accord ending a half-century war that killed a quarter of a million people, as Marxist rebel leader Rodrigo Londono (front, R), known by his nom de guerre Timochenko, looks on in Cartagena, Colombia, September 26, 2016. REUTERS/John Vizcaino TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Colombia and FARC Rebels Sign Peace Accord

Colombia's government and the country's largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord, ending a half-century of combat that caused more than 220,000 deaths and made 8 million homeless.

2016 Republican National Convention - Day 2

Chris Christie Seemed Happy About Bridgegate, Ex-Aid Says

Gov. Chris Christie was told about the epic 2013 traffic jam at the George Washington Bridge while it was underway, seemed happy about it and joked sarcastically that there was nothing political going on, a former loyalist testified

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Farm Kids Have Fewer Allergies

People who grow up on a farm tend to have lower allergy risk than their rural and urban counterparts, according to new research. Women who lived on a farm before age 5 consistently also had stronger lungs as adults

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Charlotte City Council Blasted Over Police Shooting Reaction

Angry Charlotte residents verbally lashed City Council members, complaining about what they called unaccountable police officers and civilian leaders who have failed to force change as the city marked a week of protests since a police officer fatally shot a black man stock photos Health Syringe Needle

The Americas Are Now Officially Free of Measles

North, South and Central America are the first region in the world to be declared measles-free, after 22 years of work to banish the highly contagious infection that can result in pneumonia, blindness and death

Members of the FBI carry on investigations at the scene of Saturday's explosion on West 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, in New York, Sept. 18, 2016.

Homeland Security Chief Warns of Homegrown Attacks

Bombings in New York and New Jersey — and a stabbing attack in Minnesota — underscore that homegrown attacks inspired by violent extremists are as much a threat to the U.S. as those directed by terrorists, the nation's Homeland Security chief says