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Hillary Rodham Clinton
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Clinton Eyes New Gun Controls

Hillary Clinton will announce a new plan Monday to expand gun control laws in the wake of the deadly shooting at a community college in Oregon last week. Clinton's proposals would extend background checks on weapons purchases

People try to remove a bough from a street as Typhoon Mujigae hits Maoming, Guangdong province, October 4, 2015.

At Least 9 Dead in China Typhoon

A typhoon tore through the northern Philippines before roaring ashore in southern China on Sunday, killing at least nine people and leaving dozens of fishermen missing. Typhoon Mujigae also prompted several strong tornadoes when it made landfall

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Hundreds Rescued in South Carolina Floods

Days of driving rain in South Carolina hit a dangerous crescendo that buckled buildings and roads, closed a major East Coast interstate route and threatened the drinking water supply for the capital city. Hundreds were rescued from the fast-moving floodwaters

on October 3, 2015 in Roseburg, Oregon.

Gunman Spared 'Lucky One' to Give Police a Message

After fatally shooting several people during his rampage at an Oregon Community College, gunman Christopher Sean Harper-Mercer spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to deliver to authorities


Portugal's Government Wins Another Term

Portugal's center-right coalition government earned another four-year term, winning a general election behind an improving economy that weathered the austerity measures contested across Europe, but falling short of a crucial outright majority in Parliament


The Martian Has $55 Million Opening Weekend

The 20th Century Fox release, starring Matt Damon as an astronaut left for dead on Mars, pulled in an impressive haul and proved moviegoers remain drawn by the gravitational pull of space adventures


Israeli Police Bar Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City

In an unprecedented measure, Israeli police barred Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday in response to stabbing attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded three others, as Israel's prime minister vowed a "harsh offensive" to counter rising violence

San Francisco's Last Gun Store

San Francisco’s Last Gun Store Is Closing

The only gun store in San Francisco is shuttering for good, saying it can no longer operate in the city's political climate of increased gun control regulations and vocal opposition to its business, according to the manager


Guatemala Mudslide Kills 131 People

Hope faded for finding any survivors of a mudslide that killed at least 131 people as the smell of rotting bodies spread across the enormous mound of earth and rescuers reported that the buried dwellings they reached were filled with water

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ISIS Destroys Arch of Triumph in Syria's Palmyra

ISIS militants destroyed the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Arch of Triumph in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, the country's head of antiquities said Monday. "This is a systematic destruction of the city. They want to raze it completely," said Maamun Abdulkarim

World Leaders Address The UN General Assembly

Iraqi Leader Opens Green Zone to All Citizens

Iraq's Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi declared the heavily fortified Green Zone in central Baghdad open to all of his citizens for the first time in 12 years amid efforts to cut spending and appease citizens who have been protesting for public services