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Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump debates Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton as moderator Lester Holt looks on during the presidential debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.
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Charlotte protests

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

Arnold Palmer Portrait

Arnold Palmer Dies at 87

Golfing legend Arnold Palmer, who took seven major titles between 1958 and 1964, died on Sunday at 87. The Associated Press named him “athlete of the decade,” and he was instrumental in turning sports into a marketing force

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.

A U.S. Air Force Boeing C-17A Globemaster III large transport aircraft flies over a minaret after taking off from Incirlik air base in Adana

U.S. Consulate Warns of Terror Threats to Western Hotels

The U.S. consulate in Adana, Turkey, said it received credible threats that U.S.-branded hotels could be targets of terrorist activity. The State Department has advised U.S. citizens against travel to the country's southeast amid continued threats

Teachers picket outside Morgan Park High School in Chicago, Sept. 17, 2016.

Chicago Teachers Vote to Authorize Strike

Teachers in the nation's third-largest school district announced that they have overwhelming support for a strike, but several steps remain before a possible walkout could take place next month

contrails streaming from a jumbo jet on blue sky at altitude

Governments Take Aim at Aviation Emissions

Negotiators from around the world will craft a framework to limit future aviation emissions at a conference in Montreal this week in what they hope will be a significant step toward addressing climate change

The tops of mailboxes barely break the surface of floodwaters from the Cedar River in the North Cedar neighborhood of Cedar Falls, Iowa, Sept. 24, 2016.

Iowa Prepares for Floods as Waters Inch Toward 23′

The Iowa floods are expected to reach levels comparable to 2008 flooding, which caused $10 billion worth of damage and left one person dead. Major flooding and mud slides have already caused damage in Wisconsin where two men died last week

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un gives a speech at the 9th Congress of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on August 29, 2016. KCNA/ via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS PICTURE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. REUTERS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS IMAGE. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. SOUTH KOREA OUT. - RTX2NJDA

U.S. Sanctions Chinese Firm for North Korea Weapons Ties

The U.S. Treasury and Justice departments announced criminal charges and sanctions against a Chinese industrial machinery and equipment wholesale company that allegedly supported North Korea's weapons program and violated U.S. economic sanctions