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Trump administration opposes Chicago police-reform plan

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Chicago, Oct 10 (AP) - The Trump administration on Tuesday sharply criticized a draft plan hammered out between the nation's third-largest city and the state of Illinois that envisions far-reaching reforms of Chicago's 12,000-officer force under close federal court supervision.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Department of Justice will file "a statement of interest" opposing the plan, which was drawn up after the city broke off talks with Sessions' department on reforms for the...
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Taylor Swift wins big at AMAs and encourages fans to vote

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Los Angeles, Oct 10 (AP) - Taylor Swift kicked off her week with a rare political post on social media, and at the American Music Awards she continued the conversation by encouraging fans to vote in the upcoming midterm elections.
Swift won artist of the year at the fan-voted show on Tuesday in...
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Photos surface of Saudis allegedly sent to target writer

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Istanbul, Oct 10 (AP) - A newspaper close to the Turkish president published photos Wednesday of what it said was a 15-member "assassination squad" allegedly sent to target Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul last week.
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Florida Panhandle braces for Michael, now a Category 4 storm

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Tallahassee, Oct 10 (AP) - Michael roared down on the Florida Panhandle strengthening into a Category 4 hurricane early Wednesday before it crashes against the region's white-sand beaches, fishing villages and coastal communities later in the day.
The unexpected brute that quickly sprang from a...
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Hong Kong to ban e-cigarettes, other new smoking products

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Hong Kong, Oct 10 (AP) - Hong Kong plans to ban e-cigarettes and other new smoking products to protect public health, the leader of the semi-autonomous Chinese territory said Wednesday.
Carrie Lam said in an annual policy address that her government was drawing up proposed legislation to forbid...
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