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Friday, October 19, 2018

The winner of the House seat in California's 48th Congressional District could help decide which party controls Congress. At a Montana rally, President Trump praised a candidate who body-slammed a reporter in 2017. For candidates running for a seat in Afghanistan's parliament, it's a life or death gamble.

Friday, October 19, 2018

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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Turkish investigators claim that there are tape recordings of Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi's torture and murder inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. President Trump takes to the campaign trail ahead of a mid-term election where voter turnout is expected to be high. It was hoped that this week's EU summit would be able to boast a Brexit compromise. That didn't happen.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Trump again defends Saudi Arabia's rulers against any hasty conclusions that they had a role in a Saudi journalist's disappearance. The federal deficit has jumped 17 percent since it was last measured. Ebola infections surge in a violent conflict zone on the eastern end of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

US-Saudi Arabia relations have been tested this week by a confrontation over the fate of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and the relationship looks to have withstood the test. But will Khashoggi's disappearance ever get a credible investigation? A new poll finds flashes of optimism in a rural America that's been hard hit by the opioid crisis and a lack of economic opportunity in small-town America.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

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Monday, October 15, 2018

The US and Saudis are in a very public war of words. It's over the disappearance and alleged murder of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and whether the Saudi royal court had any role. Harvard is being sued in federal court on the allegation that it set quotas by adjusting its acceptance criteria to limit admissions of Asian-Americans. A weekend of negotiations ended without a deal on a Brexit compromise, ahead of Wednesday's EU meeting in Brussels.

Monday, October 15, 2018

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Friday, October 12, 2018

A powerful storm moves out to sea and Florida Panhandle residents assess the damage. Voters in Kentucky's 6th Congressional district talk with Steve Inskeep about their role in deciding which party will control the House. Salvadorean Archbishop Oscar Romero, assassinated nearly four decades ago as he said Mass, will be canonized on Sunday.

Friday, October 12, 2018

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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Hurricane Michael, downgraded to tropical storm category, continues north and east, through Georgia and into the Carolinas today, leaving behind heavy damage across the Florida panhandle. A sell-off of tech stocks sends Europe and Asia markets reeling. New revelations link the Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman to the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, the Saudi journalist and a critic of the Saudi government.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

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Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Forecasters and state officials predict that Hurricane Michael, which makes landfall along Florida's Gulf coast Wednesday, could turn out to be among the most destructive to hit Florida in decades. UN Ambassador Nikki Haley has announced she'll resign her post by year's end. The timing of her announcement is striking, as it comes just weeks before the midterm elections. President Trump will ease restrictions on the sale of the E15 gasoline/ethanol blend, which exceeds current anti-smog regulations and is prohibited from sale in summer months.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Newly-appointed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh says that he intends to "take this office with gratitude and no bitterness". President Trump, however, is not yet done revisiting the partisan rancor of Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings. Google discovered a software glitch that allowed access to its users' private data — and decided not to disclose it to consumers. The head of Interpol vanishes in France and re-appears in China, detained on bribery charges.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

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Monday, October 8, 2018

After Saturday's narrow Senate confirmation, Justice Brett Kavanaugh ushers in a new conservative era on the US Supreme Court. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is heading home from talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. A prominent Saudi journalist who criticized his government is missing and feared dead. Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, but never emerged.

Monday, October 8, 2018

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