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Trump hopes Mexican efforts to block migrants' caravan continue

October 19, 2018 - 4:24pm
President Donald Trump on Friday again thanked Mexico for its efforts to stop a caravan of migrants from reaching the United States' southern border, and said he hoped the country's efforts continue.
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Trump says Congress will be involved in U.S. response to Khashoggi case

October 19, 2018 - 4:17pm
President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. Congress will be involved in determining the U.S. response to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Euro, pound rally on Brexit concession; global stocks pare gains

October 19, 2018 - 3:35pm
Stocks erased gains on Friday, with a global index struggling to avoid a fourth consecutive weekly loss, while the euro and sterling rallied against the dollar after a report said the UK is ready to drop a key Brexit demand.
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S&P 500 index little changed despite strong P&G earnings

October 19, 2018 - 3:32pm
The U.S. benchmark S&P 500 stock index edged lower on Friday as strong earnings from Procter & Gamble Co were balanced by ongoing concerns about rising interest rates and geopolitical tensions denting U.S. economic growth.
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Lotto fever grips U.S. as Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion

October 19, 2018 - 3:29pm
Lotto fever was running high on Friday as the U.S. Mega Millions lottery jackpot jumped to a record $1 billion, hours before the drawing for what is also the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
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Russian charged with conspiring to interfere in U.S. congressional elections

October 19, 2018 - 3:13pm
The U.S. government on Friday charged a Russian national with playing a key financial role in a Kremlin-backed plan to conduct "information warfare" against the United States, including to influence next month's congressional elections.
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Judge drops some charges against ex-Trump campaign aide Manafort

October 19, 2018 - 3:12pm
U.S. prosecutors on Friday agreed to drop criminal charges against Paul Manafort that a jury deadlocked on in August, as a federal judge set a Feb. 8 date for the former Trump campaign manager's sentencing on charges of bank fraud and filing false tax returns.
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Migrant caravan pours out of Guatemala into Mexican police wall

October 19, 2018 - 3:00pm
Hundreds of Central Americans poured out of Guatemala to try to enter Mexico on Friday, running into a wall of police in Mexico, whose government has promised to tackle the caravan of migrants that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump.
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At least 59 killed as train hits crowd in northern India

October 19, 2018 - 2:49pm
A commuter train traveling at high speed ran through a crowd of people on the rail tracks in northern India killing at least 59 people on Friday, state officials said, making it India's worst rail disaster this year.
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Mexico moves to tackle migrant caravan after U.S. pressure

October 19, 2018 - 2:39pm
Mexico's government on Friday vowed to meet the challenge of a caravan of Central American migrants heading north that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump, who threatened to shut down the U.S-Mexico border to halt its passage.
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Prosecutors drop some charges against Manafort

October 19, 2018 - 2:36pm
U.S. prosecutors on Friday agreed to drop criminal charges against Paul Manafort that a jury deadlocked on earlier this year, as a federal judge set a Feb. 8 date for Manafort's sentencing on charges of bank fraud and filing false tax returns.
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Russian accountant conspired to interfere with U.S. elections: Justice Department

October 19, 2018 - 2:32pm
The U.S. Justice Department on Friday unsealed a criminal complaint charging Russian national Elena Alekseevna Khusyaynova her alleged role in a Russian conspiracy to interfere in the U.S. political system, including the 2018 midterm election.
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Trump criticized for praising congressman who body-slammed reporter

October 19, 2018 - 2:31pm
President Donald Trump came under criticism on Friday from U.S. lawmakers and press organizations after praising a Montana congressman who body-slammed a reporter last year.
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Trump: Top U.S. diplomat has not reviewed purported recordings of Saudi consulate

October 19, 2018 - 2:07pm
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had not seen or heard any purported recordings from the Saudi consulate in Turkey, U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Friday of the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Mexico vows to meet migrant 'challenge' as caravan hits border

October 19, 2018 - 1:32pm
Mexico's government on Friday vowed to meet the challenge of a caravan of Central American migrants heading north that has angered U.S. President Donald Trump, who has threatened to shut down the U.S-Mexico border to halt its passage.
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Israeli forces wound 130 Palestinians at Gaza border protest

October 19, 2018 - 1:06pm
Israeli soldiers shot and wounded 130 Palestinians during protests near the Gaza Strip border on Friday, the enclave's Health Ministry said.
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Commuter train runs over crowd on tracks in northern India, 50 feared dead

October 19, 2018 - 12:54pm
A commuter train traveling at high speed struck a crowd of people seated on tracks in northern India on Friday and at least 50 were feared killed, Punjab state police and witnesses said.
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Turkey questions employees of Saudi consulate on Khashoggi

October 19, 2018 - 12:53pm
Turkish prosecutors investigating the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi questioned Turkish employees of the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Friday, widening the hunt for evidence in a case straining some of Riyadh's oldest alliances.
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U.S. Mega Millions jackpot hits $1 billion hours before drawing

October 19, 2018 - 12:23pm
The U.S. Mega Millions lottery jackpot jumped to a record $1 billion on Friday, hours before the drawing for what is also the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. history.
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Black 'lynching' ad illustrates race overtones, anger in U.S. campaign ads

October 19, 2018 - 12:16pm
Many political ads in this year's U.S. elections pack an unusually harsh and personal punch - some with racial overtones.
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