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Full Schumer: President Cannot Let Fringe 'Run the Show'

Full Schumer: President Cannot Let Fringe 'Run the Show'Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) joins Meet the Press to talk about the 16-year-old military authorization for use of force, immigration and a bill to protect health care subsidies.



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Chinese President Xi Jinping Declares Era of “National Rejuvenation”

Chinese President Xi Jinping Declares Era of “National Rejuvenation”Chinese president Xi Jinping declared an era of national rejuvenation in a speech that garnered 1.5 billion virtual claps on a virtual applause app released in conjunction with the Communist Party congress.



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Army Widow Natasha De Alencar Speaks With President Trump

Army Widow Natasha De Alencar Speaks With President TrumpStaff Sgt. Mark De Alencar's widow got a phone call from President Donald Trump that she says comforted her family in their grief



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President Trump To Release JFK Files

President Trump To Release JFK FilesPresident Trump announced on Twitter that he will be releasing the classified JFK files on Oct. 26. The move will allow thousands of documents detailing the assassination of President John F. Kennedy to be released to the public.



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Mogadishu death toll rises to 358 as Somalia president to announce ’state of war’ on al-Shabaab

Mogadishu death toll rises to 358 as Somalia president to announce ’state of war’ on al-ShabaabThousands of anguished Somalis gathered to pray on Friday at the site of the country’s deadliest attack, while the toll rose to 358 and dozens remained missing. Somalia’s president will announce a "state of war" against the al-Shabaab extremist group blamed for the bombing, the prime minister said. The United States is expected to play a supporting role in the new offensive that President Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed is set to launch on Saturday, a Somali military official told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to reporters. Somalia’s army spokesman Capt. Abdullahi Iman said the offensive involving thousands of troops will try to push al-Shabaab fighters out of their strongholds in the Lower Shabelle and Middle Shabelle regions where many deadly attacks on Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, and on Somali and African Union bases have been launched. Also on Friday, the U.S. military said it had resumed its fight against al-Shabaab with a drone strike. The extremist group has not commented on Saturday’s truck bombing in Mogadishu, which Somali intelligence officials have said was meant to target the city’s heavily fortified international airport where many countries have their embassies. The massive bomb, which security officials said weighed between 600 kilograms and 800 kilograms (1,300 pounds and 1,700 pounds), instead detonated in a crowded street after soldiers opened fire and flattened one of the truck’s tires. Deadly truck bomb hits Somalia's capital 00:44 Somalia’s information minister Abdirahman Osman said late on Friday that 56 were people still missing. Another 228 people were wounded, and 122 had been airlifted for treatment in Turkey, Sudan and Kenya. "This pain will last for years," said a sheikh leading the Friday prayers at the bombing site, as long lines of mourners stood in front of flattened or tangled buildings. Men walk near destroyed buildings as thousands of Somalis gathered to pray at the site of the country's deadliest attack and to mourn the hundreds of victims, at the site of the attack in Mogadishu Credit: AP Since the election of the country’s Somali-American president in February, the government has announced a number of military offensives against al-Shabab, Africa’s deadliest Islamic extremist group, only to end them weeks later with no explanation. Experts believe that has given the extremists breathing space and emboldened them in their guerrilla attacks. Iman, Somalia’s army spokesman, told the AP that troops recaptured three towns in Lower Shabelle region from al-Shabaab on Friday in preparation for the new offensive. Somali officials did not give details on what role the U.S. military might play. There was no immediate response late on Friday from the U.S. Africa Command. The U.S. has stepped up military involvement in the long-fractured Horn of Africa nation since President Donald Trump approved expanded operations against the group early this year. The U.S. has carried out at least 19 drone strikes in Somalia since January, according to The Bureau of Investigative Journalism. Thousands of Somalis gather to pray at the site of the country's deadliest attack and to mourn the hundreds of victims, at the site of the attack in Mogadishu, Somalia Friday, Oct. 20, 2017 Credit: AP The latest U.S. drone strike occurred Monday about 35 miles (56 kilometers) southwest of the capital, the U.S. Africa Command told the AP earlier on Friday. It said it was still assessing the results. Earlier this week, in response to questions about the massive truck bombing, a Pentagon spokesman said the United States has about 400 troops in Somalia and "we’re not going to speculate" about sending more. In April, the U.S. announced it was sending dozens of regular troops to Somalia in the largest such deployment to the country in roughly two decades. The U.S. said it was for logistics training of Somalia’s army and that about 40 troops were taking part. Weeks later, a service member was killed during an operation against al-Shabab. He was the first American to die in combat in Somalia since 1993.



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Hillary Clinton condemns Donald Trump's 'dangerous' Twitter tirades while attacking President as 'creep'

Hillary Clinton condemns Donald Trump's 'dangerous' Twitter tirades while attacking President as 'creep'Hillary Clinton has condemned Donald Trump’s “dangerous” Twitter tirades, while describing the President as a “creep”. When asked how she felt about Mr Trump criticising her book on Twitter, Ms Clinton said she “ignores” most of his tweets but was concerned about those on international affairs. “The most dangerous thing he does is conduct diplomacy on Twitter,” she added.



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The Trump-Russia Probe Could Make Clinton President

The Trump-Russia Probe Could Make Clinton PresidentHarvard professor Lawrence Lessig says that if Trump cheated, Clinton deserves payback.



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Kenya's Odinga pulled out of election to avoid defeat: deputy president

Kenya's Odinga pulled out of election to avoid defeat: deputy presidentBy Katharine Houreld NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s opposition leader Raila Odinga decided not to stand in next week’s presidential election to avoid defeat rather than for reasons of principle, the deputy president said on Tuesday. Odinga was due to face President Uhuru Kenyatta on Oct. 26 in a repeat of a presidential vote held in August but he withdrew his candidacy, saying the electoral commission had failed to institute reforms to guarantee fairness. Kenyatta won the Aug. 8 election by 1.4 million votes.



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Barron Trump makes first public outing in two months, grabs dinner with President Trump and Melania Trump

Barron Trump makes first public outing in two months, grabs dinner with President Trump and Melania TrumpOver the weekend, President Trump enjoyed a night out with the first lady and his youngest son, Barron Trump, for dinner at his hotel property in DC on Saturday.



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Philippine President Declares Marawi City 'Liberated' From Terrorists

Philippine President Declares Marawi City 'Liberated' From TerroristsPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared Marawi City liberated from terrorists, signalling an end to almost five months of fighting in the southern Philippine city.



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