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Epsilon strengthens to a hurricane as it approaches Bermuda

MIAMI -- Epsilon has strengthened into a hurricane, the 10th of the Atlantic season, as it approaches Bermuda on Thursday.
Epsilon is expected to make its closest approach to the island on Thursday night, and there is a risk of a direct impact, according to the U.S.
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Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of a busy season, nears Bermuda

MIAMI -- Hurricane Epsilon, the 10th of this very busy Atlantic season, was moving toward Bermuda on Wednesday.
Epsilon is expected to make its closest approach to the island on Thursday night, and there is a risk of a direct impact, according to the U.S.
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In debate countdown, Trump holds rally, Biden does prep

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump shunned formal debate practice Tuesday and was heading instead for another of his big rallies, two days ahead of the final presidential debate that may be his last, best chance to alter the trajectory of the 2020 campaign.
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How Trump plowed through US$1 billion, losing cash advantage

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Donald Trump's sprawling political operation has raised well over US$1 billion since he took the White House in 2017 -- and set a lot of it on fire.
Trump bought a $10 million Super Bowl ad when he didn't yet have a challenger.
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Danish submarine killer recaptured after brief prison escape

A Danish man convicted of torturing and murdering a Swedish journalist on his homemade submarine made a dramatic but brief escape from a suburban Copenhagen prison Tuesday, reportedly taking a hostage to break out before police recaptured him.
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U.S. President Donald Trump abruptly ended a solo interview with CBS News' "60 Minutes" Tuesday and did not return for an appearance he was supposed to tape with Vice President Mike Pence, according to multiple sources familiar with what happened.
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Leaders in U.S., Europe divided on response to surging virus

SALT LAKE CITY -- Virus cases are surging across Europe and many U.S. states, but responses by leaders are miles apart, with officials in Ireland, France and elsewhere imposing curfews and restricting gatherings even as some U.S.
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Environmental groups sue over Portland, Ore. tear gas use

PORTLAND, ORE. -- Night after night in Portland, tear gas and other crowd control devices have enveloped protesters and bystanders in airborne chemicals that settle on the ground, later to be washed into storm drains.
Amid allegations that human health and the environment are suffering the consequences, five environmental groups represented by the ACLU of Oregon and others sued the Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday.
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Grand juror speaks after judge ruling in Breonna Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, KY. -- A grand juror in the Breonna Taylor case is speaking out after a Louisville judge cleared the way for the the panel's members to talk publicly about the secretive proceedings.
An anonymous grand juror filed suit to speak publicly after Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron announced last month that no officers would be directly charged in the March shooting death of Taylor during a botched narcotics raid.
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Soldiers open fire on Nigerian protesters in Lagos, witnesses say

Soldiers opened fire on Nigerian protesters in the Lekki district of the commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday, shooting at least two people, three witnesses told Reuters.
Protesters have demonstrated for more than a week over allegations of police brutality in Nigeria.
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Spencer Davis, bandleader for '60s British hitmakers, dead at 81

Spencer Davis, a British guitarist and bandleader whose eponymous rock group had 1960s hits including Gimme Some Lovin' and I'm a Man, has died. He was 81.
Davis's agent, Bob Birk, said Tuesday that he died in a hospital while being treated for pneumonia.
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Soldiers open fire on Nigerian protesters in Lagos, curfew enacted

Soldiers opened fire on Nigerian protesters in the Lekki district of the commercial capital Lagos on Tuesday, shooting at least two people, three witnesses told Reuters.
Protesters have demonstrated for more than a week over allegations of police brutality in Nigeria.
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European nations mixed in their response to virus spikes

Countries across Europe are battling coronavirus infection spikes with new lockdowns, curfews, face mask orders and virus tracking smart phone apps.
In a small indication of success, Spain's government said it won't extend a state of emergency in the Madrid region when it expires Saturday, but will look to more local measures.
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