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Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey, threatens its economy - Houston Chronicle
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Trump also imposed sanctions on three senior Turkish officials and Turkey's defense and energy ministries. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the sanctions will hurt an already weak Turkish economy. WASHINGTON (AP) - Targeting Turkey's economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks' assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria - an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of the way.

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Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings - SFGate
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Dean was not heard identifying himself as police in the video. Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus said Dean resigned on Monday before he could be fired. The white Chicago police officer shot the black teenager 16 times.

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The Latest: PG&E says system had 100 incidents of damage - StarTribune.com
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PG&E says the damage included downed power lines and trees that hit lines. PG&E officials did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The disruption prompted anger and accusations that PG&E hadn't done enough to weather-proof its system.

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Farmers facing crisis due to govt's 'insensitive' policies: Congress - Moneycontrol.com
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The Congress hit out at the Modi government and alleged that farmers in the country are facing a crisis due to their "insensitive" policies. She alleged that in the last five years 12,800 farmers have committed suicides, averaging eight farmers everyday. "The insensitive policies of the Modi government are leading to a crisis in the farm sector, with the plight of farmers on the rise under this regime," she said, adding that farmers have nothing to do but commit suicide.

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Front-runners face scrutiny at Democratic debate | News | santafenewmexican.com
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And Elizabeth Warren is fending off new scrutiny of her biography. “I think the debate is going to be a great reassurance to the public.”. Biden is no stranger to the pressure of front-runner status.

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Delhi braces for deteriorating air quality; GRAP rolls out today - Moneycontrol.com
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The air quality in Delhi has begun deteriorating ahead of the winter season. The Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP) to curb air pollution in Delhi-NCR comes into force on October 15. On October 13, it turned "very poor" with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) going beyond 300 mark.

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Gunmen ambush police convoy in Mexico; kill 13 and wound 9 - Houston Chronicle
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MORELIA, Mexico (AP) - State police expected the worst when they ventured into the wild township of Aguililla to serve a single warrant. Officials said the gunmen opened up on the police convoy with .50 caliber sniper rifles and AR-15 and AK-47 assault rifles. Authorities said the state police convoy was ambushed as it sought to enforce a judicial order at a home in El Aguaje, a town in the municipality of Aguililla, which is the reputed birthplace of Nemesio "Mencho" Oseguera, leader of the hyper-violent Jalisco New Generation cartel.

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Violent video was product of right-wing provocateurs and Trump allies - StarTribune.com
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But Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, said Trump condemned the video. Trump shared the video with his 60 million followers on Twitter at the time. Addressing the group, Trump added, “Some of you are extraordinary.

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Market opens week with choppy start - Times Union
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Trading was choppy for much of the day after falling in the early going. Small-company stocks did worse than the rest of the market. Stocks capped a wobbly day of trading on Wall Street with modest losses Monday, a shaky start to the week for the market after its first weekly gain in a month.

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'Fortnite' goes offline after asteroid blows up virtual world
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Epic Games, Fortnite's creators, announced that season ten of the shoot-'em-up survival video game would end on October 13 and many users expected season eleven to follow immediately. The Chinese version of the Fortnite site suggested that the next season could launch overnight on Monday and Tuesday. On Sunday, an asteroid blew up the virtual world where users must search for weapons and other resources while eliminating other players - all while trying to stay alive.

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UK's Prince William, Kate arrive in Pakistan for 5-day visit - The Morning Call
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Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad on Monday on a five-day visit, which authorities say will help further improve relations between the two countries. Britain ended its colonial rule over the Indian subcontinent in 1947 and divided it into two nations, India and Pakistan. It said while the Duke and Duchess's program will pay respect to the historical relationship between Britain and Pakistan, "it will largely focus on showcasing Pakistan as it is today - a dynamic, aspirational and forward-looking nation.".

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LeBron James initially calls Daryl Morey's tweet 'misinformed' - Los Angeles Times
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“I'm just talking about the tweet itself,” James said. Morey's tweet Oct. 6 said, “Fight for freedom. Lakers star LeBron James believes Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey was misinformed on what the reaction would be to the since-deleted tweet he sent in support of protesters in Hong Kong.

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Several Columbus statues defaced on federal holiday
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A Chula Vista police officer discovered the defaced Columbus statue in the city's Discovery Park. The statue has been the target of vandals on Columbus Day in the past. A Columbus statue in the Southern California city of Chula Vista was also defaced Monday with red paint.

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Strasburg Ks 12, Nats top Cards 8-1; 1 win from World Series | Hosted
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Stephen Strasburg took his turn silencing the Cardinals' struggling bats, Nationals postseason star Howie Kendrick doubled three times and drove in three more runs, and Washington moved one win from the city's first World Series appearance in 86 years by beating St. Louis 8-1 Monday night to take a 3-0 lead in the NL Championship Series. But even when the Cardinals did something right against Strasburg, they erased it by doing something wrong. Strasburg is now hale and hearty, throwing 117 pitches Monday, his most since totaling 118 in a May 2017 game.

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U.S. State Department monitored conservative journalists? - WND
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The Washington watchdog Judicial Watch is investigating an allegation that prominent conservative figures, journalists and allies of President Trump were unlawfully monitored by the State Department in Ukraine at the request of ousted U.S. Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. A senior State Department official said it's "not an obscure rule.". She was appointed ambassador to Ukraine by Obama in 2016 and was recalled by the State Department in May.

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Mexico offers protection to six people at its embassy in Ecuador - Reuters
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican embassy in Ecuador's capital Quito has offered protection and shelter to six people, including legislators and their spouses, Mexico's foreign ministry said on Monday. The embassy on Saturday offered protection and shelter to opposition legislator Gabriela Rivadeneira, a member of the party of former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa, whose allies have been accused of stirring up unrest by President Lenin Moreno. Moreno on Monday scrapped a law to cut expensive fuel subsidies after days of violent protests against the IMF-backed measure, returning fuel prices to prior levels until a new measure can be found.

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Fire department: Los Angeles blaze began beneath power lines - San Antonio Express-News
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The fire erupted Thursday night and was rapidly spread by strong Santa Ana winds. That fire ignited when a garbage truck driver dumped a load that had caught fire. LOS ANGELES (AP) - A destructive fire that exploded on the edge of Los Angeles began beneath a high-voltage transmission tower owned by Southern California Edison, fire officials said Monday.

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Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo joint winners of Booker Prize
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"We explained this to the Booker people, they said they wouldn't allow it," he added. Atwood becomes only the second female author to win the award twice, sharing the £50,000 ($62,800, 60,000 euros) prize at the 50th anniversary ceremony at London's Guildhall. "I am the first black woman to win this prize," she added, to cheers from the audience.

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AFP: Pound resumes slide at start of key Brexit week
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The British pound fell against the euro and dollar on Monday, the start of a pivotal week for Britain and the European Union to strike a Brexit deal, AFP reports. The British pound also lost some of its sheen after last week's optimism over Brexit. Sterling rallied late last week after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar said after meeting that they could see a "pathway" to reaching a Brexit deal.

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Trump claims a victory in China trade war, but US farmers want details
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Saying China has promised to buy up to $50 billion in US agricultural products, President Donald Trump is encouraging American farmers to prepare for a major influx of business. The Trump administration has released $28 billion in financial aid to American farmers to soften the blow from the Chinese tariffs, but there is no mention in the trade deal of China lifting its existing tariffs. But after months of losses and uncertainty amid the trade war Trump launched, many in the farm sector say they need more detail before they pop the champagne corks.

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