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Clinton on cusp of commanding victory

He said the rise of social media and the lesson that elections really can be close - 2000 was decided by just 537 votes in Florida - means "that the formula is there to execute something like this on a meaningful scale in a lot of places".

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Obama mixes talk of 'mean tweets,' politics on Jimmy Kimmel

But Obama turned more serious when questioned when talking about the possibility of Trump in the White House. Caption + This photo provided by ABC shows guest, President Barack Obama , left, and host Jimmy Kimmel during the taping of the television show, "Jimmy Kimmel Live! ", in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles , Monday, Oct.

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Seoul plans to restart talks on military pact with Tokyo

South Korean Defense Minister Han Min-koo said on October 14 that "the need has heightened" for the GSOMIA between Tokyo and Seoul because of North Korea's nuclear tests and missile launches. North Korea has already tested at least two missiles earlier in October, at least one of which could be a long-range KN-08 missile capable of reaching the continental US, notes the Washington Post .

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Volkswagen Settlement Agreement Gets the Green Light

The $14.7 billion settlement was introduced this summer and Breyer said last week that he was leaning toward approving it. As the LA Times reports , the California Air Resources Board and the EPA determined previous year that certain Volkswagen cars had software, called a "defeat device", that allowed the vehicles to detect when an emissions test was being run.

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As Trump falters, more Republicans say they'll block Clinton

Current party breakdown: 54 Republicans, 44 Democrats, two independents who caucus with the Democrats. To a considerable degree, Donald Trump is the logical conclusion of Tea Party politics: an innate disgust with Washington , a revulsion at business-as-usual politics, and a willingness to burn down the capital if that's what it takes to bring about change.

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Trump wants Obama to be probed over Hillary Clinton email server

He traded emails with her. Tanden wrote to Podesta on March 8: "@JoeNBC: "A source close to the Clintons tell @ron_fournier to "follow the money" and find the real HRC scandal. More recently, he has promised that if he is elected he will appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton. Because it played into an existing narrative that Clinton thought the rules didn't apply to her and that, when caught red-handed doing something she probably shouldn't have, her first instinct was ...