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Thousands of Russians filled the streets of central Moscow Saturday, calling for free elections to the city’s legislature. The protest was the latest in a series that stem from the exclusion of some opposition and independent candidates from the Moscow City Council, Reuters reported. The unauthorized march following recent demonstrations in which thousands were detained... New York Post
VOA VIEW: There is no such thing as free elections is Russia.
The attack began as a traffic stop, the authorities said, and the gunman is dead. New York Times
VOA VIEW: Sad - there will be more senseless shooting - gun control will not stop them.
A Taliban suicide bomber struck a main square in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz where Afghan forces had gathered to defend the city from falling to the Taliban, killing at least 10 soldiers and civilians, Afghan officials said on Saturday. Rueters
VOA VIEW: The Taliban don't want real peace.

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President Donald Trump will travel to North Carolina next month to rally voters on the eve of a do-over of a 2018 congressional race that both parties expect to be close, with implications for Trump's re-election bid and lawmakers campaigns in 2020. Rueters
Weeks after announcing 26 Sears and Kmart locations would close in October, nearly 100 additional stores are facing a similar fate by the end of 2019.        USA Today
VOA VIEW: Sign of the times.
The New Mexico Supreme Court has barred the state's court system from continued use of a longstanding legal privilege that disallows testimony by a defendant's spouse, saying it is based in misogyny and "has outlived its useful life." The Santa Fe-based state high court ruled Friday in an appeal of ... Washington Times
President Trump took aim Saturday at former White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman, tearing into the former staffer on Twitter amid addressing recent drama in the West Wing. "Yes, I am currently suing various people for violating their confidentiality agreements. Disgusting and foul mouthed Omarosa is one. I gave her ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Omarosa was hated by all.
Salt Lake County's district attorney says a South Salt Lake police officer who shot at two burglary suspects inside a car that fatally ran over another officer last December won't be prosecuted. District Attorney Sim Gill said Officer Carson Aprato's gunfire was legally justified because ... Washington Times
VOA VIEW: Good!.
Opioid makers, facing lawsuits in the United States, are eyeing a new market in India. ABC
VOA VIEW: Its time to make is hard on dealers.

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California Gov. Gavin Newsom's office says he's reached a deal with apartment owners and developers on legislation that would cap how much they can raise rents each year ABC
VOA VIEW: The state cannot put cap on property rental.
Storm surge and winds pose the biggest threat for coastal Georgia and Carolinas. ABC
VOA VIEW: Someone will pay the piper - the question is who.
Demonstrators gathered in UK towns and cities over Boris Johnson's plan to suspend Parliament. BBC
Dozens of deaths are reported as militants try to seize Kunduz for the third time in four years. BBC

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The fourth Democratic presidential debate will be held October 15 in Ohio CBS
President canceled a visit to Poland over the weekend to monitor Hurricane Dorian as it approaches Florida CBS
"It's going to be brutal across American higher education," he said CBS
VOA VIEW: The cost of high education has gone to high.

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Hurricane Dorian spun west on Saturday, putting Georgia and the Carolinas in the path of a possible landfall as well as Florida. CNBC
Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she's on her way to being well. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Ginsburg should retire.
Barring a tweet, it will soon be 15% more expensive for U.S. companies to import everything from milk to diapers to sports equipment from China. CNBC
VOA VIEW: Good!
President Donald Trump is facing pressure from the National Rifle Association over his openness to expanding background checks in the wake of last week's deadly mass shootings in Texas and Ohio. CNN
VOA VIEW: CNN wishful propaganda.
Hurricane Dorian is slowly making its way across the Caribbean as a dangerous Category 4 storm with 150 mph winds, with the Bahamas and southeastern coast of the U.S. in its sights. FOX News

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Unrest deepens on anniversary of Beijing’s move to limit democratic reforms in territoryHong Kong riot police have stormed a metro station, using batons to beat passengers as violent clashes deepened political unrest in the city for the 13th weekend in a row.Lai, 31, returning home from protests, was in a train car that pulled into the Prince Edward mass transit railway stop in Kowloon just before 11pm. He saw at least 20 police officers on the station platform when suddenly five or six ran into his carriage. Continue reading... Guardian
The United Nations’ Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination in Geneva expressed rare criticism over the Palestinian Authority’s hate speech in school textbooks and in its media. Jerusalem Post
VOA VIEW: About time.
U.S. presidential contender Bernie Sanders proposed a plan on Saturday to cancel $81 billion in existing past-due medical debt for Americans, but offered no details on how it would be financed. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Like all Sanders gifts - stupid.

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A recent remark by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about "North Korea's rogue behavior" will make talks with the United States more difficult, the North's KCNA news agency on Saturday quoted its vice foreign minister, Choe Son Hui, as saying. Reuters
VOA VIEW: Harsh worlds by the President brought Un to the table.
One person was killed and at least nine others wounded on Saturday in the city of Villeurbanne near Lyon in central France after a suspected knife attack, a police source told Reuters. Reuters
Iran's foreign minister accused the United States on Twitter on Saturday of engaging in "piracy and threats" to stop Tehran from selling oil to traditional clients, after Washington blacklisted an Iranian oil tanker that it said was headed to Syria. Reuters
VOA VIEW: As it should be.

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