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Anti-Trump column pulled from Liberty U student newspaper

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. had a student's sports column pulled from the school's newspaper because it focused on vulgar comments made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the notion of "locker room talk."

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The Latest: Christie denies he knew about lane closures

FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 file photo, Gov. Chris Christie's former Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, center, leaves Martin Luther King Jr. Courthouse after a hearing, in Newark, N.J. Kelly, who prosecutors say sent the "time for some traffic problems" email that started the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal is set to testify in her own defense. Kelly is expected to take the stand later Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, in federal court in Newark. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest in the criminal trial of two former allies of Republican Gov. Chris Christie who are accused of plotting George Washington Bridge lane closings in a 2013 political revenge scheme. (all times local):


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Trump seeks to bar personal conduct claims from Trump University trial

Republican U.S. presidential nominee Trump reacts during the third and final debate with Democratic nominee Clinton in Las VegasBy Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Donald Trump's attorneys asked a U.S. judge to bar accusations about his personal conduct that have arisen during the presidential election campaign, which would include allegations of sexual misconduct, from the upcoming civil trial over Trump University. Students at Trump University claim they were defrauded by its real estate seminars. Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has faced allegations from women that he inappropriately touched them.


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Trump booed in New York, assailed by Obama

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, on October 20, 2016Donald Trump endured boos at a charity event in New York and a biting attack by President Barack Obama as the Republican nominee's threat not to concede if he loses next month's elections roiled the race for the White House. Trump cast the United States into uncharted political waters by suggesting he may not recognize the result of the November 8 presidential election and could launch a legal challenge if Hillary Clinton wins. "Of course I will accept a clear election result, but I will also reserve my right to contest and file a legal challenge in the case of a questionable result," he said dangling his concession.


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Trump and Clinton carry campaign barbs into New York charity dinner

By Amanda Becker and Emily Stephenson NEW YORK (Reuters) - Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton took their acrimonious presidential contest to a charity dinner, where Trump drew boos from the well-heeled audience when his jokes veered w...

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Campaigns court new citizens as US election nears

Soledad Herrera has lived in the United States for nearly half-a-century and never cast a single vote. The 74-year old mother of 10 took the oath of citizenship this week in Los Angeles, alongside 4,000 other immigrants. As new US citizens, they are el...

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Trump, Clinton spending furiously as Election Day nears

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the Delaware County Fair, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, in Delaware, Ohio. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — Defying his notorious stinginess, Donald Trump more than doubled his campaign spending last month compared to August. He burned through roughly $70 million as his standing in polls and among fellow Republicans dropped.


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Hostility, geniality mix as Trump, Clinton meet at event

Hostility, geniality mix as Trump, Clinton meet at eventWASHINGTON (AP) — Sharply at odds over the Republican's assertions that he may not concede if he loses on Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton chose cutting jabs over lighthearted teasing as they came face-to-face at a fundraiser. Yet both showed flashes of willingness to see beyond their bitter election battle, the archbishop who sat between them said Friday.


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Polling safeguards stepped up after Trump’s ‘rigged election’ claim

Voters fill in their ballots at a crowded polling station on North Carolina's first day of early voting for the 2016 general elections, in Carrboro, North CarolinaAuthorities in Philadelphia will station prosecutors throughout the city on election day to respond to any reports of voter intimidation or other illegal activity after Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump claimed that polling might be "rigged" in this mostly minority city. Philadelphia is one of many U.S. municipalities wrestling with how to respond to Trump's call for supporters to "watch" polling places, and corresponding promises from civil rights groups that they will send their own backers to the polls. "All of our election judges will be provided with cell phones that have direct access to the district attorney's office of Philadelphia," said Tim Dowling, chief deputy to City Commissioner Lisa Deeley.


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Trump’s iffy election stance ‘diversionary’: analyst

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the Delaware County Fair in Delaware, Ohio, on October 20, 2016As Donald Trump avoids pledging to accept the result of the US presidential election, his rival Hillary Clinton appears to be enjoying a boost in the polls. Jonathan Laurence, a political science professor at Boston College, told AFP he sees the Republican candidate's snub of the very foundation of American democratic tradition as a final attempt to regain control of the race as his White House bid flails. Question: Why has Donald Trump threatened to dispute the election results?


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