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Arizona sheriff criticized for probing Obama citizenship

PHOENIX (AP) — The sheriff of metro Phoenix came under new criticism Friday from a political foe for his investigation of President Barack Obama's birth certificate on the same day that Republican nominee Donald Trump relented on his claim that the president wasn't born in the United States.

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Clinton leads Trump as Americans shrug off her pneumonia scare: Reuters/Ipsos poll

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton holds a news conference on the airport tarmac in front of her campaign plane in White PlainsBy Chris Kahn NEW YORK (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican rival Donald Trump by 4 percentage points, and her recent bout with pneumonia doesn't appear to have scared away her supporters, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll.   The Sept. 9-15 tracking poll showed that 42 percent of likely voters supported Clinton while 38 percent backed Trump. Clinton, who has mostly led Trump in the poll since the Democratic and Republican national conventions ended in July, regained the advantage this week after her lead briefly faded in late August.


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Joe Coors Jr., member of prominent brewing family, dies

Joe Coors Jr., a member of Colorado's prominent beer brewing family, onetime congressional candidate and prominent executive, has died. He was 74. Coors died Thursday, his brother, Pete Coors, confirmed ...

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Capitol Hill Buzz: Kasich tries out the White House podium

Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Kasich discussed the presidential campaign, TPP and other topics, following a meeting with the president in the Oval Office. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a glimpse into an alternate political reality: John Kasich, one of this year's top Republican presidential contenders, riffing on trade and geopolitics from behind the presidential seal at a podium at the White House.


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Rats vanquished but smell lingers at Arkansas governor’s mansion

Arkansas governor Mike Beebe looks on during a Martin Luther King Jr. service in this January 15, 2013 Governor's office handout photoRats have been evicted from the Arkansas governor's mansion but the lingering effects of a rodent infestation, including noxious odors, require its study to be demolished and rebuilt, officials said this week. The rodents, in a non-partisan manner, have been a problem for former Governor Mike Beebe, a Democrat who served from 2007 to 2015, and for current Governor Asa Hutchinson, a Republican who has served since then. It looks fine, but it's hideous smelling," current first lady Susan Hutchinson told a commission on the mansion this week, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported.


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Senator says Israel made a mistake by signing security deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican senator who oversees the U.S. foreign aid budget said Friday that Israel made a mistake by signing a new $38 billion security agreement with the Obama administration.

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Under fire Trump admits Obama is American

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during a rally at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida on September 16, 2016After years of fueling conspiracy theories, Republican White House nominee Donald Trump admitted President Barack Obama is an American as he tried to neutralize damaging charges of racism. The mogul-turned-politico pointedly did not apologize, nor did he walk back similarly baseless claims that Obama -- whose father was a Kenyan Muslim -- founded the violent Islamic State group. Instead, he tried to pin blame for "birtherism" on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, whom he accused, without evidence, of starting the movement that questions Obama's nationality and right to be president.


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Trump’s Mexico plans reignite Banamex questions for Citigroup

In some of the first signs of how some investors in Corporate America are bracing for a President Donald Trump, several large investors have expressed concern to Citi management in recent private meetings about the impact a victory for the Republican m...

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Trump acknowledges Obama was born in the United States

Republican presidential nominee Trump delivers remarks at campaign event at the Trump International Hotel in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who has long questioned President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship, on Friday said he believes the president was born in the United States. "President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period," Trump said at a campaign event. (Reporting by Steve Holland, Emily Stephenson and Doina Chiacu; Writing by Susan Heavey)


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Obama has ‘better things to do’ than comment on birther issue

Obama speaks at the Our Ocean Conference in WashingtonU.S. President Barack Obama on Friday said he had better things to do than comment on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's announcement about the so-called birther question over Obama's citizenship. "I'm shocked that a question like that would come up at a time when we've got so many other things to do - well, I'm not that shocked actually," Obama told reporters. Trump plans to address Obama's citizenship on Friday, a day after he refused in a newspaper interview to say whether he believed Obama was born in the United States.


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