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In Europe, a resurgent Russia, wary allies and a military mission to be defined

America’s next president will have to pass judgment on a military strategy that has centered for the past two years on building up forces in Europe, after the United States had been steadily cutting back since the end of the Cold War. The increases come in response to concern about a resurgent Russia, which Pentagon brass has called a top threat after Moscow’s 2014 intervention in Ukraine.

After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation's future.<br>Stars and Stripes illustration

Debate night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown

After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation's future.


Arnold Palmer, 'King' of the PGA tour, dies at 87

Arnold Palmer, a Pennsylvania greenskeeper's son who became one of golf's most charismatic champions and made millions of dollars by turning his popular "everyman" image into one of the most lucrative sports brands in the world, died Sunday.


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Debate night: Clinton, Trump set for high-stakes showdown

After months of tangling from afar, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will confront each other face-to-face for the first time in Monday night's presidential debate, laying out for voters their vastly different visions for the nation's future.




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Japan's leader vows to accelerate economic measures, TPP

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has pledged to accelerate his mix of policies to prop up Japan's economic recovery and speed up parliamentary approval of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.



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170 bodies recovered so far in migrant boat disaster

An Egyptian Health Ministry official says a total of 170 bodies have been pulled from the waters, five days after a boat carrying hundreds of migrants capsized in the Mediterranean while attempting to head to Europe.




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