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A European Union flag flies outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. Britain's Brexit secretary and the top European Union negotiator met for surprise talks Sunday and ambassadors from the 27 remaining EU countries gathered for a hastily scheduled discussion as the push for progress on a divorce deal quickened ahead of a vital summit. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
The Latest: EU's Tusk says Brexit deal and no-deal possibleEU Council President Donald Tusk is expressing continued optimism that the European Union and Britain can reach a Brexit deal despite an impasse on the Irish border issue
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FILE - In this March 7, 2017 file photo, rowers paddle down the Charles River past the campus of Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. A lawsuit alleging racial discrimination against Asian American applicants in Harvard's admissions process is heading to trial in Boston's federal court on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Harvard denies any discrimination, saying it considers race as one of many factors when considering applicants. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Harvard: Race can only help, never harm, applicants' chancesA group suing Harvard University says the school uses a loosely defined "personal rating" to discriminate against Asian-Americans who apply to the school
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FILE - This Oct. 1, 2018, file photo, shows the Capitol at sunrise in Washington. Republicans have begun to concede defeat in the evolving fight to preserve the House majority. The party’s candidates may not go quietly, but from Arizona to Colorado to Iowa, the GOP’s most powerful players are shifting resources away from vulnerable Republican House candidates deemed too far gone and toward those thought to have a better chance of political survival. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
GOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majorityGOP plays blame game while fighting to save House majority
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Attorney General Jeff Sessions, joined by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, left, and Jessie Liu, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, right, speaks during a news conference at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia in Washington, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to announce on efforts to reduce transnational crime. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Sessions: MS-13 gang, drug cartels among top threats to USAttorney General Jeff Sessions says taking down the brutal MS-13 street gang and international drug cartels will be a priority for federal law enforcement
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FILE - This combination of photos shows West Virginia state Supreme Court justices, from left, Robin Davis on Oct. 3, 2012, Allen Loughry on Oct. 3, 2012, Beth Walker on March 16, 2016, and Margaret Workman on Dec. 29, 2008. The four justices were impeached by the House of Delegates in August 2017. The cases targeted spending, including renovations to the justices' offices, and also raised questions about corruption, incompetence and neglect of duty. Walker's trial is set to start Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, in the state Senate. (Courtesy of the Charleston Gazette-Mail and The Daily Mail via AP, File)
W.Va. Senate postpones acting on impeachment trial rulingThe West Virginia Senate has postponed acting on a court's ruling to block the impeachment trial of a state Supreme Court justice.
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Maya Little uses a microphone to address several dozen supporters before her trial Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Hillsborough, N.C., on a charge that she poured red ink on a Confederate statue at the University of North Carolina that was later torn down by protesters. Little has been charged with a count of misdemeanor defacing of a public monument for her action last April at the statue known as "Silent Sam," which was torn down by protesters in August. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)
UNC chancellor won't testify at Confederate vandalism trialA judge has ruled the University of North Carolina's chancellor doesn't have to testify at the trial of a woman accused of pouring red ink on a Confederate statue that was later torn down by protesters
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FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2018 file photo, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke arrives at Variety's Power of Women event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Eight groups across the nation have been awarded funding from the New York Women’s Foundation for their efforts to fight sexual violence. The groups in this first round of funding, chosen in consultation with Burke, are focused on underserved communities such as communities of color, immigrant communities and LGBTQ people. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Groups fighting sexual violence awarded #MeToo fundingEight groups across the nation have been awarded funding from the New York Women's Foundation for their efforts to fight sexual violence
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Trader John Santiago, right, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Stocks are opening mostly lower as technology companies continue to fall. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Major US indexes continue to wobble; Tech stocks sink againUS stock indexes are wavering as technology companies continue to fall but high-dividend stocks rise
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Housley compared Michelle Obama's posture to a chimp in 2009Republican Minnesota Senate candidate Karin Housley is under fire for comparing former first lady Michelle Obama's posture to a chimpanzee in a 2009 Facebook post
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A security guard passes a document to a colleague outside Saudi Arabia's Consulate in Istanbul, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018. Turkey and Saudi Arabia are expected to conduct a joint "inspection" on Monday of the consulate, where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing nearly two weeks ago, Turkish authorities said. (AP Photo/Petros Giannakouris)
Investigators enter Saudi Consulate where writer vanishedA team of investigators has entered the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul for what Turkish officials say is a joint inspection of the building where Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi disappeared nearly two weeks ago
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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk across the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, to board Marine One helicopter for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., en route to Florida to tour areas the devastation left behind from Hurricane Michael last week. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
The Latest: Trump sees storm damage near Mexico BeachNoon President Donald Trump got a bird's-eye view of Florida Panhandle communities shattered by Hurricane Michael
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Israeli fire wounds 32 Palestinians in Gaza beach protestGaza's Health Ministry says 32 Palestinians have been wounded by Israeli fire during a mass protest along the beach near the Israeli frontier
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