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Cornered Trump Could Go Nuclear At Debate, Defies Calls To Quit Race Over Vulgar Video

Trump  campaign in turmoilRepublican Donald Trump on Sunday struck a defiant tone in the face of calls for him to abandon the U.S. presidential race, attacking prominent Republicans and saying he has “tremendous support” despite a storm over his vulgar comments about women.

On a day in which Trump was due to debate Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton a month ahead of the Nov. 8 election, Trump took to social media to try to squelch any speculation that he could leave the race.


Canada Sets the Trend on Climate

Canada climate change setterCanada is an unlikely model for climate-change policy. As things stand, it’s a long way from keeping the promise it made as part of the Paris agreement to sharply cut carbon emissions. But its government is now proposing to make this right -- and with an approach that deserves to be widely copied.

This week Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced a national carbon tax, starting at C$10 ($8) a ton in 2018 and rising to C$50 by 2022. The plan isn’t perfect, but the basic idea is right.


Hurricane Matthew: Haiti battles cholera outbreak

Haiti hurricaneHurricane-ravaged Haiti is struggling to cope with a rise in cholera cases with officials warning that contaminated water and a lack of hygiene are posing a risk to thousands of people in the impoverished country.

Hurricane Matthew, the fiercest Caribbean storm in nearly a decade, ploughed through Haiti on Tuesday, killing at least 877 people and levelling huge swaths of the country's south.


More cities replacing Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples' Day

Indigenous DayPhoenix voted on Wednesday to officially declare the second Monday in October -- the same day as Columbus Day -- Indigenous Peoples' Day.

The Phoenix City Council unanimously approved the request which aims to celebrate Phoenix's indigenous community.

Phoenix is the largest city in the country to formally recognize the alternative celebration, joining 25 other cities including Seattle, Minneapolis and Denver. South Dakota and Vermont also honor Indigenous Peoples' Day statewide.


Death penalty in US: New Mexico defies nation's mood

Death penalty in USNew Mexico has taken a first step towards reinstating capital punishment in the US state, a move which, if successful, would defy a national trend that has seen support for capital punishment wane in recent years.

During a state budget battle in the early hours of Thursday morning, the House of Representatives on a 36-30 vote along party lines agreed to bring back the death penalty.


Terrorist opens fire in Jerusalem, killing two

Jerusalem shootingTwo people were killed and five more were injured in a shooting attack near Ammunition Hill in Jerusalem Sunday morning, police and emergency medical officials said.

Police described the incident, which saw an East Jerusalem gunman open fire at pedestrians and police over a several hundred meter swath of the capital, as a terror attack.

One woman, approximately 60 years old, was shot in the upper body and critically wounded in the attack, according to the Magen David Adom ambulance service.


Another Newspaper Breaks Conservative Tradition With Endorsement Of Hillary Clinton

Columbus DispatchThe Columbus Dispatch broke from a centurylong tradition of endorsing Republican presidential nominees on Sunday when it announced its support for Democrat Hillary Clinton in this year’s election.

“For us, the choice between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump is not pleasant, but it isn’t difficult,” the Dispatch editorial board wrote. “Republican candidate Donald Trump is unfit to be president of the United States. Democrat Hillary Clinton, despite her flaws, is well-equipped for the job.”


Two police officers killed in Palm Springs, California shooting

Poloice officers killed in CATwo police officers were shot and killed on Saturday in the Southern California desert town of Palm Springs after they were called to an apparent domestic dispute and came under fire as they arrived on the scene, according to police and eyewitness accounts.

A third officer was wounded in the shooting around 1 p.m. local time, Palm Springs police said in online bulletins.


Chaos in GOP: Calls grow for Trump to drop out of race

Chaos in GOP Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is teetering on the edge of implosion over the obscene sexual comments he made about women, with the nominee facing unprecedented calls from Republicans to drop out of the race.

Trump’s late-night apology for the remarks failed to quell the storm over his comments, which were caught on video in 2005 and include a graphic line about grabbing women “by the p---y.”


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