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In Gettysburg, Trump Says He Can Bring The 'Change' To End ‘Rigged’ System
Donald Trump delivered Saturday on his plan to use historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, as the setting for a closing argument in his Republican presidential campaign -- but not before lashing out again at familiar targets including rival Hillary Clinton, a “rigged” America and female accusers whom he branded ”liars.” Trump vowed after the election to sue the nearly one dozen women who have recently gone to the media with allegations about his sexual misconduct, a situation that Trump says has rigged the election against him. “Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign -- total fabrication,” Trump told the crowd. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.” Fox News

WikiLeaks Document Shows Apparent Gender Pay Gap At Clinton Foundation
Email documents released in the latest WikiLeaks dump portray a pay gap between men and women employed at the Clinton Foundation, Abby Huntsman reported on Fox & Friends. A hacked email released by WikiLeaks describes a payroll schedule in which male employees at the foundation averaged about $68,000 per year in salary, while women were paid about $64,000. According to LifeZette, the 2011 email was sent by an employee to the foundation's chairman, Bruce Lindsey, as well as Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta. Fox News

AT&T-Time Warner Mega-Deal Is Near
The boards of AT&T and Time Warner are meeting on Saturday afternoon to vote on an $80 billion deal that would bring the two companies together, according to sources familiar with the matter. The acquisition of Time Warner could be announced by Saturday night. Time Warner (TWX) is the parent company of CNN, TNT, HBO, the Warner Bros. studio, and a number of other TV channels and websites. AT&T (T, Tech30) is one of the country's main providers of wireless phone and Internet service. It also recently acquired the DirecTV satellite TV business. CNN

Iraqi Parliament Passes Bill Banning Alcohol
Iraq's parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages in a surprise move that angered many in the country's Christian community who rely on the business. The bill, passed late Saturday, imposes a fine of up to 25 million Iraqi dinars, or $21,000, for anyone violating the ban. Islam forbids the consumption of alcohol, but it has always been available in Iraq's larger cities, mainly from shops run by Christians. Those shops are currently closed because of the Shiite holy month of Muharram. Philadelphia Inquirer

Pope Says He Is Pained By Murder Of Innocents In Mosul
The pope says the cruelty of the fighting in the Iraqi city of Mosul "makes us cry, leaves us without words." Pope Francis told some 50,000 faithful gathered Sunday for the Angelus blessing that he was "pained by the murder in cold blood of numerous sons of this beloved land, among them many children." He expressed his closeness to the people of Iraq "in these dramatic hours," saying "our souls are shaken by the brutal acts of violence that are being committed for too long against innocent citizens, whether Muslims or Christians." Philadelphia Inquirer

Trump Advisers Went To Strip Club With Members Of Media
The mainstream media may be in bed with Hillary Clinton’s campaign — but they go to strip clubs with Donald Trump’s. Page Six has exclusively learned that a trio of senior Trump advisers was fixated on a different type of “pole” the night before Trump’s final debate with Clinton this past week in Las Vegas. The excursion’s been the talk of the campaign trail. Sources said that Trump campaign senior communications adviser Jason Miller — along with female colleagues including senior adviser and surrogate A.J. Delgado and deputy communications director Jessica Ditto — went with several members of the media from networks, including CNN, NBC and ABC, to Sapphire Las Vegas Strip Club before the big night. NY Post

Bridgegate: More Troubled Waters For Chris Christie As Ex-Aide Testifies
Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff, Bridget Anne Kelly, finally broke her silence about the so-called Bridgegate scandal that virtually paralyzed a town whose mayor was a political rival of the New Jersey governor's. For days in September 2013, lane closures on the George Washington Bridge snarled traffic in Fort Lee, New Jersey, just across the river from Manhattan. In a federal trial alleging a political plot behind the lane closings, Kelly testified Friday she told Christie at a meeting nearly a month before they occurred about a traffic study and the effect it would have on the town. She said Christie signed off the traffic study, which she said was billed to her as a survey on how to speed up traffic across the bridge. CNN


Amb. Stevens’s Deputy In Libya: Washington Did Not Ensure We Had Ability To Protect Ourselves
The State Department’s second-ranking diplomat in Libya on the day that terrorists attacked the U.S. facilities in Benghazi and killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods says a key lesson Americans should take from that event is that officials in Washington, D.C. have a responsibility to make sure Americans serving their country abroad have the ability to protect themselves. “That did not happen in Benghazi,” says Gregory Hicks, who was the deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli on Sept. 11, 2012. “I think, first, that I hope that the American people will appreciate the risks that diplomats and intelligence officers and our military personnel take to protect and preserve our democracy and our way of life,” Hicks said in an interview with CNS News

Trump Vows To Weaken U.S. Media 'Power Structure' If Elected
U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump promised on Saturday to foil a proposed deal for AT&T Inc to buy Time Warner Inc if he wins the Nov. 8 election, arguing it was an example of a "power structure" rigged against both him and voters. Trump listed his policy plans for the first 100 days of his presidency in a campaign speech in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, but also defiantly raised personal grievances, describing how he would address them from the White House.
Moments after promising Americans that he represented a break from the status quo, he promised to sue a number of women who have come forward to accuse him of sexual assault, calling them liars. Reuters

Clinton Far Ahead In Electoral College Race: Reuters/Ipsos poll
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton maintained her commanding lead in the race to win the Electoral College and claim the U.S. presidency, according to the latest Reuters/Ipsos States of the Nation project results released on Saturday. In the last week, there has been little movement. Clinton leads Donald Trump in most of the states that Trump would need should he have a chance to win the minimum 270 votes needed to win. According to the project, she has a better than 95 percent chance of winning, if the election was held this week. The mostly likely outcome would be 326 votes for Clinton to 212 for Trump. Trump came off his best debate performance of the campaign Wednesday evening but the polling consensus still showed Clinton winning the third and final face-off on prime-time TV. Trump disputes those findings. Reuters

Defense Secretary Ash Carter Makes Unannounced Trip To Iraq
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter made an unannounced visit to Iraq on Saturday to receive an on-the-ground progress report on the battle to liberate the key city of Mosul from ISIS. Carter, who will also meet with Iraqi officials during the trip, arrived as the formal Iraqi campaign to oust ISIS entered its sixth day. Iraqi and Kurdish forces have encircled Mosul, and U.S. artillery and gunships are pounding enemy positions on the city's outskirts. U.S. officials insist that Iraqi and Kurdish peshmerga forces are leading the battle and the approximately 5,000 U.S. personnel in the country are playing a secondary role. MSNBC

Porn Star Says Trump Offered Her $10K For Sex
Porn actress Jessica Drake emerged Saturday as the 11th woman to accuse Donald Trump of making inappropriate sexual advances. Drake, 42, appeared at a press conference with celebrity attorney Gloria Allred in Los Angeles. Allred is representing two other Trump ­accusers. The adult-film actor described a daylong series of interactions at a Lake Tahoe golf tournament in 2006 — one year after Trump married third wife Melania — in which she claims he flirted with her and “grabbed” her and two colleagues “tightly in a hug and kissed each one of us without asking permission.” Later, over the phone, “Donald then asked me, ‘What do you want, how much?’?” when she declined, Drake said. “I told him that I couldn’t because I had to return to LA for work, and I didn’t want to be with him,” she said. Drake said Trump or some­one speaking on his behalf called again to offer her $10,000 and the use of his private jet in exchange for a rendezvous. NY Post

Chelsea Clinton Decries ‘The Trump Effect’ In Seattle Visit
Chelsea Clinton, daughter of Hillary and Bill and vice chair of the Clinton Foundation, received an excitedly loud and enthusiastic reception from about 750 supporters when she spoke on behalf of her mother’s presidential campaign at Town Hall in Seattle on Saturday afternoon. In a conversational exchange with the devotedly liberal audience, Clinton declared herself “ridiculously, fiercely proud to be my mother’s daughter.” She decried what she called “the Trump effect” as having stirred fear and anger across the country. She said that on the campaign trail she’s met the children of immigrants who are scared by Trump’s rhetoric. She said that to heal the damage caused by the contentious election, if Hillary Clinton wins, as president she will try to address the economic dislocation that is one source of Trump’s support. However, Clinton said her mother would not “compromise with bigotry” and would stand strongly against racism and Islamophobia. Seattle Times

Trump's 'Nasty Woman' Remark Adds To Woes With Female Voters
"Such a nasty woman." Like many people, 23-year-old Emily DiVito was multitasking while watching last week's presidential debate, with a little studying and a little Twitter-surfing. But when DiVito heard Donald Trump say those four words to Hillary Clinton, she shot up in her seat. "The interruptions were so absurd, but that was particularly biting," she said. What's more, the moment gave DiVito, a former avid supporter of Clinton's primary rival Bernie Sanders, a feeling of solidarity with Clinton — a "moment of connectivity," as she put it. "I was for Bernie, but moments like this make me proud to be affiliated with her, the way she is persevering." That's good news for Clinton, who despite her lead in the polls, has struggled to connect with millennial voters. Tampa Tribune


Top Of Ticket Frustrations Present Challenge In Battle For Senate
In offices located at each end of the Las Vegas valley sit two political groups working against one another in a contest that could determine the direction of the nation's political future for at least the next two years. The two visions for that future could hardly be more different but they share the same challenge in their drive to capture a friendly majority in the U.S. Senate: Fighting apathy created by two extremely unpopular presidential candidates. The focus here is the race between Republican Rep. Joe Heck and Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto who are competing to replace long-time Sen. Harry Reid. MSNBC

Three States Reject Russian Effort To Monitor U.S. Polling Places During Presidential Election
Election officials in three states say they’ve received and rejected requests to have Russian diplomats present at polling places when U.S. voters cast ballots for their next president Nov. 8. Russia’s consul general in Houston, Alexander K. Zakharov, outlined the requests in letters sent to election officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana that said he wished to deploy representatives “for a short period of time, when convenient,” with the “goal of studying the U.S. experience in organization of voting process.” The requests were refused by all three states and addressed by the Obama administration Friday during press briefings at both the White House and Foggy Bottom. Washington Times

Clinton Takes Fight To Arizona, Long A Republican Bastion
There is palpable momentum for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Arizona, a state so traditionally Republican that her party's nominee for president has carried it just once in the past 64 years. Encouraged by Donald Trump's failure to unite the GOP in Arizona, long-hungry Democrats are scrambling to capitalize in the campaign's final weeks. Should they succeed, the loss of Arizona and its 11 electoral votes would further complicate Trump's narrow path to reaching the 270 threshold to win the presidency. "This year, we know it's much closer here in this state," Michelle Obama told supporters at a rally for Clinton in Phoenix on Thursday. Campaign volunteers weaved through the crowd, asking supporters to donate time to call voters and knock on doors. Tampa Tribune

Canada's Fortis Makes Inroads Into U.S. Market
From its remote headquarters in Newfoundland, Canada’s largest investor-owned utility is making inroads into the U.S. energy market. Fortis Inc. began trading on the New York Stock Exchange this month, after completing its acquisition of ITC Holdings, the biggest independent electric transmission company in the U.S., for $11.3 billion. The ITC deal followed Fortis’ purchase of electric and natural gas utilities in New York and Arizona in 2013 and 2014, respectively. And more deals are likely for the company, which now operates in nine U.S. states, five Canadian provinces and three Caribbean countries. All told, U.S. holdings now account for 60% of Fortis’ $45 billion in assets. “There’s been a fair amount of consolidation that’s occurred in the U.S. utility industry,” Barry Perry, the president and CEO of Fortis, said after ringing the bell to open the New York Stock Exchange last Tuesday. USA Today

In Wake Of National Anthem Protests, School Honors Police, FirstRresponders In Pregame Ceremony
Nearly every day, there are headlines about high schoolers, college students, singers and professional athletes taking a knee or sitting out during a pregame performance of "The Star-Spangled Banner.” These protests have come after Colin Kaepernick, of the San Francisco 49ers, refused to stand during the national anthem for this year’s NFL games. Kaepernick, and those who have followed in his footsteps, wish to open a dialogue about racism in the United States, specifically the number of high-profile police shootings of African-Americans. Atlanta Journal

Massive Web Outage Blamed On ‘Internet Of Things’
Millions of common internet-connected devices like security cameras and digital video recorders were used to conduct the colossal cyberattack that made it difficult for Americans to access some of the world’s most popular websites Friday, researchers said. Websites including Twitter, Amazon, Spotify and Airbnb were hard to reach Friday as the result of a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack waged against Dyn, a New Hampshire-based internet company that operates a widely used Domain Name System (DNS) — a phonebook of sorts that ensures Web users can reach certain sites by typing their respective domain names instead of hard-to-remember numerical IP addresses. Washington Times

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Clinton Campaign Amps Up Star Power In Battleground States
With Hillary Clinton doing stand-up comedy in New York at a Catholic charity dinner, Michelle Obama headed to the red-state-turned-battleground of Arizona, where she described Trump as rich and out of touch. “He calls communities like the one where I was raised hell,” the first lady said in Phoenix Thursday. “Because he can’t see all of the decent hard-working folks like my parents.” In addition to the first lady’s speech in Arizona, President Obama hit the trail in Florida and Clinton’s running mate Tim Kaine went to North Carolina, CBS News’ Nancy Cordes reports. Those three states alone plus all of the Democratic ones could push Clinton over the 270 electoral votes needed to win, according to CBS News estimates. CBS

After ISIS Assault On Kirkuk, Iraq Pushes iIto Town Near Mosul
The Iraqi army pushed into a town near the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria-held city of Mosul on Saturday, a day after dozens of ISIS militants stormed into the northern city of Kirkuk, setting off two days of clashes and killing at least 80 people, mostly security forces. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter meanwhile met with Iraq’s prime minister and commanders in Baghdad to discuss the offensive to retake Mosul, which the U.S. is supporting with airstrikes and advisers on the ground. CBS

Hillary Clinton Slammed For Her Characterization Of Supreme Court Gun Ruling
Hillary Clinton's characterization of a landmark gun decision has Second Amendment advocates crying foul. The topic arose at Wednesday night’s presidential debate during a discussion about issues the Supreme Court could tackle during the next administration, including the Second Amendment, which guarantees “the right of the people to keep and bear arms.” Debate moderator Chris Wallace mentioned the Heller case, which was the high court’s 2008 ruling that residents of Washington, D.C., had the constitutional right to bear arms in their own home for self-defense, for instance, which negated a longtime firearm ban in the city. Wallace also cited a 2015 audio recording of Clinton where she is heard saying "the Supreme Court is wrong on the Second Amendment," a reference to the Heller case. ABC

Iran's President Criticizes US Presidential Candidates
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday criticized the U.S. presidential candidates' behavior during their recent debates. "Did you see the debate and the way of their speaking, accusing and mocking each other? Do we want such a democracy in our country? Do we want such elections in our country?" Rouhani said, speaking to a crowd in the Iranian city of Arak. "You see the United States that claims it has had democracy for  more than 200 years," he said in comments broadcast live by state TV. "Look at the country, what the situation is where morality has no place." Rouhani said that during his September visit to the UN General Assembly, he was asked which of the candidates he preferred. "I said what? Should I prefer bad to worse or worse to bad?" Houston Chronicle

Victory In Sight, Clinton Still Grapples With Negative Views
Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president. But Clinton will end the campaign still struggling to change the minds of millions of voters who don't think well of her, a glaring liability should the Democratic nominee move on to the White House. While many see her as better prepared to be commander in chief than Trump, she is consistently viewed unfavorably by more than half of the country. Most voters also consider her dishonest. Clinton's advisers have spent months trying to erase that perception. They've set up small events where she had more intimate conversations with voters. They've tested a seemingly endless stream of messages aimed at assuring the public that the former secretary of state was in the race to do more than fulfill her own political ambitions. Houston Chronicle

2 Announce Bids To Lead Britain's Fractious UKIP
Two prominent candidates have announced they are running for leadership of Britain's fractious right-wing U.K. Independence Party — both warning UKIP faces extinction if it doesn't change. Suzanne Evans and Paul Nuttall declared their candidacies Sunday. Evans, who has clashed with longtime leader Nigel Farage, said UKIP must shed its "toxic image" and move from the right to the "common-sense center." Former Farage deputy Nuttall said he would be a unity candidate to save a party "looking over the edge of a political cliff." UKIP was instrumental in getting Britain to hold a referendum on EU membership, which ended in a June 23 vote to leave the 28-nation bloc. The result was a political triumph for UKIP, but since gaining its long-sought goal the party has been torn by infighting. Charlotte Obsever


For Clinton, Struggle To Change Public Perception Persists
Hillary Clinton bested Donald Trump in three debates. She leads in many preference polls of the most competitive states. Barring a significant shift in the next two weeks, she is in a strong position to become the first woman elected U.S. president. But Clinton will end the campaign still struggling to change the minds of millions of voters who don't think well of her, a glaring liability should the Democratic nominee move on to the White House. While many see her as better prepared to be commander in chief than Trump, she is consistently viewed unfavorably by more than half of the country. Most voters also consider her dishonest. ABC

Clinton Campaign Ponders 'What If' Trump Doesn't Concede
Hillary Clinton's campaign is increasingly preparing for the possibility that Donald Trump may never concede the presidential election should she win, a development that could enormously complicate the crucial early weeks of her preparations to take office. Aiming to undermine any argument the Republican nominee may make about a "rigged" election, she hopes to roll up a large electoral vote margin in next month's election. That could repudiate the New York billionaire's message and project a governing mandate after the bitter, divisive presidential race. Bloomberg

Pence Continues To Massage Trump’s Controversial Remarks
It's become a familiar routine for Mike Pence. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump says something headline-grabbing, dubious or outright false, and his mild-mannered running mate sets out to refashion the boss's argument. It's happening again this week with the campaign's most fundamental question: whether Trump would accept the legitimacy of election results that make Democrat Hillary Clinton president-elect. Finding the right balance will prove critical for the Indiana governor in this election and beyond. His aim for the next few weeks is to rally wary Republicans, from evangelical Christians to fiscal hawks, without alienating Trump's core supporters who distrust the party establishment that Pence still calls home. Las Vegas Sun

Trump's Lawsuit Threat Against Accusers Overshadows Agenda
Donald Trump is laying out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days as president but pointedly noting that he will find time to sue the numerous women who have accused him of groping and other unwanted sexual behavior. "All of these liars will be sued once the election is over," Trump said Saturday during an event near the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg that was meant to be policy-driven. He added: "I look so forward to doing that." Asked about Trump's remarks, Hillary Clinton told reporters between rallies in Pittsburgh and Philadelphia that she was done responding to what her Republican opponent is saying as Election Day nears and would instead focus on helping elect other Democrats. Kansas City Star

Kaine Says Clinton Will Try To Work With GOP
Tim Kaine is sounding a hopeful note that a Democratic White House could work with Republicans to bridge deep divides laid bare by this bitter presidential campaign. The vice presidential candidate told The Associated Press on Saturday that he and Hillary Clinton have already spoken about how to heal the nation if they should win. He said tackling economic anxieties, finding common policy ground with the GOP and perhaps bringing Republicans into the administration would be elements of unity, though he added that he and Clinton did not discuss Cabinet positions. "We have not run this campaign as a campaign against the GOP with the big broad brush — we've run it against Donald Trump," Kaine said. He predicted: "We're going to get a lot of Republican votes and that will also be part of, right out of the gate, the way to bring folks back together." Kansas City Star

U.S. Troops: ‘Guantánamo Diary’ Prisoner Thanked His Captors On His Way Out
The captive who wrote “Guantanamo Diary” didn’t autograph any copies of his book before he went home, but he thanked some of the troops as he ended 14 years of detention without being charged, prison staff said Saturday. “He was very happy, probably one of the most jovial people here,” said an Army captain, an unnamed woman now serving as the commander of Camp Echo — the prison compound where Mohamedou Ould Slahi spent years apart from the other captives, and the last stop for detainees being sent away. She quoted him as saying, “thank you for everything, and said good luck to us,” adding that “as far as I know, no,” no soldier brought him a copy of his widely published memoirs for a farewell autograph. Miami Herald

Trump ‘Surrounded’ By Anti-LGBT Advisors, So Log Cabin Republicans Won’t Endorse Him
Log Cabin Republicans, the nation’s best-known LGBT group affiliated with the GOP, on Saturday announced it would not endorse Donald Trump for president — not because of Trump himself, but because he “surrounded himself with senior advisors with a record of opposing LGBT equality.” “Trust, but verify,” Log Cabin Republicans said in a statement, quoting GOP hero President Ronald Reagan. “Mr. Trump is perhaps the most pro-LGBT presidential nominee in the history of the Republican Party,” the statement reads. “His unprecedented overtures to the “LGBTQ community”—a first for any major-party candidate in our nation’s history—are worthy of praise, and should serve as a clarion call to the GOP that the days of needing to toe an anti-LGBT line are now a thing of the past.” Miami Herald

Obama Nixes Twerking At Final White House Musical Event
President Barack Obama said he's sad that one of his and the first lady's favorite traditions, musical night at the White House, ended Friday. Obama and his wife, Michelle, have reserved certain evenings over the past eight years to celebrate music that has helped shape America. They held big blowout concerts spotlighting classic, country, blues, Broadway, gospel, Motown, Latin and jazz either inside the White House or out on the lawn. The tradition ended Friday as Obama kicked off his final musical night, BET's "Love and Happiness" event in a tent on the South Lawn. He joked that he wouldn't be singing any Al Green — despite the concert title. When Obama sang the opening lines of Green's "Let's Stay Together" at a fundraiser at Harlem's Apollo Theater in January 2012, the video went viral. SF Gate

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Al Sharpton Calls For Community Summit On Policing
The Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for a community summit on policing following the fatal police shooting of a mentally ill woman in New York City. He said Saturday at his weekly action rally that a summit with the police commissioner and others must be held "within days" because "these things keep happening." The 66-year-old victim, Deborah Danner, was shot at her Bronx apartment after she threatened a police sergeant with a bat. The police commissioner and mayor have condemned the shooting. They say the sergeant had a stun gun but didn't use it. Sharpton says authorities can't call it wrong without saying what is going to be done to prevent it from happening again. Las Vegas Sun

U.S. Destroyer Sails Through South China Sea To Challenge China's Claims
A U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer sailed through the South China Sea in a "freedom of navigation" operation, White House officials said. White House spokesman Josh Earnest confirmed the USS Decatur sailed within the vicinity of the Paracel Islands in order to challenge China's claims in the South China Sea. "The purpose of this mission was to uphold the rights and freedoms of all states under international law as reflected in the Law of the Sea Convention," Earnest said. "This operation demonstrated that coastal states may not unlawfully restrict the navigation rights, freedoms and lawful uses of the sea that the United States and all states are entitled to exercise under international law." UPI

Wonder Woman Appointed UN Ambassador Amid Staff Protest
The United Nations appointed Wonder Woman as an honorary ambassador amid protests from staff opposing the decision. Wonder Woman was appointed Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Women and Girls as part of a campaign to raise awareness on Sustainable Development Goal 5, achieving gender equality and empowerment for all women and girls," according to CNN. "This is the most fun the UN has had, I'm pretty sure right?" President of DC Entertainment Diane Nelson said, according to The Guardian. UPI

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Czech President Accused Of Withholding State Medal From Holocaust Survivor
Czech President Milos Zeman has decided against awarding a state medal to a Holocaust survivor after the man's nephew, a Czech government minister, met exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama against the president's wishes, the minister said on Friday. The Czech Republic has been engulfed in political furor over the Dalai Lama's meetings this week with Culture Minister Daniel Herman against the wishes of China's government - which sees the Dalai Lama as a separatist - and Zeman, who has strongly pushed for a closer economic relationship with China. Jerusalem Post

Coalition Head Aims To Remove B’Tselem Head's Citizenship
Coalition chairman David Bitan (Likud) is considering submitting a bill that could enable removing the citizenship of Israelis who act against their country in international organizations, Bitan said Saturday. Bitan's effort came in response to B’Tselem executive director Hagai El-Ad testifying before the UN Security Council in New York last week and urging the UN to take immediate action against Israel’s settlements. "Elad's actions at the Security Council are a blatant violation of the trust citizens must have for their state, so he should go find another country where he could be a citizen," Bitan told Channel 2 Friday. Jerusalem Post

US Election: Trump Outlines Plan For First 100 Days
Donald Trump, lagging behind Hillary Clinton in polls, has outlined what he would do in his first 100 days were he to become US president. With 17 days until the election, much of the recent focus has been on controversies linked to his campaign. But in a speech in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, he sought to highlight changes he would introduce. Among them were restrictions on lobbyists and a renegotiation on trade and climate change deals. Mrs Clinton and running mate Tim Kaine are also appearing at events on Saturday in Pennsylvania, a key battleground state in the race for the White House. BBC

Trump Takes Aim At First Lady Michelle Obama
US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has launched a rare attack on Michelle Obama, saying "all she wants to do is campaign" for his rival. He also accused the first lady of attacking Hillary Clinton in 2007 by invoking a line she had said about fitness to run the White House. The Obama campaign had denied the line referred to Mrs Clinton. Mrs Clinton, meanwhile, accused Mr Trump of threatening democracy if he did not accept the election result. "We know the difference between leadership and dictatorship, and the peaceful transition of power is one of the things that sets us apart," she told a crowd in Cleveland, Ohio. BBC

Houston, We've Got A Problem: Trump Could Cost Republicans Texas, Polls Find
It might seem unlikely that this presidential election could get any stranger, but polls are emerging that suggest Texas might now be in play for the Democrats. A University of Houston poll published on Tuesday found Donald Trump leading Hillary Clinton by only three percentage points, within the margin of error, in a four-way race. Also that day, a Washington Post/SurveyMonkey poll pegged Trump’s advantage at only two points, the same as in Florida. Texas’s 38 electoral college votes, second only to California, make it the ultimate wishlist item for Democrats. For Republicans it is like a vital organ: essential for the body’s survival but taken for granted, almost forgotten, until something starts to go wrong. Guardian

WikiLeaks Praised By Sean Hannity And David Duke After Clinton Revelations
Once widely maligned for leaking state secrets, Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, continues to win favor with the US right over the release of hacked emails from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. On Friday night, the Fox News personality Sean Hannity and David Duke, a US Senate candidate in Louisiana and former Ku Klux Klan grand wizard, became the latest to offer their support. In response to a tweet from the Nebraska Republican senator Ben Sasse that was critical of the Clinton leaks, Hannity praised Assange and WikiLeaks for having “done the USA a great service” by exposing “government corruption” and cybersecurity weakness. Guardian

UN Expert Panel Warns Of Systemic Anti-Black Racism In Canada’s Criminal Justice System
A group of United Nations human rights experts today expressed serious concerns about systemic anti-Black racism in the criminal justice system in Canada. “There is clear evidence that racial profiling is endemic in the strategies and practices used by law enforcement,” said Ricardo Sunga, who currently heads the UN Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent, in a news release issued following its official visit to the country. “Arbitrary use of ‘carding’ or street checks disproportionately affects people of African descent,” he added. UN News

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