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Twitter suspends accounts for posing as Black Trump supporters
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Tampa Bay Rays dump Astros to move one win from World Series
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Kamala Harris grilling prompts doubtful claim from Amy Coney Barrett
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Nuclear arms talks spiral into confusion as Russia rejects US 'delusion'
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Trump administration can end census count early, supreme court rules
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Obama to hit campaign trail in final sprint of election, Biden says
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California: autumn heatwave sparks fears of new wildfires
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World No 1 golfer Dustin Johnson tests positive for Covid-19
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Senators stir ghosts of Scalia and Ginsburg for Amy Coney Barrett hearing
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Appeals court upholds Texas governor’s restriction on mail-in ballot drop boxes
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Jerry Jones says Dak Prescott is future of Cowboys despite horrific injury
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Mitt Romney decries US politics: ‘The world is watching with abject horror’
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Far-right plotters 'discussed kidnapping Virginia governor Ralph Northam'
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Ghislaine Maxwell lawyers attempt to keep deposition details secret
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Padres' Tommy Pham has surgery after 'traumatic' stabbing in San Diego
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