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Trump slams Clinton's 'more of the same, but worse' in first ad CHARLOTTE: Donald Trump released his first television ad of the presidential campaign, saying his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton is synonymous with disorder and illegal immigration."In Hillary Clinton's America, the system stays rigged against Americans," claims the $4.8 million ad, which is being aired in the battleground states of Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Pennsylvania."Syrian refugees flood in. Illegal immigrants convicted of committing crimes get to stay, collecting social security benefits, skipping the line. Our border open."It's more of the same, but worse," the narrator adds, to the tune of somber music playing in the background.In contrast, "Donald Trump's America is secure," it says, the music upbeat and uplifting this time. "Terrorists and dangerous criminals: kept out. The border: secure. Our families: safe."Clinton has already spent $61 million on television ads, according to NBC television.The Republican Trump, who is trailing Clinton in the polls, chose to focus on national security for ...

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Trump says he regrets offending people with how he speaks CHARLOTTE: Donald Trump made a rare act of contrition Thursday, saying he regretted offending people with his harsh way of speaking.The Republican nominee made the gesture at his first rally since ordering a shakeup in his campaign to save his struggling White House bid."Sometimes in the heat of debate and speaking on a multitude of issues, you don't choose the right words or you say the wrong thing," Trump told a rally in Charlotte, North ...

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US astronauts prepare spacewalk to install new docking port MIAMI: With more private spaceship traffic expected at the International Space Station in the coming years, two US astronauts are set to embark on a spacewalk Friday to install a special parking spot for them.Americans Jeff Williams and Kate Rubins will step outside the orbiting laboratory to attach an international docking adaptor launched aboard a SpaceX Dragon cargo ship last month.NASA describes the equipment as "a metaphorical gateway to a future" that will allow a ...

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US officials grapple with recovery from Louisiana flood CHICAGO: With massive floodwaters receding in Louisiana, officials in the southern US state grappled Thursday with the next stage of the disaster response -- how to help affected residents recover.Officials continued to search tens of thousands of homes and countless cars for victims and survivors of the severe flooding that began Friday after heavy rains.The death toll climbed to 13, officials said.More than 86,000 people have registered for US government emergency assistance. US Secretary of ...

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Trump to 'sharpen message' after campaign shake-up NEW YORK: Donald Trump's campaign went on the offensive Thursday, promising to "sharpen" its message and let the Republican candidate be his authentic -- if controversial -- self as rival Hillary Clinton leads the polls.The New York billionaire, whose multiple self-inflicted wounds have left him trailing in virtually every battleground state, spent the day in North Carolina, meeting law enforcement officials and addressing supporters later Thursday."I know how well we're doing with law enforcement. That ...

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Obama to head to China, Laos for last visit in his 'rebalance' push EDGARTOWN: US President Barack Obama next month will make what is expected to be his final trip to Asia, a region at the center of his administration's foreign policy, to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and other world leaders, the White House said on Thursday. During his time in the White House, Obama has sought to "rebalance" America's defense and economic policy to counter China's rising influence. During the trip from Sept. 2-9, Obama will ...

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Trump overhauls campaign team again as Clinton surges NEW YORK: Donald Trump shook up his campaign team for a second time in just two months, fending off suggestions that his presidential run is in crisis as polls show Hillary Clinton cruising toward victory.The Republican White House nominee, who is tanking in swing states, hired a news executive from a virulently anti-Clinton website as his campaign chief executive and promoted a leading Republican strategist to campaign manager.Stephen Bannon is executive chairman of Breitbart News, ...