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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 could be unanimous. That could be no matter where you go in the country, we get no negative vote," Trump boasted, as Clinton held talks in Manhattan with police chiefs.The evening rally in Charlotte will be Trump's first since he overhauled his campaign team this week for the second time in as many months, in a bid to regain some momentum in the drive to win the White House in November.Clinton leads Trump 47 percent ...

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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, ...

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Trump vows to 'reject bigotry' if elected president WASHINGTON: Donald Trump, who during his presidential campaign has vowed to ban Muslim immigrants and erect a wall to prevent Mexican immigration, said Tuesday that he would reject bigotry "in all forms" if elected president."This is my pledge to the American people: as your president I will be your greatest champion," Trump said in a statement posted on Facebook."I will fight to ensure that every American is treated equally, protected equally, and honored equally," the ...

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More than 82,000 flee California fires LOS ANGELES: A rapidly spreading fire raging east of Los Angeles forced the evacuation of more than 82,000 people Tuesday as the governor of California declared a state of emergency.Around 34,500 buildings were threatened by the blaze, according to the multi-agency Inciweb information site. Governor Jerry Brown declared the state of emergency for San Bernardino County, located just 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Los Angeles, where the blaze, which has been named the Blue ...

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Clinton names close confidants, Obama veterans to transition team WASHINGTON/PHILADELPHIA: Hillary Clinton's White House transition team, a mix of former advisers of President Barack Obama, close confidants, long-time colleagues and former elected officials, reflects the sense of careful organization the Democratic candidate has aimed to project in her presidential campaign. But her Republican rival, Donald Trump, could seize on the group to make the point that she is part of the establishment he aims to defeat in November's election, and to reiterate his charge ...

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Clinton announces transition leadership should she win in November NEW YORK: US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign on Tuesday named a leadership line-up for her transition team, which will prepare the way should she win the November election.Ken Salazar, previously both a secretary of the interior and a Colorado senator, will chair the team, known formally as the Clinton-Kaine Transition Project, for Clinton and her running mate, Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia.The announcement comes as Clinton has gained momentum in the polls against ...