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FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016

United States Secretary of State John Kerry votes to adopt a resolution regarding the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at U.N. headquarters on Friday. (Jason DeCrow / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 3:28 P.M.

UN Security Council backs nuke test ban implementation

With U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry invoking North Korea’s latest nuclear explosion as a “reckless act of provocation,” the U.N. Security Council on Friday approved a resolution urging quick global implementation of a treaty that would ban tests of such weapons.

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In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, a destroyed ambulance is seen outside the Syrian Civil Defense main center after airstrikes in Ansari neighborhood in the rebel-held part of eastern Aleppo, Syria, Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. (Uncredited / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 2:28 P.M.

Bombing campaign in Syria kills dozens, demolishes buildings

Syria’s military threatened a ground offensive in Aleppo and pounded the city’s rebel-held neighborhoods with airstrikes on Friday, killing dozens, demolishing buildings and damaging a main water station in an escalation that could doom faltering attempts to revive a cease-fire.

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In this Sept. 22 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in Aston, Pa. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 1:49 P.M.

Trump camp boots worker who tied racism to Obama

WASHINGTON – The campaign of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has accepted the resignation of its volunteer chair in a blue-collar Ohio county after the woman made a series of remarks disparaging blacks. Mahoning County volunteer Kathy Miller told The Guardian newspaper in an article and video posted Thursday that she didn’t believe there was “any racism until (President Barack) Obama got elected.”

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FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 1 P.M.

Christie used bridge authority to gain endorsements, witness says

Republican Gov. Chris Christie’s office used the bistate agency that runs the New York area’s bridges, tunnels, ports and airports as a clearinghouse for political favors aimed at gaining endorsements from local Democratic politicians, a witness testified Friday in the fraud trial of two former Christie allies.

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Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Tex., addresses the delegates during the third day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (Carolyn Kaster / AP)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 12:53 P.M.

In about-face, Cruz says he’ll vote for Trump

WASHINGTON – Ted Cruz says he’s voting for Donald Trump for president – a shocking about-face after he rocked the Republican convention by dramatically refusing to do so. The Texas senator says on Facebook that he made the decision for two reasons. First, his promise to support the Republican nominee. And second, his belief that Democrat Hillary Clinton is “wholly unacceptable.”

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A protester walks in front of a line of police officers blocking the access road to I-277 on the third night of protests in Charlotte, N.C. Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, following Tuesday’s fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott. (Chuck Burton / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 10:53 A.M.

The tale of the tape: when should police videos be released?

Two police shootings, both recorded by police. In one city, the police recordings were released almost immediately and protests remained calm. In the other, the chief has so far refused to provide the videos to the public and violent protests have wrought destruction in the heart of the city. Two different outcomes that raise some key questions: How soon are police obligated to release the recordings and why might they keep a lid on it?

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Protesters raise their arms during a march in Charlotte, N.C. on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016.  The curfew has ended for Friday in Charlotte following a night of mostly peaceful protests of the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by an officer. Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts issued the curfew order Thursday night, to be in effect from midnight until 6 a.m. each day that the state of emergency continues. (Jeff Siner/The Charlotte Observer via AP) ORG XMIT: NCCHN106 (Jeff Siner / AP)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 7:41 A.M.

Many workers return to downtown Charlotte

Two major employers in downtown Charlotte have their employees back at work after protests were more peaceful in the wake of the shooting of a man by a city police officer. Both Duke Energy and Wells Fargo had employees return to work Friday, after three days of protests rocked the city after 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was shot by a police officer Monday afternoon.

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A large American flag is unfurled by Sterling Heights and Washington Twp. Fire Departments as mourners begin to arrive for visitation for Detroit Police officer Ken Steil in Sterling Heights, Mich., Wednesday Sept. 21, 2016. Steil died unexpectedly Saturday of a blood clot, five days after being shot in the shoulder. (Steve Perez / Detroit News via AP)

FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 7:39 A.M.

Mourners remember Detroit officer who died after shooting

ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – Mourners are gathering to remember a Detroit police officer who died five days after being shot while chasing a suspect. A funeral for 46-year-old Sgt. Ken Steil takes place Friday at St. Joan of Arc church in St. Clair Shores following visitation this week.

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THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016


The Wednesday Slice question

Do you start wearing your warmest winter coat the moment it gets cold or do you hold it in reserve -- and almost never actually wear it -- so it ...

Parting Shot — 12.6.16

A man walks with a child on his shoulders, backdropped by lights decorating a park in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday. Christmas fairs have opened in several locations in the Romanian capital ...



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