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Sen. Schumer: Volkswagen should be fined $18B for eco-fraud

James Keivom/New York Daily News Senator Charles Schumer (D-NY), left, and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) during a news conference on the Volkswagen diesel emissions scandal. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should hit Volkswagen with the maximum possible fine of $ ...

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President Obama apologizes to Doctors Without Borders prez

Uncredited/AP The burned Doctors Without Borders hospital is seen after explosions in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Saturday. Uncredited/AP Injured Doctors Without Borders staff are seen after the airstrike in Kunduz. The group now suspects the incident was ...

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Vatican fires priest after he came out as gay

ALESSANDRO BIANCHI/REUTERS Monsignor Krzystof Charamsa smiles as he leaves at the end of his news conference in downtown Rome October 3, 2015. The Vatican dismissed Monsignor Charamsa from his post in a Holy See office on Saturday after he told ...

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Obama, Iran's foreign minister shake hands at UN

Craig Ruttle/AP Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif came upon Obama ‘accidentally’ Monday and the two shook hands. NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images A White House official confirmed Tuesday that ‘there was a brief interaction at the luncheon, where they shook hands.’ Previous ...

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U.S.-trained Syrian rebel gives weapons to Al-Qaeda branch

Uncredited/AP A Syrian rebel commander gave away weapons, trucks and ammo to Syria’s al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front. WASHINGTON — A Syrian rebel commander who recently completed a U.S. training program has told the U.S. military that he surrendered six coalition-provided trucks ...

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Jeffrey Epstein sex slave accuser sues Brit socialite

The alleged former teenage sex slave of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein has sued the woman she says set up the sick encounters with the New York money manager. Virginia Roberts Giuffre’s lawsuit, filed Monday in Manhattan Federal Court, alleges Ghislaine Maxwell ...

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Hungary declares emergency, seals border, detains migrants

Tamas Soki/AP Police officers distribute food to migrants at the border to Hungary in Horgos, Serbia, on Tuesday. Hungary has declared a state of emergency in two of its southern counties bordering Serbia because of the migration crisis, giving special ...

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Pope attack plans thwarted: Homeland Security committee head

FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images Pope Francis will visit the United States, in Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia in late September. Plans to attack the Pope Francis during his U.S. visit have already been thwarted, Homeland Security committee chairman Michael McCaul ...

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Pope Francis will begin U.S. visit with a welcome from Obama

FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images Pope Francis will kick off his U.S. visit with a stop in Washington. WASHINGTON — President Obama and First Lady Michelle will lead the welcoming committee when Pope Francis arrives in Washington for a historic visit later ...

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Daily News Tech: Google's new logo, Hulu goes ad-free

[embedded content] Daily News tech reporter Alejandro Alba is back with another segment of Tech. Google Google has announced a new logo. This week, Alba talks about Google’s new logo, Amazon offering offline playback and Hulu’s new commercial-free subscription. Other ...

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