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Melania Trump defends husband's 'boy talk'

New York, Oct 18 : Melania Trump defended her husband Donald Trump in her first interview since the Republican presidential nominee faced allegations of sexual misconduct, calling those accusations "lies" and saying the mogul was "egged on" into "boy talk".

"I believe my husband...This was all organised from the opposition. And with the details ... did they ever check the background of these women? They don't have any facts," she said in a CNN interview on Monday.

She also said she had never heard her husband use that kind of language before.

"No, that's why I was surprised, because I said like I don't know that person that would talk that way, and that he would say that kind of stuff in private," Melania Trump said.

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Trump, Clinton condemn firebomb attack on Republican Party office

Washington, Oct 17 : A Republican Party office in North Carolina was firebombed in an attack that presidential candidate Donald Trump blamed on "animals representing Hillary Clinton", despite the Democratic candidate also condemning the incident.

The firebomb was thrown on Saturday night through a window of the office in the predominantly Democratic Orange county, charring furniture and campaign posters, but caused no injuries, the police said.

A swastika and the phrase "Nazi Republicans get out of town or else" were also spray painted on the facade of a nearby building, EFE news reported.

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Why do Indian-Americans support Clinton over Trump?

Washington, Oct 17 : The Indian-Americans largely support Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton because of the unique relationship she has built with the community and India, according to one of her major backers.

"Historically, Indian-Americans, like other Asian Americans and a lot of other immigrant groups, have been big supporters of the Democratic Party," Frank Islam, an India-born entrepreneur and philanthropist told IANS.

"It has been more inclusive and more welcoming toward all immigrants," he said, adding "I doubt any other American politician has been able to build the kind of relationship with the Indian American community - and India as Clinton."

"Additionally she has been a champion of the middle class for decades," Islam said.

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Hindus to have a 'true friend' at White House if I become President: Trump

New Jersey [United States], Oct. 16 : Asserting that he was a 'big fan' of India, Republican candidate Donald Trump played a major diplomatic card saying that if elected as President, the Indian and Hindu community would have a true friend at the White House.

Addressing a charity event organised by the Republican Hindu Coalition, Trump branded India as a key strategic ally and made a sweeping declaration that India and the U. S. would become 'best friends' with a phenomenal future, if he comes to power.

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Paul Ryan won't defend Trump, turns focus on preserving congressional majorities

Washington D.C. [United States], Oct. 11 : Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Paul Ryan told his fellow Republicans on Monday that he will no longer defend Donald Trump and will instead use the next 29 days to focus on preserving his party's hold on Congress, giving a huge setback to the party's presidential nominee.

CNN quoted Ryan's spokeswoman, AshLee Strong as saying in a statement that "The speaker is going to spend the next month focused entirely on protecting our congressional majorities."

Speaking with the members in a conference call, Ryan told them, "You all need to do what's best for you and your district," according to someone who listened to the meeting.

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Trump refuses to quit over 'groping' tape taint

Washington D. C. [U. S.], Oct. 9 : Following a chorus of Republicans calling on Trump to drop out of the Presidential race following his sexually aggressive remarks he made in 2005 going public, the flamboyant businessman swore that he will never take such a drastic step.

Following the outrage after the footage of him talking crudely about women went viral, the Republican nominee emerged from the front entrance of Trump Tower in Manhattan to greet his supporters, CNN reports.

But an unwavering Trump asserted that he will never withdraw as he had never done so in his life before.

Speaking to the media he said, "Zero chance I'll quit. I have tremendous support. They're not going to make me quit, and they can't make me quit,"

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'Trump may have avoided paying taxes for almost 2 decades'

Washington, Oct 2 : Old tax returns of Republican nominee Donald Trump showed that he could have avoided paying federal income taxes for the last 18 years.

The New York Times obtained these records which were sent to them anonymously with a return address of Trump Tower and published them on Saturday night.

The records showed that Trump declared a $916 million loss on his 1995 income tax returns, a deduction so substantial it could have given him a legal pass to avoid paying any federal income taxes.

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Michelle Obama goes off on Donald Trump

Washington, Sep 29 : US First Lady Michelle Obama tore into Donald Trump on Wednesday, telling Hillary Clinton supporters, "We need an adult in the White House."

"When making life-or-death, war-or-peace decisions, a President can't just pop off or lash out irrationally," she said on behalf of the Democratic presidential candidate at La Salle University in Philadelphia. "We need an adult in the White House. I guarantee you," CNN quoted her as saying.

Obama criticised Trump over his spreading of the birther conspiracy theory, continuing a rebuke she first made earlier in September while stumping for Clinton in Virginia.

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Clinton, Trump clash over jobs, tax, terrorism in 1st presidential debate

New York, Sep 27 : US presidential contenders Hillary Clinton (Democrat) and Donald Trump (Republican)clashed in their first head-to-head debate of the general election season mainly over job cuts, tax payments, rise of the Islamic State (IS) and racism.

Moderator Lester Holt of NBC News opened the 90-minute debate on Monday night at Hofstra University, Long Island, New York, the first of three such.

Clinton, who looked radiant and fierce in a bright red pant suit started the debate by asking Trump, looking sober in a sharp black suit with a cobalt blue tie: "How are you, Donald" as the crowd cheered -- in spite of being cautioned against doing so.

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Trump thanks Ted Cruz for 'wonderful surprise' of his support

Washington, Sep 25 : US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Saturday thanked Senator Ted Cruz, his main rival in his party's primaries, for the "wonderful surprise" of his support.

"The @SenTedCruz endorsement was a wonderful surprise. I greatly appreciate his support! We will have a tremendous victory on November 8th," the New York magnate posted on his Twitter account.

Cruz made the surprise announcement on Friday that he intends to cast his vote for Donald Trump after refusing to lend him his support until now, not even when he spoke from the podium at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland in July after the multimillionaire had landed the Republican candidacy, EFE news reported.

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Ted Cruz endorses Donald Trump

Washington, Sep 24 : Ted Cruz has endorsed Republican nominee Donald Trump for the presidency in a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National Convention.

"After many months of careful consideration, of prayer and searching my own conscience, I have decided that on Election Day, I will vote for the Republican nominee, Donald Trump," Cruz wrote in a Facebook post on Friday, CNN reported.

"A year ago, I pledged to endorse the Republican nominee, and I am honoring that commitment. And if you don't want to see a Hillary Clinton presidency, I encourage you to vote for him."

"I am greatly honored by the endorsement of Senator Cruz," Trump said in a statement obtained by CNN.

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Clinton, Trump scrap plans to visit protest-hit city

Washington, Sep 24 : Presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton have cancelled a visit to the US city of Charlotte as protests against the police continued after a black man was shot dead.

Mayor of Charlotte, Jennifer Roberts on Friday publicly asked the two candidates to delay plans to visit her city.

"We appreciate the support of the candidates. We appreciate that they are concerned about Charlotte," Roberts told CNN.

"At this point, we do have very stretched resources for security and they are working around the clock. If there would be a way to delay those visits in terms of giving us a chance to get our city back to order and back to more of a state of normalcy, that would probably be ideal," she added.

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Trump running for Prez to make "lot less money"

Washington D.C. [USA], Sept. 16 : Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump recently appeared on ' The Tonight Show' and jocularly said he wanted to be the President so that he could earn "a lot less" than what he does now.

The 70-year-old, while talking with the host Jimmy Fallon, complained about the "grueling" process of campaigning and joked that he wanted to be the President because "I'm looking to make a lot less money," reports The Hollywood Reporter.

Trump is reported to have turned up with a mellowness and equanimity on the show where the 41-year-old host, who is also a comedian, asked him about his propensity for saying shocking things.

"I'm trying not to, anymore," he replied.

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Trump is an international pariah: Colin Powell

Washington, Sep 15 : Leaked emails from former Secretary of State Colin Powell showed him strongly criticising Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, labelling him a "national disgrace and an international pariah".

"He appeals to the worst angels of the Republican nature and poor white folks," CNN on Thursday quoted Powell as saying in an August email.

Powell, also a Republican, called the birther movement (President Barack Obama's citizenship conspiracy theory), which Trump helped lead, "racist".

"That's what the 99 per cent believe. When Trump couldn't keep that up he said he also wanted to see if the certificate noted that he was a Muslim," Powell wrote.

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Donald Trump tweets video, accuses Hillary Clinton of telling many lies on emails

Washington: Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has tweeted a video accusing his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of telling "so many lies" about her use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.

"I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email. There is no classified material," Clinton is quoted as saying in the video.

"She did (and) there is," the text at the bottom of the video screen reads.

In over a minute-long video posted by Trump on twitter and other social media sites, Republican presidential candidate alleged that Clinton had told "so many lies" about her use of personal emails as Secretary of State.

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