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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Vice-Presidential Debate: What to Watch For

As Senator Tim Kaine and Gov. Mike Pence face off in their only debate, both may serve more as stand-ins for their running mates than as combatants in their own right.

On Money: Why Are Politicians So Obsessed With Manufacturing?

They should instead focus on the jobs Americans actually have: service work.

Talk: Aasif Mandvi Knows How to Make America Great Again

The actor and writer on Trump’s anti-Muslim rhetoric, his decade on “The Daily Show” and playing Michael Jackson.

‘We Are a Big Family’: Dealers Unite Against Thefts of Rare Books

The theft of two 16th-century books from a Manhattan shop illustrates how the close-knit world of antiquarian booksellers keeps its treasures safe.

Fiction: In Juan Gabriel Vásquez’s Novel, a Political Cartoonist Answers to the Past

In Vásquez’s “Reputations,” a political cartoonist reconsiders events involving a former target and an attack that may not have occurred.

Unusual skate park ramps up interest in house

An estate agent is reporting interest from all over the world in a house with a unique selling point - a skate park in its main hall. Source: BBC

Theresa May: Brexit will mean ‘bumps in the road’

Leaving the EU will not be "plain sailing" but the UK must grasp the opportunities and not be a "supplicant" in the upcoming negotiations, Theresa May says. Source: BBC

Pope Francis Makes Surprise Visit to Quake Zone

Pope Francis has made a surprise visit to the site of the devastating August earthquake in central Italy.

How Well Do You Know the Vice Presidential Candidates?

Polls show that a third of voters have no opinion or have never heard of Gov. Mike Pence or Sen. Tim Kaine. Take our quiz to learn more about them before Tuesday night’s debate.

FTSE rises above 7,000 as pound falls again

London's main share index moves above 7,000 for the first time since May 2015 as sterling falls to a 31-year low against the dollar. Source: BBC

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Ahead of a key summit, Theresa May vows to make it as easy as possible for them to stay in the UK. Source: BBC

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Rohingya crisis: Refugees tell of ‘house by house’ killings

Refugees continue to pour into Bangladesh, adding to the world's fastest-growing humanitarian crisis. Source: BBC