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FILE - In this July 31, 2019, file photo, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference following a two-day Federal Open Market Committee meeting in Washington. President Donald Trump is calling on the Federal Reserve to cut interest rates by at least a full percentage-point “over a fairly short period of time,” saying such a move would make the U.S. economy even better and would also “greatly and quickly” enhance the global economy. In two tweets Monday, Aug. 19, Trump kept up his pressure on the Fed and Powell, saying the U.S. economy was strong “despite the horrendous lack of vision by Jay Powell and the Fed.” (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)
With eyes on election, White House insists economy is strongThe White House is insisting the "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are strong
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A Chinese investor walks past electronic display boards at a stock brokerage house in Beijing, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Asian shares were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street rallied on the U.S. decision to give Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Asian shares mostly rise after Wall Street rally on HuaweiAsian shares are mostly higher after Wall Street rallied on the US decision to give Chinese telecom giant Huawei another 90 days to buy equipment from American suppliers
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Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) Chairman Kailasavadivoo Sivan greets journalists as he arrives for a press conference at their headquarters in Bangalore, India, Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. India has successfully launched a spacecraft into lunar orbit that aims to land on the far side of the moon and search for water. ISRO said Tuesday that it has maneuvered Chandrayaan, the Sanskrit word for “moon craft,” into lunar orbit. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)
Indian spacecraft launched last month is now orbiting moonAn unmanned spacecraft India launched last month has begun orbiting the moon before it tries to land near the lunar south pole to study water deposits
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FILE - In this July 25, 2019, file photo, Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws to the Colorado Rockies during a baseball game in Washington. Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer says he is “ready to get in a game” for the Washington Nationals and come off the injured list. Scherzer played catch at Nationals Park on Wednesday, Aug. 14. a day after throwing the equivalent of about two innings in a simulated game, and said he felt able to return to action from a back muscle problem. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
LEADING OFF: Mets manager Callaway faces former Indians bossLEADING OFF: Mets manager Callaway faces former Indians boss, Athletics expected to promote Puk, Wacha perfect vs Brewers, Red Sox get word on Sale's elbow injury, Hamilton joins Braves
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Tennis player Duckhee Lee, of South Korea, poses following his tennis match, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, at the Winston-Salem Open in Winston-Salem, N.C. Lee became the first deaf professional to play in an ATP-level tennis tournament. (AP Photo/Joedy McCreary)
Duckhee Lee downplays deafness, wins ATP tournament debutDuckhee Lee doesn't want to be defined by his deafness as he makes his way in professional tennis
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CORRECTS ID TO JOSE TREVINO INSTEAD OF KOLE CALHOUN - Los Angeles Angels' Jose Trevino jogs home after hitting a solo home run in the fourth inning of baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels in Arlington, Texas, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019. The shot was the first homer of Trevino's career. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Angels back in Texas after Skaggs' death, Rangers rally, 8-7The Los Angeles Angels returned to Texas for the first time since pitcher Tyler Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room before the start of a series at the Rangers last month, losing 8-7 in 11 innings after letting a six-run lead get away
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In this May 8, 2019, photo, white disinfectant powder is scattered on the ground around buildings at a pig farm in Jiangjiaqiao village in northern China's Hebei province. As a deadly virus ravages pig herds across Asia, scientists are accelerating efforts to develop a vaccine to help guard the world's pork supply. (AP Photo/Sam McNeil)
Urgency for vaccine grows as virus ravages China's pigsScientists are working to develop a vaccine for a deadly virus that's devastating pig herds in Asia
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Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam listens to reporters' questions at a press conference in Hong Kong Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. Lam said she’s setting up a “communication platform” to resolve differences in the Chinese city, which has been wracked by months of chaotic anti-government protests. She also said a fact-finding study will look at the causes of the protests and the police response to them. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
Lam promises work to narrow Hong Kong rifts, no specificsHong Kong leader Carrie Lam says she's setting up a "communication platform" to resolve differences in the city after months of anti-government protests
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Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) looks to pass against the San Francisco 49ers during the second half of an NFL preseason football game, Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Garappolo shaky in 49ers' 24-15 win over BroncosEmmanuel Sanders shines in the Denver Broncos' 24-15 preseason loss to the San Francisco 49ers, whose quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a tough time in his return to action.
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Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., center, listens as Lana Barkawi, left, talks about Israel travel restrictions she has faced during a news conference Monday, Aug. 19, 2019 at the State Capitol in St. Paul, Minn., held by Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., who talked about Israel's refusal to allow them to visit the country. Barkawi is a Palestinian-American. Others who have faced travel restrictions are shown during the news conference. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
Omar: Go to Israel, see 'cruel reality of the occupation'Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib are sharply criticizing Israel for denying them entry to the country, with Omar calling on other members of Congress to go in their place
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13 Chinese killed as tour bus crashes in LaosA tour bus carrying dozens of Chinese passengers has crashed in Laos, killing at least 13
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In this Feb. 26, 2019, photo, Cardinal George Pell leaves the County Court in Melbourne, Australia. Pell’s lawyers argued in his appeal that there were more than a dozen “solid obstacles” that should have prevented a jury from finding him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt of molesting two choirboys. The appeal court will give their verdict on Aug. 21. (AP Photo/Andy Brownbill)
Cardinal Pell's appeal verdict due but may not be final wordCardinal George Pell will learn the outcome of his appeal for sex abuse convictions Wednesday, but the verdict may not be the final word in his case
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