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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    
1. MULTILATERAL NEGOTIATIONS URGED TO END SYRIA WAR
    
As Russia enters the fray militarily, Europe and the U.S. are split on who should be invited to the table, with the Americans preferring a tight grouping of itself, Russia, Iran, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
    
2. KABUL COUNTERACTS TALIBAN TAKEOVER
    
Afghan forces push into the strategic northern city of Kunduz captured by insurgents, forcing them to retreat in heavy street fighting.
    
3. WHERE  HURRICANE JOAQUIN IS HEADED
    
The Category 3 storm is bearing down on the Bahamas, and forecasters say it is following a path that would take it near the U.S. East Coast by the weekend.
    
4. HOW CLINTON'S HOMEBREW SERVER WAS COMPROMISED
    
Russia-linked hackers tried at least five times to trick Hillary Rodham Clinton into infecting her computer systems while she was secretary of state, newly released emails show.
    
5. BIPARTISANSHIP ON PENTAGON BILL NOT IN OFFING
    
The House is scheduled to vote on a defense bill that Obama threatens to veto amid a bitter dispute about government spending.
    
6. CANNABIS FANS CHECK OFF ANOTHER STATE
    
Oregon marijuana shops begin selling pot for the first time to recreational users, marking a big day for the budding pot industry in the state.
 

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