New START’s future more in doubt

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Hopes dim that Washington and Moscow can reach an agreementtosave the last remaining nuclear pact before the election.

A federal judge rules that a sexual assault case can go forward against the militarys second-highest-ranking officer.

The Democratic nominee slammed the president in the final debate for his handling of the threat from nuclear North Korea.

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