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Obama Pushes Trade In Asia, But Has 2016 Killed The TPP?:

It was their last, best chance at a big, bipartisan deal: President Barack Obama and congressional Republican leaders all agreed on free trade.

Just a little more than a year ago, that philosophical alignment looked like enough for Obama’s signature trade deal and centerpiece of his Asian pivot policy — the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership — to clear Congress.
Then the 2016 presidential campaign intervened. Now, as Obama participates in his last Southeast Asian summit to promote the pivot and its massive trade pact, the TPP looks like it’s headed to the political graveyard.
DAVAO CITY, PHILIPPINES - MAY 10:  Rodrigo Duterte answers questions from journalists during a press conference on May 10, 2016 in Davao City, Philippines. Duterte is set to become the Philippines' next president after Monday's election. (Photo by Jes Aznar/Getty Images)

Duterte’s Tongue The Least Of Obama’s Philippine Problem:

t’s not just a runaway tongue that worries the United States about the volatile new president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte. It’s what else he’s thinking.

A foul-mouthed outburst cost the new leader of Washington’s key Pacific ally a chance to meet President Barack Obama in Laos on Tuesday. Duterte blasted Obama as a “son of a bitch” and warned he would not tolerate any violation of Philippines sovereignty he said such a question would entail, after which the White House canceled their planned parley.
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Poll: Nine Weeks Out, A Near Even Race:

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton start the race to November 8 on essentially even ground, with Trump edging Clinton by a scant two points among likely voters, and the contest sparking sharp divisions along demographic lines in a new CNN/ORC Poll.

Trump tops Clinton 45% to 43% in the new survey, with Libertarian Gary Johnson standing at 7% among likely voters in this poll and the Green Party’s Jill Stein at just 2%.

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What To Expect At Apple’s iPhone Event:

On Wednesday, September 7, the company is holding its annual fall media event in San Francisco, where it typically unveils the new iPhone. This year, we may even see an option with a new shade of black added to the lineup.

But the device, likely called the iPhone 7, is just the main attraction. There’s a lot more expected, including a new version of the Apple Watch and software updates for all Apple products.

Get ready to hear an outpour of anger from Apple (AAPL, Tech30) fans over the removal of the headphone jack, too. The industry standard 3.5mm headphone jack doesn’t take up much space and works with most third-party headphones, but Apple is rumored to remove it all together in favor embracing wireless headphones. People won’t be happy because they’ll need to buy compatible headphones or an adapter that connects their existing earbuds to the new iPhone.

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First Face Transplant Patient, Isabelle Dinoire, Dies At 49:

he recipient of the world’s first face transplant, Isabelle Dinoire, has died, according to French doctors.

A statement released by Amiens Hospital, which performed the ground-breaking procedure in November 2005, said Dinoire died on April 22, 2016 “following a long illness.”
She was 49 years old.
The delay in announcing her death was explained in the hospital statement.
“In accordance with the will of her relatives, no obituary was published in the press in order to protect their legitimate privacy at that painful time,” the statement said.
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