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The father and a brother of alleged Manchester bomber Salman Abedi have been arrested in Tripoli, according to Libyan authorities. Ramadan Abedi, Salman's father, has claimed his son is innocent, telling the AP: "We don't believe in killing innocents. This is not us."

  • Earlier on Wednesday, Manchester police chief Ian Hopkins said four arrests had been made in connection with Monday's bombing at an Ariana Grande concert.
  • Hopkins said it's "very clear this is a network" and local authorities will continue to investigate other potential suspects linked to the suicide bomber.
  • Hopkins told reporters that he's confident all the families of victims have been contacted, per The Guardian.

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14 mins ago - Energy & Environment

Climate change goes mainstream in presidential debate

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The most notable part of Thursday’s presidential debate on climate change was the fact it was included as a topic and assumed as a fact.

The big picture: This is the first time in U.S. presidential history that climate change was a featured issue at a debate. It signals how the problem has become part of the fabric of our society. More extreme weather, like the wildfires ravaging Colorado, is pushing the topic to the front-burner.

Finally, a real debate

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A more disciplined President Trump held back from the rowdy interruptions at tonight's debate in Nashville, while making some assertions so outlandish that Joe Biden chuckled and even closed his eyes.

  • A Trump campaign adviser told Axios: "He finally listened." 

The result: A real debate.

Biden to Trump: "I have not taken a penny from any foreign source ever in my life"

Former VP Joe Biden pushed back Thursday against allegations from President Trump, saying he had never profited from foreign sources. "Nothing was unethical," Biden told debate moderator Kristen Welker about his son Hunter's work in Ukraine while he was vice president.

Why it matters: Earlier on Thursday, Hunter Biden's former business partner, Tony Bobulinski, released a statement saying Joe Biden's claims that he never discussed overseas business dealings with his son were "false."