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Men attend Friday prayers during a demonstration near Rome's ancient Arch of Constantine, seen in the background, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. The Muslim community of Rome gathered by the Colosseum to pray and demonstrate against the alleged shutting down by police of unofficial places of worship in the city. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)ROME (AP) — Hundreds of Muslims have gathered near Rome's Colosseum to pray and protest the closures of mosques and other places of worship.

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, right, stand next to each other towards the end of the 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a charity gala organized by the Archdiocese of New York, Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also be building an early vote advantage in Arizona and Colorado.

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