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Clinton team mulled Apple’s Cook, Bill Gates as running mates

WASHINGTON: Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign considered tapping Apple chief executive Tim Cook to be her running mate, according to hacked emails published Tuesday by WikiLeaks.  In an email dated March 17 to Clinton, campaign chairman John Podesta also proposed the mega-billionaire Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, his wife Melinda and General Motors chief executive Mary Barra as possible Democratic vice presidents. "Let me know if there are people you would like to see added or removed," Podesta wrote, enclosing a…

Trump backs off praise of Russia’s Putin after debate

HENDERSON, USA: US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump backed off from praising Vladimir Putin on Wednesday, saying he was unsure of his relationship with the Russian president who he has described as a better leader than President Barack Obama. The day after running mate Mike Pence appeared to break ranks with Trump during a vice presidential debate and called Putin "a small and bullying leader," Trump adjusted his own previously warm rhetoric toward the Russian. "I don't love (Putin), I don't hate. We'll see…

Kaine, Pence clash from start of vice presidential debate

FARMVILLE: Vice presidential hopefuls Tim Kaine and Mike Pence launched into their only debate of the campaign Tuesday, immediately clashing on the reputations, experiences and policies of their bosses chasing the White House. Democrat Kaine and Republican Pence squared off to highlight their capabilities as the men who could be a heartbeat away from the presidency, but essentially they were on stage fighting a proxy war for their running mates five weeks before Election Day on November 8. Kaine, a US senator from…