Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton speak at the same time during the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y.

Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror

In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist lie" about President Barack Obama.

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WE CAN BE STRONG ALONE BUT WE’RE STROGNER TOGETHER: Karolina Taga, 40, from the village of Sale’imoa.

We are stronger together

We’ve heard it time and time again. A bunch of sticks is stronger than just one standing alone. But the concept of this quote is far too important to say just once.

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ALL POWER: Ele Opeloge of Samoa.

Bitter-sweet joy for Samoa

History is on the verge of being created for Samoa. Although it has not been made official yet, all the indicators so far point to Samoa collective her first Olympic medal through Ele Opeloge.

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World

 North Korea's missile launch, at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea

Chinese firm charged with plotting to evade NKorea sanctions

The Justice Department on Monday unsealed criminal charges against a China-based company and four of its executives for conspiring to evade U.S. economic sanctions that target North Korea's nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles programs.

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Asian Development Bank Headquarters

ADB says developing Asian economies are holding steady

The Asian Development Bank says the economies of developing countries in Asia are holding up despite stubborn global headwinds, and that earlier forecasts that the countries as a group will grow 5.7 percent in 2016 and 2017 remain unchanged. The group grew 5.9 percent in 2015.

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Sport

Boys in Blue: The Samoa A trial held last Saturday.

Samoa A squad named

The Samoa A squad has been named to contest the Americas Pacific Challenge in Montevideo, Uruguay. 

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Ready for Action: Tusitala preparing for his role as half-back.

We catch up with Danny Tusitala

Danny Tusitala is international rugby professional, husband and father.

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Think a Minute

Think a minute…Remember Christopher Columbus, the great explorer from Europe? He planned to sail across the Atlantic ocean to find Asia, but failed. However, instead of Asia he found the New World, now called America.

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Giving young people an opportunity to flourish

It’s an interesting one. The decision by the government, namely the Ministry of Education, Sports and Culture, to introduce Boxing to secondary schools is not only timely, if it’s administered well, it has the potential to become the tool needed to boost the sport’s ailing fortunes.

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Letters to the Editor

Re: Union refutes Tietjens report Whatever you say Fepuleai. I don’t trust any of what you say.

Re: Minister and P.A.C.E.R Plus From my experience coming from a developed wealthy nation the small emerging economies will never penetrate the brick walls no matter what trade agreements are signed because we will always find way to subsidize our industries and keep you small economies from competing.

Dear Editor, This is a reply to Stella M’s letter on the Sunday Observer letter to the editor “There is no such thing as equality”. First I want to point out what equality is in the context of Gender equality.

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Entertainment

horror filmmaker Herschell Gordon Lewis. Lewis, who pioneered the horror genre in the 1960s known as the

Herschell Gordon Lewis, 'godfather of gore,' dies at 87

Herschell Gordon Lewis, the horror filmmaker known as the "godfather of gore," died Monday at 87.

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Technology

Ex-Verizon worker accused of selling customer phone records

A former Verizon Wireless technician is accused of using the company's computers to obtain customers' private call records — plus data showing where customers' phones were — and then selling them to an unnamed private investigator, federal prosecutors said.

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