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By Caroline Valetkevitch U.S.
PARIS French President Francois Hollande said on Thursday there was no alternative in the U.S. presidential election to backing Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. "Whoever wins the American presidential election - and we hope it's her rather than him, without taking sides, but there isn't even a choice," Hollande said in a speech in Paris
By Scott Malone and Gabriel Stargardter | ORLANDO, Fla./MIAMI ORLANDO, Fla./MIAMI Matthew, the first major hurricane threatening a direct hit on the United States in more than 10 years, blasted the Bahamas on Thursday as it headed for Florida after killing at least 265 people in the Caribbean, mostly in Haiti.Carrying extremely dangerous winds of 140 mph (220 kph), the storm pounded the northwestern part of the Bahamas en route to Florida's Atlantic coast, the U.S.