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Security forces battled for a second day Saturday with Islamic State group gunmen who infiltrated Kirkuk in a brazen raid that rattled Iraq as it ramped up an offensive to retake Mosul. A toxic cloud released by a fire IS militants started at a sulphur plant south of Mosul earlier this week killed at least two civilians and forced some US service members to wear masks. A day after the shock attack on the Kurdish-controlled city of Kirkuk, jihadist snipers and suspected suicide bombers were still at large, prompting Baghdad to send reinforcements.
Republican Donald Trump vowed to bring change to a "broken system" in Washington, in a speech Saturday laying out plans for his first 100 days in office if elected president on November 8. The billionaire real estate magnate vowed to "drain the swamp in Washington" and replace it "with a new government of, by and for the people" -- echoing Abraham Lincoln's famous 1863 Civil War address in this historic town. "Change has to come from outside our very broken system," Trump told several hundred supporters.