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  1. May seeks Brexit momentum with promise to EU nationals in UK

    LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May has denied treating European Union citizens in Britain as bargaining chips in Brexit negotiations.

    Talks between EU and British negotiators have stalled over several issues, including the future status of the 3 million EU citizens in Britain and the 1 million Britons in other EU countries.

    Some have accused politicians of using them as pawns in the deal-making.

    In an open letter to EU nationals published Wednesday, May said “nothing could have been further from the truth.”

    She says Britain and the EU are in “touching distance” on a citizens’ rights deal and that EU citizens already living legally in Britain will be able to stay.

    May says registration will be accomplished through a “streamlined digital process” that a panel of European nationals will help oversee.

    She and other EU leaders meet Thursday in Brussels.


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  2. Town official accused of shoplifting seeks probation program

    MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut town official accused of shoplifting has applied for a program that would remove the arrest from his record.

    The Greenwich Time reports Greenwich Selectman Drew Marzullo applied Tuesday for the state’s accelerated rehabilitation program. The program is a special form of probation that will allow Marzullo to avoid jail and have his record wiped clean if he successfully completes the program.

    Marzullo was charged with larceny. Police say he stole $486 in merchandise from a Sketchers shoe store and $184 in merchandise from clothing store J. Crew at a Clinton outlet mall.

    Marzullo’s lawyer says he has no prior record.

    A judge will make a decision next month.

    Marzullo has served as a selectman since 2009. The Democrat is seeking his fifth term in the November election.

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    Information from: Greenwich Time, http://www.greenwichtime.com


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  3. US wants quick vote on Syria chemical weapons inspectors

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. says the United States is circulating a resolution that would extend for another year the work of inspectors trying to determine who is behind chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

    Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters Wednesday that the U.S. wants a quick vote so the Joint Investigative Mechanism is renewed before its expected report Oct. 26 on responsibility for an April 4 attack on the opposition-held town of Khan Sheikhoun that killed more than 90 people.

    Russian Ambassador Mikhail Ulyanov has said that Russia will wait for the report before deciding whether to extend the inspectors’ mandate.

    Haley called that unacceptable, saying: “We can’t go and pick and choose who we want to be a fault.”

    Russia is a close ally of Syria’s government.


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