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Texas now a tossup as Trump loses support there

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump leads Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton by 12 percentage points in a new poll released by a conservative SC political management firm.

"We believe that such a change can only be made by someone who has not been deeply involved with, and substantially responsible for, the hollowing out of our military and the burgeoning threats facing our country around the world", the military leaders wrote. Among those likely to turn out in the fall, both candidates have secured about the same share of their own partisans (92 percent of Democrats back Clinton, 90 percent of Republicans are behind Trump) but independents give Trump an edge, 49 percent say they'd vote for him while just 29 percent of independent voters back Clinton.

And while Sunday's CBS News Battleground Tracker shows Clinton, 68, leading Trump in two key states - by eight points in Pennsylvania and four points in North Carolina - recent polls show the race tightening nationally. In 2008, the last time an incumbent wasn't running for the White House, Barack Obama and John McCain set aside their political differences to make a joint appearance at the site in NY.

Trump will carry Floyd County and most of Southwestern Virginia - the Republican and conservative part of the state but polls show Clinton with a double-digit lead in Virginia with the bulk of support coming from the Northern and Tidewater regions with voting populations that easily overwhelm the rural areas of the Southwest.

Democratic running mates Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine have released their campaign book, which is named after the campaign's slogan, "Stronger Together". He represents Virginia in the Senate and serves on the Armed Services and Foreign Relations committees.

The Clinton campaign's response follows an interview Trump did with ABC News that aired on Good Morning America Tuesday. Trump said the Mexican president violated some "ground rules" by admitting that the two did actually discuss payment of his proposed border wall between the two countries, but added, "that's ok". I did them with the other, I guess 11 debates'.

3 dead, others hurt in Central Florida helicopter crash
The blaze was contained within 10 minutes and all that was left was a pile of twisted metal. The identities of those killed have not yet been released, pending family notification.

Turkey army, Kurd-backed forces clash in north Syria: monitor, Kurds
An activist in the neighborhood Bebars al-Talawy said at least a dozen airstrikes were launched Sunday, killing one person. The campaign marked the first outright military intervention of the Turkish army in the quagmire of the Syrian war.

Trump, Clinton move battleground fight to the South, each touting defense creds
Both candidates remain largely unliked, with majorities saying they have an unfavorable view of each candidate in the new poll. Hillary Clinton is unveiling a new ad appealing to military veterans, aiming to undercut Donald Trump's message on defense.

Neither of the presidential candidates has divulged his or her full medical records.

Clinton said there is a "growing" list of activities by Trump that raise questions about his behavior and judgment, citing his companies' bankruptcies and the many lawsuits against him.

In Alabama, Trump is the choice of 57 percent of likely voters, as compared to 36 percent who favored Hillary Clinton.

Donald Trump visited Mexico to speak with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on August 31, 2016. Undecided voters made up the remaining 8 percent. "But she came up with this Madison Avenue line, 'Oh, let's talk about his temperament.' It's the single greatest asset I have, my temperament". If the #NeverTrump movement is having any significant impact among Republicans at this point it's not showing up in the numbers.

Like the new CNN/ORC poll indicating that the Republican nominee possesses a two point lead over his Democratic rival just nine weeks before the general election.

Clinton and Kaine spoke to supporters at a Labor Day festival, where Clinton blasted Trump's immigration policies.

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