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Chilly start to the weekend, warming trend continues

Conditions are expected to be calm this morning before winds start coming from the south at around 5 miles per hour in the afternoon. There is a chance of a few scattered showers starting mid morning in northwest central Indiana. High clouds will be around for this weekend but high pressure will keep us dry and pleasant. Seas building to 5 to 7 feet with a dominant period 8 seconds.

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Pro-Kurdish party limits its actions in Turkish parliament

Ten other HDP lawmakers were also detained, although some were later released. On the same day, Turkey's EU Affairs Minister Omer Celik called all the bloc's envoys in Ankara for a meeting, the ministry said, following searing European criticism of the arrest of pro-Kurdish MPs.

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Obama Administration Sets 13.8M Goal For Final Enrollment Period

But what he attempted Thursday was a hard sales job, as the 2010 law faces new and troubling challenges. Problems with rising premiums in many parts of the country as well as major insurers calling it quits have left consumers with few or in some cases no choices next year.

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Obama Appears to Question FBI Decision on Email Disclosure

Jamie Gorelick and Larry Thompson, Democratic and Republican deputy attorneys general for Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, co-wrote in The Washington Post that for decades, under both parties, the Justice Department has refrained from taking any public actions 60 days before an election that could be misinterpreted by voters to imply wrongdoing by a candidate.

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US economy adds 161000 jobs, unemployment rate falls to 4.9%

Job gains were broad across most sectors of the economy in October, though employment fell in some industries including manufacturing, retail trade and mining and logging. The economy is growing at the slowest pace of any in a recovery since World War II. Even with the increase, initial claims are in line with the 264,000 average for 2016, as a dwindling pool of skilled and experienced job hunters keeps employers from firing workers.

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As Election Day nears, Gov. Mike Pence pays visit to Holland

His running mate, Mike Pence, plans to visit the state on Monday, according to CNN. Clinton led the election polls by about 12 points on October 23, but has been falling since the FBI last week announced it was renewing an investigation into her use of a private server for classified information while she was secretary of state.

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Germany expands diesel probe to include VW board chairman

The automaker has admitted to rigging about 11 million diesel vehicles worldwide with software to cheat emissions regulations. The carmaker said it would stand by Poetsch, who was VW finance chief for over a decade before he was named board chairman in a reshuffle shortly after the crisis broke.

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President Obama Defends Protester Supporting Donald Trump at North Carolina Rally

On Saturday night , Mrs Clinton will campaign with pop star Katy Perry in Philadelphia . And Massachusetts Republican Gov. Charlie Baker will be in Nashua, also on Saturday - though he's not campaigning for Trump. Interestingly enough, Trump was holding his own rally miles away and gave a completely different version of events: that Obama scolded the demonstrator.

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S&P 500 losing streak runs to 8 days

The S&P 500 on Friday logged its first nine-day losing streak in nearly 36 years, but some analysts view declines of eight days or longer as buying opportunities that are usually followed by gains over the next six or 12 months. Falling crude oil prices and concerns about the outcome of next week's USA presidential election kept investors in a cautious mood. Meanwhile, the trade deficit narrowed (http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-trade-deficit-sinks-10-to-19-month-low-2016-11-04) in ...

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Congressional Black Caucus chair warns of GOP voter intimidation

To help answer public demand for information on absentee ballot requests, voter registration lookup , and early voting for the November election, Booher updated the Sullivan County Election Commission's website last month, adding links for visitors to click for details.

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Federal holds rates steady, sets stage for December hike

George, president of the Kansas City Fed, already voted to raise rates in March and April but then switched her vote to keep the rate in June. The Federal Reserve is opting not to raise interest rates less than a week before the presidential election.

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Uber loses right to classify United Kingdom drivers as self-employed

The company, which now operates in nearly every major city, believes it's a technology company that merely connects passengers with self-employed drivers. Nigel Mackay, employment lawyer at Leigh Day, said: "We are delighted that the employment tribunal has found in favour of our clients". Experts said the ruling could affect thousands of other workers, including 30,000 Uber drivers in England and Wales.

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Early vote ends on high note

You can't make that up unless Election Day turnout is so large and so GOP-heavy that he could. News organizations will keep a running tally of how Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are doing in their quest for 270 electoral votes. Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Tony Sanders said his party has been collecting and crunching raw polling data. "For example, some people may realize after their absentee ballot is mailed in that they spoiled their ballot by voting incorrectly for too ...

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Local police give safety tips for Halloween

They remind drivers to be extra careful on Halloween night . - Eliminate any distractions inside your vehicle so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings. Be creative in applying it to make it fun to be seen. Know what type of costume they will be wearing. Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

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Philippines' Duterte: Russia Will Give Us Guns If US Won't

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has lashed out at the United States again and even called the Americans "monkeys" and "fools". "We have many air rifles here". The approved budget for the contract is P2 billion. Ben Cardin's office said he would oppose it, Senate aides said earlier this week. But Abella could not say if the fishermen's access to Panatag Shoal will be made permanent.

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Manny Pacquiao reclaims World Boxing Organization title for third time

Pacquiao may have returned, but Mayweather remains in retirement after calling it quits after he equalled Rocky Marciano's record of 49 fights contested and 49 wins. "You have to be alert at all times , there are a lot of punches coming in". "I'm very happy with my team, they're bringing out the best in me". "I was trying every round to knock him down, but I don't want to be careless", he said.

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Bank of England raises inflation and growth forecasts, but Brexit uncertainty remains

This has led some to ask if the Bank will have to raise rates to bring inflation back under control. Its current level against the USA currency remains close to 31-year lows. The bank, which has faced political criticism for its near-zero rates, rethought its view on when Britain's economy will feel the pain of June's decision to leave the European Union.

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Elon Musk Unveils Solar Roofs, Powerwall 2

The roofs are also a stepping stone for Tesla to fully acquire SolarCity, which is helping produce the tiles. Elon Musk said that solar roof tiles that eliminate the need for traditional panels and a longer-lasting home battery, which Tesla calls the Powerwall, aimed at realising his vision of selling a fossil fuel-free lifestyle to consumers.

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Melania Trump had modeling jobs in US before work visa

The records that the AP reviewed seem to directly contradict some of the claims that Melania Trump and her lawyer made about her work history in the United States. Trump also noted that federal law prohibits illegally paying immigrants. Some ledgers obtained by the AP identify Mrs. Trump by her professional name and detail her involvement with the modeling agency from July 18, 1996, through September 26, 1997.

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British PM speaks with Merkel, Juncker following Brexit ruling by judges

If the High Court ruling is overturned, the prime minister would be able to invoke Article 50 of the European Union treaty, the formal move that begins the exit process, at a time of her choosing. Others pointed out the irony of the complaints against the judges' decision, as one of the arguments put forward by those in favour of leaving the European Union was that the United Kingdom parliament and its courts would regain control over the country's laws.

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Jobless rate slips to 4.9 percent in US

That means that we aren't seeing falling unemployment rates as a result of people leaving the workforce, a common critique of those bearish on the USA economy. There were 7.787 million unemployed people in October, 152,000 fewer than the month before. The unemployment rate edged lower to 4.9%, according to the latest report from the US Department of Labor .

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Hillary Clinton makes final push in campaign

As if to prove that point, Trump scheduled rallies Sunday in Minnesota, which hasn't supported a Republican nominee since 1972, and MI, which hasn't since 1988. Polls suggest Democrat Mrs Clinton has a narrow lead ahead of Tuesday's vote as she aims to become the first woman to take the top job in the White House - almost 16 years after her husband Bill left the role.

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Sterling sees best week since March as "hard Brexit" fears ease

Forecasts for economic growth were also increased, reflecting recent strong data from the British economy. In the central projection, inflation rises from its current level of 1% to around 2¾% in 2018, before falling back gradually over 2019 to reach 2½% in three years' time.

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United States rate setters put off hike until after presidential poll

In its last policy move before the November 8 presidential election, the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday made a decision to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged - in a range of 0.25 percent to 0.50 percent. Given that he has publicly said that he fears that keeping rates too low will necessitate much more aggressive, and therefore risky, rate hikes later, it seems that Rosengren's vote shows how some members opinions can be changed by a meeting's proximity to important political ...

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Russian Warships' Spain Refuel Request Withdrawn After NATO Pressure

On Tuesday, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg warned the Syria-bound ships could be used to target civilians in the besieged city of Aleppo and to launch more air strikes. "It's a major sign of the US commitment to strengthening deterrence here", Carter said. Sir Anthony Brenton, who served in Moscow between 2004 and 2008, also said Russia-West relations are the worst he has seen in 20 years.

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Solid hiring expected in last pre-election US jobs report

Just four days before the U.S. presidential election, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the October jobs reports. The employment figures, which come on the heels of an unexpectedly strong gain in US economic growth in the third quarter, are likely to further lift expectations for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates at its upcoming mid-December meeting.

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Trump, Clinton Dig in for Jam-Packed Final Weekend of Campaigning

As the world looked on agog three days before the United States presidential election yesterday, Donald Trump's campaign was building to a crescendo with a mad scramble to secure a plausible route to the White House. He met women who accused the former U.S. president of rape and other unwanted sexual advances and said Mrs Clinton should be "ashamed" for attacking her husband's accusers.

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ESPN celebrates Cubs historic World Series win with brilliant style

Chicago first baseman Anthony Rizzo had been sitting on a piece of history since Wednesday's final out of the 8-7, 10-inning victory in Cleveland. "The Cubs are the champions". He said he had heard someone explain that, when the Cubs last won the World Series , inventor Thomas Edison was alive and sliced bread wasn't yet invented.

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Guilty of all counts, 2 ex-Christie allies vow to appeal

In his testimony, Wildstein, who pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the government in an effort to stay out of prison, called himself a "political junkie" whose sole mission was to advance the governor's agenda. "By continuing to employ and stand by Governor Christie, Donald Trump's promises to "drain the swamp" ring hollow". Christie has maintained he knew nothing about the lane closures either before or while they were happening.

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Trump Rushed Off Stage in Nevada After Security Scare

CNN reports the disturbance came from an incident that happened in the crowd near the front of the stage. The Secret Service statement noted that magnetometers are used at presidential campaign sites. Guardian journalist Paul Lewis has identified the man as Austyn Crites, 33, a "self-declared" Republican. Prior to attending a presidential campaign event, people pass through security, including magnetometer screening.

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Candidates hit key swing states in USA election race

His wife has been nicknamed "The Closer" for her ability to win over voters - but in the final stretch of the election, President Barack Obama is the one trying to bring it home for Hillary Clinton . Clinton's shrunken lead has given Trump's campaign fresh hope as he looks for a breakthrough before time runs out. The last Friday of the 2016 race, and the two campaigns are off to a long weekend of crisscrossing the battleground states.

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Heavy turnout in Nevada after long push to drive Latino vote

She's voting for third-party candidate Evan McMullin this year and says the GOP leadership has a lot of work to do to win voters like her back. Clinton asked a crowd in Broward County. High Latino turnout also marked early voting in Georgia, North Carolina and Florida, where state Democratic officials had already reported weeks before a massive surge in Latino voter registration.

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New polling indicates a 'potential breach of Hillary Clinton's electoral firewall'

Clinton narrowly leads Trump by five percentage points, according to a Reuters/Ipsos tracking poll released on Friday, maintaining her advantage in the national survey even as the race tightens in several crucial swing states . FiveThirtyEight predicts Clinton at 291 electoral votes, well above the 270-vote threshold to win, although Trump isn't far off with a 246-electoral vote prediction.

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Egyptian pound lost nearly 50% after adoption of floating exchange rate

Thursday's much anticipated decision by the Egyptian Central Bank followed a sharp and sudden decline this week in the value of the dollar in the unofficial market, dropping from an all-time high of 18.25 pounds to around 13 to the USA currency.

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British PM: Britain Will Stick To Brexit Timetable

Jeff King, professor of law at University College London , said the government's Supreme Court appeal "would be unlikely to succeed under the circumstances". "We need to turn our minds to how we get the best outcome for our country", she said. A majority of members of Parliament backed the "remain" side in the referendum, but could be willing to support the start of exit talks if it's clear that the government won't seek a "hard Brexit ", in which Britain leaves the EU's single market of ...


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