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Rio Olympics: Bolt's parents seek aspiring feat

They love track and field just like Jamaicans. It's impossible not to watch Usain Bolt when he's on the track. Bolt is seeking to secure a "triple-triple" in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 4×100m relay and mother Jennifer Bolt was confident he would do so.

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Hillary Clinton aide's 2009 emails indicate State Department-Clinton Foundation links

Band was co-founder of Teneo Strategy with Bill Clinton and a top official of the Clinton Foundation , including its Clinton Global Initiative, it said . In a 2015 piece , Grimaldi and reporter Rebecca Ballhaus showed how donations to the Clinton Foundation increased after Clinton's involvement in a Wall Street tax-evasion case.

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Rose, Stenson duking it out for golf gold

DeLaet also had a strong following as he played Friday. "I'm happy where I'm at halfway through the tournament". Golf has returned to the Olympics calendar for the first time since 1904 in Brazil, but the competition was hit with a plethora of high-profile withdrawals with none of the world's top four of Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy or Dustin Johnson in action, with concerns over the Zika virus and scheduling highlighted as the main reasons.

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Michael Phelps strikes relay gold in final Olympic race

Phelps began the butterfly leg with the U.S. in second position, but he set a blistering pace to give his team the lead by the end of his 100m. He has 28 medals overall, having won five golds and a silver at these games. The 31-year-old swimmer competed with the US team - which included Ryan Murphy, Cody Miller, and Nathan Adrian - during the 4×100-meter medley relay.

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Percent Of Hillary's Charitable Donations In 2015 Went To Clinton Foundation

There was little new in Clinton's speech, as the tenets of her economic plan haven't changed much over the course of the previous year. They paid an effective state and local income tax rate of 9 percent, meaning their combined effective rate was more than 40 percent.

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Book Is Already Breaking Records

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them opens in theaters on November 18th, 2016. In June, Yates said Rowling already had ideas for the third " Fantastic Beasts " film and said he relished not having to adapt the new stories from books.

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Trump makes a pitch for Connecticut, a Democratic stronghold

The Fairfield Democrats are hosting " Love Trumps Hate " rally at 5 p.m. on Saturday to show their disdain for the Republican nominee. Yes, Trump is heading to CT on Saturday, where he hopes to shore up support in a state that hasn't voted for a Republican since 1988 and isn't on anybody's list of key battleground states this year.

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Snoop Dogg concert: Fence collapse hurts dozens

Snoop Dogg performs in concert during his " The High Road Tour " at the BB&T Pavilion on Friday, Aug. 5, 2016, . Organizers stopped the concert after the incident, philly.com reported. "People started piling on each other and people just started running", Katie Colbridge told NBC News . The person who suffered the most serious injuries when a railing collapsed during a Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa concert in New Jersey has been released from a hospital.

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President Obama's Summer Reading List

Obama's 2016 summer playlist , available on Spotify , shows his preference for upbeat jams in the day and love songs at night. Image via FacebookChance the rapper, Corinne Bailey Rae and Common tweeted their appreciation. Obama likes Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros-a band known for catchy sing-alongs with a folky tone-so we're going to recommend him Austin's Wild Child, which brings that same sort of vibe.

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Tamil lyricist Na Muthukumar dead

In a interview he gave after receiving his second national award, Muthukumar said that he pens his poem withing 20-30 minutes and therefore is able to churn out so many in a short while. I pray fr strength n God s guidance for yr family. Legends are here to stay forever in our hearts and he's 1among them. - Tamannaah Bhatia (@tamannaahspeaks)We are deeply saddened by the loss of #NaMuthukumar.

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Actor who played R2-D2 dies at age 81

But, he obviously persevered and brought "lots of happiness to people and we will be celebrating the fact that he was well loved throughout the world". "It's all in hindsight, but I should have done it for nothing." The actor was most famous for bringing R2-D2 to life in 1977 when A New Hope first hit cinemas.

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Arianna Huffington to leave Huffington Post for wellness media startup

She had spent an increasing amount of time this year dedicated to giving lectures around the country on the subject and less time running the site. Aside from its US edition, The Huffington Post has 14 global editions in multiple languages.

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Premier League opening day: Champions Leicester toppled as Guardiola's City edge Sunderland

England goalkeeper Joe Hart was dropped in favour of Willy Caballero and there were debuts for defender John Stones after his 47.5 million pound ($62 million) move from Everton and Spain forward Nolito. Leicester were never going to repeat the exploits of last season but they have to hold it together until the transfer window closes so their biggest players such as Mahrez don't get frustrated and seek alternative playing options.

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Jose Mourinho Press Conference Pre Season Opener

If nothing else, it would appear Fonte is telling Jose Mourinho that he is open to a move to Manchester United, if the speculation is in fact true. "I think that experience of playing the superstar names and the big clubs.you naturally become a bit harder and you know what is coming and I think that will stand us in good stead - but we have to take it up a level".

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Actor Kenny Baker, Star Wars' R2-D2, dies aged 81

Baker reprised his role as R2-D2 in episodes V and VI, as well as the three "Star Wars" prequel movies - a franchise that employed his talents through 2005's "Episode III - Revenge of the Sith ". Shield said Baker was ill for years with a lung condition. Kenny Baker was 81 when he died. "He WAS the droid I was looking for!" he wrote on Twitter , posting old black and white photos of them together.

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[Spoilers] Celebrity Big Brother - The next housemate to be evicted is revealed

X Factor reject Khan joined the list of nominees at the last minute, taking Renee Graziano's place on Thursday. He told 44-year-old Heavy D and Towie's Lewis Bloor, 26: "I've been up twice and saved twice, I'm fine!" Stephen Bear was at the centre of both controversies as he continued his sexual relationship with Chloe Khan, while he and Lewis Bloor were also accused of bullying Heavy D.

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Ledecky smashes 800m swim record to claim freestyle treble

Reflecting on all that he's put into the sport. He goes against Juan Martin del Potro - who beat Novak Djokovic in the first round and himself looks his best in ages - in the semi-finals tonight. However, the pair were eclipsed by America's Katie Ledecky who took gold with a lightning quick world record of 8:04.79. Before the Rio Games began, Ledecky was asked if breaking the eight-minute barrier was within her reach.

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Republicans Urge Reince Priebus To Cut Off Funds For Trump

Dozens of frightened Republicans are signing onto a letter urging the Republican National Committee to cut off financial help to presidential candidate Donald Trump before his controversial and unconventional campaign sinks vulnerable Senate and House incumbents.

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Irsay: Colts out of Luck; QB to make preseason debut at home

The Bills' other points came on a blocked punt that was recovered in the end zone for a safety by Indianapolis punter Pat McAfee with 8:28 left in the first quarter , and a 37-yard field goal by Dan Carpenter at the 10:48 mark of the third quarter .

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Kaine Questions Trump's Charity Giving in Salvo Over Tax Returns

The Clintons donated as much to charity previous year as Trump did to the veterans in 20l6. Additionally, the aide says , she will break out a new attack on Trump's tax plan saying it includes a "Trump Loophole" created to benefit his businesses and cut his own personal tax burden.

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Kenny Baker, the Man Inside R2-D2, Has Died

And actress Linda Lusardi said: "So sad Kenny Baker died last night". He had a very long and fulfilled life. A father of two, Baker lived in Preston. And Baker, because he was one of the handful of actors who featured in the original 1977 Star Wars film, and who remained associated with the film franchise for most of his working life.

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Donald Trump accepts Purple Heart from an elderly veteran

Earlier today, Trump spoke at a rally in Ashburn, Virginia where he revealed that a veteran approached him and gave him his Purple Heart . Trump's Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton pointed to his "sacrifices" comment on Twitter when she responded to the Purple Heart comment.

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Rio Olympics 2016: Russia says 271 athletes cleared for Games

But the precise number of Russian athletes in that parade, and on hand for these Summer Games, was a moving target 24 hours before their official opening, as individual sports federations were still determining which Russian athletes will be cleared to compete.

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US government shifts $81 million to Zika vaccine research

Puerto Rico reported the first microcephaly case acquired on US soil in May. The impacts of the global health crisis caused by the Zika virus are hitting home: As of August 5, 134 people in California had contracted the Zika virus while traveling in an area where the disease is endemic.

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Usain Bolt qualifies for men's 100m semi-finals

He took several glances at the clock and at his closest challenger, Andrew Fisher of Bahrain, before easing up in the final few metres. Bralon Taplin of Grenada had the fourth-fastest qualifying time, winning the third heat in 44.44. I'll win all three gold [medals], there's never anything else for me when it comes to a championship". I'm back here. I believe in the system. "Based in the USA for three years now, I have been nearly exclusively tested outside of the anti-doping system in ...

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Mom arrested after 6-year-old son kills baby sister

Investigators say Steele left the baby, also named Kathleen, in a vehicle with her two siblings while she went into a cellphone fix store on Monday. The baby girl was pronounced dead later that evening at St. The sheriff said the mother drove to another business before going home. While Steele was inside the business, the baby began crying. After the attack, Frankie put baby Kathleen back in her auto seat.

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Celebrities React to R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker's Death

Mans said: "Kenny was truly a great friend, one of the nicest guys you could ever wish to meet, and a fabulous and talented performer". "He was a one-off". "Being a little person in those times, they didn't have a very good life expectancy", she said. Myerscough told Britain's Sky News that Baker had dealt for years with breathing problems, "which he had borne very bravely".

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Phelps swims his last event in the medley

The 21-year-old Schooling competes for the University of Texas, where he'll be a junior this fall. "Its been a hard road, I've done something that no one in our country has done before". Some of Phelps' teammates were in the room with him and chanted, "Four more years!" Schooling shot out into a lead that he would not relinquish as he recorded a new Olympic record of 50.39 seconds, with Phelps, Le Clos and Cseh all clocking 51.14 to share the silver medal.

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Chloe Khan lets slip about Celebrity Big Brother housemates' secret Whatsapp messages

Chloe Khan spoke to Renee Graziano before entering the " Celebrity Big Brother " house. Khan, 25, claimed that the Mob Wives star had told her about plans to have a showmance with Stephen Bear ahead of the series launch. She said it to me before, on Whatsapp'. Graziano was left in tears as Bear became involved. Returning to the house, Simpson confronted Bloor about choosing the house, because she believed his reward could have been to save her.

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Global superstar makes stunning Man United claim in huge Mourinho boost

Manchester United captain Wayne Rooney is England's present, and Ibrahimovic has spoken of his excitement of playing alongside him. "Let's see what happens", he said . "I gave a contribution because I was very objective". Situations such as that seen last weekend won't help dampen speculation of tension between him and Mourinho, and while he shouldn't consider himself a starter necessarily, he will be desperate to play a prominent role for the Red Devils this year.

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Second Case of Zika Reported in Leon County

In the absence of any funding from Congress, the Obama administration announced on Thursday that it will transfer $81 million from existing federal health programs to continue work on developing a Zika vaccine. More than 1,900 cases of Zika were identified in the last week alone. The cases in Miami are the first time local transmission by mosquitoes has been reported in the continental US.

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Swimming - Britain fastest through to relay final, Phelps' last race

In the showdown swimming fans have been anticipating all week, Michael Phelps defeated Ryan Lochte to win the gold medal in the 200-meter individual medley race at the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro Thursday. "I'm just ecstatic. I don't think it has set in yet". The last two swimmers to win joint gold were United States pair Gary Hall and Antony Ervin, who shared the men's 50-meter freestyle title back in 2000.

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Clinton releases 2015 tax returns, putting pressure on Trump

There are many reasons why Donald Trump won't release his tax returns , but the common thread through them all is that his tax returns will reveal that Donald Trump's presidential campaign is built on a mountain of lies. On Monday, Trump painted a bleak picture, saying policies under the Obama administration had crippled states like MI. They brought in a combined $28 million that year.

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Google worker found killed in MA woods, police urge caution

Marcotte's death came less than a week after the body of another female jogger, 30-year-old Karina Vetrano , who had been sexually assaulted , was found along New York City's Howard Beach. John Marcotte described his daughter as highly dedicated to her job and said she was not romantically involved with anyone. A source told NewsCenter 5 that she was found naked and burned near Brooks Station Road.

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'Making a Murderer' conviction overturned

There has been speculation since the ruling was passed down that the case against Steven Avery may be affected by Dassey's conviction being overturned , with Avery's lawyer Jerry Buting stating that his case should be reviewed next. Avery's current attorney Kathleen Zellner, whom he obtained in January, also posted on Twitter , writing, "Justice for Brendan as another LE fabricated confession bites the dust".


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