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Manuel, Oleksiak swim to tie for 100 free gold

Phelps won by nearly two seconds at the Rio Games on Thursday to secure his 22nd Olympic gold medal. Sarah Sjostrom of Sweden won the bronze medal on Thursday. "I think that this win kind of helps bring hope and change to some of the issues that are going on". "This is awesome, to tie for a gold", she said.

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Arianna Huffington To Exit The Huffington Post

But anyone who's attended her conference appearances over the last couple of years-as I have-knows where she believes health and wellness begin. She also said she felt it was time to understand when one door closes, another opens. 10, 2014. Huffington actively pursued other projects, including heavy promotion of her new book , " The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time".

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Disgraced Former Rep. Mark Foley Attends Trump Rally in Florida

The same day, the reality show star acknowledged that his lack of political correctness could cost him the election if Americans reject his blunt approach. In Utah, typically a reliably Republican state, Trump's challenges have been particularly striking. But the allegation had elicited fresh concerns about Trump's relationship with the truth and his preparedness to be commander in chief.

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Trump Explains His 'Obama Founded The ISIS' Claim as Sarcasm

But he then added, "Therefore, he was the founder if ISIS ". "So, I mean , this is a total catastrophe and you might as well get out now, because you just are wasting time ", Trump concluded. "We have to protect our Second Amendment, which is under siege". A mere $1,000 gets you in the door. "I am requesting that you plan on attending and supporting our Mississippi Republican leadership", Harrison County Republican Executive Committee Chairman Frank Genzer wrote in an email Friday.

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Perseid meteor shower is still watchable despite cloudy skies

Every year, the Earth passes through the long trail left by Comet Swift-Tuttle, and tonight is when the Earth is expected to pass through its most dense debris. The annual Perseid meteor shower will peak the next couple of nights in the skies over the ArkLaTex. That's when there are far more meteors seen than normal.

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Harley Quinn May Have Already Appeared On Gotham

Season two introduced Indian Hill, the laboratory beneath Arkham Asylum where Hugo Strange (BD Wong) does his experiments. Thus Gotham has established how unusual turned villains into supervillains. We really want it to stretch over multiple seasons. He continued, "We have these underground movements that have started to talk about Jerome and what he represented and how he's going to come back, setting the stage for perhaps, if Fox gives us a season four, hopefully we'll bring that back in ...

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

In 2009 he published a biography, co-written with Ken Mills, titled From Tiny Acorns: The Kenny Baker Story. Baker played R2-D2 in " The Empire Strikes Back " and " Return of the Jedi ", as well as the three "Star Wars" prequels from 1999 to 2005.

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Hillary Clinton paid 34.2% federal tax rate in 2015

They donated 9.8 percent of their adjusted gross income to charity, mostly to the Clinton Foundation. Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine and his wife Anne Holton released 10 years of their tax returns, which showed that they paid an effective federal income tax rate of 20.3 percent and an effective state and local income tax rate of 5.4 percent in 2015, with a total income of about 313,000 dollars.

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'Making A Murderer' Creators Hail Overturned Conviction, Vow to Follow Saga

Nirider has been in touch with Dassey and his family and said they are "grateful, in shock, trying to process this". Dassey has a lot to catch up on over the last 10 years of pro wrestling, but attending WrestleMania would assuredly be a dream come true for the 27-year-old.

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I look up to Deepika Padukone: Diana Penty

She has received many awards for Best Actress. In a conversation with Hindustan Times, the " Piku " actress revealed that her Hollywood journey wasn't an easy one. She concluded that it depends on the role and the films she was offered didn't excite her and so she rejected it. It is up to you to say yes or no to a role that doesn't excite you.

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Syria rebels declare Manbij is liberated from ISIL

IS has also booby-trapped cars and carried out suicide bombings to slow advances by their opponents. The key northern Syria city was seized back after two months of heavy fighting between the Syrian forces and ISIS militants group. Fighting there had killed more than 1,000 people and displaced thousands. Civilians in Syria are shaving off their beards, burning their burqas, smoking and dancing on streets of Manbij, after they got freedom from ISIS.

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R2-D2 Actor Kenny Baker Dies at 83

He was very ill for the last few years so we had been expecting (his death). Born in Birmingham, England, in 1934, Baker said in his online biography that he had not been expected to live long because of his disability. Shield told Sky News television: "Unfortunately he was too ill to be part of the new Star Wars films". In fact, decades later, Baker said he preferred the term "performer" to "actor".

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Krishna pushkaram begins in AP, Telangana

Naidu along with his wife Bhuvaneshwari performed puja. The second day of Krishna Pushkarams in Telangana on Saturday saw an increase in the number of pilgrims at almost all bathing ghats along river Krishna in Nalgonda and Mahbubnagar. Out of the total, more than 50 per cent (4.2 lakh) footfalls were registered in Vijayawada alone. The festival is also being celebrated in Telangana, which is among the states where the Krishna river flows through.

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Simone Biles: A Gold Medal, Humility and Sportsmanship

Around the same time, pools in cities around the country were becoming officially racially segregated. Pools were seldom built in black community areas. "It's for some of the African-Americans that. came before me and have been inspirations and mentors to me". "The stigma that Black people don't swim is not real".

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Yankees release Alex Rodriguez

On a night filled with nostalgia as the Yankees and Rodriguez turn to uncertain futures, baseball's most notorious star of the last two decades drove a 96 miles per hour fastball from Tampa Bay's Chris Archer into the right-center field gap in the first inning of New York's 6-3 win Friday.

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So much for the dire predictions of U.S. swimming flop in Rio

Jazz Carlin has put her Olympic success down to the support of her family after winning her second silver medal in the Rio pool. "She is the real deal", says Dr. Her growing legion of admirers includes Kevin Durant, who asked to take a photograph with her after her 200 freestyle victory, and the all-time greatest Olympian, Michael Phelps.

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Department stores look to recapture their appeal

The company said it recognizes that those locations aren't yielding an adequate return on investment, and that they often "do not represent a customer shopping experience that reflects our aspirations for the Macy's brand". Macy's has been undergoing significant transformations lately to try to become more valuable to shoppers who have hundreds of other options to choose from, online or off.

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Reaction to American Biles' all-around gold

Major feats like this and countless others have earned her name to be engraved alongside some of the world's most legendary athletes. But she added: "Gymnastics is just one part of my life, and I'm having as much fun with it as possible".

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If I lose PA, they cheated

In front of a crowd of almost 3,000, enigmatic Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump took to the stage at a rally at the Blair County Convention Center Friday evening to discuss jobs, borders and his current adversary - Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

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Grichuk's slam backs Cardinal rookies in win over Cubs

Matt Szczur belted two homers and Willson Contreras , Jorge Soler, and Javier Baez added dingers of their own to lift Chicago . Chicago Cubs left fielder Ben Zobrist watches a solo home run hit by St. Sometimes this game is insane. He matched his career high with 12 strikeouts while allowing five hits and no walks. "Just two bad changeups, really, two changeups up [in the strike zone]", Hendricks said.

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Turkey says received 'positive signals' on Gulen extradition

Two civil servants based in Bangladesh reportedly fled to NY. This is according to reassurances that the US gave Ankara, said Turkey's foreign minister. Spain, another North Atlantic Treaty Organisation member, continues to keep its missiles in Turkey and is committed until the end of this year. The Iranian minister also welcomed recent moves by Turkey and Russia to patch up ties that were soured by Turkey's downing of a Russian plane near the border with Syria in November.

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Juan Martín del Potro winning the popular vote in Rio

Having been unsure whether he would even play after more than two months out with his own wrist injury, the 30-year-old has now played 11 matches and won gold with Marc Lopez in the doubles. "I am guaranteed a medal already but the goal is to win gold and I'll do all I can to do it". In the first women's singles semi-final of the Games, Puerto Rico's Monica Puig beat Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic for a spot in the gold-medal match.

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Rihanna To Win Big At MTV Video Music Awards

Rihanna is set to take home the biggest award of the night from this year's MTV Video Music Awards . RiRi has earned the prestigious award due to a decade worth of iconic videos like "Umbrella", "We Found Love", and "B*tch Better Have My Money".

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Who Kissed Jr NTR at JG Audio Launch Event?

Janatha Garge is one of the Tollywood upcoming movies which is getting huge pre-release response and this is the last big budget movie featuring a big hero like Jr NTR in 2016. Wach Jr. NTR heart touching speech here. Touted to be an action-family entertainer, Janatha Garage is jointly produced by Naveen Yerneni, Y Ravi Shankar, and CV Mohan under the banner of Mythri Movie Makers.

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Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte advance to semifinals in 200 IM

The first of those is Thursday night, and in many ways it is the most interesting. Ahead of the Games, Lochte also said Rio would be his last Olympics. "I think for me, he brings the best out of me. And hopefully I do the same for him". Before Phelps and Lochte go at it in the pool, Katie Ledecky swims the preliminaries of the 800 freestyle , her last individual event in Rio.

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Syria rebels say Aleppo siege broken

On Saturday, anti-government groups had overrun a series of buildings in a military academy on the southwestern edges of Aleppo. The Observatory's Abdel Rahman said the route into eastern districts was open only to fighters and was still not secure enough to evacuate civilians from the area.

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Schooling defeats Phelps in Americans last individual race

Schooling pipped the American in the semifinal as he became his country's first male swimmer to qualify for an Olympic final, and now he's out to deny Phelps his 23rd Olympic gold medal. He's got 13 individual golds and 26 medals overall. "I apologize", he said. "He's in such a good place personally". Tan Howe Liang was its first medallist when he won a weightlifting silver at the 1960 Rome Olympics, while table tennis provided three podium finishes across the 2008 (Beijing) and 2012 ...

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Sale of United States constitution soars after Donald Trump's feud with Khizr Khan

Attached to the email was a document listing talking points and quotes from Trump about the Khan family. He suggests that maybe the speech came from Hillary's camp and as a businessman he has made a lot of sacrifices and that he has worked very very hard.

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Star Wars R2-D2 actor Kenny Baker dies at 81

While he's likely best remembered for playing R2-D2, Baker also appeared in the 1980 film " Flash Gordon " and 1981's " Time Bandits ". She said he had suffered lung problems for a long time. I was a godsend to them really. Star Wars alumni and other in the fandom have started sharing their condolences over Baker's passing, including Mark Hamill, Ewan McGregor and Industrial Light and Magic.

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Mark Hamill Pays Tribute to "Star Wars" Co-Star Kenny Baker

And that is how a world full of fans feel as well, he will be sadly missed. He said Baker had been ill for a couple of years, adding that he had been cared for by his nephew. The traveling act brought Mr. Baker financial security and a measure of fame in Britain, but it was an entertainment ecosystem that was wiped out by the invention of television.

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Trump to hold Saturday rally in CT

Hillary Clinton will also visit CT in the coming days, as she will hold a private fundraiser in Greenwich on Monday, according to the Fairfield Citizen . "Everyone needs to stop being surprised that the Trump campaign lacks any semblance of a strategy, competent staff or a game plan to succeed", said GOP consultant and Never Trump member Rory Cooper.

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22 gold medals on tap Saturday at Rio Olympics

Bowie's run at the Olympics isn't over. Countrywoman Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, who was looking to win a third consecutive gold in the event to set an Olympic record for most 100-meter victories, surprisingly took bronze in 10.86. "I think we had to overcome so much and I think it's making me a stronger individual", Bowie said. "I feel incredible. I don't really have anything to complain about here in Rio".

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'I'm not the next Bolt or Phelps. I'm the first Simone Biles'

It is important for athletes such as Manuel to show white America why female black athletes deserve more opportunities and deserve to be held to the same standards as every other athlete. Given that she's the reigning world champ on floor and beam and upgraded vault after winning bronze at last year's worlds, she could leave Rio with more gold than some royal families.

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Out of options, Olympic officials drain green pool

Andrada said the green water did not pose a health risk to the athletes. But frantic organisers were forced into changing the water in one pool - a process that takes 10 hours - because synchronised swimmers and judges need a clear pool for competition.

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Rio Olympics' green diving pool, which smells like farts, has been closed

But not all of our water is bright green, which is why some athletes like British diving star Tom Daley were a little concerned when the pool was completely closed on Friday morning (it reopened for practice around 1 p.m. He added that athletes had access to dry-land training in the morning, but conceded that "was not ideal". "The alkaline levels went up because we had a far bigger number of athletes, so we didn't use as many chemicals as we should", said Andrada.


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