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South African politician mocked for claiming rule "until Jesus comes back"

The two major parties are also locked in a tight race to control the country's largest city, Johannesburg . But this time, it has been challenged by corruption scandals and a stagnant economy that has frustrated the urban middle class, while protests in poor communities demanding basics like electricity and water have been common.

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Donald Trump endorses House Speaker Paul Ryan

Clinton has a four-point lead in a state that hasn't voted for a Democrat for president since, well, her husband won it in 1992, two years before the "Republican Revolution" dyed the state red. But Trump has maintained that he, "wasn't there yet", in endorsing Ryan . The Khans in turn had criticized Trump for his proposal to ban temporarily the entry of all Muslim immigrants into the United States.

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Trump endorses Paul Ryan and John McCain

The timing is unusual. "He talked about what he wants to do, whereas Mr. Nehlen talks about bashing Paul", said State Representative Samantha Kerkman. Of McCain, he said, "I hold in the highest esteem Sen". "In the intelligence business, we would say that Mr. Putin had recruited Mr. Trump as an unwitting agent of the Russian Federation", he added.

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The New 'Doctor Strange' Trailer from Comic-Con 2016 Is Super Trippy

The Marvel Studios panel at this year's San Diego Comic Con International was bursting with the latest news and trailers for the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. "The truth is anyone of us could be the Ancient One", she told The Hollywood Reporter . It's certainly unlike any other Marvel movie we've seen before.

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Thais await results of referendum on new constitution

The two main political parties in Thailand - who rarely agree - have both come out against the charter. Even if Thais vote "no", the military will remain in control for the foreseeable future. More than 100 people who tried to campaign against the referendum on social media have been thrown in jail, and open criticism has been made punishable by up to 10 years in prison.

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Donald Trump Fumbles On Crimea Issue, Will 'Look Into' Russian Claims

Russia's President Vladimir Putin (front center) walks to watch military exercises, March 3, 2014. Donald Trump argued Monday afternoon that he knows all about Russia's 2014 invasion of parts of Ukraine - and seems to think it's not such a bad thing.

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Clinton to follow Trump with economic speech in Detroit

NABJ President Sarah Glover, said the convention is a unique forum for Clinton to "discuss her platform and the issues that are impacting black and Latino communities". Clinton said. "Just maybe, when I'm actually running for a job, there is a real benefit to those on the other side with trying to stir up as much trouble as possible".

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Chicago police superintendent sees video release as start of more transparent process

At a news conference, Superintendent Eddie Johnson discussed nine videos taken from dashcams in police cars and body cameras on other officers involved. Oppenheimer alleged the non-operating body camera was part of a police effort to cover up what he called a "cold-blooded murder". At one point, an officer can be seen telling others that he did not know who was firing.

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Where to celebrate Harry Potter release in Indy

The seven "Harry Potter" books about an orphaned boy wizard in a magical universe have sold more than 450 million copies worldwide. On Saturday, midnight book release parties are planned in US and United Kingdom stores, evoking the excitement from a decade ago when fans could not wait to devour the latest novel.

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TCA Awards go to 'People v. OJ,' 'Mr. Robot' and more

O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, numerous other winners were in their first season. Almost every victor attended the awards, which are not televised. Also, Netflix's controversial docu-series " Making a Murderer " won for Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming . Both producers of " Making a Murderer " are women - as are numerous other producers who accepted awards on Saturday night.

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Dozens injured at Snoop Dogg concert when railing collapses

The critically injured person's name is being withheld at this time and is said to be stable with serious upper body injuries. Snoop and Khalifa were immediately ushered off the stage by security. A triage area was set up next to the venue's parking lot with at least one person on a stretcher and several others on cots. Concertgoer Katie Colbridge told NBC 10 that the accident occurred about halfway through the concert, which stopped immediately.

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Rio welcomes the world in spectacular Olympic opening ceremony

American television viewers, however, did not turn out as they have for previous ceremonies. That response could be alarming news for NBC Sports, which has already sold $1.2 billion in national Olympics ads, 75 percent of which accounted for advertising in NBC's prime-time coverage.

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Ryan releases campaign ad after Trump praises opponent

Sowing further discord in the Republican Party, GOP nominee Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't endorse House Speaker Paul Ryan or Sen. "I haven't endorsed John McCain ", Trump said. "I remember traveling with John McCain to IN to campaign for, several times, for a desperate Mike Pence". As for McCain, Trump insisted in the interview that he's never endorsed the longtime Arizona senator.

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Belgian prosecutors say machete-wielding attacker may have been inspired by terrorism

Charleroi police spokesman David Quinaux said Saturday's attacker carried the weapon in a sports bag, and pulled it out as he arrived at a security checkpoint outside police headquarters in the southern Belgian city just before 4 p.m. Numerous perpetrators of the November 13 carnage in Paris that killed 130 people were also residents of Belgium. Those attacks were claimed by the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group, which controls large areas of territory in Iraq and Syria and has claimed ...

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Fans And Critics Have An Epic Clash Before A Blockbuster Release

In America, the film took in $20.5 million from Thursday night screenings, nearly doubling the previous August record of $11.2 million, set by Guardians Of The Galaxy in 2014. Will Smith ( Independence Day, The Pursuit of Happiness ) joins the cast as Deadshot , a member of the " squad " who can shoot a gun as easily as he can tie his own shoelaces.

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DC Fans Make Petition Protesting Rotten Tomatoes

However, rather than accept that Suicide Squad may not be a particularly good movie, many overly dedicated fans of the DC Universe have instead pointed the finger of blame at reviewers, accusing them of "collusion" and staging a vague conspiracy against movie adaptations of DC comic books.

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Anton Yelchin's Parents Sue Fiat Chrysler for Their Son's Death

Police said it appeared that Yelchin had momentarily exited his auto, leaving it in his driveway. "He was very special and now his death will save another life", Anton's mother, Irina Yelchin tearfully said at the press conference . The automaker Fiat Chrysler was meant to recall the actor's vehicle as well as others, too. Police said it appeared Yelchin had momentarily exited his Jeep Grand Cherokee, leaving it in his driveway.

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'Los Angeles Dodgers vs. Boston Red Sox

The Red Sox, who beat Seattle in 11 innings on Thursday to earn a split of the four-game series, lead the majors in several offensive categories, including runs (584), hits (1,077), batting average (.285), RBI (558), on-base percentage (.351) and slugging percentage (.469).

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Trump Again References Claim of Iran Cash Transfer Video

Donald Trump addresses supporters before announcing his vice presidential selection. Trump made similar comments on Wednesday, when he said then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was responsible for the negotiations that led to the payment.

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U.S. men romp past China 119-62 in Olympic basketball opener

He was just 20 years old, and along with LeBron James and Dwyane Wade, represented a new wave of talent - a group that was relegated to the far end of the bench as head coach Larry Brown tried to entrust the team to veterans who would adapt to his style of play.

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Melania Trump visa: Republican's wife denies rule break

Donald Trump's tough talk on immigration restrictions played a huge part in how he captured the Republican nomination for president. Republicans for Johnson-Weld vigorously defends allowing Melania Trump to stay in the US, despite calls from her husband's supporters this morning to strip her of her USA citizenship and deport her.

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Olympics Opening Ceremony Had 17.2 Preliminary Rating, NBC Says

Rio police said in a statement that a man was mugging people near the Maracana stadium when he was intercepted by one of the police officers sent from another area of Brazil to Rio as part of the huge reinforcements. The swirl of controversy around housing, polluted water and generally rough times in the Brazilian metropolis dominated the conversation in the run-up to the games, not unlike the Sochi scandals in 2014, but there were few worries of it dampening ratings.

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US and China to win most gold in Rio - Goldman Sachs

In Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Stadium, the Brazilian women's team eased to a 3-0 victory at the start of its quest for a first Olympic gold. At the London Olympics, China came in second after the U.S.in the total medal tally, collecting 88 medals for their efforts.

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Bay Area GOP reacts to party's divide over Trump antics

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who dropped out of the Republican presidential primary race and endorsed Mr Trump, said on Tuesday (local time) Mr Trump's criticisms of the Khans were "inappropriate". Trump has said that they can not be made public until the financial authorities have completed an audit. "There has to be a point in which you say, this is not somebody I can support for President of the United States".

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Trump ends standoff with Ryan, works to repair mistakes

Trump struck a rare conciliatory tone at a Wisconsin rally on Friday, imploring his party to unite behind him and opening a full-throttle attack on Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. "We need unity. We have to win this election". Ryan squares off next week against a primary challenger who has praised Trump. Meanwhile, Ayotte - who said in June she will vote for Trump but was "not endorsing anyone" - issued a tepid statement Saturday through a spokeswoman: "I appreciate his support, and I ...

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In a U-turn, Trump backs Ryan, McCain

Donald Trump reversed course Friday and endorsed House Speaker Paul Ryan for re-election, as he sought to stop his presidential campaign's bleeding after several self-inflicted wounds and relentless criticism from his own Republican Party.

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Bill who? When Hillary Clinton called Donald Trump her husband!

After it was reported that the US paid $400 million in foreign currency to Iran the same day that American prisoners were released, a lot of people said that looks like a ransom deal (the White House has denied it). "She's weak . She's a weak person". "Many elections have had a "lesser of the two evils" flavor to them". After these words, Hillary cautioned the journalists not to "lose sight of the pain that many Americans are feeling because the economy has left them behind".

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Donald Trump Mocks Hillary Clinton At New Hampshire Rally

My whole life has been about winning". "We won big league, and we're going to win again". Several Trump supporters responded more aggressively to Trump's biting excoriation of Clinton's character. In addition to Morell, a group of former senior U.S. government officials and military officers, including several who served in top posts under Republican presidents, denounced Trump in a recent letter and called Trump's recent comments wavering on the strength of the US's commitment to the North ...

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After 'Scary Lucy,' Ball's hometown to unveil new statue

And though Palmer said she hopes her sculpture is well-received, she added that she feels bad for Dave Poulin, the sculptor who created the much-maligned original statue. This year marks the 65th year anniversary of " I love Lucy ". As such, it is a remarkable and a successful sculpture, just not one that shows Lucille Ball when she looked her loveliest.

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Margot Robbie reveals her new 'drinking buddy'

If we rephrase again it is more like a anti-superhero movie based on the DC Comic Characters. "There's a scene in Suicide Squad where she changes clothes in front of a bunch of dudes, so her abs needed to be impeccable", Andie told People .

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Why Pokemon Go Developer Shut Down Pokevision and Other Tracking Sites

And there are more because another player just showed up on Facebook claiming to have a Moltres , another Legendary Bird. Pokemon Go developer Niantic Labs has responded to the alleged appearance of legendary Pokemon , including most prominently Articuno, in Trainers' accounts, revealing that the company has removed these Pokemon from players' accounts.

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Big Lebowski actor David Huddleston dies aged 85

Born in Virginia in 1930, Huddleston initially seemed set up for a career in the military. Born in Virginia on September 13, 1930, Huddleston served in the United States Air Force before attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in NY, graduating in 1957.

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Rio Welcomes World, Opens Olympics with Celebration

More than 10,000 athletes from 207 teams took part, with the biggest cheers reserved for the specially formed refugee team and the joyous Brazilian athletes. In the seven years since the IOC awarded Rio the games, local advocacy and domestic and global human rights groups have consistently complained to the IOC, local organizers and the local and federal governments that they haven't had a voice in shaping an Olympics that will impact the city for decades.

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Rio Olympics: IOC approves 271 Russian athletes

The original Russian team of 387 has been trimmed to 271, according to the International Olympic Committee, after a three-person panel conducted final checks on individual athletes. This amounts to political discrimination in direct violation of the Olympic Charter and was nowhere mentioned in the IOC's decision. Many thought that when former IOC President Jacques Rogge, who competed in sailing at the Mexico City Olympics in 1968, opted to sleep in the athletes' village when he began his ...

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Olympics-India's Rio-bound wrestler Yadav fails doping test

Narsingh, on his part, claimed innocence, saying that the scandal was a conspiracy against him. My roommate Sandeep Yadav, too, has tested positive for the same substance. "All this clearly indicates that Narsingh was repeatedly targeted and this time they managed to succeed", Sharan claimed. "We are committed to the WADA Code", he said while announcing the "Run for Olympics" programme to be held here on July 31.


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