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'I will vote for Mrs. Clinton': 1st sitting GOP congressman rejects Trump

Trump gained 1 point since last month, but Clinton's considerable jump, while standard after conventions, may indicate that undecided voters are making up their minds to support her. Mr Trump's comments "create a clear and present danger", says Mr Hayden. The Democratic candidate and her allies seek to portray defeating Mr Trump as a national cause for U.S.

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Russian Federation says it will appeal against International Paralympic Committee ban from Rio

Canadian law professor Richard McLaren's report into Russian state-sponsored doping sparked an IPC investigation, which confirmed Russian para athletes had their urine samples tampered with. "I believe the Russian government has catastrophically failed its Para athletes", said Craven. On Sunday, WADA came out in support of the IPC's decision, saying it's "in the interest of clean athletes and the clean sport movement".

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Labour appeal as court rules new members need leadership election voting rights

The five challengers accused the party's National Executive Committee (NEC) of unlawfully "freezing" them and nearly 130,000 other Labour members out of the contest even though they had "paid their dues". "Here we have paid officials going into court to stop Labour Party members exercising their democratic rights". But Labour has now said it will appeal the ruling, despite both Corbyn's campaign and Smith praising it.

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South Africa elections: ANC loses control of Pretoria

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 better services have been common. "In many respects the elections were exactly about national issues, national policy failures as much as they were about local issues and local problems", said Gary van Staden, political analyst with NKC African Economics.

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Forecast: Sunshine, temperatures in the upper-80s expected

This morning... mainly dry conditions are expected... although an isolated shower can't be ruled out. Temperatures will be in the mid to upper 80s under mostly sunny skies, according to the National Weather Service. Monday: Mostly cloudy skies with a 40-percent chance of showers and thundershowers, highs in the mid-80s. Highs are expected to reach 89 in Paterson, 80 in Asbury Park and 87 in Vineland.

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Entire Russian team banned from Rio Paralympics

Two hundred and sixty-seven disabled Russian athletes from 18 sports are now prohibited from competing in the Rio Paralympics, which will begin in about a month, following the Rio Olympics. "Their medals over morals attitude disgusts me", said International Paralympics Committee (IPC) president Philip Craven as he announced Russia's suspension from the body.

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Playing games can make you smarter, but Facebook makes you stupid

PISA is an internationally-recognized test that is used in over 70 countries worldwide, and assesses the academic competency of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science. His study found that students who visit sites like Facebook on a daily basis are more likely to struggle with subjects such as maths, reading and science, by as much as 20 points in some cases.

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Indian archer Laxmirani Majhi crashes out of Rio Olympics

The Slovakian won the first, second and third sets 27-25, 28-26 and 27-24. THE Indian women's archery team progressed to the quarter-finals and the hockey squad fought back to hold Japan to a draw, but experienced pistol shooter Heena Sidhu misfired on day two of the Rio Games here on Sunday.

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Virginia Thrasher helps Team USA nab first gold in Rio Olympics

For the first time, more than half of Australia's 421-strong team will be female - Australia has sent 214 female and 207 male athletes to the Games . Thrasher moved ahead after the seventh and eighth shot. The rugby sevens finals for the women are at 7 p.m. following the bronze medal match at 6:30 p.m.

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42 people killed in Pakistan hospital bomb attack

Bilal Kasi, who himself was shot dead on Monday, had condemned Alvi's murder and announced a two-day boycott of courts. The group has been behind several acts of terrorism in Pakistan in recent years. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the blast and expressed his "deep grief and anguish over the loss of precious human lives" in the attack, in which several senior lawyers were also killed.

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White House condemns Quetta hospital bombing

Earnest says the U.S.is committed to continuing its counterterrorism partnership with Pakistan and remains resolute in joining with the people of Pakistan in confronting terrorism there and across the region. The U.S. ambassador in Islamabad, David Hale, said that "this brutal and senseless attack on civilians, so many of them lawyers working to bring justice to their country, will not undermine one of the most important pillars of Pakistan's democracy and civil society".

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Mayor arrested over strip poker with teenagers at summer camp

He has recently been charged with "eavesdropping or recording confidential communications, providing alcohol to a minor and cruelty to a child by endangering health". A Stockton city council member and the Stockton Police Officers Association have called for Silva's resignation, but the mayor refused to answer questions about his future.

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Syrian Rebels Launch Battle To Retake Aleppo

Rami Abdurrahman, head of the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, said food prices in government-held parts of Aleppo have already gone up. "Not a single civilian has left the eastern districts because the road is too unsafe and not secured", he said. A man aged 37 who declined to be identified said he had "faith in the army, but I can't help being scared".

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Paralympics ban over doping is grave human rights abuse

Craven said: "The Russian government has catastrophically failed its Para athletes". Russian Federation was thrown out of the Paralympics Sunday, with the head of the movement proclaiming: "Their medals-over-morals mentality disgusts me".

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Owen Smith looks to 1945 to inspire Labour

He was referring to the Conservative Party's starter homes, which start at £250,000 - far too expensive in Corbyn's eyes. Corbyn pledged a "National Investment Bank" of £500 billion that would fund many of his policies. Mr Corbyn is backed by Momentum, a mass movement of Labour members who have turned out in their droves at rallies around the country in recent days.

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Watch Economic Plan Talk By Republican Nominee

He said he wants to see Trump embark on "unifying" voters. Delivering his speech from a teleprompter at a downtown convention center, Trump was interrupted every few minutes by protesters - all women - who stood on chairs and shouted at him before being pulled out of the room by security guards.

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Gunmen kill 14 in weekly market in Assam's Kokrajhar district

Fourteen civilians were killed and at least 20 others have been injured when an unidentified militant started firing at people at a weekly market at Balajan Tiniali in the heart of Kokrajhar town in Bodo heartland in western Assam around noon today.

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Illegal campfire in Garapata Park sparked deadly Big Sur wildfire

The blaze has scorched about 273 square miles of brush and grass since it started Saturday on the U.S. Army's Yakima Training Center. In western Wyoming, firefighters are trying to gain better control of several other large wildfires. Cal Fire officials now have learned that the Soberanes Fire, burning north of Big Sur since July 22, was started by an illegal unattended campfire that was 2-by-2-feet.

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Trump's economic speech disrupted by series of protests

Is that what you call winning? Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, left, and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump . And he would undo much of President Barack Obama's climate change reform by rescinding the Climate Action Plan, the Waters of the United States rule and the Paris Climate Agreement (which aims to limiting global warming to 2 degrees Celsius) and halting payments of USA tax dollars to U.N.

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Pakistan Hospital Blast Toll Touches 93, Baloch Minister Blames RAW

Around 150 mourners were targeted. Gathering to mourn the death of a colleague is common in Pakistan, and it appears the shooting and the suicide bombing were coordinated, according to Zahoor Ahmed Afridi, a local senior police officer.

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Twins dead after being found in hot car in Georgia

So far this summer, at least 26 kids in 15 states, including one in NY, have died after being left in hot cars . That happened just days after an 18-month-old girl died in a hot auto in Kansas. Two 16-month-old twins have died after their father allegedly left them alone in a hot auto in Georgia . Hours earlier, neighbors said North was frantic.

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Donald Trump needs to tear down his wall before it crushes him

Here are three issues/reasons why. "I think his reaching out and supporting John McCain and Kelly Ayotte in particular, and Paul Ryan, who had been critical of him, you know, a couple of days earlier, shows that he has the ability and the understanding to realize that there are going to be disagreements and you've got to be able to reach out to the entire party", said Giuliani, referencing Trump's support for those Republicans after he initially refused to back them.

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Quetta blast: PM, COAS visit CMH, enquire about health of blast victims

The deafening blast, heard clearly on video, took place in the emergency ward of the Civil Hospital when almost 100 lawyers had gathered to collect the body of a lawyer shot dead hours earlier. May 13: The first attack officially claimed by the Islamic State group in Pakistan kills 45 Shia Muslims in Karachi. Another 18 bodies were at the military hospital, medic Abdul Hakeem said, while two corpses were taken to Bolan Medical College.

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Turkish President backs return of death penalty

Petersburg for talks meant to end a period of tension after Turkey downed a Russian fighter jet near the Syrian border last November. "According to security figures, around 25 million people attended the "democracy watch" rallies across the country so far".

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Unofficial referendum results show Thais support draft constitution

It is a key victory for the junta's leader, Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha who has suppressed political activity since seizing control in 2014 and banned all criticism of the new constitution. She had made it clear she opposed the draft, despite attempts by the Military government to silence her, and other opponents of the proposed constitution.

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Bombing at a hospital in Pakistani city of Quetta kills 42

Television footage from the site showed scenes of chaos, with panicked mourners fleeing through debris as smoke filled the corridors of the hospital's emergency ward. Sarfraz Bugti, the provincial interior minister, denounced the attack as an "act of terrorism". Prime Minister Sharif condemned the killings and expressed his "deep grief and anguish over the loss of precious human lives".

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Police cook lonely elderly couple pasta after they were heard crying

The police headquarters in Rome documented the account of their evening with Jole and Michele on their Facebook . The almost-poetic description of the incident laid out the scene in the moments before the policemen - named Andrea, Alessandro, Ernesto and Mirko - were called out.

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The Effort to 'Cantor' Paul Ryan

Ryan has never been in serious jeopardy of losing his seat, and the most recent polling shows the House Speaker destroying Nehlen 80%-15%. Echoing the ideas of Donald Trump, Nehlen sees this primary election a battle between the forces of those putting America first, and those who support a globalist agenda.

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Indian Archery Team to Skip Opening Ceremony of Rio Games

After routing Senegal and setting Olympic records in points, margin of victory and assists, the USA women's team next faces Spain at 12 p.m. The rowing competition resumed in calm and overcast conditions after races were canceled Sunday due to strong winds.

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Great drama by Modi in speech on anti-Dalit atrocities: Digvijaya

The attacks went viral on social media and led to widespread protests by Dalit groups in Gujarat and elsewhere in the country. "I want the real cow protectors to expose them (the fake ones), and the state governments should take stringent action against them", Modi added.

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Lok Sabha pays tribute to 1945 atomic bombings in Japan

To force Japan to surrender in the WWII, the US forces dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. At last year's ceremony to mark 70 years since the Hiroshima bombing, Japanese President Shinzo Abe announced Japan's plans to submit a draft resolution to the United Nations on nuclear disarmament .

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Boy, 12, dies in Kansas on 'world's largest' water slide

The ride is a featured attraction at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kan. The 168-foot-tall Verrückt is promoted as the world's tallest water slide , and means "insane" in German. The 2014 opening of Verruckt was delayed a few times, though the operators did not explain why. An amusement ride is defined by the state as "any mechanical or electrical device that carries or conveys passengers along, around or over a fixed or restricted route or course or within a defined ...

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American Muslims for Trump Founder: Trump Shouldn't Apologize to Khan Family

Trump has insisted to associates that he has been treated unfairly by Mr. Khan, the news media and some Republicans, said people familiar with the campaign's deliberations who insisted on anonymity to discuss them". And 53 percent of Democrats said they are less likely to support Trump in November, while 6 percent are more likely following his comments on the Khan family.

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Florida tackles Zika virus

The CDC advises pregnant women not to travel to an area where active Zika transmission is ongoing, and to use insect repellent and wear long trousers and long-sleeved shirts if they are in those areas. Karen Smith said in a statement released on Thursday. New Orleans city leaders held a news conference this week to discuss the threat of Zika virus in the metro.

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President Duterte plans to convert presidential jet to air ambulance

Duterte claims he is waging a war and is invoking the laws of war. Alarmed human rights groups have urged the United Nations to condemn the rise in extrajudicial killings. "Assuming a statement is necessary it will be released formally", the Court's spokesman, Theodore Te said in a text message. In its policy regarding land mines , the NDFP states that the present internationally accepted definition of "anti-personnel land mines" does not cover command-detonated land mines that the NPA ...


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