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Hillary Clinton expands lead as post-debate polls give big bounce

Trump led Clinton by one point in their previous poll, both fall within the margin of error. The survey also seems to confirm that Clinton's polling bump is the direct result of her superior debate performance. Unaffiliated voters also favor Trump. Personally, I'm inclined to think that the poll's strengths are more important than its weaknesses. Only 31% said they thought he won, while 54% said they thought Clinton won.

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Hurricane Matthew: Florida, Georgia order evacuation for combined 2 million residents

As of 1 a.m. EDT, Matthew was 145 miles southeast of West Palm Beach, Florida, moving toward the city at about 14 mph. Plus, he is a handyman and his phone will be ringing off the hook once the storm passes. Officials at Florida's major airports said Thursday that they are monitoring conditions as Matthew bears down on the state and warned of delays or cancellations.

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Antonio Guterres Nominated for UN Secretary General

In statements to reporters after the poll, the president of the 15-member United Nations body in October, Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, expressed his expectations that Guterres will be elected by acclaim. "I sensed in my conversations with other members of the Security Council and various members of the United Nations that Guterres has great United Nations credentials having been High Commissioner for Refugees for 10 years", he said, adding that in this position Guterres has seen ...

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Poland's parliament rejects plans for near-total abortion ban

A Polish parliamentary committee on Wednesday voted down a bill for a near-total abortion ban , urging the majority rightwing parliament to follow suit after women staged a massive nationwide protest. Jaroslaw Kaczynski, leader of the ruling conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party told parliament before the vote that his group "would always support protecting the right to life".

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Hurricane Matthew hits Haiti and Cuba, takes aim at Bahamas, US

Orlando International, which has already seen 180 flights canceled, will stop flights at 8 p.m. ET, spokeswoman Carolyn Fennell said. According to models predicting the continuing pathway of the storm, Hurricane Matthew is also expected to reach coastal sections of Georgia , as well as parts of North and SC.

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U.S. Suspends Peace Talks With Russia Over Syria

The US has repeatedly targeted al-Nusra leaders as part of its wider air war in Syria, which is mainly focused on the terrorist group Islamic State. US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Tuesday that Washington is still seeking peace in Syria despite having suspended negotiations with Moscow.

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What's with all the clowns everywhere? 6 possibilities

Yet as of Tuesday afternoon, not a single sighting was known to be verified by police or school officials. Meanwhile, the online threats are also impacting professional clowns. The guidelines warn students not to attack any clowns they see, as this is likely to violate the law. Reports of clowns haunting at least ten states have people on edge.

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Protesting migrants end march, returning to Serbian capital

Migrants mostly from Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan demonstrated in Belgrade, demanding Hungary open its frontier and waving signs saying "We want peace", Blic newspaper reported. Tomislav Nikolic said Monday that Serbia must avoid becoming a dead end from where migrants can no longer move forward. A spokesman for the European Union's executive arm agrees with Hungary's electoral commission that a weekend referendum on EU migrant quotas was invalid due to insufficient voter turnout.

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Method Actor Jared Leto Gave Skrillex the 'Biggest Dildo' He's Ever Seen

It's been reported that Jared Leto got extremely into character during filming for the Suicide Squad , and Complex spoke with Skrillex more about what it was like working with the Joker himself on the music video for "Purple Lamborghini".

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Boy killed in school shooting honored as a superhero

Jacob was dressed as Batman in his casket. Rainier Ehrhardt/AP Photo Kortnie Lanclos, of Liberty, S.C., wears a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles shell before a superhero-themed funeral service for Jacob Hall at Oakdale Baptist Church, Oct.

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Hungary's Migrant Quotas Referendum Invalid amid Low Turnout

Ferenc Gyurcsany, leader of the opposition Democratic Coalition, said the low turnout showed that most people did not support the government. But less than half of the electorate (43%) turned up to vote, rendering the process constitutionally null and void as 50% is required for it to be valid.

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Trump camp hits Clinton for Bill's past

The surveys were conducted on behalf on the nonpartisan VoteVets Action Fund. In a two-way matchup, Friday's poll has even more good news for Clinton: she leads Trump 49 percent to 44 percent. In comparison, Clinton passed all three of those metrics among these voters, if by a fairly narrow margin. A Mason-Dixon poll of likely voters in Florida found Clinton leading Trump 46% to 42%, just outside of the poll's margin of error.

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Nationals ace Strasburg ruled out of NLDS

He went 5 2/3 innings and gave up three hits and one run with four walks and four strikeouts. Kershaw yielded three runs on five hits across four innings. Rizzo said he does not entirely subscribe to the theory that the postseason is a crap shoot, since he does not believe there are undeserving teams in the playoffs.

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Temecula Becomes Latest City To Join Nationwide Wave Of Reported Clown Sightings

Monroe Township police are looking for a four people who apparently were dressed in clown costumes, holding weapons and menacing juveniles on October 2. Sgt. Lattin said there have been no sightings in the Tri-Cities area so far. But Abrego, like many other students, texted his mom about the threats that were circulating on social media .

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Teen shot shot by LAPD appears to be holding gun in video

The video released Tuesday shows a man who police say is Snell running in front of a shopping center. Beck offered additional details Tuesday about the portion of the shooting that was not captured by video. Beck, along with other law enforcement leaders, has said he generally opposes releasing body camera footage, expressing concerns about violating privacy and possibly interfering with investigations .

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'CAS verdict proves ITF mishandled Sharapova's doping case'

Sharapova can now return to professional tennis at the end of next April, shortly after her 30th birthday and before next year's French Open. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled on Tuesday that Sharapova's suspension for taking meldonium, a cardiac drug, should last 15 months, down from two years.

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Colombian President tries to save peace deal after 'No' vote

After a stunning referendum defeat for a peace deal with leftist rebels, Colombians are asking what comes next for their war-torn country, which like Britain following the Brexit vote has no Plan B to save an accord that sought to bring an end to a half century of hostilities.

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Sri Lanka boycotted SAARC to please India: lawmaker

Life member Saarc chamber of commerce and Industry Mian Kashif Ashfaq, said it is wrong perception deliberated propagated by Indian establishment that Pakistan is a serious threat to the stability of the region but the fact is that India is perceived as security threat by other regional countries and with the result there are more conflicts and less cooperation which has made South Asia a volatile region.

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Hurricane Matthew to impact East Coast

Matthew was not expected to hit Georgia as hard as other states but it could still be "very risky", said Lauren Merritt, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Atlanta. Matthew struck the Bahamas after killing at least 22 persons in Haiti and four in the Dominican Republican on Tuesday . Life-threatening flooding in these areas could be a danger over the next 36 hours from Florida's east coast to the Georgia coast, from Deerfield Beach to Altamah Sound, NOAA reported.

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Security Council nominates Portugal's Antonio Guterres as UN chief

The decision was announced to journalists by Russia's ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, who this month took over the rotating presidency of the council. Frequently also touted as a possible candidate for president of Portugal, the Socialist Guterres said he has declined to run because he would rather "play ball" than be "a referee".

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Hurricane Matthew closes in on Florida after Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica hit

The hurricane rolled across the sparsely populated tip of Cuba overn. The storm was raking the Bahamas and is forecast to close on the Florida coast today as an extremely powerful hurricane. "I've never seen anything like this", said Louis Paul Raphael, a central government representative in the Roche-a-Bateau. "I'll watch it on TV". Florida had urged about one-and-a-half million residents to leave the coast, an official said, while the number in Georgia is around 50,000.

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North, South Korea Trade Threats Over Pre-Emptive Strike

The second option would be a conventional military attack, targeting North Korean nuclear and missile capabilities. Part of the North's health ministry, the official was assigned to Beijing to procure medical equipment and supplies for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and his family, the South's Yonhap News Agency reported Wednesday.

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Pakistan officer admits India carried surgical strikes

These actions include prosecuting Jaish-e-Mohammad, the well-known anti-India terrorist organisation, and completing the investigation in the Pathankot air force base attack case. As a first step, the ISI chief and National Security Adviser Nasser Janjua have been told to travel to each of the four Pakistani provinces with a message for ISI's sector commanders.

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Israel intercepts Gaza-bound all-women flotilla

No injuries were reported. Davidson set off in September to join the Womens' Boat to Gaza which was sponsored by the Freedom Flotilla Coalition, pro- Palestinian groups mainly in Europe. It considers Hamas a terrorist group, and has fought three wars against it since the militant group assumed power. In Wednesday's operation, the Israeli occupation navy said it intercepted the sailboat after advising it "numerous times to change course prior to the action".

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Explosion in Syria near Turkey border; activists say 16 dead

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said that although airstrikes have nearly stopped on rebel-held neighbohroods, government forces were pushing ahead with their ground offensive. The multi-sided civil war has raged on for more than five years. In mid-August, 32 were killed in a suicide attack claimed by IS. The Observatory and state media said government forces advanced in Aleppo's northern neighborhood of Bustan al-Basha where troops captured a sports complex and a nearby ...

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Women's Boat to Gaza Intercepted and Escorted to Shore

A boat carrying women solidarity activists meant to break the Israeli blockade of Gaza has been boarded and escorted to harbor by the Israeli navy. Sondos Ferwana, a spokesperson for the activists, told a Turkish news agency that the capture of the boat was "another act of Israeli piracy".

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Theresa May: Change is going to come for Britain

Theresa May has promised to reset the Conservative Party's relationship with capitalism, crack down on immigration and intervene in a host of "dysfunctional markets". She accused the gas and electricity industry of bamboozling people into paying rip-off contracts. "If you're a boss who earns a fortune but doesn't look after your staff; an global company that treats tax laws as an optional extra; a household name that refuses to work with the authorities even to fight terrorism; a director ...

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NJ train was travelling at least twice the speed limit

Get free real-time news alerts from the Hoboken Patch. He told investigators he had clear visibility and remembers blowing the train's horn as they entered the station, Dinh-Zarr said. It took so long for investigators to reach the front auto and its cab because the train and the terminal building it had run into last Thursday had been extensively damaged.

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India slams Nawaz Sharif remarks denying Pak involvement in Uri attack

Dawn reported that the government on Wednesday informed the ISI about the "growing global isolation of Pakistan and sought consensus on several key actions by the state" to reverse the situation. Apart from the politics over the raids, the government is aware that Pakistan+ could retaliate and it may not be possible to consider a surgical strike as a response to every terrorist outrage.

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Kunduz assault: Afghan forces 'in control of city'

Nearly exactly a year ago, the Taliban made global headlines with the capture of Kunduz, the northern Afghan city that had been the insurgents' last stronghold during the USA -led invasion of the country in 2001. The Taliban also stormed several districts in southern Uruzgan, Helmand and neighbouring Farah province on Monday. The militants, reports say, made it all the way to the city centre, although officials have said that Afghan forces had repelled the attack.

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European Union parliament to vote on Brexit negotiating stance

We are going to be an independent sovereign country outside of the European Union and the question is what is the right relationship for us to have with the EU. The rally is due to the fact that the drop in the pound - while a drag on spending overseas - is potentially good for those British firms that already have huge business interests outside the U.K.

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Pakistan army chief urges global community to condemn Indian 'fabrications'

The ISI chief cautioned that action against terrorist groups now could be seen as "buckling to Indian pressure or abandoning the Kashmiri people". Indian Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations slammed Pakistan for its baseless claims over Kashmir and even hit out at United Nations for not being able to "prosecute or extradite" terrorists.

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Hurricane Matthew continues to move toward Florida, southern NC coastline

Authorities say the motorist in SC was shot and wounded by deputies during an altercation Wednesday afternoon over a Hurricane Matthew evacuation route. 4 within the next 24 hours, which is why along the east coast of Florida, they have asked residents to prepare to be indoors by noon Thursday as conditions will start to deteriorate from that point through Friday evening.

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NASS Invites President Muhammadu Buhari Over Current Economic Recession

The Senate adopted the motion this morning in concurrence with the House of Representatives. The National Assembly has passed a motion to invite President Muhammadu Buhari to the floor of the National Assembly to address the legislature on efforts by his administration to caution the effect of the economic recession, hitting Nigerians.

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'I'll watch it on TV,' says man fleeing hurricane's path

Gov. Nikki Haley says parts of two counties along South Carolina's northern coast are being evacuated ahead of Hurricane Matthew. "I'll watch it on TV". The storm, which packed winds of 125 miles per hour as it neared the northwest Bahamas, has already killed 15 people in a number of Caribbean countries, including Haiti.


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