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Davenport police issue statement on creepy clowns

Kennewick police are monitoring social media for clown threats. Obviously, if a clown is observed in an area where one would not normally see one, it should be reported and will be investigated by the police department. As for the students involved, site administration will continue their investigation Thursday. Police said groups of people in the area are turning the scary clown mayhem into a game.

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Merkel to UK: EU market access, free movement inseparable

British prime minister Theresa May said she wanted maximum market access while retaining total control over immigration after Brexit. The chancellor acknowledged the tradeoffs to be made would be "judged differently from one industrial sector to the next", but insisted that protecting the EU's four freedoms - of goods, capital, people, and services - was good for industry.

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Aussie 'strippers' arrive at Sessions Court to face indecency charges

He added that the court hopes that the incident will serve as a reminder to them and the public to learn and respect the culture of our country. John Walker, Mr Walker's father, travelled to Malaysia for the case and said afterwards that his son and the other eight were "good boys".

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'This Is Not Over': Hurricane Sideswipes Florida Coast

That eyewall - where the strongest winds are - has brushed against the Florida coast and will be traveling "over or very near" northeastern Florida and then Georgia later today. "A tree fell on the house and flattened it, the entire house fell on us". Some 60,000 were in emergency shelters. With high waters and badly damaged infrastructure, authorities fear a serious rise in the number of cholera cases.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation arrests NSA contractor for allegedly stealing computer codes

Martin, who was at the time an employee of Booz Allen Hamilton, an NSA contractor for which Edward Snowden also worked, had clearance to access and manipulate these files at work, but not at home. They allegedly found "a large percentage" of hard-copy and digital documents marked as government property and as "top secret" or "sensitive compartmented information", according to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint .

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Hurricane kills over 500 in Haiti

Lucie County, officials said . Up to 15 inches of rain are possible near and east of Interstate 95 in SC and North Carolina - and that would be "a flash-flood event on (even) a normal day", Myers said. "Devastation is everywhere", said Pilus Enor, mayor of Camp Perrin, a town near the port city of Les Cayes on the peninsula's south shore. "All the plantations have been destroyed ", he said.

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Pound hits 31-year low after May moots 'hard Brexit'

Her approach in her first Conservative Party closing speech as Prime Minister strikes a significant different tone to her predecessor David Cameron, who in his early days in Downing Street called for communities to be liberated from "wasteful, top down government" and the creation of the "Big Society".

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Delegations from 75 countries pay tribute to Shimon Peres

Obama stood on the top step of airstair and yelling and gesturing for his presidential predecessor to hurry up. Abbas was given a front-row seat next to European Council President Donald Tusk. Obama and other world leaders hailed Peres for his vision and his leadership in securing a strong defense. Abbas was among dozens of world leaders who attended the funeral of Peres, who passed away early Wednesday at the age of 93, two weeks after suffering a stroke.

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Israeli Statesman Shimon Peres Laid to Rest

He praised Peres for his dedication to trying to solve the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians. Several years ago during one of the 14 interviews I conducted with him, he reflected on the many USA presidents he had known throughout his long and distinguished career and his country's hopes for peace, among other topics.

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Saudi Arabia warns U.S. over 9/11 lawsuits bill

Earnest said the White House had spoken to Corker. "The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act is an arrow launched by the US Congress at its own country", Bahraini Foreign Minister Sheikh Khaled bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said on Twitter.

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Russia risks being mired in Syria 'quagmire'

Among them, he said , is that Russian Federation will be seen throughout the world as complicit with Syrian President Bashar Assad as well as with Hezbollah and Iran "in the slaughter of Sunni Muslims", the country's largest religious group.

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Family of black man shot 14 times by police wants charges

Seconds later, in another patrol auto, officers had a different exchange. One officer says "f-- this guy" and "I'm going to hit him" as the auto tries to run down Joseph Mann . And the officer responded: 'Get your hands up and get on the ground. Mann's family has accused officers Randy Lozoya and John Tennis of escalating the situation and showing no regard for his life, even before they jumped out of the auto, fired 18 bullets and shot Mann 14 times.

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Nobel Prize 2016 in Chemistry for creators of world's smallest machines

The three laureates will share the eight million Swedish kronor (around $933,000 or 832,000 euros) prize equally. Jean-Pierre Sauvage, Fraser Stoddart and Bernard Feringa have been awarded the Nobel chemistry prize. And then Fraser Stoddart developed a Rotaxane in 1991. As he told the Monitor, "We realized we were on our way to building something that could be a molecular abacus".

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Hurricane Matthew Largely Spares South Florida, Scrapes Along Atlantic Coast

As Hurricane Matthew continued its march north along the Florida coast Friday, people farther south crept out of their boarded-up homes to take stock. Similar warnings were issued in Georgia and the Carolinas, where the storm is expected to arrive by the weekend. The last Category 3 storm or higher to hit the USA was Wilma in October 2005.

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Merkel calls for continued European Union, U.S. talks on free trade deal

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May earlier this week said she would prioritize curbing immigration as she negotiated Britain's exit from the European Union, an approach that will likely mean a more turbulent move out of the bloc. German Chancellor Angela Merkel , right, and Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel arrive for the weekly cabinet meeting of the German government at the chancellery in Berlin , Wednesday, Oct.

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Charlotte releases all videos in Keith Scott shooting

Protesters had demanded the full videos be released to the public since the September 20 shooting in an apartment complex parking lot that left 43-year-old Scott dead. Scott on film and you watch him die on this video, does the death that he suffered match with to the actions that he took during those moments before he was killed?" "We still don't know".

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Joshua Wong on Thailand deportation: 'I'm lucky I didn't disappear'

Recounting his detention in a 50 sq ft cell at a police station in the airport, Mr Wong said: "I was anxious if I would become the next Gui Minhai or face a similar fate as the Causeway Bay booksellers". In August, a magistrates' court in Hong Kong sentenced Wong to 80 hours of community service after he was convicted of taking part in a rally in front of the Central Government Offices in September 2014.

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Pence to Represent Trump in Wisconsin Saturday

Louis on Sunday for the second presidential debate. In an oddly worded announcement, Ryan's campaign office said he would attend Wisconsin Fall Fest, a GOP fundraiser in his congressional district, with Sen. "I think it's just different", Fitzgerald said when asked about the fact that Trump didn't win his primary election, either. Russ Feingold, as well as the Republican attorney general and treasurer and the state GOP chairman.

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EU agrees Hungary migrant vote was invalid

Serbian refugee officials said the migrants involved in the protest would be taken to the country's already overcapacity centers for asylum-seekers, where thousands have been staying for months waiting for a chance to cross into neighboring European Union nations Hungary or Croatia.

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Nine Australians behind bars for 'flag underpants' stunt

Photos emerged on social media of the group undressing trackside to reveal Speedos printed with the Malaysian flag. Australians arrested in Malaysia for stripping down at the Grand Prix. This pretty typical demonstration of Australian national pride was inadvertently spurred on by Ricciardo, who accepted his first place trophy on the dais and, as has become his custom, celebrated by drinking champagne out of his shoe (even managing to get his competitors to do it).

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Ethiopia's new coastal rail link runs through restive region

It is also the second trans-national railway built by Chinese in Africa, following the Tazara railway, which was built in the 1970s linking Tanzania's Dar es Salaam with Zambia's Kapiri Mposhi. The modern standard-gauge Addis Ababa-Djibouti railway runs parallel to a decrepit meter-gauge version built over 100 years ago by Europeans. Both countries benefit from economic integration, with Ethiopia gaining access to the sea and Djibouti gaining access to Ethiopia´s emerging market of 95 ...

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Labour's ruling body tilts away from Corbyn after new appointments

Burnham added: "I have given my all to this party and always put its interests above those of factions and personalities". But there was more cause for worry for Corbyn's critics within the party when he refused to promise to cut immigration in government, and went on to appreciate the contribution made by immigrants in the National Health Service and other areas of British public life.

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WikiLeaks' Assange promises leaks on U.S. election, Google

Instead, with more than three weeks left in October, Mr Assange promised leaks of "significant material" on war, arms, oil, internet giant Google, mass surveillance - and the U.S. But WikiLeaks cancelled his appearance this week, citing "security concerns". He also denied that any of WikiLeaks' publications are aimed at damaging the image of U.S.

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Abbas, Netanyahu in rare handshake at funeral

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas shook hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife. Abbas has been harshly criticized for attending Peres's funeral. "We have no illusions that the occupation will end tomorrow", he said. "He started life as Israel's brightest student, became its best teacher and ended up its biggest dreamer".

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India, Pakistan approach mediator World Bank on Indus Waters Treaty

On the Uri attack, Aziz said that Pakistan was ready to extend all possible support for investigation into the incident but it should be conducted by an worldwide body. The Indus Waters Treaty is considered among the most liberal water-sharing pacts in the world and has survived three wars. Pakistan is identifying all the possible misuses and activities that India can undertake to interfere in the treaty as well as its implementation, he said.

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Arnold Palmer was an American treasure

I know that 300 years from now, people will still be talking about Arnold Palmer. "He shaped the modern game", he said. Palmer complemented Haime's swing, gave him a helpful tip when a ball hit the limb of a tree and bounced to the left, and even told people afterward to get Haime's signature because of his skill.

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Dorset's Polish community march in protest on plans to change abortion laws

But, the party backed away from it under massive social pressure, and lawmakers voted against it 352-58 on Thursday. Prime Minister Beata Szydlo also called for the protection of life during pregnancy and announced three pledges, including a new program to support families who decide to give birth to, and raise, children who have disabilities from "difficult pregnancies".

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1 soldier killed in attack in Kashmir

Meanwhile, Heavy cross-border firing was underway late on Sunday night in Jammu and Kashmir's Jammu district as Pakistan Rangers opened indiscriminate fire on Indian positions in the Akhnoor sector and the Indian side retaliated, police said.

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French leader vows to shut down 'unacceptable' Calais camp

Hollande said in a speech made in the town on Monday, without specifying what actions he expects the U.K.to take. At present, almost 10,000 undocumented immigrants are gathered in Calais as they wait for an opportunity to cross the Eurotunnel that runs under the British Channel to arrive in the United Kingdom.

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Deadline Oct. 11 to register for November election

Those wishing to register by mail can find voter registration forms on the board's website . Individuals may still register by applying in person Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. Another 450,000 Floridians affiliated with a minor party or no party have also asked for what used to be called absentee ballots. Election Day registration is not available.

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Russian Federation says Syria bombing campaign 'highly effective'

BRUSSELS-Secretary of State John Kerry said the USA would continue to seek peaceful solutions to the conflict in Syria after shutting down talks with Russian Federation, which he criticized for prolonging the conflict in Syria with its support for the Assad regime.

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Donald Trump apologizes but remains defiant after crude remarks

I'll admit it", Trump can be heard saying. Even before Friday's revelations, Trump was struggling to steady his campaign. In the famous GOP debate, when asked by moderator Megyn Kelly about his past statements calling women "fat pigs", "dogs", "slobs" and "disgusting animals", Trump dismissed it by quipping: "Only Rosie O'Donnell".

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Trump Apologises For Lewd Remarks On Women

After Donald Trump was caught on tape talking sexually about women on Friday, his first challenge is to make sure his GOP presidential candidacy remains viable until the Sunday debate with Hillary Clinton . The words, which are heard on the video even though Trump himself is not seen uttering them, include fuck, bitch, and most shocking of all, "grab them by the pussy".

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Russia, Syria should face war crimes investigation, John Kerry says

Russian Federation has veto power at the U.N. Security Council and has blocked repeated attempts over the last 5½ years to put pressure on Syrian President Bashar Assad's government or hold it accountable for the widespread allegations of indiscriminate killing, torture and chemical weapons attacks.

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Kerry Says Russia and Syria Should Be Investigated for War Crimes

On Friday, French UN Ambassador Francois Delattre told reporters that there is a strong determination for a vote on the draft resolution. Fighting between the two groups is uncommon but some insurgents have complained about Jund al-Aqsa's extremist ideology.


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