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Trump endorses Ryan, McCain after rift

Trump went as far as to compliment Ryan's primary opponent, Paul Nehlen , and taking him on social media for his support of his proposal to implement a temporary ban on Muslims entering the country. The Republican presidential nominee said: "We have to unite". Secretary of State John Kerry denied any such video exists, and Trump later said the video he was hyping was actually news footage from Geneva.

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Australia's Olympic team discover laptops, shirts stolen during fire at athletes' village

The episode looks at the numerous exciting Olympic sports that will feature in the 2016 Games as well as the athletes who are preparing to compete, including Golf, Rugby 7s, synchronised swimming, judo, rowing and track and field. "I'm not sad that I'm not going to carry the flag of my country". "We're fighting for all the refugees in the world", he said. Last week, Chiller kept all 700 Australian athletes and staff out of the Athletes Village for at least two days, citing electrical and ...

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Isis losing ground but threat to West increasing - Obama

Separately, he strongly denied that a $400 million cash payment to Iran was a ransom for the release of American prisoners in January. He said the U.S. Mr Obama said he was confident that ISIS would continue to lose territory as Iraqi and Syrian forces, backed by American air power, close in on Mosul, Raqqa and strongholds near the Turkish border.

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WSJ Poll: Hillary Clinton Jumps to Nine Point Lead Over Donald Trump

The poll found also that Clinton receives the support of 86% of Democrats and 14% of Republicans, while Trump is backed by just 63% of Republicans and 4% of Democrats. "I'll say this as somebody who has run statewide in the state of Georgia and has helped dozens of candidates who have - I hope that Hillary Clinton spends a lot of time in Georgia and spends a lot of money because that will free up our resources to go to Pennsylvania, Florida and other states".

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Christie touts improved PARCC scores for New Jersey students

Proponents of the exams counter that decreasing graduation rates are okay- in fact, they indicate that students aren't graduating high school underprepared. This year almost 57,000 more students took the PARCC language portion while 66,000 more took the math portions. The only option for New Jersey students who are unable to pass the exams will be to seek portfolio approval from the state, APP.com reported.

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Body camera didn't record cop's fatal shooting of teen in back

Dash cam and body camera video from officers on the scene captured the shooting, but the body camera of the officer who shot O'Neal in the back didn't record the incident. O'Neal, who was in the vehicle, was taken to an area hospital where he died, police said. At the moment police authorities are conducting various forms of internal investigations but one of those has already shown that the body camera of the officer, who fired the lethal shot, was not recording.

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Officers Who Shot Unarmed Man Sue For Racial Discrimination

Villegas and Wampler were on patrol as gang enforcement officers on August 11, 2014, when they approached the 25-year-old Ford for an "investigative stop", according to the heavily reported story. His handling of the encounter, they decided, was so flawed that it led to the fatal confrontation. The two officers were not criminally charged in the incident.

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Obama Says $400 Million Payment To Iran Not 'Nefarious' Ransom Deal

Rather than hold the current president accountable for his highly questionable statements on the scandal, the broadcasts instead chose to hammer presidential candidate Donald Trump over a gaffe he made while reacting to the controversy. "It walks and talks like a chicken", King says, "and it is a chicken". The president defended the continuing talks with Russian Federation over military cooperation in Syria, saying that while he is clear-eyed about how much to trust Moscow, the United States ...

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Coast Guard rescues sick man from fishing vessel

Sector North Carolina launched a 47-foot Motor Life Boat crew from Coast Guard Station Oregon Inlet and a 29-foot Response Boat-Small crew from Station Oregon Inlet around 9:00 a.m. Coast Guard celebrated its 226th birthday on Thursday, it released a special message saying, "We are unified and we are focused". Based out of New London, Connecticut, it was built by Germany and seized by the Allies during World War II.

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Trump calls for unity, endorses Ryan and McCain

Ryan is expected to win, but Nehlen has tried to make an issue of what he calls Ryan's "repeated betrayal" of his party's presidential nominee. The remarks, and Trump's refusal to apologise for suggesting that Khan's wife stood silently at his side at the convention because she was not allowed to speak, triggered an uproar within his party, with John McCain decrying the attack on a Gold Star family.

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Trump looks to right campaign ship, endorses Ryan, McCain

Having refused to endorse the speaker earlier in the week, Trump said, "We have to unite" as he vowed to support Ryan in next week's primary contest. Repeatedly during his rally in Des Moines , Trump returned to the topic of Clinton's character, intertwining those attacks with others on her policy positions and record as secretary of state.

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City of Fairfax Mayor Arrested for Distributing Meth, Police Say

McLaughlin and Fernandez also face drug charges, and McLaughlin was charged with obstruction of justice. Silverthorne has been fired from his job as a substitute teacher in Fairfax County. Hardin said it only took Sliverthorne about two days to respond to the profile. The detective agreed to meet with Silverthorne, and Silverthorne agreed to bring other men to the engagement, police say.

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Olympic Summer Games Kick Off in Rio

They contain metal particles used to make the bright colours you see when they light up the sky, The Guardian reported past year. " AIBA has carried out an individual analysis of the anti-doping record of each of the 11 Russian boxers qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games", an AIBA statement said on Thursday.

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Young whites say Clinton crossed ethical line, poll finds

Meanwhile, according to Real Clear Politics - which tracks polls nationwide, MS is considered as "leaning" toward Trump and not a solid Trump state like Alabama is listed by the website. It's tough to imagine what Trump could do or say now to get Toomey onside. But this time, Clinton isn't running against a charmer-in-chief. The Georgia poll, commissioned by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution , shows Clinton with a 44-40 lead on Trump.

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Jose Mourinho wants time to flush out Louis van Gaal eraera

When asked ahead of Sunday's Community Shield clash with Leicester about United's players making a transition from that, Mourinho was keen to stress his own philosophy was simply "different" to Van Gaal's rather than better. Speaking in an interview with MUTV , Ibrahimovic said: "I think [Rooney] has had a fantastic career". As Mourinho himself said this week: "Everybody knows, I tried to buy him".

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Clinton Claims More States in New Polls

She mentioned two Black friends in the audience, including Donna Brazile, the new (if temporary) chief of the Democratic National Committee who's been a longtime TV pundit. As if that was not enough, Hillary was for years embroiled in her mishandling of classified emails, which she vehemently denied. "She is the one that is (saying), 'I am the steady hand"'.

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Chicago Police Department Release Dashcam: Paul O'Neal's Murder

The jaguar and another police vehicle colide and more guns fire as someone runs. Chicago police department learned that no guns were found at the scene and that the officer who shot O'Neal in the back violated police policy. Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, second from right, is blocked by three protestors as he tries to deliver a written statement about the recent release of police shooting video to television reporters outside the pol.

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Men form human chain to save woman from Maryland floods

The flood-ravaged historic Main St. of Ellicott City , Md., was in shambles Monday, two days after a storm-swollen river destroyed everything in its path. Outside, they found choppy water up to the hoods of cars and watched as Weglein's auto slammed into another. One of the victims is Jessica Watsula , 35, of Lebanon County.

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Pirated computer software used to steal Fiat Chrysler vehicles

Investigators said that the two suspects specifically targeted trucks and sport utility vehicles in the Houston area. They allegedly used the laptop computers to tap into the vehicles' systems to start them without a key. On July 30, officers from the HPD Central Patrol Division Tactical Unit, North Patrol Division Tactical Unit, Gang Division, and the Auto Theft Division conducted an operation that resulted in the arrests of Arce and Zelaya.

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Moderate risk of Zika virus spreading to Ark

In its updated travel advice , Public Health England increased the risk designation for Florida from low to medium. One case of the mosquito-borne Zika virus has been confirmed in Athens County, as well as neighboring Hocking County.

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Nevada court rejects rooftop solar rates ballot measure

It looks like a referendum on the states solar policies won't be on the November ballot. The proposed measure, which would have effectively restored more favorable rates for rooftop solar customers, was challenged by a political group backed by NV Energy, part of one front in a fight over new rates approved in December.

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Olympics organisers cut open stadium gate after losing key

As we can see in the video below posted on Twitter by the BBC reporter Julia Carneiro , employees had to cut the locks using some massive cutters to let the officials in. Brazil's National Public Security Force -- Forca Nacional - are doing extensive searches of cars entering the media compound with more soldiers on patrol in the park.

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Trump courts wary GOP, decides to endorse Ryan

But given that endorsement eventually arrived, Trump's lack of reciprocation was seen as a political faux pas - or perhaps a signal to Ryan that his continued criticism of Trump's controversial comments wasn't appreciated. Meanwhile, thanks to a strong post-DNC bump, Clinton is now significantly ahead of Trump in national polls. Trump's approach to national security came under fire Friday as well, with former CIA Director Michael Morell contending the Republican nominee would make "a poor, ...

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Woman accusing 2 Gators of sexual assault boycotts hearing

ESPN obtained a letter by the accuser's attorney informing Florida's deputy general counsel that she and her witnesses will not attend the hearing, which was scheduled for today. "I couldn't be more proud of my client for boycotting this hearing and she'll take her testimony and her witnesses elsewhere", Clune said. They get a full seat at the table just like the accused, football player or not.

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Woman calls 14-year-old daughter a 'hero' for killing her father

Fourteen year old Bresha Meadows from OH, has been hailed as a hero by her family, after she allegedly shot her 41-year-old father Johnathan in the head just before 4am on July 28. "[Bresha] did it for her mother", Latessa said. Martina Latessa , a Cleveland police officer and Bresha Meadows' aunt, said her brother-in-law was controlling and wouldn't let her visit.

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Jill: Stay weather aware Saturday due to pop up showers and storms

Instability will be high enough for a few strong storms capable of producing heavy downpours that can cause brief and localized flooding and winds over 40 miles per hour. This means a good scattering of showers and storms during the afternoon hours. We're watching a system along the Gulf Coast. A heat advisory remains in effect until 9 p.m.

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Twins hot auto death results in Georgia father's arrest

The police are still waiting for the results of North's blood tests, which would determine his alcohol level. The twin girls did not survive and were pronounced dead at a local hospital. Frantic neighbors tried to lower their body temperatures using ice packs, but police said it was too late. See more on how to prevent "hot car" deaths here .

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Banned Russians quietly added back to Olympic swimming

Bach has faced much criticism over the past few weeks due to his unpopular decision to not ban the entire Russian team over their recent doping scandal. This comes after some combination of FINA, the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided that Efimova would be eligible to compete in the Olympic Games in spite of an IOC directive that was set to exclude her.

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Donald Trump endorses Paul Ryan at campaign stop in Green Bay

Trump has refused to endorse Ryan and praised Nehlen, giving him a burst of attention before Tuesday's primary. Morell said that as Russian President Vladimir Putin "played upon Mr Trump's vulnerabilities by complimenting him". "In one way she's a monster", Trump said. While Mr. Ryan is expected to easily sail through his House seat, Mr. McCain is facing a tough battle from the Arizona Senate seat.

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DCI investigating gunshot-related death in Beaver Dam

When the Officers and Deputies arrived, the man came out onto a second floor balcony where he confronted the them. They were told the suspect had access to a gun and wanted police officers to shoot and kill him, a method commonly known as "suicide by cop".

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Establishment Strikes Back: Tim Huelskamp Defeat Sends Clear Message

Rep. Tim Huelskamp, a member of the hard-line conservative Freedom Caucus, lost to a political newcomer yesterday in the Republican primary for his Kansas district. Ted Cruz, even though the firm of the Texas Republican's campaign manager worked for Marshall. "To succeed, these DC insiders had to mislead voters into thinking that Huelskamp had a liberal record and that his opponent was a conservative", said Senate Conservatives Fund President Ken Cuccinelli.

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Orlando mayor: City should buy Pulse nightclub to open permanent memorial

On June 12, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a terrorist attack inside the gay nightclub. He added: "People are traveling from all over the country, really all over the world..." "If the City and the property owners jointly agree it is in the best interest of the community that the City acquires the property, then the City will move forward with that public process to do so", said Cassandra Anne Lafser, spokesperson for Orlando Mayor ...

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Mike Pence Declines to Endorse John McCain

Trump openly taunted the leaders of his own party Tuesday by refusing to endorse Ryan and former Republican presidential nominee John McCain of Arizona in their GOP primaries. "He's incapable of changing". But Clinton was able to recover during the Democratic convention.Trump, too, saw a polling boost from his convention, Madonna said.

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Trump Overtakes Clinton After Trailing in Previous Polls, Rasmussen Report Says

America is going to win again under Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s administration, a poll suggests. Trump has overtaken the lead held by Democratic rival Hillary Clinton — likely because of this week’s terror attack in Istanbul — after trailing her in previous polls, according to a  Rasmussen report  released on Thursday.

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After Bruising Primary, Rivals Donald Trump And Ted Cruz Meet In Washington

Before he dropped out of the race, he stayed in as part of an effort to keep Trump from amassing a majority of delegates. "I'll let you know how I feel about it after it happens", Trump told The New York Times in a story published Thursday while flashing what the newspaper described as a "mischievous smile".


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