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WGU Offers $200000 in Scholarships to ITT Tech Students

In total, the company employed nearly 8000 people across the country, and left even more students without certainty. Last week ITT Technical Institute closed all of its campuses nation-wide after federal restrictions were placed on the school last week, leaving roughly 45,000 students unsure about their futures.

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Donald Trump's Tax Plan Leaves Crucial Question for Businesses

Trump shifted between an aspirational tone - he said his plan will lead to the creation of 25 million new jobs over 10 years - and cynicism about the current state of U.S. "This proposal is less skewed toward the high-income" earners, said Gleckman. Polling at double digits and his plan for economic growth is...get rid of income and corporate taxes.

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Ex-Illinois Lawmaker Says Woman Extorted Him On Facebook

Ron Sandack , who initially claimed he was stepping down for "cyber security reasons" and to spend more time with his family, released a statement Friday alleging that the woman "lured" him into the inappropriate discussion on Facebook. He also said he had been waiting to come clean until the police investigation had ended. The nature and full content of the messages and video call are redacted from the police report.

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Clinton has worked through previous health episodes, Bill Clinton says

Video has surfaced of Hillary Clinton appearing to stumble as she was led into a van after suffering a "medical episode" during the 9/11 memorial service. And unlike me, she sleeps well at night. "I think her lifestyle and her underlying indicators-blood pressure, the amount of exercise, the everything else-means it's nearly certain she's in better health than her opponent".

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Manhattan Beach Students Named as National Merit Scholar Semifinalists

National Merit Scholarship Corp. on Wednesday announced the names of students who are semifinalists in its 62nd annual National Merit Scholarship Program . Created in 1955, the program provides merit-based scholarships to students who display outstanding academic skill. Semifinalists from Rock Bridge High School are: Jordan Banker, Paul Cover, Zane Durante, Allison Foster, Nathan Kempf, Boonakij Palipatana, Avery Schroeder, Richard Shang and Yuan Zhuang.

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Man who shot at George Zimmerman guilty of attempted murder

Authorities say Apperson opened fire on Zimmerman during a traffic incident a year ago. Apperson's attorney, Michael LaFay, said that Zimmerman was the aggressor and brandished a gun in both incidents, but prosecutor Stewart Stone said there was no way Apperson could have seen a gun through the tinted windows of Zimmerman's auto.

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Man With Meat Cleaver Attacks Officers in NYC

An off-duty police detective tried to tackle the man, who struck the officer in the head with the knife, Donald said. The detective is listed as being in serious condition. Joudeh has 15 prior arrests, including one on July 27 after he was found carrying knives near a synagogue in the Manhattan Beach neighborhood of Brooklyn.

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Hall Remembers Meeting David Bowie

Grime musician Skepta won Britain's prestigious Mercury Prize on Thursday for his fourth album, "Konnichiwa". The Mercury Prize includes a £25,000 award from the British Phonographic Industry and British Association of Record Dealers for what a panel of judges considers to be the best album from the United Kingdom that year.

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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee dies at age 88

Albee's assistant said he died on Friday at his home on Long Island near NY. His unconventional style won him great acclaim but also led to a almost 20-year drought of critical and commercial recognition before his 1994 play, " Three Tall Women ", garnered his third Pulitzer Prize.

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Nick Gordon Held Responsible in Bobbi Kristina Brown's Death, Judge Rules

Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in the bathtub of her Roswell townhome in January 2015 and died in hospice care in August 2015 after a six-month medically induced coma. Although the Brown family's suit asked for $50 million in damages, the judge presiding over the case will determine the amount to be awarded to Brown's estate.

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Third sports group pulls out of North Carolina over bathroom bill

He also told Swofford that the ACC, NCAA and other companies and organizations now boycotting North Carolina because of the controversial law are guilty of "profound hypocrisy" for "making calculated business decisions disguised as moral outrage".

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Chicago cop indicted for shooting teens in 2013

Federal authorities said that Officer Marco Proano, 41, used unreasonable force with a risky weapon during the December 2013 incident that left two of the teens wounded, according to the Chicago Tribune . After the trial in which the teenager was acquitted of possession of a stolen vehicle and a misdemeanor criminal trespass to a vehicle, Berman released the video.

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Ohio murder suspect says 'Sounds fair' to $1 million bail

He's charged with murder and kidnapping. Ashland police said officers found the woman and Grate at a home that was supposed to be unoccupied. She had known him for about a month and a half, she told the dispatcher. Police said the bodies of two other women were found in the abandoned home and Mr Grate later confessed to murdering a third woman. The kidnapping charge alleges Grate held another female victim against her will for the goal of engaging in sexual activity with her, between ...

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Calls received about shots near hospital

Denver police tweeted they have not confirmed any shots have been fired. Campbell says police are looking for a man seen with a gun, described as. All inbound traffic to Rose Medical Center is closed, along with eastbound and northbound traffic, according to Denver Police on Twitter.

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Jacob Wetterling Suspect Danny James Heinrich Describes Boy's Final Moments in Court

I pulled the trigger again and it went off. The boys were on their way back home when they hit a dark stretch of road and a man in vehicle pulled over, accosted them at gunpoint, told them to turn off their flashlight and after asking their ages, told them one-by-one to run and not look back or he would shoot them.

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ACC is pulling its neutral site championships out of North Carolina

The ACC and NCAA chose to take away championships because of House Bill 2 , which in part stops local governments from passing broad ordinances protecting sexual orientation and gender identity. The ACC has a working relationship with both stadiums in Tampa and Orlando. "We guess that there are more people who maybe supported HB2 who are now saying, it's not worth the cost", Scavo said.

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One of two Fort Worth officers shot in critical condition

Police were called to a home at around 8:30 p.m. local time. Emergency responders from MedStar first said that both officers had been shot, but later told WFAA that one had "other" injuries. Dozens of police units converged on the residential neighborhood in far south Fort Worth, including SWAT units. The officers managed to return fire into the shed, and the condition of the person inside is unknown.

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Suspect details sexual assault, slaying of Jacob Wetterling

After assaulting the boy in a nearby wooded area, Heinrich said , he began to cry when he told Jacob he couldn't take him home. U.S. Attorney Andy Luger told reporters that Heinrich isn't getting away with anything. In its second edition, Answers in the Sand, Dudley reveals the circumstances tying Dan Heinrich to Jacob's case from the very beginning. Once he was done, a shocked Jacob reportedly told him the following.

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Feds Recall Galaxy Note 7s

Samsung expects replacement Note 7s to be available by Wednesday. As expected, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has recalled Samsung's latest Galaxy Note7 smartphone following a growing number of reports of fires and explosions caused by a defect in the batteries in the handsets.

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No third-party candidates at first debate

The Commission on Presidential Debates announced that Johnson and Stein have both missed the cut to be included in the first debate, with neither reaching the 15% support threshold in an average of credible national polling. This time, the CPD, which has been in charge of orchestrating the Presidential debates since the late 1980s, said in a statement that it would abide, instead, by its traditional rules.

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Union: Cop who shot boy did what he had to do

Braxton was interviewed by police but not charged. At a news conference Thursday, Columbus Police Chief Kim Jacobs told the press he considers it "a tragedy when something like this happens". Police will need to try to confirm that through witnesses, but assuming for the moment the police version of events is accurate it's pretty hard to argue Officer Mason should have hesitated after King pulled a gun that had already fooled three other people that night.

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Hillary Clinton to Campaign in Greensboro Thursday

The analysis shows Clinton has 43% of support from likely voters, Trump had 41% support, Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson had 9% and Green Party candidate Jill Stein had 3%. She noted that Oz "wasn't present at his physical". Trump gets his hair ruffled by Jimmy Fallon on Thursday. Reporters were not allowed into the show, which is scheduled for broadcast Thursday.

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Obama sets timetable to lift Myanmar sanctions

The two women discussed the challenges faced by Myanmar as it transitions from military rule to democracy during Ms Suu Kyi's first visit outside of Asia since her party's election victory a year ago. "When you are trying to invest in Burma, please don't think you have to go with a suitcase bursting with dollar bills", she said. Restrictions imposed by Congress, including sanctions related to North Korea and those governing arms sales and military cooperation, will remain unless lawmakers vote ...

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50-state poll shows 2016 election could redraw map

Voters younger than 45 give Clinton an edge (54 percent to 29 percent for Trump), while non-whites favor Clinton by nearly four-to-one, poll results showed. But a win for Mrs. Clinton in North Carolina , which backed Mr. Obama in 2008 but Mr. Romney in 2012, could deepen the hole from which Mr. Trump must start his climb.

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Auto racer expresses shock after parents found dead

The responding officers found the bodies of Bob Gordon, 68, and Sharon Gordon, 57. The Orange County coroner's office identified the man and woman as Robert and Sharon Gordon . The story surrounding the incident is still incomplete, but Gordon is maintaining "the truth will come out". A longtime neighbor confirmed that the couple who lived in the home were relatives of former NASCAR racer Robby Gordon .

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Trump Leads Ohio In Latest Poll

Both candidates have since released additional medical records. News of Trump's media-savvy appearance on "The Dr. Oz Show" - though it appeared to reveal little detail - flooded the United States airwaves on Wednesday, upping the pressure on Clinton to share more health data before returning to the trail Thursday with appearances in North Carolina and Washington.

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Rhode Island unemployment rises to 5.6 percent

Jobless numbers are derived from a phone survey of households. Meanwhile, metro area data released Thursday show Columbus picking up 800 jobs over the past year, with its August total at 122,400. Metro Albany also had fewer initial unemployment claims last month, 453, compared to 524 in August 2015, representing a 13.5 percent year-to-year drop.

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Pastor Shuts Down Trump at Black Church in Flint

What's more, a calm Timmons put a stop to the heckling, just as she had put a stop to Trump's attacks on Clinton. At that point, Rev. Timmons interjected: "Mr. "Everything she touched didn't work out, nothing", Trump declared to the small audience inside the church. We will educate him. Timmons then stepped up and interrupted him.

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Missouri lawmakers back voter photo ID, looser gun laws

Governor Jay Nixon had vetoed Senate Bill 656 arguing the original hide and carry law was a successful bi-partisan compromise. Nonetheless, citing the bill would have eliminated the need for training, education, a background check and a permit in order to carry a concealed firearm in Missouri, Nixon scuttled the measure in June.

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Rare Tropical Storm Forms Over Land In Northern Florida

Near 11 a.m. EDT Julia was centered about 20 miles (32 kilometers) northeast of Brunswick, Georgia, and moving north-northeast at 6 mph (10 kph). Tropical storm-force winds extend up to 185km from the storm's center, it added, saying isolated tornadoes are possible near Charleston, South Carolina, through yesterday evening.

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Clinton Fit to Serve, Physically and Mentally, Her Doctor Says

Clinton's campaign said the Democratic presidential nominee left the 9/11 anniversary ceremony in NY early after feeling "overheated". Though senior aides knew about Clinton's diagnosis, the delay in public disclosure fuelled criticism that she is prone to secrecy and fed unsubstantiated internet rumours that she is hiding a health issue.

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'In excellent health'- Trump releases medical record

Trump's blood pressure was 116 over 70, and his blood sugar was 99. Trump shared the results of a recent physical exam during the taping, with Oz reading from a summary of exam results that Trump is 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs 236 pounds .

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Samsung to replace or refund one million US Galaxy Note 7 phones

The smartphone has a large, phablet design and is a mid-segment offering from Samsung. While recalls in the smartphone industry do happen, including for rival Apple Inc, the nature of the problem for the Note 7 is a serious blow to Samsung's reputation, analysts have said .

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Kaine Says Trump's Child Care Plan Bad For Women

In an apparent contradiction to what Ivanka Trump said on Good Morning America Thursday, the Trump Organization has suggested that not all of its employees are eligible to receive eight weeks of paid maternity and adoption leave. And Trump took questions from the studio audience. "I think what we have in birth control is, you know, when you have to get a prescription, that's a pretty tough something to climb", Trump said.

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Dozens march in downtown T.O. protest over North Dakota pipeline

Holding signs and banners and chanting "Oil Kills", protesters in Atlanta on Tuesday shouted support for Native American activists trying to stop construction of a North Dakota pipeline they say will desecrate sacred land and pollute water.


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