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Clinton and Trump have diametrically opposed approaches to fighting terrorism

But now, less than a week before the crucial first debate of this presidential race - and as a terrorism bombing investigation continues in NY and New Jersey - a viable route has emerged for the Republican nominee, according to the latest NPR Battleground Map.

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Charlotte: Violent protests leave 12 officers injured after shooting

Scott's family dispute Charlotte-Mecklenburg police statements about the killing which claim officers were in the area looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant when they saw Scott sitting in a vehicle. A woman who said she is the man's daughter claimed that the man was unarmed when he was shot. "I can tell you a handgun was seized", Putney said, "I can also tell you we did not find a book, which has been referenced to".

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Manchester United defender Luke Shaw to miss EFL Cup clash at Northampton

Manager Jose Mourinho is expected to rest Paul Pogba, David De Gea and Eric Bailly against the League One side, according to the Manchester Evening News . The most impressive thing though was that until the weekend just gone when they lost 3-1 to Chesterfield F.C, they were on a 31-game unbeaten league run stretching back to December a year ago.

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Authorities ID suspect in NYC explosion

The FBI is questioning five people who were taken into custody in connection with Saturday's bombing in Chelsea. Police are searching for 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami, a US citizen who lives in New Jersey and was born in Afghanistan, in connection to the scary bombing in New York City on September 17.

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Another section of Dakota Access construction is halted

Supporters say the pipeline would create more markets and reduce truck and oil train traffic. The protests have led to many arrests, Rolling Stone noted. Concerns about water supplies in the region also prompted reconsideration for the Keystone XL oil pipeline, before the White House moved against the project on broader environmental grounds, including looking into indigenous rights over the land proposed for the pipeline and their sacred sites.

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US flies bombers over South Korea, showing dominance over North

The U.S. previously stationed the aircraft in Guam just a couple of hours away - local news agency Yonhap reported that another bomber flew over South Korea on Wednesday before returning to Andersen Air Force Base. North Korea has almost 1,000 ballistic missiles ready to be fired, but the number of mobile launch pads it has is estimated to be around 100. Some 28,500 USA servicemembers are stationed in the South as the peninsula remains technically at war after the 1950-53 conflict ended in ...

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Pilots eject before military plane crash in California

PT. The cause of the crash was unknown. "We heard a loud boom and saw a white puff of smoke". The two pilots ejected, leaving one dead and another injured. The U-2 "Dragon Lady" is one of the Air Force's most venerable reconnaissance planes, known for its high-flying and its track record during the Cold War.

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Tobacco companies at odds over proposed cigarette tax

Missouri voters will decide in November whether a controversial measure raising the tax on a pack of cigarettes by sixty cents will become law. The Supreme Court let stand an appeals court decision from last week, which said opponents must wait until after the election to raise claims that the measure violates free speech and association rights.

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Outside groups spending big to help Trump, Clinton

Debate prep questions touch on a variety of topics, including the policies he should highlight, if he should use his nickname for Clinton ("Crooked Hillary") and which of Clinton's proposals he should target. After decades on the front pages of NY tabloids, after years on The Apprentice , and after nonstop coverage for the past 18 months or more , America pretty much knows Donald Trump - all 237 pounds of bluster, bravado and uncanny ability to shout out what others are silently saying ...

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Bill Clinton says his wife is doing great

Clinton's visit attracted a throng of television cameras to the College of Southern Nevada but he spoke in a relatively small room at the two-year college, located several miles north of the Las Vegas Strip. "And keeping her in in a leadership position on the board I think, personally, is very important". A spokesman for the 42nd president quickly said Clinton misspoke.

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Edward Snowden stole defence secrets and is no whistleblower, U.S. report says

Its assessment of Snowden is not favorable. "Finally, the Committee remains concerned that more than three years after the start of the unauthorised disclosures, NSA, and the intelligence community as a whole, have not done enough to minimise the risk of another massive unauthorised disclosure", the executive summary says.

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PGA Tour boss rues lack of expansion outside US

If he does that he will add to his back-to-back victories at the Honda Classic and WGC-Cadillac Championship, and he will be satisfied with his year. Spieth has struggled since his meltdown in the final round of the Masters earlier this year, but shot a solid 7-under during the final two rounds at the BMW Championship and looks ready to defend his victory at last year's TOUR Championship .

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As Trump rises, Clinton struggles with traditional playbook

Moderators should avoid reading and participating in stories about the debates, Schroeder said. A week before the first presidential debate, Donald Trump is putting moderators on notice that he'll be watching to see if they get too rough on him.

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Bank of England Leaves Rates Unchanged

All nine members of the Bank's monetary policy committee (MPC) voted to make no changes to a package of measures announced in August created to shore up the economy after the Brexit vote. The chances of another Bank of England rate cut today are close to zero after some recent upbeat economic data, although further action is expected later in the year.

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Task force looking into security, pipeline protesters' clash

The Bellingham Herald reports (http://bit.ly/2caShy3 ) that the resolution calls on federal agencies to respect the status and treaty rights of recognized tribes. Included in the court filing were the locations of these sites. The protests forced a halt in construction last month after the tribe sued the U.S.

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Clinton eyes Pennsylvania, a must-win state for Trump

And what it shows is that millennial voters prefer Hillary Clinton at far lower levels than they preferred Barack Obama four years ago. His announcement created a backlash, however, after he declined to apologize to Obama after spending years as the public face of those trying to undermine the president's legitimacy.

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Razor thin margin separates Donald Trump from Hillary Clinton in Florida

Undecided voters made up the remaining 8 percent. The Washington Post-Survey Monkey poll was conducted online , while First Tuesday Strategies' Palmetto Presidential Poll was conducted via landline phone numbers. The poll continues to show Floridians divided along racial, gender and party lines in the presidential race. Just 46 per cent said they would be confident.

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FBI looked into suspect in bombing 2 years ago

Had more reports come in, authorities would have looked further at him, the source said, adding that the Federal Bureau of Investigation does not have the resources to put every subject of a suspicious activity report under full-time surveillance.

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Device explodes at NJ train station during FBI investigation, mayor says

It is not yet known if he is suspected as having any connection to five other explosive devices found today in New jersey. Police are probing a link to other explosions in NY and New Jersey . A second bomb was uncovered by police four blocks away and defused safely, before being sent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Virginia for forensic examination.

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No. 14 Vols, No. 19 Gators both dealing with injury issues

The 14th-ranked Volunteers (3-0) have won nine straight games over the last two years for the third-longest streak of any Football Bowl Subdivision program, behind only No. The old record of 59 came against Western Carolina in 2006. Upon seeing the hit, which he thought to be a dirty play, McElwain began yelling over at the North Texas sideline, so angrily that he had to be pulled back by his own players.

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Police looking for U.S. citizen of Afghan origin for NY blast

The shoot-out came after a weekend of fear and dread in NY and New Jersey, with authorities saying the bombings were looking increasingly like an act of terrorism with a foreign connection. Both said on Monday that appears to be changing. White House spokesman Josh Earnest said in television interviews that President Barack Obama, who is already in NY, was being briefed on the case.

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Suspect charged in NYC, NJ bombings; FBI had looked into him

Federal officials said they gave up the investigation after the father said he only meant that he was hanging around the wrong crowd, not that he was a terrorist . Substantial police presence notwithstanding, life in NY appears to have returned to normal. Evidence from the cell phone on the pressure cooker also led to Rahami's identification.

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Chairman Tells UN to Condemn DAPL

The track, called "Indian Givers", supports the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation, which is attempting to block the pipeline's construction, and targets the government and oil companies. "This pipeline violates our treaty rights and our human rights, and it violates the U.N.'s own Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples". The protest disrupted traffic at major intersections over about three hours as the protest moved through Toronto's entertainment and financial districts, saying ...

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Air Force pilot dead, 1 hurt after ejecting in California

The U-2 Dragon Lady "provides high-altitude, all-weather surveillance and reconnaissance, day or night, in direct support of US and allied forces", according to an Air Force fact sheet . In 1960, a U-2 was shot down over the Soviet Union during a reconnaissance mission. U-2 pilots are trained in two-seat aircraft at Beale, although the 33 U-2 aircraft that fly around the world out of Beale have only one seat for one pilot.

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Student charged with assault after fighting high school teacher

I saw him throw one punch. The video was posted on social media late Monday afternoon. He said he wants to watch it on his terms. Police say the student is now charged with assault, but his name has not been released since he's a juvenile.

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Two men find bag, remove bomb, take bag

Later that evening, after the blast in Chelsea, state troopers found the unexploded device. The arrest came just hours after police issued a bulletin and photo of Rahami, a naturalized US citizen from Afghanistan with an address in Elizabeth, New Jersey.

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U-2's flight routine before crash, killing pilot

Tuesday on the mountainside of the Sutter Buttes. The pilots are assigned to the 1st Reconnaissance Squadron at Beale Air Force Base in Northern California, the Air Force said in a statement . It houses 4,500 military personnel, Fox News reported . The U-2, made famous during the Cold War when aviator Francis Gary Powers crashed in the Soviet Union and was taken prisoner, is a single-engine, high-altitude reconnaissance and surveillance aircraft used in support of US and allied forces.

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4 siblings killed, mother critically hurt at Michigan home

A man has been arrested after four siblings were killed and their mother critically injured in an attack at their home in suburban Detroit, police said Wednesday. He says an investigation is ongoing, but the killings appear to have stemmed "from a domestic violence-type situation". The woman is now listed in critical condition at the hospital.

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Protesters target police vehicles after shooting

Police said the shooting happened Tuesday afternoon as officers were looking for someone else and saw 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott get out of a auto with a gun. Police said he was armed and posed a threat. "The community deserves answers and full investigation will ensue". The agency's "civil emergency unit" was deployed to disperse the crowd, and reporters saw tear gas being used.

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Air Force pilot killed, second injured after California crash

The pilot who survived is being treated, but officials haven't given his condition. The plane had just taken off on a training mission from nearby Beal. On Tuesday morning after the crash, the plane lay in pieces on a scorched hillside. A grass fire also broke out at the scene after the crash, CBS13 reported .

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Rapper Shawty Lo killed in fiery auto crash

Police say two cars were involved in the crash. One of the cars went over the guardrail and caught fire. According to police, two other passengers in the auto were taken to the hospital with injuries. The group is best known for hits including " Laffy Taffy " and "Betcha Can't Do it Like Me". But Shawty Lo's major rise to prominence came in 2008, when he made his solo debut with the album Units in the City , which spawned the hit, " Dey Know ".

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Protests over Charlotte police shooting move to highway

Protests and looting rocked a North Carolina city early Wednesday, following the fatal police shooting of a black man, with a dozen officers and several demonstrators injured in the violence. Another demonstration took place Tuesday outside of police headquarters in the midwestern city of Tulsa, where on Friday an officer killed an unarmed black man standing next to his auto.

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NY bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami charged

The New York Times reported that Mohammed had called his son a terrorist after that incident two years ago, citing senior law enforcement officials. drone strike in Yemen in 2011, the New York Times reported, citing an unnamed law enforcement official. He is suspected in the planting of bombs in Chelsea on September 17, as well as in Seaside Park, New Jersey , and Elizabeth, New Jersey .

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Coast Guard: Search for 2 missing boaters continues

According to the available information, the Coastal Security Police (CSP), Mangaluru, informed the Coast Guard Karnataka about the boat sinking at around 9.30 pm. The hovercraft searched the creeks and shallow areas. The Indian Coast Guard ship which rushed to the site started the search operation. Landing parties with binoculars and maps were also dispatched from the hovercraft to search along the coast and the adjacent sea areas.

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Iowans arrested while protesting Dakota Access Pipeline

The Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop, Michael Curry, will spend two-days with the Sioux people at Standing Rock this weekend "in a show of support and advocacy", the Episcopal Church said in a statement. The tribe and protesters here in the Tri-State fear the pipeline will disrupt sacred sites and impact drinking water for thousands on the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation and potentially millions farther downstream.


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