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Leader of armed standoff describes what led him to US refuge

Ammon Bundy's attorney Marcus Mumford played audio clips from a meeting on November 19, during which Bundy called on the sheriff to stand with the Hammonds or "stand with the system that abused them". Bundy was expected to testify in the afternoon, but his appearance was pushed back. On Dec. 18, Bundy sent Ward an email that read: "We as a people deserve to live in peace and tranquility, but will defend freedoms if necessary in order to do so".

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Pence says Trump misspoke on abortion

Pence's task has perhaps never been more critical than on the debate stage at Virginia's Longwood University , where he'll face off Tuesday evening against Sen. But they agreed on little else with Pence saying Clinton demeans police with accusations of racial bias while Kaine says it is an issue that must be discussed.

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Austin ISD adds patrols after clown threat

The district said it is investigating the threats and it will go after those who are responsible for posting them. People posing as threatening clowns on social media are forcing schools nationwide to send letters to parents, and some have even been locked down.

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Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson to rally in Phoenix

Morgan Polikoff, an associate professor of K-12 education at the University of Southern California, tweeted that he attended the event and also confirmed the Daily News reporting. But Johnson now has a ton of support from our Millennial generation. "I believe Gary Johnson already does", Colbert deadpanned. The last time they endorsed a third party candidate was over a hundred years ago, when they backed former Republican president Theodore Roosevelt's run under the Bull Moose banner.

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Hoboken Train Crash: Crew 'Very Cooperative' Say Investigators

A derailed New Jersey Transit train is seen under a collapsed roof after it derailed and crashed into the station in Hoboken, New Jersey. Train personnel survey the NJ Transit train that crashed in to the platform at the Hoboken Terminal September 29, 2016 in Hoboken, New Jersey.

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Loaded gun found in bag at Huntsville airport; 11th found this year

A TSA officer spotted the image of the firearm on an X-ray monitor during routine screening of carry-on luggage, and immediately notified the Boise Police Department. The latest incidents were the 12th and 13th firearms discovered in carry-on baggage at the Boise Airport this year. "Passengers are responsible for the contents of bags they bring to the checkpoint", said Mark Howell, TSA regional spokesman.

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3 lifestyle changes to help prevent breast cancer

Toni Zhong and colleagues at the University of Toronto. Detective Nelson-Edwards, Detective Lisa Gutauska and Juvenile Aid Bureau Secretary Tangelia Booker battled breast cancer. "It's a serious thing", Rost said. LAURINBURG -Today and each Wednesday this month, the Scotland Health Care System is hosting Pink Out for Breast Cancer at the front lobby of Scotland Memorial Hospital.

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OH to resume executions in January after three-year pause

The notice to the federal court judge is created to give the judge time to deal with requests for injunctions and other legal motions concerning this new protocol before Phillips' scheduled execution, he said. According to officials at the court hearing, a specialty pharmacy will not be compounding the drugs. Neither panned out. Most major manufacturers either have stopped making drugs used for lethal injection or refuse to sell them to states for executions.

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NJ Transit Was Under Federal Audit Before Hoboken Crash

That box - and another located in the front control auto where the engineer sat - should have information about the train's speed, distance traveled, throttle input, brake application and break performance, NTSB Vice Chairwoman T. "Commuters need to feel safe in our trains and on our tracks", he said in a statement. Fifteen people injured when a train crashed into a rail station in New Jersey are still hospitalized.

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Black box glitch in New Jersey train crash puzzles experts

Federal investigators recovered a data recorder, video recorder and the engineer's cellphone Tuesday from the commuter train that crashed into a New Jersey rail station last week. Southworth declined to comment on how fast the train may have been going, saying the data recorder should help answer that question. Southworth and another investigator, Michael Hiller, also retrieved from the front auto the backpack of Tom Gallagher, the engineer who was operating the train from a cab inside the ...

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Funeral for Keith Lamont Scott to be held at James Island church

Police have identified the officer involved in the shooting as Brentley Vinson, who has been employed with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department since July 21, 2014, and is now assigned to the Metro division. In a later 30-second clip, an officer says shots have been fired and a suspect is lying wounded on the ground. Police said the protester was not killed by an officer.

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Watch Tuesday's VP debate with the Statesman

Both Pence and Kaine have been preparing carefully for the debate. Pence , an equally genial politician, was unflappable. Pence then got his turn. Tim Kaine go head to head for 90 minutes. Pence was responding to Kaine's claim that Trump had a led an "insult-driven" campaign when he turned the attack around to focus on a line delivered by Clinton at a private fundraiser in NY on September 9.

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Whoops! RNC declares Pence winner of VP debate - before it even starts

The latest polls suggest the Clinton campaign saw a slight boost nationally following the first debate, however its unclear if either party would see much of a difference after Tuesday's less-high-profile event. Instead, he accused Clinton and President Obama of a "weak and feckless foreign policy" that had endangered America around the world. "I think it has more to do with cabinet members and that we don't have a say on".

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Hall bulks up to become force for No. 8 Texas A&M

The Vols (5-0) visit the Aggies (5-0) Saturday at 3:30 (WVLT-TV). The maroon and white have outscored opponents 44-3 during the third quarter in 2016. "That's how it is and we embraced that, but I love the challenge and I know our guys do". He's been effective and productive. "That is being addressed".

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Texas' Strong, Oklahoma's Stoops need victory to calm fans

Strong stressed that the move is not an example of "desperate times, desperate measures" heading into Saturday's game in Dallas between the Longhorns (2-2, 0-1 in Big 12) and No. The touchdown came after the Bulldogs had thought they had the game wrapped up following true freshman quarterback Jacob Eason's connection to Riley Ridley down the sideline on a 47-yard scoring pass with 10 seconds left to put the Bulldawgs up 31-28.

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Hurricane Matthew slams Haiti, takes aim at US East Coast

He said the charity has warehouses stocked with blankets, tarps, water cans and hygiene kits to assist almost 100,000 people, but "we expect it to go well over a million to even millions of people affected by this". Hurricane Matthew has generated large surf, heavy rain and wind. The storm thrashed the tourist town of Baracoa in the province of Guantanamo, passing close to the disputed U.S.

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Kaine attacks, Pence fights back in vigorous VP debate

But they agreed on little else with Pence saying Clinton demeans police with accusations of racial bias while Kaine says it is an issue that must be discussed. Kaine also attacked Trump on his tax returns and the New York Times report according to which in 1995 he showed a massive business loss of almost a Dollars 1 billion.

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Ruling against same-day voter registration stayed by court

OH residents can begin voting in person on October 12. The state's county clerks, after a conference call last week, agreed that early voting stations still would be allowed to register people to vote, McHenry County Clerk Mary McClellan said.

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Clown threat on Facebook prompts heightened security at Chicago Heights schools

One high school student made the threat via an account depicting a clown and said it was a joke, pointing out that it's Halloween time. Citizens who become frightened and alarmed at a clown sighting should also be aware that harming someone, by any means, simply because they are wearing a costume can lead to arrest.

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Professional Clown Worried About Backlash Over Clown Sightings

In Philadelphia, a 13-year-old girl was said to have been responsible for making "clown threats" to schools in the area and later told police it was a prank. Mary Chase the store manager at Uptown Costume and Dancewear said creepy clowns are a popular costume this year, boosting sales. Since clowns have been popping up across the country, Walker said he's gotten some backlash.

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Idea of police bias not unique to Clinton

Mr. Pence did not repeat other Trump campaign officials claim that the tax write-off was a sign of "genius". But expect the 90-minute faceoff at Longwood University in Farmville, Va ., to be as much about Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as it is about the men vying for the No.

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Hurricane Matthew shifts west toward Florida coast; Classes still not cancelled

FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate will brief Obama on the latest developments if scheduling allows. It is not forecast to impact any land within the next few days. Storm shutters were being drawn shut across windows at the University of Miami , where the 10th-ranked Hurricanes were preparing for their annual rivalry game with No.

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Ala. Attorney General Luther Strange challenges new overtime rule

In the new rules , the Department of Labor doubled to $913 a week, or $47,500 a year, the pay threshold below which employees must be paid overtime after working 40 hours a week. Various representatives of the construction industry have also come out in opposition to the new rules. According to the LePage administration, the new rules would mean that all salaried employees who earn less than $47,500 a year would be eligible for overtime pay.

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Bernie Sanders: Hillary Clinton 'Absolutely Correct' About My Supporters

What do you think? "They don't see much of a future". Your response? If everybody in the country was a genius, we would not pay taxes. But I don't think you tell idealistic people, particularly young people, that they've bought in to a false promise.

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Man in critical condition after fight at Raiders-Ravens game

Scott Smith , of Mt. Vernon, New York is seen in a booking photo provided by the Baltimore Police Department. Scott Smith (left) and Andrew Nappi (Baltimore PD via AP). The pair of Westchester County men approached Bauer toward the end of the game and reportedly punched him in the back of the head, causing him to fall forward.

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Video of Los Angeles police shooting shows suspect with gun

A group of people protested outside LAPD's Chief Charlie Beck's news conference, chanting, "No justice, no peace, no racist p". Police chief Charlie Beck said he chose to reverse course and release the security video to dispel competing accounts about Saturday's shooting of 18-year-old Carnell Snell Jr.

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Shooting of Keith Scott: Charlotte Police Release Audio Files

Minutes after, on September 20, Officer Brentley Vinson fatally shot Scott after police say he brandished his firearm and refused to drop it. "Roll back to this apartment complex behind you". While a suspect has been arrested, some believe a police officer shot Carr, who died a day later. Civil rights groups want the rest of it released. Another new law protects students' online data.

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Kaine vs. Pence: The most memorable lines

With the close White House race perhaps starting to tip in Clinton's favor, Pence outlined a detailed conservative agenda on tax policy, entitlements and immigration. Experts say the focus on implicit bias is the next frontier of police training and the Justice Department has increasingly pushed for implicit bias training at troubled law enforcement agencies.

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SEC Week 6 early look: Aggies, Vols meet in top-10 matchup

RUSHING-Tennessee, Kamara 16-62, Hurd 10-42, Dobbs 11-26, (Team) 1-(minus 3). Tennessee quarterback Joshua Dobbs connected on a 43-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass to Jauan Jennings as time expired to propel the Vols to victory. (AP Photo/John Bazemore). Georgia wide receiver Riley Ridley (8) runs away from Tennessee defensive backs Micah Abernathy (22) and Malik Foreman (13) to score on a pass from quarterback Jacob Eason in the second half of an NCAA college football game S.

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Stop raising funds, Trump charity told

The Washington Post published a series of stories including revelations that Trump had not donated to his foundation since 2008, relying since then entirely on other people's money in an arrangement deemed as highly unusual for a family charity.

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Pence at VP debate: Trump worked tax code "brilliantly"

Mr Pence, the governor of IN, shot back at Mr Kaine that he and Mrs Clinton "would know a lot about an insult-driven campaign" and then accused Clinton, the former U.S. The current vice president, Joe Biden, offered some pointers to Kaine in an interview with CNN's "New Day" on Tuesday. Asked about reports that Trump might not have paid any federal taxes for years, Pence said his running mate "used the tax code just the way it's supposed to be used, and he did it brilliantly".

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Campaign manager on Trump's "art of the comeback" after $1B loss

Others replied that no laws were broken by Trump. Most of the interviews from the poll were completed before Saturday night's report from The New York Times that revealed Trump might have avoided income taxes for the last 18 years after declaring a $916 million loss in 1995.

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Defense will begin battle to paint hot auto death as "tragedy"

Harris' casual conversation in patrol auto made Piper uncomfortable, not consistent with someone who just lost a child. Harris' defense team said it was a frightful accident. Kilgore conceded, though, that Harris was unfaithful to his wife and regularly sexted with women. Observers are justified in being disgusted, Kilgore said.

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WikiLeaks' Assange promises leaks on election, Google

Appearing via Skype, Assange said that while his organization will release a raft of documents before the November 8 presidential election, suggestions that they would "destroy" Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign were the result of misquotes.

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Matthew hits Cuba; Florida, Carolinas brace for hurricane

Nathan Deal to issue a state of emergency for 13 counties in Southeast Georgia including Glynn, Camden and McIntosh. The announcement came after the governor of Florida, Rick Scott, declared a state of emergency in the entire state. Images posted on social media Tuesday showed raging, muddy floodwaters almost overflowing river banks, and driving wind and rain that bent palm trees almost in half.


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