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Supreme Court turns away challenge to death penalty sentence in fragging case

The court, opening its term that runs through June, convened as usual on the first Monday in October, although three of the eight justices were absent to observe the Jewish new year holiday. If a Justice can be nominated and confirmed early next year, we'll see either the creation of a liberal majority without Kennedy or a reassertion of the balance of the Court before Scalia's death.

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Clinton leads Trump by double digits in Michigan

Former President Bill Clinton offered a blistering assessment of the Affordable Care Act on Monday in Flint, saying small businesses are "getting killed" by "this insane system" created by the health care law his wife wants to shield from Republicans.

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Commuter railroad changes arrival rule after station crash

The data also revealed that the engineer applied the brakes less than one second before the train crashed into the station's bumping post, the NTSB said. Months before Thursday's deadly train crash, federal rail officials found dozens of violations during an audit that focused on NJ Transit's safety and operations, a USA official told The Associated Press.

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Video shows deadly encounter between Charlotte police, black man

Scott was shot and killed during a parking lot encounter with police searching for another person wanted for arrest. They also said Scott had marijuana. Putney said Friday that releasing it could inflame the situation. "If laws were broken, I would be making a different decision", he said. Police say detectives interviewed witnesses, who confirmed that Scott hadn't complied with officers' demands.

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Fort Campbell soldiers, 2 others charged in Army theft

The six soldiers allegedly stole more than $1 million worth of sensitive military equipment from the U.S. Army installation at Fort Campbell, located on the border between Hopkinsville, Kentucky and Clarksville, Tennessee. If convicted, Roberts and Wilson could face 20 years in prison for each count of wire fraud and violating the Arms Export Control act. According to WSMV , each of the eight defendants faces up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 on the conspiracy charge.

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Clown costumes aren't the first to be banned in school

The reports of the threats appears to have inspired people across the state - and the rest of the country - to report sightings of clowns. But, a recent series of clown sightings and threats, some which have turned out to be hoaxes, is turning those fears into reality.

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Lane reversals on I-26 for hurricane evacuation could last until

So far, Haley says 175,000 people have evacuated from the coast. "It is getting worse, and we're seeing that it's getting worse", Haley said ". East of Charlotte in Union County could see up to 2 inches of rain. Rains and winds from Hurricane Thomas are expected to move into SC on Friday and conditions will deteriorate during the day on Saturday. For more evacuation details.

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Senator backtracks from calling Trump a 'role model'

The Hassan campaign, state and national Democrats, and pro-Democratic outside groups quickly attacked Ayotte over saying "absolutely". "I don't know Kelly Ayotte". Donald trump initially refused to endorse Sen. But Hassan also came under fire for her half-hearted defense of Clinton earlier this year when she wasn't able to say whether she found the Democratic nominee trustworthy.

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Russian embassy in Damascus shelled from terrorist-controlled area of Syria

At the United Nations, Russia dismissed a French-drafted UN resolution aimed at imposing a ceasefire in Aleppo as having "no chance of working", insisting the priority should be fighting jihadists in Syria. World Health Organization spokeswoman Fadela Chaib said that between September 23 and October 2, 342 people had been killed in eastern Aleppo, including 106 children, and 1,129 injured, including 261 children.

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YouTube Personality Holds Up 'All Lives Matter' Sign in Black Neighborhood

Founded after a Florida jury in 2013 returned an innocent verdict for the neighborhood-watch participant who fatally shot black youth Trayvon Martin, the Black Lives Matter movement proceeds from the belief that black lives "are seen as without value within White supremacy", its website states.

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#SuperheroesForJacob: Community Mourns SC Boy Killed School Shooting

Jacob was hospitalized and put on life support. Six-year-old Jacob Hall died on October 1, three days after getting fatally shot in the Townville Elementary School shooting. Batman , along with the Batmobile, and Superman were on hand as well. Jacob was remembered during a superhero-themed celebration of life service at Oakdale Baptist Church.

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Former Trump tax adviser: Trump had 'zero involvement' in preparing tax returns

And the day before that, she had a three-point lead after her strong performance at the first presidential debate. But Trump's "Number Two" tried to explain after the debate. Clinton said troops deserved a commander in chief who understood their sacrifice. After the debate, media researched and found that Trump did say those comments and is now perceived as a liar.

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Ex-Aide to Christie Dials Back Claim He 'Lied'

I had no knowledge of whether the governor was lying or not. She said she had no knowledge that Christie knew of the lane realignment, but she knew Christie's Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Kelly was aware of it. Kelly said that whenever someone walks in her office, "I feel like I have to hide under my desk because I'm getting a lot of questions about it", Renna testified, adding that Kelly then said, "If someone tells me something is OK, who am I to question it?" Ashmore said she had fielded ...

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NJ Transit Announces Commuter Plan

They still haven't been able to extract the recorder from the train's front vehicle. 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 lead vehicle at the time of the crash.

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Obama commutes sentence of N.J. man imprisoned on drug charges

Of those commutations, 590 were given this year, which is the most given in one year ever, according to the White House website. Obama has commuted 774 sentences during a two-term presidency, more than the previous 11 presidents combined.

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DeKalb police warn residents of 'clowning' threats

Pennsylvania has been plagued by weird clown sightings - majority hoaxes - and Monday night's incident at Penn State seemed to be more of the same, if on a larger scale. At the moment, the dominant clown strain in the United States - the one appearing in police and media reports, and what compelled King to defend America's hard-working jester - is something altogether more sinister.

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Accountant to Trump: 'I'm the one that did all the work'

The Elon University Poll shows she has a 5.5-point lead over Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump , compared with a virtual tie two weeks ago. It also means she would win without places that are now leaning toward Trump and were former tossups - Ohio, Iowa and two electoral votes between Nebraska and ME which, unlike other states, split their electoral votes partially by congressional district.

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2 juveniles arrested for threats against 2 Mesa high schools

Two high school students were arrested after reportedly making bomb threats on Monday. Hose says the girl identified herself as a clown on a social media account that she used to make the threat. Explosive and K-9 teams swept and cleared the building. Detectives reportedly made multiple electronic search warrants and were able to get evidence linking the students to the threats.

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Banner with image of Putin hung from NYC bridge

Police have "secured" the banner as evidence but have not made any arrests. 'These two guys ... they were struggling for a little bit, but eventually got it [the banner] up, ' he said. The Republican nominee, Donald Trump, has raised eyebrows by repeatedly offering praise for Putin's leadership. Trump recently said of Putin, in a rally held on Wednesday in Henderson, Nev., "I don't love, I don't hate.

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Warrant issued for former officer in daughter's death in MS, newspaper says

Hancock County Chief Deputy Don Bass said it remains unclear what their relationship was, saying only that Ladner was a "friend" of Barker. He said Barker also fell asleep a short time later. "If she doesn't turn herself in today, I plan to charge anybody that is helping her", Adam told the newspaper Thursday morning. Barker's daughter, Cheyenn Hyer, was found dead in the patrol auto on Friday Avenue at a residence on Standard-Dedeaux Road in Kiln.

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When is the Second Presidential Debate? Date, Time, and Where to Watch

Bill Clinton is trying to avoid muddling his message again as he campaigns for his wife in battleground OH a day after he described President Barack Obama's signature health care law and the resulting insurance markets as "the craziest thing in the world".

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Patriots welcoming back Brady

And the Miami Dolphins and Buffalo Bills are division rivals always looking to hang their hat on beating hated New England. But the good news is that, the Patriots are taking on the winless Cleveland Browns (0-4) with starting quarterback Tom Brady making his debut this year, following his previous four-game suspension.

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Shooting Near Baylor University Campus Prompts Shelter-In-Place

Waco police said officers were investigating a murder at a location about a mile south of campus. A shooting occurred at Ninth and Garrett streets off campus, according to a message posted on the university's Twitter account. Waco and Baylor police are working together in their search for the suspect. They said the shooting was not random and did not in anyway involve others outside the immediate crime scene.

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Amber Alert issued for Hamilton County teen

A series of tips led police to the Honey Creek Mall area. She was found by the Terre Haute Police Department. A warrant was issued for his arrest. The Sheridan Police Department is investigating the abduction of a child from Sheridan, Indiana.

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What Did Hillary Clinton Think of "SNL" Spoof of Presidential Debates?

Regardless, Clinton told Extra that she thought Baldwin's portrayal was ideal. Kate McKinnon arrives at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards on September 18, 2016, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. "She makes me laugh anyway, she is so amusing just naturally", Clinton said of the comedienne's Willy Wonka routine at the start of the debate skit. "I've been working on it!" While she acknowledges that she's a tad busy over the next month, Clinton says she won't rule out another appearance on ...

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Penn. girl, 15, says Donald Trump is stoking sexism among teens

Brennan Leach said Donald Trump is stoking sexism at her school. "Do we really want a president who pays more in taxes than he legally owes?" "Premiums and deductibles, prescription drug costs are way too high". "There's a lot of talent lost when mothers have to leave their job", Anderson said. "We have to stand up against that: women and men, mothers and fathers, everybody", Clinton continued.

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Post-debate polls show Clinton up while Trump wallows in gutter

Clinton 54, Trump 28, Johnson 4, Stein 4. The poll showed 42 percent supported Clinton while 38 percent supported Trump. Its margin of sampling error is plus or minus 3 percentage points. The candidates are neck and neck when it comes to voters outside the major parties, an area where Trump has led in some recent polls. The poll also had good news for U.S.

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Cops: Man afraid of being homeless kept dead grandma in bags

Police say 30-year-old Christopher Fuhrer kept his grandmother's corpse wrapped in plastic bags for about five months because he was afraid of losing his housing. The Medical Examiner's office is investigating the cause of death. They say Fuhrer told responding officers he was anxious he'd become homeless once his grandmother died.

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Yahoo has scanned emails for US authorities, reports say

Now Reuters is reporting that the United States government issued a classified legal request for Yahoo to write custom software that scanned Yahoo Mail for specific terms in real time , and Yahoo agreed. The program , which detects a string of characters specified by U.S. intelligence officials, was written by Yahoo Mail engineers at the request of chief executive Marissa Mayer and general counsel Ron Bell.

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Northern California wildfire forces hundreds to evacuate mountainous area

The Santa Cruz beach boardwalk, we can see that picture so you can get an image, nearly looks volcanic, that is the Loma fire now burning more than 2,200 acres, about 10% contained at last update so that area, this is what is significant about it.

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Ohio State punts Rutgers in shutout rout

Despite everything I've been through it feels surreal. "I'm just trying to do my part and do the best thing for the team, and with that came a record". He finished with 154 total yards. IN (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) overcame a 14-point Spartans lead in the final 16 minutes Saturday night, and won on a 20-yard field goal in overtime, 24-21.

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President Obama not happy Congress overrode the 9/11 bill veto

Earlier in the day, US Senator Bob Corker said President Barack Obama refused to meet with leaders in the US Senate to discuss the bill, dubbed the Justice for Sponsors of Terrorism Act ( JASTA ). "By the time everybody seemed to focus on the potential consequences, members had already basically taken position", McConnell said, according to NBC News .

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Bill Clinton Changes Tune After Calling ObamaCare 'Crazy'

Days after former President Bill Clinton called the Affordable Care Act "a insane system", he clarified Wednesday that he supports the law and wants to see it improved. However, he reiterated that there are still many people who don't qualify for subsidies, yet they are facing high premiums. "We wound up with the most expensive system in the world and we insured the smallest percentage of people".

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Florida residents urged to 'get out' as Hurricane Matthew roars in

Hurricane conditions were also still affecting the Bahamas. Matthew was heading northwest at about 12 miles per hour (19 kph) and was expected to continue on this track on Thursday, turning north-northwest on Thursday night, the National Hurricane Center said.

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Dallas Cowboys: 3 Takeaways From Week 4

Gabbert completed an impressive 69.57 percent of his passes with a 91.9 passer rating and 8.52 yards per attempt average - all season highs. Rookie Ezekiel Elliott leads the National Football League in rushing yards with 412, has three rushing scores and ranks fifth all-time for rushing yards by a rookie in his first four games as a pro.


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