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'Truly a piece of evil': 'Grim Sleeper' sent to death row

Franklin's face softened, and he nodded. He was dubbed the "Grim Sleeper" because of a gap between killings attributed to him. Lonnie was convicted earlier this year of killing nine women and a teenage girl. military, the court heard. Enietra Washington said she remembered Franklin climbing on top of her and a camera flashing as she lost consciousness. In a conference call with reporters Wednesday, the activists said the administrative charges against Manning are unjust, particularly ...

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No Secret Service talks with Trump

Trump earlier appeared more focused on delivering his typical campaign stump speech about Clinton, telling supporters she would represent four more years of President Barack Obama, "but maybe worse", and sparring with her over policy. Lawmakers, former national security officials and other critics expressed concern that Trump had advocated violence, possibly in jest, against Clinton or her Supreme Court nominees.

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Delta power loss impacts airline's operations

Delta Air Lines is already facing a downturn in its passenger unit revenues based on the tough market conditions and fierce competition as the airline's 2Q revenue declined 2.4% year-over-year (YoY). Customers experiencing a delay of more than three hours, or a canceled flight, could receive $200 in vouchers for future travel. Crews worked overnight to complete work bringing Delta's systems back to order Tuesday.

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Gunfire Erupts at Ferguson Protest on Second Anniversary of Michael Brown's Death

A vehicle speeding down West Florissant Avenue, where roughly 75 protesters gathered not far from where Brown died, struck a protester who was in the street. Reports state that by 10 p.m. the commotion was settled, and everyone had left. He is thought to have been taken to hospital. The teenager's father, also called Michael Brown, gave a brief speech at the memorial.

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Ferguson Protesters Fire At Motorist After Vehicle Hit Demonstrator

A grainy video shows a vehicle hitting one of the protesters, and after a horrified crowd gathers around the man, gun shots are heard, scattering them. According to Daily News, the victim's brother took him to a nearby hospital but later returned to the site of the collision telling witnesses through tears that his brother is in critical condition.

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US election: US faces 'moment of reckoning' - Hillary Clinton

Clinton approached that issue Thursday night indirectly, as other speakers throughout the week have done: by emphasizing her tenacity on behalf of Americans who needed help and the results she's gotten for them, from disabled and minority children denied an equal education to first responders on 9/11 damaged by toxic fumes.

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Palisades Swim Club, the training center of Marylander Katie Ledecky

Another American, Abbey Weitzeil, advanced with the seventh-fastest time . CORONATION TIME: Biles and her American gymnastics teammates have been head and shoulders above the competition during qualifying. The Australian settled for the silver, just three-hundredths of a second behind. Simone Biles of the United States acts during women's qualification match of floor exercise of Artistic Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro , Brazil, on August 7, 2016.

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Jail: Dylann Roof Attacked While He Showered

Stafford is in jail for strong armed robbery and assault and for lying to police, Cannon said . Inmate Dwayne Stafford assaulted Roof as he was preparing for a shower, The Charleston County Sheriff's Office said in a news release .

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Zika puts bite on Miami businesses

The California Department of Public Health reported last week that two infants with Zika-related microcephaly were born in California to mothers who contracted the virus while overseas. All of the the OH cases originated outside the United States, including one that was sexually transmitted. Symptoms include rashes, mild fever, muscle and joint pains, head aches or red eyes.

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USA court in Los Angeles sentences serial killer 'Grim Sleeper' to death

This story is de. "This is not a sentence of vengeance", Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy explained to the defendant as loved ones of his victims looked on, with tears streaming down their faces. During the penalty phase, prosecutors introduced evidence tying Franklin to four additional murders of women between 1984 and 2006. A woman testified that Franklin, as a U.S.

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Austin woman killed by Florida officer in academy class

Knowlton along with 35 others had been taking part in a free community steward training course. According to Knowlton's Facebook page, she served on the Friends of the Punta Gorda Library board of directors and had spent most her career as a librarian.

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2 killings by police were tragic, likely justified

Authorities are promising a "thorough" and "complete" investigation into the shooting, but Thompson's family says that's not enough-they want the officer who pulled the trigger, who has not been identified publicly, to face charges. The actual suspect was arrested a short time earlier. Fatal police shootings of black men have spawned anger and violence around the country, with protesters calling for an overhaul of policing tactics they believe unfairly target minorities in poor ...

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Clinton: Trump 'inciting violence' by pushing gun advocates to deal with her

Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani argued that Trump doesn't make indirect comments - he shares his opinion without reserve. "It's called the power of unification - 2nd Amendment people have fantastic spirit and are tremendously unified, which gives them great political power", the Trump campaign said in its statement.

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New York Daily News asks GOP to abandon Trump

Almost one-fifth of registered Republicans want Donald Trump to drop out of the race for the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Wednesday, reflecting the turmoil his candidacy has sown within his party. "I don't know", he added. The findings suggest damage has been done to one of Trump's main calling cards, his business expertise, with 61 percent of likely voters saying they're less impressed with the Republican nominee's business acumen than when the campaign started.

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Funeral Friday for boy killed in water park accident

The report said that instead of such testing, "visual inspections are conducted annually and daily". Amusement park oversight is not regulated federally - instead it's on a state-by-state basis. The 44-year-old Kansas state lawmaker took his wife and their four boys to the Schlitterbahn waterpark in Kansas City, which declared an "Elected Officials' Day" on Sunday and gave free admission and lunch to the lawmakers and their families.

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DOJ: Baltimore Cops Violate Constitutional Rights

The report noted that one African American man in his mid-50s was stopped 30 times in less than four years. "Police reform won't happen overnight or by chance", Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta said at a news conference unveiling the findings of the report Wednesday.

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Two Officers Shot Near Fort Smith, Arkansas

Billy Monroe Jones, 34, is suspected of shooting the two officers, according to KFSM . Media previously reported that the shooter was armed with a semi-automatic weapon and not cooperating with police. Sheriff Bill Hollenbeck said a Hackett police officer suffered "superficial" wounds but declined to comment on his deputy's condition. Police also said Jones has a license for explosive.

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Attorney General Loretta Lynch to attend vigil honoring police in Baton Rouge

They didn't know it but someone had just called 911 describing two black men entering the store and changing clothes just after Gavin Long shot six law enforcement officers across the river. So that their children can grow up in a community that models that kind of brotherly love. In the wake of such a painful tragedy - and in the shadow of such mindless violence - it can feel as if the world is broken beyond fix.

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Going green: Water pool pool changing color now too

So maybe, in other words, the folks running Rio 2016 were inadvertent innovators and not simply pool-maintenance slackers. Nevertheless, diver after diver plunged into the verdant deep Tuesday and for a while no one could figure out why the tint was off, although officials assured us there was "no risk" to athletes and they were "investigating the cause of the situation".

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Gunfire Erupts at Ferguson Protest

A young man was hit so hard that he was thrown into the air, according to onlookers. There were bullet holes in the auto, but no one was injured and no arrests were made. By around 10 p.m., the protesters had disbanded. And no arrests have been made. Brown's death also triggered mass protests across the United States and ignited a national debate on racial inequality and the use of excessive force in the policing of minority communities, giving a major boost to the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Indiana GOP meeting to pick Pence replacement

Other candidates considered for the nomination were U.S. Representative Susan Brooks, U.S. Representative Todd Rokita, and state Senator Jim Tomes. The next big decision will be Holcomb's selection of a lieutenant governor running mate, which is set to be formally approved by the Republican state committee on Monday.

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Secret Service Has Spoken With Donald Trump Campaign

Some 53 per cent of Americans have an unfavorable view of Ms Clinton, who has been accused of mishandling her emails as secretary of state, according to Reuters/Ipsos polling. "But that's not how I saw it or interpreted it". Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr, said: "As the daughter of a leader who was assassinated I find Trump's comments distasteful, disturbing and unsafe".

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Trump seeks to raise fresh ethical questions about Clinton

Tuesday night. Mateen was seen cheering her on and waving an American flag in the background as she paid tribute to victims of his son's terror rampage. Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Adding to the weird appearance is the father's own background, as someone who has voiced support for the Taliban and at one point declared himself the leader of a "transitional" Afghanistan government.

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Paulsen on Trump's Second Amendment comment: 'Words matter'

Clinton said in Des Moines if you're running for president, words can have tremendous consequences. Trump weathered criticism within his own party for delaying endorsements of fellow Republicans and for a prolonged clash with the family of a fallen Muslim American US Army captain.

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Trump Responds to Frenzy Over 2nd Amendment Remarks, Blasts Media as 'Rigged'

Napolitano weighed in on Donald Trump's comments about "Second Amendment people" and Secretary Clinton. "Hillary [Clinton] wants to abolish - essentially abolish the Second Amendment", Trump said during a rally in North Carolina. In an interview with the right-wing broadcaster Fox News, however, Trump insisted that he had called for democratic - not deadly - action. "A person seeking to be the President of the United States should not suggest violence in any way", said the Clinton ...

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Koster wins Democratic gubernatorial primary

Attorney Catherine Hanaway. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Chris Koster spoke and answered questions on a number of topics Wednesday, at Springfield's Ozarks Technical Community College; the second stop on the first day of his general election bus tour.

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Sheriff's office: Suspect in custody after 2 officers shot

The extent of their injures was not immediately known. KFSM Television said the gunman shot one Sebastian County deputy and the Hackett chief of police at around 7.15 am. According to the police, Spells and Cooper were responding to a call about a domestic disturbance; when they showed up, they were shot. Gov. Asa Hutchinson says the shooting of two law enforcement officers in western Arkansas underscores the danger officers face statewide.

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Donald Trump's wonderful first 2 weeks as the Republican nominee

Whitman, who said she would remain a Republican, brings with her a considerable network of contributors, some of whom she said were open to giving to Clinton. Donald Trump's campaign chairman is playing down a rift between the Republican nominee and House Speaker Paul Ryan. He's not. Hillary Clinton is.

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Obama is the Founder of ISIS: Donald Trump Does It Again

So, you know the other side isn't completely innocent of throwing around ISIS accusations, but I think in this case, this accusation is far more accurate than Donald Trump being an ISIS propagandist. But on Wednesday, Trump leveled the accusation directly at Obama for the first time. "If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks", Trump, 70, said Tuesday.

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Clinton calls Trump out on Second Amendment solution

Almost one-fifth of registered Republicans want Donald Trump to drop out of the race for the White House, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll , reflecting the turmoil his candidacy has sown within his party. "Every single one of these incidences shows us that Donald Trump simply does not have the temperament to be president and commander in chief of the United States", she said.

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Student satisfaction 'at new high in Wales'

The NSS is a survey of almost half a million students across the United Kingdom, undertaken independently by Ipsos MORI. Dr David Blaney, chief executive of the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, said: "We know there is some excellent work going on at universities to make university teaching even better and to improve the experience students have of higher education".

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Democrats Silent on Appearance of Orlando Gunman's Father at Clinton Rally

Many criticised the decision to allow Seddique Mateen , however Mrs Clinton's campaign team claim he was not invited to the event. A low-level staffer grabbed Mateen from the crowd and put him in that position without realizing that Mateen was the father of the Pulse shooter, positioning him as part of what "a longtime Republican presidential campaign advance staffer described as a "tapestry" - an area where a diverse group would be seated to reflect wide-ranging support for the candidate".

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Poll finds most voters against borrowing for roads

And even when Democrats are included, Ryan's approval statewide sits at 54 percent. About 16 percent of voters in the state told Marquette they will: vote for neither candidate, will not vote or don't know how they will vote, according to a news release issued on August 10.

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Baltimore vows changes after blistering police report

Lori released the following statement August 10, in response to the U.S. Department of Justice report on the Baltimore City Police Department. Despite making up just 63 percent of Baltimore's population, blacks accounted for 95 percent of those stopped by police at least 10 times during the time period under review.

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The presidential debates might have a third podium after all

Yes, Donald Trump told Time magazine on Tuesday , he'll participate in all three presidential debates against Hillary Clinton this fall - but he may try to negotiate some changes to the events. So I look forward to the debates. A refusal by Donald Trump to participate in the presidential debates this fall would mark another weird and unprecedented move by the unusual nominee - but unlike some of his past unorthodox steps, experts say it would nearly certainly destroy what little chance he ...


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