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NRA launches anti-Hillary Clinton ads in NC

The National Rifle Association thanked Trump with some hefty support, defending his remark and launching a $3 million dollar advertising buy against Clinton. Trump dismissed the allegations during an interview on Fox News. S.C. House Minority Leader Rep. Todd Rutherford, D-Columbia, said he has already been a target of Trump's allegedly violent rhetoric.

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Weather service issues flood watch for Gulf coast states

A lingering area of low pressure across the central Gulf Coast states will continue to feed tropical moisture into the Deep South over the next few days. The dry desert soil can not handle much precipitation, thus most of Arizona and western New Mexico were placed under flooding warnings with some areas of strong winds.

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Mary Knowlton Killed In Police Academy Demonstration

A profile on a Facebook page that appeared to be Knowlton's said she lives in Punta Gorda , but had been a librarian at Scott County Public Library in Savage, Minnesota . The victim, Mary Knowlton, was rushed to Lee Memorial Hospital but died shortly after arriving, reported Wink News . "The Academy is created to give citizens an up-close and personal look at how City government functions and helps shape our community", the website says.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan Wins GOP Primary

Trump initially refused to support Ryan, but after his running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, backed Ryan, Trump followed suit on Friday. "That's why I'm for Mr. But when he was specifically asked about the Trans-Pacific Partnership by a worker, he criticized the deal. Ryan said the results were a vote for a politics that is "inclusive, not divisive", and not "mean".

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U.S. police capture man climbing NYC Trump Tower using suction cups

A 20-year-old man who scaled the Trump Tower in NY using just suction cups was finally pulled inside the building by police who removed a glass window to get at him. Trump built Trump Tower on 721 Fifth Avenue in 1983, as the what was then the tallest glass building in Manhattan and one of the most recognizable skyscrapers in the world.

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Boy dies on world's tallest waterslide

Authorities initially said the victim was 12 years old, but Clint Sprague, a pastor who is acting as a spokesman for the family, said Caleb was 10. Kansas City TV station KCTV reported that the park told the station at the time that the ride was "not behaving properly", after which netting was added around the slide.

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All Charges Dropped Against Officers In Freddy Gray Killing

The charges against the three remaining police officers involved in the 2015 killing of Freddie Gray in Baltimore are dropped, resulting in yet another case in which police walk free after committing a homicide and deepening the divide between police and the Black community.

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Judge Upholds Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's 14-Year Prison Term

The sentence: 14 years. In the courtroom, his two daughters sobbed, the younger one placing her head on her mother, Patti's, shoulder. Their father appeared to sob as they asked Zagel to have mercy on him. Afterward, the ex-governor's wife, Patti Blagojevich, told reporters: "I'm dumbfounded and flabbergasted at the inability of the judge to see things are different than what they were four and a half years ago".

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China's THAAD objection thwarts UNSC's push to denounce N. Korea's missile launches

One of the missiles fired on August 3 landed in waters near Japan for the first time, causing security jitters in the island nation. Given the provocation, the Japanese government has become increasingly alarmed and has joined with the United States in calling on the Security Council to issue the statement.

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Town plans vigil for slain Google worker

WCVB-TV reported, citing unnamed police sources, that she had been sexually assaulted and was burned on her head, feet, and hands. "From North Carolina to Boston and elsewhere, I've been harassed, whistled at, barked at", she said, adding that she now prefers to run with her fiance or a group, or else goes to the gym.

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I was wrong, Trump admits

Trump told supporters in Florida on Wednesday he had seen video of the Iranian government unloading cash from an airplane as part of what Trump called a ransom payment by the United States paid to secure the prisoners' release. I don't know how anybody can seriously accept that and the president tells us with a straight face: "'Well, they're not connected, '" King says. "We don't have a banking relationship with Iran which is part of the pressure we applied on them", Obama added, ...

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No, Hillary Clinton Does Not Want To Abolish The Second Amendment

However, Shays says that Clinton has her share of imperfections, but they don't compare to what he describes as the " dangerous " qualities of Trump. During his Wilmington rally, he charged that Hillary Clinton wants to repeal the Second Amendment, that she would "essentially abolish" the right of Americans to own and carry guns.

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Florida officer kills woman from Minnesota during police role-play

The academy consists of a series of sessions created to provide insight into city government and includes site visits to various agencies, according to Punta Gorda's website. It was a negligent death, something that could have easily been avoided. Punta Gorda's Police chief says a revolver was the gun used during the demonstration.

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Bill Bratton, NYPD commissioner, expected to resign

The next police commissioner - a position once held by Teddy Roosevelt - will be James O'Neill, who is now the chief of department and the NYPD's top-ranking uniformed member. It calls for officers to spend more time out of their patrol cars introducing themselves to shop owners and community members so they can collaborate on making the city safer.

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Perseids Meteor Shower Set To Peak This Week

When the earth passes through the material each year, observers can see it burn up in the earth's atmosphere as a shooting star. The shower will be past its peak but you'll still see plenty of meteors. According to NASA , the Perseids Meteor Shower is expected to produce between 100-200 meteors per hour at times on Thursday and Friday nights. An outburst of hundreds of Perseid meteors is possible this year when the annual shower peaks late Thursday night and early Friday morning.

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Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton Target Each Other's Vulnerabilities

Clinton appeared to reject the Trump campaign's defense, warning of the dangers of reckless language during a presidential race. "His casual cruelty to a gold star family, his casual suggestion that more countries should have more nuclear weapons, and now his casual inciting of violence.

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Auto strikes protester in Ferguson, shots follow

Louis Post-Dispatch that the driver who hit a man standing in the road last night is cooperating with police. Allegedly, witnesses said multiple protesters pulled out guns and fired at the fleeing auto, per the Post-Dispatch. When the woman driving the auto tried to get away, witnesses told reporters some demonstrators were armed and began firing at the vehicle. Brown's shooting by then-Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson stirred protests and riots after various narratives emerged about the ...

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Two dozen people, firefighters injured in explosion, fire in Maryland

Firefighters in the nearby station heard an explosion at the apartment complex. Founded in 1846, AP has covered all the major news events of the past 165 years, providing high-quality, informed reporting of everything from wars and elections to championship games and royal weddings.

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Champaign County reports local Zika virus case

The officials stressed that "the mother and baby are classified as travel-related cases, and there is no additional associated risk in Texas". The Harris County Public Health Department confirms it received a positive Zika test result on the infant who was born with birth defects, including microcephaly.

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Trump on defensive after comment on Clinton and gun rights

The reason Trump opened his big mouth to incite violence against Clinton is because, as the spray-tanned buffoon repeated yesterday, "Hillary wants to abolish - essentially abolish the Second Amendment". During her unsuccessful race against then-Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Republican Sharron Angle cited Thomas Jefferson and said it was good for the country to undergo a revolution every 20 years.

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Father of Omar Mateen, Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter, attends Hillary Clinton rally

Mateen positioned himself behind Clinton in a prime spot at a Monday campaign rally in Kissimmee, Fla. Trump asked, adding, "A lot of you people know me". Later, Seddique said that Omar became outraged when he witnessed two men kissing in Miami, even though Omar had reportedly visited the Pulse gay nightclub several times, according to witnesses.

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'My birthday will always be their anniversary' - Berkeley survivor tells U.S. hearing

There was some emotional testimony Wednesday in Sacramento as lawmakers considered a bill that aims to prevent a repeat of the deadly Berkeley Balcony collapse from previous year. Her mother also spoke to the Committee, which televises its proceedings. I had a collapsed lung and broken ribs. Afterwards it was revealed that the balcony they died on had been built by a firm which paid out multi-millions for defects, that were never made public.

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Basketball: US survive Australia scare to remain unbeaten

Now they've finally had a game that wasn't. The defensive intensity of the game threatened to boil over after some bruising collisions, but U.S. forward Paul George said his team was expecting the brutal battle with the Aussies. Anthony finished 11/21 from the field with a total nine threes. Irving had 19 points, while Kevin Durant chipped in 14 for the United States's 20th consecutive Olympic victory.

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Police officers shot in northwest Arkansas

Killed in the shooting was Deputy Bill Cooper. Hackett Police Chief Darrell Spells was also being treated at the hospital, but has since been released. After the shooting, the suspect barricaded himself inside his house. He has not yet been charged. The FBI, ATF, Arkansas State Police, Greenwood Police Department, Hackett Police Department, Fort Smith Police Department and Sebastian County Sheriff's Office all responded to the incident.

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Disgraced Former US Rep. Mark Foley Spotted at Trump Rally

Doors for the "anti-Trump" event opened at 4 p.m., and Clinton started her speech around 6:30 p.m.at the Osceola Heritage Park. Reporters noticed that sitting behind Trump at the event in Fort Lauderdale was former US Representative Mark Foley, who resigned from Congress in 2006 after allegations surfaced that he had sent suggestive emails and sexually explicit instant messages to teenage boys who had been congressional pages.

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Release Video Of Paul O'Neal's Killing By Police, Activists Demand

Police said they "attempted to curb" the auto near 74th Street and Merrill Avenue when the Jaguar sideswiped the police vehicle and another nearby parked auto. O'Neal was unarmed, police said. In-car video is also available, he said. This spring, body cameras were added to six more districts on the South and West Sides that were chosen based on a review of patrol activity, crime patterns, calls for service and geography.

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Hillary Lectures Journalists About How They Cover Trump

Now the Clinton campaign is feeling so confident that it has stopped spending money on television advertising in Colorado and Virginia, states that initially were thought to be close. Said spokesman Jason Miller: "Hillary Clinton's habitual lying about the use of her secret server to send and receive classified, top secret information shows her blatant disregard for national security and a continued pattern of bad judgment".

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Korea says pre-emptive nuke attack is not U.S. monopoly

The Lancers - long-range bombers that were deployed to Guam for the first time in a decade - replace the aging B-52 bombers in Guam. Pyongyang has repeatedly claimed that the joint military drills are a rehearsal for a real attack on North Korea.

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Pittsburg Police Make Burglary in Progress Arrest of Jose Canseco's Vehicle

Jose is now playing for the Pittsburg Diamonds professional baseball team. Canseco, now playing the rest of the season for the independent league Pittsburg Diamonds, sent out on Twitter pictures of himself with two officers after they foiled the burglary in the parking lot of the Hampton Inn at 1201 California Ave.

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One-in-five US Republicans want Trump to drop out

A former secretary of homeland security and the ex-governor of Arizona, Napolitano will discuss the 2016 presidential campaign, particularly Donald Trump's "Second Amendment people" comments and new questions being raised about email exchanges between employees at the Clinton Foundation and the State Department during Hillary Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

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Rare feat: Crawford, Stennett meet in Miami after 7-hit game

After he was tossed, Bonds came onto the field to continue the argument. NOTES: Marlins RF Giancarlo Stanton (sore hip) was not in the starting lineup, although he went 0-for-1 as a pinch-hitter. Ichiro Suzuki collected two hits including a ground-rule double in the bottom of the ninth with two outs. Marlins CF Marcell Ozuna, however, is 0-for-18 in his last five contests.

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Man accused of shooting 2 Arkansas police officers in custody

Law enforcement officials in Sebastian County say Jones was not being cooperative and possessed a semiautomatic weapon. Chief Darrell Spells was released from the hospital after a bullet reportedly grazed his head. The shootings occurred Wednesday morning in a rural, wooded area near Hackett, a town of about 800 residents. Lieutenant Pevehouse also said the man's father called police earlier in the day asking officers to check in on his son, but he didn't release details about the call.

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California serial killer 'Grim Sleeper' faces death sentence

Franklin's attorneys had suggested a "mystery man" was the real killer and asked jurors to spare his life. Wednesday, Judge Kathleen Kennedy imposed the jury's recommendation of death over life imprisonment, without parole. She testified against him during the trial and told the jury how he had offered her a lift as she walked to a friends house before attacking her.

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Four people dead after eight-vehicle pile-up in Berkshire

The ambulance service originally thought it was two lorries and three cars involved in the crash, but they can now confirm it was four cars and four lorries. Thames Valley Police called the incident "serious collision" which has reportedly caused multiple casualties. A motorist has been detained on suspicion of causing death by unsafe driving after a rush-hour pile-up in which four people were killed.

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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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