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Warren seeks removal of SEC head; White House rejects idea

But Warren says White has "steadfastly refused to issue such a rule, despite overwhelming investor and public support for it". Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who advocates for strong financial regulation, also said in a letter to Obama that White had failed to develop a rule requiring publicly traded companies to disclose political spending.

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Ballots in the mail

Monday, Oct. 17 through Friday, Nov. 4", Brannon continued. The ballots were mailed to 297,001 registered voters, which is almost 43 percent of the state's 676,409 registered voters, said McCulloch, the state's chief elections officer. Mail ballot voters are encouraged to take a ballot selfie with their unmarked ballot and their "I Voted By Mail" sticker to share with friends and family on social media.

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Hurricane-Like Winds and Heavy Rain Expected to Hit Pacific Northwest

We'll start with the rain. Friday will also be a very rainy day in northern California, with moderate showers affecting the Bay area. The storm remained on track Thursday morning with no significant change in its course over the previous 24 hours, Benjamin said, and is on schedule to fall heavily in Santa Clara, San Mateo, Alameda and Contra Costa counties during Friday's commute.

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Paul Ryan, Who Still Supports Donald Trump, Is Tweeting Again

When Trump went after Mexicans they shut up; when he vilified and threatened Muslims they said nothing; when he mocked the disabled they remained silent; when he picked on African Americans they continued to be silent; when he turned his gaze on POWs they stayed tight-lipped.

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Fla. Supreme Court: Death penalty law unconstitutional

The new death-penalty law also increased the number of jurors needed to approve a death sentence, pushing it to 10 jurors from the seven previously needed. Florida does not now have a death penalty. This, the court explained, included not just the existence of aggravating circumstances during the sentencing phase of a capital case, but also the sufficiency of those aggravating circumstances and the finding that those aggravating factors outweigh any mitigating circumstances.

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Sanders among 5 senators asking Obama to order Dakota pipeline review

The star was among roughly 100 protesters who turned up to the site for a peaceful protest against the proposed pipeline plans, amid concerns the transportation of crude oil across the Missouri river could potentially cause irreversible harm to drinking water as well as the river's ecosystem.

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Philly cheesesteak stand owner removes 'speak English' sign

It's about what you do and what your mark in life is, and Geno wants to change that mark in life. Cheesesteak icon Geno's Steaks has endured almost 10 years of scrutiny due to some xenophobic, racist propaganda plastered onto its ordering window.

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Come sue us: New York Times dares Donald Trump

Meanwhile, Trump has claimed that all the allegations against him were "absolutely false". He said he had evidence the accusations were unfounded and would release that at the "appropriate time ". A spokesman for Slim denied that the media mogul had interfered in the US election, while New York Times publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr. said Slim had never sought to influence the newspaper's coverage, the WSJ reported.

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Ask A Doctor: With breast cancer, know risk

Wender disputes the conclusion in the new research that improved treatment, and not mammography, is responsible for the decline in breast cancer deaths. Now it's becoming clear that screening is causing overdiagnosis of diseases that would never cause symptoms or death, she continues. The report was released online October 13 in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report .

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Honda reveals all-new Honda CR-V in Detroit

But Bloomberg's John Lippert points out that Honda is facing a hard fight to retain its dominance as new models from Ford, General Motors and other automakers "are challenging its dominance". Say hello to the 2017 Honda CR-V, which, Honda says, has been redesigned and re-engineered from the ground-up. Designed with practicality in mind, Honda's newest crossover is available with a hands-free tailgate, a remote engine starter, and an electronic parking brake.

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Police respond to clown report at Halifax West High School

The Phoenix Village Police Department is requesting that people do not dress up as clowns this Halloween. The police department is offering an escort, should a student or staff member feel its needed, by calling 203-837-9300. Okada said clown sightings have been proliferated through social media, causing the spread of unconfirmed statements of sightings. Some college students are taking the "creepy clown" situation into their own hands and are turning it into a group effort to hunt and find ...

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In South Tahoe, hundreds evacuated in 200-acre fire

Cal Fire reported at 5 a.m. that "very strong winds ahead of the incoming storm system are fanning the fire in different directions resulting in risky rates of spread". The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said Friday morning that Highway 580 and other roads surrounding nearby Washoe Lake were closed and a shelter had been set up in Reno in case evacuations are ordered.

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Pence, Kaine holding campaign events in North Carolina

Pence did not bring up the tape that shows Donald Trump's behind-the-scenes comments about women or how some Republican leaders now say they won't campaign for Trump . "I'd like to say it takes a big man to admit when you are wrong". Several other women have come forward, alleging Trump groped them and kissed them without their consent.

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Pence at Liberty University calls on Christians to forgive Trump

In case this dystopian vision didn't do enough to reassure a puberty age girl about her self-image, the IN governor continued, discussing the jobs that have left OH and the U.S. During a conference call with House Republicans, Ryan said he could no longer defend Trump and will instead be focusing his time on keeping the Republican majority in Congress, all but admitting that he believes Trump will lose the election.

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Clinton exceeds Trump by 5%

In a four-way race against Trump, Libertarian Gary Johnson and the Green Party's Jill Stein, Clinton had 46 percent of the vote to the Republican's 35 percent. "When you're a star they let you do it", he is heard saying. "OMG this is the man they want for their president?" Most of those polled said they believe Trump is a sexist, but they were split on whether his comments disqualify him from being president.

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Joe Biden: Bill Clinton's past 'shouldn't matter'

Another protester tried a similar tactic at Clinton campaign event in Las Vegas Wednesday night and the crowd was not as forgiving, as the individual was tackled by Hillary supporters. "He expressed his deep sorrow and acknowledged what he did", Mr. Biden said. Numerous times he said, "Here's the deal "or "Here's the deal, guys" or "I'm serious" to emphasize when he was getting down to the nub of something".

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Terence Crutcher, shot by Oklahoma police, had PCP in blood

An autopsy report said Crutcher's blood tested positive for phencyclidine , also known as PCP or Angel Dust. Physician and pharmacist Dr. Matthew Lee, who is employed by the Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner's Office, said the amount of phencyclidine found in Crutcher's system, 96 nanograms per millimeter, was more than enough to cause someone to be agitated, uncoordinated, and combative.

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Suspect in crash that killed 5 teens is in fair condition

Inside the engulfed Jetta were longtime friends and high school students 16-year-old Eli Brookens, 15-year-old Janie Cozzi, 16-year-old Liam Hale, 16-year-old Mary Harris, and 16-year-old Cyrus Zschau. About 1,000 people gathered at the high school Monday night for a candlelight vigil to honor them. Bourgoin also is facing domestic assault and unlawful restraint charges in Chittenden County, stemming from an incident in May where he allegedly pulled a womans hair and pushed her to the floor.

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Clinton Challenges Trump-Supporting Republicans

Another 18 per cent said they would not support either candidate. Some of Trump's bullish talk is run-of-the-mill campaign rhetoric - rallying the base - but there are times when Trump and his aides are clearly misleading voters. "I'll pay more in taxes, I'll suck up for some policies I'm not happy with, but I can't condone a guy that that's his world view", he said. When it responds with quotes from the man himself, users can type "Source", receiving video or text evidence that Trump said ...

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Debate 2: From start, Clinton, Trump set out to destroy one another

He will then head to Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania where he'll speak at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza at 7 p.m. The furor over the 2005 videotape, in which Trump bragged about groping and trying to seduce women, led dozens of lawmakers to denounce him, including Arizona Senator John McCain.

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Samsung expects another $3 billion hit to profit from Note 7 failure

In the statement , Samsung expects to take a blow of 2 trillion won ($1.8 billion) during fourth quarter of 2016, and a blow of 1 trillion won ($900 million) during the first quarter of 2017. It later insisted that all replaced devices were safe. However, that was followed by reports that those phones were catching fire too. Samsung said on Tuesday it would kill this generation of the high-end phone.

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Mike Pence to campaign in Raleigh on Wednesday

The poll was conducted from October 8-10, the weekend after Friday's leak of the 2005 video that showed Trump joking about groping women. By Monday , Pence was personally praising Trump during his event in Charlotte. This was after an audio recording from 2005 features Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump making lewd comments about women during a conversation with then-" Access Hollywood " host, billy Bush.

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Boston gunman who shot two cops worked as bounty hunter

Wednesday, Commissioner William Evans said. Boston's police commissioner says the man who shot and critically wounded two officers was not licensed to own a gun in MA. "Domestic calls, as you know, are probably the most volatile". Figueroa described himself as a Boston constable, a former member of a U.S. Army Reserve military police unit, a bounty hunter in California and a former corrections officer.

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Boston cop-shooter described as founder of security company

Evans said Figueroa, 33, shot the two officers, while a second wave of officers entered the home returned fired, also pulling the two wounded officers to safety. Mayor Marty Walsh says they the officers are still in critical condition but "better than they were last night". Police wrote on Twitter that as the scene unfolds, "we kindly ask our community members to pray for our injured officers".

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Bill Clinton is a sexual "predator"

Forty-one percent said the comments were "completely unacceptable, " because they described "touching women in a sexual way without their consent", and that remained the case over the weekend and in Monday polling. "But it is locker-room talk", Trump said . For Rosser, the Virginia grandmother, the decision to cast her vote for Clinton came when her 14-year-old granddaughter asked her to explain why Trump would say the things he said in the video.

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Joe Scarborough Calls Gary Johnson 'Completely Ignorant' After 'Another Aleppo Moment'

In a historical move, The Detroit News announced it is endorsing Libertarian Gary Johnson for president. "This is an endorsement of conscience", the editorial reads, "reflecting our confidence that Johnson would be a competent and capable president and an honorable one".

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Trump TV Ads Proving to Be More Costly

The campaign invited the women to sit toward the front of the debate hall afterward. "I have been informed that the complainant is emotionally unstable with a tendency to seek out older men and engage in fantasizing", Clinton wrote in an affidavit.

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Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich to be Elevated to Cardinal

One of the four new cardinals over 80, and who will not be able to enter a conclave, is Father Ernest Simoni, 88. According to Reuters, with this current batch, Francis has now named 44 cardinal-electors, slightly more than two-thirds of the total of 120 allowed by Church law.

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Blues hold off Wild

Louis on October 13, 2016. However, the Blues re-took the lead halfway through the period on a soft goal from Nail Yakupov. Yakupov gave the Blues a 2-1 lead with his goal at the 12:36 mark of the second period and he picked up the primary assist on Magnus Paajarvi's third period goal.

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Intense air strikes batter Syria`s Aleppo: Monitor

Mr Assad said Aleppo is effectively no longer Syria's industrial capital but taking back the city would provide important political and strategic gains for his regime. "This is the importance of Aleppo now", he said. The latest assault by government forces in Aleppo with the support of Russian airpower has sparked Western accusations of potential war crimes.

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Early voting offers positive signs in key states for Clinton

After Nov. 1, voters must go to the registrar's office to request and pick up a vote-by-mail ballot. It comes amid issues just this week of BOE staff being unable to provide absentee ballots and after troubles on primary day in April including polling locations opening hours late, voters being sent to different locations, and over 100,000 voters purged from the Brooklyn voter rolls.

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Hurricane Nicole Weakens After Slamming Bermuda

Hurricane Nicole made a direct hit on Bermuda Thursday as the strongest hurricane to affect the Atlantic archipelago in 13 years, according to a report issued by Weather Underground. As of the NHC's 2 p.m. bulletin, the only hurricane warnings were still for Bermuda. Nicole is a large storm with clouds stretching out over 1200 miles.

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Trump lashes his accusers as 'horrible, horrible liars'

Some evangelicals argue that Trump never posited himself as the candidate of conservative family values and he's made apologies for his remarks. "I know how important it is that we stay focused on the concerns that people have, not on the demagoguery and distraction", she said.

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Why these Liberty students aren't supporting Trump - or Falwell's endorsement

In fact, he received five standing ovations during his speech. In the voting precinct that includes Liberty University, nestled in the foothills of central Virginia, Trump won only 8 percent of the vote in the GOP primary. Falwell Jr. said that he did not know anything about the reports , and reiterated that the Trump campaign is denying the claims. Asked how he can be sure so many Liberty students will vote for Trump in November, given how poorly the real estate mogul performed in the ...

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How Donald Trump avoided taxes for over two decades

McNerney, a mother of three who works at a telecommunications company , remains uncommitted in the race and said Trump's comments about taxes haven't changed her mind one way or the other. "Why not release that tax returns that are no longer under audit?" If everybody in this country was a genius like Mr. Trump is at not paying any taxes we would not have a country.


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