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Aly Raisman Helps Power US Women's Gymnastics Team to Olympic Gold

During U.S. Championships last spring, she landed it dead center of the mat with an nearly imperceptible hop. The Republic of Simone, ranking somewhere between Canada and Sweden, perhaps. All eyes will be on Biles ahead of tomorrow's individual all-round competition. Something she never saw coming. That was off from the 38.7 million who watched on the same night at the London Games, though it's worth noting that London boasted the best first Tuesday for a non-U.S.

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Woman killed during Citizens Police Academy shooting scenario

Knowlton was immediately rushed to the hospital after the incident, but it did not take long before doctors pronounced her dead. 'I am devastated for everyone involved in this unimaginable event, ' said Police Chief Tom Lewis. "There are plastic weapons, non-functioning weapons that can be used in scenarios like that", retired police Chief Darryl Daniels said. Pictured, Mary Knowlton with her husband.

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U.S. election: Hillary Clinton blasts Donald Trump for 'casual inciting of violence'

Constitution, which protects Americans' right to keep guns, before appearing to make a joke about using violence to stop Clinton from picking liberal Supreme Court justices. "I really, frankly couldn't believe he said it", said Tim Kaine, the Democratic vice presidential nominee. Trump also claimed that the National Football League complained to him in a letter - which the National Football League denied.

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Video purportedly showing US payment to Iran emerges

Trump said at the rally, presumably assuming the footage was shot in Iran and not in Switzerland. Late Wednesday night Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks pointed DailyMail.com to a YouTube video of a morning broadcast from the Fox News Channel, saying the network's archival "b-roll" footage is what her boss had watched earlier in the day.

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Hillary Clinton Highlights Republican Concerns About Trump's Fitness For Office

With third party candidates included in the poll, Clinton still led 41-38, with Libertarian Gary Johnson polling at 11 percent and the Green Party candidate Jill Stein at 2 percent. "Real talk: Trump is cratering". In Michigan, another Democratic-leaning Rust Belt state that Trump is trying to put in play, he trails Clinton by 9 points (41 per cent to 32 per cent) in a survey by Detroit News and WDIV-TV.

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Key GOP donor Meg Whitman says she's backing Clinton

She said national security would be in danger under a Trump presidency and she encouraged all Republicans to support Clinton in November. Meanwhile, a CNN-ORC poll released later on the same day shows that the former secretary of state is ahead of the billionaire businessman by nine points, with the two receiving 52 and 43 percent respectively.

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Convicted University of Colorado rapist won't get prison time

Colorado's unclear law surrounding sexual assault sentences makes it even easier for judges to minimally punish rapists, whether it was meant to have that effect not. Some days I can't even get out of bed. In asking for a prison sentence, she said, "Have as much mercy for the rapist as he did for me that night".

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Donald Trump brands assassination media coverage 'disgusting'

His remarks also fuelled widespread concerns about his ability to stay on track . Clinton addressed the controversy at a speaking event in Des Moines, Iowa Wednesday. The crowd broke into applause, Trump paused, then moved on to discussing Republican party unity. Her camp began emailing supporters for $1 donations to "show that we don't tolerate this kind of politics in America".

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Boulder weather: High of 82 with a chance of afternoon showers

Thursday night is expected to be partly cloudy with a low around 75. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Friday: Hot and humid with some sunshine, but also a shower and thunderstorm around, especially in the PM (it'll "feel like" it's closer to 100 degrees).

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Trump on Hillary: 'Her Temperament Is the Temperament Of a Loser'

Correspondent Lisa Desjardins has our report . Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses the audience during a campaign event on August 9, 2016 in Wilmington, North Carolina. "I'm in a quandary as to who I am going to vote for", Rohrscheib said . In my opinion, he's just a joke. " Mr. Trump is very smart. You never joke about something like that ".

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Mark Foley says attending Donald Trump rally 'wasn't a big deal'

Yes, that's disgraced former U.S. Rep. Mark Foley of Florida smiling behind the stage during the Republican presidential nominee's rally in Florida. He drew harsh criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike because some took his remarks on Tuesday to mean he was inciting violence despite Trump's insistence he was only urging more people to rally votes against Clinton.

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Forecasters: Busy Atlantic hurricane season is more likely

In May the outlook was for 10 to 16 named storms, four to eight of them hurricanes, with one to four of them major. In its updated 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook, NOAA calls for a higher likelihood of a near-normal or above-normal season, and decreases the chance of a below-normal season to only 15 percent, from the initial outlook issued in May.

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Zika confirmed in Bay County

In California, there have been no reported cases of viral transmission of the virus yet, but according to the CDPH, the species of mosquitos that carry the Zika virus live in the state. There are no reported cases of mosquitoes transmitting the virus in Texas. Individuals with Zika symptoms are advised to see a healthcare provider if they have visited an area where the virus is present or had sexual contact with a person who traveled to an area with Zika virus.

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Family of man shot outside Raleigh house hires attorney, will address media

Copley was arrested on charges of first-degree murder later that day. "While out with his friends at a celebration for him moving into his new apartment, he was shot and murdered", writes Munyir Thomas. A GoFundMe page seeking donations for funeral expenses shows Thomas smiling widely in a dress shirt and black apron after a 2015 event he worked as a caterer.

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Sobranes Fire, Cold Fire, Pilot Fire

More than 900 firefighters were battling the so-called Pilot Fire, which has charred some 3,035 hectares of bone-dry tinder and brush in the San Bernardino Mountains since it broke out around noon on Sunday. Around 375 homes and properties were affected and thousands of residents have been told to evacuate along the Summit Valley area as well as in Hesperia.

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Trevor Noah Explains Why Donald Trump Is Really 'The Dress'

Trump went on to say that there would be nothing that anyone could do about it, except that maybe "2nd Amendment people" might be able to do something. "Every time Donald Trump speaks, it's 'The Dress, '" he said. For many Baby Boomer trained journalists who are working or retired, one of the most frustrating things to watch is to see how journalistic standards have been (ahem) relaxed as we move into the new century - particularly in the area of follow up questions.

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First Zika-related death reported in Houston, Texas, officials say

In the US, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has reported more than 1,800 travel-related cases of Zika. More mosquito data might also help public health officials better understand aspects of another mosquito-borne disease, West Nile Virus.

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DNC Email Hack Just Got A Lot Bigger

The investigatory agency believes the primary targets of the hack , which the USA government is ever-more confident originated in Russian Federation, were operatives working directly for Hillary Clinton's campaign and the politically aligned committees.

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Call 811 before you dig: August 11th is Dig Safely Day

When calling 811, customers and contractors are connected to Miss Utility, the local one-call center, which notifies BGE and other utilities of the intent to dig at a location. PECO has almost 9,000 circuit miles of underground electric lines, 12,000 miles of natural gas distribution and service lines, and 30 miles of natural gas transportation lines buried throughout southeastern Pennsylvania.

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South Carolina prep football player dies after practice

Lewis Simpkins, 14, was rushed to Lexington Medical Center after collapsing on the practice field. An autopsy has been scheduled for later today to determine the cause of death. At the hospital, about 15 to 20 players and coaches came to the emergency room to check up on the student-athlete. The school district says practice began around 5 p.m.

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Trump Tower Climber Charged with Reckless Endangerment, Criminal Trespass

He then started climbing, using a contraption made up of suction cups. Rogata climbed as high as the 21st floor of the building Wednesday before officers grabbed him and pulled him to safety through an open window. In a video uploaded to YouTube a day earlier, Rogata, who lives in Great Falls, Virginia, addressed Trump, saying he was an "independent researcher" who needed a private audience with the billionaire to discuss an unspecified important matter.

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Prosecutors: 'Lies, leaks, lawlessness' made Kathleen Kane a criminal defendant

She didn't seek re-election this year. "Attorney general Kathleen Kane did not leak any grand jury materials, she did not lie". The jury is made up of six men and six women, according to Eyewitness News reporter Eric Deabill. It was in that context, and not because of alleged revenge, that the information about an investigation into the NAACP official came from her office, according to Shargel.

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United States judge upholds 14-year prison sentence of former IL governor

Blagojevich, appearing via a closed-circuit television from a federal facility in Colorado, wept as his daughter read a statement begging the judge to allow him to come home. Defense lawyers said Blagojevich has been a model prisoner, noting in one filing how the Elvis Presley fan formed a prison band called "The Jailhouse Rockers".

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Jackson solid, Jankowski steals home and Padres beat Bucs

The 24-year-old Taillon's latest start was typical of the way he's pitched to date; he gave up only one run in six innings Friday against the Cincinnati Reds, although he didn't get the decision in a game the Pirates won 3-2. The only damage came in the second inning, when a pair of errors and two hits allowed th. Catcher Francisco Cervelli left the game in the fifth inning with left hand discomfort.

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Investigations Reveal Racial Bias in Baltimore Police

City law enforcement and political leaders on Wednesday vowed a sweeping overhaul of Baltimore's Police Department after a Justice Department investigation found practices that discriminate against black residents in poorer communities. He suffered a neck injury in a policevehicle while shackled and handcuffed, and died a week later. His death a week later led to protests and rioting in Baltimore that prompted a curfew and a National Guard deployment.

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Car Hits Black Lives Matter Protester, Gun Shots

Twitter users reported later on in the evening a man in a wheelchair was tasered by police officers and put into a police auto. They slowly help the man to his feet when gunshots begin firing and the crowd scatters screaming. The person hit by the vehicle was taken to a hospital in a private vehicle. Actors left the stage of the outdoor amphitheater, but the performance resumed after the protesters left.

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Terrorism suspect Aaron Driver was subject of peace bond; aroused suspicions

Mounties applied for a peace bond that could impose limits on Driver's activities, alleging in provincial court documents that investigators believed he might help with terrorist group activities. At about that time, she said she was at her home close by when she heard a loud noise. After his Liberals unseated the Tories in a general election past year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau scaled back Canada's participation in the coalition, ordering the withdrawal of Canadian fighter jets but ...

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Prince Fielder's Weight Helped and Hurt His Career

If he ever runs out of Kleenex fielder will still have plenty of paper laying around as he's still owed $104 million on his contract. The Texas Rangers are expected to make an official announcement at a press conference Wednesday. The six-time All-Star has never won an MVP award, although he has been named a Silver Slugger on three different occasions. Fielder was also durable, missing only 13 total games during those eight seasons, though he was limited to just 42 games in 2014 and was ...

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Donald Trump calls President Obama the founder of ISIS

In the same speech, he referred to the president by his full name, Barack Hussein Obama, a habit which recalled Trump's previous questioning of Obama's birthplace and religion. YouTube star Lynette "Diamond" Hardaway was even more blunt. "Instead of allowing some small forces behind to maybe, just maybe, keep it under control, we pulled it out".

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Outburst of shooting stars up to 200 mph _ meteors per hour

So, what are "perfect conditions"? In South Florida, if the clouds are in check, the only obstacle left is light pollution. So when is the best time to watch? You should be able to see meteors at some point over the next few days around the world - though as EarthSky explains , the number of meteors seen in the Southern Hemisphere typically isn't as high.

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Pennsylvania AG leaked documents for revenge, prosecutor says in opening statement

She targeted Frank Fina, a former prosecutor in her office she blamed for leaking information that led to a negative story detailing her decision not to file charges against several Philadelphia-area legislators accused of accepting bribes.

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Man released after road rage death killed by motorist

A sheriff's office spokesperson said that Padgett will not be arrested and he is cooperating with the investigation. Police are calling the death "the end result of a road rage incident", reports the Tampa Bay Times . Donna Lusczynski. Neither man was immediately identified by the Sheriff's Office. Deputies say Durham's shooter was questioned and released. The intersection will be closed for the next several hours.

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Florida officer accidentally kills woman during gun training class

The name of the officer who shot her has not been released, but he is on administrative leave pending an investigation. "We are shocked by this horrific accident and are grieving deeply over Mary's passing", Kunik said. Lewis said Wednesday afternoon the department was unaware any live ammunition was being used in the citizens academy " shoot/don't shoot " exercise.

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Arkansas deputy dead after standoff near Oklahoma border

A standoff ensued after the suspect holed himself up in a home with a semi-automatic rifle around 7 a.m. Police officers braved the gunfire to help get the two wounded Hackett police officers out of their patrol auto and to EMS. The suspended sentences Jones received has prompted speculation that he might have received the light sentences because he had agreed to serve as a police informant.

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Fire near Big Sur now 107 square miles

California authorities submitted a request Monday for a Fire Management Assistance Grant declaration for the Pilot Fire, according to a statement from the federal agency. More than 1,700 firefighters were in the mountains battling the blaze. Flames from a wildfire rise up a ridge in Hesperia, Calif ., Tuesday. Prospects for late Tuesday into Wednesday looked good for firefighters who had the blaze just 6 percent contained, with temperatures dipping into the low 60s and humidity rising.


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