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Rolling Stone says it had full faith in 'Jackie'

The magazine is heading to trial in Charlottesville, Virginia in a defamation lawsuit brought by a former UVA administrator named Nicole Eramo who says the story portrayed her as callous and insensitive to the plight of an alleged rape victim.

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Colin Kaepernick named starter for Week 7, Bills players say he's 'terrible'

Kaepernick has caused a national stir with his protest, which began when he sat for the anthem during the preseason. It was an implication Kaepernick vehemently disagreed with after San Francisco's 45-16 loss. Meanwhile, just off the stadium property, TheMMQB.com reported that outside vendors were selling anti-Kaepernick shirts, including one depicting Kaepernick in the crosshairs of a rifle scope with the words "Wanted: Notorious Disgrace to America".

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Canada presses ahead with European Union trade deal despite Belgian hurdle

The Mining Association of Canada has previously said the deal would also allow for greater European investment in Canadian companies. Wallonia, which accounts for 55 percent of the territory of Belgium, and a third of its population, has voiced concerns that CETA would leave the agricultural and industrial sectors too exposed to cheaper Canadian imports.

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Average retired Social Security beneficiary to get measly $5 raise in 2017

The SSA estimates that the average monthly Social Security benefits payable in January 2017 for all retired workers will be $1,360, up only $5 from the 2016 average payment of $1,355. On the average, a Social Security pension recipient receives $1,238 each month. "I went out to the nurses' station and announced the big news", joked Rosa, who said he is grateful to be supplementing his Social Security check with a pension and other income.

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Wikileaks dump: Sexual harassment coverup, Sanders a 'dufus'

Each group focused on a clear demographic including women, blacks, military leaders, business leaders, and more. In the end, of course, Clinton went with a running mate from the "white guy" portion of the list, which also included Colorado senator Michael Bennet, Ohio senator Sherrod Brown, New Mexico senator Martin Heinrich, Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe, Connecticut senator Chris Murphy, and secretary of agriculture Tom Vilsack.

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At least 23 die in hospital fire in eastern India

The Odisha government has set up a helpline number: 9439991226. The fire , which was said to have started from the dialysis ward on the first floor, quickly spread to other areas including the ICU on the same floor of the four-storeyed hospital building.

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Hurricane Matthew closes in on Georgia, South Carolina

Matthew has now been downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane; its maximum winds , which had been measured at 140 miles per hour days ago, are now at a still-dangerous 85 miles per hour. Matthew, now a Category 1 storm, will continue to produce high winds and heavy rainfall and risky storm surge , the National Weather Service said, adding that a high risk of flash flooding was possible along the coast from northern Florida through SC through Saturday.

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Homes Lost in Nevada Wildfire in Washoe Valley Area

Officials at the Sierra Interagency Fire Dispatch Center say there's zero containment on the fire in Washoe Valley that's being fueled by winds gusting up to 76 miles per hour. Winds gusting up to 76 miles per hour are fueling a 750-acre wildfire that's burning out of control south of Reno, forcing evacuations, closing roads and schools and leaving thousands without power.

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Rigged election claim continues bigoted campaign

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani claimed Trump had "never talked about cheating at the polling place". Trump can be expected to bring up similar such statements, even as fact-checkers go insane trying to verify them.Hillary, on the other hand, is expected to be her usual calm self, but she will waste no opportunity to cut through Trump like a hot knife through butter.

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Thailand's King Bhumibol takes final journey past grieving subjects

The Royal Household Bureau also announced that the Grand Palace and the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) housed within, would be closed until Oct 20. The prince, 64, who has spent much time overseas and is thrice-divorced, does not carry the popularity and respect of his father. The world's longest-reigning monarch died at 88, on.

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Ecuador confirms it cut off Julian Assange's internet access

Three paid speeches to Goldman Sachs by United States presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were released by WikiLeaks on Saturday, followed by the publication of further documents on Monday. He has been accused of rape in Sweden and the country has said recently that it is willing to interview him in the embassy. On Tuesday morning Wikileaks took its accusation a step further and said the plan to silence Assange was orchestrated by Secretary of State John Kerry during his visit ...

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IN officials investigating possible voter registration tampering

Secretary of State Connie Lawson said thousands of first names and dates of birth have been changed on paper forms, at the BMV and online . Using a database maintained by Catalist, which gathers voter information, RTI said the nation's voter registration lists "are plagued with errors", waste taxpayer funds and undercut the public's and candidate confidence in results.

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Charges Against Journalist Amy Goodman Dropped in Vindication for Press Freedom

To that end, the advocacy group Free Press delivered almost 25,000 petitions to the office of the North Dakota state's attorney, demanding that authorities drop all charges against Goodman and anyone else covering the protests against the Dakota Access pipeline project.

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Bronx Police Shooting Results in Person in Serious Condition, Officials Say

Sources tell NY1 that police went up to the seventh floor of a building located at that address and encountered an emotionally disturbed woman after a neighbor called 911. "As she attempted to strike the sergeant, he fired two shots from his service revolver, striking her in the torso", Nikunen said. Police said the investigation into the shooting is ongoing.

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Dark Talk Of A Rigged Election Signals New Emphasis For Trump Campaign

The Clinton campaign has declined to confirm the authenticity of the messages, accusing Russian Federation of being responsible for the hack in an effort to help Donald Trump. "Our political institutions continue to work because of the norms observed by people who serve rather than because of the application of hard and fast rules".

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Social Security benefits to rise 0.3 percent in 2017

For the 2016 calculation, the wage index rose and suggested an increase in the level of taxable earnings. Inflation was so low previous year there was no increase at all. Years of low increases are having a "long-term impact" on retirees, says Mary Johnson, a Social Security policy analyst and researcher for the Senior Citizens League, a nonpartisan lobbying organization.

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ACLU calls for investigation of facial recognition technology

Most people would not voluntarily stand in a line-up, but one in two American adults is now in a law enforcement face recognition system. The organizations - which, in addition to the ACLU, included Amnesty International USA, the Center for Democracy and Technology, and the NAACP - pointed to a prominent 2012 study on police use of facial recognition technology, which found that most algorithms were 5 to 10 percent less accurate when analyzing African American suspects.

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Samsung Hit With Class Action Lawsuit Over Note 7 Debacle

So far, the euphemistically-named Samsung "customer service points" have been spotted at airports in South Korea , Australia , and the United States before passengers head through security. The Ministry of Commerce and Investments has asked the users of Galaxy Note 7, the basic and substituted models, to stop using it and return it to agents to receive a refund, the ministry announced in a tweet on its official Twitter account.

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Judge charged after 'trading' lower sentences for gay sex with young criminals

This is but one of the many questions that Joseph Boeckmann, a former Arkansas district judge, is undoubtedly asking himself as he faces multiple charges of misconduct, fraud, and bribery for allegedly handing out lenient sentences in exchange for illicit photos of defendants involved in traffic-related and other minor criminal cases.

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Police seek suspect who shot Alaska police officer

In a statement released later Sunday, McCulloch explained the officer was shot after responding to multiple reports of shots fired on the 300 block of Seventh Avenue in Fairbanks. The officer radioed that he had been shot, according to Fairbanks police. Responding officers administered first aid. A Police Officer has been seriously injured and the suspect is still on the run.

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S.Korea condemns DPRK's ballistic missile launch

A Musudan missile has a range between 3,000 and 4,000 kilometers (1,864 and 2,485 miles), long enough to reach US military installations in Guam. South Korea strongly condemns the launch because it violates UN Security Council resolutions which ban any ballistic activities by North Korea .

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Cubs drop slumping Heyward from lineup for Game 3 of NLCS

The Dodgers needed a clutch pitching performance after their heartbreaking 8-4 loss in the series opener, and their ace left-hander Kershaw stepped up. Michael Saunders tied it for Toronto with a solo homer in the second, matching the scoring total by the Blue Jays over the first two games in Cleveland.

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Dodgers blank Cubs, tie NLCS

Kershaw, who started Game 4 and threw 110 pitches, needed only seven pitches to close out the ninth in Game 5, getting Daniel Murphy to pop out before getting Wilmer Difo to fan at a curve in the dirt for strike three. In a postseason that has been under a microscope due to controversial bullpen management, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts looked like a genius. "I thought it was out, for sure".

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Wind-Whipped Wildfire Out Of Control In Tahoe

Fire officials said Sunday that wet weather over the weekend bolstered efforts to contain the Little Valley Fire, which was burning in the Washoe Valley. The so-called Little Valley fire was first reported shortly after 1:30 a.m. Friday in the mountains between Lake Tahoe and Washoe Valley about 8 miles north of Carson City.

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Jefferson County Prepares For 2016 Election

During the 2016 Primary Election, 3,500 ballots were cast in Luna County. By Monday afternoon, Burleigh County had received 2,407 absentee ballots out of 5,510 requested so far, or 43.7 percent of those requested. According to state law, voters who choose to change their minds on Election Day while performing their civic duty inside a tiny booth are able to also.

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Trump's 'Rigged' Election - And Bernie's

Voters are divided: 47 percent think Trump's comments are typical, while 48 percent think they are not. "No matter how mean they are, extend your hand. More than 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as voters and approximately 2.75 million people have registrations in more than one state, he said referring to the report .

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San Francisco school shooting

The school was placed on lock out meaning students could not leave or nobody could enter. SFPD says they are looking for four male suspects, who fled the scene following the shooting. Police are telling people to avoid the area. The police has so far only confirmed that there is one victim. Residents in the area are being asked to stay inside, officials said.

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Backpage CEO Arrested for Pimping

He has been charged with a variety of felony pimping offenses originating from a warrant in California. Carl Ferrer , the CEO of Backpage.com was arrested in Houston on Thursday. Heitkamp said Ferrer's arrest shines a light on what has been a mostly "invisible" problem in America. Cindy McCain co-chairs the Arizona Human Trafficking Council and works nationally and internationally on efforts to stop sex trafficking.

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Arizona Cardinals' David Johnson runs 58-yard touchdown against New York Jets

Ryan Fitzpatrick didn't have six interceptions like he did against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 3, but Monday night was one of his worst games as the Jets' signal-caller all season and that's saying something. "David is special", Fitzgerald said. However, Smith did not perform up to part and Bowles announced later Monday that Fitzpatrick would be the starter for New York's game in Week 7 against the Baltimore Ravens .

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Tahoe wildfire forces evacuations

Crews say they have managed to keep the fire away from 480 homes. Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval declared a state of emergency Friday, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency has authorized the use of USA fire management assistance to cover as much as 75 percent of the eligible firefighting costs.

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NTSB: Passenger safety not ensured in Ohio crash

And a Federal Aviation Administration inspector failed to catch inadequate pilot training, maintenance and operations at the company, the board ruled. "You're diving. Don't dive", the captain said. The company hired both pilots in June 2015. Marchese's previous employer fired him for not learning quickly enough and for his inattention to details, such as accurately calculating weight and balance numbers needed to determine whether an aircraft is safe to fly.

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Donald Trump: Maybe Paul Ryan 'Doesn't Know How to Win'

Asked if he believed Ryan wanted him to win, Trump replied, "Well, maybe not". Maybe just doesn't know how to win. Maybe just doesn't know how to win'. Even House Speaker Paul Ryan, the highest ranking Republican, is apparently part of the corrupt bargain. Within hours of the leak, Ryan uninvited Trump from what would have been their first appearance together on the trail, and later said that he would "not defend Trump" for whatever offensive remark or action was in the news.

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Broadway concert for Hillary Clinton draws huge stars

Referring to his wife as "the single-best changemaker I've ever known", Bill Clinton said , "It is not true that our best days are behind us". Another jibe saw the actor joke: "He's like a 7-Eleven (convenience store): he's open 24 hours and he's trying to sell us c**p that we don't want".

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Asylum of WikiLeaks' Assange not in question

Assange is wanted for questioning in Sweden over allegations of rape but fears leaving the Ecuadorian embassy and being extradited to the USA to face questions about Wikileaks. "We have activated the appropriate contingency plans ", WikiLeaks wrote earlier on Monday. Assange runs WikiLeaks from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.

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Class-action lawsuit seeks sweeping help for Flint students

The class action lawsuit filed Tuesday also alleges that the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is being violated by not providing ongoing screening or timely referrals for learning disabilities. "All they do is send him home, with no services and no support", Wakes said. It also alleges that the state education department has failed to provide Flint schools, which have cut teachers and other staff in the face of a $10 million deficit, with the resources and funding they ...


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