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Mosul: ISIS to use chemical warfare during as war heats up

The operation to retake Mosul is the largest launched by the Iraqi army since the 2003 US-led invasion. Separately, the Kurdish Peshmerga forces repelled an attack by dozens of IS militants with three suicide auto bombs on the military positions outside the town of Sinjar, some 100 km west of the IS-held city of Mosul , Brigadier General Luqman al-Khansouri, commander of the town's security forces, told Xinhua.

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Court: Ohio must count infrequent voters' ballots

Over the last several years, Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted cancelled the registration of voters who did not update their registration or vote over six years, as well as removing deceased voters and duplicate registrations from the rolls.

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Dislike of Trump, Clinton becoming a key weapon in House races

Democrats say Republicans' brand is awful because of presidential nominee Donald Trump and Gov. Rick Snyder's low approval rating. Even House Speaker Paul Ryan , the highest ranking Republican, is apparently part of the corrupt bargain. It's a meltdown unprecedented by a presidential nominee this late in the year. House Speaker Paul Ryan is distancing himself from Donald Trump because he is thinking about his own presidential aspirations in 2020, Trump alleged in an ABC News ...

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Eagles reeling after 2 straight losses

During that time, Philadelphia scored two touchdowns, one on an 86-yard kickoff return by Wendell Smallwood, and another on a 64-yard interception return from Malcolm Jenkins. The Redskins were driving on their next possession when Cousins, under pressure, threw off his back foot toward Davis. Washington's three-headed monster of Matt Jones, Robert Kelley and Chris Thompson contributed to the Redskins' most potent rushing attack of the season, all of them combining for 231 yards and ...

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Obama expresses confidence in Iraqi offensive

An estimated 3,500 to 5,000 Daesh fighters are dug into Mosul , while tens of thousands of Iraqi forces have massed to recapture Iraqi's second city in an offensive that began on the outskirts Monday. "We may face a more complex situation in the battle for Mosul than expected", a Kurdish Peshmerga official told ARA News, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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Donald Trump: We're Doing Great, I Don't Believe Polls

Donald Trump preached congressional term limits and encouraged his supporters to ignore the mainstream news media during a campaign stop in Colorado Springs on Tuesday. CNN host Brooke Baldwin on Tuesday mocked Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for advocating for term limits for members of Congress - but only because she thought there already were term limits.

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Dramatic dash cam video shows officer save 3-year-old boy's life

The video shows Miller pulling into a fast food restaurant parking lot then jumping out of his vehicle to perform CPR on 3-year-old Brayden Guise. Brayden's mother, Bethany Hoover, becomes increasingly hysterical. Officer Miller realized he was near the home and made a decision to help. Tuesday, Miller was honored at the Granbury City Council meeting, where he was reunited with the boy and his parents.

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Hillary: Trump 'Thinks Belittling Women Makes Him Bigger'

I don't know those people. Clinton began the debate with a lead in most battleground states. Both candidates agreed - a rare point for the campaign - that the Supreme Court was at stake, and that they have very different visions for who the next justices should be.

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Turkey Has 'Plan B' if Not Involved in Mosul Offensive - President Erdogan

Iraq is unable to drive the Islamic State's (ISIS) militants from the city of Mosul on its own, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday. Iraqi Army Brigadier General Firas Bashar said that "all the troop movements now are related to the Mosul operation". Ankara is anxious the offensive could be led by Shiite militia and also include Kurdish militia it vehemently opposes.

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Crews trying to stamp out southern Colorado wildfire

The Junkins fire burning near Westcliffe started early Monday morning apparently when gusting wind blew a metal outbuilding into a power line, according to the Pueblo County Joint Information Center. Nobody has been injured, and the cause of the fire remains under investigation. The fire raced through acreage Monday in high winds but slowed dramatically Tuesday as winds calmed.

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NYC group protests police shooting of woman

The NYPD is investigating and will look into why the sergeant did not use a taser against Danner instead of opening fire, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday in a news conference. Barry has been placed on modified duty pending an investigation. 'This elderly woman was known to the police department, yet the officer involved in this shooting failed to use discretion to either talk her down from her episode or, barring that, to use his stun gun.

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Road rage led to Missouri woman's shooting death

The victim has been identified as Whitney M. Gray, a 22 year old. Prosecutors have requested a bond of $100,0000 cash for Taylor's release. According to court records filed today, Independence police officers responded to the shooting in the 1600 block of Sterling on Sunday, about 7:40 p.m.

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Released Chibok girls face 'stigma'

Experts believe that the apparent breakthrough for at least some of the kidnapped girls - 40 of whom have reportedly been married and many forced to convert to Islam - has come about because of both national and worldwide pressure. Fifty-seven managed to escape in the immediate aftermath of the abduction, but almost 200 other girls are still missing. The publication pointed out that 18 out of the 21 girls are nursing mothers, and this situation makes it more hard for Boko Haram to care for ...

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Police officer in suburban Cleveland fatally shoots man

A police officer arrived in a cruiser, approached the auto and asked the man for identification. Police say it's unclear why the driver was in the parking lot to begin with, adding he had multiple warrants out for his arrest. He says an officer opened fire to protect the public. The man sped away and crashed in a parking lot across a busy street, Beckwith said. Police haven't said whether he was armed or revealed the charges on his felony warrants.

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Guilty of Teen's Rape, Ex-Teacher Slits Own Throat in Court

As the verdict was announced at about 11 a.m.at Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana, Jones picked up a small razor blade and sliced his throat, according to Jones' attorney, Edward Welbourn, and Deputy District Attorney Heather Brown.

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Leading Trump In Ohio, Clinton Surfs Winning Wave After Second Presidential Debate

Donald Trump seemed to lose Sunday night's debate with Hillary Clinton and early polls indicate that he stands to fall even further behind in the race for the White House. Now, 45% of likely voters choose Clinton and 37% choose Trump, with another 18% declining to support either. In the wake of Sunday night's debate, many Republicans were quick to declare Donald Trump the victor and speculate that his performance would be enough to halt his freefall in the polls.

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Mangano could face federal corruption charges — Newsday source

Mangano is expected to appear at the federal courthouse in Central Islip in the morning, NBC-4 NY reported Wednesday. Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano is expected to be charged as early as Thursday on federal corruption-related matters, according to sources familiar with the case.

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Trump's 'bad hombres' and 'nasty woman' remarks stoke online outrage

Many called out the phrase as a dog whistle to the most racist and xenophobic of his supporters, and a way for Trump to signal a disdain for Latino immigrants. Tellingly, as soon as he'd finished his sentence, Hillary Clinton beamed, knowing she'd landed a shimmy-worthy moment. "But, I want to put our resources where I think they're most needed".

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Faculty on strike at 14 Pennsylvania state universities

If the Pennsylvania state system professors can be forced to pay a substantially higher share for their health care, and if more work can be pushed on to low-pay faculty, similar demands will be made across the US. They'll know where to find me at 5:30 am. The strike comes after negotiations broke down between the union and Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education.

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Seven people injured in natural gas explosion in NW Portland

Portland Patch reports that the blast could be felt 11 blocks away. Firefighters had evacuated the building approximately 20 minutes before the explosion . The call came into Portland Fire & Rescue at 9 a.m. Two firefighters and two civilians were injured. Firefighters swarmed the scene and dumped water from ladder trucks onto the smoking wreckage.

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Hillary Clinton stands up for LGBTI rights during presidential debate

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump accused Democratic rival Hillary Clinton's campaign of getting nine women to come up with allegations that Trump had groped him . Clinton said "everything I did as Secretary of State was in furtherance of our country's interests and our values". You should meet with some of the women that I've met with.

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Gas explosion rocks Portland shopping district, injuring 8

Portland Bagelworks and Dosha Salon Spa were destroyed in the explosion, but employees and customers were able to safely evacuate along with the spa's owner, who lives in an apartment above the spa. Utility officials say the explosion happened after a construction crew hit a gas line. An earlier tweet from the fire department said three firefighters were injured.

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Laura Benanti's Melania Trump Accidentally Endorses Hillary Clinton in 'Late Show' Sketch

Laura Benanti and her uncanny Melania Trump impression returned to CBS to chat with Stephen Colbert about the incredibly disturbing leaked comments Donald Trump unfurled , as well as the growing number of women coming forward with serious allegations of sexual assault .

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Derrick Rose Thankful for Verdict

The woman's lawyer called the men " sexual deviants " who conspired to gang rape her after she was drunk and incapable of consenting to sex. The woman's lawyer said the 30-year-old college student was not a gold digger and was seeking accountability for what was morally and legally wrong.

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Graduation rates in the Wiregrass are exceeding the state and national average

TURNER: So Obama says his administration increased access to Head Start, encouraged states to improve schools with high dropout rates and helped districts build better systems to reach struggling students before they drop out. Fargo Public School's is 85 percent, and West Fargo School's is 90 percent. "So we got to work, making real changes to improve the chances for all of our young people, from the time they're born all the way through until they got a career", he said.

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Parents of Chibok girls freed by Boko Haram appeal to Nigerian government

He said the 21 girls freed last week might have to be educated overseas because of the stigma they will face in Nigeria. The girls and their parents were reunited on Sunday and are expected to meet with Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday or Wednesday, Mr Bitrus said.

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Students sad after classes resume at schools where 4 shot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Students at two San Francisco schools where classmates were shot the previous day walked arm-in-arm as they exited classes and called for an end to violence. The school's co-director, Jessica Huang, participated in the peace circle. All are age 15. "It was terrifying", he told the newspaper. Police searched both schools to determine that there was no shooter inside.

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Trump wants to 'drain the swamp' with congressional term limits

Sen. Dan Greenberg, a former analyst for the Heritage Foundation who served two terms in the Arkansas state legislature, says such limits would reduce the advantage of incumbency, make sure legislators don't become unfamiliar with the challenges of private life and diminish the influence of lobbyists.

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Trump Proposes Ethics Reforms Package To 'drain The Swamp In Washington DC'

Many on both sides of the political aisle have called for term limits for years, but the policy has yet to be put in effect. Trump offered up his ethics reform proposals as he pressed forward with his claim that he is competing "in a rigged election", arguing once again - without evidence - that the media and Clinton's campaign are colluding to destroy his candidacy.

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Attorney general leads criminal probe of Wells Fargo bank

It is not clear whether California's possible charges will be against low-level workers, executives or Wells Fargo itself, according to the Los Angeles Times , which first reported the investigation. A spokesperson for the California Attorney General's office did not offer further details. The revelation prompted an immediate backlash of lawsuits, and has cost Wells Fargo lucrative dealings with states from California to IL and OH as well as 9% of its market valuation.

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Iraqi special forces join Mosul offensive against IS

Attack helicopters fired on the militants and heavy gunfire echoed across the plains. The secretive leader of the Islamic State, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, is believed to be holed up in the terror group's hub of Mosul, as Iraqi and US forces close in this week ahead of what could be a climactic fight.

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Portland Gas Explosion Injures Responders, Destroys Businesses

Lt. Rich Chatman said the injuries to the firefighters were not life-threatening and included broken legs. Firefighters said everyone survived the explosion. Wednesday morning and reported it to building occupants, who reported it to NW Natural Gas. A gas-related explosion blew apart a building in northwest Portland, shaking the ground, according to reports.

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Donald Trump Denies Sexual Assault Allegations at Third Presidential Debate

Clinton responded, saying "that's horrifying", and that Trump has a pattern of accusing his opponents of rigging things against him. "This is a mindset". She said this could range from Iowa primary, to lawsuits and not getting an Emmy for a TV programme. Mr Wallace noted that a proud a tradition of United States elections was a peaceful transfer of power.

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Trump Proposes Term Limits For Congress

He covered the gamut during the almost 44-minute speech, mentioning trade, taxes, the military, energy development, the economy, immigration, health care and more. "They have rigged it from the beginning by telling totally false stories, most recently about phony allegations, where I have been under constant attack".

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Donald Trump holds rally in uptown Friday

Who are we to believe? Trump has vehemently denied the allegations against him and on Thursday referred to his accusers as " horrible liars ". Trump's comments came as he once again alleged it's "all false stuff" and there is a "concerted effort" to take down his campaign, ignoring calls from his campaign advisers to focus on economic issues rather than responding to the allegations.


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