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Obama Celebrates Improved US High School Graduation Rate

Department of Education. Black students graduated at a rate of only 67 percent in 2010-2011, but by 2014-2015 it was up to 74.6 percent. 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.

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Former Arkansas judge accused of lowering sentences for sexual favors

The indictment also claims Boeckmann tried to hide his conduct by encouraging the defendants not to tell anyone about the case dismissals, falsifying court paperwork, and attempting to threaten and bribe witnesses. Boeckmann was also quite the avid amateur photographer, and would require numerous men to pose for nude pictures, hundreds of which were recovered off his hard drive.

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Obama accuses Trump of 'whining' on vote-rigging claims

Trump loses Florida, it's because of those people that you have to watch out for, that is both irresponsible and, by the way, doesn't really show the kind of leadership and toughness that you want out of a president". He said he is "surprised and troubled" by Republican lawmakers who he said are echoing their presidential nominee's positions on Russian Federation.

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Obama: Health care law 'worked,' says improvements needed

He put a spotlight on an uncomfortable truth: after six years, billions of dollars and a sweeping reform that stands as Obama's single biggest domestic policy achievement, health care is still unaffordable for many Americans. And health wonks on both sides of the aisle said Republicans would likely balk at any proposals that threatened to yank health insurance away from 20 million people.

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Clinton Email Scandal Embarrasses US State Department, FBI

At an evening rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump labeled the move "collusion" and declared it even worse than Watergate. Clinton for the entire campaign. "The FBI official subsequently told [Kennedy] that the email was appropriately classified at the Secret level and that the FBI would not change the classification of the email", the agency's statement continued.

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First Lady Michelle Obama Sparkles in Versace for Final State Dinner

The couple hosted Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini plus a guest list of 382 VIPs (including Jerry Seinfeld and Chance the Rapper), for a meal prepared by chef Mario Batali , the Washington Post reports .

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Attorney general: Police shooting not in my jurisdiction

Danner first brandished a pair of scissors at him, but the officer, Sgt. Hugh Barry, was able to convince her to put them down, police said. New York's attorney general will not investigate this week's deadly NYPD shooting of a mentally ill Bronx woman, saying a review of the evidence indicated the case falls outside the jurisdiction of his office.

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'Trump didn't come out of nowhere,' Obama says

Damaged by accusations that he made unwanted sexual advances towards women - which he denies - Trump will get his last best chance to sway large numbers of American voters when he faces off against Clinton at 9 p.m. "Even Marco Rubio says there's no rigging of the vote", Obama said, "Which I'd like to give credit for, except he's refuting the unsafe, unprecedented claims of a candidate he says he's still going to vote for!" Clinton's answer, which was nearly identical to one she gave weeks ...

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Pence splits with Trump over Russian hacking role

US Vice President Joe Biden said in an interview that aired on Sunday that the United States would respond but he gave no details. However, Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, attempted to split the difference on Sunday, simultaneously saying that they will "absolutely accept" the outcome of the election, but also echoing the NY businessman that the contest is "rigged".

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Voter Registration Deadline Extended

The Charlottesville Registrar's Office reports it has been notified by the Voter Registrars' Association of Virginia that the deadline has been extended, but it has not yet received official notice from the state Department of Elections. People can register to vote in person and through the mail before the deadline, too. She also argued the NAACP has scheduled voter registration drives in all but Camden County.

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Indiana official clarifies voter registration fraud probe

Birth dates are not used to verify voter identity and Hoosiers can submit a name change at their polling place. Republican Secretary of State Connie Lawson told The Associated Press she wanted Indiana State Police to investigate to ensure there was no widespread fraud after her office found a heavier than usual number of changes to voter registration forms this election cycle.

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Prosecutor portrays bridge defendant as Christie attack dog

That was an attempt to cover up the real motive, prosecutors say. The danger of putting a defendant on the witness stand was on full display Tuesday as a prosecutor took a no-holds-barred approach to questioning the actions of a former ally of Gov.

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Ex-Razorback Davis off to Packers

Meanwhile, ESPN reported that Lacy is seeking second opinion on his injury - described as a foot injury, not just an ankle injury - from Dr. Robert Anderson in North Carolina. But today? It's nothing but praise for the young Dallas defensive lineman, who has been named the NFL's Defensive Player of the Week. He was expected to team with Charles in a power-and-lightning backfield.

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Buckeyes' Barrett can add to his Heisman resume at Penn St

Franklin felt the team did that when Ohio State visited in 2014, which the Buckeyes won in double-OT, 31-24. After edging Wisconsin in overtime last week at the often-vibrating Camp Randall Stadium, the last thing Meyer likely wants to see (or hear) is the white noise of a White Out.

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Woman charged in unsolved 1989 killing in Kansas

Police investigators said in May that they believe there is a link between DeLeon's killing, the unsolved 1994 slaying of Diana Marie Ault in Independence, Missouri, and an abduction in 1987. "She did not live a high-risk lifestyle". Kansas City, Kansas police said in May they had a suspect who was a woman, and that the motive may have been a romantic rivalry.

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Miami struggles to stay relevant in ACC Coastal race

The most hard teams remaining on the Hokies' schedule are the Miami Hurricanes and Notre Dame. The run game reached rock bottom with only 62 yards against Florida State. However, the 33-yard field goal was wide right and NC State went down without a fight in overtime. "A lot of our philosophy is taking advantage of what is given to us by the defense and the matchups we think will give us an advantage".

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Five Underage Sex Trafficking Victims Rescued in Kansas, Missouri — FBI Officials

The FBI has saved a girl in White Plains from sex traffickers as part of an global campaign against underage prostitution, officials said. The coordinated effort, known as Operation Cross Country, involved 55 Federal Bureau of Investigation field offices and 74 child exploitation task forces composed of more than 400 law enforcement agencies, according to a statement issued Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Second presidential debate featured tough moderators

Kathleen Willey said Bill Clinton assaulted her in the Oval Office, disclosing the claims in 1998 during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. "I said, he probably should say he has a cold, because maybe he's just stressed throughout the whole entire debate, although he was way more prepared this time".

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Wal-Mart and JD.com offer more choices

The series of initiatives will greatly expand the number of products available to Chinese consumers, as well as the number of consumers who have access to some of the products already in the Chinese market. News of the investment comes a day after Walmart and JD.com announced their collaboration on three new services - exclusive Sam's Club and Global Imports stores on JD.com, and two-hour grocery delivery through New Dada.

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Milwaukee cop who fatally shot black man is arrested for sexual assault

Police Chief Ed Flynn told reporters during a news conference that nothing in Heaggan-Brown's pre-hiring background check suggested he would be likely to engage in wrongdoing. Hall remains on duty. In a statement, the Milwaukee Police Department said: "On August 15 , a victim reported to Milwaukee Police he had been sexually assaulted by Heaggan-Brown while off-duty".

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New Jersey Transit Appoints New Executive Director After Crash

Federal law mandates it must be installed by 2018 - but NJ Transit hasn't made much progress. "We're taking a request like that very seriously", he said. At that point, the train sped up to around 21 miles per hour, "while the brake pipe pressure remained unchanged". The railroad would not say whether that means every run on the usual Rockland train schedule will be restored, including express trains.

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Police arrest California officer on prostitution allegation

The Oakland Police Department, already reeling from a large-scale sex scandal involving several of its officers, announced Thursday that another officer was arrested and charged with soliciting prostitution and obstruction of justice charges in an unrelated case.

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States seek to reassure voters, tighten poll security

They would also verify that the number of voters jibed with final vote tallies. There are modestly positive signs for the Republican in Iowa, but that's a state the Democrat can likely afford to lose. Other types of fraud are possible, such as voting machines being intentionally manipulated to report false results. Yet, just as he did after losing some states during the primary season, he gives every indication that he is preparing to claim a rigged vote - and in the process stoke racial and ...

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Russian parliament approves suspension of plutonium accord with US

Obama also slammed Republicans who he said had been "anti-Russia" before embracing Trump's positions. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to the Republican Hindu Coalition, Saturday, Oct. Trump referred to tensions between the American politicians and the Russian president as a "very serious problem". "No, you're the puppet", Trump retorted.

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Galion High School hosting financial aid meeting and work shop

The most prominent changes are, starting with the 2017-18 FAFSA, students may file earlier and with earlier income information. Parents/students are strongly encouraged to file for financial aid as soon after October 1. The applicants must meet the general eligibility and SAP requirements to qualify for funding. Lovett mentioned the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, which pre-fills some of the answers on the FAFSA using the family's tax information from the IRS, which he encouraged students to use as ...

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Trump Denies Groping Claims, Says Bill Clinton Is Worse

Jessica Leeds , 74, recounted in an video interview posted on The New York Times website on October 12 that Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt on a flight to New York in or around 1980 when she was a 38 year-old traveling businesswoman.

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Trump Refuses to Say If He'll Accept Election Results

Wallace asked Trump about the Republican's denials that he had groped or made unwelcome advances to women. "Your running mate, Mike Pence, pledged on Sunday that he and you - his words - will absolutely accept the result of this election".

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Barack Obama hits out at Trump over backing for Putin

On Tuesday, Obama held a press conference in the Rose Garden where he addressed the current political climate and took a moment to comment on all of Trump's whining he's been doing recently. Federal Bureau of Investigation notes released Monday revealed discussion of a "quid pro quo" in trying to get the email reclassified, though it's not clear who first raised the issue and both State and Federal Bureau of Investigation officials deny any bargaining took place.

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Melania Trump Defends Her Husband Donald, Defends Rape Culture

However, there are some people out there that have rushed to Trump's defense, such as his wife, Melania, who claimed during her recent CNN interview that Trump's "locker room talk" wasn't his fault because he was egged on by Billy Bush to speak in such a foul manner.

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Trump says he'll accept election results 'if I win'

A woman has said she felt "intimidated" when Donald Trump allegedly touched her inappropriately at the US Open in 1998. In his first speech since the debate, Trump seemed to simultaneously double down on the stance he articulated Wednesday night while also trying to clean it up.

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Third Presidential Debate: Hillary Clinton makes Donald Trump implode

Trump is doing the party and the country a great disservice by continuing to suggest the outcome of this election is out of his hands and " rigged " against him. Trump's fellow Republicans disagree with his talk of "rigged elections". Maybe he really is credulous enough to believe James O'Keefe's video "investigation" shows proof of "massive voter fraud" underway.

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Jacob Thorpe's Week 8 Pac-12 Picks

The upset was, at the time, the greatest upset in Vegas line history. Washington ending up in the College Football Playoff a reasonable expectation right now? Before their week off, Washington annihilated OR, 70-21 in Eugene. The Ducks, who were supposed to make some noise in the Pac-12 this season , are in the middle of one of their worst years in recent memory. However, there are some solid teams in the conference this season , and some are really starting to turn heads around the ...

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Treats in the Trunk Offers Safe Trick or Treating in Knoxville

John Lutheran Church, 117 Stone St., for treats. Highway 45), will hold its free Fall Festival and Trunk or Treat event from 11:30 a.m.to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. Those trunk-or-treating are encouraged to bring a personal hygiene item (soap, toothpaste, laundry detergent, etc.) to fill up the food shelf's trunk.

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NSA Contractor Arrested in Possible Theft of Top Secret Materials

He has been charged with not only the unauthorized removal or retention of classified documents but he has also been charged with theft of Government property. "He served this nation honourably in the US Navy and he has given his entire life to protecting his country". He appeared in a Baltimore court on August 29 and remains in custody.

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Early Voting Begins For Nov. 8 Election

This after the firebombing of a Republican office in North Carolina, and comments from Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump suggesting the election is "rigged" against him. On Election Day itself, poll workers keep just as close an eye on each ballot's movements. The 2016 general election is getting a lot of attention thanks to the divisive, and highly contentious nature of the presidential race.


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