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National Guard forcing soldiers to repay bonuses given by mistake

In 2012, the sergeant was sentenced to 30 months in federal prison. According to a report by The Los Angeles Times , soldiers are being forced to repay the bonuses as well as student loans they received to help fill the ranks. But years later, officials realized Van Meter and thousands of other veterans were not actually eligible for the bonuses they were given. Next Page: "People like me just got screwed".

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No contract talks underway in 2nd day of faculty strikes

Brogan called the agreement "an opportunity for a fresh start."Throughout this process, our students have been remarkably patient, and they should be applauded", Brogan said". Faculty member Yong Hoon Kim gestures as he pickets at West Chester University in West Chester, Pa, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016. The faculty strike at Kutztown University and the other 13 state-owned universities is over, but officials say there will be plenty of work to do to heal some deep wounds.

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United in fossil fuel fight, tribes inspire North Dakota pipeline foes

North Dakota Highway Patrol Captain Bryan Niewind said, "The individuals know they are criminally trespassing, they know they are engaged in a protest that is unlawful". It comes during a weekend of protests, including one Saturday that Morton County says ended up with 126 people being arrested. "This protest was intentionally coordinated and planned by agitators with the specific intent to engage in illegal activities".

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Has an Election Ever Been Rigged in US History?

There they are", Trump said, pointing around the room, "the heads of NBC, CNN , CBS , ABC. "I'm curious to hear what a billionaire has to say". In a sign of that confidence Clinton told journalists this week that her campaign was shifting its attention to trying to take back control of the Republican-majority congress, by helping Democratic politicians get elected in state races.

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National Anthem Protests Lead to Plummeting NFL TV Ratings

It was a curious call: Did he really think that offense was going to have two scoring drives at the finish? And John Hughes, who we picked up just before the Carolina game, will be in the rotation. It's not surprising, considering what we know of Gabbert, and the switch was not a surprise. Vincent Jackson went on injured reserve this week, and Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is questionable.

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Retired US general charged with lying in 'Stuxnet' leak case

According to a charging document for the retired general, when investigators showed him "a list of quotes and statements from David Sanger's book, a number of which contained classified information, Cartwright falsely told investigators he was not the source of any of the quotes and statements".

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No regrets, Trump vows; Clinton pursues his supporters

Trump aide Kellyanne Conway told " Fox News Sunday" that she's counting on swing voters to carry key battleground states, adding that "we're not giving up". "I will be happy with myself", Trump said. "I do not even think about answering ( Donald Trump ) any more", Clinton told reporters on Saturday on the campaign plane she was travelling on from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, as she made campaign stops in both cities located in the northeastern state of Pennsylvania.

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Kathleen Kane to learn whether she's headed to prison

Kane will be sentenced today after being convicted of perjury and other charges. Kane continues to maintain her innocence and vowed to appeal the conviction. "There is no more torture in the world than to watch your children suffer and know you had something to do with it". Former attorney general Kathleen G.

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Raw partisanship about Supreme Court raises the stakes

The Republican party has vowed to deny President Obama's nominee Merrick Garland-an immensely qualified judge-so much as a meeting, let alone confirmation hearings or a vote. Two other justices are over 80 years old, and another is 78 years old. The Constitution, in her view, is not a set of rules that applies equally to everyone, but rather a means of favoring members of groups that appeal to Hillary Clinton.

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Don't believe the polls, Trump says in Palm Beach - 'we are winning'

Buoyed by a double-digit lead in some national polls, Clinton has said she is now looking past her Republican rival entirely, and will no longer counter allegations made by him. Florida was the focus on Monday with the beginning of in-person early voting across 50 counties, including the state's largest: Broward, Duval, Hillsborough, Miami-Dade, Orange and Palm Beach.

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Obama presses campaign to elevate Clinton to White House

Speaking at a campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, Obama also poked fun at Trump's pronunciation of Nevada. "You've got blackjack", Obama told 3,000 packed into a local high school, with another 2,100 in an exterior courtyard.

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Tom Hayden, 1960s antiwar activist, dies at 76

During more than 50 years in the public eye, Tom Hayden went from firebrand college liberal to mainstream politician to elder political statesman. He later served for nearly two decades as a California state lawmaker, both in the State Assembly and the Senate, and was married to actress and fellow political activist Jane Fonda from 1973 to 1990.

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Man accused of stabbing man during church service

Authorities say a man stabbed his cousin during a church service in SC because he thought the victim had put a curse on him. Billy Lewis, 65, is charged with attempted murder after the incident, according to WIS. We're told it is believed he suffered from some sort of mental disability. The sheriff's office has not determined a motive for the incident and the agency is unaware of any prior conflicts between the men.

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Some voters say they won't accept outcome of election — NBC Poll

As Americans taking place in one of the most vicious elections this nation has seen, we've been forced to watch both candidates take low blows to eviscerate each other. Some of Clinton's lines also feel flat, but her jokes involving the media got big laughs, including this one about Rudy Giuliani . He predicted: "We're going to get a lot of Republican votes and that will also be part of, right out of the gate, the way to bring folks back together".

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Aide says Christie talked to Cuomo about bridge

On Monday she said that the testimony of defendant Bridget Anne Kelly casts further scrutiny on the practices of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's administration. But prosecutors claim the study was actually a cover story for a political payback scheme created to cause traffic jams. David Wildstein, a former Port Authority staffer, previously pleaded guilty in the case and is the prosecution's key witness.

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Pedro says United win proves Chelsea's title credentials

Cape Town - Antonio Conte has denied Jose Mourinho's claims he tried to humiliate him at the end of Chelsea's 4-0 humbling of Manchester United by encouraging the home fans to increase their noise levels as the final whistle approached. Some more poor defending saw Gary Cahill double Chelsea's lead in the 21st minute before Eden Hazard and N'Golo Kante completed the rout in the second period.

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Yoga Pants Parade Celebrates The Right To Look And Feel Fabulous

One person who was clearly not impressed though was Sorrentino himself, who called the march "vicious and intimidating," and who told WPRO 630 that he received death threats from people as a result of his letter. "It was meant to sound stupid and creepy". But organisers said even if Sorrentino's letter was meant to be a joke, the message is clear. The parade in Barrington on Sunday brought people from all neighborhoods holding "Peaceful Pant Party", signs as yogis marched with their ...

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What's In The Latest WikiLeaks Dump of Clinton Campaign Emails

He wrote that the country's most powerful conservatives are all Catholic and called their politics "an unbelievable bastardization of the faith". "I imagine they think it is the most socially acceptable politically conservative religion", she wrote.

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State Dept Spox: 'Quid Pro Quo' Never Happened With Hillary Email

That FBI employee said he personally spoke with Kennedy about the email , and that he suggested he would "look into the email matter" if Kennedy "would provide authority concerning the FBI's request to increase its personnel in Iraq". The e-mail in question had to do with the September 2012 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, which resulted in the deaths of the ambassador and three other Americans.

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Clinton campaign preparing for post-election, even if Trump refuses to concede

Ultimately, who cares whether Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump accepts the election results ["Trump won't vow to honor results", front page, October 20]? Her comments marked a stern rebuke to Trump's bombshell suggestion during their third and final presidential debate that he may not recognize the election result - a surprising rejection of political norms.

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Pence to speak at Albuquerque rally

In the ad provided by a Clinton campaign official, Khan talks about his son, Capt. Humayun Khan. "This election really isn't about just two people , or two parties", Pence said to the crowd. "On Day One of the Trump-Pence administration, the war on coal comes to a halt", said Pence before referring to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade deal championed by Obama.

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Poll known for accuracy finds Clinton, Trump locked in dead heat

Trump's supporters, on the other hand, appear to be motivated primarily by their dislike for Clinton - roughly the opposite of the Clinton-as-last-resort mentality her supporters are accused of having. Meanwhile, he also vowed to "totally renegotiate NAFTA", and to take the USA out of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership, which hasn't yet been approved by Senate.

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Mobile Police Department taking back unwanted prescription drugs

The public can find a nearby drug collection sites by visiting www.dea.gov, clicking on the "Got Drugs?" icon, and following the links to a database where they enter their zip code . Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. The program is a partnership of the Corsicana Police Department, P & S Pharmacy, the Drug Enforcement Agency, and IMPACT Navarro, an initiative of Drug Prevention Resources, Inc.

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Donald Trump's St. Augustine and Tampa, Florida Rallies

In one potentially ominous sign for Mr. "I don't know what kind of shape I'm in but I'll be happy, and at least I will have known, win, lose or draw - and I'm nearly sure, if the people come out, we're going to win, but I will be - I will be happy with myself because I always say, I don't want to think back, 'If I only I did one more rally, I would have won North Carolina by 500 votes, instead of losing it by 200 votes, right?" To show off their commitment to rally Florida voters, Trump ...

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Local Cubs fans celebrate World Series berth

Police, including about a dozen officers on horseback, kept a close eye on the crowd - and some officers gave high-fives to fans as they walked by. This item has been corrected to show there were an estimated 300,000 people, not 30,000. Bauer had previously cut himself while cleaning his drone, forcing him to leave his start in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against Toronto when the pinkie began to bleed.

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Mpls. police: Internal probe clears cops in Jamar Clark shooting

Police say Clark tried to take an officer's gun in a struggle during a domestic abuse call. "I feel sad for our city right now and the ease with which our city and government officials justify murder of an unarmed citizen at the hands of police", she wrote Friday afternoon.

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Ex-Christie speaker's testimony complicates Bridgegate timeline

Baroni is on trial alongside Bridget Anne Kelly, the governor's former deputy chief of staff. Baroni and Kelly face nine counts each, and the most serious carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence. Among those who helped Baroni prepare that testimony, he said, were Phil Kwon, a Port Authority attorney and longtime Christie ally; Philippe Danielides, Samson's top aide; Wildstein; Charles McKenna, Christie's chief counsel; and Regina Egea, director of the governor's Authorities Unit.

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Jamar Clark death: No police disciplinary proceedings

Jamar Clark died in November in a confrontation with two white officers on the city's north side. The fatal shooting of Jamar Clark, a black man, by a Minneapolis police officer, has pushed racial tensions in the city's small but concentrated minority community to the fore.

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Samajwadi Party rift: The exchanges between Mulayam and Akhilesh

Akhilesh Yadav on Monday broke down while addressing supporters at the Samajwadi Party and offered to resign from the top job if his father Mulayam Singh Yadav so desired. Mulayam Singh declared his trust for Amar Singh and said "I can't leave Amar or Shivpal". At the meeting, Shivpal and Akhilesh traded charges at each other on dais.

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Chiefs hold on for 27-21 win over Saints

New Orleans mounted a 14-play, 75-yard scoring drive that was capped by a 3-yard touchdown pass from Brees to running back Mark Ingram, but the Chiefs essentially gifted that to them, as outside linebacker Tamba Hali was whistled for two offsides penalties - including one on a third-and-5 stop - that extended the drive.

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WHY IT MATTERS: Beneath the Fury, Issues That Matter

Had the exchanges come down to an ideological fight and simple tit-for-tat, fire and counterfire, it might have constituted a kind of victory for Trump , given his polling deficit and his gaffes and lies in his earlier debate performances.

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Trump claims bad polls are 'phony'

Just 14 days until the election, the Republican nominee campaigned in battleground Florida as his team conceded publicly as well as privately that crucial Pennsylvania may be slipping away. Trump's final-weeks schedule reflects his narrow path to victory. He will spend all day Thursday in OH with other stops in the Midwest - Iowa and Wisconsin - the next day before a Western swing to Colorado and Nevada this weekend.

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Missing child found, Amber Alert canceled

Carter has been found safe and sound by police. A toddler who was inside a vehicle stolen in Milwaukee has been found safe. An amber alert has been issued for a 1-year-old child named Taratino Carter. According to police, the boy's mother left the auto running and went inside the gas station to buy something. Carter is a black boy with black hair and brown eyes.

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3 people dead in crash involving Uber car in Milwaukee

Autopsies were expected to be performed on the victims Monday. Police say their identification of the occupants of the Lexus is ongoing. A Lexus was southbound on N. The Ford was an on-duty Uber vehicle that was transporting Sawatzke , Taylor and Cohen, all three from Chicago. All three women, who were in their 30s, died as a result of their injuries, according to Sgt.

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Compton Sheriff's Deputy Hospitalized Following Pursuit Crash

Other deputies began performing CPR but the sergeant was still unconscious and unresponsive when Compton firefighters arrived. The crash was reported shortly after 5 a.m. The sergeant - whose identity was being withheld pending notification of family - died at a hospital, coroner's Chief Brian Elias said. He added that it was another tragedy for the sheriff's department.


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