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Nelson, Feingold silent on new Clinton email probe

Comey's letter to Congress informed lawmakers that he was supplementing his previous testimony on the matter of the investigation, which was completed in July. He's asking the US director of national intelligence to suspend all classified briefings with Clinton until the matter is resolved. "They seem similarly stunned", Mattingly said.

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Clinton eyeing Biden as her secretary of state, source says

The website, quoting "a source familiar with the planning", says that the Clinton campaign is "spending a lot of time figuring out the best way to try to persuade him to do it if she wins". 'They are spending a lot of time figuring out the best way to try to persuade him to do it if she wins, ' the source said, according to a report on Politico's website published on October 27.

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New FBI inquiry reinjects Clinton emails into 2016 race

The Friday afternoon disclosure raises the possibility of the FBI reopening the criminal investigation involving the Democratic presidential nominee, which the agency said was complete in July. Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta released a statement saying, "it is extraordinary that we would see something like this just 11 days out from a presidential election ...

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Conn. students' science scores meet or exceed national averages

The score gap between black and white fourth graders stayed the same between 2009 and 2015, with white students continuing to score 29 points higher. Arizona fourth-graders have made significant gains on a national standardized science test.

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Pentagon chief suspends National Guard bonus clawbacks

Defense Secretary Ash Carter has ordered the Pentagon to stop seeking repayments of enlistment bonuses given to California National Guard members who served overseas. But he said the Pentagon would have to work out how to deal with those who thought they were entitled to the bonuses but chose to pay them back anyway out of a sense of duty.

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U.S. intel chief: Getting N. Korea to give up nukes 'lost cause'

America's top intelligence official expressed deep scepticism Tuesday (Oct 25) about the prospect of persuading North Korea to renounce nuclear weapons , saying it was "probably a lost cause ". "I think there could be three reasons for this (contradiction)", Pinkston said. "The determination of not only South Korea and the U.S., but of the global community to end North Korea's nuclear programme is stronger than ever", a foreign ministry official said.

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Minnesota officials scramble to blunt big premium hikes

About 250,000 or 5 percent of Minnesotans buy policies on the individual market, but the vast majority of residents are served by employer-supplied policies or are in government-funded programs. Dayton's plan would cover 25 percent of those health insurance costs by using $313 million of a budget surplus to offer rebates. Dayton's plan is similar to cash rebates proposed by Democrats in the House and Senate, though it's simpler.

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FedEx plane catches fire at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

She said both pilots escaped from the plane. FedEx issued a statement saying their pilots were not injured in the incident. Footage from witnesses showed smoke billowing from the plane as it sat on a grassy area just off the runway. The plane was seen on its belly as fire crews worked to put out the flames. A ground stop was issued at the airport and delays were reported. The airport's south runway reopened about 7 p.m., but the north runway remained closed for investigation.

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GOP Senator Apologizes For Attacking Tammy Duckworth's Asian Heritage in Debate

CHICAGO (AP) - Illinois Republican U.S. Sen. Vulnerable Sen. Mark Kirk apologized on Friday for questioning the military history of Rep. Tammy Duckworth's family because she has Asian heritage in a debate the previous night. She said, as she has many times on the campaign trail, that her family "has served this nation in uniform going back to the revolution". But in a 2013 Washington Post column , Kirk wrote that while his left arm and leg don't work as they once did, "my mind is sharp" ...

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Murder charges filed against Oklahoma suspect on the run

Opgrande said law enforcement has compiled a list of people Vance had been associated with and officials have been attempting to reach them. The U.S. The bodies of his aunt and uncle were found shot, with stab wounds to their necks in the manner of decapitation at their home at 11 p.m. Sunday, according to the Department of Public Safety, which issued an alert concerning Vance on Monday.

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Trump hasn't followed through on his $100 million commitment

Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, tweeted out a dig at the Clinton campaign after the new numbers were released. Aiming to deliver a knockout blow to Donald Trump's staggering presidential campaign, Hillary Clinton turned to popular first lady Michelle Obama to rally voters in North Carolina.

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Clinton has big cash lead; Pence says message matters more

Donald Trump's vice presidential running mate plans an 11 a.m. (PDT) appearance in Reno Wednesday at the Grand Sierra Resort. Sixty-three percent also said they trust Mr. A new Facebook live show produced by his campaign has heightened speculation that Trump may try and offset any losses with advertising revenue by starting a media network - a plan he denies.

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Donald Trump Suggest He Might Sue NBC For Leaked Billy Bush Tape

When the host Bill O'Reilly asked him if he planned on taking legal action against the network once the elections were over, Trump kept things vague. "The microphone was not supposed to be on", the real estate mogul told O'Reilly. "Oh absolutely", he replied. I got one more question about the campaigning.

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WikiLeaks memo reveals overlap between Bill Clinton's business and foundation fundraising activity

He said he had received no fees or percentages of "the more than $50 million in for-profit activity we have personally helped to secure for President Clinton to date or the $66 dollars in future contracts, should he choose to continue with those engagements".

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Sen. Kirk's Racially-Charged Comment On Duckworth Is Among His Worst Gaffes

Marines in Vietnam. The clumsy remark was also factually inaccurate. Brandon Lorenz, a spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, tweeted a statement that has the HRC standing behind its endorsement of Kirk despite backlash over the derogatory comment about Duckworth's ethnicity.

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Money troubles: Donald Trump cuts funding for his presidential campaign

Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson took six percent of the vote while Green Party candidate Jill Stein followed with three percent. Seventy-four per cent of likely voters say they think she will be the victor, up from 63 per cent in September.

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Minnesota students outscore United States science test average, but achievement gaps remain

While Nevada still falls below the average score, the state's growth was more than double the national average. The bottom line here is the 2015 NAEP Grade 8 Science results don't create optimism. In eighth grade science, four states performed higher, 29 performed lower, and 13 were not reliably different from Wyoming. State education officials found a silver lining this week in another dismal report on student test scores.

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UPI/CVoter poll: Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 3 points

They've classified it as "leans red" or even "a toss-up". Until the votes are actually counted on November 8th (and possibly past that date depending on how close the results are), Trump has a chance to be the next president of the United States.

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485K of Illinois' 8M registered voters cast ballots early

Reynolds Boys & Girls Club Voting Center in Fayetteville. A federal court struck down a state law earlier this year which had restricted the early voting period to two weeks before Election Day. These findings represent absentee ballots and early votes cast by more than 12.6 million Americans across 37 states where data are available. "Right now, we're averaging 300-400 pieces of mail each day", said Jefferson County Circuit Clerk Anne-Marie Adams.

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Ex-Rolling Stone staffer says she believed UVA student was raped

After the story's publication, other reporters found notable discrepancies, and local police said they'd found no evidence that supported the Jackie's allegations. Erdely first took the stand on Wednesday and her testimony is expected to continue into Saturday. When Coakley expressed her concerns to Erdely through a friend a few weeks before publication, Erdely bluntly replied in a text message that it was too late and there was "no pulling the plug".

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Supreme Court to rule in Virginia transgender case

The Court was also asked to revisit the 1997 Auer ruling in its entirety, but declined to take up that question. "I never thought that my restroom use would ever turn into any kind of national debate. The court ruled in favour of a male-born transgender inmate who identified as a woman in 1994. The governors of North Carolina and Kentucky , as well as the attorneys general of 18 states including Georgia, Kansas, South Carolina and Texas, had likewise all urged the Supreme Court to hear ...

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Pepper Spray and Gun Shots elevate pipeline protests in North Dakota

Other demonstrations have been held in the other states where the pipeline is scheduled to cross into, South Dakota, Iowa and IL. As construction on the pipeline continues, he says prayer is not working. Demonstrators stand next to burning tires as armed soldiers and law enforcement officers assemble on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2016, to force Dakota Access pipeline protesters off private land where they had camped.

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No injuries after plane fire, evacuation at Chicago airport

Molinaro says the pilot aborted takeoff and everyone evacuated. The FAA says there were no injuries. Images and video circulating on social media showed black smoke billowing from the plane as people gaze at the blaze from afar. Chicago fire officials reported an emergency at the scene, saying " aircraft down at O'Hare". "There was a huge explosion on the right-hand side of the airplane", Hector Cardenas, a passenger on the plane, told the ABC television affiliate in Chicago .

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Election Day voting machines tested in Winnebago County

Winn said he hadn't heard any complaints about voting machine problems in Travis County. "I have gone and tested our machines live, and it's human error", she said. Through Wednesday, more people in Miami-Dade have cast ballots than anywhere else: 238,888, or 17.8 percent of the county electorate, based on the September 30 registration numbers.

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U.S. disaster funds approved for Nevada fire

Some rain has helped crews working in hard terrain, and the winds that were gusting in excess of 50 miles per hour died down a bit as the day grew on, Kukulus said. A fire engine also suffered significant damage. Evacuation centers were set up in Reno for displaced residents as well as livestock. The fire delayed the start of the session in Carson City.

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Clinton rakes in $101M in October, holds big cash advantage over Trump

Trump told Fox News he would do so, but he did not guarantee he would reach $100 million in contributions, saying "we'll see what's needed". "In the old days, you'd get credit: If you would spend less money and have victory, that would be a good thing".

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Two Journalists Face Jail Time for Covering Pipeline Protests

Morton County sheriff's spokesman Rob Keller confirmed the arrest Monday of a man on charges including disorderly conduct. Social media - including real-time video of protest activities such as actress Shailene Woodley's Facebook video that led to her arrest Monday at a construction site near St.

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Cancel elections and declare me winner: Donald Trump

It is telling that even the downstream election campaigns have centered on the negatives that exist with the presidential candidates. In 2012 , President Barack Obama and defeated Republican nominee Mitt Romney shared an hour-long White House lunch of turkey chili and chicken salad.

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Is Trump's unwillingness to accept the election results really unprecedented?

Donald Trump returns to North Carolina Friday for a noon rally in the key battleground state. Campaign officials stress they are not taking the outcome of the election for granted. "I want to earn your vote". She also said the suggestion that Democrats or her campaign were encouraging women to level accusations against Trump "inaccurate".

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Early voting suggests tight race in key states

With heightened interest in this year's presidential race, MA secretary of state William Galvin expects turnout statewide to match or exceed the more than 3 million voters who cast ballots during the past two presidential elections . Despite what some might think, the names on the ballot also include public positions that can affect you on a more personal level than the presidential election.

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Trump campaign downplays Clinton cash advantage

With the Presidential election less than two weeks away, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are both spending like insane, but Clinton remains the clear leader in cash-on-hand. "It's over and done.' That's just not what I see out there", Pence said. The Indiana governor was making the rounds on the morning shows Friday after his plane slid off the runway during a rainstorm at New York's LaGuardia Airport late Thursday, tearing up concrete before coming to rest on a patch of grass.

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Sheriff: Oklahoma suspect could be out of state

Authorities say the 38-year-old Vance posted live videos to social media during a violent rampage on Sunday that included the shooting of two police officers, armed vehicle thefts and the killing of two relatives. In one video, a man wearing a backward baseball cap and a shirt that appears to be covered in blood says he's about to steal another vehicle and that it's "gonna be intense".

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Former Christie aide returns to stand to face prosecutor

Instead, Wigenton said that prosecutors must prove only that the pair deliberately misused the bridge, which is owned by the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey. I thought that's what we were doing for the last six weeks. He said that "as a matter of law" the language should not be included in the reading of the charges.

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Breyer says he won't get into a debate over court vacancy

As polls show Donald Trump's chances of winning the presidency continue to dwindle, GOP politicians and their conservative allies are promising that the obstruction of judicial nominees that they have waged during Barack Obama's presidency will continue well into the presidency of Hillary Clinton.

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Tennessee students showing big improvements in science

Science scores for 12th graders were unchanged from the last assessment period, despite a higher percentage of seniors - 41% versus 34% in 2009 - taking advanced courses in biology, chemistry and physics. The NAEP scale for science scores range from 0-300. Because a sampling of students is tested, there are no local results to report. However, she said, "The NAEP results do tell us what we've known for a long time".


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