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Donald Trump hits Hillary hard during fifth campaign visit to Maine

Friday evening, the Washington Post and Fox News both obtained an internal Federal Bureau of Investigation memo that further sheds light on why Comey chose to reveal the new email inquiry in the final days of a hotly contested presidential election.

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North Carolina early voting expands to 22 sites

Another 167 municipalities earned the group's silver medal for offering an adequate number of sites, at least one weeknight of evening voting each week in the two-week early voting period, and four or more hours of weekend voting. There's more likely good news for Clinton in Virginia and Wisconsin, where she's maintained a steady advantage in the polls. In Cuyahoga County, for example, the number of ballot requests from registered Democrats was as of October 18 forty percent lower than at ...

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Clinton Camp 'Cleaned Up' for Obama

The Wikileaks email above is about as close to "smoking gun" proof as you can get that Team Clinton knew that Obama knew, and wanted to mitigate the damage as well as they could before news of the emails got out. "This stuff is like her Achilles heal". "The president, as I think many people expected, did over the course of his first several years in office trade emails with his secretary of state", Earnest said .

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Indian soldiers killed along disputed Kashmir frontier

Elaborating upon ceasefire violations, they said the LoC so far had witnessed 115 cross-border firing this year by the Pakistan Army as compared to 150 for the entire last year. RS Pura (Jammu and Kashmir): Heavy mortar shelling by Pakistan has been reported in Kathua and Abdullian in RS Pura sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday morning at around 7:20 a.m.

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Opposition attacks Syrian regime's airbase in Aleppo

Since around mid-2012, the provincial capital of Aleppo, once considered Syria's largest city, has been roughly divided between Assad regime control in the west and rebel control in the east. "The Russian president believes that it would be inexpedient at the moment to resume airstrikes against Aleppo ", Peskov told journalists. Isik says that "Turkey has the capacity to form an alternative.

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Donald Trump and Mike Pence campaign in ME and Nebraska

Some of his work included obtaining "in-kind services for the president and his family - for personal travel, hospitality, vacation and the like". Of the $101 million Mrs. The millions of votes that have been cast already in the US presidential election point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton in critical battleground states, as well as signs of strength in traditionally Republican territory.

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California National Guard soldiers forced to repay bonuses

Toni Jaffe , pleaded guilty in 2011 to filing false claims of $15.2 million, the Department of Justice said in a statement . The soldiers say the Pentagon is reneging on 10-year-old contracts and imposing severe hardship on veterans whose only mistake was taking money that was offered to them at the time .

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Arrestor beds help prevent disaster on Pence's campaign jet

Passengers could smell burning rubber and were evacuated immediately. No injuries have been reported. The plane had come to NY from Fort Dodge, Iowa, where it was delayed because of weather. On Friday Pence discussed the event on CBS This Morning . "We are great, thank God", the IN governor told the " CBS This Morning " program, describing the incident as "10 seconds of uncertainty as we landed".

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School attack killing 22 children the 'deadliest' of the crisis

The human rights observers in Syria said "either Russian or Syrian warplanes were responsible for the six air strikes" on Wednesday in the village in rebel-held Idlib province, which also hit the school complex. Since 2011, Syria has been engulfed in a civil war, following the protests that had turned violent, as part of the so-called Arab Spring. UNICEF, the United Nations agency for children, said that the strikes may amount to a war crime .

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FedEx plane catches fire at Fort Lauderdale airport

Luckily, both pilots managed to escape the plane before the explosion. It appears the landing gear on the left side of the aircraft has collapsed. The accident came hours after an American Airlines Boeing 767 was forced to abort its takeoff at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport because of an engine-related malfunction.

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Nebraska, Iowa place in top third in national science test

Test scores released past year showed Utah students performing above average in math and reading, as well. Compared to 2009, the a year ago NAEP assessed those grades in science, the number of Oklahoma students who scored at or above proficient is up 6 percentage points, from 28 percent, in fourth grade and 3 points, from 25 percent, in eighth grade.

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Jake Arrieta, Kyle Schwarber lead Cubs to 5-1 Game 2 win

Last night's Game 2 posted an 11.3 overnight rating, according to The Hollywood Reporter . The ebullient, chubby-faced, fast-healing 23-year-old propelled the Cubs to a Game 2 World Series victory last night, his two hits and two RBI reawakening a potent lineup that had gone dormant in a Game 1 shutout.

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Clinton adds staffers in Utah

Elected leaders "spend more time focusing on their own self-interest than they do on serving the country". In a year where third-party candidates like Libertarian Party nominee Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein have made waves, it's McMullin - a candidate who fell far short of even qualifying for the ballot in all 50 states - who stands the best chance of having a quantifiable impact on the race.

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Judge approves VW's $15-billion emissions settlement; buybacks to start next week

A federal judge approved Volkswagen's $15 billion settlement with the USA government Tuesday, essentially forcing the company to buy back vehicles caught up in last year's emission scandal. On Tuesday, a USA judge approved what amount to be the largest corporate settlement in history where Volkswagen AG must settle $14.7 billion with consumers.

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With newfound vigor, Obama works to rebuild Democratic Party

Florida is one of just a handful of states that an Associated Press analysis rates as a toss-up between Clinton and Donald Trump. The FBI has been investigating illicit text messages allegedly sent from Weiner to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina, and found the Clinton emails on a device related to that investigation, the sources said.

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FBI Investigation Into Newly Discovered Clinton Emails Linked To Anthony Weiner

Concern that the renewed probe would damage Clinton's formerly impressive momentum spooked the markets, with USA stocks, the dollar and oil prices tumbling lower on the prospect of a close vote. Speaking at a Clinton rally in Florida, President Barack Obama also steered clear of the issue. And that's only one of the email-related controversies facing her.

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Inmates, officer injured during fights at jail in Chicago

The injuries happened during fights that broke out in Division 9, a maximum security section of the jail, said Cook County sheriff's spokeswoman Sophia Ansari. "We are investigating the situation now to better determine the root cause of it and to determine how we can minimize it from happening again", said Dr.Nneka Jones-Tapia with the Cook County Department of Corrections.

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Mike Pence Makes Campaign Stops in Salisbury and Greensboro

He also spent time criticizing Hillary Clinton and her plans as well as President Barack Obama. "If we're wrong, if the race ends up being very close, well then we have an opportunity to block Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, take this election to the House of Representatives, where then we have a chance to elect true conservatives to the White House".

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Donald Trump catching up with Hillary Clinton in poll

Hillary Clinton donated more to her presidential campaign in early October than real estate mogul and reality TV star Donald Trump did to his. Amid his unsavoury allegations that the polls are rigged and the media is conspiring against him, Trump said, "We are going to have, I think, a tremendous victory", in an interview .

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'We should just cancel the election' and declare me the winner

Over the same period, Trump raised $61 million for his party and his joint committees, and had $68 million on hand as of October 19. Trump's October contribution was revealed in the same reports that showed his campaign had only about $ 16 million left in the bank as of last week.

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Pilot describes search for Chinese sailor

Capt. Robert Hendrickson, who directed the Coast Guard's search said: "Our deepest condolences go out not only to his family and friends but also to his racing team and the sailing community". Guo Chuan was attempting to sail from San Francisco to Shanghai within 20 days. Mr Chuan was not seen on board. The boarding team from the Makin Island also lowered the vessels sails, and the ship was to remain on site until Chinese vessels arrived, said Navy Lt.

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U.S. prosecutors regroup for second trial in OR occupation

In a surprise verdict, a jury has found all seven defendants not guilty of charges linked to their 41-day, armed occupation of Oregon's Malheur National Wildlife Refuge earlier this year. Ammon Bundy and others were in another vehicle and surrendered to police. In his message to The Oregonian/OregonLive (http://bit.ly/2fnsow6), Juror No.

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Almost 15 percent of Richland Co. voters have already cast a ballot

They want all eligible voters in custody to get an official ballot and the opportunity to cast it, along with more easily accessible information on voting for current and newly-booked detainees, and that state and city election officials cover the cost of providing ballots.

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Los Angeles Mass Shootout: Police Questions Two Suspects

Upon arrival, officers located multiple victims. The identities of the three people who died in the shooting were not released Sunday pending notification of their families, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner officials said.

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Defendants In Oregon Wildlife Refuge Occupation Found Not Guilty

The charges stem from the 41-day armed occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge near Burns. Most occupiers left after his death, but four holdouts remained until February 11, when they surrendered following lengthy negotiations.

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Over 900 early vote on 1st day

Early voting began Monday, and already thousands of Guadalupe County voters have done their patriotic and civic duty by heading to the voting booth. For comparison in 2008, after three days of voting only 7.1% of registered voters had cast ballots in the first three days of early voting.

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Kirk sorry for mocking rival's military heritage

Campaign manager Kevin Artl said the senator has called Duckworth "a war hero in his commercials and he commends her family's service". Because people are quick to sound the drums of war. (He also said he did not support Hillary Clinton and so planned to write-in a vote for disgraced former general and Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus.) Trump's campaign manager, of course, found Kirk's comments to be worth noting.

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Jackson County Election Board asks voters to know the ballot

Instead of going to the polls, go to a bar! Trump said in a message to his followers on Twitter . You must request the ballot by mail by downloading the ballot request form. Trump has claimed over the final weeks of the presidential campaign that the election is rigged against him and suggested the possibility of widespread voter fraud.

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Bundy attorney cited for failing to comply with order

A group of armed protesters who led a takeover of a remote wildlife refuge in the western U.S. state of OR have been acquitted by a jury of felony charges. The Bundys were arrested about three weeks later at a traffic stop outside the refuge that ended with the fatal shooting of Robert Fincium, a spokesman for the occupiers.

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1993 high school yearbook quote predicted Cubs World Series win for 2016

Lee wrote, " Chicago Cubs ". Lee, who lives in Chicago , said he had a vivid dream about the Cubs winning the World Series all those years ago. - It's official, we've reached peak Chicago Cubs mania. Glenn Beckmeyer was there and he's back watching the Cubs in Cleveland. It's not the first outlandish prediction on when the Cubs would break their curse and win a World Series.

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Democrats are spending as Senate race tightens in Wisconsin

While Feingold has always been known as an independent progressive who works across lines of partisanship and ideology to get things done-as he did during his Senate tenure, when he partnered with honest conservatives on issues ranging from campaign finance reform to privacy rights, trade policy, and presidential accountability-Johnson is now trying to dismiss his opponent as a political charlatan.

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Madison student accused of sexually assaulting five women

The State Journal reported that Court Commissioner Jason Hanson initially declined to set bail on Monday. They say the sexual encounters with the other two women were consensual. "Not true. If you can find a reference to a stalking notebook in this, I will buy you a steak dinner", said Van Wagner. Nicholson Goetz believed these accusations were not valid, and that the other four women consented to intercouse with Cook.

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More Charges in Sex Assault Case

The complaint prosecutors filed on Thursday accused Cook of assaults dating back to March 2015. After he was arrested and initially charged on October 19, stories about Cook began to appear on social media, and the case attracted the attention of national media, in part because of other women who had come forward , concerns held by many about the response to sexual assault on college campuses, and allegations of sexual assault that have cropped up during the current presidential campaign.

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85-year-old Cubs fan surprised with tickets to second World Series

While his seats were special, it wasn't a special outcome for the Cubs as they fell to the Tigers 9-3, losing the series 4-3 in the process. It's a phrase Cubs fans have been waiting to say for some time. The Chicago Cubs were not only leading the best of seven series three games to two, but they were also ahead 3-0 against the Florida Marlins in the eighth inning of Game 6.

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Virginia students rank high in national science tests, but racial gaps remain

The report also showed Arizona eighth-grade students posting a six point increase over the period - but again being mired near the bottom of states, finishing sixth-lowest in science scores for that grade. Data for 12th graders is not broken out by state. The test, which is given to a sample of students, was previously administered to a sample of students in all three grades in 2009, and for eighth-grade students in 2011.


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