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Closing arguments postponed in Bridgegate trial

Lawyers in New Jersey's "Bridgegate" trial will begin delivering closing arguments on Thursday, seeking to sway jurors deliberating the fate of two former allies of Governor Chris Christie. In essence, Hayden said, prosecutors have amended the indictment to redraw what they have to prove to the jury. "They knew what he was capable of, and they shared the same objective".

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Barack Obama to launch campaign blitz for Hillary Clinton

Clinton deftly avoided Trump's name, using "him", "he", "his" and "her opponent", instead. He'll be holding an evening rally in Orlando, a key battleground area of the crucial swing state of Florida. As an indication of Michelle Obama's appeal, the Clinton campaign booked a stadium for Clinton's first in-person campaign event with the first lady.

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Judge finds Oregon standoff juror isn't biased

She immediately had her deputy summon an alternate juror, selected randomly from numbers in a cup, to be ready to join the jury in federal court at 8:30 a.m. "I've determined Juror 11 needs to be excused, " the judge told the jury moments later, citing the "interests of justice" and to ensure the case isn't jeopardized by the court's deeper questioning of jurors to figure out the fuller context of Juror 4's note.

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American Airlines plane catches fire at Chicago airport, no casualties

Ahmed says within seconds, smoke entered the cabin and the fire was melting the windows. Eight people were hurt. Footage from Chicago's ABC News affiliate station, WLS-TV, showed the idled plane on the ground with flames and large clouds of black smoke billowing from its right side and emergency slides deployed on the left side.

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Police Crack Down On Dakota Pipeline Protesters

The support of famous people has frustrated Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier, who said on Thursday he resented being asked by "outsiders and millionaire Hollywood actors" to let "agitators and rioters" break the law. " We won't step down from this fight". The tribe fears it will harm their drinking water and violate sacred sites. The sheriff's office said in a statement Friday that it was maintaining a presence in the area and that a section of a state highway remained closed.

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Kathleen Kane Sentenced to Prison For Grand Jury Leak

The one-term Democrat was sentenced on Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail in the perjury and obstruction case. Former member of AG's office said successes were "in spite of her and not because of her" - said office was like "dancing on a trap door".

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Former Pennsylvania attorney general ordered to serve time in jail

However, she declined to admit guilt. ".But knowing better didn't matter". That was Demchick-Alloy's job and she was unsparing. She says in court, "I really don't care what happens to me". "You have to deal with sarcastic judges [and] snide remarks from the defense bar". Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane will remain in custody until she posts cash bail following a judge sentencing her to jail.

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Clinton, Obama campaign in Winston-Salem

Hank Sheinkopf, a Democratic strategist who had previously advised former President Bill Clinton but has no role with Hillary Clinton's campaign, said the linking of Clinton's email woes with Weiner's sex scandals made it harder for her campaign to distinguish itself from Trump's sex scandals.

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Clinton 'absolutely ready' to be commander-in-chief: Michelle

The women were unveiling a new 500 million U.S. dollar policy plan aimed at reducing bullying. The event at Wake Forest University was a political rally for a former first lady, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. "So she is absolutely ready to be commander-in-chief on day one.And yes, she happens to be a woman", Michelle said on October 27. Obama has been eager to promote Clinton and to challenge Trump.

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Trump gives $10 million after slowing campaign contributions

Just so you understand, so I will have, in my race, more than 100 million put in of my money. Trump, a self-described billionaire who has recently as this week said he would give $100 million to his campaign , donated just under $31,000. No one was injured and Pence plans to campaign in Pennsylvania and North Carolina on Friday (Saturday NZT). The Make America Great Committee, a joint fundraising committee for the Trump campaign and the Republican National Committee, raised $36.5 million, ...

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Passengers suffer minor injuries after plane catches fire at chicago airport

Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro said initially that no one was hurt during the incident, but later said minor injuries were reported. Molinaro said the pilot aborted takeoff and everyone was evacuated. A helicopter for CNN affiliate WGN shot video of the plane sitting in the middle of a runway with a darkened right wing.

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After Delay, Jurors to Hear Closing Arguments in Bridge Trial

Kelly was Christie's deputy of chief of staff and Baroni one of his top appointees to the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey , the powerful bistate agency that controls bridges, tunnels, ports, airports and the World Trade Center. He read out Kelly's August 2013 email to Wildstein - "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee" - and he played an excerpt from Baroni's testimony before state legislators in November, 2013, in which Baroni portrayed the lane closures as a poorly-implemented ...

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Early voting begins today in WV

More than 67,000 Kansans have already voted and nationwide, millions people have already voted in the 37 states that allow early voting. The Auditor-Treasurer's office will be open for AB voting each working day from 8-4:30 and Saturday, November 5th from 10 -3.

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Pentagon suspends move to recover Guard enlistment bonuses

He said he has ordered the department to set up a streamlined process by January 1, 2017, to help the troops get relief from the repayment obligation, because the current program has moved too slowly. Other lawmakers, including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, said they would pass legislation to halt the recovery of the bonuses as soon as Congress is back in session after the November 8 election.

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Hundreds of Women in Yoga Pants March on an Athleisure Hater's Home

But organizers say the so-called yoga trousers parade wasn't a protest against Sorrentino specifically but part of a bigger movement against misogyny and men dictating how women should dress. "I work from home, overnight - so my wardrobe consists of many pairs of yoga trousers". "To all yoga pant wearers, I struggle with my own physicality as I age".

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Charles Krauthammer: Is Obama preparing a parting shot at Israel?

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he thanked Tanzania and Croatia for demanding a vote on the measure instead of the unanimous consent vote needed for the resolution to be implemented. Gentiloni said UNESCO shouldn't be "a sounding board for political tensions", and should keep its focus on cultural heritage. It is, however, another example of growing global criticism of Israel.

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Clinton holds healthy lead over Trump in MI

There are signs that many Americans aren't actually looking for dramatic changes. That's good news for the GOP in a purple county that Obama won twice. Marco Rubio leads U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy by a 6-point margin. Donald Trump Jr. calls a supporter from the Arizona Republican Headquarters in Phoenix.

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Democrats take Donald Trump to court over minority intimidation allegations

By the evening of November 8, the Republican Party will have lost the popular vote for the sixth time in seven elections, and will have lost three consecutive elections for the first time since the 1940s. While the decree doesn't stop " poll watching", interference beyond that targeting minorities could be considered a violation. This election is super important, if you haven't noticed.

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Talk Of Clinton Winning Texas Has GOP Craving Reality Check

Thanks to severe voter intimidation carried out by armed Republican operatives organized by the RNC in minority-heavy voting districts, the GOP candidate won by an extremely narrow margin. (Keep in mind, Watergate occurred before I could vote.) They will need to develop a concerned look when confronted by Trump supporters and ideal a disgusted shake of the head when faced with the possibility that Clinton will be elected president.

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Supreme Court to rule on transgender rights

The justices said Friday they will hear the appeal from the Gloucester County school board sometime next year. The US Supreme Court said Friday that it will decide which bathrooms should be used by transgender people, a highly sensitive question with national political resonance.

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New Mexico National Guard eyes possible bonus errors in 'routine' move

But he said the Pentagon would have to work out how to deal with those who thought they were entitled to the bonuses but made a decision to pay them back anyway out of a sense of duty. In a statement on Wednesday, Secretary Carter wrote "I have ordered the Defense Finance and Accounting Service to suspend all efforts to collect reimbursement from affected California National Guard members, effective as soon as is practical".

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'It Was 10 Seconds of Uncertainty': Mike Pence on LaGuardia Plane Skid

It says travelers could still encounter some residual delays. Republican vice presidential candidate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's campaign airplane sits partially on the tarmac and the grass after sliding off the runway while landing at LaGuardia airport, Thursday, Oct.

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What Happens to Guardsmen Who Repaid Bonuses?

Christopher Van Meter, a veteran with a Purple Heart, was prepared to leave the Army after 15 years of service, but changed his mind after learning that reenlisting would net him a $15,000 bonus, he explained to CNN . He says he's anxious about the economic effect on guardsmen asked to pay back thousands of dollars many years after they first received them. An anonymous service member told Military.com that he had been given a $10,000 bonus to leave the Reserves and join the California ...

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Science scores improving for USA students, but many still not proficient

Michigan's average score in eighth grade science was 155, down slightly from 157 in 2011, the last time the test was given. Brenda Cassellius, state education commissioner, was pleased to see Minnesota students continue to outdo the national averages, but she admitted there was much more work ahead to close the state's notorious academic achievement gap.

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Hotels, 'undocumented workers,' email: Both Trump and Clinton under fire again

Early voting turnout has increased dramatically in Texas this year. Trump probably can't win if he loses either. Her campaign has touted encouraging results in states including Florida and North Carolina , where there's been an increase in participation in key Democratic counties from 2012 despite a reduction in early vote locations.

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US plane catches fire on runway; 8 injured

A federal official says the airliner experienced a rare and serious type of engine failure Friday. Footage from Chicago's ABC News affiliate station, WLS-TV, showed an American Airlines jet on the ground with flames and large clouds of black smoke billowing from one side of the aircraft, which had its emergency slides deployed.

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Early voting begins Monday for MA residents

The 2012 data in Florida and North Carolina both show that the Democrats held a significant in person voting advantage. Both parties are encouraging their supporters to vote early. Although Election Day is still weeks away, MA voters will soon begin casting their ballots in person, joining their peers in three-dozen other states.

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GOP Senate candidates seize on news of rising premiums

The attacks may not be fair-Steinorth and Hadley have publicly said they're not voting for Trump-but that hasn't deterred Democrats. It's an objective that really matters in Virginia's 10th Congressional District, where Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock faces Democrat LuAnn Bennett in one of the most closely contested House races in the country.

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Clinton: Trump a threat to USA democracy

Michelle Obama earned praise from Clinton last week for delivering a whithering critique of Trump and his "intolerable" attitude toward women. The 70-year-old Trump is clinging to an edge - but only a slight one - in traditionally Republican strongholds like Texas, where he has a three-point lead.

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GOP TV ad backing Republican congressman criticizes Trump

But that all changed after the release of a video featuring Trump and some very degrading comments about women. "The idea", she said, "is to get folks to vote Democrat down the ballot". FEC reports show the billionaire businessman, who was consistently self-funding at the rate of approximately $2 million per month, only contributed a paltry $31K into his own campaign - at a time when candidates should be scraping their pennies for an eleventh-hour push.

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How much will Megyn Kelly make?

The heated exchange on Kellys program Tuesday night ended with her suggesting Gingrich take some time for anger management. The Fox News Channel host presumably will be coming right from her duties hosting the No. Trump aide Dan Scavino , the campaign's social media director, seemed to rekindle Trump's primary season resentment of Kelly by taking Gingrich's side.

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Memo: Bill Clinton Used Foundation For Personal Profit

If she had known, she would never have hired a blue-chip law firm to sweep through the hallways of the Clinton Foundation searching for conflicts of interest. Wikileaks ultimately published tens of thousands of emails from Podesta's account. Neither does the disclosure that a State Department employee checked with the foundation to see whether companies seeking contracts to help in the 2010 natural disaster recovery effort in Haiti were "friends" of Bill Clinton or "WJC VIPs".

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New Evidence That Obamacare Helped Millions of Kids Get Health Insurance

Experts say these changes were expected because numerous insurance providers initially underpriced their plans to attract more customers, according to the CNN article. That's because the private health insurance marketplaces established under the ACA have helped people realize they are eligible for Medicaid, and steered them into the program, he said.

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Plane had 'uncontained engine failure'

But footage from Chicago's ABC News affiliate station, WLS-TV, showed an American Airlines jet on the ground with flames and large clouds of black smoke billowing from one side of the aircraft, which had its emergency slides deployed. The plane burst into flames on the runway at O'Hare airport. The seriousness of the incident was underlined by the fact that the passenger jet was fully loaded with more than 19 tonnes of jet fuel, and was leaking when emergency crews arrived at the scene ...

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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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