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Toomey-McGinty race a microcosm of bigger fight

The race is seen as a bellwether for the Democrats' attempt to take back control of the Senate, where the Republicans now have a 54-46 advantage. This week it's bringing the presidents of Planned Parenthood and NARAL to moderate southeastern Pennsylvania to campaign for Democrat Katie McGinty.

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Cancel US presidential election and make me the winner

The poll ascribes some of Trump's success to his improved standing among independents. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is still trailing his opponent Hillary Clinton two weeks from Election Day, said he'd like to "cancel the election" and be declared the victor, media reports said.

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Donald Trump gave only $31000 to his campaign in October

The documents give a final glimpse of the candidates' financial position before the November 8 election. The main election forecasts, which look at state and national polls, report small uptick in Trump's chances of winning and a slight dip in Clinton's, though she continues to be called the likely victor of the election.

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Two planes catch fire in similar incidents in US

The danger of such a failure is that pieces effectively become shrapnel and can cause extensive damage to the aircraft. Social media lit up with photos and videos of the plane being evacuated as it spewed flames and black smoke. In addition to the FAA, the National Transportation Safety Board said it will conduct an investigation. The engine failure caused debris to be flung as far as a half-a-mile and the 161 passengers and nine crew members escaped onto the runway using the emergency ...

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Latest polls offer mixed results for Clinton, Trump

Trump had led in the Hawkeye state by an average of 3.7 points, according to the Real Clear Politics average, but the last survey counted there was from early October. Iowa men back Trump 51-35 percent, while women back Clinton 52-37 percent. But Bloomberg's survey shows Trump doing somewhat better than Clinton with independents, who may hold the key to victory in a state that famously deadlocked in 2000.

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FBI Director James Comey hit with serious charges for email announcement

Yesterday's disclosure raises the possibility of the FBI reopening the criminal investigation involving the Democratic presidential nominee, which the agency said was complete in July. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the FBI's decision reinforces the committee's view that the more that is learned about the server, "the clearer it becomes that she and her associates committed wrongdoing and jeopardized national security".

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2 fatally shot by Md. police serving warrants

Porter and another suspect who were wanted on felony warrants in DE and who were armed with what appeared to be handguns but were later determined to be BB guns, were fatally shot, Oct 25, 2016, in Elton, Md., when both ignored commands of a police fugitive team and raised their guns at officers attempting to arrest them at a Cecil County motel.

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Michelle Obama hits campaign trail with Clinton for first time

Two sources close to the investigation said the latest emails were discovered not during an investigation into Clinton, but rather as part of a separate probe into Anthony Weiner, the estranged husband of top Clinton aide Huma Abedin. Almost all of her recent events have been in states where early voting is already underway, aimed at using the rallies to prompt supporters to bank their votes now.

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Pakistan Rangers killed in retaliatory firing along International Border: BSF

A soldier was killed in Machil sector where the army foiled an infiltration bid. "The terrorists mutilated the body of the jawan before fleeing back into Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir under the cover of firing by Pakistan Army", an army spokesman said.

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Early voting numbers top those of 2012

The totals for Washakie County early voting returns to date include 58 Democrats, 347 Republicans, 1 Libertarian and 21 unaffiliated. Through the first five days of voting, 103,761 of the county's 466,682 registered voters cast ballots either in person or by mail (not counting mailed ballots received Friday).

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Lincoln County early voting breaking records

So far no Constitution Party voters have requested absentee ballots. Early/in person absentee voting is in full swing in Wyoming, ahead of the November 8 general election. On Monday, 5,539 people voted in Benton County. It looks like voting by mail is off to a good start in Cook County. "The first day, we were slammed when we opened the doors", Baxter County Clerk Canda Reese said.

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Just cancel the United States presidential election and make me the victor

But Mr. Trump says he's willing to put more than $100 million of his personal fortune into the campaign when all is said and done. His rival has almost four times that amount, $62 million. 19. Trump has always been under pressure, both from donors and Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, to write a sizable check to his campaign.

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Another statewide poll has Donald Trump up three points in Texas

A few days ago, ABC News reported a twelve-point lead for Hillary Clinton in their tracking poll , but ... it didn't last long. In the four battleground states he is leading, two saw no change, one saw a slightly extension of his lead, and the other saw him lose ground.

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Trump puts last-minute infusion of $10 million into his campaign coffers

Trump, without evidence, has blamed his sagging poll numbers on a rigged election, and said the media had fixed the opinion polls in order to inflate Clinton's numbers. And she said her vote for Clinton is "a default". Six in 10 say the allegations against the Clintons have no impact on their vote. "The vote will be about Hillary Clinton, not her husband", said Ryan Otteson, 33, of Salt Lake City, who's voting for a third-party candidate, conservative independent Evan McMullin.

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Airliner Catches Fire At Chicago's O'Hare Airport; No Serious Injuries Reported

The airline gave the cause as "an engine-related issue". The aircraft involved in the incident, a Boeing 767, was manufactured in 2003 and has flown over 47,000 hours, accounting for 7,500 takeoff-landing cycles. 2 engine on fire. The Federal Aviation Administration said the plane blew a tire. The airline said it rescheduled the rest of the passengers on other flights.

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In call center scam, threats of arrest and deportation

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged 61 people and entities with conspiracy and fraud over a scam that involved phone calls from people pretending to be from the IRS or other government agencies. "For almost four years, this criminal network used a variety of schemes to trick frightened individuals over the telephone by tapping into their worst fears-arrest, deportation, and other problems with USA government authorities", Caldwell said.

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A quick look at North Carolina governor candidate Roy Cooper

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and the North Carolina Values Coalition on Wednesday released an ad attacking North Carolina gubernatorial candidate Roy Cooper for opposing a state law that targets the LGBT community. North Carolina's governor says the toll from Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina has risen to 28 dead. So if you are keeping score at home, 50 jobs strengthen North Carolina's economy, but 400 jobs is only a grain of sand.

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Pipeline protesters staying near camp after tense standoff

Police said they were on private property trying to block the path of the pipeline. More than 120 were arrested. Protesters were non-confrontational, the department said, but still not cooperating with orders to leave a bridge that was damaged by a fire on Thursday.

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Adopted and brought to US, South Korean man to be deported

Now, 37 years later, the father of three United States citizens will be deported back to the country where he was born, an immigration judge ruled this week. Amy Klobuchar is seeking to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to "grant automatic citizenship to all qualifying children adopted by a US citizen parent, regardless of the date on which the adoption was finalized".

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Deadlines near for absentee voters in Virginia

But whether you're still convinced "anything could happen" in this election or you're just putting off buying stamps, we're here to help. "They think they're voting on candidates or the president only". The clerk's office on Thursday indicated that as many as 100 ballots had been returned to the office by mail but had not yet been processed. As such, they want to make sure everyone gets a chance to make their vote count.

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Donald Trump: Cancel the Election and Declare Me the victor

They say that whatever doesn't kill you makes you stronger, and I sure hope that's true. Men and women are about equally likely to think so. Eastern Time , although due to delays in Trump's schedule, he will nearly certainly take the stage closer to 4:00 p.m.

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Podesta's Email Hack May Have Happened From Resetting His Password

Neera Tanden , the Indian American with the best chance of landing a cabinet level position in the cabinet of Hillary Clinton if she wins, has emerged as both a fierce critic and defender of the Democratic nominee - thanks to WikiLeaks. "Independent of our fundraising and decision-making activities on behalf of the Foundation, we have dedicated ourselves to helping the President secure and engage in for-profit activities - including speeches, books, and advisory service engagements", said.

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Chicago O'Hare runway closed due to smoking aircraft

American Airlines said all the passengers and crew members were able to evacuate the plane. Seven passengers and one flight attendant were injured and taken to hospitals, according to American Airlines spokeswoman Leslie Scott. The fire department said they suffered ankle injuries and friction burns from sliding down the inflatable emergency exit ramps. "This could've been absolutely devastating if it happened later", Sampey said.

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Samsung blames drop in profits on Galaxy Note 7 problems

Samsung's third-quarter earnings were hit hard by the recent recall and dropping of its once-flagship Note7 smartphone, as the company's operating profit fell 30 percent to $4.6 billion (5.2 trillion Korean won, KRW) from $6.4 billion (7.39 trillion KRW) a year ago.

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Wal-Mart's Plan Of Attack To Handle Holiday Crowds

Image: Walmart's Holiday Helpers will be in stores dedicated to helping customers get through the checkout process faster. They're hiring Holiday Helpers - employees in yellow vests and elf hats - who can do things like point you to the shortest line or run and grab something you forgot while you stay in line.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation to probe new emails in Hillary Clinton case

The crowd responded with pumped fists and chants of "Lock her up!" His letter did not set out the origins of the newly found emails or whether there was any connection at all with the earlier investigation into Mrs Clinton's emails .

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CETA pace on hold as Belgium fails to reach agreement

The European Commission, which has been negotiating CETA with the Canadian government on behalf of EU member states, said earlier Tuesday that efforts would continue beyond Monday, even if the decision is taken to postpone the summit. Belgian foreign minister Didier Reynders said negotiators "really are at the final texts", but added that "as you know, there is the last comma, the last word, which are probably the most important".

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More Republicans expect Clinton, rather than Trump, to win United States election

While campaigning in Springfield, he criticized Clinton for being too tough on Vladimir Putin, another surprisingly favorable comment from Trump about the Russian leader. The Republican presidential nominee said in an interview Wednesday with Bloomberg Politics co-managing editor Mark Halperin that polls are underestimating his support in several battleground states where he's now trailing Clinton .

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Homes threatened by Nevada wildfire

Brian Sandoval declared a state of emergency and evacuations in certain areas. No deaths or injuries have been reported. Crews say they kept the fire away from about 480 homes. All of Washoe Valley is still considered to be at risk. Kukulus was hopeful the winds would subside enough early Saturday to allow for the use of some helicopters or air tankers.

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Clouds roll in today... rain returns Wednesday

We'll start the weekend with morning lows in the low to mid 30s. Another surge of moisture will bring rain to northwest Montana around Kalispell by Thursday afternoon and area wide Thursday night. Overnight lows will be in the low 40s. Most of us don't see them but clouds stay stubborn with highs near 50°. Expect a mostly sunny sky on Monday but it will be a cooler day.

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Plane bursts into flames on runway at Chicago airport

Tower: "Roger, roger. Fire". "Do you see any smoke or fire?" the controller asked. A large fire quickly consumed the plane's right-side engine and wing. The FAA said the plane suffered a tire blowout, but spokesman Tony Molinaro told AFP that that information was preliminary and based on initial reports from the plane's pilots.

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Trump donates just $31K to campaign as Clinton builds massive cash advantage

Donald Trump has repeated it so much it's nearly part of his stump speech: He's going to put $100 million of his own money into his campaign before Election Day. White House officials say Obama will be travelling to boost Clinton almost every day until Election Day, Nov. 8. Trump also mocked Clinton by referring to her as "very low energy" and has repeatedly argued that Clinton does not have the "strength or stamina" to serve as president.

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Kelly's attorney attempts to pull Christie in

Looking at the jury, Kelly said: "I'm pretty sure if I had said, 'Time for a traffic study in Fort Lee, ' we wouldn't all know each other now". In a statement released after Friday's court proceedings, Christie's spokesman said the governor never knew about the bridge plans.

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Transponder grace period offered for start of open tolling

Tinlin said. The transponders are issued free and the $20 account will be used to pay charges for Massachusetts Turnpike. The electronic tolling gantries will then "go-live" at 10:00 p.m., and will begin to collect vehicle information as drivers pass under the gantries above the highway.

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Camp security tells pipeline activists to clear road

The 1,172-mile pipeline, now under construction, would stretch from the oil-rich Bakken Formation - a vast underground deposit where Montana and North Dakota meet Canada - southeast into South Dakota, Iowa and IL. Police and those present at the #NoDAPL protest encampment yesterday say that protestors have been cleared from the northern camp along the Cannon Ball River near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota.


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