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Iraqi forces edge closer to Mosul on southern fronts

Further south, an Interior Ministry officer said security forces were advancing from the town of al-Shura, recaptured from Daesh on Saturday, along the Tigris river valley towards Mosul 30 km (20 miles) to the north. The offensive to retake the city - which fell to Isil in a matter of days in the summer of 2014 - is the largest military operation in Iraq since the 2003 US -led invasion.

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Pentagon suspends effort to take back Iraq, Afghanistan veterans' re-enlistment bonuses

Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday ordered the Pentagon to suspend its effort to seek repayments of enlistment bonuses given to thousands of California National Guard members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The Bee described the repayment demands in 2013, and in the past four years the Army collected $22 million from soldiers. Joe Moseley, a combat-wounded veteran of the Iraq war and San Bernardino resident, said more needs to be done to stop future collection efforts.

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Jags owner says no coaching change after loss

Before heading into the operating room in California, the Broncos' leading rusher tweeted thanks to his fans for their prayers: "We will not know til after the procedure if i am done for the season or if I can come back to help my team to #51".

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Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Rusk Co. deputy Da

The Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/2eWPb1k ) reports that the Rusk County sheriff's deputy was shot Saturday evening near Ladysmith while looking into a suspicious vehicle. Officials didn't immediately release the deputy's identity pending notification of the family. Nitek was arrested and remains in jail, awaiting formal charges.

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French Jews Protest State's 'Silence' on UNESCO Jerusalem Votes

In a draft of the resolution from April, Israel was heavily criticised for its control mechanisms at the al-Aqsa Mosque on the platform at Temple Mount, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary. At the Paris meeting, Israeli ambassador Carmel Shama Hacohen dropped a copy of the resolution into a trash bin. Israel acquired the Old City of Jerusalem , along with the West Bank and Gaza Strip after the 1967 war.

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Obama: Michelle will "never run for office"

The FBI said on Friday it will investigate additional emails that have surfaced relating to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email system, in a new twist to the USA presidential campaign with 11 days to go before Election Day. In 2008, Barack Obama won North Carolina by 0.32 percent of the vote. The First Lady said Hillary, whose mother was abandoned by her parents but still raised a "strong, smart, loving daughter", understands the significance of the American Dream and will protect it for ...

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Clinton takes aim at Rubio in Florida rally

Trump's harsh words about immigrants in the country illegally and his vows to deport them and build a border wall have turned off numerous estimated 27 million Latinos eligible to vote. Rubio did raise a few eyebrows when he publicly endorsed Trump, who had flung personal insults at the senator during primary season, referring to him as little Marco, while for his part Rubio was previously deeply critical of Trumps candidacy.

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Marietta Fire Department Offers Halloween Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

Dried flowers, cornstalks and crepe paper are highly flammable. When jack-o'-lanterns and other open-flame candle decorations come in contact with these materials, a fast-spreading fire can occur within moments. Alan says candles in pumpkins can be unsafe too and tells Eagle a safer alternative: "You can actually get alternatives to candles". In this case, use long, fireplace-style matches or a utility lighter when lighting them inside jack-o'-lanterns.

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Dakota Pipeline Protest Site Calm After Day of Arrests

Native Americans and supporters have been protesting the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, which would travel underneath the Missouri River, a primary water source for the Standing Rock Sioux tribe. "Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault issued a statement late Thursday, reiterating the call for federal authorities to pay "immediate and close attention" to the situation" and "ensure the protection of First Amendment rights and the safety of thousands ...

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UN, China condemn Quetta terror attack

Senior security officials said the terrorists managed to enter the facility, that has been previously attacked twice, taking advantage of the the inadequate security arrangements. It then claimed an attack on a bus in Karachi that killed 45 people, although the Pakistani Taliban splinter group Jundullah also said it was responsible.

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Clinton enjoys solid lead in early voting - Reuters/Ipsos poll

Yes. Federal authorities began investigating the former NY congressman in late September after an online news outlet, DailyMail.com, published an interview with a 15-year-old North Carolina girl who said she had exchanged sexually explicit messages with him over several months.

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Justice Department advised FBI against Clinton email letter

The email issue threatened to undermine an advantage built by Mrs Clinton over Mr Trump and raised the possibility that the Republican might be able to seize late momentum. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton waves while visiting a homecoming game for Bethune-Cookman University Wildcats in Daytona Beach, Fla ., Oct.

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Kentucky voters with medical emergencies can begin casting absentee ballots

Both locations will also open Saturday, Oct. 29, from 8 a.m.to 1 p.m., for early voting . I can remember the era when early voting wasn't available and how that made me miss my first chance to vote for president. The S.C. State Election commission is reminding voters who will vote absentee by mail to submit their applications as soon as possible and encourages they be sent by today to make sure voters can complete the mail-in process.

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Pirate Party make gains as center right hangs on in Iceland

No party emerged with a majority of parliament seats from an election dominated by public discontent at the establishment after years of financial crisis and political turmoil. "We're just amazed that we'll possibly maybe triple our following from last time, and it's only three years", Jonsdottir said. It was hurt badly when Gunnlaugsson resigned as prime minister in April after documents leaked from a Panamanian law firm linked him to an offshore company that held millions of dollars in ...

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Head of police group apologizes for 'historical mistreatment' of minorities

Ferguson made worldwide headlines two years ago when police officer Darren Wilson, who is white, fatally shot unarmed black teen Michael Brown on a Ferguson street. "First", Comey said, "all of us in law enforcement must be honest enough to acknowledge that much of our history is not pretty". Advocacy organizations like the ACUL and NAACP applauded Cunningham's remarks .

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Trump Supporter Who Chanted "Jew-SA" Is "Deplorable", Says Campaign Manager

Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway has responded to a tape of a man yelling " Jew S.A." at media during a Trump rally the day earlier, calling his words "disgusting" and saying he does not represent the vast majority of the GOP candidate's supporters.

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Los Angeles Police Seek 2 Suspects After 3 People Die in Shooting

That contrasts with firsthand accounts from locals in the area who have long known the place as a busy weekend destination for folks to gather, eat, and hang out until the early morning. Neighbour Sheryl Cobb said she was awakened by screaming and gunfire, but did not leave her home for fear of getting caught in a crossfire. He expressed sympathy for victims' families.

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Nittany Lions' big second half crushes Boilermakers, 62-24

The coach kept the news from his players until Friday. 22 October 2016: Penn State S Malik Golden (6), CB Grant Haley (15), CB John Reid (29), and LB Frank Di Leo (39) celebrate as time expires. "I basically texted back 'Thank you, ' 'Thanks, brother, ' 'Appreciate it, ' and I copied that and pasted it to everybody - men, women, coaches, neighbors, cousins, everybody", Franklin said.

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Southern Illinois officer dies in crash during pursuit

The vigil began at 8 p.m. and was held at the Cohen Complex, just north of Chester off of Highway 3. A Chester Police officer was killed Friday night in a pursuit after officers attempted to pull over a auto, according to a news release from Randolph County State's Attorney Jeremy Walker.

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NTSB: Engine disk failed, sending pieces flying from plane at O'Hare

It appears as though the emergency equipment reached the jet at about the same time the last passengers and the crew were evacuating. Only 20 people had to be taken to the hospital due to minor injuries that were suffered while exiting the burning plane .

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'No evidence of wrongdoing' in new emails - Clinton campaign

FBI Director James Comey concluded, however, that informing Congress was better than waiting until after the election and hoping in the meantime that the fact of the discovery wouldn't leak. Weiner, a former Democratic US congressman from NY, is the target of an FBI investigation into illicit text messages he is alleged to have sent to a 15-year-old girl in North Carolina.

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Lawyer hopes for acquittal in Nevada standoff

Nickens says he "butted heads" with the juror. One juror has offered an explanation: The prosecutors did not make a convincing case that the defendants not only participated in the plot to take over the refuge , but did so with the intent to violate the law by using threats and intimidation to keep federal workers from their jobs.

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Hillary Clinton Pulls in $101 Million in First Three Weeks of October

Clinton gave more than $50,000 to her campaign from her own funds through the first 19 days of October, a Federal Elections Commission fundraising report released Thursday shows. TOLEDO, Ohio ( CNN ) - Donald Trump, trailing his opponent in key battleground states polls less than two weeks from Election Day, said Thursday he'd like to "cancel the election" and be declared the victor.

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MA: Early Voting Popular in First Year Offered

For those who are ready to vote now, though, there is such an opportunity, with county courthouses accepting early voting through November 5. Early Voting is available to all registered voters in the state of Texas . Some machines were programmed for Election Day, not for early voting - so election workers couldn't log in. The polls there opened on October 12, and Ohioans can vote early all the up through Election Day.

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No. 2 Michigan beats Michigan State

Virginia (2-6, 1-3) scored with 1:57 remaining and used a 2-point conversion to take a 25-24 lead. Wilton Speight threw for 253 yards and two touchdowns in 16 of 23 passes. Few, if anyone, predicted Michigan State could ever dominate the Wolverines as it has under Dantonio with three straight wins and seven in an eight-year stretch for the first time.

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Powder sprinkled into opera pit may have been human ashes

In a news conference Saturday, the NYPD said multiple witnesses told them that the man who sprinkled the substance was from out of town, and indicated that he wanted to sprinkle the ashes of his mentor during the performance. He says disposing of ashes in an opera house may violate the city health code. "We hope they won't bring their ashes with them". Miller said no one was injured.

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Uber loses United Kingdom legal battle over drivers' rights

Thousands of drivers in London work for Uber. Meanwhile, it is not to forget integral part of Uber's success and appeal is its ability in providing cheaper rides. Attorney Nigel Mackay, who is representing the drivers, said he was pleased the tribunal recognized that his clients were entitled to basic workers' rights.

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Engine Disk Failure Caused O'Hare Plane Fire, NTSB Says

Cory said the mishap was caused by a blown tyre and that the flight crew aborted takeoff. In September a year ago, a British Airways jetliner engine caught fire in Las Vegas as the plane was about to take off for London, forcing all 172 passengers and crew to escape as smoke and flames engulfed the aircraft.

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Questions About Early Voting, Answered

And so, as my colleague Eliza Newlin Carney has written , Republican state governments are devising all manner of ways to keep blacks and Latinos from the polls. Democrats enjoyed a similar lead of about 50,000 votes at this point in 2008 as well. Early voting is surging in Arizona, normally a Republican state but one that Clinton has targeted.

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Atlanta Falcons Vs. Green Bay Packers: Bold Predictions For NFL Week 8

Smarting from two straight close losses, Atlanta has the NFL's top-ranked offense. The spread also suggests that the Falcons are favored to win the contest. Like they're at a meeting one day and Rodgers says, 'Hey Brett, what was your Wonderlic score?' And Favre goes, 'I don't know.' And Rodgers goes, 'Oh no, I do.

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Boston College stuns NC State to end ACC losing streak

FINLEY'S FINE: N.C. State QB Ryan Finley has thrown four interceptions in his last two games after not throwing any during the first five. Coming into the matchup, both coaches knew that it would be closer than many might have expected. Louis broke off his route and Boston College corner Kamrin Moore intercepted the errant pass with 1:37 left to seal the Eagles' first ACC win since November 29, 2014.

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Dakota Pipeline Protesters Stay Near Camp After Days of Tensions

The protest in Bismarck was held about 50 miles north of where hundreds of protesters have been camping near a pipeline construction site. We have repeatedly seen a disproportionate response from law enforcement to water protectors' nonviolent exercise of their constitutional rights.

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'Georgia Bulldogs at Florida Gators

Two weeks ago, the Bulldogs lost 17-16 at home to Vanderbilt. Scarlett's 2-yard TD run in the second quarter, which put Florida up 14-10, marked his sixth straight game with a rushing TD. Del Rio threw for 236 yards in his first game back from injury last weekend. He may not be the biggest (5-8, 175) guy on the field, but McKenzie's presence is huge for Georgia .

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Indians seize a 2-1 Series lead over the Cubs

Court documents obtained by The Associated Press from the Cook County Circuit Court say that Nancy Riddle submitted an "Emergency Petition For World Series Tickets". After three innings, game 3 shaped up as a pitcher's duel, with both Chicago Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks and Cleveland Indians starter Josh Tomlin allowing no runs.

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Mr. Trump Goes to Washington, Opens New Hotel

But with Trump down in the polls to Hillary Clinton with the clock rapidly ticking toward Election Day, some wondered why he would spend time in D.C. rather than in a crucial battleground state like Florida, Ohio, or Pennsylvania. Trump did answer questions about the meeting, but not before boasting about the construction project. An average of polls compiled by RealClearPolitics showed the two candidates close in Florida, with Mrs Clinton at 46.4 per cent compared to 44.8 per cent for Mr ...


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