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Democratic Party Takes GOP to Court Over Voter Intimidation

No matter who you are voting for, Democrats have your back. The order generally bars the RNC from organizing or directing similar efforts if the objective is to deter voters from casting their ballots. "I$3 t would be completely decent, honorable, and in keeping with the Senate's constitutional duty", wrote Ilya Shapiro of the Cato Institute, "to vote against essentially every judicial nominee she names".

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Mechanical issue diverts American Airlines flight to Denver

The plane's engine was manufactured by General Electric Co, and General Electric has dispatched investigators to the scene. Mavrogeorge said engine technology has come a long way and typically the engines are very safe. The stage 2 disk of the high pressure turbine failed, she said. One piece of engine was found almost 3,000 feet away at a UPS warehouse. Another piece was found about 1,600 feet away, but it was still on O'Hare property, she added.

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Clinton enjoys solid lead in early voting

And she said she is exhausted of the commercials. Also telling: Trump donated just $31,000 to his campaign in early October despite promises to give up to $100 million to his campaign, according to a fundraising report filed Thursday. Independent candidate Evan McMullin, a former Central Intelligence Agency officer from Utah, is running even in the state, where the GOP nominee is unpopular with the state's influential Mormon population.

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Donald Trump booed at Al Smith dinner

Trump was booed at the dinner after quipping that Clinton "is tonight in public pretending not to hate Catholics". Here Trump is knocking the relatively small crowds Hillary draws to her rallies. There they are. The heads of NBC, CNN, CBS, ABC , there's the New York Times right over there, and the Washington Post , ' he said, pointing to each table.

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Search for missing sailor called off as boat found

In a post titled "Who can help us save Guo Chuan?" the team Friday said it was disappointed the search for Guo had been suspended two days prior and said it had written a letter to the Coast Guard for help. Mr Guo was trying to break the current speed record for his journey, which is 21 days. In a sailing diary entry for October 20 posted by the team he said that listening to a recording of his two sons' laughter on his computer was "the world's most lovely song, the song that puts me ...

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Clinton Takes On FBI Director In Latest Email Flap

Comey has not said how many emails there were, whether he had read them, or if they will be reviewed by the bureau before voters head to the polls on November 8. "The Department of Justice is trying their hardest to protect the criminal activity of Hillary Clinton", Mr Trump said , offering no evidence for the assertion.

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Johnson wins Martinsville to gain spot in NASCAR's finale

Logano's Roger Penske Racing team is the only Ford entry still alive in a Chase that will end November 20 at Homestead, Florida. Joe Gibbs Racing drivers Denny Hamlin and Kyle Busch held the front row with Hamlin taking the lead as the green flag dropped.

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Biggest advantages for MI football, MSU in rivalry game

But, here are the Wolverines , all bright, shiny and thinking big after making another notch in its belt with a convincing 32-23 win at Michigan State , the Wolverines' first triumph over MSU since a 12-10 decision in 2012. The Spartans had plenty to play for on Saturday, even if their 2-5 record suggested the year had already been lost. Michigan State still has games to play against Ohio State and Penn State in the final two games of the season after getting IL and Rutgers in the next two ...

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Clinton says Trump is 'threatening our democracy' and despotic in defeat

The Al Smith dinner is an annual fundraiser for Catholic charities , and has historically featured politicians of both parties exchanging good-natured jabs and making self-deprecating jokes. "That means I get up in the morning, I get the girls ready, I get them off, I go and do trips, I'm home before bedtime", Mrs Obama continued in her 2007 speech.

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Early voting underway until November 5

North Carolina reduced its early voting window, and the total ballots cast so far is down by more than 180,000 votes compared with 2012, but it's still a critical early voting state. In 2012, 69% of the state's electorate cast their ballots before Election Day. That could create episodes of voter intimidation and unjust voter challenges, the advocates say.

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Pence: FBI Investigation Is "Troubling", "Convincing Millions" That Clinton Is "Risky"

Clinton criticized Comey during a campaign speech, calling his letter to Congress "unprecedented" and "deeply troubling". The furore was launched when FBI director James Comey - a Republican appointed by Barack Obama - said that his bureau was looking at new emails from Mrs Clinton's time as Secretary of State.

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Metaphor of the month: Pence plane skids off runway, no one hurt

No one was injured in the incident which occurred less than two weeks before the US presidential election, crucial campaign days for Pence and running mate Donald Trump . "You really didn't know the gravity of it until you got outside and saw the damage that it did", another added. Crews worked through the night to remove the plane from the runway.

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National Football League taking another look at Giants kicker

It is unfortunate that we did not have the benefit or knowledge of these materials [the documents released Wednesday] at the time. In light of these documents, the Giants, who had previously stood behind Brown , chose to leave him home from their trip to London to play the Los Angeles Rams this weekend, signing Robbie Gould to take his place.

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Michigan improves to 8-0 with win over Michigan State

South Florida built a 28-0 lead in the first quarter and led by as many as 31 points before Navy scored 24 points in the fourth quarter in a mad rally to make the game appear closer than it was. Dantonio often has to answer Jim Harbaugh-related questions, but insisted Michigan's coach does not consume his thoughts or provide an obstacle he can't overcome in recruiting.

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Maryland Uber Driver Charged With Kidnap And Assault Of Female Passenger

Police said the Uber driver first drove east from the District to the woman's home, before going 20 miles in the opposite direction to the motel. Then he made a detour to a Budget Inn in College Park, where he carried her out of the vehicle and into the hotel.

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Judge approves Volkswagen emissions settlement

Thus far, . A federal judge based in San Francisco just approved a $15 billion settlement in the emission-cheating scandal that rocked the German-based vehicle manufacturer Volkswagen . The settlement won't solve all of Volkswagen's diesel problems: the company still faces ongoing criminal investigations in Germany and the US, as well as claims over 3.0-liter diesel vehicles that aren't covered under the settlement.

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Anderson Cooper Smacks Down Newt Gingrich Over Megyn Kelly Sex Claims

Donald Trump congratulated former House speaker Newt Gingrich on his "amazing interview" with Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly . After bringing up Trump's sexual scandals and the ensuing back and forth, Gingrich told Kelly, " You are fascinated with sex , and you don't care about policy".

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Buffalo herd inspires Dakota Access Pipeline protesters

Authorities collected personal belongings at the site for protesters to claim later. Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier called it "a great example of communication, collaboration and cooperation". As many as 50 protesters gathered Friday behind heavy plywood sheets and burned-out vehicles. Hundreds of law enforcement in riot gear formed a line Thursday across the prairie and moved in on an encampment of tents and teepees .

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Republican Senator Pat Toomey's neighbors' homes hit with anti-GOP graffiti

Senate faceoff at Temple University Monday night had to remind you of the presidential debates. The GOP is struggling to keep its 54-46 Senate majority, and the race could tip control to Democrats. But Trump made it "move up the food chain, in terms of something people really want to consider and vote on", she said. "And Pat Toomey's cowardly Trump-enabling proves he's just as unfit to represent Pennsylvania".

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New Italy quake sows terror, flattens historic basilica

The Basilica of St. Benedict, the historic church built over the house of St. Benedict, collapsed as a result of these shocks. A pair of powerful quakes on Wednesday, technically aftershocks from an August natural disaster that killed almost 300 people, may have helped save lives on Sunday.

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Italian expert: Recent quakes were foreshocks

The quake's epicentre was located at a very shallow depth of one kilometre, six kilometres north of Norcia, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS), which measured the magnitude at 6.6. "I'm praying for the injured and the families who have suffered the most damage, as well as for rescue and first aid workers", he said. In this image made from video, priests and nuns escaped from their church join residents in a square in front of a damaged church in Norcia , Italy, Sunday, Oct.

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Ohio State holds on to beat Northwestern 24-20

Ohio State's first three possessions produced a touchdown, a field goal and another touchdown. The Buckeyes ran successful plays that kept them moving toward first downs or touchdowns on just 29 percent of their snaps, compared to a seasonal average of 48 percent.

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Ohio Slightly Ahead of the Nation in Science Test Scores

Iowa eighth-graders are improving in science, joining 24 states that saw testing gains on exams used to compare and monitor achievement for the "Nation's Report Card ". SC was one of 14 states where scores in both grades rose. Students across the USA are performing better in science. The NAEP science assessment measures proficiency based on student understanding of physical sciences, life sciences, and earth and space sciences.

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Truckload of manure dumped on OH county's Democratic headquarters

Goldenfield noted that someone did the same thing in 2012, but this time, the headquarters are equipped with surveillance cameras. For those who feel this election season can't get crappier, we bring you to Warren County, Ohio. It's been nearly 40 years since a Democrat was elected to countywide office. The sheriff's office is investigating. Goldenfield said the party hired a contractor to remove the pile.

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Jose Fernandez Had Cocaine In System During Fatal Boat Crash

The ace pitcher had a blood alcohol level of.14, according to a report from the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner's Office released Saturday. Two others on the boat with him, Emilio Jesus Macias, 27, and Rivero, 25, were also killed. "When a local news organization, which had submitted a public records request for the information, was informed that it would not be released due to the Fish & Wildlife investigation, the news organization filed a lawsuit against the Miami-Dade Medical Examiner", (M-DC ...

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A new ABC/Washington Post poll shows Clinton 1% ahead of Trump nationally

While Trump has repeatedly told supporters he's willing to pump $100 million into the campaign, his contributions so far total just over $56 million. "At one such event, celebrity feminist Lena Dunham joked that Trump would rate her body 'as probably like a two ". The most recent data reflect a shift of nearly a full percentage point toward Trump compared to data collected a day earlier.

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Barack Obama Says Michelle Will Never Run for President

But as Democrats looking to fire up women voters, Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton were firmly bonded. Never before in our lifetime. "Just for the record, in this country, the United States of America, the voters decide elections", the first lady said.

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

The Nittany Lions (6-2, 4-1 in the Big Ten) converted an interception, a fumbled punt and a failed onside kick into third-quarter touchdowns on their way to a fourth consecutive victory, They snapped the seven-game road slide that began in 2014, and defeated struggling Purdue for an eighth consecutive time.

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Investigators mum on search for Oklahoma suspect

He has been on the run since Sunday evening. Investigators believe Vance live-streamed two videos while fleeing, one from inside the police cruiser and another while inside another vehicle. In another, which seems to be filmed inside a second vehicle, the same man says: "Letting y'all know, look, this is real", before panning to a long gun on the passenger seat.

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Hillary Clinton high on funds, Donald Trump fails to spend

Other analysts also point to a strong finish for Clinton based on the early vote. Florida is one of just a handful of states that an Associated Press analysis rates as a toss-up between Clinton and Donald Trump. Given that polls show that a Trump victory is still possible, I asked Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman if she was scared. So it makes sense that Clinton has been pushing early voting in Florida this week, while Trump and Kaine are swinging through OH; it makes more sense to be there now.

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While the California National Guard, two years ago, had proposed a legislative fix to the National Defense Authorization Act to help the Guard members who inadvertently received bonuses because of the Guard's recruiting and accounting practices, Congress dropped the ball, and did not address the issue.

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Trump moves to capitalise on Clinton email 'scandal'

His level of support has remained below 40 percent among all likely voters since the beginning of September. Men and women are about equally likely to think so. Trump needs to close that gap to have any shot at victory. Trump did apologize in a recorded statement, but as more and more women started to come forward alleging that he had sexually assaulted them, Trump seemed to lose that brief moment of calm after he denied every allegation.

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Investigators assess FedEx plane after Florida airport fire

One part of the disk was found at a UPS warehouse more than 2,900 feet to the south, and another piece was found almost 1,600 feet to the north on airport property, she said. As of late Saturday, it's unclear what caused the engine to fail pending a probe, Ward added. One of the passengers recorded to commotion inside the plane as the incident happen.

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A Look At The Ageist Attacks Hillary Clinton Has Faced In 2016

Clinton's campaign didn't immediately respond to the news. Another 2 percent of Trump fans who believe he will win say they're less likely to vote because of it. "These are great, great people, great men and women , people that love our country". He said suggestions that Russian Federation was trying to bolster Trump were "sheer nonsense".

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No. 11 Badgers outlast No. 7 Nebraska 23-17 in overtime

KRIS: Watching that offensive line struggle the way it did against a Purdue team that ranks near the bottom of the list in stopping the run has me greatly concerned. After a worrisome first half for UW's offense, the Badgers drove 73 yards on 13 plays to begin the third quarter and take a 17-7 advantage. With the ball on the UW 49, Hornibrook hit tight end Troy Fumagalli for 30 yards to the Nebraska 21.


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