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Former Cowboy golfer Hearn begins Olympic competition Thursday

Graham DeLaet is looking to defend Canada's title - from 1904 - at the Olympics. "As a golfer you know that, yeah, you have to rake the bunker when you leave, but there are certain ways they like you to do it, certain ways they like you to exit the green, just little nuances".

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DOJ and FBI Considered Clinton Foundation Probe Months Ago

He had not been seeking official action by the State Department. Band is reassured by Abedin that "Personnel has been sending him options". Observers and legal experts say such emails could provide an insight into how the US government works and how redlines become blurry when influential individuals, including foreign citizens, request favors from government officials.

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People thrown 'like little rag dolls' in JetBlue turbulence

JetBlue Flight 429 took off from Logan International Airport at 5.25 pm enroute to Sacramento. Injured passengers, as well as two crew members were taken to a hospital upon arrival for evaluations, but have all since been released. He told the Globe that three flight attendants standing in the rear galley of the plane all hit the ceiling, causing at least one hole in a ceiling tile.

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Trump says claim about Obama founding ISIS was 'sarcasm'

Hillary Clinton is seizing opportunities presented by a volatile presidential race to expand her base of support heading into the fall, seeking to position the Democratic Party for a sweeping victory in November. "It was a style that none of his Republican opponents could cope with", Gingrich said. "But I don't think he yet appreciates, when you're one of the few candidates for president, particularly when you're the conservative.

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Just Kidding: Trump Now Clarifies His 'ISIS Founder' Comments Were Sarcasm

The Republican presidential nominee brushed off conservative radio commentator Hugh Hewitt's attempt to reframe Trump's observation as one that said Obama's foreign policy created the conditions in Iraq and Syria that allowed IS to thrive.

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As Trump Struggles, Clinton Goes on Offense to Win Over GOP

Critics, including 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, have blasted Trump for failing to disclose his tax rate and raised questions about what his returns say about his net worth and various business ties, particularly in Russian Federation.

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McConnell calls GOP Senate chances 'very dicey'

Republican Leader in the U.S. Senate Mitch McConnell listens to President Barack Obama's State of the Union Address in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. McConnell tried to deflect questions about Trump, but 72-year-old Trump supporter Cathie Tucker wasn't having it, saying he needed to be more forceful in his support of the nominee.

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Dolly Parton says song 'Head Over High Heels' is about Adele

Speaking to Digital Spy , Parton said: "I love her, love her, love her!" The singer admitted that she loves her so much that she mentioned the British singer in one of her songs, Head Over High Heels . "It can't just be about the person; it has to be about all of us as a whole". The "9 to 5" hitmaker is also keen to work with her "gifted and smart" goddaughter Miley Cyrus.

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Trump backs away from labelling Obama founder of Islamic State

It's a claim that Trump repeated at least a dozen times in three cities since debuting the attack-line Wednesday during a rally outside Fort Lauderdale. 11, 2016, in Orlando, Fla. "ISIS gained tremendous strength during Hillary Clinton's term as Secretary of State". At this point, you would think Trump was willfully trying to tank his own campaign because he finally figured out that leading the free world is a huge responsibility.

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Late Capt. Khan's Mom Says Trump 'Doesn't Know Anything About Islam'

Khizr and Ghazala Khan spoke about their son, Humayun Khan who was killed in Iraq in 2004, at the Democratic National Convention last week, and criticized Trump for his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the country. I have a long and well-known public and private record for which I will have to answer at the Final Judgment, and I repose my hope in the promise of mercy and the moderation of age.

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Baltimore Police officers fired following condemnatory federal report

Gray, 25, died after suffering a neck injury while in police custody in April 2015, igniting protests and illuminating tension and distrust between the black community and Baltimore's police force. Officials promised improved community relations, a purge of race-based policing and a modernized department that better trains officers and holds them accountable.

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Emory Vaccine Center joins NIH clinical trial of investigational Zika vaccine

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, has announced that two human volunteers have been injected with an experimental DNA-based Zika vaccine. All three Zika vaccines, however, proved to be effective without any side effects reported. But women who have been infected with Zika during pregnancy sometimes have babies with microcephaly (pronounced my-kroh-SEF-uh-lee), a condition in which the infant has an unusually small head.

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Tenacious D Details Festival Supreme 2016 Lineup

Festival Supreme always has a theme, and the 2016 installment, "The Final Frontier", will take place "in space" as the Shrine Auditorium Expo Hall and Grounds (665 W. It will also feature special acts like Eric Andre Live! , a set dedicated to the music from cult hit Wet Hot American Summer , and Brett Gelman's Gelmania podcast.

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Woman arrested following 2 attempted kidnappings in Glendale

The woman, identified as 52-year-old Lisa Arnold of Glendale, was taken into custody around 2:30 a.m. Friday. The children's mother stepped in and hit the suspect's hand before the person fled in a silver sedan, police said. He described the individual as a man "dressed like a woman". Police did not release a booking photo, citing the ongoing investigation. Police said Wednesday they believed the cases were linked.

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Saints defense showed promise against Patriots

It was a good experience. "I think we were able to do that". The Patriots do have Julian Edelman , Danny Amendola and Chris Hogan already on the roster, but they could be planning to use Mitchell as high as the fourth spot, which would give him a significant amount of chances.

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Cheryl Mills Clinton Foundation Entanglements Deepen Email Scandal

Judicial Watch reports that emails in the latest email dump show that the State Department had a particularly cozy relationship with the Clinton Foundation, a relationship that some worry may have been criminal. The State Department again denied there was a conflict of interest and said a trip Mills took to NY to conduct business for the Clinton Foundation complied with ethics laws.

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Donald Trump: Calling Obama 'founder of ISIS' was 'sarcasm'

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says Donald Trump went "far too far" by calling President Obama and Hillary Clinton the founders of ISIS. "I meant he's (Obama) the founder of ISIS. Al-Maliki told USA military officials that he did not have the votes in parliament to provide immunity to the American trainers. Obama really did found ISIS.

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Plane crashed as it tried to land, police say

State police say a small plane was attempting to land at a northern Virginia airport when it crashed and burst into flames. The Spotsylvania Fire Department responding to the crash site about 5 miles outside of Fredericksburg. "I have no idea what type but hope people are ok!?!" she wrote. Praying for anyone involved. This story is developing, stay with WUSA9 for the latest .

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State Dept. aide assisted Clinton Foundation in hiring

The Department of Justice also looked into similar claims made by the author of the " Clinton Cash " book, but found insufficient evidence to launch a case. The case is yet one more instance raising questions about the possible intermingling of Clinton's work as secretary of state and her family's charity foundation.

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Top elected Republican survives challenge in US

With 86.5 percent of precincts reporting, Ryan has 84.2 percent of the vote, compared to challenger Paul Nehlen with 15.8 percent. Last week, Republican presidential nominee Trump finally endorsed Ryan for re-election. Trump tweeted his thanks to Nehlen for supporting him during his dust up with the Muslim American parents of a USA soldier killed in Iraq. Ryan chose not to appear with Trump at a Green Bay event to receive the endorsement; his aides said he was too busy with other previously ...

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Clinton acknowledges misspeaking about Federal Bureau of Investigation director's testimony

Appearing on NBC's Meet the Press , Mr Kaine's primary objective was to help Mrs Clinton move on from her latest email imbroglio: her inaccurate statement last week that the Federal Bureau of Investigation director, James Comey, had called her answers about her private email server " truthful ".

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Donald Trump Explains Calling President Obama the 'Founder of ISIS' as Sarcasm

THE FACTS: The founder of the group was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the head of al-Qaida in Iraq who was killed in a USA airstrike in 2006. "Then - but not that sarcastic, to be honest with you", Trump said during a rally here. The group began as Iraq's local affiliate of al-Qaida, the group that attacked the USA on September 11, 2001. "They cant!" Trump said in another tweet .

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The Judge Lays Down The Law On Hillary Clinton

The periodic releases are expected to continue through Election Day and into 2018, whether Clinton is elected president or not. Band, who declined Wednesday to comment, had the credentials to get the State Department's attention. Trump also tweeted: "When is the media going to talk about Hillary's policies that have gotten people killed, like Libya, open borders, and maybe her emails?" Clinton has been criticized for months for exclusively using personal email routed through a private ...

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Clinton 'disavows' support from father of Orlando nightclub shooter

Initially, Mateen didn't answer questions after the rally, but he later told Newsy's partners at WPTV he was simply there to support Clinton with other Democrats. "And by the way, including a lot of the people here - how many of you people know me?" the business mogul continued as Foley beamed and raised his hand in response.

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Hillary Clinton Says Her Economic Plan Would Do More For The Middle-Class

The implication? That global trade deals and higher levels of legal immigration aren't wrecking America, and that the country is nowhere near the Third World hellhole that Trump thinks he sees from the window of his jet. Bloomberg in its new survey attempted to approximate Trump's view of the state of affairs in the United States, and it did the same for Clinton. Trump says everything is bad and our very way of life is threatened or even under attack .

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Drug Enforcement Administration Refuses to Reschedule Marijuana

Although the DEA licenses multiple privately-funded manufacturers of virtually all other scheduled drugs, it now permits just one facility - operated by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) - to supply marijuana to scientists. "I welcome the decision to lessen barriers to medical marijuana research". At present, there is only one entity authorized to produce marijuana to supply researchers in the United States: the University of MS, operating under a contract with NIDA...

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N.C. Man Charged in Fatal Shooting after 911 Call about 'Hoodlums'

Thomas, identified by a department spokesperson as Black, was pronounced dead at a local hospital. 39-year-old Chad Cameron Copely has been charged with first degree murder for the " warning shot " shooting death of Kouren-Rodney Bernard Thomas and may face the death penalty as a result .

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Teen gives United States of America its first gold medal of Rio Olympics

She won the 10-meter air rifle competition Saturday morning, taking the top prize in an event in which she wasn't even expected to medal. Li finished with 207.0, while Thrasher came in with 208.0. The 19-year-old capped a strong year. "I couldn't stop myself from looking at the standings time and again", she added. She then joined her high school air rifle team and was recruited by West Virginia University, where she became a national collegiate champion as a freshman this year.

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Trump says comment on Obama founding IS was sarcasm

He said the USA was "keeping a lid" on the situation by being there, but that when the US leaves, "it's all going to blow up" so the US might as well leave "because you just are wasting time". It was born out of the terror group Al-Qaeda in Iraq that grew in strength in 2006 following Republican president George W. Bush's decision to invade the country in 2003.

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Huffington Post founder Arianna Huffington to step down

Some critics have pounced on Huffington's new focus, arguing that The Huffington Post's model and operations contradict her own mission. Lately, Verizon Inc has been focusing towards digital media and advertising making a continuous push towards buying web portals, similarly as it bought Yahoo Inc .

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Explosions rip across Thailand, killing at least four

Those attacks killed a street vendor and wounded 21 other people in the beach city about 200 kilometers (120 miles) southwest of Bangkok . More than 14 million people visited between January and May 2016 - up from 12.5 million the year before, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand .

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Surprise, Surprise! More Hillary Clinton Emails!

According to a 2010 investigation by PBS Frontline, Chagoury was convicted in Switzerland in 2000 for laundering money from Nigeria, but agreed to a plea deal and repaid $66 million to the Nigerian government. "They show the Clinton Foundation, Clinton donors, and operatives worked with Hillary Clinton in potential violation of the law", he added. In one of the emails, a Clinton Foundation executive pressed for access for a donor - a Lebanese/Nigerian billionaire - to the proper State ...

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Georgia Cops Investigating Double Homicide After Teens Found Dead Behind Grocery Store

Police did issue a search warrant "based on information received during the investigation", said Frommer. "We all are devastated by this tragic news". Roswell police arrested 20-year-old Jeffrey A. Hazelwood on Wednesday on two counts of murder in the Monday deaths of Davis and 17-year-old Natalie Henderson .

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Rubio to pastors: Love LGBTs and accept them into church

Rubio, who is seeking re-election after a failed presidential run, said American history is marred by the discrimination and rejection of gays and lesbians and that it was not long ago that slurs were an acceptable part of speech. "Donald Trump has been a consistent opponent of marriage equality, equal protections for all workers and even said that if elected president he would appoint judges that would take our country backwards by looking for ways to legally strip rights and progress ...

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Texas man finds 300-pound alligator in garage

Doug Dallmer says he took two steps in his garage when he saw the head. "It was a little nerve-wracking", he told KSAT . Dallmer called the police, who arrived with a professional gator wrangler. The alligator was removed by R6 Outfitters, but the large animal refused to go quietly. "He became very violent". "That was our goal, not to harm the alligator", McCoy said.


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