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US Army Corps considers 'reroute' of Dakota Access pipeline, Obama says

The potential for damage to American Indian sites and artifacts has been a flashpoint in a months-long protest over the pipeline, which is meant to carry crude from western North Dakota nearly 1,200 miles to a shipping point in Patoka, Illinois.

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Suspect in US police shootings acted alone

In all appearances it looks ... that these officers were ambushed. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the police officers who were tragically killed in the line of duty as well as the officers who continue to put themselves in harm's way".

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Committee throws a curveball in first CFP playoff rankings

The College Football Playoff committee released its first set of rankings on Tuesday evening, and Wisconsin (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) was announced as No. 8 in its Top 25, ahead of Auburn and Nebraska. The Tigers are followed by Michigan, Texas A&M and Washington . The good news for Washington is that their path to the playoff remains clear: Win out, and they're nearly assuredly included, as the committee has stated and demonstrated in the past that it values conference championships above ...

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As premiums rise, Obamacare is dealt another mighty blow

Open enrollment for Obamacare in 2017 began Tuesday. In 1945, Congress passed an act exempting insurance companies from antitrust laws and allowing health insurers to fix prices, collude and set their own markets with impunity. For incomes below 138 percent of the FPL, applicants will qualify for Medicaid based exclusively on income if their state - like West Virginia - has expanded Medicaid coverage.

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Friends of the Meadville Public Library used book sale starts Thursday

The library accepts donations of books, magazines, and audio and video items throughout the year, which are generally sold during the week-long sales. Do not leave books on the front steps when the library is not open. Proceeds are used to support current library programming and materials. For more information, call the library at 265-2831.

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Obama Nicks FBI Director On Clinton Emails: 'We Don't Operate On Innuendo'

Trump led Clinton in just one other ABC News/Washington Post poll, which was conducted in May. In another tweet, Trump slammed Clinton for alleged email scandal and claimed she is not fit to be the United States president. Trump plans to focus on health care, the fight against the Islamic State group, job creation and "certainly ethics". He cautioned that Clinton's plan to strengthen "Obamacare" would lead to dire consequences, although he offered few specifics about his own plan.

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Two Iowa Police Officers Killed in Separate Ambush Attacks

Urbandale is a suburb of Des Moines. KCCI Television reports law enforcement officials have made an arrest in those shootings. "These guys were gunned down, sitting in their auto, doing nothing wrong". Martin was declared dead at the scene while Beminio died at the hospital. The footage was uploaded under the title "Police Abuse, Civil Rights Violation at Urbandale High School".

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Suspect Captured in Killings of Two Des Moines Officers

A 46-year-old man, Scott Michael Greene, was taken into custody over the shootings. Investigators are still reconstructing how Urbandale Officer Justin Martin and Des Moines Officer Anthony "Tony" Beminio were shot as they sat in their squad cars while on patrol about two miles apart, near the western outskirts of Des Moines.

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Ryan Says He Already Voted for Trump

Ryan placed his full focus on Hillary Clinton, calling her out by name repeatedly without ever mentioning the words "Donald Trump". But he indicated he would be campaigning in Indiana, New York, and Virginia, supporting House candidates for office.

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Brownback PAC donations to be used in effort to oust Kansas judges

Sam Brownback facing a backlash in legislative races over the state's budget problems. Brownback said the donations are not evidence that he has gone back on his pledge to stay out of the retention fight. But Mary Kay Culp, the organization's executive director, told the Wichita Eagle that the funds would be used for the anti-retention campaign, which is being waged by a subsidiary organization called Better Judges for Kansas.

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Some fans aren't happy about the first College Football Playoff rankings

That means if the playoff happened today, there would be a rematch between the two best teams in the SEC West, as No. 1 Alabama would play No. 4 Texas A&M in the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. Think about this: Five Big Ten teams are ranked higher than the best of the Big 12. " Texas A&M has played a stronger schedule at this point in time over Washington", said Hocutt, who also serves as Texas Tech's athletic director.

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Huma Abedin Found Out About New Email Probe From The Press

Clinton had a five percentage point lead over Republican rival Donald Trump, according to the October 26-30 survey, down from six percentage points posted in the five-day tracking poll last Thursday. She told campaign officials the details of one of the questions Clinton was asked at the event about the city's tainted water crisis. In another tweet , Trump slammed Clinton for alleged email scandal and claimed she is not fit to be the U.S.

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Man jumps off bridge with two sons, ages 2 and 4

Spincken made the fatal jump just after 8 p.m. on Monday night, driving his boys to the Interstate 287 overpass and either throwing them or holding the boys as he jumped over the edge, CNN reported . In a December 2014, Spincken wrote on Facebook of another nearly-fatal experience one of his boys endured, explaining in a lengthy post about an incident in which his youngest son stopped breathing and was only saved thanks to his father .

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South Korean prosecutors seek arrest of friend of President Park

Yim Jong-yong, chairman of the nation's Financial Services Commission, was tapped to replace Yoo Il-ho in the top finance role, presidential spokesman Jung Youn-kuk said at a televised briefing. Ms Choi has previously said she received some of Ms Park's speeches in advance but said she did not know if she was seeing confidential information.

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Obama on His 'Deliberate Effort' to Avoid 'Meddling' with FBI Probe

Bee also asked if he ever thought about messing with Donald Trump by whispering in his ear: "You were right". Trump, 70, said he believed that if Clinton were elected, the American people would be subjected to the unprecedented scenario of a commander in chief facing criminal charges.

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Ex-Indians slugger Thome to throw out 1st pitch

Anthony Rizzo added a two-run homer in the ninth for the Cubs, who trailed the series 3-1 before pulling out a 3-2 win on Sunday. Konerko smashed a grand slam in Game 2 of the 2005 World Series , where the White Sox swept the Houston Astros on the way to their first title since 1917.

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Trump Gains Lead In Virginia After Comey Announcement

That's a bad look for Democrats rolling into Election Day. The Republicans are united in their criticism of Clinton's handling of questions about her email use while Secretary of State, with 90 per cent saying they disapprove of her response including 85 per cent who disapprove "strongly".

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Ex-Penn State assistant gets $7.3M in defamation suit

In a separate claim, Judge Thomas G. Gavin must decide if McQueary was treated unfairly when Penn State placed him on administrative leave, barred him from team facilities and did not renew his contract after his 2012 testimony. McQueary said he reported the incident to Paterno and two administrators within days of the attack but authorities were not notified. "This is not a case about Jerry Sandusky", she said.

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If not Clinton or Trump, then who will you vote for?

Forty-five percent supported Clinton, while 37 percent backed Trump. While Clinton's candidness and authenticity - or lack there of - have been front and center during this campaign, Donald Trump's compulsive lying has fried the circuits of the mainstream press.

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KTLA TV anchor arrested on suspicion of stealing earphones

Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and news anchor Lu Parker. Journalist and pageant judge and Miss USA 1994 Lu Parker (L) and recording artist and pageant judge Savannah Keyes send a Snapchat during the 2016 Miss Teen USA Competition at The Venetian Las Vegas on July 30, 2016 in Las Vegas.

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Chicago teachers approve new contract with public schools

But Claypool concedes he's counting on Springfield to provide a big chunk of money to pay for the new teachers contract and counting on Springfield has disappointed legions of people in recent years. Union members will pay 0.8 percent more for health care coverage, the first time in many years that teachers and support staff members will cover more of the costs of health insurance, Claypool said.

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To teach teens about safe driving, school tells students their classmates died

Understandably, some students were upset after having been deceived about the death of friends and schoolmates. Kids started crying, some of them called their parents, everyone was traumatized. Check out the fake announcement video (below) and let us know what you think about the hardcore safety training! "I hope you're upset about it because I would rather have you upset and pissed off at the student council and the principal for a day, instead of being depressed because one of your ...

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Florida again? In final campaign days, state may be pivotal

She last visited MI on October 10, ahead of a voter-registration deadline. Both sides agree the NY businessman has virtually no chance to win the presidency without Florida's trove of 29 electoral votes. Although Clinton still holds an advantage - now 2.5 percentage points in the RealClear Politics average of national polls - the developments have raised the prospect of a much closer than expected result and a previously unforeseen question: Would Clinton refuse to concede and wait for ...

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Donald Trump links Jewish values and Israel support in Jerusalem video

Donald Trump's campaign debuted a video at a Republican event in Jerusalem linking the "honor and respect" for Jewish values the candidate says he learns from his family to his support for Israel. "This is yet another absurd resolution against the state of Israel, the Jewish people and historical truth", he said. Following a pro-Trump rally at Jerusalem's Mount Zion, David Friedman also said the U.S.

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Presidential poll shows momentum with Trump

And even as the Trump campaign sought to build on perceived momentum from the news of renewed Federal Bureau of Investigation interest in Mrs Clinton he was causing the Trump machine headaches. FBI Director James Comey said it was unclear whether the emails were significant. In July, he noted, Comey had announced that he wouldn't seek charges against Clinton or her aides for using a private e-mail server for official business.

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Suspected Michael Vance Accomplice Arrested, More Details Of Shooting Spree Emerge

Vance was wanted on multiple charges, including two counts of first-degree murder. After a brief shootout in which a deputy was shot twice in the arm, officers from the Oklahoma Highway Patrol shot and killed Vance. The Oklahoma County Sheriff's Office provided more details Monday about last week's statewide manhunt that culminated with the suspect's death Sunday in western Oklahoma.

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Penn State No. 12 In College Playoff Rankings

Interestingly, this ranking includes two teams from the SEC's West division, Alabama and Texas A&M, and only one of those teams can play in the SEC championship game. It's College Football Rankings playoff time , or as the rest of the nation and possibly Donald Trump would say, "It's rigged for the SEC". Case closed.

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Pipeline builder could be fined in North Dakota

A viral Facebook post has been circulating urging users to check in at the Standing Rock oil pipeline protest in the state in order to "confuse" the local sheriff's department. The 1,172-mile proposed pipeline would stretch across four states - North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and IL. Chairwoman Julie Fedorchak (fuh-DOHR'-chehk) said Energy Transfer Partners could face up to $200,000 in fines, though she said such a high amount is unlikely.

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Trump gains lead over Clinton in new poll

On Tuesday, Clinton focused on Trump's demeaning and predatory comments about women, calling him a "bully". He's also been accused of doing this at the Miss Teen USA pageant. For the past sixteen months, roughly since Donald Trump's insult of Senator John McCain ("I like people who weren't captured"), the Republican Presidential nominee has been behaving in ways that were far outside the bounds of acceptable behavior for a Presidential candidate.

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Two US police officers killed in Iowa ambush

Two police officers in central Iowa were shot and killed Wednesday in a pair of "ambush-style attacks", the Des Moines Police Department said . Police said they found the first slain officer's body at about 1:06 a.m. There appeared to be no interaction between them and the assailant, officials said. In the confrontation at the Urbandale High School football game, which Greene videotaped and posted on social media, he appeared to be trying to antagonize African-American fans when he ...

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Thanks to Comey, the FBI Is Getting Dragged Deeper into Election Politics

Democrats criticize Trump for taking what they say is a pro-Russia foreign policy stance. "For my entire life, I've been a woman", Clinton, who would be the nation's first female president, declared in battleground Florida. 28-31 by Washington-based Purple Strategies, the survey was done using a nationally representative online opt-in panel of 601 participants. The poll, conducted between October 27 and October 30, surveyed 1,128 likely voters and had a margin of sampling error of plus or ...

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Federal Bureau of Investigation misfires, Clinton still leads Trump

Trump's 46-45 percent lead in the four-way race for the White House, while well within the margin of error, is the first time he has polled ahead of Clinton in the survey since May. It is not known if the email controversy will hurt her support. While the Post-ABC poll finds a tight race, Clinton maintains at least a small advantage in most other national polls in a range of key battleground states that give her an edge in the electoral college.

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Platform Check: Trump And Clinton On Health Care

They raised the subsidies level this year to cover the increase. In Birmingham, Alabama, health care premiums for a similar plan are climbing by 71 percent next year to $492 a month. City leaders on Tuesday, November 1st kicked off open enrollment for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act . That could reduce premiums for younger people who buy insurance through the ACA exchanges but would increase the cost of Medicare, says Joe Antos, a scholar at the American Enterprise ...

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Unmailed absentee ballots should be turned in in person

As of Wednesday, 460,000 early votes cast in Wisconsin as election day nears. Lower levels of early voting among African-Americans has prompted a warning from President Barack Obama, America's first black president. During the 2016 General Assembly session, at least half a dozen bills to let Virginia voters cast ballots before an election without offering an excuse were defeated in the House Privileges and Elections Committee.

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Suspect in shooting shared video of previous incident with police

In the confrontation at the Urbandale high school football game, which Greene videotaped and posted on social media, McCarty said Greene appeared to be trying to antagonize African American fans when he shook a confederate flag in front of them during the national anthem.


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