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The Supreme Court Will Hear Transgender Teen's Case

The Supreme Court now has eight justices instead of the normal nine, following the death this year of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia . The panel's liberal majority held that the term "sex" in Title IX and Education Department regulations is ambiguous and has no clear meaning, and therefore that courts should defer to Ferg-Cadima's private letter as an authoritative declaration of law.

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DOJ tells Congress it'll review emails ASAP

And the scandal may very well keep heating up in the run-up to the elections, as noted by CNN; the new collection of emails may include those that were deleted from Clinton's server prior to the FBI seizing it for the original investigation.

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Eddie Heard: Oregon LB Eddie Heard suspended indefinitely

Heard is accused of punching a woman in the face outside a bar in the early morning hours of October 30. The woman told police that after she protested loudly, Heard slapped her and she pushed him back before leaving the bar between 1 a.m.

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Claw back period ends in for Minnesota early voting do-overs

So what will happen? Voters will now mark their selections with a pen on paper ballots prior to inserting them in the scanner for tabulation. The county that received the ballot for tallying will be charged the difference. Trump told a crowd at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds that he had "real problems" with the mail-ballot system. This surpasses the previous record high of 7,789,500 set for the 2008 general election and reflects the public's interest in the November 8 general ...

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Out-of-state dollars pouring into ballot question battles

Four cities including Boston could face downgrades in their bond ratings if state voters approve an expansion of charter schools, a major credit rating agency suggested this week. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools says in a new report that 156,040 students from the Los Angeles district-about a fourth of those in the district-attended charter schools in 2015-16.

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New Full Length 'La La Land' Trailer Waltzes Online

Will they follow their dreams or cut off their relationship? Earlier this week I had the opportunity to attend several screenings for movies that I am nearly certain will be nominated for Best Picture in the early weeks of January 2017. Stone and Gosling, who previously co-starred in " Crazy, Stupid, Love " and "Gangster Squad", told Vanity Fair in September that the musical presented a new challenge.

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Trump Tries to Focus in the Final Stretch

As the election season winds down, there still seems to be a circus surrounding Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and those pesky emails. Under FBI Director James Comey, whose ethically challenged letter Friday has put wind in Donald Trump's sails , the Bureau has engaged in a partisan witch hunt against Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton - and it's all because there's a pro-Trump bias.

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Unbearably cute: Atlanta zoo says 2 panda cubs are female

Mei Ling, the only giant panda in the enclosure at the time, was asleep and initially did not notice the intruder. The man, who's said to be in his 20s, entered the panda enclosure at the Nanchang Zoo in China after climbing over a four-foot fence and jumping over a 10-foot-deep ditch, according to SCMP .

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Police note support after officers' deaths

The gun will undergo testing at the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, according to Sgt. Paul Parizek of the Des Moines Police Department. At a news conference Thursday morning, authorities announced they found Greene's vehicle, and a rifle they believe he allegedly used to kill the officers early Wednesday morning.

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Obama: Pipeline rerouting under study 'to accommodate sacred lands of Native Americans'

Just 8 percent of are from North Dakota, while the other 92 percent are from 43 other states stretching from Vermont to Florida to California. The tribe says the $3.8 billion four-state pipeline threatens its drinking water and cultural sites.

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No trick or treat posters to display this Halloween

To help curb a child's consumption of treats, make sure he or she has a healthy snack or meal before leaving the house to trick-or-treat. Trick-or-treaters should always have adult supervision , even if they are traveling with groups of friends, to ensure that the only scary experiences children have are those associated with the spirit of Halloween .

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Woman missing since August found 'chained like a dog,' sheriff says

Deputies heard her banging on the container. She is now being treated at an undisclosed medical facility. He said she had been fed regularly, but it was "by the grace of God that she was found alive". The property owner is listed as Todd Kohlhepp, according to Spartanburg County tax records. The family also said that although Carver was not typically active on Facebook, his profile picture was changed September 6, and comments were posted that were "uncharacteristic of ones typically made by ...

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Manchester City players quash reports of a tunnel spat with Lionel Messi

Guardiola, who had his most successful years as a manager when he was in charge of Barcelona for four years from 2008, is yet to win a Champions League after his departure from the Catalans. "Of course now they realise, 'Wow, we (beat) the best team, ' so we are able to do that". "But we still have two hard games left". Most importantly for Guardiola, Gundogan covers ground intelligently and tirelessly, and can offer the intense pressing game that the 33-year-old Toure cannot.

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Melania Trump Hitting Campaign Trail for First Solo Event

It was her first speech since the Republican National Convention, where she was criticized for plagiarizing parts of First Lady Michelle Obama's former Democratic National Convention speech. In August, Donald Trump's campaign announced that Melania Trump would hold a press conference to answer looming questions about her immigration status before she married the real estate mogul and became a citizen.

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Children killed as vehicle crashes into Halloween hayride

US 80 was littered Tuesday with the spoils of a night that was supposed to be fun after two children and their mother died on a Halloween hayride. 33-year-old Kristina Shaver, of Chunky, 8-year-old Baylie Shaver and 2-year-old Brooke Shaver were all killed. The number and conditions of the injured is not known.

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Obamacare: Will the Next US President Kill It or Cure It?

Secretary of Health and Human Services, told reporters this week, "The Affordable Care Act was designed with price-sensitive consumers in mind". According to the Department of Health and Human Services, "of the almost 1.3 million HealthCare.gov consumers who did not receive tax credits in 2016, 22 percent have benchmark premiums and incomes in the range that may make them eligible for tax credits in 2017".

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Cubs send Series to inevitable Game 7

Third baseman Kris Bryant , one of Chicago's young talents, began smiling even before fielding a grounder by Michael Martinez and throwing it across to star first baseman Anthony Rizzo for the final out. "But for me, the significance is that this team, this group, wins a World Series ". The Chicago Cubs' bats woke up in a big way and produced three home runs, including Addison Russell's explosive grand slam which broke open a 3-0 game.

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Trump has secret server communicating with Russia

The report is the latest allegation during this election season of questionable links between Trump and Russian Federation. "It started off as a fairly general inquiry", says the former spook, who asks not to be identified. Donald Trump in the past has praised Russian president Vladimir Putin and has even refused to condemn Russia for its cyber attack on the Democratic party's emails, despite evidence from United States intelligence officials.

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Experts testify in the hot car death trial

Leanna Taylor cries as defense attorney Maddox Kilgore shows the jury a picture of her son Cooper during a murder trial for her ex-husband Justin Ross Harris . But Michael Baygents also recalled a family beach trip the month before Cooper died in which his brother filled a kiddie pool with ocean water for the boy to play in and shaded it with a tent.

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Clinton makes bid for Arizona, Trump tries to keep focus

Clinton, and if there was new information in them that changed his previous conclusions, then he might consider reopening an investigation against her? Pollsters know that people are more likely to give socially acceptable answers when they're contacted in a telephone survey - there's even a name for the phenomenon.

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Pence campaign aide stays on Indiana payroll

Pence will be joined Thursday by U.S. Sen. The Republican vice presidential nominee referenced Donald Trump in saying, "As my running mate said this morning, an attack on those who keep us safe is an attack on us all". During the primary Trump insulted Cruz's wife and floated conspiracy theories about his father. Ivanka Trump is scheduled to attend a breakfast event at 7:30 a.m.

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Newt Gingrich Tells Megyn Kelly: "You Are Fascinated With Sex"

He attempted to characterize the media as biased for covering more about the growing Trump sexual predator scandal than Clinton speeches to banks, a false equivalency. In one interview on CNN after Kelly asked Trump a question about his treatment of women at an early debate, Trump delivered the now-infamous line about Kelly, saying she had "blood coming out of her eyes, blood coming out of her wherever", which caused a commotion nationally.

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Week of Terror in Oklahoma Ends With Shootout

An intense search for Vance began after he shot and wounded two police officers on October 23 in Wellston, 35 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, authorities said. Vance can negatively impact these efforts to safely apprehend (him)", Weber said. "Roach said he was in a lookout for Vance while Vance was at his home and that, while Vance was starting to leave, a police auto drove by the front of the home".

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Suspect in custody after Des Moines area officers killed

About 20 minutes later, they discovered the Des Moines officer, who had responded to the first shooting, Parizek said. "They've done force-on-force training using simulation", he said of county officers. The Urbandale police chief said Greene was well-known to officers. "Most of the officers that have been in the city have some understanding of Mr.

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MTA workers struck by subway in Brooklyn, 1 killed

According to the MTA, they were setting up a safe work zone for a contractor, and three workers were on the track when a train approached them and struck two workers. "It's demonstrated they can't protect us", Transport Workers Union Local 100 President John Samuelsen told his members. Because the accident happened in the tunnel between two subway stops, emergency crews had to use an emergency exit - a nondescript gate above ground - to get to both victims.

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Pulse Gunman's 911 Calls Must Be Released, Judge Rules

That was Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen - in his own words - confessing to police dispatcher he carried out the worst mass shooting in modern USA history that left 49 club goers dead. They have refused to release over 200 calls placed to and from the nightclub during the three-hour massacre on June 12. Pulse Nightclub shooting is the deadliest mass shooting in USA history.

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Obama admits black turnout for Clinton is lagging

Hillary Clinton's camp is anxious that a reduced turnout of black voters who supported Barack Obama in battleground states will significantly hurt her campaign. Early voting has shown the Republican doing better than Mitt Romney did in 2012 elections in Florida, Iowa, North Carolina and OH, while Clinton is performing well in Colorado and Arizona (in contrast to latest polling).

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Alabama No. 1, Auburn No

Alabama, Clemson and MI comprised the top three teams in the fresh batch of rankings that will determine the four-team playoff for the championship at the end of the season. 13 LSU on the road and No. 9 Auburn at home. In this video, he defends A&M being put ahead of them despite having a loss, based off strength of schedule and strength of record.

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Clinton and Trump tied in Colorado

President said fate of the Republic rested on voters' shoulders Donald Trump has been slammed as being unfit to move into the White House by Obama Speaking at a rally in North Carolina, the president said: "Our democracy is on the ballot". "'Stay on point, Donald, stay on point, '" Trump, campaigning in Florida, teasingly quoted his staff as saying. Among 1,772 people who have either voted already or were identified as likely voters in the November 8 election, 45 percent said they supported ...

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Who can really get in? Handicapping the first CFP rankings

The final rankings will be released December 4, with the top four teams moving on to the College Football Playoff semifinals on December 31 at the Fiesta and Peach bowls. They will make their first Rose Bowl as a three-loss team and get Jim Harbaugh and his gang. The Pac-12 has four teams ranked in the first rankings of the season, with No.

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'Next year' finally arrives for overjoyed Chicago Cubs fans

By beating the host Indians 8-7 in 10 innings, Chicago's beloved Cubbies set off a wild celebration in the streets of the Windy City after over a century of pent up frustration for fans since their last Major League Baseball championship in 1908.

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How early voting has become so politicized this election

She invites anyone with questions about the process to stop by the Clerk's Office and ask. She's worked at the polls for 35 elections, collecting voting buttons all the way, and said there's no reason to be skeptical of the system, or those who are running it.

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USA election 2016: Obama decries Clinton email 'innuendo'

It's a question both Democrats and Republicans want answers to as the revelation rocks the race for president. The White House defended Comey Monday, with press secretary Josh Earnest saying President Barack Obama does not believe that Comey was intentionally trying to sway the election.

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Child's remains in concrete, plastic bin recovered in Wash

Relatives believed that the girl's mother and boyfriend had wrapped up the girl, put her body into a storage container and kept it in their home until it began to decompose and smell. The stepfather's mother declined to talk with a reporter who called her home Wednesday. In court documents, Betts wrote: "Pouring liquid cement into a container with a body would assist greatly in containing the odor [sic] - and concealing the body".

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'White House's praise of Federal Bureau of Investigation chief blow to Clinton Campaign'

Ed Rendell, the former governor of Pennsylvania and former Democratic National Committee chairman, said Tuesday that Hillary Clinton's campaign was making a mistake by attacking FBI director James Comey over how he handled recent developments into the investigation of Clinton's private server.


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