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Early Voting: Tighter Race, but Still Good Signs for Clinton

At a rally in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, on Tuesday, Trump urged early voters in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and MI to recast their ballots in his favor if they're having a "bad case of buyer's remorse" after voting for Clinton. "It would be next to impossible to tamper with the machines", said Leslie Bellamy with the Secretary of State's Office. Oklahoma is among 34 states plus Washington , D.C.

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Battlegrounds tight with 30 million ballots cast

Each day since early voting expanded on October 22, Democrats have led the way in votes cast either early in-person votes or returned absentee. According to data from CBS News , 11 percent of Republicans who have voted early registered since the 2012 election.

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State Dept. Drops More Clinton Emails Days From Election

The almost 1,300 pages of e-mails released contain primarily duplicates of earlier material, as well as administrative letters. Clinton has come under fire for using a private email account and server at her home in NY for official emails when she was America's top diplomat between 2009 and 2013.

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Hillary Clinton accuses Federal Bureau of Investigation chief of double standards

Earnest's comments come after Democrats, as well as even a few Republicans, have been critical of Comey's actions. The October surprise has failed. Latest national polling shows USA presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are neck-and-neck, with Mr Trump leading by just one point - well within the margin of error.

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California ban on selfies at polls stays in place

The judge said changing the rules so close to the election would cause confusion for the voters. The ruling came on the same day a federal judge in Colorado heard arguments on that state's ballot selfie ban. Outside of court, Risher said no decision has been made on whether to appeal. The 1891 law was enacted to protect against voters being coerced into voting a certain way.

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Penn State's Non-Conference Blunder May Loom Large In Division Chase

Penn State has a lot of work to do to get back to being a national power on the football field, but the win over the Buckeyes is exactly what the program needed as a stepping stone to get back there. That offensive line play will need to be re-evaluated. With five teams from last week's AP top 25 losing Saturday, including two of the top six squads, this week's new rankings were bound to include some notable changes.

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No quick ruling on claim about GOP watchers at Nevada polls

The poll took in the opinions of 403 state residents between last Thursday and Tuesday. Asked about Trump as commander in chief, the GOP congressman said he expected Trump to surround himself with good people "and so I think that between the two candidates Donald Trump will be a good commander in chief".

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Early voting opens to crowds, long lines

Early in-person voting has begun in Oklahoma, and people are standing in line to vote. "I do care how they vote, but I care more that they vote". Sanderson does not have any definitive information at this point on whether early voting in Oklahoma is greater or less than in years past for walk-in and mail-in voters, he said.

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Worst of Alabama drought: From Tennessee line to Auburn

Alabama's soil only makes conditions worse because the land typically doesn't hold water very well, Christy said in an interview conducted by email. The swath of the state that the Monitor characterizes as under a "severe drought" decreased by nearly 28 percent since last week, now accounting for 34.56 percent of the state.

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Trump loses biggest campaign donor -- himself

The FBI's disclosure that it is investigating more emails as part of a probe into Clinton's use of a private email server gave fresh energy to Trump. "Who does that?" she asked. A Trump supporter looking at the most recent round of polls released on October 27 would need to do some serious cherry-picking in order to come away thinking optimistically.

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Obama on Brouhaha Over FBI Email Review: 'We Don't Operate on Innuendo'

Donald Trump took the lead over Hillary Clinton in a Tuesday poll as the Democratic presidential nominee's campaign worked to recover from last week's surprise Federal Bureau of Investigation announcement. Comey's Friday letter to Congress said new evidence that emerged from a separate investigation seemed "to be pertinent" in the Clinton email probe.

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Clinton, Trump battle for blue MI

Clinton, a former secretary of state hoping to become the first woman to be elected USA president, was in Arizona on Wednesday evening, addressing one of her largest rallies to date. The New York Times reported Monday night that in the 1990s, Trump avoided paying potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes in a way even his own lawyers considered questionable, using a maneuver Congress explicitly banned in 2004.

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Want to change your vote? You can in some states

For example, in Pennsylvania, voters who wish to switch their vote have to show up at the polling station on November 8 and tell the staff that they would like to vote again, according to The Hill . With a growing emphasis on early voting, some states collect as many as half of their ballots before Election Day. 'We would let the individual, the voter, vote again and document that this was their second ballot issued, ' Oshkosh City Clerk Pam Ubrig said, according to CNN .

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Race narrowing, Trump tries to focus in the final stretch

Brown, assistant director of the poll , said in a released statement. Clinton and aides said she has done nothing wrong and that FBI Director James Comey unfairly intruded into the campaign with his announcement about new information so close to Election Day.

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Charleston on edge as 2 racially charged trials begin

Former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager is charged with murder in the 2015 shooting of unarmed black man Walter Scott. Jury selection will begin on Monday in the murder trial of a former North Charleston police officer who shot and killed a black man during a traffic stop in 2015.

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Jacket Proud: Denham Springs top Louisiana marching band at McNeese event

Over 120 students put in countless hours of practice to learn and fine tuning the show over the past 3 months, subsequently their commitment was honored with 11 outstanding in caption, 4 first place in band class, and 3 Grand Champion trophies! The marching band competes against other bands of similar size in Southern California for a chance to go to the championships to be held on November 19.

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Contest for Senate control comes down to the wire

Jeff Klein, D-Bronx, likely serving as co-leader. The lawsuit there said the state Republican Party is essentially an arm of Trump's campaign and the campaign and its backers have been organizing "citizen journalists" and " poll watchers" to flood minority-heavy polling sites on November 8.

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Melania Trump hits the campaign trail for first solo event

Twitter rant that Machado is "disgusting" and a "con" and directed followers to check out a non-existent Machado sex tape. Trump's third wife spoke at a campaign event in Berwyn, just outside Philadelphia. She said "fragile" children and teens are the victims of "mean words" and are made fun of for being ugly or dumb. The potential First Lady may have been content to stay off the campaign trail; during a joint television interview last week, she seemed surprised when her husband said ...

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Cardinals, Matheny agree to 3-year contract extension

Although St. Louis did not make the playoffs this season, Cardinals principal owner and CEO Bill DeWitt, Jr. seemed pleased with his manager. The Cardinals announced the new contract Thursday, Nov. A message seeking comment from Matheny was not immediately returned. Former assistant hitting coach Derrick May will not return. Other coaching moves made by the Cardinals on Thursday included moving first-base coach Bill Mueller to assistant hitting coach.

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Deliberations underway in Rolling Stone defamation trial

Jurors will first decide whether the statements in the article defamed Eramo. He disputed the three specific statements in the article that Eramo claims are false: that she discouraged Jackie from sharing her story, that she said , "Nobody wants to send their daughter to the rape school", when Jackie sought rape statistics, and that Eramo had a "nonreaction" when Jackie told her in April 2014 that two other young women had been gang raped at Phi Psi.

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2 charged in slaying of ex-college hoop star found in SUV

Wright's body was found in a large garbage bag in the back of a white Lexus registered in his name near 98 East 16th St.in Brooklyn, authorities said. Victor then drove his body to Brooklyn and abandoned the SUV. Holdbrooks and Victor allegedly drugged the 6-foot-7 basketball player with Gamma Hydroxybutyrate, or GHB, which is known as a date rape drug, before killing him in Closter, authorities have said.

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Feds Investigating Sandusky Fine Penn State a Record $2.4M

It says the school violated regulations when it didn't warn students and employees of the forthcoming charges against Sandusky, who was convicted of 45 counts of child sexual abuse. Penn State has doled out more than $93 million in settlements connected to Sandusky's 32 accusers. But the Education Department noted that campus police recorded far less serious matters on their log, including a man sleeping in a stairwell and a slip-and-fall in a public shower.

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Knives needed, man says after choking on Popeyes chicken

An attorney from MS has filed a lawsuit against Popeyes chicken for not including a knife in his drive-thru order. According to the lawsuit filed this week, Newton bought two chicken breasts, red beans and rice, a biscuit and a soft drink.

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Clinton's absence from Wisconsin is break from history

Scott Walker, at an evening rally in Eau Claire. The results ensure both sides will pour all available resources into the final days of a race that could determine which party controls the U.S. Feingold's campaign manager , Tom Russell, said strong early voter turnout in Democratic counties, consistent polling showing Feingold ahead and strong grassroots fundraising support point to a victory over Johnson .

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Libertarian governor candidate Rex Bell hospitalized

Rex Bell, the Libertarian candidate for IN governor, is recovering at an Indianapolis hospital after suffering what his campaign described as "a minor stroke" during an event Wednesday night IN Richmond, Ind. Holcomb issued a statement late Wednesday night, saying, "I learned this evening that Rex Bell was taken to the emergency room". Bell, from Hagertown, is running for governor of IN under the Libertarian ticket.

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ISIS Leader Purportedly Releases Rare Message As Iraqi Troops Enter Mosul

Global intelligence and counterterrorism agencies in the US, Western Europe and the Middle East had widely expected Al-Baghdadi's call for widespread terror to come at the outset of the US-led coalition offensive on October 15 to retake Mosul.

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'There is No Case Here' - Hillary Clinton Defensive Over Renewed Email Investigation

Scrutiny of top Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin intensified Monday amid speculation that claims she made in her FBI interview and a separate sworn deposition could come back to haunt her as the bureau gains access to emails on her estranged husband's computer.

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Ohio Dems sue Trump, GOP, saying they want to prevent voter intimidation

The complaint was filed Sunday in U.S. District Court against the Trump campaign, the Nevada Republican Party and Republican operative Roger Stone, who runs the group "Stop the Steal". "Without it, they say, "voters will be subjected to intimidation, threats, and perhaps even force at the hands of vigilante "poll watchers" and 'ballot integrity" volunteers on Election Day, and many may suffer unwarranted delays or denials of their right to cast a ballot in the approaching elections".

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This Tweet Predicted the Cubs-Indians World Series in 2014

That hunger permeates through the entire organization, says Baker, from 16-year-olds being taught how to control their heart rate for their World Series moment to Wilson, the groundskeeper at the Arizona spring training complex, who, like everyone on staff, was flown to Chicago and given World Series tickets.

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Early vote numbers by Democrats back up

CNN compiled data that also shows Republicans with a slight edge. But the number of so-called "blanks" - voters not enrolled in any party - outpaced Democrats and Republicans. Roughly the same number of Ohioans have now cast early ballots in 2016 as they did in 2012 about a week out from Election Day - even though the early voting period was about a week shorter this year after Republicans eliminated Golden Week, in which Ohioans could register to vote and cast a ballot at the same time.

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President Obama does not believe Federal Bureau of Investigation director is trying to affect election

CHUCK TODD: Andrea, let me start with you, because it's so unprecedented. "But I'll tell you what, what he did, he brought back his reputation". And Trump needs a win in OH more than Clinton does. President Barack Obama and high-ranking officials in his administration also blamed Russian Federation for the breaches. "I'll neither defend nor criticize what Director Comey has made a decision to communicate to the public about this investigation", said White House press secretary Josh ...

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For Cubs fans, it's the win of the century

The Cubs are now no longer the "Lovable Losers" in baseball, and American pro sports at-large. Who'd done that. Who cared little about curses or droughts. "I'm really proud of the attitude, the culture that we've created", Maddon said. "I think it's something that carries for many, many years to come.

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Union ends strike, orders Pa. faculty to leave picket lines

Faculty at West Chester University, as well as faculty from the other 13 universities a part of PASSHE, began picketing on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 5 a.m. More than 5,000 professors staged a walkout on October 19 - and are now on strike - after 16 months of failed contract negotiations. "We are headed to the picket lines, but even on the picket lines, our phones will be on, should the State System decide it doesn't want to abandon its students", union president Kenneth Mash said after ...

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Mom remembers daughter killed in bus crash

The court ordered Chappell to pay about $2,400, which he did, according to Nationwide's lawyer, Michael David Johnson. Spokesman T.J. Smith said in a statement Wednesday that the school bus driver was 67-year-old Glenn Chappell. The school bus was heading eastbound shortly before 7 a.m. when it struck a Ford Mustang from behind, careened into a pillar outside a cemetery and then crossed into oncoming traffic, slamming into the commuter bus, Smith said.

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Melania Trump makes last minute appeal before next week's election

She cast her husband as someone who's in touch with America's working class. Donald Trump said Thursday in Jacksonville, Florida, that questions surrounding Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server would follow her into the White House and she would "be under investigation for many years".


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