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What's The Evidence Against Brendan Dassey? Here's A 'Making A Murderer' Refresher

The judge's order included strongly worded rebukes of the investigating police and of Leonard Kachinsky, the public defender appointed in 2006 to represent Dassey - a 16-year-old minor at the time. Laura Nirider is one of Dassey's attorneys. Duffin wrote that Kachinsky's conduct throughout the case was tactically and ethically inexcusable. A brother who has acted as a Halbach family spokesman did not immediately respond to phone messages and an email.

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Vikings wrap up training camp, move on to Cincinnati

But even one play against Brown could be too much for Slay. The Bengals held joint practices with the New York Giants. "There's been no residual (problem) from the thumb, so it's just another preseason game for me". If there are any significant developments that come from the practices today and tomorrow, we will have them here for you. Veteran football writer Peter King is on his annual training camp tour and has visited a dozen teams during his travels.

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Celebrities React to Simone Biles and Aly Raisman Snagging Gold and Silver

No-one goes into this thinking they can beat Simone. "It was a phenomenal competition to watch", she added. It took her a year to convince Biles to do her hardest skills on beam. The only negative, from an American perspective, is that Ryan Lochte finished fifth in what's expected to be their final time squaring off in this event.

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Louisiana governor declares state of emergency over flooding

Hicks says neighbors tried to save the man, but weren't able to. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards said state officials are in constant contact with local officials, and assistance is already on the move to affected parishes. Meteorologist Alek Krautmann at the weather service office in Slidell, Louisiana, said the MS town of Gloster, in Amite County has received almost 10 inches of rain since Thursday night.

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Perseid meteor shower brightens the skies

In addition to hundreds of meteors per hour, the Perseid Meteor Shower produces more fireballs than any other meteor shower. "Our models predict an outburst on August 11-12 with peak rates greater than 200 meteors per hour under ideally dark skies", explained Bill Cooke of NASA's Meteoroid Environment Office.

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New Poll Finds Clinton Drubbing Trump In Four Key Swing States

She has the lead in polls of key swing states such as OH and Pennsylvania and appears to have a chance to expand the map with victories in traditionally red states like Georgia, he asserted. The polls were conducted between August 4 and this past Wednesday, a particularly bad post-convention stretch for Trump that found him embroiled in a fight with Khan family and making controversial comments about the Second Amendment and Hillary Clinton .

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US women's basketball remains undefeated, routs Canada 81-51

The game began with a stagnant start. "Whenever we can get stops, that's very deflating for the other team", USA guard Maya Moore said. The opening of the game was seen in the final score as for the first time this Olympics; the United States did not break the century mark.

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Clinton 'virtually tied' with Trump in SC, poll shows

According to the NBC News/Wall Street Journal polls , Clinton leads in Florida with 41 percent of the vote in a hypothetical four-person race. Donald Trump has only a 2 point lead with 41% to 39% for Hillary Clinton , 5% for Gary Johnson, and 2% for Jill Stein.

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Federal Bureau of Investigation wanted DOJ to probe Clinton Foundation but DOJ refused

In another 2009 email , Band asks Abedin and Mills to help a top Clinton Foundation donor, Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire Gilbert Chagoury. No special favors were made for financial contributors and the connection between the Lebanon expert and the donor was never made, according to the official.

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Clinton releases 2015 tax return, prods Trump to do the same

In total, the Clinton's gave almost 10 percent of their income to charity. The statements covered the years 2007 to 2014, which showed the income the Clintons had brought in since her original run for the White House, through her years as President Obama's secretary of state.

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Gilead Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) Given Consensus Rating of "Buy" by Analysts

RBC Capital Markets' target price would indicate a potential upside of 33.08% from the stock's current price. The insider owns 191,940 shares as of Feb 16, 2016, now worth $15272666. The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 16th will be given a $0.47 dividend.

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Court orders release of nephew in 'Making a Murderer'

A federal court in Wisconsin on Friday overturned his conviction. Brendan, 26, was found guilty of the first-degree intentional homicide, second-degree sexual assault, and mutilation of a corpse of Teresa Hallbach in 2005 alongside his uncle Steven Avery after a nine day trial.

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Justice Department Report Charges Baltimore Cops With Racism

Concerns about policing in the city of about 620,000 people are not new, but there has been a greater focus on law enforcement with Baltimore tallying a record number of homicides a year ago and the high-profile death of an African-American man while he was being transported in a police van.

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Hyperactive Perseid meteor shower starts tonight

The space debris burns up in the Earth's atmosphere about fifty miles up, which in astronomical terms is really close. Check out this weeks Sky at a Glance for more on where to look for the moon and planets each night. "Every Perseid meteor is a tiny piece of the comet Swift-Tuttle, which orbits the sun every 133 years". The difference this year is Jupiter is pulling the comet's dust trail closer, so Earth will hit the trail closer to its middle where there are more meteors .

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Heat advisory in effect until 8 pm

An excessive heat watch means that the combination of heat and humidity could create a risky situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Barthold added that there's a chance of thunderstorms and heavy rain Saturday and Sunday afternoons, which could lead to flooding in certain areas.

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Clinton regains firm lead in polls

Hanna also expressed doubt in the Republican Party's ability to nominate an electable candidate and stated that the party had alienated women and minorities. Hanna, in an op-ed piece in the Syracuse Post-Standard on Tuesday, said six words that have touched off a firestorm of betrayal and frustration in his own party: "I will vote for Mrs.

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Former Reagan/Bush Ambassador Calls Trump Incompetent As Republicans Flock To Clinton

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. Trump has refused to make his filings public, saying they're under audit by the Internal Revenue Service and that he'll release them only once that review is complete.

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New Hillary Clinton Emails Link State Department, Family Foundation

Clinton called the development "good news", but she continued using a private Blackberry tied to her private server. "Very imp", Mr Band wrote. "As you know, he's key guy there and to us and is loved in lebanon", Band wrote. Clinton served as secretary of state from January 2009 to February 2013. Clinton's email headaches are likely to continue through the campaign as lawsuits and federal investigations continue to bring more sensitive communications to the surface.

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What the Clintons' tax return tells us about Hillary

Her appearance follows Trump's own speech on the economy, which he also delivered in MI on Monday. But his remarks were quickly eclipsed by the latest in a series of controversial statements which Trump has spent much of past two weeks trying to clarify.

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Residents rescued in Louisiana after flooding

About 75 people were rescued from their flooded homes in Tangipahoa Parish, NBC News reported , while roadways throughout Louisiana were either closed or submerged in water. " The National Weather Service forecast suggests this rain event will be equal to or worse than the March flood", Miller said midday Friday", Miller said.

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Simone Biles is the gymnastics gold standard, Aly Raisman is the glue

During the floor exercise, I don't know, I didn't have the strength any more. A video of Simone winking and smiling at a former Olympic gymnast during a routine was watched 11 million times in the first few days of it being posted online.

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Taj Mahal Casino's Closing Could Hurt Anti-Casino Groups' Campaigns Against Expansion

State Sen. Paul Sarlo said the impending closure of the Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City should serve as a "wake-up call" to local officials that it's time to "take advantage of the benefits of casino expansion". The group opposing building two casinos in North Jersey may have been dealt a big blow with the announced closing of another Atlantic City casino less than a month before a referendum on the subject goes out to voters.

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Trump claims sarcasm in ISIS comments

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus had privately expressed frustrations at Trump's delay endorsing House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan in his primary contest for re-election. Trump has cited an audit by the Internal Revenue Service in refusing to release his returns. That is especially so against the backdrop of Trump's repeated accusations that Obama and Clinton have been soft on terrorism, his allegations of an "almost criminal" conspiracy that allowed Americans to die at the USA consulate ...

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Sheriff's Department Investigation Determines Deputies Killed Wrong Man In Compton Carjacking

After reviewing the shooting, high ranking sheriff's officials determined that while Thompson was unarmed, he did not follow the deputies' orders when they found him. Then a deputy fatally shot Thompson from an armored vehicle. The deputy has been reassigned to non-field duties. The investigation into the fatal shooting is continuing and findings will be presented to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.

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Feds rename Harney Peak, South Dakota's highest peak, to Black Elk Peak

South Dakota's own board on geographic names, as well as several state legislators, had argued for keeping the name Harney Peak. Troops under Harney's command were involved in an 1855 battle in Nebraska during the First Sioux War in which Sioux warriors as well as women and children were killed.

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Biles wins Olympic gold in individual all-around gymnastics

Lara Sanders added 22 points with 11 rebounds. She's already won two gold medals at her first Olympic Games and could win five. The silver went to American Aly Raisman and Russia's Aliya Mustafina won bronze. It was fitting she ended on floor, where she soars so high she looks as if she could touch the sky. Zito tells MEL the gold medallist had no idea what the track was called or who the singer was when she first heard it and used song tracking app Shazam to identify the music, ...

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Boy, 3, hospitalized 2nd day after roller coaster accident

Details remain hazy over the extent of his or her injuries, but the child was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh. As you most likely recall, a 10-year-old boy was decapitated at a Kansas City water park last weekend... Joseph Filoromo, the supervisor of the state's Amusement Ride Safety Division, said he was not aware of the incident. However, there are height restrictions, which state riders "must be 36 [inches] tall, guests under 48 [inches] must be accompanied by an adult".

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Virginia Teen Who Traveled to NY to Scale Trump Tower

Detective Christopher William said he told him, "Sir, would you come with me?" His parents later told police that he had been planning to travel to Miami to live on the streets. NYPD Chief William Aubry said to the Daily News that "his sole intention was to meet with Mr. Trump", who was not in NY at the time. Television footage showed him being wheeled out of Trump Tower on a stretcher Wednesday evening.

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With loss, US women to miss first Olympic final

As Lisa Dahlkvist stepped up to try to hand the Swedes a quarterfinal victory after regulation ended 1-1, Solo called for time. Solo kept the U.S. Sweden will play in the semi-finals against either hosts Brazil or Australia, who face each other on Friday. The best chance of the first half came from Carli Lloyd in the 28th minute.

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Here's What the DOJ Investigated While Ignoring Clinton Foundation

Band tells Abedin it's "important to take care of" someone whose name has been redacted from the email. In 2009, Doug Band , an official of the Clinton Foundation , send an email to Huma Abedin, a close aide aide to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

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JetBlue passenger: Turbulence was 'like a movie'

Witnesses say passengers were flung around the cabin, with many cracking their heads so hard into the overhead compartments that dents were left in the roof. "There was a frontal boundary moving across the central plains that caused bad weather conditions in that region at the time of the turbulence ", said CNN weather producer Michael Guy.

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Donald Trump accuses Obama of being 'founder of ISIL'

But he then added, "Therefore, he was the founder if ISIS". Then for good measure, the GOP nominee worked his general election rival into the nonsensical myth. Hewitt: I know what you're arguing. One last point. It's passing unusual that Trump , who's strained so hard to convince voters that he was against the Iraq war from the beginning ( not true but a smart strategy), would turn around and start attacking Obama for not leaving American troops in the field beyond 2011.

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Clinton Blasts Trump Proposals in Economic Speech

Clinton expressed support for closing the carried-interest loophole and restricting corporations stashing money overseas to avoid taxes. Hillary Clinton performed some of her greatest policy hits on Thursday during what was billed as her rebuttal to Donald Trump's economic speech in Detroit at the start of the week.

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Valeant - Earnings, Relistor, And NER1006 Oh My

The company's shares rallied on the outlook, up about 16 percent at midday. Valeant was previously a stock-market darling as it rapidly acquired other companies and cut research costs. Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters had pencilled in adjusted earnings of $1.48 a share on $2.46bn in revenue. Valeant's bottom line worsened from the second quarter of a year ago largely because of the revenue shortfall.

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Hillary Clinton releases income tax returns

Robert Tuttle, who served as assistant to the president and director of presidential personnel in Reagan's administration, says his vote for Clinton will be his first vote for a Democrat in his entire life. Obama repeatedly used Romney's business dealings against him and seized upon his reluctance to release certain tax records. In addition, the Clintons donated 9.8 percent of their adjusted gross income to charity, the campaign reported.


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