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Most want Trump, Clinton to release recent tax returns, medical records

After criticism from his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, Trump said: "She was saying last night so many things". At an appearance in Miami Beach, Florida, hours before Clinton's speech, Trump said his rival "wants to tax and regulate our economy to death".

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Hillary Clinton releases 2015 tax returns shifting pressure to Donald Trump

Nearly 7 million Americans were added to the ranks of those in poverty during Obama's tenure, Trump said . Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonThird-party candidate McMullin: "Trump is a bigot" RNC chairman stands by Trump at campaign event Is Trump deliberately throwing the election to Clinton? They previously have made more than 30 years of their returns public.

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Deep Fried Twinkies coming to your Walmart freezer case

You won't have to go to a summer carnival or a state fair to get your deep-fried Twinkies anymore. Deep-fried Twinkies, which have been a staple at state fairs for years, will be Hostess' first entry into frozen foods. NUTRITION: The vanilla-cream version has 220 calories, nine grams of fat and 16 grams of sugar. The estimated nutrition content of a single Deep Fried Twinkie (220 calories, 9 grams of fat) is almost equal to a two-pack of regular Twinkies (270 calories, 9 grams of fat).

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Hope Solo says the US women's team lost to 'cowards'

Goalkeeper Hope Solo was the first to comment on her team's devastating elimination, calling the Swedish team " a bunch of cowards ", and insisting "the best team did not win". A minute later, she scored. And it did not come without a large dose of bitterness, dished out by none other than lightning-rod goaltender Hope Solo .

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Nico Hernandez: Bronze Not Enough, I Want The Gold Medal!

In part, that was because of the story of Hernandez, who will become the first USA light flyweight to win an Olympic medal since Michael Carbajal in 1988 after a rousing run that featured his upset of second-seeded Vasilii Egorov of Russian Federation on Monday.

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Was Donald Trump's 2nd Amendment comment incitement?

Hillary Clinton opened her speech on the economy Thursday in MI by slamming the address Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump gave on the same topic in Detroit earlier this week, The Hill reported ."It was like he was in a different place when he visited Detroit on Monday".

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Second Anniversary of Michael Brown Death Commemorated with Gunfire

Louis city alderman who emerged as a prominent spokesman for peaceful protesters in Ferguson , said Brown's death had not yet brought sufficient reform to what he called an unequal criminal justice system. The death of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014 sparked the Black Lives Matter campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the killings of black men and women by police officers.

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Fla. poll: Clinton leads by 1 point; medical marijuana looking likely

And if he wins those two outright, chances are he won't need Wisconsin anyway to get to 270. Hillary Clinton has opened up commanding leads over Donald Trump in several critical battleground states, including North Carolina and Colorado, according to a new poll Friday.

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Furyk makes history at Travelers Championship with 58

Furyk had previously held the joint-record with a 12-under par round of 59, earned at the BMW Championship in IL three years ago. After shooting the lowest round in the history of the PGA Tour, the first-ever 58, Furyk is now 64 spots higher on the board than when he started.

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Students in Zika zone can't use repellant

An adult female mosquito is seen uder a microscope at the Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease. Two of the cases in Georgia are pregnant women . Celeste Phillip, Florida's surgeon general, said the Health Department is now using aerial spraying of insecticide to bolster on-foot efforts to eradicate mosquitoes in the affected parts of Wynwood.

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Hillary Attacking 'Second Amendment' Remarks to Hide Own Scandals

At the Democratic National Convention in July, where Clinton will formally accept her party's presidential nomination, opposition to trade deals was plastered on buttons, scrawled on signs and chanted by delegates. "I oppose it now, I'll oppose it after the election, and I'll oppose it as president", Clinton said. "This should not be a hard decision, as Donald Trump's chances of being elected president are evaporating by the day".

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Another Zika case reported outside Miami's transmission zone

Current CDC research suggests that Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) is strongly associated with zika; however, only a small proportion of people with recent zika virus infection get GBS. The World Health Organization declared earlier this year that the mosquito-borne virus is a public health emergency of global concern. The health district advised pregnant women to postpone traveling to areas where the Zika virus is spreading, and pregnant women who traveled to the areas to contact a ...

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Macy's to close 100 stores; Springfield's future unknown

Stuart Appelbaum, president of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, which represents some of Macys workers, said, “Its essential for Macys to invest in their people and in their stores in order to create an atmosphere that customers want to experience.”.

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Clinton Leads Trump in Pennsylvania, a Key Battleground State

The full sample includes 805 registered voters interviewed by cell phone or landline, with a margin of error of +/- 4.6 percentage points. Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is extending her lead in a key polling metric that's said to have more predictive power than traditional measures of voter intent.

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Police expect death toll to rise in apartment explosion

A third body was found late Friday afternoon. According to the Washington Post , residents of the apartment complex were forced to toss children from the upper floors as they tried to flee the collapsing buildings; others were rescued by firefighters on ladders.

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Mara Abbott's inspirational notes helped drive Kristin Armstrong

Zabelinskaya's smile soon disappeared and she was forced to vacate the provisional leader's throne, although it was Ellen van Dijk who was the more inconsoleable after she missed out on a medal altogether after veering of the road at low speed on one of the course's hard climbs.

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Work begins on returning diving pool to blue in Rio

Some divers have complained they were not given advance notice of the pool's closure. Meanwhile, Fédération Internationale de natation (FINA) has put the blame on the poor organisation by Rio officials. The odor was such a problem that the pool had to be closed, as it was like a giant invisible turd was suffocating the athletes. Acknowledging that those in charge of the pool should have conducted more intensive tests, Mr Andrada said the organisers have since enlisted a team of independent ...

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Planned Parenthood shooter 'unfit' for trial

Anti-Abortion groups are criticizing the ruling, calling the judge an activist. FILE - In this February 10, 2016, file photo, Anne Morrice, center left, of Planned Parenthood and Chris Maxie, center right, of Planned Parenthood discuss legislation to defund Planned Parenthood with Columbus, Ohio, residents Zahra Farah and Asha Abdulle at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus, Ohio.

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Additional deaths expected in apartment fire

Investigators Friday will continue to look for those who are missing after a deadly blast that destroyed a Silver Spring, Maryland, apartment building Wednesday night. The bodies have been taken to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Baltimore for autopsy and possible identification. About 34 others, including three firefighters, were hospitalized afterward for treatment, officials said in a news release.

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Announcer mistakes Phelps for Lochte during Olympic swimming event

In the pool, the main event was the celebrated rematch between Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte in the 200 meter individual medley final. Phelps surpassed Leonidas on Thursday, winning his 13th individual gold (and 22nd gold overall and 26th medal).

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Turbulence On Flight From Boston Injures 24 Passengers

All injured passengers were released from the hospital. "People were floating", Rhonda Lynam told ABC News US. "It was dropping 25, 50 storeys, like an out of control elevator". Another plane was brought in to take the rest of the passengers to Sacramento. He also said he'd overheard that "a wild weather pocket caused a downdraft" that caused the plane to "fall 3000-4000ft (900m-1200m) in one shot".

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Saints sign veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan

Working mostly in the slot, Finnegan recorded 18 combined tackles and one pass defensed. He caught an interception in the Panthers' divisional round win over the Seattle Seahawks. Both cornerbacks had injury issues last season. The Saints have added a bunch of veterans to their defense since March, and Finnegan will get the rest of camp and the preseason to prove to the team he can still play.

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DOJ Releases Scathing Report on Baltimore PD

However, gaps in the data collected obscured problem police behaviors in stops, use of force, and injuries to people in police custody. The Justice Department report highlighted the grim disparities of life in Baltimore, laying out the ways in which housing segregation, economic inequality, poor educational opportunities and lead poisoning have all disproportionately affected black residents.

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Paul Ryan Scores Easy Primary Victory Over GOP Challenger

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 scheduled events in the state. Ryan planned to speak after a victor is declared in his congressional race against longshot Republican challenger Paul Nehlen. Nehlen relished the attention from Trump and conservative media outlets.

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Judge to reconsider Colorado clinic shooter's competency

A judge in OH has blocked a law that would have prevented money from going toward abortions. Governor John Kasich recently signed the pro-life bill into law. The attorney general's office said the state will appeal. The court pointed to Planned Parenthood's argument that the loss of funding would endanger its ability to provide sexually transmitted disease and HIV testing, contraception, breast and cervical cancer screenings, infant-mortality prevention, sex education, and other health ...

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Newly Released Emails Mean More Trouble for Clinton

It's not yet clear what the investigations are about, but recent news articles have pointed to the possibility that, during her time as Secretary of State , Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton used her role in public office as a way to award Clinton Foundation donors with access to powerful government figures.

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Injured As JetBlue Flight Hits Turbulence

Passengers say they are happy to be in Sacramento after turbulence on their flight resulted in what they described as a tower of terror. A jet flying behind can ask air traffic controllers for permission to drop to 31,000 feet to try to avoid the worst turbulence .

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Nephew in 'Making a Murderer' has conviction thrown out

Avery was tried and convicted separately in the homicide. The series examined the 2007 trials of Dassey and Steven Avery, his uncle, who were both convicted of murdering photographer Teresa Halbach on October 31, 2005. Dassey later recanted his confession in a letter to the trial judge. "This is justice for that 16-year-old kid. who we all saw being bullied into giving a statement that was completely untrue", she said.

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Hillary, Bill Clinton release tax returns, pressurises Trump to do so

Releasing tax returns isn't a requirement, but it is a long-honored tradition (we know Trump isn't big on tradition). That's on par with their 32% effective rate in 2014. Clinton's campaign website, dating back to 2007, when Mrs. Clinton was still in the Senate. Trump has repeatedly rebuffed calls to release his most recent tax returns because they are under federal audit.

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Republicans, in revolt, urge party to de-fund Trump

They said the party should instead focus on protecting vulnerable candidates in elections to the Senate and the House of Representatives. Trump is tanking in the polls after a miserable few weeks that have been riddled with offensive remarks and other blunders, including a chaotic Republican National Convention in July.

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New Swing State Polls Are Absolutely Devastating for Donald Trump

Second, the Clinton and Kaine tax return releases come in the same week that Trump gave what he billed as a major economic speech in Detroit. "Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine continue to set the standard for financial transparency", said a Clinton campaign spokeswoman, who called on Mr Trump to do the same.

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Turbulence leaves more than 20 injured on JetBlue flight

Hit her head on ceiling and completely dislodged panel. Derek Lindhal, a passenger on the flight, tweeted sayinghe saw passengers lifted off their seats and into the air, causing several injuries. It was just normal - if you fly a lot.it just kind of shakes and then it's OK. JetBlue dispatched a replacement aircraft to Rapid City, which transported passengers to Sacramento by 0415 local time August 12.

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Police Ask For Public's Help To Identify Suspect In Princeton Homicide

Authorities asked for the public's help today as they struggled to find the killer or killers of a New York City woman whose body was found in woods near her mother's home in central MA after she went out for a run and didn't return. Residents of a central MA town will hold a candlelight vigil to honor a New York City woman who was slain while visiting her mother. "I haven't even showered yet".

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Child Falls Off Roller Coaster at Idlewild Amusement Park in Pennsylvania

Park spokesman Jeff Croushore says he can't say whether the ride malfunctioned. Shockingly, the coaster reaches 40 feet at its peak, extends for 1,400 feet, speeds up to 25 miles per hour, and is NOT equipped with seat belts. While most rides are safe, especially those in the bigger, well-known amusement parks , the number of children getting injured at these venues can be worrying.

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Verruckt Water Slide Closed for Season

Schlitterbahn water park issued a statement on Monday that said the park is tentatively scheduled to reopen on Wednesday, but Verrückt will remain closed. Under Kansas law, the state Department of Labor has jurisdiction over amusement parks, which must inspect their rides every 12 months with state officials authorised to conduct random inspections.


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