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Sacred Heart president defends decision to host Trump event

Trump's Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton will visit CT to attend a fundraiser in Greenwich on August 15. The Republican presidential nominee is holding a rally Saturday night in Fairfield, part of an affluent swath of suburbs north of New York City.

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Zika Virus Confirmed in Campbell County Resident

Florida health officials say they're investigating a new Zika case outside a Miami neighborhood where mosquitoes have spread the virus to over two dozen people. However, Brown explained that about 80 percent of those bitten by an infected mosquito don't show any symptoms and their immune system takes care of it.

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ONGOING: Record-breaking rain causing major flooding in south Louisiana

Officials are responding to a growing disaster across much of the state as the low pressure system that has brought all of this rain slowly moves to the west. "It's about 1 to 2 feet of rushing water, enough to push a large truck off the road completely". A cemetery was flooded in Saint Helena Parish, causing at least one coffin to rise out of the ground.

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Tip line set up to find killer of jogger Vanessa Marcotte

WCVB-TV reported, citing unnamed police sources, that she had been sexually assaulted and was burned on her head, feet, and hands. Her body was found just after 8 p.m.by canine units in a wooded area on Brooks Station Road, the same street where her mother lives.

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Flooding In Louisiana Leaves At Least 2 Dead As Rain Continues

During an aerial tour, an Associated Press reporter saw homes in parts of rural Tangipahoa Parish that looked like little islands among flooded fields. At least one other person died in the unprecedented flooding in Louisiana. "This is a major disaster". Numerous rivers in southeast Louisiana and southern MS were overflowing their banks and threatening widespread flooding after extreme rainfall that began late Thursday.

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Jaguars rookie Ramsey won't play in preseason opener at Jets

Combined they put up 48 yards, averaging 4.8 yards per carry. "But when teams start game-planning, they pay a lot of attention to Brandon and Decker, so we always have to have other guys step up". "He was efficient. He was fine". With the bad , comes the good from last night's performance. Muhammad Wilkerson (leg) recently was activated off the PUP list but did not play.

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Olympics: Schooling stuns Phelps to win Singapore's 1st ever gold

The 21-year-old Schooling said that he will now turn his focus on his 100m butterfly heats. "It's obviously a very emotional event for me", he continued. After winning gold, Schooling said it was a dream come true to race against his idol. If Phelps was disappointed with his non-gold medal, it did not show.

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Cornyn presses Lynch for answers on Clinton Foundation investigation reports

DONALD TRUMP, (R), PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE (from Hillary Clinton campaign video): But if you didn't see the tax returns, you'd think there's nearly, like, something wrong - what's wrong? The messages revealed that while in office - and in violation of ethics agreements she agreed to when she was appointed secretary of State - Hillary Clinton interacted with lobbyists, political and Clinton Foundation donors, and business interests.

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What Trump and Clinton didn't say in their economic speeches

Over the course of their careers the Clintons have published all of their tax returns since 1977. In 1991 and 1993, New Jersey gambling commission records indicate he paid little or no income taxes . The returns would also show how much money Trump has donated to charity. The Republican nominee has refused to make his 2015 tax data public. This was the first poll since the beginning of June where Trump was ahead of Clinton in North Carolina, and all other polls since then have had Clinton ...

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Heavy Rains, Deadly Flooding Hit Southern US

Several roads were shut down in various counties and at least five people were rescued in the small town of Osyka in Pike County, CNN affiliate WJTV reported. One weather observer reported more than 17 inches of rainfall in Livingston, according to the National Weather Service. In a 24-hour period, Baton Rouge had as much as 11 inches of rain.

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Trump says comment on Obama founding ISIS was sarcasm

But asked about that Thursday, Trump seemed to go further. On Thursday, conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt practically begged him to narrow his definition. Hillary Clinton's campaign says the Democratic nominee and her husband paid a federal tax rate of 34.2 percent and donated 9.8 percent of their income to charity past year.

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Trump says Obama claims were sarcasm

The billionaire businessman escalated his incendiary rhetoric multiple times on Thursday , including during a speech to the National Association of Home Builders in Miami. It assumes that Trump isn't making this up as he goes along, not even day by day but syllable by syllable, like a sitcom character inventing increasingly implausible and impractical lies in an attempt to weasel out of an embarrassing situation.

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Perseid meteor shower: when and how to watch it in London

These scattered specks of dust — a trail in the comet's wake — are what flash as they enter the atmosphere at a mind-blowing 132,000 miles per hour and burn up. You'll want to wait until the moon is below the horizon around 12:45 a.m. Friday and give yourself plenty of time to allow your eyes to dark-adapt (30-45 minutes).

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What Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton didn't say in their economic speeches

Clinton has endorsed a rule named after billionaire investor Warren Buffett that would ensure those making more than $1 million a year pay a tax rate of at least 30 percent. The Clintons donated 9.8 percent of their income to charity, while the Kaines donated 7.5 percent. "What is he trying to hide?" In 2015, the couple made an adjusted gross income of $10.6 million.

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Victims of Fredericksburg crash identified

Hamerstadt of Carmel, Indiana. State Police say one of the passengers , 73-year-old Robert D. Ross of Louisville, Kentucky, was the owner of the plane. Rescue workers recovered all six bodies from the burned wreckage. "There were no survivors in the crash", said Virginia State Police Public Information Officer Sergeant F.L.

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Clinton Slams Trump's Tax Plan

In a part of the country where her past support for free trade deals has become a political liability, she also made a forceful vow to block any future deals that are not in the interest of American workers, and sought to reframe the attacks Trump has launched.

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Authorities to give details on officer's slaying

Two men who deputies believe are the other two suspects were found several miles away when deputies were tipped off that they were "acting suspicious". The suspects carjacked another vehicle during the chase and shot the driver, whose condition is unknown. Hanes remains hospitalized after shooting himself in the leg.

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Republican Letter Calls For RNC to Cut Donald Trump's Funding

In my opinion, the answer is no. I don't know. Most Republican voters seem pretty excited by those risky authoritarian tendencies, as long as they're means to "politically incorrect" ends. A draft of the letter , obtained by The Associated Press, warns that Trump's "divisiveness, recklessness, incompetence and record-breaking unpopularity risk turning this election into a Democratic landslide".

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Trump, RNC reportedly having emergency 'come to Jesus' meeting Friday

Instead, the goal of the conversation with Trump was to explain that his comments can cause consequences - not just for his race, but for the rest of the GOP ticket. A new dump of Clinton emails (such as Judicial Watch's release this week of State Department messages showing a suspicious pay-to-play deal with a billionaire Clinton Foundation donor) could make a difference.

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New Mexico village cop slain; motorist shot; 3 arrested

After Friday's shooting, crews airlifted Hatch, N.M. Police Officer Jose Chavez to a hospital in El Paso, Texas where he died, according to officials. The Lexus, Cox said, was coming from behind his vehicle and was "weaving around traffic". Jameson said that shortly after 4 p.m. the suspects got off the interstate at a rest stop near Radium Springs and that one of them shot the owner of a red Chevrolet Cruze and carjacked the vehicle.

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What time does Michael Phelps swim tonight? Rio 2016 Olympics

What made it even more special: Schooling still has a picture that he took with Phelps when the US team trained in Singapore before the 2008 Olympics, the games where Phelps won a record eight gold medals in the pinnacle of his career. Meanwhile, two women will each be seeking a third consecutive gold. She won the world championships in 2013, 2014 and 2105. The 31-year-old legend will compete in the Men's 100m butterfly final, closing the book on a phenomenal Olympic career.

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Olympics: Marcus Fraser leads a day of firsts for Olympic golf

Fowler, whose special week included having Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey follow him around on Friday, has struggled since a hot start to 2016. "I really want to be here". All three have an outside shot at a medal if they can find a low round or two on the weekend, as bronze medal position is now 8 under.

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Katie Ledecky Demolishes World Record in 800m Freestyle Race at Rio Olympics

Stunner: American Anthony Ervin , at 35, won the 50 freestyle - 16 years after he first won the event - to become the oldest swimming gold medalist in history. "It hasn't really sunk in yet", Schooling said. "The best team did not win today", she said. She's seeking to complete a sweep of the 200, 400 and 800 freestyles for the first time since the 1968 Mexico City Games.

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Trump on Khan remarks: 'I don't regret anything'

The couple, Khizr and Ghazala Khan lost their son US Army Capt Humayun Khan when was killed by a auto bomb during the Iraq war in 2004. "When you question a mother's pain, by implying that her religion, not her grief, kept her from addressing an arena of people, you are attacking us", the Gold Star families wrote in an open letter to Trump .

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Fans start petition to send Brendan Dassey to Wrestlemania 33

This is huge news for not only Netflix fans of the series, but also for anyone interested in false or coerced confessions in the USA criminal justice system. Duffin wrote that Kachinsky's conduct throughout the case was tactically and ethically inexcusable. Kathleen Zellner says she was visiting Avery on Friday and he was "so happy" for Brendan Dassey .

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Missouri running back suspended after stealing arrest

Boone County Sheriff Department records show Walters was booked into the county jail Friday and later released on $5,500 bail. Officers reviewed video surveillance from a business where a transaction occurred and identified Trevon Walters as the subject using the debit card.

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Brendan Dassey's Road to Release

At the time of the crime, Avery's nephew Brendan Dassey was only 16-years-old, and he was charged as an accessory to the crime after he confessed to assisting his uncle in the murder. Feb. -Mar. 2007: Steven Avery is tried and convicted of first degree murder. An attorney for Steven Avery says Avery is thrilled that a judge has overturned his nephew's conviction in the case that was profiled in the popular Netflix documentary series " Making a Murderer ".

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Nate Silver: PA Now Part of Clinton's Firewall

The closest race for Trump in the NBC News polls was in Florida . Some Republicans are taking issue with the fact that the state's Democratic party commissioned the poll. In July , Feingold had 48 percent support and Johnson 41 percent. Should Clinton notch a victory there, Trump's path to the White House is all but closed.

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Feds transfer more money to fund Zika fight

As the mosquito that can carry Zika becomes more prevalent in Shelby County this summer, it will be essential for Shelby County citizens to take the appropriate precautions to reduce their risk of mosquito bites and possible transmission of Zika.

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6 people dead after small plane crashes in Virginia

Some of the victims of a Virginia plane crash Friday that left six people dead are from central Indiana. Further investigation by the state police, NTSB and FAA have determined that the aircraft touched down midway down the runway and then executed a "go-around".

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USA declares health emergency in Puerto Rico over Zika

In July, the USA reported its first locally transmitted cases of Zika in the southern state of Florida. Two people have died from complications of the virus and 90 were hospitalized, according to Puerto Rico's department of health. Investigators and mosquito control inspectors will be working in that area, but no other details about the location or the patient were released. "The current spread of Zika virus poses a significant threat to public health in the Commonwealth relating to ...

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Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey has his conviction overturned

As WUWM's Marti Mikkelson tells our Newscast unit, Dassey's attorneys have argued that his confession was coerced. 2013: Dassey's request for a new trial and for a review of the original ruling are denied by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals and the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

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Imam Among 2 Men Gunned Down After Prayer In New York City

One man was killed. Family members told the paper that Uddin was in critical condition on Saturday afternoon. The New York Post identified one of the victims as Thara Uddin, 60, who was praying with the imam when both were shot. Police sources say the motive appears to be a robbery. The shooter is described as "tall and dark-skinned, carrying a large handgun, and wearing a dark blue shirt and short trousers".

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Serbia comeback puts scare in Americans

Despite a ferocious start, the Americans couldn't put away the underdog Serbs, who ran their cut-and-cut-again offense with precision and had a chance to tie it in the final seconds. Following the first quarter, this ball movement infused offensive attack was gone, and the U.S. returned to the stagnant offensive style that almost cost them against Australia.

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Va. plane crash dead were from Indiana, Kentucky, Germany

As the plane attempted to turn and climb it appeared to have stalled before banking left and crashing into trees. The plane immediately caught fire upon hitting the trees. Borenstein, 19, of Shelbyville, Ind. The train rode past the crash site and Aquino said she saw flames, smoke, several rescue vehicles and the remains of the plane just beyond the tree line.


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