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Trump, Pence visit flood-stricken Louisiana

Hours after Mr. Trump's plane departed Baton Rouge, the White House announced President Obama will take a break from his vacation to visit our flood ravaged state. "I've had a great history with Louisiana ". The president has declared much of the state a federal disaster, freeing up emergency resources. It's the worst disaster to hit the state since Hurricane Katrina - yet it garnered far less attention, from the media or the White House, until Trump announced his trip.

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Second poll says Trump-Clinton tied in S.C.

Trump has suggested that minorities have been left behind by Democratic economic policies and hammered the nation's sluggish GDP growth as "a catastrophe", saying that the United States has "some very, very serious problems and it's going to get worse with this group of people" in charge.

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USA election hacked: Federal Bureau of Investigation warns Arizona and IL voter databases breached

He also told Yahoo that he heard the Federal Bureau of Investigation was seeing whether a "possible link" existed between these attempted hacks and those at the Democratic National Committee and other political groups . presidential election. USA officials have been on edge following a series of cyber attacks on federal targets, including the Internal Revenue Services (IRS) in 2015.

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USA creates world's largest marine protected area

Hawaii Governer David Ige says that the expansion of the marine reserve "strikes the right balance at this time for the waters surrounding the Hawaiian Islands, and it can be a model for sustainability in the other oceans of planet Earth".

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Playing Sports With Concussion Doubles Recovery Time, Study Finds

It's not clear if the continued physical exertion made recovery time longer, or if some athletes may have sustained additional head impacts after the concussion when they continued playing, Elbin told Reuters Health. Before the concussion , the mental function for all the players had been similar, medical records showed. Return-to-play policies are widespread, especially in youth athletics, and they typically recommend sidelining players after a suspected concussion until symptoms ...

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Donald Trump's doctor wrote health letter in 5 minutes

During the GOP primary Trump called for mass deportations of all almost 11 million people in the country illegally. This week was even nastier than the one during the primary campaign when Trump and Florida Sen. "She put some sort of a racist intention on those Americans". "But here's the thing: The American people see right through it these days". The States of the Nation, released on Wednesday, estimated that if the election were held now Clinton would have a 95 percent chance of ...

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Donald Trump Says He Regrets Saying "The Wrong Thing"

In a statement, Trump praised Manafort's work on the campaign and called him a "true professional". Manafort himself by that point, had become what Trump's son Eric on Friday described as a "distraction" to his father's campaign because of the growing reports that Manafort had allegedly been paid millions in cash through his business transactions with Ukraine leaders linked to Russian Federation and the Kremlin.

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Small plane pulled from Louisiana lake

Equipment is being moved into place to retrieve the wreckage of a small plane that crashed into Lake Pontchartrain just north of the New Orleans Lakefront Airport. On Monday, the U.S. Coast Guard, the New Orleans Fire Department and the New Orleans Police Department were still searching Lake Ponchartrain to find the missing pilot and the male passenger.

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Jerry Rice Comments on Colin Kaepernick Sitting During National Anthem

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees thought the refusal to stand was "disrespectful". Anyway, it said during the off-season he may have converted to Islam, and he's also engaged with Black Lives Matter, and I guess hip hop radio personality DJ Nessa Diab? "I think it's a awful thing and maybe he should find a country that works better for him ", Trump said.

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Aircraft investigating depression in Atlantic

By Monday afternoon, she had already fled the Atlantic's swelling waves on Hatteras Island as a tropical depression neared. Her plan Tuesday? To watch movies with her husband while the storm blows through. This tropical depression has just developed along the south of Florida Sunday and now, it is moving in a northeastern path towards the Gulf Cost of the U.S.

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Donald Trump to give speech on illegal immigration on 31 August

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump offered fresh details of how he would tackle illegal immigration on Saturday, saying he would crack down on those who overstay their visas as he sought to quiet criticism from conservatives.

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Illinois elections system hack prompts FBI warning to states

The FBI warning did not identify the two states targeted by cyber intruders, but Yahoo News said sources familiar with the document said it referred to Arizona and IL, whose voter registration systems were penetrated. Officials have raised concern over election systems' vulnerability to hackers, particularly since experts have raised the alarm about attacks they said appeared to be carried out by Russian state-sponsored hackers.

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Shearer: Rooney should retire

Though Manchester United are perhaps done in terms of incomings in this transfer window, a number of players are still set to leave the club . Now we have no game, it is vitally important we do it. "He's one of the brightest talents in European football". "It's my absolute dream and goal (to play for United again), but we've got to see what the situation is.

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Clinton Camp Keeps Up Race-Themed Attacks on Trump

In a campaign speech in Des Moines, Iowa, Trump also cited the shooting death of a cousin of National Basketball Association star Dwyane Wade to urge African-American voters to rally behind him, calling it an example of violence that has to be addressed.

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Officials Believe Russians Hacked Election Systems In Two States

Citing a state election board official, Yahoo News said the IL voter registration system was shut down for 10 days in late July after hackers downloaded personal data on up to 200,000 voters. They did say they are investigating possible links with cyber-ops against the Democratic National Committee, which resulted in the release of thousands of internal party emails in July.

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False report of gunfire causes panic at major United States airport

The alert at LAX comes two months after police temporarily evacuated a terminal at New York City's John F Kennedy International Airport while they investigated reports of gunfire in one of its terminals. He cited a 2015 inspector general report from the Homeland Security Department that found in 67 out of 70 tests across the nation, TSA screeners failed to find mock weapons and explosives.

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Lawrence, Lowell, Mass., also fueling heroin crisis, LePage says

He said most of those drug dealers come from CT and NY, but on Monday, LePage told State House News Service he believes the drugs also come from Lowell and Lawrence, Massachusetts. Speaking to reporters following the conference on Monday, Gov. Charlie Baker repeatedly avoided responding directly to LePage's comments. Rep. Michael J.

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Tropical weather threatening the Atlantic, Gulf coasts

In the central Pacific, Hurricane Madeline continued to strengthen Monday about 695 miles (1,115 kilometers) east of Hilo, Hawaii, while moving west-northwest at 10 mph (17 kph). Forecasters were also tracking another tropical depression developing off the coast of Cuba, which was expected to churn toward Florida's Gulf Coast later in the week.

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Latest Trump Ad Focuses on Economic Prospects for the Middle Class

It was a striking look at Trump's leadership of a team he had said would help drive him to victory against Democrat Hillary Clinton. She is stressing the need to fully integrate mental health services into the USA health care system. Pence also did not answer whether the campaign believes, as Trump has said, that children born to people who are in the USA illegally are not US citizens.

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Why The GEO Group Inc. Stock Bounced Back Today

Shares of prison REITs Corrections Corp of America (CXW) and GEO Group ( GEO ) are both down more than 35% on news that the Department of Justice plans to stop using private prisons . Revenue from the 34 contracts a year ago was $594 million, or 33 percent of total revenue. According to FactSet data, the stock has received different ratings from Financial Analysts.

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Tough Loss For Twins

Albers returned to the majors Friday and came on for the Twins in relief during a 15-8 loss to the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre. "He got that nice sinker down, but Kipnis found a way to get it". "Hopefully the more wins we get, the more relaxed we can be". The Indians take on the Twins again tonight, with Josh Tomlin as the starting pitcher.

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Calvin Johnson heading to the dance floor

Calvin Johnson won't be competing for victories on the football field this year, but retirement from the gridiron doesn't mean he's giving up competing at all. Video by Dave Birkett, DFP. He holds the National Football League record for most receiving yards in a single season. He joins Emmitt Smith , Von Miller , Antonio Brown , Hines Ward and other NFLers as contestants on the long-running show.

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Plane on tour when it crashed in Louisiana

The New Orleans Fire Department says crews plan to retrieve the wreckage of a small plane that crashed last week into the muddy bottom of the lake just north of New Orleans . Officials said the female passenger managed to exit the aircraft and was rescued by civilian boaters. It started out Saturday evening with a man and woman enjoying a sightseeing flight across New Orleans , with a pilot known for his abilities and experience.

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Fiery pile-up crash and rescue caught on camera

The crash happened on route 17 in Binghamton, New York, in the US last Thursday and the video was shared online by the town's mayor David Rich. In his post, he thanked everyone for their efforts, including the many first responders who worked the scene.

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Victim of prep school sex assault 'not afraid or ashamed'

She said that she doesn't think about Labrie, who started serving his one-year jail sentence early, in March, after violating the terms of his bail. "There was just no recognition that I had gone through something like this", Prout said of the prestigious school. He was acquitted on three counts of felony sexual assault.

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40 dead as Turkish shelling, raids hit Syrian civilians

In response to the rocket fire, Turkish Air Force fighter aircraft attacked People's Protection Units (YPG) targets in the area near the Syrian city of Jarabulus. "Terror has used a 14-year-old child as a suicide bomber and shed blood, killed people", he said . Ankara says the YPG has failed to stick to a promise made by its United States allies that the militia would move back east across the Euphrates River.

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National Park Service celebrates 100 years with a week of free admission

The centennial came as the agency, which manages national parks as well as historic places, welcomed a new national monument and nature forced some changes in a party in the West. US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewel spent Thursday morning with Glacier Park scientists and stakeholders to get an up close look how climate change is affecting the park's glaciers and other park resources.

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2 men charged in shooting of National Basketball Association star's cousin

Darwin Sorrells , 26, left, and Derren Sorrells , 22. They are being held without bond. The mother of four had been on her way to register her other children for the new school term when she was injured. " Chicago has recovered a gun for every hour of 2016", Johnson said, adding that almost 6,000 illegal guns have been recovered by authorities so far this year.

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Nearly 2 Million Floridians Have Already Voted in Primary

All early ballots need to be at the Yavapai County Recorder's Office or any Vote Center no later than 7 Tuesday night. When early voting begins late next month, Eau Claire voters will be able to cast ballots from 9 a.m.to 5 p.m. Election Day, Aug. 30. Voters will also decide on a state constitutional amendment, and residents of Boca Raton and Lauderhill have referendums to vote on.

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Some Evacuation Orders Lifted While Firefighters Battle Blue Cut Fire

Jerry Brown has issued a state of emergency for San Bernardino County, which provides more state resources to firefighting efforts and grants certain benefits to affected residents. It is 5 percent contained. At its height, more than 34,000 homes and some 82,000 residents were under evacuation warnings. The area where evacuations were lifted Thursday is in the Mojave Desert adjacent to the northeast corner of the 49-square-mile fire.

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Tropical Depression 9 Forecast To Strengthen

Forecasters, however, noted that there was less confidence than usual in the intensity forecast for TD 9 and that its forecast was on the conservative side. Tropical Storm Bonnie made landfall in South Carolina, Colin in western Florida, Danielle in eastern Mexico, Earl in Belize and Mexico. He became the first major hurricane of the season with winds as high as 120 miles per hour.

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Turkish air strikes 'kill at least 20 civilians in Syria'

Still, Turkey's notorious hostility toward all things Kurdish had numerous locals taking up arms to resist the takeover of their villages, and the Turkish-backed rebels, mostly the Islamist Ahrar al-Sham force, engaged in heavy fighting with the population before ultimately occupying both villages.

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US Set to Welcome 10000th Syrian Refugee on Monday

Now the US has already admitted more than six times the number of refugees from the civil war-torn Mideast country it took in the previous fiscal year. The registration process includes in-depth refugee interviews, reference checks of their home country and biological screening such as iris scans. Revelations that refugees could have access to welfare prompted widespread backlash around the state and country, but the security concerns were the most pressing.

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Suspect in stabbing says he was hearing voices

The FBI is investigating the incident. A weekend stabbing in Virginia has turned into a federal terrorism investigation. He told investigators he parked at the Pines Apartments and heard voices telling him to attack someone. Farooqui is being held at the Western Virginia Regional Jail without bond. Police said previously that they followed the victims to the hospital; Farooqui arrived there soon after and was apprehended.

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Despite Immunity in Kane Case, Morrow Could Face Charges

Criminal charges were filed against Kathleen Kane in August of 2015 when she was accused of abusing her position by retaliating against prosecutor Frank Fina by leaking sealed, confidential grand jury documents to the media. "We're going to try to do it as quickly as possible to try to restore some stability over there", Corman said. Metcalfe put Kane in his crosshairs when she declined to defend a state law defining marriage as the union between a man and a woman.


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