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North Carolina, Florida brace for brewing tropical systems

Slowly strengthening, it may become a tropical storm by Tuesday. It issued a hurricane watch from Indian Pass on the panhandle along the Gulf of Mexico to north of Tampa , saying hurricane conditions were possible within the area. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from Cape Lookout northward to the Oregon Inlet. Over the next few days, the storm is expected to make a northeast turn and head back toward Florida, with a tropical storm watch possible for parts of the state's Gulf ...

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Hillary takes lead over Trump to 7 points

The time and place of Obama's scheduled visit were not immediately released. The US presidential election is scheduled for November 8. Multiple outlets' editorial boards have called for Clinton to cut ties to the foundation, and Trump has seized on the foundation controversy in his latest round of attacks against the former secretary of state.

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Federal judge blocks transgender bathroom bill enforcement at University of North Carolina

Much of the legal showdown hinges on whether the DOJ can argue that North Carolina has violated federal law by refusing to accept current, widely held medical standards - that gender identity is separate from biological sex. In handing down the injunction, U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Schroeder on Friday stressed that he's following appellate court precedent for this area.

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Chinese firm acquires OH aluminium maker

The buyer, Zhongwang USA LLC, an entity controlled by Zhongwang's founder Liu Zhongtian, agreed to acquire Aleris from its private equity owners for $1.11 billion, plus $1.22 billion net debt, said Zhongwang on Tuesday. "Zhongwang is a state-supported enterprise and has received large benefits and financing from the government of China". He claims Zhongwang "has refused to respond to every questionnaire the Department of Commerce has issued, it remains to be seen whether Zhongwang and its ...

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Wade's cousin's death part of uptick in Chicago gun violence

Donald Trump sparked outrage on Saturday when he used the shooting death of basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin as a reason black voters will support his presidential campaign. "It just hurts to hear kids saying they want their mom, and their mom won't be in their lives anymore". On Thursday, Wade spoke via satellite on a panel hosted by ESPN that was focused on gun violence.

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Top cop wants officers involved fired for lying

The inspector general's report also cited two other officers who have since retired , police officials said, as well as another officer whom the department did not recommend firing. The release a year ago of official police reports that directly contradicted video evidence of McDonald's shooting by a white police officer turned a spotlight on longstanding concerns about a "code of silence" in Chicago's police force, in which officers stay quiet about or hide possible misconduct by colleagues.

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Bus in crash carried potential flood-remediation workers

John the Baptist Parish Office of Fire Services. Matey did not know whether Rodriguez was an employee of that company, or whether the company checked to see whether he had a driver's license. Authorities said the owner of the bus is Kristina's Transportation LLC/AM Party Bus of Jefferson, LA. NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Louisiana's US senators and the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman are asking the Department of Homeland Security for information about the man identified as the driver of a bus ...

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You Can Now Tour Yosemite with Obama in Virtual Reality

It's one part paean to the wonders of America's national parks and one part warning of the threat posed by climate change. The Yosemite National Park video was produced in cooperation with National Geographic, Oculus Studios and Félix & Paul Studios, and was timed to coincide with the centennial of the National Park Service .

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Clinton subject of new Trump campaign apparel

The meeting was held at the Federal Bureau of Investigation's field office in White Plains, New York, not far from the Chappaqua, New York, residence she shares with her husband, former president Bill Clinton. She said the private Clinton Foundations charitable programs would continue if shes elected, even as Trump and other critics argue they would present a conflict of interest.

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Clinton receives first intelligence briefing as nominee

Trump was campaigning on Saturday in Iowa, headlining Republican Sen. "This is the most unpredictable electoral season that I certainly can remember and I am running against someone who will say or do anything", Clinton said . Surrogates speak for and back up their presidential nominee. Trump also says Clinton is trying to distract from questions swirling around donations to The Clinton Foundation and her exclusive use of her private email servers for official business while secretary ...

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The race for U.S. Senator from Florida will come down to Republican incumbent Marco Rubio and Democratic challenger, Congressman Patrick Murphy. Rubio was ahead with some 70 per cent of the vote, with 38 per cent of precincts counted. Although Mr. Rubio now enjoys a 6-percentage point lead in an average of state polls compiled by Real Clear Politics, his re-election is anything but a sure thing - because many Floridians are unsure he actually wants the job.

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Maine Gov. Paul LePage changes tone, hints briefly at resignation

Paul LePage (R), in a radio interview with Bangor talk radio station WVOM , in which he suggested he may not finish his term as governor, which ends January 2019. Referring to a statement McGee gave The Boston Globe on Monday in which he said Baker "seems moderate" when compared to LePage, MassGOP spokesman Terry McCormack said, "Maybe if a few more hours go by, McGee will return to his original position that Gov.

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Supreme Court hears minimum wage arguments

The Minneapolis Downtown Council urged the city to appeal, saying that the judge's ruling creates an expansive and unsafe precedent and opens the door to initiative and referendum style governance in the city. A proposed amendment to the city's charter would require officers to carry professional insurance. Minneapolis hopes for a quick decision because ballots need to be made for the fall election.

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Arizona Supreme Court says minimum wage hike on the ballot

Arguments on the minimum wage amendment will start at 9 a.m. Arguments on the police liability insurance are scheduled for 10:15 a.m. Earlier this year, a group of community members, "15 Now", collected almost 20,000 signatures from residents in favor of putting raising the minimum wage on the November ballot.

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Doubts rise in black community about charter schools

If the school doesn't meet those standards, a state or school district can close it. But union leaders and other critics describe charters as private entities that supplant public schools, which are run by elected officials, with nonprofit and for-profit corporations that are run by unelected boards that are unaccountable to voters.

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Hall of Fame Former 49er Jerry Rice to Kaepernick: 'All Lives Matter'

Still, the whole thing is a sign of just where the debate over Kaepernick's protest has gone as virtually everyone in America has weighed in on it. The National Anthem traditionally is one area in which a vast majority of Americans can agree, providing a two-minute reflection of what this nation stands for and demonstrating appreciation for those who have defended the freedoms we enjoy.

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Ohio Elections Chief Says There's No 'Rigged' Voting System

The FBI has found security breaches in the voter registration databases of IL and Arizona, according to an official of the United States. However, the authorities have attributed the attacks to Russian spy agencies, NBC News quoted United States intelligence officials as saying.

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Wayne Rooney to retire from worldwide football after 2018 World Cup

Rooney has been playing in that position under new United manager Jose Mourinho since the start of the season, but the former Everton player said he was happy to play anywhere. United won 1-0 away at Hull on Saturday thanks to an injury-time goal from teenage striker Marcus Rashford . Zlatan Ibrahimovic has displaced 18-year-old Rashford up front at United.

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Polls now closed in Arizona's primary election

Ryan Lukens, a deliveryman, stopped by a central Phoenix polling site after work. In a normal presidential election year, McCain's seat would nearly certainly be safe, given Arizona's staunchly Republican voting record: In 2012, Mitt Romney won the state by nine percentage points.

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Manchester City's Wilfried Bony arrives at Stoke City training ground

Manchester City have been trying to find a club for Bony all summer and Hughes feels the Ivory Coast hitman can beef up his attack. The Ivory Coast global is yet to feature in a matchday squad this season and City have been actively looking to find him a new home in recent weeks.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz Escapes Primary Challenge

Ann Harris holds out a calendar for Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., to sign Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, in Lynn Haven, Fla. " Florida Democrats are proud to stand with Debbie and we look forward to her continued work on behalf of the people of Florida's 23rd Congressional district".

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McCain defeats Republican challengers to win Arizona primary

Kelli Ward officially announces in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., that she is running against Sen. John McCain and Florida Rep. FILE - In this Monday, May 30, 2016, file photo, Sen. "Frankly, I hadn't thought about it much". And six-term Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio faces a trio of challengers in his primary. He trounced his three opponents after raising $11.3 million - a staggering sum for a sheriff's race.

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Girl finds stolen Olympic medal in trash

The girl, Chloe Smith, found the medal in a pile of rubbish. They stole his backpack that contained his laptop and the medal. Weeks later, Chloe Smith said she was walking with her father when she spotted the gold medal in the pile of garbage on the side of the road.

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Trump may visit Mexico before immigration speech

It would certainly make sense to meet with Nieto before, rather than after, announcing a policy, but it's unclear what a Trump-Nieto meeting will look like or how it could impact Trump's remarks later that day. Former Mexican Presidents Vicente Fox and Felipe Calderon have also alluded to Hitler in describing Trump. At a June 29 news conference with U.S.

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LAX issues ground stop after false shooter alert

She said the passengers ran to a corner of the domestic departure lounge when they heard people screaming and running for safety. "It's a plastic sword", the man could be heard saying. "The man was detained, questioned and released". The incident still left a mess in the airport, sidewalks, and the tarmac. Then more emergency calls came in from Terminals 1 and 6 also.

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Corrine Brown defeated after 12 terms in Congress

Lawson captured almost 48 percent of the vote in the three-way primary and ended Brown's 24-year-long career in Congress. Brown's loss, coinciding with U.S. I'm not going there", Brown said. Prosecutors said One Door, billed as a scholarship fund, collected $800,000 in donations while granting just two small scholarships.

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Florida primary election kicks off smoothly

It wasn't always certain the GOP primary in Arizona would run smoothly for McCain , the party's 2008 presidential nominee. Rubio beat Beruff, who spent $8 million of his own money on the race, and Rubio will now defend his senate seat against Democratic congressman Patrick Murphy in a key race for control of the U.S.

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Murphy beats Grayson to face Rubio for Senate

Within minutes of the polls closing throughout the entire state and across the Florida panhandle, the Associated Press called the race for Rubio over businessman Carlos Beruff . Marco Rubio has easily won the Republican primary for U.S. Senate in his reelection effort, with turnout significantly topping challenger Rep. Patrick Murphy .

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Statement by National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice on Syrian Refugee Admissions

Rice acknowledged that there was much more work to be done in the region but called the move a "meaningful step that we hope to build upon". USA officials say that the refugees have gone through extensive vetting, which not only involved numerous interviews but also intelligence-driven vetting and reviews of their social media accounts.

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Turkish, Kurdish forces in Syria agree to 'stop shooting at each other'

The Pentagon says the SDF have withdrawn east of the Euphrates River under an earlier agreement to quit the contentious border region around Jarabulus. Shervan Darwish, a spokesman for the Manbij Military Council, part of the US -backed Kurdish-led Syria Democratic Forces, said the militants used at least three auto bombs Tuesday.

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Tropical systems churn off North Carolina, Florida coasts

Hurricane Center in Miami expected the unnamed depression to strengthen into a tropical storm on Tuesday. A tropical depression that is spinning in the Gulf of Mexico is forecast to reach the SC coast by Friday afternoon. Forecasters say they expect the system to turn to the northeast toward Florida on Wednesday. A weak tropical system moves by the SC coast on Friday, increasing rain chances slightly before a cold front ushers in a lovely weekend.

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Lines absent in primary voting in Phoenix area

On the U.S. Representative side for District 4, incumbent Paul Gosar will be running against Ray Strauss. Planning on voting in Arizona's primary election Tuesday? Polls remained open another hour in the Florida Panhandle. Despite spending $8 million of his own money, Beruf was going nowhere in the polls against Rubio and essentially shut down his campaign ahead of the primary.

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EpiPen main ingredient costs 'less than a Big Mac'

Joe Manchin, D-W.Va. Manchin did not sign the letter . In a letter sent today to the CEO of pharmaceutical company Mylan, 20 senators expressed their serious concerns about the company's recent significant price hikes for the life-saving EpiPen Auto-Injector.

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US, Aust give travel warnings on Singapore

All pregnant women who develop fever and rash, along with other signs of possible Zika infection such as red eyes or joint pain, have been advised to test for the virus. In the first half of this year, tourism arrivals topped 8 million, around 1 million more than a year earlier. There have been no cases of local transmission in Alabama, Harris said.

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Trump campaign makes $10M TV ad buy in swing states

Ingraham said she'd stand in for Clinton, but Trump swatted away the idea. "You have a lot of Republicans out there who say that they will vote for Clinton because they absolutely don't want Trump elected", said Shapiro. But Chen, the Republican policy adviser, said a President Trump arriving at the White House without detailed plans could be limited in how much he might achieve, since a new president's power is at its apex early on.


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