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Hermine Still on Track to Affect Area Friday

Several Florida courts are closed or closing early Thursday ahead of the anticipated landfall of Tropical Storm Hermine , which forecasters say could be a hurricane before it comes ashore later today . Strong winds and heavy rains are forecast, but the system will be accelerating toward the northeast, so hopefully the effects will only last a short time.

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Donald Trump Delivers Fiery Immigration Speech

Republicans and conservatives remained sharply divided over the wisdom and effectiveness of Trump's immigration tough talk - but there was little disagreement about its intended audience. Trump said that the pair didn't discuss who would pay for constructing the proposed wall, telling reporters that the issue would be discussed at a "later date".

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Apple will fight $14.5 billion tax bill, 'total political crap,' CEO declares

In other words, under European Union law, Apple was given an unfair advantage over other businesses. The head of the tech firm has given his first Irish interview since Tuesday's landmark decision by the European financial watchdog. Apple paid taxes at the 12.5% rate - a total of $400 million - in 2014, he said. But the Irish Independent , who has spoken to Mr Cook, says he is confident his appeal against the ruling will be successful.

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49ers' QB Colin Kaepernick Wears Socks Depicting Police Officers as Pigs

There were others who stood in my line of sight, but they were more anxious about eating their nachos right then because apparently that cheese dip would've gotten too cold by the time the song was over. Many service members, however, were reluctant to say much. I like to think what Kaepernick is doing is, in fact, somewhat inspiring. "You've got people fighting for our lives, fighting for our country every day", Vaccaro said.

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Tropical Storm Hermine heads for Florida

According to the National Hurricane Center's 10:00 a.m. advisory on Thursday, a hurricane warning is in effect from Florida's Big Bend from the Suwannee River to Mexico Beach. As of 4 am Tropical Storm Hermine was located near latitude 26.4 North and longitude 86.6 West. The storm will bring the risk of life-threatening inundation within the next 36 to 48 hours along the Gulf coast of Florida from the Aripeka to Indian Pass.

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Primary Elections: McCain, Rubio, Wasserman Schultz Win Races

Will embracing Trump help or hurt Rubio with Florida voters? Now, some of the most important downballot races for progressive Democrats have again given us reason to mourn. "I don't see that changing much between now and November", Duffy said. But a series of self-inflicted résumé gaffes uncovered by the Herald/Times altered that equation.

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Janelle Monae: 'Gun violence has struck home'

It was the youngest of the teens who found her dead, according to Fox 4 . Hays was a caregiver at Life Care Center of Kansas City. "Referencing the increase of deaths by gun violence in the US over the past couple of years, Monae added , " #KansasCity #Gunviolence is still keeping our city in a dark place.

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Penn. AG Kathleen Kane convicted of perjury, obstruction of justice

Castor, the former Montgomery County district attorney, made headlines earlier this year when he testified at a hearing for comedian Bill Cosby in his sexual assault case. FILE - In this December 7, 2015, file photo, Pennsylvania First Deputy Attorney General Bruce Beemer leaves a hearing at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.

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Hillary Clinton's unpopularity on par with Donald Trump, reveals new poll

Both she and Trump are galvanizing support from about 75 percent of their parties' registered voters. But when he said he was not ready to endorse Speaker of the House Paul Ryan or Sen. Polling last month came amid controversies involving Trump, including when the reality television star criticized parents of a Muslim-American Army soldier killed in the Iraq war and invited Russian Federation to hack Clinton's emails - sarcastically, he later claimed.

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Crashed plane recovered from Lake Pontchartrain on Tuesday morning

Authorities continued to search Sunday for two people missing after a small plane they were in crashed in Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana on Saturday night. 30, 2016. Family members identified the other passenger as Reginald Hillard Jr., who they said is a hero for pushing his girlfriend, Davis, out of the plane before it crashed.

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New AG Bruce Beemer terminates Kathleen Kane's right-hand-men

Beemer also has let go Jonathan Duecker, Kane's narcotics supervisor turned chief of staff in charge of personnel. Johnson declined to specify why the men were terminated, saying they are private personnel matters. Kane kept Reese on the payroll for more than eight months after his conviction. Reese was sentenced to 3 to 6 months of jail with no time off for good behavior, fined $1,000 and ordered to serve 100 hours of community service for snooping through co-workers emails related to the ...

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American plane lands in Santa Clara after 55 years

As a result of these changes, which have been previously reported on here, a us embassy was opened, direct mail service has been restored, Carnival cruise line has begun trips to Cuba and various regulatory changes have been made to ease travel, trade and financial transactions with Cuba.

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Dwayne Wade's Cousin Shot and Killed on Chicago Southside

The Chicago Tribune wrote that according to Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, the two men who have been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Nykea Aldridge are 26-year-old Darwin Sorells, and his younger brother, Derren Sorells, 22.

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Cincinnati sees estimated 78 overdoses in 2 days

But the drug is so rare and so new to the region, no local hospitals would have such tests available, he said. Law enforcement officials suspect the heroin was laced with fentanyl , a powerful synthetic opioid painkiller used to treat patients recovering after surgery.

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Son charged with killing mother, 85, at her Fort Worth home

Fort Worth police Sgt. Marc Povero said Baker came to the door when police arrived and "told them that he did, in fact, kill his mother". He told dispatchers he believed he had suffocated her, according to police. Don Shelton, the estranged husband, was at Margaret Shelton's home Thursday in the Hallmark neighborhood across Interstate 35W from the MillerCoors brewery.

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Six Flags Great America announces new 'free-fly' roller coaster: The Joker

Justice League Battle for Metropolis, which won the Theme Park Insider Award for Best New Attraction when it first opened at Six Flags Over Texas in 2015, will open at Six Flags Magic Mountain, north of Los Angeles, in 2017. Gold Combo Season Passes include admission to Six Flags Over Texas and Hurricane Harbor-Arlington, and any other Six Flags theme park, as well as free parking and special admission offers for friends.

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Trump, Clinton mostly campaigning in swing states

The ad Clinton tweeted began with a quote from a KKK Imperial Wizard: "The reason a lot of Klan members like Donald Trump is because a lot of what he believes, we believe in". "When Democratic policies fail, they are left with only this one exhausted argument: You're racist, you're racist, you're racist", Trump told a crowd in Manchester, New Hampshire.

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5 firefighters reportedly hurt in ladder truck crash in Philly

Police tell Action News the firefighters were responding to a two-car accident when the driver of a tractor-trailer lost control. "It was chaotic out here", said NBC10 photo journalist Pete Kane who witnessed the wreck in his rear-view mirror.

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National Park Service activities commemorate 100th anniversary

The celebration of the National Park Service's 100th anniversary has been widely promoted since the beginning of the year via T-shirts, coffee mugs, advertising campaigns and special events at various national parks . As a bonus, the National Park Service is providing all travelers free admission into all 412 national parks, from August 25-28. Interior Secretary Sally Jewell hiked to see the view from the Hidden Lake Overlook in Montana's Glacier National Park and met with scientists to ...

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Donald Trump mulling Mexico trip

He was measured and soft-spoken, nearly deferential as he read carefully off prepared notes. Will Trump back away from his vow to deport every last undocumented immigrant? He referred to Pena Nieto as a "wonderful, wonderful president", but reaffirmed the pledge he had not repeated in Mexico: "They don't know it yet, but they're going to pay for the wall".

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Mexican president likely hurt by 'ill-advised' Trump meeting

This would include questioning prospective immigrants about whether they believe in "honor killings" against women and radical Islam. Our message to the world will be this: "You can not obtain legal status or become a citizen of the United States by illegally entering our country", Trump roared during his long-awaited speech in Arizona on immigration policy.

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Record number of Americans dislike Hillary Clinton

Bush. He has also vowed to build a wall along the US border with Mexico and to make Mexico pay for it. Kaine says Trump's words and actions have been "frightening" to Hispanics and he doesn't expect to hear a change in tone. "It certainly takes more than trying to make up for a year of insults and insinuations by dropping in on our neighbors for a few hours and then flying home again".

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US appeals court tosses out $654 million verdict against PLO

A United States court of appeals has overturned a jury verdict ordering $654 million in damages to be paid by the Palestine Liberation Organization to Americans affected by Palestinian terror attacks, which the USA government said threatened to destabilize the Palestinian government.

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Donald Trump vows to expel overstaying immigrants

Jeremiah Armstrong, 33, who lives in Akron, said that Trump's new message to black voters suggests a competition between voters where it merely doesn't exist. "They may vaguely have some information about Trump said this or Clinton said that or whatever". "The bottom line is what will his administration do to make sure we don't have a divided country?" Trump's new campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, has said she's pushing her boss to get more specific.

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Tropical wave 99L remains disorganized while Hurricane Gaston expected to weaken

First was Tropical Storm Fiona, which moved harmlessly through the central Atlantic and dissipated earlier this week. Forecasters now expect a 70-percent chance of having up to 17 named storms, of which as many as eight are expected to become hurricanes, including up to four major hurricanes.

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Hermine nears hurricane status; Ocean City remains in forecasted path

Residents in some low-lying communities of Florida are being asked to evacuate as Tropical Storm Hermine takes aim at the state. A hurricane warning is in effect for Florida's Big Bend from the Suwannee River to Mexico Beach. Hermine is expected to make landfall in Florida late Thursday night or early Friday morning. Also in Cedar Key, Jordan Keeton said workers started placing sandbags Wednesday to protect his 83 West restaurant from possible flooding.

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Retired officer uses sledgehammer to rescue baby from hot auto

The auto was off, the windows were closed and the outside temperature was in the upper 80s. "I am just thankful that I heard the baby crying, and that Steve was there with his sledgehammer", said Mazzone, a school teacher. Then he says he remembered the sledgehammer in the back of his auto and retrieved it, then went back to the vehicle and smashed the window. She asked where the infant was.

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Hurricane watch in Florida as tropical storm swirls in Gulf

Public Safety Secretary Frank Perry said emergency management officials are working with local officials to ensure they have what they need. The hurricane center expects heavy rains over much of Florida, with isolated areas seeing as much as 15 inches.

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Indonesian Citizen Infected with Zika Virus in Singapore

A Sri Lankan foreign ministry official said it had not been informed of any infections, and the Chinese foreign ministry said in Beijing it had no information about any of its nationals in Singapore having Zika. While many are paid as little as S$2 an hour ($1.47), work 12-14 hour days and rarely take days off, they can still potentially earn significantly more in Singapore than at home.

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Pentagon jets scrambled to protect U.S. operatives in Syria

Pentagon spokesman Captain Jeff Davis told reporters the coalition aircraft reached the area around the city of Hasaka as the two Syrian SU-24s were leaving, and the USA special operation forces were in the area where the strikes were taking place.

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Chicago police chief wants 7 officers fired in Laquan McDonald case

Autopsy image for Laquan McDonald, shot 16 times by Chicago Police Officer Jason Van Dyke on October 20, 2014. To show transparency after being criticized for holding the McDonald video back for so long, authorities in Chicago released a huge volume of videos and reports in June from open investigations into police shootings and other instances of use of force.

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Some Military Vets In San Diego Tweet Support For Kaepernick's Protest

There was no doubt in my mind who I had to thank for that, the people who defend our country along with the men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for me, and for all of us. I refuse to ignore the "pink elephant" of racism and inequality so pervasive in this country. Toner says Frankie was one who saw what needed to be done and took action.

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Hackers Breach Election Systems in IL and Arizona

It's an operation that several US officials now suspect was a deliberate attempt to influence the presidential election in favor of Donald Trump, according to five individuals familiar with the investigation of the breach. Notifications were made to the IL attorney general's office and the General Assembly under the state's Personal Information Protection Act, Menzel said.

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FBI to release report on Clinton email investigation

The FBI recommended against criminal charges. And we learned that the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Justice Department are investigating the Podesta Group - co-founded by Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta - over its ties with former Ukrainian President and Vladimir Putin ally Viktor Yanukovych.

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Despite pledge, Clinton charities still to get foreign cash

Hundreds of millions in donations have been given to the Clinton Foundation by foreign nationals and countries; such groups are forbidden from donating to USA political campaigns. The disclosure was required under an ethics agreement she negotiated with the Obama administration, as was the requirement that new foreign government donations be submitted to the State Department for vetting.


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