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First mosquitoes carrying Zika detected in US

Several countries, including the United States, have warned pregnant women to avoid travelling to Singapore following the outbreak. Its Health Ministry said the 58-year-old financial consultant travelled to Singapore on Aug 19 to visit her daughter, who lives in Paya Lebar.

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Trump proposals 'a threat' to Mexico's future — Pena Nieto

Clinton raised a combined $90 million in July. Seeking to mitigate concerns that he'd returned to his hardline stance on immigration, Donald Trump on Thursday insisted that he is softening on the issue. But Pena Nieto tweeted that he had told Trump that Mexico wouldn't pay for the wall. "Anyone who tells you that the core issue is the needs of those living here illegally has simply spent too much time in Washington", he said.

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Hamptons events help Hillary Clinton raise $143M in August

Since launching her second presidential bid, the former secretary of state has raised $413 million in all for her campaign. Trump did not immediately release his fundraising totals for the month. A total of 2.3 million people have donated to the Clinton campaign, which raised $143 million during the final month of the summer, according to a statement from the candidate's campaign.

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Georgia WAC Veteran Elected National Vice Commander of American Legion

Hillary Clinton pitched her foreign policy to Republican voters in a speech to the American Legion on Wednesday, arguing that she would best uphold American values and protect national security interests. Clinton said the country has a "unique and unparalleled ability to be a force for peace and progress". "This election shouldn't be about ideology".

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Georgetown University offers descendants of slaves priority admission

Almost two centuries after Georgetown University profited from the sale of 272 slaves , president John DeGioa has taken unprecedented steps toward atonement. Genealogical research conducted by Georgetown and by other organizations, including The New York Times , has identified many living descendants of the slaves.

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Maine Governor Paul LePage Career in Jeopardy After Recent Outburst

CBS 13's Brad Rogers was invited to LePage's office to film him today, just after the governor apologized to the lawmaker to whom he sent his controversial voicemail. Jamie suggested attacking LePage on his inability to grow the economy or stop a brain drain of educated ME residents leaving the state. The question form also asked for a hometown and phone number, so I lied and wrote I was from Lebanon, Maine, and swapped out my area code for the state's 207.

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Man who allegedly kidnapped wife now brain dead

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A woman who was kidnapped at gunpoint by her husband while he was under home confinement on charges he beat and abducted her two months earlier was found dead inside a barn, and he was hospitalized with a self-inflicted gunshot wound, state police said Wednesday.

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White House Watch: Trump 40%, Clinton 39%, Johnson 7%, Stein 3%

In the 30 or so national polls taken this month, Trump has been above 40 percent just once while Hillary has been below 41 just a few times. Another 7% intend to vote for Libertarian Gary Johnson, 3% back Jill Stein of the Green Party, and 8% are undecided.

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Pendleton drone field approved by feds to fly at new heights

Amazon likes to start small with new services, so if it can find a location that ticks all the safety boxes, including the use of an effective drone-monitoring system, perhaps the FAA will be persuaded sooner rather than later to allow the company's first-ever Prime Air drone delivery.

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Georgetown University apologizes for slavery past

Georgetown president John DeGioia told news outlets that the university in Washington will implement the admissions preferences. The university also plans to establish an institute for the study of slavery, and to create a public memorial honoring slaves from whom Georgetown benefited.

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Are Marco Rubio's chances of re-election improving?

Patrick Murphy won his primary with nearly 60 percent of Democratic support. Patrick Murphy emerged as the victor of the Democratic U.S. Senate Primary, besting fellow Congressman Alan Grayson who has been dogged by domestic violence allegations from his ex-wife.

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Historic US flight arrives in Cuba

An average of 18 charter flights from the US already arrive at Cuban airports daily, but that number should substantially decrease with the start of regular flights. "You'd fly to Cuba on a propeller plane", said JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes. -Cuban history, the US -backed Bay of Pigs invasion, which was thwarted by Cuban troops.

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Donald Trump's deportation waffle highlights campaign weaknesses

It was his first meeting with a head of state as his party's presidential nominee. "It's absolutely building the wall, and here's why: That is the piece that people feel has not been done, that we've fallen down on the job in this country both left, right and center ...

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To quell uproar, ME governor seeking 'spiritual guidance'

Per Politico , LePage told reporters in ME on Wednesday that he was deeply wounded when he heard a report that he'd been called a racist by ME lawmaker Drew Gattine. black and Hispanic". Maine Republican Gov. Paul LePage has met with a Democratic lawmaker to apologize for leaving an obscene rant on his voicemail and for making a comment about aiming a gun between his eyes.

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Vestager says Apple tax move not a political act

The Irish government has already indicated it will appeal Tuesday's European Commission ruling that Ireland granted illegal state aid to the company. Cook, in an interview with the Irish Independent , labelled Brussels' competition chief Margrethe Vestager's decision as "total political crap".

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FWP: Yellowstone River fish kill likely more than 10000

The closure follows a fish kill that may have killed upward of tens of thousands of native mountain whitefish, FWP spokeswoman Andrea Jones said earlier this week. The mountain whitefish, a native game species, has been particularly affected but there are reports that the rainbow trout and Yellowstone cutthroat trout have also been affected by the die-off and these species are considered crucial in the fishing industry.

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Early voting in Florida is coming to a close

The total does not include provisional ballots. But as Florida voters head to the polls in this year's primary, Secretary of State Ken Detzner says Florida's system is secure. Representative for District 13 – incumbent David Jolly of Indian Shores and Mark Bircher of Seminole. There are Republican primaries races for state committeewoman and one precinct committeemen.

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Maine's Controversial Governor Paul LePage Flirts With Quitting

FIX: Does it surprise you that LePage, who has rarely if ever fully apologized for any of his controversial remarks, would himself suggest resigning? The governor issued a much less apologetic statement before his radio interview. And he did not walk back his comments on drugs and race, saying, "I spoke fact", and adding, "All lives matter". "If you're in a room with Paul LePage , he's a charming, charismatic person - I don't have any personal animus towards him", she says .

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Forecast: Hermine will be a hurricane at landfall

News outlets reported that high school football games in many areas will be played Thursday night because Hermine was expected to bring heavy rains to the state Friday. On Thursday, Tropical Storm Hermine has been upgraded to a hurricane with winds blowing as fast as 75 miles per hour, according to NBC News. " Winds are already near tropical storm strength in portions of the warning area, making outside preparations hard or risky", the NHC said in a statement .

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House Republicans Vow to Block Session on LePage

Senate President Mike Thibodeau said he is struggling with the "correction action" the governor outlined Wednesday morning. During a news conference Friday, LePage said, "A bad guy is a bad guy". The governor snapped back at me with the answer that would draw attacks from the ACLU, LePage's fellow Maine lawmakers, and a good portion of the country: "Let me tell you this, explain to you, I made the comment that black people are trafficking in our state, now ever since I said that comment ...

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First direct commercial flight from United States arrives in Cuba

Scheduled air service between the US and Cuba resumed earlier today after a hiatus of 55 years, with a JetBlue Airways flight from Fort Lauderdale to Santa Clara . The department also authorized 21 weekly flights to Havana on Delta, with daily flights from New York, Atlanta and Miami. José Ramón Cabañas, Cuban ambassador to the US, tweeted a photo of the celebration that awaited passengers upon arrival in Santa Clara .

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Canova refuses to congratulate Wasserman Schultz on victory

She ran the Democratic National Committee, held a safe blue seat and had never had a competitive primary. Her supporters stuck with her even as Wasserman Schultz was forced to step down as head of the Democratic National Committee. But Wasserman Schultz looks to have won easily, with the Associated Press projecting at around 10pm that she'd defeat Canova in her bid for a seventh term.

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Kaepernick pig socks due to 'rogue cops'

After close inspection, Kaepernick has been wearing socks that depict cops as pigs, a derogatory connotation to the men and women who serve communities around the country. "So we've got to move forward and see if we can get him some more snaps here". "[I'm] not really too concerned about that", Kaepernick said. "So, that's what I deal with, and that's how we interact, and he's been great".

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Lightning strike kills hundreds of reindeer

The Norwegian government says 323 reindeer were apparently struck by lightning last week and died. Wildlife officials in Norway believe lightning from a powerful storm killed a herd of migrating reindeer , including 70 calves, in a remote area southwest of Oslo.

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Man dressed as 'Zorro' disrupts LAX; delays 281 flights

He was ordered to lay face-down on the sidewalk as officers approached him. About five minutes before the first 911 calls, officers detained a man dressed as Zorro who was carrying a plastic sword in Terminal 7. She heard people storming into the lounge. "They said we're here that there's a shooting here", Pedregon told CBS Los Angeles. Two flights were canceled, airport spokeswoman Nancy Castles said.

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Immigration agencies weigh Trump policy's potential impact on Indianapolis

Trump's plan calls for the immediate return of all undocumented immigrants who have committed a crime, as well as enacting laws that additionally penalize crimes committed by those without legal status. Eventually he lumped rival Hillary Clinton in with undocumented criminals and mused about whether he should deport her, too. His speech Wednesday was unequivocal: "We will break the cycle of amnesty and illegal immigration".

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Italy earthquake rescuers in desperate search for survivors as toll hits 241

The quake, which was felt across much of central Italy , including in Rome and Florence, flattened nearly all of the small towns of Amatrice and Accumoli and caused extensive damage to a raft of others. Many other children were not so lucky. "We are waiting for the military", said resident Alessandra Cappellanti. "We hope that they can be a support to each other".

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Hermine upgraded to Category 1 hurricane

The tropical storm continued to intensify Thursday morning, with sustained winds climbing to 65 miles per hour and a large swath of the coast already seeing a foot of storm surge . Two Florida counties - Franklin and Wakulla - have already issued evacuation notices, according to the Tallahassee Democrat . Tallahassee is also bracing for the storm, as all classes at Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College have been cancelled for the rest of the ...

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Clinton campaign chairman says Trump 'choked'

Clinton was viewed unfavorably by 56 percent of US adults, up 6 percentage points from the beginning of August, in the survey released Wednesday. In Pennsylvania's Senate race, Democrat Katie McGinty has a five-point lead over Republican Sen.

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Wildfire prompts evacuations of mobile home park, houses

The Bogart Fire started about 12:25 p.m. near International Park Road and Winesap Avenue, north of Beaumont, according to FOX40 sister station KTLA . A firefighter was treated for a non-life threatening injury. To the southwest, crews in Orange County were making water drops over a 20-acre brush fire that broke out just before dawn Tuesday in the Cleveland National Forest.

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Florida storm upgraded to hurricane

The hurricane center also said in an advisory that another storm, Hurricane Gaston, will move near the Azores on Friday. Hermine is expected to make landfall around midnight over the Florida Panhandle. On Thursday, residents were out in force preparing for the storm, and stores began running low on bottled water and flashlights. City crews were struggling to keep up with demand for sand with sandbags.

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New Pennsylvania AG was prosecutor who didn't charge Cosby

Castor Jr., the top deputy to convicted Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane , speaks at a news conference in the agency's headquarters, Tuesday, Aug. Beemer served as Kane's first deputy and testified against her last week in the criminal trial that prompted her resignation. Prosecutors said they discovered evidence that Kane signed a so-called "secrecy oath" on her second day in office on January 17, 2013, promising her secrecy for statewide investigating grand juries one through 32.

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US average 30-year mortgage rate rises

A third straight month like this could spike expectations that the Fed will raise rates later this month, and cement December as the base case for most forecasters. Other Fed leaders, like New York Fed President Bill Dudley, have said job numbers provide a more accurate pulse for the country's economic health than GDP data.

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Chris Brown out on $250 000 bail after dramatic assault arrest

LOS ANGELES (AP) - It seems Chris Brown can't avoid trouble. Im said no one else was arrested in the case. Chris Brown took to social media Tuesday, Aug. Police arrived at the scene later on after she left. That fairy tale took a dark turn just hours before the 2009 Grammys, when Brown assaulted Rihanna , whose birth name is Robyn Fenty.

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More voters trust Hillary Clinton on health care issues

Clinton (48 percent) led Trump (41 percent), with 9 percent undecided in the two-way ballot test. The Clinton campaign began September with more than $68 million on hand, while the Democratic Party's two other joint committees took in a combined $84 million, according to a The Hill news daily report.


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