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North Carolina voter ID law struck down by US appeals court

That means the current decision will nearly certainly guide North Carolina's 2016 election, raising questions about voting irregularities and the ability of the state to conduct a fair election. Here's a response from GOP leaders in North Carolina pledging to challenge the decision all the way to the Supreme Court, and here's Hasen's explanation of why that's unlikely to succeed.

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Two female officers attacked by man with machete

Belgium's prime minister announced Sunday that the country is formally launching a "terrorist" investigation into Saturday's attack of two police officers outside a police station by a machete-wielding man who shouted "Allah Akhbar". We must avoid panic of course... and not give in to terror. The local prosecutor in Charleroi handed the case to the federal prosecutor "as there are indications that the attack could have been inspired by terrorist motives", it said.

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NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton is going to resign

Commissioner Bratton stated that he will try to leave the bus heading in the right direction before he leaves the force next month. His duties will be taken over by Chief of Department James O'Neill in September. Despite hard challenges, Commissioner Bratton has conducted himself with dignity, strength and professionalism. Under Bratton's leadership in the mid-1990s, felony crime in New York City fell by 39%, city officials said.

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Clinton took a short-circuit in the brain, says Trump

In a fundraising email sent to donors on Sunday, the democratic nominee reminded them that the real estate tycoon is "unqualified and unfit to lead our country" as polls showed her lead over Trump was getting stronger. Trump's clear advantage is among white men without college degrees as he enjoys a 40-point lead with that group. Obama won the state by four points against former Massachusetts Gov.

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Leicester City v Manchester United

Ibrahimovic marked his competitive debut for United with the winning goal seven minutes from time, after Jame Vardy had equalised following a superb solo strike from Lingard. "I would not be ambitious if I said we had a fantastic performance, because it was not a fantastic performance". Fellaini did well to track back and dispossess him, only to turn the ball over to the striker Musa had been attempting to find all along.

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Freeman, Garcia shots boost Braves past Cardinals

However, that failure didn't come back to haunt St. Louis (58-51), which grabbed a half-game lead for the National League's second wild-card spot over Miami, pending the outcome of the Marlins' game in Colorado. "He battled his tail off out there and the movement was good in his cutter and slider", Snitker said. Braves 3B Adonis Garcia tumbled into the camera well next to the Atlanta dugout to make an acrobatic catch on Brandon Moss' pop foul in bottom of the third inning.

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Rifle maker wants documents sealed in Sandy Hook shooting suit

The public will get its first glimpse of the CT school built to replace the one where 20 first-graders and six educators were massacred. Two police officers will be stationed there. An open house for the new school, erected on the same site, is set for Friday, July 29, 2016. The old school was demolished in 2013 , a few months after the killings.

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Kaine: Clinton and I Will Be "Real Transparent"

Following a massive email scandal, where the Federal Bureau of Investigation let her off the hook for being "extremely careless" with classified information as secretary of state, Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is now blaming her response on a "short circuit".

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Trump officially endorses Paul Ryan at stop in Green Bay

Minutes after Trump announced his support during a rally in Ryan's home state, Palin wrote on Facebook that she was "proud to be standing with Paul Nehlen since May 9th". However, in refusing to endorse Ryan, Trump was seen as thumbing his nose at Reince Priebus, the chair of the Republican National Committee and a leader who has gone out of his way to ensure that party elders treat Trump as a legitimate nominee.

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New polls favor Clinton, Trump makes Midwest swing

The Democratic nominee retains an advantage, 41% to 38%, with Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green Party candidate Jill Stein included in the survey . The poll found that in those west and southwest regions of MI, critical for flipping MI red, Johnson is drawing 10% and 16% support, respectively. Sixty-one percent of MI voters polled believe Trump is not prepared to lead.

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2 men arrested after pulling gun on restaurant employee

Police also arrested the driver, 24-year-old Theresa Highpipe, for aggravated eluding, DUI, and driving without a driver's license. The female driver was extricated by Sioux Falls Fire Rescue and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

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Trump backs Paul Ryan, John McCain for re-election

Donald Trump , looking to put behind him a week of party infighting and show that Republicans are united, endorsed Speaker of the House Paul Ryan and Senators John McCain and Kelly Ayotte in their reelection bids. The charges came soon after Clinton addressed her own political vulnerabilities while facing a group of minority journalists in Washington . "You would think you ought to be focusing on Hillary Clinton - on all of her deficiencies".

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Donald Trump's and Paul Ryan's endorsements of each other were pretty similar

Donald Trump , just days after flirting with a civil war in the GOP over he endorses Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan's re-election bid, appears to have come down with a case of cold feet. "Very important. We'll work together". Mr Trump called his Democratic opponent "a unsafe liar", "an unbalanced person", "pretty close to unhinged", "totally unfit to lead" and lacking "the judgment, temperament and moral character to lead the country".

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Egypt bids farewell to Nobel Prize science laureate Zewail

The funeral, broadcast live on television, was attended by president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi as well as military leaders, public officials and Zewail's family. In 2014, he published an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times urging the USA government to remain constructively engaged with Egypt, rather than threatening to cut off US aid after the military, led by Sisi, toppled President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood after mass protests against his rule.

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Obama says U.S. funding to fight Zika is rapidly running out

Two babies have been born with Zika-related birth defects in the state already. The test was confirmed Friday through lab results, according to the department. There is no vaccine or medicine for Zika . The mothers got Zika-after traveling to another country where it is present. It is especially risky for pregnant women because it can cause brain damage and other serious birth defects in infants born to mothers infected by the virus.

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Police Supt.: people have 'right to be upset' by police shooting

Some protesters said they were discouraged by the size of the crowd compared to the crowds that marched in November following the release of a video showing Laquan McDonald being shot 16 times by a Chicago officer. Authorities have not specified which policy the officers broke. "I was concerned by some of the things that I saw on the videos and that's why we took such a swift action ...

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Friday Box Office Analysis

Full disclosure: I'm with the larger consensus when it comes to Suicide Squad in thinking that it is, without a doubt , better than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice but is still rife with problems. Then it is straight to a massive exposition dump where rather than getting to know these characters naturally and through their actions, we get brief flashbacks that still leave us woefully uninformed unless their motives are so basic that you wonder why that person is "the worst of the worst".

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Dozens dead in Mexico in landslides triggered by Tropical Storm Earl

We would not really be concerned about any direct impacts locally as this low would eventually move back north into Florida and Georgia late next week. The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Hawaii through Monday . About 5 inches to 12 inches of rainfall could be seen over several areas.

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Harrison, Pace, Greene, Stanfel enter Hall of Fame

No, all of those times it was just about loving football. Favre was presented by his wife Deanna and then took over and spoke for around 36 minutes. Brett Favre played from the heart for 16 seasons with the Green Bay Packers, 20 season overall. Not bad for a kid whose only scholarship offer came from Southern Miss.

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Tim Kaine promises 'We're going to be real transparent, absolutely'

Clinton attempted to explain her remarks on "Fox News Sunday", saying: "I was pointing out in both of those instances that Director Comey has said that my answers in my Federal Bureau of Investigation interview were truthful ", she said.

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'We have to unite': Trump ends standoff with Paul Ryan

Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania says Donald Trump should be making the case against Hillary Clinton "rather than getting involved in other unrelated discussions". Eager to change their minds, Trump unleashed a torrent of insults at Clinton. "And you know that, and that's how I've always felt". Trump called his Democratic opponent "a risky liar", "an unbalanced person", "pretty close to unhinged", "totally unfit to lead", and lacking "the judgment, temperament and moral character ...

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Katie Ledecky sends ominous message to rivals with Olympic record in heats

The U.S. had to settle for silver in an American-record time of 3:31.89, extending a gold medal drought in the event that goes back to the 1996 Atlanta Games. But some might question the decision considering Amanda Weir and Stanford's Lia Neal were faster at the trials a month ago. He won the 200m butterfly in an Olympic record and an hour later helped the U.S.

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Forest fire breaks out in Southern California

There was no immediate threat to buildings and there were no recommended evacuations, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department. Firefighters were battling the blaze by air and on the ground, according to the San Bernardino County Fire Department and U.S.

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Ailes ran PR campaigns against foes

While a number of Fox News personalities came to the defense of Ailes after former employee Gretchen Carlson filed suit against him for sexual harassment, Kelly was conspicuously quiet. Sherman said even he was targeted too, explaining that not only did people at Fox "set up web pages to attack my reputation", but PIs "employed by Fox contributor Bo Dietl were instructed to follow me and my wife".

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No TV? Watching the Rio Olympics is no problem

NBC, which is the channel broadcasting the Olympics , has tons of live stream events each year for its subscribers. Because based on how NBC did with the 2012 Games in London, where it combined for 5,535 hours and declared it to be "the most watched television event in USA history", there's no incentive to dial anything back.

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Bye-Bye Scary Lucy: New Statue Unveiled in Lucille Ball's Hometown

So far, it seems Celoron residents are happy, too. After complaints and humiliation, a new statue was commissioned and it was unveiled this past Saturday on what would have been Lucille Ball's 105th birthday. "And then he stated that if we didn't have the funds and we didn't like the statue, we should take it down and put it in storage". As you remember, the "Scary Lucy" statue was created in 2009 and created a buzz on social media.

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Kaine says he and Clinton will be 'real transparent'

WASHINGTON-As Hillary Clinton struggles to put the contretemps over her personal email server behind her, her running-mate is offering a more simple defense: the Democratic presidential contender messed up, said she was sorry and won't do it again.

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Disney builds stone wall at lake where alligator killed boy

Workers began construction of the barriers within weeks of the tragedy and should complete the work by October, Disney said in a statement. Lane Graves, 2, from Elk Horn, Neb., was dragged into a lake and killed by an alligator at a Disney World resort in Florida this summer.

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Texas reaches deal to weaken voter-ID rules

The agreement, signed by representatives of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R), plaintiffs who sued to reverse Texas's voter identification law and the U.S. "The agreement fully protects the citizens of Texas", Lang said. "The judges ignored all the evidence about improved turnout under Voter ID laws and the lack of any discrimination at all".

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Fact check: Clinton addresses email controversy

On Friday, after days of meetings with her handlers, Clinton backtracked, saying she " misspoke " on Fox News and in a subsequent interview with a Colorado television station several days later. But the Democratic presidential nominee also claimed that a broad electoral victory over Donald Trump in November would give her the capital needed to push her plans through Congress with Republican support and appeared to blame her political opponents for her low approval ratings.

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Alex Massialas falls short of historic USA fencing gold in foil

The last time the US won a men's individual fencing medal was when Peter Westbrook won the bronze medal during the 1984 Los Angeles Games. "Every since I was a kid, I wanted to win gold". Alex Massialas fell short of becoming the first American men's fencer to win a gold medal in the three current Olympic disciplines, earning the silver medal in men's individual foil at the Rio Olympics on Sunday afternoon.

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Ryan unsure what would change Trump endorsement

Trump this week refused to endorse Ryan when he told The Washington Post he was "not quite there yet" - using the same phrase Ryan had used about Trump before finally endorsing him. When asked about Nehlen, who has said that the United States should consider deporting Muslims, in particular those who follow sharia law, Ryan was incredulous.

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UN Security Council to hold emergency meeting on N. Korean missile launches

North Korea fired two intermediate-range missiles simultaneously, but one appeared to explode on take-off, according to the USA military. Several North Korean rockets have gone further and even over Japan . This week, the communist nation of North Korea reportedly declared war against the USA, which the latter had not taken seriously. North Korea'a actions are in apparent response to a missile-defense system, called the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense ( THAAD ), the U.S.is ...

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In Green Bay, Trump finally endorses Ryan

He said, "I support and endorse our Speaker of the House Paul Ryan", adding that while they "may disagree on a couple of things", they agree on a lot as well. Among those on the team are John Paulson, a hedge fund billionaire; Dan Kowalski, a former staffer on the Senate Budget Committee; and Steven Mnuchin, a NY investor who is Trump's national finance chairman.

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Donald Trump slams Clinton over "short-circuited" email answer

While Clinton is now leading Trump in most polls , many surveys show broad swaths of the public do not find her trustworthy, and harbor doubts about whether she's told the truth about email server. MAURICE DUBOIS: Hillary Clinton says she did not mean to imply that FBI Director James Comey vouches for the truth of her public statements about her e-mails.


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