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Girl injured fleeing from gun violence

Chicago is on pace to have more than 700 homicides by the end of the year. The Wall Street Journal , citing Chicago Police Department data, reports that since January 1, there have been at least 425 gun homicides in the city, surpassing the total for all of a year ago.

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Mother Teresa miracle recipient feels grateful, not special

The years passed by, with support from our GP, Dr Chandy, and our local priest, Canon Woodhouse. I recall the simplicity of her demeanor and message to a mesmerized crowd in a packed auditorium of the Philadelphia Convention Center. But Mother Teresa, one of the most recognisable faces of the 20th century, was put on the fast track to sainthood. "Her canonization is an occasion of great rejoicing for all of us who strive to be faithful and to follow her example of selfless love for our ...

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Meyer seeks more balance with Ohio State's offensive attack

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said this year's teams reminds him of the 2014 team in terms of starting so many talented but still untested players. He'll start after running for 825 yards and scoring five touchdowns in a backup role past year. The explosive Bowling Green Falcons of a year ago will be moving on without dynamic quarterback Matt Johnson which leaves James Knapke under center who barely saw the field in 2015 while also losing top receivers Roger Lewis and Gehrig Dieter.

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You're Invited to Celebrate the 100th Birthday of the National Park Service

Bay City News makes note of 10 national park locations nearby, and highlights places like the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historic Park, and the Eugene O'Neill National Historic Site.

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Clinton Crash: Trump Closes Gap in Reuters Poll

Trump owns the slight edge over Mrs. Clinton: 44.3% to 43.6%. "It's a disturbing preview of what kind of president he'd be", Clinton said Thursday. "There is no path to legalization unless they leave the country and come back", Trump said, noting that they would then have to start paying taxes.

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Tesla (TSLA) Stock Tumbles on Concerns About SolarCity Merger

The automaker has also planned $1.75 spending for the second half of 2016, on production of Model 3 and construction of a Gigafactory. Additionally, Tesla calls for more funds to support the capital needs arising from its $2.6 billion acquisition of struggling sister company SolarCity .

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Pregnant Women Among 38 New Singapore Zika Cases

Populations in India, Indonesia and Nigeria are some of the most vulnerable to transmission, the researchers said. They used data on air traveler numbers to help model their predictions. And he added: "Our findings could offer valuable information to support time-sensitive public health decision-making at local, national, and global levels".

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Oops: Jill Stein flies to the wrong city for her rally

Stein even offered the Green Party nomination to Sanders if he wanted it, but he declined. Stein was slated to speak at noon at Capital University, a school in Bexley, OH, near Columbus. Random Green Party speakers are taking the podium and addressing the crowd as pizzas are being ordered for the crowd. The long-shot candidate has about 2 percent of support in OH, and her national support varies between 1-5 percent, depending on the poll.

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Mexicans are disappointed in Trump's visit, but not with Trump

The candidate who once said undocumented immigrants from Mexico were "rapists" and "drug dealers" sounded downright friendly on Wednesday. "People will need to leave the country to be able to obtain legal status or obtain citizenship". The fiery speech confirmed Tr ump's hard line on immigration shortly after he insisted to Pena Nieto that a giant wall would be built on the US-Mexico border if he was elected.

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Tropical storm warning issued for parts of Florida

A tropical storm warning is in effect for a larger area from the Bay-Walton county line on the Panhandle to the Anclote River. National Weather Service meteorologist Andrew Hagan said the tropical depression is expected to become a tropical storm later Wednesday and is keeping the atmosphere more moist than usual.

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Obama visits Louisiana after historic flooding

Obama had received updates on the flooding from U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate, both of whom went to Louisiana . "The survivors of the flooding in Louisiana are not well served by a political discussion; they're well served by a competent, effective, strong, coordinated government response", White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Monday.

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Hermine heads up the Atlantic

National Hurricane Center . The track looks to continue to move northeast into southern Georgia and eventually Charleston by Saturday with winds weakening to 45 miles per hour. Winds and rain from Hurricane Hermine approach Highway 80 that leads to Tybee Island, Georgia, Friday . In Tallahassee, more than 70,000 utility customers were without power as winds and rain lashed the city.

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New questions arise about Clinton Foundation ties to State Department

The new documents included 37 Hillary Clinton email exchanges not previously turned over to the State Department, bringing the known total to date of such emails uncovered by Judicial Watch to 228 of new Clinton emails (not part of the 55,000 pages of emails that Clinton turned over to the State Department).

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Republicans ask Clinton Foundation to produce correspondence

Photographs show her using multiple devices. "When Democrats do that, they call it a conflict", Brazile said . But at the very least it shows extremely poor judgment by Hillary Clinton, who committed to President Barack Obama when he appointed her that she'd maintain a wall between State and the foundation.

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Trump Pays IRS Penalty for Foundation's Political Donation

So this doesn't look like a "mistake". Donald Trump is being forced to pay a penalty to the IRS after it was revealed he gave a political donation to a campaign organization that is the political organizational arm of Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi while she was deliberating on bringing charges against Trump University.

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Tropical storm watch issued for southern Georgia coast

The storm has begun a move to the north at 2 miles per hour and a Tropical Storm Watch for the Gulf Coast has now been upgraded to a Tropical Storm Warning . Rain was already soaking portions of the state Wednesday, leading to traffic jams in the Tampa area. "Heavy rain associated with this tropical moisture will likely start Wednesday and totals of 5 to 8 or more inches are possible by Thursday evening".

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Two Men Charged With Murder Of Dwyane Wade's Cousin

Nykea Aldridge, 32, a mother of four, was pushing a baby stroller Friday afternoon on Chicago's South Side when she was shot. Police said the bloodthirsty brothers meant to shoot a man who dropped off women at a house in their neighborhood.

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Hurricane Hermine moving inland over Florida

Injuries were reported in Tallahassee as trees fell onto homes. Thursday, Gov. Rick Scott urged residents to take precautions, calling the storm "life-threatening". Georgia Power's online outage map showed that numerous outages were in and around the cities of Valdosta and Brunswick. As of 4:45 PM, Hermine is packing winds of 70 miles per hour.

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Christian woman forced to remove headscarf for photo sues Alabama officials

But when Allen sat down for her driver's license photo, the clerk demanded she take off her headscarf. "I smiled, 'Yes, ma'am, '" said Allen. A friend who had traveled with Allen tried to explain to the clerk that Allen "doesn't uncover her hair ever", but the clerk remained unfazed, insisting to Allen that: "You are not a Muslim, and Christian women don't cover their hair".

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Walmart To Cut 7000 Jobs

In June, the retailer tested the plan in 500 stores, moving invoicing and accounting employees out onto the store floor to interact more with customers, and replacing those many of those roles with automated systems. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. had its "underperform" rating reiterated by analysts at BMO Capital Markets. Walmart says all 7,000 workers will be "transitioned" before the end of the year.

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Wal-Mart to cut 7000 US store back-office jobs

The share price is trading in a range of $8.54 - 8.68. Meanwhile, Director, 10% Owner WALTON S ROBSON sold 3,142,846 shares worth $227573000.48, through a transaction dated 2016-08-24. (NYSE: WMT ) recently. The rating firm gave a Buy rating to this stock in a research note on Jun 6, 2016. Now shares have been rated as "Buy" from "0" brokerage firms and "6" brokerage firms say as "Strong Buy".

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Trump Jokes About Deporting Hillary Clinton

After a week of a softer and more compassionate tone on immigration, Trump took to the stage in Phoenix to lay out his plan to create a "deportation force" and build a wall on the U.S. The poll also has a much higher share of undecideds than other polls do at this stage, with 13% say they don't know who they would support. Donald Trump on Wednesday said he would deport "criminal illegal immigrants" in the US, and that anyone else here illegally could also be subject to deportation.

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Mother Teresa's mission lives on in Kolkata, grows worldwide

Catholics revered Mother Teresa for bringing relief to the sick and dying through chapters of her Missionaries of Charity (MoC) order, whose sisters wear distinctive blue-trimmed white robes, established around the world. "It took me some time, and it still takes me time, to reflect about it and to understand it more deeply", she said in an interview. For almost 50 years, Mother Teresa endured what the church calls a "dark night of the soul" - a period of spiritual doubt, despair and ...

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False report of gunfire causes panic at major USA airport

Flights to and from Los Angeles International Airport were delayed as reports of a gunman opening fire stirred chaos as hundreds of people rushed from terminals to sidewalks or the tarmac. Officers with rifles stormed the airport, panicked travelers in five terminals evacuated or pushed through security. In one of the clips a man could be heard asking 'why are we running?' and another passenger replied 'security said to run'.

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Florida Bracing for Tropical Storm Hermine

Areas to the west of Jacksonville could see rain of 5-10 inches, while more coastal areas are forecasted to get 4-8 inches of rain . And at least 18 people have been evacuated in Pasco County as a storm surge in the Gulf of Mexico and bands of heavy rain push water into low-lying areas of coastal neighborhoods, inundating homes and roads, officials said.

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Jackson breaks Louisville single-game touchdown record in first half

Brandon Radcliff gets his TD on a 16-yard pass play, courtesy of Lamar Jackson (Cindy Rice Shelton photo). "It's definitely heartbreaking", said Appalachian State's Marcus Cox, who rushed for 115 yards. Louisville had 286 passing yards, while Charlotte had 62. He is looking to carry over a solid freshman season with the team, where he finished the season off with a tremendous bowl performance.

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Apple boss calls Irish €13bn tax bill 'c**p'

At a news conference on Tuesday, the EC's commissioner for competition, Margrethe Vestager, detailed the way Apple's tax strategy in Ireland had worked. The Apple boss also slammed the commission for appearing to focus on USA companies in its probes. "I have no idea where the number came from". "If it was up to me, the confidential version would have been published yesterday", said Vestager.

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New York Mets vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Ellis drove Robles' fourth pitch over Granderson's head in left field, scoring Joseph and Altherr with his first hit for the Phillies. The Phillies felt better about the idea of offering the soon-to-be free agent a qualifying offer, and should he leave as a free agent this winter, recouping the compensation draft pick as a result.

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Tropical Storm Hermine: No swimming at city beaches Sunday, mayor says

Sunday, the storm will be well offshore of Virginia and will slowly track north toward Long Island before stalling and remaining off shore through Wednesday morning - an unusual and troubling scenario for such a powerful storm to remain in place for an extended period, he said.

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President Obama Visits Louisiana After Flooding

President Barack Obama traveled to the Baton Rouge , La., area on Tuesday to pledge federal support to fix the damage from some of the worst flooding to hit the U.S.in years, while also calling for private donors and volunteers to help get families and local businesses back on their feet.

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UNH librarian leaves $4 million to school

Morin was described as keeping to himself, with his financial advisor telling the Union-Leader that his client "never went out". The donation to the library will be used to create scholarships for work-study students , along with renovations and funding for staff members in the library to continue their library science studies.

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Ex-NFL star gets 18 years for drugging, raping women

Former NFL star Darren Sharper is headed to prison for 18 years for raping 16 women across four different states, a judge decided on August 18. Sharper was first arrested in 2014 and later charged with drugging and raping more than a dozen women in different states including Arizona, Nevada and Louisiana.

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Decision for Rousseff to keep political rights a 'small' embarrassment, says Temer

Dilma Rousseff , ousted this week as Brazil's president, has filed an appeal with the country's highest court to challenge the Federal Senate's decision to remove her from office for breaking budgetary rules. "China has great confidence in Brazil's development prospects, as well as confidence in cooperation between China and Brazil", Xi said. Venezuela, Bolivia and Ecuador withdrew their ambassadors and Brazil responded by recalling its envoys for consultations.

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Don't Breathe: Horror film scares United States box office rivals

That said, this weekend's top twelve will still show improvement over the same weekend previous year, perhaps by as much as 20%. Don't Breathe releases with three other box flicks, Southside With You , Hands of Stone, and Mechanic: Resurrection.

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Rochester for Justice seeks donations for N.D. pipeline protest

Tom Iverson troopers briefly closed the highway due to the protest, and construction was temporarily halted. The Dakota Access Pipeline route brings oil from the Bakken fields to a hub in IL, from which it will connect to existing pipelines that lead to the Nederland, Texas terminal on the Gulf Cost, a facility owned by Sunoco Logistics, a partner to the Dakota Access project , capable of crude oil exports .


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