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Invoking religion, a more disciplined Trump speaks of unity

Any immigrants who want full citizenship must return to their countries of origin and get in line, he told reporters. "I am also going to notify all countries that refuse to take back unsafe illegal immigrants who have committed crimes in this country that they will lose access to our visa programs if they continue to do so".

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Boston Police Union Battles Commissioner Over Body Cams

Every Charleston city police patrol officer and supervisor is now equipped with a body camera. The Boston Globe reported that the union warned its members not to wear the cameras, and posted a notice saying there would be a "sanction" for volunteers.

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NYC judge dismisses case in fatal beating of wife's attacker

Nash was pronounced dead at an area hospital and Diallo was arrested on a manslaughter charge. The charges against Mamadou Diallo, the man who was accused of fatally attacking his wife's would-be rapist in the Bronx in May, were dropped Wednesday.

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Newton on path toward Mexico's border with Arizona

As the tropical storm weakens over land, it'll still drop substantial amounts of rain across Arizona and New Mexico, which will lead to flooding. Mexico's Sonora state is expected to see rain accumulation up to 6 inches - possibly 10 inches in isolated areas.

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Canada's Enbridge to buy Spectra Energy in US$28 bln deal

In 2006, Charlotte, North Carolina-based Duke purchased Cincinnati-based Cinergy Corp. Spectra shareholders will receive 0.984 shares in the merged company for each share of Spectra they own. The companies' pipeline assets "are irreplaceable; you could not build those assets today", Spectra Chief Executive Greg Ebel said on an analyst conference call held to discuss the deal.

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Abbreviated Pundit Roundup: The Trump-Bondi Bribery Scandal

The donation was three years ago. In short order, the $25,000 donation check arrived from Trump, who later called Bondi "a fabulous representative of the people". Trump Organization controller Jeffrey McConney said the business was unaware of its mistakes until the watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington and the Post brought the issue to their attention, and that Trump paid an excise tax afterward.

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Tropical Storm Hermine batters US East Coast through weekend

Almost 750 homes in Pasco County remain under evacuation orders Monday morning after rain from Hermine left neighborhoods underwater. Workers remove downed trees during cleanup operations in the aftermath of Hurricane Hermine in Tallahassee, Florida September 2, 2016.

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Safe sex for 6 months after visting Zika-hit areas

Mouse models of Zika infection in adults confirm that the virus can infect specific regions of the eye, resulting in uveitis and conjunctivitis-a symptom observed in 10%-15% of human patients. Knox County Health Department director, Dr. Martha Buchanan, said the four cases of the Zika virus in Knox County are people that have traveled to infected countries.

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Looking at Cosby's past for a pattern of drugging, sex abuse

In a motion filed Tuesday, Pennsylvania prosecutors asked the judge to let 13 women beyond Constand testify to show a pattern of behavior. Numerous women have accused Cosby of strikingly similar sexual assaults, claiming that he plied them with alcohol and drugs before taking advantage of their altered mental state.

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Ark. ITT Tech students question future after school closes nationwide

Whitney Barkley, an attorney with the Center for Responsible Lending said, "Although ITT Tech blamed its closures on August 25 Department of Education supervisory actions, the institution was facing multiple state investigations as well as other serious signs of approaching failure".

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Senator mum on Epipen price increase

Millions of Americans rely on EpiPens every year. "That's awful because parents even had difficulty paying for the price they were before the price increase, because if you have a high deductible insurance that leaves a lot of cash out of pocket", said Reeves.

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Why ITT Is Shutting Down Roughly 140 Schools

The kiss of death for ITT Tech was when the government recently banned the for-profit school from enrolling new students with federal financial aid. When education officials announced the sanctions against ITT last month, they said it wasn't meant to force the chain to close.

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Mural of Gov. LePage in KKK garb sparks debate in Portland

LePage, who has said he's no longer speaking to reporters, did not respond to a request by the AP to clarify or defend his comments. "Comparing the governor to the grand wizard is a step too far for me", Strimling said . "If it was hate speech, it would be illegal". "So, kind of new territory at this point". LePage said he doesn't intend to talk to the media anymore, a claim he has made before.

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August Marks Deadliest Month for Chicago

Police said they made 18 percent more murder arrests this past month compared to August 2015. There was a total of 472 shooting victims, an average of more than 15 people per day. Overall this year, there have been more homicides in Chicago than New York City and Los Angeles combined , CBS Chicago reported . The story begins by noting that over the six years examined, a Chicago police officer fired at someone every five days, killing 92 people and wounding 170.

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Clinton, Trump trade barbs over national security

The airliner, she informed reporters, was "pretty cool". "Not on my watch", she said. "I've been, just, waiting for this moment". Clinton is trying to raise questions about Trump's temperament and fitness for office given his history of incendiary rhetoric, such as declaring President Barack Obama "the founder of ISIS", an acronym for the Islamic State militant group.

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Italy Earthquake: ancient villages destroyed, aftershocks continue

He also thanked aid workers and the Civil Defence for promptly offering assistance to survivors and people trapped in the rubble. It says the number of injured stands at 365. The area has also been shaken by strong aftershocks, including a 4.7-magnitude tremor with its epicentre about 7km east of Norcia, according to the US Geological Survey.

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Russia's alleged involvement in United States polls worries Clinton

The newest in a trend of tightening polls is the Washington Post/Survey Monkey poll showing Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by one percent in Texas . On the Democratic side, both Clinton and her vice presidential running mate, Tim Kaine, blasted Trump . She took questions for more than 20 minutes on her plane for a second straight day Tuesday.

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Search Called off for 2 Missing US Climbers

They were attempting a second climb on the north face of a peak known as Ogre-II after their first attempt past year almost killed them. "It seems that a big avalanche had occurred, as they were going very well till August 23, but then it snowed a lot for four, five days", Haidri told Reuters on Sunday."The (helicopter) search was suspended on Sunday, as the family didn't request for a second-day search", he said, but added that the rescue mission is still formally under way and other ...

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Theresa may wishes 'inspiring' paralympics team luck in rio

Vinicius Lummertz, the Brazilian Tourism Board head, said that tourism will grow in the coming years in Brazil due to the extensive coverage that the worldwide press gave to the Olympic Games and are expected to give to the Paralympics. To keep the Rio Games on track, city authorities had to promise 150 million reais ($46 million, 41 million euros) in August while the government got state companies to inject another 100 million reais in sponsorship.

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Profit educational company to close ITT Technical Institutes

ITT Educational Services says it was forced to take the action after the U.S. Department of Education issued sanctions August 25, including a ban on enrolling new students who rely on federal financial aid. Whitney Barkley-Denny, legislative counsel for the nonprofit Center for Responsible Lending, said the closure ultimately is a good thing because ITT's priorities have been questioned for years.

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Donald Trump Closes Virginia Gap to Two Points

Also, while murder rates have risen in certain US cities, violent crime levels are not at record highs, as Trump has claimed, and Federal Bureau of Investigation statistics show violent crime nationally remains on a two decade decline. Only one of the polls included in the average, the Fox News Poll , was sponsored by a group whose polls will be included in the calculations the Commission on Presidential Debates will complete to determine eligibility for the debates.

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Nicola Sturgeon once again refuses to rule out a second independence referendum

Her spokesman said that the programme for government would be about domestic issues, but that Europe would be a "common theme running through everything we do" going forward. "The SNP are determined to drag us back to the arguments of the past". "My view is absolutely clear, I think Kezia is a fantastic, young, strong, woman leader of the Labour Party in Scotland and she is doing a fantastic job in hard circumstances, having inherited a set of circumstances where Scottish Labour is at a very ...

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Oil Prices Rise, Fall On Saudi-Russia Pledge

Russian officials said the price for oil was just short of a level considered fair, while Riyadh said that, despite the knee-jerk market reactions to Monday headlines, there was no proposal to freeze production levels now on the table. again. United States markets were closed for a Labour Day public holiday meaning there was no lead Wall Street. To this end, the producers announced they will form a group to monitor the market, with Russian Federation considering the possibility of a crude ...

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Trump and Clinton look to pass US commander-in-chief test

Clinton addressed a crowd in Tampa , Florida saying: "His (Trump's) whole campaign has been one long insult to all those who've worn the uniform to protect our most cherished American values and a man who is so wrong about our veterans isn't right to serve as our Commander-in-Chief, and when it comes to fighting ISIS (so called "Islamic State") he has been all over the map, you would have to literally map it out".

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Trump a national security danger: Clinton

While Ms. Clinton's grasp of policy and patience for detail are far superior to Mr. Trump, it is unclear as to how their face-off will play out. Texas Republican Rep. "We are a military town", Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn said in one of the speeches introducing Clinton. "We're going to help you pay it back and pay it off quickly".

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Maine lawmakers to meet on embattled governor's future

Addressing a handful of reporters Wednesday , the Republican said he's not an alcoholic or drug addict and doesn't "have mental issues". "What I have is a backbone, and I want to move Maine forward". "I'm exhausted of being caught in the gotcha moments". Senate Democratic Leader Justin Alfond said he remains unconvinced that LePage can lead and called for bipartisan leaders to discuss a special session.

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Donald Trump: 'Major speech' on illegal immigration coming Wednesday in Arizona

The announcement Sunday came after Trump said in a tweet late Friday afternoon that he'll be in Phoenix on August 31. Surrogates speak for and back up their presidential nominee. But who Trump considers a criminal remained unclear Sunday. The wall was going up - Mexico would have to pay - and those estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally were going to have to leave.

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Florida's already flooding from tropical weather

Forecasters say they expect that system to turn to the northeast toward Florida and become a tropical storm sometime Wednesday. Forecasters predicted the storm would most likely make landfall in the state's Big Bend or Nature Coast areas as early as Wednesday night or Thursday afternoon, packing winds as strong as 65 miles per hour.

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Lawmaker: Probe deleted Clinton emails cited in FBI report

Hillary Clinton has spent the past few months firing arrows at Donald Trump from a number of fronts. He was defending Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state, saying Clinton has admitted it was a mistake.

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Samsung Recalls All Galaxy Note 7 Devices

The extent of the financial setback this expensive exercise might cause Samsung has been kept officially quiet, with only the company's President of its mobile division, Dongjin Koh, revealing that it would be a "heartbreaking amount". Alternatively, customers who have not purchased a Galaxy Note7 from Samsung can approach their place of purchase to discuss their remedy options. Samsung , meanwhile, said that the new Note 7's could arrive as early as next week but hasn't confirmed yet ...

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Case for U.S. rate hike stronger, Fed chief says

Although US government data earlier on Friday showed the economy growing only sluggishly in the second quarter, Yellen said a lot of new jobs were being created and economic growth would likely continue at a moderate pace. The Fed officials' comments pushed the dollar higher against a basket of currencies. Earlier, Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart said on Bloomberg Television that the Fed could hike rates possibly twice this year.

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No Apparent Zika Virus Spread at Rio Olympics, WHO Says

No Zika infections were reported in Brazil during the Olympics, either among athletes or visitors, the World Health Organization said Friday. Tests have found the Zika virus in mosquitoes from Miami, the first detected on continental United States, confirming local transmission of the disease, the Florida authorities said.

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North Carolina teen enters electrified pool water, drowns

Deputies have not yet confirmed what exactly happened. The Wake County Sheriff's Office is still investigating what caused the water to become electrified. A pool employee called 911 after finding Rosoff in the pool. "It's rare that you just have an automatic leader who you know, who you trust and can get things done", she said.

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Trump, Clinton open campaign season sparring on national security

The possibility of Russian involvement in cyber intrusions that were revealed in July "raises some grave questions about potential Russian interference with our electoral process", Clinton told reporters on her campaign plane as she flew to a rally in IL.

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Hillary Clinton: No 'New' Donald Trump When It Comes to Immigration

It was aimed at rebutting Clinton's arguments that she would be best positioned to lead the military and reassuring Republicans who have openly anxious that his provocative statements might undermine US alliances. In CBS poll, 47% of voters in swing states said they saw no change in his policy, and 37% said they thought he had slightly eased is proposals and the ABC poll, 78% thought Trump would fail to make Mexico pay for any wall, and 67% had a negative to his speech.


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