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Loser in court, NC revises early voting

State board members, reviewing the voting patterns of Robeson County residents, made a decision to shift some of those hours to the end of the early voting period, when more people tend to vote. But Democrats on the board argued all 22 sites were needed for the entire period in the state's largest county. By a 3-2 vote, the state board instead Thursday agreed to a local Democratic plan opening up eight additional sites and providing a second Sunday of voting.

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The Disappearance and Return of the Original Ground Zero Flag

A 3- by 5-foot US flag hoisted by firefighters at the scene of the destroyed World Trade Center after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, will go back on display Thursday - 15 years after it mysteriously disappeared. It is not clear how the flag ended up in Washington. He said he'd been given the flag on Veterans Day 2007 by someone from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, who in turn had received from the widow of a victim of the attacks.

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Jill Stein to return to face charges

Jill Stein, who is now polling around 5%, was protesting with Native Americans in North Dakota to stop the Dakota Access pipeline. Stein's college tour is being used as a showcase for her proposal to make college tuition free for all students and for loan forgiveness for young people already burdened with student debt.

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FAA: Don't turn on Galaxy Note 7 phones on flights

The Federal Aviation Administration said Thursday night that because of recent fire reports involving the smartphone, passengers shouldn't use or charge one or stow one in checked baggage. Samsung has suspended sales of the Galaxy Note 7 and has promised to replace already sold units. It will also pack a 1,950mAh battery which according to Samsung, has a 318 hour standby time, but then again given its specs it's not surprising that it isn't a battery hog.

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Weld on Aleppo gaffe: 'It's quite a moment on television'

Aleppo is the largest city in Syria and it's been the center of intense fighting, massive war crimes and an ongoing humanitarian crisis sending refugees, many risking their lives, to Europe and the United States . No", he continued. "Should I have identified Aleppo? Yes. "I understand the significance". The exchange sent the phrase " What is Aleppo " to Twitter's worldwide trends list as the third-party candidate works to capitalize on the unpopularity of Republican Donald Trump and ...

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Sexual Assault Survivor Reflects on Jacob Wetterling's Disappearance

Heinrich described during a court hearing what happened the night of October 22, 1989, the last night Jacob was seen alive. Heinrich admitted in court Tuesday that he abducted, sexually assaulted and killed the boy. Heinrich accepted the plea deal, which was two parts, according to U.S. Attorney, Andrew Lugen, part one required him to tell where Jacob was, as well as a full detailed confession.

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The awkward moment Barack Obama finally met Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte

The meeting took place in a holding space for leaders, the official said , adding the "exchange consisted of pleasantries between the two". Obama and Duterte are in the Laotian capital along with other regional leaders for the summit. "Son of a whore, I will curse you in that forum", Duterte told reporters shortly before flying to Laos . Tensions between the United States and the Philippines, its former colony, are unusual at high-level meetings.

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GOP lawmaker: Be nice to Clinton, she has 'special needs'

She had a rather prolonged coughing fit at a campaign stop in Cleveland , which prompted an aggressive media push back on behalf of her campaign. Gohmert wasn't simply making a snide and insensitive joke, he is full-fledged accusing Clinton of lacking the majority of her mental facilities.

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Clinton talks humility and faith - and less Trump

The Democratic nominee arrived in Kansas City shortly after 5 p.m., slightly delaying her speech to the convention. Dr. Jerry Young, the president of the National Baptist Convention, also took a veiled dig at Trump, during his introduction.

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After foreign policy forum, Clinton rebukes Trump for Putin comments

BARACK OBAMA: And every time he speaks, that opinion is confirmed. Later on Wednesday, the nonpartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said Trump's defense plan would cost roughly 450 billion dollars over the next 10 years, but his cost offset plans would only cover two-thirds of that sum.

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Minnesota Twins Honoring Jacob Wetterling

Prosecutors say they consulted with Jacob Wetterling's family and got their approval for a plea deal that means their son's killer faces a recommended sentence of just 20 years in prison. The buried remains were identified as Jacob's on Saturday. She added that it was "incredibly painful" to learn of Jacob's last hours alive. Heinrich's attorneys walked quickly by the media without comment.

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Tourists Stranded Above the Alps in Cable Cars

According to the French newspaper Le Dauphine Libere, the passengers were transported to Punta Helbronner and then continued down to the valley station via the new SkyWay cable vehicle. "The most important thing is that we all got out", he said. A rescue operation began when 110 people were trapped as a result of cables becoming crossed on the panoramic route close to Mont Blanc .

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Stein says arranging court date on protest-related charges

Part of the pipeline would traverse the Sioux's lands and run under the Missouri River, the tribe's sole water source. A federal judge has said he will rule by Friday on the Standing Rock Sioux tribe's lawsuit that challenges federal permits for the four-state, $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Candidate Forum Sets Stage For Debates

In a statement, the Donald Trump Campaign said the USD 90 million haul came mostly from small donors and includes a significant contribution from the 70-year-old - bringing his overall contributions to the campaign to nearly USD 60 million dollars.

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Steph Curry Says He Supports Colin Kaepernick's National Anthem Protest

The NFL gets going Thursday, and we'll start to see whether or not other players join in over the next few days. I love that there's freedom of speech and he can stand up for what he believes in. Marshall, who took his friend and Showtime colleague Boomer Esiason to task on Tuesday for lambasting Kaepernick publicly, described protests such as Kaepernick's as part of a larger " civil rights movement".

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Trump tells voters again he opposed the Iraq war - but he didn't

Last month's OH poll also had Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump in a statistical tie, but with Mrs. Clinton holding the edge at 44 percent to 42 percent-as part of a four-way race with Mr. When asked if he was shocked by anything he heard, Trump said Obama, Clinton and Secretary of State John Kerry did the opposite of what intelligence experts told them.

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Zika funding fails to pass in Congress - again

CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said in an interview last week that the agency is almost out of money. They just returned from a seven-week break and lawmakers are still stuck on finding a way to fund the fight against Zika. But CDC director Dr. Thomas R. Frieden said the agency will run out of money month for Zika efforts unless Congress steps up to the plate. While babies and pregnant women affected by this virus wait for Congress to act, Republicans continue to play political games.

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Congress blocks funding to fight Zika, Democrats blame GOP

However, it will not be the only issue Congress will address this month. Patty Murray, of Washington, hashed out a plan agreeing to the $1.1 billion in emergency funding. There was little doubt about the outcome of the Senate vote, even before the 5:30 p.m. roll call. "You have members on both sides of this". Most are considered travel-related.

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Large crowds in 3 states protest pipeline

Gulf Coast. U.S. District Judge James Boasberg is expected to rule by Friday on the tribe's request to temporarily stop construction on the Dakota Access pipeline. In 1958, the Corps took 56,000 acres of bottomlands on the Standing Rock reservation for the Oahe project without the Tribe's consent or agreement. Both tribes on the Wind River Reservation have submitted letters of support for the Standing Rock Sioux in the Dakotas.

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Bobby Shmurda Gets 7 Years In Prison

Prosecutors maintained the "Shmoney Dance" phenom was the "driving force" behind a street crew called called GS9 that was responsible for several shootings in Brooklyn. He will not be allowed to appeal, but will get credit for time served - almost two years at this point - leaving five years remaining on his sentence.

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Why Jacob Wetterling's confessed killer isn't charged with murder

After their son vanished, Patty and Jerry, became advocates for missing children. Authorities named Heinrich as a person of interest last October when they announced the child pornography charges. Some 20 minutes after he first saw them, he got out of his auto, put on a mask and confronted them with a revolver, he said. "It's incredibly painful to know his last days, last hours, last minutes", his mother, Patty Wetterling , said after the guilty plea.

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Senate Fails to Pass Zika Funding Bill--Again

The disease has also been linked to a potentially fatal disorder known as Guillain-Barre syndrome, which can lead to nervous system problems such as weakness and paralysis. "It is not the time to play political games and attach partisan amendments to a bill that could literally save lives". The disease is mostly transmitted by mosquitoes.

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Chelsea Clinton engages in rare gaggle with reporters

Bernie Sanders' rally in April. She is also seen as the best character witness her mother has. As she waited, Cindy Paisley, 53, a medical coder from Scott Township, lauded Hillary Clinton for "years and years of experience". Only once did Clinton hint at the Republican party nominee, Donald Trump, but not by name. People there told us, they liked what Chelsea had to say.

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Tim Tebow signs minor league baseball contract with New York Mets

So I think guys will respect his work ethic". And then the pursuit of it is to give everything you have and be the best you can. If a publicity stunt is fun because it involves two scrappy, anonymous underdogs, why can't it be fun with a former Heisman Trophy victor who's a fish out of water? He had also worked on his ability to throw from the outfield, shagged some fly balls, and ran the 60-yard dash as he auditioned for Major League Baseball teams in hopes of getting signed.

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Michigan State's Ed Davis Granted 6th Year Of Eligibility By NCAA

A knee injury sidelined Davis for the entirety of the 2015 campaign, leading to his request for a medical redshirt. Michigan State's year-long quest to get linebacker Ed Davis back on the field is finally over. Ed fulfilled his requirements by earning his degree this summer, so it's great to see him get rewarded after missing all of a year ago with a knee injury.

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Eagles Won't Hold Carson Wentz Back In His First NFL Start

That's a great four minutes not just for the dorky trick shots, but also for a candid look at Wentz way, way back before anyone projected him as a top NFL Draft pick. "With Carson and his mentality, I don't want to harness that aggession", Pederson said. "I don't have the answer, but I can tell by the way he works, and by the way he approaches each and every day, it won't be long until he reaches that goal".

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Clinton slams Trump's disdain for USA generals, praise for Putin

Bush's war in Iraq in 2003, and from 2008 to 2012, she was Secretary of State. A year ago - when the real-estate mogul was already campaigning for his presidential nomination - he told CBS News that there are "major problems" with women in the armed forces, after responding to a question about the Pentagon opening up all combat roles to women.

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Local ITT educators trying to help students in wake of national closure

The abrupt shutdown of for-profit ITT Educational Services is having an impact on about 35,000 student who were taking classes associated with more than 100 campuses . Sherrod Brown explains, they can transfer their credits to continue their education at another college. Only students now enrolled in the school or those who withdrew in the last 120 days before it closed are eligible for loan forgiveness.

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Paul LePage Doesn't Appreciate Being Called A Racist

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. "And he quashed an impeachment effort this earlier year". Fredette said LePage is addressing his behavior and lawmakers must discuss more pressing issues ahead of the November legislative election.

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Rochester-area Assemblyman Bill Nojay found dead

WHEC-TV, Channel 10 in Rochester, as well as the Democrat and Chronicle are reporting that Nojay committed suicide Friday morning in Riverside Cemetery on Lake Avenue in Rochester. Political figures on both sides of the aisle remembered Nojay on Twitter and in statements on Friday. Assembly Minority Leader Brian Kolb in a statement said, "our collective hearts are broken".

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DNA hit in an assault was key to solving Minnesota abduction

These were just some key factors as authorities worked to solve the October 22, 1989, abduction of Jacob Wetterling , an 11-year-old boy who was kidnapped from a rural road near his home in St. "He is not getting away with murder", the source says. Jacob was last seen on October 22, 1989, as he rode his bike home with his brother and a friend.

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Clinton: Trump will be a 'gift for ISIS' if elected

The response illustrated the pressure moderators will face during the three upcoming presidential debates, starting with Lauer's NBC colleague Lester Holt on September 26. In Quinnipiac's Florida sample, 33 percent of voters self-identified as Democrats and 31 percent as Republicans, with 31 percent calling themselves independent and 5 percent either not answering, saying they don't know or identifying with another party.

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Clinton slams Trump's disdain for US generals, praise for Putin

Rogan noted that both candidates had to explain statements they made in the forum the following day. "He's displayed a reckless level of ignorance and intolerance and that needs to be called out", said Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon.

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The Wetterling case through the years

Heinrich's confession, in addition to helping lead police to the spot where he buried Wetterling's body, was part of a plea deal. Investigators zeroed in on Heinrich then but J.S. The AP reported that some of Jacob's relatives wept as Heinrich described the crime. Danny Heinrich admitted abducting, sexually assaulting and shooting Jacob on October 22, 1989, in a crime that horrified and mystified Minnesotans for more than a quarter-century.

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Female WWII pilot laid to rest at Arlington after act of Congress

Last year, citing concerns about space at Arlington, Army officials stopped allowing WASPs to have their ashes inurned at Arlington. In May, President Barack Obama signed the law granting the women the right to be laid to rest alongside other service members.


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