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Clinton leads Trump by 8 points in latest poll

Clinton said on Friday she "short-circuited" a week earlier when she said FBI Director James Comey had said she was truthful to the American people about her email server. She had made the claim in an interview with Fox News. "As revealed by poll after poll, Americans feel worn down by the dirty, ugly character of the dirty, ugly candidate at the top of the GOP ticket, " Republican campaign consultant Rick Wilson wrote in a blistering weekend essay in the New York Daily News.

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Rifle maker wants documents sealed in school shooting suit

In just a few weeks, the new Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown will welcome students for the very first time . On Friday, however, the school will open briefly for the media, the children who will attend the school, and their parents.

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What stranded Delta fliers are getting

These systems have been gradually updated , unwittingly creating scenarios the airlines can't even visualize or drill for, according to IT experts. The Delta outage comes shortly after a similar incident with Southwest Airlines. For the same time a week earlier, Delta had 290 flights in the air. Don't be afraid to ask, though be warned that's likely to be an option of last resort for Delta.

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Donald Trump's week of campaign woe

Ryan, who has been endorsed by Trump's vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, is viewed by establishment Republicans as a possible presidential candidate in the future. "It doesn't make me feel good when people say those things". Complicating the Republican Party's 2016 challenge are fresh signs the nation's economy is strengthening under a Democratic president.

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Clinton has double digit lead over Trump, just released poll shows

Clinton said on Friday she "short-circuited" a week earlier when she said FBI Director James Comey had said she was truthful to the American people about her email server. The UAW opposes Trump, but WWJ 950's Jeff Gilbert said union leaders are expected to closely watch the performance, knowing that Trump's position on trade is likely to draw support from some members.

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Child killed at Schlitterbahn water park was Kansas lawmaker's son

Kansas City, Kansas, police spokesman Officer Cameron Morgan said the boy died at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark, which is located about 15 miles west of downtown Kansas City, Missouri. House Speaker Ray Merrick told the Kansas City Star that Schwab's family was "the center of his world". The slide's 2014 opening was delayed a few times, though the operators did not provide reasons for the delays.

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Family of Muslim teen arrested over clock files lawsuit

They refused to allow him to have his parents there. He was later released to his parents and not charged, although his school suspended him for three days. "I lost my creativity, because before I used to love building things", he said, adding that while visiting his former Texas hometown, he wears a hooded sweatshirt, glasses and hat to disguise his appearance out of fear for his safety.

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Delta ground stop lifted, outage keeps causing problems

According to the airline, the power outage in Atlanta, which began at approximately 2:30 a.m. ET, impacted Delta's computer systems and operations worldwide, resulting in flight delays. Delta suggests checking your flight status before you head to the airport while these issues are being resolved. The airline responded to frustrated customers on Twitter .

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Missing girl calls local news station, says she was not kidnapped

Police say Smith was found with her 31-year-old father, Stephen Spires, and his 19-year-old girlfriend, Carmen Clay. Spires had an active warrant out for interference of custody. Spires is being held at Spalding County Jail pending his first appearance hearing. "You can hear her pausing and listening to whatever he's saying", Smith said.

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All Delta flights grounded due to computer glitch

Delta said that nearly 1,700 of its scheduled 6,000 flights had operated by mid-afternoon. According to website Flightradar24, some of the first flights to take off were from Amsterdam to the United States, while a flight from Phoenix to Atlanta was among the first to depart from a U.S.

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Delta flights grounded after systems outage

Computer outages have caused major headaches for airlines and travelers before. -July 8 - United Continental grounded all of its flights worldwide for two hours, citing issues with a router. The airline also advised fliers there may be "some lag time in the display of accurate flight status at delta.com, the Fly Delta App and from Delta representatives on the phone and in airport".

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13 skydivers jump safely when plane catches fire

The company is based out of the Colorado Springs East Airport, a small airport near Calhan, Colorado; that's where the plane had just taken off from. The pilot was able to safely land the plane back at the airport on just one engine. The cause of the engine fire wasn't clear. The pilot radioed in the emergency at about 1:45 p.m. "They were clients of Out Of The Blue Skydiving", Sosa said.

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Rio Olympics-America's First Gold Medal: A Good Girl with a Gun

Thrasher was the first freshman to take home both individual NCAA rifle titles earlier this year, according to the Rio Olympics 2016 website. "I went and got my first deer and I liked the adrenaline". Thrasher's performance at the final round was impressive, opening with a 10.5 with a 0.7-point lead. Not bad for someone who took up the sport five years ago after a hunting trip with her grandfather.

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Mizzou has chosen new athletic director

This comes almost a month after former Missouri athletics director Mack Rhoades left Missouri for the same job at Baylor on July 13. Earlier this year, Sterk was named 2015-16 Under Armour Athletic Director of the Year by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics.

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American Ginny Thrasher Wins First Gold Medal of Rio Games

This triumph was especially sweet for Hosszu, who had captured nine medals - including five golds - at the world championships but never won an Olympic medal. Though not expected to be a medal contender, Thrasher finished a spot behind fellow American Sarah Scherer at sixth in qualifying to make the eight-person final.

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Officials investigate death of boy at Kansas water park

State Representative Scott Schwab confirmed in a statement that his son, Caleb Thomas Schwab, died in the accident at Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, in the central U.S. A fun outing turned tragic on Sunday when a ten-year-old boy was killed in a water slide accident at Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City, Kansas.

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Obama: Trump unfit for White House

In a press conference held in Washington with Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong, Obama called on Republican Party leaders to disown him. "This isn't a situation where you have an episodic gaffe", he continued. He followed up on Monday tweeting, "Mr. Khan, who does not know me, viciously attacked me from the stage of the DNC and is now all over T.V. doing the same - Nice!" Obama turned up the heat on Republicans who appear increasingly ill at ease with Trump but have not withdrawn ...

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Boy's death at water park prompts GoFundMe page

The park was closed on Monday, pending investigation. An administrative assistant with the Wyandotte County, KS, coroner's office says the post-mortem examination of Caleb Thomas Schwab began Monday morning. The boy, identified as Caleb Thomas Schwab , is the son of a state legislator Rep. Scott Schwab and his wife, Michelle. The family said in a statement: "Since the day he [Caleb] was born, he brought abundant joy to our family and all those he came in contact with".

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Clinton Surges To 8-Point Lead Over Trump Nationally

In a recent Franklin & Marshall College poll of 661 Keystone State voters, more than 70 percent of those surveyed said they watched coverage of each convention. He mentioned of a "meaningful immigration reform" in Arizona and Trump should become a more serious candidate if he wants to charm voters in the state.

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Lyft will soon allow users to add a stop mid-ride

You can choose the extra stop by choosing a spot on the map or entering an address. But this new feature allows customers to add a second destination before the driver even arrives, removing the need to input a new stop during the ride. Naturally, for the extra time and distance traveled for the extra stop, you will be charged. And because Lyft often pairs drivers who are about to end a current ride with a new passenger located nearby, this new feature should help drivers to increase ...

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DJ Khaled Just Received His First Number One Album for 'Major Key'

The new release features a string of A-list guest talent, including Jay Z , Nicki Minaj , Nas , Future , and Meghan Trainor . The Billboard 200 album chart tallies units from album sales, song sales (10 songs equal one album) and streaming activity (1,500 streams equal one album).

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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 8 - doubling her lead

It's unclear yet if the Reuters/Ipsos survey is an outlier or an early indicator that the recent big gains for Clinton were really just her Democratic National Convention bounce, which would naturally deflate. Senior aides and supporters said in television appearances on Sunday that Trump wanted to put behind him his disputes of last week with Republican Party leaders and the parents of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq.

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Donald Trump Trails Hillary Clinton By Double Digits In New National Poll

A tax rate of 15 per cent would be the norm for businesses in a Trump administration, and hedge-fund managers would no longer get the benefit of special treatment for 'carried-interest'. So people like the former Republican candidate for President Mitt Romney, who has been extremely vocal about Trump not standing for any of the ideologies that make the core of the conservative party.

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Man accused of attacking alleged church shooter out on bond

According to court records, 26-year-old Dwayne Stafford, who was jailed on charges of strong armed robbery, assault and lying to police, was released Friday night, reports WCSC-Charleston . He said Stafford was able to attack Roof because guards had violated security procedures. Officials were investigating how Stafford managed to assault Roof earlier this week.

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Curt Schilling Wants to Run for President in 2024

If Donald Trump has proven anything, it's that you don't need things like "facts" or "tangible, actionable policy positions" for people to take your politics seriously. Rep. Joe Kennedy III's seat could be in the cards. Then again, expecations for what is and isn't politically possible could well be turned upside down in a post-Trump world.

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Obama says Trump unfit to serve as U.S. president

Both Ryan and McConnell have repeatedly rebuked Trump for his proposed ban on Muslims entering the country (later changed to Muslims coming to the USA from "terrorist countries"), and his attacks on Judge Gonzalo Curiel over his Mexican heritage.

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WVU student wins the first gold medal of Rio Olympics

Italy's Carmine Tommasone on Saturday became the first professional in history to step in to an Olympic boxing ring - and celebrated by teaching his opponent a harsh lesson in Rio. "I heard the cheers and the horns and it was very disturbing", Yi said. "The medal is just an outcome of what I'm doing". "I was honestly just very happy to be here, but incredibly proud to win the first gold medal of the Rio games", Thrasher said.

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Trump tax plan pulled from campaign website

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has opened up a yawning 23-percentage-point lead over Donald Trump with female voters, according to the latest national poll . Clinton has also been fairly consistent in her views of policies that directly affect the financial industry. Millken's endorsement comes as Clinton and Trump prepare to contrast their economic agendas this week in Detroit .

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Trump Reportedly Set to Endorse Ryan at Green Bay Rally Tonight

Trump's speech is set for Monday in the same city. 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 to lead the country".

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Newt Gingrich Repudiates Donald Trump's Economic Plan

Not endorsing Ryan or McCain is a twist to traditional political doctrine, which, combined with Trump's unpredictable comments, have made officials in the Republican party anxious. According to CNN, an anonymous source within the Republican party said that some of Trump's campaign staff now feel as though "they are wasting their time".

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Delta Resumes Flights After Worldwide Outage Leaves Travelers Stranded

The company tweeted that a computer outage at its Atlanta headquarters had delayed flights, noting that flights already in the air weren't affected. Just before 8 a.m., however, Delta is lifting the ground stop on some flights across the country.

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Delta Says All Flights Grounded Due To Nationwide Computer Failure

A spokesman said the airline is hopeful that the issue won't be a problem after the end of Tuesday, but to still be cautious if you have a scheduled flight this week. Delta said passengers booked for travel August 8-12 would be entitled to a refund if their flight is canceled or significantly delayed. You are reading news and information on LongIsland.com, Long Island's Most Popular Website , Since 1996.

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Flake warns that Trump could deliver Arizona to Clinton

Jeff Flake said that with Donald Trump at the top of the Republican ticket, there's certainly a chance. He said Trump needs to walk back his comments about the family of a Muslim solider who was killed in Iraq and needs to recognize that worldwide trade agreements are important for USA interests.

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Chicago Police Release Footage of Officer-Involved Shooting of Unarmed Teen

The new video portions show chaotic scenes as the three cursing and out-of-breath officers first fire on a careening stolen auto that was being driven by Mr O'Neal through a leafy neighbourhood in south Chicago and then, once he has fled from the vehicle, continue to take occasional shots as they chase him between houses and into back gardens.

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24 treated after eating drug-laced candy at rap concert

The headliner was rapper Machine Gun Kelly. The initial sheriff's department report did not say what caused the onset of illnesses but patients were treated with Narcan, said Nikki Workman , spokeswoman for OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.


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