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Merkel vows to 'win back trust' after defeat to anti-migrant party

Merkel's bloc of Christian Democrats and their Bavarian sister party, the Christian Social Union, had never been overtaken on the right in any state or national election in the history of modern Germany, and the result prompted the chancellor's critics from her own camp and across the spectrum to renew speculation about her future.

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Hillary Clinton Criticizes Donald Trump After National Security Meeting

Critics say Lauer frequently interrupted Clinton, squandered too many minutes on the email scandal and didn't give her enough time to discuss foreign policy or veterans issues. The Trump-Putin bromance of sorts has even become a meme . The race for the White House is in a dead heat, according to new battleground state polls.

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ITT credit transfers unlikely; Ivy Tech looks to help

That is why my office wants to ensure all students affected by ITT's closure clearly understand their options moving forward. The school now faces fraud charges from the Securities and Exchange Commission accusing executives of lying to investors about losses from its student loan program.

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Chiefs' Jamaal Charles doubtful for opener vs Chargers

Linebacker Tamba Hali returned to practice as a limited participant after missing practice Thursday for personal reasons. "Jamaal's probably not going to play", Reid said. This is consistent with what the Chiefs have been saying in recent days about the availability of the 29-year-old Charles, who is working his way back from his second ACL tear in four years.

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Jill Stein comments on leaving North Dakota with arrest warrant pending

A Stein spokesperson told CNN that protesters standing in opposition to the $3.7 billion Dakota Access Pipeline invited the candidate to scrawl a message on the construction vehicle. She said she did it because the Native American protesters asked her to. The candidate also stated, "I hope they take action against the Dakota Access Pipeline company that is endangering drinking water not only for the Standing Rock Sioux, but for millions of people downstream of the reservation who depend ...

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Stealthy destroyer sets sail to join US Navy

USS Zumwalt is the lead ship of the US Navy's next-generation multi-mission destroyers, which can be engaged in critical maritime missions while boosting the navy's ability for deterrence, power projection and sea control. It was named after US Navy Admiral Elmo R. "Bud" Zumwalt Jr., former chief of naval operations (CNO) from 1970 to 1974. The ship combat surface ship generates nearly as much electricity as a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, according to the navy, in order to ...

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Is Mexico really taking jobs from the US? Economists aren't so convinced

Trump spoke about illegal immigration and other topics in front of an estimated crowd of 4,200. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump points to the audience after delivering an immigration policy speech during a campaign rally at the Phoenix Convention Center, Wednesday, Aug.

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U.S. Senate Primary Results 2016: Marco Rubio, Carlos Beruff

Therefore, I'm asking you to join me in committing to six media-sponsored live debates between now and Election Day. Earlier this month, Murphy stopped running ads, signaling that he's conserving his war chest for Rubio . "He wants to be a U.S. Senator, he's going to have to earn it by beating the son of a bartender and a maid who came to this country in search of a better life", Rubio said.

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Congress Can't Agree on Additional Funding to Fight Zika

On Tuesday night, Democrats blocked a bill. Members of Congress returned to Washington Tuesday after their summer work session, and before the day was over both parties were accusing the other of "playing politics". The deadline to avoid a shutdown: September 30. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers has said he supports a similar approach as McConnell's - a bill through some time in December - and said that there are some discussions about attaching Zika money to the ...

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Obama has 'blunt' meeting with Putin but 'gaps of trust' on Syria

The president of the European Union's governing body, Jean-Claude Juncker, called Sunday for the G-20 to take action on steel. Washington has hiked import duties by 500 per cent on Chinese steel to offset what it says are improper subsidies.

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Trump Says He Would Work With Putin to Defeat Islamic State

That effort started in Kansas City on Thursday night with an address on faith at the National Baptist Convention. Trump's comments Friday night follow his repeated criticism of Clinton as a "corrupt" politician and came moments after his crowd of supporters erupted in chants of "Lock her up!" "I've made my share of mistakes".

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American Mom Held by Afghan Militants Pleads for U.S. Help

The Colemans made the video public after Bowe Bergdahl, a U.S. Army sergeant held captive for five years in Afghanistan, was freed in a prisoner swap. A video message of the couple first surfaced in 2013 asking the USA government to free them from Taliban captivity. Washington has previously rejected any link between Khader and his capture saying it was merely a disgusting coincidence.

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Police union disappointed by sex misconduct case

Former Oakland cop Tyrell Smith was investigated for possible forcible sodomy of an 18-year-old, though Contra Costa County prosecutors refused to press charges in June because of "insufficient evidence", according to the San Francisco Chronicle .

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Bill Clinton suggests Trump slogan racist - but he used the same one

An Associated Press Fact Check of Donald Trump's immigration speech shows that the Republican Presidentian nominee repeated many of his campaign themes and left out key details. Trump's campaign addressed the clip in its daily email to reporters, taunting Clinton for her relative paucity of news conferences. It offered a prelude to how Clinton and Trump will deal with questions of national security in their three presidential debates later in September and in October.

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Mike Pence Releases His Tax Returns; Donald Trump Still Won't

Giuliani spoke for Trump, saying he now accepts the legitimacy of Obama's presidency. Cuomo asked Conway why Trump, who vowed to fund an investigation of Obama's birth certificate, has not come out and said he agrees the president is a natural-born USA citizen.

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One debate set, possibly more in Florida U.S. Senate race

Patrick Murphy won their respective Florida Senate primaries - setting up a high-profile November contest that will help determine whether Democrats can retake control of the Senate. Each candidate also says the other shares blame for Congress' failure to pass a funding bill to combat the Zika virus. However, the victory doesn't clear the way to a smooth re-election for McCain .

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Key Points of Judge's Ruling in Dakota Access Pipeline Case

A federal judge denied a Native American tribe's request to temporarily block construction of the four-state, Dakota Access oil pipeline that has sparked heated protests. People came from as far as NY and Alaska, some bringing their families and children. Several hundred people gathered on the lawn, braving a torrential downpour to sing, play drums and burn sage grass.

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How Hillary Clinton's Campaign Used Botched Lauer Interview To Blast Donald Trump

The New York businessman made the comments in an interview with former CNN broadcaster Larry King, whose podcast was aired on Thursday night on RT network, a 24-hour, Russian-language news channel. Clinton was responding in an Israel Channel 2 interview to a question about why she does not use the term "war on radical Islam" favored by Trump and other conservatives.

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'Exactly Perfect'! NASA Hails Asteroid Sample-Return Mission's Launch

The Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer spacecraft was launched into space through the 189-foot-tall Atlas V rocket spacecraft to begin making its way to asteroid Bennu. Once the asteroid will be studied by scientists, they will develop an impact mitigation mission . Nasa's researchers plan to spend two years cataloguing and analysing the sample before giving 75 per cent of it to the Johnson Space Flight Centre in Houston.

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State Board of Elections Considers Voting Plans for Many Counties Across NC

The board voted unanimously to approve the bipartisan plan during an 11-hour hearing that settled debates over early voting plans in 33 counties. "I think this is going to be the poster child for what not to do", Joshua Malcolm, a Democratic state board member, said of the 10-site plan.

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Warrants issued for Green Party candidates

Stein, and running mate Ajamu Baraka , now sit at 3.2 percent in the Real Clear Politics national average. Stein, who was not arrested at Tuesday's protest, admitted in a statement to spray-painting the bulldozer during the anti-oil demonstration, which concerned construction that she said amounted to desecrating Native American burial sites.

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Patty Wetterling: Jacob's Legacy Will Endure

After years of wondering, we now know the details surrounding 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling's abduction. There, he forced Jacob to disrobe and perform a sexual act on him until the boy told Heinrich he was cold. Heinrich had built up enough trust with his attorneys, who were critical in resolving the case, Luger said. He returned to the site a year later to discover Jacob's jacket partially exposed.

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Clinton, Trump clash over who is best for US minorities

But when pressed if she would outright call Trump a racist, Clinton deflected. Her comments followed Clinton's speech in Nevada in which she accused rival Donald Trump of unleashing the "radical fringe" within the Republican Party, including anti-Semites and white supremacists.

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The Religious Right Shares Trump's Putin Crush

Clinton has worked since she joined the race previous year to break through the decades of Clinton political baggage and voter skepticism of her motivations to tell the story of why she entered public service and how her values were shaped.

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Former Southern California Coach Steve Sarkisian Joins Alabama

Sarkisian, 42, was set to work this season for Fox Sports as a television analyst for games. Kiffin, of course, is referencing the time (literally) that USC fired him after his team's loss to Arizona State in the 2013 season. After Alabama's win over USC on Saturday, Nick Saban said simply: We have to get more push from our interior offensive linemen in the running game.

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GOP faces choices on Zika, shutdown, impeaching IRS chief

Sponsored content: Take our data storage survey and we'll donate to the Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund. Others worry that with the effort likely to fail in the Senate, if it makes it that far, pushing it needlessly risks making the GOP look too partisan just before voters go to the polls.

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Clinton, Trump respond to North Korea's fifth nuclear test

The South accused the North's leader Kim Jong-un of "maniacal recklessness". The UN Security Council will meet later behind closed doors to discuss the issue. The launch was one of North Korea's longest to date. After the fourth test in January, China agreed to impose tougher United Nations sanctions.

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Convictions tossed, new trial ordered in Rutgers webcam case

A three-judge panel of the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey ruled today that Ravi should not have been charged under the state's bias-crime law - a portion of which was subsequently invalidated by the state Supreme Court in a different case - and that his prosecution on these charges "tainted the jury's verdict on the remaining charges", and therefore Ravi did not receive a fair trial, The New York Times reports.

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Clinton speaks to KC National Baptist Convention Thursday evening

CITY, Mo- Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton made a stop in Missouri on Thursday. "Humility is not something you hear about much in politics, is it? None of us is flawless". "We need a president who understands that none of us has all the answers", she said . "That was the first time I was in a black church, when I was a teenager".

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Trump leads Ohio in 4-way presidential race

Sexism has previously been a topic of discussion on the campaign trail after Trump accused Clinton of playing the "woman card" during the primary season in April, stating: "I think the only card she ( Clinton ) has is the women's card".

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UN Security Council to condemn North Korea nuclear test

Moscow insisted Pyongyang cease what it called "its risky escapades". Only China can stop North Korea carrying out further nuclear tests, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said - appearing to admit the West has little leverage. A second nuclear test this year would be a defiant response to Western pressure on Pyongyang to halt its nuclear ambitions. "Twenty years ago, the idea of North Korea being able to deliver a nuclear warhead to the USA seemed farfetched", said Sharon Squassoni, ...

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United Nations chief: Reducing Korea tensions key issue

They said the best hope is that China might better enforce or tighten United Nations sanctions by eliminating a loophole that allows Chinese imports of North Korean coal, cutting the remittances of North Korean workers or limiting the work of Chinese factories that process North Korean textiles.

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Kaine targets Trump in Wilmington speech

Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign later confirmed the visit, adding that Holton will also appear next week in Palm Beach County. He touted his own numerous trips to the Middle East to work with the leaders of Israel, Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other countries.

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After ruling, North Carolina board careful on vote changes

However, lawyers for the activists and local Democrats are reviewing the state board's decisions about early in-person voting in 33 counties and weighing whether to seek more fixes in court. Polls show a tight race between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump, and there are also close races for governor and Sen.

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Department of Justice steps in to stop construction on pipeline

This fall, federal agencies are inviting sovereign tribal nations across the country to provide input on how to ensure meaningful communication with the tribes about future infrastructure-related decisions . Just moments after the ruling, the Justice Department issued a statement halting construction on the pipeline on "land bordering or under Lake Oahe".


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