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Garden with Zika mosquitoes looks for bug-repelling plants

For nearly six months the U.S. Congress has failed to pass a funding bill needed to speed up research and control of the Zika virus, which causes a severe brain defect in unborn children called microcephaly or "tiny head" syndrome and causes Guillain-Barré syndrome in adults, which can be crippling as well as deadly.

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US Open Final: Angelique Kerber Beats Pliskova; To Be World No. 1

Although it was a disappointing way for the Czech's tournament to end, she was able to put the defeat in perspective. I lost a lot of matches with this stuff, because I was frustrated. Pliskova arrived in the final on the back of an 11-match winning streak and also having beaten Kerber in the final at Cincinnati last month. "Now especially against the win against Serena".

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Hispanic backers sour on Trump after immigration speech

Trump's back-to-back immigration-focused events in Mexico and Arizona were an astounding display of political whiplash. It now isn't for sale on the campaign's website. He rejected that tonight and so I must reject him", he wrote, adding that Trump had at one point been moving toward a "compassionate immigration plan".

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India deplores nuclear test conducted by North Korea

South Korea's military believed the Democratic People's Republic of Korea ( DPRK ) might have conducted the "most powerful" nuclear test so far on Friday after an artificial natural disaster was detected at a site where its fourth nuclear test was carried out earlier this year.

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Hamlin wins at Richmond but Newman steals spotlight

Two Chase spots were left to be decided in the final regular-season race. "Until you get to Chicago and see how the first race goes, to me, that's the barometer of where we're really at", Hamlin added. Austin Dillon, who starts on Saturday nine points ahead of McMurray , took a significant step toward his first-ever Chase spot with an eighth-place qualifying effort at 121.638 miles per hour.

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NASCAR's Bristol Motor Speedway ready for biggest college football crowd in history

UT is coming off of a 20-13 win over Appalachian State in its season opener on September 1. This line tells you all you need to know about how the wise guys view Vanderbilt, a 13-10 loser to the Gamecocks in Week 1. Your last regular-season meeting 1937, 27 to nothing Tennessee win. Joshua Dobbs passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more on a night when he became Tennessee's career rushing leader for a quarterback.

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Charleston Southern suspends 14 for Florida State game

Deondre Francois completed 33 of 52 passes for 419 yards and two touchdowns. Charleston Southern is an FCS program and only has 63 scholarships to give to football players. "I want to wish my brothers luck who are going into a hostile environment short handed", he wrote. "Other schools do similar things, and some teams even in our own conference get cost of attendance", Korn wrote.

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The TCU game is pivotal for the Arkansas Razorbacks

While Oklahoma State coach Mike Gundy will be second-guessing his last play decision for the rest of this season, Patterson wanted to go for two after Hill's touchdown. That led to a Cole Hedlund 38 yard field goal, the sophomore's first of the year. Hiring Sonny Cumbie and Doug Meacham as the program's co-coordinators has paid big dividends over the last two years, and the Horned Frogs now have one of the Big 12's best attacks.

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Clinton: Half of Trump's Supporters Are in 'Basket of Deplorables'

Moments later, holding court with more members of the Congressional press corps, Graham clarified he thought Trump's pronouncement was "the biggest miscalculation since people thought Hitler was a good guy". Clinton's campaign is standing by her "deplorables" statement, drawing attention to a tweet from a Politico reporter showing she has used the word before to describe Trump supporters.

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Central Michigan Hail Mary Beats Oke State (UPDATED w/a "But...")

It looked like Kroll was about to be tackled, as two Cowboy defenders rained down on him, but at the last moment, Kroll lateraled the ball to Corey Willis , who ran it 50 yards the long way across the field to dive in for a 9-yard touchdown, stealing a win from the jaws of defeat.

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US Navy's futuristic $4.4B Zumwalt destroyer sets sail

Navy. A veteran of World War II and the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam, Adm. Zumwalt served 32 years of dedicated naval service, earning a Bronze Star with Valor for his actions during the Battle of Leyte Gulf. USS Zumwalt is commanded by Capt James A. Kirk and is expected to be integrated into the USA naval fleet in 2018 following tests and evaluations.

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PGA: Johnson sets record at BMW Championship

Roberto Castro hits off the tee on the eighth hole during the second round of the BMW Championship golf tournament at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel , Ind., Friday, Sept. Johnson, 11-under on par-5 holes this week, seeks his third title of the year after the US Open and the World Golf Championships Bridgestone invitational.

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John Hinckley, the Man Who Shot President Ronald Regan, Is Set Free

The others recovered from their injuries. It was an excuse and insanity plea that sparked outrage. Reagan later forgave Hinckley. Hinckley will not be able to travel outside a 50-mile radius of Williamsburg. Officers from the Kingsmill Police Department chased reporters away. Hinckley's long-time attorney didn't provide any more details about his client's whereabouts following his release but cited medical evaluations as proof he no longer poses any threat.

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Countdown to United States elections starts in North Carolina

Time Warner Cable News senior political reporter Loretta Boniti takes us inside the decision process. The plan - the result of a 2-1 vote at an August 16 Orange County Board of Elections meeting - provides 569.5 hours of early voting over 15 days.

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Trump's 'genius' is getting away with so many lies

Nixon certainly did not score highly on trustworthy scale, but his vast foreign policy experience overrode those doubts in his two victorious presidential campaigns. Bad school choice, Donald. "I expect that people recognize that when you start separating and sorting kids across different kinds of school systems, you're increasingly segregating a charter system and you're creating winners and losers in a competitive market model", she says.

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Las Vegas murder suspect escapes police custody

About 45 minutes later, Perez, who stands about 6-foot-3, made his move: He stood up, slid a chair toward a corner of the room and reached above him. The fugitive has the iconic Air Jordan logo etched into his neck. "This is an extremely unfortunate circumstance". Authorities would not immediately reveal any details about the arrest other than that he was taken into custody without incident.

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Man who attempted to assassinate former President Reagan released from psychiatric hospital

Hinckley desperately wanted to impress actress Jodi Foster so he chose to stalk President Reagan. Hinckley's verdict, meanwhile, led several states to rewrite their laws to make insanity defenses more hard, and the Secret Service toughened its security procedures following the assassination attempt.

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Mike Pence Releases 10 Years of Tax Returns

Recent annual salaries, tax bills and charitable contributions are a guess, as the former casino magnate, developer and reality TV host has cited audits to justify keeping his tax returns private, although there is no legal restriction on releasing them while they're being reviewed.

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Clinton put half of Trump supporters into the 'basket of deplorables'

Many are likening Clinton's remarks to Mitt Romney's much-talked-about "47 percent" comment from the 2012 campaign - a comment to which some attributed Romney's loss. "Let me just say, no one with her record of failure at home and overseas, no with her avalanche of dishonesty and corruption, and no one with that low opinion of the American people should ever be elected president".

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Miami business owners anxious for Zika warnings to end

The state hasn't seen a case of mosquito transmission so far, but officials are asking people to take steps to control the insect's populations. There is no word yet on whether Bti has been effective, but Puerto Rico was put under a state of emergency in August with the number of Zika cases on the island now at more than 15,000.

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Clinton regrets comments about Trump supporters

Everything is a game. Mike Pence, the Governor of IN and Mr Trump's running mate, said Mrs Clinton's "low opinion of the people that support this campaign should be denounced IN the strongest possible terms". Songofunmi was equally unimpressed with Trump's efforts last week in Detroit and this week in Cleveland to reach out to non-white voters. I think she blew a gasket.

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Tourists stuck in French Alps cable cars saved

The incident began Thursday afternoon, when high winds caused the cable vehicle lines between the peaks to become tangled and stopped the gondolas, trapping more than 100 people, according to the Associated Press . "I've done a lot of cable cars in my time and this one was definitely the fastest and bouncier", Louise Banks told CNN . They offer spectacular views of western Europe's tallest mountains, glaciers and steep valleys deep below.

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Half of Trump Followers Fit In 'Basket of Deplorables'

Asked what he had learned from official intelligence briefings that he begun receiving as the GOP nominee, Trump said he "was very, very surprised" to learn that Obama has not done "what our experts said to do" around the world. Then it was trumps turn. Along the same lines, when Trump says that his opposition to the Iraq War is evidence of his "great judgment" that claim is contradicted by the fact that he didn't actually oppose the Iraq War.

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Trump Again Insists He Was Against Iraq Invasion, Despite Past Comments

The tweet read, quote: "26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military, only 238 convictions. I find it frustrating, but it is just part of the landscape that we live in and we just keep forging ahead". some of those folks, they are irredeemable, but they are not America". I'm not sure anything surprises us any more. On Wednesday night Trump did cite a 2004 article in Esquire that apparently shows he opposed the war, but since the U.S.

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Clinton sparks ire by calling Trump backers 'basket of deplorables'

Her remarks at a fundraiser Friday night unleashed a fierce response from Republicans and Trump supporters on social media on Saturday and threatened to distract from her efforts to paint Trump as unqualified for the presidency. "They say I have the most loyal people. where I could stand in the middle of 5th Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn't lose any voters, ok?" He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people - now how 11 million.

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Ferentz, 16th-ranked Hawkeyes host Iowa State

Beathard, who is coming off a breakout year in 2015. He's been unbelievable today, going 11 of 14 for 153 yards and 3 touchdowns through the air, while adding another touchdown on the ground. IOWA: The Hawkeyes will host five-time defending FCS national champion North Dakota State next week in their final nonconference game. The Iowa State Cyclones (0-1) loss against the Northern Iowa Panthers last week.

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Obama On Conservation Tour

President Barack Obama announced Wednesday evening that the USA will commit $30 Million to its partners in the Pacific. "You know, when we bind ourselves to a bunch of global norms and rules it's not because we have to, it's because we recognize that over the long term, building a strong worldwide order is in our interests".

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30 hurt in off-campus deck collapse in Connecticut

The Hartford Courant newspaper reported 23 people had been taken to hospitals. Foley says the injured have been sent to area hospitals. He said the third-floor balcony that fell showed signs of deterioration. The mayor said police and firefighters were on the scene within minutes of the accident and that first responders worked quickly to get the injured transported to hospitals.

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Planes collide in midair over Alaska; 5 killed

Responders at the scene confirmed there were no survivors on either of the planes, according to state troopers. A Black Hawk helicopter from the Alaska National Guard is en route to the scene, officials said. The FAA and National Transportation Safety Board are investigating. Posted: Sep. 1, 2016 8:00 am Updated: Sep. An investigator from Seattle is expected to arrive in Russian Mission on Thursday, Clint Johnson, chief of NTSB's regional office in Alaska, reportedly said.

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'What Is Aleppo?' A Fateful Question for Libertarian Presidential Nominee Gary Johnson

Johnson was on MSNBC's "Morning Joe," discussing his presidential race, when Mike Barnicle , a recurring guest, asked questions on foreign policy . "I blow it all on this whole, 'What is Aleppo , ' and I'm sorry for that". Johnson , the former New Mexico governor, has apologized for not knowing about Ground Zero of the Syrian crisis.

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Donald Trump Touts Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton Plays Defense

Clinton could also be vulnerable to Americans' worries about terrorism - particularly the Islamic State's designs on the West - and criticism that President Barack Obama hasn't done enough to combat extremism emanating from the Middle East.

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Trump says Schlafly was 'there for me'

The other basket of Mr Trump's supporters constituted individuals desperate for change who felt let down by the government and the economy, Mrs Clinton added. The planned speeches will serve as an attempt to elevate Clinton's agenda above all of the noise, and to move the conversation away from the day-to-day back and forth between her and Trump.

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Mexico visit a success because an official got fired

The Mexican leader made no mention of reports that Videgaray played a crucial role in setting up U.S. presidential candidate Trump's August 31 meeting with Pena Nieto , which drew scorn in the country. Acknowledging the "very heated rhetoric" that often occurs in US elections, US Ambassador Roberta Jacobson said "there may be rough times ahead for each country" but "in the end we get back to business".

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Clinton: Half of Trump's Supporters in 'Basket of Deplorables'

A tisket, a tasket, Hillary's in a basket. Trump's running mate Mike Pence said at the Value Voters Summit in Washington on Saturday that Trump supporters deserve more respect from Clinton. But "Trump has built his campaign largely on prejudice and paranoia ", she said , adding: "I won't stop calling out bigotry and racist rhetoric in this campaign".

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Hanjin Ships Get Stranded in High Seas, Roiling Supply Chain

As fallout from shipping giant Hanjin's financial collapse continued to roil US seaports Thursday, jittery retailers asked the federal government to intervene to help resolve the cargo disruption. However, container rates are going up immediately, said Munson as well as several major publications that track the transportation industry. Oil and coal companies, meanwhile, siad they were not affected so far by Hanjin's bankruptcy.


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