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USA elections: New poll shows tight race ahead of November 8

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As her national lead shrinks in the final week of the race, Clinton is relying on a firewall of support from women and minority voters in demographically diverse swing states. Her campaign is underscoring that political reality with a stop in Arizona Wednesday, a state that has voted for Republican presidential candidates all but once since 1952. Read More »

Johnson makes closing argument to voters

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Johnson campaign spokesman Brian Reisinger said in an email to The Associated Press on Tuesday that the race between Johnson and Feingold is closer than ever and Wisconsin residents are getting ready to "fire" Feingold. Baldwin, D-Madison, said Comey sent out "a vague letter saying basically he didn't know what he was looking at". Feingold was to campaign Tuesday with Clinton's running mate, Sen. Read More »

Militants attack NNPC pipeline in Niger Delta

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Over six militant groups have sprang up in the Niger Delta region, the latest being the Niger Delta Avengers. On Tuesday, the stakeholders of the Pan Niger Delta Forum attributed the renewed militancy in the region to "alienation and lack of meaningful development of the region" during the close door meeting with the President at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Read More »

Trump used dubious tax avoidance scheme in 1990s

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Donald Trump avoided paying potentially hundreds of millions of dollars in taxes in a way even his own lawyers considered questionable, The New York Times reported Monday. On the campaign trail, Trump has repeatedly defended his tax practices, blaming Congress and particularly his opponent, Hillary Clinton , for failing to close the loopholes that he exploited. Read More »

Eagles player charged for pot, gun after traffic stop

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The former OR star was stopped on the New Jersey side of the Walt Whitman Bridge and it is unknown if Huff possessed a permit to carry the gun. "At this point, we are gathering more information", the Eagles said in a statement. Linebacker Nigel Bradham is facing assault charges from an incident involving a hotel worker in Miami in July. Huff registered a 53-yard kickoff return against Dallas and also caught one pass for 9 yards in the Eagles' 29-23, overtime loss to the Cowboys Sunday night. Read More »

Mother, 2 daughters killed in Halloween crash in Mississippi

Multiple victims were airlifted to area hospitals, and John Williamson, director of emergency management for Newton County, says there was a total of 10 victims, including the three people who died. Chunky, with a population of about 325, is near the Chunky River, a popular site for canoeing. The crash happened after dark on Monday night as both vehicles were travelling westbound on US Highway 80, said Mississippi Highway Patrol Staff Sergeant. Read More »

911 calls in Pulse nightclub shooting from Omar Mateen released

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Mateen demanded an end to US airstrikes in Syria and Iraq, referenced other American terrorists, including Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, and warned of more violence to come. Today family members of those who died will tell an Orlando judge what they want. "It would be extremely hard for family and friends to listen to these calls", said Jessica Silva, whose brother, Juan Rivera Velazquez, died with his partner in Pulse. Read More »

Donald Trump Arrives at Colorado Rally Holding 'LGBTs for Trump' Flag

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She said Colorado's election process has safeguards, such as ballot drop-off boxes that are secure around the clock, to assurances that the state's voting machines aren't connected to the internet where they could be hacked. But that's not really what Trump said. "Republicans are trying to make a lot of noise with it because they are in kind of a desperate place". Details of the rally are available on the Trump campaign website . Read More »

Pence says 'we'll have the resources we need'

Those interested in tickets can get them on the Trump campaign site. Pence said Sunday on "Face the Nation" that the news was great. Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman says FBI Director James Comey should explain the "unprecedented" step of announcing an agency review of new Clinton-related emails just days before a national election. Read More »

Union, Bus Companies Reach Contract Agreement to Avert Strike

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The agreement was also confirmed on the NYC Public Schools Twitter account. Last Wednesday, drivers and attendants who work for Brooklyn-based Jofaz Transportation and Y&M Transit, and are represented by Teamsters Local 553, voted 85 percent in favor of authorizing a strike beginning Tuesday. Read More »

Explosion in rural Alabama reportedly injuries at least 5

The Alabama Emergency Management Agency said a temporary flight restriction is in effect for the area around the explosion. AL.com reported that 10 acres are on fire and that patients are being brought to UAB Hospital in Birmingham. Helena Mayor Mark Hall says the site is about a mile from residential areas. Colonial Pipeline confirms to Channel 2 Action News they have shutdown the pipeline because of the explosion. Read More »

Brown County Browser: Sample ballots and absentee ballots

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On Friday, 918 ballots, including mail-ins, were cast. Brown County has already processed over 1,000 applications and we are expecting record requests for voting by absentee as votes do not have to have an excuse for voting early. We've gotten a lot of cooperation from the parole and probation office. Voting early was easy, Guidry said. They now hold an 18,120-vote advantage, a paltry amount compared to their 113,222-vote edge at this time in 2008. Read More »

Justice Department, Abedin lawyers in talks to permit email search

In tandem with Clinton, fellow Democrats on Saturday also worked to pressure Comey to provide details on a controversy that dominated the presidential campaigns on Saturday, less than two weeks before the November 8 elections. "You and the Clinton campaign seem to be blaming Comey for being transparent with Congress". Her campaign is taking a calculated risk in publicly criticising Comey and pressing him to quickly release more detail when it may end up contradicting past statements or ... Read More »

Pence recounts '10 seconds of uncertainty' after plane scare

NPR's Scott Detrow reports that Pence, Donald Trump's running mate, and everyone else on board was safe after the jet touched down in stormy weather and just kept going. "I'm so grateful to the first responders". Reporters sitting at the back of the plane once joked they were busy pre-writing the "Pence Plane Skids Off the Runway " story. Read More »

Dallas Mavericks vs Indiana Pacers - NBA Betting Preview + Prediction

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Dallas (0-2) dropped its home opener for the second consecutive year. The Southwest Division rivals hook up again Sunday in Houston's home opener. He made 8 of 12 attempts overall and all six of his free throws. The lead would change hands 17 times before break, as the Rockets took a 52-50 edge into the locker room. Barnes scored 12 first-quarter points on 5 of 8 shooting from the field. Read More »

Durant helps Warriors bounce back, beat Pelicans 122-114

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The glamour team of the NBA, Kevin Durant's high-profile arrival to the Bay Area sparked predictions that the Warriors could ease their way to glory in 2016-17, having broken the regular-season wins record last season with 73. Walker, who had 17 points in the opener, was limited to one field goal in the first half but came on and finished with 24 points to lead six players in double figures. Read More »

Will Hillary Clinton Name Joe Biden Secretary of State?

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He wants it. I'd love that. "If I don't move, I'll be demoted to secretary of state or something", he said, as a slow wave of laughter rose from the surprised crowd. Nolan defended universal healthcare in his speech Friday, saying the system has problems to fix, but has insured millions of Americans. " Release the emails for the whole world to see". Read More »

Volkswagen to Settle Dieselgate Fiasco by Bearing Penalty of 14.7 Bn Dollars

But he rejected suggestions from auto owners who thought the settlement did not provide enough money, saying it "adequately and fairly compensates" them. The settlement also does not end any claims against parts supplier Robert Bosch, which drew up the cheating software. Breyer turned away objections from automobile owners who believed the settlement did not offer enough loan, stating it "effectively and relatively compensates" them. Read More »

Social media not kind to Gus Bradley after latest Jaguars loss

The Titans racked up 354 yards of offense in the first half, the most any National Football League team has gotten in the first 30 minutes so far this season. Denver, vs. Minnesota. Jalen Ramsey (late hit) and Dante Fowler (punching a player) showed no poise; the Jaguars used to play with discipline but not this year. Read More »

Drop-off locations for mail ballot voters

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Voters have the right to vote without being subjected to intimidation, harassment or discriminatory conduct. If you live in Georgia and are interested in voting early, head over to the Georgia Secretary of State's "My Voter" page , entering some of your information to see where to go and what time the polls are open. Read More »

Clinton has big cash lead; Pence says message matters more

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Polls show Trump's campaign is struggling in Utah, a state that traditionally votes heavily Republican. "North Carolina is going to help make Donald Trump the next president", Pence said. "So what we're saying, is, look, if that's true, then let's take a stand and build a new conservative movement that can give us actual conservative leaders", McMullin said. Read More »

Ex-Bill Clinton aide memo roils wife's campaign over ethics

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The exchange appears to show that even Clinton's most senior aides were initially unprepared for the scale of revelations about Clinton's email practices, which would end up dogging her campaign all the way through to the final weeks leading up to the November 8 election. Read More »

Joe Biden fight would look like

The 73-year-old, who ran against Clinton in the 2008 presidential primaries, is at the top of the Clinton campaign's internal short list for the job, but hasn't been informed yet, Politico reports , citing "a source familiar with the planning". Read More »

Fla. says 1.6 million early voting ballots cast

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An honest voter would complete and return one ballot and disregard the other. Another 20,868, or 30 percent, were registered Republicans. Here's where the most early-voting ballots were cast in Collin County. Early voting has arrived in Florida, and with it the inevitable rush to the polls. This year early voting takes place in 37 states and Washington , DC. Read More »

Suspect arrested in destruction of Trump's Hollywood star

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The culprit, who identified himself as James Lambert Otis , told news media outlets he originally meant to "remove" the entire star from the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard, auction it off in NY and give the money to the almost dozen women who allege they were groped or sexually mistreated by Trump. Read More »

GfK poll: Most voters believe media biased against Trump

Most have generally shown her ahead of Trump for the past several weeks. Just 79 per cent of all Republicans surveyed say they are voting for their party's nominee. Since 1980 Texas has consistently voted for the Republicans. Traditionally, Republicans do well initially with mail-in ballots. "He should fight it all the way", said George Smith, 51, a Trump supporter from Roswell, Georgia. Read More »

Obama Commutes Sentences of 98 More Prisoners

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Of the latest batch, 42 had been serving life sentences, the White House said. On Oct. 6, for example, the White House announced that Obama granted 102 commutations. Now with the commutation grant, Mayo's sentence is schedule to expire February 24, 2017. Activists have called on Obama to speed up the processes as his final term comes to a close. Read More »

Cruz: GOP may block Supreme Court nominees indefinitely

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Washington Post political reporter Dave Weigel sent out an interesting tweet on Wednesday after apparently speaking with Sen. At the outset of the third presidential debate, moderator Chris Wallace raised an issue that will see as much long-term impact by voters' actions as any in this election: the Supreme Court . Read More »