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Kaine Calls Out Trump Over Tweets About Dwyane Wade's Cousin

Wade posted on Twitter: "My cousin was killed today in Chicago". Just a day before Aldridge was shot, Wade took part in a panel discussing gun violence hosted by The Undefeated on ESPN. Moreover, he's been using gun violence in Chicago as a way of arguing somewhat circuitously that he deserves more support from black voters. Trump also spoke about the poverty and unemployment facing Black Americans.

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Syrian conflict faces new escalation

The reports said that the rockets had been fired from an area where the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia has been active. Some 280 rebels, their families and wounded arrived Saturday morning in a village in the northern rebel-held Idlib province.

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Massive wildfire continues to burn in California

The blaze covering almost 58 square miles was 26 percent contained by early Friday, and plans were in the works to begin demobilizing some of the almost 1,600 firefighters by afternoon. "There will be a lot of families that come home to nothing", Hartwig says. Some 213 outbuildings were destroyed, the chief said. "I know for the majority of the guys here, the firefighters, the fire service, it's just a job that we do and we'll fight this fire to the end", said Leon.

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Nun killed in MS remembered by her Stoneham family

She moved to Durant in 2003, officials said . Durant Police Chief John Haynes, left, and assistant Police Chief James Lee reassure Lexington Medical Clinic employees that the home of two slain Catholic nuns was being investigated thoroughly on August 25, 2016, in Durant, Mississippi.

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EpiPen prices skyrocket along with drugmaker executive's pay

She can't afford even one two-pack now. With their insurance, they're still very affordable. In this Friday, July 8, 2016 photo, a pharmacist holds a package of EpiPens, an epinephrine autoinjector for the treatment of allergic reactions, in Sacramento, Calif.

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NASA plans to sell off ISS to private buyer in next decade

As the life expectancy of the International Space Station ( ISS ) is beginning to wind down, NASA spokesman Bill Hill said the agency was planning to hand off the ISS to a commercial enterprise within the next ten years. Williams replied, "That question's not for me, that's for my wife". NASA is seeking to expand its presence on the space station in the next couple of years.

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Weekly Address: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the National Park Service

The National Park Service is looking for more than 1,000 helpers to bring its arrowhead logo to life near the Washington Monument this week. One-hundred years later, there are 412 sites within the park service. The Jimmy Carter National Historic Site is celebrating a milestone along with other national parks this week. The anniversary comes during a time of increased popularity for the park.

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Texas Leading Suit Over Federal Transgender Health Policy

The ruling was granted based on the interpretation of Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in schools, colleges and universities. Obama issued the directive in May that all American public schools should allow transgender students to use the bathroom and changing facilities according to the students' gender identification and not their biological sex.

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Take care in view of deaf driver case

When exiting the highway on an off ramp, the State Bureau of Investigation said troopers deliberately bumped his auto trying to get him to stop, but Harris kept going. That training was developed by the state Criminal Justice Education and Training Standards Commission and is mandated statewide for every sworn law enforcement officer while in training, officials said.

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Va. Gov. Terry McAuliffe Restores Voting Rights of Felons

Louis Graham was among the almost 200,000 ex-felons left in limbo after the Virginia Supreme Court's decision struck down McAuliffe's initial executive order. "Had the Governor followed the Constitution of Virginia on April 22 when he initially attempted this, those affected by today's announcement might not have endured the roller-coaster of bureaucratic incompetence his executive overreach exposed", Norment said.

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Pence: Trump 'speaks right from his heart'

According to a recent poll of black voters, Clinton is overwhelmingly ahead of Trump, 91% to just 1%. In the week since Trump brought in bomb-throwing Breitbart News Executive Chairman Steve Bannon as campaign CEO, the candidate has repeatedly asked for the African-American vote while speaking to lily-white crowds.

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Police officer shot and killed in New Mexico

Kelly Jameson, spokeswoman for the Doña Ana County Sheriff's Office, confirmed that Hanes and two other suspects were arrested following the shooting. Nelson and Hane are wanted in OH in connection with the fatal shooting of a 62-year-old man on July 25, The Chillicothe Gazette reported. Hanes then fled on Interstate 25 at speeds up to 100 miles per hour before stopping at the rest stop, authorities said.

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MCSO: 5 victims at 'gruesome' Citronelle homicide scene; suspect in custody

Authorities said Dearman had already confessed and was awaiting extradition to Alabama. He is now in custody. Captain Burch explained that the victims made a 911 call between midnight and 1 a.m.to report Dearman trespassing. Burch said that multiple weapons were used in the attack and that the crime scene might take days to process. Dearman and his father then went to the Greene County Sheriff's Office in MS where Dearman surrendered Saturday afternoon.

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Gawker Will Shut Down Next Week

Univision was bidding against the internet company Ziff Davis in a bankruptcy auction. Years later, Thiel insisted that his role in Bollea's lawsuit was meant to stop a "singularly bad bully", even as critics raised concerns that the lawsuit could have larger implications for media properties and their vulnerability to wealthy plaintiffs.

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Clinton Foundation Ends CGI, Changes Foreign Gift Acceptance

Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton speaks at a press conference announcing a new initiative between the Clinton Foundation , United Nations Foundation and Bloomberg Philanthropies in December 2014. One of Clinton's top aides at the State Department , Cheryl Mills, was also exposed in the e-mails to have conducted interviews with job candidates for the Clinton Foundation .

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Justice Department begins process to end use of private prisons

The U.S. Department of Justice plans to stop using private prisons, according to a memo obtained by The Washington Post . After changes to sentencing guidelines and other initiatives, the inmate population is declining. She did not specify a timeline for when all federal inmates would be in government-owned facilities. In its report released last week, the DOJ inspector general's office also showed higher per person rates of "contraband finds, assaults, uses of force, lockdowns, guilty ...

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Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper gets 18 years in federal prison

Sharper has plead guilty to raping women, or attempting to rape women, in four locales - New Orleans , Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and Tempe, Arizona - over a period of five months from August of 2013 to January of 2014. I don't know why I lived my life right for 38 years, and then I took this path". In addition to his prison sentence, he faces three years of supervised release.

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Man arrested after attempting sex with… a van!

According to a police report , officers were called to the 700 block of St. Nicholas Street around 8:00 p.m. Tuesday on a report that a man was pulling his trousers down and swinging on a stop sign. Officers put him in the back of a police auto and checked some details. According to WDTN, Michael Henson has been charged with public indecency.

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Christie plays down worries about Trump campaign

According to the Times , public records are unclear on how the settlement agreement was reached. The company had reported lower revenue figures on its tax returns than on filings with the State Casino Control Commission, according to The Times report .

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Rudy Giuliani claims no successful terror attacks on United States soil before Obama

Rudy Giuliani said Monday there were no "radical Islamic terrorist" attacks in the United States in the eight years before President Barack Obama took office. It is not the first occasion Giuliani has apparently failed to remember or wilfully omitted the tragedy that arguably came to define his public career.

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US declares health emergency in Puerto Rico due to Zika

United States health authorities yesterday declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico due to the outbreak of Zika, which has now infected more than 10,000 people. In total, in Miami registered 28 cases so far. Money for the Zika vaccine research was to run out at the end of the month, USA Today reported. The first known case of the Zika virus through sexual contact in the US was reported earlier this year in Texas.

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Runners help each other after fall, lifting Olympic spirit

D'Agostino finished despite collapsing to the track with an apparent knee injury.This is the sort of performance and sportsmanship that seems destined to be regarded as "Priceless" in Mastercard commercials for decades to come.UPDATE: D'Agostino has protested and gained entry into the women's 5000m final Friday afternoon.

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House Republicans receive FBI notes from Clinton interview

Two House committees sent a letter to the Department of Justice Monday laying out their case for why they believe Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton committed perjury during a hearing before Congress a year ago. "The material contains classified and other sensitive information and is being provided with the expectation it will not be disseminated or disclosed" unless the agency agrees.

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Judge rules Planned Parenthood shooter remains incompetent to stand trial

The state law targets the more than $1.4 million in funding that Planned Parenthood gets through Ohio's health department. The court pointed to the argument from plaintiffs that the loss of funding would endanger their ability to provide sexually transmitted disease and HIV testing, contraception, breast and cervical cancer screenings, infant mortality prevention, sex education, and other health services free of charge to patients.

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New York City settles fatal police shooting lawsuit for $4M

NYPD officer Peter Liang shot and killed Gurley at the Pink Houses in East New York in 2014. The settlement, first reported by the Daily News , will include payment of $4.1 million from the city, $400,000 from New York City Housing Authority and $25,000 from Liang himself.

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Number Of TN Volunteers Deployed To Baton Rouge Reaches 49

A total of 12 volunteers from North Texas will be in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas this week, including a team that left from Dallas Monday morning. DOWNLOAD EMERGENCY APP Download the free Red Cross Emergency App to receive emergency alerts and information about what to do in case of flooding and other disasters, as well as locations of shelters.

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Alabama plane crash kills 3 married couples from Mississippi

The plane sent a distress call at about 11:10 (16:10 GMT) on Sunday, Bobby Herndon, the mayor of the community of Northport near Tuscaloosa, said. The National Transportation Safety Board is investigating what caused the crash Sunday afternoon that happened 1/4 of a mile away from the regional airport.

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Hillary Clinton's Campaign Responds To Donald Trump's 'Founder Of ISIS' Comment

Given the opportunity to explain that he meant the comment figuratively, Trump insisted on the literal truth of hisclaim. Donald Trump says his repeated claims and that President Barack Obama was the "founder of ISIS" was actually just "sarcasm".

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Local woman victim of flash flooding in Maryland

One group formed a human chain to save a trapped motorist; Jonathan Butkus, 37, raced into the waist-deep water and carried a teenager out of a auto on his shoulders. As state and federal leaders toured the damage Monday, one said the water washed foundations away like an natural disaster. Eventually the woman starts to climb out of the auto and one man manages to pull her out of the window before they are both pulled to safety.

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Cheryl Mills Helped Clinton Foundation While Working for State Dept.

Keilar noted to Moulton on New Day that Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president, has again found herself in hot water over the new revelations. The prolonged investigations into her use of a private email server while at the State Department has fueled public distrust of her and plagued her presidential bid.

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Marlins May Consider Adding Alex Rodriguez For Playoff Push

In fact, the Red Sox loaded the bases three times in the first five innings, but only got two runs out of the potential twelve. Alex Rodriguez went 0-for-4, but contributed an RBI with an infield dribbler in the Yankees' three-run rally in the eighth in his final game in a NY road uniform as the Yankees rallied to beat the Red Sox 4-2 Thursday.

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Child falls off roller coaster at amusement park in Pennsylvania

The incident comes on the heels of multiple high-profile accidents at amusement parks across the country, including one that ended in the death of a 10-year-old boy at a water park in Kansas. "I actually have an inspector on site or about to be on site." The boy was airlifted from the park. The incident is at least the fourth one this week on U.S.

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Pence in Pa.: 'Donald Trump just gets it'

Trump state director Brandon Phillips said Saturday that Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will visit Atlanta on August 29 for a fundraiser, and that the campaign is working on the possibility of a public event. Campaign spokesman Marc Lotter didn't respond to a request to interview Pence about his relationship with Trump. But it was Pence Monday who had to answer for Trump during a campaign event in Carson City.

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Trump to outline economic plan as he seeks to reverse slide

He would simply pause as each protester was escorted out by security when his or her turn came, and instead mostly allowed the crowd to drown out the criticism with their applause. "She is the candidate of the past, our's is the campaign of the future". The Republican nominee also criticized Hillary Clinton's record of job creation during her tenure as senator of NY, citing a recent report from The Washington Post .

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Teen spirit: 16-year-old McLaughlin earns spot to Rio

Olympian to compete in track and field since 1980. It wasn't. McLaughlin, a soon-to-be senior at Union Catholic in Scotch Plains, New Jersey, finished third on Sunday, behind victor Dalilah Muhammad and Ashley Spencer. "Sometimes, I just forget that I'm 16, " said McLaughlin, who learned to juggle in fifth grade and has worked with kids at a juggling camp. Earlier in the season, McLaughlin set a national junior record in the indoor 400 meters, and went undefeated in the hurdles against ...

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Police officer in road rage killing stripped of badge, gun

He eventually collapses between two parked cars. The auto he was in drives out of frame and a short while later a woman runs over to check on him. The video released on Friday prompted the family's lawyer to call the shooting a "cold-blooded murder".

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Unhinged Trump Attacks Disney's 'Frozen' To Defend His Anti-Semitic Tweet

After the event, Trump tweeted out another meme attacking the "dishonest" media for not also criticizing a Disney children's book showing a Star of David and the characters from "Frozen". "'Oh, but there's money behind!' So actually, they're racially profiling". If Trump were an introspective man, his self-reflection might paraphrase a certain classic Onion headline : "Why do all these white supremacists keep saying things I agree with?" "Candidates should know that", House Speaker ...

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Newt: Whites Don't Get 'Everyday Danger' of Being Black in America

Lets start with the point you were making, which is that its so tragic, that after nearly eight years of our first African-American president, he has made relationships worse, he has divided the community from people who protect it, he has consistently rushed to judgment against the forces of law and order, he has violated virtually everything we learned from Rudy Giuliani and Mike Bloomberg about how to fix New York City, where the number of murders is so much dramatically lower than Chicago, ...

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Clinton casts Trump's Atlantic City record as 'shameful'

In this photo taken June 30, 2016, the exterior of the Trump Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic City, N.J. Donald Trump has promoted his casinos as historically successful and profitable, done in only by the economic decline of Atlantic City. Pierson told CNN that it was impossible to compare Clinton's record to Trump's, because "you're talking about the difference between running a private business and working in government, who just doles out checks without any repercussions or accountability, ...

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Obama to encourage international entrepreneurs to think US

Rhodes said one of the reasons the U.S.is focused on entrepreneurship is that it "needs to have affirmative values" and not just promote the things it opposes, like with its fight against Islamic State. The world is moving faster than ever, he said, and we won't be able to keep up without the contributions of this generation's entrepreneurs. Zuckerberg said at the event that he'd be willing to spend "billions" to build the right infrastructure - like worldwide access to the Internet and ...