• House Dem: GOP leaders refuse to help Flint because of race
House Dem: GOP leaders refuse to help Flint because of race

The Senate failed Tuesday (Sept. 27) to advance a temporary government spending bill introduced by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) that would fund Zika vaccine development and mosquito control, as well as provide resources for the opioid bill signed into law earlier this year.

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  • Violent crime up in US
Violent crime up in US

There were nearly 16,000 total reported murders in 2015, an increase of 1,532 - or 10.8 percent - in murders reported as compared to the year before. NY also experienced a marked decrease in murders in the first half of 2016. POSTSCRIPT: It's worth noting that this applies mostly to North America and Europe.

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  • As Clinton focuses on debate, Trump says he'd champion women
As Clinton focuses on debate, Trump says he'd champion women

But Pence and other Trump campaign officials hit the Sunday news show circuit and walked back Trump's tweet, saying he wasn't serious about having Flowers at the debate. Speculation about Flowers' attendance was sparked by a series of tweets late last week by Clinton supporter Mark Cuban, and Trump and Flowers themselves.

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  • U2 spy plane crash in California kills pilot, injures another
U2 spy plane crash in California kills pilot, injures another

According to Beale Air Force Base officials, the pilot who survived the U-2 crash into the Sutter Buttes sustained non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition at a local medical facility. The same base is use for the T-38 Talon for training aircraft and the RQ-4 Global Hawk, an unmanned surveillance drone. The small USA military plane ...

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  • Cystic fibrosis patient dies 5 days after husband passes on
Cystic fibrosis patient dies 5 days after husband passes on

Katie, 26, died early Thursday morning at her home in Flemingsburg, a family member said. "I know Dalton was waiting with open arms, as well as both her grandmothers and a host of family and friends that have gone before her", she wrote .

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  • Ryan ducks on stop-and-frisk
Ryan ducks on stop-and-frisk

Right-wing media have long misrepresented the common American policing practice of stop and frisk, conflating it with New York City's past version of stop and frisk that was not only ineffective but also found to be unconstitutional, due to the racially discriminatory manner in which it was carried out.

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  • The first presidential debate
The first presidential debate

When O'Reilly asks about the upcoming debate, the GOP nominee told him he not only knows Holt, but he has "respect for Lester". The DePauw media studies professor states, "This first Trump-Clinton debate has been getting a lot of hype from pundits and talking heads who are suggesting this debate could be determinative in the campaign", he said....

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  • Ex-coach arrested after Utah school evacuated for threats
Ex-coach arrested after Utah school evacuated for threats

While the bomb threat to the school is at the top of Craig's blog post, the vast majority of the piece is dedicated to a racist rant that touches on Donald Trump, Colin Kaepernick, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James. After speaking to negotiators, Craig allowed officers to arrest him. Craig was a guard on the UTEP basketball team from 2002 to 2004 ...

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  • Nigel Farage bows out as Ukip leader
Nigel Farage bows out as Ukip leader

Ms James, now a member of the European Parliament, was announced as the party's new head at its annual conference in the southern English coastal town of Bournemouth after a ballot of UKIP's 40,000 members. And he stressed that they must not lead "a "Faragista Ukip or a Carswellite Ukip" but be free to put their own stamp on the organisation". P...

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  • Investigation underway into NYC explosion that left 29 hurt
Investigation underway into NYC explosion that left 29 hurt

NY mayor Bill de Blasio says there is "no evidence of a terror connection" and no evidence of a threat to the city after an explosion in a Manhattan dumpster. The blast happened on West 23rd street, in front of a residence for the blind, near a major thoroughfare with many restaurants and a Trader Joe's supermarket.

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  • Johnson races around US to qualify for presidential debates
Johnson races around US to qualify for presidential debates

Johnson focused many of his remarks on giving power to the states instead of the federal government. "There are more polls and more debates, and we plan to be on the debate stage in October". In an August 25 poll conducted by Quinnipiac University , 63 percent of the likely voters surveyed responded "yes" to the question: Do you think that Gar...

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  • 'Virginia Woolf' playwright Edward Albee dies at 88
'Virginia Woolf' playwright Edward Albee dies at 88

Albee was proclaimed the playwright of his generation after his blistering “Whos Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” opened on Broadway in 1962. His unconventional style won him great acclaim but also led to a almost 20-year drought of critical and commercial recognition before his 1994 play, “Three Tall Women, ” garnered his third Pulitzer Prize.

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  • State Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.9% in August
State Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.9% in August

Total employment in MI this year declined somewhat over the summer months; however, overall employment in the state has shown solid gains in 2016, officials said. "But the overall job situation improved because of strong growth in the service economy", said Shanker. Construction added 1,800, up 1.8%. Over the year, education and health servi...

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  • Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell pays hefty price for freedom
Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell pays hefty price for freedom

That includes dropping corruption charges against McDonnell's wife, Maureen , who was sentenced to a year in prison and whose fate was closely tied to that of her husband's case. During the sometimes-sensational trial, it was revealed that McDonnell and his wife received $20,000 for a NY shopping spree, a monogrammed Rolodex worth more than $5,000...

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  • Man charged with killing Ohio trooper on Cleveland freeway
Man charged with killing Ohio trooper on Cleveland freeway

A KHP trooper responded and found a 2015 Dodge passenger vehicle stopped in the middle of the road. The trooper called for backup, got out of his patrol vehicle, and was subsequently rushed by the male subject, who was armed with a machete.

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  • Boy, 13, armed with pellet gun shot dead by police
Boy, 13, armed with pellet gun shot dead by police

She said the officer's future with the department beyond the period of leave depends on the investigation. Police initially identified the boy as Tyree, but his family says it's spelled Tyre. In King's death, detectives retrieved the weapon from the scene of the shooting and later determined it was a BB gun, which shoots small round pellets, with...

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  • Trump, Clinton tied in new poll
Trump, Clinton tied in new poll

Polls in battleground states where the race is likely to be decided showed Trump now leading in Iowa, Ohio, Florida and Nevada, and tied in North Carolina. Trump said he weighs 236 pounds, according to audience members who attended the taping Wednesday. He leads Hillary Clinton by 7 points, as she comes in at 32 percent.

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  • The Internet thinks Hillary Clinton has a body double
The Internet thinks Hillary Clinton has a body double

Specifically the cheekbones, smooth versus wrinkled skin and body composition, the length of finger tips and the volume of Clinton's hair. Democratic candidate in the forthcoming US Presidential election, Hillary Clinton had collapsed at the 9/11 memorial in Manhattan on Sunday.

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  • Whoa, the New Trailer for the Tupac Biopic Is Intense
Whoa, the New Trailer for the Tupac Biopic Is Intense

Twenty years ago today, the world lost one of its strongest voices, Tupac Shakur. Newcomer Demetrius Shipp plays the iconic rapper and as well as being nearly a dead ringer for Tupac, it looks like he'll deliver a powerful central performance.

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  • Gas Prices up 4 Cents Cent to $2.21 a Gallon
Gas Prices up 4 Cents Cent to $2.21 a Gallon

They say if oil prices continue to drop, then the pump prices will follow. That's comes after a 20-cent increase over the previous month. Last week, prices were down a dime . Seasonal maintenance at Valero's Port Arthur, Texas refinery was underway, and was likely to be joined by other refiners doing maintenance in the weeks ahead.

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  • Florida boy dies in hot truck; father arrested
Florida boy dies in hot truck; father arrested

Lawson Whitaker, 23 months old, was found Friday inside a vehicle in the 1600 block of Castlewood Lane. According to Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Troy Whitaker, 41, said he left home at 7:50 Friday morning, dropped off his 5-year-old daughter at school, and meant to drop off Lawson at day care but forgot to do so.

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  • GOP chairman: New York Assemblyman facing primary kills self
GOP chairman: New York Assemblyman facing primary kills self

Nojay faced a Republican primary on Tuesday against challenger Rich Milne. He added that Nojay had been a very outspoken member of the Legislature. Nozzolio decided not to seek re-election, though Nojay had kept himself relevant in discussions about that race, even if he had publicly turned more agnostic.

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  • Wisconsin AG appeals ruling on 'Making a Murderer' nephew
Wisconsin AG appeals ruling on 'Making a Murderer' nephew

THE state of Wisconsin is appealing the overturned conviction of Brendan Dassey. He was sentenced to life in prison. If the appeal is unsuccessful, they can still decide to re-try Dassey for the crimes. The August ruling by federal magistrate judge William E. Duffin Milwaukee was primarily based on his belief that Dassey's constitutional rights wer...

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  • Weather service confirms 10 IN tornadoes
Weather service confirms 10 IN tornadoes

Kokomo is about 60 miles north of Indianapolis. "We did receive word that they took shelter appropriately and rode out the storm OK, even though there was significant damage to the building", said John Erickson, a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security.

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  • Police unsure if North Vegas homicide suspect still in area
Police unsure if North Vegas homicide suspect still in area

Six days later, police found him. On Sept. 2, 25-year-old Alonso Perez was brought into the North Las Vegas Police Department's (NLVPD) detective bureau under suspicion for murder. The escape was believed to be the second this year from a police station in the Las Vegas area. Perez, however, has not yet been relocated. "The first concern is f...

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  • Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin Bromance Criticized by Senator Tim Kaine
Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin Bromance Criticized by Senator Tim Kaine

The FBI released notes Friday from Mrs. Clinton's July interview in which she said on 39 occasions that she could not recall or did not understand procedures related to classified emails, nor did she know that the (C) designation stood for "confidential".

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  • Mourners pay respects where Jacob Wetterling remains found
Mourners pay respects where Jacob Wetterling remains found

Jacob was riding his bicycle near his home in the central Minnesota community of St. Joseph with his brother and a friend on October 22, 1989, when a masked gunman abducted him and ordered the other boys to run. Jacob was abducted, and the two other boys were let go. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents questioned Heinrich and searched his home...

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  • Jill Stein, Gary Johnson should be included in presidential debates (Letters)
Jill Stein, Gary Johnson should be included in presidential debates (Letters)

Also running as an alternative for anti-Trump conservatives is independent Evan McMullin, a largely unknown former Central Intelligence Agency officer and Republican policy adviser who jumped into the race on August 8 and made his way onto the Colorado ballot on August 11.

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  • AAA expects 411000 Oklahomans to travel this Labor Day
AAA expects 411000 Oklahomans to travel this Labor Day

That's a 17-cent per gallon increase from one month ago. Hundreds of thousands of Oklahomans are expected to travel over Labor Day weekend, AAA Oklahoma said. Labor Day might mark the traditional end of summer, but changing school calendars may have diminished its significance in that regard. Coastal resort and beach destinations, in particular...

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  • Airline mixes up 2 young boys, flies them to wrong cities
Airline mixes up 2 young boys, flies them to wrong cities

According to the New York Daily News , the airline delivered the wrong boy to Martinez, who was anxious that her son had been kidnapped. Maribel Martinez, 38, was waiting in NY for her son, Andy, to return home from a family visit in the Dominican Republic.

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  • Heroin overdoses this week top 60 in Cincinnati
Heroin overdoses this week top 60 in Cincinnati

In addition to Jackson County, Jennings County experienced 12 overdoses , the release states. Each person was given at least two doses of Narcan , and some as many as four. "A woman came in and told her that she thought the guy out in the auto was dead and to call 911". "There is no way for people using opiates to know what is in the drug until...

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  • Maine Governor Paul LePage Is Consdering Resignation
Maine Governor Paul LePage Is Consdering Resignation

Drew Gattine's family and to his own family in the wake of an obscenity-laced voicemail he left for Gattine late last week. "I would like to talk to you about your comments about my being a racist, you cocksucker", LePage said. Meanwhile, as a Donald Trump supporter, he goes to bat for the candidate by calling Khizr Kahn, the father of a dead s...

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  • Man dressed as Zorro detained during LAX scare
Man dressed as Zorro detained during LAX scare

Traffic congestion continued for several hours around the Central Terminal Area, where no vehicles could access the terminal. Police responded in force with guns drawn. The passengers who were cleared from the terminals will be forced to undergo federal passenger security screening again. Police searched the airport after hearing reports of pos...

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  • UP Firefighters Killed in 35W Crash Identified
UP Firefighters Killed in 35W Crash Identified

A firefighter from MI was under arrest in Minnesota Monday on suspicion of criminal vehicular homicide in a crash that killed two fellow firefighters and injured seven more as they drove to Utah to fight a wildfire. "We are continuing to gather information on the condition of each and every fire fighter who was sent to the Box Canyon fire". "Our ...

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  • I-10 West in Laplace closed due to fatal traffic accident
I-10 West in Laplace closed due to fatal traffic accident

Police identified one of the victims as Spencer Chauvin, the district fire chief of the St. John the Baptist Parish Office of Fire Services. State Police said Rodriguez is an undocumented immigrant and did not have a drivers license. John the Baptist Parish firefighters is in critical but stable condition, while the other has moderate injuries, M...

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