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Man Dies 3 Weeks After France Truck Attack, Raising Toll to 85

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 7:05pm
Pierre Hattermann's death was announce by the regional council president. He reportedly lost his son and wife in the July 14 attack.
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Will Trump Sink Down-Ballot Republicans?

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 6:54pm
"They just can't afford to have the extra baggage on what is already a difficult re-elect," said former RNC chairman Michael Steele.
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Will Trump Sink Down-Ballot Republicans?

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 6:54pm
"They just can't afford to have the extra baggage on what is already a difficult re-elect," said former RNC chairman Michael Steele.
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NBC/WSJ Poll: Clinton Jumps to Nine Point Lead Over Trump

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 6:30pm
Clinton has nearly doubled the five point advantage she held before the Republican and Democratic National Conventions.
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'We Do Not Pay Ransom for Hostages,' Obama Declares

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 6:11pm
After a security briefing at the Pentagon, Obama said January's $400 million payment to Iran 'wasn't some nefarious deal.'
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Obama: Trump Claims of Rigged Election 'Ridiculous'

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 6:00pm
An incredulous President Barack Obama called Donald Trump's claims that the upcoming election could be rigged "ridiculous" and said he's never heard "someone complain about being cheated before the game was over."
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'The Great Wall' Director Defends Matt Damon Casting

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 5:54pm
Zhang Yimou, who directed the upcoming Matt Damon movie, wrote, "I have not and will not cast a film in a way that was untrue to my artistic vision."
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Earl Weakens to Tropical Storm After Hitting Belize

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 5:21pm
There were no reports of deaths, but Belize said there was major infrastructure and building damage after what had been a hurricane hit the country.
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Clinton Looks to Win Over White Working-Class Male Voters

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 5:00pm
Cementing Hillary Clinton's victory in November is becoming all about one group of voters: White men who haven't gone to college.
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How to Watch the Olympics Without a TV

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 4:56pm
No TV? No problem!
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American Woman Killed in London Knife Attack: Cops

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 4:22pm
A 19-year-old was arrested on suspicion of murder after Wednesday's incident in Russell Square, a busy area near the world-famous British Museum.
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Obama Holds News Conference Ahead of Summer Break

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 4:16pm
President Obama holds a press conference at the Pentagon briefing room.
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Trump's Campaign Stifles Traffic to His Hotels, Casinos

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 3:41pm
The properties that were hardest hit include Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago and (soon-to-be-closed) Trump Taj Mahal, down 17-24 percent.
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Mike Pence Backs McCain and Ayotte After Initial Dodge

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 3:31pm
"With regard to other issues, I just—I've seen my role as simply amplifying the points that Donald Trump is making," Pence said.
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What Is a Favela? 5 Things to Know About Rio's 'Slums'

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 3:16pm
While it's a word that has been attached to crime and poverty, these working-class shantytowns are seeing a resurgence as well.
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Facebook Cracking Down on 'Clickbait' Articles

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 3:10pm
Facebook has created an algorithm to identify "clickbait" headlines and rank them lower in the social network's News Feed.
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Creepy Clown Terrorizes Green Bay

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 3:06pm
Residents of Green Bay, Wisconsin are on edge after several late night sightings of a particularly creepy clown.
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'Striking' Results from Early Zika Vaccine Trial

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 2:51pm
The race to develop a safe and effective vaccine against the Zika virus got one step closer Thursday.
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Accused Charleston Church Shooter Assaulted in Jail

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 2:46pm
Roof faces the death penalty in upcoming trials in both federal and state courts.
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How the GOP Would Fill a Vacancy on the Ticket

Thu, 08/04/2016 - 2:30pm
There's no indication that Donald Trump won't be on the ballot but the Republican Party's rules address that scenario should it happen.
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