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  • President Obama Pledges to Rebuild Louisiana After Surveying Flood Damage
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    President Obama Pledges to Rebuild Louisiana After Surveying Flood Damage

    "Sometimes when these kinds of things happen, it can seem too much to bear, but what I want the people of Louisiana to know is that you're not alone on this," he said. The president praised the Federal Emergency Management Agency for its efforts coordinating a federal response, which he

  • Synthetic Marijuana Suspected in Mass LA Overdose
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    Synthetic Marijuana Suspected in Mass LA Overdose

    At least 18 people were evaluated, and 14 people were transported to hospitals after a suspected mass overdose in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles on Monday. Health officials said they believe the overdoses were caused by the synthetic marijuana drug known as spice. Symptoms of the overdoses include

  • Major Mitt Romney 2012 Donors Shun Donald Trump in Favor of Down-Ballot Races
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    Major Mitt Romney 2012 Donors Shun Donald Trump in Favor of Down-Ballot Races

    Several top Republican donors have made hefty contributions this election cycle — just not to the top of the GOP ticket. An ABC News analysis of several of Mitt Romney’s biggest donors in 2012 revealed that they have so far declined to help fund Donald Trump’s campaign, his joint victory fund or super

  • Joe Biden Tells Baltic Leaders That Donald Trump Doesn't Understand How NATO Works
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    Joe Biden Tells Baltic Leaders That Donald Trump Doesn't Understand How NATO Works

    While meeting with Baltic leaders in Latvia today, Vice President Joe Biden told them not to take some of Donald Trump’s comments about the North Atlantic Treaty Organization seriously, saying he doesn’t believe the Republican presidential nominee fully understands the organization’s mission. “The fact

  • Teen Is the 4th Person to Survive Brain-Eating Amoeba in 50 Years
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    Teen Is the 4th Person to Survive Brain-Eating Amoeba in 50 Years

    A Florida teen has become only the fourth person in the last 50 years to survive an infection by Naegleria fowleri, commonly known as the brain-eating amoeba. Sebastian DeLeon, 16, continues his recovery after contracting the infection earlier this month. He was taken to Florida Children's Hospital

  • Federal Court Set to Hear Appeal on Kansas Voter ID Law
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    Federal Court Set to Hear Appeal on Kansas Voter ID Law

    A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments regarding an effort by the state of Kansas to reinstate rules that require its residents to present proof of U.S. citizenship at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) when registering to vote. The hearing, which will take place in Denver, Colorado, comes

  • Florida Zika Virus Outbreak: Students to Get Zika Lessons, Mosquito Protection
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    Florida Zika Virus Outbreak: Students to Get Zika Lessons, Mosquito Protection

    The fight to stop an outbreak of locally transmitted Zika was complicated last week after a second transmission site was located in the Miami area. Florida Gov. Rick Scott confirmed on Friday there was a new outbreak of locally transmitted Zika in Miami Beach that has left at least five people infected

  • Donald Trump Insists He's Not Flip-Flopping on Immigration
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    Donald Trump Insists He's Not Flip-Flopping on Immigration

    Donald Trump insisted that he was not reversing his stance on immigration on Monday morning, after a weekend of various reports. "I will tell you, we are dealing with people," Trump said during an interview on "Fox & Friends." "We have to be very firm. When asked if he had

  • Colin Powell Blasts Hillary Clinton's Team for 'Trying to Pin' Private Email Use on Him
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    Colin Powell Blasts Hillary Clinton's Team for 'Trying to Pin' Private Email Use on Him

    Former Secretary of State Colin Powell has spoken out against claims that his email use in some way excused the way in which Hillary Clinton handled her email while she was secretary of state. "Her people have been trying to pin it on me," Powell told People at an event in the Hamptons in

  • Deadly Louisiana Flooding Claimed at Least 13 Lives, Damaged 60,000 Homes
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    Deadly Louisiana Flooding Claimed at Least 13 Lives, Damaged 60,000 Homes

    Ten days after deadly flooding hit southeastern Louisiana, tens of thousands of devastated residents are working to recover. As of this morning, 60,700 homes were reported damaged or destroyed in the state, and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance, said Mike Steele, a spokesman for

  • Turkey Seeks to 'Cleanse' Syrian Border After Wedding Bombing
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    Turkey Seeks to 'Cleanse' Syrian Border After Wedding Bombing

    Turkey seeks to "cleanse" the country's Syrian border area of ISIS militants after a wedding bombing that killed at least 51 people. A child believed to be between the ages of 12 and 14 was employed in the suicide bombing, which targeted the wedding party in the southeastern city of Gaziantep

  • CDC Issues Travel Warning After 5 Infected in New Florida Zika Transmission
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    CDC Issues Travel Warning After 5 Infected in New Florida Zika Transmission

    A new cluster of five Zika infections around Miami Beach has led the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to issue a warning for pregnant women to avoid the area of transmission. In addition to the travel advisory that warns pregnant women to stay away from the part of Miami Beach where Zika

  • Parents Want 'Opt-Out' Option for HPV Vaccine, Study Finds
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    Parents Want 'Opt-Out' Option for HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

    The HPV, or Human Papilloma Virus, vaccine has continued to be seen as controversial. Despite years of recommendations and support from leading medical institutions, parents remain wary about requiring children to receive an HPV vaccination for school admissions, according to a new study. "We

  • Syrian Fighter Jets Fly Over Area Where US Forces Operating for Second Day in a Row
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    Syrian Fighter Jets Fly Over Area Where US Forces Operating for Second Day in a Row

    For the second time in two days, Syrian fighter jets on Friday attempted to fly over a Kurdish-held area of northeastern Syria where U.S. special operations troops are operating, but flew away after being met by American F-22 fighters. A day earlier, American fighter jets scrambled to meet Syrian jets

  • Germany Enters Europe's Burka Debate
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    Germany Enters Europe's Burka Debate

    Germany’s interior minister is one of the latest European politicians to get involved in the debate about the burka, a garment worn by a tiny minority of Muslim women in Europe. Thomas de Maiziere, Germany’s federal interior minister, has proposed a partial ban of the burka and niqab in the country.

  • Only Hospital in Damascus Suburb Is Closed After Bombings
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    Only Hospital in Damascus Suburb Is Closed After Bombings

    Residents of a besieged rebel-held city outside Damascus, Syria, have lost their only functioning hospital in a bombing, according to activists, an independent observer and a medical society. The Syrian American Medical Society told ABC News that the attack happened this morning in the city of Daraya

  • Snowden Docs Support Claim NSA Cyberweapons Stolen, Report Says
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    Snowden Docs Support Claim NSA Cyberweapons Stolen, Report Says

    Documents stolen from the National Security Agency by former contractor Edward Snowden support the claim that the cyberweapons apparently pilfered from the espionage agency and put up for auction online this week are the real deal, according to a report in The Intercept. The Intercept, whose reporters

  • Critics Call for Obama to Cut Vacation Short to Visit Flood-Ravaged Louisiana
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    Critics Call for Obama to Cut Vacation Short to Visit Flood-Ravaged Louisiana

    President Obama so far has no plans to cut short his 16-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard to visit flood-affected Louisiana. The White House is emphasizing the massive response led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist in recovery efforts, which has received praise from Louisiana

  • Yes, It's Possible to Hack the Election
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    Yes, It's Possible to Hack the Election

    After reports of alleged Russian hacking into Democratic Party computer networks, some commentators have suggested that the Russians could hack the results of the U.S. elections. Other analysts have, well before this year’s campaign, suggested that election results in the U.S. could be electronically

  • Pilot OK After Fighter Jet Crashes Outside Nevada Air Force Base
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    Pilot OK After Fighter Jet Crashes Outside Nevada Air Force Base

    A civilian fighter jet supporting the 57th Wing out of Nellis Air Force Base, crashed this morning while preparing to land there. According to Draken International, which owns the aircraft, the pilot received only minor injuries after successfully ejecting prior to the crash. Draken International is