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  • Donald Trump and Mexico's Former President Vicente Fox Spar on Twitter Before Visit
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    Donald Trump and Mexico's Former President Vicente Fox Spar on Twitter Before Visit

    Donald Trump and Mexico’s former President Vicente Fox are engaged in a bitter back-and-forth just hours before the Republican presidential nominee is scheduled to visit the country. It all started during an interview with CNN this morning, when Fox called Trump a “false prophet” while deriding his

  • Maine Gov. Paul LePage Not Resigning Over Voicemail Rant
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    Maine Gov. Paul LePage Not Resigning Over Voicemail Rant

    Facing pressure to resign after comments many called racist and a profanity-laced voicemail left for Democratic Rep. Drew Gattine, Maine Gov. Paul LePage told reporters today he will not be resigning and will be seeking spiritual guidance. “We always have been a family of faith and we recognize that

  • FBI Expected to Release Hillary Clinton Interview Notes and Case Documents in Coming Days
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    FBI Expected to Release Hillary Clinton Interview Notes and Case Documents in Coming Days

    The documents are expected to be released in the coming days in response to several requests from media organizations under the Freedom of Information Act, sources said. In public and in private, FBI Director James Comey has repeatedly defended his recommendation that Clinton not be charged in the matter

  • FBI Chief Responds to Concern Over Cyberthreats to US Election System
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    FBI Chief Responds to Concern Over Cyberthreats to US Election System

    FBI Director James Comey addressed the issue while speaking to government and private-industry experts attending the Symantec Government Symposium in Washington, D.C. His comments come one day after news surfaced about FBI warnings to the states that hackers had infiltrated one state board of election

  • Why Apple Was Taxed $14.5 Billion for Ireland, Which Doesn't Want the Money
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    Why Apple Was Taxed $14.5 Billion for Ireland, Which Doesn't Want the Money

    The staggering result of three-year investigation into Apple’s tax dealings in Europe was announced today: an order from the European Union to pay $14.5 billion in back taxes to the government of Ireland, where Apple has run its European operations. Perhaps even more surprising is that Ireland doesn

  • Facebook 'Trending' Section Makes Editorial Gaffe After Changes to Reduce Political Bias
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    Facebook 'Trending' Section Makes Editorial Gaffe After Changes to Reduce Political Bias

    Facebook’s newly-tweaked “Trending” module, barely three days old, has already made its first big gaffe: promoting a seemingly baseless article about Fox News host Megyn Kelly. The article, which features the headline “Fox News Exposes Traitor Megyn Kelly, Kicks Her Out For Backing Hillary,” was added

  • New Research Suggests 'Lucy' Died After Falling From Tree
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    New Research Suggests 'Lucy' Died After Falling From Tree

    "Lucy," the famous upright-walking human ancestor who is estimated to be more than 3 million years old, may have died after from falling from a tree, according to a study published Monday in the journal Nature by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin. What caused Lucy's death

  • WhatsApp Sharing Data with Facebook Raises Alarm for Privacy Advocates
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    WhatsApp Sharing Data with Facebook Raises Alarm for Privacy Advocates

    Changes announced by WhatsApp have drawn the ire of privacy advocates, who say that the messaging service's plan to share user data with parent company Facebook is against the law and should be blocked. The changes will allow the popular app -- which says it has more than one billion users -- to

  • FBI Warns of Cyberattacks on State Election Boards
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    FBI Warns of Cyberattacks on State Election Boards

    The FBI is warning all states to tighten security measures related to their online election systems after hackers successfully infiltrated one state board of election and targeted another, ABC News has confirmed. “The FBI is requesting that states contact their Board of Elections and determine if any

  • Steven Avery of 'Making a Murderer' Requests Advanced Forensic Testing Amid Claims Officers Planted Evidence
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    Steven Avery of 'Making a Murderer' Requests Advanced Forensic Testing Amid Claims Officers Planted Evidence

    Steven Avery, the center of Netflix's hit series "Making a Murderer," made a request today for more forensic testing, which his lawyers call "the most comprehensive, thorough, and advanced forensic testing ever requested by a criminal defendant in the State of Wisconsin."In the

  • EpiPen Users Have Few Options for Generic or Alternate Drugs
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    EpiPen Users Have Few Options for Generic or Alternate Drugs

    The drug epinephrine has been around for decades, but the EpiPen, which is made by Mylan, has become the go-to epinephrine auto injector for many people in the U.S. There are multiple reasons why the EpiPen has become so popular, including diminishing competition and the fact that pharmacists in many

  • On the Brink: The Story of One French Teenager Who Almost Joined ISIS
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    On the Brink: The Story of One French Teenager Who Almost Joined ISIS

    “I always wanted to preserve [my son] from this,” Fathima said, her face obscured in darkness to conceal her identity. It was Nov. 2014 -- just months after ISIS declared its caliphate across Iraq and Syria -- when her son, Omar, was first approached by Muslim men on the streets across from their suburban

  • OPINION: LZ Granderson on Trump's Comments to Black Voters
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    OPINION: LZ Granderson on Trump's Comments to Black Voters

    In 1932 a quarter of the American workforce was unemployed, housing prices had fallen by 10.5 percent and President Herbert Hoover’s inability to turn things around paved the way for Franklin D. Roosevelt to win the White House in one of the biggest landslides in presidential election history. I want

  • Trump Campaign App's Data Grab Could Expose Everyone in Your Contact List, Experts Say
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    Trump Campaign App's Data Grab Could Expose Everyone in Your Contact List, Experts Say

    The Trump campaign’s smartphone offering seeks to collect and store the contents of users’ address books –– potentially vacuuming up large quantities of personal data about individuals who have never used the application and who may be unaware that it’s in the hands of the campaign. In a series of interviews

  • Hillary Clinton Rejects Donald Trump's 'Bigot' Comments
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    Hillary Clinton Rejects Donald Trump's 'Bigot' Comments

    In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” she claimed Trump's campaign was "built on prejudice and paranoia," a theme she had brought up at a campaign rally in Reno, Nevada. "It is deeply disturbing that he is taking hate groups that lived in the dark regions of the internet making

  • Rep. Steve King: Trump's Pivot on Immigration Gives Him an 'Uneasy Feeling'
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    Rep. Steve King: Trump's Pivot on Immigration Gives Him an 'Uneasy Feeling'

    One of Congress’ conservative immigration hawks is worried by Donald Trump’s shifting tone on his signature immigration policy. “There’s not much that’s happened that’s encouraged me,” Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, said of Trump's pivot in an interview with ABC News. Trump, who won the GOP primary with

  • Police Identify Woman Who Died on Zip Line Platform in Delaware
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    Police Identify Woman Who Died on Zip Line Platform in Delaware

    The 59-year-old woman who died after falling approximately 35 feet from the Go Ape Treetop Adventure attraction Wednesday has been identified as Tina Werner of Felton, Delaware, by Delaware State Police. "Werner was standing on a platform located approximately 35' above the ground, waiting

  • Minnesota Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile Back on Administrative Leave
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    Minnesota Police Officer Who Fatally Shot Philando Castile Back on Administrative Leave

    The Minnesota police officer who fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop last month was placed on administrative leave again after briefly returning to limited duty, officials said. The city of St. Anthony decided to change Officer Jeronimo Yanez’s status “after reviewing concerns and other feedback

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    Soldier Apprehended Following Active Shooter Situation at Fort Campbell

    A soldier at Fort Campbell was apprehended Thursday after allegedly firing shots in what is being described as an active shooter situation. No one was reported injured in the incident, which occurred near the airfield at the Army base located in Kentucky. "An 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault

  • Clinton Leads Trump by 10 Points in New Poll of Likely Voters
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    Clinton Leads Trump by 10 Points in New Poll of Likely Voters

    Hillary Clinton garnered a majority of the support in a new poll released today, passing 50 percent in a head-to-head matchup with Donald Trump and solidifying a lead built up after the party conventions a month ago. In a four-way poll including independent nominees, Clinton received 45 percent to Trump