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  • 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

  • 20,000 Safety 1st Strollers Recalled in the US Because of Defect
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    20,000 Safety 1st Strollers Recalled in the US Because of Defect

    Approximately 20,000 baby strollers have been voluntarily recalled after many were found to have a defect that caused small children to fall out of their seat. The Safety 1st brand's Step and Go Travel Systems strollers have a defect that allows the tray folding mechanism to disengage while it is

  • 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

  • Volkswagen to Compensate Dealers Affected By Emissions Scandal
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    Volkswagen to Compensate Dealers Affected By Emissions Scandal

    Volkswagen has reached a "deal in principle" to compensate 652 VW brand dealers affected by its diesel emissions scandal, the company announced today. Volkswagen -- which has admitted to installing "defeat devices" designed to circumvent EPA emissions standards in nearly 500,000

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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

  • 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

  • Tropical Wave Headed Toward Florida, Bahamas This Weekend
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    Tropical Wave Headed Toward Florida, Bahamas This Weekend

    Hurricane Gaston is expected to weaken later today and revert from a hurricane back to a tropical storm, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center. Gaston is located about 1,225 miles east of the Leeward Islands and is moving northwest at about 17 miles per hour. Gaston's maximum sustained

  • Proof of Life: ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller's Heartbreaking Never-Before-Seen Video Message From Captivity
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    Proof of Life: ISIS Hostage Kayla Mueller's Heartbreaking Never-Before-Seen Video Message From Captivity

    The .mp4 video clip was only 10 seconds. Long enough for her family to recognize the young American woman in a black headscarf and green hijab but not long enough to identify where she was or who held her hostage in Syria in 2013. At 10 seconds and 22 megabytes, her proof-of-life video was small enough

  • Capybaras, Giant Rodents Native to South America, Could Become Invasive Species in Florida
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    Capybaras, Giant Rodents Native to South America, Could Become Invasive Species in Florida

    Capybaras, giant rodents that are native to South America, may be establishing themselves as an invasive species in Florida, according to Elizabeth Congdon, the only biologist in North America studying the animal. "Right now, they're considered exotics -- non-native animals that aren't

  • Desperate and Distressed, Traumatized Syrians Go Online for Mental Health Care
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    Desperate and Distressed, Traumatized Syrians Go Online for Mental Health Care

    The ongoing violence in Syria has taken a physical and mental toll on many, including one 9-year-old boy, who began to look up "ways to commit suicide" online, according to Dr. Hussam Jefee-Bahloul, who assisted with his care. Growing up, "Adam" (Jefee-Bahloul identifies the boy

  • $99,999 Payout to Homeless Woman Highlights Social Security's Struggles
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    $99,999 Payout to Homeless Woman Highlights Social Security's Struggles

    Wanda Witter, 80, who up until last week was homeless and living on D.C.’s streets, has received $99,999 in Social Security retirement benefits, but she could be just one of many people owed cash because of the “tangled mess” at the Social Security Administration, according to the social worker who helped

  • 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 said has already

  • 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