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    Clinton leads Trump by 5 points heading in to final two weeks

    Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 5 points as the presidential campaign heads into its final two weeks, with the Democratic nominee’s support just shy of the 50% mark, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. Among likely voters, Clinton tops Trump 49% to 44%, with just 3% backing Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% behind Green Party nominee Jill Stein. With all three presidential debates now in the rear view mirror, both candidates appear to have consolidated some support among their […]

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    4 killed in Australia theme park ride malfunction

    AUSTRALIA — Four adults have been killed in an accident at a theme park on Tuesday in Queensland, Australia, Queensland Police said in a statement. The incident happened at the Dreamworld theme park on the state’s Gold Coast. “Police are currently investigating an incident that occurred this afternoon at a theme park on the Gold Coast,” the statement read. “Police were called to the site at Coomera around 2.20 p.m. (12:20 a.m. ET) following reports that a number of people […]

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    Finally, you can eat Girl Scout cookies for breakfast – in cereal form

    NEW YORK — When fans of Girl Scout cookies place their orders next year, they won’t have to wait weeks for the boxes to arrive. They’ll only have to wait till breakfast. General Mills announced plans Monday for limited-edition Girl Scout cookie cereal. It will come in two flavors, Thin Mints and Caramel Crunch. Thin Mints are, of course, one of the 12 Girl Scout cookie flavors. Caramel Crunch is not, but both cereals will carry the Girl Scouts brand. […]

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    Trump says he’s ‘winning’ despite polls, as Clinton campaigns for other Dems.

    Donald Trump told a crowd of supporters in Florida Monday that he is in the lead in the race for the White House, despite being behind in the majority of national polls. “Some great polls have just come out. I believe we’re actually winning,” Trump said, slamming the mainstream media. The GOP presidential candidate went on to cite two polls, which he said show him leading Clinton. “The Investors (Business) Daily poll, which was the single most accurate poll for […]

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    Ticket prices sky-high for historic World Series

    CHICAGO — Fans of the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians have waited a lifetime — or more — to see their teams win championships. But if those fans want to see this year’s World Series in person, it’ll cost them a good chunk of their life savings. The average asking price for the four games scheduled for Cleveland, including the series opener on Tuesday night, is about $3,900, according to ticket tracker TicketIQ. A ticket for a deciding Game 7, […]

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    Mom holds previously conjoined twin for first time after surgery

    BRONX, NY — In what can best be described as a bundle of cuteness, Nicole McDonald held her son Jadon alone for the first time in what she calls “one of the most profound moments of my life.” Mom grinned from ear to ear as she cradled the young boy Friday afternoon at a New York hospital, mesmerized by the gaze of his deep brown eyes. The precious moment came shortly after doctors removed Jadon’s breathing tube, and it came […]

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    Trump makes ‘closing argument,’ lay out plan for first 100 days

    WASHINGTON  — Donald Trump on Saturday offered what his senior campaign aides billed as his “closing argument” in the presidential race, rehashing his campaign’s key policy planks to give voters a sense of his top priorities as president. Trump began his remarks here near the site of President Abraham Lincoln’s “Gettysburg Address” by urging the country to follow Lincoln’s example to “heal the divisions” the US now faces. But he quickly slipped into his combative rhetoric, slamming a “totally rigged” […]

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    Wells Fargo may have to close 1,000 branches after fake account scandal

    NEW YORK — Wells Fargo has more than 6,000 branches across 39 states. That’s roughly 1,000 branches more than any other bank in America. The vast Wells Fargo branch network hasn’t buckled much in recent years, even as rivals have pulled the plug on these expensive locations due to a profound shift toward mobile banking. Since 2012, Wells Fargo’s branches have shrunk by just 2%, compared with 9% for JPMorgan Chase and 15% for Bank of America, according to CLSA. […]

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    Firefighter races to fiery fatal crash, discovers his son is the victim

    ADA, Minn. — It’s every parent’s worst nightmare, but it was even worse for Randy Peterson. The volunteer firefighter from Ada, Minnesota, was rushing to a fiery car crash and desperately trying to reach his 16-year-old son, Carter. That was Peterson’s routine whenever he got called to an emergency and knew one of his children wasn’t home. Peterson called and called but got no answer. When he got to the scene of the crash Sunday night, he knew why. “Seeing […]

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    How much screen time is too much for kids? Doctors release new guidelines

    Digital media exposure for children of all ages should be limited, according to new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics. This week, the AAP hosted a national conference in San Francisco, where an estimated 10,000 pediatricians met to discuss new children’s health recommendations for 2017. Children’s screen time, social media and cyberbullying were key points of interest. Previously the Academy set a general screen time limit: no more than two hours in front of the TV for kids over […]