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  • Clinton, Trump pick up big wins

    What to watch for in final Clinton-Trump presidential debate

    LAS VEGAS — For Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it’s time to begin the closing arguments. Both nominees enter Wednesday’s presidential debate — the final showdown of the election season — with historically high unfavorability ratings, and need to convince undecided voters why the country would be worse off with their opponent in the White House. The match-up also comes as Trump is making perhaps his most outlandish argument yet — that the 2016 election is rigged to help Clinton […]

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    Taco trucks form a ‘wall’ outside Donald Trump’s Vegas hotel

    LAS VEGAS – This was inevitable. This collision of two notable, and objectionable, moments from the Donald Trump campaign: a wall and taco trucks. A half dozen taco trucks formed a “wall” outside the Trump International Las Vegas hotel, hours before the presidential debate Wednesday. “If you don’t get out and vote, this clown could be president,” a worker told the crowd as he pointed at the building. The rally was organized by the Culinary Workers Union, which vociferously opposes […]

  • US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama wait for the arrival of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his wife Agnese Landini on the North Portico of the White House before a state dinner in Washington, DC on October 18, 2016. / AFP / Nicholas Kamm        (Photo credit should read NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

    Obamas host their final State Dinner; First Lady shines in Versace

    WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama’s final State Dinner Tuesday was a swirl of dolce vita diplomacy, Italian designer gowns and plates of Mario Batali pasta easing a bittersweet end to one of the presidency’s best perks. The dinner marked an final moment for Obama to deploy the lavish displays of friendship afforded the US commander-in-chief. But it also symbolized an end to the stylish, celebrity-friendly era of presidential entertaining the Obamas ushered in eight years ago. Speaking Tuesday morning, Obama […]

  • Tupac Shakur in a scene from the film 'Gridlock'd', 1997. (Photo by Gramercy Pictures/Getty Images)

    Pearl Jam, Tupac among new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees

    Music lovers, get ready to rock the vote. The 2017 nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have been announced, and this year’s group has something for almost everyone. This year’s first-time nominees are Bad Brains, Depeche Mode, Electric Light Orchestra, Jane’s Addiction, Joan Baez, Journey, Pearl Jam, Steppenwolf and Tupac Shakur. They join past nominees who are back on the list: Chaka Khan, Chic, Janet Jackson, J. Geils Band, Joe Tex, Kraftwerk, MC5, The Cars, The Zombies […]

  • Democratic Candidate for President former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Californians at Los Angeles Mission College Culinary Arts Institute in Sylmar, California on Saturday, June 4, 2016. (Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

    State Department official sought FBI declassification of Clinton email

    WASHINGTON — A top official at the State Department repeatedly sought to have the FBI back down on classifying the contents of an email from Hillary Clinton’s private email server, documents released Monday revealed. According to notes from interviews conducted during an FBI investigation into Clinton’s email practices, Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy personally tried to convince FBI officials that the email should be declassified. One interviewee described feeling “pressured” by another FBI official at Kennedy’s request. The FBI is […]

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    Melania Trump in interview: Donald Trump was ‘egged on’ into ‘boy talk’

    Melania Trump defended Donald Trump in her first interview since the Republican nominee faced allegations of sexual misconduct, calling those accusations “lies” and saying Trump was “egged on” into “boy talk” during a 2005 tape in which he made lewd comments about women. “I believe my husband. I believe my husband,” she said in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Monday. “This was all organized from the opposition. And with the details … did they ever check the background […]

  • Clinton, Trump pick up big wins

    Clinton leads Trump, two new polls show

    Hillary Clinton is leading Donald Trump nationally among likely voters — but two new polls diverge on the size of her lead. Clinton is 11 percentage points ahead of Trump, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll out Sunday. An ABC News/Washington Post poll, meanwhile, pegs her lead at 4 points. In the NBC poll, Clinton has 48% support compared to 37% for Trump, 7% for Libertarian Gary Johnson and 2% for the Green Party’s Jill Stein. In a […]

  • George Zimmerman Appears Before Judge On Recent Aggravated Assault Charges

    Man who shot at George Zimmerman sentenced to 20 years in prison

    The man convicted of shooting at George Zimmerman in a road rage incident has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, Florida authorities said. Matthew Apperson was convicted of attempted second-degree murder in September. In addition to the 20-year sentence, he was also given a 15-year concurrent sentence for aggravated assault stemming from the same incident, Seminole County State Attorney spokeswoman Lynne Bumpus-Hooper said. The road rage incident happened in Lake Mary, Florida, in May 2015. Zimmerman testified that Apperson […]

  • Australia's Great Barrier Reef is the world's largest coral reef ecosystem, hosting scores of marine species, but scientists say that it could become extinct as soon as 2050 due to climate change.

    The Great Barrier Reef is not actually dead

    There is a big difference between dead and dying. Outside Magazine published a somewhat tongue-in-cheek obituary for the Great Barrier Reef earlier this week, citing its lifespan from 25 million BC-2016. The article detailed the life of the reef, its active membership in the ecological community, its worldwide fame and the coral bleaching that has led to its deteriorating health. “The Great Barrier Reef of Australia passed away in 2016 after a long illness. It was 25 million years old,” […]

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    Parents of conjoined twins react to successful surgery, share touching Facebook post

    From his bed next to the window, Jadon squeezes his father’s finger with all his might, even under heavy sedation. Anias rests in a bed near the door of the room, a testament to strength and resilience. Just the sight of the boys in separate beds came as a surprise to their parents. “It’s shockingly new,” said their mother, Nicole McDonald. The boys have shared a bed since birth. Born conjoined at the head, the 13-month-old twins — little “warriors,” […]