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Red Cross volunteer from Madison heading to Louisiana to help flood victims

Pitcher said she will do all she can to help the most people in these tragic times. At least 11 people are dead and 40,000 homes damaged or destroyed due to flooding in Louisiana, according to Gov. 10,000 people are now sleeping in shelters making this by far the largest sheltering effort since Hurricane Isaac. More than 8,400 people sought refuge in 36 Red Cross and community shelters in Louisiana on Monday night.

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Pennsylvania attorney general resigns following perjury conviction

On Tuesday, Wolf called Kane's situation "unfortunate". "This is a sad day for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and a sad day for the Kane family". Along the way, the first woman and first Democrat ever elected to the post of attorney general in Pennsylvania crossed the line into criminal conduct.

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South Sudan softens rejection of regional protection force

The 15 member council voted on Friday despite opposition from the government in Juba , for the deployment of a 4,000 strong regional force. During meetings this week, the draft text was amended to limit the mandate of the regional force to an initial period of four months and to specify that it will have a " clear exit strategy ".

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Mom was to leave husband on day family found dead

Officers responding to the family's Sinking Springs home found the bodies of Megan and Mark Short in the living room with 8-year-old Liana, 5-year-old Mark Jr . Megan's plans to get a divorce possibly destroyed Mark, who, according to his cousin, was a "family guy" and a man who "worked himself to death to try and keep his family together", a separate report from NBC10 revealed.

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Heavy fighting in Aleppo as Syrian rebels renew their assault: monitor

Members of the Syrian opposition group, Army of Conquest and Conquest of Aleppo, launch an operation named "Break the Aleppo siege" against Assad regime forces, near Huwaiza village in south-east of Aleppo, Syria on August 14, 2016. The strikes have killed 122 civilians, he said. Elsewhere in Syria , the Local Coordination Committees, an activist network, said Russian jets had struck the Idlib towns of Jisr al-Shaghour and Binnish.

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Syrian women rip off burqas after city freed from the Islamic State

One woman burned a black robe that the jihadists had forced residents to wear, while men who had lived for weeks under a shaving ban cut their beards. USA -backed fighters seized the key northern Syria city late Friday after two months of heavy fighting that killed more than 1,000 people and displaced thousands more.

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Labour wins appeal against High Court voting judgement

The High Court on Monday ruled they had been unlawfully "frozen out" but that decision was overturned by the appeal court. A group of Labour members fighting for the right to vote in the Labour leadership election have revealed they will not fight a landmark Court of Appeal ruling given on Friday.

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Trump tries to walk back Obama-ISIS comments: 'Sarcasm'

Republican Donald Trump is now saying that his description of President Barack Obama as a founder of the Islamic State group was sarcasm. Donald Trump on Friday backtracked on his inflammatory claim that President Barack Obama is the "founder of ISIS," criticizing "ratings challenged" CNN for seriously reporting what he now suggests was a sarcastic comment.

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Violent protests erupt in Milwaukee after police kill suspect

Two to three dozen people were sweeping and picking up debris Sunday morning around a BP gas station that was burned and largely destroyed near the intersection at the center of the violence Saturday night . Protesters threw rocks at officers, and local businesses were burned during demonstrations that began in the afternoon and went until early Sunday morning.

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Mom of U.S. Military Member Booed by Pro-Trump Crowd

Trump responded by questioning if Khan's wife didn't speak during the DNC because her husband had forbidden it. Trump said Monday that the story isn't about Khan, "who is all over the place doing interviews ", but tried to put the focus on radical Islamic terrorism.

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Bill Clinton: Hillary Made Mistake Over Emails

Hillary has been running for president for decades and her tax returns show it", said Joseph Thorndike, director of the Tax History Project at Tax Analysts and author of the "Politics of Federal Taxation" column for Tax Notes magazine.

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Apparent Boko Haram Video Claims Some Schoolgirls Killed In Nigerian Airstrikes

The government came under increased pressure from parents and Bring Back Our Girls campaigners after the May escape of one young woman, a proof of life that they said should encourage the military and government to redouble rescue efforts.

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'No indication' Switzerland train attack was a terrorist act

Local police also announced that one of the victims of the attack, a 34-year old woman, also died of wounds after being hospitalized. Police are still searching for a motive, but say there's no indication the suspect, identified only as a 27-year-old Swiss man from a neighbouring region, had ties to extremist groups.

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Donald Trump: Obama founder of Islamic State remark was 'sarcasm'

And, I would say the co-founder would be crooked Hillary Clinton". Republican U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at an American Renewal Project event at the Orlando Convention Center in Orlando, Florida August 11, 2016. "He hates them. He's trying to kill them". "At the end, it's either going to work or I'm going to, you know, I'm going to have a very, very nice long vacation", Trump told CNBC on Thursday .

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US VP to visit Turkey to mend strained ties

On July 15 evening, Turkish authorities said a military coup attempt took place in the country. "If we have mercy on those who carried out this coup attempt, we will be the ones to be pitied", he said. Turkey is pressing the United States to extradite the 75-year-old cleric and has purged tens of thousands of his suspected followers from the armed forces, other state institutions, the media and academia.

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US House Democratic leader blames Russians for 'electronic Watergate'

The disclosure of the Top Secret information would have revealed that US intelligence agencies were continuing to monitor the hacking, as well as the sensitive intelligence sources and the methods they were using to do it. Bernie Sanders. The release fueled Sanders' backers outrage over what they have seen all along as a nominating process rigged by the party to favor Hillary Clinton.

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33rd day of lockdown paralyzes life in Kashmir

A Woman carrying her child seeks permission from a Police officer at a blocked road during the 34th day of curfew at Eidgah in Srinagar on Thursday. The protesters denounced the civilian killings in Kashmir and sought intervention from global community. The protesters raised pro-freedom and anti-India slogans.

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Row over antisemitism at Jeremy Corbyn's constituency party meeting

In a picture with supporters, Mr Corbyn tweeted after the meeting: "Proud to be nominated by my own CLP with a turnout of 370". Its members voted 60-40 to endorse Smith, and General Secretary Tim Roache said "GMB members can not afford for Labour to be talking to itself in a bubble for the next five years while the Tories run riot through out rights at work, our public services and our communities".

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UK's Labour Party to appeal voting rights ruling

The ruling could enfranchise nearly 130,000 people who had signed up since January, and also raised the prospect of the party having to refund those new members who paid £25 to be a "registered supporter" and vote in the contest. Momentum, the pro-Jeremy Corbyn group in Hounslow, has responded to MP Ruth Cadbury's criticisms of Mr Corbyn and her statement that she will be supporting Owen Smith in the leadership bid.

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Germany facing significant threat of terrorist attacks: Interior Minister

The ministers also call for a ban on the full body veil for women and for a law to be revoked that allows for dual nationality for German citizens in some circumstances. The demands ahead of a meeting of the state ministers and de Maiziere on August 18 will put additional pressure on Merkel's government to tighten security legislation.

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Secret Service spoke to Trump campaign over gun comments

A number of prominent Republicans have declined to endorse him in the November 8 election against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, citing his fiery rhetoric and policy proposals such as building a wall along the US-Mexican border and temporarily banning Muslims from entering the country.

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Based Turkish Navy Officer 'Missing' After Coup

Lungescu issued the statement in response to "speculative press reports" about last month's aborted coup in Turkey and Turkey's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation membership. Gulen has denied any knowledge or involvement in the coup that left more than 270 dead but Turkey wants him extradited to face trial. Such a penalty could be imposed on Gulen as well, who is accused of leading a long-running campaign to overthrow the state through the infiltration of Turkish institutions, particularly ...

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Putin, Erdogan agree on steps to mend relations

Petersburg for much anticipated talks. Bozdag said that if the United States did not extradite Gulen, relations between the two would be negatively affected despite being "two friendly countries" at present. -Turkish ties, with some Turkish officials implying Washington could have been behind the coup. Rift between Turkey and Russian Federation has badly damaged Turkish tourism this year, tourism professional Ender Alkoclar said.

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In setback for Brazil's Rousseff, Senate puts her on trial

The Brazilian Senate voted Wednesday in a 59-21 vote to go ahead with an impeachment trial against suspended President Dilma Rousseff. The trial will take place in the Senate, presided over by the president of Brazil's Supreme Court.

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Israeli forces demolish homes of 5 Palestinians in West Bank

This is the second time their homes have been destroyed by Israel this year alone. We call on all members of the global community to undertake concrete measures and hold Israel accountable for its violations of Palestinian rights, lands and resources.

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USA sends warship to 'build relationships' with angry China

The spike in tension over the East China Sea also follows a Chinese accusation that Japan's new defense minister, Tomomi Inada, had recklessly misrepresented history after she declined to say after her appointment last week if Japanese troops had massacred civilians in China during World War Two.

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Infant's death is first Zika-related fatality in Texas

There have been 99 reported cases of the Zika virus in Texas, all of which were contracted related to travel, according to state public health officials. According tothe CDC, Zika is a disease caused by a virus that is primarily spread to people through the bite of an infected mosquito. This fatality may be just the second in the entire continental United States related to Zika.

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Syrian regime and rebels step up crucial battle for Aleppo

The group's fighters surged through regime territory on Saturday, breaking a three-week government siege in a major setback for the regime. Tuesday's airstrikes and shelling came as rival parties brought in reinforcements to Aleppo ahead of an expected new round of fighting after militants breached a government-imposed siege and cut a key government route to the contested city over the weekend.

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Death toll from Pakistan bombing rises to 67

While a heavy contingent of Frontier Corps and police arrived and cordoned off the hospital following the blast. Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has also claimed responsibility for other suicide blasts, attacks on teams carrying out polio vaccinations, and called for jihad in Myanmar.

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Italy's Garozzo stuns Massialas, wins gold in men's foil

However, the Italian proved to be the more inventive and quick-witted of the two competitors, as he scored six unreturned touches to secure his place in the final showdown with a 15-8 victory. Garozzo beat Timur Safin of Russian Federation 15-8 to earn a shot at the gold medal, while Massialas rolled past Kruse 15-9. Massialas, Meinhardt, Race Imboden and Miles Chamley-Watson, who lost his first match, will compete again Friday as one of the favorites in the team competition.