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Trump gains on Clinton despite furor over women, election comments
- October 23, 2016

Those developments and Trump's abandonment of a message that goes beyond his white male base have shifted the direction of the race, perhaps for good, according to public opinion polls and experts in both parties. Noting Clinton's trust issues and revelations that have come in hacked campaign emails Smith added: "If it were any other Republican candidate, the Republicans would probably win in a landslide. (more...)
Strike ends: State System, APSCUF reach tentative agreement Strike ends: State System, APSCUF reach tentative agreement
- October 23, 2016

Not only are students denied the qualified professors that their tuition entitles them to, but also the university system does not have any sort of contingency plan in place for such circumstances. "We must ensure that we all work together to strengthen the State System financially - after years of underfunding - while providing our professors and students with the resources necessary to train a future workforce to compete in the modern economy". (more...)
Iraq pushes into town near Mosul after IS assault on Kirkuk
- October 22, 2016

Carter will meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Lt. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, commander of USA forces in Iraq and Syria. This is Carter's third trip to Iraq this year, and he has overseen the steady increase in the number of American troops deployed there. (more...)
Melania Trump Silences All Sexual Assault Victims When She Defends Her Husband
- October 22, 2016

Not in the locker room at Echo Park, a Town of Hempstead facility in West Hempstead! "I don't know any of these women". Politics, aches and pains, financial advice, and, of course, sports are the topics. Ben Derleth '18 on the soccer team, told me that although he and his teammates do talk about girls every once in a while, "nothing is ever as vulgar or profane as what Trump said ". (more...)
Is Wonder Woman qualified to be a United Nations ambassador?
- October 22, 2016

Guterres will be the ninth man in the UN's 71-year history to hold the position, while no woman has ever served in the UN's top job. Hundreds of staff members at the organization have signed a petition asking the U.N.to make a different choice and criticizing the scantily attired Wonder Woman as "the epitome of a "pin-up" girl". (more...)
Sotomayor: US Supreme Court still feeling loss of Scalia
- October 22, 2016

However the Senate races turn out, Republicans will have the votes to block Clinton Supreme Court nominees under the current rules. "Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will have a big impact on what the Supreme Court will look like in the next few years and it starts with the immediate vacancy which was created with Scalia's death earlier this year", he said. (more...)
Voting turnout solid on opening day in Durham
- October 22, 2016

About 56 percent of the votes cast in the 2012 election came in early voting. A study by the non-profit voting rights group Democracy North Carolina found that 2.5 million voters used straight-ticket voting in 2012. Even though the figures from Iowa and OH might bode well for Trump, they might not even decide the election. Early voting has picked up in both blue-leaning states compared to this time in 2012. (more...)
Samsung: Chinese customers to get bonus upon returning recalled phones Samsung: Chinese customers to get bonus upon returning recalled phones
- October 22, 2016

Some investors said Samsung may need to return more cash to shareholders, either through a dividend or additional buybacks, to calm market jitters. It did not elaborate. Samsung announced the recall of 2.5 million Note 7s in early September following numerous reports of the phones catching fire and yesterday it finally pulled the plug on the €800 device in what could be one of the costliest product safety failures in tech history. (more...)
United States seeks clarity on Duterte 'separation' comments
- October 22, 2016

The White House said current USA direct investment to the Philippines was over $US4.7 billion. "It's in the best interest of my countrymen to maintain that relationship". Also, what will happen with the US companies that have invested an estimated $4.7 billion there? As Trinh Nguyen, Asia-Pacific economist at investment bank Natixis told CNBC, "The Philippines depends on the US not just for military cooperation but also for economic support". (more...)
Obama White House hosting final musical event with BET
- October 22, 2016

Rubio has called Trump a "dangerous con artist" spending his time "sticking it to working people". But the Obama campaign maintained the line was not directed at the Clintons and instead referred to their own struggle with parenting during a campaign . (more...)
Mosquito-borne virus threat to Americas laid bare Mosquito-borne virus threat to Americas laid bare
- October 22, 2016

POMONA How do you make it socially unacceptable to raise mosquitoes in your backyard? The reason Zika is a concern in Georgia is that the mosquitoes that transmit Zika are present all over the state. The agency urged pregnant women who might have lived in or traveled to Miami-Dade County or had unprotected sex with a person who lived in or traveled to the county since August 1 to get tested for the Zika virus . (more...)
British American Tobacco sparks $47bn bid for United States peer Reynolds
- October 22, 2016

BAT said the move would give it "a leading position in the USA tobacco market" and "a significant presence in high growth emerging markets across South America, Africa, the Middle East and Asia, together with the most attractive developed markets". (more...)
Mike Dougherty and Zach Shields to Write 'Godzilla 2' Mike Dougherty and Zach Shields to Write 'Godzilla 2'
- October 22, 2016

There have been some bumps along the way, though, notably the departure of Mr. Edwards from the director's chair and a release date shuffle. Michael Dougherty is set to write the sequel to Godzilla. As of now, it looks as if Dougherty and Shields will just pen the script "Godzilla 2", but this draft could be the starting point for a possible writers room. (more...)
Nintendo releases video of new game crossover product Switch
- October 22, 2016

Do you think this is the right strategy to take in marketing the console? The Joy-Con controllers resemble small remotes, featuring a thumbstick and a variety of buttons. This is only helped by the fact that Nintendo have revealed a full list of software publishers that are now on board to make games for the Switch, and it is a truly staggering list . (more...)
States Moved to Defund Planned Parenthood After Undercover Video Release
- October 22, 2016

Planned Parenthood South Atlantic, an abortion rights advocacy group, seized on the proposed change Wednesday. "I'm obviously disappointed with the ruling, and I remain committed to making MS the safest place in America for an unborn child", Bryant said . (more...)
Ogwumike lifts Sparks to WNBA title, beat Lynx 77-76 Ogwumike lifts Sparks to WNBA title, beat Lynx 77-76
- October 22, 2016

I told them this was their year. My teammates were doing their part. "I had to step up and do mine". The game quickly proved to be what you'd expect from the league's two best teams, with five U.S. Brunson hit a two, then Whalen stole the inbound pass after a Sparks timeout and rumbled down to tie it up. The Houston Comets won four straight titles from 1997-2000. (more...)
Clinton criticises Trump for call to defund planned parenthood
- October 22, 2016

Her plea was successful - Peel Properties has reportedly terminated its lease with the abortion giant and Handy is ecstatic over the news. Although many Americans throughout the country have religious reasons why they oppose abortion, Clinton believes that there should be an effort to change those religious principles, saying in 2015 that "deep-seated cultural codes" and "religious beliefs" opposing abortion "have to be changed". (more...)
Jrue Holiday's wife, Lauren, has successful surgery to remove brain tumor Jrue Holiday's wife, Lauren, has successful surgery to remove brain tumor
- October 22, 2016

She also helped the team win Olympic gold in 2008 and 2012. Born Lauren Cheney, she retired in 2015 at the peak of her career to begin a family with her husband, basketball player Jrue Holiday of the New Orleans Pelicans , whose she married two years previously. (more...)
Voter registration extended in 36 counties due to hurricane, flooding
- October 22, 2016

State officials said earlier this week they would not extend the regular deadline to register to vote, which ends on Friday, despite widespread damage and flooding after Hurricane Matthew. Moore pressed Heidt on exactly how election workers would be burdened. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of the Georgia State Conference of the NAACP and two other groups, the Georgia Coalition for the Peoples' Agenda and Third Sector Development. (more...)
Judge sides with Planned Parenthood over Mississippi abortion law
- October 22, 2016

In his decision, Judge Daniel Jordan cited a September appeals court ruling on a law passed in Louisiana, writing that "essentially every court to consider similar laws has found that they violate" federal rules prohibiting the blocking of Medicaid funds to qualified providers. (more...)