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Democratic group pulls ad targeting Virginia governor hopeful Ed Gillespie's supporters

A television ad depicting supporters of Virginia governor hopeful Ed Gillespie as Confederates who attack minority children has been pulled in the wake of the terror attack in New York City. The Democratic group Latino Victory Fund removed the controversial ad, which showed a pickup truck driver chasing down minority children, on Tuesday, Oct. 31. “We knew our ad would ruffle ...

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The Latest: Officer details football players' alleged attack

VERMILLION, S.D. –  The Latest on sexual assault charges filed against two University of South Dakota football players. (all times local): 10:10 a.m. Police say two University of South Dakota football players burst into a bedroom and sexually assaulted a woman who was having consensual sex with another teammate. An affidavit by Vermillion Police Lt. Crystal Brady says the alleged ...

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Militant accused in Benghazi attack on his way to US jail

WASHINGTON –  U.S. special operations forces captured a militant in Libya accused of playing an instrumental role in the Benghazi attacks, officials say, in a high-stakes operation designed to bring the perpetrators to justice five years after the deadly violence. President Donald Trump on Monday identified the militant as Mustafa al-Imam and said his capture signified that the four Americans ...

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Tillerson, Mattis testify about war powers authority after US soldiers killed in Niger

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis answered questions Monday on Capitol Hill about the Trump administration’s authority to use military force overseas as members of Congress seek answers over the killing of four U.S. soldiers earlier this month in Niger.   Mattis and Tillerson testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which they privately told several ...

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Couple that survived Las Vegas shooting die in car crash

A husband and wife from California who survived the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival have since died in an auto crash a half mile away from their home. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Dennis and Lorraine Carver died after their vehicle crashed into a metal gate outside their community in Riverside County, California, on Oct. ...

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Jimmy Kimmel to go easy on Weinstein at the Oscars: 'It's not really a laughing matter'

Host Jimmy Kimmel speaks at the Oscars on Sunday, Feb. 26, 2017, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  (AP) Jimmy Kimmel intends to deliver some sly wisecracks about disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein when he hosts next year’s Oscars – but ​he’ll tread warily given that victims of the accused sexual predator may be vying for teh gold-plated awards. “It’s not really ...

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Under US pressure, Israel delays move to expand Jerusalem

JERUSALEM –  Under pressure from the United States, Israel has delayed a bill that would connect a number of West Bank settlements to Jerusalem, officials said Sunday. The bill aims to solidify the city’s Jewish majority, but stops short of formal annexation, making the practical implications unclear. The bill says the communities would be considered “daughter municipalities” of Jerusalem. The ...

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