• Manuel: Gold 'wasn't just for me'
Manuel: Gold 'wasn't just for me'

It also happened to be gold. On Thursday at the Rio Olympics, 20-year-old Manuel completed the 100-meter freestyle in 52.70 seconds. Now, two years later, 19-year-old Biles has won all-around gold at the Olympic Games - and the jeers coming from her critics has been replaced with cheers.

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  • Governor's attorney general pick is Kane's ex-chief deputy
Governor's attorney general pick is Kane's ex-chief deputy

Bruce Castor was First Deputy Attorney General under Kane. Castor had said he would not serve as a rubber-stamp for Kane's policies and that he would work to restore the integrity of the office. 29 to Christopher Brennan, then a reporter at The Daily News, in order to retaliate against a former state prosecutor, Frank Fina, with whom she was feudin...

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  • Illinois State Fair Foundation formed to maintain grounds
Illinois State Fair Foundation formed to maintain grounds

Illinois House Minority Leader Jim Durkin, R-Western Springs, summed it up this way: "Every (election) cycle gets stranger than the past, and this will be one that is going to be insane because of what's going on in the state, the legislative races, but also at the top of the ticket".

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  • Roger Ailes Is Prepping Trump for Debates
Roger Ailes Is Prepping Trump for Debates

UltraViolet, a self-described group that is focused on fighting sexism and expanding women's rights, sent on a statement accusing the Trump campaign of "normalizing sexual harassment, excusing violence against women" by speaking with Ailes.

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  • How to Catch the Breathtaking Perseids Meteor Shower
How to Catch the Breathtaking Perseids Meteor Shower

Every Perseid meteor is a tiny piece of the Comet Swift-Tuttle that orbits the sun every 133 years. Although tonight is the peak night to see the most meteors , you'll also be able to see a few during the overnight hours through the weekend.

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  • Couple Identified In Alabama Plane Crash
Couple Identified In Alabama Plane Crash

Northrop Mayor Bobby Hendron, appearing at a joint news conference with Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, told reporters firefighters reached the crash within three minutes, but were unable to save the six people on board. "This is a very sad and very unfortunate situation". Oxonian Rosie Vassallo says Dr. Farese recently purchased the plane. Dr. Mic...

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  • 2 wildfires in California send residents fleeing from homes
2 wildfires in California send residents fleeing from homes

Daniel Berlant, Cal Fire's Chief of Public Information, tweeted that as of 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, the wildfire blazing close to Highway 29 and Clayton Creek has already reached 600 acres. "The fuels are extremely dry", Blankenship said. "The fire activity could change in a moment's notice right now", said Suzie Blankenship, a spokeswoman for th...

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  • Simone Biles wins all-around gymnastic gold
Simone Biles wins all-around gymnastic gold

Raisman hugged Biles gently as they awaited the final score - a mere formality - and tears appeared around Biles' glittery red, white and blue eyeliner when the vision she once wrote in a scrapbook became a reality. Biles said: "I'm very excited and relieved because I've finally done it". "She's one of my role models, and I don't think there's any...

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  • Pastor blames Milwaukee violence on lack of jobs
Pastor blames Milwaukee violence on lack of jobs

A vacationing President Obama received an update Sunday about a night of rioting and gunfire in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before he headed out for another round of golf. "I join Milwaukee's leaders and citizens in calling for continued peace and prayer". Police violence against black men and women has set off intermittent, sometimes violent protests ...

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  • Tennis Player Monica Puig Wins Puerto Rico's First Olympic Gold Medal
Tennis Player Monica Puig Wins Puerto Rico's First Olympic Gold Medal

Fans cheer during a final round match between Monica Puig, of Puerto Rico , Angelique Kerber, of Germany at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. Here, she returns a shot against Angelique Kerber of Germany during their women's singles gold medal match in Rio de Janeiro Saturday. There was no stopping for Kerber...

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  • Trump faking connection to working class: Clinton
Trump faking connection to working class: Clinton

About 40 Trump supporters like Lisa Mankiewicz protested outside a Hillary Clinton event in Warren . Key points in Clinton's speech in MI, the Democrat's economic counterpoint to the economic plan Trump delivered on Monday. Tim Kaine and his wife, Anne Holton, also released 10 years of tax returns, showing that last year the couple earned $313,4...

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  • Transcripts: FBI Recording in Kathleen Kane Case
Transcripts: FBI Recording in Kathleen Kane Case

Kane faces charges of perjury, obstructing administration of law, abuse of office and false swearing in connection with allegations she orchestrated the illegal disclosure of confidential investigative information and secret grand jury information to the media and then engaged in acts created to hide and cover up her alleged conduct.

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  • DEA Announces It Won't Be Rescheduling Marijuana
DEA Announces It Won't Be Rescheduling Marijuana

Marijuana will remain on the government's list of most highly regulated and risky drugs, the Obama administration says, despite growing popular support for the widespread legalization of pot. The drug approval process is also the most appropriate to assess whether marijuana-derived products or its constituents are safe and effective and whether it ...

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  • Clinton to portray Trump economic plans as handouts for rich
Clinton to portray Trump economic plans as handouts for rich

Tim Kaine and his wife will also release the last 10 years of their taxes. Walking out to "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" by Marvin Gaye, Clinton spoke in Des Moines at Abraham Lincoln High School Wednesday and also visited Raygun, a local Iowa clothing store.

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  • Republican V.P. Candidate Mike Pence to campaign in La Crosse Thursday
Republican V.P. Candidate Mike Pence to campaign in La Crosse Thursday

Pence called into WTMJ's Midday with Charlie Sykes and attempted to explain away the seemingly disjointed levels of support for Ryan coming from the Trump campaign. The mother was first greeted with cheers and then quickly booed when she asked Pence about Trump's treatment of veterans and his recent comments about a Gold Star family whose son...

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  • Kaine Joins Bid to Quell Clinton Email Controversy
Kaine Joins Bid to Quell Clinton Email Controversy

Dogged by lingering questions over her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state, Hillary Clinton further fueled the controversy in an attempt to address it Friday during an event in Washington , D.C. "He did say that she had been extremely careless and negligent, but specifically what he said was that what she had told t...

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  • Police officers protest mayor's 'Black Lives Matter' banner
Police officers protest mayor's 'Black Lives Matter' banner

Somerville Mayor Joseph Curtatone on Wednesday held firm on his decision to keep a Black Lives Matter Banner on City Hall, saying it is not in competition with an "In Honor and Remembrance" banner hanging from the police station honoring fallen police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge.

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  • Tim Kaine gets a warm homecoming in Richmond
Tim Kaine gets a warm homecoming in Richmond

Kaine's status as Hillary Clinton's running mate has caused him to execute his first flip flop. In televised interviews Sunday, the Vermont senator said the emails proved what he knew was true: The DNC planned to support former Secretary of State Clinton from the start.

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  • Baker signs MA pay equality bill
Baker signs MA pay equality bill

Baker signed the bill during a Statehouse ceremony. The White House said in 2014 that women make 79 cents for every dollar earned by men, while a year ago Pew Research put the figure at 84 cents for full-time working women while noting that it had closed to 93 cents for younger women.

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  • Detectives fear escaped Florida death row inmate is armed
Detectives fear escaped Florida death row inmate is armed

He shed his jail jumpsuit and ran outside. He was awaiting a hearing when he somehow escaped his shackles, jumped a courtroom barrier and ran past bailiffs. "They were brought down to Broward County", Israel said. It's not exactly clear how Resiles was able to escape the courtroom on Friday, Israel said.

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  • Pence Would Bring a Lot to Team Trump, at Great Political Risk
Pence Would Bring a Lot to Team Trump, at Great Political Risk

He wouldn't answer directly when asked if he'd been vetted through conversations with Trump's staff. A report from the Washington Times said there was a "95-percent probability" that Pence would be Trump's vice presidential pick. Mike Pence, both as Governor and as Congressional Representative, has been a strong advocate for agriculture. Penc...

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  • Trump's Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Fired
Trump's Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Fired

Donald Trump Jr. said Tuesday "things had to change" in his father's campaign before the general election, explaining Monday's firing of Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. Chelsea Clinton is the only child of the former U.S. president and the former Secretary of State. Donald Trump also spoke on the matter during an interview with ...

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  • Trump campaign manager is out
Trump campaign manager is out

Trump at least partially blamed Lewandowski . Trump's decision to head to Scotland this week to open up a new golf course, instead of remaining on the campaign trail, has also turned heads and heightened fears about his ability to focus on the White House race.

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  • Brock Turner's Character Witnesses Express Remorse
Brock Turner's Character Witnesses Express Remorse

Tagging it as one of the most dysfunctional facilities in California, the same report said that the Santa County Jail is a notorious place where three prison guards were previously charged with murder and complaints of physical abuse abound.

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  • Baylor says 'Ken Starr is president' amid speculation
Baylor says 'Ken Starr is president' amid speculation

Baylor University has since issued a statement saying they "will not respond to rumors , speculation or reports based on unnamed sources ". That was followed by media reports that Baylor ignored repeated allegations of assault against former football player Tevon Elliott, who was convicted of sexual assault in 2014.

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