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    Trump has 2-point edge over Clinton in all-important Florida, poll says

    Donald Trump has a 2 percentage point edge over Hillary Clinton in Florida, according to a new poll released Wednesday, as both presidential campaigns blanket the critical swing state in a full sprint to Election Day. A new Bloomberg Politics poll finds Trump ahead of Clinton, 45% to 43% — well within the poll’s 3.2 percentage point margin of error — in a four-way race among likely voters. Libertarian Gary Johnson gets 4% support, and Green Party candidate Jill Stein […]

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    Justin Timberlake breaks law by taking selfie while voting

    MEMPHIS — Kudos to Justin Timberlake for rocking the vote early. While the pop star lives in California, he flew home to Tennessee to take advantage of early voting in his hometown of Memphis. Timberlake, who also owns property in Nashville, wasn’t wearing a “Suit & Tie,” but he still looked pretty adorable in the selfie he posted on Instagram of him about to cast his ballot Monday. “Hey! You! Yeah, YOU! I just flew from LA to Memphis to […]

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    White students threw a noose around a black student’s neck, NAACP says

    WIGGINS, Miss. — Allegations that white students threw a noose around a black student’s neck and “pulled the noose tight” have rocked a southern Mississippi high school. Members of the Mississippi chapter of the NAACP claim that some members of the Stone High School football team in Wiggins put the noose on the black student earlier this month at the high school football fieldhouse. The alleged victim and perpetrators are football players. The NAACP wants a federal investigation of the […]

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    Women now drink nearly as much alcohol as men, study finds

    Women are now drinking nearly as much alcohol as men, according to a new study. The report, published in the medical journal BMJ Open, analyzed 4 million people born between 1891 and 2001 and found that, historically, men were more likely to drink alcohol, and in amounts that would damage their health. Now, women are catching up, especially in more recent generations. Early on in the 20th century, men were more than twice as likely to drink than women, and […]

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    Army’s letter to veteran: Pay us back $21,000

    Master Sgt. Susan Haley couldn’t believe the letter she received from the Army saying she owed them $21,000. “I was completely and totally in shock. I couldn’t believe they were doing this to me,” the 24-year veteran said. “They were very accusatory and very demanding and aggressive.” Haley is one of thousands of veterans forced to repay enlistment bonuses or student loan incentives after officials said they were given the bonuses in error. “The California Army National Guard (CAARNG) has […]

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    Dreamworld accident: 4 dead in Australia theme park ride malfunction

    Four people were killed at Australia’s largest theme park Tuesday when a ride malfunctioned, police said. Two men, ages 35 and 32, and two women, ages 42 and 38, were pronounced dead by police following the incident on the Thunder River Rapids Ride at the Dreamworld theme park in Queensland. Police were called to the site after reports that “a number of people had been injured by a conveyor belt.” “One of the rides had sustained some sort of malfunction, […]

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    Americans’ respect for police near all-time high, poll says

    Americans’ respect for law enforcement has climbed to a near-record high, according to a new Gallup poll. The findings, released Monday, show that 76% of adults said they have “a great deal” of respect for their local police — a 12-point jump since last year and just one point shy of the all-time Gallup high in 1967. Another 17% of Americans said they have “some” respect, while 7% said they have “hardly any.” The poll was released against the backdrop […]

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    Obamacare premiums to soar 22%

    WASHINGTON — Obamacare premiums are set to skyrocket an average of 22% for the benchmark silver plan in 2017, according to a government report released Monday. The price hike is the latest blow to Obamacare. Insurers are raising prices and downsizing their presence on the exchanges as they try to stem losses from sicker-than-anticipated customers. Enrollment for 2017 will be closely watched since insurers want to see younger and healthier consumers enroll. The benchmark silver plan — upon which federal […]

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    Drinking two sweetened drinks per day? You could be doubling your risk of diabetes

    Drinking two or more sweetened drinks per day could greatly increase your risk of diabetes, according to new research. In fact, it could double it. In the study, two or more 200-milliliter servings of sweetened drinks, consumed daily, were found to double the risk of developing the condition. Given that standard 12-ounce drinks cans are more than 300-milliliters, this means just 1 and a half of these drinks per day could double your risk. But more importantly, the level of […]

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    Jared Fogle’s ex-wife sues Subway

    The ex-wife of disgraced Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is suing the sandwich chain, charging that top executives knew of his pedophilia as early as 2004 and should have notified authorities. Katie McLaughlin divorced Fogle after he pleaded guilty to federal charges of child pornography and having sex with minors. She alleges in the suit that she and her children suffered emotional distress because Fogle’s behavior did not become publicly known before she married him in 2010. “A responsible corporation would […]

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    Pete Burns, singer of the ’80s pop band Dead or Alive, dies

    Pete Burns, lead singer of the 1980s British pop band Dead or Alive, has died. He was 57. Burns died Sunday of “massive cardiac arrest,” according to a statement from his management team posted on the singer’s official Twitter account. “All of his family and friends are devastated by the loss of our special star,” the statement read. “He was a true visionary, a beautiful talented soul, and he will be missed by all who loved and appreciated everything he […]

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    Bottle flipping becomes national craze after viral video of NC high school student

    ATLANTA — Technology has never been more advanced, yet children across the United States are entertaining themselves with something very old-school: partially-filled plastic water bottles. The craze is called bottle flipping. And it’s driving parents crazy. The goal is simple: Flip a bottle and make it land upright. But the constant thud-thud-thudding can really grate nerves. “I’ve heard many legends of many people saying that they started bottle flipping, which I disagree with terribly,” 10-year-old Jhenya DeCarlo said. Jhenya, who […]