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Donald Trump hits Hillary Clinton on foundation donor ties with State Department

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Donald Trump skewered Hillary Clinton on the latest revelations about the Clinton Foundation, after the Associated Press found that more than half of people with private interests that met with Clinton while she was the nation’s top diplomat at the U.S. State Department also donated money to the Clinton Foundation. “This is out of control, what’s going on with our country,” Trump said in an interview with Fox News’ Ainsley Earhardt taped Tuesday night. Asked why he was calling for a special prosecutor to investigate the connection between the Clinton Foundation and the State Department, Trump responded: ”From the standpoint of justice and, you know, what’s supposed to be happening, and law and order.

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Thousands gather to pay respects to New Mexico police officer slain in traffic stop

Tuesday 19:07 GMT

 A New Mexico police officer who was fatally shot during a traffic stop was remembered Sunday as a man who worked tirelessly to get a job in law enforcement, ultimately winning over the small village he was charged with protecting.

In a letter from Hatch police read aloud at the service, department officials recalled how Chavez interviewed to be an officer in 2014 and later exceeded all expectations.

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The Underused HPV Vaccine

Today 15:08 GMT

As of 2014, only 40 percent of girls and 21 percent of boys ages 13 to 17 had received all three doses of the HPV vaccine, whereas 88 percent of boys and girls had been vaccinated against tetanus-diphtheria-pertussis and 79 percent had gotten the meningococcal vaccine.

Although HPV vaccine should not be given during pregnancy, no fetal harm has yet been shown when pregnancy was discovered after one or more doses of the vaccine were administered.

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Source: BBC

Louisiana floods: Obama 'heartbroken' after tour

Today 15:09 GMT

President Barack Obama has toured the flood-ravaged areas of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he vowed to help residents rebuild in the coming months.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, who travelled to Louisiana four days ago, and others have criticised Mr Obama for not cutting short his vacation on Martha's Vineyard to visit the devastated areas. But Mr Obama hit back after meeting with flood survivors, urging Americans to stay focused on helping the state.

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Source: The Guradian

Rio 2016: USA's Latino medal winners showcased the best of America

Today 15:09 GMT

After helping Team USA win gold in the team all-around, the 16-year-old became the first and only Latina ever to win a medal on balance beam.

Rio de Janeiro, the sixth most populated city in the Americas, played host to 207 nations, and welcomed athletic competitors from the first refugee team, South Sudan, and Kosovo. The United States of America, a nation built by immigrants, left the Games as a melting pot of multicultural glory.

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Source: Common Domain

U.S. Joins Turkish Forces to Launch Push Against Islamic State in Syria

Today 15:10 GMT

Turkish special forces, tanks and armored personnel carriers moved into Syria early Wednesday as Turkish jets bombed Islamic State forces as part of a coordinated campaign to push the extremist group out of a strategic Syrian border town, according to Turkish officials and the state-run Anadolu news service.

Turkish and American military forces launched a major offensive in northwestern Syria against Islamic State militants early Wednesday, trying to sever one of the extremist group’s last remaining supply routes and rein in U.S.-backed Kurdish militants, according to U.S. and Turkish officials.

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Source: Global News

Japan, China, South Korea all condemn North Korean ballistic missile test

Today 15:10 GMT

The foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea made a rare display of unity Wednesday to sharply criticize North Korea’s latest submarine missile test.

Tensions between Tokyo and Beijing remain high over disputed East China Sea islands and undersea gas development, while ties between China and South Korea became frayed after Seoul approved the deployment of a U.S. missile defence system against North Korea’s threats that Beijing says will harm its security.

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Source: NBC News

Trans students and parents grapple with summer of legal setbacks

Today 15:09 GMT

"I think it might embolden districts with discriminatory policies to stand behind their decision to discriminate against trans students," said Paul Castillo, staff attorney at the pro-LGBT group, Lambda Legal. "Meanwhile, trans students themselves are going to continue to suffer harm and different treatment in access to programs and activities, including access to facilities consistent with their gender identity."

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Source: Common Domain

Her husband was killed in the Philippines drug war. No one would help her find answers

Today 15:09 GMT

Welcome to France House, where Olympians dance, VIPs strut and the liquor flows freely. Turkey's prime minister says only a transitional role for Syria's Assad would be acceptable. Aug. 23, 7:21 a.m.: This article was updated with background information about the timing of the uptick in extrajudicial killings.

Although Belmonte was killed 10 days before Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s inauguration, the then-president elect had already urged police and members of the public to kill suspected drug dealers who resist arrest.

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Source: Common Domain

Italy Earthquake Devastates Several Towns, Kills Dozens

Today 15:10 GMT

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck central Italy early Wednesday, killing 38 people and leaving many trapped beneath the rubble of buildings that collapsed while they slept.

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Source: CBS News

AG: Ex-Milwaukee officers investigating fatal police shooting of Sylville Smith

Today 01:05 GMT

Wisconsin’s attorney general acknowledged Monday that former Milwaukee police officers, now working for the state Department of Justice, are investigating the fatal shooting of a black man by aMilwaukee officer that triggered two nights of violence.

Attorney General Brad Schimel said he doesn’t see a conflict in using former Milwaukee officers in the investigation into the Aug. 13 shooting of Sylville K. Smith?.. Smith, 23, was killed after what Milwaukee police said was a brief foot chase when he ran from a traffic stop.

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Source: BBC

Rio Paralympics 2016: Russian doping ban 'cynical', says PM

Today 15:08 GMT

On Tuesday the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) upheld the International Paralympic Committee's (IPC) decision to ban all Russian competitors.

Craig Spence from the IPC said the body had "great sympathy" with the Russian athletes but said the decision was prompted by evidence of a state-sponsored doping system. "There is a real appetite right now amongst athletes that we don't want any former drug cheats in the Olympic Games," she said.

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Source: Common Domain

Why Trump Is Failing With College Grads

Today 15:10 GMT

The support of white voters with a college education is the key battle of the 2016 presidential contest, and Donald Trump is losing it.

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U.S. soldier killed, 2nd wounded by roadside bomb in Afghanistan

Today 15:09 GMT

An American service member was killed by a roadside bomb Tuesday in southern Afghanistan in what military officials said was the first casualty of stepped-up U.S. operations in embattled Helmand province.

Gen. Charles Cleveland, U.S. military spokesman in Kabul, said neither the soldier who was killed, nor the American soldier who was wounded, were part of the detachment that was moved into the city over the weekend to advise and assist Afghan forces.

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Source: New York Times

The Housing Market Is Finally Starting to Look Healthy

Today 15:10 GMT

Those numbers are volatile and include a wide margin of error, but combined with other evidence, the United States housing market seems to be solidly on the mend in 2016.

“For years, the market has been practically begging builders to both ramp up their efforts over all and to put more focus on serving the less expensive end of the market,” said Svenja Gudell, the chief economist of Zillow, in an email. “Today’s data confirms both are happening in earnest.”

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