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Trump fired back by questioning the integrity of the pope, saying, "For a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful". "This is not the gospel", the Pope  said , according to BBC. "I think he said something much softer than it was originally  reported  by the media", Mr Trump said. "Adding to the things that he's said over  time  that have not just offended, but outraged one group or another, if you put all those things together and put all those people together, ...
  • Lindsey Vonn clinches downhill World Cup title in Italy

    Lindsey Vonn clinches downhill World Cup title in Italy

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    Gut won the first of two downhills at La Thuile on Friday with Nadia Fanchini of Italy taking Saturday's race. Lindsey Vonn secured a record-breaking eighth FIS Alpine Skiing World Cup downhill title and moved back into pole position for a fifth overall crystal globe with a second-placed finish in La Thuile.
  • Bernie Sanders' street cred for fighting systemic racism

    Bernie Sanders' street cred for fighting systemic racism

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    Also on the Sanders front: A spokesman says Sanders doesn't "believe that gender should be the reason we vote for or against anyone". In an interview with Vermont Public Radio , Welch said he will throw his support behind Sanders in the state's presidential primary contest next month, and as a super-delegate at the Democratic National Convention in July.
  • Why is Obama skipping Scalia's funeral?

    Why is Obama skipping Scalia's funeral?

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    Fabrizio said. The voice of the American people should be considered in the process as well, Daines added, saying they should be allowed to choose a new president who will appoint the next Supreme Court justice. Earnest, repeating the words of the president, said the Senate is obligated to consider a new justice. The Senate, whose Republican majority would be unlikely to embrace any selection seen as particularly liberal, must confirm nominees picked for lifetime appointments to the ...
  • Cruz, Rubio target Trump in battle for SC

    Cruz, Rubio target Trump in battle for SC

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    Bush - polling at 12 percent, behind Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio - led in early polls and held the party's establishment lane that he's now fighting over. Lindsey Graham said as he wrapped up his Spartanburg comments. Bush had a similar reply when a college student told him his peers said they wouldn't back him "just because you're the third Bush".
  • Bystanders lead rescue after helicopter crashes into Pearl Harbor

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    Shawn Winrich, a tourist, was standing on the shore right in front of where the helicopter crashed. He switched to video, recording the helicopter's dramatic drop into the water below. Federal records show the helicopter is registered to Jeffrey Gebhard of Kailua, Hawaii, according to CBS News . "You could tell everyone was very shocked", he said.
  • Record Number Of People Voted Early In The Primary

    Record Number Of People Voted Early In The Primary

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    Greer voting precincts are in Greenville and Spartanburg counties. However, voters who want to cast ballots for or against GOP frontrunner Donald Trump are expected to exceed that total. Republican hopefuls are trying to sway voters who are still on the fence. The South Carolina Democratic Primary between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders is next Saturday February 27.
  • GOP voters say Donald Trump can win in November

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    The former involved relatively low-turnout closed caucuses, while the latter is a (likely) high-turnout open (the state has no voter registration by party) primary. Playing to a particular state's audience ahead of its primary might seem obvious for any presidential hopeful - but Cruz is one of the few Republicans making a cultural hard sell.
  • Nation pays respects to Justice Scalia

    Nation pays respects to Justice Scalia

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    Earnest did not give any further explanation on why the Obama's would be skipping the funeral on Saturday. Supreme Court police will carry it up the court steps, with former clerks following as honorary pallbearers. An hour-long private visitation will begin at 9:30, and the public will be able to pay its respects starting at 10:30 a.m. "There's no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off-years", he said.
  • Bill Cosby Suing Accuser Who Put Him On Trial

    Bill Cosby Suing Accuser Who Put Him On Trial

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    Constand accuses Cosby of drugging and molesting her at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Her complaint wasn't prosecuted until December, when a new district attorney in Montgomery County reopened it and charged Cosby with sexual assault.
  • Trump's Lead In South Carolina Down To Single Digits In New Poll

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    The South Carolina GOP primary will be decided on February 20. Campaigning in the same city, Cruz tried to take advantage of the spiritual spat by highlighting his own religious devotion. For either Cruz or Rubio to snatch the state from Trump's grasp would be a dramatic upset, by all accounts. "Put it in a museum; let it go", Trump's voice can be heard saying repeatedly during the robocall.
  • Dramatic video shows helicopter crash near Pearl Harbor

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    Amber Moncrieff, a tourist from Australia, said several people jumped into the water, an image she tells the Star-Advertiser she won't forget. Paramedics transported two others, a 50-year-old man and a 45-year-old woman to hospital in a stable condition.
  • Long Island weather: Afternoon snow, freezing rain, forecasters say

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    Snow accumulations of 2 to 4 inches are expected along with about a tenth-of an inch of ice. New Yorkers are asked to exercise caution and be prepared for limited visibility and slick, slippery road conditions. It's hard to believe we'll go from sub-zero temperatures to heavy rain and 50s in the span of 36 hours! As many as 18 cities across the Eastern U.S.
  • Donald Trump has commanding lead in South Carolina: Polls

    Donald Trump has commanding lead in South Carolina: Polls

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    Among registered voters who said they would participate in a GOP primary, he drew 26% support in the new poll, trailing Mr. Cruz, whose support rose by eight points to 28%. Murdoch responded to that accusation in a tweet on Thursday afternoon: "Trump blames me for WSJ poll, fights Fox News". The South Carolina debate was held February 13, where some experts said Trump turned in his poorest performance of the primary debates .
  • 'JebBush.com' Redirects You To Donald Trump's Campaign Website

    'JebBush.com' Redirects You To Donald Trump's Campaign Website

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    However, it looks like some Trump supporter out there badly owned Bush's campaign by buying up the web domain JebBush.com and having it redirect to Trump's official campaign website. Presidential campaigns typically buy up lots of domain names related to their candidates before those candidates officially announce their intention to run.
  • Nicholas Hawkins dead. Why did Joshua Adam Reese kill him?

    Nicholas Hawkins dead. Why did Joshua Adam Reese kill him?

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    Reese pleased guilty in January, and was fined as well as ordered to participate in a substance abuse treatment, AL.com reported . Nick Hawkins, age 19, was listed as missing on Sunday after he was not heard from after his last call at 8 p.m.
  • CJ the German shorthaired pointer wins Best in Show at Westminster

    CJ the German shorthaired pointer wins Best in Show at Westminster

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    Picking one exceptional dog from more than 2,700 hopefuls takes multiple rounds of assessment by different judges. "She's definitely in the big-time now",  said  Kent Boyles, co-owner of 3-year-old  German Shepherd  Rumor, who enjoyed celebratory meaty treats backstage after winning an earlier round on Monday on her way to being named best herder of the bunch.
  • Peyton Manning sponsors face pressure over assault allegations

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    In a recent  Title IX  lawsuit filed against the  University of Tennessee , multiple "Jane Doe" plaintiffs alleged the university  created a "hostile sexual environment" favoring student-athletes . It has been the subject of much litigation, accusation and even the exchange of money. "But I can tell you what they're going to find". There is a legal settlement between Naughright and Manning.
  • Seattle Seahawks confirm Marshawn Lynch's retirement

    Seattle Seahawks confirm Marshawn Lynch's retirement

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    Lynch finishes his Seahawks career as their fourth-leading rusher with 6,347 yards, second in rushing touchdowns with 57 (trailing the 100 by Shaun Alexander) and third in total touchdowns with 65 (behind the 112 by Alexander and 101 by Steve Largent).
  • Smith: Peyton Manning can't get a pass on this one

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    The settlement wasn't exclusively tied to the incident involving Peyton, it was also tied to 32 other claims she made during her tenure at the school, according to an Associated Press story from 1997 . Along with these recent accusations, Manning's legacy has also been at question. 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA ...
  • LSU basketball vs Alabama

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    The Tide won its fifth straight game. "All I know is that (Alabama) played better down the stretch". Another important key for Alabama will be to find more efficiency on the offensive end. game Saturday on ESPNU. 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA ...
  • Florida couple wins share of $1.6B Powerball

    Florida couple wins share of $1.6B Powerball

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    On Feb. 17, the Florida Lottery held a press conference and introduced the couple that had won the winning Florida Powerball ticket from the epic January 13, $1.58 billion drawing. For her: a massage, she joked. But he has another connection to the winners, he said. The app will also alert you if your ticket is a victor - just scan your ticket into the app and if it's a match, you will be notified immediately.
  • Ted Cruz Takes National Lead, Donald Trump Slumps — NBC Poll

    Ted Cruz Takes National Lead, Donald Trump Slumps — NBC Poll

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    Trump and Carson went back and forth in national polls during October. The Quinnipiac poll shows a majority of Republican voters think Trump has a good chance of winning in November . Cruz responded strongly in a heated press conference Wednesday, saying, " I have to say to Mr. Trump , you have been threatening frivolous lawsuits for your entire adult life".
  • Trump leads GOP rivals 2-1; Clinton, Sanders tied: New QU poll

    Trump leads GOP rivals 2-1; Clinton, Sanders tied: New QU poll

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    Some analysts predicted that Trump's anti-Bush broadsides would undercut his support in SC, whose Republican primary is Saturday and where many GOP voters are military veterans. In the ninth GOP presidential debate last Saturday, Cruz called Trump "an awesome entertainer", whose policies have been "very, very liberal". "Like a freight train barreling through signals with his horn on full blast, Trump heads down the track towards a possible nomination", said Tim Malloy, assistant director ...
  • Rancher Cliven Bundy to stay behind bars

    Rancher Cliven Bundy to stay behind bars

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    Bundy's charges stem from an armed 2014 standoff with federal officials trying to round up cattle grazing illegally near his ranch northeast of Las Vegas. "Bereft of human interaction, his cattle that manage to survive are wild, mean and ornery", prosecutors said. Until the early 1990s, Bundy paid his grazing fees under the permit his father secured in the 1950s.
  • Jeb Bush: Trump 'hijacked my party'

    Jeb Bush: Trump 'hijacked my party'

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    The conservative intellectual revealed he is no fan of Republican nominee Donald Trump . Bush, campaigning for his brother for the first time, says Jeb has the backbone and optimism to be president and that Americans should avoid nominating someone who "mirrors and inflames our frustration ".
  • Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton leading nationwide

    Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton leading nationwide

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    The billionaire businessman has escalated his attacks on rivals Cruz and Jeb Bush in recent days, accusing Cruz of lying about his record and going after Bush's former president brother for his security and foreign policy record. 96 Normal 0 false false false EN-US JA ...
  • Voters winnow Supreme Court candidates to 2

    Voters winnow Supreme Court candidates to 2

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    Unfortunately, Joanne Kloppenburg would advocate politically charged judicial activism and take the court backward by legislating from the bench in a partisan fashion". Donald has cast Kloppenburg as the choice of liberals - even as he himself has been endorsed by Democrats such as Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and U.S.
  • Cute pups and new breeds on display at Westminster dog show

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    Merry Fitzgerald, a Lake Grove, New York, veterinarian who competed with Margot, a Doberman pinscher. "My time with Hector has been beneficially physically and psychologically", she said. New Jersey native Sheryl Gaines spent the last 15 years lobbying the Westminster Kennel Club to include Spanish Water dogs. Grymek is in his 14th year - "two dog years", he points out - helping make dogs and their owners feel comfortable at the Hotel Pennsylvania, right across the street from Madison ...