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Alabama House Approves Lottery Bill
Ed AdamczykMONTGOMERY , Ala., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A bill to allow voters to decide if Alabama should have a state lottery was passed by the state's House of Representatives on its second try.
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Amber Heard Slams Johnny Depp Over Charity Payments, Says He Is Trying To Pay Less
Wade SheridanLOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Amber Heard has called out Johnny Depp for paying out part of her $7 million divorce settlement to two charities directly in order to reduce his total bill.
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Why a Gun Safety Group Is Backing Two Republicans
In a rare move, a leading gun-safety political action committee co-founded by Gabrielle Giffords—the shooting survivor who is a former Democratic U.S. representative from Arizona—has endorsed two Republican senators in their races for re-elect
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Italy Declares Emergency In Regions Worst Hit By Earthquake
Andrew V. PestanoROME, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Italy has declared a state of emergency in the worst-affected regions following a devastating 6.2-magnitude earthquake that has killed at least 268 people.
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Prince’s Paisley Park Could Be the New Graceland
One of Prince’s many quirks was that despite his massive international success, he never abandoned his home state of Minnesota. He was born there, he died there, and in between he cultivated a mystique around his legendary compound in Chanhassen, Pa
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U.S. Navy Fired Warning Shots At Approaching Iranian Boats In Persian Gulf
Ed AdamczykMANAMA, Bahrain, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- A U.S. Navy patrol ship in the Persian Gulf fired warning shots at approaching Iranian boats in the second incident this week, U.S. military officials said.
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Frances Bean Cobain's Estranged Husband Suing for $25,000 a Month In Spousal Support
Sarah MuléLOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Frances Bean Cobain, daughter of Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love, is being sued by estranged husband Isaiah Silva for $25,000 in monthly spousal support.
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Tropical Wave 'Invest 99L' Struggles To Develop; Could Miss Direct Florida Hit
Andrew V. PestanoMIAMI, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The tropical wave identified as 'Invest 99L' struggled to develop into an organized storm Friday as forecasters predict it could avoid a direct hit of Florida.
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Tim Kaine Slams Trump: ‘He Shouldn’t Be Within 10 Time Zones Of Being Commander-in-chief’
Vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine appeared Thursday night on “The Late Show,” where he and host Stephen Colbert traded Bible verses and ripped on Donald Trump. Colbert asked Kaine to respond to Trump’s recent accusation that Clinton
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Britney Spears Joins James Corden In Carpool Karaoke
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Here Are 7 Damning Revelations About Jared Kushner — Donald Trump’s Son-in-law
A member of Donald Trump’s inner circle by virtue of being his daughter’s husband, Jared Kushner, the wealthy son of a New Jersey real state mogul, has managed to fly somewhat under the radar until recently. But last week, both the New Yo
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Trump Insists He's 'Hardening' Stance On Immigration But Dodges On Details
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Linguist George Lakoff: Pay Close Attention — Trump Means Exactly What He Says
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Barbra Streisand, Jimmy Fallon As Donald Trump Sing Comedic Duet On 'Tonight Show'
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NATO In Favor Of Political Moves In Oil-rich Libya
Daniel J. GraeberWASHINGTON, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- NATO allies expressed support for political movements in oil-rich Libya, which they said are vital steps in ensuring peace in the war-torn country.
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Philippines Military Kills At Least 6 Abu Sayyaf Militants After Beheading
Amy R. ConnollyMANILA, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- At least six Abu Sayyaf members, including a commander, were killed and 17 Filipino soldiers were injured in a clash between forces.
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Dakota Access Pipeline Poses an 'existential' Threat, Groups Says In Letter To Obama
Daniel J. GraeberFORT YATES, N.D., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Environmental and tribal groups protesting an oil pipeline from North Dakota said in a letter to the White House it poses a threat to their existence.
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FDA Warns Former Sun Pharma Drug Factory Over Quality Concerns
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has pulled up a former Sun Pharmaceutical drug factory for “knowingly” releasing 27 lots of the hypertension drug clonidine last year, despite proof that the raw materials used may have been contaminated.
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Obama Creates World's Largest Protected Marine Area Off Hawaii
Amy R. ConnollyHONOLULU, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- President Barack Obama will designate the world's largest protected marine area in Hawaii to cover 582,578 square miles of land and sea.
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11 Killed, 70 Injured In Truck Bombing In Turkey
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Stanford Rape Case Judge Moves To Civil Court
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Aug. 26, 2016
By United Press International On Aug. 26, 1920, eight days after it was ratified, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution went into effect -- giving women the right to vote.
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3 Killed In Crossbow Attack In Toronto
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Uber Lost $1.3 Billion In First Half Of the Year
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Ryan Tannehill Leads Miami Dolphins Over Atlanta Falcons
The Sports Xchange Quarterback Ryan Tannehill engineered a first-half touchdown drive to help the Miami Dolphins beat the Atlanta Falcons 17-6 in a preseason game Thursday.
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Tony Romo OK After Giving Dallas Cowboys Scare
The Sports Xchange Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo left Dallas' preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks on Thursday due to back tightness.
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Detroit Lions Face Dilemma At Deep Defensive Tackle Position
The Sports Xchange DETROIT -- When the Detroit Lions trim their roster to 53 next week, one of the biggest decisions they'll have is at a seven-deep defensive tackle spot.
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Baltimore Ravens' Joe Flacco To See First Action Saturday
By Todd Karpovich, The Sports Xchange OWINGS HILLS, Md. -- Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco will play his first game since undergoing knee surgery last year, this week.
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Toronto Blue Jays Activate Jose Bautista
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Pittsburgh Steelers' James Harrison Meets With NFL Over PEDs Probe
The Sports Xchange Outspoken Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison met with NFL investigators on Thursday.
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Chicago Bears OT Kyle Long Might Miss Season Opener
The Sports Xchange LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Kyle Long's status for the season-opener remains unclear due to a shoulder issue.
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Detroit Tigers Complete Sweep Of Skidding Minnesota Twins
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