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Democrat Hillary Clinton has jumped out to a nine-point lead in the battleground state of New Hampshire, while she’s tied with Republican Donald Trump in Nevada, according to two new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist polls.
In New Hampshire, Clinton gets the support of 45 percent of likely voters, and Trump gets 36 percent. Libertarian Gary Johnson is at 10 percent and the Green Party’s Jill Stein is at 4 percent.
In a two-way race, Clinton’s advantage over Trump is eight points, 47 percent to 39 percent – up from her one-point lead last month, 42 percent to 41 percent.
In Nevada, meanwhile, Clinton and Trump are tied among likely voters, 43 percent to 43 percent, and Johnson gets 10 percent. Stein isn't on the ballot in the Silver State.
In a head-to-head contest in Nevada, Clinton and Trump remain tied at 45 percent each.
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Hillary Clinton on Wednesday made a pitch to independents and Republicans as she campaigns in Florida. She's pointing to a common vision shared by all Americans.
The Democratic presidential nominee said Wednesday in Lake Worth, Florida, that she believes that Americans are "coming together at the end of this election." She said that includes not just Democrats, but Republicans and independents who are backing her White House campaign against Republican Donald Trump.
Clinton said more than 10 million people have already voted in the election and about 2 million of those early votes have been cast in Florida.
A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people. The first quake carried a magnitude of 5.4, but the second one was eight times stronger at 6.1, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. One person was injured in the epicenter of Visso, where the rubble of collapsed buildings tumbled into the streets.
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The United States abstained for the first time in 25 years Wednesday on a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, a measure it had always vehemently opposed.
The U.S. was joined in abstaining by Israel, the only other country to vote against the embargo resolution in the General Assembly last year. When the vote — 191-0 with two abstentions — was shown on the electronic board, diplomats from the 193 U.N. member states burst into applause.
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A new genetic study confirms theories that the global epidemic of HIV and AIDS started in New York around 1970, and it also clears the name of a gay flight attendant long vilified as being "Patient Zero."
Researchers got hold of frozen samples of blood taken from patients years before the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS was ever recognized, and teased out genetic material from the virus from that blood.
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Facing a public outcry, Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday ordered the Pentagon to suspend its effort to seek repayments of enlistment bonuses given to thousands of California National Guard members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Carter's decision comes in the wake of angry reaction from congressional Republicans and Democrats who demanded he relieve the burden on Guard members following a news report that soldiers were being asked to repay debts that in some cases totaled more than $25,000. The announcement does not end the reimbursement process, but postpones collection efforts while the Pentagon and Congress look for a long-term solution.
Donald Trump's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was in pieces Wednesday morning after it was vandalized overnight by a man with an axe. The Republican presidential candidate and former "Apprentice" host received the star in January 2007. The star in the 6800 block of Hollywood Boulevard, a prominent location on the Walk of Fame not far from the Hollywood and Highland Center, was broken into pieces overnight by a man with a sledgehammer, according to a boulevard street performer. Los Angeles police confirmed they are investigating the vandalism report, received at about 6 a.m. No arrests were reported Wednesday morning.
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The FDA announced Tuesday that it is increasing warnings against testosterone and other steroids, NBC News reported.
It has been found that these drugs can be easily abused, according to the FDA, in addition to existing concerns of heart attacks, personality changes and infertility.
"Reported serious adverse outcomes include heart attack, heart failure, stroke, depression, hostility, aggression, liver toxicity and male infertility," said a statement from the FDA. "Individuals abusing high doses of testosterone have also reported withdrawal symptoms, such as depression, fatigue, irritability, loss of appetite, decreased libido and insomnia."
Testosterone used to fight the effects of aging has been heavily criticized by the FDA. It is currently a $2 billion industry with men purchasing gels, pills and injections.
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Researchers are trying to infect mosquitoes in Brazil and Colombia with a type of bacteria that could prevent them from spreading the Zika virus and other dangerous diseases. British and American governments are teaming up with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the U.K.-based Wellcome Trust to expand field tests in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil and the city of Bello in northwest Colombia, philanthropist Bill Gates told a conference Wednesday. The tests revolve around the Wolbachia genus of bacteria, which has been shown to hamper the spread of viruses when it's carried by mosquitoes.
Police say an airline pilot in Rapid City, South Dakota, was arrested Wednesday and charged with attempting to fly while drunk, NBC News reported.
Authorities were called when the pilot, Russell Joseph Duszak, 38, showed up to Rapid City Regional Airport smelling of alcohol Wednesday morning. He was supposed to fly SkyWest Flight 4574 to Salt Lake City, but was taken off the plane, and arrested on a charge of operating an aircraft under the influence of alcohol.
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With his White House dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump is spending precious campaign time promoting his business in the final stretch of the long presidential race.
Less than two weeks before Election Day — and with Hillary Clinton optimistically reaching out to contest normally Republican states — Trump took a break from campaigning Wednesday morning to formally open his new hotel in Washington. His remarks at the hotel, which has struggled to fill rooms amid the controversy surrounding his presidential bid, followed a visit Tuesday to another of his properties, the Doral golf course outside Miami.
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A man whose viral YouTube videos captured harrowing jumps from high places into private pools and the ocean in Southern California is now in hot water — he's facing trespassing charges. Anthony Booth Armer, 28 was arrested on Wednesday in Laguna Beach, according to a news release from the Orange County District Attorney's Office. Armer, who allegedly uses the YouTube handle 8Booth, is accused of jumping into the ocean and private pools in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach in July, September and earlier this month, prosecutors said. It wasn't immediately clear if Armer had an attorney to respond to the accusations.