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    The fatal shootings of two black men in two separate incidents in Louisiana and Minnesota spawned protests in cities across the U.S.

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    Police officers face off with protestors on the I-85 (Interstate 85) during protests following the death of a man shot by a police officer on Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The protests began the previous night following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.Police officers face off with protestors on the I-85 (Interstate 85) during protests following the death of a man shot by a police officer on Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina. The protests began the previous night following the fatal shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte.

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    The twin sister of Terence Crutcher, an unarmed black man shot and killed by a white police officer last week in Tulsa, said Wednesday that officer must be prosecuted aggressively, NBC News reported.

    Tiffany Crutcher slammed the officers present at the time of her brother's death on MSNBC today, saying he never had a chance in his encounter with police. The shooting sparked outrage in Tulsa and around the country after video footage were released Monday showing Crutcher with his hands in the air as one officer used a Taser on him and another fired her gun at him.

    Crutcher's sister said her brother was "prejudged," as an officer flying a helicopter overhead can be heard on video saying, "That looks like a bad dude, too."

    While a lawyer for Betty Shelby, the officer who shot Crutcher, has maintained that she believed him to be under the influence of a narcotic, his family says he was waiting for help for his car, and that shooting Crutcher was not an appropriate response to intoxication.



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    Tiffany Crutcher, the twin sister of Terence Crutcher, speaks on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, about her brother's death in a Tulsa police shooting.Tiffany Crutcher, the twin sister of Terence Crutcher, speaks on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, about her brother's death in a Tulsa police shooting.

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    Surveillance video obtained exclusively by NBC 4 New York shows the moments before suspected New York and New Jersey bomber Ahmad Rahami dumped luggage containing a pressure-cooker bomb on a Manhattan street Saturday night, authorities say. 

    Rahami is seen walking down West 27th Street in Chelsea at about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, around the time another device allegedly planted by Rahami exploded on West 23rd Street. 

    Rahami appears calm as he wheels the piece of luggage behind him. He stops, appears to unzip and fidget with something inside the bag -- a pressure-cooker bomb, according to authorities. He gets back up and continues walking down the street.

    Moments later, two men who happened to be walking on the same side of the street behind Rahami find the suitcase. It's not seen in the video obtained by NBC 4, but police said they opened the suitcase, removed the pressure cooker and walked off. Those men are not considered suspects, only witnesses, and police want to speak to them and recover the bag. 

    The bomb that exploded on 23rd Street injured 31 people. Rahami has been charged in federal court with planting those devices and several more in two locations in New Jersey. He is still recovering from gunshot wounds he received in a Linden, New Jersey shootout when he was arrested Monday, and faces more charges for allegedly wounding two officers.



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    Bomb suspect Ahmad Rahami wheels a bag down West 27th Street Saturday night, exclusively obtained video shows.Bomb suspect Ahmad Rahami wheels a bag down West 27th Street Saturday night, exclusively obtained video shows.

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    Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton leads Republican Donald Trump by 6 points among likely voters heading into the first presidential debate on Monday, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

    The survey, conducted after Clinton's return to the campaign trail following her bout with pneumonia, shows a bigger advantage for the secretary of state than did polls taken during the heightened scrutiny of her health.

    "Despite arguably the worst few weeks of her candidacy, the fundamentals still point toward a Hillary Clinton victory," says Democratic pollster Fred Yang of Hart Research Associates, who conducted the survey with Republican pollster Bill McInturff of Public Opinion Strategies.

    In a four-way horse race, Clinton gets support from 43 percent of likely voters and Trump gets 37 percent, while Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson is at 9 percent and the Green Party's Jill Stein is at 3 percent.



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    Democrat Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican Donald Trump.Democrat Hillary Clinton (L) and Republican Donald Trump.

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  • 09/22/16--03:46: Blue Bell Recalls Ice Cream

  • Blue Bell Creamery has issued a voluntary recall on some of its ice cream products.

    The selected recalled products were produced in its Sylacauga, Alabama, plant because they were made with a chocolate chip cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third party supplier Aspen Hills, Inc., due to the potential for it to contain Listeria monocytogenes, the creamery stated on its website.

    This recall covers the following products:

    Blue Bell Ice Cream Half Gallons:

    • Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - Code Dates: 082618226
    • Blue Bell Cookie Two Step - Code Dates: 080418222, 081818224

    Pints:

    • Blue Bell Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough - Code Dates: 081518242, 082418242

    The products can be identified by the code date found on the bottom of the carton.

    The products produced with the chocolate chip cookie dough pieces were distributed in the following ten states Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.

    No illnesses have been reported.

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    Although Blue Bell's products in the marketplace have passed their test and hold program, which requires that finished product samples test negative for Listeria monocytogenes, Blue Bell is initiating this recall out of an abundance of caution.

    This recall is being conducted in cooperation with the FDA.

    Listeria which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Although healthy individuals may suffer only short-term symptoms such as high fever, severe headache, stiffness, nausea, abdominal pain and diarrhea, Listeria infection can cause miscarriages and stillbirths among pregnant women.

    For more information, consumers with questions may call 979-836-7977, Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CST.

    Last year, Blue Bell halted sales and issued a voluntarily recall of all of its products due to bacteria contamination that was linked 10 listeria cases in four states, including three deaths, drawing regulatory scrutiny from federal and state officials.

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    Blue Bell announced via Twitter that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough will return to store shelves over the next few weeks.Blue Bell announced via Twitter that Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough will return to store shelves over the next few weeks.

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    One man's trash is another man's trombone. 

    An internationally-renowned orchestra from Cateura, Paraguay, that has played with the likes of Metallica brought the sweet sound of music to East Los Angeles using instruments entirely made of garbage.

    The "Landfill Orchestra" featured in a documentary of the same name straight from a slum in Paraguay are bringing the message to LA that you can achieve great things even when you start with nothing.

    "Who would have ever thought you could make music from recycled items?" said LAUSD music student Kaelee Aguilar.

    LAUSD students, many members of their school's music programs, filled Torres High School in East LA to hear a once-in-a-lifetime performance from the unique youth orchestra.

    The band used oil cans, pots, and old utensils collected from the Cateura landfill to make the instruments. Three million pounds of solid waste are dumped each day at the landfill.

    Cynthia Serbin in the orchestra says she has always loved music.

    "My instrument is made out of pan, to cook bread," she said.

    She plays a violin with a front made out of an old paint can. The back, a baking pan. Wood from pallets form the rest with a fork stabilizing where the strings end.

    It is, to say the least, inspirational.

    The thought of rebirthing the trash into musical treasure caught the attention documentary filmmakers.

    "I love the topic of 'Landfill Harmonic' because it was discovering magic in the most unexpected place, which is a landfill, Julian Penaranda-Loftus, the producer and co-director of the documentary said. "This is the reason a lot of people want to play the violin. This is the reason music should stay alive."

    It is the reason a student from South America can form a bond with a student from East LA, and without speaking a single word, they understand each other perfectly as they play "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" together.

    The documentary "Landfill Harmonic" premieres Friday at the Laemmle Theatre in Santa Monica.



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    A world-renowned youth orchestra that plays instruments literally made of trash visited an East LA school to show students how something great can come from anything on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.A world-renowned youth orchestra that plays instruments literally made of trash visited an East LA school to show students how something great can come from anything on Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016.

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    A passenger on an American Airlines flight has been charged with making a terroristic threat, causing the flight to divert Thursday morning, officials say.

    Jerry Nguyen, 24, is jailed in Lubbock County, Texas, after he allegedly began banging on the cockpit door on Flight 2542 from Ontario, California, to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

    Another passenger on the plane told NBC 5 the man was acting strange and suddenly got out of his seat, went to the cockpit and began yelling. Flight attendants tried to calm the man, but then several nearby passengers forced the man to the ground and held him.

    The Boeing 737 landed in Lubbock at 5:17 a.m. Passengers said police escorted the man off the plane.

    Airline officials said the remaining 142 passengers and one infant departed on a flight from Lubbock about an hour later. The flight arrived at D/FW Airport at 7:12 a.m.

    Nguyen, of San Jose, California, did not have an attorney listed with his booking information Thursday afternoon.



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    On “Between Two Ferns,” Zach Galifianakis asked Hillary Clinton who made her infamous pantsuits. Halloween’s coming up, and he’s thinking of going as a librarian from outer space.

    “I think that would be a good look on you,” Clinton said, smiling.

    The episode, released today on "Funny or Die," was filmed on the same day the Democratic nominee was diagnosed with pneumonia several weeks ago, according to NBC News. Despite the illness, Clinton received no sympathy from Galifianakis, who brought his comedic A-game to the interview on his fake talk show. She met Galifianakis' awkward questions with deadpan responses and an impressive death stare. 

    “Critics have questioned some of your decision making recently, and by you doing this show I hope it finally lays that to rest,” Galifianakis said.

    “Oh, I think it absolutely proves their case, don’t you?” Clinton countered.

    The "Hangover" actor ignored the barb. “Are you excited to be the first girl president?” he asked.

    “For a younger, younger generation, you will also become their first white president, and that’s pretty neat, too,” he added, to which Clinton responded with a frown.

    Galifianakis also made sexist remarks about Clinton’s stint as secretary of state, questioning her typing skills and wondering how President Barack Obama likes his coffee.

    “What happens if you become pregnant?" he said. "Are we going to be stuck with Tim Kaine for nine months? How does this work?”

    “You know Zach, those are really out-of-date questions,” Clinton said. “You need to get out more.”

    Like most interviews on "Between Two Ferns," this one was tense, and it became combative when the comedian started putting words in her mouth.

    “Don’t tell me what to say,” she retorted. 

    Galifianakis then transitioned to another topic: the Republican nominee. 

    “When you see how well it works for Donald Trump, do you ever think to yourself, ‘Oh, maybe I should be more racist?’” he asked. Clinton, who has often defended minorities, and whose platform emphasizes racial equality, returned to her silent judgment.

    Then, Galifianakis proposed a government where Trump won the presidency and Kid Rock served as secretary of state. Would Clinton move to Canada, like some of her supporters plan to do in the face of a Trump administration? She said instead, she would fight to save America from demise. Galifianakis took her statement literally, envisioning her as the leader of a second civil war.

    “No, I wouldn’t take up arms,” she said. “I think that might be a little extreme." 

    “Oh right, because you were saying before we were rolling that you wanted to take away everyone’s guns,” Galifianakis said. “Very cool. Cool, cool, cool.”

    Finally, he asked a real question: What would Clinton’s priority be if elected president?

    “Oh Zach, it has to be the economy,” said Clinton, taking a page from her husband’s years in the White House. “We need more good jobs with rising incomes. We’ve got to make the economy work for everybody, not just those on top.”



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    Hillary Clinton appeared on an episode of Funny or Die's Hillary Clinton appeared on an episode of Funny or Die's "Between Two Ferns" with Zach Galifianakis.

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    Protests in Charlotte, North Carolina, began on Sept. 20, in response to the fatal police shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott at an apartment complex near UNC Charlotte. Police said they warned Scott to drop a gun he was allegedly holding. Neighborhood residents said he was holding a book as he waited to pick up his son from school. The North Carolina governor has declared a state of emergency and called the National Guard into the city after the unrest turned violent for a second straight night.

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    Police and protesters carry a seriously wounded protester into the parking area of a hotel during a march to protest the death of Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.Police and protesters carry a seriously wounded protester into the parking area of a hotel during a march to protest the death of Keith Lamont Scott on Sept. 21, 2016, in Charlotte, North Carolina.

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  • 09/22/16--07:29: Galifianakis video


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    The aunt of a Chicago girl is demanding answers after she says a school security guard restrained the 10-year-old and caused several injuries.

    Treshawnda Junius is the legal guardian of Kayla, who attended Beacon Therapeutic School, which specializes in students with attention and emotional difficulties. Kayla has ADHD and is bipolar, Junius said.

    Junius said when she arrived at the school she saw a security guard restraining Kayla.

    “He threw her up against the blackboard and threw her against the carpet,” Treshawnda Junius said. “If I would have sent her to school looking like this I’d be in jail right now.”

    Kayla had multiple bumps, cuts and bruises on her back and face.

    “We heard Kayla screaming, we heard her tussling with the man, we heard him telling her to stop or it’ll get worse,” Junius said.

    The school, Junius said, told her that Kayla had hurt herself and declined to comment to NBC 5.

    Junius said she filed and a police report and is waiting for Kayla to be assigned to a new school.

    “She won’t be back, because now at this point, I can’t trust you to take care of my child,” said Junius.

    The Department of Children and Family Services confirmed to NBC 5 that it is investigating the incident.


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    U.S. Marines held a memorial Wednesday for a Camp Pendleton-based Marine who was shot and killed in South Los Angeles, describing the young man as “an inspiration” and “a true warrior.”

    “In a very short time, Lance Cpl. Segovia Lopez deeply impacted those who came to know him,” Sgt. Maj. Benny R. Benton said in a video clip produced by the Marines on the base.

    Lance Cpl. Carlos Segovia Lopez died at a hospital Monday night. He had been on life support since he was found Friday night slumped over in the driver's seat of his car in South Los Angeles.

    Before the the shooting, Lopez had visited his girlfriend and texted a friend to say he was picking up some pizza before heading over.

    A vehicle pulled up beside the Marine's car, and at least one person opened fire, striking him once in the head, LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman said Monday. He was not in uniform.

    Several young Marines who have been training with Lopez since he joined the Corps six months ago shared their thoughts about the 19-year-old.

    They said Lopez motivated them to get through training and to work harder. One also mentioned how Lopez, who often volunteered in his hometown, would bug fellow Marines to join him and volunteer in Los Angeles.

    “His unselfish and honorable legacy will live on in our Corps,” Benton said. “Once a Marine, always a Marine.“

    No suspects were identified and investigators did not have a motive.

    Los Angeles Police Lt. Stacy D. Spell also appeared in the video, commending Lopez and his work with the homeless.

    “He was a Marine who gave time not only to serving his country, but also to serving his community,” Spell said.

    Lopez was born in El Salvador and came to the U.S. with his mother. Both are U.S. citizens.

    Lopez was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Certificate of Commendation.

    Segovia worked with LA on Cloud9, helping to develop the Teen Project program and supporting the homeless community through Street Team Soldiers, according to the organization.

    He also was a junior counselor for children in South Los Angeles through the USC Troy Camp.

    “Semper Fi, Carlos,” LAPD Officer Christopher Hoffman said at the end of the video. Watch the full memorial video here.



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    Lance Cpl. Carlos Segovia, a 19-year-old U.S. Marine on weekend leave, was shot in South Los Angeles. LAPD has no suspects or motive in the shooting.Lance Cpl. Carlos Segovia, a 19-year-old U.S. Marine on weekend leave, was shot in South Los Angeles. LAPD has no suspects or motive in the shooting.

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    A 6-year-old New Jersey girl struck by a downed soccer goal post is still recovering in the hospital, more than a week after the accident fractured her skull and lower back. 

    Giselle Caputo was playing on the soccer field at Howell Middle School North when a strong gust of wind knocked over the goal post and crashed into her. 

    "A big gust of wind came up and we heard a noise and all went running like demons," Caputo's grandmother, Mary Russo said. 

    Caputo suffered a concussion, fractures to her skull and almost lost her eye, her mother said. 

    She is still recovering at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Her mother said she is eating, but still cannot talk because of her injuries. 



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    As part of her 95th birthday present, the nation's oldest full-time park ranger got a tour this week ahead of the opening of the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.

    And on Thursday, Betty Reid Soskin will be slicing cake with the Secretary of the Interior, after a whirlwind week of historical stops and talks to celebrate being born on Sept. 22, 1921.

    "Betty exemplifies what it means to live your passion and to stand up for what you think is right through sharing your stories," her boss, National Park Service Supt. Tom Leatherman, told NBC Bay Area. "She's helping to inspire other people to do the same thing."

    Last Saturday, Soskin presented the new museum a photograph of the convent of the nation's first all-black religious Order - the Holy Family Sisters.  The convent was built in New Orleans by her grandfather, Louis Charbonnet.

    She was more than thrilled.

    "Everyone knew that I was dying to attend this opening," Soskin wrote in early September on her blog. "And that means that this 'lil ole lady ranger will be rubbing shoulders with the likes of Laura Bush, Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Willie Brown, General Colin Powell, etc., and we may all be wondering just how on earth she ever got on the A-List!"

    During her visit, Soskin also met with students to share her experiences during World War II, and the subsequent civil rights battles across the country. She also participated in a panel before the Congressional Black Caucus Conference. She flew out to D.C. last week alongside her direct supervisor, Kellie English, who has been documenting some of the trip on Facebook.

    Soskin still works full-time at the Rosie the Riveter/WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, Calif.

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    Soskin has been leading these educational tours, to both children and adults,  since she was 85 years old, explaining her slice of history 40 hours a week. During World War II, Soskin worked as a clerk for the all-black Boilermakers A-36.

    More recently, she grabbed headlines during the 2013 federal funding crisis when she urged Congress to get its act together so she didn't have to sit at home, not getting paid during the national furlough.

    Because of all her work, Soskin was invited to light the national Christmas tree in December, where she introduced President Barack Obama.That's when he slipped her a presidential coin.

    In June, someone broke into her home and brutally attacked her, stealing electronics, and the special coin. In July, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell came to Richmond, Calif., to give Soskin a replacement coin.

    It was then that Jewell asked Soskin to attend the African American history museum opening as her plus-one, Leatherman said.

    The museum opens to the public on Saturday.

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    National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin smiles Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California. The nation's oldest full-time park ranger at 94, Soskin was greeted with cheers and hugs when she returned to work three weeks after an assailant attacked and robbed her in her San Francisco Bay Area home.National Park Service Ranger Betty Reid Soskin smiles Tuesday, July 12, 2016, at the Rosie the Riveter World War II Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, California. The nation's oldest full-time park ranger at 94, Soskin was greeted with cheers and hugs when she returned to work three weeks after an assailant attacked and robbed her in her San Francisco Bay Area home.

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    A mysterious donor Wednesday left the largest cash donation the Pasadena Humane Society's ever received in its donation box -- $8,000 cash, made up of $20 bills, that was dropped through its slot.

    The hefty donation was discovered at around 11 a.m. inside a donation box at the Neely Cat Center, according to the humane society.

    "We are truly grateful to this kind person and want to thank them on behalf of all the animals at PHS," the humane society wrote in a Facebook post.

    The anonymous donor has not come forward yet, but the humane society hopes "they see that their good deed has been recognized."

    The Pasadena Humane Society and SPCA's Wiggle Waggle Walk, a fundraiser that benefits the shelter, will take place Sunday at Brookeside Park in Pasadena.



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    A mysterious donor left $8,000 cash inside a donation box at the Pasadena Humane Society on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2016.A mysterious donor left $8,000 cash inside a donation box at the Pasadena Humane Society on Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2016.

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    A man was arrested after he tried to take a ride on the back of a manatee in the Florida Keys.

    James Massengale Jr., 47, was charged with annoying, molesting, harassing, or disturbing a manatee after a witness at a park near Islamorada reported a man "touching and laying" on top of manatees in a creek off Library Beach, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman, Officer Bobby Dube, said in a news release. 

    Dube said a witness told Massengale it was illegal to touch the mammals, but the man reportedly replied “I’m riding it.”

    Massengale allegedly became verbally combative with FWC officials and vowed to not appear in court when issued a citation. He then began to chant “Take me to jail.”

    Monroe County Sheriff’s deputies arrested Massengale. He is being held on $25,000 bond.

    Officials believe he may be homeless because he didn't have any identification at the time of his arrest. Attorney information for Massengale was not listed.



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    James Massengale Jr., 47.James Massengale Jr., 47.

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    San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick graces the cover of Time magazine next month, at the same time a new poll shows he’s the most disliked player in the National Football League.

    This dichotomy of pride and disdain mirrors what the country is feeling over Kaepernick’s controversial stance to not stand during the national anthem at football games this summer. Some support his decision, which he said he made to highlight the issues of police brutality and unfair treatment of people of color in America.

    And others are criticizing him – and even making death threats to him - for a civil protest they call unpatriotic.

    A kneeling Kaepernick is the featured Oct. 26 cover of the prestigious magazine. And the piece gives the quarterback credit for inspiring a national conversation “beyond the world of sports.”

    Meanwhile, a poll last week by Americans by E-Poll Marketing Research revealed that Kaepernick was "disliked a lot" by 29 percent of the 1,110 people polled, more than any of the more than 350 players asked about in the survey. Kaepernick finished ahead, in the dislike category, of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston (22 percent), Miami Dolphins defensive end Ndamukong Suh (21 percent), New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (13 percent) and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (10 percent). In August 2014, the last time the poll was taken, Kaepernick was only "disliked a lot" by 6 percent of the population.

    However, among African-Americans, Kaepernick has never been more liked.

    The poll shows 42 percent of African-Americans now say they like the 49ers quarterback "a lot," while only 2 percent dislike him "a lot." Two years ago, only 16 percent of African-Americans said they liked Kaepernick "a lot," while 3 percent disliked him "a lot."



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    SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12:  Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.  (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Colin Kaepernick #7 and Eric Reid #35 of the San Francisco 49ers kneel in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

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    After calling for the use of the controversial "stop-and-frisk" police practice to combat crime on Wednesday, Donald Trump clarified his comments to say he really only meant in Chicago.

    "Look, we had tremendous shootings, numbers of shootings. Now, Chicago is out of control and I was really referring to Chicago with stop-and-frisk," the Republican presidential nominee said in a phone interview with Fox & Friends Thursday morning. "They asked me about Chicago and I was talking about stop-and-frisk for Chicago," he added.

    Trump intended to clarify comments made in an interview with Fox News' Sean Hannity that was broadcast Wednesday evening. In that interview, an audience member asked the nominee about addressing "violence in the black community," to which he proposed expanding the policy in which officers may stop and question individuals, possibly searching those they find suspicious. Critics of the practice say it can lead to racial profiling.

    "I would do stop-and-frisk. I think you have to. We did it in New York, it worked incredibly well," he said. "You understand, you have to have, in my opinion, I see what’s going on here, I see what’s going on in Chicago, I think stop-and-frisk. In New York City it was so incredible, the way it worked. Now, we had a very good mayor, but New York City was incredible, the way that worked, so I think that could be one step you could do."

    "I think Chicago needs stop-and-frisk," Trump said Thursday. "Now, people can criticize me for that or people can say whatever they want. But they asked me about Chicago and I think stop-and-frisk with good strong, you know, good strong law and order. But you have to do something. It can’t continue the way it’s going," he added.

    The Chicago Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment. 

    This is not the first time the nominee has mentioned Chicago's violence, drawing harsh criticism for tweeting in August that the murder of Dwyane Wade's cousin is an example of why black voters will support him. 

    Just days earlier he also said that he met with a "top" Chicago officer who believed the city's violence could be stopped within a week using "tough police tactics," a claim that the Chicago Police Department refuted

    "No one in the senior command at CPD has ever met with Donald Trump or a member of his campaign," a CPD spokesperson said in a statement.



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    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at High Point University, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in High Point, N.C. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at High Point University, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016, in High Point, N.C. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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    Sharks breach. That’s what they do.

    But few people actually get to see it, let alone, capture the magical moment on camera.

    The folks at Surfline did on Sept. 14 in San Francisco, when what appeared to be an eight-foot juvenile Great White shark flipped out of the water at Ocean Beach and backflipped back into the Pacific Ocean.

    “I saw it straight on,” surfer Nick Masturzo told Surfline. “And when I saw that white belly go up and the super defined white of pectoral fins I knew what it was."

    There’s never been a documented shark attack at Ocean Beach, Surfline reported, although a surfer was reportedly bumped in 2005.



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    A great white shark breached at Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Sept. 15, 2016.A great white shark breached at Ocean Beach in San Francisco on Sept. 15, 2016.

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    The hacking group that leaked former Secretary of State Colin Powell's emails has purported to have breached the email account of a White House contractor, posting a scan of Michelle Obama's passport and a trove of messages online, NBC News reported.

    The emails were sent from the Gmail account of Ian Mellul, a contractor employed as an advance associate at the White House, and includes sensitive information about the first lady and vice president — such as detailed schedules intended for their Secret Service protection.

    The Secret Service Thursday told NBC News it's "aware of the alleged email hacking" and would not, as a matter of policy, provide information about an investigation.

    The group, DC Leaks, is believed to have ties to Russian intelligence services, a federal law official told NBC News.

    NBC News has not yet authenticated the documents.



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