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Denial of service attacks, Oct. 21, 2016

Editor's note: In a tweet, WikiLeaks urged supporters to "stop taking down the US internet," saying Julian Assange is still alive and the organization is still publishing. Earlier this week, Ecuador's government said it partly restricted internet access for Assange, who has been living at the country's London embassy. WikiLeaks has been publishing emails connected to Hillary Clinton campaign, and U.S. officials believe Russia is tied to the hack. Officials have not said who is responsible for Friday's attacks on Dyn's DNS infrastructure, which is causing widespread disruption. However, an intelligence official told NBC News it is unlikely these are state sponsored attacks. - Stephanie

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2016 US elections

Salma Hayek says Donald Trump planted National Enquirer story about her after she turned down date offer - BuzzFeed News

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Reuters/Ipsos poll: Half of Republicans would reject election result if Hillary Clinton wins; nearly 70% said Clinton win would be because of illegal voting or vote rigging - Reuters

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Venezuelan protests 2014-16

Venezuelan opposition leaders vow peaceful protest after anti-Maduro referendum blocked - Reuters


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Donald Trump at Pennsylvania rally: 'We will win. We will shock the world. This is going to be Brexit Plus' - @jdelreal

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Ron Calderon

Former California state Sen. Ron Calderon sentenced to 3.5 years in prison in bribery case - ABC 7



Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte says he did not mean he would cut off ties with US when he said he was 'separating' from US - AP

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Columbus, GA, US

Columbus, Ga., mayor says Columbus police officer who was shot is expected to be OK - FOX 5


2016 US elections

Vice President Joe Biden on if he wishes he could debate Donald Trump: 'No, I wish we were in high school and I could take him behind the gym' - The Daily Beast

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Washoe County, NV, US

#BREAKING: Question WC-1 will remain on the ballot after a Washoe County judge ruled against a request to remove it https://t.co/Q48OZsg6Es - @fox11reno


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More: Head of Indiana State Police says it is 'unconscionable' to suggest Gov. Pence ordered probe of voter registration group - RTV6

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Ex-NSA contractor from Glen Burnie, Md., ordered to be held because he is a flight risk - WJZ

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2016 US elections

Indiana State Police superintendent says fraud uncovered in investigation of Indiana Voter Registration Project; no charges filed to date - RTV6

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US State Department releases new group of 112 Hillary Clinton emails, says most are 'near duplicates' - The Hill

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Keith Lamont Scott shot by Charlotte, NC, police

Charlotte, NC, protests in September cost city $4.5 million, officials say - WSOC

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The White House, Washington, DC, US

Photo: President Obama meets with NASA Astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly; exploration of Mars was on the agenda for the talk - @justinsink

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Russia dismisses as 'nonsense' Polish claim that Egypt has sold warships to Russia for $1 - AP

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New York, US

New York Gov. Cuomo approves legislation that places new regulations on online home rental firms like Airbnb, per spokesman - Reuters

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2016 US elections

Election officials in Ohio's Greene, Warren counties fielding reports of delays in receipt of absentee ballots; voters told to report waits longer than 8 days - WHIO

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Photo: Bill Murray makes an appearance in the White House press room following the daily briefing; a spokesman says Murray was visiting with the president ahead of his planned acceptance of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Sunday - The Hill

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