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The Post-Convention Bounce: What to Watch for in the Race for the White House

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) -- For decades, political conventions have marked one of the best moments to plead your case to the American electorate and generate momentum headed toward November.In the past, most political conventions were held several weeks apart, giving each party an opportunity to push their message and candidates -- and giving pollsters enough time to adequately measure the so-called “convention bounce.”The convention bounce is a small -- or sometimes not-so-mall -- bump in a candidate’s support after the forceful messaging and ...

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US Stocks Close Mixed with Monthly Gains as Oil Prices Rise

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Wall Street closed mixed Friday but ended July with solid monthly gains.The Dow closed down 24.11 (-0.13 percent) to finish at 18,432.24.The Nasdaq gained 7.15 (+0.14 percent) to close at 5,162.13, while the S&P 500 closed at 2,162.13, up 7.15 (+0.14 percent) from its open.Crude oil climbed 1 percent with prices hitting over $41 a barrel.SABMiller and AB InBev: A major takeover deal is brewing between SABMiller and Budweiser-maker AB InBev. Anheuser-Busch has upped its offer to merge with the rival, and ...

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Missing London Cat Found 8 Years Later in Paris

Courtesy Marna Gilligan(LONDON) -- When Marna Gilligan's cat slipped out of her London home during a New Year's party eight years ago, she thought she'd never seen her again.That was until she got a call, saying that her cat, known as Moon Unit, had been found thanks to her microchip. Moon Unit, a domestic short-hair, had traveled all the way to Paris and was rescued by animal shelter Aide et de Défense des Animaux en Détresse."I didn’t believe it at all actually," Gilligan, 39, told ...

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Controversial North Carolina Voter ID Law Struck Down by Federal Appeals Court

iStock/Thinkstock(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- With just 101 days until Election Day, a federal appeals court struck down key parts of North Carolina’s controversial voter ID law, saying “we can only conclude that the North Carolina General Assembly enacted the challenged provisions of the law with discriminatory intent.”“We cannot ignore the record evidence that, because of race, the legislature enacted one of the largest restrictions of the franchise in modern North Carolina history,” the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals said in its ruling.“This is a big ...

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Medical Plane Crash Kills at Least 2 in California

Hemera/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- The pilot of a medical flight in California declared an emergency due to smoke in the cockpit before the plane crashed in Humboldt County, killing at least two of the four people on board, according to officials.Ian Gregor, an FAA spokesman, said the Piper PA31 was going to make an emergency landing in Crescent City after the pilot complained of smoke in the cockpit around 1 a.m.A release from REACH Air Medical Services and Cal-Ore Life Flight confirms they lost communication with ...

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Clinton Embarks on Bus Tour Courting Anti-Trump Republicans

Barbara Kinney for Hillary for America(PHILADELPHIA) -- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, fresh off her historic week in Philadelphia, kicked off the last 100 days of her campaign by embarking on a bus tour that will be part of a concerted effort by the Clinton campaign to court anti-Donald Trump Republican voters."As of tomorrow, we have 100 days to take our case to America. So what better brace to kick off this campaign than right here in in Philadelphia where it all started 240 years ...

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What to Know About First Local Zika Outbreak in Continental US

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- For the first time in the continental U.S., the Zika virus has been spread locally through infected mosquitoes.Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced the first local Zika outbreak Friday, saying that four people have been infected. For months, health experts have warned that a small local outbreak of the disease was likely to occur and that local and state health departments should be ready.Here's what you need to know about the latest Zika outbreak:Where is the outbreak located?The affected area is believed to ...

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For women with low libido, there has not been a magic pill. That is until recently. In 2015, the FDA approved a drug called Addyi®. It has been called the “Female Viagra®,” but it is not without controversy.
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