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MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016

Iraqi special forces soldiers use radio communication as a tank rolls down an alley in the village of Bazwaya, some 8 kilometers from the center of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. Iraqi special forces stood poised to enter Mosul in an offensive to drive out Islamic State militants after sweeping into the last village on the city's eastern edge Monday while fending off suicide car bombs without losing a soldier. (Marko Drobnjakovic / AP)

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 9:25 P.M.

Iraqi forces have Mosul in sights

ZARGAH, Iraq – Iraqi forces said they reached the eastern outskirts of Mosul on Monday and were preparing to make the first break into the city, which has been held by Islamic State militants for more than two years. Following an early morning push, forces from Iraq’s elite counterterrorism units took positions on the edge of the suburb of Gogjali, an industrial area on the outer limits of Mosul, said Lt. Gen. Abdul Ghani al-Asadi, head of the special forces. They had progressed faster than expected during the day, he said.

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FILE – In this Oct. 27, 2016 file photo, Dakota Access Pipeline protesters sit in a prayer circle at the Front Line Camp as a line of law enforcement officers make their way across the camp to remove the protesters and relocate to the overflow camp a few miles to the south in Morton County, North Dakota. Members of more than 200 tribes from across North America have come to the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s encampment at the confluence of the Missouri and Cannonball rivers since August, the tribe says. (Mike McCleary / The Bismarck Tribune via AP)

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 8:32 P.M.

Dakota pipeline protesters are increasingly divided over tactics

BISMARCK, N.D. – Protesters at the demonstration against the Dakota Access pipeline are increasingly divided over how to stop the project, with militant younger activists seeking more aggressive tactics and an older crowd arguing for peaceful protest centered on prayer. The differences came to a head last week after law enforcement officers in riot gear forced hundreds of protesters off an encampment on private property. In response, some demonstrators torched three vehicles on a bridge, creating a blockade that effectively cut off easy access to the pipeline construction zone and made it far harder for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and nearby residents to get to Bismarck for errands and medical appointments.

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump acknowledges the crowd before speaking at Macomb Community College, Oct. 31, 2016, in Warren, Mich. (Carlos Osorio / Associated Press)

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 8:02 P.M.

Trump used ‘legally dubious’ maneuver on taxes, new report says

At a time when Donald Trump’s casinos were bleeding money and he was badly in debt, the Republican presidential nominee used a “legally dubious” accounting maneuver to avoid reporting hundreds of millions of dollars in income, according to a New York Times report Monday. In the early 1990s, Trump convinced financial backers to forgive large debts he could not repay, the paper wrote. But he avoided having to report the canceled debts as income because he gave the backers equity in his partnerships that owned the casinos, effectively writing off the income.

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Hillary Clinton speaks at a campaign rally Monday at Kent State University in Kent, Ohio. “There is no case here,” Clinton said of the latest FBI email probe. (John Minchillo / Associated Press)

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 6:26 P.M.

Clinton aides rip ‘double standard’ as Justice Department vows quick action

WASHINGTON – Hillary Clinton’s campaign accused FBI Director James Comey of applying a double standard by disclosing a renewed inquiry into her emails, an hour after the Justice Department offered a bare-bones promise to lawmakers that it would act “expeditiously” to settle the matter. Clinton campaign officials seized on a CNBC report, citing an unnamed former FBI official, that Comey balked at joining with U.S. intelligence agencies Oct. 7 when they blamed Russia for hacking the email systems of U.S. political figures and organizations – including the Democratic National Committee and Clinton’s campaign chairman – because it was too close to Election Day.

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Ehlena Fry, 12, of Michigan, sits with her service dog Wonder, while speaking to reporters outside the Supreme Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016, following oral arguments on a case where Fry, who has cerebral palsy, wants to sue school officials for refusing to let her bring a service dog to class. (Molly Riley / AP)

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 4:58 P.M.

Wonder the goldendoodle fetches Supreme Court case about disability suits

WASHINGTON – Wonder the goldendoodle reached the peak of the U.S. judicial system on Monday with a Supreme Court case potentially crucial to disability rights. Now semi-retired as a service dog, Wonder’s work for a young Michigan girl with cerebral palsy set in motion the legal proceedings that culminated in an hour’s worth of mostly technical oral argument Monday morning. Facing some poignant facts, justices stuck closely to the dry but significant basics.

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A study published Oct. 26, 2016, in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology says nearly half of those treated with a skin patch for peanut allergy sufferers were able to consume at least 10 times more peanut protein than they were able to consume prior to treatment. (Patrick Sison / Associated Press)

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 4:29 P.M.

Study: Skin patch could help kids with peanut allergies

WASHINGTON – A wearable skin patch may help children who are allergic to peanuts by delivering small doses of peanut protein, according to a new study that calls for the therapy to be further explored. The study, published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found that nearly half of those treated with the Viaskin Peanut patch for one year were able to consume at least 10 times more peanut protein than they were able to prior to treatment.

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MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 2:47 P.M.

Judge dismisses part of Rolling Stone defamation suit

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – A federal judge has dismissed part of a University of Virginia administrator’s $7.5 million defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine. The Daily Progress reported that Judge Glen Conrad dismissed Nicole Eramo’s claim that the overall implication of ...

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MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 1:44 P.M.

Astronauts share experiences after 115 days on International Space Station

Russian cosmonaut Anatoly Ivanishin slid out of the Soyuz MS-01 spacecraft that delivered him to a remote steppe in Kazakhstan Sunday morning (local time). He and fellow astronauts Kate Rubins of NASA and Takuya Onishi of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency arrived safely after a three-and-a-half-hour journey from the International Space Station – and 115 days in space.

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In this Aug. 7, 2016 file photo, Chicago police investigate a scene in Chicago where gunfire at a birthday party left a man dead and a woman injured. (Ashlee Rezin / AP)

MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 1:01 P.M.

Chicago has deadliest weekend with 17 killed

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson repeated his call for a crackdown on repeat gun offenders after weekend violence marked the deadliest so far in what has been the city’s most violent year in decades, according to police and data compiled by the Chicago Tribune.

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MONDAY, OCT. 31, 2016, 12:29 P.M.

CNN accepts contributor Brazile’s resignation

CNN says it is “completely uncomfortable” to learn through WikiLeaks that former commentator Donna Brazile had contacted the Clinton campaign ahead of time about a question that would be posed during a presidential primary town hall last March in Flint, Michigan.

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