Begala: Trump's coded message

Begala: Trump's coded message

Here’s what he said Friday as he attempted to draw a line under the controversy: “Hillary Clinton and her campaign of 2008 started the birther controversy. I finished it. I finished it. You know what I mean. President Barack Obama was born in the United States, period. Now we all want to get back to making America strong and great again. Thank you, thank you very much.” But it’s not as simple as he’s trying to make it sound. Throughout the course of this campaign I have made myself into…

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Bulldogs end Hawks' AFL domination (AAP)

Bulldogs end Hawks' AFL domination (AAP)

Roger Vaughan –AAPon September 16, 2016, 10:03 pm The Western Bulldogs have ended Hawthorn’s quest for four straight AFL premierships with a 23 -point semi-final triumph. The Bulldogs mauled the Hawks in the second half on Friday night at the MCG, kicking 10 goals to five and winning 16.11 (107) to 12.12 (84). Hawthorn looked weary as they went out of the finals in “straight sets”, or two consecutive losses, for the first time since 1977. The crowd of 87,823 was the third biggest in Bulldogs’ history. While the Hawks…

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Suicide bomber kills 25 in Pakistan mosque (AAP)

Suicide bomber kills 25 in Pakistan mosque (AAP)

Shams Momand and Jibran Ahmad –AAPon September 16, 2016, 9:44 pm At least 25 people are dead in northwestern Pakistan, after a suicide bomber shouted “Allahu akbar” and blew himself up in a packed mosque, a local official says. At least 30 other people were wounded in the attack during Friday prayers. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the bombing in Payee Khan, a village in Mohmand Agency that is part of the lawless Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) bordering Afghanistan. “The suicide bomber was in a crowded mosque, he…

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This is your baby on heroin

This is your baby on heroin

Graceful and soft-spoken, Murray is a seasoned nurse tirelessly defending the innocent. But even she gets worn down. On difficult days, she seeks a moment of refuge behind her desk and wonders: How did we get here? These babies — her babies — are the youngest, most vulnerable victims of a raging epidemic. They are heroin babies, born addicted. Her third-floor unit, a calm and quiet space with dim lighting, is meant to accommodate 12 babies, but it’s been two years since the numbers were that low. One in 10…

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Hot TV shows you won’t want to miss

Hot TV shows you won’t want to miss

CRITICS argue the Emmy awards are full of shows which nobody seems to watch. But in 2016 it’s more important than ever for both networks and actors to land an award at US TV’s night of nights We are currently in the era of ‘Peak TV’. With over 500 scripted shows competing for eyeballs — the annual Emmy race has become more important and yet less meaningful than ever before. The huge upswing in quantity and quality in the ‘Golden Age of Television’ means it’s becoming harder and harder to…

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