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Proposed law would ban abusers from owning animals

The Manatee County Animal Services Advisory Board will discuss the issue more at its October meeting.

Business

Clinton vows to retaliate against foreign hackers

Hillary Clinton is vowing anew to respond to foreign hacking the same as any other attack against the United States. When she openly blamed Russia for recent U.S. cyber break-ins, Donald Trump wondered whether to blame overseas governments or overweight hackers working from home.

National Politics

WHY IT MATTERS: Russia

THE ISSUE: Russia cannot be ignored. Since the end of the Cold War, Russia has never posed such a vexing problem to U.S. policymakers as it does now. From Eastern Europe to the Middle East and increasingly Asia and the Americas, Russia is making its voice heard and its presence felt.

National Politics

Trump's stance on nuclear restraint is ambiguous

Donald Trump's ambiguous answer to a debate question on nuclear restraint raised doubts about his understanding of the issue. On the other hand, his words — by design or coincidence — mirror the nub of a policy argument the administration is wrestling with in the final months of Barack Obama's presidency.

Videos

Trump, Clinton and Katy Perry make case to voters, only one does it in the nude - Election Rewind

The day after the debate presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton hit the campaign trail. Trump met with Hispanic students at a townhall at Miami-Dade College in Florida while Clinton rallied in Raleigh, North Carolina. Katy Perry, a Clinton supporter, released a special election video with Funny or Die.
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Trump, Clinton and Katy Perry make case to voters, only one does it in the nude - Election Rewind 1:59

Trump, Clinton and Katy Perry make case to voters, only one does it in the nude - Election Rewind

Focus group of undecided voters discuss the first presidential debate 3:00

Focus group of undecided voters discuss the first presidential debate

Trump, Clinton clash in first presidential debate 4:36

Trump, Clinton clash in first presidential debate

Trump calls school choice 'new civil rights issue,' 'West Wing' stumps for Hillary Clinton - Election Rewind 1:35

Trump calls school choice 'new civil rights issue,' 'West Wing' stumps for Hillary Clinton - Election Rewind