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A little more than two weeks before a re-run of a presidential election, Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga dropped a bombshell.

During a press conference in Nairobi, he said he could not be sure that the Oct. 26 poll would be free, fair and credible so he dropped out.

"Considering the interests of the people of Kenya, the region and the world at large, we believe that all will be best served by [opposition party] NASA vacating its presidential candidature in the election," he said.

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- In the wake of the shooting in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured over 500, some lawmakers in Pennsylvania are pushing legislation that would ban certain gun modifications.

When gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire on a crowd of concert-goers, he used a device called a bump stock to functionally turn his semi-automatic weapon into a deadlier automatic one.

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Governor Tom Wolf announced Tuesday that the Treasury is loaning money to cover the commonwealth's short-term expenses--including upcoming payments to public schools.

That was news to Treasurer Joe Torsella, who said the loan still isn't authorized and won't be until Wolf provides more details on how he plans to balance the state budget.

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ALBANY (WSKG) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is more prominent on the national stage these days, leading some to wonder whether he is running for president.

 

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Activists from several local community groups gathered at City Hall to relay a message to members of the Buffalo Common Council. They believe gentrification is showing itself in Buffalo's redevelopment and, unless the city implements and enforces inclusionary zoning, will eventually price longtime residents out of their homes.

NRA Backs Regulation Of Bump Stocks, As Some Republicans Support A Ban

Oct 10, 2017

Updated at 3:20 p.m. ET

The National Rifle Association says it is open to new regulations on bump stocks, devices possessed by the mass shooter in Las Vegas that can be used to fire rifles similarly to automatic weapons. This comes as top Republicans in Congress appear open to the idea of a federal law banning the devices.

When Germany's Parliament convenes later this month, members of a far-right party will take seats for the first time since the 1950s. The Alternative for Germany (AfD) came in third in last month's parliamentary elections and promises to raise its voice in the opposition.

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A 20-year-old aspiring nurse who fell into her high school sweetheart's arms. A Navy veteran haunted by the memories of war. A mechanic who loved the outdoors and died holding the hand of a stranger. A mom of four with a newborn at home, still out on maternity leave. A husband celebrating his anniversary, taking a bullet for his wife.

The NRA Wasn't Always Against Gun Restrictions

Oct 10, 2017

Once again, and sadly not for the last time, a mass shooting has stunned the nation and shocked the rest of the civilized world, spurring a national debate about guns and gun laws.

And once again, and surely not for the last time, that debate features the pre-eminent organization of gun owners, the National Rifle Association, known as the NRA.

Founded in 1871, the group now has about 5 million members. More to the point, it is among the most feared and effective players in Washington and the 50 state capitals, where it lobbies, raises money and prepares field campaigns.

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