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  1. Joey Chestnut back as top dog in July Fourth eating contestRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 4 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    The contestants are on stage for the 100th annual Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest in the Coney Island neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Joey "Jaws" Chestnut chomped through the Coney Island contest record to reclaim his title as "Hot Dog Eating Champion of the World' on Monday.


  2. CNN's Reality Check Team vets Trump's claimsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 22, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    Trump criticized politicians and business leaders, arguing that they created policies that allowed and encouraged the offshoring of American jobs to America's competitors. "We got here because we switched from a policy of Americanism -- focusing on what's good for America's middle class -- to a policy of globalism, focusing on how to make money for large corporations who can move wealth and workers to foreign countries, all to the detriment of the American worker and the American economy itself," Trump said.


  3. Clinton blasts Trump's 'reckless ideas' in Orlando aftermathRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    Hillary Clinton, seated in front of flags from the five branches of the military and flanked by different fighter jets, said on Wednesday that Donald Trump "does not seem to grasp" how to fight terrorism. Clinton opened her military roundtable at the Virginia Air & Space Center here by questioning the proposals that Trump has announced in response to the terrorist attack in Orlando on Sunday that left 49 people dead.


  4. Democratic senator launches filibuster over gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 15, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    Democratic Sen. Chris Murphy launched a filibuster Wednesday on the Senate floor, vowing to stay "for as long as I can" until Congress acts on gun control legislation. The Connecticut Democrat, who represented the district that includes Newtown as a House member, said: "I live every single day with the memory of Sandy Hook" Elementary, where 20 children and six adults were gunned down in 2012.


  5. Clinton hits Trump for pushing 'conspiracy theories'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jun 14, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    Hillary Clinton on Tuesday offered a point-by-point rebuttal to Donald Trump's plan to combat terrorism, accusing the presumptive Republican nominee of peddling lies because "he has to distract us from the fact he has nothing substantive to say." Americans, Clinton argued here, "don't need conspiracy theories and pathological self-congratulations, we need leadership, common sense and concrete plans."


  6. Gun control group with Bloomberg ties endorses ClintonRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    Everytown for Gun Safety president John Feinblatt said in a statement: "Gun Sense Voters have a champion in Hillary Clinton. Our litmus test is simple: does a candidate side with the public or with the gun lobby? Hillary Clinton passes that test with flying colors -- pushing back against the NRA's extreme 'guns for everyone, everywhere' agenda, and ushering in a new political calculus that saving lives from gun violence is a winning issue."


  7. Arrest made in shooting death of Cuomo aideRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    After months of searching for suspects, New York police have made an arrest in the shooting death of Carey Gabay, an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was shot to death before a parade last year. Micah Alleyne, 24, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon and reckless endangerment relating to the September 2015 shooting, police said Friday.


  8. World's oldest person dies at 116Read the original story w/Photo

    May 13, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    Susannah Mushatt Jones, the world's oldest person, has died in New York, a Guinness World Records spokesman confirmed Friday. She was 116.


  9. Time Warner, Cox suffer widespread outages in NortheastRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    A cable cut accidentally by "third party construction" caused a massive outage for TV, phone and Internet customers in the Northeast. The outages affected customers of Time Warner Cable and Cox in the New York City area, Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts,


  10. Bloomberg to college grads: Keep demagoguery out of the White HouseRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Saturday urged college students to reject "demagogues" in the presidential race -- chastising both Republicans and Democrats, though he didn't mention any candidates by name. "Every generation has had to confront its own demagogues," Bloomberg said at a commencement address at the University of Michigan. 3 comments

  11. Clinton 'very supportive' of Philadelphia soda taxRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 21, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    Hillary Clinton said Wednesday she is "very supportive" of a plan by the mayor of Philadelphia to tax soda in order to pay for universal pre-school. Clinton was speaking at a forum in Philadelphia hosted by the Mothers of the Movement, a gun control advocacy organization, and discussed replacing the "school to prison pipeline" with a "cradle to college" pipeline when the soda tax proposal came up.


  12. Brady, Williams combat youth sports financial crisisRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    They joined some of the industry's most prominent names for a panel Wednesday night looking to draw attention to what was called a "financial crisis" facing youth sports programs in America. According to a study from the non-profit Up2Us, more than $3.5 billion has been slashed from school athletic programs since 2009, and about 27 percent of public high schools won't offer any sports programs at all by 2020.


  13. Campaign cries foul after New York voters report issuesRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 20, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    Bernie Sanders' campaign on Tuesday called reports of voting irregularities in New York state "a disgrace" as local officials rushed to condemn the city Board of Elections for stripping more than 125,000 Democratic voters from the rolls. "It is absurd that in Brooklyn, New York -- where I was born, actually -- tens of thousands of people as I understand it, have been purged from the voting rolls," Sanders said during an evening campaign rally at Penn State University.


  14. Clinton, Trump win big in New YorkRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 19, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton notched huge wins in New York Tuesday night, resoundingly answering questions about their command of the race and moving both front-runners much closer to nominations. For Trump, the win means he could sweep the state's 95 delegates and potentially position himself to win the GOP nomination without going through a contested convention in July. 1 comment

  15. Ted Cruz: Program monitoring Muslims a successRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    "There's a difference between Islam and Islamism," he told Anderson Cooper at CNN's Republican Town Hall. "Islamism is a political and theoretical philosophy that commands its adherents to wage violent jihad to murder or forcibly convert all infidels.


  16. Cruz: Police need to 'patrol' Muslim neighborhoodsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    Ted Cruz on Tuesday called for law enforcement to step up their policing of Muslim neighborhoods in the U.S. in the wake of terrorist attacks in Brussels, comparing it to police boosting their presence in areas with known gang activity. "If you have a neighborhood where there's a high level of gang activity, the way to prevent it is you increase the law enforcement presence there and you target the gang members to get them off the streets," the Texas senator told CNN's Anderson Cooper.


  17. Blizzard puts NYC in 'uncharted territory'Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    Natalie DiVecceli stood outside Manhattan's Mount Sinai Hospital hoping her ride home would show up before the road travel ban in New York City. A paramedic from Queens, DiVecceli said her ambulance had been stuck Saturday morning when the first of the more than 20 inches of snow expected to pound the city began falling.


  18. This businessman turned $40 into $6 billionRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 21, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    Daymond John, best known as an investor on ABC's reality series Shark Tank, grew up the only child of a single mother living in Queens, New York. He would often stare out onto the Manhattan skyline at one of the city's primary symbols of success and ambition: The Empire State Building.


  19. What's the greatest American rock band?Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 20, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    The death of Glenn Frey has put the Eagles back in the spotlight -- as if they'd ever really left. The band is one of the most popular of all time, with two of its albums -- the 1971-75 "Greatest Hits" collection and 1976's "Hotel California" -- ranked among the best-selling albums ever.


  20. How the Iron Pipeline funnels gunsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 18, 2016 | WAPT-TV Jackson

    The Iron Pipeline refers to the I-95 corridor connecting New York City, which has strict gun laws, to the Southern states that have relatively lax gun laws. It also refers to Chicago and its proximity to gun-friendly Indiana.


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