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Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Tuesday August 23, 2016... It'll be sunny today in the Sandhills, with a high near 87. Now, here's your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. TRUMP'S STAMINA ATTACK ON CLINTON STIRS TALK OF GENDER BIAS There's little evidence such strategies are effective when it comes to winning over women and they risk turning off older women, who have faced discrimination in the workplace. 2. U.S. IMMIGRATION WOES ROOTED IN THE PAST Blame for the state of immigration may well be attached to an action 30 years ago — Ronald Reagan's approval of a 1986 amnesty bill. 3. WHO IS HEADED TO FLOOD-RAVAGED LOUISIANA President Obama will make his first visit to the state after it was hit by a natural disaster as he attempts to assure the locals that helping them is a priority. 4. WHAT'S EXPOSED AS WIKILEAKS SPILLS SECRETS The AP finds that the radical transparency group's crusade is causing collateral damage with the release of private information of hundreds of innocent people, including survivors of sexual abuse. 5. WHERE ISLAMIC STATE GROUP STRUGGLES TO RETAIN GRIP As IS loses ground in Iraq, the militants are showing the strain in their rule over areas they still control, killing deserters and relying on younger recruits. 6. BRAIN INJURIES SEEN IN DOMESTIC ASSAULTS Experts believe many cases go undetected and untreated in abused women, making them vulnerable to mental woes, loss of jobs and family, and sometimes homelessness. 7. THOUSANDS OF CENTRAL AMERICAN CHILDREN SEEK TO ENTER U.S. Most are from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras, three countries with some of the world's highest murder and poverty rates, UNICEF says. 8. OFF SOUTH AFRICA'S COAST, GREAT WHITE SHARKS THREATENED Researchers are sounding the alarm, saying that "if you take top predators out of the environment, the rest of the environment will collapse." 9. WHEN MERE PAINT WON'T DO IT From Boston to Chicago and New York to Tokyo, traditional bike lanes running alongside vehicle traffic are being replaced in favor of "protected" lanes or "cycletracks," where physical barriers come between cyclists and traffic. 10. STANFORD BANS HARD LIQUOR FROM UNDERGRADUATE PARTIES The change comes after former university swimmer Brock Turner was convicted of sexually assaulting a woman, after both heavily drank on campus.
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Monday August 22, 2016. Expect sunny skies and temperatures in the mid 80s today -- a nice week is shaping up! Today is National Eat A Peach Day, National Pecan Torte Day, and National Tooth Fairy Day, Enjoy 'em all! 2016-08-22T10:20:24+0000
Sunrise in the Sandhills Good morning -- it's Friday August 19, 2016. From the AP, here's your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. EMAILS OBTAINED BY AP SHOW TRUMP ADVISERS WAGED COVERT INFLUENCE CAMPAIGN FOR FOREIGN PARTY A firm run by Donald Trump's campaign chairman attempted to sway American public opinion in favor of Ukraine's then pro-Russian government, and never disclosed their work as foreign agents as required under federal law. 2. TRUMP CONCEDES FOR FIRST TIME HE'S MADE COMMENTS THAT 'MAY HAVE CAUSED PAIN' Trump offers an extended apology to those who may have been hurt by his caustic comments, saying he regrets some of what he's said "in the heat of debate." 3. 2 AMERICAN SWIMMERS LEAVE RIO, BUT ROBBERY SCANDAL NOT OVER As Gunnar Bentz and Jack Conger were whisked through airport security and onto a plane, the saga remained the biggest spectacle outside of the Olympic gates and an embarrassment for Americans. 4. WHO IS BOLTING TOWARD HISTORY After winning gold in the 200 meters, Friday's 4x100-meter relay final is all that's left now between Usain Bolt and an historic three golds at three straight Olympics. 5. WHERE THE HUNT FOR A MISSING MALAYSIAN PLANE CONTINUES Investigators are attempting to define a new search area by studying where in the Indian Ocean the first piece of wreckage recovered from the doomed Boeing 777 — a wing flap — most likely drifted. 6. WHAT THE UNITED NATIONS NOW SAYS ABOUT ITS ROLE IN HAITI'S CHOLERA EPIDEMIC The world body says for the first time that it was involved and needs to do "much more" to end the suffering of those affected, estimated at more than 800,000 people. 7. WHY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION FACES A RENEWED STORM OF REPUBLICAN CRITICISM The White House has acknowledged that a $400 million cash payment to Iran seven months ago was contingent on the release of a group of American prisoners. 8. WHEN A LONG-AWAITED ALBUM COULD DROP R&B artist and Grammy award-winning singer Frank Ocean has released a music film, "Endless," and a follow-up to his widely acclaimed debut album could come this weekend. 9. A BIG DIVORCE SETTLEMENT IS NOW A BIG DONATION Amber Heard says she is giving away her entire $7 million settlement from Johnny Depp to a pair of charities. 10. WHICH LATE-NIGHT TV HOST GOT A WARM SEND-OFF FROM JON STEWART Larry Wilmore, whose "The Nightly Show" ends after a brief 19-month run on Comedy Central.

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