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domoyega/iStock/Thinkstock(CATAWBA, N.C) — The FBI announced Wednesday night it had found an 11-year-old girl who disappeared Tuesday afternoon in Catawba County, North Carolina.

Emily Jaide Dowdle was last seen Tuesday at about 2:45 p.m. after the school bus dropped her off along Hudson Chapel Road, according to the FBI. She was reported missing by a family member 45 minutes later.

But on Wednesday around 9:30 p.m., the FBI said in a statement, “Emily was located within the last half hour in a wooded area near her home. She is safe will be checked out by medics. Our thanks go out to hundreds of law enforcement, fire fighters, and other first responders. Additional details will be released when appropriate, likely sometime tomorrow morning.”

#SAFE!: Emily Dowdle was found walking out of the woods behind her Catawba County home. Latest on #TV64 Livestream: https://t.co/9xkJOtlaND pic.twitter.com/X5XvxvNaMN

— WSOCTV (@wsoctv) September 29, 2016

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iStock/Thinkstock(EL CAJON, Calif.) — The object that a black man pulled from his pant pocket before being fatally shot by police in Southern California Tuesday afternoon was not a deadly weapon — but a vape smoking device, the El Cajon Police Department said Wednesday evening.

The Medical Examiner’s Office also identified the man as Alfred Okwera Olango, 38, of El Cajon.

Protests have erupted in El Cajon — located about 16 miles northeast of San Diego — following the shooting.

Police initially said Tuesday that it received a 911 call from the man’s sister, saying her brother was “not acting like himself.” According to the caller, he was walking in traffic, endangering himself and motorists, police said. Two officers located the man, who was described as an African-American in his 30s, behind a restaurant in the city, some 16 miles northeast of San Diego.

Olango refused multiple instructions to remove his hand from his pocket, which caused one officer to draw his firearm, police said. Olango continued to ignore further commands and paced back and forth while officers tried talking to him, according to police.

At one point, Olango “rapidly drew an object from his front pants pocket, placed both hands together and extended them rapidly toward the officer, taking up what appeared to be a shooting stance,” police said Tuesday. That’s when one officer deployed his Taser and another fired his gun several times, striking Olango, according to police.

In Wednesday’s statement announcing that the item was a vape smoking device, police said, “The vape has an all silver cylinder (Smok TFV4 MINI) that is approximately 1″ diameter and 3″ long that was pointed toward the officer. The box of the vape that was held in his grip, is 4” x 2 1/4”s x 1” (Pioneer for You Vape). The vape was collected as evidence from the scene.”

Olango was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to police.

El Cajon Mayor Bill Wells said in a press conference Tuesday afternoon that he had watched the video and “saw a man who was distraught” and in pain.

The mayor said Olango’s sister indicated in the 911 call that he had a mental illness, adding that all officers in the El Cajon Police Department receive psychiatric training.

“There have been several questions about the Psychiatric Emergency Response Team (PERT),” police said in Wednesday’s statement. “The El Cajon Police Department does have an agreement with Community Research Foundation/PERT which allows certified licensed clinicians to partner with police officers in the field in order to provide direct support for mental health calls. On 9/27/16, during the hours of this incident, there was a PERT clinician with a police officer. At the specific time of this incident, that team was on a different radio call that was also PERT related. They were not immediately available.”

The district attorney’s office has the video of the shooting and will release it if they see fit, Wells said.

The aftermath of the shooting was recorded via Facebook Live. In the video, which lasts for more than 25 minutes, an unidentified woman who claims to be a witness is seen speaking with police about what she says she saw.

“When he took his hand out, he did have something in his hand, but it was no gun. And that’s when they shot him,” she told the officers.

The Facebook Live video also shows a distraught woman who says she is the victim’s sister and is crying to officers at the scene.

“Oh, my God, you killed my brother!” the woman yells through tears. “I called you guys to come help, and you killed my brother. I told you, he’s sick. Why didn’t you Tase him? Why, why, why, why?”

Police said a witness voluntarily provided a video of the incident on a cellphone, the only phone provided to officers in the investigation. The video has not yet been released. Investigators are reviewing the cellphone video and other recordings recovered from the scene — which police say support their version of events.

El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis has vowed that there will be a thorough investigation.

“This will be transparent,” he said at a news conference late Tuesday night. “This will be looked at by multiple sets of eyes, and not just ours.”

Since Tuesday, dozens of protesters have gathered at the scene of the shooting, chanting, “Black lives matter” and “Hands up, don’t shoot!”

The incident is the latest in a string of officer-involved shootings of black men this month that have sparked protests. On Sept. 20, police in Charlotte, North Carolina, fatally shot 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott, who investigators said was holding a handgun. On Sept. 16, police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, shot and killed 40-year-old Terence Crutcher, who was unarmed. The officer who shot Crutcher has been charged in his death and will make her first court appearance on Friday.

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Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Gary Johnson has once again demonstrated that foreign policy may not be his strong point.

On Wednesday night –- just three weeks after the Libertarian presidential candidate curiously asked an MSNBC host “What’s Aleppo?” when asked what he would do about the war-torn Syrian city –- Johnson stumbled over a question that again has left voters scratching their heads.

During a town hall on MSNBC with Johnson and his running mate, former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, host Chris Matthews asked the former New Mexico governor, “Who’s your favorite foreign leader? Name one foreign leader that you respect and look up to. Anybody.”

Gary Johnson had an “Aleppo moment” after @hardballchris asks who his favorite foreign leader is #JohnsonTownhall https://t.co/nRazpPL0q0

— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 28, 2016

Weld quickly responded, “Mine was Shimon Peres,” choosing the former Israeli president who died Wednesday from a stroke at the age of 93.

“I’m talking about living,” Matthews said, turning back to Johnson.

“You gotta do this,” Matthews said to Johnson. “Anywhere. Any continent. Canada, Mexico, Europe, over there, Asia, South America, Africa. Name a foreign leader that you respect.”

With no leader apparently popping into his head, Johnson said, “I guess I’m having an ‘Aleppo moment’ in the former president of Mexico.”

Matthews persisted, saying, “But I’m giving you the whole world. Anybody in the world you like. Anybody. Pick any leader.”

Johnson repeated, albeit without specifically naming a leader, “The former president of Mexico.”

“Which one?” a perplexed Matthews asked.

“I’m having a brain freeze,” Johnson admitted, as Weld began to list the names of recent Mexican leaders.

“Fox! Thank you!” Johnson said when he heard former Mexican president Vicente Fox.

Weld, meanwhile, said his favorite world leader is German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — Donald Trump’s campaign team admits there were “some missed opportunities” at Monday’s presidential debate after they’ve had time to “digest” the real estate mogul’s performance, sources say.

At the same time, members of Trump’s family are standing behind the leadership of the campaign, contrary to reports of dissension.

“My siblings and I are thrilled with the current team, as we should be, given the success in the polls and in Monday’s debate,” Donald Trump Jr. told ABC News today in a statement. “There is no truth to this fabricated lie and we are excited to be working with these amazing professionals. The business continues to be tremendously successful as it has for years given our incredible assets and attention to detail in their management.”

Sources say Trump prepared but should have done mock debates and should have prepared for questions like those about the “birther” theory about President Obama he pushed for years (before disavowing it recently), as well as women’s issues.

But Trump believed those issues and questions surrounding them, according to one source, were “well within the past.” Three sources all said they were shocked Trump did not bring up Benghazi.

Hillary Clinton blasted Trump at the debate for language that he has used to describe women in the past and took him to task for pushing birtherism for years after the president released his birth certificate.

Sources say unfortunately Trump “did not get through the check list,” but feel they have time to prepare with the final two debates.

But sources say no new prep has happened yet for the next debate on Oct. 9 — the focus right now is on campaigning.

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PhonlamaiPhoto/iStock/Thinkstock(CANTON, N.C.) — Two rival teams in North Carolina displayed the embodiment of good sportsmanship when they worked together to allow a teen with paraplegic cerebral palsy to achieve his dream of playing football.

Lou Stamey, a 15-year-old who is confined to a wheelchair and has limited speech, scored a touchdown at the beginning of Canton Middle School’s football game against Waynesville Middle School on the night of Sept. 22. The game was a precursor to the Friday night game between Pisgah High School and Tuscola High School, one of North Carolina’s biggest football rivalries, which draws up to 20,000 fans annually, Canton Middle School football coach Joshua Simmons told ABC News.

Lou’s love of football was passed on to him by his father, a local referee who called football games at the high school, middle school and youth levels before he unexpectedly died three years ago, Lou’s mother, Belinda Stamey, told ABC News.

Simmons approached Lou’s gym teacher and asked her if she thought Lou would be interested in participating in the football game.

“Lou’s very special in our school,” Simmons said. “He brings a lot of joy to a lot of people.”

Simmons created the “Lou Play,” and worked with Waynesville Middle School football coach Robert Sutton to pull it off. In the play, the ball was snapped to Canton’s quarterback and handed to Lou, who held it in his lap. Classmate Brayden West then pushed Lou toward the goal line as Waynesville defenders dived for him.

“Look, Lou, they’re cheering for you,” a teammate can be heard saying to him as they make their way toward the goal.

Once he scored the touchdown, players from both teams rallied around Lou and chanted his name, Simmons said.

For one special moment, the rivalry “took a backseat to Lou,” Simmons said, calling it “such a cool day.”

For the rest of the game, he held a sign that read “Eat my dust,” made for him by his mother.

“He thought it was funny,” Stamey said of the sign. “He has a great sense of humor.”

Simmons said it took effort from both teams to make the play a success, giving Waynesville credit for going “well beyond” his expectations. Waynesville’s football coach, Robert Sutton, told ABC affiliate WLOS in Asheville that he was glad to be a part of the play.

While Simmons said including Lou in the biggest football game of the year was something the teen “would never forget,” he said he hopes that it taught his players a lesson to never take for granted their ability to walk.

It was a “dream come true” for Lou to be on the field with his teammates, Stamey said. After his father died, he would see referees on televised games and say, “Daddy?”

Although the points from Lou’s touchdown didn’t count toward the official school, the momentum it created must have paid off. Canton won the game 38-8.

This may not be Lou’s final participation in a rivalry game. Next year, Lou will attend Pisgah High School, and the “popular” teen will continue his role as a “staple in the community” there, Stamey said.

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domoyega/iStock/Thinkstock(CATAWBA, N.C) — The FBI is assisting in an investigation into an 11-year-old North Carolina girl who disappeared in Catawba County, North Carolina on Wednesday.

Emily Jaide Dowdle was last seen Tuesday at about 2:45 p.m. after the school bus dropped her off along Hudson Chapel Road, according to the FBI. She was reported missing by a family member 45 minutes later.

The girl was last seen wearing a pink long-sleeve shirt with a printed design on the front, denim capri pants and pink Nike tennis shoes, authorities said. She also wear black horned-rim eyeglasses.

She is described as being 4-foot-11 and 75 pounds with hazel eyes.

Anyone with information on Emily’s whereabouts are asked to call 828-241-2111 or a local FBI field office.

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Vladone/iStock/Thinkstock(FORT LEE, Va.) — President Obama said Congress made a “mistake” in overriding his veto of a bill that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for its alleged role in the terrorist attacks.

“It was a mistake,” the president said during CNN’s “Presidential Town Hall” in Fort Lee, Virginia on Wednesday. “If we eliminate this notion of sovereign immunity, then our men and women in uniform around the world could potentially start seeing ourselves subject to reciprocal laws.”

“This is a dangerous precedent and it’s an example of why sometimes you have to do what’s hard. And, frankly, I wish Congress here had done what’s hard,” the president said.

He went on to describe why he believes the move was a “political vote.”

“If you’re perceived as voting against 9/11 families right before an election, not surprisingly, that’s a hard vote for people to take,” Obama said. “But it would have been the right thing to do.”

The Senate voted 97-1 to override the president’s veto, while the House voted to override by a large margin: 348-77 and one present vote. The votes cemented the first veto override for Obama of his eight years in office.

Some lawmakers have sided with the White House in expressing concerns about the bill, but that has not been enough to overcome the widespread congressional support for the bill.

“I look forward to the opportunity for Congress to override the president’s veto, provide these families with the chance to seek the justice they deserve and send a clear message that we will not tolerate those who finance terrorism in the United States,” Senate Republican Whip John Cornyn of Texas said in a statement Friday, after the president had vetoed the bill.

Individuals with connections to the Saudi government are alleged to have helped shape the plot to hijack airplanes and destroy key U.S. landmarks like the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon. Some say the intention was further revealed in what are known as the 28 pages — previously classified parts of a congressional investigation into the 9/11 attacks, released earlier this year.

Saudi Arabia has strongly denied any involvement in the attacks.

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest slammed the veto override after the Senate vote, calling it “the single most embarrassing thing the United States Senate has done, possibly since 1983” in an apparent reference to the last time Congress issued a veto override by such a wide margin.

“You had at least one prominent Republican senator today saying that the members of Senate Judiciary Committee were not quite sure what the bill actually did and to have members of the United States Senate only reasonably informed of the negative impact of this bill on our service members and our diplomats in itself is embarrassing,” Earnest said. “For those senators to move forward in overriding the president’s veto that would prevent those negative consequences is an abdication of their basic responsibilities as elected representatives of the American people.”

Obama has expressed concerns the bill would possibly damage relations with Saudi Arabia and, also, leave government officials and U.S. citizens vulnerable to lawsuits from other nations.

His top national security officials, including CIA Director John Brennan, have argued that it could also make Saudi Arabia less willing to share crucial intelligence that could disrupt terror plots at home.

“The Saudis provide significant amounts of information that feed into the system that allow us to disrupt these threats,” Brennan said Wednesday afternoon. “It would be a absolute shame if this legislation influenced the Saudi willingness to continue to be among our best counter terrorism partners.”

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Myles Aronowitz/Netflix(NEW YORK) — Friday, Netflix releases Luke Cage, the third in its acclaimed Marvel superhero series.

Mike Colter reprises his Jessica Jones role as Cage, a wrongly-accused fugitive left super-strong and unbreakable after a sabotaged experiment.

The series will see Luke relocating uptown from Jones’ and Daredevil’s home turf of Hell’s Kitchen to Harlem, where the reluctant street-level hero will take on criminal kingpin Cottonmouth Stokes, played by Mahershala Ali, who’s terrorizing Harlem.

Colter says when we catch up with Cage, he’s trying to find himself. “Luke Cage really hasn’t figured out what he’s doing. And for good reason: he’s a fugitive, we know that he has skeletons in his closets and he’s trying to basically stay off the radar.” That’s not easy, though — says Colter, “the people he hangs around [with] sometimes, they’re in need. He’d rather be left alone, but…because he’s equipped to deal with certain things, he does step up.”

“Sometimes we just… sit on our hands…and say, ‘Hey, it’s not my problem.’ Well, you can’t say that when you’re a superhero,” says Colter.

The Luke Cage cast also includes Rosario Dawson, reprising her Daredevil and Jessica Jones role as nurse Claire Temple, and acclaimed actress Alfre Woodard, who plays a local politician related to Stokes.

Marvel is owned by Disney, the parent company of ABC News.

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Larry Busacca/Getty Images Portrait for Tony Awards Productions(NEW YORK) — Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Tony-winning creator of Hamilton, will be the guest on the second installment of Saturday Night Live‘s 42nd season. The musical guest, it was also announced Wednesday, will beTwenty One Pilots.

As soon as it was announced, Miranda — who nerded out with Weird Al Yankovic last Saturday evening at a concert at Radio City Music Hall — had an equally geeky reaction to the SNL news. “My favorite SNL episode: @thefredsavage, musical guest Technotronic. Couldn’t believe a kid my age was on SNL. And SO GOOD. 1990.”

Saturday’s season debut will star Suicide Squad‘s Margot Robbie and The Weeknd will be the musical guest.

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KatarzynaBialasiewicz/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a first-of-its-kind insulin device today designed to automatically deliver insulin for type 1 diabetics. The device has many in the diabetic and health care community hoping it could lead to the development of fully artificial pancreas.

“The FDA is dedicated to making technologies available that can help improve the quality of life for those with chronic diseases — especially those that require day-to-day maintenance and ongoing attention,” Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said in a statement.

“This first-of-its-kind technology can provide people with type 1 diabetes greater freedom to live their lives without having to consistently and manually monitor baseline glucose levels and administer insulin,” he added.

The device, called the the MiniMed 670G hybrid closed loop system, is designed to adjust insulin levels with almost no assistance from the user, according to the FDA.

Created by Medtronic, this device works by having a sensor measure glucose levels under the skin and using a pump and patch that can deliver varying levels of insulin at the right time, without a person manually monitoring their blood sugar. However, since a user has to manually change the insulin levels to counteract meals, the device is not considered a fully automated “artificial pancreas,” according to the FDA.

“The FDA approval of the world’s first hybrid closed loop system is a culmination of many years of hard work and close collaboration with the clinical and patient communities to generate the body of evidence needed to advance this technology for those living with diabetes,” said Dr. Francine Kaufman, chief medical officer of the Diabetes Group at Medtronic.

Derek Rapp, president and CEO of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, said that the device could be a “life-changing breakthrough.”

“Today’s announcement is a historical achievement for JDRF [Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation] and the entire T1D [type 1 diabetics] community,” Rapp said in a statement. “After years of laying the ground work, this life-changing breakthrough is a true testament to the reason JDRF exists, which is to accelerate ways to cure, prevent and treat this disease.”

Les Hazelton used the device in a medical trial and said he felt better after having his insulin automatically regulated, according to the JDRF.

“Bottom line: I feel better today and since going into this study, than at any point after I was diagnosed — physically, emotionally, confident in how I’m managing my diabetes,” Hazelton said in a statement released by the JDRF. “You can get emotional about it. On the good days, if there are enough of them, you recall how you feel — that’s how I feel almost every day now. That’s what it has done to help me.”

The FDA has been working to advance the development of an artificial pancreas systems for years.

Type 1 diabetes, also called juvenile diabetes, is a chronic condition in which the pancreas produces little or no insulin because the immune system has attacked and destroyed cells that create insulin, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Type 2 diabetes, once called adult-onset diabetes, develops when the body starts to become resistant to the effects of insulin, forcing the pancreas to create more insulin. Eventually the pancreas will not be able to make enough insulin to respond to blood sugar levels.

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