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Leigh Vogel/FilmMagic via Getty Images(MANDAN, N.D.) — At least 83 people were arrested for protesting construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, according to authorities in North Dakota.

The Morton County Sheriff’s Department said 300 protesters trespassed on private property 3 miles west of State Highway 1806 along the pipeline right-of-way.

“Today’s situation clearly illustrates what we have been saying for weeks, that this protest is not peaceful or lawful,” Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said in a statement. “It was obvious to our officers who responded that the protesters engaged in escalated unlawful tactics and behavior during this event. This protest was intentionally coordinated and planned by agitators with the specific intent to engage in illegal activities.”

Protesters have been demonstrating against construction of the 1,172-mile pipeline in support of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, which has said the project would affect water supply and culturally sacred sites on the North and South Dakota border.

Last week, actress Shailene Woodley was arrested for alleged criminal trespass and allegedly engaging in a riot during a protest of the pipeline.

A warrant was issued for the arrest of Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now!, last month, but a North Dakota judge found there was not probable cause to support a riot charge.

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Barbara Kinney for Hillary For America(NEW YORK) — Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton criticized her Republican rival, Donald Trump, on Saturday for threatening to sue the women who have accused him of groping or inappropriately touching them.

Clinton made the remarks with her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine, aboard her campaign plane. The two are in the midst of a joint campaign swing through the battleground state of Pennsylvania.

“I saw where our opponent Donald Trump went to Gettysburg, one of the most extraordinary places in in American history, and basically said if he’s president he will spend his time suing women who have made charges against him based on his behavior,” Clinton said. “Tim and I are going to keep talking about what we want do if we’re given the great honor of serving as president and vice president.”

Earlier Saturday, Trump spoke in Gettysburg, site of a three-day battle seen as the turning point of the Civil War, to give what his campaign billed as a plan for his first 100 days in office. He also attacked Clinton and his accusers.

“Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign. Total fabrication,” the Republican presidential nominee said Saturday afternoon. “The [alleged] events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over.”

Clinton’s running mate Kaine joined Clinton in picking apart Trump’s Gettysburg speech.

“Donald Trump today, was a first-100-days speech, but the parts of it that grabbed everybody’s attention and that he seemed most personally invested in, were all the scores that he needs to settle with people that he’s mad at. So women who’ve come out and complained about his activities with respect to them and continuing this thing about going after his political opponents,” Kaine said.

Since a 2005 “Access Hollywood” tape came out with audio of Trump describing grabbing women inappropriately, several women have come forward to accuse the businessman turned politician of inappropriate contact. Trump has called the accusations false and said the accusers have been orchestrated by the Clinton campaign.

Clinton denied that she and her campaign have played a role in Trump’s accusers coming forward.

“That is just not accurate,” Clinton told reporters.

Reporters asked Clinton about Trump’s repeated assertion that there is a vast media conspiracy against him.

“I debated him for 4 1/2 hours. I don’t even think about responding to him anymore. I’m going to let the American people decide between what he offers and what we offer. So he can say whatever he wants to. He can run his campaign however he wants to. He can go off on tangents. He can go to Gettysburg and say he’s going to sue women who’ve made accusations against him. I’m going to keep talking about what we want do, what we think the country deserves from the next president and vice president,” Clinton said.

Clinton and Kaine describe the last 17 days before the election as their time to make their closing argument.

“The other point is today we’re making our closing argument. We’re talking about what is at stake in the election, drawing contrasts, but we’re giving people something to vote for, not just against,” Clinton said.

When asked if she had begun thinking about whom she would put in her Cabinet if she were elected, Clinton wouldn’t allow herself to think that far.

“You know, I’m a little superstitious about that. We’ve got a transition operation going, and I haven’t really paid much attention to it yet because I want to focus on what our first task is and that is convincing as many Americans as possible to give us the chance to serve,” Clinton said.

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Michael Davidson for Hillary For America(PITTSBURGH, Pa.) — Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and her running mate Sen. Tim Kaine campaigned together in the battleground state of Pennsylvania Saturday, boasting about their campaign’s momentum and giving a glimpse of how the two, if elected, would approach uniting the country after an election year of divisive and heated rhetoric.

“I know there are a lot of people right here in Pennsylvania who have a lot of questions. They want to know how do we move forward better?” Clinton said. “They are upset about what they see happening around them. I get that. But anger is not a plan.”

Clinton talked about what she thinks is motivating Donald Trump’s base and asked the crowd of 1,800, “If you do know people who are thinking about voting for our opponent — well, you may. I hope you will stage an intervention.”

The two walked on stage together, with Kaine often resting his hand on Clinton’s back as the two smiled, waved and fist-pumped. This was their first campaign appearance together since Labor Day. At one point during her remarks, Clinton acknowledged Trump’s language that if he were president, she would be in jail.

“You know, every time Donald Trump says he wants to jail his opponent, meaning me, I think to myself, you know, we don’t do that in America,” she said. “We actually have laws and courts and an independent judiciary.”

Kaine invoked Trump’s rigged election claims and tailored it to Pennsylvania, saying the Republican nominee will never accept responsibility.

“It’s got to be somebody else’s fault. Just like when ‘The Apprentice’ didn’t win an Emmy award one year. And he said it was clearly rigged. This guy clearly can’t take responsibility for anything,” Kaine said.

The Virginia senator also emphasized the historical context of the election, using fresh lines to describe the significance of Clinton becoming the first woman president if she is elected.

“Hillary’s mom was born before women had the right to vote. And Hillary’s daughter Chelsea will now get to vote for her mom to be president,” Kaine said. “That is the kind of generational progress that this country holds for all of us when we do our best work.”

Both Clinton and her running mate emphasized their momentum in traditionally red states like Arizona. The campaign has dispatched top surrogates like first lady Michelle Obama to Arizona and said states like Utah may also be winnable.

“I want to tell you this in states where early voting has already begun we are already seeing huge spikes at the polls in activity behind our ticket. Support for the Clinton-Kaine ticket is surging even in red states like Arizona,” Kaine said as he warmed up the crowd for Clinton.

With the tight Senate race in Pennsylvania between Democrat Katie McGinty and Republican incumbent Sen. Pat Toomey, the Democratic nominee tied Toomey to Trump in her remarks focusing on the down-ballot race.

“I think it’s clear when you look at Katie’s opponent. He still refuses to stand up to Donald Trump. Now, you know, a lot of Republicans have. They have had the grit and the guts to stand up and say he does not represent me,” Clinton said. “How much more does Pat Toomey need to hear? If he doesn’t have the courage to stand up to Donald Trump after this, can you be sure he’ll stand up for you when it counts against powerful interests?”

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Ron Chapple Studios/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Cubs could do something they haven’t in 71 years: earn a spot in the World Series.

A win for the Cubs in Saturday night’s game six of the National League playoffs against the Los Angeles Dodgers would put the team into the annual championship series of Major League Baseball for the first time since 1945. It would also bring the Cubs one step closer to winning the World Series for the first time in 108 years.

Some fans began lining up for tickets on Friday, hoping for a chance to watch the potentially historic game at Wrigley Field.

One man, Dwight Matthews, said he camped out at the box office starting at 3 p.m. Friday trying to score tickets, which went on sale this morning.

“We’re all in line we all know what numbers we are,” Matthews, who is first in line, told ABC affiliate WLS-TV on Friday. “Number one!”

Another fan, Ronny Wolff, has a ticket to tonight’s game and was just a teenager when he attended the 1945 World Series when the Cubs lost. This time, at 86, Wolff is hoping to see his team win 71 years later under the lights of Wrigley Field.

“They have a super team. I’ve never seen so many good players on one team in my life,” he told WLS-TV.

Other fans are taking to social media to express their excitement about a possible win and their crippling fear of a loss.

Last time Cubs won World Series
Women could not vote
8,000 cars in the U.S.
Speed limit was usually 10 mph
Average wage was 22 cents an hr

— Scott Larson (@disfan59) October 22, 2016

Chicago police have already set up metal barriers along the streets and city officials warned residents, visitors and businesses to be prepared for enhanced security around the ballpark.

“People have celebrated before, and they’ve done it appropriately. And we have public safety and the plan in place to do that,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel.

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Nikki Cee/NCeePhotography(WASHINGTON) — Kristin Sampson had to tell her mother that she and her husband of three years were expecting their third child while her mom was in the hospital.

“We thought she had pneumonia; it ended up being cancer,” Sampson said of her late mother, Geraldine Joyner Morgan. “When we told her, it wasn’t a big deal because we knew she would be home but she ended up getting a surgery right after her 69th birthday and she passed away on July 16.”

Sampson’s mother would never get to meet her daughter, Kara Joy Sampson, who was born two months later.

Still, her newborn daughter’s life was heavily influenced by Morgan from the very start, Sampson said.

In fact, Morgan, who was an educator for 20 years in the Prince George’s County school system in Maryland, helped plan Kara’s baby shower. Morgan came up with the shower theme — cherry blossoms — while being treated with chemotherapy at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

“We were just tring to do something to lift her spirits … and get her mind off of chemo,” Sampson, 33, recalled. “She came up with the cherry blossom theme and she came up with Kara’s name.”

Sampson said she only realized after her mother passed away that cherry blossoms “symbolize fragility of life and that life is beautiful but it’s short.”

Kara Joy — her middle name is short for Morgan’s maiden name — was born on Sept. 15. It just so happened to be the same day Ernest Morgan, Sampson’s dad, celebrated his own birthday. It was a welcome birthday present for him, Sampson said.

“My parents were married for 45 years and it was his first birthday without my mom,” the Bowie, Maryland, woman explained. “So it was a real blessing to have Kara born on his birthday.”

To honor her late mother, Sampson said she tapped professional photographer Nikki Cee to do a newborn photo shoot. One photo, which went viral on Facebook, shows baby Kara touching a framed picture of Morgan. In the photo, baby Kara is also holding “the pearls that belonged to [Sampson’s] mother,” Cee, 31, added.

The photographer, who’s been staging newborn photo shoots in her Greenbelt, Maryland, studio for three years, said she also had baby Kara don an angel wings costume to make the photo complete.

“It was so hard to take that picture and not cry,” Cee admitted.

Sampson said that she loved the way Cee captured the relationship between her newborn daughter and her late mother.

“When people are working within their gift they’re making a difference — like Nikki did with her photography and like my mom did with her [school] kids,” Sampson said. “My mother had extraordinary faith and that’s kind of what helped her fight cancer and how she approached life.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(MINNEAPOLIS) — Two white Minneapolis police officers involved in the shooting death of a black man last year have been cleared after an internal investigation, according to the Minneapolis police chief.

Jamar Clark, 24, was killed in November 2015 after a confrontation with the two officers. His death sparked weeks of protests in Minneapolis.

Minneapolis Police Chief Janee Harteau said at a news conference Friday that video confirmed he was not handcuffed when police responded to an alleged assault by Clark, and DNA showed he had grabbed an officer’s gun. She added that the use of deadly force was warranted and said she supported the actions of the two officers involved.

“These officers did not dictate the outcome of this incident,” she said Friday.

An attorney for the Clark family said they were disappointed with the decision, and a civil suit would be filed on behalf of the family in the coming weeks, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

In June, the Justice Department announced that an independent federal investigation into the shooting did not find sufficient evidence for federal criminal civil rights charges against the two Minneapolis police officers.

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Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber has an outside shot at playing in the World Series — if his team can make it that far.

ESPN reports that Schwarber was cleared by doctors to hit and will join the Mesa Solar Sox of the Arizona Fall League this weekend. The Arizona Fall League is generally a place for teams to get prospects and minor leaguers extra at bats.

The Cubs hold a 3-2 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Championship Series. The winner of that best-of-seven series will face the Cleveland Indians in the World Series.

Schwarber is not expected to play in the field in the Arizona Fall League at this point, but will take some at-bats. He could potentially do the same as the designated hitter in four of seven World Series games.

Last year, Schwarber’s power allowed him to burst into the spotlight, hitting five postseason home runs.

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ABC News(WASHINGTON) — With little more than two weeks before Election Day, early-voting data shows some positive signs for Hillary Clinton in Florida and for Donald Trump in parts of the Midwest.

Approximately 4.9 million people have cast ballots under early voting that has begun in more than half of the states, including major states such as Florida, Ohio, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona and Colorado.

The actual vote tallies won’t be available till Election Day but some information is available on the party registration of those casting or requesting early or absentee ballots.

Experts told ABC News that positive trends are starting to emerge for Clinton in Florida and for Trump in Ohio and Iowa.

In Florida, Republicans typically outperform Democrats in mail-in votes, but this year Democrats may be narrowing that gap and earlier this week were even ahead in the number of mailed ballots cast by voters registered with their party.

Registered Republicans had by Friday taken the lead on mail-in votes in Florida but only by about 5,800 votes, a number that pleases the state’s Democratic Party.

“The Florida Democratic Party has successfully eliminated the historic Republican advantage in vote-by-mail,” state Democratic Party Executive Director Scott Arceneaux said in a statement. “We look forward to building on this momentum as we head into the beginning of early voting and Election Day.”

Elections expert Michael McDonald told ABC News that if registered Republicans fail to take a significant lead in mail-in votes in Florida, they are likely to fall further behind with in-person voting on Election Day. Currently, Republicans have a lead of less than 1 percent.

Early voting is showing more hopeful signs for Republicans in parts of the Midwest.

In Iowa, Democrats typically make more requests for absentee ballots while Republicans show up in greater numbers at the polls on Election Day.

This year, about 30,000 more registered Democrats than Republicans have asked for absentee ballots, a margin that is down 20 percent since the 2012 election, according to data provided by the Iowa Secretary of State. The number of GOP voters making ballot requests is pretty much the same as in 2012.

“We’re seeing a countervailing turn in the Midwest,” McDonald told ABC News. “Trump is outperforming Romney in 2012, even as the national numbers and the [early voting] numbers in the states where we are able to get data are moving in Clinton’s direction.”

In Ohio, the state doesn’t release early-vote figures by party registration, but overall absentee ballot requests are down to 1.1 million as of Oct. 17 compared to 1.4 million at this point in 2012.

McDonald said the decline in absentee ballot requests in Ohio suggests that Democrats are underperforming, particularly in Franklin and Cuyahoga counties, two urban areas that went for Obama in 2012. In Cuyahoga County, for example, the number of ballot requests from registered Democrats was as of Oct. 18 forty percent lower than at the same point in 2012.

McDonald cautioned that some external factors could contribute to the decrease, such as a change in how Ohio distributes absentee ballot forms. But, he said, “If you’re not doing well in Cuyahoga, you’re doing something wrong.”

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Photo by Jonathan Wiggs/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — Two workers were killed on Friday when a water main break flooded the trench they were working in.

The Boston Fire Department used a large vacuum to help remove water the trench, which ABC affiliate WCVB says was estimated to be 12- to 15-feet deep. The BFD said that the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office and the Occupational Health Safety and Health Administration will investigate was caused the incident.

WCVB says the two victims were workers for Atlantic Drain Services.

The bodies of both victims were recovered on Friday night.

BFD Commissioner Joe Finn tweeted his thanks to the first responders and to Boston Water and Sewer workers, National Grid and Eversource crews and others who assisted in the recovery.

Boston Police Commissioner William Evans told The Boston Globe that when the pipe burst, the workers “weren’t able to get themselves out of a hole.” Other workers, he said, were able to escape the trench.

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Monkey Business/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — After losing his wedding band two months ago in a rushing river during an end-of-summer work outing, Matt Dooyema never thought he’d see his sentimental gold band again. All that changed on Monday, however, when he received a Facebook message that he admittedly almost deleted, but is so grateful he didn’t.

“I packed all my important stuff up — keys, cell phone and wallet– but I didn’t think to take my ring off,” Dooyema, of St. Cloud, Minn., told ABC News of the fateful day at Two Rivers Campground in Royalton. “I never take it off. I shower with it, sleep with it.

“My hands got wet and the river that day had quite a fast current and I didn’t brace myself and I fell and lost my tube,” he explained. “I chased after my tube and somewhere in that base area where you get into the river my ring must have flung off and fell amongst rocks.”

Dooyema realized the ring was missing about 10 minutes down the river when he and his colleagues reached the first sand bar.

“I looked down and I see my wedding ring is gone. I was crying,” he recalled. “We thought about trying to look for it but the current was too heavy to go against. I had to come to grips with the fact that I’d never see my ring again.”

When he received the Facebook message from a woman named Jennifer Ortloff regarding a ring, he wasn’t sure what to think at first.

“I clicked on it and it’s a woman named Jennifer Ortloff who said, ‘My family and I were recently vacationing in Royalton, Minnesota,’” Dooyema said of the message. “‘We just found a ring that we believe belongs to you. My little boy found the ring and he’s been adamant about getting it back to you.’

“I didn’t believe it,” he said after realizing it could be the perfect match.

He provided the detailed inscription that was engraved in his wedding band which included his wedding date, his initials and his wife’s initials. It had been those clues that helped Ortloff and her son, Matthew, narrow down the search results to find Dooyema on a Minnesota wedding registry site called the Minnesota Official Marriage System.

“We were going on a tube trip down the river and I thought I saw a shiny rock and I picked it up and it was a mens wedding band,” young Matthew, 8, said of spotting the ring two weeks after Dooyema had lost it. “I said, ‘I need to get that back to the owner.’”

Matthew’s mom said her son was so concerned about the ring the whole way down the river that he’d check on it at every stop.

Now they can both rest easy knowing it’s been returned to its rightful owner. Dooyema and Ortloff met on Tuesday to safely get the ring home.

“Shock is pretty much the prevalent emotion I feel,” said Dooyema. “Disbelief. I had it set in my mind that I’d never see this again, almost as a way to not beat myself up any more about it. I was in shock, but also have a general feeling of gratitude and some reinforcement in my belief in people. It is very serendipitous, but it comes back to the fact that people are generally good. There are good people in this world who are willing to go above and beyond what’s right.”

As for how little Matthew feels about finally finding the owner?

“It’s awesome,” he said.

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