Trump ahead in Ohio, presidential battleground expanding while GOP Senators look increasingly safe, the Nevada surprise, new polls in key Senate races, Cruz and Cornyn join forces to help their colleagues, and everything you need to know about our Ma

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Two new polls – one from Bloomberg, the second from CNN/ORC International – have promising news for the Trump campaign … and very troubling news for Clinton’s campaign. Donald Trump now leads Hillary Clinton in Ohio. Yes, you read that correctly – in Ohio, the state without which Trump cannot win, according to the Conventional Wisdom, because the Conventional Wisdom reminds us ad nauseam that no Republican has ever won the White House without carrying the Buckeye State. (Of course, the Conventional Wisdom has been wrong about a lot of stuff this cycle, so who knows?)

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Bringing schools and communities online in Africa

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Title ECO Community wifi services
Released 16/09/2016 7:15 am
Copyright Avanti Communications

The Every Community Online public–private partnership between ESA and UK satellite network operator Avanti Communications under ESA’s ARTES partner programme, is set to bring affordable reliable satellite broadband services to low-income users in sub-Saharan Africa.
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16 September 2016

ESA is now working with satellite operator Avanti Communications to bring a swathe of new affordable Internet services to more people across sub-Saharan Africa through the Hylas-4 telecom satellite, due for launch next year.

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Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration Concludes


Winners of the 2016 Queen’s Medals for Champion Shot and Captain Shannon Wills QM1 Trophy are chaired-off the range on September 16, 2016 during the Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration at the Connaught Ranges, Ottawa, Ont.

Photo: Avr Desiree T. Bourdon, Canadian Forces Joint Imagery Center (CFJIC)

September 16, 2016 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Tomorrow marks the end of the Canadian Armed Forces Small Arms Concentration, the 95th annual marksmanship competition held at the Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre in Ottawa.


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Are the polls accurate?




Look back with me to the 2012 presidential election. Republicans were waiting for an easy win. We knew that after four years of failed Obama policies the American people surely couldn’t stomach four more. Most people looked at the polls and tried to say they were skewed and that they didn’t matter. Everyone knew that Barack Obama would be defeated and waited comfortably for a victory.

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Brexit does not trigger significant increase in support for independence

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Scots waking up to the staggering mis-government by the SNP, seeing through the attempts by Sturgeon to divert attention from her incompetence

In the wake of the UK voting to leave the EU against the wishes of the majority of Scots, a new Ipsos MORI poll for STV News suggests the Brexit vote has not caused an upsurge in support for either a second independence referendum being held, or for supporters of independence carrying the day in the event of a second vote being held.

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Neil Armstrong’s Cranfield history & Festival of Flight

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Cranfield has made a strong contribution to the development of flight

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Staff and students at Cranfield University have unearthed some amazing facts and footage while researching a heritage exhibition to mark 70 years since its formation as the College of Aeronautics in 1946.

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In the wake of 9/11: Are we any safer now?


by Dr Imran Awan, Associate Professor in Criminology at Birmingham City University

As we approach the 15th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, are we any safer now? I was at university when the 9/11 attacks happened in 2001. I remember the day vividly. I had just seen some friends after a trip abroad and on the way home I saw a large crowd of people gathered outside a shop watching the news coverage through the window. As I stumbled through, to get a glimpse of what people were watching, I will never forget those horrific scenes. I imagine few of us will forget the pictures of the twin towers collapsing amid the debris, dust and carnage. I felt a cold shiver run down my spine. The events of September 11 not only caused great distress and shock, but the reverberations across the world caused panic and pandemonium.

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