With the final lineup set for the first Republican presidential debate, the lowest polling candidates are reacting, some angrily, to being left out of the main event.
"The idea that they have left out the runner-up for the 2012 nomination, the former four-term governor of Texas, the governor of Louisiana, the first female Fortune 50 CEO, and the 3-term Senator from South Carolina due to polling seven months before a single vote is cast is preposterous," Rick Santorum communications manager Matt Beynon said in a statement Tuesday.
Debate host Fox News announced that Santorum, who won 11 states in the 2012 GOP primary, along with Rick Perry, Bobby Jindal, Carly Fiorina, Lindsey Graham, Jim Gilmore and George Pataki, will square off ahead of the prime-time event Thursday in Cleveland, Ohio. The crowded field of 17 candidates prompted Fox to limit the main debate to the top ten highest polling candidates, as judged by five recent national polls.
Perry, Fiorina and Graham, however, had a more positive reaction than Santorum. The former Texas governor and Fiorina both said they were looking forward to the 5 p.m. debate while Graham tweeted an "Emoji Guide to Pregaming for the Trump Debacle."
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One analyst predicts that if the flu returns again this year, egg prices will soar to nearly $6 a dozen. Brett Hundley from BB&T Capital Markets told NBC News that he wouldn't be surprised to see the flu return as early as this fall.
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The FBI is looking into the security of the private email server that Hillary Rodham Clinton used when she was secretary of state, The Washington Post reported, NBC News confirmed Tuesday.
The newspaper also said the FBI has asked Clinton lawyer David Kendall about the security of a thumb drive, containing copies of Clinton's emails, that Kendall possesses.
The Post report cited two anonymous government officials, but said Kendall confirmed that the government was investigating the security of the devices.
A triple homicide in Florida is suspected to be a "Wiccan ritual killing" related to last week's "blue" moon, police said Tuesday, NBC News reported
Voncile Smith, 77, and her two sons, Richard, 49, and John, 47, were discovered Friday, July 31 during a welfare check, Escambia County Sheriff's Office spokesman Sgt. Andrew Hobbes said.
According to authorities, all three victims had their throats slit and Richard Smith, a Department of Homeland Security employee, was also shot in the head.
The positioning of the victims’ bodies and their injuries led investigators to believe the murders were part of a ritual. A person of interest in the case is also known to practice witchcraft.
A "blue" moon is what it's called when there are two full moons in the same calendar.
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After a fiery fatal crash under an overpass shut down the New Jersey Turnpike and caused miles-long backups Tuesday, frustrated drivers got out of their cars to stretch their legs.
Netflix is giving new parents on its payroll up to a year of paid leave in a move that could pressure other technology employers to improve their baby benefits as they vie for talent.
The employee benefit announced Tuesday on Netflix's blog is generous even by the high standards of Silicon Valley, where free meals and other perquisites supplement lavish salaries in the fiercely competitive battle for computer programmers and other technology workers.
More than 380 people in 26 U.S. states have been diagnosed with a stomach illness tied to Mexican cilantro contaminated by human waste, two federal agencies said Tuesday.
On the day that Sandra Bland’s family filed a federal lawsuit over what officials say was her suicide in a Texas jail, a report released Tuesday shows the number of suicides continuing to rise in local jails.
The report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics, “Mortality in Local Jails and State Prisons, 2000 - 2013,” found that the number of suicides in local jails increased from 300 in 2012 to 327 in 2013.
Suicide was the leading cause of deaths in local jails, up 12 percent since 2009 and accounting for 34 percent of deaths in 2013.
The report also found that overall the number of inmates who died in local jails and state prisons rose for the third straight year — 4,446 in 2013, up 131 deaths from the year before. The total was the highest number reported since 2007.
Four people were injured after an SUV slammed into a Texas Goodwill store Monday.
Authorities say two men have been arrested after the remnants of a methamphetamine lab were found inside a Taco Bell in eastern Iowa.
The Cedar Rapids Police Department says officers found two men outside the restaurant early Tuesday. One identified himself as a Taco Bell employee.
An expert from the Australian government will help analyze plane wreckage found on an Indian Ocean island last week, and which could have come from the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, officials told NBC News
The expert from the Australian Transport Safety Board will join investigators in France examining the barnacle-crusted flaperon found on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean on July 29.
The French judiciary requested Australia's help, Australian Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss said. What happened to Flight 370 — which disappeared on March 8, 2014, with 239 people aboard — is a mystery, and the wreckage has not been confirmed to have come from Flight 370.
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Alba and Steven King never thought of adopting a cat -- they’ve always wanted a dog. It certainly never crossed their mind to adopt an older cat. But when they went back to a New York City shelter in November to check on a sick stray they brought in a few days earlier, they ended up taking home a 10-year-old cat who meowed his way into their hearts.
Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich released his first public statement since he entered prison almost four years ago, saying he and his family "continue to have faith in the truth."
The statement was released Tuesday, the same day Blagojevich asked a full federal appellate court in Chicago to rehear his appeal after three judges overturned some of his corruption convictions last month.
The former governor claims that the instructions given to the jury that led to his convictions could send any politician to jail "at the whim of an ambitious prosecutor."
Luxury retailer Neiman Marcus has filed for an initial public offering for the second time in a little more than two years.
For the purpose of calculating a filing fee, Neiman Marcus said it expects to raise $100 million from the offering.
The Dallas company has 41 Neiman Marcus locations and two Bergdorf Goodman stores on New York's Fifth Avenue.