With Hillary Clinton leading Donald Trump in the polls as the election enters its final two weeks, a majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning voters see a lasting fracture in the Republican Party, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll.
In a four-way match-up, Clinton has 46 percent support this week among likely voters, while Trump holds onto 41 percent support.
As several prominent GOP party leaders and down-ballot Republican contenders scramble to figure out the potential impact of a Clinton victory in their respective states, 74 percent of likely voters overall say that the GOP is divided and will remain so through the general election in November.
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Two men and two women were killed riding a river rapids ride at Dreamworld, Australia's largest theme park, on Tuesday, NBC News reported.
A "malfunction" ejected two victims from their raft and caused two others to become "trapped" on the Thunder River Rapids, according to ambulance service official Gavin Fuller.
He would not say exactly how they were killed, only that their injuries were "incompatible with life." Officials did not identify the victims but said they were two women, both aged 42, and two men, aged 38 and 35.
Queensland Police said in a separate statement that the victims had been injured by a "conveyor belt," referring to the moving ramp that pulls rafts out of the water at the end of the course.
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Iraqi forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, battled Islamic State militants for a third day on Tuesday in a remote western town, hundreds of kilometers (miles) to the south of the operation to retake Mosul, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.
The clashes underway in Rutba, in Iraq's western Anbar province, are apparently part of the extremist group's tactics to divert attention — as well as Iraqi and coalition resources — from the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants.
"Fighting is ongoing in Rutba, which is still contested," said Col. John Dorrian, a spokesman for the U.S.-led coalition.
Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing at least 59 people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gunbattle with troops that lasted into early hours Tuesday.
Pakistani officials feared the death toll could rise further, as the four-hours-long siege — one of the deadliest attacks on Pakistan's security forces in recent years — left 117 wounded, some of them in critical condition.
Two boys are recovering from serious injuries they sustained when their father grabbed them and lept from a highway bridge into an embankment following a domestic dispute with his wife, New Jersey State Police said.
The 1-year-old and 3-year-old were taken to St. Joseph's Hospital with serious injuries Monday night after their father jumped off the bridge over the Wanaque River while holding the two children. The father died.
State troopers were called to Interstate 287 near mile marker 56 about 8 p.m. after getting reports from a local police department about the suicidal father.
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Twitter is planning another round of layoffs within the next week, according to a report from Bloomberg Technology, which cited sources familiar with the matter.
The San Francisco-based social media company may lay off about 300 workers, about 8 percent of its workforce, the same percentage it cut last year when co-founder Jack Dorsey took over as CEO, the Bloomberg report said.
An announcement about the job cuts may come before Twitter releases its third-quarter earnings report on Thursday, one of the sources told Bloomberg. The company declined to comment.
The Vatican on Tuesday published guidelines for Catholics who want to be cremated, saying their remains cannot be scattered, divvied up or kept at home but rather stored in a sacred, church-approved place.
The new instructions were released just in time for Halloween, and All Souls Day on Nov. 2, when the faithful are supposed to pray for and remember the dead.
For most of its 2,000-year history, the Catholic Church only permitted burial, arguing that it best expressed the Christian hope in resurrection. But in 1963, the Vatican explicitly allowed cremation as long as it didn't suggest a denial of faith about resurrection.
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A man is in custody after two of his neighbors were found fatally shot early Sunday morning, say police in North Texas. Fort Worth police said officers were called to a home on the 900 block of Buffalo Springs Drive at about 4 a.m. A spokesman said the original call was a report of a robbery. When officers arrived, they found two bodies outside the home. On Monday, police said a 35-year-old teacher was arrested on a capital murder charge at Permenter Middle School in Cedar Hill, where he is employed.
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A runner who once tipped the scale at 200 pounds in college finished his record-breaking run across the United States, crossing the finish line at City Hall on Monday night.
Financial analyst by day and ultra-athlete Pete Kostelnick’s started running from San Francisco to New York City on Sept. 12. His time was 42 days, 6 hours and 30 minutes, beating the previous record of 46 days, 8 hours and 36 minutes set by Frank Giannino Jr. in 1980. Though many have tried, no one had succeeded in breaking the 36-year-old record until Kostelnick.
The runner is now awaiting confirmation from Guiness World Records for the record title of “Fastest Crossing of America on Foot (male)."
Islamic extremist gunmen from neighboring Somalia killed 12 people in an attack on non-Muslims in Kenya's northern Mandera County, an official said Tuesday.
Somalia's al-Shabab rebels claimed the responsibility for the early-morning attack on the Bishaaro Guest House, saying its fighters targeted Christians, according to the group's radio station, Andalus.
The gunmen used grenades and homemade explosives to break into the guest house and then stormed in with guns, said Mohamed Saleh, Mandera's regional commander.
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Estelle Schultz was born before women had the right to vote, and she's hoping she will soon see the first woman president take office.
Schultz, a 98-year-old Rockville, Maryland, resident recently cast her vote for Hillary Clinton.
"I'm very thrilled to be able to be alive at this crucial election," she told News4.
The great-grandmother said she never thought she would see the day a woman was so close to being voted into the White House. Schultz was born in 1918, two years before women across the United States got the vote in 1920.
"I think it's the most exciting thing that can happen to women anywhere, anytime," she said.
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On Monday it was Sen. Elizabeth Warren's turn to join her fellow Democrats in cranking up the heat on Republican members of the Senate, who have become targets in the closing days of the campaign.
Addressing an enthusiastic outdoor rally on a crisp New England autumn day, Warren had plenty of barbs for Republican Donald Trump. But the Massachusetts Democrat also tore into the state's Republican incumbent, Sen. Kelly Ayotte, with unusual ferocity, NBC News reported.
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