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In bombshell testimony Friday, Bridget Anne Kelly said that she told New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) that access lanes to the George Washington Bridge would be closed for a traffic study a month before the plan actually was carried out in September 2013.

The former deputy chief of staff testified that the governor approved the study, which prosecutors allege actually was cover-up for a revenge plot against a local Democratic mayor.

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. had a student's sports column pulled from the school's newspaper because it focused on vulgar comments made by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and the notion of "locker room talk."

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During his rally in Fletcher, North Carolina, on Friday, Donald Trump claimed that Michelle Obama's 2007 line about not being able to run the White House if you can't run your own house was a dig at Hillary Clinton, even though the Obamas have denied that was the case.

"We have a president, all he wants to do is campaign. His wife, all she wants to do is campaign. And I see how much his wife likes Hillary," Trump said. "But wasn't she the one that originally started the statement, if you can't take care of your home — right? — you can’t take care of the White House or the country."

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Donald Trump wants to bar any of his statements on the campaign trail – including his tweets, stump speeches and surrogate statements – from being used as evidence against him in the fraud trial over Trump University.

The lawyers representing Trump in the federal lawsuit brought against him for allegedly defrauding Trump U students requested in court documents Thursday that any political remarks he has made over the course of his presidential campaign be excluded as evidence from trial, which is set to begin in San Diego after the election.

As part of the request, they have also asked that evidence related to his "tax issues," "personal conduct accusations," beauty pageants, casinos, bankruptcies and other matters that have emerged as a part of his presidential bid be left out at trial.

They also asked that "Comments about this case or the Court" be excluded. Trump engaged on a public smear campaign against the federal judge presiding over the case, Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who Trump accused of bias due to his "Mexican" heritage.

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During his rally in Fletcher, North Carolina, on Friday, Donald Trump told the crowd that he'll be happy with his effort on the campaign trail whether he wins or loses, but later on in his speech, he said losing would make his campaign a "waste of time."

Trump made his initial comment while boasting about his packed campaign rally schedule, saying that he does several events in a day.

"I don't know what kind of shape I'm in but I'll be happy, and at least I will have known, win, lose or draw — and I'm almost sure, if the people come out, we're going to win, but I will be — I will be happy with myself because I always say, I don't want to think back, 'If I only I did one more rally, I would have won North Carolina by 500 votes, instead of losing it by 200 votes, right? If only I did,'" Trump said. "So I never want to ever look back."

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