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FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — A false report sent dozens of officers scrambling through a cornfield at night in hopes of finding the suspects wanted in the fatal shooting of a northern Illinois police officer, officials said Thursday, as the manhunt entered a third day.

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As Kentucky clerk Kim Davis refuses to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the Republican presidential candidates have split on whether Davis should have to comply with the recent Supreme Court ruling. Davis has said she's defying the law "on God's authority."

All of the candidates who have weighed in have expressed opposition to gay marriage, but while some have defended Davis, others have called on her to follow the law.

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As the Republican National Committee circulates a loyalty pledge to 2016 GOPers aimed at reining in any potential independent run by Donald Trump, RNC Chairman Reince Priebus will meet with Trump Thursday, a spokesman confirmed to the New York Times.

The GOP frontrunner's official schedule includes a press conference from his Trump Tower in New York at 2 p.m. Sources tell CNN that they believe Trump is willing to sign the pledge -- which stipulates GOP 2016 primary candidates will not run for president as an independent and will support the eventual Republican nominee -- but caution that nothing is guaranteed with the brash billionaire. A source described as a "close associate" tells Politico Trump will indeed sign the pledge. Bloomberg also reports that a "top adviser" said Trump will sign.

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