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Is the GOP facing a 'thumping' or 'shellacking' — or can it pull off an escape?

Is the GOP facing a 'thumping' or 'shellacking' — or can it pull off an escape?In 2006 President George W. Bush called it a “thumping.” In 2010 President Barack Obama compared it to a “shellacking.” If the polls and prognostications are correct and Republicans end up losing the House on Nov. 6, how will President Trump describe the experience? It’s worth asking after the week Trump’s GOP just had. For months now forecasters have given Democrats a better chance than Republicans of running the next House of Representatives.



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Arizona Deputy Uses Taser Gun to Escape Big Black Cow Attacking Him

Arizona Deputy Uses Taser Gun to Escape Big Black Cow Attacking HimThe deputy was answering a call from a woman pinned on the ground by a cow.



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Staff, Over 100 Cats And Dogs Escape From Top Floor Of Flooding Animal Shelter

Staff, Over 100 Cats And Dogs Escape From Top Floor Of Flooding Animal ShelterThe situation was looking dire Friday night for the people and more than 100



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Father, son drive through flames to escape forest fire

Father, son drive through flames to escape forest fireJustin Bilton and his 70-year-old father barely escaped as the Howe Ridge Fire closed in on them in West Glacier, Montana.



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Goats and Sheep Destined for Slaughter Escape New Jersey Auction, Make a Run for It

Goats and Sheep Destined for Slaughter Escape New Jersey Auction, Make a Run for ItPolice and bystanders round up most of the four-legged fugitives, but about 20 are still on the run.



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How to prepare for wildfires so you can escape safely if a blaze approaches

How to prepare for wildfires so you can escape safely if a blaze approachesWildfires can ignite and spread suddenly, as high winds can fan flames, so being prepared to evacuate at a moment's notice could be the key to survival.



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Manhunt underway after notorious French gangster Redoine Faid breaks free from jail in dramatic helicopter escape

Manhunt underway after notorious French gangster Redoine Faid breaks free from jail in dramatic helicopter escapeFrance’s most famous gangster on Sunday made a spectacular jailbreak with the help of three heavily-armed accomplices who landed in his jail in a helicopter and flew out with him on board. Redoine Faid was being visited by his brother in Réau prison in the Paris region when the men burst into the room on Sunday morning and extracted him. A third man waited in the helicopter in the prison courtyard to watch over the pilot, a flying instructor whose aircraft the men hijacked in a nearby airfield and whom they forced to take part in the dramatic operation. It was the second time Faid, 46, has pulled off a spectacular jailbreak. In 2013 he became the country’s most-wanted criminal after he blasted his way out of another prison using dynamite.  He briefly took four wardens hostage before being recaptured six weeks later in a cheap hotel room. Faid, who has said he was inspired by US films such as "Scarface" and "Heat", was serving 25 years in Réau prison for his part in a botched 2010 cash-transport van robbery that he masterminded. The helicopter that extracted him on Sunday flew right across the Paris region from the jail southeast of the capital, before being dumped not far from Charles de Gaulle airport to the northeast of the city. The international 'wanted person' notice for French rober Redoine Faid Credit: AFP/Getty Images The aircraft was then set alight but was only partly damaged and the fire was extinguished when police found it a short time later. Media reports said the pilot had been released and was not injured. The prison courtyard it landed in was the only one not fitted with anti-helicopter nets as it is used by inmates only when they are being admitted or released from the jail. Spectacular helicopter jailbreaks became a regular embarrassment for French penal authorities until the late 2000s, but have petered out since prisoner exercise yards in most jails were equipped with nets to prevent choppers from landing. After the helicopter that flew Faid out of jail was torched, its occupants fled by car in a black Renault Megane which they later dumped in the underground car park of a shopping centre near the airport. They switched to a white van with the company name Enedis marked on the vehicle. A huge manhunt has been launched to track them down. All police and gendarme units across Paris were put on alert and ordered to set up checkpoints that “take into account the dangerousness of the fugitive and his possible accomplices.” The helicopter, Alouette II, abandoned by French armed robber Redoine Faid after his escape from prison Credit: GEOFFROY VAN DER HASSELT/AFP/Getty Images Faid’s brother, who was visiting him at the jail, has been taken into custody for questioning. A union representative at Reau told BFM television that "two men dressed in black, wearing balaclavas and police armbands" entered the prison to look for Faid and used a grinding machine to cut open the door that directly leads to the visiting room. Faid was serving a prison sentence for his role in the 2010 hold-up of a cash-transport van in the Paris area, in which a 26-year-old policewoman was killed. She was shot as the gang fled and used kalashnikov assault rifles to fire at police cars pursuing them along the busy A4 motorway. Two members of the gang are currently serving lengthy jail sentences for her murder. Faid has made several television appearances and co-authored two books about his delinquent youth and rise as a criminal in the Paris suburbs. In one of those published in 2010 he claimed he had given up his life of crime. Prior to the 2010 robbery, he had been released from a previous stint of a decade behind bars after convincing parole officials that he regretted his criminal past and was determined to start afresh.



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Turpin Daughter's 911 Call Reveals Moments Following Her Escape: 'They Abuse Us'

Turpin Daughter's 911 Call Reveals Moments Following Her Escape: 'They Abuse Us'The call describes the devastating conditions the children were forced to endure.



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Five big cats briefly escape in flooded German zoo

Five big cats briefly escape in flooded German zooOvernight heavy thunderstorms had sparked flash floods in the area and completely flooded the private zoo, which is located on a riverbank. The high waters had damaged the cages, allowing the animals to go on the run.



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French family narrowly escape cheetahs after getting out of car to take pictures in safari park

French family narrowly escape cheetahs after getting out of car to take pictures in safari parkA French family of five have been filmed narrowly escaping attack by cheetahs in a Dutch safari park after they left their car to take photographs and were chased by the big cats. Beekse Bergen is a drive-through African wildlife safari park, in the south of the Netherlands, where visitors are under strict instruction not to leave their cars. Apparently blithely unaware they were risking death or injury from the wild beasts who roam free in the park, the tourists were filmed leaving their French-registered car with two young children. The cheetahs can be seen calmly sunning themselves when the family gets out to take snaps. Cheetahs are the fastest animals on land Credit: BBC At first the big cats fail to react. The family can then be seen driving a little further down the road and striding up a small hill within yards of the animals, who suddenly snap into action. Cheetahs are the world's fastest land animal, capable of reaching speeds of up to 70 mph. They are built for speed, grace, and hunting and mainly prey on small antelopes such as Thomson's gazelles and impalas. But they are clearly interested in the humans and appear to start stalking their prey. The clueless tourists only spot the cheetahs at the last minute and make a panic-stricken dash for their vehicle. All, except one woman, who can be seen picking up the youngest child and apparently shooing the cheetahs away before slipping into the car. They then drive off miraculously unscathed. A spokesman for Beekse Bergen park said they make it clear it is strictly forbidden to leave one’s vehicle during the safari.  'We inform visitors about the risks in several languages throughout the park,' the spokesman told Dutch broadcaster NOS.  Dutch news website VK Mag suggested introducing “mandatory IQ tests” for anyone wanting to do the safari.



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