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Extra safety measures taken for 32nd annual Hot Air Balloon Festival

Firefighters have been bringing fans to the Plainville Hot Air Balloon Festival for 32 years, but this year is different.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses as she speaks at a campaign event at Truckee Meadows Community College, in Reno, Nev., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Clinton says controversies behind her; Trump begs to differ

Hillary Clinton vigorously defended her family’s foundation against Donald Trump’s criticism on Friday and declared she’s confident there wi…

In this March 30, 2015 photo, Brock Turner appears in the Palo Alto, Calif., branch of Santa Clara County Superior Court court for a status hearing. A California judge under fire for a light sentence given to a Stanford University swimmer has recused himself from making his first key decision in another sex crimes case. The judge is the target of a recall campaign that started in June after he sentenced former Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, 20, to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an intoxicated woman who passed out behind a trash bin after a fraternity party. (Gary Reyes/San Jose Mercury News via AP, File)

Judge in Stanford sex assault case leaves criminal court

A judge whose sentencing of a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexual assault touched off a national debate over…