Miss America contestant masterfully navigates National Football League anthem controversy

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Later in the night, during her onstage interview, Collins said President Trump "has created a lot of division in this country".

The interviews were limited to 20 seconds, so the Miss West Virginia contestant did not have an opportunity to elaborate.

During a preliminary round in the Miss America competition, the contestant from West Virginia said President Donald Trump has "caused a lot of division", according to the Associated Press. A news agency request for Collins to take part in a media interview after the contest was denied.

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One of the men, an Italian doctor with an aid organisation, was critically injured and is undergoing surgery. In 2015, 36 people were killed when a Soviet-era Antonov plane crashed just after take-off from Juba.

Organizers have announced sweeping changes for 2019, including the controversial elimination of the swimsuit portion of the event.

This is the first year in which the Miss America pageant, which was on its final night, has dropped swimsuit competition in favor of onstage interviews. She responded that it is important to inform from people in other nations that, "We as Americans are supporting them and that we are there to help them".

"I was told I could never be Miss America because of my size", she said, adding she is comfortable with who she is. In addition, the term "pageant" was erased from the broadcast, with hosts Carrie Ann Inaba and Ross Matthews referring to it as a "competition".

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Police also released an image of a counterfeit perfume bottle after tests found it contained a "significant amount" of Novichok . Rowley tried to put the two parts of the bottle together at home on June 30, during which he got some of the poison on himself.

On Thursday, when asked how the NFL should handle players kneeling during the national anthem, Miss Virginia, Emili McPhail, emphasised that the protests are not anti-patriotic, but are "absolutely about police brutality".

After the competition, McPhail was asked by reporters if she was concerned that her answer would alienate those with opposing views. "But it's also not about kneeling; it is absolutely about police brutality", McPhail said, according to NBC News.

On Wednesday, Miss Florida Taylor Tyson won the talent competition for a piano performance, and Miss Wisconsin Tianna Vanderhei won the interview competition for her comments on education.

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