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Dave Chappelle brings political bite, poignancy to 'SNL' monologue

Mixing jokes in with social commentary, Dave Chappelle attempted to put his spin on the election results as only the SNL host could. The legendary comedian, in the first post-election episode of SNL , addressed the stunning Donald Trump victory stating, "I didn't know that Donald Trump was gonna win the election".

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Dave Chappelle, 'SNL' give thoughtful coda to election

He wrapped up with a moment of thanks for President Barack Obama (more tears), recalling a party he recently attended at the White House, hosted by BET. Chappelle made it known that, unlike some celebrities, he had no intention of leaving America. "He was like a slave or something". The comedian hosted the show with musical guest, A Tribe Called Quest , which had fans of both the comedian and the iconic hip hop group excited- especially with their last album debuting on Friday.

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Bernie Sanders Running For President In 2020

The supporters of Sanders were already frustrated even before the election, as throughout the Republican campaign, the same argument Sanders used against Clinton was echoed loudly by Trump. People do not believe that. One small Democratic bright spot this year was the election of three women of colour to the Senate, Catherine Cortez Masto in Nevada, Kamala Harris in California and Tammy Duckworth in IL.

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I will not repeal Obamacare completely, President-elect Trump says

A Change.org petition created Wednesday wants the Electoral College to vote for the Democratic candidate instead of President-elect Donald Trump. Aside from turning each election into a battle for a handful of "battleground states" while the rest of the country sits on the sidelines, the electoral college can turn elections on a single regional issue that may be less important elsewhere.

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RA Dickey leaves Blue Jays to sign with Atlanta Braves

He hit the free agent market this off-season, and there was one team that was not hesitant to scoop up the veteran right hander. So if those two pitchers are going to be put on a strict pitch or innings count early on, the Mets will need someone to come in from the bullpen and eat up innings.

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'60 Minutes' lands interview with president-elect for Sunday

She just said, "Congratulations, Donald, well done'". Trump also said the former president called Thursday. Throughout the a year ago and a half, Trump has drawn fire for some of the more pointed and controversial things he said on social media.

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John Lewis Christmas Advert 2016: Watch Buster The Boxer in FULL here

This year's John Lewis Christmas campaign is officially underway with the reveal of the latest adorable TV advert. Tesco is apparently getting that Black Friday feeling early, with the company saying it will start online discounting from Monday 21 November.

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Singer Leonard Cohen dead at 82

For part of the 1990s, Cohen lived in a Zen Buddhist monastery in the San Gabriel Mountains just outside Los Angeles , where he handled tasks as menial as cleaning toilets. "My life was filled with great disorder, with chaos, and I achieved a little discipline there". That astonishing level of stripped-back honesty and continuous searching inspired not only generations of musicians but countless unheard conversations with listeners - billions of thoughts and images sparked by a turn of ...

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US votes: Donald Trump booed as he cast his ballot

Trump will follow Louisa Adams , wife of John Quincy Adams , who was president from 1825-1829. Melania Trump, 46, was born as Melanija Knavs in the industrial Slovenian town of Sevnica before leaving the country while in her 20s' to pursue an global modelling career.

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2 teens arrested in connection to shooting near OR anti-Trump protest

A protester has been shot at an anti-Donald Trump rally in the U.S. as demonstrations turned violent. Kellyanne Conway, a senior adviser to Mr Trump's transition team, said he "did not discuss" the issue since his victory. Following Wednesday's election results, the protesters had since begun protesting across the cities of Miami, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, while smashing windows and starting up fires as a way of expressing their frustration.

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Thai companies join in Singles' Day online shopathon

Now the 2016 edition - which has been endorsed by the celebrity likes of David Beckham, Kobe Bryant ad Scarlett Johansson - has left a year ago in the shade before its even finished. However critics have argued the precision of the numbers, amid claims of exaggerated sales data at online stores across China. "Now we can achieve it in one hour".

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Nigel Farage Jokes About Trump Inappropriately Touching British Prime Minister

A newspaper report suggested Mr Farage would help to pave the way for discussions between the United Kingdom and Mr Trump because of his links to the President-elect. The UKIP interim leader spent an hour thrashing out new ideas on Anglo-American relations with Trump yesterday. Trump pledged to "Make America Great Again" and restore jobs to middle- and working-class Americans anxious about immigration and an exodus of jobs.

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Man from UNCLE star Robert Vaughn has died at 83

The small screen's answer to James Bond; the series ran from 1964-68 and saw Vaughn's elegant, suave Solo share the screen with David McCallum's blond Russian, Illya Kuryakin. (1981) and Richard Lester's Superman III (1983), where he employed Richard Pryor to program computers. Vaughn starred as Adolf Hitler in the 1989 comedy That's Adequate .

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Iconic Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dead At 82

He added that Cohen was writing up until his last moments with his unique brand of humor, according to RollingStone . Cohen's label, Sony Music Canada, confirmed the news on the singer's Facebook page late Thursday night. Cohen's most well-known song, "Hallelujah", appeared on his 1984 album Various Positions . Cohen demurred at first, worrying that his songs were too sad and quiet.

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JK Rowling hints Dumbledore's gay life will be explored in Fantastic Beasts

Then, there came a point in the drafting of our story where I said to David [Yates], "You know, this feels like five movies ", and I think I'm pretty certain about that. She said: " Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald, and that added to his horror when Grindelwald showed himself to be what he was". The Edinburgh-based author, who has been a vocal critic of the president-elect, said she wanted to "focus on some good things" at a press conference for the film in NY.

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Trump Will Not Always Get What He Wants From GOP Congress

Republicans were on track to lose only a half-dozen seats in the House, a remarkable outcome after many leaders expected just weeks ago that double-digit losses could take a major chunk out of their 59-seat margin. House Speaker Paul Ryan says Trump earned a mandate and promises, "We are going to hit the ground running". In January, Republican Terry Branstad will enter his 23rd year as Iowa's governor, but he's only had a Republican-led House and Senate for two years during that long tenure.

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JK Rowling reveals the challenge of turning her book into a script

After the announcement of " Harry Potter " spin-off, " Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them ", filmmaker David Yates is all set to direct the films of the franchise. When asked about Dumbledore's relationship with Gellert Grindelwald, to be played by Johnny Depp , Rowling didn't want to reveal much as there are still a lot to unpack about their relationship.

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Sandy Kenyon reviews 'Arrival,' starring Amy Adams

But Arrival is a brilliant film because it's very much the sum of its parts, Heisserer's script both intelligent and thought-provoking, cinematographer Bradford Young lending the visitation a cold, stark sheen that fills the film with foreboding, and Johann Johannson's score incredibly moving when the narrative hits that emotional final stretch.

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Police investigating threat against student wearing a hijab

The Michigan Daily reports that the rock had featured an Election Day message from supporters of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. According to the group, the most reports are of anti-black and anti-immigrant harassment-though as you can see from the chart below, anti-Muslim, anti-LGBT, and other types of intimidation are up right now as well.

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Wizards' Bradley Beal diagnosed with hamstring tightness

Nikola Mirotic finally broke out of his shooting spell with 17 points off the bench on an efficient 6-7 shooting, including 3-4 from beyond the arc. Coach Scott Brooks says that could change after the Wizards play Philadelphia and NY on Wednesday and Thursday.

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Alibaba's Tmall turns over 1 bln yuan in 52 seconds

The big discounts offered saw shoppers spend over $14bn (€12.8bn) a year ago alone, four times the amount spent on USA retail events Black Friday or Cyber Monday. The company began by creating a promotion for its Taobao store, and eventually enlisted global brands to participate via selling product through its Chinese retail platforms.

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The Simi Sara Show: Remembering Leonard Cohen

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Cohen as "a talented artist and warmhearted Jew who loved the people of Israel and the state of Israel", as he wrote Friday on Twitter. The Montreal-born Cohen never seemed quite as comfortable on stage, however, and he chalked it up in part to being the old man among the group. "It's been a long time since I stood up on this stage in New York City", Cohen said.

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Obama: Americans must support President-elect Trump

A NY real estate developer who lives in a sparkling Manhattan high-rise, Trump forged a striking connection with white, working class Americans who feel left behind in a changing economy and diversifying country. He also met with Vice President-elect Mike Pence and took calls from supporters, family and friends, according to spokeswoman Hope Hicks. Trump was expected to consider several loyal supporters for top jobs, including former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani for attorney general or ...

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Bikers help Springsteen, stranded on the side of the road

He said that "bikers gotta stick together", and the kindness of these bikers was certainly rewarded as their biker in need was New Jersey's famous rocking son, Springsteen . "We just talked about old Freehold bands", Barkalow said, describing Springsteen as "real down to earth". Following their sit-down, the singer left $100 on the table and told them to keep the change, according to the Hollywood Reporter .

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Rowling talks about 'Fantastic Beasts' at NY screening

But the commitment isn't daunting to him: "I only look at it movie to movie". Here's kind of a odd thing: There's a lot going on in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them . Much of the film's big wizarding-politics material will be appreciated mostly by those who thirst for ever more backstory in Rowling's universe. For all of the unusual creatures that Newt has in his case, Jacob doesn't look at them with revulsion and fear.

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Veterans Day by the Numbers

My grandfather served in the Second World War, two of my uncles in Vietnam , my brother and my wife's cousin during the early days of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Though we have watched their battles play out in 24-hour cable news cycles, we sometimes forget they are sacrificing - just as their predecessors did - for us.

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Man shot during anti-Trump protest in Oregon

The protests come as the President-elect appeared to row back on one of his key campaign promises. The man was blasted with a gun while crossing Morrison Bridge in Portland after a long demonstration, police said . Nobody was arrested, he said. Meanwhile, about a thousand protesters took part in a demonstration in Miami , hoisting signs against racism as they walked down Biscayne Boulevard opposing the deportation of undocumented immigrants.

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McGregor becomes UFC's first 2-division champ with huge KO

Now that Conor McGregor can put his fierce rivalry with Nate Diaz on ice for now, the featherweight champion can exclusively focus on making history and becoming the first man to hold two UFC belts at the same time. McGregor appeared to be toying with Alvarez before finishing him off with a knockout. The Irishman put his hands behind his back, taunting his overwhelmed opponent, in the second round while completely nullifying the American's wrestling prowess.

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Thousands honor our heroes at the annual Veterans Day parade

Whether they served in the USA or overseas, or were combat veterans. He also said that it's those military men and women serving near and far that provide that freedom to do so. "We want the young people, especially, to learn to appreciate what the veterans did". "We've had people who aren't members stepping up to help", said McDaniel.

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'Don't be a magician - be magic!' Leonard Cohen dies at 82

Glass spoke of the ease with which Cohen's words can be put to music: "He is both a songwriter and a poet so he brings a special combination and it makes his works very comfortable to set to music". He released an album, You Want It Darker , just last month. Cohen's nasal voice, deep-bass and conversational vocals were criticised by some as being monotone.

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A Tribe Called Quest Honors Phife Dawg With New Music On SNL

Pioneering hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest is back with its first album in almost 20 years - full of star contributions and final words from late member Phife Dawg. A Tribe Called Quest (ATCQ) has not released an album since 1998 amid friction between the two rappers, who had met as schoolmates in the NY borough of Queens in the 1980s.

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Rocker Leon Russell dies in Nashville

A native of Oklahoma, Russell's talents - and his unique ability to span country and gospel, blues and rock - led him to collaborate with numerous finest musicians of the past 50 years, from Joe Cocker and B.B. "It's brought poetry to the public consciousness". Still, his website said then in a statement that the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer was "optimistic" and able to make a complete recovery.

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Usain Bolt to Train With Bundesliga Side Borussia Dortmund

A die-hard Manchester United fan, Bolt said he would love to one day pull on the club's famous red shirt. It's going to take a while to get our heads around this whole idea. "I think if I do a trial they would say, 'You know what, here is a contract for 5 years!" The 30 year old retained his 100m, 200m and 4x100m relay titles at the Rio Olympic Games.

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Protesters march after Ohio police shooting mistrial

Jurors appeared to struggle Friday, telling Shanahan around noon that they couldn't reach a decision on murder or voluntary manslaughter charges against Ray Tensing , who was sacked from his job after the shooting. Ray Tensing , 26, faced life in prison after being charged with murder in the killing of Sam DuBose near the university. Shortly after the mistrial was announced, Beverly J.

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Trump election protested by thousands nationwide Saturday

Some protesters began chanting threats including "Kill the Police", and officers moved in to arrest seven demonstrators. According to FoxNews.com, police in Washington, D.C. The shooting followed rowdy Friday night protests, when police used tear gas in response to "burning projectiles" thrown at officers, police said on Twitter.


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