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National Popular Vote movement gaining more traction

During the Constitutional Convention in 1787, an elephant in the room had to be addressed: equal representation for the people and each state . To win the presidency, you have to win the most states , not get the most votes. The Electoral College, then, was not the result of a coherent design based on clear political principles but, rather, a complex compromise that reflected the interests of different states and the search for consensus.

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The Weeknd to drop two new songs

Update: Thursday night also welcomed two new tracks from the project. Lana Del Rey, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and Daft Punk all feature on the upcoming album. The follow-up to 2015's Beauty Behind the Madness , the Weeknd's third studio album Starboy will be released on November 25th via Republic Records.

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Pingree: Trump's appointment of Steve Bannon 'should be rescinded'

And, according to leading civil rights watchdog the Southern Poverty Law Centre, "Bannon was the main driver behind Breitbart becoming a white ethno-nationalist propaganda mill". In 2015, weeks after the racially motivated murder of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, Breitbart published an article encouraging people to fly the Confederate Flag "high and proud".

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Donald Trump slams Jay Z and Beyoncé for 'language'

Now she wants her daughter "to grow up seeing a woman lead this country and know her possibilities are limitless", Beyoncé said . He said that he did not hold any "ill will" toward Donald Trump, but "his conversation is divisive". "I don't need JLo and I don't need Jon Bon Jovi", he added. On Wednesday, she was joined by the singer Pharrell Williams in North Carolina on Wednesday, and the singer Katy Perry has been working hard to drum up interest among millennial voters.

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France marks first anniversary of coordinated attacks that left 130 dead

They killed the most people at the Bataclan, where 90 revelers were gunned down in a siege that lasted almost three hours. People placing flowers and candles on the pavement near the scene of Friday's Bataclan theater terrorist attack in Paris , Nov.

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Obama praises American democracy in valedictory

Greece signed up to a third economic bailout package of up to 86 billion euros ($93 billion) in mid-2015 but says that it needs a long-term debt restructuring to emerge from the worst economic downturn for generations. Politico noted that Obama and Trump met for about 90-minutes following the election and the two leaders have toned down their comments about one another.

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Eagles pump up the noise to prep for Seattle

Philadelphia (5-4) is coming off of a win last week over Atlanta by a score of 24-15. The Seahawks are on a pretty good roll themselves. "You go in there confidently. His play was so solid that the Seahawks released leading rusher Christine Michael (469 yards) with injured Thomas Rawls (fibula) about to return. After defeating the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football, the Seahawks have high expectations for the rest of the season.

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'Man from UNCLE' star Robert

Robert Vaughn, who starred in The Man From U.N.C.L.E. as Napoleon Solo , passed away this morning per Deadline following a short fight with acute leukemia. " Robert and I worked together for many years and losing him is like losing a part of me", he told the site. He was also well-known in Britain for his 1970s appearance as Harry Rule in the ITV series, The Protectors .

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Israeli Ambassador to US: We Look Forward to Working with Steve Bannon

Bannon led the Breitbart website , considered by many to be the alt-right's platform that has been widely condemned as racist, sexist and anti-Semitic. Jewish Voice for Peace, a group that is part of the boycott Israel movement, likened Trump to the Israeli government. "The President is entitled to choose advisors who he believes will help him implement his agenda".

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Philando Castile shooting: Police officer charged with second-degree manslaughter

Ramey County Attorney John Choi said Castile was calm and complied with the officer's commands. "No reasonable officer - knowing, seeing and hearing what Officer Yanez did at the time - would have used deadly force under these circumstances", Ramsey County Attorney John J.

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Grey's Anatomy: Jo's Confession May Have Disastrous Consequences

Alex , in his Alex wisdom, wants to save her and has made a decision to plead guilty and take a plea deal instead of letting Jo testify in open court. "Coupled with all this strife that's happened in the hospital, and specifically for my character, it's a pretty tense and dramatic episode ", he says.

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'Vampire Diaries' Season 8, Episode 5 Preview

However, the extended promo for the Vampire Diaries Season 8 Episode 5 reveal that Damon does intend to take down his close ones, one at a time ( Obviously under the influence of Sybil's psychic powers) and with Elena's memory wiped off his mind, there is no telling whether he'll ever find that missing shred of humanity back.

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2016's Strictly Come Dancing 'most popular' in show's 12-year history

After the dance off, Craig Revel Horwood said: "Well this couple totally and absolutely nailed the dance this time round, and that couple is Greg and Natalie". Craig Revel Horwood described Daisy's footwork as "haphazard" and said that the routine was dis-jointed. Balls and his professional partner Katya Jones are now bottom of the leaderboard while Hollyoaks star Danny Mac and his professional partner Oti Mabuse are sitting at the top after collecting 38 points for their Argentine tango to ...

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DAVE BELTON: Republicans must seize opportunity with Trump election

According to a national survey conducted by Gravis Marketing two days before the November 8 presidential election, he would have received 56 percent of the vote for the White House, while Trump would have won 44 percent. And his advice for people who want to help is to get involved. That's what we need. "You've got 60-year-old workers today who are facing retirement" with zero savings.

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Janet Jacksons babys name may pay tribute to Michael Jackson

DeBarge revealed that Kristinia has called for a paternity test to confirm her claim while blaming Jackson's not informing him of the baby on pressure and fear. But she finally confirmed her pregnancy in October, telling People , "We thank God for our blessing". Janet Jackson will soon be welcoming her first baby into the world.

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Obama: American Democracy Is Bigger Than Any One Person

Mr Obama portrayed the United States as an example of democracies prizing the peaceful transfer of power, even when ideas between the incoming and outgoing leaders are opposed. "It's why we stand together in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, an alliance of democracies". In fact, when the two discussed Obamacare, a compromising Trump agreed to consider preserving two key provisions of the healthcare policy - the part that bans insurers from denying coverage because of pre-existing ...

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Obama emphasizes the importance of democracy and a 'course correction' for globalization

He argued it wasn't too late for a course correction. President Obama is departing on his final foreign trip, to Athens , Berlin, and Lima, Peru. "Even if your candidate doesn't always win", said Obama. Norman is a USA resident but not a citizen, and therefore was unable to cast a vote in last week's election. "I think he recognizes that this is different".

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Indian Man Spends $74 Million On Daughter's Wedding Amid Cash Crunch

With the replica of a golden palace, invitation cards with LCD screens and trousseaux costing tens of millions of rupees, the extravagant nuptial is said to have cost Reddy an estimated five billion rupees. "Point is, #demonetisation hit the poor, not the corrupt!" she wrote. Tollywood stars like Actors Mohan Babu, Brahmanandam, Sai Kumar, Sharath Kumar, Vishal, director Krishna Reddy, producer Achchi Reddy, and many other are grazed at big fat wedding.

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Now's the time for NZ to take the lead on climate change

The truth is, they weren't. "This is going to be a problem that millions of people are dealing with and fighting against no matter who is president", Nichols added. There's precedent to such a strategy-Canada signed and ratified the Kyoto Protocol under a Liberal government, but when Conservatives took power they largely stopped trying to reduce carbon emissions, before withdrawing from the agreement in 2011.

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Leonard Cohen, legendary singer-songwriter, dead at 82

We have lost one of music's most revered and prolific visionaries. A memorial will take place in Los Angeles, a statement on Cohen's website said. "Leonard, no other artist's poetry and music felt or sounded quite like yours". Marrianne would remain an inspirational figure in his songwriting for much of his career. Cale's rendition sparked new interest in the song, which went largely unappreciated when it appeared on Cohen's 1984 album " Various Positions ".

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Drake Invites ESPN's Doris Burke Over For Dinner During Courtside Interview

I mean, has anyone ever seen a Doris Burke shirt before, period? And if that wasn't enough, during an interview with ESPN's Israel Gutierrez , Drake , who is the Raptors' "global ambassador", asked Burke out on live TV. During the game , Drake spoke about his boo. " Drake turned around - my seat at Game 6 was right behind him - makes a heart shape [with his hands], and points at me", she said.

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Nick Cannon Confirms Baby With Brittany Bell

But it's her ex-husband Nick Cannon , the father of Mariah's five-year-old twins Moroccan and Monroe, who ET reports has been supporting the superstar during the ordeal with James. He continued, "A lot of people don't know that she's a really good girl and conservative when it comes to that and deep into the bible and all of that".

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Rochelle Humes pregnant with baby number two

A source close to the couple said: "Rochelle and Marvin are both over the moon". Rochelle and Marvin Humes are expecting a second child - and they've just released the snaps to prove it! No doubt the little girl is delighted with her parents' news.

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Obama says wants to facilitate good transition to Trump

The country is struggling to emerge from a deep six-year financial crisis. Instead, Obama's legacy is in doubt as Trump prepares to take power and promises to undo much of the president's agenda. Obama's next stop on his final foreign tour is Germany, followed by Peru. While fewer people in the US are looking to Obama for direction now that his successor has been chosen and his agenda largely rebuked, Obama has retained significant clout overseas.

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Breitbart News to sue 'major media company'

Democrats and civil rights advocates have widely criticized Trump's selection of Bannon, pointing to his website's record of promoting alt-right , homophobic and misogynistic ideas ― not to mention some of Bannon's own offensive remarks. "I call up on Mr. Trump to rescind the appointment of Mr. Bannon". "Hiring Steve Bannon as a senior adviser in the White House will only further inflame these fears", she said.

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Bernie Sanders Slams the DNC, Gets Supporters Cheering Trump

He said Trump should try to "make the American people feel comfortable" by rescinding Bannon's nomination. "I was elected as an Independent and I will finish this term as an Independent", Sanders , who has long caucused with the Democrats, said at a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, The Hill reported .

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Michael Bublé's 3-Year-Old Son Diagnosed With Cancer

Michael Buble says he and his wife are "devastated" after learning their 3-year-old son has been diagnosed with cancer. " We have always been very vocal about the importance of family and the love we have for our children ", the musician wrote on Facebook .

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Fulton Bank NA Buys New Stake in Urban Outfitters Inc. (URBN)

The company retails womens and mens fashion apparel, intimates, footwear, beauty and accessories, home goods, activewear and gear, and electronics, as well as a mix of apartment wares and gifts for young adults aged 18 to 28 under the Urban Outfitters brand; and assortment, including womens casual apparel and accessories, intimates, shoes, beauty, home furnishings, and various gifts and decorative items for women aged 28 to 45 under the Anthropologie brand.

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'Game of Thrones' Prequel Could Ignore Westeros Entirely

However, it doesn't seem like the wheel is spinning yet as HBO programming president Casey Bloys reveals. "I would say it's still kind of preliminary ongoing talks", he told Entertainment Weekly when asked what the spin-off might cover.

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Students protest against Trump in Colorado

Brian Rodriguez, a 16-year-old born in the U.S.to parents from Mexico and Guatemala, said he was offended by Trump's criticism of Latinos. While speaking to the crowd, Dormus criticized Trump and House Speaker Paul D. The protesters marched across the Hawthorne Bridge, some of them climbing up it, while officers stopped traffic. Students met near the Colesville Center and then marched together at Colesville park for a rally with poems, speeches and songs.

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'We're not going anywhere': Millennials march against Trump

About 200 students peacefully marched along Avenida Cesar Chavez in Monterey Park. "We want our students to know they are not alone". "We are having a peaceful protest about everything that's going on - the presidency, oppression, women's rights, white supremacy", said April Scott, a senior at Stadium High School in Tacoma.

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Panthers, Saints Look to Rebound From Discouraging Losses on Thursday Night Football

The Broncos busted through and blocked the extra point and took it to the house for the game winning two point conversion in what was a very freakish finish to an otherwise great game and one that has to give the Saints some confidence regardless of the result.

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Don't Even Try To Shame Kaley Cuoco About Her Plastic Surgery

Everybody wants to love their inner self but Kaley Cuoco explains that you want to look good, too. Kaley now loves how she looks. The 31-year-old continued, "I don't think you should do it for a man or anyone else, but if it makes you feel confident, that's unbelievable".

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Cubs win a baseball win

It will be open to the public, but all attendees must pass through security screening at entrances at MI and Jackson and MI and Congress. Attendees can enter as early as 8 a.m. When the Indians tied things up in the eighth inning, many feared yet another devastating chapter in the long history of Cubs heartbreak was on the way.

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson named as Sexiest Man Alive by People magazine

Actor Dwayne Johnson of MOANA took part today in "Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios: The Upcoming Films" presentation at Disney's D23 EXPO 2015 in Anaheim, Calif. And the WWE star - who has daughter Simone, 15, with his ex-wife Dany Garcia, and 11-month-old Jasmine with girlfriend Lauren Hashian - admits learning to accept himself for who he is took some time, but when he finally did, he had the "greatest and best breakthrough" he's ever experienced.


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