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GOP Official Fired After Making Hideously Racist Comment About Michelle Obama

Whaling responded: " Just made my day Pam ". The post, first reported by WSAZ-TV, was shared hundreds of times on social media before it was deleted. On the other hand, Whaling defended as quoted: " I was referring to my day being made for a change in the White House! According to The Washington Post , over 75-percent of the presidential votes cast by Clay County residents were cast in favor of Trump.

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Iran sees 'more rationality' from Trump once president: Iranian central bank official

Trump's exact plans are vague, however, and a renegotiation would be hard. "If a president is changed here and there, it has no impact on the will of Iran ", Mr Rouhani said on state TV from the city of Karaj, where he was visiting. It has faced no punishment. INCREDIBLY, IN January of this year, $400 million in cash was secretly handed over to Iran by the Obama administration in what appears to many to have been a ransom for the release of four captive Americans.

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Donald Trump denies pushing for security clearances for his children

That, and the fact that Trump has said that his children will helm his business empire in order to avoid any potential conflict of interest when he is president (though that makes no sense). Even as all three say they have no plans of joining their father in the white house. Like Trump, Kushner is the son of a wealthy real estate developer and has become an extremely successful businessman in his own right.

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Victim's family welcomes charge against policeman

Subscribe to our daily newsletter for the latest in hair, beauty, style and celebrity news . She said Castile was shot while reaching for his ID after telling Yanez he had a gun permit and was armed. Yanez will make his first court appearance Friday at 1:30 p.m. and plans to turn himself in, Choi said. Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said the use of force by St.

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Ryan will continue as Speaker

Now here's my problem: "Every member wants it autographed", said GOP Rep. Chris Collins of NY, one of Trump's earliest congressional backers, who has been tapped as congressional liaison to the transition team. 15, 2016, after a House Republican leadership meeting. Priebus's appointment has buoyed Republican hopes that Congress will be able to work closely with a Trump White House to enact significant legislation.

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Islamic State executes 40 civilians in Mosul "for treason"

Colonel John Dorrian, a spokesman for the USA -led coalition that is supporting the urban assault with air strikes, said advancing troops and aircraft have also destroyed about 70 tunnels that were being used by IS militants to launch surprise attacks from inside densely populated areas.

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Sanders to Trump: Rescind Bannon appointment, keep promises

Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus is slated to become Trump's chief of staff. Before receiving one of the most influential roles in the president's new cabinet, Bannon was the goblin king behind Breitbart News, the premier online platform for racist, xenophobic, anti-semitic, misogynist white male hysteria.

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U.S. will be in climate talks even under Trump

Apart from committing to global instruments such as the Paris Agreement, Kyoto Protocol and others that are geared toward finding sustainable solutions to the issue of climate change, Liberia has committed to this global effort by setting aside 20 percent of its national forest as a protected area that would help in the absorption of greenhouse gases as well as the preservation of endangered species.

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Breaking down Penn State's College Football Playoff chances

Second, I can't imagine Jim Harbaugh projecting anything but supreme confidence, but I'd be a little nervous if I were MI, just because Ohio State looms. If Penn State wins the Big 10 Championship Game but don't get in the playoff that is probably where they will be headed. QUIET LEADER: Junior defensive end Tyquan Lewis led Ohio State in sacks with eight a year ago and is leading again with six of them this season.

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Trump Election Puts Pressure on Merkel to Take Liberal Lead

Chancellor Merkel has been consistent; she has been steady; she is trustworthy. Steinmeier, who called Republican Donald Trump a "preacher of hate" before the USA election, said on Monday he hoped the president-elect would change course upon entering office and recognise that "the world is more complex, that climate change is real and that North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is not superfluous".

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Brexit and Trump Election Fallout: EU to Boost Defense Budget

During the U.S. election campaign, Mr Trump threatened to abandon United States allies in Europe if they did not spend enough on defence, appearing to question nearly 70 years of USA military support that has been a cornerstone of American foreign policy.

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China just banned calling Kim Jong Un 'fatty' online

In March , China appeared to have unblocked internet searches that referred to Kim as a "third-generation pig". Chinese internet users began reporting last week that searches on the Twitter-like microblogging site Weibo and search engine Baidu for the expression returned no results, the normal sign that something is being blocked despite its wide usage.

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Former French economy minister to announce presidential bid tomorrow

Speaking in a press conference, Macron said: "I will run for the presidency of the republic", saying his bid was "the fruit of an intimate conviction". Juppe is fighting a tightening race for the centre-right nomination in a presidential primary election of Les Republicains party and its centre-right allies, which starts on Sunday.At his election bid announcement, Macron said he wanted to move France away from "clan-based politics", adding: "I've witnessed the shallowness of our political ...

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Syria, backed by ally Russian Federation, renews assault on rebels

At least 87 people, including four children , were killed in a Syrian regime blitz on war-ravaged eastern Aleppo and the surrounding countryside. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russian forces were launching a "major operation" in Idlib and central Hom province, targeting IS and Fateh al-Sham Front.

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Klinsmann Crisis: US Men flop against Costa Rica 4-0

The result was the first time since 1980 that the U.S. had lost a World Cup qualifier by four goals. Then there's the Costa Rican team, which made it to the World Cup quarterfinals two years ago and last week won its qualifying opener over Trinidad and Tobago on second-half goals from MLS players Christian Bolanos (Vancouver) and Ronald Matarrita (New York City).

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Russian Federation quits world court for justice

Recalling that African countries have been the "backbone" of ICC and that their leadership was exemplary, particularly during the initial days of the Court, he said that he was pleased that many countries from the continent, including Botswana, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Malawi, Senegal, Tanzania, Zambia and Sierra Leone have signalled they will not leave.

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Termination clause in N-deal not must: Centre

According to the sources, the note also recorded India's position on the same issue, which was a reiteration of the September 2008 commitments. After six years of negotiations, India closed the civil nuclear deal with Japan, the only country in the world to have suffered a nuclear attack - during the Second World War.

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Trump adviser known for provocation. Or is it prejudice?

Earlier Tuesday, CBS News asked Republican Sen. Kellyanne Conway, a senior Trump adviser, on Sunday warned Reid about his attacks on Trump, which resulted in a quick response from Reid's Senate office and set up Reid's much-anticipated speech on the Senate floor.

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Day after Shiv Sena marches with Opposition, Rajnath Singh calls Uddhav Thackeray

Congress leaders said the party wants to raise the issue in parliament first before escalating the matter to the President. But the latter felt differently, and said the option of a parliamentary discussion should be exhausted first. The President was once a Finance Minister and understands the country's situation better than anyone else. She said the situation arising out of demonetisation has triggered a sort of constitutional crisis.

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Demonetisation: Oppn parties to bring adjournment motion in LS

Unhappy over the demonetization of Rs500 and Rs1,000 currency notes, allies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are threatening to vote with their feet, claiming that poor implementation was hurting the public. She hoped President Pranab, who served as the finance minister during UPA regime, will take appropriate step. "The West Bengal Chief Minister is working very hard to rally the opposition against the BJP, but whether the Queen of Saradha would succeed in it or not, only time will ...

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IS accused of using chemical weapons in battle for Mosul

Iraqi helicopters were supporting the army, he said, backed also by jets from a US-led air coalition. Iraq's special forces say they are still struggling to clear neighborhoods retaken from the Islamic State group along Mosul's eastern edge.

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Bombs strike rebel-held Aleppo and northern Syria, 54 dead

Its statement said a pattern has emerged of facilities being deliberately targeted, in violation of global law. The heavy bombardment of eastern Aleppo came as Russian armed forces announced the launch of a large-scale operation against opposition targets in Syria .

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Ex-teacher impregnated by student pleads guilty to lesser charge

Prosecutors agreed to a maximum term of 30 years. They say Vera, who has a 4-year-old daughter, claimed the boy was her brother. The woman who had taught English at Houston's Stovall Middle School , was initially charged with 'continuous sexual abuse of a child' - allegedly having near-daily sex with the boy and having an abortion when she became pregnant, investigators said.

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Rohingya advocates say Myanmar deaths exceed 100

They were trying to escape by sea to Malaysia. It has sharpened the tension between Nobel Peace Prize victor Aung San Suu Kyi's six-month-old civilian administration and the army, which ruled for decades and retains key powers, including control of ministries responsible for security.

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Oil prices rise on falling shale output, renewed hopes of OPEC cut

After holding support in the $44.50 area in USA trading on Tuesday, oil futures pushed sharply higher later in the United States session with highs just above $45.80. Brent crude futures were down 57 cents, or 1.3 percent, at $44.18 a barrel by 8:43 a.m. ET (1243 GMT), while NYMEX crude futures fell 69 cents, or 1.6 percent, to $42.72 a barrel.

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Russia Withdraws Backing For International Criminal Court Treaty

On Monday, the ICC angered Moscow by referring to Russia's 2014 annexation of Ukraine's Crimea as an armed conflict. Amnesty International slammed Moscow's "cynical" move as a bid "to undermine the progress towards international justice".

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Over 240 migrants drowned in the Mediterranean since Monday

On Monday, an oil tanker pulled 15 people from the water about 55 km off the Libyan coast after a rubber boat turned over in heavy seas, a coastguard spokesman said. This year is already the deadliest on record for migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe, with uncertainty about the situation in conflict-torn Libya fuelling a higher number of departures in hard weather conditions at the onset of winter.

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Trump remains calm as pressure mounts over White House transition team

A NY real estate baron like his father-in-law, Kushner played a central role in the campaign, emerging as the reliable and reasonable go-to man at Trump Tower, especially when the nominee looked determined to destroy himself. Trump is also pondering appointment of a new secretary of State. "Right now we're still in the planning stages". Another issue for Trump is whether he will sever ties to his businesses, which could present a conflict of interest for him when he is president.

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Trump Would Review Iran Deal Rather Than Cancelling It: Adviser

Israeli Science Minister Ofir Akunis said Tel Aviv thinks it's time to move forward with more settlements now that Trump has won the USA presidency. Throughout his almost eight years in the White House, Obama spoke out strongly against Israeli expansion of Jewish settlements, which sit on land that Palestinians seek as part of a future state.

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Who Won the Popular Vote: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

A candidate must win the majority of electoral votes, or 270, in order to win the presidency. "Not only have two GOP presidents been elected in the past 16 years by the College, despite losing the popular vote , but all five cases in history of the popular vote victor being denied the Presidency disadvantaged Democrats (1824, 1876, 1888, 2000, 2016)", Sabato wrote in an email.

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China blocks "Kim Fatty the Third" from web search results

On October 21 and 22, North Korea's vice foreign minister Han Song-ryol, and the North's UN Ambassador Jang Il-hun met former U.S. envoys Joseph DeTrani and Robert Gallucci and expert Leon Sigal to discuss the conflict between the two countries.

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Merkel to be the new 'leader of the free world'?

Trump has more recently tempered his previous attacks on Merkel, calling her a great world leader, with the exception of "the whole immigration thing", he said. In Europe, Germany serves as the United States' eyes and ears. However, he went on to stress that it would only work with the backing of the trans-Atlantic alliance and fundamentally the "participation of the strongest part of the West, and this is the United States".

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Mexico urges migrants in United States to 'stay calm'

In the wake of Trump's presidential election last week, the foreign ministry unveiled 11 actions that it will undertake through its embassy and 50 consulates in the United States so Mexicans can "avoid being victims of abuses and fraud". The ministry is also planning on introducing an app with information on migration issues and contact details for all Mexican consulates in the U.S.

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Athens Welcomed Obama with Molotov Bombs and Tear Gas

It was also the clearest sign yet that the president did not accept Trump's election as a repudiation of his policies, despite Trump's ardent rejection of almost every piece of Obama's legacy. 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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Air strikes pound rebel-held east Aleppo after weeks-long pause

Syrian state television said on Tuesday the Damascus government's air force took part in strikes against what it called terrorist strongholds in Aleppo's Old City. She also accused Russian Federation of blocking shipments of food and other aid to Aleppo during the bombing lull, a move she said led residents to "starve while [Moscow sought] praise from the worldwide community for halting indiscriminate strikes".


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