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Hundreds of Iraqis flee Mosul

About 3,000 families have left the town, with about half heading southwest towards Syria, and half northward into Kurdish-held territory, said Nuraldin Qablan, a Tal Afar representative in the Nineveh provincial council, now based in the Kurdish capital, Erbil.

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UGA looking at federal district court ruling on overtime pay

Julie Rabinowitz, spokeswoman for the Maine Department of Labor, said her department is looking for additional information about the federal court's hearing schedule and potential actions of the Trump administration or Congress. If the labor department lawyers appeal Tuesday's ruling, they could end up facing a Supreme Court that includes some Trump appointees. He noted that overtime protections have receded over the years.

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SC Governor Haley picked by Trump for UN Ambassador

Ms Haley is the daughter of Sikh Indian immigrants and became the first female governor of SC when she was elected there in 2010. As part of the Cabinet, Haley would have more opportunity to shape USA policies, rather than simply defend the administration's positions.

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Mitt Romney is reportedly Trump's top choice for secretary of state

Two transition sources say Romney is one of the leading contenders for the job but others remain in the mix, including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, according to one of the sources. He told reporters that his wife, Melania, and their 10-year-old son, Barron, will move to the White House when Barron finishes the school year. Giuliani at one point had been considered for attorney general, but Trump gave that job to Sen.

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Dale native Florence Henderson dies at 82

She even cha-cha'd her way into our living rooms in 2010 on Dancing With the Stars . "None of them had any idea who I was or made any attempt to be friendly, which really bugged me", she recalled in TV son Barry Williams' 1992 memoir, "Growing Up Brady ".

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Jill Stein raises $4.2M to fund key-state recounts

The US Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is ramping up to request recounts of the election results in three key states after raising $2m through an online fundraising page. "But I think it's only natural and it's good for Americans to be reassured that our votes are counted, especially after such a divisive and bitter election", Stein said on Thursday.

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Hillary Clinton's lead in popular vote nears 2 million

And this was exactly what happened on November 8 when Donald Trump received nearly two million fewer votes than Hillary Clinton. The Democratic candidate's 1.5 percent lead in the popular vote makes no difference to the outcome of the November 8 election, which Trump won by taking a majority of electoral votes.

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China power plant collapse toll rises to 74

The mass collapse turned the site, measuring the size of a football field, into a mangled heap of steel bars and wooden planks. Hard-hatted rescue workers in neon jumpsuits carried bodies out from the site on stretchers wrapped in orange sheeting.

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Obama makes it hard for Trump to mend ties with Moscow

President-elect Donald Trump, left, spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday and vowed to improve U.S. -Russia relations. Both President-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin have suggested they would like to improve U.S.

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Opposition parties demand PM Apology over remarks on Black money against them

The Congress leader also used the occasion to target the ruling BJP and said it was extremely unfortunate that the general public is being hassled in the name of demonetisation. Why does he not speak in Lok Sabha where they have majority? Azad said the Prime Minister has levelled allegation that opposition favoured black money holders.

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Erdogan threatens European Union with open borders, refugee influx

On 18 March, Ankara and Brussels forged a deal for Turkey to halt the flow of migrants to Europe - an accord that has largely been successful in reducing numbers crossing the Aegean Sea. "We keep being asked, is Turkey changing [geopolitical] axis?" he said "No". "It is hard for the migration agreement to continue under these circumstances", he said.

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Turkish president threatens to reopen borders to migrants

The migrant numbers reaching the Greek islands have dropped since an EU-Turkey deal in March to curb the influx. Erdogan also said a controversial ruling party proposal that could allow men accused of sexual abuse to avoid sentence, which was withdrawn for review this week, had not prepared carefully, and believed that the issue would be brought back to parliament with a wider consensus.

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NC Governor's Race Still Undecided; State Board of Elections to Hold Meeting

Attorney General Roy Cooper's campaign responded to the McCrory campaign's request for a recount. Gov. Pat McCrory has filed for a statewide recount in his race against North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper, his campaign announced Tuesday afternoon.

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France's Sarkozy bows out after comeback cut abruptly short

Juppe, 71, is the current mayor of Bordeaux who also served as prime minister from 1995 to 1997 under President Jacques Chirac. Unless Mr Fillon ends up with more than 50%, it is expected that the pair will now face each other again on 27 November.

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Australia and United States agree refugee resettlement deal

How does Donald Trump feel about refugees and immigration? Campaigning for the presidency, Trump started by advocating a blanket ban on Muslims entering the United States , but later adjusted his stance to propose that the ban should apply to people from nations that had been " compromised by terrorism ".

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Shoppers line up at stores for Black Friday deals

The availability for several weeks of deeply discounted televisions, electronics and high-demand toys has downgraded the two days from a shopping frenzy to something that is quite manageable. Black Friday falls on November 25 this year. The kickoff to gift-buying season is now in full throttle. "I came out right after I finished Thanksgiving dinner", Clausen said.

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Greek PM expresses shock at refugee deaths in camp blaze

The explosion occurred while the 66-year-old woman was cooking, police said, adding that the child's mother and four-year-old sibling were hospitalised with serious injuries. "I'm shocked by the tragic event in Moria", he said in a statement. Referring to the incident and the management of the migrant crisis, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the Government "was fighting a battle in adverse conditions".

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt Coming Together For Thanksgiving?

The actor was also cleared by the Los Angeles Country Department of Children and Family Services recently who were also conducting an investigation. Two months ago, a source told ABC News that Pitt , 52, had been accused of child abuse after he argued with one of his children while aboard a flight from France to the United States.

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Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 2m votes

In all of those capacities Clinton had shown herself to be tremendously qualified to lead at the highest levels of government, notwithstanding her unfortunate use of a private server for her emails while being Secretary of State. Bush and Al Gore in Florida 16 years ago", Xinhua news agency quoted Wolf as saying. "I think there is some connectivity", Trump replied when asked whether he thinks human activity causes global warming.

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Donald Trump eases up on climate change but is still defiant

Trump earned 2,279,543 votes, and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton earned 2,268,839 votes. She lost the election under the U.S. Electoral College system. The state's 16 electors will vote in the electoral college on December 19. Trump said in an interview with the New York Times on Tuesday that he would "rather do the popular vote" and was "never a fan of the Electoral College".

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Federal Bureau of Investigation officially clears Brad Pitt of child abuse allegations

The FBI has announced that it will not file any charges against actor Brad Pitt. The LADCFS cleared the actor of all charges after interviewing Pitt , Jolie, and their six children, finding "no cause for concern", Radar Online noted . A rep for Pitt did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment. Jolie had already adopted Maddox in 2002 from an orphanage in Cambodia.

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Britain stops Trump making plans for Nigel

But a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May's office blocked the idea, telling CNN that the position was filled. But Downing Street stressed that "as a basic principle, we appoint our ambassadors ", while Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that the United Kingdom already had a "first rate" envoy in Washington.

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Light snow in the forecast for Thanksgiving Day

Saturday: Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Cloudy skies are expected on Thanksgiving , and there will be a 50 percent chance of showers. Partly sunny with a high near 65. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Sunday , sunny, with a high near 55. Southeast wind around 6 miles per hour.

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Britain confirms economic slowdown amid Brexit limbo

In autumn statement the UK Finance Minister Philip Hammond said that according to the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR ) the gross domestic product (GDP) will expand 1.4% in 2017, below the estimate of growth of 2.2% made in May. Instead, it predicted that annual net migration would fall to 185,000 people by 2021, increasing borrowing every year. Hammond said he will take a step towards the problem of United Kingdom start-ups being snapped up by larger competitors by investing £400m, ...

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Eyitayo Jegede: Why INEC Has to Postpone Ondo Elections by 4 Weeks

He called for the postponement of the poll as done by the Independent National Electoral Commission in the last Edo governorship election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Court of Appeal on Wednesday removed Jimoh Ibrahim as candidate of the PDP in Saturday's election.

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Trump's Attorney General Is NOT A Fan Of Legal Pot

And Trump turned to Twitter to share some of his thinking. The selections form the first outlines of Trump's Cabinet and national security teams. Pence said on CBS's "Face the Nation" that he wasn't offended. Trump started filling key administration positions on Friday, picking Alabama Sen.

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Feds pursuing number of leads in package blast

Investigators are urging people who suspect they may know something about the case to come forward and contact 215-686-TIPS. "Now, it did explode, but at this time they don't know whether or not this was an intentional explosion", Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said.

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Turkey sacks 15000 more public workers in post-coup crackdown

On November 4, USA and European Union leaders, including German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström, European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini and Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz, criticized Turkey's actions and voiced concerns over the arrests of two co-leaders and at least 12 MPs of the People's Democratic Party (HDP) in Turkey .

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Liberals to reverse many changes from Conservatives' Fair Elections Act

Help so Elections Canada can clean up the data in the national register of electors. The bill, introduced by minister of democratic institutions Maryam Monsef, will also allow voter information cards to be used as identification at the polls and allow a voter to vouch for someone else without ID, measures Monsef said will improve voter participation.

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UK serial killer convicted of murdering 3 men he met online

Police have not ruled out the possibility there may be more victims of Port's sexual abuse and appealed for them to come forward. GHB (gammahydroxybutrate) is used to treat narcolepsy but it can be a highly risky drug with sedative and anaesthetic effects.

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Israeli, Palestinian leaders meet with FIFA on soccer issues

Mahmoud Shalan, 16, who was born in Florida and held USA citizenship, was killed in February at a West Bank checkpoint near Ramallah where Israeli soldiers say he tried to stab them. That would be a sharp break from Obama administration policy. "It hasn't reached the prime minister's office yet". But since then there have been signs that tensions have died down.

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Incoming EU president Malta signals tough Brexit talks with UK

Mr Davis said their pre-negotiations discussion had been able to cover structures and how both sides propose to approach the Brexit talks, adding a deal was possible that was in the interests of the European Union and the UK. The supreme court will hear in early December a government appeal against a high court ruling that parliament must be consulted before article 50 can be invoked , which Theresa May has promised will happen before April.

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Lame duck Pakistan army chief Raheel Sarif rattles sabre one last time

Air force chief Sohail Aman has also warned India against escalating a dispute over Kashmir into full-scale war. In a related development, Pakistan's Air Chief of Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman said the country's armed forces were "not anxious about India at all".

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#ORANGETHEWORLD - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women and girls

It also shows that 54 women were killed by a male relative or a male acquaintance, while 21 were killed by a male stranger. Violence against women and girls imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. While the private sector should also play their part in preventing child marriage and other forms of violence against women through supporting and contributing to school-to-work transition and life skills programmes for adolescent girls and young women, employment ...

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Nowata Handing Out Bottled Water To Residents

The City of Coffeyville is waiting to find out the results of the test before making any changes to the water watch. The emergency caused Nowata residents to spend their Thanksgiving getting bottled water. The city says FEMA has notified Coffeyville, more trailers of bottled water are on their way. There is a limit of five bottles per vehicle. The water bottle distribution is taking place at City Hall at 114 South Maple Street.


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