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New Balance Showed Support for Trump, Now People Are Burning Their Shoes

The Boston-based shoemaker believes such deals - like the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which President Obama continues to negotiate with 12 other Pacific Rim countries - hurt American manufacturing by providing tax incentives to move production overseas.

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Student says man wearing Trump hat attacked her, took her hijab

Officials say the assault occurred Wednesday in a parking structure while the woman was wearing traditional Muslim clothing, including a hijab. The suspects stole her auto keys, and the vehicle was later reported missing. Charlie Bier, a spokesperson for UL, told The Associated Press that the university could not comment on whether the student will face disciplinary action, due to a federal privacy law.

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Thirteen killed in India factory fire

The Rana Plaza tragedy, where an eight-storey building housing several garment factories supplying global brands collapsed on the outskirts of Dhaka, was one of the world's most deadly industrial accidents. "Despite the many disasters we have seen before, and the great amount of attention to the risky working conditions in the South Asian garment industry, factories there largely remain unsafe".

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People are calling for Michelle Obama to run for president in 2020

She's passionate, she's capable and she may be just what America needs . Often the First Lady will have a specific cause to champion - and Mrs Obama has been excellent at this. She has revealed that at school, teachers wanted to discourage her from going to Princeton because she was setting her sights too high. I am somewhat relieved Obama wasn't contested by Trump: there is no doubt he would have found a way of being derogatory of Obama's wife and family.

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MP says ISIS attack in Turkey's Diyarbakir aimed to kill Kurdish leader

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim had blamed the attack Friday close to a police headquarters on the PKK. Friday, nine members of parliament from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party , known as HDP , were also arrested on terrorism-related charges.

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Time to Snap Out of Doom And Gloom Over Trump Victory: Johnson

A source said the United Kingdom had been dealing "properly and professionally" with the President-elect's campaign team. The UK has been present in the Western Balkans for much longer than 50 or 100 years, and Serbia needs it as a pillar of stability and as a country that will always support stability in the region, Vucic said.

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Songs To Help Hillary Clinton Supporters Mourn The Presidential Race

The RNC's assessment was based on " sophisticated predictive modeling ", shared with reporters privately last Friday. Hillary Clinton supporter Nancy Reilly said: "I'm sickened". Then there were the mainstream media , with many outlets appearing to favor Clinton. "They were the foundation of his victories across the Rust Belt, including a blowout win in OH and stunning upsets in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin", Tankersley wrote .

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Mexican president Peña Nieto optimistic about future of US-Mexico relations

The political relationship between Mexico and the USA will be hard with Donald Trump in the White House due to the anger his campaign rhetoric sparked south of the border, said Raul Benitez Manaut to Xinhua. Trump also accused Mexico of sending "rapists" into the U.S. NAFTA brought mixed results for Mexican agriculture, with the sector suffering a net loss of 1.9 million jobs between 1991 to 2007 in the face of competition from US agribusiness, according to a 2014 study from the Center ...

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Steve Harvey to Leave Chicago, Launch New Show from LA

Sources confirm that the new show will be owned principally by Harvey himself. We can probably expect plenty of segments like the one below from The Steve Harvey Show. Although plans for the move are not yet set in stone, sources say the likelihood of this move is nearly certain. Harvey's desire to move his show to L.A.

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Clinton offers to work with Trump, wishes him success

He'll begin occupying the office on January 20. What Trump accomplished is nothing short of a populist, white-working class revolt - even as Hillary Clinton won more popular votes nationwide. "We're on to the next phase". The key to Trump's victory? From New England to heartland cities like Kansas City and along the West Coast, demonstrators bore flags and effigies of the president-elect, disrupting traffic and declaring that they refused to accept Trump's victory.

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Trump Hails Israeli Entity as "Beacon of Hope"

Municipal officials in Jerusalem are reportedly eager to press forward with the construction of housing units in neighborhoods beyond the so-called 1967 lines following the election of right-wing firebrand Donald Trump as U.S. Medvedev said Russia was willing to "immediately" open a dialogue between the two sides, whether under Russian or worldwide mediation. "Israel is the one true democracy and defender of human rights in the Middle East and a beacon of hope to countless people".

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Weighty Choice: Presidential vote also guides future of our Supreme Court

So maybe you're thinking at this point that Justice Ginsburg, who is now 83 years old, just needs to hold out for two years until Democrats can retake the Senate in the midterm elections of 2018. the way it was meant to be. Conservatives also attacked the justices over rulings on abortion and school funding. US District Court Judge Amul Thapar was the first South Asian to be named to an Article III federal judgeship in 2007.

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Kirk Predicts 'Upset' In Illinois Senate Race

Duckworth, a second-term congresswoman from Hoffman Estates, thanked Kirk in her victory speech Tuesday evening. "I've always closed strong". Democrats have had IL penciled into the "win" column as they mapped a strategy to win back control of the Senate, so confident in Duckworth's odds they pulled back on planned TV airtime in the final weeks of the campaign to invest in states where the polls were tighter.

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Obama Calls Trump, Invites the President-Elect to the White House

Obama, who also called unsuccessful Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, will make a statement on Wednesday to discuss the election results. He cast immigration, both from Latin America and the Middle East, as the root of problems plaguing many Americans and tapped into fears of terrorism emanating at home and overseas.

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Canada Open to New Trade Negotiations

If the U.S.'s neighbours don't agree to renegotiate it, he says, he would move to scrap it completely. "She's having thoughts about moving back home to Canada", he said. "Clearly London could be impacted, with our connection to the auto sector and a lot of what that might entail, and the defence cluster that we have here".

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Trump win puts US-Russia hostility on hold - but for how long?

In addition to denying any Russian role in the hacking, he protested what he said were "hostile" threats from Washington of counter-measures against Moscow, including from Vice President Joe Biden. The US government has blamed Russian Federation for cyber attacks on Democratic Party organizations. As late as August, Peskov himself said: "President Putin has never had any contact with Trump, never spoken to him, including by telephone".

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Bhaskar Bhat quits Tata Chemical board; pressure mounts on Mistry to resign

A similar move to unseat Mistry from TCS, the crown jewel in the Tata conglomerate portfolio, was anticipated given the bitter war of words that has erupted between the two sides following Mistry's ouster. The Tata Steel results - which were declared after the closing bell - bore the signatures of Mistry as Chairman. "The Company has been further informed that Mr Hussain shall hold office as Chairman of the Company until a new Chairman is appointed in his place", the company shared in a ...

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13 die in garment factory fire in India

Police said they were also investigating the possibility the factory, was illegal and did not have a license to operate in the congested residential area. Nawaz Alam, a migrant worker at nearby jeans workshop, said he had little choice but to work in an illegal factory. Eight people were killed in October in an explosion at a firework factory in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, while in May 2014, 15 others were killed in a similar accident in the central state of Madhya Pradesh.

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Attack on German consulate in Afghanistan leaves four dead

A spokesman for the German Foreign Ministry said all its two dozen German staff were "safe and uninjured" after the bombing, adding that Afghan security forces and German special forces had "repulsed the heavily armed attackers". Germany leads NATO's diplomatic mission in northern Afghanistan and has almost 1,000 troops in the country. According to a German foreign ministry spokesperson, the attack was controlled early on Friday by German security forces.

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Mexican President optimistic about new phase in US relations

On Wednesday, Mexican Foreign Minister Claudia Ruiz Massieu made it clear that Mexico would absolutely not pay for the wall. Trump vowed on most of his rallies that he will build a wall along the southern border of U.S. Despite Trump's threats to unilaterally pull out of NAFTA, any attempt to do so would meet with legal and constitutional objections and resistance from the USA business community.

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Some Muslim women afraid to wear the hijab since Trump's election

In 1882 Congress passed the Chinese Exclusion Act - the first law in United States history to bar members of a specific nationality from entering the country. "The masks have slipped", one wrote. US intelligence agencies have accused Russian Federation of hacking Democratic organizations during the campaign, actions Clinton's team saw as an indication that Putin was trying to meddle in the election.

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Obama Welcomes His Successor, the 'Birther' King, to the White House

Still, Clinton was gracious in defeat, declaring that " Donald Trump is going to be our president". This is the fifth time in American history that the candidate who won the national popular vote lost the electoral college vote, and thus the presidency.

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Dry, windy conditions feed wildfires across the Southeast

Shelters are open at Bills Creek Baptist Church in Lake Lure and Greenhill Baptist Church in Rutherfordton. During the night Tuesday, personnel at Lake Lure worked to protect up to 35 homes that were threatened. All seven firefighters were later accounted for and none was injured, said Gary Murrell, director of the Hawkins County Emergency Management Agency. More than 55 acres were burned in Floyd over a two-day period last month and more than 200 acres were consumed in Whitfield.

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Trump says health care, border, jobs are top priorities

Trump: "Mr President, it was a great honor being with you and I look forward to being with you many, many more times..." Obama called the meeting "excellent". The President and President-elect have concluded their meeting at the White House. I respect and admire President Obama , even if there are a bunch of issues I could point to where I disagree with him.

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Ku Klux Klan To Celebrate Trump's Election Win With Victory Parade

According to the group's website , a North Carolina rally will be held December 3. The Loyal White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan group plans to hold a "victory" parade for President-elect Donald Trump in North Carolina next month, according to its official website.

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It's surreal, but Trump and Obama just met in the Oval Office

Obama told reporters that if Trump succeeds, America succeeds at a White House meeting that encapsulated the stunning political events of the last few days since the President-elect's remarkable election victory. Trump, who spent much of the campaign urging his supporters on as they chanted "lock her up", said the nation owed Clinton "a major debt of gratitude" for her years of public service.

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Election-Illinois-Senate story

Kirk was the first federal GOP lawmaker to rescind his endorsement of Trump, when in June he announced he could no longer support the Republican nominee after he questioned whether a federal judge could be impartial, because of his Mexican heritage.

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German consulate damaged in Afghan blast - North Atlantic Treaty Organisation spokesman

Taliban militants stormed the German consulate in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif, killing at least six people, none of them diplomatic staff, officials said on Friday. The first blast initiated the attack and was followed by gunfire. Thirty civilians died in the fighting, many of them in the air strikes, local officials said.

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Israel Refuses Participation In Paris Peace Conference

Israel is bursting on to the global scene, and this will ultimately be reflected in all United Nations and worldwide bodies", the PM added. Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett said Wednesday that the possibility of a Palestinian state being established had ended after the election of Donald Trump as US president, calling for an end to the issue that has been at the center of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations for years.

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Biden: A Trump presidency won't diminish U.S. support for Israel

He also reiterated his support for a planned global peace conference in Paris slated for later this year. "The American people would never let it happen", he added. "This was confirmed [earlier this year] when Russian Federation invited us to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Moscow and we accepted the invitation immediately", he said.

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President Obama invites Donald Trump to White House

Improbably, the real estate scion turned reality TV star had not even been a member of the Republican Party for long. Addressing stricken staff and voters at a New York City hotel, Clinton urged acceptance of Trump's stunning win after a campaign that appeared poised until Election Day to make her the first woman elected USA president.

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Trump Has A Chance To Pull U.S. Out Of Climate Accord

To help him accomplish those risky and counterproductive ends, Trump has tapped deeply into an anti-climate-change, anti-regulatory crowd of conservatives, beginning with energy-sector lobbyist Mike McKenna (Koch Industries and Halliburton have been among his clients) as head of his energy transition team .

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Afghanistan: German Consulate In Mazar-e-Sharif Attacked

A huge explosion outside a German diplomatic office was claimed by the Taliban militant group, who said it was in retaliation for an air strike last week that killed dozens of Afghan civilians. German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said that incident was being investigated. "Those who've seen pictures of the destruction can hardly be surprised by the sad news that people were killed in this attack and very, very many were hurt", Steinmeier said.

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UN Office: Reports Show IS Using Chemical Weapons in Mosul

The new photos show the results of a mammoth undertaking to dismantle the city's airport, an effort apparently meant to prevent Iraqi and coalition forces from using the facility as a staging ground. Exchanging small arms and mortar fire with IS positions, the special forces have entered the Qadisiya neighbourhood, advancing slowly to avoid killing civilians and trying to avoid being surprised by suicide auto bombers, said Brigadier General Haider Fadhil.

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Michelle Obama and Melania Trump Finally Meet

The plight of these fellow citizens was ignored for too long by media, which are dwindled and concentrated in a few big cities, and by both the Democratic and Republican establishments. "So, now our responsibility as citizens is to keep doing our part to build that better, stronger, fairer America we see, and I know you will". Donald Trump said he is looking forward to benefiting from President Barack Obama's "counsel" in the future.


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