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Veterans Day, Memorial Day ... What's the difference?

Even when our country actually was ripped apart during the Civil War, our men and women in uniform were the only ones who could restore the Union and finally move it away from the ghastly institution of slavery. President Calvin Coolidge said, "The nation which forgets its defenders will itself be forgotten". We also have a political class that is less familiar with the military.

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Trump's Victory Equals a Conservative Majority on the Supreme Court

Trump is expected to act quickly to fill one court vacancy and could choose the successor for up to three justices who will be in their 80s by the time his term ends. Of the current members, Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito have all backed abortion restrictions, although Roberts in some contexts has proven reluctant to overturn established precedents.

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Key GOP senator demands answers on FBI's Clinton review

The Republican Party maintained its hold on the U.S. House of Representatives, and appeared to hold control of the U.S. Senate . Tens of millions of Americans had cast early votes in the 10 days since Comey first told Congress of the newly discovered emails.

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Election Impact on Supreme Court

Bush's top Supreme Court lawyer. Kennedy was appointed by Republican Ronald Reagan, but he has been the key vote in favor of gay rights and preservation of abortion rights, among issues on which he often sides with the liberals. The four Justices who voted against the decision (Chief Justice John Roberts, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, and Samuel Alito) were all conservative leaning judges.

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Let freedom ring: Bald eagles freed from Florida storm drain

The bird, believed to be a female of the iconic species, was pulled out of a roadside storm drain in Orange County , in the Orlando area. Dianna Flynt, rehabilitation supervisor for the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey, told WFTV it's likely that the eagles likely got stuck in the drain after locking talons the air and fighting over territory .

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Royal Oak Middle School students chant 'Build the wall'

At Royal Oak Middle School, Lewis-Lakin said in an email Thursday, a principal directly addressed the incident with all students, and the school "provided opportunities for dialogue". They learned from their parents and their teachers'. "As the Director of the Department of Civil Rights, I am gravely concerned about recent reports of harassment in MI schools and colleges targeting students of color or of a different race or ethnicity.

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Illinois Early Voting Sees Record Number of Ballots Cast

The State Board of Elections says that's more than 45% of North Carolina's almost 7 million registered voters. As of Monday morning, 12,148 ballots had already been cast in the county, accounting for 16 percent of registered voters, according to the state elections board.

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The short fuse of a suspected serial killer

His body was discovered after his girlfriend, Kayla Brown, was rescued Thursday from a container on the property. They were both killed by gunshot wounds. "She said she witnessed him being shot", Wright said. It was just four months after they had posted pictures of a new baby on social media. Carver's next court date is set for December 16.

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RBI urges patience even as ATMs run out of cash

There are also going to be limits on cash withdrawals from ATMs starting on Thursday. ATMs of various banks in south Mumbai, Lalbaugh, Parel, Dadar, Andheri, Ghatkopar and Mulund were found to be out of service and not dispensing money, forcing people to return empty-handed.

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President-elect Trump adviser says Israeli settlements 'no obstacle to peace'

Netanyahu, whose government is considered the most right-wing in Israeli history, has so far been more cautious. "The Jewish Home party leader lamented that the notion of a Palestinian state...has turned into a national and global obsession", despite the fact that pushing for such an outcome has only brought more conflict and bloodshed.

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Thousands Ready to Troop up Fifth Avenue for Annual Veterans Day Parade

The Demonbreun Street and Church Street/Charlotte Avenue exits will remain open. The parade's opening ceremony will be held in Madison Square Park at 10 a.m. Parade and festival events will conclude at 6 p.m. The parade begins near the intersection of West Alameda Street and North Granada Avenue and runs east on Alameda before turning north onto North Stone Avenue.

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Judge orders Orlando to release Pulse 911 calls

Unfortunately, Donald Trump's surprise ascension to the White House on Tuesday was just another setback for queer Americans... but we're happy to say there's still some good in the world. Dyer and Orlando will solicit community input about what to do with the club. Orlando City Council must approve the purchase before the sale can be finalized.

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Michael Moore: Donald Trump's presidency 'has to be opposed'

The filmmaker, who released his surprise anti-Trump documentary, Michael Moore in TrumpLand, last month, shared his first list the morning of Wednesday, November 9. Moore said. "Nobody really bothered with him because I don't think any liberals or Hillary supporters thought this was going to happen". Moore went on to say that Donald's followers wanted a change and refused to elect Hillary Clinton , citing the main reason was a lack of trust.

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North Carolina governor sees fortunes change this election

Although the vote count isn't finalized and a probable recount hasn't happened, N.C. Attorney General Roy Cooper emerged as the victor in the governor's race early Wednesday morning after a nail-biting Election Night. But this hasn't stopped other forms of voter suppression: Just a week before the election, voting rights advocates filed an emergency petition alleging that at least three counties tried to cancel thousands of registrations in a "systemic" purge of the voter rolls.

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Obama, Trump meet at White House, discuss transition of power

Although there were no group shots, several photos were released of the president and Donald Trump's meeting, as well as of Michelle Obama hosting Melania Trump for tea. As the reporters continued to bombard them with queries, Mr Obama leaned over, and with a smile on his face, said to Mr Trump, "That's a good rule - don't answer the questions when they just start yelling".

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How polls erred in predicting US election winner

We are already up to 165. Trump won the Electoral College , 289 to 228, but Hillary Clinton is on pace to win the popular vote - leading Trump by about 300,000 votes nationwide as of Thursday. The democratic candidate had hoped to deliver a victory speech at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in the city's west side the night before, but cancelled the address when the vote tally pointed to a Trump win.

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The surprisingly realistic path to eliminating the Electoral College by 2020

The phenomenon of the faithless voter is giving people hope that perhaps Donald Trump won't actually become the President of the US. Although Clinton garnered more than 200,000 popular votes over Donald Trump, the Republican amassed more than the 270 electoral votes needed to win the White House.

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Anti-Trump protests continue for 2nd day

Two people were arrested, police said. "We had all those big protests before the Iraq war and once the war started, everyone stopped protesting", Moore said. As expected, the demonstrations prompted some social media blowback from Trump supporters accusing protesters of sour grapes or worse. Dozens in Minneapolis marched onto Interstate 94, blocking traffic in both directions for at least an hour as police stood by.

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Obamacare under President Trump: What happens next?

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday repealing Obamacare is a "pretty high item on our agenda" for the new Congress, according to a story from Reuters . "So as patients come in we'll continue to sign them up for the Affordable Care Act, the marketplace, if they qualify", he said. The Trump administration and Congress "are not going to pull out the rug from people", said Dr.

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Trump meets with Republican leaders of Congress

But Trump's ability to deliver on his extravagant campaign promises to change Washington and rebuild the nation will require passing laws, a tedious process not built for instant gratification. Ryan was one of Trump's most high-profile critics in the Republican Party and now finds himself on tenuous footing as he seeks re-election to lead the House.

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Where is this smoke coming from in east Alabama, west Georgia?

Its all the way down into Georgia . On Thursday, an aggressive arsonist was suspected in several fires in Rabun County, where fire broke out in the absence of lightning and leaf-burning. In the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina , people living on five roads near one roaring blaze were advised to leave their homes, and residents of 38 more homes in another part of the state were told to evacuate ahead of a separate wildfire.

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Voter intimidation: It happens in America also

Presidential elections usually include sporadic voting problems, including machines not working properly, long lines and issues with ballots or voter rolls. Calls to Election Protection, a national voter helpline, included registration problems, long lines, late poll openings in NY, and machine problems in Virginia.

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Early voters saw long lines in parts of IL

That's more than 15 percent of the state's registered voters. "And expanded early voting makes it easier and more convenient than ever for legal voters to participate in our democracy". The group seems to think this is an opportunity for its party to regain footing in the state. Of the statewide early votes cast, 42 percent have been by registered Democrats and 32 percent by registered Republicans.

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No. 12 Utah at Arizona State

ASU went on to score another touchdown, and the Sun Devils went for the two point conversion, but they failed, so Utah held a 28-26 lead. After leaving the sport due to his body feeling "worn out", Williams had a change of heart after a number of injuries left Utah's running back corps depleted.

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Indiana's Governor-elect Eric Holcomb discusses the future after win

Republican state Sen. Jim Banks will also become a new congressman for the state after winning northeastern Indiana's strongly GOP 3rd District. IN has drawn extra attention this year, with Republican Gov. Sen. Young eventually won the GOP primary, and will face former governor and senator Evan Bayh in November. Holcomb had been running as Pence's lieutenant governor running mate prior to Pence's exit.

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German defence minister says Trump can't treat NATO like a business

Trump has also threatened to withdraw USA forces from Europe if allies fail to pay more for US protection, although US ambassador to NATO Douglas Lute sought to reassure allies, saying: "NATO has always been a bipartisan venture for the United States".

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Emma Watson hiding books

I am going to fight harder for all the things I believe in", she tweeted. The latest snap shows her placing a copy of the book by the side of a pillar at the 23rd Street subway station. And she's got support from another well-known author. The outspoken feminist activist may not have been able to vote in the high-stakes election, but she used her voice to encourage eligible women in the U.S.to turn out at the polls.

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GOP candidate ousts sole Democrat from statewide office

Dan Coats is retiring. Holcomb defeated Democrat John Gregg, who narrowly lost the 2012 gubernatorial race to Pence. Gregg, whose running mate is state Rep. He spent 10 months running for this year's Republican U.S. Senate nomination, but had little fundraising success. Banks will replace Republican Rep. Marlin Stutzman.

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Funeral held for NYPD Sgt. Paul Tuozzolo killed in line of duty

Tuozzolo, who was 41, would have been eligible to retire next year. Condolences rolled in from around the country after the 19-year New York Police Department veteran was gunned down November 4 in the Bronx. And in December 2014, Officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot and killed in an ambush as they sat in their patrol vehicle in Brooklyn. The Massapequa school district is closing schools Thursday because of the road closures and expected traffic in the area.

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GOP Gains Ground (Narrowly) in State AG Races

The results of the NY general election spell a majority of Democratic wins for the state, with many offices continuing to be held by incumbents . "He just earned a mandate", said House Speaker Paul Ryan, who now faces working with a president with whom he had a turbulent relationship during the campaign.

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Lawyer: Bombings suspect has serious injuries from shooting

Rahami appeared before Manhattan's U.S. District Court on Thursday to face federal charges related to the bombings. Investigators believe Rahimi planted a pressure cooker bomb in a construction dumpster on 23rd Street back on September 17 and detonated it, wounding more than 30 people.

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Christie: Working on transition, says he's not talking jobs with Trump

While Christie provided Trump with weekly updates , until now, the campaign and transition operations functioned as relatively distinct entities and in different cities - Trump's campaign in NY and the transition team in Washington. It was not clear whether Christie would join him. "And lots of work has been done", said Sessions, a top Trump adviser. However, despite his heavy involvement in Trump's campaign, Christie's position in Trumps cabinet is not set in stone.

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China's rising coal generation is both a right and wrong step: Russell

Trump that he should listen to the scientific experts on climate change and recognize that a clean energy transition is already underway. The Trump win is seen as a boost to coal producers, as he intends to revive the coal industry, while solar stocks are falling due to the fact that Trump is an opponent of the current Clean Power Plan .

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Carjacking suspects arrested after chase leads police across Connecticut, Massachusetts

State Police troopers on I-395 in MA. Troopers charged Christopher Harding of Killingly, Connecticut, in connection with the chase. Both victims received non-life threatening injuries. The chase ended on Papagin Terrace in Worcester. "At end of pursuit suspect did intentionally drive at MSP [Massachusetts State Police] cruiser and made minor contact, " Massachusetts State Police wrote on their official Twitter account.

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Massive Trump Protest In Progress In Downtown LA

Clinton, who lost the elections , said in her speech yesterday, "I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too". Hundreds of people flooded into the streets around the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) early on Wednesday morning, chanting anti-Trump expletives and setting ablaze a piñata with his likeness in a trash can, according to the Los Angeles Times , which estimated protesters' numbers at up to 1,500.


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