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Next steps in legalized recreational marijuana

American voters widely backed loosening marijuana laws across the country on Tuesday , permitting recreational use on both coasts, and dramatically expanding the number of people who can use pot as medicine or just for fun. But he said the illegal market will shrink significantly if California can establish its marijuana regulations without federal interference. Medical marijuana dispensaries can apply for dual licenses to sell medicinal and recreational marijuana out of the same ...

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Picture emerges from Melania Trump and Michelle Obama meeting

The heart-breaking expression on Obama's face said it all. Speaking to Clinton supporters in October, following the release of tapes which showed Trump boasting about grabbing women "by the pussy", Mrs Obama said the tapes had "shaken [her] to [her] core".

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North Carolina Election Results

Early totals continued to rise Monday as people showed up to voting sites across the state. In the state's most populous counties, Mecklenberg and Wake, tens of thousands more people voted early than in 2012, although the margins were smaller in Guilford and Forsyth counties.

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'Proud' Of Protesters 'Incited By The Media'

In light of the deep rift among the USA society that became evident during the election, Obama said "it is important for all of us, regardless of party, regardless of political preferences, to now come together to deal with numerous challenges we face".

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Shooting at anti-Trump protest in Portland

The shooting occurred on the fourth night of spontaneous marches that have swept across cities from Philadelphia and Baltimore on the east coast to San Diego and Los Angeles on the west, where protesters have been chanting "Not my president" and "F*** Trump".

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Turnbull government strikes deal with America 0

Daniel Webb, who is the director of legal advocacy at the Human Rights Law Centre , said the plan was no plan. The Coalition has refused to comment or speculate on potential third-country negotiations to resettle the refugees. security checks happen rapidly between now and the inauguration on January 20. Mr Kerry told a press conference in Wellington the United States was encouraging all countries to work with the United Nations to find a "durable solution" for the refugees.

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Bernie Sanders doesn't rule out 2020 White House run

The shrinking of the middle class and the growing gap between rich and poor, frequent corruption scandals and the tendency of the state to pump capital into mega corporations and banks, neglecting small enterprises hit by the same crisis, throwing trillions towards unnecessary wars that actually fuel terrorism, these are the things that Americans want to change.

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Deportation fears grip immigrants after Trump's election

President Barack Obama's 2012 executive order gave more than 700,000 young men and women an opportunity to come out of those shadows. Because of her detailed DACA application, the federal government knows where to find her. Vanessa did not want to use her first or last name because she fears being deported. There are ways the immigrant community can prepare themselves before Trump becomes inaugurated as president however, advocates said.

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Obama invites President-elect Trump for briefing

Though Clinton led the popular vote by about 280,000 on Thursday morning, Trump has won the minimum of 270 electoral votes necessary to be elected president. The candidate was tearful as she was met by overwhelming applause from the crowd, with one supporter shouting "we love you". Trump will officially take office January 20.

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Jackson scores career-high 27, No. 6 UNC beats Tulane, 95-75

Williams said that Robinson will also stay home when the Tar Heels travel to Hawaii next week. "My teammates were finding me". That came as no surprise to Berry, who was among those looking to get Jackson the ball. Freshman forward Tony Bradley added 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting. Freshman guard Colin Slater put up 14 points in his collegiate debut and first collegiate start.

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Read President Obama and Donald Trump's Remarks on Their White House Meeting

The number of electoral votes per state is determined by the number of congressional districts plus one for each senator - a total of 538. The candidate who receives a state's popular vote receives all that state's electors (again, except for in ME and Nebraska), so while Clinton earned more votes, they were concentrated in fewer states and ones that she had already shored up, such as California and NY.

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Hiker runs into Hillary Clinton on NY trail

In that emotional moment, she said she got a hug, chat, and photo with the former Secretary of State. "She was very gracious and she hugged me and should couldn't have been any nicer", Gerster said. Bill and Hillary Clinton also went for a hike on Thursday. "Honestly I think she seemed as well as anybody could be expected after, you know, such a insane, crazy experience".

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Three more states approve recreational marijuana in the US

Canada's marijuana industry could benefit after seven states representing twice the population of Canada voted in favour of legalizing the drug, either recreationally or medically. Federal lawmakers and regulators also refute that there is now any "accepted medical use " for the plant. Another hope, though more remote, is that the federal government will cease classifying weed as if it were on par with meth, as an addictive substance with no medical value.

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On Obama's Remarks and Clinton's Concession Speech

Obama, who vigorously campaigned for his fellow Democrat to succeed him, had repeatedly called Trump unfit for the president's office, while the businessman had often dubbed Obama's eight-year tenure a "disaster". The apparently harmonious meeting between Mr Trump and Mr Obama was created to heal divisions and quell fears about the health of the world's leading democracy.

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Hillary Clinton Had the Biggest Voter Gender Gap On Record

Wednesday, praising Hillary Clinton and promising to be a president who works on behalf of all Americans. He has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin and advocated a closer relationship with Moscow, worrying some in his own party who fear he'll go easy on Putin's provocations.

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Voters talk gubernatorial election's impact on I-77 tolls, HB2

A group of 15 to 20 people from social justice groups around the state held the protest, which came as preliminary results showed Democrat Roy Cooper up by about 5,000 votes against incumbent Gov. on November 14. The process of counting outstanding absentee, military and provisional ballots may extend into next week meaning a delay in the confirmation of the victor.

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Judge Declares Mistrial in Ray Tensing Murder Trial After Jury Deadlocked

About 1,000 protesters marched peacefully through downtown chanting "Black lives matter, Sam's life matters". "If 12 people in Hamilton County can not come to an agreement on a murder charge in this case, is it ever going to be possible to convict a police officer?" "Police officers are our last line of defense between the good guys and the bad guys", he said in his closing statement, adding that Tensing didn't go to work that day intending to kill.

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Melania Trump meets with First Lady Michelle Obama at White House

The decision not to participate in this tradition illustrates how bitter the campaign was, particularly for Mrs. Obama , who delivered some of the most emotional arguments against electing Mr. Mr Trump's shift in tone from the campaign trail has done little to quell anger over his shock election victory, with a fourth day of demonstrations in cities across the US.

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'Riggin ironic: More Americans voted for Clinton

One petition demanding the elecotral college is scrapped has attracted more than 700,000 signatures while another has over 300,000. The USA TODAY Editorial Board argues that a popular vote for president is a mistake and that the current Electoral College must remain.

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Protests rumble on as Trump shakes up transition team

Trump's repeated attacks on the law were a central focus of his campaign, using it to needle rival Hillary Clinton, as insurance premiums rose for some enrollees in battleground states. On the Syrian conflict, however, Mr Trump indicated a possible sharp shift away from Obama administration policy. "He's very capable", Trump said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal - the first since his election, adding that he expected his vice-president would serve as his "liaison" with Congress.

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Donald Trump heaps praise on 'gracious' Hillary Clinton

Trump also expressed the eagerness to work with the government and Obama in the future. The Trumps arrived and left through a private entrance on the south side of the White House, according to the Tampa Bay Times . "So Mr President it was a great honour being with you and I look forward to being with you many, many more times ", he said. The President-elect, who urged the country in his victory speech to get together despite differences, tweeted that the media was inciting ...

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Mistrial declared in Ohio deadly police shooting

A report by a risk-consulting firm hired by the university said the video showed that Tensing was not being dragged, that the auto had barely moved before the gunshot was sacked, and that Tensing had made several critical errors - including drawing his gun and reaching into the vehicle.

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Friday Evening Deadline Set by Russian Federation for Rebels to Leave Aleppo

The so-called "humanitarian pause" is the second time Russian Federation and its regime ally have declared passages open for evacuations. All three submarines are believed to be carrying Kalibr cruise missiles which can be armed with nuclear or conventional warheads and are said to be withing striking distance of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo.

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Donald Trump considers seeking Bill Clinton's advice

Obama, though, said after their sit-down it's important to "come together" to face common challenges. Obama has said Wednesday during a speech acknowledging the election result that despite of the differences between him and Trump, it's paramount to make sure the transition was peaceful.

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Cracraft leads No. 23 Washington State over California 56-21

Webb, desperately searching for a receiver on third and 3 with less than four minutes left in the first half, was picked off by linebacker Nate DeRider, who returned his first career interception from the end zone to the Cougars' 21-yard line.

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Cowboys' Romo full go at practice, and running scout team

The Steelers were surprisingly flat on offense last Sunday in Roehtlisberger's first game back from surgery and now find themselves in a must-win situation. Christine Michael, who also put up a personal best against the 49ers, is coming off a game where he had five carries for 1 yard. A former Penn State linebacker, Lee is very active at the point of attack, making it hard for opposing offensive linemen to reach him on the second level.

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Ready to see the most super of all supermoons?

In January 1948, the moon was 29 miles closer. It is expected to look unusually big and unusually bright. The Dec. 14 supermoon will occur during the Geminid meteor shower - moonlight reduces visibility of meteor up to ten-fold, NASA states.

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Clinton supporters have one last play to deny Trump the presidency

Such proposals, along with his free-wheeling tone and frequent insults of critics and rivals, earned Trump the disapproval of not just Democrats but many in the Republican establishment during the election campaign. establishment that Trump has railed at countless times on the campaign trail - even adopted Trump's campaign slogan during their powwow Thursday.

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Bernie Sanders Is Tweeting Away His Frustration About Donald Trump

While our collective gaze was affixed on the Trump phenomenon, the real story was the growing disaffection with Democrats, their candidate and their policies. "There's going to be a lot of soul searching, and there's no one answer for it - anyone who suggests that there is, is just wrong", he said. Clinton believed Sanders would nearly certainly not have survived such an onslaught, she told a room full of campaign donors in February.

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Trump bucks protocol on press access

Trump's meeting with Obama in the Oval Office was recorded by the pool of White House reporters, photographers and TV journalists who cover the president. The show of civility at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue contrasted with postelection scenes of protests across a politically divided country. They often capture more intimate moments between the president and people he greets.

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Trump to take 'counsel' from old enemy Obama

Obama said the two spoke about organizational issues, as well as foreign and domestic policy. "My No. 1 priority in the next two months is to try to facilitate a transition that ensures our President-elect is successful" he added. Obama, who delivered some of the most emotional arguments against electing Mr. Trump. Trump has 70 days to form a government prior to his inauguration.

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Clinton leads Trump by 2 points in national Fox News poll

After midnight Sunday, in northern Virginia, Trump defined the election as a contest between corrupt elites versus the abused middle class, and he said the FBI's announcement it would not recommend charges after reviewing newly-discovered Clinton emails is proof of a system badly off-track.

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No. 11 WVU players give 'props' to elusive Texas RB Foreman

Holy momentum turns! After John Burt bobbled a pass that was intercepted at the UT33 with 4:19 left 3Q and Texas trailing 24-13, Dylan Haines picked off a pass in the end zone three plays later with 3:40 left 3Q. The Texas defense forced four turnovers, and the UT offense was able to convert them into only 7 points. Foreman also had an early fumble. "They're probably not going to run him, '" Gibson said.

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Pence rallies voters in Traverse City

John Feehery, a Republican strategist, told The New York Times that Pence needed to convince voters that "Trump's a good guy and he's not insane". Democrat John Gregg faces Lt. "You've got my vote", she said, to laughter from the media and onlookers. The Indiana Republican Party is planning a public rally to welcome Gov.

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Michelle Obama meets with Melania Trump at White House

I have great respect ". He huddled with jubilant, sleep-deprived advisers at his eponymous skyscraper in Manhattan, beginning the daunting task of setting up an administration that will take power in just over two months. "Very unfair", Trump said. At the same time , the First Lady met privately with Melania in the Yellow Oval Room, where they chatted over tea. Obama has directed his own barbs at Trump, too.


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