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Cubs' World Series victory parade set for Friday

Just one day after the fall classic, the 2017 World Series odds are out. Typically, an invite from the POTUS for a championship team to visit the White House comes during their next season. Traffic and parking are expected to be pretty brutal, especially with the Chicago Tribune reporting that street closures could start as early as 4 AM tomorrow morning.

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Pipeline protesters force lock down of North Dakota Capitol

Justice Department officials didn't immediately comment Monday. Attorney Jan Hasselman with environmental group Earthjustice, who filed the lawsuit in July on behalf of the tribe, says he expects the decision before President-elect Donald Trump is sworn in January 20.

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San Diego student assaulted over faith

Ratcliff said LPD would not immediately release the woman's name and would not provide an explanation for withholding her name. The American Civil Liberties of Louisiana said it was outraged and troubled by the Lafayette student's report.

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Muslim student robbed of hijab, wallet on campus

Lafayette police spokesman Karl Ratcliff told The Acadiana Advocate that the woman confessed after police poked holes in her story. So far, no witnesses or surveillance video have been located to assist police, he said. He said the woman might now face charged herself for filing a false police report. Muslim Americans and residents have the same rights that we all do: "to practice our religion freely and openly, to live and work without fear, and to participate equally in public life", ...

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[Slideshow] Paducah Honors Veterans in Ceremony and Parade

Area veterans stand in formation prior to the Veterans Day march on Main Street in Watsonville Friday. Vietnam veteran Sam Brick passed out flags to other vets that served in the Vietnam War. "They are young children, they don't understand, but seeing a parade as long as this one is wonderful for them". "Citizens, I can't believe SOMEONE doesn't know who is doing this and where those pictures are", officials said in the post.

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Trump could reshape Supreme Court

And depending on how many nominations Donald Trump gets, very right-wing Republican justices could be in control of the supreme court for more than a generation. Republicans in the Senate might press him to choose two prominent conservatives well known to the justices: Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a George W. Bush appointee to the federal appeals court in Washington, D.C., and former Bush Solicitor Gen.

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Brightest moon in nearly 69 years lights up sky around globe

There may be a few cloud breaks around Merseyside and the Cheshire/Wales border Monday evening, but predominantly cloudy weather will interfere with visibility for this month's full moon. NASA said on its website that the moon is going to be visible on Sunday and Monday night. (In Albany, it's 5:09 p.m.; in Buffalo, 5:29 p.m.) And while we complain about short days this time of year, the fact that the sun sets about 40 minutes before the moon rises is a good thing today.

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Butch Davis hired at FIU

But the allure of coaching was obviously still present in his mind, and he wanted to get back in the game. Davis, 64, has wanted to get back into college coaching since he was sacked at North Carolina in 2011 in the midst of an NCAA investigation into players receiving improper benefits from agents.

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No. 2 Kentucky routs Canisius

It should show us how mentally tough Michigan State is as they look to escape from New York City without falling to 0-2. "That's a tough place to start four freshmen, walking into Madison Square Garden in that level of a game". We struggled on the glass the first couple of games. Due to UK's youth, Calipari wanted to open the season with two games to prepare for the nationally televised and much-hyped Champions Classic.

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President Obama Says "The People Have Spoken" When Asked About Trump

Obama said that the outcome of the USA election leaves him with "concerns" and that many missed Trump's unforeseen victory. Obama spoke at a White House news conference prior to departure on what was announced as his last foreign trip as president that will take him to Greece, Germany and Peru.

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White Power-Linked Steve Bannon Enters the White House

At the same time, Trump was considering tapping Richard Grenell as US ambassador to the United Nations. "Markets move", he said. WASHINGTON (AP) - Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has emerged as the favorite to serve as secretary of state in Donald Trump's incoming administration, a senior Trump official said on Monday - another indication the president-elect is putting a prize on loyalty as he narrows down his Cabinet picks.

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Kerry Escapes Heated Political Environment for Icy Climate

Achieving the goal will require a major shift away from fossil fuels. An ardent champion in the fight against climate change, Kerry´s historic tour - one of his last trips as the top United States diplomat - came two weeks after the October 28 global agreement that created the world´s largest marine protected area.

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Shailene Woodley's pipeline protest trial is delayed by one month

Employees were given the option of going home and were told they could return only with key cards, Iverson said, adding that more than 30 North Dakota Highway Patrol officers were deployed to the building. "We fully support the rights of all Americans to assemble and speak freely, and urge everyone involved in protest or pipeline activities to adhere to the principles of nonviolence", the Army Corps said in a statement .

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New Orleans Saints are snake-bitten in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome

With the win, the Titans (5-5) also matched their five victories over the past two seasons combined.DeMarco Murray set the tone on the opening play from scrimmage, running 75 yards for a touchdown. "And it's disappointing. We had every opportunity to score, we ground it out, we ate up the clock and put ourselves in position, and then we have three negative plays".

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Obama Urges Americans to Give Trump a Chance

Instead, Obama did his best to soothe the pangs of uncertainty at home and overseas after a divisive campaign that included charges of racism, sexism and other offensive rhetoric, and questions from Trump about the validity of the United States' security relationships in Europe and Asia.

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Protests against Trump continue all over the U.S.

Two protests in downtown Cincinnati Saturday - demonstrators over the Ray Tensing mistrial and an anti-Trump movement - joined as one and marched through the streets. On Saturday, 8,000 people took to the streets in Los Angeles. A statement released by the ministry's website urged citizens to stay away of from demonstrations in USA cities, to take necessary security measures at their home and work, and to inform security officials immediately in cases of possible racist abuse or attacks ...

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Clinton blames FBI director for her defeat in call with donors

That decision, which ultimately proved to yield no criminality , may have impacted the election, with Clinton blaming Comey for his letter contributing to her defeat. The FBI has not publicly commented on any ongoing investigations that may encompass Trump or his advisers, but sources have told NPR and other news outlets that investigators are looking into ties between former Trump aides and foreign governments.

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Netanyahu: Trump is 'true friend' of Israel

Makovsky cautioned that the right wing in Netanyahu's government may view the Trump position on settlements as an open invitation for settlement expansion, which could provoke a clash if the Trump administration wants to resume the peace process.

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Peoria crew will help fight wildland fire in North Carolina

The Party Rock Fire , near Lake Lure , remained at 2,883 acres in size and 15% contained, the N.C. Forest Service said in an update later Sunday afternoon. An air quality alert was in effect for Madison and Morgan counties, including the Huntsville and Decatur metro areas, until midnight. Satellite images show a blanket of smoke over the skies in several Southern states.

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Ryan: Minorities, women should feel 'at ease' under Trump

During his campaign, Trump insisted he would deport 11 million people living in the country illegally, with exceptions, but he distanced himself from that position as time went on. But Giuliani, vice chair of the Trump Presidential Transition Team, added that protesters are "exaggerating the fears of a Donald Trump presidency because they're coming off a campaign where they're very disappointed".

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Ex-Christie associates guilty in New Jersey 'Bridgegate' scandal

Bridget Anne Kelly, the former deputy chief of staff to Christie, and Bill Baroni, the former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of NY and New Jersey, both faced seven counts of various charges including conspiracy, fraud and civil rights deprivation.

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What the Trump presidency means for the Supreme Court

First, though, the individual whom Trump taps for the former Scalia seat will face a Senate where 52 Republicans will hold a slim majority over 46 Democrats and two independents. Wicker said he "wouldn't be surprised" if top Republican leaders decide if Clinton wins to take up during a lame duck session the long-stalled nomination of Garland to the court.

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Donald Trump Names Steve Bannon To Key White House Position

Bannon, whose views align with those of white nationalists, was once labeled "the most risky political operative in America" by Bloomberg News . "There must be no sugarcoating the reality that a white nationalist has been named chief strategist for the Trump Administration", Pelosi said .

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Democratic leaders decline Rauner budget meeting

He also talked about his 2015 tax returns. Lawmakers are scheduled to return to the Capitol on Tuesday for the annual "veto session". Lawmakers are scheduled to be in session Tuesday through Thursday and November 29 through December 1. "I'm flexible on exactly which reforms people want to do, but I think we need important reforms". "A short time ago, I determined a schedule conflict will prevent a meeting with the governor and other legislative leaders", Madigan said in a statement ...

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Denver snatch late win after blocked kick

The decisive play came while the Superdome crowd was still buzzing about Brandin Cooks' twisting, 32-yard touchdown catch between two defenders, which had put New Orleans in position to take the lead with 1:28 left. White cleats, white sideline, and the ruling was he never stepped out of bounds. It's interesting that it's not an illegal play. But the key part here is still that it was impossible for the officials to tell whether or not Parks went out of bounds as he returned the ball to ...

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Baylor QB Seth Russell carted off with dislocated ankle

Baker Mayfield, who leads the Big 12 in passing efficiency, has been the quarterback in those games. Baylor QB Seth Russell leaving the locker room with his leg wrapped and on crutches. "Do we expect? Yes, we do". I thought both of them had to get settled in a little bit early. Smith owns a 129.85 passer efficiency rating, having thrown for 272 yards and two TDs on 16-of-35 passes.

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First Muslim elected to Congress eyes run at DNC chairmanship

Former New Jersey Democratic State Chairman and state Senator Raymond Lesniak, who led and Clinton-Gore re-election campaign the Garden State, came out strong for new progressive leadership of the Democratic National Committee , launching a petition at www.raymondlesniak.com/DNC to urge New Jersey's four National Democratic Committee members to support Ellison.

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House Democrats Want to Postpone Leadership Elections for Soul-Searching

Tim Ryan might make a move for her job. "Congressman Ryan has never had the ambition to run for Leader, but after last week's election results and the conversations he has had with his colleagues, he is open to the idea", said Michael Zetts, a Ryan spokesman.

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Suspect in Custody After Shooting of California Sheriff's Deputy

Moments later, dispatch informed Wallace the van was a reported stolen, at which point he requested back-up. Upon arrival, Wallace immediately asked for assistance, the news release states, after which dispatch lost contact with Wallace. It turned out the vehicle was stolen and the suspect was wanted on a felony warrant. David Machado is seen in an undated photo provided by the Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department .

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Amazon Home Services expands to Milwaukee

Not only is Home Services a challenge to Angie's List, but it's also a competitor for companies like Handy that connect customers to local workers that do the same kinds of at-home jobs. "We're thrilled to be offering more Amazon customers access to our network of trusted pros throughout the United States", said Nish Lathia, GM of Amazon Home Services.

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Paul Ryan Isn't Standing Behind Some Of Donald Trump's Biggest Campaign Promises

Trump's election will reset the balance of power in Washington , but until noon on January 20, President Barack Obama decides what can become law. "We're focused on securing the border". Construction, Trump has said, would coincide with a mass deportation of illegal immigrants. We have been in close contact with Speaker Ryan's office and will continue to work with the Speaker along with other Republican leaders to ensure the industry has access to a reliable labor force.

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Donald Trump makes Bannon and Priebus first cabinet appointments

Kellyanne Conway, campaign manager and senior adviser to President-elect Donald Trump, talks with reporters as she arrives at Trump Tower, Sunday, Nov. "He said that he doesn't like the way they raise their kids to be "whiny brats" and that he didn't want the girls going to school with Jews". He sought to distance Mr Bannon from the incendiary headlines on his website, saying they were written by unspecified others.

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Lehigh Acres man arrested, linked to MA killing

Working in coordination with SC police, members of the Massachusetts State Police tracked down Michael Arthur Noguera and arrested him in a trailer in Conway, S.C., on Saturday. Smith, a 35-year-old who was found shot November 8 in Easton. According to the DA, it's unclear at this time whether Noguera will waive extradition and be quickly returned to MA to be arraigned, or fight extradition and delay his return.

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North Dakota sheriff investigates report of attack on pipeline protester

A spokesperson for Energy Transfer Partners, which owns the line, confirmed two to three pieces of equipment had been damaged, but the extent was not known. Most of the construction has otherwise been completed. Authorities say protesters were instructed to clear the area multiple times. Almost 40 people were arrested today and construction equipment was vandalized by people protesting the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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China sees Trump election as a trade opportunity

South Korean President Park Geun-hye, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second left, shake hands as Russian President Vladimir Putin watches during the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok. and toward more engagement with its neighbors. "Trump is not a traditional Republican conservative in the sense of the military challenge from China", said Pillsbury, who is a research fellow at the Hudson Institute.


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