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Senate Leader McConnell suggests Trump can undo Obama actions 'unilaterally' without Congress

If there is clear jubilation among Republican members of Congress that with the unexpected showing by Mr Trump on Tuesday they now have control of both chambers on Capitol Hill and of the White House, there was also little disguising the dissonances between the programme Mr Trump had campaigned on and their priorities, particularly in the House.

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Protesters greet Trump at White House

The president-elect said their talks, which lasted for 90 minutes, were wide-ranging and called the meeting a "great honour". The Doral tournament, somewhat ironically, is headed to Mexico - the country that Trump wants divided from the U.S.by a wall to combat illegal immigration.

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McDonald's New Sriracha Big Mac Is Here

McDonald's will also offer consumers the option to order the Sriracha Big Mac sauce a la carte as a spicy and savory dipping sauce for McNuggets and their fries. We already knew they were trying to jazz up the Mac by creating bigger and smaller versions - the Grand Mac and the Mac Jr . Best of all, Mickey D's said there's a chance the Sriracha Big Mac will arrive on its menus nationwide, depending on how well the test goes.

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Voters question the affect recreational marijuana will hav - Western Mass News - WGGB/WSHM

There are now eight states with legal access to marijuana in some form, as California , Maine , Massachusetts and Nevada joined Washington state, Oregon, Colorado, Alaska, along with the District of Columbia, by legalizing recreational marijuana use for adults.

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Despite Jaguars' struggles, Bradley has 'great confidence' in Bortles

On the fifth play of the game, Jackson stepped in front of Allen Hurns, tipped the ball up, bobbled it, secured it and sauntered down the sideline before juking Bortles and high-stepping into the end zone. Action Sports Jax Sports Director Brent Martineau reported that the crowd for the game was smaller, likely a reflection of the Jaguars' now 2-7 record.

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Iraqi forces drive IS from Nimrud

About 30 km (20 miles) south of Mosul , troops recaptured the town of Nimrud on Sunday, next to the ancient Assyrian city which was overrun by ISIS militants two years ago. Abdulla said ISIS was using suicide auto bombs, roadside bombs, snipers and long range mortars to try to hold back the army advance in the north-all tactics it has used to lethal effect on the eastern front as well.

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Numerous wildfires spreading smoke into the Carolinas

In some cases, arson is suspected. More than 565 firefighters and support staff from more than 40 states and territories are working to suppress 18 wildland fires to protect people, structures, and infrastructure. North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory said in a news release Thursday that he was declaring a state of emergency for one-quarter of North Carolina's 100 counties.

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NC Mountain Wildfires Exceed 23000 Acres, 6 Counties Evacuated

Governor Pat McCrory announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved his request for financial assistance to fight the wildfires now burning in western North Carolina. "It's fed by Black Creek and the creek is dry. There's not even a trickle going over the falls", Kaila Fair, manager at the adjoining campground, said Thursday.

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Why voters deserted Hillary Clinton

A sizeable number of Americans refuse to accept President-elect Donald Trump as the "legitimate winner" over Hillary Clinton, a new poll revealed Sunday. "Electoral college will forever tip balance to rural/conservative/"white"/older voters - a concession to slave-holders originally", author Joyce Carol Oates wrote on Twitter .

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Robert Kennedy Jr. to join Dakota Access pipeline protests

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Some 200 rallies protesting the Dakota Access oil pipeline are slated Tuesday across the United States, at such locations as Army Corps of Engineers offices, federal buildings and banks that have helped finance the project.

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Army Corps wants more study on oil pipeline

The agency sent a letter to the parties involved in the dispute saying discussions would have to continue, and that construction can not continue in the meantime. The tribe has adamantly opposed the pipeline, to protect drinking water and sacred sites in its ancestral lands. Developers of the 1,170-mile pipeline say it would provide a vital and safe means of transporting as much as 500,000 barrels of crude oil daily from the Bakken region of North Dakota to an existing pipeline in IL.

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France says Israeli bill on settlements a risk to two-state solution

Israel's "formalisation bill" will go to the Knesset for a vote after its approval in the Ministerial Committee for Legislation. Last week, American voters chose Donald Trump as Obama's successor and, although the Republican is new to foreign policy, some expect him to abandon or soft-pedal the long-standing USA support for an Israel-Palestinian peace deal based on two states side-by-side within agreed borders.

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NASCAR's Sprint Cup Championship Set for Miami

Six drivers, two spots in the championship four and everyone believes one of those final slots will go to Kevin Harvick . The win - his third of the season and the 17th of his career - gave Logano an automatic berth in the Championship 4 race, set for next Sunday.

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Forest fires force new evacuations in western NC

This weekend, crews have responded to and extinguished a total of 31 fires in the area, the update said. The charges are in connection to blazes set this week in the Smith Mountain and Blue Sewanee Mountain areas outside Chattanooga that have burned 300 acres and threatened several homes.

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Trump has spoken by phone with Vladimir Putin

But Mr Trump's office said the Kremlin had called and that issues such as mutual threats and challenges, and strategic economic affairs, were discussed. Russia's state-controlled media, however, made no secret of their sympathy for Trump. "Because what we have now is a very lousy relationship", he said.

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Trump victory could imperil Roe v. Wade abortion ruling

It's done. It - you have - these cases have gone to the Supreme Court. "They've been settled. And I'm - I'm fine with that". PolitiFact has reported that he is against same-sex marriage. Mike Pence, who signed a religious freedom bill into law in 2015, but walked back on some of its language after facing backlash from across the country.

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Aerosmith announce 'farewell' European tour

USA rockers Aerosmith , together for some 45 years, will embark on a "farewell" European tour next year, the group said on Monday, kicking off the series of shows in Israel. Steven Tyler said: " Aerosmith just got done ripping through South America like true ambassadors of rock.The band is unstoppable right now and in Europe, we're going to keep doing what we do best".

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New Mexico Democrats rebound in legislative, statewide races

The Republican majority in the Iowa House will expand to 59 out of 100 seats when the legislature starts in 2017. Spending on infrastructure to fuel job growth, is popular with lawmakers from both parties, possibly funded by ending a law that lets corporations hold profits offshore without paying United States taxes on them.

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Differences set aside at first meeting

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted his displeasure Thursday night at "unfair" protests against his election and accused activists of being paid agents egged on by the media, putting an end to a brief stretch of conciliatory behavior since Tuesday.

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One shot in third night of anti-Trump protests

Police have set up barricades in front of some of the most expensive stores in New York City as anti-Trump protesters chant their displeasure at the outcome of the election. "We will all come together and be proud!" The protesters ranged from children to senior citizens of various races and backgrounds from across the country.

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Harry Reid Endorses Keith Ellison For DNC Chair

Ellison said Democrats "did not motivate enough people to the ballot box". Her resignation came amid an uproar over purported DNC efforts to discredit Sanders' presidential campaign. Chuck Schumer , have come out in support of Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison , a 53-year-old Muslim-American who now co-chairs the Congressional Progressive Caucus .

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Amber Alert issued for two Warren County kids

They also confirm the children are safe. "Wilson is a 39-year-old female with blonde hair, blue eyes, is 5'6" and weighs 135 pounds. Carmelita Wilson is the mother of the two children. Authorities did not have descriptions of the children available. She is driving a red 1998 GMC Jimmy SUV with Missouri plates: CL6-X4F. The direction they are heading is unknown.

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Marcus Mariota Leads Tennessee To Win Over Green Bay

From there, though, the Packers witnessed why the Titans have been so risky offensively since about Week 5 of the season. "We said we needed to make a statement, and this was a game to make a statement in and I think we did that". The passing game is producing after a sluggish start, but the offense is missing physical running back Eddie Lacy , who is on injured reserve with an ankle injury.

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Virginia Weather Forecast: Chill and Rain to Start Week

A dry, cold Sunday night will see lows around 32 degrees. The temperatures will stay in the low 60s, and push slightly higher as we head into the weekend. There are "minimal chances" for light rain Wednesday night, the report said. Chance of precipitation is 30 percent. Northwest wind 5 to 7 miles per hour.

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Cavs' James becomes youngest to 27000 points

Watch in the media player above. James, who has been increasingly active in social issues in recent years, speaking out on gun crime and helping more than 1,000 children from underprivileged backgrounds go to college, appealed for a positive response to Trump's victory.

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Democratic Party of Wisconsin Chair Endorses Rep. Keith Ellison for DNC Chair

After becoming the first Muslim-American elected to Congress, Ellison said former President George W. Bush "extended his hand to me and said , 'Ellison, I'm glad there's a Muslim in the Congress'". "I think he's terrific and I think he would make a terrific DNC chair". In March, he drew criticism from some activists for his advocacy of the controversial superdelegate system used during Democratic Party primaries.

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Liberal Supreme Court : No Chance

The list includes Dianne S. Sykes, a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals who was appointed by George W. Bush, federal appeals judges Steven M. Colloton and Raymond M. Garland, will not become a Justice. Trump will be making the nomination under optimal conditions. Those GOP leaders know that the vacancy on the court was an issue for many of their party's followers (more than 50 percent of those who thought the Supreme Court was the most important issue in this year's presidential ...

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ND Capitol Locked Down After Pipeline Protesters Arrive

Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners obtained federal permits for the $3.8 billion pipeline in July, two years after it was first announced . It specifically noted past dispossession of lands held by the Native American group protesting the line.

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Reaction to Tensing mistrial

Body-camera video released by prosecutors shows Tensing asking DuBose for his license and DuBose eventually acknowledging he does not have one with him. A judge declared a mistrial Saturday after the jury said it was deadlocked after deliberating some 25 hours. Tensing was sacked by the University of Cincinnati.

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California deputy shot at point-blank range

Dispatchers told Wallace the vehicle was stolen, so he requested another police unit be sent to the scene. "He had a special place in our hearts at the sheriff's office", Christianson said. The woman managed to fight off her assailant and to call the local police. Do not approach him if you see him, call 911. Authorities were able to identify Machado based on the stolen vehicle he was driving, police said.

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McDowell honors veterans with 98th annual parade

Considered the largest Veterans Day parade west of the MS, the event started on Pacific Boulevard and headed north on Lyon Street. The parade marched down Wabash Avenue. The parade, which started when the sun went down, is sponsored by the City's Community Services Department and American Legion Post 100. Organizers of the parade say this year's event stirred up more interest than ever before.

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Nephew in 'Making a Murderer' ordered released

Circuit Court of Appeals to put the release order on hold. Dassey's conviction was overturned in August . The New York Times reports that a federal judge ruled that Brendan Dassey will be freed while the state appeals the overturning of his conviction.

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'Making a Murderer's' Brendan Dassey's release ordered by federal judge, newspaper reports

Mr Dassey's lawyer, Steve Drizin , said he had not spoken yet with Mr Dassey, but he hoped to have him out of prison in time to spend Thanksgiving with his family. He is pursuing his own appeal. Avery's former attorney, who was also featured in Netflix's Making a Murderer with Avery and Dassey, Jerry Buting responded to Dassey's prison release in a statement released to Bustle on Monday.

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Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey to Be Released From Custody

A judge overturned Dassey's conviction in August, and the state has since appealed that ruling . The order to release the 27-year-old Dassey from prison, which also came from Duffin, was contingent on him meeting numerous conditions. Halbach went to the salvage yard on October 31, 2005, to photograph a minivan owned by Steven Avery for Auto Trader Magazine. So, in August , Judge William E.

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Cannabis use legalised in several more USA states

Recreational use of marijuana is now legal in the Commonwealth, but this now raises some questions about the impact it will have on medical marijuana, which has been legal since 2012. California , Massachusetts , Maine and Nevada voters approved recreational legalization. That means that medical marijuana is now legal in 28 states, and an additional 16 states have laws that allow for limited medical use of the drug, according to Time .


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