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Clinton: Democrats must not be discouraged or divided

Why is the victor decided state by state instead of by the nationwide popular vote? Congressional representation is loosely based on population and changes every 10 years with a new census. "The media often will report the projected outcome of the election before all of the ballots are counted". "I think I have to by law take $1".

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Outgoing Democratic senator: Eliminate the Electoral College

Trump won 57.2 percent of the popular vote and would get 6.3 electoral votes. It is like Clinton campaigned in major cities and let the rest of the country fend for itself. Making states like California consequential seems likely to draw a significantly different - or at least significantly expanded - electorate. The country was going to elect the most unpopular president regardless of the victor.

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Melvin Laird, Vietnam War defense secretary, dies at 94

At the same time, the policy continuously reduced the number of USA troops in Vietnam. In his last report as defense secretary, Laird said: "As a outcome of the success of the military aspects of Vietnamization, the South Vietnamese people today, in my view, are fully capable of providing for their own in-country security against the North Vietnamese".

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Sanders, Warren will serve in Senate leadership

The move allowed Sen. Schumer has been No. 3 Democratic leader and vaulted over No. 2 leader Dick Durbin of IL, who will remain in that slot. Senators Stabenow and Manchin illustrate the tremendous challenge ahead for Senate Democrats. That wing includes Sens. Additionally, liberal firebrand Senator Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., will get an increased role in the Democratic leadership and will serve as a Vice Chair of the Conference along with Senator Mark Warner, D-Virg.

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Dallas Protesters Rally Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Mandan is about 50 miles north of a camp where hundreds of protesters have gathered in recent months to oppose the pipeline. The Corps in July granted Energy Transfer Partners the permits needed for the project, but it said in September that further analysis was warranted, given the tribe's concerns.

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Five Big Ten Teams Ranked In Week 2 USA Today Coaches Poll

The number of unbeatens is down to one, Alabama , among Power 5 conference teams. We just didn't make any explosive plays. After Alabama , you might as well pull names out of a hat. At the beginning of what seemed to be like a boring Saturday in college football, the Penn State Nittany Lions were a long shot to win the East division of the Big Ten Conference.

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Watch the first meeting between Trump and Obama

White House officials say President Barack Obama is prepared to spend his final major foreign trip talking about Donald Trump. The two men ended the improbable and historic White House encounter with a handshake and refused to take questions, appearing to find common cause in their opinion of the press.

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Obama Says Trump Told Him He Supports U.S. Commitment to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation

It was a sharp change in tone for Obama , who regularly mocked Trump's candidacy in the last days before the election, even accusing the billionaire businessman and former reality television star of helping the Islamic State group with his rhetoric about Muslims and undermining USA democracy through his claims of a "rigged" election.

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College students protest Trump deportation plans

Allred was loaded into an ambulance and taken to Bellevue Hospital for evaluation. "In class, we talked about flag burning generally as a form of protest, and what does the flag mean to different people". A Rutgers University professor who's not too insane about the president-elect says his post-Election Day comments landed him in a psych ward. Allred added that Rutgers police had told him they were unable to contact him but he had no missed calls or emails from the department.

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Firms, patients brace for changes in health care law

The handful of states that previously required insurers to provide coverage to everyone and banned them from charging the sick more prior to Obamacare saw their individual insurance markets collapse as premiums skyrocketed. "I like those very much", Trump said. Here's what I said. Cody said the repeal of Obamacare might be done incrementally rather than dropping huge problems on the Legislature in the immediate future.

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Protest at Indiana Universities: Students Walk Out Over #sanctuarycampuses

Hundreds of students left their classes at noon and convened in Washington Square Park - later moving to Bobst Library - to stand in solidarity with marginalized and vulnerable groups on campus. Campusreform.org , which opposes the movement, says it signals, "a singular disregard for the law that so many progressive students have". "She made it okay, and she's always made it okay for us to express our opinions", Sang said.

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Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner may get top White House role

His father, Charles Kushner, established the real estate development organisation Kushner Companies in 1985, growing it into a billion-dollar business. And rumors also swirled that Lewandowski was trying to plant negative stories in the press about Kushner to undercut Kushner's influence. Kushner is no stranger to controversy or the media glare.

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Montgomery Blair High School Students Stage Walkout Against Donald Trump

The walkout occurred despite warnings from the Los Angeles Unified School District officials calling for students to remain on campus and find other ways of making their feelings known. Dozens of students made their way out of the Miami-area schools, some carrying signs saying "here to stay" and "love trumps hate". "So what we are to do now is not to reject all those who voted for Donald Trump but three things: educate, agitate and organize!" A few UIC campus and Chicago police officers ...

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Thousands of Washington students protest against Trump election

About 800 Montgomery Blair High School students attended the rally at the stadium, and most returned to class afterward, Montgomery County Public Schools spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala said. The student protest lasted about an hour and a half in the city's town center before the students marched back to class around 11:30 a.m. Michael English with Rockville police said the victim in the matter was not the aggressor.

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A look at Donald Trump's immigration plans by the numbers

Police departments in Los Angeles , Denver and Boston said they had no plans to begin rounding up immigrants. Mayor Eric Garcetti agreed, but stopped short of using the "sanctuary city" language. During the campaign, Trump said he would cut federal funding to "sanctuary cities" like Chicago and L.A, where police are not required to report people's immigration status.

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Hang In There, #ImWithHer: Hillary Clinton Wins New Hampshire!!!

But a victorious Trump tweeted on Tuesday that "the Electoral College is actually genius in that it brings all states, including the smaller ones, into play". "I'm not going to change my mind just because I won. Every American should be guaranteed that their vote counts", Boxer said. The Electoral College is an outdated, undemocratic system that does not reflect our modern society, and it needs to change immediately.

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Melania Trump Gives First Speech Since Republican National Convention in July

Pointing to the "bad side" of social media, Melania said, "As adults many of us are able to handle mean words, even lies". In a quick speech today in suburban Philadelphia, Melania Trump outlined her immigrant story, and shared her early love for Ronald Reagan, while explaining what she planned to tackle if she was "blessed" to become the country's first lady.

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Just checking: We ran Melania Trump's speech through a plagiarism checker

Trump continued. "We can not afford to have more of the same". For the first time since the Republican National Convention, Donald Trump's wife Melania delivers a solo campaign speech. Currently, Clinton leads by an average of 4 points, but polls over the last week have shown a tightening in the race. Still, Mr. Trump needs support from more women to push his come-from-behind surge over the top in several battleground states.

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Dozens arrested in NYC for protesting Dakota Access Pipeline

CHERYL CORLEY, BYLINE: Hi. While the federal government has said "slow down", protesters beg them to stop altogether. What you're hearing about the way police have treated protesters is pretty much true, so is the depiction of protesters as peaceful.

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Patriots QB Tom Brady named AFC Player of the Month

New England has scored touchdowns on five of its opening nine drives this season, three of those with Brady at quarterback. "The mentality in believing that you're going to get it done, remaining confident, finding the confidence that it takes to execute well, comes from experience and really good leadership", Carroll said .

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How do you reach Donald Trump? Ask golfing great Greg Norman, apparently

A "New York Times" report on Tuesday said that prominent allies of the U.S. were having considerable difficulties reaching Trump, with foreign leaders blindly phoning his office block in a bid to touch base. "I am fortunate enough to call Trump a friend, so I was happy to put them in touch to further the incredible long-standing relationship the two countries have experienced", he said.

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McConnell will lead Senate GOP, Schumer will lead Democrats

Trump wants to accomplish. Schumer won promotion to leader in the Senate , taking over from Sen. Schumer, D-N.Y., will succeed retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, when the new Congress convenes next year. Politico reported that Schumer's leadership team "gives both liberals and moderates fresh influence on internal decision-making" in the wake of the election results.

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GOP keeps legislative grip; Democrats get another try soon?

Supreme Court, filling in the crucial slot vacated by late Justice Antonin Scalia. During their "lame-duck" session starting this week, lawmakers will have little time to draft another continuing resolution to cover funding US agencies and military operations.

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Trump insists White House transition on track amid reports of disarray

One week after Mr Trump scored an upset victory that took him by surprise, his team was improvising the most basic traditions of assuming power. But a well-known Republican moderate was pushed out of transition planning. South Carolina Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster, a former US attorney and state attorney general, said he was asked if he would be interested in being attorney general.

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Pipeline protest puts deer hunt area off-limits

LaDonna Brave Bull Allard, a Standing Rock tribal historian who founded the Sacred Stone Camp in April on her private land next to Lake Oahe, said even though most of the pipeline route has been disturbed, "it's never too late" to stop the project.

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Sens. McConnell and Schumer Re-Elected to Senate Leadership

A lifelong politician, Schumer has served in the Senate for 18 years, and is seen by the party's tenured officials as the appropriate Democratic leader to negotiate with Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Mrs. Pelosi said she has more than enough commitments to win another term as House minority leader, while Sen. House Democrats spurred by the party's upset in the national election have debated whether Pelosi can connect with minorities and America's white working class ...

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1 killed, several injured in gas explosion in Canton

Canton is about 30 miles southwest of Peoria and has a population of about 15,000. Authorities said the cause of the explosion, which occurred at the Opera House Professional Center, hasn't been determined. the Fulton County ESDA later corrected that report, saying eleven people were taken to the Graham Hospital in Canton. "They are working hard and as fast as possible", the Fulton County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency said on Facebook.

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California judge rejects charges involving major escort site

A California judge tentatively rejected pimping charges Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016, against the operators of a major worldwide website that advertises escort services. Those who manage the website have said it reports any potential trafficking cases to law enforcement. Harris spokeswoman Kristin Ford declined to comment.

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Anti-Trump Protest Hits Washington D.C. Days After Election

Seventeen people were arrested throughout the night and one protester was shot on the Morrison Bridge early Saturday morning. "We need to protest what we believe to be a disturbing turn in politics this week", Liu told The New York Times outside Trump Tower in Midtown Manhattan.

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Bernie Sanders talks fixing Democratic Party on 'The Late Show'

Sanders' push for change comes at a time when Democratic lawmakers, who will be virtually powerless in Congress next year, have shown little interest in changing their own leadership. "(A party that) brings people into the party", Sanders said. Oh, yeah, and while we're on the subject, how come we are the only major country not to provide paid family and medical leave? Sanders did point out that Trump shouldn't overstate his mandate since the Democratic presidential nominee has a clear ...

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Son-in-law Kushner Poised To Wield Clout In Trump Presidency

Power struggles inside Mr Donald Trump's transition team are hobbling efforts to form a new government - including what some say is an effort by the president-elect's son-in-law, Mr Jared Kushner, to clear out the ranks of loyalists to New Jersey Governor Chris Christie .

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Yarmuth, House Dems Ask Trump To Rescind Bannon Appointment

Reid listed a number of hate crimes that have allegedly taken place since the election and accused Bannon of being a "champion of white supremacy". "He has got a Harvard business degree". Among Breitbart readers and many other Trump supporters, the announcement was celebrated as an official validation of alt-right values and a rejection of Washington norms.

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State rests in trial in black motorist's death

Slager faces 30 years to life if convicted of the charge in the death of 50-year-old Walter Scott, who was shot while fleeing from a traffic stop in North Charleston in April of 2015. Former North Charleston Patrolman Michael Slager is charged with murder in the shooting death of Walter Scott as Scott fled from a traffic stop in April of 2015.

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Philando Castile's family: 'We want peace'

Yanez's attorney, Tom Kelly, said Latino officer Yanez was reacting to the presence of a gun and he had pulled Castile over because he thought he looked like a possible match for an armed robbery suspect. Squad vehicle video captured the entire event, including audio and subsequent conversations Yanez had with other officers, Choi said. Squad auto video captured the entire incident, including audio and subsequent conversations Yanez had with other officers, Choi said.

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Officer charged in shooting that was streamed on Facebook

Prosecutors said St. Anthony Police Officer Jeronimo Yanez's shooting of Philando Castile during a traffic stop "was not justified". She said Castile was shot while reaching for his ID after telling Yanez he had a gun permit and was armed.


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