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Big-city mayors pledge to protect undocumented immigrants

Citizenship and Immigration Services. San Francisco's Ed Lee, New York's Bill de Blasio, Chicago's Rahm Emanuel and Seattle's Ed Murray are among those in " sanctuary cities " who have tried to soothe immigrant populations anxious about Trump's agenda.

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Bear attack injures woman; she called 911 from the ground

Karen Osborne, 63, was attacked near Middletown, Maryland by a black bear, which was wearing a radio collar, the tweets state. "She went into a fetal position and called 911 laying there", said Paul Peditto with the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

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AAA: 1.3 Million Virginians to travel for Thanksgiving

Average gas prices in Lynchburg as of Wednesday were $1.94, according to GasBuddy.com. Jenkins said oil prices will determine if that happens again this year. AAA says about 90 percent of Virginians are expected to travel by automobile, 7 percent by air and 2 percent by other means. Air travelers and those opting for trains, buses and other modes of transportation are also projected to be up from 2015 numbers.

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Senate Dems select new leadership lineup

But with Trump's stunning victory last week, he will have to deal with a Republican in the White House and both houses of Congress under Republican control. Schumer has a history of being a savvy partisan combatant willing to strike compromises, such as on a 2013 bipartisan immigration overhaul that ended up dying.

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Trump's 'big tent' - room for some Democrats?

The biggest battle that the new Florida Democratic Party chairperson will to get Sen. Five Democrats are from states Trump easily carried, by 19 percentage points or more - Indiana, North Dakota, West Virginia, Missouri and Montana. Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said that members of her party must not be "divided" or "discouraged" and emphasised the importance of "analysing" and "understanding" the election loss they suffered on November 8.

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Arizona Police Officer Punches Woman In Face During Arrest

The officer and another man who appeared to be a police officer were attempting to arrest the woman in Flagstaff, Arizona, when the camera started rolling. As Fox 10 Phoenix reports , the video of the punching incident was recorded by the victim's boyfriend with his cellphone camera. "Hey, you can't hit a girl like that." But during that process, Bonar allegedly confronted the woman over a warrant for her arrest-which apparently didn't exist anymore.

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President Obama offers advice on how being POTUS will change Trump

Just as Obama made full use of executive power to advance his goals on the climate, the economy and global affairs, Trump can act swiftly to reverse them. During his presidential campaign Trump described North Atlantic Treaty Organisation as "obsolete" and suggested that he may not honor the organization's most sacred covenant of mutual defense in the face of outside aggression.

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USA officer charged in shooting death of Philando Castile

Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, live-streamed images of him after he was shot, and some went viral on social media. "The worst thing that can happen is that the officer is overcharged, and he is found not to be responsible for those charges", said Glenda Hatchett, a television personality and former judge who is the family's lawyer.

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College students to protest against Trump deportation plans

Yale student organizer Ramon Garibaldo says the actions are inspired by demonstrations that broke out at high schools around the country last week following the Republican's presidential election victory. "We are feeling very left out of the process", said Michelle Dubovitsky, 17, a senior. "I don't feel we're the minority any longer", student Brandon Riso said.

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Man dissolves after trying to soak in Yellowstone hot pool

Yellowstone releases final report on. When Scott ventured into the Norris Geyser basin area of the park, he was with his sister, Sable Scott. Victim's sister recorded the incident on her cell phone. " In a very short order, there was a significant amount of dissolving ", Deputy Chief Ranger Lorant Veress told KULR. Ranger Veress warned that straying beyond official paths and signs into Yellowstone is risky, as much of the park's wilderness remains as untouched as possible.

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California, Nevada and MA legalize recreational marijuana

Voters in Arkansas , Florida , Montana , and North Dakota supported medical marijuana. The victories could spark similar efforts in other states and put pressure on federal authorities to ease longstanding rules that classify marijuana as a dangerously addictive drug with no medical benefits.

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Biden: A Trump presidency won't diminish United States support for Israel

Israeli right-wingers have hailed Trump's win as an opportunity to consolidate control over the occupied West Bank and annexed east Jerusalem . He noted that he expects that the "indissoluble connection between our two great nations" will be strengthened under his administration and that he has already agreed in principle - "as soon as possible" - to a meeting with Premier Benjamin Netanyahu.

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Millennials march out of schools to unite against Trump

The coalition, according to the news release, includes students from the campus's Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanos de Aztlan (M.E.Ch.A), Black Student Union and Queer Straight Alliance clubs. Students from Reed College joined the group, who held signs saying "Students for change" and "Love trumps hate". "We're going to keep rallying; we're going to spreading the word, keep spreading positivity", one student said.

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Key Takeaways From Bernie Sanders' Post-Election Interview

Elizabeth Warren, a pull-no-punches progressive darling. CNN has learned there is also considerable second guessing about not paying closer attention to Bill Clinton's advice - to spend more time focusing on disaffected white, working-class voters who were the lifeblood of his campaigns.

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Minnesota men at center of ISIL plot get stiff sentences

Federal prosecutors, who sought a 40-year prison term for Omar, argued that he was the most influential and deceitful of the young men prosecuted in the conspiracy. Warsame cooperated with the government after he pled guilty and had already served 11 months. "The defendants sentenced today remind us that this ideology ruins the lives of those who ascribe to it", USA attorney Andrew Luger said.

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GOP governors gather amid push for 'disruptive change'

Yet as the Republican governors' association convenes in Florida this week, they do so under the banner of the party of Trump. He also will be working to lay the groundwork for 2018, when there are 36 contests. The GOP now holds 33 governorships, the highest level of either party since 1922, when Warren Harding was president. The first midterm of a new presidency is often perilous to the party in power.

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Donald Trump Flips On Marriage Equality, Says He's 'Fine' With It

If the Supreme Court decision on Roe v. Wade that legalised abortion was overturned, Trump said the decisions on whether to legalise or ban abortion would return to the states. "So, we don't believe someone should have the right to an abortion and especially coming from someone who had an abortion at 18". Lest you think that Trump is going soft on immigration, he still promised to deport all undocumented immigrants with criminal records, which he figures - and by figures we mean has ...

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Trump is considering getting children permission for security clearance

The official said that the children have also not started filling out the necessary paperwork to obtain the clearances. Many also recalled that this was not the first time Ivanka found an opportunity to capitalize on her role in the election.

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Obama to Meet Merkel in Germany, Top Trade Partner and Ally

A florist who was sued for refusing to provide services for a same sex-wedding says she was exercising her First Amendment rights, but Washington state Supreme Court justices repeatedly questioned Tuesday whether ruling in. On Monday, Chancellor Angela Merkel´s conservative bloc agreed on Germany´s most popular politician, Steinmeier, whose name had been put forward by his Social Democratic Party (SPD).

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Trump name to be removed from three Manhattan apartment buildings

FILE- In this November 8, 2016 file photo , poll interpreter Mayra Mora affixes a sign outside of a polling place in an apartment building named for then Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, in NY. Workers pried 3-foot-high letters spelling "Trump Plaza" off the apartment buildings on Wednesday. The buildings are among seven located between 72nd and 59th Streets along the Hudson River that Trump developed with a group of Hong Kong billionaires in the 1990s.

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NMU Named Military Friendly School

These efforts have also resulted in the institution being named Georgia's first Purple Heart University. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weightings were developed by Victory Media with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers.

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Arrests in Greece after protest during Obama visit

Almost a dozen Democrats are mulling bids, including Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, the first Muslim-American elected to Congress, and South Carolina Democratic Party Chairman Jaime Harrison. He pushed his formerly small party to the forefront by telling Greeks tired from six years of financial crisis that he would reject austerity measures imposed in return for bailouts.

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Ted Cruz Being Eyed for Attorney General Post, Reports Say

Senator Ted Cruz departs Donald Trump's Trump Tower in New York , Nov. 15, 2016. According to a report in Bloomberg , the former bitter rivals talked about the possibility of Cruz serving as attorney general in a Trump administration.

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Maine approves recreational marijuana use

U. S. law still bans possession of marijuana for any reason except for research. The future of marijuana in the United States may have just changed forever. " California legalized it, and they are going to be coming online very quickly". According to Marijuana Business Daily, sales of legal marijuana may reach as high as $8 billion over the next five years, compared with $4.5 billion now.

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Obama Says Trump Shouldn't Force Undocumented Children to Hide

Illinois Comptroller-elect Susana Mendoza said Trump's plan to block federal funding to sanctuary cities "is morally corrupt, but more importantly, it's fiscally unsound". For example, the government threatened to withhold highway funds from any state that failed to adopt a 0.08 blood-alcohol limit: Both the limit and the highway funding were related to road safety.

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Senate Dems ready for new leader, GOP staying with McConnell

At a press conference following his election today, Mr Schumer insisted he was not afraid to condemn Mr Trump . Chuck Schumer , meaning the New Yorker will be Washington's most powerful Democrat as the party confronts a Republican-dominated government.

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Mike Pence gives lobbyists the boot from Trump's transition team

Rand Paul, who said he'd oppose the former mayor as well as the other reported contender, former United Nations ambassador John Bolton. O'Connor was said to be pushed out for his connections to the old transition leadership. On Monday Trump touted his call with Russian President Vladimir Putin - who he repeatedly praised throughout the campaign even as USA intelligence found the Russian government had hacked into the Democratic National Committee to try and influence the American elections.

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Israel skeptical of Trump's lofty promises

Bennett stated. " The era of a Palestinian state is over ". But U.S. administrations from both parties have recognized Jerusalem as a disputed area with the Palestinians, and have said that the status of Jerusalem should be resolved in negotiations between the two.

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Timeline of events in police shooting of Philando Castile

Choi told a news conference in announcing the charges: "Unreasonable fear can not justify the use of deadly force". Yanez has also been charged with two felony counts of risky discharge of a firearm that endangered the safety of Reynolds and her four-year-old daughter, who was also in the vehicle at the time .

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Trump's pragmatism will help him take decisions: Obama

Amid dire predictions about the end of the republic and the global order, Obama said that Trump's inexperience in politics and lack of intellectual baggage could be an asset. In Greece , then Germany and Peru, he will meet with more than a dozen world leaders and confront the unenviable task of trying to explain Trump's win, which threatens initiatives they had worked on, including the Iran agreement and the global climate accord reached in Paris previous year.

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Obama hails 'excellent conversation' with Trump at White House

Global stock markets and USA stock futures plunged early Wednesday on word of Trump's election, but later recovered. The two also said they looked forward to working together on health care, immigration, lowering taxes and other issues. "The meeting lasted nearly an hour and a half". Earnest said during the visit to Trump's future home, the two moms discussed raising children in the White House.

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Police seek tips on dark-colored SUV in killing of NYC woman

The dark colored SUV was seen by witnesses parked on Brooks Station Rd. around the time the murder is thought to have occurred. State police yesterday said they are looking for a dark-colored SUV in connection with Marcotte's killing. Marcotte was living in New York City, where she worked for Google as an account executive. 'State Police Detectives and Princeton Police have asked that area law enforcement agencies be vigilant and mindful of this homicide investigation when interacting with ...

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Calif. Shooting: 1 Victim Killed; Police Say Gunman Is Also Dead

Police in Azusa said officers found "multiple victims" and came under fire after responding to reports of shots fire at around 2pm local time . The incident prompted a lockdown at nearby schools and at two polling stations, one of which was later reopened.

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Democratic Party's role is to hold Donald Trump accountable: Bernie Sanders

In the aftermath of a shocking election, professional and armchair pundits alike seem eager to identify where the Democratic party went wrong. Sanders said Democrats will not help Trump expand bigotry, racism, sexism or xenophobia. But nothing really shocked me. According to Obama's former Florida campaign adviser, Steve Schale, the Clinton team underestimated the turnout for white working-class voters, even though its projections for Latino support were on target.

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Barack Obama urged to protect immigration in his remaining term

It declared itself a sanctuary city in 1989, and strengthened their stance in 2003 with its " Due Process for All " ordinance. Trump didn't elaborate on his plans for cracking down on the cities. This raises fears among pro-immigrant advocates that a Trump administration would not stop with deporting only criminals, especially if the numbers fall far short of expectations.


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