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'Making a Murderer' inmate presses appeals court for release

Dassey was 16 at the time, he is now 27. So soon in fact that TMZ reports Dassey will be released from prison no later than Friday, Nov. 18 at 8 p.m. A federal magistrate overturned Brendan Dassey's conviction in August, saying investigators tricked him into confessing. The DOJ argues keeping Dassey in custody is in the public interest and that "harms to the State and Teresa Halbach's family are real and substantial".

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Democrats struggle to move forward in wake of Trump victory

If Hillary Clinton had won the USA presidency, she would have appointed the chair. Amy Klobuchar, three congressmen, two union presidents, and four state party chairs, who will play a large role in deciding the election. Former Gov. Howard Dean said he's not stressed about winning a bid to chair the Democratic National Committee , but he is anxious about the race for the position creating a divide among Democrats.

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Obama team trying to damage ties with Russia

Graham's call for an investigation into Russian Federation came one day after Trump and Putin spoke over the phone Monday. Trump's transition team said after the call that he told Putin he's looking for a strong, enduring relationship with Russian Federation.

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The Glass Ceiling Remains Intact as Trump defeats Clinton

Trump won in traditionally democratic strongholds Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and MI, while also winning the critical swing states of Ohio, Florida, and North Carolina. Other minority voters are nearly evenly divided. "My campaign brought millions of people into the political process, the overwhelming majority of whom ended up voting for Hillary Clinton".

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NY police officers shot, wounded, taken to hospital

A report by NBC New York said that one of the officers received gunshot wounds to his head while the second officer was shot in the leg. The suspect was killed in a gun battle, police said. The NYPD sergeants confronted a push-in robbery suspect at 1460 Beach Avenue about 3 p.m. on Friday afternoon before a shootout that left one of the officers and the suspect dead.

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House Dems to vote Thursday on delaying leadership elections

Ryan represents a district in northeastern OH - a state Democrats lost to Donald Trump last week. "I think there are a lot of people having conversations right now", Ryan confirmed. You're always going to lose when your focus is on fundraising and not meeting with the people. He added that Democrats "screwed up" in failing to connect with working class voters.

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Barack Obama cautions Donald Trump against undoing of Iran, Paris deals

Abandoning the deal would remove obstructions that blocked Iran's nuclear capabilities and could force the United States to sanction European allies that continued to honor the accord. We must encourage Trump to punish Iran for its constant violations of the deal, and encourage the global community to hold Iran to account over its human rights abuses.

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Release of 'Making a Murderer' inmate blocked

U.S. District Judge William Duffin issued the order for his release earlier this week after reversing the conviction in August. Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel argues that the state has a strong likelihood of success on appeal, that Dassey's release would have irreparably harmed the state, that Dassey's interests do not warrant a release, and that his release would harm the public interest.

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US House Votes To Renew Iran Sanctions, Sanction Syria's Backers

Bob Corker cast doubt Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump will reverse the Iran nuclear deal , saying such a decision would distract his fledgling administration in its first days. The bill prohibiting the sale of aircraft to Iran is an example of legislation that, if enacted under a new administration, could undermine the deal, Farhi had said.

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Most Democrats Don't Want Their Party To Work With Trump

If I were Mr. Trump, I would surround myself with people that I trust and who have knowledge and information and wisdom that will help me do the best job that I can. "After what appeared to be a never-ending campaign in 2016, the last thing the American people are anxious about now is who is going to run in 2020", said Sanders .

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Levy proud to have broken 'dirtbag' Paterno's leg

Now, the Detroit Lions linebacker said it was his "proudest moment in college" in a recent story in Men's Journal . Joe Paterno was not accused or convicted of a crime, though he was identified as culpable in the Jerry Sadnusky sex abuse scandal by Penn State's commissioned, independent investigation by former FBI director Louis Freeh.

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NYPD officers shot in the Bronx, suspect dead

A spokeswoman for the New York City Police Department said she could not confirm the death, and she could provide no details on the condition of the officers. He was identified as 35-year-old Manuel Rosales, of Brentwood, according to the Suffolk County Police Department on Long Island. "Sgt. Kwo is recovering", Ed Mullins, the president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, said Friday.

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Hillary Clinton Blames FBI Director James Comey For Her Loss

On October 28, Comey jolted the presidential race when he told Congress that the FBI was once again examining Clinton's use of a private server while secretary of state after new emails were discovered in another investigation into former congressman Anthony Weiner , the estranged husband of close Clinton aide Huma Abedin.

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City files to stop transit strike for Election Day only

SEPTA's chairman, Pasquale Deon, has accused union leadership of prolonging a strike even though the authority made an offer he said addressed most of the union's concerns. The Monday morning commute is still expected to be messy, but major services could be back at some point today. Riders were overjoyed to return to the lines Monday, as riders in Upper Darby at the 69th Street Terminal began to return to their normal schedule as SEPTA rolled out service in increments.

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APNewsBreak: Engineer in crash had undiagnosed sleep apnea

The engineer's lawyer, Jack Arseneault, gave the information about his client, 48-year-old Thomas Gallagher, on Wednesday, and two US officials followed up with an announcement of their own: a probe into the sleep apnea's role in the crash, The Associated Press noted .

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Smoke from wildfires cause smokey scene, smell in the Lowcountry

Twenty wildfires are burning thousands of acres across Western North Carolina. During the night Tuesday, crews worked to protect up to 35 homes that were threatened by that fire. Governor Pat McCrory announced Saturday that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved his request for financial assistance to fight the wildfires now burning in the western part of the state.

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Islamic State killed 300 former policemen south of Mosul, HRW says

While the Shi'ite coalition is fighting Islamic State west of Mosul, regular army and police units are trying to advance from the other sides, backed by Kurdish Peshmerga fighters deployed in the north and the east. One month has passed since the Mosul offensive was announced. He was speaking at a joint news conference with Iraqi officials and officers from the internationally-backed coalition who are assisting with air strikes and soldiers on the ground, who are officially designated as ...

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Update 7 a.m.:Dollar, global stocks, Mexican peso fight back

Clinton is viewed as a more stable option who might maintain current policies. Stocks recovered throughout the day and ended positively. Investors fear a Trump victory could cause global economic and trade turmoil and years of policy unpredictability, which among other things could discourage the Federal Reserve from raising interest rates in December as long expected.

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Is the Trump administration really going to launch a registry for Muslims?

In his first interview since his upset victory last week against rival Hillary Clinton, Trump told " 60 minutes " on Sunday that he would immediately move to deport or jail as many as three million undocumented immigrants with criminal backgrounds, seeming at first glance to soften of his campaign vows - which included deporting 11 million undocumented people living in the United States, majority from Mexico and Central America.

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Trump, advisers seek to quell rumors of transition team chaos

Trump can not give his children or Kushner cabinet positions because USA law forbids presidents from appointing family members to government posts. Chris Christie , who was let go. Take this example from July, when Trump retweeted an image of Clinton set against a six-pointed star said to resemble a Star of David, setting off alarm bells in the Jewish community.

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MA jobless rate falls to 3.3 percent

The unemployment rate in September was 5.6 percent. "Payroll job counts have declined for four consecutive months, indicating a significant slowing of recent job growth trends". In October, 70,200 jobs were posted statewide on Employ Georgia, the GDOL's online job listing service at employgeorgia.com . The professional, scientific and business services sector gained 1,700 jobs over the month and 18,100 over the year.

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Trump brings white-right advocacy journalist into White House

Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Financial Services Committee. Peters joins more than 120 House Democrats in writing a letter to Trump urging him to rescind the appointment. In your election night speech you said, 'Now it's time for America to bind the wounds of division. "Your appointment of Stephen Bannon, whose ties to the White Nationalist movement have been well-documented, directly undermines your ability to unite the country".

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House Dems To Delay Leadership Elections

Still, Pelosi has strong support among most House Democrats, and any challenge to her leadership would be a long shot. House Democrats decided Tuesday to hold off on their leadership elections until November 30. But even if Pelosi stays, the source acknowledged a need for change elsewhere among the Democratic leadership. Some House Dems had circulated a letter calling for the delay because "only by taking the time to find the hard truths can we formulate a comprehensive path forward, which ...

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Jim Obergefell Doesn't Trust That Trump Sees Marriage Equality As "Settled"

I mean it's done... these cases have gone to the Supreme Court. I'm going to... I'm pro-life. Trump , who has spent his life in liberal New York City, referenced gay Republicans at the Republican National Convention, and said transgender people should use whatever bathroom they feel comfortable using during his campaign.

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U.S. same-sex marriage plaintiff concerned Trump could overturn ruling

However, standing by his stance against abortion rights, Trump pledged to appoint judges who oppose abortion rights and oppose restrictions on Second Amendment gun rights. ( Doe v. Bolton , the companion ruling to Roe , effectively forced states to permit late-term abortions.) In response, Trump simply answered , "Yeah, well, they'll perhaps have to go, they'll have to go to another state".

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Penn State climbs to 8th in playoff rankings

With that in mind, we offer up five of our favorite college football upsets of all time. This arises an interesting question: Could two Big Ten teams make the playoff and fill half of the four-team bracket when it is revealed this December? But remember, it was Michigan State that came into Ohio Stadium a year ago and ended the Buckeyes chances of repeating as Big Ten and national champions.

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New Zealand completes evacuation from town cut off by quake

Key explained the diplomatic faux pas to the New Zealand Herald . Key estimated the quake fix bill would reach billions of dollars but the short-term priority was delivering much-needed supplies to the stricken town. One commercial fisherman said the quake has had a devastating effect on Kaikoura's marine life and it could take years for shellfish stocks to bounce back.

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Son of US Rep. Jon Conyers Missing in Texas: Houston Police

Tips wanted in missing UH student caseThe ABC station in Detroit reports Conyers is the son of U.S. Representative John Conyers, of MI. He is 6-foot tall and 145 pounds with black hair. Right now, police aren't releasing much information - only that they are looking for him. Conyers' father, John Conyers , is a Democratic lawmaker representing Michigan's the 13th Congressional District, and is now the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives.

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Senate Democrats elect Chuck Schumer as leader

Schumer has been a savvy partisan combatant willing to strike compromises, such as on a 2013 bipartisan immigration overhaul that eventually died. But perhaps the most significant changes come from one senator new to party leadership and another who will now have a larger voice.

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Indiana panel begins forming consensus around ISTEP exam

In English/Language Arts, 66.1 percent of students in grades 3-8 passed the test, down from 67.3 percent in 2014-15. Just 5.3 percent of students passed (down from 9.6 percent the year before). Passing rates dropped that year, as predicted, but lower performances were not counted against schools. The overall scores for the 19 local districts in Delaware, Blackford, Jay, Randolph and Henry counties reflected the state average.

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Obama's alumni-to-be contemplate life after the White House

Also watch this same hypocrisy in Trump when he reneges on numerous promises he made during the campaign, promises he said only he and he alone could implement. Obama toured the museum after descending from the hilltop complex where he had lingered at the base of the Parthenon and glanced around at the panoramic view of Athens .

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Trump Unlikely to Change Iran's Nuclear Deal: Obama

Their meeting last week was a sharp contrast to the grenade-fest that each has engaged in. Global leaders have expressed concerns over President-elect Donald Trump's suggestion on the campaign trail that the U.S. "I look forward to having a discussion with the, whoever they appoint in the administration", said Rep. Jason Chaffetz, (R) Utah. Cooperation with the United States , she went on to say, must be "based on these values".

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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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Pelosi seeks re-election leading House Democrats

Yet even as both parties agree that voters were demanding change, both parties' key Senate posts remained largely unchanged. Most Senate legislation will require a 60-vote threshold in the 100 member chamber in order to overcome opposition, but Republicans will only have a maximum of 52 seats from January.

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Obama says Greek economy needs space, debt relief for growth

These protests commemorate the bloody suppression, by military authorities, of the Polytechnic pro-democracy uprising. At the time of the protests, Obama was dining at the presidential palace alongside Tsirpas and Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos.


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