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Anti-Trump protests likely to continue

The New York Times reports that cities such as Miami , Atlanta, Portland, Ore ., Tempe, Ariz., Raleigh, N.C., Olympia, Wash., Madison, Wis., New York and Los Angeles all experienced protests ranging from a few hundreds to into the thousands.

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House GOP nominates Paul Ryan for speaker of next Congress

Peter King, who has been in Congress since 1993. But he said "the rub comes" January 3, when Ryan will need 218 votes - a majority of the full House - to be speaker and avoid a damaging setback to a career path that many think includes a presidential run.

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England redeemed themselves after Bangladesh fiasco, says Cook

There were questions marks over the quality of England's spin bowlers before the game but without any doubt they outperformed their Indian counterparts with legspinner Adil Rashid taking seven wickets. We play to take 20 wickets and win the match . In Test cricket it is less important as the team that can create pressure can always comeback. Kohli also talked about the Vizag pitch, hoping that it wouldn't turn out like the Rajkot one.

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Parker: Guess who's coming to the White House

He said he hoped Trump "will reconsider this decision and put healing our country ahead of rewarding political extremism". "I think the world of Steve Bannon", retired Lt. Some Democrats on Capitol Hill agree with Reid's sentiments. Since Trump announced he had hired Bannon as his chief adviser earlier this week, many have taken to Twitter under the hashtag #StopBannon to encourage voters to call their representatives and express their concerns about his appointment given that he's ...

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Police Officer Charged With Manslaughter Over Shooting Death of Philando Castile

Kelly says Yanez thought Castile looked like "a possible match" for a suspect in a recent armed robbery . In addition to the manslaughter charge, Yanez was also charged with two counts of intentionally discharging a firearm that endangers the safety of others - one count for Reynolds, and another for her daughter, who was present in the back seat.

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California has most to lose among insured if Trump completely repeals Obamacare

But the openness was complicated by a shift in the official positions listed on his website. Trump told the paper he was reconsidering his stance after Thursday's meeting with Obama, who urged him to protect parts of the law. That site, however, is a little sparse when it comes to what Trump plans to do to replace ObamaCare, which now provides health insurance to 20 million Americans.

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Most of arrested Portland protesters didn't vote in Oregon

Voters logs in OR that have been cross-checked with anti-Trump protest arrests reveal a striking statistic: 62 percent of suspects failed to cast a ballot on November 8 OR were not registered to vote. It is unclear if those who aren't registered in OR are registered to vote in other states. "Most of those gave OR addresses as their official residence in court records".

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Brenden Dassey of 'Making a Murderer' granted supervised released

Dassey, now 27, has been in prison since 2007 for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. Magistrate Judge William Duffin, who overturned Dassey's conviction, wrote, "These repeated false promises, when considered in conjunction with all relevant factors, most especially Dassey's age, intellectual deficits, and the absence of a supportive adult, rendered Dassey's confession involuntary under the fifth and 14th amendments".

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US House approves bills on Iran, Assad supporters

While the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has not yet commented on the US presidential election, a North Korean diplomat said today that the country does not care who the president of the United States is. "Aleppo has been under siege since July and the escalating bombardment on the eastern part of the city has rendered the medical mission almost impossible", the group said in a statement.

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Russian official claims pre-election contacts with Trump camp

Asked later for clarification, a Foreign Ministry official declined to elaborate on Ryabkov's remarks but said standard diplomacy called for "contact with the leaders in the campaign" on matters such as clarifying statements by the candidate or conveying interview requests from Russian journalists.

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Electors In Some States Can Change Their Votes, But Not In Ohio

Bush was elected president because of the Electoral College. On Tuesday, Trump praised the Electoral College after previously criticizing the system. Done this way, everyone's vote becomes more important no matter what state you live in. Thank - or blame - the Founding Fathers for creating the possibility of a so-called "divergent election" when they set up the Electoral College.

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Hundreds of Los Angeles students in anti-Trump protest

School Police Department. The protest took place despite calls by school officials for students not to walk out of classes and to find other ways to express their anger at Trump's shock election last week. The majority appeared to be from Montgomery Blair and Northwood High Schools. "Unfortunately, the otherwise peaceful protest was marred by a physical altercation between two students who had opposing political viewpoints", Monteleone wrote in a letter to parents on Wednesday .

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SC Democratic leader Harrison considering a bid for party chair

Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison told ABC's George Stephanopoulos on Sunday, "We need to invest at the local party unit and focus our energy on turnout". Bernie Sanders, whose challenge of Clinton for the party's presidential nomination rallied young Democrats and led the party to craft the most progressive platform in its history.

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Trump election angers, disappoints many in sports world

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Tennessee Sen. Furthermore, despite my contempt for Trump's constant lies and self-aggrandizement, I understand why people who have felt trampled on by "the system" for many years had trouble making meaningful distinctions between the respective vices of these two candidates.

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Trump says he's "fine" with marriage equality; campaigned SCOTUS appointees would reconsider

President-elect Donald Trump has said that he accepts same-sex marriage as law, suggesting that he won't attempt to repeal federal marriage equality laws, ABC reports. In the same interview, however, Trump said any new Supreme Court judges he would appoint will be "pro-life" and may overturn Roe v. Wade . "The judges will be pro-life ".

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Judge orders release of Making A Murderer figure Brendan Dassey

Dassey was originally convicted in 2007 of first-degree intentional homicide, mutilation of a corpse and second-degree sexual assault in the killing of Teresa Halbach in Manitowoc County , Wisc., and was sentenced to life with no parole for 41 years.

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Demonstrators speak out against Dakota Access Pipeline

Federal District Court to have the legal right to move forward with no future government approvals. The protests came as Dakota Access was expected to win the support of President-elect Donald Trump , who has given strong backing for energy infrastructure projects.

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Federal government estimating number of homeless people

In Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Dallas, and Seattle, all cities where housing costs have soared, the number of homeless people increased by rates between 6 and 21 percent. Compare that to New York City, where just 4 percent of people experiencing homelessness lived outside. Overall, HUD and communities around the country are happy with the progress that's been made in recent years.

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Hundreds of New York students protest outside Trump Tower

The regulations also say students need to work cooperatively with staff to ensure the protest is orderly, and the students must make up missed work. "Everyone is equal, no one deserves to be mistreated because of something that they can't choose, like their race or their gender", an ninth-grade girl said.

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Minnesota's Rep. Ellison vies to lead national…

The election of the next DNC head - and what kind of Democrats emerge as the new and younger leaders of the party - will send an important signal about the direction that the Democratic Party takes in the aftermath of Hillary Clinton's shocking defeat to Trump this week.

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Rep. Keith Ellison Announces Candidacy for DNC Chair

In the wake of election results that left many Democrats despondent, Minnesota's U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison , will vie to lead the nation's Democratic Party. "I love the donors and we thank them, but it has to be the guys in the barber shop, the lady at the diner, the folks who are anxious about if their plant is going to close - they've got to be our focus", Ellison said.

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Ellingson family to get $9 million in drowning settlement

Ellingson, who was originally from Iowa, was leaving a restaurant-bar with seven friends en route to his parent's lake house on May 31 when he was taken into custody. Piercy is on unpaid leave. "It's not like we were fighting or arguing", said Piercy. "With this case now settled through the court system, the patrol will have no additional comment on this matter".

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World Markets Recover After Trump Win

I think the roadmap we are looking at is Brexit". "The shock of this outcome makes Brexit look like a picnic, and it is", he said. The Mexican peso, which has been a proxy for Trump, was down sharply against the dollar, after rallying during the USA trading day.

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Bernie Sanders is ready to negotiate with Donald Trump

After running a highly talked-about-but-unsuccessful primary campaign, Vermont Sen. They also only slightly reduced what remains an ample GOP House majority. "Does that mean she and I are going to agree on every issue?" "It is not possible to be a candidate of cooperate America, not possible to be a candidate of the insurance companies or Wall Street, not take huge amounts of money from power special interests and then say 'I'm going to champion the needs of the a declining middle class, I'm ...

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Turkish-backed fighters close to taking al-Bab

Wednesday, French President Francois Hollande warned Trump against reneging on the nuclear deal with Iran. Numerous world's most authoritarian leaders. "Russian Federation is now totally aligned with Syria". "In particular, the importance was underlined of the creation of a reliable basis for bilateral connections on the way to develop their economic trade components", the Kremlin said.

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Delhi shuts schools to tackle pollution

He said, around 80 percent of the problem is due to local factors, and only 20 percent is due to neighboring states. India's capital has announced a slew of measures to combat the crippling air pollution that has engulfed the city, including closing down schools , halting construction and ordering that all roads be doused with water to settle dust.

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Denver approves marijuana use in bars and restaurants

Supporters of the measure said they would make Denvar the first city in the USA that would allow cannabis buffs to enjoy it socially without fear of legal action. The Denver measure, called Initiative 300, would allow marijuana use in private businesses that receive a permit from the city. Colorado law now neither allows nor bans public marijuana use.

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Trump, Romney to meet this weekend

Earlier this year during the presidential campaign, the former MA governor criticized Trump's candidacy, calling him a "phony" and "fraud". Trump, who endorsed Romney in 2012, repeatedly slammed the former GOP standard bearer during his bid for the a Republican nomination, describing him as a failure.

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Pipeline protesters block railroad tracks in Bellingham

Energy Transfer Partners made a deal to have the Dakota Access Pipeline completed by January 1, 2017! This was one of many pipeline protests taking place across Minnesota and the country. From Lehigh to Doylestown, North Dakota to Washington, hundreds of protests are happening to support the Sioux. It's 80 percent complete, except for a section that would run under the Missouri River.

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Trump Place Apartment Complex Will Change Name Following Online Petition

On Wednesday, workers removed the name "Trump" from signage on a series of NY apartment buildings on Wednesday in hopes that people won't associate the building with the president-elect. Trump's buildings will get a boost. Trump was reportedly involved in the building development, known at various times as Riverside South and Trump Place , in the 1990s.

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Court stops 'Making a Murderer' inmate's release

On Aug. 12, Duffin overturned Dassey's conviction in the 2005 homicide of Teresa Halbach. Their cases gained national attention previous year after Netflix aired " Making a Murderer ", a multi-part documentary examining Halbach's death.

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Political Analyst: Democrats Are To Blame For Trump's Victory

He then spoke of the millions of disenfranchised Americans, from senior citizens to single mothers and college graduates, who are dealing with low bank accounts and bleak futures. "I saw so many attractive people, especially young people, black, white, Latino, Asian-American, Native American, incredibly lovely people who want to make this country into the country that we all know it can become, not only trying to wipe out prejudice, but create an economy that works for all of us, not just ...

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Trump dismisses reports of infighting among his advisers

Jason Miller, a spokesperson for Mr. Trump, spoke with reporters Wednesday at Trump Tower in NY about the transition team's recent shakeup. Trump has been widely critical of the media and his tweeting has become a major focus throughout his run.

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Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey being released from jail!

In August, U.S. Magistrate Judge William Duffin agreed to this and ruled that he was coerced into admitting these actions under a habeas corpus petition. He's pursuing his own appeal. He faces a deadline of noon on Tuesday to provide information on where he will live. "Halbach was killed at the Avery Salvage Yard, where she had been hired to photograph vehicles for a magazine, according to court documents ".

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Get Into 116 California State Parks For Free On 'Green Friday'

Green Friday was inspired a year ago by sporting goods store REI , which closed completely on Black Friday, but still paid all of their employees, telling them to use the day off to enjoy nature. Its success encouraged officials to expand. President and Chief Executive Officer of Save the Redwoods League , said in a press release . A full list of participating parks is at www.greenfriday.org, which is also where people can download and print out passes starting at noon today.


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