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Trump Voter Accuses Black Starbucks Worker of 'Discrimination,' Calls Her 'Trash'

In the video, the unidentified man claims he is a victim of anti-white discrimination while threatening violence toward employees and hurling insults. "What is your name?" he asked. 'What is your name? I want your card. After telling the employee she is "garbage" and "complete trash", a male employee scolds him, and heated words are exchanged.

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McConnell, Schumer to Be Senate Leaders in Next Congress

Other House and Senate Democrats who have received donations from Trump and his family and will serve after Trump's inauguration include Sen. Schumer's deal-making skills will bring "tremendous value" to the Senate , said Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley.

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Missing Washington state family found alive

U.S. News and World Report reported that he said that she found different kinds of Halloween candy, while rooting around in their van. "I figured if I could get back out to the main road we'd find some help", McAlister said. Tuesday, Shumate said. In a statement, he said that he was grateful to everyone involved in the search for his family. The family was last seen at their Montesano home early Tuesday morning.

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McConnell Re-Elected as Senate Majority Leader; Dems Pick Schumer

In other Democratic leadership positions, Illinois Sen. Schumer, 65, will replace the retiring minority leader, Sen. The move allowed Sen. Murray, who won a fifth term last week, had considered challenging Durbin but instead was chosen to the No.

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Trump meeting with Japan's PM, possible Cabinet choices

WASHINGTON - Donald Trump's transition team says the incoming president is planning to require officials to pledge that they won't lobby the government for five years after leaving the Trump administration. One member of the transition team said that at least one reason Mr. Rogers had fallen out of favor among Mr. Trump's advisers was that, as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, he had overseen a report about the 2012 attacks on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, ...

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Gun Found at Nashua High School

The firearm was never used and the student has been removed from school by the Plymouth Police Department, which is investigating the incident. The school resource officer found a handgun during a search of the classroom. Detectives are investigating why the teen brought the gun to school. School officials say they take incidents such as this "very seriously", adding that the student will be disciplined.

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House GOP says Trump wants spending bill through March

The decision, announced by Speaker Paul Ryan to his conference, comes after Trump's team communicated to lawmakers that he would prefer to keep government spending on autopilot until he's in office. "It's a pretty easy choice". "We are not likely to get any Democratic cooperation in the new year and the same people on our side who do not want to vote for an omnibus in December sure as heck are not going to vote for one in March".

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1 killed, several injured in gas explosion in Illinois town

According to Ameren representatives, a crew was making repairs to a ruptured underground gas service line in downtown Canton , Illinois, around 5:30 when the explosion occurred. Canton Police Chief Rick Nichols said at a news conference Thursday afternoon that the Opera House was damaged beyond fix. Apartment buildings nearby were evacuated, and the downtown area is still closed to the public.

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Protesters Call on Donald Trump to Dump Steve Bannon

Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), who is known for her tough, critical stance when it comes to banking regulation and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minnesota), who is favored to be the next chair of the DNC. Millions of Americans have expressed fear and concern about how they will be treated by the Trump Administration and your appointment of Mr. Bannon only exacerbates and validates their concerns.

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No. 11 Xavier hangs on, beats Missouri 83-82 in OT

Xavier's Trevon Bluiett (5) drives to the basket around Missouri's Frankie Hughes (3) during the first half of the Tire Pros Invitational NCAA college basketball tournament, Thursday, Nov. Frankie Hughes led all scorers with 24 points, making him the first Missouri player to score 20 points in his first two games as a Tiger. "You always teach your kids to be aggressive", Missouri head coach Kim Anderson said of the Phillips foul.

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McDonald's says table service coming to US stores

McDonald's Executive Chef Dan Coudreaut checks an outgoing order in the kitchen at a McDonald's restaurant, during a presentation in New York's Tribeca neighborhood, Thursday, Nov. Customers will also be able to order and pay by phone starting next year. Incoming McDonald's U.S. President Chris Kempczinski said that while the plan is significant, he also promised further improvements in food quality and promotions like all-day breakfast, which have been the driver of more than a year ...

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Hillary Clinton Speaks Of Disappointment, Persistence In First Post-Election Address

As IBD pointed out in a recent editorial, the Electoral College was specifically created to prevent candidates from winning the presidency simply by appealing to a few heavily-populated, highly partisan regions of the country. Six times my candidate has lost and six times the candidate I voted for has won. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer announced Tuesday they'll introduce legislation to scrub the electoral college.

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Donald Trump, President Obama meeting described as 'excellent'

Trump - who previously called Obama the "most ignorant president in our history" - said he looked forward to receiving the president's counsel. US President Barack Obama on Thursday met with President-elect Donald Trump at the White House.

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Obama says meeting with President-elect Trump was 'excellent'

Obama told reporters at the White House Thursday, that he had an "excellent conversation" with Trump, during which they discussed organizational issues, as well as foreign and domestic policy. Mr Trump headed from the White House to Capitol Hill for a lunch meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan. "We are Americans first", he said. On Nov.

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One person dead, several others wounded after shooting in Tennessee

WMC reports the shooting occurred at a birthday party for a 2-year-old child, and police are now searching for one to three people who may be responsible. One of the seven people injured is a 6-year-old boy. Childress said the area doesn't see crimes like these. Police say no motive is known at this time as they are now seeking one person of interest.

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Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota gets strong support for DNC chair

Ellison has attracted support from high-profile backers including Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and his expected replacement, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, Chuck Schumer of New York, Harry Reid of Nevada, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Chris Murphy of CT.

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More big favorites after Upset Weekend

If Wisconsin and Penn State meet for the Big Ten championship, the victor is guaranteed a spot in the Rose Bowl but not necessarily the College Football Playoff. Penn State coach James Franklin wanted no part of talking about any of the goings on in college football when asked Tuesday (see Coach Speak for more on that).

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Mingo Schools make the grade

This year's test scores were on a bell curve, meaning on average more than 50 percent of the schools in a system should score a grade of C, officials said. "Additionally, it will help schools identify their strengths and weaknesses, establish goals and develop a plan for continuous improvement to measure year-to-year student progress".

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Melania Trump Vows to Combat Cyberbullies

We have to find a better way to talk to each other, to disagree with each other, to respect each other. "As we know now social media is a centerpiece of our lives", she told a small but supportive crowd in Berwyn , Pennsylvania. "Why didn't he send her out earlier?" said Granero, a travel consultant. She was repulsed by the recently surfaced 2005 tape that caught Mr. Trump on a hot mic boasting in vulgar terms about how his celebrity status let him kiss and grope women he meets casually.

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Raw: DC Students Leave Class to Protest Trump

Students at Garfield, Mendez, Roosevelt, Wilson and Lincoln high schools walked out of class Monday. Santa Rosa City Schools sent out a message to parents Sunday night, telling them about students' plans to leave campus at 1:30 p.m., and stating that students have a right to peaceful demonstrations, but that those demonstrations should not happen while classes are in session.

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Millennials March out of US Schools to Unite Against Trump

They walked out in California, in Maryland and in OR, many declaring that their young voices matter and expressing concern over the president-elect's comments about minorities and the effect he will have on their communities. The protest march, according to Portland Police Bureau, ended hours later in the afternoon without incident. "We are alarmed at the vitriol that students and community members are experiencing across the United States in the aftermath of the recent election", the ...

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Making a Murderer's Brendan Dassey has release blocked by USA federal court

Dassey was convicted of helping his uncle, Steven Avery , kill the 25-year-old woman. "Making a Murderer" subject Steven Avery has penned another letter from prison, thanking his supporters and praising his attorney, Kathleen Zellner. "The district courtʹs order releasing appellee Brendan Dassey is stayed pending resolution of this appeal", the order reads. Johnny Koremenos, the director of communications and public affairs for the Wisconsin Department of Justice , did not immediately ...

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Opposition to Dakota Access pipeline boils over in Austin

The proposed Dakota Access Pipeline would run from the Bakken oil fields in western North Dakota to southern IL, crossing beneath the Missouri and MS rivers, as well as part of Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation. The tribe maintains the pipeline threatens not only the drinking water, but also cultural sites. "It's cutting through territories of these Native American people and taking away a lot of lands and homes for them", said Jared Lawlar.

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Southgate wants England manager job permanently

Those four games have returned two draws and two wins, with Southgate gaining plenty of praise for the way his team has performed. "He's (Southgate) made it clear over the last week that he's convinced he wants the job". "Look, this interview process has to be discreet". England's Interim manager Gareth Southgate watches his players from the touchline during the friendly global football match between England and Spain at Wembley Stadium, north-west London, on November 15, 2016.

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Yankees trade catcher McCann to Astros for 2 young pitchers

He was a fine catcher who hit 20 homers yet again and had a no-trade clause, but there was little incentive to stay once it became clear that Sanchez was the future behind the plate. Houston and the Yankees met in the AL wild-card game in 2015. One of those rumors has come to fruition, as the Yankees have traded McCann. On the Astros' end, they need a catcher with Jason Castro hitting free agency - and could have used an upgrade anyway.

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Rep. Keith Ellison could be Democratic Party's next leader

Keith Ellison was one of the early favorites to run, and despite not having declared his candidacy, he was endorsed by a number of powerful Democrats in and out of politics. Now is the time for new thinking and a fresh start at the DNC. President Barack Obama welcomed President-elect Donald Trump to the White House Thursday for a private meeting in the Oval Office.

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HB 2 Champion Gov. Pat McCrory Defeated in North Carolina

Provisional ballots are not counted on Election Day. Now, McCrory's camp is holding out to see if they can cobble together a path to victory from the thousands of absentee and provisional and military ballots that have yet to be counted .

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Democrats back Chuck Schumer as minority leader in the Senate

Bernie Sanders will soon be a member of Democratic Senate leadership, where he will serve as outreach chair. He's now a member of four Senate committees and is the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. He's the last democrat standing in the way of Donald Trump , fellow New Yorker and Senator Chuck Schumer . McConnell, 74, will have the job of steering GOP bills to the desk of a president whose name he barely spoke during a tumultuous campaign in which many ...

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Intelligence chief steps down as Trump considers cabinet

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper told the House Select Committee on Intelligence Thursday he had submitted his letter of resignation on Wednesday night. In March 2013 Clapper found himself at the center of controversy after testifying before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence that the US government did "not wittingly" collect data on millions or hundreds of millions of Americans.

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Chance of Dem challenge to Pelosi grows

Ryan announced his run in a letter to colleagues Thursday. Facing a serious challenge to her leadership, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi insisted Thursday that the Democrats' problem is communication, not its views. A chorus of Democrats has voiced deep concerns in recent days that the party is losing working-class, Rust Belt voters - the same demographic that launched Trump to surprise victories in states like MI and Wisconsin.

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Trump Transition Work Set To Pick Up Speed

Otherwise, the only other news was that the transition team will make no commitment to a specific timetable for announcing Cabinet and other key appointments. And you won election largely on the strength of these promises", Warren wrote. By signing below I hereby certify that I am not now registered and reporting as a federal lobbyist as defined by the Lobbying Disclosure Act as amended or as a compensated lobbyist at the state level in any state.

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Ohio zoo's gorilla barrier wasn't in compliance

A federal inspection report states Cincinatti Zoo's barrier keeping the public and gorillas separate did not comply with standards for housing primates. A Dangerous Animal Response Team (DART) member at the scene determined the boy's life "to be in imminent, life threatening danger" and fatally shot Harambe, according to the report.

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Bernie Sanders calls on Trump to apologize for campaign rhetoric

Those include protecting Social Security and Medicare , negotiating for lower drug prices, raising the minimum wage to $10, imposing tariffs on companies that ship jobs overseas, and re-regulating Wall Street by re-establishing Glass-Steagall.

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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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