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Virginia coach kicks 6-9 transfer Austin Nichols off team

He'll have the option of transferring yet again to another program. He started 60 games in two seasons at Memphis and averaged 13.3 points, 6.1 rebounds and 3.4 blocks as a sophomore. He sat out last season after transferring to UVa. Nichols played in just one game for the Cavaliers, but he did make an impact. Austin Nichols' career as a member of the Virginia basketball team has been short-lived.

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In midst of turnarounds, Pac-12 leaders Washington State, Colorado square off

However, the Buffaloes face a hard two-game stretch to close out the season , as Washington State visits this Saturday, followed by a home date against Utah on November 26. "To me, the most unique thing (about WSU's passing game) is Luke Falk", Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said. When there is more pressure on the offense they are forced into more risk and are more turnover prone.

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Tennessee vaults into College Football Playoff rankings

For once, the Big 12 is in the spotlight. It helps its playoff system be more like College Basketball, which is easily the best playoff system ever invented. With Louisville now out of the championship picture and just four one-loss teams remaining in the Top 10, Florida could do the unthinkable. Despite sitting at #6 now, Washington shouldn't worry as long as they win out.

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Democratic leader calls FBI director's letter a 'foul deed'

Pelosi last faced a challenge in 2010 after the party's midterm clobbering that cost them the House. The letter Pelosi sent colleagues on Wednesday claimed she's got support from two-thirds of the Democrats in the House of Representatives.

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Hillary Clinton Is Taking Her L Really, Really Hard

A Change.org petition with almost 4.5 million votes is "calling on the Electors to ignore their states' votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton". The unfair, arcane Electoral College awards states to candidates in a winner-take-all system. Yet his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton , won the popular vote.

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Rutgers students block College Ave to protest Trump deportation plans

Yale's walkout, will join over 80 other colleges and universities around the United States that are rallying for their schools to become Sanctuary Campuses. "But if you are calling something a sanctuary when you are protecting an illegal embodiment then that is belittling the word sanctuary". They also see it as a way of holding their university accountable for the values it prides itself on.

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Hurricane Matthew victims get more time to seek FEMA aid

In a press release from FEMA, the deadline will now be January 9, 2017 to register with FEMA. Lines are open every day from 7 a.m.to 10 p.m. until further notice. Hatteras residents can register with the Disaster Survivor Assistance Team next week, at the recovery center if it returns or online or by phone. Survivors may also call 211 for disaster assistance information.

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Donald Trump willing to work with Russian Federation on Syrian civil war issue

Assad, for his part, insists his forces were fighting to liberate civilians from "terrorists". What will Trump do on Syria?: The US should get out of the war in Syria and avoid destabilising more Middle Eastern countries, and the US should work with Putin to defeat terrorist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS).

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Assad: "Trump could become Syria's 'natural ally"

Trump has signaled he may end USA aid to moderate opposition groups now fighting the Assad regime in favor of focusing on the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Again, the Syrian regime is not fighting the Islamic State in Aleppo. Assad stressed that he would cooperate with the Americans in the war against the terrorist groups, "because we have suffered more than any other place in the world from terrorism".

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Time is Now to Prepare for Winter Weather

Light snow is expected to be scattered across the region for your Wednesday evening with a few bands of heavy snow expected. The system could start as rain Sunday afternoon, but temperatures in the upper atmosphere will drop rapidly as that air moves over Upstate New York Sunday night.

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Sen. Bernie Sanders Says He's 'Deeply Humiliated' by Democrats

His favorability rose 8 points after the election, from 34 percent to 42 percent. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, a Connecticut Democrat and Sanders ally, congratulated activists on defeating a wide range of "forces arrayed against us", including "financial institutions, the Business Roundtable, the Chamber of Commerce, the president of the United States, pharmaceutical industries, and big agriculture industries".

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Trump agrees to settle Trump University lawsuits for $25 million

Schneiderman's office sued Trump in 2013. Today, that all changes. Under the settlement, every victim is to receive restitution, while Mr Trump is to pay up to US$1m in penalties to the State of NY for violating state education laws. It would have been less complicated for me to settle, but I'll easily win this case when it comes to court. Trump, who previously said he would not settle the lawsuit, mocked the presiding judge in the case in June for his Mexican heritage .

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A quick look at marijuana legalization

What about teens? Will they be more likely to use marijuana now that MA voters have approved recreational use? Rachel O'Bryan, who manages the campaign for Protect Denver's Atmosphere, released a statement to Reuters that is a stark contrast to Khalatbari's statement on the legalization of public marijuana use.

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Yale students participate in walkout to support undocumented peers

Students also held a walkout at Wesleyan on Wednesday. "Given the outcome of the presidential election, we call on Oberlin College to stand with other colleges and universities and investigate how to make Oberlin a sanctuary campus that will protect our community members from intimidation, unfair investigation, and deportation", the letter said.

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400 protest Trump in Middlebury

About 200 students initially walked out of class today to protest. Students marched to the county courthouse carrying signs and chanting " Love Trumps Hate! ". Student protests against a Trump presidency took place on several college campuses in Chicago Tuesday, with students taking part in campus walkouts.

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Manchin says Dems didn't address people in need

West Virginia Rep. Joe Manchin, whom was rumored to be considering a party switch, will serve as vice chair of the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee. Warren took on Trump during several high-profile speeches, where she baited the GOP nominee for attacking minorities and the working class. The Democratic House minority leadership team is expected to be announced at the end of November.

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Trump offers national security advisor job

Gutiérrez is a member of the House Judiciary Committee. Mike Pompeo, a conservative Republican congressman from Kansas, says he accepts President-elect Donald Trump's decision to nominate him to lead the Central Intelligence Agency. RNC communications director Sean Spicer tells Fox News Channel's "Fox and Friends" the billionaire businessman isn't "looking at someone's political affiliation, whether they supported him or not".

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US Bishops Elect Staunch Conservatives to Top Posts

Trump's promises to deport 2 million to 3 million immigrants who are in the country without legal documentation and have committed crimes, build a wall along the southern border and bar Muslims from entering the United States will likely place him on a collision course with the church.

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Tree lighting set for December 10

The ceremony will include caroling with the Metropolitan Singers as Santa, Mrs. Claus and the victor of the citys 32nd annual Ride with Santa Contest arrive on a horse-drawn sleigh from the North Pole. "We thought that would be a wonderful way to do it", he said. "The trees are attractive this year". Children can visit and take a photo with Santa at the Douglasville Conference Center.

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Arkansas' unemployment rate stays unchanged at 4 percent

The state recorded a minor workforce reduction in 2015. From May to September of this year the unemployment rate has been 4.7 percent-the lowest mark since November 2007. "Payroll job counts have declined for four consecutive months, indicating a significant slowing of recent job growth trends", said Andy Condon, who directs the labor department's Office of Research.

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Flynn: Outspoken general, intelligence pro, Trump supporter

Since retiring, Flynn has become a fierce opponent of Obama's policy on Muslim extremists, particularly his handling of the spreading Islamic State group. Flynn wrote an op-ed last week supporting the extradition of Pennsylvania-based cleric Fetullah Gulen, who has been accused by Erdogan of inciting a coup attempt against his government in July.

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US President-elect Donald Trump firm on roll back of abortion rights

The judges will be pro-life ", Trump explained of the Supreme Court justice he will appoint to replace Antonin Scalia, who passed away unexpectedly in February. "That has a long, long way to go", he said. He was "fine" with same sex marriage, he said in an interview after his election, despite previously saying "marriage should be between a man and a woman".

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Major League Soccer stadium in St. Louis could appear on April ballot

The stadium project is estimated at just below $200 million, while the group will also pay for the MLS expansion fee and the acquisition of Saint Louis FC, a new USL club, which they hope to elevate to MLS. The City of St. Louis was engaged in negotiations to obtain an area of land by 22nd Street and the Interstate 64 interchange from MoDOT. The proposed stadium would be located west of St.

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Tim Ryan to take on Pelosi for House minority leader

The Ohio Democrat also said he will only serve as House minority leader if the party caucus supports him with a minimum of a two-thirds vote during the secret ballot election on November 30. Ryan, 43, a Niles native, said being a House minority leader is not one of his life's ambitions. "At this time of fear and disillusionment, we owe it to our constituencies to listen and bring a new voice into leadership".

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Ohio's Ryan launches bid to take over Democrats' House leadership from Pelosi

Ryan, whose entire career in Congress has been spent under Pelosi's leadership, said Thursday that the "definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over" and that he would come to a decision soon on whether to challenge for leader.

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National Adoption Day brings together new families

Please help us celebrate National Adoption Day here in Kern County! National Adoption Day was celebrated Friday morning with a ceremony finalizing the adoption of 9 children at the Monroe County Family Court in Rochester. And it causes families to struggle. They also need adoptive families that can keep siblings together. "We have children aging out of foster care that have nowhere to go for the holidays".

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Public interest in Obamacare surges amid Trump threat to repeal

To keep health insurance solvent, the pool of covered people needs to include the well and the sick. Tell them your concerns about health care and how this will affect you, your family and our country if Congress/Trump administration repeal the ACA.

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Trout MVP over Betts

Bryant becomes the 11th Most Valuable Player honoree in franchise history, the ninth since the BBWAA began voting for the award in 1931 and the first Cub to win since Sammy Sosa in 1998. The 25-year old now has two-AL MVPs to his name, but he'll surely want to add a World Series to that repertoire. That's a full season. While David Ortiz's retirement is the big story out of the Boston clubhouse, let's not go to sleep on the season and the numbers that Betts put up.

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Cougars ruin No. 3 Louisville's playoff hopes with 36-10 win

Sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson was making his first career start at quarterback, and is far more advanced this season - rushing for 1,334 yards and 19 touchdowns and passing for 2,898 and 27 scores. Meanwhile, Jackson was forced to essentially beat the Cougars by himself, as he didn't get much help from his teammates on Thursday night. By placing them fourth on Tuesday night, it is obvious the selection committee believes they are contenders for a College Football Playoff top four ...

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Crews assessing damage after Illinois gas explosion kills 1

Emergency personnel investigate the damage done from an explosion to Advanced Rehab and Sports Medicine in Canton , Illinois, Nov. 16, 2016. Authorities said the cause of the explosion hasn't been determined. "The door where I was sitting blew open". The Fulton County Emergency Management Agency reports that the explosion happened at around 5:45p.m. Wednesday.

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Sens. McConnell, Schumer Elected to Senate Leadership

The vote by the Senate Democratic caucus made Schumer, 65, the first Senate minority leader from NY in the nation's history, and perhaps the most influential Democrat in Washington at a time when his party will have no control over the White House or Congress.

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Haze and smoke in Grand Strand caused by Western NC wildfires

SC forestry officials say the fire had burned less than an acre Wednesday evening. Almost a dozen large fires were uncontainable, with about 14 more breaking out on Thursday alone. He said the declaration will help with evacuations and provide more state assets to fight the wildfires and support those who were evacuated. Tennessee authorities also reported arrests for arson and burning violations.

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Congressman: Affordable Care Act is still affordable

For example, on Sunday's edition of " 60 Minutes ", Trump said that people with pre-existing conditions would still be covered. Repealing the Affordable Care Act without an immediate replacement would cause a "massive disruption" of the individual health insurance market, liberal groups said November 16.

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Republicans maintain control of Senate, House

Political statistician Nate Silver only gave the Republican nominee roughly a 30 percent chance of winning the election, and the UVa Center for Politics predicted Clinton would earn well over 300 electoral votes . That did not happen , and now the White House and Congress belong to the GOP, something that has not happened since 2007. Tuesday night's presidential result shocked a whole lot of people in the US and around the world; it stunned those that supported Donald Trump and ...

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Club accept defeat to City in Lionel Messi chase

In a bid to improve its fortunes, the DPRK has hired former Norway global Jorn Andersen as coach. With six games remaining and qualification set to resume in March of next year, Argentina are now in a position that would bring them a favourable qualifying play-off against a team from the Oceania region.


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