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Iowa and Daniels overcome wind, cold and the Illini

Due to the 20-25 miles per hour wind and 30 degree temperature at Memorial Stadium, balls were dropped and incomplete passes were made early in the first quarter. Iowa shut out a Big Ten opponent for the first time since doing so against Minnesota during the 2009 season. Here's one talking point from Saturday's game.

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Democrat's lead widens in North Carolina governor's race

Bill Brian, a registered Republican and chairman of Durham County's election board, said it made sense to review the ballots because of possible machine and human error, but also stated that there was no "disharmonious results" and little opportunity for McCrory to close the gap in a prodigiously Democratic area.

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House Republicans unanimously re-elect Paul Ryan as speaker

In the Senate, where Republicans also have the majority, Republicans and Democrats were to meet Wednesday to pick their leadership teams. Still, Mr. The motion was about to be ruled out of order by Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra (Calif.) before Pelosi acquiesced. One of the immediate concerns moving forward will be funding the government after a continuing resolution expires on December 9.

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Trump and Romney, once bitter rivals, smile and shake hands

Romney told reporters afterward that the meeting was a "far-reaching conversation" and the two had a "very thorough and in-depth discussion". Romney said that the two men discussed the "various theaters" of the world where the U.S. Mitt Romney, who was one of Donald Trump's fiercest Republican critics during the campaign, is scheduled to meet with the president-elect Saturday.

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'Wild night' of football gave Tide rare glimpse at potential playoff opponents

The Buckeyes beat the Badgers to win the Big Ten and reach the Playoff. Penn State still has to take care of business, however. The Scarlet Knights are averaging just 17.5 points and 296.1 yards per game while allowing 38 points and 444.5 yards.

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Firefighters from around US battle Appalachian wildfires

The commission's statement also said the diversion of resources to a wildfire in Pickens County also led to the expanded burning ban. The growing fire threat is prompting new restrictions on smoking, campfires and other potential fire hazards starting Friday morning at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area along the Kentucky-Tennessee border.

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Democrats Can Maybe Still Stop Trump - If They're Willing To Vote Republican

He also suggested that there's some common ground between the two men. Sanders lost in the Democratic presidential primary to Hillary Clinton and supported her during the campaign against Trump, including making several appearances for the former secretary of state just prior to Election Day.

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Dobbs has huge home finale as Vols beat Missouri 63-37

Beyond that, it's clear that the Vols - now 8-3 - were good enough more times than not to overcome such icy starts. Unfortunately, as exciting as things are getting, the SEC decided to make this week the week where lots of teams would play cupcake opponents.

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Steve Bannon's alleged Facebook page linked to racist, anti-Semitic group

Bannon offers some reaction to the media uproar over Trump choosing him to be in the White House--phrases like "anti-Semite" and "white nationalist" most prominently come to mind--and he emphatically says , "I'm not a white nationalist, I'm a nationalist".

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Tucson captain Craig Cunningham collapses on ice before AHL game

Cunningham has four goals and nine assists in 11 games this season for Tucson, the Arizona Coyotes' top farm club. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Craig and his family", Coyotes general manager John Chayka said in a statement. Cunningham is tied for the team lead in points this season for the Roadrunners. Cunningham is a native of Trail, British Columbia, Canada. The Trail, British Columbia native earned that distinction past year, too, as a member of the Springfield (Massachusetts) ...

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S Korean president's graft scandal deepens as friend, aides charged

Through her addresses to the nation on October 25 and November 4, the president admitted to handing over some of her speech drafts to Choi to get her advice, and claimed that her role in raising funds for the two foundations was based on "pure motives" to benefit the country.

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No. 16 LSU, No. 21 Florida feature elite SEC defenses

Remember, former Purdue quarterbacks are starting for each team in this one. Guice anticipated a toss from Etling toward the wrong side of the designed play call. Florida's beaten-up defense stood tough in the red zone throughout, allowing just 10 points on LSU's five trips inside the Gators' 20. Certainly, but LSU-Florida was determined to be ESPN's inventory before the hurricane.

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Grandson of US Rep. Davis victim of Chicago gun violence

A 17-year-old young lady was the other attacker, who was with the 15-year-old shooter. "He was a typical 15-year-old". Police are looking for a person of interest in the case and say they have good leads. Jovan was a sophomore at Perspectives Charter High School. "I grieve for his family, his parents, his friends", he said in the statement . "I guess I always knew that the possibility existed that it could happen close to me".

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Cops Suspect Killer Might Be Claiming Newborn Is Theirs

However, if they identify a suspect, they said that they would issue an alert "immediately". Dallas Police Department's Child Exploitation Unit was asked to assist in the search by the FBI's Kansas office on Saturday, Dallas police said in a statement, and began surveillance on the residence where Gonzales was found.

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Pelosi brushes off leadership challenge

Keeping our leadership completely unchanged will simply lead to more disappointment in future elections. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, who chairs the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, downplayed the idea of Pelosi facing a tough challenger before Ryan made his bid official.

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GOP lawmaker asks officials to answer questions on NSA chief

Mike Rogers, who oversees NSA and the new U.S. Cyber Command. Carter and Clapper have been critical of Rogers's performance at the NSA, particularly after the agency came under fire in October when a contractor was found with a trove of sensitive digital files related to its surveillance programs.

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Trump Prosecution of Hillary Is 'Beyond Comprehension'

On Wednesday night, the self-described democratic socialist did, however, offer a glimmer of hope, urging fellow progressives to become more politically active. There is a powerful branch of the old guard (including President Obama) that wants a renewed 50 state strategy - one that centers on economic messaging that could appeal to the white working class voters that Trump won over.

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Romney arrives for private meeting with Trump

Mr Romney said the pair "had a far-reaching conversation with regards to the various theatres in the world where there are interests of the United States". President-elect Donald Trump says the cast of the Broadway hit Hamilton should apologize to his Vice President-elect. Both Trump and Pence answered in the positive.

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'Cleveland Cavaliers vs. Detroit Pistons - 11/18/16 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction'

J.R. Smith, who returned after missing three games with a sprained right ankle, hit three 3-pointers and moved past the Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki into 15th place on the NBA's career list for 3s. At point, one player said to the other: "We're the best-dressed team in the league."Not even a question", said the other.Also not in question - the Cavs felt this was the best game they've played in these early stages of their 2016 title defense.Everything worked".

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Sanders to build base outside of Washington in new Democratic post

Dionne on stage at George Washington University. I think that the President-Elect has got to understand that numerous things that he said during the campaign, the ideas that he brought forth are terribly offensive, and frightening to millions and millions of people.

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Baby of murdered mother found safe in Dallas

Sophia Gonzales was found in a Dallas residence by local police officers at around 4:30 a.m. local time on Saturday after a tactical unit executed a search warrant on the property, the Wichita Police Department and City of Wichita said in a statement.

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FBI Now Involved in Wichita Missing Newborn Case

Chief Gordon Ramsay said the infant was taken by the suspect and a manhunt followed. Sophia's father is not a suspect in Abarca-Nogueda's death, Woodrow said. Gonzales' father called the authorities when he returned home from work and found his girlfriend had been shot. The mother has been identified as Laura Abarca-Nogueda.

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Jefferson, Jackson Lead Duke Past Penn State 78-68

The Nittany Lions clawed within eight with 2:36 left in the game led by 20 points from Tony Carr, but a turnover and missed shots derailed the Penn State comeback effort down the stretch. Forwards Jayson Tatum and Harry Giles are sidelined indefinitely with lower-body injuries while center Marques Bolden is now out for an extended period of time with a leg injury.

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Trump official: Rep. Mike Pompeo to be nominated for CIA director

The official was not authorized to discuss the offer publicly and insisted on anonymity. Pompeo has called Guantanamo Bay , where the US holds suspects from the war on terrorism , " critical to national security ", and after a visit there said the detainees there looked like they " had put on weight ".

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U.S. dollar closes higher, breaches NT$32 mark

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Thursday the central bank could raise interest rates "relatively soon", sending out a clear signal for a December move. The dollar climbed 0.31% against the yen to 110.46, was higher by 0.62% versus sterling to 0.8103 and up 0.22% against the euro to 0.9433. The gauge was set for a 1.8 percent increase this week.

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N Carolina counties won't finish count Friday

Dozens of ballots appear to have been mostly straight ticket votes for Democrats in all other offices. Workers did not tabulate the approved ballots, so we do not know if they change the outcome of any county races. If the provisional is not approved, the ballot is never taken out of the envelope - not counted. Cooper leads McCrory in the intensely-contested race and with nearly 5 million ballots casted.

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Philippine's Former Dictator Ferdinand Marcos laid to Rest with Military Honors

The burial shocked many democracy advocates and human rights victims who had planned protests against Marcos's interment at the cemetery unaware that funeral plans were under way. Another LP senator in Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon echoed these feelings of a grim "throwback" in connection with the burial. United States military records uncovered by the National Historical Commission of the Philippines show that Marcos awarded himself fake World War II medals, including the ...

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Why we need a new Democratic Party

Senator Clinton now has raised an amount of $646 million so far across associated committees as of September 30, leading her ahead Trump by $386 million, stated by Inside Gov. Georgia introduced a county unit system in 1917, presumably based on the Electoral College. Trump's popular vote percentage also falls short of the failed presidential campaigns of Mitt Romney, John Kerry, Al Gore , and Gerald Ford.

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Lesar: Five keys to Notre Dame-Virginia Tech

AccuScore sim data, however, has Notre Dame listed as 3-point underdogs, winning about 43-to-44 percent of simulations. This is where Virginia Tech is a different kind of test: Notre Dame's secondary has done a good job limiting explosive plays since the Kelly-Hudson-Elston takeover, but those aren't a staple of the Virginia Tech offense.

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Missing son of Rep. John Conyers found safe

Police say Carl Conyers is now safely back with his mother, who flew out to Houston when she heard her son was missing. The Houston Police Department was working with the FBI, Secret Service and a private search group in efforts to locate Carl.

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Cooper declares victory but governor's race may be too close to call

As of yesterday afternoon, Cooper led McCrory with 4,980 votes with all precincts reporting. If the board determines that the voter is eligible, the provisional ballot is counted. McCrory and NC's GOP dominated legislator passed HB2 in a hurried, single day process towards the end of the their 2016 session. In the 12 suburban and rural counties that comprise the Triad and Northwest N.C., Cooper won only Watauga County.

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Police say suspects knew slain Kansas mother

Wichita Police say the Federal Bureau of Investigation is now involved in the search for missing newborn, Sofia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca. The FBI has joined the search for the week-old girl , Sofia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca. The baby was born November 11. Authorities had put out an alert for the driver of a purple Cadillac, but they have said that man has been interviewed and is not a suspect.

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How Badly Did Hillary Clinton Flop? Pretty Badly

Despite an effort by Democratic electors in Colorado and Washington to get the Electoral College to throw the presidential election into the U.S. House of Representatives and elect someone other than Donald Trump as president, all Kentucky electors reached by the Courier-Journal say they are standing firm behind Trump, who won Kentucky in both the general election and March's GOP caucus.

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DNI: Russia curtailed hacking after USA accused Kremlin

Clapper told a congressional hearing that the formal accusation and threat of retaliation by senior USA officials on October 7 appeared to have achieved the goal of cutting off the activity. U.S. spy chief James Clapper has announced his resignation after six years serving as the director of national intelligence. Clapper, whose job was to coordinate the work of 17 disparate operations like the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency, said resigning " felt pretty good ".

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Outrage in Philippines over ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos hero's burial

The remains were flown by helicopter from his northern Ilocos Norte. "He was given a soldier's burial", Abella said. Barry Gutierrez, counsel for the anti-Marcos court petitioners, said the secret burial was illegal due to the outstanding appeals.


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