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Chicago congressman's grandson fatally shot over shoes

Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the newspaper Saturday that it was not a random incident, and that Wilson and the two people being sought had a history. Chicago has seen an increase in shooting and homicide numbers in recent months. There have been 673 homicides so far this year, including the fatal shootings of the cousin of Chicago Bull Dwyane Wade, a Chicago police officer's son and the son of a famed percussionist.

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Misfiring alarm drowns entire Californian airport in several feet of foam

Television news footage late Friday afternoon showed little of the foam from Mineta San Jose International Airport that was several feet deep in spots and had taken up a city block earlier in the day. See the pics and videos here! - An environmental cleanup company has been called to remove large amounts of white foam that have spilled from a hangar to a street at the San Jose-Santa Clara border today, fire officials said.

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Ogilvy leads Australian Open by 2 shots after round 3

He won the Western Australian Open as an amateur last spring, and then notched huge victories at the U.S. Amateur and Asia-Pacific Amateur this summer/fall. "Unfortunately, it took me 27 to get that kind of good golf out of me, so hopefully there's 36 good holes coming up". Scott thought at six-under he might still be as many as four shots off the pace at the midway point of the tournament and the missed putts still rankled even after his sublime back nine.

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US ELECTION: Investors exuberant as Trump signals shift from austerity

Tipp said it's not clear whether Trump would be as disruptive as the markets worry he could be, since it's unclear what parts of his platform would be pursued and what type of individuals he would choose for his Cabinet. Meanwhile, the S&P 500 index closed at 2,163, up about 24 points; while the Nasdaq climbed about 58 points to close at 5,251. By the time Trump was confirmed the victor and made his speech, financial markets had steadied.

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Barnes carries K-State past Baylor

K-State did what they do best in running the football and Baylor had no answer for their rushing attack. Baylor went three and out on its turn with the ball, giving K-State the ball at its own 34 with 2:44 left in the half. A Baylor player was blocked into Dominique Heath as he followed the punt and he muffed the catch. Barnes scored from 11 yards out at the 10:41 mark to level the score, 14-14.

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Delhi Air Pollution Shuts Down Schools for Three Days

Over the weekend, people protested outside Parliament and the chief minister of Delhi tried to take some action to curb the dramatic pollution . The report has called for short-term emergency measures to drastically reduce the current level of air pollution and strict enforcement of top court's December 16 directions for effective control of toxic and unsafe air pollution .

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Freeze warnings in effect for parts of Oklahoma and Arkansas

This is the first freeze of the year, so it's a good idea to protect your plants, pipes, pets, and check your vehicle tires. Locations in Southern Arkansas could experience temperatures in the mid to upper 20s. Automatic sprinkler systems should also be turned off to avoid creating ice patches. Tuesday we will warm up to the middle 60s ahead of our next cold front Wednesday bringing scattered rain showers.

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Possible cabinet position: Trump meets former rival Romney

But with the NY real estate developer now president-in-waiting, Romney's appearance at Trump National Bedminster on an unseasonably warm November day was symbolic of hard-won party unity. It is being speculated that Trump is considering Romney for the position of Secretary of State in his administration. On his arrival, Mr Romney asked Mr Trump: "Mr President-elect, how are you, sir?" In the campaign, Romney called Trump a "con man" and a "fraud", while Trump repeatedly called Romney a ...

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Iowa's unemployment rate drops slightly to 4.1 percent

The agency says the state's workforce dropped by 200 to 813,000, putting the state's labor force participation rate to 64 percent. The unemployment rate in the Seattle/Bellevue/Everett area dropped from 3.9 percent in September to 3.8 percent in October.

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Man Killed, 2 Officers Injured Following Police-Involved Shootout in Brownsville

NY housing police Chief James Secreto told a news conference that two officers encountered the man on Saturday afternoon in a hallway of the Van Dyke Houses in the Brownsville neighborhood. "It looked like a bloody cage match", said a police source. Both officers were taken to Jamaica hospital are listed in stable condition, according to police.

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Bernie Sanders to build base outside of Washington in new Democratic post

Asked if his bid for the White House weakened Hillary Clinton, Sanders was unequivocal. 'I don't know if I could have won. Although the self-identified democratic socialist just secured a leadership post in the party, as its outreach director, he will continue to serve in the Senate as an independent.

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O'Hare workers who plan strike will announce date Monday

Workers voted Thursday to strike. The protests are coming after employees attempted to organize with the union's help. The workers are now contract employees for the city or airlines. United Airlines said it is taking steps to make sure there are no disruptions. 'That's not what they're trying to do. Oliwia Pac, 24, has worked at the airport for more than three years, pushing passengers in wheelchairs, standing watch on security or attending to unescorted minors.

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Powerball results for 11/19/16 drawing; no winners raise jackpot to $359M

Ticketholders can check here for the winning numbers. In Arkansas, there were four Match 4 winners worth $100. With a jackpot now at one-third of a billion dollars, someone who plunked down $2 this week for a Powerball ticket could be very rich indeed.

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Steelers activate LB Bud Dupree, put Heyward, Wheaton on IR

In 22 games against the Browns, including 21 starts, Roethlisberger has guided the Steelers to a 20-2 record and posted a 97.1 quarterback rating. Take us back to some of your biggest rivalries in high school and at USC. Now's not the best time to experiment, but nothing has worked so far. Still, I have had several people tell me that the Browns will beat Pittsburgh today.

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Racial issues likely to come up at Sessions' Senate hearing

The third term Senator endorsed Trump back in February, making him one of the incoming president's first supporters. Pompeo would have to be confirmed by the Senate and Dianne Feinstein, the United States senator from California who authored the 2014 "torture report", has promised to bring up his views on harsh interrogation during the hearing .

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Bernie Sanders calls on Trump to withdraw appointment of 'racist' Bannon

Sign up to our daily newsletter for up to date global news and features. "Senator Chuck Schumer of NY, elected Wednesday as the new Democratic minority leader, has spoken with Mr. As expected, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is slated to be Senate Democrats' next leader after cantankerous Harry Reid leaves in January. Among Trump voters, the most common word was "happy", followed by "good", "great" and "excited".

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Janet Reno, first female United States attorney general, dies at 78

Born in 1938, Reno grew up in Miami, Florida, with parents who both worked as reporters for Miami newspapers. She was diagnosed with Parkinson's in 1995, while she was still in office. Reno's passing comes one day before the General Election in which another Clinton is seeking the White House. When confronted, they back down. A little more than a month of taking office, however, Reno became embroiled in controversy with the raid on the Branch Davidian compound near Waco.

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Durham elections head: McCrory vote surge unlikely there

He said he chose to hear Stark's evidence because the county has historically been expansive on hearing election complaints . The provisional ballots would be counted, and a victor would be declared. But McCrory's campaign said not so fast. It's been one week since Election Day. Without offering any details late Thursday, the McCrory campaign announced that voters are filing protests in 50 counties alleging fraud through ballots cast by dead people, convicted felons or individuals voting ...

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Durham elections board open to hear vote miscount evidence

State Board of Elections figures show Democrat Roy Cooper leading Republican Gov. WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. North Carolina's gubernatorial race remains undecided 10 days after the November 8 vote and new allegations by the Republican incumbent's campaign about felons and dead people casting ballots could leave the outcome in limbo for weeks.

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Trump 'Wants Son-in-Law to Serve in Senior Role'

Reality has been bumpier. Vice President-elect Mike Pence may be the most important member of the incoming administration, if only because is one of the few people in President-elect Donald Trump's inner circle who has any idea what he is doing.

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Cincinnati Zoo's Gorilla Barrier Was Outdated When Harambe Was Killed

The inspection report stated that the zoo's dangerous-animal response team properly followed procedures after zoo visitors called 911 on May 28 to report a child in the gorilla enclosure. It said there had been no previous problems in the Gorilla World exhibit's 38-year history and its barriers were always found compliant in earlier federal inspections, including in April.

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McCain to Trump: Waterboarding won't be reinstated

And there's no judge in America that wouldn't say they're in violation of the law because it's specifically, in law, now prohibited. Speaking at the Halifax International Security Forum, McCain said that he and others in the Senate will push back against anyone who wants to go back to waterboarding, noting that it is illegal.

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Murli Manohar Joshi seeks probe into Kanpur train tragedy

The Railway Ministry in a statement issued in morning said that the stranded passengers were moved from the derailment site to the Malasa station, further adding that the injured passengers are being taken to Kanpur hospital. The train tragedy near Kanpur that left close to 100 dead could have been caused due to rail fracture, according to sources in the railways. Several trains using the line have been diverted to other routes, Anil Saxena, spokesman for Indian Railways, said in New Delhi.

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Dakota Access asks judge to end 'political interference'

Some downtown Austin streets were briefly closed during the march against the pipeline that for weeks has sparked protests in a disputed section of the project in North Dakota. ― Reuters picCHICAGO, Nov 16 ― The operators of a North Dakota oil pipeline struck back at the United States government yesterday, asking a court to stop regulators from further delaying the contentious project opposed by Native Americans.

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Countries Reaffirm Commitment to Paris Climate Deal, Isolating Trump Even More

Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, told the Cop22 summit in Morocco of the country's belief in the importance of turning the Paris Agreement into a reality. The compensation mechanism was the bone of contention at Marrakech, with rich countries expressing unwillingness to provide adequate funds for the setting up of a system to counter climate change.

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Schumer, McConnell Will Lead in Senate

The appointment comes as Baldwin gears up for her reelection bid in 2018 - an election that is sure to see Democrats hoping to take back portions of US government control from Republicans. The list of items that senators will likely tackle with the new administration includes at least one area of bipartisan support - infrastructure spending - but will include hot-button items, like immigration and Obamacare.

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Bobbi Kristina's partner ordered to pay €34m over death

Brown, 22, was found unconscious in the bathtub of her townhouse in Roswell, Georgia, on January 31, 2015, and died in a hospice six months later. Now, Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. He denied any wrongdoing and was never charged with a crime. The district attorney's office yesterday said Brown's death is still under investigation.

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Texas Tech trails Iowa State 28-3 in 2nd Qtr

But defense is typically optional in the Big 12, so points should be aplenty all afternoon in Ames. It's very disappointing. The program is disappointed. "I knew he was a good player and I was impressed with him previous year and he does that against everybody". "Just to have that moment, the touchdown.I'd do it a million times over again", Harger said.

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Illinois congressman's grandson fatally shot over shoes

The vast majority of the murders have occurred in predominantly African-American neighborhoods on the city's South and West sides. "He was a typical 15-year-old". "It was unbelievable, unbelievable, " said Davis, who was contacted by telephone on his way to the police headquarters to be advised on the episode. In a press conference, Wilson's grandfather spoke fondly of his grandson, and talked about the young boy's love of basketball and rap music.

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Governor's race far from over as voter fraud allegations surface

The recount petition is centered around the governor's race and the more than 90,000 votes that were submitted late on November 8. But as The Washington Post's Amber Phillips reported last week , Republicans were not conceding the race.

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How did Hillary Clinton win popular vote, but lose election?

You see, there are 538 electors in all 50 states , including the District of Columbia, and 306 of those electors are expected to vote for Trump on December 19. "It combines the number of people in each states' delegation, the House plus Senate, and those are the number of electors in each state". Were it not for the Electoral College , Bill Clinton might not have been elected .

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Southern Wildfires: Over 80K Acres Burn as Officials Warn Against Arson

The Party Rock fire is still only 19 percent contained and is slowly spreading in most directions. In Pickens County, S.C., emergency officials asked dozens of families to evacuate the area due to the 3,283-acre Pinnacle fire. Burning trees falling across creeks and roads are an ever-present threat. Other parks are closed so that the people who work there can help fight the fires, he said.

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Reid Doesn't Hold Back On Senate Floor Rant About Trump

Steve Bannon has no regrets. While Donald Trump has yet to openly target Asians, an excerpt from a past conversation between Bannon and Trump posted by The Washington Post indicates we should be cautious. Martinez, for her part, told reporters Tuesday that Trump gets to pick whomever he pleases for White House jobs. Rand Paul said opposition to Bannon's appointment was simply "sour grapes" over the election.

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Paul Ryan reelected House speaker as Donald Trump struggles to form team

Closed-door House GOP leadership elections will take place on Tuesday, and Ryan is expected to prevail despite some rumblings of discontent among conservatives. Those grumblings of dissent could hardly be heard over the buzz of enthusiasm as House Republicans convened for their first regular conference meeting since Trump won the presidential election.

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Trump eyes the end of the Roe v. Wade era

But does that mean some women would be unable to receive abortions, assuming their home states ban them? Mr Obergefell said the bigger issue was Trump's running mate, Vice President-elect Mike Pence, who Mr Obergefell branded "the most anti-LGBTI politician in the country".


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