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Psychologist to report on accused church shooter's competency

A psychologist will report on whether a man charged with the shootings deaths of nine churchgoers and the attempted murder of three is competent enough to stand trial. Jury selection began on November 7, but was immediately interrupted when Gergel said a last-minute motion required his immediate attention. The judge has said he would like jury selection for Roof's trial to begin Monday, assuming Roof is found competent.

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Trump meets with education advocates

Rhee was chancellor of schools in Washington, D.C. from 2007-2010, rising to prominence in the education reform movement and clashing with teacher's unions. She unapologetically fired 241 teachers, many of whom she said engaged in criminal behavior, in 2010, the same year Fenty lost his reelection bid to Vince Gray, in what many considered the city's return to ward politics.

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Durham Elections Chairman Defends Vote Count; Recount Still Possible

Durham County also received scrutiny for problems with vote-counting machines on Election Night. A lawyer for the McCrory campaign's legal defense fund said, "The staggering evidence of voter fraud in Bladen County and the number of similar PACs that the North Carolina Democratic Party donated to shortly before the start of early voting requires close examination throughout the state".

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2 dead after beam falls at construction site in Queens: FDNY

They were pronounced dead at the scene. It appears the beam fell from six stories. We don't know yet'. A residential building is going up at the site. Weather reports suggest that wind at the time of the accident were at about 20-25 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour. It's not clear yet what caused the accident or if wind played a role.

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Donald Trump's picks for top posts alarm minorities

During the campaign, Sessions was a loyal source of rumor and innuendo for Trump, feeding into conspiracy theories like "Hillary Clinton is hiding a health problem". While marijuana legalization advocates were disappointed to hear Sessions will be taking the attorney general job, many think President-elect Trump will stick to his previous promise to let states decide cannabis regulation.

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Campbell Soup 1Q profit tops Street, aided by lower expenses

However, the company's total sales in the latest quarter were flat as its fresh foods business struggled with production issues at its Bolthouse Farms refrigerated beverages and sluggish demand for carrots. Meanwhile, adjusted gross margin rose 1.2 percentage points to 39.1%, helped by higher gross margins in the Americas Simple Meals and Beverages segment.

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O'Hare Airport Workers Announce a Strike Just Before the Holidays

The airport's janitors, baggage handlers, cabin cleaners and wheelchair attendants are now paid $8.25 an hour, Illinois' minimum wage. In a statement Monday, the workers said they'll "wage their most disruptive protests yet on November 29, expanding their movement to almost 20 airports".

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Georgetown holds off No. 13 OR in Maui

Here is the basic information you need to know for Tuesday's game . One week after the Ducks moved up to No 4, their highest ranking in school history, OR dropped to No. OR struggled the entire first half despite having leader Dillon Brooks in the lineup for the first time this season. Georgetown regained the lead seconds later.

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Eliminating US Electoral College Desirable But Very Unlikely

Having been actively involved in President Obama's first campaign in 2008, I could feel that type of buzz only in Trump's camp or previously in Bernie Sanders campaign. Some analysts criticize the founders as anti-democratic and the electoral college as violating the credo of "one man/one vote". What has happened in America is true for many other countries around the world that has seen a right wing resurgence largely because the liberals sheltered into their own elite bubble have failed to ...

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Affidavit says bus driver was going too fast

Y'all pray for these little kids in this school bus fatality in Chattanooga.... Of the injured students, six were hospitalized in critical condition and 26 sustained less serious injuries, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported. More than 20 children were brought to the hospital for their injuries and it took emergency responders nearly two hours to get all the children off the bus, the Associated Press reports.

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Suspect Arrested In Ambush Killing Of San Antonio Police Officer

Texas Rangers, U.S. Marshal deputies and FBI agents assisted in the investigation, the chief said. Law enforcement officials say there's been an alarming increase in ambush-style attacks. The latest shootings come amid an intense national debate over the role of law enforcement and especially the use of force by officers against minorities.

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Putin on ties with US, EU, Japan and OPEC

The apparently frosty conversation between Putin and outgoing US President Barack Obama comes after predictions that the Russian leader is waiting to turn to Donald Trump when he takes control of the Oval Office. Syrian government forces last Tuesday launched a bid to retake the eastern rebel-held side of Aleppo using air strikes, barrel bombs and artillery.

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Suspect nabbed in slaying of Texas detective, motive unclear

Investigators have said that driver was not connected to the shooter.Officers shot in Missouri and Florida also were conducting routine tasks Sunday when they became the targets of violence. During his arrest, McKane was in a different vehicle, but the auto caught by cameras leaving the scene of the crime was discovered as well. Surveillance footage of the unidentified shooting suspect.

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Inside Donald Trump's Relationship With Superagent Ari Emanuel

At the end of the meeting, according to the pool report, Trump escorted Emanuel out and then, asked how it went, Trump said: "Very good". Ari Emanuel - famed as the inspiration for Jeremy Piven's "Ari Gold" character on HBO's " Entourage " - arrived for a sit-down at the Trump National Golf Course in Bedminster, N.J., shortly after noon.

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BET founder: Trump 'committed to reaching out' to black Americans

Johnson, who endorsed Hillary Clinton, said Trump's business savvy maybe of use for the black community. "Let's give him a shot". That's where African-American voters should be. I'm sure rich people already have their passports and permanent residencies established in other countries to jump ship when Trump's s-t hits the fan.

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The issues with the Electoral College

He has repeatedly argued that Trump and his supporters are far outside the mainstream of what Democrats paint as an electorate split into discrete and diverse ethnic, sexual and civic minorities. Previous attempts to replace the Electoral College by direct election have failed. But he said he is undeterred. How many street demonstrators really have an understanding of constitutional law? They say, for instance, the president is the country's only elected official voted on by all the ...

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Email insights: Progressive Change group rails against Jeff Sessions AG nomination

He has also been bold in his criticism of the president-elect, calling Trump's hot mic comments about groping women without their consent "horrible, offensive and indefensible". "We truly hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and work on behalf of all of us". Pence ducked out before Dixon finished the unprecedented message.

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Wetterling killer to be sentenced on child porn charge

He also heard from Scheierl and Aaron Larson, who was with Jacob and Jacob's brother, Trevor, the night Jacob was taken. But he did not win; evil does not win. "He hurt my heart and soul and every fiber of my being when he murdered our son, Jacob, a child that I carried for nine months and nurtured for 11 years, eight months, five days".

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Woman faked pregnancy, killed acquaintance and kidnapped her newborn baby: Kansas police

They also indicate that Yesenia Sesmas spent months (at least) premeditating her crimes before carrying them out. She was returned to her family Saturday afternoon. "After the explosion, I heard a woman say, 'You better not come back here, '" she recalled. According to Ojile, who was sparse on details in the midst of an ongoing murder investigation, Texas woman Yesenia Sesmas had recently vacationed in the Wichita area before heading home to Texas a few months ago.

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OR police arrest two after shooting during Portland anti-Trump protest

There has also been an increase in violence by both Clinton and Trump supporters against partisans on the other side, law enforcement officials said. Authorities said "burning projectiles" were thrown at police and vandalism and assault had taken place during the rally, which organizers had billed as peaceful earlier in the day.

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Woman beaten to death outside party in Lowell

Ryan's office. Gloribel Orengo, 44, was attacked last Saturday after being thrown out of a house party. Orengo was transported to a city hospital where she later died. Orengo leaves behind four children and three grandchildren. Irma Concepcion of Lowell, a longtime friend of Orengo, visited a makeshift memorial for her friend near the parking lot Monday, and she is struggling to figure out how to say goodbye to her best friend.

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Seahawks Notebook: Prosise out with shoulder injury

Prosise was evaluated in the locker room at halftime, and did not come out for the start of the second half. Rawls toted the rock 14 times for 57 yards (4.1 average) and added three receptions for 31 yards Sunday. George Farmer, a converted wide receiver, could be promoted from the practice squad to give Seattle a receiving back to complement Rawls and rookie Alex Collins .

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Package Explodes in Philadelphia Apartment, 1 Injured

The bomb squad is on the scene after a package exploded in downtown Philadelphia , injuring a person. The man's name has not been released. Police have blocked off several streets to investigate. The victim was taken to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and was in stable condition with injuries to his chest and hands. 'There's some broken glass, there's some damage to the range where you would cook, there's some blood, but there's not a lot of structural damage at all inside the ...

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Worker Hurt in Explosion at Kansas Chemical Plant

It's unclear what caused the explosion, Edson said. Several blocks around the plant have been evacuated and the town's schools are closed for the day. Police say local fire departments have exhausted all their resources and confirm the fire is not yet under control. Neodesha Fire and police, the Kansas Highway Patrol, Fredonia Fire and police, Wilson County Sheriff, Wildlife & Parks and Montgomery County are all responding.

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San Antonio Reacts To Police Officer's Death

Family members of a slain San Antonio police detective are expressing gratitude for an outpouring of support they say they've received from across the country. The officer was in critical but stable condition, according to a late Sunday tweet from St. Louis police. "It's always hard, especially in this this day and age, where police are being targeted across the country", McManus said.

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Barrier in gorilla exhibit didn't meet US standards

It said there had bee no earlier issues with the barriers, which were found to be compliant in earlier federal inspections. On May 28, a 3-year-old boy slipped through the barrier and a hedge to fall 15 feet into the zoo's Gorilla World exhibit.

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Charges expected in death of congressman's grandson

Police said the two were arrested after they were identified as suspects in Friday's shooting. Davis asked. "There's no answer for that except that the availability of guns is so prevalent in America to the point where you nearly can't tell who has a gun".

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Mistrial Lets Ex-Ohio Cop Walk for Killing of Unarmed Black Man

Earlier, Mayor John Cranley held a press conference at City Hall with City Manager Harry Black and Police Chief Elliot Isaacs where the mayor extended his sympathies to the DuBose family and said it is "my belief still that Sam DuBose did not deserve to lose his life and I believe the just outcome would lead to accountability for that fact".

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Trump Complains About Trump University Settlement On Twitter

In a pair of tweets Saturday morning, Donald Trump weighed in on the settlement of a series of lawsuits related to his failed Trump University business. "This man fights for what he believes in and I respect that", Forge said, referring to Trump. "Today, that all changes", Schneiderman said in his statement .

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Chicago O'Hare baggage handlers plan strike after Thanksgiving

Workers have taken similar actions at other airports, including LaGuardia and John F. Kennedy International Airports in NY, creating disruptions that "ranged from noticeable to marginal", he said. "However we respect families traveling to be together and that is why we're holding off our strike until after the Thanksgiving holiday". Most employees now work on a subcontracting basis.

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Back in NYC, a parade of meetings at Trump Tower

Giuliani then walked to his auto, declining to answer questions but telling reporters to go get warm because "the show's over". However, U.S. media have suggested that the role of secretary of state could be up for grabs. Pence told " Fox News Sunday" that the former MA governor and private equity executive is "under active consideration". Trump responded by mocking Romney, calling him a "failed candidate" and a "choke artist".

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Kanye West hospitalised after AMAs rant

This news comes after reports that West has cancelled the remaining dates of his concert tour. Numerous sources are reporting that rap artist Kanye West was hospitalized in Los Angeles on Monday, and the remainder of his San Pablo Tour, which was scheduled to run through December 31, has been cancelled.

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Opening weekend deer harvest down nearly 5 percent

The opening day buck harvest was down by about 2200 from 2015, and the antlerless harvest fell by 5300. In Zone 1, in northeastern Minnesota, total firearms harvest was up 16 percent. The 2015 total harvest was a little more than 159,000. The deer-gun season is Monday, Nov. 28 through Sunday, Dec. 4 as well as Dec. 17-18. OH offers many more opportunities for hunters of all ages to pursue deer.

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Police officer slain in traffic stop

Two other police officers were also shot Sunday night, but it wasn't clear whether the incidents were targeted attacks. "He was targeted because he was a police officer". The St. Louis suspect was black, but police have not released the officer's race. The man appeared at the San Antonio police headquarters about four hours before the shooting.

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Two UVa students named Rhodes Scholars

Wohns, who is already now studying in England at the University of Cambridge on Harvard's Herchel Smith Fellowship, graduated earlier this year with a degree, summa cum laude, in Human Evolutionary Biology and a secondary in Computer Science.


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