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Bannon a risky pick by Trump

With Bannon suiting up to be Trump's chief strategist in the White House, he is likely to have significant influence on how Trump deals with Britain and the rest of the world in the coming four years. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman last week said Trump's aides were urging right-wing Israeli politicians to curb their public jubilation at his election, according to Israeli media.

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Grocery Stores Busy for Thanksgiving

It's important to us that our associates are able to be home with their families on Thanksgiving, and we are encouraging our customers to do the same - knowing great deals will be available online, on Black Friday and through the weekend. Reader comments at theblackfriday.com ranged from vehement opposition, including calls for boycotts of stores open on Thanksgiving Day, to appreciation for the convenience.

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Stores and malls open on Thanksgiving for pre-Black Friday rush

The store only let so many people in at once. She said shoppers generally arrive only a few hours ahead of the store's opening. Marlene Greco, of Andover, and her daughter, who declined to be identified, were first in line and had been there, under the canopy, since 4:30 p.m.

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For employers, injunction puts brakes on new federal overtime regulations

Businesses around the country on Wednesday cheered a court decision blocking the Obama administration's sweeping new overtime rules, but many had already raised salaries or ordered employees to stick to a strict 40-hour workweek to avoid costs they expected to incur starting next week.

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Bernie Sanders Offers Blueprint for Fighting Trump

Trade policy, Trump based his whole campaign on trade. Bernie Sanders has a message to the Democratic Party - if it wants to win elections in the future, stop fixating on the gender and race of candidates and instead focus on their economic platform.

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Ohio prosecutor: Try cop again on murder count

The incident is one of several high-profile cases involving police interaction with minorities. Tensing, a white officer who shot the unarmed black man, argued that he shot DuBose because he feared for his life. They said jurors had leaned toward convicting Tensing on voluntary manslaughter. Prosecutors drew attention to a T-shirt with a Confederate flag emblem that Tensing wore under his uniform the day of the shooting; Tensing said he wasn't racist, didn't single out black motorists and ...

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Suspect in officer killing married hours before arrest

San Antonio police have a man in custody who they believe shot and killed Detective Benjamin Marconi on Sunday. McKane allegedly fled the scene and Marconi was pronounced dead later at a hospital. St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay told KMOV the sergeant "was just doing his job, but he was targeted because he was a police officer". Officers also were shot and wounded Sunday night during traffic stops in Sanibel, Florida, and Gladstone, Missouri.

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Macy's parade goes off without hitch amid tight NYC security

Aside from the trucks, security for the parade includes teams of officers armed with assault weapons, bomb-sniffing dogs and portable radiation detectors. She says: "You can't spend your life worrying about what could happen". Authorities said there was no confirmation of any credible threat and urged spectators to come out for the parade.

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A look at what Colombia's peace deal may mean

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos signed a new peace deal with FARC rebels on Thursday, weeks after voters rejected an earlier agreement in a referendum. Santos said his government and the FARC will sign the deal at 1600 GMT in the Colon Theater in Bogota . The expanded and highly complex new 310-page peace deal text makes only small modifications to the first one, such as clarifying private property rights and detailing more fully how the rebels would be confined in rural areas for ...

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Trump picks Nikki Haley and Betsy DeVos as first women for cabinet

DeVos, from the Midwestern state of MI, is the chair of the American Federation for Children , a group that has aggressively sought to expand the number of charter schools and voucher programs in the U.S.to allow students to attend private schools with taxpayer money.

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Thanksgiving Day Will Start Out Chilly, Temps To Warm Up By Afternoon

Highs: Low-to-mid 50s. A low in the mid to upper 30s is expected with winds shifting out of the north after midnight. The first half of the weekend will be mild and sunny with temps in the low 60s. It will be cooler but dry with highs in the middle 40s. Thanksgiving Day will start out cool but with abundant sunshine, temperatures will warm into the 60's.

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Donald Trump tells '60 Minutes': Supreme Court 'judges will be pro

CBS' Lesley Stahl told Trump that people in the LGBTQ community are among those expressing fear in the wake of his election. That means that while same-sex marriage itself might not be coming back to the Supreme Court any time soon, restrictions to abortion, meant to narrow Roe , could very well return to the court sooner rather than later.

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Shop local on Small Business Saturday

To show their love for small merchants, American Express is also giving Card Members the opportunity to earn 2x rewards when they enroll an eligible American Express Card and Shop Small on Small Business Saturday and through December 31.

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Trump "seriously considering" ex-pres candidate Carson as housing chief

Prior to the election, Carson was more frequently put forth as a possible surgeon general or secretary of health and human services. A Republican presidential candidate this year , Carson has no experience leading a government agency. Having been raised in the inner city of Detroit, Carson is passionate about revitalizing the inner cities. "And while he would like to remain in private life, the president has made an offer that he will really seriously consider, and that's what he's doing".

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Chattanooga school bus was not on designated route when it crashed

Thursday, volunteers gathered in Chattanooga to box up Thanksgiving care packages for the families. A flood of good Samaritans, ranging from the NFL's Tennessee Titans to strangers in OH, have rallied to help families of those killed and wounded.

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Tenn. School Bush Crash Claims Another Victim; 6th Child Dies

The child, who is now the sixth victim of the crash, has not been identified by police, but ABC-affiliate WTVC learned his name is Keyonte Wilson. The deadly crash in Chattanooga, Tennessee, left a devastated community mourning the victims and searching for answers.

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Weather Forecast: Rain showers today with snow in mountain passes

Increasing clouds, with a low around 30. Lower elevation areas such as Pocatello, Blackfoot, Idaho Falls and Rexburg are expected to see a rain-snow mix with little if any snow accumulation. There is a 40 percent chance of rain on Turkey Day; not the best forecast for Thanksgiving football games or road races. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30.

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Auburn running back Kamryn Pettway expected to play against Alabama

Johnson completed 14 of 19 passes for 147 yards and a touchdown last week against Alabama A&M. He passed for 170 yards and a touchdown. Most experts expect Alabama to win this one, but the Tigers should give the Tide one of their toughest challenges of the season.

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Seattle Jewish group joins national criticism of Trump adviser Stephen Bannon

Members of Trump's campaign have dismissed criticism of Bannon's appointment by pointing to his Harvard business degree and surprise success defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton . Have you asked Trump to drop Bannon? Instead of hiding behind your Twitter account, and show America that racism, bullying, bigotry have no place in the White House or in America.

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Josh Norman jokes about Redskins fans chanting 'We want Dallas'

Cousins eventually got the franchise tag, which is worth $19.95 million for just this one season. Packers safety Micah Hyde: "We have way too much talent in this locker room to be performing like that". Still, the challenge for Cousins remains to convince the organization that he's worth an expensive long-term contract. Green Bay came into the game with the fourth-best rushing defense in the National Football League allowing 86.4 yards per game, however Washington racked up 151 rushing ...

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Trump chooses women for Cabinet

Gov. Henry McMaster will become governor. Haley's job may include reassuring allies anxious about some of Trump's campaign promises, including building a wall along the US-Mexican border to curb illegal immigration and reviewing trade agreements, and his suggestion that he would push North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partners to pay more for their own defense.

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Deadlocked jurors force mistrial in OH police shooting

And on Saturday, hours after the mistrial was declared, demonstrators briefly blocked Cincinnati's downtown streetcar line. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters said jurors were leaning toward a conviction of voluntary manslaughter and acquittal on the murder charge.

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Fake US election news outshone real on Facebook

Trump benefited from many of those fake news stories , like one claiming Pope Francis endorsed Trump. Trump backers, Horner argued , often picked up his fake news stories - including the Republican's former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski , who he said tweeted one he made up about a protester getting paid $3,500.

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Thanksgiving shopping has begun

A record $820 million is expected to come from mobile devices, with $449 million spent by 5 p.m. However, over the years, hours of some big-name stores have crept into the holiday itself. "We think it will bring some of the excitement and magic back to Black Friday", Vena said. Target is open from 1 a.m.to 11 p.m. on November 25. In a change from past years, the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, will stay shuttered on Thanksgiving, and open at 5 a.m.

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Gov. McCrory Files For Statewide Recount In Governor's Race

As counties have counted more votes, Cooper, the attorney general, has seen his lead grow from around 5,000 to at least 6,600. "The real question people should be asking is, why is Roy Cooper fighting to count the votes of dead people and felons?" "Gov.

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Recount in governor, auditor races will impact McDowell

The election canvass was supposed to have been done this past Friday. Counties may delay canvass for a "reasonable time" if the initial counting has not been completed, according to the State Board of Elections. Democratic lawmakers are calling for McCrory to concede. Now, having botched the race for governor, some are baselessly alleging voter fraud among their opponent's supporters.

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After the turkey, some hit the shops to start holiday season

Black Friday shoppers are getting a head start lining up outside of some department stores as early as 6 AM looking for extra savings. The trend took off en masse back in 2013, when Macy's, Best Buy and J.C. However, some of the Walmart Black Friday 2016 doorbuster deals you are desiring are in-store exclusives and still may not be available on sale online and in-app.

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DOL Overtime Rule on Hold

In its ruling , the court specifically pointed to two Kansas agencies- the Department for Children and Families and the Department of Corrections - that would be affected by the new rule. Employees earning below that threshold would qualify to earn one and a half times pay for any time worked beyond 40 hours a week. Specifically, the judge held the states and business groups were able to show a likelihood of success in their challenge of the new overtime rule and irreparable harm if the ...

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Make Your Christmas Tree Great Again With Trump's $149 Ornament

The Trump campaign announced the new offering in an email to supporters, and could be interpreted as the launch of the president-elect's first offensive in the War for Christmas . The ornament's country of origin is not listed, but many speculated it is manufactured in China, which produces most holiday decorations sold in the United States .

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Clinton popular vote lead grows after election loss

Trump was scheduled to have with him at the meeting incoming chief of staff Reince Priebus , campaign adviser Kellyanne Conway and his daughter, Ivanka Trump . The press is reporting these apparently more moderate positions as criticisms, as if they believe Trump changing his mind from policies they denounce is a bad thing.

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Overtime rule blocked in federal court

If the decision were reversed on appeal, and if "the employer has not been in compliance on the December 1 effective date, a thorny question arises: whether the existence of the preliminary injunction precludes any liability between the Dec.

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US businesses cheer overtime ruling; many already upped pay

Economic Policy Institute President Lawrence Mishel called the judge's ruling "novel, outrageous, and wrong". In 2015, the Department of Labor released a proposal to increase the salary threshold under which employees qualify for overtime pay.

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Anti-pipeline protesters demonstrate on Thanksgiving Day

In Minneapolis today, Wayne Wilansky said his daughter maintains police threw a grenade at her during a confrontation at the bridge Sunday night. North Dakota's governor and congressional delegation are pressuring President Barack Obama to pave the way for completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline.

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Breaking down the process of potential recount in NC gubernatorial race

Roy Cooper, who is now the state's attorney general, was leading in the polls against Republican opponent and current North Carolina governor Pat McCrory right up until election day on November 8. McCrory finished less than 10,000 votes behind Cooper, the state's attorney general, allowing him the opportunity to ask for a recount under North Carolina law .

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The Walmart Black Friday Tradition Has Just Lost to Cyber Monday

Many stores are getting a jump start on Black Friday with online sales and Thanksgiving Day shopping. Traci Gregorski, senior vice president of marketing at Market Track, says that Monday is also a good time to buy laptops, small appliances and toys and games , based on an analysis of more than 1,400 listings across Amazon, Best Buy , Kmart , Sears , Target and Wal-Mart.


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