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Tensing to be retried on same charges, prosecutor wants change of venue

Hamilton County prosecutor Joseph Deters, who was sharply critical of Tensing when the officer was charged with murder and manslaughter a year ago, said Tuesday that he had made the decision to retry Tensing for the death of Samuel DuBose.

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Trump offers brief reaction to Castro's death on Twitter

Trump also promised that his administration "will do all it can to ensure the Cuban people can finally begin their journey toward prosperity and liberty". Looking utterly devastated the Cuban president told his people that the country would be in an official state of mourning until December 4, when Fidel's ashes would be laid to rest in Santiago.

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No changes needed for employers after judge stops pay increase

U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant, III stated in his opinion that the final rule is unlawful and exceeds the department's authority. "Businesses and state and local governments across the country can breathe a sigh of relief now that this rule has been halted", said Nevada Attorney General Adam Paul Laxalt.

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Republican senator: Pipeline protesters should leave camp

It isn't clear whether the protesters will move voluntarily to another site or where that site might be; the Corps says in its letter that a free speech zone will be set up south of the Cannonball River. Representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers didn't immediately return multiple messages Friday or Saturday seeking comment and verification of the letter.

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Should the electoral college go rogue? One Harvard professor thinks so

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton now leads by at least 2 million votes in the Electoral College , according to a Politico report published Wednesday, but the vast majority of that lead comes from highly Democratic California. Civis posed the question to respondents this way: "Every four years, the U.S. president is selected by the Electoral College, which awards votes depending on the number of states a candidate wins in the general election that year and the size of those ...

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Green Party files for election recount in Wisconsin

Hillary Clinton's campaign broke its silence on general election recount efforts in three battleground states on Saturday- saying it will "participate" in the effort spearheaded by Green Party candidate Jill Stein. As of this writing Saturday morning, she had raised more than $5.6 million, meaning she needs approximately $1.4 million to petition all three states.

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Wisconsin to recount state's presidential vote

The move follows comments by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein earlier on Friday that her push for election recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania was aimed at assessing the integrity of the US voting system, not at undermining Republican Donald Trump's White House victory.

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Donald Trump adds KT McFarland to his national security team

McFarland also has worked as a national security analyst and a contributor to Fox News . McGahn, a partner at Jones Day, one of the world's largest law firms, served as counsel to Trump during his presidential campaign. Trump leads by little more than 22,000 votes in Wisconsin. She has never herself held elected office, but in 2006 was defeated in a bid to seek the Republican nomination to challenge then NY senator Hillary Clinton's successful re-election bid.

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Diego Maradona hails Fidel Castro as 'second father'

Irish president Michael D Higgins was among a host of world leaders who also paid tribute, saying Castro guided Cuba "through a remarkable process of social and political change, advocating a development path that was unique and determinedly independent".

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Republicans weigh in on Romney, Giuliani as secretary of state

Newt Gingrich , the former speaker of the house and a Trump confidante, urged Mr Trump to pick Rudy Giuliani , another leading contender and the former mayor of NY. His campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway , tweeted that she was receiving " a deluge " of comments expressing concern over Romney's loyalty as a secretary of state.

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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro dies aged 90

The cuban revolution was definitely not a bed of roses - and while he successfully overthrew the government of Cuba in 1959, many did not have any idea what Castro had in store for Cuba , according to The New York Times . He stepped aside only in 2006 after intestinal surgery. On Saturday morning, President-elect Donald Trump tweeted : " Fidel Castro is dead!" The Cuban revolutionary who went on to become the president of Cuba and a key figure in the Cold War has died.

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President-elect Trump names 2 new top staffers

Trump also named Fox News contributor and former Reagan administration official K.T. McFarland as deputy National Security Adviser. Part of his responsibilities as White House counsel will be to try and sort through any conflicts of interest between President Donald Trump and businessman Donald Trump.

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Ohio State football players will wear new LeBron cleats for The Game

MI will win the Big Ten East Division if it beats Ohio State. Marshall comes in undefeated as well at 4-0, and actually has a pretty similar slate of games to that of Ohio State. "The last two weeks they've played great football", Franklin said of Michigan State. Barrett demurred when he was asked this week if the MI game might be his last at Ohio Stadium.

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Trooper hit, killed by vehicle on I-25 ID'd

The driver's name and other identifying information has not been released. "He was a good team guy, all the trooper's could always count on him for support in efforts and he'll be really missed", said Major Garcia with the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.

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Calif. Senator Moves to Abolish Electoral College

If we want to get rid of the Electoral College and elect presidents with a direct popular vote, we have James Madison's permission, in writing. "Admittedly, this is not an easy subject to tackle". Trump garnered 93 electoral college votes from the four states, where his margin of victory adds up to about 650,000 votes collectively. "First of all, it favors Republicans; Republicans won't abolish the Electoral College".

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Arkansas lawmaker switches to Republican Party

Republicans extended their domination of governorships and state legislatures. Republicans now hold more power nationwide than at any time since the 1920s. That represents about 56 percent of the total. For 40 years, the Republican Party has largely been guided by the policies and philosophy of Ronald Reagan.

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Judge Rules Dylann Roof Competent Enough To Stand Trial, Trial Resumes Monday

That hearing was closed to the public and likewise, Judge Gergel decided not to release a transcript of the hearing to the public using the argument that some of the testimony at that hearing might not be admissable in court and that he didn't want it to influence potential jurors.

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President-elect Trump calls for unity in Thanksgiving message

It doesn't go quickly , unfortunately, but we have before us the chance now to make history together. Trump, who takes office on January 20, announced two new picks on Wednesday for his Cabinet - South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley as USA ambassador to the United Nations, and wealthy Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos to lead the Education Department.

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Trump Names Terrorism Hardliner to His Team

McFarland gained experience in national security and defense positions in the Ford and Reagan administrations, and - ironically - ran against Trump's Democratic challengeer Hillary Clinton in New York's Senate race in 2006, though she lost to Clinton's reelection.

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Bruce Arena Is Back As USMNT Head Coach

Arena faces a similar challenge in his return to the national team, which is last in the six-team standings two games into the final round of World Cup qualifying . The hopes of U.S. Soccer will be his past experience will help turn things around in enough time to find a path to qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russian Federation, which is becoming more and more tricky as time has gone by.

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Lions pull ahead in NFC North

The Lions were okay in stopping the run against Minnesota, and give the line credit for the two batted passes by A'Shawn Robinson and Haloti Ngata , but the Vikings essentially made this unit irrelevant, so I can't give them a fair grade.

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University of South Carolina senior named Rhodes Scholar

After she studies at Oxford, Doyle will study at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. But Shea, a graduate of Unionville High School, said she saw firsthand during the application process that the value of the program will go far beyond tangible benefits.

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A look at Fidel Castro through the years

Those out on the streets included Cuban-Americans of all ages, including some who first came from Cuba in 1959 after Castro's revolutionaries ousted dictator Fulgencio Batista. Population more than 11 million. After a cutoff of Soviet bloc aid in 1989 almost collapsed the economy, Castro allowed more worldwide tourism and slight economic reform on the Caribbean's largest island.

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Authorities seek aid in finding escaped California prisoners

Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. All four of the inmates will face additional charges for the escape. SAN JOSE, Calif . - Authorities offered a $20,000 reward Friday for information leading to the capture of two unsafe prisoners who broke out of a Northern California jail on Thanksgiving Eve after sawing through bars across a second-floor window.

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Packers 4th straight loss making playoffs look less likely

He did so once again Sunday night , in a 42-24 win over the Green Bay Packers . The passionate, Vine-friendly Redskins quarterback was caught on camera shouting "How you like me now?!" at general manager Scot McCloughan following Sunday night's win over the Packers .

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Police Union Speaks Out after Charges Filed Against Officer Yanez

Yanez was also charged with two counts of felony discharge of a firearm . Ramsey County attorney John Choi , second left, walks away from the podium Wednesday, Nov. Castile and Reynolds both responded he was not. He says Yanez is innocent until proven guilty. "The worst thing that could happen is that the officer is overcharged and is found not to be responsible for the charges".

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Chicago airport workers to strike after United States holiday

They are also part of a broader nationwide campaign to lift the minimum wage to $15 an hour. "Despite helping to generate $8 billion in profits for the airline industry, most O'Hare Airport workers are forced to survive on minimum wage or less", they said in a prepared statement, according to DNA Info.

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Fidel Castro dies at 90, ashes to rest in Santiago de Cuba

Castro and the United States harboured mutual hatred of one another until his death today at the age of 90. Tributes have been paid by Latin American leaders including Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto and Ecuador's president Rafael Correa.

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How to scrap the Electoral College

Trump won with 47.59 per cent of the vote, compared to Clinton's 47.35 per cent of the vote. Trump was able to get 290 Electoral College votes against Clinton, who had 232. If you don't like the Electoral College, that's your right - but America is not some banana republic that ignores election results. Trump knew that NY and California were blue states and Clinton knew that she would carry them.

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AAA Arizona predicts holiday travel uptick

And some are learning the hard way that many travelers have the same idea. On average, gas was $2.14 per gallon across the country. The Pennsylvania Turnpike is also expecting a busy holiday travel period, as approximately 3.45 million motorists are expected to travel the Turnpike from Tuesday through Sunday .

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Trump softens position on climate change, Clinton investigation

Barbara Boxer has introduced legislation to eliminate the Electoral College. He'd been scheduled to meet Times reporters, editors and columnists and did not give details of his complaint, saying in a morning tweet only that "the terms and conditions of the meeting were changed at the last moment".

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Sanders given leadership position as Democrats chart path forward

No matter the hopeful rhetoric, Sanders cautioned about the dangers of a Trump presidency, saying that the new administration could try to distort future electoral results by further relaxing campaign finance limits and engaging in voter suppression.

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Hillary Clinton blames Comey letters for election defeat

Clinton aides have said many undecided voters were thrown off by that and may have gone with Trump convinced by his charge that the system was rigged. Although the final result in MI has still not been tallied, but it is said to be in favour of the Republican. Comey announced a week later that he had reviewed emails and continued to believe she should not be prosecuted, but the political damage was already done.

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Man shot dead while trying to stop man from beating woman

Authorities said the man then pulled out a weapon and fired multiple rounds, which fatally struck the good Samaritan in the neck. His 26-year-old brother was shot in the leg and is in a stable condition, acting Atlantic county prosecutor Diane Ruberton said.

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Police officer killed in Texas, other shot in Missouri, Florida

So far this year 60 USA law enforcement officers have been fatally shot , compared to 41 in 2015, according to data compiled by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund . McManus said McKane talked to a clerk inside the otherwise deserted building, then suddenly said "never mind" and left. Authorities in San Antonio say the suspect in the killing of a veteran police detective appeared at police headquarters prior to the shooting.


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