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Dylann Roof Ruled Competent To Stand Trial For Charleston Church Shooting

Jury selection will continue Monday, per Gergel's ruling. Roof's defense attorneys had requested a competency evaluation earlier this month. Roof is charged in federal court with hate crimes, obstruction of religion and other counts in connection with the June 17, 2015 attack at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston.

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Infant Dies During Protest of Shooting by Baltimore Police

The man, who has not yet been identified, is now in the hospital in critical condition. Police say according to witnesses, the baby's mother was protesting and went into the restaurant to feed the baby, who then stopped breathing. At least one officer was wearing a body camera, and its footage will be reviewed, he said. He was identified as 37-year-old Damien Simms of the 4700 block of Gateway Terrace.

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Funeral arrangements set for slain Wayne State University police officer

Wednesday at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions. Davis of Detroit was arrested within hours of the shooting and has been charged with first-degree murder . He was surrounded by his family and dozens of Detroit and Wayne State officers. DeAngelo Lamar Davis, 31, will remain in jail without bond, the judge said.

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Alt-right event smears Jews, concludes with Nazi salute

USA president-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday he condemns a gathering of white supremacists in Washington where supporters had praised him while delivering Nazi salutes. The alt-right, he added, had been a "head without a body" and that at the beginning of the election campaign, Trump was "kind of a body without a head".

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Can RCEP benefit from demise of TPP?

Trump said in a video released Monday that he intends to pull the USA out of the TPP, describing the 12-country accord as a "potential disaster for our country". Under President Barack Obama the TPP was sold as a way to counter China's rise, and its possible demise is now viewed in China as a United States retreat from the region.

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Donald Trump all set to quit TPP, World leaders disappointed

George Magnus, senior independent economic adviser at UBS Group AG, says the $11 trillion Asian economy stands to lose from a more protectionist America. Hours before Trump's announcement, Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe warned that the TPP would be "meaningless" without U.S. participation. Earnest said China would benefit the most from this decision.

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Tim Ryan Running Against Pelosi for Minority Leader

Overall, the math still appears to favor Pelosi. "Some see Crowley, the gregarious and imposing 6-foot-5-inch vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus and a prolific fundraiser, as the figure to lead the way", the report states. Ryan said that sticking with Pelosi amounted to Albert Einstein's apocryphal definition of insanity as doing the "same thing over and over again and keep getting the same results".

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Shurmur, Webb help Vanderbilt upset No. 17 Tennessee

Vanderbilt became the 11th SEC team to become bowl eligible at the expense of Tennessee football on Saturday night. The run from Kamara gave Tennessee a 14-7 lead, which the Vols have tacked on another touchdown to give them a 21-7 lead early on Saturday night.

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Whew. O'Hare Workers Set Strike Date After Thanksgiving Weekend

The Chicago Department of Aviation said it did not expect a service disruption during the holiday rush, according to WLS-TV. After threats of striking during the busiest travel week of the year, employees at Chicago O'Hare International Airport moved their strike to the week after Thanksgiving .

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There is good reason we do not elect presidents by popular vote

They're not ready. If they were, the Electoral College would've been abolished. Soon the Electoral College will be asked to vote for the next president of the United States. Clinton won California alone by 3.7 million votes. Look at it this way: As of this writing, Clinton's lead in the popular vote nationwide was 1.7 million.

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Trump's education pick defends liberty

While charter schools have won limited vouchers, they remain a polarizing issue, with most many opposing them, arguing that they drain public schools of needed resources and send taxpayer dollars to unaccountable private schools. Lily Eskelsen Garcia, president of the National Education Association, voiced distress at Trump's choice. I reached out to several school choice advocacy groups to get their take on Trump's pick.

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Man arraigned in fatal shooting of Detroit college officer

The man accused of shooting dead a Wayne State University police officer has been charged in the cop's murder , according to Wayne County prosecutors. Funeral director Stephanie Kiras says visitation for Wayne State University officer Collin Rose is scheduled from 11 a.m. -5 p.m. Wednesday at Ford Field, home of the Detroit Lions.

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Bernie Sanders Lays Out Best, Worst Scenario of Trump Presidency

Newly elected Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer, of NY, picked Warren and Sanders to serve on a diverse 10-member team, which he said will aim to unite the caucus and speak to those across America. "(A party that) brings people into the party", Sanders said . 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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Your bravery pushed the country to justice: Obama lauds Ellen DeGeneres

The ceremony was emotional for both DeGeneres and President Obama , who got "choked up" midway through his speech. The current President also said that he is in awe of how Ellen risked her career almost twenty years ago, when he came out as gay.

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Sally Bell: Abolish the Electoral College

Of course, eliminating the Electoral College remains a viable first step. Some of the messages are more general, imploring electors to "vote your conscience " on December 19, when they gather to cast their votes. Californians on both sides of the issue should be disabused of the assumption she would have won if Americans had been voting in a direct election on November 8.

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Shoppers take advantage of Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday provided opportunities for small, Las Cruces-based businesses to step into the spotlight for a day of holiday shopping at several events across the city. All around the country, people are shopping local and shopping small. Although Saturday is to celebrate those local stores, owners say they hope to see everyone in all year round.

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Betsy DeVos picked for Trump's education secretary

Installing her in the Department of Education is the opposite of Trump's promise to drain the swamp. Private school vouchers divert desperately needed resources away from the public school system to fund the education of a few students. DeVos now chairs the board of the American Federation for Children , a group that according to its website works to provide families "with access to great schools through private school choice".

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New Orleans Police Say 1 Man Dead Following Shooting

Police arrested two people, both of whom were in possession of a firearm. Around 30 or more officers had been in the area and responded. Harrison said the shooting happened despite an increased police presence for the Bayou Classic football game Saturday night between Southern and Grambling universities.

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Grandson Of Sitting Congressman Shot To Death In Chicago

The longtime congressman said in an interview Sunday afternoon that he feels "a great deal of empathy" for the families of the 16-year-old boy and 17-year-old girl charged with killing Javon Wilson. "I have comforted many families but never quite this close". Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi described the shooting as "egregious and senseless".

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Man arraigned in fatal shooting of Detroit college cop

On Sunday night, four officers were shot while on duty , one fatally. The police didn't immediately release any details regarding who may have done the shooting or an alleged motive. The university is now accepting donations in Rose's memory and that all gifts will go to the Wayne State UPD. The prosecutor says he was "respected" and "admired".

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Oregon Ducks try to avoid speculating on coaching situation

Other years, not so much. Given the fragility of Oregon's season ticket base and the potential for things to get even worse, OR officials are coming to terms with the necessity of making a change. The last time the Beavers had won the game was in 2007, when they edged the Ducks 38-31 in overtime at Oregon. This came after his first three years in which the program had gone 33-8, including a Rose Bowl win and national championship appearance in 2014.

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Dallas Cowboys Vs. Washington Redskins: Bold Predictions For NFL Week 12

Every game is tough, to come out here and perform like that, that was embarrassing. Go in there and try and get that win going. The game was already in hand when pass-rusher Datone Jones was penalized for stepping on Redskins left tackle Ty Nsekhe after Washington's last touchdown of their 42-24 win over the Packers .

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MI drops a heartbreaker at Ohio State in double overtime

After the Buckeyes scored easily, MI quarterback Wilton Speight came up huge on fourth down to tie it up for the Wolverines in the first overtime. The first overtime in the 113-year series was on, and it served to cram more game memories into brains that barely had room for them.

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Clinton's lead in the popular vote surpasses 2 million

Mr Trump has 290 electoral college votes, compared to Ms Clinton's 232 votes. Trump, who was once a critic of the Electoral College , now says a popular vote-only system would force candidates to campaign only in bigger states like California , Texas , Florida , and NY.

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Mistrial declared in trial of Cincinnati officer Ray Tensing

Tensing was later fired. Tensing said DuBose tried to pull away and was dragging him, so he shot him in the head. Deters' department now has until November 28 to file a new hearing, or drop the case. "I believe justice is holding Ray Tensing accountable for his actions", Cranley said Saturday. He said Tensing and his lawyer became "almost comical with their word games", calling shooting DuBose "stopping the threat" and saying he "perceived to be dragged".

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Dylann Roof declared competent to stand trial

They have carefully ensured their reasons for wondering about his mental state have not become public, and Gergel has issued several redacted motions and rulings. The South Carolina-born Roof sat through almost an hour of prayer and Bible study at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015, before opening fire.

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Ole Miss announces news regarding the future of coordinator Dave Wommack

Fitzgerald finishes up the season having surpassed 100 yards rushing in seven of 12 games and accounting for at least four scores in five of his last six contests. This season has been a hard one for the Ole Miss defense. "It stinks and I hate it for the fans, the university, the seniors and everybody involved with this program", Ole Miss coach Hugh Freeze said.

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Chattanooga School Bus Driver Was Not Drunk or High

Police have said Walker, 24, was speeding when he veered off the winding 30 miles per hour Talley Road on Monday. Four of the five children killed in Monday's school bus crash in Chattanooga have been identified by family members. Gwenevere Cook told CNN that her son tried to rescue children after the bus overturned, pulling some of them to safety. According to Walker's own mother, he called her right after the accident, saying that he tried to help the children out from the ...

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Pelosi on ropes? House Dems delay leadership vote

Joe Crowley of NY to challenge Pelosi for the top leadership role in the next Congress, according to The Hill . Pelosi has served in Congress since 1987, and became the first female House Speaker in 2007, during the George W. Democrats faltered in this year's campaign, she said, because "the problem was more with the communication than it was with our policy". Ryan, who is from a state that Trump won, noted in his letter that Democrats have controlled the chamber only twice in the last 18 ...

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Making the Popular Vote Count

Haven't Americans come of age yet, to the point where they can truly declare theirs to be a country of one man, one vote? The Electoral College process failed in 2016 to prevent the rise of a woefully under-prepared demagogue, which is exactly what it was meant to do.

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Trump fails to quell fears of "alt-right movement" on White House

The Ku Klux Klan plans to mark Trump's victory with a parade next month in North Carolina. Trump also defended his senior adviser Steve Bannon against claims he is an anti-Semitic white nationalist. During a recent rally white supremacists shouted "Hail Trump " and raised their arms in a Hitler-style salute. While the businessman's campaign never actively courted votes from the movement, it did recognize the long-term fears that some whites feel about immigration.

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San Antonio police shooting suspect says sorry

On Sunday morning, Det. Three other officers were injured in St. Louis and Gladstone, Mo., and Sanibel, Fla. "This case, although we've made an arrest, is far from over", McManus said . And in the Dallas shooting, they were targeted by someone in a building. McKane then allegedly fired a second shot striking the dying officer again. News4 San Antonio reports that a member of the San Antonio Police Department shared a Facebook post from the son of Detective Benjamin Marconi that ...

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San Antonio cop shooting suspect: I 'lashed out'

A San Antonio , Texas officer was inside his vehicle writing out a ticket during a stop in front of the city's police headquarters when cops say the driver of a black sedan pulled up from behind. In one drive-by incident, the shooter fired on an officer while in his vehicle. "It is unusual, alarming and a real problem", Floyd said, adding that 44 officers have been killed in targeted attacks in the past three years.

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Trump's stock in oil pipeline company raises concern

The them the Dakota Access Pipeline is proof the struggle to resist the colonization of their land has never ended. Emergency Services spokeswoman Cecily Fong says officials will request the additional funding from the state Emergency Commission on November 30.

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Kirk Cousins explains 'How you like me now?' celebration

Cousins threw for three touchdown passes and 375 yards, Robert Kelley rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns and the Redskins (6-3-1) exacted some measure of revenge from last season's playoff loss with a rousing 42-24 win over the Packers (4-6).


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