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ND governor orders evacuation at pipeline protest camp

However, the Corps says it won't forcibly remove people from a massive camp used by those opposed to the Dakota Access pipeline , though it's still unclear how the eviction notice will be enforced. "They don't need to be anxious about us in the winter", said Kandi Mossett, another network organizer. State and local government receive the economic and tax benefits from infrastructure development, while Tribes are left with the environmental impact and little resources to monitor and respond to ...

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No Charges for Cop Who Fatally Shot Keith Lamont Scott

Ahead of the announcement, prosecutors met with Scott's widow, Rakeyia Scott , and other family members to discuss their decision, Murray confirmed during the press conference . Attorneys for the Scott family say they're supposed to meet with prosecutors this morning to go over the State Bureau of Investigation's findings.

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Trump taps financier Mnuchin for Treasury secretary

Steven Mnuchin, finance chairman for the Trump campaign, arrives at Trump Tower, November 15, 2016 in New York City. Trump is set to launch a "thank you tour" of states he won in the election, starting with a rally on Thursday in Cincinnati, aides said .

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Keith Lamont Scott case: Decision expected on officer

Attorneys for the Scott family say they're supposed to meet with prosecutors this morning to go over the State Bureau of Investigation's findings. Scott's daughter said her father was in his SUV reading a book, waiting for a son to come home from school. Cell phone video recorded by Scott's wife, Rakeyia, shows a different angle of the incident.

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Jill Stein Defends Recount Efforts in 3 States

The president-elect did not elaborate on his illegal voting claim. Trump recalled Clinton's reaction when he hinted at the third and last presidential debate that he would keep Americans guessing over whether he would accept the election outcome.

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Bucket of gold flakes valued at $1.6 million stolen from truck

Because of the weight of the bucket, it took the suspect an hour to make what is normally a 10-minute walk as he fled east on 48th Street, according to The Associated Press. What normally would be a 10-minute walk took the man about an hour before he jumped into a van at 49th Street and Third Avenue and disappeared, NBC 4 NY said.

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Commission plans timeline for Wisconsin recount

Stein is on track to raise twice as much for an election recount effort than she did for her own failed Green Party presidential bid. "We do so fully aware that the number of votes separating Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton in the closest of these states - MI - well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount", Elias said.

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How many electoral votes are at stake in #recount2016?

According to the website FiveThirtyEight , only three of 27 recounts (out of 4,687 statewide general elections since 2000) were successful, but by much smaller margins than what would be needed to change the tally in MI. "The people have spoken and the election is over", Trump said in a statement , "and as Hillary Clinton herself said on election night, in addition to her conceding by congratulating me, 'We must accept this result and then look to the future'".

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Reporter to Obama: Are you anxious about being the last Democratic president?

Now, the Republicans will control 68. The Democrats' chances of taking over the House any time soon? Republicans will hold 26 seats in the 35-member Senate, leaving them one vote shy of the supermajority threshold in that chamber . Democrats now seem to be heading for a similar showdown. I haven't asked President Barack Obama if he read Black owned newspapers or surfed Black owned internet sites of even gathered the country's Black political professionals to ask them their views on ...

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France presidential race: Fillon wins conservative candidacy

While Trump's election in the USA and the surprise triumph of Brexit in the United Kingdom has forced France to come to terms with the possibility of an unprecedented victory by the radical right, Fillon securing the nomination may complicateLe Pen's path the presidency.

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Millions Of People Are Having An Easier Time Paying Medical Bills

Any major changes to Obamacare would have to come from Congress, but the new administration could in the meantime choose how to enforce existing provisions, such as by expanding exemptions for employers who do not want to cover birth control, said Gretchen Borchelt of the National Women's Law Center.

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Chiefs coach Andy Reid takes his opportunity to defend QB Alex Smith

Goody Tickets sells Kansas City Chiefs tickets. "With that, I think our rhythm comes". "The defense has to go out there and play better every week". As the Chiefs has done the previous two drives, they moved the ball well on a worn out Denver Broncos defense and came away with their third win in the division.

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Dozens arrested during US protests for higher minimum wages

On Facebook, affiliated groups posted plans for coordinated protests at Zuccotti Park in New York City , the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta and two McDonald's restaurants in Hartford, Connecticut . Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation in April that will gradually raise New York's minimum wage to $15. About 25 of the chanting minimum-wage protesters were arrested.

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Truck driver who struck Tracy Morgan's van pleads guilty

Under the terms of the plea deal, he is not expected to serve jail time. He suffered broken ribs, a broken leg, and head injuries. Roper's truck crashed into a limo van carrying Morgan, McNair and others on the New Jersey Turnpike in June 2014.

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Mitt Romney Posts Pic With Grandkids Amidst Talk of Trump Team Infighting

Columnist Mike Barnicle then asked Scarborough if he really thinks Conway believes what she told Sunday shows about Romney. Romney, a bitter critic of Trump during the election, is said to be under consideration as Trump's secretary of state.

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Trump Expected to Announce Mnuchin as Treasury Pick

She also served as deputy transportation secretary under President George H.W. Bush. But notable to the senators who will consider her nomination, Chao is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Three people close to the transition team said Trump had been aware that Conway planned to voice her opinion, both on Twitter and in television interviews.

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Barletta On Trump Transition

The topic of their meeting? The Pennsylvania Republican, who is a member on the House Transportation Committee, is scheduled to meet with Trump on Tuesday. Barletta said. She is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky). Mr. Barletta said he and Mr. Trump talked about the Pennsylvania campaign and his plans for rebuilding the nation's roads, bridges and other infrastructure, but Mr.

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Hearing Over Special Prosecutor Set in Christie Bridge Case

Even though he plans to finish his term, Christie says if something extraordinary happens in the world and his services are needed, he would consider any requests that are made. "I enter this building with a sense of pride each and every day, and can not leave office without addressing the serious issues that face the center of New Jersey government".

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ANC, SACP to hold memorials for Fidel Castro

Many leaders of Latin America's left, including Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Bolivian President Evo Morales, were to attend the ceremony. Beginning Wednesday, his ashes will be transported eastward across the country, in a three-day procession that follows in reverse the route taken by the young revolutionary and his rebel fighters as they advanced on Havana from the Sierra Maestra mountains before taking power in January 1959.

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Possible tornado kills 3 in northern Alabama

Across the state in Colbert County, home to the famed recording center of Muscle Shoals, emergency responders had begun trying to determine how many homes were destroyed. A motel roof was blown off in the Marion County town of Guin, and Alabama Power reported at 4 a.m. Tuesday that at least 3,500 homes were without power.

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Morning Joe: Trump 'Furious' With Kellyanne Conway for Criticizing Romney

Adding Breitbart News' Steve Bannon as Chief Strategist, and retired Gen. Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor have made the most headlines. And the wrangling over Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani has raised the possibility that Trump may go with a third option.

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Trump picks Elaine Chao for transportation secretary

And she's familiar with the Department of Transportation - she served as its deputy secretary under former President George H.W. Bush. Senator Mitch McConnell, Chao's husband since 1993, is the incoming majority leader of the same body that must vote to confirm her appointment.

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Dylann Roof Will Represent Himself in Hate-Crimes Trial

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 . Roof's request to serve as his own counsel, there is a constitutional right to defend oneself. Before a break at about 10:40 a.m. ET, two others were qualified and four were struck, majority for unwavering feelings on the death penalty.

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Wisconsin officials to meet Monday about election recount timeline

Stein intends to challenge the ruling in court. Conway said on ABC that while Trump was being "magnanimous" toward Clinton, "I guess her attitude towards that is to have her counsel go and join this ridiculous recount ". Thomsen said Monday that "ultimately at the end of the day, the count is going to be the same". "Hillary Clinton conceded the election when she called me just prior to the victory speech and after the results were in".

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Bernie Sanders Talks Donald Trump's 'Delusional' Tweets on Conan

This is what is scary about it: when he says that, he's really sending a signal to Republicans all over this country-Republican leaders-and what he's saying is, "We have got to suppress the vote". "Turn on network news tonight and watch it for the next year". And I do believe that if millions of people do stand up and fight back, we can stop him from doing some really terrible things.

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German minister praises French candidate Fillon's economics

France , the Euro zone's second largest economy, has faced stubbornly high unemployment under Hollande, and the past two years of his term have been marked by Islamist militant attacks that have killed 230 people and focused attention on immigration and security concerns too.

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MI vote certified for Trump, but more recount requests loom

She has raised $6.4 million online so far for recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. That effort took more than a month and involved about half as many votes as the almost 3 million votes cast in this year's presidential election in Wisconsin.

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Prosecutors to Retry Former University of Cincinnati Officer in Dea..

Deters said he will meet with Hamilton County Judge Megan Shanahan on Monday to discuss the logistics of moving the case. Tensing's attorney, Stewart Mathews, has asked the judge to acquit Tensing in the aftermath of the mistrial and wasn't surprised by Deters' decision on retrying him.

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North Dakota Pipeline: Protesters vow to stay despite evacuation order

Emergency services would only be provided to the area on a case by case basis as approved by the Morton County sheriff or superintendent of the North Dakota Highway Patrol, the order says. On Sunday night, Col. John Henderson, the Corps' Omaha District Commander, tried to clarify a message sent Friday to Archambault that the Oceti Sakowin protest camp would be closed to the public after December 5 and anyone remaining after that date would be subject to possible trespass charges.

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Neil Young wants Obama to end 'violence' at pipeline protest

As ATTN: has written, "The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and its allies argue that the pipeline, which will stretch across four states (North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois), is allegedly being constructed in violation of the National Historic Preservation Act".

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Local county commissioner also a member of United States Electoral College

But Jim Addington of the Village of Tamarind Grove said our electoral system as created by the Founding Fathers is the envy of the world and should not be changed. The reason you don't hear much about this is because only five times in American history has the national popular vote victor not won the Electoral College vote: 1824, 1876, 1888, 2000 and now 2016.

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Roger Stone: Trump compiling his own list of Cabinet picks

President-elect Donald Trump rejected claims of chaos and infighting straining his transition, declaring that he is running a "very organized process". Rebekah Mercer, the scion of a powerful family of conservative donors and a member of Mr. Trump's executive transition committee, has said in conversations with Republican operatives and previous administration officials that she was having trouble finding takers for posts at the under secretary level and below, according to a person familiar ...

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Severe storms spawn isolated tornadoes across Deep South on Tuesday

Should a storm become strong to severe, the main concern would be strong winds 40-60mph. It is important to remember that it still looks like the greater risk of severe weather may not occur over Southwest Louisiana. Between 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. we expect individual t-storm clusters to form and move from SW to NE. An area of low pressure is expected to develop off the coast of Texas by Saturday morning and it will slowly move northeast toward our coast through Monday .

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As recounts roll forward, Donald Trump charges that millions voted illegally

And it came on top of his saying it was a "scam" that Green Party nominee Jill Stein was revisiting the vote count in Wisconsin , Michigan and Pennsylvania. Developments are coming fast and furious since there's not much time left before Donald Trump takes the White House, and of course, there's no guarantee that recounts will change anything.

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Trump taps Betsy DeVos for education secretary, a school voucher advocate

DeVos , 58, is a former chair of the Michigan Republican Party. ERIC WESTERVELT , BYLINE: Hi, Audie. It is unreasonable to believe that vouchers can by some alchemy make the standard American education experience the equivalent of private schooling, which is possible only at great cost, and thus cannot guarantee any kind of better result.


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