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Deliberations end for night in Michael Slager murder trial

Slager, a white former North Charleston patrolman, faces 30 years to life if convicted of murder in the shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott as Scott fled a traffic stop in April of last year. It doesn't show Slager ordering Scott to stop before shooting him with his Taser. "I must have dropped it by Mr. Scott's body". "Like I said at the time on April 4th, I would say no, but after watching the video, yes", Slager replied.

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Mexico disappointed at Carrier agreement to keep jobs in US

Trump gave a "100 percent guarantee" that he'd stop that. The key thing that got Trump elected was the economy. The company wouldn't comment further. President-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise "create an improved, more competitive USA business climate" after convincing Carrier leaders in IN to keep more than 1,000 jobs.

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Timeline of planned Carrier factory closing in Indiana

At one rally, he said if Carrier moved the plant to Mexico, he would slap a 35-per-cent tariff on any finished products the company ships to the US from Mexico. But the outcome is a win for some IN workers who thought they were out of the job - and Republicans celebrated the outcome. In Indiana, the reaction has been a mix of happiness and confusion.

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Kansas Secretary of State supports Trump's voting fraud claims

Kobach reaches his estimate that millions of people voted illegally nationwide by citing a controversial study of survey results . Extrapolating from that, Kobach said, it would be "reasonable" to assume that 11 percent of the estimated 28 million noncitizens now living in the US, or 3.2 million people, voted illegally in 2016.

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Amid some opposition, House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as leader

Asked about the 63 Democrats who voted for Ryan, Pelosi said, "I got two-thirds of the vote". The caucus vote on Capitol Hill came amid some angst within the Democratic Party about whether it was time to inject some new blood into the House leadership structure after a disappointing result at the polls on November 8.

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Police officer shot in Washington state dies at hospital

Authorities say the officer shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call has died. While a law-enforcement helicopter circled overhead, dozens of police cars were in the area into the night. Multiple news outlets reported that the suspect was barricaded in the home. After 2 a.m. PST Thursday, the standoff was ongoing with many emergency vehicles with flashing lights and numerous officers posted outside the home where the suspect was thought to be.

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Ohio State holds firm to 2nd in CFP rankings, Utah ranked 20th

The first two years of the format, there was little controversy in deciding who the four teams to participate in the playoff would be. Not yet, anyway. The Wolverines, who dropped to No. 5 in this week's rankings, beat the Buffaloes back in September and own three top-10 wins. In other words, the committee lives by the mantra of William Munny in "Unforgiven" - "Deserve's got nothing to do with it".

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Man pleads not guilty in killing of MI police officer

Police arrested 31-year-old DeAngelo Davis about three hours after the shooting. Davis is accused of shooting officer Collin Rose in the head during a traffic stop while the officer was patrolling off-campus in Detroit on Tuesday night, prosecutors said .

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PSU, Wisconsin benefiting from different offensive styles

Think for a second about who you might vote as Big Ten football coach of the year. nMcSorley honored: Penn State quarterback Trace McSorley was named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week for his performance against Michigan State.

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Rapper Kodak Black extradited after finishing drug sentence

After spending more than a month in prison "Lockjaw" rapper Kodak Black , real name Dieuson Octave, has been released, but he isn't in the clear yet. He had played a show there the night of February 6 in front of about 1,200 people. Nunn couldn't immediately be reached for comment late Monday afternoon.

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Trump says he's stepping out of business empire

Trump tweeted : "I will be holding a major news conference in New York City with my children on December 15 to discuss the fact that I will be leaving my". "He should be ... setting that bright line between what's taking place in Trump business operations and his effort to get his administration up and running".

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Presidential election recount set to begin in Wisconsin

Stein requested a hand recount of the state's presidential election ballots, a process that will take a tremendous amount of resources in order to a December 13 deadline. Commission Administrator Mike Haas held a teleconference with clerks Wednesday to walk them through final preparations. But he told them he hopes they've accepted that the recount must be conducted, by law, and that it will be done professionally.

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Donald Trump Is Wrong On The Flag

In an interview done with David Letterman on January 8, 2015, just months before he launched his campaign, Trump agreed with Letterman "100 percent" that flag burning is a form of expression. "I think the vast majority of Americans would agree", Miller said before CNN's Chris Cuomo chimed in, "But legal". He later added that burning a flag is an action that "expresses an idea".

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APNewsBreak: All-Star Game no longer determines Series start

After the disasterous 2002 All-Star Game, which ended in a 7-7 tie after 11 innings, commissioner Bud Selig declared that home-field advantage in the World Series would go to the victor of the Midsummer Classic. Television people pay a lot of money for the game. In his two turns as All-Star Game manager, Ned Yost made it clear he had one objective for the exhibition game: Win it.

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Billionaire Wilbur Ross Named Commerce Secretary Under President-Elect Trump

That lead Trump's former campaign manager Kellyanne Conway to recently blast Trump's decision to even consider Romney for the top worldwide post, something her boss reportedly wasn't too pleased about. The billionaire investor bought up many struggling steel, auto and coal firms in the industrial Midwest at a steep discount and sold them for steep profits, even as factory and mining jobs at the core of American identity disappeared.

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Baltimore Police Release Body Camera Footage of Officer-Involved Shooting

The 48-year-old, who is from Baltimore , Maryland, then sprinted away, prompting police to open fire. Two women and one man have non-life threatening injuries. Smith said they are, but noted that this would move officers into a hand-to-hand combat with the man, which would be unsafe and "the taser is the one you can use with distance".

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Laws of war systematically disregarded in Syria

As an example, the foreign ministry cited the situation in Deir Ezzor, where an estimated 200,000 Syrians are trapped in government-held districts surrounded by ISIS, and in need of supplies, but that only about 1% of the UN's overall aid to the country is actually going there.

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2000 veterans to shield Dakota Access pipeline protesters

Thousands of people are protesting at camps located on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers land, north of the Cannonball River in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, Kallanish Energy finds. The governor's order does not change how the North Dakota Department of Transportation will plow state highways, said agency spokeswoman Jamie Olson.

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Electoral College voters form group to block Trump presidency

In a last-ditch Never Trump effort, lawyers and activists from Colorado, Washington State and elsewhere, are mounting a final stand at the Electoral College level. However, from the November 8 election, the actual percentage of eligible voters who elected the next president was 25.5 percent. "I'm only 19 and this is my first time being involved in politics, but I hope that my willingness to put my country before my party will show that my generation cares about all Americans".

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Brazil to monitor Zika babies for three years

All 13 showed a slowdown in head growth, and in 11 babies, that decline had slowed to the point where it met the definition of microcephaly, Moore said . On Oct. 19, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amended travel warnings to include all of Miami-Dade County. Dr. Heymann said recommendations made in recent months were now being "internalized" W.H.O., which is based in Geneva.

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Recovery begins as rains help put out Tennessee wildfires

Their sons - Branson, Jared and Wesley Summers - were taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. According to media reports, the family was vacationing in Gatlinburg and was separated while fleeing the fiery scene. Soon Gatlinburg will be picking up the pieces after these devastating wildfires. Search and rescue efforts continued through the night in areas that had been unreachable because of downed power lines and trees.

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Supreme Court considers whether those facing deportation can be held indefinitely

Unlike virtually all USA citizens, who are constitutionally guaranteed bond hearings for criminal and civil arrests, the immigrants are stuck in legal limbo, and some wait years before seeing a judge. The high court seemed deeply divided at Wednesday's hearing. The current policy, he told the justices, addresses "real concerns about recidivism and flight risk - by providing for mandatory detention during removal proceedings".

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No. 1 Notre Dame tops Iowa 73-58 in ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Brey added that he's not expecting his team to have 25 assists and six turnovers like they did in the earlier games to start the year, saying he's "realistic about that". "Those ones he missed tonight were the same ones he made against Memphis". "We stuck with them for most of the game", said Gustafson, who made 7 of 9 shots from the floor.

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ND gov: We won't block supplies to protesters

Earlier, the Corps ordered the protesters to leave federal law but said it has no plans to forcibly remove anyone. Dalrymple's order comes as the FAA banned journalists from flying drones near the Standing Rock protest. The Morton County Sheriff's Office said protesters set fires while officers tried to disperse the crowds with tear gas, rubber bullets and water sprayed from hoses attached to fire engines.

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Texas gets its top target in Tom Herman

The university announced Saturday it had fired the head coach of the Longhorns football team after he finished the 2016 season with a 5-7 record. "I know that Herman is a little bit limited in terms of his head coaching experience, but let's remember that he's coached at seven different schools in the state of Texas and he knows the high school coaches in this state".

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Trump selects us treasury commerce secretary

He also said the administration would cap mortgage interest deductibility but would allow for some deductions. Trump based his argument on the grounds that Cruz had received a loan from Goldman Sachs before launching his initial Senate bid, something the the Cruz team said was leveraged against their own assets and not out of the ordinary considering Heidi Cruz, his spouse, worked for the firm at the time.

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Paul Ryan: Jill Stein recount push a 'ridiculous fundraising and publicity stunt'

Normally, this is plenty of time , but this year, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and possibly MI are sweating the deadlines due to the recounts initiated by Green Party candidate Jill Stein . If the Trump campaign objects, the Board of State Canvassers would then schedule a hearing (which could happen in mid-December), and then issue a ruling on the hearing within five days.

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Rain moves through Tennessee town ravaged by wildfires

The images and videos that came out of Gatlinburg on Monday night are eerily similar to wildfire evacuations in Fort McMurray, Alberta earlier this year and Lake, Sonoma and Napa counties in California last year. The fire spread quickly, she said. Court documents say an investigation showed the fire was intentionally set, as were five other fires nearby. Gatlinburg Police Chief Randall Brackins said they have searched about 30 percent or less of the city so far.

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Coroner: Ohio State attacker died from gunshot wounds to head, chest

President-elect Donald Trump believes that the Somali immigrant who plowed a vehicle into a crowd of pedestrians on the campus of Ohio State University on Monday and then used a butcher knife to attack them should never have been allowed to enter the United States .

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N.C. officer acted lawfully in black man's killing

Protestors say they don't believe Charlotte-Mecklenburg District Attorney Andrew Murray's report that Keith Scott had a gun in his hands when he was shot. " Scott did not obey those commands, acted with aberrant behavior, stepped out of the vehicle with gun in hand, doesn't run, doesn't drop the gun, doesn't leave the gun in the auto, but steps out and steps back, assessing each officer", Murray said.

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Nick Saban, Alabama Crimson Tide focused on SEC football three-peat

Alabama does the kicking these days. Furthermore, McElwain would be delivering an incredible blow to the Gators' brand, which stands as one of the top athletic programs and college football teams in the nation. With the regular season now over, the facts paint a far different picture. Behind 189 rushing yards from Heisman Trophy victor Derek Henry, the Tide rolled 29-15 over the Gators.

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Tutor charged with assault after boy, 7, is hurt in school

Korr was suspended pending an investigation and Trayvon Grayson , a second grader, according to the Daily Mail , was hospitalized for his injuries. Jackson said she does not believe the employee's explanation of how her son was injured.

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Winnebago County recount to cost $92K

That's the assessment of Clerk Garth Christie, as MI prepares for a recount of the state's presidential vote, won by Republican Party candidate Donald Trump , by a margin of around 11,000 votes. "There's too much work needed behind the scenes to wait until the last moment to get ready", Hollinrake told FOX 17 on Tuesday, just 24 hours after being alerted about the potential for a recount by the state.

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Judges Have More Power In Granting Warrants To Hack Digital Devices

Wyden and his allies warned against a Senate stamp of approval on a rule change that he says has seen little public scrutiny and debate. If Congress doesn't act now, the government will soon be able to use a search warrant to hack an untold number of computers located around the world.

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Tweaking the electoral college suggestion

In order to satisfy federal law, these states must finalize their slate of electors by December 13, six days before the electors vote . If the election were determined by popular vote, Clinton would be our next president. Because of the aforementioned state laws and historical norms introduced gradually overtime, electors vote for the candidate that won in each state with few exceptions.


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