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Ex-Rivals Romney & Trump sit down for dinner together, Romney praises Trump

Romney spoke briefly to the press after the meal and said that he "had a wonderful evening with President-elect Trump" and that he has been impressed by Trump's transition effort. Mr. Priebus said that the president-elect is not looking for an apology. They ordered garlic soup with frogs' legs, scallops, prime sirloin and lamb chops, followed by chocolate cake for dessert .

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What's behind Donald Trump's deal to keep jobs in Indiana?

Some other details of the deal in Vice President-elect and Indiana Governor Mike Pence's state were unclear but it has already been criticized on the left and right. One of Trump's first decisions after his inauguration will be to nominate a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February. Trump's deal with Carrier may be a public relations success for the incoming president but also suggests that he has unveiled a new presidential economic approach: actively choosing individual ...

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Malloy gives split verdict on Trump picks for HHS, DOT

Chao served as Secretary of Labor for the entirety of the George W. Bush administration, returning the worst job-creation statistics since WWII. "Aviation businesses are excited to work with Secretary Chao and her team and we thank President-elect Trump for his excellent choice".

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Wildfires force thousands to evacuate Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Those storms had already spawned possible tornadoes in parts of Alabama and Tennessee, killing five people and injuring more than a dozen. Donations of water and fluids arrive for residents, displaced by the mandatory evacuations caused by the wildfires, gather at Rocky Top Sport World on US321 just outside of Gatlinburg, Tenn ., Wednesday.

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Jill Stein Makes Michigan Third State for Presidential Recount

The attorney for Green Party candidate Jill Stein anticipates filing his recount paperwork Wednesday afternoon. Wisconsin's commission had to grant Stein's recount request due to state law, although her allegations had no clear evidence. Clinton's campaign has said it will participate in the recount in Wisconsin while Trump claims the process is a "scam." Thomas said a full recount would likely need to be complete by December 13 to comply with federal law and ensure Michigan's votes are ...

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Buses Honor Rosa Parks On 61st Anniversary Of Iconic Arrest

One of her first political memories was sitting on the porch with her grandfather, who had his shotgun in hand as he protected their home from the Ku Klux Klan. However, both were rejected because they would not gain white support. The Greater Richmond Transit Company is also reserving the first passenger seat on each bus for a commemorative sign celebrating the civil rights icon.

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Twitter Reacts To Charlotte Cop Who Killed Keith Lamont Scott Walking Free

The district attorney met with Scott's family to discuss the decision prior to Wednesday's announcement. An autopsy showed that Scott had four gunshot wounds, including one to his back. His DNA was found on the grip of a gun found at the scene, Murray said. Police video showed officers shouting for Scott to drop a gun numerous times.

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3 killed when truck rams into Iowa store

None of the victims have been identified in the incident. Witnesses said the truck was traveling at a high speed when it crashed through the entrance, KNIA/KRLS reported. The crash just before 10 a.m. killed three people - all outside the vehicle - and injured the driver and another person, Ludwig said. Ludwig said he did not have the medical conditions of those hurt.

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Joe McKnight, former Jets RB, killed in shooting

McKnight was only 28-year-old. In 2011, his 31.6 yards per return ranked No. 1 among all qualified players. "I'm working hard to get people to like me", the likable McKnight said shortly after that blocked punt. 2 overall pick by New Orleans in the 2006 draft. "Us in New Orleans wanted to run the ball like Joe McKnight ". McKnight saw limited action as a rookie, but started the regular-season finale and rushed for 158 yards on 32 carries.

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Missing Jogger Found Chained And Branded With Message Describes Her Kidnappers

Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko held a press conference Wednesday to provide new details on the investigation into Redding mother Sherri Papini's November 2 abduction. Some online sleuths have speculated Ms Papini was snatched from her house, citing unconfirmed reports that a half-wrapped Christmas present was found at the residence.

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Charleston Church Shooting Suspect Can Act as His Own Attorney

Seven potential jurors were disqualified. "You could find that they feel sorry for this guy that they really - especially if he's using some mental issues as a defense - they can find that this fits right in with the mental issues he's raising by defending himself", Swerling said.

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Police Standoff at House in Tacoma Where Officer Fatally Shot

Wednesday, officials said. It was also reported that police advised that those near the scene should continue to shelter in place. She had said the officer had been undergoing surgery before the death was announced. There will be a procession leaving the hospital to the medical examiner's office about 10 p.m. Dozens of police held positions around a house early Thursday where a suspect accused of fatally shooting a Tacoma police officer hours earlier was believed still barricaded inside.

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Court orders special legislative election for NC in 2017 with redrawn districts

The judges said a March 15 deadline for lawmakers to draw the districts also would give them time to review the boundaries to ensure the problems have been duly addressed. "Indeed, nothing prevented the current legislature from complying with the Court's order to redistrict". The ruling is a "politically motivated" abuse of judicial authority, said state Senator Bob Rucho and Representative David Lewis, the Republican chairmen of the House and Senate redistricting committees.

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Suspected Charleston shooter Dylann Roof will reportedly represent himself in court

Roof also faces 33 counts of hate crimes, obstruction of religion and firearms charges stemming from the shooting, which occurred during a Bible study session at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June 2015. NY attorney Tiffany Frigenti, who has written about the right of defendants to act as their own lawyers, said those defendants generally want to bring attention to their causes and publicize their actions.

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Governor Brown Names LA Congressman Xavier Becerra To Be State Attorney General

California Governor Jerry Brown on Thursday nominated U.S. Congressman Xavier Becerra to be attorney general, a high-powered pick that signals the state's readiness to defend its progressive policies as Republicans consolidate power in Washington.

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Up to 100 protest after officer cleared in killing

Think about it: If the gun was in an ankle holster or perhaps in the auto Scott had exited during the encounter, it is impossible to say he posed a deadly threat to the multiple police officers who surrounded him with their guns drawn. But Murray claims all credible and available evidence suggests that Scott was armed. Police have maintained they saw Scott , 43, with a gun and marijuana in a vehicle.

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Mayor to speak with college president over US flag decision

Hampshire College President Jonathan Lash has taken the side of the students. But he added, "The decision to not fly the American flag is hurtful to many in our community and I hope this policy is reconsidered". not all lives matter equally". "This decision is not and was never a commentary on the presidential election; our goal is to make this discussion a learning opportunity by giving voice to the range of viewpoints on campus across cultures, and hopefully find common ground", the school ...

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The number of people signing up for Obamacare is soaring

Trump was moving forward with nominations, including former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin as secretary of the Treasury. Trump cast Price and Verma as a " dream team " to help him once he takes office on January 20 with his campaign pledge to repeal Obamacare , President Barack Obama's signature health law formally known as the Affordable Care Act .

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Starbucks: Schultz to step down as CEO, focus on innovation

Prior to the announcement, the company's share price closed up 0.9 percent in NY but fell 4 percent lower in after-hours trading at 2200 GMT. Schultz, who will remain chairman of the board, will devote time to furthering a "social impact agenda", he said in a call with investors.

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Questions resurface about who would succeed longtime Goldman CEO

President-elect Donald Trump is thinking about naming Goldman Sachs COO and President Gary Cohn to a role in his administration, Politico's Ben White and Jake Sherman reported Wednesday. In addition to imposing congressional term limits, Trump also pledged to put an end to government corruption, particularly by foreign interests and Wall Street.

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Think tank takes issue with minimum-wage protest

The rallies in Kansas City and elsewhere commemorate the day four years ago that the Fight for $15 movement began in New York City when a group of fast-food workers walked off the job. Police in New Orleans and Memphis, Tenn., reported smaller protests and no arrests. The Employment Policies Institute issued a statement saying dramatic minimum wage hikes result in lost jobs, reduced hours and business closures.

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Ohio State attacker stewed over treatment of fellow Muslims

Trump offered his condolences Monday after the attack, but on Wednesday morning, seized on ISIS's claims to say that Artan "should not have been in our country". Within minutes, OSU police officer Alan Horujko, checking on a reported gas leak in Watts Hall arrived, shooting and killing Artan before anyone else was injured.

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Strong Storms, Including Tornadoes, Hit Southeast, Killing At Least 3

The blobs inched their way slowly across the state line from MS into western Alabama . Despite dozens of tornado warnings, MS authorities said no one was injured in that state, but six homes were reported destroyed in one southeastern county.

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Beaver caught Christmas shopping at Md. dollar store

At least one badly behaved beaver has begun his holiday shopping. In photos shared by the sheriff's office, the beaver can be seen walking the aisles. It is unclear what, exactly, the beaver's motives were, or why he has such a thing against artificial Christmas trees (they're way cheaper and some are really cute, OK?).

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Eugene Law Firm Sues Police For Excessive Force Against DAPL Protesters

To Gov. Jack Dalrymple, I suggest you take two choices. Protesters say the pipeline will destroy sacred cultural sites and contaminate the water. Several Dakota Access pipeline protesters are suing Morton County, the city of Mandan and North Dakota law enforcement officials, arguing their civil rights were violated during a clash with authorities earlier this month.

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House Democrats re-elect Pelosi as leader amid grumblings

She predicted she'd get two-thirds. "My heart is broken that we did not win the White House this time". "However, it is clear as we learn more about the outcome of our elections that we're ignoring crucial voices that deserve to be heard".

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Jill Stein to sue for hand recount in Wisconsin

Stein quickly filed a lawsuit in Dane County Circuit Court arguing that a hand recount was the only way to ensure the vote totals are accurate. Stein filed a lawsuit Monday demanding a judge order a hand recount. Trump edged Democrat Hillary Clinton in Pennsylvania. Independent presidential candidate Roque De La Fuente withdrew his request for a Wisconsin recount Tuesday, saying the process would cost too much.

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Active Shooter On Ohio State's Campus Reported

The Islamic State news agency AMAQ posted a photo of Abdul Razak Ali Artan wearing a blue shirt and sitting with greenery in the background. "Certainly looking at the attackers' social media, it looks like the motive was the type of motive we've seen in other terrorist attacks that have been inspired by terrorist groups overseas, like the Islamic State", said ABC News Contributor Matt Olsen, who is the former director of the National Counterterrorism Center.

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Deaths, 4 Children in Critical Condition After Tornadoes Reported..

Ten people in the county were injured, including two critically, and emergency crews were working to account for all residents, Harris said. About 6 miles east in Ider in DeKalb County four children along with several other people were critically injured when a 24-hour daycare center was flattened.

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Where were you? Help the Daily News commemorate the Pearl Harbor anniversary

Hours are 6 a.m. -11 p.m. each day. Press Release - Opening at the Rockpile Museum on December 7, 2016, Infamy: December 7, 1941 , a traveling exhibit from the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. Kaye Briegel, Dr. Craig Hendricks, and early work was done by Dr. In it, you'll find a virtual history lesson, complete with maps, historic photographs and stories about true American heroism.

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People bringing supplies to pipeline protesters face $1000 fine

Activists have spent months protesting plans to route the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a lake near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation, saying it poses a threat to water resources and sacred Native-American sites. The Corps also is encouraging people to move to land identified by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe as a winter camp. "We are writing to express our concern that this at this point has not gone through any legislative hearings or meetings with municipalities, and we ...

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Sheriff's Office: Robber holding hostages in Florida bank

The incident began at around 9am Wednesday when a man with a handgun attempted to rob the Community First Credit Union on West Edgewood Avenue. According to Jacksonville Sheriff's Office, the robbery suspect was taken into custody around 11 a.m.

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Presidential recount begins in Wisconsin

Jill Stein, the presidential nominee of the Green Party, has requested a full hand count of Michigan's presidential vote. Stein, who is also seeking recounts in MI and Pennsylvania, alleged in a filing with the state that irregularities with the Wisconsin vote indicated potential tampering.

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Trump's staff picks alarm minorities: 'Injustice to America'

For national security advisor, Trump wants Michael Flynn, a retired lieutenant general who has called Islam "a malignant cancer". Notwithstanding Sessions' membership in the Senate, Senate Democrats are poising for a battle during confirmation hearings.

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Closing Arguments to Begin in Michael Slager Murder Trial

The video appears to show Slager dropping the stun gun near the body after Scott was shot. The video garnered national attention, propelling Slager into the spotlight. Slager's attorneys have argued on multiple occasions that he feared for his life during the struggle with Scott and was exhausted from carrying the weight of his equipment.


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