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Detroit man pleads not guilty in murder of Wayne State officer

Rose was also a K-9 officer on the Wayne State University Police Department and worked closely with dogs as part of the Metro Detroit Schutzhund Club. "I don't think any police officer wants to go to a funeral, but I think it makes us proud to understand what the love is in this profession, : Saunders added".

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Obama lights National Christmas Tree for final time

Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama turned on the red, white and blue lights that adorned the massive tree, with help from their daughter Sasha. The president briefly spoke to the gathered crowd/Channel 4 Washington . The tree was then located on the Ellipse south of the White House, and was a 48-foot Balsam fir tree. Mayor Bill Barnett will lead the way with the lighting of the tree, in addition to holiday performances and activities from local schools and area performers.

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Sandy Hook gun lawsuit moves forward in Connecticut Supreme Court

A state superior court judge in Bridgeport, Barbara Bellis, had dismissed the case on October 14, saying gun makers had "broad immunity" under federal law from claims that the military-style AR-15 should not be marketed to civilians. The lawsuit was filed against Remington, distributor Camfour Inc. and gun shop Riverview Sales that sold the gun. The suit alleges that three gun companies negligently entrusted the rifle to the public and violated the Connecticut Unfair Trade Practices Act in ...

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Washington seeks win vs. Colorado to bolster playoff chances

With the defense ready to face a formidable offensive unit, Browning and the rest of Washington's offense have their work cut out for them. But if Colorado wins, they will likely be on their way to Pasadena to play in the Rose Bowl. Colorado is in the Pac-12 title game and is the No. 8 team in the country. Expect a close game with both offense's being conservative as they learn to handle this big stage.

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Joe McKnight Shooter Released from Police Custody Without Being Charged

At some point, Gasser "discharged three rounds from a.40-caliber semiautomatic handgun from the driver's seat of the blue Infiniti through the open passenger window". " This is not about race ". In the 2006 incident, a 51-year-old Marrero man called 911 in Jefferson Parish to report that a "male subject was driving a red pick-up truck unsafely on Holiday Drive", according to the Sheriff's Office.

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Unbeaten Western Michigan beats OH for MAC football championship

They led the rest of the way. "To me, it would be a sad state of affairs for Western", said Central Michigan coach John Bonamego. "And these guys have helped me have fun, and so it's been great to really coach a team like this". The improvement from Game 1 to Game 12 has been big, he said, but a look inside the numbers might show the Bobcats have the ability to hang around.

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Woman pulled alive from collapsed building in South Dakota

The collapse was the result of a "construction-related incident", the department said. The building that once housed the Copper Lounge collapsed Friday morning, spilling a mound of debris into a downtown street. Both 10th Street and Phillips Avenue in the area around the collapse will remain closed until cleanup is finished. Beckie Hurley, of Sioux Falls, was across the street when she saw a wall of bricks collapsing and then a wave of dust.

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Trump Picks James 'Mad Dog' Mattis for Secretary of Defense

Congress is expected to vote on the confirmation before Trump's inauguration in January 2017. The four-star general is a decorated war veteran who's led expeditionary forces in Iraq and Afghanistan. "...while I like and respect General Mattis a great deal, the House of Representatives would have to perform a full review, including hearings by the Armed Services Committee, if it were to consider overriding the statutory prohibition on recent military officers serving as the Secretary of ...

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Sheriff: Suspect in credit union hostage-taking charged

She said that just after 9 a.m., she began receiving calls from friends and relatives about someone being held hostage in the bank. The man accused of taking hostages during a bank robbery in Jacksonville on Thursday has been identified as a Tampa man.

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One Dead, 9 Injured After Shooting in Popular New Orleans Tourist Spot

Two victims are women; eight are men. Thousands go to Bourbon Street for the Bayou Classic, an annual game between Grambling State University and Southern University, two historically black colleges. "We're going to pursue these individuals very, very aggressively", Landrieu said. One was wounded in the shooting, police say the other suspect was not involved in the shooting.

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Ohio State knife attacker buried as relatives remain stunned

In a short statement released by the group, ISIS hailed Abdul Artan as "a soldier of the Islamic State". The university has identified the attacker as Abdul Razak Ali Artan, an enrolled student. He showed his anger at the United States for interfering with other countries, especially the Muslim people, criticized the persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, and praised radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, calling him a "hero".

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Patriots Issue Official Statement On TE Rob Gronkowski

He also suffered a pulmonary contusion in his lung after a hit to the chest during the Seattle game on November 13. "Rob was examined by several specialists at Massachusetts General Hospital as directed by the". Want to know everything about your New England Patriots, before they take on the Los Angeles Rams? Due to missing four games, Brady is nowhere near the top of the leaderboards in the big quarterback categories, but he's still been more than impressive: 68.4% completion ...

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San Bernardino recalls terror attack with silence, speakers

A year after the San Bernardino attack, FBI investigators are still seeking to answer key questions, including whether a mandatory Christmas party may have triggered the brutal shooting. "They had high powered weaponry, they had lots of ammunition". According to ABC News , an Federal Bureau of Investigation analysis showed that once the two shooters left the scene, they never went further than seven miles from the area, and drove right past police barricades several times.

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Fallen Hero Has Been Identified In Tacoma Police LODD

Croskey hid in a downstairs bathroom before fleeing. Authorities say a Tacoma police officer was shot multiple times while responding to a domestic violence call. His sidearm was holstered and everything seemed under control, she said. See photos from the procession here. "I would have been shot, too". And he demonstrated that every day that he came to work, " said Ramsdell ".

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PFW Matchup Breakdown: Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens

Even though cornerback Xavien Howard is participating in team drills during practice this week, defensive coordinator Vance Joseph hinted that the rookie likely won't play Sunday. Not only do they have a stingy run game, but they're also top ten in defending the pass. "(We) pick each other up in tough times and in good times". Miami's secondary has made steady progress this season defending the pass, and Joseph credits the players' understanding of the schemes and enhanced communication.

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Truck smashes into Iowa Wal-Mart store killing 3 people

Patrol Sgt. Nathan Ludwig said Thursday that investigators "don't have any reason to believe it was intentional", but are looking into all scenarios. Three people were killed and two injured, including the driver of the truck. Wal-Mart management said in a statement: "We're heartbroken by what appears to be a tragic accident". The truck plowed through the market and pharmacy section, near the front entrance of the store, Ludwig said.

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Democrats try to force a fight on Trump business interests

But given the complex nature of Trump's business empire and its foreign interests, Democrats will likely push for information even if he takes significant steps to separate himself from the business after taking office. "They still have to give us a reply as to what they are or not doing", Meeks said. In a CNN poll last week, 59% of respondents said Trump had not made adequate plans to separate his business interests from his responsibility to the public.

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North Dakota backs away from checking cars headed to pipeline protest

Military veterans plan to gather at the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota next week to show their support for those camped in protest of the four-state Dakota Access pipeline. For Iron Eyes, the initial threats of arrest have brought back memories of the government's past treatment of Native Americans. "We are not going to have roadblocks and we are not going to stop vehicles", he said.

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Death penalty, the mentally disabled at issue for justices

In this case, a death row convict named Bobby James Moore challenged the state of Texas' use of components called the Briseno factors, which assist courts in making findings concerning intellectual disability. The standard used by courts in Texas , which executes more people than any other state. Still, such a decision would be too late for at least six other men Texas has executed since 2011 who, had the state followed a more realistic standard, might have received mercy based on their ...

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Wisconsin election recount begins; Michigan's is challenged

Thursday at the Racine County Courthouse, County Clerk Wendy Christensen said. Montgomery County will hold a court hearing or hearings Wednesday on petitions filed by voters seeking a recount in about 80 of the county's 475 voting precincts.

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Trump to cede business role

Another 38 percent don't share the concern, with 16 percent who describe themselves as "not at all concerned". It also remains unclear whether Trump, as he has offered before, will only hand over the company management to his children, which critics says cannot curb widespread worries that the business will influence his decisions in the White House.

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World AIDS Day 2016 in Sarasota

Both Dr. Nicholas and Wojciechowicz urge people to start engage in conversation, prevention, and get educated. However, they also expressed a general feeling of unease that, even though they didn't often think or talk about it, HIV is a bigger problem than is let on by the general media.

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Pelosi re-elected as leader of House Democrats

Pelosi emerged from her victory with a "special spring in my step", she said , describing her excitement at the opportunity to provide voters with a clear contrast to a Trump administration. Rep. Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., who backed Ryan, said he did so because he believed Ryan would present a "unifying and uplifting message" that would bring back some of the blue-collar workers that went for Trump.

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Flag burners should lose citizenship or face jail time, President-elect Trump says

But even before then, the Supreme Court ruled twice that burning the flag is a protected form of free speech . Moreover, a 1967 Supreme Court decision rejected the practice of stripping USA citizenship as a form of criminal punishment.

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Teachers asked not to put up Santa, Christmas decorations in class

The school district released a statement Wednesday, claiming it did not specifically call for a "ban" on Santa Claus, as it had been widely reported in the media. "Quite honestly the "competition" aspect meant that several of the decorations had gotten excessive", said Graser. Beth Graser, communications director for the Hillsboro School District , said a memo was sent to teachers this week directing them to refrain from overt religious displays this Christmas season.

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How The Electoral College Has Turned Democracy Upside Down

This was not a unique development. However, President-elect Trump's Electoral College victory over Clinton is not the first time the Electoral College has come into play and the loser of the presidential race actually gained the most popular votes .

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Veterans to form human shield at ND pipeline protest

The Morton County Sheriff's Department said Tuesday it would block delivery of supplies to protesters at the Oceti Sakowin camp . More than 2,000 veterans from across the US have pledged to participate in a four-day protest beginning December 4 in solidarity with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and other groups that oppose the construction of the pipeline.

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OR fires Mark Helfrich following 4-8 season

Kelly, during his weekly press conference with 49ers reporters, said he talked to his former assistant, Helfrich, but no one else at the school. "I love him like a brother", Kelly said. He's a tremendous person. "We want somebody who embraces the student experience, who understands the high expectations at the University of OR, who understands our community, you know, really, really wants to be here".

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Local officials brace for vote recount

But since announcing her intent to file for a recount on November 22, Stein has received $6.7 million in donations. "I request that all of the precincts and absent voter counting board precincts within the state of MI be recounted by hand count".

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Cowboys celebrate Thanksgiving in style

During today's loss to the Dallas Cowboys, it was obvious the Washington Redskins' defense was outclassed from the very start. Dallas almost blew an 11-point halftime lead but completed a sweep of the season series with Washington with two timely fourth-quarter scoring drives capped first by Prescott and then Elliott.

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IS group might have inspired OSU attacker

The posts from Abdul Razak Ali Artan's account came to light after Monday's violence, which left 11 people injured. This August 2016 image shows Abdul Razak Ali Artan in Columbus , Ohio. However, unnamed law enforcement sources told various outlets, including CNN , that the attacker was likely inspired by ISIS. Officials said 11 people were being treated at local hospitals for stabbing wounds and injuries from the motor vehicle.

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Trump picks retired Gen. James Mattis as defense secretary

There are some who feel there should be a clear divide between the generals and the civilians who are constitutionally tasked to lead the military. ". Mattis , 66, joins a Trump national security team that already includes retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as national security adviser and Rep.

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Death toll from Tennessee wildfires increases to 11

Four more people have died in the huge wildfire in Tennessee this week, bringing the death toll to 11, as firefighters continue fighting flames in some areas, search for survivors in others and clear wreckage along the way. She never met a stranger. The mayor said authorities are still working to identify the dead and did not release any details about how they were killed.

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Rep. Kathleen Rice puts herself on the line in leadership vote

Pelosi herself, appearing elated after her victory, pledged that Democrats have won elections before and would do so again, even though they've been in the minority in the House since 2010. "I believe it in my heart that if we're going to win as Democrats, we need to have an economic message that resonates in every corner of this country".

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Chip Kelly Denies Having Interest In Oregon Job

When asked if he planned to stay with the 49ers, Kelly responded via ESPN, "Yep, so we're all done with that, I hope". Oregon's firing of Mark Helfrich, to be specific. "He's a heckuva football coach, but he's an even better person", Kelly said. Just felt for him and the rest of the guys on that staff. "Chip's a smart guy and he's doing a great job in the National Football League, continuing to evolve the system that we both know to make it work at that level", Frost said.


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