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Southern plagues: Drought, flood, fire and now killer storms

In Tennessee , one tornado was spotted in Coffee County, and the NWS noted wind damage in more than two dozen locations. Jackson County Coroner Harry Laney confirmed three deaths and multiple injuries in the Rosalie, Alabama , to PEOPLE.

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Trump, on tour, revels in crowd and campaign themes

It's not going to happen. "'He is going to lose to this guy!'" Trump told a crowd in Cincinnati on Thursday during a rant about the "dishonest press". In the agreement reached with Carrier and their parent company, United Technologies, 1,100 factory, as well as 300 research and technology jobs, will remain in IN rather than going to Mexico.

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USA lawmaker introduces constitutional amendment to eliminate electoral college

The electoral college is actually unfair to people of larger population states like IL; our votes count for less than those of residents of very low population states like Wyoming and Vermont. Only a handful of electors have broken their pledges over the last century and none have succeeded in changing the outcome. Even in this unlikely scenario, an electoral college revolt would not guarantee Clinton the White House.

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'Fight For $15' Protests Planned At San Diego Airport, Federal Building

Protests took place at Logan International Airport in Boston and Chicago O'Hare International Airport, while Uber drivers stayed home or idled their cars. It took serious activism to make anyone take $15 seriously, but the last four years have seen major progress, state by state and city by city, on raising the minimum wage.

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LeBron to wear Cubs uniform after losing World Series bet to Wade

Speaking of grimy, Taj Gibson was a leader early and throughout, scoring 23 points with 11 rebounds and five assists, making his first nine field goals. "We off the chain", James said. The Clippers hustled their way to 14 offensive rebounds and turned those second chances into 19 points, which turned out to be the final margin of victory.

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Prosecutor to hold announcement on Charlotte police shooting

Scott's shooting touched off two nights of rioting in Charlotte and almost a week of street demonstrations. Scott , 43, a black man, was shot on September 20 when he stepped from an SUV parked outside his University City apartment holding a gun and ignored police commands to drop it.

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Clinton camp accuses Trump of boosting white supremacists

Kellyanne Conway, Trump's campaign manager, denied using racist messaging. Conway continued to hit back, calling Clinton's aides "bitter" and telling her colleagues that they did not have to respond because they won. She later added: "Hashtag: he's your president". "There will be officials who are in charge of such things in the Trump administration who may look at that again", Conway explained.

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Petraeus, who spilled secrets to lover, impresses Trump

Vice President-elect Mike Pence , who is heading the transition effort, teased "a number of very important announcements tomorrow" as he exited Trump Tower Monday night. Outspoken former NY mayor Rudy Giuliani, who campaigned tirelessly for Trump, has been another early contender, but scrutiny over business dealings has since raised questions that could potentially disqualify him.

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Student fires shotgun inside northern Utah school

Police Lt. Dave Edwards said the father's talk with his son before he left for school and the mother's instinct that something was wrong motivated them to head to the campus after they discovered the handgun and shotgun were missing. He the walked to Mueller Park Junior High with the shotgun and two boxes of ammo under a long trenchcoat-type jacket, concealing the weapons. "We did what I think a community would expect", he said.

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Bergdahl seeks pardon from Obama to avert desertion trial

Pentagon and White House officials would not immediately respond for comment. Bowe Bergdahl has written a letter to President Barack Obama pleading with him for a pardon before President-elect Donald Trump takes office. Trump has called him a "dirty, rotten traitor", suggesting he be shot. After being captured by the Taliban a short time after he left his post, Bergdahl was transferred to the Haqqani network, which top officials say is the most unsafe militant group in the region.

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2 employees, 1 shopper killed when truck hit Wal-Mart store

Other witnesses stated the truck was traveling a high speed as it smashed through the doors. The town held a prayer vigil yesterday evening, where employees and town residents gathered to honor the still-unidentified dead and injured, including the driver of the truck.

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Jill Stein files federal lawsuit to try to force MI recount

Even if the recounts take place in the three states, they are extremely unlikely to change the overall result of the election, in which Republican Donald Trump beat Democrat Hillary Clinton. Mr Trump won Wisconsin with a margin of roughly 22,000 votes over Mrs Clinton, and in Pennsylvania he won with a margin of about 49,500 votes. Stein's campaign seized on the narrowing vote-total report from Decision Desk by issuing a news release claiming Trump's lawyers objected to a statewide ...

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Jogger coughed up blood from screams for help: Husband

Papini was chained to an object and had been badly beaten when found near an interstate three weeks after she disappeared while jogging, according to a newspaper citing a police-dispatch recording. Investigators hope in talking to Papini, she might remember specifics about her abduction. According to the Los Angeles Times, investigators weren't planning to release some of that information and Sheriff Bosenko alluded that Keith's statement may have compromised the investigation into ...

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Broncos QB Siemian misses practice again

Siemian told reporters that his foot was "a little sore. nothing too insane", but wouldn't say whether he thought he would play this week. Long before he confronted the hard decision of trying a 62-yard field goal in overtime, Gary Kubiak made another call that would come back to haunt him.

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Mall of America Hires Its First Black Santa

Landon Luther , co-owner of the Santa Experience at the mall, started a national search for a diverse Santa last spring, the Star Tribune said. In the news-that-shouldn't-really-be-news category, the Mall of America will feature a Black Santa Claus this winter.

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Sheriff: Shooting was 'road rage;' urges caution

In what is beginning to appear as a case of stand your ground , a New Orleans sheriff on Friday told during a press conference that at the time of the Terrytown road rage shooting that claimed the live of ex National Football League star Joe McKnight , the footballer was standing at the window of Ronald Gasser's vehicle.

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Jury to resume deliberations in Michael Slager trial

She said "that is not the sign of a violent, throw-down, life-threatening fight". "Our whole criminal justice system rides on the back of law enforcement", Wilson said."It's not just the weight of the duty belt, it's not just the vest". According to Wilson, the April 2015 incident was not a fight between the two, but a struggle with Scott who was attempting to get away from Slager.

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$1.4B budget surplus forecast for MN

Frans said that Minnesota's budget and economic outlook remains "stable and structurally balanced", despite continued slow economic growth. The current two-year budget is expected to end on June 30 with a $678 million balance. That number will set the stage for negotiations for a two-year budget between Republicans and Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton. Both sides need to agree on a budget by mid-May or Minnesota state government will shut down, just like it did in 2011 when Dayton similarly ...

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Protesters march through Charlotte, demanding answers on police shootings

Murray said all of the credible and available evidence suggests Scott was armed. But Charlotte Uprising members unfurled a banner before the TV cameras at the Belmont community meeting: "How to get away with murder: Become a cop". The case gained national notoriety after Keith Lamont Scott's wife, Rakeyia, shared cellphone video she took of the moments leading up to the killing, in which she begs officers not to shoot her husband.

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Workers to strike Tuesday at O'Hare and other Chicago sites

SEIU 105 reps estimate that around 300 workers took part in the Fight for $15 action at DIA over the course of the day, handing out fliers to passengers who were likely unaware of how little numerous workers at the airport are making. Workers were arrested from coast to coast during demonstrations calling for minimum wage increases - most of which were part of a coordinated campaign.

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Is former Eagles coach Chip Kelly going back to Oregon?

Kelly said he stood by his November 7 comments when first asked about a possible OR return. Unfortunately, that was followed by a 9-4 season past year and a 4-8 record this season. OR had not finished with a losing season since 2004, which was the last time the team missed out on a bowl game. "And we were on a poor trajectory".

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Electoral College safeguards our votes

The Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson has got 3.3 percent of the vote so far, while Green Party candidate Jill Stein received 1.1 percent. Hillary Clinton has reportedly received at least 2.5 million more votes than Donald Trump in the United States election.

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Missing California Mom Found Tied Up More Than 100 Miles From Home

Thursday, bound with restraints and injured. Koester wasn't sure whether Papini has been reunited with her two children, she said. Sherri Papini, 34, who's described by family as being a super mom, had been missing since November 2 when she went for a jog in the tiny town of Mountain Gate.

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United Nations hails Nikki Haley's nomination

Governor Haley has little foreign policy experience , yet Mr Trump praised her as "a proven dealmaker". She doesn't, and I think the people in her great state, I love her state, I'm there a lot, and by the way I have a massive lead in SC. In January, Haley championed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's objections to the 2014 Iran deal in the Republican Party's official response to President Barack Obama's last State of the Union.

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Trump team says he backs disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline

What are these protests about? Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader Dave Archambault called Dalrymple's order "a menacing action meant to cause fear, and is a blatant attempt by the state and local officials to usurp and circumvent federal authority".

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Suspect in Tacoma officer's death shot and killed

Reginald Jake Gutierrez was shot and killed Wednesday night after responding to a domestic violence call in the Seattle suburb. Authorities say the suspect in the fatal shooting of a Tacoma, Washington, police officer has been shot and killed by officers after a lengthy barricade situation.

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Efforts to Block Trump's Confirmation as President Continue

The recount is highly unlikely to change anything - the New York Times dubbed the effort the "longest of long shots" - but if Clinton, in fact, won those three states, it would take her to 278 electoral votes. The agreement only goes into effect when enough states to equal 270 electoral votes - the amount needed to win - join. Clinton has, so far, secured 65,152,310 votes to Trump's 62,626,216 - the greatest popular-vote victory for a presidential loser since 1876 (which was one of, if ...

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Trump, Clinton aides clash over 2016 campaign

Conway also insisted that Palmieri's statement about white supremacy and the Trump campaign was "completely false". "That's what they do", she said , referencing Mook's change of subject. Meanwhile, we will be forced to endure endless criticism of Trump cabinet choices as "alt-right" or out-and-out racists . And yet Clinton campaign staffers in battleground states told VICE News that the campaign's turnout operation in the closing days wasn't focused at all on undecided voters.

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Trump, Clinton Campaign Managers Spar at IOP

Ms. Palmieri's remark Thursday evening occurred after David Bossie, Mr. Trump's deputy campaign manager, applauded the president-elect's decision to appoint Breitbart chairman Steve Bannon to his administration. She said Trump has called for an end to such incidents, and she labelLed the centre "anti-Trump group". "You're certainly not being analytical", Conway taunted, adamant that Trump won by connecting with voters who were frustrated with their lack of economic progress.

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Dean steps out of DNC race; Ellison says he may leave seat

This, according to Politico National Political Reporter Gabriel Debenedetti, who is attending the Colorado event. "I'm not going to be a candidate for the DNC chairmanship", the former Vermont governor and 2004 presidential candidate said at the start of an Association of State Democratic Chairs forum in Denver .

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Should it be a crime to burn the American flag?

The Supreme Court ruled people have the right to burn a flag under the First Amendment in 1989 and 1990. The president-elect is working to appoint members of his Cabinet and other officials before being inaugurated on January 20 in Washington.

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S. Koreans rally for 6th weekend calling for leader's ouster

Observers say the Saenuri rebels are likely to fall in line with the proposal and vote against the motion on Friday. Hundreds of thousands of South Koreans marched in the capital. The constitutional violations, according to the impeachment bill, include the President's permission of her long-time confidante Choi Soon-sil and other associates of the latter to meddle in state affairs and influence the appointment of government officials behind the scenes.

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South Korea opposition introduces bill to impeach Park Geun-hye

One can easily guess that Park bore in mind the accusations that she played a leading role in raising funds for the foundations and allowing Choi, who did not have any official position, to interfere with government affairs, abuse her power and seek personal gains.

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Police report 'casualties' in fire at warehouse party

She said those numbers came from residents who said these people had not been seen since the fire erupted. "It was like a maze nearly". According to the event's Facebook page , the party started at 9 p.m. The fire raged through the building so quickly and got out of control at one point, forcing firefighters to pull back, reports said. Friends and family of party-goers were on social media early Saturday looking to confirm the whereabouts of loved ones, the East Bay Times reported.

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Officials ID couple killed in Gatlinburg wildfire

Canadians John and Marilyn Tegler, the parents of Woodstock Fire Chief Scott Tegler, were set to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary before they were tragically killed with 11 others in the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg, Tennessee.


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