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Employee says 2 of 3 killed were co-workers

Authorities have not released the identities of those involved as officials worked to inform family members of the casualties. DeGroot was at the store herself on Thursday to pick up medicine and left approximately 10 minutes before the crash occurred, she said.

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Wilber's big play keys Cowboys' 11th straight victory

The Vikings earned their share of yards Thursday but couldn't finish against Dallas (11-1), which came into the game ranked 21st in the National Football League in total defense. There's something else a 12th straight win would do when the Cowboys return from an extended break with a visit to the New York Giants on December 11.

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Philippines Leader Says Trump Praised His Deadly Crackdown On Drugs

In one speech while visiting Beijing, Duterte announced he would separate from the USA but later clarified that he meant he would chart a foreign policy that does not lean toward America. He also blasted supposed American hypocrisy, for questioning his war on crime when they themselves massacred hundreds of Filipinos during the pacification campaign over a century ago.

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US health care tab hits $3.2T; fastest growth in 8 years

Martin, an economist in the CMS Office of the Actuary. And whether one supports or opposes Obamacare , as the ACA is commonly known, there is no doubt the program's future is cloudy with President-elect Donald Trump coming on board with a GOP-controlled Congress in place.

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Sartaj Aziz briefs P5 on India's reprehensible attacks

India and Pakistan have been contesting the Jammu and Kashmir region since gaining independence from the United Kingdom in 1947. This is the second such incident of mutilation of the body of an Indian soldier in the same sector since October 28.

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Woman who was with 2 daughters confirmed dead in Tenn. wildfires

Reed's desperation to find his family in the face of continued destruction that has displaced thousands and caused extensive damage quickly caught the attention of social media and was covered by national media outlets . Now Parkway Church of God has set up a relief fund for the Reed family. Those interested in donating can make donations at any Fifth Third bank location for the Reed Family Benefit Fund.

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Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof to defend himself in court

The man accused of fatally shooting nine African-American people at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston , South Carolina, in June 2015 will be allowed to represent himself in court , CNN's South Carolina affiliates reported on Monday.

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Memo: Trump backs pipeline based on policy, not investments

Cusi Ballew wrapped insulation around a small wooden structure - more of a little box house - at the Oceti Sakowin Camp near the Standing Rock Reservation. Her written statement did refer to that call. Monday looms, but protesters said their peaceful stand is not over. A communications briefing from Trump's transition team said despite media reports that Trump owns a stake in Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline , Trump's support of the pipeline "has ...

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Trump Says He's Leaving Businesses

Asserting that the presidency is far more important than anything else, U.S. president-elect Donald Trump announced that he is to leave his "great" business empire to avoid perceived conflicts of interest . Mr Trump said on the campaign trail that placing his assets with his children would constitute such a trust, although they are nearly always overseen by independent trustees.

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Kill Obamacare? Most Americans say no

Apart from being technically complicated, repealing Obamacare could prove politically explosive as it has provided healthcare insurance coverage to as many as 20 million people , becoming deeply embedded in the US healthcare system. Trump has pledged to act quickly to scrap the law. The poll found the law played a "limited role" in voters' election decisions, which were more influenced by the direction of the country, Trump's and Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's personal ...

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Trump, GOP ask courts to block recounts in Pa., Mich. Wisc

The recount bids led by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein "may unjustifiably cast doubt upon the legitimacy of President-elect Donald J. Trump's victory", two political action committees that supported him said in a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Winter Lights Parade kicks off Christmas in Meridian

Rain is expected this weekend, and some East Texas parades and festivals have been canceled or rescheduled. "Also, what was really neat was the amount of floats that we had, we had about five times as many as we had the year before, we had over 20 floats this year, which was just fantastic".

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Donald Trump supporters attempt to block vote recount efforts

Similar legal efforts were launched in Wisconsin and MI, where state attorney general Bill Schuette, a Republican, filed suit saying Stein's share of the vote - one percent - was too small to legitimize a recount . Stein says that the reliability of election results need to be investigated. "Municipal clerks administer elections in each of the state's 1,852 cities, towns and villages".

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Media hysterical over Trump call to Taiwan president

Bush administration, said that to his knowledge the call was unprecedented. For the record, they didn't. Taiwan is considered the most sensitive issue between the USA and China, who were each other's largest trading partners past year, exchanging goods and services worth $627 billion.

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ObamaCare's Death Panel: Trump's HHS Pick Could Undo ObamaCare

Donald Trump tried Wednesday to head off criticism that his vast business empire poses an unprecedented conflict of interest for an incoming U.S. president, even as he comes under attack for packing his cabinet with fellow billionaires. Trump Organisation general counsel Alan Garten, who specialises in real estate and corporate law, is said to be working on the matter from the business side.

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Four Arrested During Keith Scott Protests in Uptown

Vinson's use of deadly force was lawful". Vinson, who is black, shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott on September 20. Murray said his team of homicide prosecutors reviewed the evidence, along with other lawyers. According to the officers involved in the shooting, when they arrived on scene, Scott exited his vehicle with a gun in his hand . The protesters also demanded answers in the death of Justin Carr, 26, who was shot in the head during the uptown protests after Scott's shooting ...

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Marksman killed gunman after child ran to porch

Took one of the kids when we had a chance and (the suspect) grabbed the other kid". "Once we were able to assess that the kids were still alive, it went into play", sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said of the SWAT team's plan to end the standoff in a suburban neighborhood south of Seattle .

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Thanksgiving treat: Western Montana gas prices dip

Other area stations are offering a gallon of regular gasoline for about $2.09. When it comes to gas prices , most USA drivers will pay the second-cheapest Thanksgiving prices since 2008 when the national average was $1.85. Wise recommends flyers arrive at least 90 minutes before departure. Just like a year ago, long road trips are the preferred method of transportation for travelers this Thanksgiving season.

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Trump Cancels Meeting with 'Failing' NY Times in Morning Twitter Blast

US President-elect Donald Trump has finally visited The New York Times' office. Meanwhile, a Trump spokesperson says the president-elect will have a meeting with the New York Times after all. "My company's so unimportant to me relative to what I'm doing", Trump said. "And if they are, I want to find out why". He also said he was "looking at it very closely", in regards to the Paris climate deal, continuing that he has "an open mind to it".

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13 dead as residents return to wildfire-ravaged Gatlinburg

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP ) - People in cars and trucks rolled into the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg on Friday to get a first look at what remained of their homes and businesses, and a mayor raised the death toll to 13, including a woman who died of a heart attack during the firestorm.

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Trump's Defense Pick Challenges Rules Around Civilian Control Of The Military

The appointment of the 66-year-old Mattis has thus far received positive responses from current and former US officials and lawmakers. Republicans issued glowing testimonials to Mattis and his career. Mattis is a former head of U.S. Central Command, where among his responsibilities was managing tensions between U.S. and Iranian forces in the Persian Gulf.

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Ohio State attacker buried amid shock from family over death

That should not have kept those around Artan from worrying about him. Classes for the 60,000 students at Ohio State, where Artan began taking classes this fall, were canceled after the attack but resumed Tuesday. "I'm a Muslim, it's not what media portrays me to be", he told the newspaper. US Muslim leaders are strongly condemning this week's attack at Ohio State University, where almost a dozen people were injured.

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Trio Taunted Muslim Woman Aboard Subway Train

Police say she wasn't hurt and that they're combing through surveillance video to identify the men. "On the train, they kept screaming Trump's name at her, and then called her a "(expletive) terrorist". Seweid wrote about the incident on her Facebook on Friday morning. Men abuse, scream at victim: "Donald Trump". No matter how "cultured" or "Americanized" I am, these people don't see me as an American.

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Scott Walker would 'look at' changing recount laws in Wisconsin

It's still shy of Pennsylvania's 0.5 percent trigger for an automatic statewide recount. President-elect Donald Trump's margin of victory in Pennsylvania is shrinking as more counties finish tallying their votes. Bush hung in the balance. Tabulator Claudette Moll, right, from Farmington, looks over a ballot during a statewide presidential election recount Thursday, Dec.

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Jury to start delibrating in trial for officer charged with killing motorist

Jurors deliberated the case for about two hours Wednesday evening following closing arguments, then gave the judge a note asking to go home and return to court on Thursday. "That is not the sign of a violent, throwdown, life-threatening fight", said Wilson. "But a reasonable doubt", Wilson told the jurors. "He picked a sorry way to do it.

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China lodges 'solemn' objection to 'petty' Trump-Taiwan call

The exchange, which was said to have lasted 7 minutes, was described by a Duterte aide Christopher Bong Go as "very engaging and animated". In October, Duterte announced a "separation" from the U.S. The transcript of the phone conversation between the two leaders was released by the Philippine Presidential Communications Office. "Mabuhay ka (May you live)!" Duterte said he told Trump Filipinos "are tight with America" and wished Trump success.

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Things to Know About Rep. Tom Price's Health Care Ideas

Republicans are about to play a game of chicken with 20 million Americans' healthcare. And among those who want the law repealed, 38% changed their mind after hearing that repealing the ACA would allow insurers to deny coverage to people with pre-existing conditions.

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Redskins look a lot like Cowboys since Week 2 loss

Reality hit the Green Bay Packers on Sunday night: "Their season is on the brink after a 42-24 loss to the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field served as the Packers" fourth straight defeat. Cousins appreciates Gruden for benching You Know Who III past year and tapping him. "I mean, that's nonsense". On the other side, the over is 4-0 in the Cowboys' last four games in Week 12 and has cashed in four of their last five games playing on Thursday night.

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Sheriff's Office: 'We have 11 hostages out.'

She said Swat team members and police negotiators were called in. Williams said they received a call around 9 a.m. ET that someone had been shot, but that turned out not to be true. Humphrey is facing 13 counts of kidnapping, one count of armed robbery and one count of theft of a motor vehicle. "We know multiple people are inside the bank but we haven't been able to verify if someone has been shot".

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Jill Stein campaign officially files for MI recount

In a Wednesday afternoon news conference, Stein's team said it made a six-figure payment to the state of MI at the time it submitted its petition for a hand recount - covering the $125 cost per precinct state law requires candidates to submit, given the margin in the election.

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Pakistan welcomes Trump's overtures to 'amazing' country

Donald Trump announced late Wednesday that he had "a productive conversation" with the prime minister of Pakistan but the president-elect's vague short readout of the call lacked any of the juicy details that Muhammad Nawaz Sharif's office released earlier in the day.

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Vigils for slain police officer held Thursday

Ramsdell said animal control officers were called to a home for a report of an injured dog. Authorities say Gutierrez and his partner went into the home, and Gutierrez was shot as he headed up the stairs to speak with the suspect, who has not yet been identified.

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Verify: can you legally burn the American flag?

More than 200 people voted in the poll, with 55.3 percent supporting Trump and 44.7 percent opposing the president. Despite two U.S. Supreme Court rulings, you could face jail time or loss of citizenship if you burn the American flag, that's if it's up to President-Elect Donald Trump .

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James 'Mad Dog' Mattis to be secretary of defence

Moulton sent out a tweet Friday morning making fun of Trump's comment during the campaign that he knows "more about ISIS than the generals do, believe me.!" The nomination has sparked some controversy as the retired General was openly critical of the Obama administration policy in the Middle East, ultimately leading to his retirement.

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One Of Two Jail Escapees Captured In California After Week-Long Hunt

Late Tuesday, the U.S. Marshals Service and police in Antioch arrested 26-year-old Laron Campbell. The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office said Laron Campbell was taken back into custody and was being transported back to Santa Clara County.


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