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Walter Scott Shooting Case: Deliberations Enter Third Day in Michael Slager Trial

The judge allowed the jury to consider a manslaughter charge against Slager as well as murder. But, as a series of Friday afternoon notes from the jury to the judge made clear, one of the 12 jurors could not agree with the other 11 on a guilty verdict.

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Electronic devices drive sales on Black Friday

That includes online and store shopping. Thanksgiving Day totaled $1.93 billion in sales, up 11.5% on a year ago, slightly lower than the $2 billion anticipated. "However, Millennials are not the only ones taking advantage of great promotions, today's consumers, across ages, are savvy about when and where they shop".

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Cuba to continue cause of Fidel Castro, president says

According to White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, President Obama will send an unofficial US delegation to attend Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro's funeral. "There is a formal process where the president will delegate a delegation. that will not be taking place this time", Earnest said. Earnest said the decision not to send a delegation reflects the complicated relationship with Cuba, characterized by "turmoil".

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Husband of abducted California mom Sherri Papini will talk to 20/20

The badly-beaten woman was found starved and chained, telling police she had been ejected from a dark-coloured SUV by her captors , whom she described as two Hispanic women armed with a handgun. I will not get into details of where the brand is located on her body nor what was branded on her, for again, the integrity of the investigation. "She was bound", Keith Papini said in a segment on Good Morning America Thursday.

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Alleged Gunman of San Antonio Police says 'I'm Sorry'

Police used a photo of the suspect's auto and surveillance video to track down McKane, who was arrested without incident on Monday while he was in a vehicle with a woman, who was not identified, and a 2-year-old child. "We have some ideas why we believe he may have been in headquarters but, we're not quite sure". Two police officers have been shot in separate incidents in what authorities are calling targeted attacks.

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Hillary Clinton 1.7 million votes ahead of Donald Trump

Much of that lead was generated by California , where Clinton had 3.7 million more votes than Trump in the last totals reported in the state on Tuesday evening. Even Trump himself has criticized the Electoral College . The win in MI puts Trump over the 300 mark for electoral votes . A candidate needs to secure 270 electoral votes to win.

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Suspect arrested in shooting death of San Antonio officer

In fact, he said, white men are responsible for most police slayings, and the majority of people shot and killed by poIice are white. Salter reported from St. The suspect, 19-year-old George P Bush III, was wanted for questioning in recent violent crimes that included several robberies, a carjacking and perhaps a killing, Mr Dotson said.

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FBI Not Investigating 'Awful' Letters Sent To California Mosques

Donald Trump's rise to power has been accompanied by a rise in hate crimes against religious and ethnic minorities in the US. The missive said Trump would "cleanse America", making it "shine again". Edward Ahmed Mitchell, executive director of CAIR-GA, said anti-Muslim bigotry has "surged" since the election, but also noted that their community "fears God, not anonymous hail mail".

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Camdenton Students To Learn Programming Skills With 'Hour Of Code'

Lincoln City Libraries invites children and adults to try an " Hour of Code " during Computer Science Education Week Monday through December 11. On Wednesday, December 7, from 4:30-5:30 pm, the Cornwall Public Library will once again take part in the Hour of Code .

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Green Party's Jill Stein Requests Presidential Recount in MI

Trump tweeted that the recount was a "scam" on behalf of the Green Party and later made the unsubstantiated claim that he "won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally ". Michigan GOP Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel called a recount of the votes cast in the state's November 8 presidential election "an unnecessary waste of time and resources".

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Nancy Pelosi gets Inland support to remain minority leader

House Democrat Elijah Cummings said Tim Ryan had "a very strong pitch" to lawmakers, many of whom wanted new blood at the top of their party that has lost almost 60 House seats to Republicans since President Barack Obama took office eight years ago.

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Trump says he will leave business to run presidency

While he hasn't spelled out how that might work, ethics lawyers, good-government groups and others are studying the rules that might apply. The President proposes, but Congress disposes. The nonpartisan Office of Government Ethics said in a statement it applauded Trump's aims, and recommended Trump completely divest his holdings rather that transfer control.

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Green Party Withdraws Pennsylvania Recount Case

Republican lawyers filed a motion late Thursday accusing Stein of engaging in legal antics and saying her recount request endangers Pennsylvania's ability to certify its electors by the federal deadline. Mrs Clinton, who lost to Mr Trump, has kept silent on the matter. According to the latest tallies compiled by state authorities, Trump won MI by 10,704 votes (0.2percent), Pennsylvania by 46,765 (0.8 percent) and Wisconsin by 22,177 (0.7percent).

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Oakland fire kills at least 9 people, fire chief says

During the blaze, orange flames shot into the sky from the roof and flared out of the large windows. A vigil service will also be held from 5 to 7 p.m.at the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland , 4499 Piedmont Ave. "(It) had several different partitions, where they had various artists in there", she told CNN . Police have said anyone looking for those missing after the blaze should contact the Alameda County Sheriff's Coroner's Bureau.

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Patriots' Gronkowski on IR after season-ending back surgery

Gronkowski's injury was traced to the big hit he absorbed from Seattle Seahawks safety Earl Thomas on November 13. The 2015 All Pro played in eight games, catching 25 passes for 540 yards and three touchdowns. Since the Patriots used their designation-for-return tag on quarterback Jacoby Brissett , Gronkowski can't be removed from injured reserve at any point.

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Official says partygoers got out or were trapped

Friday night. It was an event a part of the " Golden Donna 100% Silk West Coast Tour " and had reportedly drawn 50-100 people to the warehouse. The deadliest nightclub fire in the United States in recent decades was in 2003, when pyrotechnic effects by the rock band Great White set off an inferno at The Station nightclub in Rhode Island, killing about 100 people.

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Stein urges federal judge to get recount moving

Recounting all of the state's votes "threatens to silence all MI votes for president" because of an impending federal deadline to finalize the state's results, Schuette said in a statement. In a statement, Jill Stein asked what Trump is so afraid of, "In an election already tainted by suspicion, previously expressed by Donald Trump himself, verifying the vote is a common-sense procedure that would address concerns around voter disenfranchisement".

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Barack Obama's final presidential turkey pardoning

Both Tater and his alternate, Tot, are 18-week-old, 40-pound turkeys, raised in northwest Iowa by Chris and Nicole Domino, fourth-generation farmers, the White House said. On Wednesday, before pardoning turkeys named Tater and Tot, Obama summed up his feelings about this particular duty. "Thanksgiving is also a reminder of our national strength - out of many, we are one".

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Trump selects Haley for UN, DeVos for Education

Initially a vociferous critic of the NY billionaire within the Republican party, she gave her support to Trump after he became the official face of the Republicans after the primaries. The daughter of immigrants from India, Haley served three terms in South Carolina's State House before winning the governorship in 2010 and again in 2014.

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Fire kills several people in Oakland, dozens missing

Right now, there are over 25 people missing, and officials are doing extensive search operations. No information has been released about the cause or course of the fire . The Oakland Fire Department took to Twitter to share information about the scene, including one video showing the fire ravaging the warehouse. She said she has heard reports that some people may have been living there, but there were no bedrooms, per se.

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Texas Officials: 8 Hurt When Bus With Cheerleaders Crashes

She was a passenger on the school bus, which DPS said was a 2015 Chevrolet van. According to KMID , an ABC affiliate in Odessa, Texas, the Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a collision on Interstate 20 in Howard County involving an Iraan-Sheffield Independent School District bus and an 18-wheeler.

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Chryst, Badgers ready for Big Ten Championship

The loser knows that it has been formally - if not officially - eliminated. There is better news on the injury front for Penn State as head coach James Franklin, announced that his star running back, sophomore Saquon Barkley, will play in the Championship game.

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Burn the flag, go to jail: Trump tweet

President-elect Donald Trump suggested Tuesday that burning the American flag should be criminalized. Miller's comments came in reference to a tweet Trump posted at 6:55 AM EST on Tuesday, in which he said, "Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag - if they do, there must be consequences - perhaps loss of citizenship or year in jail!" "The idea that the government could not only censor someone for engaging in political speech, but actually revoke a protester's USA citizenship as ...

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Latest decline in U.S. unemployment comes with a caveat

Wages dropped. After hourly earnings increased 19 cents in September and October, the best rate of increase since 2008, wages feel by 3 cents in November cents in September, though for the year the increase remains at 2.5 percent. The question is, will reaching full employment bring the wage growth workers want? The latest jobs report virtually assures that Federal Reserve officials will raise a key interest rate this month.

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Green Party, election watchdogs get pushback in Pennsylvania

Even if the recounts happen, though, none would be expected to give Democrat Hillary Clinton enough votes to emerge as the victor. The Wisconsin Department of Justice was reviewing the lawsuit, said Johnny Koremenos, spokesman for Attorney General Brad Schimel.

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At least 9 dead in California warehouse party fire

Images posted on social media showed the blaze protruding through the roof of the structure before it collapsed. Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloche-Reed says at least another 13 people are unaccounted for as of Saturday morning. She says the only way out of the second floor was a makeshift stairwell made of pallets. "It appears that either you got out or you got trapped inside".

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Prosecutor reviewing charges in Wayne State officer's fatal shooting

Both were fatally shot by an inmate who tried to escape while at the Berrien County courthouse for a court appearance. Funeral and visitation arrangements have been announced for the Detroit university police officer who was killed in the line of duty.

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Officials say up to 40 may have perished in fire

Grief counselors and other resources will be available on site. The Oakland A's also set up a YouCaring fund and are pledging to match donations up to $20,000. Officials said there may have been as many as 100 people at the party. Fire officials said Saturday afternoon that they had to halt the recovery process because parts of the building had been deemed too unsafe, but by 3:30 p.m.

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Black Friday shoppers hunt savings without the frenzy of past years

They are a key group of shoppers heavily targeted by Black Friday promotions because they typically aren't as cautious with money as older people. Among them was Keish Talbert of Asheville, who last year bought seven or eight pairs, and hopes this year, among other booty, to win a $1,000 gift card offered at the store .

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Jury in Scott case in S.C. breaks for weekend amid deadlock

The juror said in a letter to the court that "I can not in good conscience consider a guilty verdict". But the jury foreman said he thought the panel could still reach a unanimous verdict and the deliberations continued. At one point in the afternoon, Judge Newman called the jury into the courtroom and encouraged members to break the deadlock. Voluntary manslaughter could be two to 30 years.

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Fire tears through Oakland dance party, killing at least 9

Friday. The roof of the building collapsed trapping dozens in a horrific inferno during a rave party when the blaze raged into a three-alarm fire about 11:30 p.m. And not only that, there's a lot of heavy wood from when the roof caved in that's going to have to be removed". Firefighters who investigated the fire say that there was no sprinkler system and no visible evidence of working smoke detectors that would have went off once the fire started.

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Protests continue through Detroit in the fight for $15

Homecare, childcare, fast food, retail, Uber drivers and airport workers will continue to protest throughout the day, from Los Angeles to MI to Pennsylvania. IN 2014, a coalition of community, faith, and labor organizations called Raise Up Massachusetts led the campaign to raise the state's minimum wage, which was then just $8 an hour.

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Fire destroys warehouse, killing 9; dozens more feared dead

Nine people are confirmed dead, and more than a dozen others remain missing. Footage from the scene showed the building engulfed in flames as plumes of thick, grey smoke billowed into the dark sky. The fire started about 11:30 p.m. Friday. "A majority of the fatalities were found up on the second floor", the city's Fire Chief Teresa Deloach-Reed told reporters.

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NY increases efforts to fight AIDS

She also said additional health coverage options are also proving beneficial. The AIDS Coordinator said while she would not have the record of deaths attributed to the disease for 2016 as yet, two persons passed away in 2015 from HIV/AIDS-related complications.

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No. 25 West Virginia ends No. 6 Virginia's win streak, 66-57

Baylor would take the football into West Virginia territory but a Gross sack on third down would stall another drive for the Bears and result in yet another punt giving the Mountaineers the football back trailing 14-10 with 6:55 left in the third quarter.


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