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Up to 40 dead in California warehouse fire

None of them were reported injured while battling the blaze. The event was hosted by 100% Silk, a Los Angeles- based electronic label, whose acts Golden Donna , Cherushii and Nackt were on the bill. Bradley Evans, who moved out in August 2015, said the man who collected the rent lived in the building with his wife and three children. "Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, their families and friends during this incredibly hard time".

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Trump to Meet With Petraeus, Romney

On Tuesday, he is set to meet with Tennessee Sen. Corker, who will visit Manhattan's Trump Tower on Tuesday, chairs the Senate foreign relations committee and had suggested publicly that he was unlikely to be chosen. Three people close to the transition team said Trump had been aware that Conway planned to voice her opinion, both on Twitter and in television interviews.

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Alabama rolls in SEC Championship, 54-16

One of the Gators' primary goals on offense was to somehow produce some explosive plays against the nation's No. 1 defense. Alabama clobbered Florida 54-16 in the SEC Championship Game on Saturday, virtually guaranteeing that the Crimson Tide will be in the College Football Playoff for the third straight year.

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Jill Stein has dropped her case for a recount in Pennsylvania

Green Party leader Jill Stein's campaign for a vote recount in three U.S. swing states will take the fight to the federal court after its bid in Pennsylvania failed over a lack of funding, the campaign's lawyer said . Stein's lawyer Lawrence M Otter withdrew the lawsuit filed with the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania early on Saturday evening, according to the report.

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Japan to impose additional sanctions on North Korea

According to an October 18 report by Geostrategy-Direct, the U.S. Justice Department filed criminal charges against a China-based company, Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Company, and four of its executives in September for conspiring to evade sanctions , and the Treasury Department barred them from future business dealings with the U.S.

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Truck in store crash was going fast

Don French, a cashier at the Walmart here for nearly five years, was shopping inside the store Thursday morning when he heard a loud crash. "Our focus right now is on our associates, customers and gathering information", the statement said.

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Penn State gives playoff committee something to ponder

Wisconsin quarterback Bart Houston (13) is sacked by Penn State linebacker Brandon Bell (11) as Corey Clement watches during the second half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game Saturday, Dec. Whomever the Nittany Lions play will have a tough time dealing with McSorley, especially if his receivers are catching everything in their paths, as they did at Lucas Oil Stadium .

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Trump's call inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing

The island of Taiwan , whose government refers to itself as the Republic of China (ROC) - not to be confused with mainland China - became home to the Chinese nationalists led by Chiang Kai-shek after they were pushed out of the mainland by Mao Zedong's communist forces in 1949.

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I Have Thrown My Green Away - Wole Soyinka

Soyinka vowed a month ago while giving a speech to students at the Oxford University in the United Kingdom that he would "cut up" his green card if Trump won the elections. He just fulfilled a promise to leave the United States if Trump wins. But Professor Soyinka's statement only confirms further a recent report by the BMI Research, which indicated that President Buhari's popularity rating had dropped from about 80% by the ending of 2015 to about 41% this September.

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Nitish should rethink support to demonetisation: Patkar

Asked about the perception in political circles that there will soon be a gharwapsi (homecoming) for him in the BJP-led NDA, the Chief Minister said: "That makes for a good headline..." He asserted there is no problem in the ruling grand alliance in Bihar and mocked speculation about his growing proximity with BJP.

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Officer 'acted lawfully' in man's fatal shooting

One also was charged with disorderly conduct, police said. Protestors gathered in front of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Headquarters on Trade Street and then proceeded to march through the streets of uptown Charlotte . Officers from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Constructive Conversation Teams interacted with protesters Wednesday night, "listening to concerns, answering questions and engaging in conversations".

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Jurors begin deliberating in Michael Slager murder trial

Michael Slager is charged with murder after shooting 50-year-old Walter Scott during a traffic stop last year in North Charleston. The account by Slager, who was dismissed from the North Charleston Police Department after the shooting, offered a different view from what state prosecutors argue was captured by the bystander's footage of the incident.

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Deliberations in Michael Slager murder trial continue on Friday

The 35-year-old ex-cop is being charged in the death of an unarmed black man, Walter Scott , whom he followed and gunned down after the two met at a routine traffic stop. Walter Scott's family specifically asked for calm in the wake of his death. Slager told jurors earlier this week that Scott ran after being pulled over for a broken brake light and resisted the patrolman's orders to stop.

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Wetterling's Killer To Be Sentenced Monday Morning

Wetterling", Heinrich said, "the heinous acts of selfishness are unforgivable". Patty Wetterling and other members of her family spoke in federal court in Minneapolis on Monday before 53-year-old Danny Heinrich was sentenced to 20 years in prison under a plea bargain.

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'Very impressed' with Petraeus as he weighs top diplomat job

Verma helped Pence, the IN governor, add conservative pieces to Medicaid coverage for the state's poor by requiring beneficiaries to make contributions to health savings accounts. "I don't know what he was talking about on that one", Lankford said of Trump on CNN's " New Day ". Petraeus, who has been taking a "wait and see" approach on joining the new administration, according to a USA military official who speaks with him often, has emerged as a possible alternative for secretary of state ...

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Trump Invites Duterte To White House

Mr Duterte's spokesman said the "understanding" between the two leaders signalled better Philippine-US ties. "It was very encouraging in the sense that I suppose that what he wanted to say was that he would be the last to interfere in the affairs of our own country", Duterte said.

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Colombian president laments plane crash that killed 71

Former Brazil Soccer Team captain Neymar has led the words of condolence with an emotional message via his Instagram page . "The first call was heard by a police officer". The football world is in shock after the Brazilian club lost most of its players in the crash in Colombia on Monday. He suffered trauma to his head, thorax and lungs, as well as open wounds to his knees.

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Tennessee Wildfire Death Toll Hits 10

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has called the wildfires the state's largest in 100 years. The identities of the other victims have not been released. "That's all we got", Tammy said. Officials said Friday that Jon and Janet Summers , both 61 years old, were among the dead. "Hell opened up", her co-worker Sissy Stinnett said. But some of the flames were sparked by power lines that fell in heavy winds in and near the city, officials said.

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U.S. Court Blocks Labor Department's New Overtime Rule

The Labor Department rule would have double the threshold for receiving overtime pay from $23,660 a year to $47,476 a year. But more tellingly, the decision also amounts to another smackdown of Obama , who personifies government overreach.

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Ellen DeGeneres involves Medal of Freedom

What an incredible burden that was to bear, to risk your career like that. In his speech to invited guests and dignitaries, President Obama said that Ellen "reminds us that we have more in common than we realise". "The Michael Jordan of neurosurgery, or the Michael Jordan of rabbis, or the Michael Jordan of outrigger canoeing". It's like Ellen says: we all want a tortilla chip that can support the weight of guacamole.

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Donald Trump Says Should Be Consequences For Flag Burning

And CNN correspondent Phil Mattingly tweeted out a response from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the issue. A video posted Tuesday (shown above) shows members of the left-wing NYC Revolution club dousing two small USA flags in accelerant and igniting them in front of Trump Tower in NY.

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Oakland warehouse fire death toll feared to rise

Sergeant Kelly said crews would have to move very slowly as they pull out debris and look for more victims. He said that firefighters had to stop their search and rescue operation Saturday afternoon for safety reasons and shore up the structure, but they expected to resume later in the day.

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$1000 fine for taking supplies to Dakota pipeline protesters

The group has set up a page at GoFundMe.com to raise money for food, transportation and supplies. As of Wednesday afternoon, it had raised almost $700,000 of its $1 million goal. "This is our land and they can't remove us", protester Isaac Weston, who is an Oglala Sioux member from South Dakota, told The Associated Press . The protest lasted about 40 minutes on a cold evening with snow on the ground, forcing the veterans to scramble over mounds of snow during the peaceful demonstration.

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Tiger Woods says his competitive mind-set remains the same as ever

He was slated to return to golf in October at the Safeway Classic and Turkish Airlines Open, but chose to pull out three days before the competition was to begin. And that's a lot of shafts, club heads and lift and lie settings to deal with. " ... It's a lot of testing. But I'm getting my golf stamina back so I can do this".

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Oakland sports teams donating to fire victims

Lefebrve, who had just arrived as the first fire truck rolled up, said he thinks the residents built the stairway that was made mostly from pallets. "Please tell me you are safe", one woman wrote , adding a friend's name, while others posted prayers.

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Trump Files Lawsuit To Stop Michigan Recount

Ms Stein, who says her campaign is focused on ensuring the integrity of the USA voting system, has questioned why Mr Trump is "afraid" of a recount . Stein and her supporters to create the fear of chaos by making baseless accusations of the hacking of voting machines in Pennsylvania were an insult to all Pennsylvania voters".

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Trump says will have most Cabinet posts filled next week

McMahon told reporters that she discussed job creation and the Small Business Administration with Trump, and said "Stay tuned!" about whether she would join the administration. His company, the Trump Organization, has over the years sealed lucrative real estate and branding deals for business in at least 18 countries and territories around the world, including in places where the United States has sensitive diplomatic ties, such as Turkey, Azerbaijan and India.

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Family: Bodies of mother, daughters found after Tennessee fire

Constance's mother, Jeannie Garnder, confirmed the news to WATE , although the family is still waiting for the medical examiner to officially identify the bodies. "I really thought I would find them alive", said Gardner. The family had been searching for them for the past week. The body of Constance Reed has been identified in Gatlinburg .

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Another Zika zone cleared as Art Basel opens in Miami

The Little River area of Miami is now free of active Zika transmission after no new cases were reported in the last 45 days, officials from the U.S. These cases include 184 locally transmitted mosquito-borne cases in Florida, 36 cases believed to be the result of sexual transmission, and one case that was the result of a laboratory exposure.

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Jury Says It's Deadlocked in Trial of Officer Who Shot Walter Scott

Slager, a white cop who was sacked by the North Charleston Police Department, is charged in the death of Walter Scott , a 50-year-old African-American man. According to CBS News , the jury on Thursday requested transcripts of witnesses who testified in court to examine "the difference between passion and fear".

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Stein changes strategy in Pennsylvania recount

After learning Saturday night that the case had been dropped, she said, "It has been a great honor being part of the legal team representing President-elect Trump and led by attorney Lawrence Tabas". Recounts would have to flip the result to Clinton in all three states to change the result. The decision came Saturday, two days before a court hearing in the case.

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Trump salutes Carrier _ and himself _ for saving jobs

On Donald Trump's visit to Carrier in IN on Thursday , he mentioned a phone call that he made to the CEO of United Technologies, the air conditioning company's parent. July 12: Trump again attacks the Carrier decision during a campaign rally in suburban Indianapolis, three days before he announces Pence as his running mate.

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Bountiful school locked down after student fires gun

The incident occurred at approximately 8:13 a.m.in a 9th grade earth science class at Mueller Park Junior High School in Bountiful. ( 911 call) "His parents have him and both the loaded guns ". 1, 2016, in Bountiful, Utah . The teen has been charged with five counts of attempted murder in connection with the November 15 rampage at a school in Orem, about 50 miles south of Mueller Park Junior High.

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Mall of America, nation's biggest, hires first black Santa

The Mall of America - at least in St. Nick's corner of the shopping complex - is going to look a little different this year. In other news , this post just set the world record for other words: " Santa " ratio 14ish:1. Years later, he relived the role again by surprising his sick nephews with a newly purchased $30 Santa suit and a bevy of presents. "Plus if you've got candy you're a victor".

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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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