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Democrats reelect Pelosi House minority leader

This year, she led House Dems as the party gained seats in the chamber, even as Republicans won the White House . The vote to retain Pelosi was 134-63. The state's two other Democratic congressional members, Mark Pocan and Gwen Moore, both voted for Pelosi. "Our prospects have improved just because of this conversation".

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Hillary Clinton surpasses 2.5M popular vote lead amid recount efforts

Daniel Brezenoff started the online petition , on Change.org, last month in a bid to reach six million supporters and strip Donald Trump of the USA presidency. Similarly four electors from Colorado have already pledged to do the same. "It would happen only if members of Congress and state legislators in some smaller states voted to relinquish their voting advantage".

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Initial Betting Lines Released For College Football Playoff Semifinals

How about a head-to-head victory? Even if the Badgers jumped ahead of idle MI with a win over Penn State on Saturday, they would also need either Clemson or Washington to lose. And if it does, which one? "Our protocol is to select the four very best teams in college football", Hocutt said. No. 8 Colorado, which faces No. 4 Washington in the Pac-12 title game, leapfrogged the two Big 12 schools this week.

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Family attorney of Keith Lamont Scott discusses possible civil suit

CHARLOTTE , N.C. The district attorney in Charlotte, North Carolina, was expected to announce on Wednesday whether charges will be filed against the police officer who shot and killed a black man in September, sparking a week of sometimes violent protests.

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North Carolina prosecutors to announce findings in deadly police shooting

Though they carried signs continuing to express outrage - containing messages like "How to get away with murder: become a cop" - the rally was tamer. The protests were otherwise calm. Scott's family has previously argued that the black man was not armed although Vinson informed another officer that he saw Scott with a gun before the confrontation.

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Memorial growing for fallen Tacoma officer, Jake Gutierrez

Tacoma Police spokeswoman Loretta Cool said police responded to a Tacoma home Wednesday afternoon in the 400 block of East 52nd Street and that shortly after arriving, officers called for backup. Police announced his death around 9 p.m. Kristi Croskey said she was in the home at the time of the shooting to retrieve some items she had left there.

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Trump Names South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley His UN Ambassador

Haley had backed Florida senator Marco Rubio in the primaries, who was running for the USA presidency this year. Furthermore, they say they can see why Trump would appoint her to this role as ambassador, given her time as a leader in SC. Prior to becoming governor, she represented Lexington County in the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011. "But I did vote for him and was very happy he won", she said .

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Alert parents foil son's attempted school shooting in Utah

The boy has been booked on suspicion of theft of a firearm and taking a weapon into a school. As he is a juvenile, his name has not been released. Student Dan Fowers said Thursday he was in the classroom at Mueller Park Junior High in Bountiful when the student burst in shortly after class started.

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Jill Stein's Recount Parade Heads to MI

Stein filed a petition last Friday with the Wisconsin Elections Commission requesting a recount, and paid the required $3.5 million on Tuesday to cover the costs. They also filed a memo supporting the push for a hand recount, saying that method is the most transparent for the public and will ensure the most accurate results.

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Madison musician was to perform at deadly warehouse fire

The fire is not being investigated as a crime, Officer Johnna Watson, spokeswoman for the Oakland Police Department, said Saturday. Investigators have not announced a cause of the fire . "Please tell me you are safe", one woman wrote, adding a friend's name, while others posted prayers. "We have a community that's hurting". Al Garcia, the owner of Reed Supply Co.

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Authorities to conditionally move from bridge near protest

He believes videos from Standing Rock clearly show police mishandling their weapons by shooting nonlethal rounds at too close a range, or launching tear gas canisters headlong into crowds instead of lobbing them up into the air so the chemicals mist down.

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OR interviews two coaches not named Chip Kelly, report says

OR is narrowing in on its coaching search to replace Mark Helfrich and Bryan Harsin is in the mix. "I had a chance to watch him coach a year when my son played there". Dungy, who lives in Tampa, said it would be bittersweet if Taggart ended up at Oregon . After going 10-2 on the regular season, Taggart become a top candidate for the OR job.

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Green Party seeks higher court bid to force Pennsylvania recount

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is dropping her "expensive" recount request in a Pennsylvania court. Stein had 51,463 votes, or 1.1 percent, according to the Michigan State Board of Canvassers . Stopping the Pennsylvania recount would kill the slim hopes that some have of overturning Donald Trump's election. There are still precinct-level recounts being sought in various counties.

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Clerk at service station in Va. "brutally attacked", slain

Authorities are searching for a suspect they say brutally attacked and killed a store clerk in Spotsylvania County. "I can tell you in the 40 years in this business it's one of the most brutal and violent attacks I've ever seen", said Captain Jeff Pearce.

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Donald Trump speaks directly to Taiwan's Tsai Ing-wen

The issue took place when Donald Trump took it to Twitter and said: "The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency". Chinese state media downplayed the possibility of a major blow-up in Beijing's relations with Washington as Trump prepares to assume office. Taiwan's leaders insist that the island is a sovereign state.

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Joe McKnight's alleged killer had prior arrest stemming from road rage

In a news release, the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said McKnight's gray Audi Q7 was "stopped on Behrman Highway facing south along the right shoulder" and Gasser's blue Infinity "was stopped in the right lane, parallel to and immediately east" of McKnight's SUV.

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At Least Three Lawsuits Filed Related To Michigan Election Recount

If this new number is accurate, Trumps lead is at 0.8 percent, down from more than 1 percent. Official Michigan results show Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes. Trump and his allies have attempted to stop the initiatives in the states, calling the recount effort a "scam". Her aides say she will make an announcement about the Pennsylvania recount on Monday outside Trump Tower in NY.

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Penn State is out at #5

Would it be Pac-12 champion Washington, Big Ten champion Penn State or MI, which defeated the Nittany Lions by 39 points? The Nittany Lions suffered two losses, one a 39-point loss to MI and to Pittsburgh. And now the Final Four. Ohio State and Clemson last met in the 2014 Orange Bowl with the Tigers topping the Buckeyes 40-35 in Miami. They will play the fourth-ranked Huskies in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta on December 31.

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Jill Stein drops Pennsylvania recount case

In addition, the Stein campaign will pursue the county-by-county recount effort in Pennsylvania, Stein's lawyer, Lawrence Otter, tells The Philadelphia Inquirer . It is highly unlikely the recounts will upend the results of the presidential election, as Hillary Clinton would need to win all three states to reverse Mr.

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Penn State Stuffs Wisconsin On Pivotal 4th & 1, Wins Big Ten Championship

But they also aren't Big Ten champions or even division champions thanks to the loss to Penn State. - The Big Ten Championship Game between Penn State and the University of Wisconsin-Madison proved to be quite the nail-biter, with the Nittany Lions taking the title home, 38-31.

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Jury deadlocked in trial of cop filmed killing fleeing suspect

Before this occurred, the 12-member jury - made up of 11 white people and one African American - had already told the judge they would not be able to "reach a consensus", but he ordered them to engage in further deliberations. At the moment, the video doesn't appear to be swaying all 12 jurors that the officer is guilty of murder or voluntary manslaughter . After Scott broke free and ran away, Slager took aim and fired.

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Recount begins in Wisconsin, first presidential recount in 16 years

Bush hung in the balance. The action in Wisconsin could soon be duplicated in MI and Pennsylvania, where Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein was pushing for recounts. Stein's recount hopes for Wisconsin were frustrated when a judge ruled that counties would be given the option whether to use a hand recount or machine recount.

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Kidnapped jogger was branded, starved almost to death

Police are looking for two women they believe are the kidnappers. Her husband told Good Morning America the woman's captors threw her from a moving auto with a a chain around her waist and a bag over her head, and she used the bag to flag down a passing motorist.

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Husband of California mom found by freeway details ordeal

Shasta County Sheriff Tom Bosenko , who confirmed she suffered injuries requiring medical treatment Sunday, told ABC News there was "no reason to disbelieve" Papini's story. The Sheriff said the women who released Sherri Papini have at least a handgun, and should be considered unsafe. Sheriff Bosenko said police are looking for two Latino women, who were said to be armed with a handgun and driving a dark-coloured SUV.

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SC jury weighs case against ex-cop who killed motorist

Slager testified that he feared for his life when he said Scott wrestled with him, got control of his Taser and pointed it at him. Dashcam video from Slager's cruiser shows the officer going to Scott's auto and asking for his license. Slager's attorney, Andy Savage, accused her of purposely withholding knowledge of videos of the shooting from his client. Savage says Scott "chose to attack a police officer", and Slager "shot him in fear for his life".

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Stein Pushes for Election Recounts in 3 States

County election officials hired temporary workers, expanded hours and dusted off recount manuals to prepare for the work of re-tabulating almost three million ballots. She has pledged to pay the cost of the Wisconsin recount by the deadline. The deadline theoretically is December 19, when Pennsylvania's 20 electors of the Electoral College are supposed to cast their ballots for president.

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Nevada counties to recount presidential race

Stein also has requested recounts in Trump-won states of MI and Pennsylvania. The court papers filed Monday cite an affidavit by University of MI computer scientist Alex Halderman stating results produced by electronic voting machines could've been manipulated by malware.

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Small Brazilian city prepares to bury soccer crash victims

Tens of thousands of people gathered in and around the Conda Arena stadium in the southern Brazilian city of Chapeco on Saturday as the city mourned the deaths of most players and staff from its Chapecoense soccer club. "My son was all passion ". The stadium's capacity of 19,000 will be boosted by an extra 2,000 seats on the pitch for the service. Two giant screens will be set up outside the stadium for the overflow crowd.

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W. Virginia holds on to top Baylor

This week there was a lot of picking up to be done due to inury and poor play, beginning with quarterback Skyler Howard , who earlier in the week was critical of Mountaineer fans for booing him and then gave them every reason to by completing just 10 of 26 for 111 yards, but counted among those 10 completions two touchdowns.

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Election Vote Recount Challenged

In Pennsylvania , where Stein has acknowledged the path to forcing a recount is more hard but has initiated an effort to do so nonetheless, attorneys for Trump filed an objection to Stein's request in state court on Thursday. Trump said Stein was "disenfranchising MI citizens" by making "residents endure an expensive, time-consuming recount , and the scrutiny and hardship that comes with it".

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Penn State can't crack top 4 in final AP poll

Wisconsin is making its fourth Big Ten Championship game appearance, having appeared on this stage in 2011, '12 and '14. Wisconsin used big plays on defense, and a balanced and methodical attack on offense to quickly race out to a 28-7 lead over the Nittany Lions well into the second quarter.

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Burning US Flag Should Result in Jail, Loss of Citizenship

In an early morning tweet , Trump suggests the penalties could include jail time or even losing their American citizenship. Many have pointed out that the call goes against current USA law. "I also recognize that part of what makes our country great is we have the right to free speech and sometimes free speech is through expression, not our words and it's symbolic", said John Board, District Judge-181st District Court.

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Martellus Bennett Injury: Updates on Patriots TE's Ankle, Shoulder and Return

Losing Gronkowski robs New England quarterback Tom Brady of his favorite receiving option and a play that many observers consider to be the most hard matchup in the league. Earlier last month, Rob Gronkowski suffered a pulmonary contusion to his lung when took one of the hardest hits of his career in a matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

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Slain MI Police Officer Had SWM Ties

The suspect is not being identified because he hasnt yet been formally charged. Funeral director Stephanie Kiras says visitation for Wayne State University officer Collin Rose is scheduled from 11 a.m. There was another confrontation with police in 2014, but Wayne State Police Chief Tony Holt said at a news conference Wednesday that he didn't have details.

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Clinton and Trump aides start shouting in post-election panel

She asked, again rhetorically, whether hundreds of counties flipped from supporting President Obama in 2012 to Trump in 2016 because, as the Clinton team asserted, of messaging that appealed to white nationalists, or because "people aren't ready for a woman president?" The conversation got very heated on Thursday at a post-election forum held by the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government.


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