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LSU headed to Citrus Bowl vs Louisville

Florida Citrus Sports CEO Steve Hogan, whose organization runs both the Citrus and Russell Athletic bowls, said that he expects to speak with conference officials about 3 p.m. 13 Louisville Cardinals (9-3, 7-1 ACC) will meet in the Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl. This is the first-ever meeting between LSU and Louisville in football.

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Major Update On Goldberg's Future In WWE For 2017

Keep in mind, this was about four years after The Rock became "The Rock"-the character with the raised eyebrow and slick tongue that would excite the millions (and millions !) of fans across the WWE Universe". Prior to the event, the fight with Lesnar was supposed to be a one-time deal. Following that will look very similar to what the promotion for Survivor Series was.

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Wisconsin to begin recounting votes, Stein loses bid to force hand recount

Wisconsin's commission had to grant Stein's recount request due to state law, although her allegations had no clear evidence. A recount of almost three million ballots cast in Wisconsin likely will begin on Thursday. Elections Commission Administrator Mike Hass said only 19 counties plan to use electronic tabulators; the rest plan to count by hand. The commission has denied her request to run the recount entirely by hand, prompting Stein to sue.

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Stein makes Michigan third state for presidential recount

Pressed again that it was because of Trump's tweets that the discussion was ongoing, McConnell was asked if Congress should investigate Trump's baseless claim that "millions" of people voted "illegally" for Clinton. A recount of presidential votes in MI has never happened before. Most counties plan to do hand recounts anyway. In Pennsylvania, a hearing is scheduled for Monday on Stein's push to secure a court-ordered statewide recount, a legal maneuver that has never been tried, according to ...

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Washington State to face Minnesota in Holiday Bowl

This will be Cougar coach Mike Leach's second bowl game against Minnesota. Minnesota's 8-4 record record offers some evidence that Claeys is capable of leading the Gophers into the future and building on Jerry Kill's fine work. If this Holiday Bowl is anything like the last two the Cougars played in, expect some serious fireworks. Tickets for the 2016 Holiday Bowl may be ordered through wsucougars.com later this afternoon (Sunday, Dec.

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Celebrating World AIDS Day

The HIV vaccine trial - known as HVTN702 - aims to have 5 400 people enrolled at 15 trial sites countrywide. World Health Organization released new guidelines for HIV self-testing, which opens up access to a diagnosis as well as allows people to learn their status in private.

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Virginia Tech to face Arkansas in Belk Bowl

The matchup will mark the first time that the Hokies have ever met the Razorbacks. Started in 2002 as the Continental Tire Bowl, Arkansas and Virginia Tech will play in the 15 game in the bowl's history. An SEC team and an ACC team will go to the Belk Bowl , and the official announcement will be made on Sunday. The Hokies last met in SEC foe in the postseason in the 2009 Chick-Fil-A Bowl in Atlanta as Virginia Tech registered a 37-14 victory over Tennessee.

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Gen. Petraeus's First Call If Picked for Sec. State? His Parole Officer

Trump "showed a great grasp of a variety of the challenges that are out there and some of the opportunities", Petraeus said, describing their conversation as "very good". David Petraeus at Trump Tower in New York City, senior level sources told ABC News. FBI investigators and Justice Department prosecutors wanted to indict Petraeus, and he only escaped that humiliating fate through a plea bargain - a deal achieved, ironically enough, by David Kendall, the same Washington attorney who has ...

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Vets asked to help protesters, not clash with officials

The members of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters who had been protesting the planned pipeline for months erupted in jubilation as the news of the decision began to spread across the camp. The world is watching North Dakota. "Under global law and human rights standards, governments are obligated to seek the free, prior and informed consent of Indigenous Peoples before approval of major infrastructure projects, including pipelines, that carry a risk of harm to their human rights", ...

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Austria bucks anti-establishment wave to elect centre-left President

Former Green party leader Alexander van der Bellen was re-elected in a closely fought poll after Norbert Hofer conceded defeat . This year's election in Austria has been watched by countries across the European Union as an indicator of the growing Euroscepticism across the continent.

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Clinton's Popular Vote Lead Over Trump Now Exceeds 2.3 Million

In 2000, Democratic candidate, Al Gore, lost to Republican, George W. Bush despite having won 48.4 percent of the popular vote to 47.9 percent for Bush. It is illegal in many states; it is a travesty regardless. As President Obama said , "We're the only advanced democracy in the world that makes it harder for people to vote".

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South Carolina's Martin suspends Thornwell for violation

The Birmingham Bowl will be played on December 29 at Legion Field in Birmingham, Ala. SC has played in the Birmingham Bowl once, following the 2009 season, when it lost to CT 20-7. "We need to get back to the basics". The Gamecocks will be appearing in their 21st bowl trip to Birmingham. The senior was a preseason All-SEC selection by the conferences coaches and has already been named SEC Player of the Week once this season.

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Fire at Warehouse Party Kills Nine in California

The building lacked permits for people to live and work as a group of artists did, and for the party to take place, officials said, adding that it also had no smoke detectors or sprinklers. According to the NY Times , the structure had a permit to function as a warehouse but not as a residence for a party. A post on the party's Facebook event page , to which people flocked to after the fire with messages of support and prayer, names more than 20 people as missing, though the writer ...

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Rain moves in today, snow possible for some

I think we can put a checkmark in those three basic boxes. We will gradually start to see the clouds clear out through the afternoon along with much drier conditions. and 7 a.m. Forecast models are in pretty good agreement about ending all remaining precipitation by about 10 a.m. How Much? Always the big question! It's not a lock that we could see an accumulating snow, but it's looking more likely for one of these systems to move through with cold air in place.

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TAKE A STAND: Michael Slager Trial

Jury's that can not reach a unanimous decision are said to be "hung". "Judge, I understand the position of the court, but I can not with good conscience consider a guilty verdict", the juror wrote . A single juror is all that stands between Michael Slager , the officer who fatally shot Walter Scott , and prison, after 14 hours of deliberation.

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Heated Protests in Charlotte After Scott Decision

He said Scott's family was "extremely gracious" when informed of the decision, although the family said it was " profoundly disappointed ", the Washington Post reports . A prosecutor cleared on Wednesday a Charlotte police officer in the killing of a black man whose death touched off civil unrest, and he presented detailed evidence to rebut assertions that the slain man was unarmed.

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Ohio State University Attacker May Have Been Inspired by ISIS

None of the victims, who were wounded after being struck by the auto or stabbed, have life-threatening injuries and most were released from local hospitals within one day, officials said. Artan enrolled in Columbus State Community College in 2014 and received an associate's degree in 2016. "It's an ongoing investigation to determine motive and if anybody else was involved in this act", he was quoted as saying by USA News.

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Alabama LB Hamilton likely out for season with knee injury

Alabama outgained Florida by more than 100 yards (372 to 261) despite holding the ball for more than 10 fewer minutes (35:08 to 24:52) of game clock. These Gators are certainly a long way from the Fun "n" Gun days. "Can't really fall in love with what we've done in the past, " he said. "It wasn't ideal", said Alabama linebacker Reuben Foster, who was named the game's MVP.

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Hillary Campaign Lawyers File Motion in Wisconsin Recount Lawsuit

Stein set up a fundraising page on her website last week, saying that the money raised would be put toward recount efforts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and MI. Over the weekend, Clinton campaign general counsel Marc Elias penned a blog post announcing that the campaign planned to participate in Stein's petition.

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Oklahoma State hopes time is right for a Bedlam upset

Bedlam will be a de factor conference championship game. A third win will tie him with College Football Hall of Famer Pappy Waldorf along with Bob Simmons who both had three wins against the Sooners. The committee, if upsets open up spots, could consider a second Big Ten team for the final four. The Sooners' spot in last year's College Football Playoff was sealed with a 58-23 victory over the Cowboys.

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Cuba to ban Fidel Castro-named streets and monuments

Thousands of people welcomed the leader's remains in Santiago to shouts of "Fidel!" A wooden box containing Fidel Castro's ashes was placed by his brother and successor on Sunday into the side of a granite boulder that has become Cuba's only official monument to the charismatic bearded rebel who seized control of a US -allied Caribbean island and transformed it into a western outpost of Soviet-style communism that he ruled with absolute power for almost half a century.

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Nancy Pelosi re-elected Democratic House leader

Kind's spokeswoman Amanda Sherman says Kind won't say who he backed because "this is exactly the type of inside Washington politics that Wisconsinites are sick of hearing about". "But this is a time when we need, I think, someone who has been battle-tested", Mr Cummings told reporters. "She did not. I don't think there was ever any doubt what the outcome would be", Swalwell said.

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Petraeus: 'Five years ago, I made a serious mistake'

Pence, on NBC's "Meet the Press", said Trump has been winnowing the list of contenders to be the top US diplomat, but that the field could also "grow a little bit". But it seemed unclear Sunday even to Petraeus and Trump's inner circle whether the retired general's guilty plea has turned off Trump. The general was sentenced to two years' probation and a $100,000 fine in 2015 for admitting to providing classified information to his mistress.

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Jury to continue deliberating in ex-South Carolina cop's murder trial

A jury foreman's note that accompanied the letter from the holdout juror noted there was only one juror who "had issues" with convicting the officer. The case , Savage said, sends an ominous message to officers that they can face murder charges for life-and-death decisions made "in the heat of battle".

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Some GOP voters skittish on full repeal of Obamacare, poll finds

You keep your plan. That last, of course, is a nonstarter for insurers. So I believe we will end up with " Obamacare Lite". Also, Trump appears to be readying to abandon his Medicare promise with language saying he now wants to "modernize" the program.

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Stein drops state case for Pennsylvania recount, aims for federal court

Stein's Green Party had been seeking to get an election recount in three states, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. Stein claims electronic voting systems are at risk of hacking in Pennsylvania, as well as MI and Wisconsin, but she hasn't provided evidence.

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Law enforcement condemns letters threatening Muslims

Hes going to cleanse America and make it shine again. "You Muslims are vile and filthy people", the letters said that was first discovered during the weekend and denigrates Muslim parents and accuses Muslims of worshiping the devil. "Even if it's not a crime, if it's an incident that delivers hateful rhetoric, it's important for us to learn and understand where that's coming from", said LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Downing.

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Trump appoints first woman to his cabinet

Nikki Haley an "inspired choice" for ambassador to the United Nations. As Fred Brown of the Republican Jewish Coalition noted on Twitter, Haley was the first gov to pass anti-bds legislation in her state. "And we are seeing a division that is risky". If confirmed by the US Senate, Singh said he hoped Haley would uphold the US commitment to worldwide cooperation, honor the Paris Agreement on climate change and promote human rights and the rule of law.

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Mike Pence: 'I Don't Think' Donald Trump's Taiwan Call Signals Policy Shift

The U.S. policy acknowledges the Chinese view over sovereignty, but considers Taiwan's status as unsettled. The White House was not in the mood to change the longstanding "one China" policy. Her party officially supports independence, and she has refused calls to reaffirm the one-China principle. Donald Trump's top advisers, including Vice President-elect Mike Pence , brushed off concerns over the President-elect's controversial phone call last week with Taiwan's leader - the first ...

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Fidel Castro's ashes interred in a private ceremony

The so-called Caravan of Liberty, which carried the ashes of Fidel Castro across the island of Cuba, left Havana on Wednesday and arrived in Santiago de Cuba on Saturday. In contrast, the images of his fellow revolutionary fighters Camilo Cienfuegos and Ernesto "Che" Guevara became common across Cuba in the decades since their deaths.

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Dollywood Is Donating $1000 a Month to Gatlinburg Fire Victims

Dolly launched the My People Fund through her Dollywood Foundation earlier this week (ends02Dec16), and now Miley has announced she'll be supporting the initiative via her Happy Hippie Foundation. All of the proceeds from the telethon will go toward the My People Fund , set up by the singer's Dollywood companies and the Dollywood Foundation.

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Left-leaning Van der Bellen leads Austrian vote

The second round held in May had resulted in a narrow win for Van der Bellen. Mr Huebner, the party's foreign affairs spokesman, said the numbers showed that Mr Van der Bellen had won, and nothing could change that. In May the FPOe successfully challenged Hofer's defeat and secured a re-run. Hofer conceded as preliminary results showed Alexander Van der Bellen ahead with 53.3 percent of the vote compared to Hofer's 46.7 percent.

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'GMA' Grills Kellyanne Conway Over Trump Spreading Fake News

Both sides' aides blamed the media for its coverage. Joel's not wrong, and it's not like he's trying to rub their faces in it the popular vote as the strategist admitted they won. Zucker stood his ground: "I understand that emotions continue to run high". When Conway was pressed on whether the Trump administration may pursue prosecution against Clinton, Conway replied, "No, I'm not suggesting that at all".

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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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