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Donald Trump warns of consequences for USA firms sending jobs overseas

To critics who see other IN factories on the verge of closing, deals like the one at Carrier are unlikely to stem the job losses caused by automation and cheap foreign competition, and the prospect that the White House might directly intervene is also a concern to some economists.

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No Charges In Keith Scott Shooting

In the video, Murray said a bulge in Scott's lower right pant leg "is consistent with the holster and gun later described by officers and found at the scene". The family's lawyers also asked that if people protest, they do it lawfully and peacefully. Last year, he won a $2.25 million settlement for the family of Jonathan Ferrell, an unarmed man shot and killed by police.

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Trump expands secretary of state search; more interviews this week

Donald Trump's transition team expects the president-elect to nominate someone for the secretary of state post within the next two weeks, although the field of candidates... "Folks will have to factor that in and determine whether that is indeed disqualifying or not". And Conway told " Fox News Sunday " that she would fully support Trump picking Romney and would say the same to disgruntled supporters.

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Mistrial For Cop's Execution-Style Killing Of Walter Scott?

Though Slager, who was sacked from the North Charleston Police Department after the shooting, is charged with murder , the jury is being allowed to consider a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter , which is shooting someone in the heat of passion.

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Students with St. Louis ties named Rhodes scholars

Rhodes scholarships cover all expenses for two or three years at Oxford. Notre Dame has previously had women selected as Rhodes Scholars , but never two in the same year. Ko grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., where she was "surrounded by Jewish life and culture", which motivated her to focus her academic pursuits around Judaism.

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Jensen Ackles and Danneel Harris Ackles Welcome Twins

Jensen and Danneel announced that they were expecting twins, a girl and a boy, in August. Zeppelin and Arrow join the couple's 3-year-old daughter, new big sister Justice Jay , A.K.A. Meanwhile Jensen , 38, stars as Dean Winchester in Supernatural , which he has appeared in since 2005. Mrs. Carter: The Ackles family is now officially five people strong! "In an effort 2 squash some posers, my daughter is helping me start an Instagram profile", he wrote.

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The Constitutionality of burning the US Flag

US President-elect Donald Trump said Tuesday that burning the US flag, something that the Supreme Court considers to be constitutionally protected as freedom of expression under the First Amendment , should result in "consequences" such as imprisonment or "loss of citizenship".

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Vikings come up short in quest to 'Win for Zim'

If Zimmer's absence created a unusual scene, the outcome for Minnesota was awfully familiar. If Peterson were enough to tip the scales in the four games that the Vikings have lost by less than seven points this season, they could easily be 10-2 right now, tied with the Dallas Cowboys for the best record in the NFL.

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Local Retired Army General reacts to 'Mad Dog' nomination

One reason Democrats may oppose Mattis' appointment, besides the existential fact that it is against the whole concept of civilian control of the military, is that he opposes the #iran Nuclear Deal. This is about more than just civilian control of the military, as vital as that is. Congress is likely to vote on legislation clearing the path for Mattis as soon as January 20, Trump's inauguration day, according to a congressional aide who asked not to be named because the decision hasn't ...

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Obama Admin. Blocks Dakota Access Pipeline Months After Approving It

The project is nearly completed with the exception of the segment that would have gone underneath Lake Oahe , a Missouri River reservoir. "The Army will not grant an easement to cross Lake Oahe at the proposed location based on the current record", a statement from the US Army said Sunday.

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The Suspect in the San Antonio Fatal Police Shooting Has Been Apprehended

When asked by reporters what provoked him to commit such a violent act, McKane, who in 2012 pleaded no contest to an assault charge, indicated that he was angry at society in general. Police say there has been an alarming rise in the number of similar attacks. Four police officers were attacked within a 24-hour period. Otis McKane.

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Temple fans purchase ACC Championship Game tickets instead of AAC

It will be completely shocking if another Group of 5 team robs Western Michigan of their earned trip to the Cotton Bowl. Quarterback Riley Skinner was named game MVP. For the latest updates please visit militarybowl.org, follow on Twitter @MilitaryBowl or like the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman on Facebook .

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Jury deliberations in Michael Slager trial to continue Monday

Scott, who was unarmed, was shot in the back five times as he was running away from Slager. It's for the jurors to decide, he said. "I can not in good conscious consider a guilty verdict", the juror, who is a white man, wrote in a note provided to the judge by the jury foreman.

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Fidel Castro laid to rest in private ceremony in east Cuba

The ashes of Cuba's iconic revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro, have been interred at a cemetery in the southeastern city of Santiago de Cuba after tearful Cubans bid farewell to him in great numbers. Since Castro's death on November 25 at age 90, hundreds of thousands of Cubans lined streets and plazas to bid farewell to "El Comandante" (The Commander), with a combination of tears, vows to sustain socialism and choruses of "I am Fidel!" On Saturday night, tens of thousands of people crowded ...

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Vic Mensa Joins #NoDAPL Protest: 'This Is All Of Our Battle'

Army Corps of Engineers that said all federal lands north of the Cannonball River will be closed to public access December 5 for "safety concerns". "Further delays simply prolong the risks to public safety, prolong the hardships endured by area residents and increase costs incurred by the state of North Dakota and Morton County".

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Austrian far-right presidential candidate defeated

Norbert Hofer has just conceded defeat in Austria's presidential election after exit polls and interim results showed him losing by 47 per cent to 53 per cent. He urged voters of both camps to bury their differences and work together. "In this case, the establishment, which pitched in once again to block, to stonewall, and to prevent renewal, has won", Kickl said to Austrian broadcaster ORF after results were released Sunday.

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Oklahoma State faces rival Oklahoma for Big 12 title again

Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. For the rest of our weekly preview, just scroll down a bit! Both teams are 9-0 this year when scoring at least 30 points, while both teams are 0-2 when failing to secure 30 points.

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Protests Erupt In Charlotte As People Demand Justice For Keith Scott

In a statement, Scott's family members said they are " profoundly disappointed " by the decision not to charge officer Vinson, who has been on paid leave during the investigation. "This tragedy is a painful reminder of the need for body cameras, for proper police training and for communities like ours to keep working at getting it right", she said.

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Dylann Roof to judge: Let lawyers back on death penalty case

If Gergel grants Roof's latest wish, the self-professed white supremacist would represent himself during the part of the trial when jurors decide whether he should face the death penalty or life in prison. Gergel qualified 67 people from which prosecutors and Roof will choose 12 jurors and six alternates for the final jury Wednesday before testimony begins.

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College bowl teams, schedule announced

So in the end, true chaos never came to college football this season. In 2014, after TCU dropped from No. 3 to No. 6 in the final rankings for the first year of the playoff, the Big 12 went through more than a year of discussions and debates and even hired data consultants to help determine whether it needed to add a conference championship game to best position the league for the playoff.

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Muslim NYC police officer says man threated her and her son

She parked her vehicle and returned to the scene to find her son being shoved by a white man in his 30s. She approached the man-but did not identify herself as a police officer-who told her "ISIS [expletive], I will cut your throat, go back to your country!" "Go back to your country!" Meanwhile, Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Cory Booker and Robert Menendez on Sunday called for an additional $5 million in funding to protect religious institutions and community centers with hate crimes on the ...

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Ronaldo hits hat-trick in Madrid derby

Zinedine Zidane feels Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick in the derby victory over Atletico Madrid has decided the 2016 Ballon d'Or. Ronaldo is said to have then threatened Koke by saying, "If we see one another in Madrid , let's see what I'm going to do.' before making reference to Atletico's inability to overcome their bitter rivals in the Champions League by questioning their 'bottle".

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Figures show Cyber Monday still biggest United States online sales day

We broke records in nearly every metric throughout the weekend and our growth into this week is exceeding our strong Cyber Five growth, which goes to show you that shoppers are coming back for more . Black Friday promotions have little place in the UK. About 16 percent changed a couple of times, compared with only 7 percent in 2015. Data shows that Click Frenzy rose about 15 per cent, while for Black Friday almost doubled.

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No Charges Against Man Who Shot, Killed Former NFL Player Joe McKnight

Colonel John Fortunato of the Parish Sheriff's office is urging any witness to the encounter to come forward. During a press conference on Friday afternoon at the sheriff's office, Normand disputed both those claims, saying there was no attempted apology and that "Mr.

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Jurors in Walter Scott Cop Trial Deadlocked

Slager is charged in the shooting death of Scott, who was shot five times in the back while running from Slager during a traffic stop in North Charleston previous year. "It isn't always easy for even two people to agree, so when 12 people must agree, it becomes even more hard", Newman said. Scott was shot five times in the back running from a traffic stop in April 2015.

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Putin confident Trump will make responsible decisions

Putin said that Russian Federation "expects that he will act precisely on this basis". "Trump was a businessman and an entrepreneur", Putin said in the interview, which also touched on worldwide affairs, including the war in Syria. "We are ready to cooperate with the new United States administration. We share responsibility for ensuring global security and stability and strengthening the non-proliferation regime".

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Death toll from wildfires increases to 14

Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker , R-Tenn., Waters said the National Guard and other emergency services personnel continue to search through some of more than 1,000 buildings destroyed or damaged in the fire. Among those anxiously waiting to return was Tracy Mayberry. "They were together and they were in a place they liked to be". The speed and size of the fires meant that many people fled with little more than the clothes they were wearing.

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Up to 40 feared dead in California warehouse fire

Investigators said they had searched through about one third of the building. As names of the dead were being announced, friends and family of the missing anxiously awaited news. The ground floor had five recreational vehicles and other nooks used as living spaces that were rented out to tenants, while the upstairs had space for concerts like the deadly party that drew up to 100 people Friday night.

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What you need to know about Oakland 'Ghost Ship' brainchild

We're finding victims where we least expect it". The dead include an unspecified number of teenagers, said Sgt. Among the victims was the son of an Alameda County sheriff's deputy, officials said. "Looking closely at the problem, the answer is pretty simple: they can't afford it". Some of the structural changes made it extremely hard for people to escape, Oakland Fire Chief Teresa Deloach Reed said.

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Dylann Roof's lawyers want back on death penalty case

Opening arguments are expected to get under way next week in the federal death penalty trial of Dylann Roof who is charged with the murders of nine members of Charleston's Emanuel A.M.E. That would give Roof control over what evidence is submitted on his behalf when the time comes for the defense to try and sway jurors to give him life in prison.

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Procession for fallen Tacoma Police Officer Gutierrez

Two vigils were planned for Thursday night, both of which drew support from hundreds of people. When the officer asked him why he was impersonating a police officer, "Johnson stated that he liked police and wanted essentially to fit in with law enforcement", the bulletin said .

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Putin Expects Trump to Act Responsibly as US President

Putin has expressed earlier of his hope that Trump will help reestablish U.S. -Russia ties, and experts said he was not likely to want to intensify anti-Western rhetoric prior to Trump's inauguration in January. President-elect Donald Trump, still mulling key Cabinet positions, attended a lavish costume party Saturday night hosted by some of his biggest donors at their palatial Long Island mansion.

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Lancaster rally opposes Dakota Access Pipeline

Instead of backing away, the protesters came out in full force and showed no signs of backing down, even inviting over 2,000 veterans to join their already robust presence. Thousands of protesters had been camping near the construction site, who said the project threatened cultural sites and water sources. The Bismarck Tribune reports that Governor Dalrymple said in a statement that the Corps decision "does nothing to resolve the issue, and worst of all it prolongs the serious problems ...

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Gas prices rise 3.3 cents overnight in region

OPEC's price war was a misguided attempt to drive its competitors, mainly U.S. firms, out of business by flooding the world with oil. Now they're positioned to ramp up output at prices that were once too low to survive on. Others noted that the cuts could leave the field open for other producers, especially US shale drillers. Budget stress brought on by cheap oil has forced Saudi Arabia to jack up gas prices and remove other generous subsidies, shelve projects that has cost jobs and ...

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Vets to help protesters, asked not clash with officials

The US Army Corps of Engineers said today they would not enforce an "easement" allowing the pipeline to be built. The announcement comes on the heels of a November 14 statement from the US Army Corps of Engineers (ACE) which said that "the Army has determined that additional discussion and analysis are warranted in light of the history of the Great Sioux Nation's dispossessions of lands, the importance of Lake Oahe to the Tribe, our government-to-government relationship, and the ...


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