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Clinton's Popular Vote Lead Expands To 2.5 Million

It was premised on a theory that citizens would have a better chance of knowing about electors from their home states than about presidential candidates from out-of-state. "He is not someone who would rule justly or wisely", Sisneros told the Guardian of Trump. On the Monday following the second Wednesday of December (as established in federal law) each state's electors meet in their respective state's and cast their electoral votes.

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York: Attorney General Sessions is Democrats' worst nightmare

These are the career highlights of Trump's nominee for Attorney General. He has been a staunch opponent of the LGBT rights movement. The nuclear option does not apply to Supreme Court appointments, however. Sessions says he isn't a racist. "I don't see how it can be done without canceling this conference". She argued that if true, Sessions' comments were indeed "reprehensible", "But disqualifying Sessions based on these words alone would ignore the hard work Sessions has done for more than ...

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Alabama-Washington, Clemson-Ohio State in semis

The Broncos executed the hook and ladder in the middle of the field - on 4th-and-18 - for a touchdown with seven seconds left to force overtime. The Badgers' three losses were to Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State. "It'll be the biggest challenge, certainly, we've ever faced as football coaches and players". That kind of talk can inflates egos to the size of floats at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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McMaster student named Rhodes Scholar

Notre Dame has had Rhodes Scholars in three consecutive years and this is the third time the university has had two in a single year. The Americans join scholars chosen from around the world, for a total of 95 winners. She will study at Oxford for a Master of Philosophy in Modern Middle Eastern Studies. The first class of American Rhodes Scholars entered Oxford in 1904.

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Standing Rock leader heralds pipeline decision

In a statement late Sunday, pipeline builder Energy Transfer Partners said it remained committed to completing the project without a reroute. It had no immediate comment Sunday. The vets, led by Wesley Clark Jr., son of retired general and former presidential candidate Wesley Clark, are expected to be present at the camp until December 7.

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33 killed in California warehouse blaze

Rescue workers are still combing the wreck, after the "Ghost Ship", a warehouse converted to artist studios and illegal living spaces, rapidly went up in flames on Friday night. One of the eight victims is a 17-year-old minor whose name will not be released. Monica Kat, a paralegal, feared four of her friends were dead. An official at the sheriff's office who declined to be named said early Sunday the death toll could rise to 40 or higher.

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Standing Rock pipeline protesters score major victory, but vow to remain

Heinrich wrote a letter to Obama on Wednesday requesting that the president work with the Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Department of Justice to reduce the conflict in North Dakota. The Corps denied an easement for construction of the section of the pipeline Sunday. "The best way to complete that work responsibly and expeditiously is to explore alternative routes for the pipeline crossing".

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President-elect Trump selects SC Governor Nikki Haley to be ambassador to UN

Haley entered politics as a Republican, severing in the SC house of Representatives for several years before becoming governor of the state. While Haley has limited foreign policy experience , Trump said he was impressed with her knowledge of global affairs.

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Pipeline protesters: Our 'prayers have been answered'

And many questions still remain about what's next for the project. At stake, tribe members said, was the destruction of sacred land on part of their reservation that could hinder access to safe and clean drinking water from Lake Oahe. We thank the millions of people around the globe who expressed support for our cause. Instead, the Corps will be undertaking an environmental impact statement to look at possible alternative routes.

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Let lawyers back on death penalty case

Roof asked Sunday that his defense team be allowed back on the case for the guilt phase of his trial. "If you would allow that, then that is what I would like to do", he concludes, before signing his name and dating the page. During the penalty phase, defense attorneys typically offer evidence about a defendant's serious mental illness or other brain impairments, history of abuse, severe family upheaval and similar issues as possible mitigating factors in a killing.

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Why is Jill Stein pushing for recounts, again?

She also claims she's not working in conjunction with any other campaign. Stein has raised more than $5 million online for the recount in the state, which state officials estimate will cost about $3.5 million. In Wisconsin Trump triumphed over Clinton by a little more than 27,000 votes (out of almost 3 million cast), according to WisconsinVote.org. Trump on Thursday objected to a recount of Michigan's presidential votes, at least delaying the planned Friday start of the recount there until ...

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Trump won't pursue Clinton probes on email, charity -aide indicates

He also indicated he won't go after Hillary Clinton with a special prosecutor or pursue criminal charges against her, as he'd promised during the campaign. "I'm going to think about it", he said in a postelection interview on CBS' "60 Minutes ". Conway suggested Trump's new posture is aimed at Republicans in Congress who have relentlessly investigated the former secretary of state, including whether classified information passed through her private email server and how she acted in ...

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Light snow Monday impacts the morning commute

Southwest winds 15 to 25 miles per hour. Snow is going to be developing across eastern and southern New Mexico tonight and the snow chances will continue through the weekend. On this date in IN weather history - 2010: A winter storm brings up to 7 inches of snow to portions of western and southern central Indiana. And Saturday will be mostly sunny with a high of 36.

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Michigan to begin recount; legal fight moves to Pennsylvania

Presidential candidate Jill Stein's fight to force ballot recounts in three states focuses Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party is seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide recount, and MI, where a federal judge has ordered a hand recount to begin by noon.

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Alabama rolls Florida in SEC Championship game

McSorley finished 22 of 31 for 384 yards. Bama leads 23-9. Alabama showed off all its weapons in the Southeastern Conference championship game. Alabama will return to its pleasure palace on New Year's Eve. Alabama later tacked on an Adam Griffith 25-yard field goal and a Joshua Jacobs 6-yard touchdown run to build a 33-9 lead. Fellow running back Josh Jacobs recovered the kick and ran it 27-yards down the Gators' sideline for a touchdown.

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Jurors in Slager trial ask for transcripts of key witnesses

Michael Slager is charged in the April 2015 shooting death of Walter Scott as Scott fled from a traffic stop. "Can you imagine if he didn't stop Scott, and Scott grabbed someone off the street?" Feeling "total fear", Slager said, he pulled out his gun and opened fire until he had stopped the threat.

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NFL's 13th Sunday leads off with Chiefs-Falcons

The Packers defense held on the ensuing series, and creative Mike McCarthy arrived. Brock Osweiler threw for 202 yards and two scores in snowy conditions but it was still not enough offense to beat Aaron Rodgers and the Packers . He did not come out for the start of the second half. Nelson came up huge twice, a 21 yard grab on the sideline where safety Corey Moore almost took his head off and then a leaping 28 yard catch on third and six, going over the top of Kareem Jackson for the ...

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A Fiery Trump Returns to Rally Supporters

The event came at the start of an unprecedented victory tour where Trump will hold campaign-style rallies across the country. "Now, there are certain places you don't need a wall, because you have, you know, you have mountains, you have other things".

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The "Two Trumps" surface in president-elect's transition

She says she just wanted to share "vision and ideas" with Trump. Cabinet positions will require confirmation by the Republican-controlled Senate. "I would build a great wall, and nobody builds walls better than me, believe me, and I'll build them very inexpensively", Trump said, on June 16, 2015.

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Warehouse fire victims include teens

Some of the victims were 17 years old or younger, although most were in their 20s and 30s, officials said. (KGO-TV via AP). This Dec. 3, 2016 still frame from video provided by KGO-TV shows the Ghost Ship Warehouse after a fire swept that started late Friday swept through the Oakland, Calif ., building.

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Flight diverts to Charleston when baby born in the air

Medical personnel on-board assisted with the delivery, Melissa Ford with Southwest said. Officials say the flight, containing 132 passengers, has resumed its course to Orlando. A Philadelphia native who was on board the flight recorded the baby crying and posted the video on Twitter . Al.com reported that the baby was at 26 weeks and the baby and new parents were taken to a Charleston hospital.

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Peroutka advocates change to Maryland's electoral college process

The agreement only goes into effect when enough states to equal 270 electoral votes - the amount needed to win - join. The Green Party's Jill Stein has initiated vote recounts in three massively important states to Trump: Michigan , Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

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Patriots TE Gronkowski placed on injured reserve

He won't be able to play again this season, with the Patriots placing him on the injured-reserve list Saturday, so he's thinking about 2017. The New England Patriots will be without Rob Gronkowski for the rest of the season, but Patriots fans are not worries.

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First Amendment Phony: Trump Threatens to Revoke Flag Burners' Citizenship

His comment came after Trump floated legal consequences for those who burn the American flag, which the Supreme Court ruled is protected as free speech. President-elect Donald Trump has repeatedly offered praise for the judicial philosophy of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia but appeared at odds with the late justice with a post to Twitter on Tuesday.

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Trump expands list of candidates to head State Dep't

Kellyanne Conway , former campaign manager and current senior adviser to Trump, told reporters that "there'll be additional interviews with other candidates for Secretary of State" beyond the previous list of former Massachusetts Gov. In nominating Romney, Trump will be signaling his willingness to heal campaign wounds and reach out to traditional Republicans who were deeply skeptical of his experience and temperament.

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Senate, House leaders praise agreement on 21st Century Cures Act

The federal government's 21st Century Cures Act aims to revolutionize healthcare by increasing funding for research into deadly diseases like cancer, addressing issues in the nation's mental health systems and enacting sweeping regulatory changes for drugs and medical devices.

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Snow changing to rain; more rain Tuesday

Light northwest wind at 5 to 10 miles per hour. Tuesday Night A 50 percent chance of snow showers after midnight. TOTALSAs you can see from our accumulation map, the I-95 corridor will only see a slushy coating (if that) of snow before a change to chilly rain between 6-9 am.

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Tsai-Trump phone call

A Chinese base under construction on Mabini (Johnson) Reef, one of the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea. While Beijing has reclaimed land to construct man-made islands, and built runways, ports and radar facilities at a speed and scale that has alarmed its neighbours, analysts questioned what "massive" complex Mr Trump was referring to.

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Dakota Access Pipeline construction halted, Standing Rock tribe says

Jo-Ellen Darcy said she based her decision on a need to explore alternate routes for the Dakota Access Pipeline crossing. The secretary of the Army Corps of Engineers told the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Sunday that the current route for the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline will be denied.

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Donald Trump Wants To Throw American Flag Burners In Jail

Some people believe it's the very type of act that the First Amendment was created to protect. A constitutional amendment that would allow the government to ban flag-burning has been proposed many times but has never passed, says Politico .

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Shot, Including 1 Fatally, in New Orleans' French Quarter

One person has died and a further nine have suffered injuries in a shooting in the French Quarter of New Orleans . Twelve people, including one of those shot, were arrested in the French Quarter on Saturday and Sunday and charged with illegal possession of a firearm, police said.

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Sunday forecast: Strong wind, rain, high near 48

Lows in the teens to near 20°, highs in the he low 40s. Highs will be in the mid-50s with sky cover building to partly cloudy by the afternoon. Rain moves out tonight , but FOG is likely.along with some morning drizzle as temps hold in the 40s.

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DeVos' nomination may be of concern for public education

DeVos had a hand in making MI charter schools among the least regulated in the country. In recent years, the Alabama branch of the education nonprofit she founded has donated to state politicians, many of them advocates of school choice. Georgia has 115 charter schools, which, on average, are lower quality than traditional public schools. We can not make poverty an excuse for failing schools and we can not use poverty as an excuse for self-serving schemes that will do more to undermine ...

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Jill Stein Is Taking Pennsylvania Recount Efforts To Federal Court

The campaign will now seek an emergency federal court order on Monday asking for a recount on constitutional grounds , according to the Associated Press , after having dropping their case in the state courts on Saturday. Stein campaign spokeswoman Jordan Brueckner later clarified Saturday that while petitioners withdrew their case for a statewide recount , recounts in hundreds of precincts in some Pennsylvania counties - including Philadelphia, Allegheny and Lehigh - will continue.

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Long Island forecast: Rainy a.m. commute

Accumulations are expected to be 1 to 3 inches, according to Accuweather. In a hazardous weather outlook statement issued Sunday morning, forecasters said they expected significant snow in the Cascades on Sunday . But Wednesday through Friday, highs are expected to be in the 20s with lows in the teens, with a 75 percent chance for snow on Wednesday . Seven inches of snow fell eight miles south of Richey.


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