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Slager jury breaks for the night

The morning began with the judge sending jurors back to deliberate without an answer to a question they asked the night before about the difference between "passion" and "fear". Slager is charged in the death of Scott, who was shot five times in the back fleeing a traffic stop past year. The judge in the trial of the former North Charleston police officer charged in the shooting death of a motorist told the jury to return to deliberations to try to reach an agreement in the case.

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Mistrial declared in black motorist's shooting

Slager, the former North Charleston police officer is charged with murder in the shooting death past year of Walter Scott. CHARLESTON, South Carolina ( CNN ) - The judge in the murder trial of former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager on Monday declared a mistrial after jurors were unable to reach a verdict after four days of deliberations.

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Stafford throws for 341 yards, Lions beat Saints 28-13

Here's everything you need to know to watch Detroit Lions vs. Detroit's stingy nature on the defensive side of the football has also come at the flawless time , as the struggles of the Packers and Vikings have allowed the Lions to take a two-game division lead with four games left in the season.

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Abe to make first visit to Pearl Harbour

Abe told reporters on December 5 that he would visit Hawaii on December 26-27 and meet with U.S. President Barack Obama. In May, Abe and Obama met in Hiroshima, the site of a US atomic bombing during World War II . Trump sent shockwaves through Japan earlier this year when he appeared to call into question the two countries' security alliance, prompting Abe to become the first world leader to meet him after the election to confirm the relationship.

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Classmate arrested after Mass. teen found decapitated along river

Mathew allegedly stabbed and mutilated Lee's body so severely that his autopsy took 11 hours, Blodgett told reporters . Cops in MA arrested a 16-year-old boy accused of decapitating a classmate whose disappearance was reported to police in mid-November.

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10-alarm fire burns buildings in Cambridge, Massachusetts

The Buswells ran a daycare from the home that had been in their family for more than 100 years. One building is reported to have collapsed. Power was shut off in the neighborhood due to overhead wires and the fire marshal is anticipating it will remain out for most of the night.

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Workers Take to Streets Across Country in National Minimum Wage Protests

The first "Fight for $15" protest took place November 29, 2012 when a couple of hundred fast food workers left area restaurants in New York City. In many cities the protesters blocked busy intersections. "Since the Fight for 15 started, 19 million workers have benefited from this, and the total raise that workers have received is over $61 billion so far", she said.

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Man convicted of murder in hot car death to be sentenced

Brunswick: Obsessed with seeking sex outside his marriage, a Georgia man left his 22-month-old son to die inside a hot SUV auto so he could "escape from one life into another". Prosecutors maintained that Harris was so preoccupied with conducting illicit online and in-person affairs with women of varying ages that he completely ignored his son, leaving him in the vehicle.

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Federal Judge Orders Ballot Recount to Proceed in Michigan

Jill Stein - ordered by federal judge Mark Goldsmith just after midnight. "This is a Michigan issue, and should be handled by the Michigan court system", said Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel. "It is inexcusable for Stein to put MI voters at risk of paying millions and potentially losing their voice in the Electoral College in the process", Schuette, a Republican, said in a statement .

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Snow expected in some areas of N.J. as 'arctic blast' nears

There was heavy rain in other parts of the state, with a flash flood warning for Oahu, Kauai and the Big Island. The team expects 1-3 inches of snow at lower elevations, closest to the mountains of north central Montana through early Monday .

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Bus full of high school cheerleaders crashes, hurting 8, Texas officials say

The seven injured people were hospitalized following the crash: As of Saturday afternoon, four had been treated and released. The driver of the auto slammed on the brakes and the rig veered to the right to avoid colliding with the vehicle, according to the previous article.

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Tensions between Clinton, Trump campaigns finally boil over

But CNN host Jake Tapper questioned whether Trump's use of Twitter was "presidential behavior". During the far-ranging series of conversations, a Clinton aide called FBI Director James Comey's letters regarding the email investigation a "game-changer" and a former Trump aide said he thought the race was over after Trump criticized the war hero credentials of Sen.

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Trump clear on China's stance on call with Taiwan's Tsai: ministry

Thus far, analysts have said it remains to be seen if he will follow through on his campaign vows - one of which was to slap 35 to 45 per cent tariffs on imports from China. "It is certain that Trump doesn't want a showdown with China, because it is not his ambition, and neither was it included in his promise to the electorate".

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Trump's Carrier plan raises questions for future

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday threatened "retribution" and "consequences" for American companies that relocate overseas but hope to sell their products in the United States - essentially, a punitive tax of 35% on entry. Pence said the deal Trump reached last week to keep Carrier, a unit of United Technologies Corp (NYSE:), from shipping jobs to Mexico from an IN air conditioner plant showed the incoming administration would confront USA -based firms when needed and use a ...

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Standing Rock: Veterans to Join Pipeline Protests

Also Thursday, the Morton County Sheriff's Department, which has been in charge of much of the law enforcement's response to protesters, released a video of a veteran who is critical of the Veterans Stand for Standing Rock . Veterans Stand for Standing Rock, a contingent of more than 2,000 U.S. military veterans, intends to go to North Dakota and form a human wall in front of police, protest organisers said on a Facebook page.

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Rob Gronkowski shares post-surgery video to Instagram

Even though this is the third time in his career he has received back surgery , Gronkowski's latest setback didn't stop people from blaming the Madden Curse for it. After spending the first half of the season on the injury report with a hamstring problem, Gronkowski was hurt again on November 13. He missed the November 20 game against San Francisco; when he returned last week against the New York Jets, he left late in the first quarter with a back injury.

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Recount rally scheduled at the Capitol building Monday

Although Wisconsin granted a second look at its election results, Pennsylvania won't do the same: Green party insurgents missed the Keystone State's recount filing deadline. "We are preparing for recount to start at noon". These are all battleground states in which Trump narrowly beat opponent Hillary Clinton. In 2006, a group of voters sued Pennsylvania to bar the use of paperless electronic voting machines, contending they were unreliable, lacked adequate safeguards against vote ...

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Green Party to try Pennsylvania recount case in U.S. court

In Wisconsin, state and local election officials have said they don't expect Clinton to surpass Trump in Wisconsin, where he won by about 22,000 votes. The move increases the chances that the state could complete the count ahead of a December 13 deadline. The most specific claim made by Stein on Monday involved what her campaign described as a preponderance of so-called undervoting in predominantly black MI precincts, which vote heavily Democratic.

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Green Party sues for Pennsylvania vote recount

The margin between President-elect Trump and Hillary Clinton stayed exactly the same - both candidates losing a total of 20 votes . "As a result, on Monday the Stein campaign will escalate our campaign in Pennsylvania and file for emergency relief in federal court, demanding a statewide recount on constitutional grounds".

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New York Jets: Joe McKnight's killer released without charges

He called the number on the truck to report that the vehicle was not driving safely, and when he did, Gasser answered the phone and said he was the person driving the truck. The shooting came after witnesses told of hearing a 'heated verbal exchange' between the two men from their cars before a 'rapid succession' of gunfire.

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Japanese prime minister to visit Pearl Harbor

In May, Obama became the first sitting US President to visit Hiroshima, where the US dropped a nuclear bomb in 1945 that killed more than 100,000 Japanese men, women and children. The White House confirmed that Obama will meet with Abe in Honolulu, Hawaii, on December 27, shortly after the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor .

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Reader Comment: Labrador: Electoral College protected small states

The latest independent analysis by Cook Political Report on Friday said Clinton had 65,250,267 votes compared to Trump's 62,686,000 votes, the UPI reported. The Electoral College will cast one last vote on December 19 and these people are now free to vote their conscience, free of influence from their state's political party affiliation, and free to acknowledge the will of the people.

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Dylann Roof allowed to hire lawyers back, for now

From left, Reverend Richard Harkness holds hands with Reverend Jack Lewin during a prayer vigil held at Morris Brown AME Church for the victims of Wednesday's shooting at Emanuel AME Church on June 18, 2015 in Charleston, S.C. Bruck had indicated in a court filing that he meant to raise the issue of Roof's mental state during the penalty phase, writing in a court document that he planned "to introduce expert evidence relating to a mental disease or defect or any other mental condition bearing ...

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And Now, The McKnight Case Will Get Completely Out Of Control

McKnight, 28 years old, was shot to death Thursday afternoon on Crescent City Connection, Jefferson Parish Sheriff Newell Normand said. McKnight's grandmother said family members are still seeking information about the player's death and why Gasser was released.

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Washington's Schedule Becomes Focus of Playoff Debate

In a game that could be decided by who is not on the field rather than who is, a Big Ten title and possible berth in the College Football Playoff is on the line when No. The Badgers outgained Penn State 225 yards to 112 on the way to building a 28-7 lead. And he wasn't the only one to have a memorable performance. On a first-and-10 with just more than 1:00 to go in the half, McSorley threw a strike toward Blacknall on the left sideline.

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Donald Trump's first foreign policy call

Mr Wang Yi, Chinese Foreign Minister, responded to Trump and said: "The one-China policy is the cornerstone of the healthy development of China-US relations and we hope this political foundation will not be interfered with or damaged". He then added, "We'll deal with the One China policy after January the 20th". Earlier, Mr Trump warned American companies they would face "retribution" for leaving the U.S.

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Trump taps his former rival Carson as Housing Secretary

During his time in Baltimore, Dr. Dr Carson was among the 16 Republican candidates who challenged Mr Trump for the Republican nomination. "He's a neophyte and that's not his strength", Williams said at the time . "I am seriously considering Dr". Carson has been critical of HUD efforts under the administration of Democratic President Barack Obama to compel local governments to actively seek to end discrimination, instead of just responding to instances of racial discrimination.

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Cohen pushing for end to electoral college

The 538 electors are convening on 19 December to rubber stamp Mr Trump's presidency. Cohen noted that the Founding Fathers established the electoral college in an era of limited communication. According to The Denver Post, the aim of the new group is to convince Republican and Democratic voters, to unify behind a Republican alternative for president or force a stagnation of the Electoral College.

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Fidel Castro interred in rock at private ceremony in Cuba

He said that Cuba's National Assembly would vote in its next session on the law fulfilling the wishes of his brother, who died last week at 90. Castro's cremated remains were due to be placed a few steps from the mausoleum of independence hero Jose Marti, another towering figure of Cuban history who Castro long admired.

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RNC Spokesman: Trump Looking Into 'Legislative Strategy' to Ban Flag Burning

Trump tweeted on 29 November. In 2005, then-Sen. Hillary Clinton co-sponsored the Flag Protection Act, which would have outlawed destroying or damaging a US flag. Gregory Joey Johnson was faced with felony charges after burning a flag at the 1984 Republican National Convention. For the past 27 years, burning the flag has been legal.

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National tribal leader praises pipeline decision

Army Corps of Engineers announced Sunday it will not allow the Dakota Access Pipeline to be built along its current route. "Nothing this Administration has done today changes that in any way", the company said in a statement . "It is an emotional day and it is hard to not cry". The governor of North Dakota called today's decision by the Army Corps of Engineers "a serious mistake" that "prolongs the risky situation".

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Juneau County prepares for election recount

Green Party presidential nominee Jill Stein plans to request a full hand recount of Michigan's presidential vote. President-elect Trump defeated his Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton by about 10,700 votes out of almost 4.8 million ballots cast in MI, or two-tenths of a percentage point.

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Stevie Nicks to bring 24 Karat Gold tour to Orlando's Amway Center

Tickets to both shows are $46 to $147 plus service charges. Tickets are available first to American Express card holders at 10 a.m. December 11. Central Time via www.livenation.com and via Ticketmaster . "Nicks" tour is being presented Live Nation Entertainment. Nicks last performed in New Orleans with Fleetwood Mac at the 2013 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.

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Obama Administration, Army Corps of Engineers to Block Dakota Access Pipeline Path

Trump, who owns stock in Energy Transfer Partners, the company building the pipeline, has expressed desire to see the pipeline completed, as has House Speaker Paul Ryan. Why are Native American leaders celebrating? Woodson also said that "they're trying to force pipes on people" but that "we're trying to get pipes in Flint for safe water".

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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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