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Neymar feeds Messi for Champions League goal at Celtic

Barcelona have been accused of being too dependent on Lionel Messi in recent weeks, but he hit back at the idea his side struggle to be at their best without him. Craig Gordon smiled as he recalled the outstanding save that denied Luis Suarez and said he hopes it will be included in his career highlights reel.

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New North Carolina governor to face resolute GOP legislature

Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham) said McCrory "deserves a great deal of credit for graciously conceding an election that brought much-needed attention to the potential for fraud, and other weaknesses, in our state's election system".

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Charlotte officer cleared in slaying

He issued a report of his findings after the news conference. The shooting of Scott triggered several nights of violence-marred protests, prompting South Carolina's governor to declare a state of emergency. No charges will be filed. It takes less to for a suspect to raise and fire a handgun from the position Keith Lamont Scott was holding his handgun that it takes for officers to recognize that he is raising his weapon and take action in response.

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Dylann Roof Will Represent Himself in Court

The white man accused of fatally shooting nine black parishioners at a SC church was allowed Monday to act as his own attorney. A federal judge in SC on Monday granted Dylann Roof's surprise request to represent himself in his own hate crime trial, the Charleston Post and Courier reported.

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Scores arrested in first 'Fight for $15' protest since Trump win

Travelers through O'Hare International Airport can expect a scene Tuesday as airport workers walk off the job and rally for a $15 minimum wage alongside fast-food workers, graduate assistants, child and health care workers and Uber drivers .

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2016-2017 College Football Playoff and bowl schedule

What propelled Ohio State into the College Football Playoff was its win over top 10 Oklahoma on the road, Hocutt said. They will play the fourth-ranked Huskies (12-1) in the Peach Bowl in Atlanta on December 31. "Conference championships are only one piece, one metric of that conversation that we have". Penn State is 8-0 ATS over its last eight games but hasn't seen a passing game like Southern Cal's, which is led by QB Sam Darnold and future NFL WR JuJu Schuster-Smith.

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Mistrial declared in trial of ex-officer who shot Walter Scott

Michael Slager is charged in the April 4, 2015, shooting death of Walter Scott after a traffic stop. Last week, a juror sent a note to Circuit Judge Clifton Newman saying that the jurors were struggling to reach a verdict. "I$3 can't in good conscience approve a guilty verdict", the unnamed juror wrote in the letter, asserting that he/she probably wouldn't change his/her mind.

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Nine wounded in Muslim stabbing at Ohio State University

The FBI says it is looking to verify whether Ohio State student Abdul Razak Ali Artan posted rantings on Facebook about US interference in Muslim lands on the morning of the attack. One person was struck in the foot by a bullet shot by the Ohio State police officer who killed Artan, Columbus deputy police chief Richard Bash said.

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South Korea Boosts Defense Budget Amid Rising North Korea Threat

The cyberattack reportedly took place in September but the confirmation of the attack came Tuesday. Interpark claimed that it is unfair for the commission to impose a penalty which is almost 60 times higher than the penalty slapped on a company over a data leak.

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Suspects in MA homicide arrested in Bridgeport

A home invasion late Saturday night led to a fire in which one Fitchburg man died and two men from CT now face charges. The victim that remained in the apartment appeared to be the target of the assailants. According a release from Bridgeport spokesman Av Harris, police also executed a search warrant at a Bridgeport residence Sunday afternoon and found "items of interest in this investigation", but the release didn't elaborate.

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Train carrying BMWs derails; 97 automobiles damaged

In a release Monday from Norfolk Southern, officials said the wreck happened just before 3 p.m. Sunday near the Newberry/Fairfield county line at the town of Blair. Each rail auto holds 10 vehicles. Foster says people who normally drive SC 213, known as Parr Road, will encounter traffic delays while the crews remove the cars from the tracks.

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Deputy dies when personal car goes into San Antonio sinkhole

Officials said the roadway opened up and swallowed the vehicles with their passengers after a large sewer line overflowed. A passerby rescued a 60-year-old man from another vehicle also consumed by the sinkhole , Hood said, adding that both were hospitalized with minor injuries.

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Amazon's Grocery Store Lets You Grab What You Want And Leave

It'll open to the public in early 2017, before expanding worldwide. To shop at Amazon Go you will need to have the free Amazon Go mobile app , a supported smartphone and an Amazon account . Amazon is taking some pretty big strides when it comes to revolutionizing our shopping experience. He's even more intrigued by the multiple images of "meal kits" show in Amazon's video.

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Donald Trump Backs Away From Campaign Promise to Further Investigate Hillary Clinton

In the course of his hour-long interview with the New York Times , he reportedly told reporters that he didn't "want to hurt the Clintons" and that Hillary Clinton had already "suffered greatly in many different ways". "And I want to focus on - all of these other things that we've been talking about". As for further investigations of Clinton, Trump seemed to waver in a post-election interview on CBS' " 60 Minutes ".

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Death toll rises to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

Thirty-six people are confirmed dead in the fire, which occurred during an electronic music show late Friday night in the city's Fruitvale district. The warehouse was cited three times by the city of Oakland for blight; the last citation was issued on November 14, after salvaged materials and garbage spilled from Ion's "collective" into the street outside.

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Walter Scott shooting: jury deadlocked in former officer's murder trial

His shooting of 50-year-old Walter Scott after an April 2015 traffic stop, captured by in bystander's cellphone video, intensified debate over racial bias by US police. When Slager took the stand earlier this week, he said in his testimony that he had been "in total fear " during the incident, and contended, as he has previously, that Scott had taken his Taser stun gun.

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Judge denies request for hand recount in Wisconsin (AUDIO)

Under Wisconsin law, the Stein camp will get a refund if the recount costs less than expected and will have to pay more if it costs more. But Ms Stein alleges that irregularities and the possibility that vote scanning devices could have been hacked call the results into question.

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Elections commission: Wisconsin recount will cost $3.5 million

Hillary Clinton's decision to jump on the freakish election recount effort could have some unintended consequences. "Trump leads Clinton by 10,704 votes" after certification by the Michigan Board of State Canvassers, Secretary of State Ruth Johnson said in a statement.

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Deputies search home for escaped inmate

Laron Campbell, 26, of Palo Alto was arrested , along with his sister, Marcaysha Alexander, 24, who was taken on suspicion of aiding the fugitive. Santa Clara County sheriff's Sgt. Chavez is described as a Hispanic man standing around 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing about 190 pounds. Last January, three men used smuggled tools to cut through the bars on the fifth floor of the main Orange County jail then rappelled to the ground and escaped in a get-away vehicle.

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Jill Stein: Al Gore needs to 'step up' in climate change fight

In addition to seeing Trump, he also met briefly with the Republican's daughter, Ivanka, who attended a series of high-level meetings since her father won the November 8 election. He has said he would resolve potential conflicts of interest as President by having his children run his organization and has a press conference scheduled December 15 to discuss his plans.

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No credible Threat in Upper Perk School Dist.

McGloin said that by noon, state police had identified the person responsible for the post and determined there was no credible threat. Troopers conducted interviews and attempted to determine the "credibility of this threat", she said.

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Trump conflicts could become a risky distraction

But the terms of the agreement effectively forbid Trump from being a party in the lease, stating that " no. elected official of the Government of the United States . While Trump has said that "legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations", it is not yet clear if those documents will rise to the level of liquidation or a blind trust.

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The Walter Scott Case Just Took an Unsettling Turn

Slager said he shot Scott because he feared for his life. Jurors informed Judge Clifton Newman Friday afternoon that they were deadlocked . A separate note from the jury room appeared to indicate there was only one holdout juror and the rest were willing to convict Slager on one of the two possible counts between murder and voluntary manslaughter .

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Is Trump's Deal With Carrier A Form Of Crony Capitalism?

President-elect Donald Trump supports completion of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline in the Midwest, a policy that a spokesman says is not related to Trump's investments in a partnership building the $3.8 billion pipeline. Trump went on to lament growing regulations on business and pledged to lower the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to "hopefully" 15 percent. Perhaps befitting an encore presentation, the downtown arena that Trump packed in October - drawing a crowd that was one of ...

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Death toll climbs to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

Kelly says crews are starting to get deeper into the building and that as they advance they expect to find more victims. According to Oakland Fire Battalion Chief Melinda Drayton, the front wall began to lean inward, creating a risky situation.

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Otto Strengthens to Hurricane on Approach to Costa Rica

The hurricane center said Otto was the latest hurricane on record to form in the Caribbean. The other death was that of a boy who was hit by a tree that fell on the auto he was in as waited with his mother outside his school in the capital, Donderis said.

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Trump Team Confident Mattis Can Get Waiver to Serve as Defense Secretary

Mr Trump announced the nomination on Thursday at his first post- election rally in OH, saying: "He's our best". " Trump told The New York Times in an interview". He has broad support from Republicans, who hold the majority in both chambers, including from John McCain , chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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Mistrial Declared In South Carolina Police Shooting Of Caught On Video

Slager is accused of murder for shooting Walter Scott multiple times as he ran away from the officer in 2015, after a routine traffic stop. "We as a jury regret to inform the court that despite the best efforts of all parties we are unable to come to a unanimous decision", said Circuit Judge Clifton Newman , reading a note from the jury.

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Investigators Believe Cambridge Fire Was An Accident

One is a former church building that was converted into affordable housing. The fire appears to be spreading easily as the buildings in the neighborhood are very close together and strong winds are making conditions hard for firefighters battling the inferno.

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Iran Issue Will Not Stop Once Obama Leaves Office in January

On Thursday the Senate voted to extend the Iran Sanctions Act by 10 years. Ghasemi added Iran is "carefully monitoring the us behavior in that regard" and that the ministry will "present a complete report to the supervisory committee on implementation of the nuclear accord in order to make a decision and take appropriate measures".

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Number of displaced from Cambridge fire reaches 125

Their injuries were believed to be minor. "My father's auto is probably on fire right now", the man said. On Sunday morning, many people returned to their homes in the Kendall Square neighborhood to find their homes were gutted by the fire.

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Judge Upholds Chicago Food Truck Ordinance

A Cook County judge on Monday upheld a city ordinance restricting food trucks from parking within 200 feet of brick-and mortar-restaurants, rejecting arguments that the law hamstrings the food truck industry in Chicago. "Were the city to bar new brick-and-mortar restaurants from opening within a certain distance of existing brick-and-mortar restaurants or food trucks from other food trucks, Chicago Title would be on point", the judge wrote.

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Majority of Jurors Undecided in Ex-Officer Michael Slager Trial

Charleston County prosecutor Scarlett Wilson said in a statement that her office intends to retry Slager. The judge said that jurors should not be concerned with the origins of the law. I have no doubt that they will continue to show their faith in the criminal justice system. The jury had sent the judge a note Monday morning saying a majority were undecided about a verdict.

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Human remains found in North Dakota may be missing Vadnais Heights woman

Barr, who is a suspect in her death, has now been charged in Cass County District Court with manslaughter and negligence in an accident involving death or injury. "When I think of her I just think of the sun shining and happiness", she said. Records show Newell and Barr traveled to North Dakota together. Authorities believed Newell's remains were somewhere in a farm building or barn in eastern North Dakota or eastern South Dakota.

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Judge Dismisses Sex Charges Against Mateen Cleaves

On the witness stand, Mundy Township police sergeant Todd Johnson said the alleged victim told him she and Cleaves had sexual relations, but when he asked her specifically, she said she had not been assaulted. Johnson said he was one of four officers to answer a call of "trouble" at the motel in the early morning hours of September 15, 2015. "This is one of the biggest victories anyone could have and it couldn't have happened for a person I believe in more, than Mr.


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