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Cambridge fire was accident, 125 people displaced

It's unclear what the extent of the damage is. In a statement, officials say there's no evidence the fire was intentionally set and are confident they can rule out arson. "We are very fortunate here that we're not looking at a serious series of fatalities". "We are part of the Cambridge community now, and want to do anything we can to help our neighbors", said Todd Bennett, general manager of Glass House, in a statement.

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Italian PM Mateo Renzi resigns after referendum with 60% "No"

Outgoing Italian PM Matteo Renzi has met the country's president following a heavy defeat in a constitutional referendum on Sunday. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (C) arrives at Quirinale Presidential palace in Rome, Italy, December 5, 2016.

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Japan PM Abe won't apologise at Pearl Harbor: government

Abe felt "deep repentance in my heart" when he visited a World War II memorial in Washington, he said, and recalled all those who died fighting, including those at Pearl Harbor and also at Bataan in the Philippines. Obama's decision to visit Hiroshima in May divided Americans and was broadly welcomed in Japan. In August, Abe's wife, Akie, paid a quiet visit to Pearl Harbor and the Arizona memorial, fueling speculation that her husband would follow, although Japanese officials had ...

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Dies When Vehicles Plunge Into Water-Filled Texas Sinkhole

However, the body of Ms Nishihara was recovered by emergency services, Fox San Antonio reported . - Authorities in Texas say a part-time deputy was killed when a sinkhole swallowed her auto late yesterday. O'Neil says the man and woman were taken to the hospital and are "in good shape". The chasm opened just after 7.30pm in an area where the city is engaged in an "aggressive, vigorous, replacement program" for aging sewer pipes, San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor said on Monday.

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Trump considers Mitt Romney for USA secretary of state

However, Vice President-elect Mike Pence did confirm to " Fox News Sunday " that Romney was under consideration for secretary of state. Trump tweeted that he is considering naming a 66-year-old retired Marine Corps general, James Mattis, whom he characterized as "Mad Dog", to be defense secretary.

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Whitney Tilson on Trump's supporters: 'I think Donald Trump conned them'

If the subject of the blind trust is speaking frequently with those running his business and even involving them in official USA government business, that opens the door to all kinds of questions about just how separate Trump's presidential business is from his private business.

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Congressional leaders applaud nomination of Chao as transportation secretary

Bush's Secretary of Labor for eight years, was the first American woman of Asian descent to be appointed to a President's Cabinet in USA history. Chao previously served as US Labor Secretary throughout the George W. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) looks forward to working with Transportation Secretary Nominee Elaine Chao and the administration of President-elect Donald Trump to fully fund the nation's critical transportation needs and ensure ...

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Al Pacino, James Taylor receive Kennedy Center Honors

The celebration's tone was considerably more political than in previous years, with Colbert including "endangered swamp dwellers" among the tuxedo- and gown-clad guests he welcomed to the event. "The Eagles" award was a postponed honour from previous year, when they were forced to delay their reception after founding member Glenn Frey had to undergo a gastrointestinal tract surgery.

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Jill Stein says she'll 'escalate' Pennsylvania recount case

There is no indication that the reviews - if they are completed - would affect Trump's comfortable margin of victory in the Electoral College. "[Stein attorney Mark] Brewer wouldn't "speculate" on how Goldsmith's order, which said the recount must continue until Goldsmith orders otherwise, impacts the state court cases", the Free Press wrote .

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New Jersey Freshman Sarah Butler's Death Ruled Homicide

Detectives found the remains of Sarah Butler, 20, on the Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, according to the prosecutor's office. "She never did anything to hurt anyone and was loved by all". It eventually led to, among other things, a performance at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, "that she was really proud of", Kimmel said.

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Trump's call with Taiwan leader sparks controversy

Chinese leaders, who have long counted on stable, predictable relationships with U.S. leaders, are "probably scrambling to figure out how to respond" to Trump, said Bonnie Glaser, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington .

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Ben Carson Joins Trump's Administration After All

A popular autobiography recounting his rise from inner-city Detroit, a made-for-TV movie and a lucrative speaking career followed. "I'm interested in getting rid of dependency , and I want us to find a way to allow people to excel in our society, and as more and more people hear that message, they will recognize who is truly on their side and who is trying to keep them suppressed and cultivate their votes", Carson said in a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference in 2015.

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Trump Expands List of Candidates to Head State Department

Aides previously said the shortlist had been whittled down to four, but those close to the transition told The Associated Press that Trump is moving away from both Mitt Romney and Rudy Giuliani. Retired Navy Admiral James G. Stavridis will also reportedly meet with Trump this week. "I think you've all seen the list of four that already existed", Conway said.

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Black Friday starts a few hours early for shoppers

Some 74 percent of that group will be shopping on Black Friday . In addition to yesterday's Thanksgiving sales report of a record $771 million in revenue from mobile devices, top retailers including Amazon, Walmart and Target have also now released numbers pointing to mobile's sizable impact on their online sales.

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Man who shot ex-NFL player charged with manslaughter

Things came to a tragic head when Gasser drew his semi-automatic handgun, shooting McKnight multiple times. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office scheduled a news conference for 10 a.m. DEVELOPING: We will add more details to this report as they become available. "He said it ". boils down to whether the killing is necessary for this man to save his life".

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NYC Mayor Blames Trump, Hate Speech for Rise in Hate Crimes

Officer Aml Elsokary, a native New Yorker and Muslim, was walking with her teenage son on Saturday in Brooklyn's Bay Ridge neighborhood, when a man lunged at the boy, accused the pair of being connected to the militant Islamic State group and threatened to cut Elsokary's throat, police said.

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Trump to leave business to 'fully focus' on presidency

Another 38 percent don't share the concern, with 16 percent who describe themselves as "not at all concerned". He only vaguely stated that "legal documents are being crafted which take me completely out of business operations". In Indiana, he declared that a deal to keep a local plant open instead of moving operations to Mexico was only the first of many business victories to come.

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Ohio firefighter shot, wounded while on scene of house fire

The injured firefighter was taken to Saint Elizabeth Hospital to be treated for his injuries. According to television station WKBN27 the incident began with a call that came in at about 10 p.m. "I don't think they were stray bullets". A Mercedes SUV was seen in the area and police are actively looking for that vehicle. Police stopped a auto they thought might be involved, but no arrests have been made.

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New Jersey state trooper dies of injuries after crash

A New Jersey State Trooper and another man died in a head-on crash in Millville, Cumberland County Monday night. Williams was traveling northbound responding to a call for service. Williams, of Atlantic City, was assigned to the Port Norris Station. "Our hearts and prayers go out to the @NJSP tonight on their loss". It said the trooper's academic research was "predicated upon creating awareness for cyber-crime and contributing to public awareness in an effort to minimize cyber-crime ...

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1 dead after 2 vehicles go into water-filled Texas sinkhole

The San Antonio Fire Department says the other person is still inside the vehicle, and is believed to be dead. Sheriff's spokesman James Keith says Nishihara was not working on Sunday when her vehicle went into the sinkhole . The auto containing the Nishihara's body was removed around 1 p.m. Fox San Antonio reported that Nishihara worked as a reserve deputy from August 2009 to October 2016.

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Students learn coding concepts for Hour of Code

The 2016 Computer Science Education Week will be December 5-11. Auburn City Schools Superintendent Karen DeLano said the teachers in Auburn City Schools are doing a lot now to introduce students to technology. "It's like a little maze, but there's only one path you have to get through", she said. The Department of Education will begin forming a committee Thursday consisting of educators, industry leaders and others to create a strategic plan to raise science achievement across the state, ...

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Muslim NYPD Officer Speaks Out After Alleged Bias Incident

She went to intervene when Nelson allegedly told her, "ISIS b-tch, I will cut your throat, go back to your country", according to police. Two Muslim women working for authorities in NY suffered hate crimes just 36 hours apart, officials said Monday, following an explosion in such incidents across America since Donald Trump s election.

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Cotton says he trusts Trump on promise to focus on presidency

Here's a this. Here's a tax abatement of any kind you want. "It's simply not going to happen", Mr. Trump said to workers at the Indianapolis plant. The president-elect praised Mattis - a decorated war veteran - as "one of our great, great generals".

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As expected, it's Alabama vs. Washington, Ohio State vs. Clemson

Did the jilted Penn State Nittany Lions deserve to be selected as one of the four teams in the College Football Playoff? USC can simply jump on the freeway to get to the Rose Bowl, where they have already played this season, while Penn State will have a long trip.

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N.C. Officer Who Shot, Killed Keith Scott Won't Face Charges

Please do not act viscerally on news snippets", Murray said . The death of Scott was one of several high-profile shootings of black men that led to protests and questions of the use of police force across the country. Despite multiple commands from the officers to drop the weapon, Scott refused. All that means is that under the view of the DA's office, it wasn't criminal.

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Jurors in Michael Slager trial reviewing testimony as deliberations continue

The panel of 11 whites and one black has deliberated for more than nine hours over two days in the case of the fired SC patrolman charged in the shooting death of Walter Scott . The shooting of 50-year-old Walter Scott five times in the back was captured on cellphone video. Savage is reported to have held that Michael Slager was justified in shooting Scott because he "chose to attack a police officer".

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US military to return some land in Okinawa by year end

The presence of U.S. Forces Japan on Okinawa has generated outcry over crimes committed by U.S. personnel, ranging from assault, hit-and-runs and rape. The agreement for the return was reached in 1996, but faced delays due to protests against construction of new United States military facilities. Okinawa, which was under USA occupation until 1972, hosts the bulk of the approximately 50,000 USA military personnel in Japan.

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Judge declares mistrial for cop who killed Walter Scott

The presiding judge had said the jury could also consider a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter. Slager has yet to face trial for the federal charges against him, and while an attorney representing the Scott family said the mistrial was a "missed opportunity for justice", he seemed confident that the case would not yet be put to rest.

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Howard scores 3 touchdowns as Bears win

Coach Chip Kelly summoned backup Blaine Gabbert in relief of Kaepernick. "It's not my place to really argue on the sideline", Kaepernick said . "That was the decision that was made, so I'm going to support my teammates". "We came out pretty much like we've been doing all season", linebacker Ahmad Brooks said. Hopefully we can keep pushing this, and keep the same mentality that we did last week when we were coming off a loss of wanting to get better and striving to perfection.

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#BlackLivesMatter: Jury Deadlocked In Walter Scott Murder Trial

Slager could be convicted of murder , voluntary manslaughter or he could be acquitted of all charges . If the jury can not come to a unanimous decision for the case , then Judge Newman will be forced to declare a mistrial . "It is clear that jurors will not be able to come to consensus", Newman said in quoting the message. During deliberations Thursday, jurors asked to review transcripts of Slager's testimony as well as the testimony of Angela Peterson, the lead South Carolina Law ...

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Judge Declares Mistrial In Murder Case Against Former S.C. Police Officer

After four weeks of testimony, jurors said they could not reach a unanimous verdict in the case of Michael Slager , a former North Charleston cop who shot and killed motorist Walter Scott as Scott was running away. Hopefully, soon, a new trial will bring some justice for Walter Scott and his family. Slager is a former North Charleston police officer. "I want to thank you for your valiant effort and hard work", Newman told the jury, which had been locked in deliberations since the middle ...

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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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