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Topekans support Dakota Access Pipeline protesters with demonstration

Some opponents of the Dakota Access oil pipeline who have been protesting for months in a rural camp in southern North Dakota rode out an overnight blizzard at shelters in two local towns and at a tribal casino. "The Lummi Nation will continue to support the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and we will continue to protect our lands". Supporters say the pipeline will have safeguards against leaks, and is a safer way to move oil than trucks and trains, especially after a handful of fiery - and ...

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Freak San Antonio sinkhole claims the life of Sheriff's Deputy

A 100-ton crane was taken to the scene to remove both vehicles from the sinkhole Monday afternoon. A police officer has died and two people injured after two cars fell into a massive sinkhole in Texas. That driver and one of his rescuers were treated for minor injuries. Nishihara, who had worked as a reserve deputy for seven years, had transitioned into a part-time deputy role at the Bexar County Courthouse, Bexar Sheriff Susan Pamerleau said in a statement.

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Amazon Go Offers Checkout-Free Shopping

The system has the ability to identify the entry of a customer into the store, the items picked and the exit. How it works is, sensors have been implemented into Amazon products that track customers as they go around the store, the feature keeps a record of the items customers pick up.

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Al Gore attends "productive" meeting with Trump

Reports earlier this week in the media also said that she meant to work on the issue of global warming, in counterpoint to many incoming White House personnel who dismiss the issue. Gore was a recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts in raising awareness of the dangers of climate change. Trump meanwhile has been somewhat scathing of it, and he tweeted in 2012 global warming had been "created" by the Chinese.

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Broncos Defense Comes Up Big in Win

One year after finishing tied for second in the league with 35 touchdown passes (18 interceptions), Bortles has connected for only 20 scores while being picked off 13 times . The most impressive he's looked was in the second half of the team's Week 12 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Which Jaguars defense will show up this week? He returned to practice last week but had a setback when a defensive player roll into the knee after several plays.

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U.S. mosques receive pro-Trump hate letter calling Muslims 'filthy'

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said the handwritten and photocopied letters also praised President-elect Donald Trump. They were signed anonymously as "Americans for a Better Way" and said that Trump would "cleanse America and make it shine again" and would carry out genocide against Muslims.

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Alert: LA bomb threat reported to Federal Bureau of Investigation from foreign officials

Deirdre Fike, the FBI's assistant director for Los Angeles , told reporters that law enforcement already take an increased "threat posture" during the holiday season but that she was confident their actions in this incidence were appropriate.

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3rd man arrested in death after party at ritzy NYC apartment

Cops charged Max Gemma, 29, of Oceanport , N.J., with hindering prosecution and tampering with evidence in the stabbing death of Joseph Comunale, 26. Dilione allegedly admitted he and Rackover dumped Comunale's body and told them where to find it. Comunale was last seen alive on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016, while attending a party at The Grand Sutton on East 59th Street, police said.

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Sec. Kerry says Trump did not contact State Dept. prior to calls

The search has expanded beyond the four men thought to be shortlisted for the role: Mitt Romney , a Republican Presidential nominee in 2012, Rudolph Guiliani, New York's former Mayor, David H. In 2015 he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified materials, and was put on two years' probation and fined US$100,000. In an interview with CBS, Priebus said that Trump is taking his time in making a decision.

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Local opponents of Dakota Access Pipeline say new announcement brings 'guarded optimism'

Jo-Ellen Darcy said she based her decision on a need to explore alternate routes for the Dakota Access pipeline crossing. U.S. Secretary for the Interior Sally Jewell said in a statement that the Corps' "thoughtful approach. However, they are girded for a protracted struggle after president-elect Donald Trump's transition team said it supports the project and would review it after he takes office.

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Recount resumes, end in sight in N. Carolina governor's race

The bitter feud over the nation's most fiercely contested gubernatorial race ended Monday when Republican North Carolina Gov. He says the board is working with Durham officials to ensure the recount is performed as swiftly as possible. Representatives of McCrory and Cooper's campaign team are observing the Durham count. As of Sunday night, 53,000 votes had been recounted and the report said that Democrat Roy Cooper has picked up three votes while McCrory has lost one vote while the ...

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Joe Biden floats a potential 2020 presidential run

Biden was asked about his future plans while chatting with NBC News reporter Kelly O'Donnell and other reporters after presiding over Senate debate on the bill. " I am not committed to anything ", he told reporters, per The Hill . The last time he ran was 2008 against current President Barack Obama and former nominee Hillary Clinton .

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Recovery of fire victims winds down; investigation looms

At least a dozen people have gathered there. Dozens of people have died at a party after a fire that started late Friday, Dec. 2, 2016, and swept through the building. Oakland Police Department spokeswoman Johnna Watson announced the staggering death toll in a morning media briefing. The death toll rose Sunday from 9 to 24.

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Death toll in United States warehouse blaze reaches 36

Alameda County Sheriff's Office coroner's officials report of the 36 victims, 22 have been positively identified and their families have been notified. Authorities have said arson was not immediately suspected. Mr Almena and his partner Micah Allison ran the building's arts colony, called the Satya Yuga collective.

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Trump says new Air Force One too costly: 'Cancel order!'

Air Force on subsequent phases of the program allowing us to deliver the best planes for the President at the best value for the American taxpayer". Both Ford and United Technologies said they support Trump's efforts to cut corporate tax rates and overhaul regulations, which could save the companies billions in the long run.

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Jill Stein takes Pa. recount fight to federal court

The Green Party began crowdfunding the recount effort the day before Thanksgiving. Officials estimate that a Pennsylvania recount would cost about $500,000. The logistics of a statewide recount are so great, "it's kind of like Eisenhower invading Europe on D-Day", attorney Gary Gordon, representing the Michigan Republican Party, told the judge.

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Cold, wet weather in this week's forecast

The air mass will support snow over most areas Wednesday night, except for the central coast of OR, according to the weather service. Temperatures should return to more seasonally appropriate levels on Sunday as the Arctic front heads offshore, and highs reach near 50, Smith said.

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George Takei Responds to Donald Trump's Flag Burning Tweet

Justin Amash in a Tweet . "Flag burning is completely ridiculous and I think you know that and I think the vast majority of Americans would agree", he said, adding, "flag burning should be illegal, it's completely despicable". In 2005, one of the co-sponsors of a bill to protect the flag was then-New York Sen. Trump's tweet revives a debate that was settled in the courts more than 25 years ago.

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Joe Biden Hints at 2020 Presidential Run

I'm not committed to anything", the vice president told reporters at the Capitol on Monday night after attending a Senate vote. He responded, "I am going to run in 2020. But Biden's past scandals have been generally forgotten, especially considering his efforts to fight cancer following Beau's death. Biden decided not to run for the White House in 2015, instead backing Hillary Clinton .

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2 cars submerged in San Antonio sinkhole; 1 man rescued

The 6m deep sinkhole swallowed two cars. Hood said during a news conference the two vehicles are likely filled with gravel, dirt and other debris along with the water. Her auto was upside down, nearly completely submerged and filled with gravel, dirt and other debris by the time emergency officials arrived at the scene, Fire Chief Charles Hood said at a news conference.

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James Franklin 'appreciative' of Rose Bowl opportunity despite missing out on playoff

The Big Ten champion Nittany Lions are packing their bags for the Rose Bowl despite taking down Wisconsin in a thriller Saturday night and upsetting Ohio State in Happy Valley on October 22. It was certainly a moment worth savoring. He also broke the school's single-season records for yards passing and touchdown passes. And McSorley wasn't the only one putting on a show.

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15-Year-Old Allegedly Decapitated Missing Classmate in 'Horrific, Horrific Murder'

A woman sitting with the victim's family is consoled during the arraignment of Mathew Borges , 15, of Lawrence in Lawrence District Court on Monday. He had been missing for almost two weeks when a woman walking her dog called police saying she'd found a decapitated body in the river not far from a dead-end street.

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Big Ten Sends 10 Schools to Bowl Games

Four spots. Naturally, many came from fans of Penn State , Michigan, even Western Michigan, claiming their team should be in and one of the four should be out. 6 MI. Yes, the tie-breakers in terms of determining conference champions (or participants in the championship game) are debatable, but under the current system, Penn State won the title, but is left out.

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Amber Alert issued for three Wichita kids

However, the AMBER Alert continues for a mother and her three young children. Police say the suspect is Roque Arrellano Jr, 36, who goes by the street name "Flako", and his girlfriend. Tuesday from their home. An amber alert was issued in the state for three kids Tuesday morning. The home has a Kansas 60-day tag with the number B32894.

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Electoral College can still change outcome

Suprun added that President-elect Trump's actions, such as saying "Russia should hack Hillary Clinton's emails" and urging "violence against protesters at his rallies during the campaign" show that he is not qualified to be president. So why would they change their vote if they don't want Trump in the White House? This year, the Electoral College is expected to meet on December 19 to formally affirm Donald Trump as our 45th president to be sworn into office on January 20.

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Wind Waker 2 was intentionally cancelled by Nintendo

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild - the Wii U and Nintendo Switch game set for release next year - also occupies this visual middle-ground. Twilight Princess is still a good Zelda game, but it came at the expense of a more land-based Wind Waker 2 that could have been better - if not just as good.

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Nintendo Is Paying Hackers to Improve 3DS Security

Nintendo has announced a vulnerability reward program on the site HackerOne . These include "dissemination of inappropriate content to children", cheating methods like "save data modification", and of course piracy via "game application dumping" and "copied game application execution".

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House, Senate leaders reach deal on Calif. drought, Flint

The California drought language was added to the Senate bill in last-minute negotiations. Sen. "There is no place for that as long as I am breathing", Boxer said, stressing that she is not going to end her 24 years in Congress by allowing changes to the Endangered Species Act.

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Biden 2020? Vice President Says 'I'm Not Committing Not to Run'

Biden is a six-term senator and two-term vice president who ran for president in 1988 and then again in 2008, failing in the primaries. "For president. "I am going to run in 2020". Biden said, "I learned a long time ago, fate has a odd way of intervening". The 74-year-old vice president said Monday night that he would run, a comment he did walk back, but just a bit.

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Tom Brady Brady eclipses Manning for all-time win record

The lone touchdown came at the start of the second quarter as Brady found Chris Hogan in the corner of the end zone for a 14-yard touchdown. The No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft has 348 yards in his first two games and is not getting much help from running back Todd Gurley , who is averaging 3.1 yards per carry and has rushed for only two touchdowns in his last eight games.

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Obama to Thank Special Ops Forces With Visit to Florida Base

The Obama administration on Monday published a lengthy memo outlining its use of force rules, including oversight of drones and suspect detention. That tenure has included successes like the end to large-scale troop deployments in Iraq and Afghanstan and the killing of Osama bin Laden, but also new challenges like the rise of ISIS and its threats to Europe and the U.S.

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Driver killed by Texas sinkhole may be deputy

Shortly after 7:30 p.m. Sunday night, Nishihara's vehicle was headed down Quintana Road when it crashed into a 12-foot-deep sinkhole, CNN affiliate WOAI reported . Firefighters said the a man in his 60s was driving through standing water when his vehicle entered the sinkhole. O'Neil said the man and woman were taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

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Obama mourns victims of Oakland warehouse fire

There are people there that wanted to be there and believed in it. "We will not put our firefighters in danger at this point, and we will not put Alameda County sheriffs at precarious situation with us". His brother, Neil Cline, remembered him with the following statement: "My brother, David Reilly Cline, passed away in the Oakland Fire ". The search is now paused as a wall inside the building poses potential hazard for the teams.

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North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory Concedes Gubernatorial Race

Cooper's margin of victory grew from a thin margin on Election Night to more than 10,000 votes. Cooper had a lead of 10,263 votes over McCrory in almost final election tallies on the State Board of Elections website Monday afternoon, some 27 days after North Carolina voters went to the polls.

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Pence Grilled On NSA's Son 'Pizzagate' Tweet

Pence again said he had no involvement in the transition effort. That email then indicated.gov email addresses for both Lt. Gen. Flynn and his son Michael G. The owner has vehemently denied the charges. (They didn't.) "Until #Pizzagate proven to be false", he suggested, "it'll remain a story". The conspiracy - that a popular pizza restaurant in Washington, DC, had been providing underage prostitutes to top Democrats - prompted a 28-year-old man from North Carolina to "self-investigate" the ...


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