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Standing Rock Protest: Trump to review Dakota pipeline ruling

That final portion of the pipeline would be crossing Lake Oahe - a Missouri River reservoir - but months of protests led to approvals for that final leg being shot down by the American government. Jack Dalrymple about when they meet in person. This would ensure permanent protection for the area, and force Energy Transfer Partners to find another route.

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Jayalalithaa buried, Panneerselvam named as the new CM to unite party

Jayalalithaa was revered especially by the rural poor for the vast amount of giveaways she provided - mixer-grinders, laptops - ahead of elections. In her death the country has lost a prominent leader, a distinguished parliamentarian and an able administrator, Ansari said .

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Standing Rock Sioux Tribe Leader Asks Activists To Go Home

The decision on Sunday from the Obama administration-formally from the Department of the Army, which is responsible for ensuring the crossing complies with federal law-was meant to rectify the tribe's concerns. Except for the now-blocked segment underneath Lake Oahe, a Missouri River reservoir, the pipeline is largely complete. It accuses the Corps of "bowing to political pressure and an escalating campaign of violence and disorder waged by protesters who seek to impede construction of the ...

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Madison base on list for receiving new fighter plane

If ultimately chosen, the Jacksonville unit would begin to transition from the F-15 fighter jets that it is now using to the new F-35A Joint Strike Fighter jets as early as 2022. Selfridge's 18 A-10s directly support more than 500 jobs at the 127th Wing based there, which also has eight KC-135 refueling tankers, and any move to ground them has caused worries in Macomb County, where the Chamber of Commerce has estimated in the past more than 4,300 military and civilian workers overall - which ...

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Local Senator Introduces Bill to Provide Legal Council to Undocumented Immigrants

Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, a Democrat from Los Angeles and the resolution's author, said he doubted that if the measure were postponed to tone down the language or wait until after the inauguration Republicans would support it.

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Pearl Harbor survivors honored at special gala before 75th commemoration

On December 7, 1941 Fleming was serving on the USS Lexington, one of three carriers in the Pacific at the time of the attack. The 9 a.m. event will include, among other things, a wreath dedication and reading of names of Pearl Harbor survivors who have died in the past year.

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Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel will run against U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown

Some questioned four years ago whether Mandel, who started his political career as student body president at Ohio State University and then became a Cleveland-area city councilman and state legislator, had been damaged by what was a rancorous campaign against Brown.

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Obama defending terrorism strategy before handover to Trump

Still, all signs suggest he'll pursue a more muscular, military-driven approach to extremist groups like the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq. Under the Obama administration the number of troops in the two countries has been reduced from 180,000 to 15,000.

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Dylann Roof's attorneys take over guilt phase only of death penalty trial

The final phase of jury selection is underway in the death-penalty trial of Dylann Roof , the white man accused of gunning down nine black parishioners during a Bible study at a church in Charleston, South Carolina, last year. "I imagine that we're going to have testimony from people who were there that survived and they'll be describing the scene and that'll be fairly powerful evidence", the USC law professor said of what he expects to see during the trial.

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Georgia To Execute 9th Death Row Inmate This Year

Sallie, 50, was killed by lethal injection at 10:05 p.m. Tuesday at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center, the Georgia Attorney General's office said . As he waited, Sallie ate all of what he'd requested for his final meal - pizza - and visited with six family members, four friends, three members of the clergy and four paralegals.

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Donald Trump Appears With James Mattis at North Carolina Rally

General Mattis has also overseen US military action in Syria and Yemen. That means he will need special approval from Congress to waive the rule - created to ensure civilian control of the military - that requires former military personnel to be civilians for at least seven years before taking the top Pentagon post .

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How Pearl Harbor created a climate of fear

The attack also hit land bases in Hawaii, as well as inflicted civilian casualties. Following World War II, the American policy has been to spend heavily on defense as a matter of deterrence, to the extent that it spends more each year than the next 20 nations - allies and potential enemies - combined.

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Utah Governor orders flags lowered to mark Pearl Harbor 75th anniversary

The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force near Dayton displayed a flag from the USS St. Louis, attacked at Pearl Harbor . The anniversary is being marked Wednesday with a remembrance ceremony at Pearl Harbor , where more than 2,300 servicemen died.

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Dakota pipeline protest, activists gird for fight ahead

The pipeline is created to bring oil over 1,800 kilometers from western North Dakota to oil processing centers in southern IL. A vigil was held in San Diego Monday to celebrate a decision by the U.S. Ratcliff said, "It's just such a cool feeling of solidarity". He said, "Thank you from the very bottom of my heart to the water protectors, whose peaceful and prayerful resistance and courage in the face of brutality and ignorance made this day possible".

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A look at every past Person of the Year from Time magazine

But there was little surprise when Mr Trump was chosen to receive the prestigious title and feature on the famous Time front page photo. Trump said he spoke with the head of Boeing on Tuesday about the cost of its work regarding new presidential planes, and "we're going to work it out".

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No Verdict After Third Day of Deliberations in Michael Slager Trial

Judge Newman urged the jurors to make a decision twice on December 2, saying, "You have a duty to make every reasonable effort to reach a unanimous verdict". "When you take an oath to become a juror, you're signing up for certain things, and so that charge is specific to say, you all have to reach a unanimous verdict, or say we're deadlocked ", said former District Attorney John Snyder.

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Mannequin challenge video leads to arrests

The video has been shared almost 86,000 times since it was posted to Facebook on November 9. Authorities were tipped off to the suspects after finding a "mannequin challenge" video that featured a number of men holding handguns and assault rifles.

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Not so jolly: Mom wants NC Santa fired for fat-shaming son

Ashley Mayse said she hopes the town fires the Santa, so no other children will be hurt like her son. "I wished a million times that we never went". "And when I got done, he said 'lay off the hamburgers and French fries, '" Anthony explained.

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Prosecutor drops charges in death of Detroit college officer

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said charges against DeAngelo Davis, 31, of Detroit , were dropped, but she did not say why and did not take any questions from reporters during a news conference. Officers who arrived on the scene for backup found Rose injured on the ground. That total includes $10,000 from the ATF and an additional $5,000 from an anonymous donor with the Detroit Dog Rescue (DDR).

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Trump Calls For Flag Burners To Be Jailed, Lose Citizenship

Afroyim Vs. Rusk , a 1967 Supreme Court case, ruled that the Constitution does not grant the US government the powers to take Americans' citizenship away involuntarily. WaPo even pointed to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia as an opponent of banning flag-burning. The court struck down the federal Flag Protection Act of 1989 a year later.

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Critic's Say Trump's "Thank You Tour" in Poor Taste

Mattis retired as chief of U.S. Central Command in 2013 after serving more than four decades in the Marine Corps. He's expected to face a tough challenge in getting Senate confirmation...since He retired only three years ago, not seven as the law requires.

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Pearl Harbor a day we must never forget

The attack on Pearl Harbor claimed 2,403 US personnel, including 68 civilians. Time marches unmercifully forward, and soon there will be no one left with direct memory of what happened that fateful Sunday morning in the Pacific. Six months ago, U.S. President Barack Obama became the country's first sitting leader to visit a memorial in the Japanese city of Hiroshima, where in 1945 the United States detonated the world's first atomic bomb intending to end the war.

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Augusta warrior project to honor war veterans on pearl harbor anniversary

That Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor today is a testament to the American strategy to preclude massive conflict through alliances. The tactic let the giant battleship slide into mud below. "Today, 75 years later, the bomb scars are still etched in the tarmac's concrete, just as the edging of the hot molten shrapnel remains as it splayed out 360 degrees from those explosions", the general said.

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Voracek, Simmonds lift Flyers to sixth straight win

Not since December 2011 - when they won seven in a row - have the Flyers enjoyed such a long winning streak. After the Flyers rebounded with a cleaner second period to take a 2-1 lead, Mason was forced to stand on his head for the final 20 minutes of regulation.

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Navy veteran among 100s set to protest

He added: "We will back off and we will de-escalate". They include staying in the Oceti Sakowin camp that's south of the Backwater Bridge, coming to it only if there is a prearranged meeting with law enforcement and not removing barriers.

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Trump to nominate Gov. Haley as United Nations Ambassador

Haley, the first woman and Asian American elected as the state's governor, accepted Trump's offer Wednesday, sources told NBC News . The UN ambassador is the chief official for the U.S. In January, she took the extraordinary move of criticizing Trump in a nationally televised State of the Union rebuttal. One was a sense of duty to the nation, as well as one of satisfaction for what she's done during her time in office here.

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Pearl Harbor survivor recalls attack

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will travel to the commemoration of the attack this week. China on Wednesday said it, too, has places that Japanese political leaders should visit to pay tribute to war victims, in response to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to go to Pearl Harbor for that goal later this month.

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Arctic Air Arrives Wednesday With Snow Chance

Enjoy today, because much colder air is on the way. Some coatings are possible in a few spots, and highs will only reach the low to mid 30s, and lows in the low 20s. By the afternoon, temperatures will begin to moderate as mid 50s are expected with more sunshine than clouds. Light snow will be possible by Monday. Temperatures will rebound slightly during the day Saturday into the mid-40's.

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Trump transition team requested security clearance for Flynn Jr

Trump appeared disciplined - much unlike past campaign rallies when he broke from his talking points to makes news - and stayed mostly on script during his rally. Later this week there will be rallies in Iowa and MI as Trump barnstorms the country to salute his supporters who delivered the victories in the battleground states he needed to capture the White House.

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Trump and Clinton election aides erupt in anger at Harvard debate

Way too soon. The victory march led by top Trump aide Kellyanne Conway included calling Clinton's team "bitter" and reminding them they were, as Trump himself would say , "losers". She added that Trump had been discussing with "different people" about "voting irregularities or the number of illegal votes that may have been cast, and I believe that he based his information on that".

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Sir Michael Fallon congratulates Trump's defence secretary General James Mattis

Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., a member of the Armed Services Committee. Before General Mattis can become Secretary of Defense , he's going to need approval from the Senate. Some Senate Democrats have said they oppose granting a waiver or confirming Mattis . Congress nearly immediately waived the rule , allowing President Truman to name the revered Army General George Marshall to serve as defense secretary in 1950.

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Massachusetts firefighters battle large Cambridge fire

CBS Boston reported that there are no known civilian injuries. One building collapsed and several were severely damaged . That structure collapsed in the blaze. Residents from as many as nine buildings caught in the flames were evacuated and taken to a nearby community center. . Witnesses told the Globe the fire began inside a home that is under renovation.

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Lake effect snow warnings issued for western, central NY

Localized snow accumulations of 12 inches or more are possible particularly in the inland areas of northwest Pennsylvania. Snow is expected to taper off over the Cascades by late Friday and over the Panhandle Saturday morning. Significant lake effect snow event setting up during this time period, as deep upper level trough slowly makes its way across the Great Lakes and the Northeast CONUS.

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One-China policy reaffirmed by US

Trump says that it was initiated by Tsai as a congratulatory phone call. Trump's call has the potential to thrust US-China relations into tumult, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. The newspaper, which is linked to the Chinese Communist Party, was more specific in its warnings on what Beijing could do to punish Taiwan, a softer target for retaliation.

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Obama to deliver speech defending his counterterrorism fight

Among them were a 66-page report that lays out the framework guiding the "use of military force and related national security operations". Rhodes said: "The foundation he has tried to build for the next administration [is] a network of counterterrorism partnerships from south Asia to the Sahel, wherein we are going after terrorists, we're taking direct action to dismantle terrorist networks, but we're building partners on the ground".


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