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OH lawmakers await Kasich's decision on 'heartbeat' abortion bill

Current Ohio law permits abortions up to about 20 weeks. The bill was added to House Bill 493 , which addresses child abuse reporting. Kasich has the option to pass the child welfare bill in full with the abortion ban , to pass the child welfare bill but line-item veto the abortion ban, or to veto the bill altogether, according to the Columbus Dispatch .

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Assad says Aleppo battle changes course of war

The leaders of six major Western nations called on Wednesday for an immediate ceasefire in the Syrian city of Aleppo and condemned Russian Federation and Iran for supporting the Syrian government. Rebels say the routes are not safe and that some civilians are afraid to leave for fear of arrest or conscription once they reach government territory.

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Judge rules prosecutors can use Cosby's deposition at sexual assault trial

Cosby acknowledged a string of extramarital affairs over 50 years and said he had given young women drugs or alcohol before sexual encounters that he deemed consensual. Cosby's lawyers contend the 2005 non-prosecution promise was made for the express goal of inducing Cosby to testify in Constand's civil litigation against him, removing from him the ability to claim his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, "thus forcing him to sit for a deposition under oath in a civil case" ...

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Walter Scott Shooting: Jury Deadlocked In Former Cop's Murder Trial

Circuit Judge Clifton Newman told the jurors Friday afternoon that they should try again to reach a verdict in the trial of former SC patrolman Slager. "Mr. Scott never stopped. He was always risky". His shooting of 50-year-old Walter Scott after an April 2015 traffic stop, captured in a bystander's cellphone video, intensified debate in the United States over racial bias by police.

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Fire at warehouse trapped people on second floor

Authorities will begin reopening the street on which the charred structure is located around 3:30 p.m. local time, according to the Oakland Police Department. She said that it could be anything electrical. Oakland firefighters and Alameda County sheriff's deputies had to be especially careful as warnings of wreckage collapsing on them had been announced.

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Student shot at Nevada school; no other injuries

Wright said the officer wasn't injured, and the campus was on lockdown while police and sheriff's deputies searched for a second teenager who may have been involved in the initial confrontation. One student was struck by gunfire and transported to an area hospital, Broadway said, though he could not provide the student's condition or identity.

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Will Smith's widow confronts her husband's killer during testimony

When Will Smith went back to his Mercedes - the point at which the defense says Smith went to get a gun - Dooley said she thought he might have gone to get his cell phone to call police. Thomas said Wednesday he thought an argument between Cardell Hayes and Smith had subsided when he heard gunfire. "I didn't do anything for you to shoot me", she told Hayes on the stand.

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Workers join 'Fight for 15' rally in hopes of higher minimum wage

LOS ANGELES/CHICAGO Workers from fast-food chains and almost 20 airports joined nationwide protests for higher pay, union rights and immigration reform on Tuesday in their first major action since businessman Donald Trump won the USA presidential election.

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National Security Advisor picks tests are alarming, critics say

His dismissal appeared to mark the first time that the Trump transition team had held one of its insiders to account for such activity. Throughout the campaign, Flynn routinely tweeted links to fake news articles, particularly those promoting baseless theories about the Clintons, and promoted or tagged "alt-right" (a white supremacist movement) and white nationalist figures.

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Jackson, Watson among Heisman finalists

Watson and the second-ranked Tigers face third-ranked Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl on December 31 with a spot in the College Football Playoffs Championship game on the line. On the season Jackson threw for 3,390 yards and 30 touchdowns, while rushing for 1,538 yards and 21 touchdowns. Watson peaked at the right time. "However, Watson leads all FBS quarterbacks in total yards and touchdowns since November 1".

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US insurer lobby group seeks delay in 2018 Obamacare deadline

Clinton supporters, however, would also suffer if Obamacare were dismantled. More than four out five of the newly uninsured would come from working families; 56 percent would be non-Hispanic whites. But the don't anticipate widespread rolling back of Medicaid on a state level. The court said both sides should provide an update on the status of the case by February 21.

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Gun found at Kempsville High School, two students arrested

Another student saw the weapon and reported to school officials, a division spokeswoman said in a news release. The gun was confiscated, and the student is due in court. In his letter, Gutchewsky said the school could not disclose the disciplinary actions related to the incident, citing privacy reasons. "At this point in time, we are confident this was an isolated incident and there are no ongoing threats to the school", the district statement read.

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Learning and remembering the lessons of Pearl Harbor

The ceremony will start at noon at the Elks Lodge on Elks Court. They also sent in five midget subs. The shock of the Pearl Harbor attack is vividly illustrated in an exhibit at Massachusetts' Museum of World War II, which features relics including a West Point cadet's letter to his father - then-Brigadier General Dwight Eisenhower - on how to prepare himself for the coming war.

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Gallup: Support For Keeping The Electoral College Has Spiked

It was carefully crafted to satisfy smaller states' desire for greater representation while balancing popular sovereignty with our Founders' fear of the tyranny of the majority. On Nov 8, Americans technically didn't vote for presidential candidates directly, but picked a slate of party electors. "Ultimately, he wound up winning both by a narrow margin , but this issue demonstrated the possibility of a candidate becoming president without winning the popular vote".

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Terrorists Today Pose No 'Existential Threat': President Obama

Although the White House says the remarks were planned before the November 8 election, the speech often sounded like a lightly veiled message to president-elect Donald Trump , whose views on national security largely diverge from Obama's .

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Escape occurred before California jail could be replaced

Two days earlier, police raided a Days Inn motel in Gilroy where several people were taken into custody while law enforcement followed the inmates' trail. Cameras, which are now nonexistent in this part of the jail, would have recorded the men's escape are part of the new renovation plan, he said. They cut through the main Orange County jail's fifth-floor bars with tools smuggled in by an outsider, rappelled to the ground and escaped in a get-away vehicle.

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Mavis Staples, Eagles & James Taylor Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Spacey brought a unique touch to the evening when he did his best impression of Pacino, before launching a tutorial to teach the audience members how to properly mimic the actor - looking surprised and exhaling loudly being the key. Frey died in January at age 67, making the event a bittersweet one for the surviving Eagles , who were joined by Frey's widow, Cindy Frey . Clinton said that "in five decades, his melodies and lyrics have literally become seams in the fabric of.my life".

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Wicker approves Trump pick for defense

Mattis for his belief in "a strong USA military posture" and said he "has the type of worldview the leader our Defense Department needs". Congressman Mac Thornberry, chairman of House Armed Services Committee, said few individuals in the field of national security are as respected and admired as Mattis .

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Michigan board delays decision on ending recount

In three Wisconsin counties, Trump's margin of victory was 10 times higher than the Republican average over the past four presidential elections, the campaign said. But Goldsmith's decision dealt with just the timing of the recount. Goldsmith could decide whether to end the recount. The Board is also scheduled to meet tomorrow at 9:30 a.m.to address any objections to the recount petition.

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UW schools want 2 percent pay raise

The University of Wisconsin's Board of Regents is expected to raise out-of-state and graduate tuitions by hundreds of dollars at six four-year campuses when they meet this Thursday. The request represents a third round of nonresident and graduate tuition increases at La Crosse, Milwaukee and Stout since 2015. Other increases in both resident and nonresident tuition are proposed for the medical school, Wisconsin School of Business, School of Pharmacy, the doctor of nursing practice program in ...

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U.S. Navy commemorates 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor attack

Navy, File). Maritime archaeologists and scientists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Office of Ocean Exploration and Research and Office of National Marine Sanctuaries will coordinate the expedition, which will explore two Japanese mini submarines used in the December 7, 1941 attack.

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College student stabbed during fast food fight dies

Unternaher and Scheid had been drinking together and stopped to get fast food, Edwards said. A recording of the phone call can be heard below, where the calm roommate tells the dispatcher Unternaher has been stabbed "in the chest area", and "is still breathing".

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Recount set for Tuesday, recent changes 'frustrating' county clerk

Shirley Rapelje, a member of the Board of Canvassers for Eaton County, said Wednesday that the county's recount is expected to take two to three days. Despite the appeal notice, the recount continues unless Goldsmith's order is stayed or overturned. Votes for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and Green party candidate Jill Stein, who requested and paid for the recount, will also be recounted.

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Iran's Rouhani: I Won't Allow Trump to 'Tear Up' Nuclear Deal

Do you suppose we will allow this? "There is no doubt that the United States is our enemy", said Rouhani, who is expected to stand again in Iran's own presidential elections in 2017. The July 2015 deal came after two years of negotiations between Iran , the United States, China, Britain, France, Germany and Russian Federation. While Trump made no mention of the deal in his video outlining his first 100 days in office, one of his foreign policy advisers confirmed the President-elect's ...

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Rauner to sign Exelon subsidy to spare 2 nuclear plants

It provides hundreds of millions of dollars in energy efficiency programs and money to help low-income consumers. Exelon Generation and ComEd have reached an agreement with Gov. "We urge Governor Rauner to veto this bill; it's anti-competitive, anti-consumer and it represents corporate welfare at its most extreme", said Gregg Keller, executive director of CABC, the organization that commissioned the survey.

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Arkansas cheese dip wins U.S. Senate Blind Taste-Taste

The state that has laid claim to the creation of cheese dip is the declared victor of a lighthearted battle against Texas' queso in the nation's capital. "We can all have different excuses, certainly he's got a good excuse", Sen. Cornyn said he didn't mind Cotton's absence, noting that the birth of a child was "the ideal excuse".

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Syrian rebels in Aleppo propose 5-day cease-fire

Speaking to the state newspaper Al-Watan on Wednesday, Assad said a USA call for an Aleppo cease-fire betrayed the losing position of the country's opposition forces, which have enjoyed US verbal support. In Washington, State Department spokesman Mark Toner said he couldn't confirm that U.S. The Syrian government had also refused the United Nations offer for a truce in battle-struck Aleppo last month and asked the rebels in the region to withdraw.

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Father, son die of apparent CO poisoning in Acushnet

The boy's mother had called police because she was unable to contact the pair since Tuesday night, according to Bristol County Attorney Thomas Quinn. Once they gained entry at about 10:30 a.m., Alves said carbon monoxide levels inside the home were so high it was unsafe for police to enter without protective gear.

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Los Angeles bolsters security after transit system threat

The FBI and local law enforcement agencies say they have stepped up security on Los Angeles County's commuter rail system after the FBI was informed a terrorist attack on the Universal City subway station was planned for Tuesday. McDonnell said that police would conduct undercover operations on Tuesday, while Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti warned people that law enforcement would conduct random searches.

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Ellison to Resign Seat If Chosen to Lead DNC

The Anti-Defamation League has called on Democrats not to elect Ellison as chair of their national committee. Two Democratic state senators, who face the 2017 session in the minority after Republicans took control in the November 8 election, have said they will run if Ellison leaves the House.

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Flags at half-staff in observance of Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

We learned many lessons from the attack, both in the practical sense of how to militarily protect our nation and fight back, and in the moral sense of how to come together as Americans to rally around the flag of freedoms and values we still treasure today.

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Area events commemorate 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

An undamaged cruiser steams out of Pearl Harbor hours after the Japanese attack on December 7, 1941. Pearl Harbor survivor AJ Dunn, 94, said it was surreal to be back in Hawaii. Despite the seething hatred that once enveloped both the Japanese and Americans, we have become surprisingly enduring allies. At the time , then presidential candidate Donald Trump tweeted, "Does President Obama ever discuss the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor while he's in Japan?" Commemorating the attack, he ...

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Penn State Gets Chance To Prove Committee Wrong

Trace McSorley had an incredible performance, setting records not only for this game, but for the season as a Nittany Lion. Trace McSorley threw four touchdown passes Saturday night and No. Ohio State and MI dominated the selections for The Associated Press All-Big Ten football team. MI was fifth last week by a "razor thin" margin, Hocutt said, behind the Huskies.

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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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