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Pearl Harbor survivor asks you honor those who made ultimate sacrifice

Downing said fear, anger and pride overcame him as Japanese planes bombed Pearl Harbor. The White House has announced that Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will travel to Pearl Harbor later this month. Across the United States on Wednesday, Americans will pause to remember those who died at Pearl Harbor, and the long and hard war that followed. The United States declared war on Japan the next day.

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Abducted teen believed to be in 'extreme danger,' Georgia authorities say

The Columbia County Sheriff's Office and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are looking for a tan 1998 Ford Crown Victoria with South Carolina Tag KVJ240 believed to be connection to an abduction. Her mother Nora Waskow discovered the girl wasn't in her room Monday and contacted the sheriff's office, WRDW reports. That's how he I guess got introduced to my daughter'.

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Art Briles files lawsuit against Baylor officials

Shortly after being fired, Briles filed a suit against the school for wrongful termination but reportedly reached a contract settlement. Briles told the board that "I had a system where I was the last to know, and I should have been the first to know", one regent said.

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Winter weather settles in

Expect the cold snap to last a few days before warmer temperatures arrive for the weekend . The valley is in for a little taste of winter cold to close out the week and begin the weekend , with some of the coldest air of the season on its way south.

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China Panics Over Taiwanese President's Planned Transit Stop In US

But people familiar with Trump's strategy say that the president-elect was fully aware of US relations with China and Taiwan , and had planned the call for some weeks, according to the Washington Post . "Nobody in Beijing gets to dictate who we talk to", Bolton, said to be under consideration for secretary of state in the Trump administration, told Fox News .

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49ers QB Kaepernick benched in loss to Bears

More snow accumulated in this game than those, and even more than a 1985 loss at Denver, where a fan threw a snowball to disrupt a failed field-goal attempt by Ray Wersching. Rookie running back Jordan Howard rammed past the 49ers front-seven for 117 yards rushing on 32 carries and scored all three touchdowns. Johnson returned it for an apparent touchdown but officials ruled he stepped out of bounds at the 4.

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Donald Trump Named TIME's 2016 "Person of the Year"

But before Time made Trump their " Person of the Year " and before he became the president-elect, Time made a mockery of Trump and his ambition to become the 45th US president. This isn't the first time that a controversial character has been named " person of the year ". Mr Trump had complained last year when Time chose Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, and not him as its person of the year .

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Pioneering US Astronaut John Glenn Dies At 95

The famed astronaut and former U.S. senator died on Thursday, Dec. 8 surrounded by family in Columbus, Ohio , according to a statement released by the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. A decorated combat pilot from both World War II and the Korean War, he served his country pretty much his entire life. " Godspeed, John Glenn . Ad astra".

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Veterans' group considers pipeline law enforcement the 'enemy'

The effort, called Veterans Stand for Standing Rock , is meant to be a nonviolent intervention to defend protesters from what they described as "assault and intimidation at the hands of the militarized police force ". Army Corps of Engineers land. There are at least a couple of groups in the Champlain Valley headed for North Dakota. Propane tanks also will be blocked because they have been used in attacks on law enforcement, she said.

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2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

People being removed from vehicles while Oak Ridge Fire Department crews helped respond to the Sevier County wildfire starting Monday, Nov. 29, 2016. Downed trees and power lines were hindering the search, but officials were hopeful the worst had passed.

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U.S. marks 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

His story "Pearl Harbor White Boat Crew Reflect on Significance of History and Tradition as 75th Anniversary Draws Near" focuses on the survivors and active duty military members, who are paying their respects for their fallen friends. They listened as the tour guide explained the 19 direct Japanese hits against USA battleships, the specially adapted pins on the Japanese torpedoes, and the 2,000-pound bomb that sank the USS Arizona .

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Trump salutes Carrier for saving jobs

But that pales in comparison to the expected $65 million the company was projected to make by moving out of the country. "They have money. They want to go out, they want to move to another country, and because our politicians are so dumb, they want to sell their product to us and not have any retribution, not have any effect".

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Jury Foreman: 5 Jurors Were Undecided on Slager Verdict

When Slager was indicted earlier this year, Savage's firm called the charges "very extreme" and suggested they were motivated by "the burden of many past cases that were handled differently". He then drops it near Scott's body. The 53-year-old father of four had been stopped by North Charleston police officer Michael Slager because of a broken taillight in April 2015.

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Trump to visit victims of Ohio State attack

Trump spoke before a crowd of several thousand near Fort Bragg. In an surprise appearance at the Trump Tower lobby, President-elect Donald Trump answered press inquiries before heading up for a day of meetings with potential White House cabinet members on December 6, 2016.

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Judge denies mistrial request in church slayings

Dylann Roof, 22, faces 33 federal charges in the June 17, 2015, shooting at Mother Emanuel AME Church that killed nine parishioners. Roof's attorneys said they wanted to hold off on the trial because of the publicity surrounding the mistrial in a former North Charleston police officer's case.

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Former astronaut, US Sen. John Glenn has died at 95

Late Wednesday afternoon , U.S. Sen. John Glenn, a former United States senator from OH and the first American to orbit the Earth, passed away at the age of 95 on Thursday after being hospitalized for more than a week. Senate before retiring in 1999. Glenn went into orbit on Friendship 7 on February 20, 1962, but the Soviet Union's Yuri Gagarin was the first man to orbit Earth and Alan Shephard was the first American in space, on a sub-orbital mission.

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House committee approves 20-week abortion ban

Lindsay Heldreth, president of YSU's chapter of the National Organization for Women, said , "The bill has the potential to ban abortions after six weeks, which is before most women know they're pregnant. IN banned abortions performed because of fetal disability, or on the basis of a fetus' sex or race. As president, Donald Trump may very well get the opportunity to appoint two or more new justices.

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Federal judge agrees to end Michigan recount after 3 days

Green Party candidate Jill Stein officially requests a recount in the state of MI. States won by Hillary Clinton have not been targeted by the former Green Party presidential candidate. Stein insists shes more concerned about the accuracy of the election. However, Stein has only called for recounts in states where Trump won by a razor's edge.

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John Glenn, the First American to Orbit the Earth, Dies at 95

US President Barack Obama , who was less than a year old when Glenn made his storied flight in 1962, said Glenn taught Americans "that with courage and a spirit of discovery there's no limit to the heights we can reach together". Instead, he went into politics and represented OH, his native state, as a US senator from 1974 to 1999. House Speaker Ryan ordered the US Capitol flags to be lowered to half-staff in honor of John Glenn's passing.

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Bach: Olympic bid process needs to change; 'too many losers'

Russian Federation and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) face further embarrassment today with the publication of the second part of an independent investigation into state-supported doping. "We're committed to reducing costs", Tokyo organizing committee CEO Toshiro Muto said after the debriefing wrapped up. "Someone called them the most ideal imperfect Games", IOC spokesman Mark Adams said.

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Trump to name retired general Kelly as Homeland Security chief

He served three tours in Iraq, and holds the somber distinction of being the most senior military officer to lose a child in combat in Iraq or Afghanistan . "We talk", Trump said. The problem, as it's turned out, is that the secretary of this omnibus department can focus on just two or three of its two-dozen functions, meaning that the other functions are relegated to assistant or deputy assistant (or assistant to the deputy assistant) secretaries, meaning that they get lost in the shuffle ...

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U.S. Navy honors 75th anniversary of attack on Pearl Harbor

About 350 World War Two veterans and their families will be serenaded by the Navy's Pacific Fleet Band with a musical remembrance made bittersweet by the knowledge that every member of the USS Arizona band - one of the best in the Navy - died that day.

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Georgia leads US in executions this year, set for ninth

According to the Georgia Department of Corrections, Sallie requested a medium pizza with sausage and pepperoni, chicken wings with buffalo sauce and a large soda as a final meal. Georgia executed five people a year ago and also in 1987. At the time of the murder, Sallie was separated from his wife, Robin, and their 2-year-old son, who were living with her parents in rural Bacon County in south Georgia .

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Remembering the USS Arizona Band On The 75th Anniversary Of Pearl Harbor

Laskey said the attack on Pearl Harbor inspired him, together with his two brothers, to enlist in the navy. Others giving wreaths included the USS Arizona Reunion Association and the consulate general of Japan. Also recognized at Wednesday morning's ceremony was Frank Klinger, who served on the USS Phoenix. Dec.7, 1941 was her father's 22nd birthday. More than 2,300 service people died that day.

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Trump Aide Kellyanne Conway Mocks Clinton Supporters Over Election Challenge

If we base a presidential election on popular vote only, then states like California , New York , Texas and other highly populated states would be the ones choosing who would lead our nation. Ever since, talk of eliminating the Electoral College has become an enduring feature of post-election political chatter. Similarly, in 2000, Democrat Al Gore won the popular vote by more than 500,000 votes but lost the Electoral College narrowly to George W.

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Health Insurers Willing to Give Up a Key Obamacare Provision

A prime example of people voting against their own self-interest can be found in the latestKaiser Family Foundation study showing how many people in each state are getting subsidies for their health insurance. Trump is calling on Congress to act immediately. "The odds, after they repeal without any replacement, of us sitting at the table to do something that will chop one arm off instead of two is very small", he said.

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Ohio General Assembly approves "Heartbeat Bill", sends it to Kasich for signature

This week he told the Associated Press that the bill was placed back on the agenda because of the expectation that Trump will fill Supreme Court vacancies with justices who are friendlier to anti-abortion legislation. "I voted against it for several reasons", she said. "We are on the verge of a recession in our state", Kasich said as the latest state tax receipts showed revenue continuing to significantly lag behind estimates, Siegel writes .

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Officer won't be charged in shooting that paralyzed Iowa man

Vander Sanden announced November 18 that he would convene a seven-member grand jury to determine whether charges were warranted. Linn County Attorney Jerry Vander Sanden announced Tuesday that a grand jury declined to return an indictment against Cedar Rapids police officer Lucas Jones in the November 1 shooting of 37-year-old Jerime Mitchell.

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Japanese PM to visit Pearl Harbor to strengthen Japan-US alliance

The country at large and cities nationwide plan events aimed at honoring the Americans who lost their lives. Bender, who will turn 95 in January, was aboard the battleship USS Maryland when Japanese planes attacked. Wouldn't it be great if we had such unity in our nation today? In this December 7, 1941 photo made available by the U.S. Navy, a small boat rescues a seaman from the USS West Virginia burning in the foreground in Pearl Harbor , Hawaii, after Japanese aircraft attacked ...

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Fridge could have caused deadly warehouse fire, officials say

Film producer Alex Ghassan posted a video of inside the Ghost Ship warehouse just before the deadly fire ripped through the building. The ATF said they will be out on the scene for several more days. "We're in a bubble here", Kelly said. "She was a passionate, artistic, caring soul with an incredible sense of humor and positivity". Three victims were were from Finland, Korea and Guatemala.

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Donald Trump taps Elaine Chao as Transportation Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump is reported to announce on Tuesday his pick of former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao as his Transportation Secretary, The Hill is reporting citing multiple reports . She previously served as secretary of labor from 2001 to 2009 , becoming first Asian-American woman in USA history to be granted a Cabinet position .

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Trump to Launch Thank You Tour in Ohio

Bush's chief ethics lawyer. "On the bright side, at least he's now acknowledged that his involvement in the Trump Organization creates conflicts of interest - or at the very least the appearance of conflicts", said Paul S. For his part, Tilson said he is relieved that Trump appears to be surrounding himself with bankers and businessmen, recalling that he was anxious Trump "was going to do insane things that would blow the system up".

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Baldwin's impersonation can't get any worse, tweets Trump

Donald Trump just can't kick his Twitter habit-especially when his Twitter habit is brought into question! "It was from a young man named Seth, he's 16 and he's in high school and I really did retweet him", the president-elect continued.

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Michigan football players accept missing the College Football Playoff

It's unlikely that any other ACC team would jump Florida State to earn an Orange Bowl bid, because none of the ACC teams below Florida State have games remaining to make up ground. The Tigers (12-1) and Buckeyes (11-1) will tangle in the Fiesta Bowl that same day. Kickoff is at 7 p.m. eastern time on New Year's Eve. Ohio State won the first College Football Playoff after the 2014 season and Clemson lost to Alabama in last season's championship game.

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Minimum wage protests being held at several Chicago sites

McDonald's Corp. restaurants in 340 cities were prime rally targets, while baggage handlers and cabin cleaners at Chicago's O'Hare and Boston's Logan worldwide airports were due to demonstrate in support of workers demanding starting pay of $15 per hour, organizers of the "Fight for $15" campaign said .


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