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Judge Declares Mistrial in Trial of Cop Who Killed Walter Scott

Jurors then asked to take the weekend off and resume deliberations Monday morning, the Washington Post reported . The jury consisted of 11 white men and women and one black man. I talked to several white people yesterday who were shocked by this behavior from the prosecutor, but I was not. However, Anthony Scott says Monday's non-decision stings a bit more because it came during the holidays.

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Flags lowered to half-staff at Alameda County facilities honoring warehouse fire victims

Firefighters said the building seemed to have no sprinklers or smoke detectors. Schaaf told reporters she did not know why inspectors were unable to get into the building, but she was putting together a team of city employees "to gather every piece of information".

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Mayor's team will analyze police handling of beheading case

Viloria-Paulino's 15-year-old friend, Mathew Borges, has been arrested and is charged as an adult for Viloria-Paulino's slaying. Many, including city officials, say the police never took the case seriously after the victim's family reported him missing two weeks before his body was found.

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Dylann Roof laughed while confessing to Charleston church shooting

Roof wrote that segregation prevented whites from being dragged down to the level of blacks. Roof also mimicked the sound of gunfire, as he explained to investigators how he fired his weapon. So FBI agent Michael Stansbury got permission to take a chance and interview him immediately. He paused for another 30 seconds or so. Asked if he had regrets, Mr Roof said, "I'd say so, yes".

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NATA Applauds Selection of Elaine Chao To Lead the Department of Transportation

The Chao Center is the first building at the Business School named after a woman and person of Asian American descent. In the first Bush administration, she also served as the director of the Peace Corps . Chao will be the third female candidate to be nominated to Trump's cabinet. Bob Dole, who served as majority leader from 1985 to 1987. "I hope Secretary Chao shares that ambitious goal and is willing to work with Democrats to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and create millions of ...

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Dog visits dying owner in hospital

Shortly before he died, Mollie, his family's pet boxer dog was allowed into his hospital room to spend a few moments with her owner. Mollie, his beloved dog, also got to say farewell. The hemorrhage, which doctors believe may have been brought on by high blood pressure, would prove fatal. Mollie, Michelle wrote , will now know why Ryan will never come home.

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Judge Reinhold axes Comic Con appearance after airport arrest

Reinhold has since apologized for the incident, blaming a reaction to several medications that he had been prescribed, reports Dallas Morning News . 'At best, it's a cautionary tale'. After his bag made it through security, Reinhold was asked for an additional screening and pat down, of which he refused. He added: "I feel especially embarrassed about self righteous indignation when I've enjoyed 30 years of support and camaraderie with law enforcement".

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Somali-American lawmaker says she was harassed by cab driver

When asked about filing a complaint, Omar said "I plan to report once I am back home safe in Minneapolis, he knows the hotel I am staying at and don't feel safe enough to say anything at the moment". The Council on American-Islamic Relations has tracked more than 100 anti-Muslim incidents across the country since November 8. CBS New York identified the officer as Aml Elsokary, who was dubbed a hero in 2014 for saving a grandmother and her 1-year-old granddaughter from a fire.

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Manager of Oakland's Ghost Ship Does Emotional Interview on the Today Show

Firefighters said they feel very strongly they know the point of origin for the warehouse fire. Authorities are not expecting the death toll to rise further from the Friday night blaze, Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahren told reporters today .

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Coutinho: MLBPA and Owners Agree On A New CBA

While there are no games to be lost at this point, without a deal or an extension of the current collective bargaining agreement , baseball faced the prospect of a hold on transactions and other offseason business only hours after the Mets finalized their $110 million, four-year contract for Yoenis Cespedes and held a news conference with the outfielder in NY on Wednesday.

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OH fetal heartbeat abortion bill heads to governor's desk

The legislation would prohibit most abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy after the first detectable heartbeat. "In the pro-life community we have to send up test cases to the Supreme Court". The few Republicans who voted against the bill Tuesday agreed. The Senate already has passed it, and the House may vote on it this week. "Banning women from getting a medical procedure is out of touch with OH values and is completely unacceptable".

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Jury foreman in Slager murder trial says jury was divided

Slager also faces trial next year in federal court on charges of depriving Mr Scott of his civil rights. Scott's shooting is one of the most clearly unjustified police killings in recent memory. Scott had a long court record, often for failure to pay child support or to show up for court hearings, and his survivors have speculated that he might have fled because of a pending warrant.

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FBI, other agencies to discuss possible threat to LA area

The L.A. Times first reported the threat and says the caller threatened to blow up the station but provided few details otherwise. "I plan to ride the Red Line tomorrow morning to show you how safe it will be", said Mayor Garcetti. And we're asking the public to take the same precautions they would take on any other day. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important.

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The Obama family's final White House Christmas card is handsome

According to tradition, the White House sends out a holiday card to friends, political supporters, and members of the media. This year they could have sent out a blank card and we still would have cried about it, considering it's the Obama's last one.

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Calls from Congress to probe Russian meddling in election

In a December 7 speech at the Heritage Foundation, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas), who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, said America's democracy is under attack. "Overwhelming", Cummings said. "It is not disputed, it's overwhelming". Trump began been receiving intelligence briefings during the general election phase of the campaign.

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Marking 75 years since Pearl Harbor attack

One hundred and three year-old Pearl Harbor survivor Jim Downing was serving on the USS West Virginia at Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941. "In the hours after the attack, President Roosevelt promised that "the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory", Obama said.

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Jill Stein Addresses Wisconsin Recount Volunteers

When asked if Stein's campaign will cover the entire cost, one of the representatives would not give a clear answer to the question. Stein requested the recount on Wednesday, November 30th. "We're looking at somewhere in the range of six-ish days to do the recount". Stein spokeswoman Margy Levinson didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment on the new cost estimate.

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Christmas Carol 'Sing and Ring' is December 17 in Stirling

Worship at Beech Haven Baptist Church: 10:30 a.m. Sunday, 2390 W. Broad St, Athens. Bean Pond Baptist Church , 437 S. Hankinson St., Jackson, will hold its Christmas Program on Sunday , Dec. The celebration will conclude 3:30 p.m. when the Rev. Dr. Carlton Williams and the Mt. For more information contact 378-5186. Mix-and-match Christmas cookies cost $4 per dozen; containers will be available.

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Union leader, Trump clash over Carrier deal

In a subsequent tweet , Trump slammed the union for not being able to keep the jobs in IN initially. Jones tells The Associated Press he's grateful Trump intervened to stop about 800 jobs from being outsourced to Mexico. About 600 layoffs are expected next year as positions transition to Mexico. He flew off the handle once again on Wednesday night, tweeting a derogatory remark about Carrier's union boss, Chuck Jones .

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Federal judge drops order for Michigan recount

The Board of State Canvassers met Wednesday, a day after the Michigan Court of Appeals ordered it to dismiss Green Party candidate Jill Stein's petition. A recount in Wisconsin so far shows Trump gaining votes over Clinton. Donald Trump has added to his victory total in Wisconsin as the state's presidential recount continues.

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Setback for United States election recount campaign 1

The recount is being driven by Green Party candidate Jill Stein , who has no chance of winning MI. Final counts are outstanding in some counties, but there are not enough uncounted votes to change the outcome, officials said. Jill Stein only received about 1 percent of the vote . "But now that a recount has been initiated in Wisconsin, we intend to participate in order to ensure the process proceeds in a manner that is fair to all sides", Elias said in a post on the website Medium.

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OR fires head coach Mark Helfrich

Kelly shook his head from side to side to indicate he would not return to OR, where he first served as an offensive coordinator before leading the Ducks from 2009-12. Whatever the reason, Oregon's slide was a reminder of how hard it is to get good. The Ducks were 37-16 under Helfrich , reaching the national championship game in his second season, 2014.

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Trump's Commerce pick: NAFTA likely starting point on Day 1

But in a Bloomberg Businessweek profile of Mnuchin from August, Trump's campaign finance chairman was asked about them. "To get there, our No. 1 priority is tax reform". He played a major role in the campaign as part of the candidate's team of economic advisers, including putting together infrastructure policies. Robert Weissman, president of the consumer group Public Citizen, said in a statement that the California-based lender was "one of the nastiest and most aggressive banks ...

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McCrory Concedes North Carolina Gubernatorial Race to Roy Cooper

Kristin and I look forward to working with them and their staff in what I expect will be a smooth transition. "During this wonderful season, it's also time to celebrate our democratic process and respect what I see to be the ultimate outcome of the closest North Carolina governor's race in modern history ".

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Stein to make MI third state for presidential recount

Stein filed a lawsuit Monday in Pennsylvania to force a recount there and her supporters began filing recount requests at the precinct level in the Keystone State. "I know they will do a great job because we have some of the best clerks in the country here in MI". It's slated to begin Thursday and must be completed by December 13 or Congress could gain control of the state's electoral votes.

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Student had loaded handgun at school

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Colchester police at 264-5555. School administrators searched the student and found a loaded, small-caliber handgun. "Laws were violated in both cases and the student discipline will be appropriate under the laws and regulations governing schools". The student does not have a history of bullying or making threats, and according to the release police are still investigating the matter.

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Pelosi re-elected House Democratic leader, surviving challenge

House Democrats voted by secret ballot. So far Ryan has about a dozen public supporters within the caucus, which will include over 190 members in the next Congress, but still claims he is "within striking distance". Several staff and members on the Hill rolled their eyes at the move, as the position could have been potentially an easy place for Pelosi to signal she is willing to make some changes.

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3 things to watch for when the Eagles host the Redskins Sunday

After losing two in a row to drop to seventh place in the conference, they don't have margin for error. If Washington wins the final four again, starting Sunday at Philadelphia (5-7), a wild-card berth is nearly certain. "You know, for nine weeks you probably could not mention best defenses in the National Football League without mentioning the Eagles", defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said this week.

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John Glenn: First American to orbit the Earth dies at 95

After that, he continued to represent NASA and promote education through the John Glenn School of Public Affairs at Ohio State University . He was the last surviving member of the original seven USA astronauts from Project Mercury. Flags around New Concord have been lowered and the university where he was a trustee held a moment of silence before a basketball game Thursday after the former astronaut and USA senator died earlier in the day.

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Former astronaut John Glenn dead at 95

John Herschel Glenn Jr . was an American aviator, engineer, astronaut and a Senator . But less well-known is the fact that Glenn, who died on Thursday at age 95, was an elder in the Presbyterian Church (USA) who saw no conflict between his beliefs in God and in science.

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Holland woman witnessed Pearl Harbor attack

This year, Mr Obama become the first serving USA president to visit the Japanese city of Hiroshima , which the United States attacked with an atomic bomb in 1945. Abe's decision to visit Pearl Harbor came about six months after Obama visited Japan's Hiroshima early this year. The battleship exploded and sank during the attack, taking 1,177 crewmen to their deaths.

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Trial to begin of United States man who killed black churchgoers

One video shows Roof's auto being pulled over and Roof being escorted back to a police cruiser in handcuffs. On Thursday, jurors saw stark 360-degree photographs of the crime scene in the church's fellowship hall. They also show Roof pulling up next to the side door and getting out of his auto. Roof is seen leaving the church 52 minutes later and driving off. In denying the mistrial, the judge classed Sanders' comments as religious in nature and unrelated to a viewpoint on legal sentencing.

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Ohio lawmakers end legislative session, send bills to Kasich

State senators passed the bill 22-8 after representatives approved it 68-25 late on Thursday, sending the bill to the desk of Republican Governor John Kasich for his signature. But Ohio lawmakers have been emboldened by the election victory of Donald Trump, who they believe will turn the Supreme Court anti-abortion. "The will of the pro-life grassroots was validated on Election Day, and we won't stop fighting until all unborn children are protected under the law".

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The Passing of John Glenn

If you remember, John was one of the original "Magnificent Seven" NASA astronauts and he was the first to circumnavigate the world in 1962. Glenn had recently been hospitalised at the James Cancer Centre at Ohio State University in Columbus, though university officials said at the time that admission there did not necessarily mean he had cancer.

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Stock's Buzzers - Nielsen, (NYSE:NLSN), Cousins Properties, (NYSE:CUZ)

They issued a "buy" rating and a $50.00 target price on the stock. That means the share price went down -4.91% from its 52-week low and trades up 47.44% versus the highest price the stock has traded at during the previous year. While taking an overview of recommendation trends, the stock now has an average brokerage recommendation of 1.73. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its position in shares of Nielsen N.V.by 2.8% in the second quarter.


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