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Defense Secretary Carter Arrives in Iraq to Assess Mosul Fight, Thank Troops

Carter told an global security conference in Bahrain that the battle for Mosul and for the Syrian city of Raqqa , the de facto capital of the extremists' self-described caliphate, would be crucial for defeating the group, which has claimed attacks worldwide.

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NY restaurant threatened by Pizzagate hoax callers

This is a lie". "We have a lot of fun here at The Late Show every night, talking about the news of the day", Stephen Colbert said on Wednesday's show, "but I really hope you don't get your news from me". Others sent food for employees. The restaurant also started a GoFundMe page to raise money for security and legal expenses. Locke Fire Chief Rusty Alexander said Welch barely showed up at the fire station after joining in 2012, and lasted about six months.

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Death toll from Tennessee wildfires rises to 13

Estimates place the number of homes and businesses damaged or destroyed at more than 700 so far - about 300 inside the Gatlinburg city limits and another 400 in neighboring Pigeon Forge and unincorporated communities such as Wears Valley and Cobbly Nob.

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Burning US flag should be punishable by loss of citizenship

A Texas court had tried and convicted Johnson for the incident before Johnson appealed his case to the U.S. Supreme Court . This isn't the first time Trump has contradicted the U.S. So I will never grasp the idea that it is a protected constitutional right. "I find it wrong and disgraceful", said Brittney Salas on the 9NEWS Facebook page .

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Louisville's Jackson becomes youngest to win Heisman

That's my prediction. Jackson won't be the runaway victor that he appeared to be before Louisville (9-3) finished its regular season with stumbles against Houston and Kentucky, sliding out of contention for the College Football Playoff. Against Syracuse in a game in which he set the ACC record for total yards (610), he fell one rushing yard short of becoming the first FBS player ever to pass for 400 yards and run for 200 in the same game.

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Heisman Trophy to be awarded Saturday night

Four of the five Heisman Trophy finalists, from left: Louisville's Lamar Jackson, Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, Michigan's Jabrill Peppers , and Oklahoma's Dede Westbrook, poses with the award in New York , Friday, Dec. Mayfield is one of the most productive quarterbacks in college football and something of a magician in the pocket, escaping trouble to make something out of nothing.

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Michigan's Presidential Recount Is Officially Underway

In Michigan, Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by just 10,704 votes - the most narrow margin for a presidential election in the state's history. Well, the Stein campaign says Alex Halderman, a University of MI professor, is suggesting there's a possibility there might've been some malware or a software malfunction that somehow someone intentionally put into these machines that would have given an inaccurate count of the vote.

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And now, the rerun in 'Cops' murder-for-hire case

Michael Dippolito and Shihadeh have denied there was a video project and Shihadeh has denied threatening Dippolito. Dippolito's lawyer challenged Moreno over claims the police department failed to follow its rules for informants, as part of a rush to please producers of the "Cops" television program.

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Man who says he shot Joe McKnight charged with manslaughter

The body of former National Football League player Joe McKnight lies between the shooter's vehicle at left and his Audi SUV at right as the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office investigates the scene in Terrytown, La., Thursday, Dec. JPSO confirmed that Gasser was involved in an incident on February 20, 2006 that began on Holiday Drive in New Orleans and ended at a service station at the intersection of Holmes Boulevard and Berhman Highway in Terrrytown, which is in Jefferson Parish.

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Snow still in the forecast, more rain along coast

Tuesday . The morning begins with showers and relatively warm temperatures for a December morning, greeting the day in the mid to upper 50s, according to the National Weather Service . Tuesday Night Mostly cloudy, with a low around 6. Monday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 19. Saturday night , the low will be 31, with mostly cloudy skies and a south wind of 7 to 10 miles per hour, according to the weather service.

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Peter Jok scores 23, Iowa upsets No. 25 Iowa State 78-64

This season, Iowa is ranked third in the nation at 4-0. So, Fran McCaffery, was this the best your defense has been all season? "It definitely added a little motivation, " Bohannon said. "This was a really good week for us", Iowa Coach Lisa Bluder said. "Our team prepared well for this game, mentally and physically, and I thought we kept our composure the entire game".

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Missouri Gov. Nixon to work as lawyer after term ends

He said businesses are using accounting maneuvers to reduce their tax bills and warned the Legislature to be cautious in doling out tax incentives to businesses. The report also showed Missouri gained 50,900 jobs over the past 12 months and that 2,838,500 Missourians are now employed - another record high set during the Governor's administration.

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Senate deal reached to avert government shutdown

Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), are trying to convince the Senate to miss the bill's deadline. "Would I have preferred that provision to be more generous? Of course I would have", he said in a speech on the Senate floor. With an atypical burst of bipartisanship, the Senate shipped legislation to President Barack Obama on Wednesday lowering hurdles for government drug approvals as the 114th Congress bumped toward the end of a two-year run highlighted by upheaval and stalemate.

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Biden: 'So much for the shining city on a hill'

Joe Biden told reporters Wednesday, "I have no intention of running" for president in 2020, the latest in what has been an eventful week for the vice president. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Friday he doubted whether Donald Trump could undo much of the current administration's record on the environment because so many green policies have firmly taken hold.

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The Sneaky Way the New Overtime Rule Has Already Helped Workers

The rules were supposed to take effect on December 1, but a federal judge issued a temporary injunction just before Thanksgiving, saying the administration had overstepped its executive authority. A spokesman for the Labor Department said it strongly disagrees with the court decision and it remains confident that the entire rule is legal, and it is now considering its options.

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Tribal chairman renews call for pipeline protesters to leave

Department of the Army, staffed by President Obama's progressive team, said the department wouldn't grant an easement required by Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP) to proceed through the Missouri River reservoir, the final 1,100-foot link yet to be built in the almost 1,200-mile pipeline.

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Ohio 'heartbeat' abortion bill heads to governor

OH state legislators just passed an abortion ban, nicknamed the "Heartbeat Bill ", and people are still reeling from its possible repercussions both in OH and nationwide. On her site, Porter celebrated the bill's passage and encouraged her supporters to call Kasich to advocate for his signature. Alexis Evans is an Assistant Editor at Law Street and a Buckeye State native.

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Syrian troops take Old City of Aleppo

Other air strikes and shelling were also heard pounding the strategic Sheikh Saed neighborhood in southeastern Aleppo later in the day. Regime forces appear closer than ever to retaking all of the city and winning their most important victory since the civil war began in 2011.

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Jill Stein to take Pennsylvania recount to federal courts

Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 10,704 votes in MI. The recounts were not expected to change enough votes to overturn the result of the election. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) was established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in May 1976 to gather and distribute news on Nigeria and cover events of interest to Nigeria at the worldwide level for the benefit of the Nigerian Media and the Public.

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House Democratic Leadership Post

Though Pelosi was still predicted to hold on to her leadership position before the election, Ryan's unprecedented challenge had picked up significant support within the Democratic caucus as a symbol of new commitment to change within the party.

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MI recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing

But Tuesday, the Michigan Court of Appeals decided the recount should have never started in the first place. Republicans appealed that ruling Monday. Stein received about 1 percent or less in each of those states while victory in the states was crucial to Trump's capturing the White House. Goldsmith said Stein raised serious issues about the integrity of Michigan's election system.

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Trump's objection halts MI recount

Ms Stein, who says her campaign is focused on ensuring the integrity of the USA voting system, questioned why Mr Trump was "afraid" of a recount. "Just a Stein scam to raise money!" "This is a Michigan issue, and should be handled by the Michigan court system", Michigan Republican Party Chairman Ronna Romney McDaniel said .

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Obama asks for 'full review' of 2016 election process

The transition team statement says: "The election ended a long time ago". "Many times the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Minister Lavrov have asked Americans to provide full information". The South Carolina Republican told CNN that he thinks "Trump should take a real tough tone with Russian Federation, I think they're one of the most destabilizing influences on the world stage".

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O'Hare Airport Workers Commit To Strike Today

Workers in Charlotte are joining the national Fight for $15 protests on November 29. Hundreds of people lined Grand River Avenue in front of a Detroit McDonald's restaurant with picket signs and speakers. The strike is part of a nationwide campaign for higher hourly wages, including for workers at other airports and fast-food restaurants. Officers made several arrests .

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MI wants recount halted if judge rules

Stein, who got about 1 percent of the overall vote, received 63 votes, and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson got an extra 66 votes. Republican Donald Trump narrowly won. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith said in a ruling that presidential candidate Jill Stein is not an "aggrieved candidate" because she had no chance of winning the election, so her lawsuit calling for a recount was baseless.

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Mahama says aims to 'make Ghana proud' no matter election outcome

However, the ruling party has not wasted time in debunking such claims. While there is a total of seven candidates running for the post, the duo of Akufo-Addo and Mahama are ahead of the other candidates. "Those interested in leadership campaign for votes". The electoral commission said it believes the electronic transmission of results from polling centers has been compromised, and is only releasing results when it receives physical documents from the field.

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Verdict expected in French budget minister's tax scandal

Cahuzac initially denied the allegations but resigned after later admitting to holding €600,000 in a secret Swiss account and being caught in a "spiral of lies". France's top financial prosecutor, Eliane Houlette, had in September asked the court to sentence Cahuzac to three years in jail for inflicting "major harm to France", "tarnishing its image", "withering its honor" and "making it the laughing stock of the entire world".

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Oakland: Special ATF team brought into help find cause of warehouse fire

Rent spikes fueled by proximity to San Francisco, the country's most expensive city to live, have forced many artists and generational Oakland residents out of the city or into unstable, unmonitored spaces like Ghost Ship. Like the rest of the Bay Area, resident Nancy Lopez said she's been paying attention every day to the latest news about the fire. "I want to immediately clarify the responsibility of all city employees to properly report any observations of unsafe living conditions or ...

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American Hero And Astronaut John Glenn Dies at 95

Glenn became an American hero when he circled the planet on February 20, 1962, completing three full orbits on a mission lasting almost five hours. Glenn's historic flight made him a favorite of President John Kennedy and his brother Robert, who encouraged him to launch a political career that finally took off after a period as a businessman made him a millionaire.

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Federal judge agrees to end MI election recount after three days

But Stein, who attracted only about 1 percent of the vote herself, has said that they are necessary to ensure the integrity of voting systems. Turning to the court of public opinion, some Republicans are now making the argument that the recount effort, which Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's team is actively monitoring, will be an enormous waste of taxpayer money.

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Iraqi special forces capture new land in eastern Mosul

A few hours later, as the sun set Tuesday evening, the trap was sprung. First came the suicide auto bombs, and then the hospital was surrounded by hundreds of militants firing bursts of heavy machine gun fire and rocket-propelled grenades.

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Jury picked in Dylann Roof-church slayings trial

The jurors also saw several scans of images and photos that were used to create a 360-degree look at specific areas of the crime scene. Blood could be seen under the chairs. The church was having Bible study the night Roof walked in and joined the group. . "He just sat there the whole time", Sanders said of Roof. "I muzzled her face to my body so tight that I thought I suffocated her because I didn't want her to make a sound", she said about trying to keep her granddaughter safe.

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Refrigerator ruled out as source of Oakland fire

The Ghost Ship , an old warehouse carved into artist studios and illegal living spaces, had no sprinklers, no fire alarms and was ultimately ignored by city inspectors. Gallo cited budget cuts that resulted in layoffs of firefighters, fire marshals, building inspectors and police officers in the wake of the financial crisis as one reason for the apparent lack of scrutiny.

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Confirmed: Trump Taps Scott Pruitt as EPA Director

Environmental groups were quick to condemn the decision, with one comparing it to "putting the fox in charge of the chicken coop". The choice enraged environmental activists and cheered the oil industry, as Pruitt is seen as an ally of the fossil fuel industry.

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Senate May Delay Short-Term Spending Bill Passage

The vote lasted for nearly an hour and was tense and uncertain until the end. A vote on final passage is expected momentarily. "Democrats filibuster funding for our troops in a political game to extort more funding for pet domestic programs".


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