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Official Suspended After Racist Obama Post to Return to Job

The mayor of the nearby town of Clay, Beverly Whaling , also came under fire for responding to the Facebook post with a comment that said " Just made my day Pam ". Taylor was placed on leave. Taylor, who worked as a director of the nonprofit Clay County Development Corporation, is being reinstated to her position on December 23, according to a letter from Leslie McGlothlin, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported.

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Lufthansa flight makes emergency landing at JFK Airport over bomb threat

About 530 passengers were evacuated from the aircraft, which is being "checked out", officials said. Officials with New York's Port Authority say the pilot decided to make the emergency landing after airline officials reportedly found a threatening message.

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Trump postponing announcement on future of his businesses

In subsequent tweets, Trump said he would use the time to discuss "the fact that I will be leaving my. great business in total order" to focus on the presidency, which he called "a far more important task". Trump has included his daughter Ivanka in his communications with world leaders, including a sit-down at Trump Tower on November 17 with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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WMU basketball player Joeviair Kennedy charged with murder of fellow student

Detectives called 911 using the two phones and found one was associated with Joeviair Kennedy, based on a June 2016 complaint made from the number to the Kalamazoo County Sheriff's Office, the detective said , and the other phone belonged to Jones.

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Bill Murray, Obama golf in the Oval Office to promote ObamaCare

I would just ride this baby". It seems Obama must not have spent much time putting golf balls into glass cups during his eight years as president, because Murray was the clear victor in this contest. "These days, because of the Affordable Care Act, anybody can get health insurance and it doesn't matter if you have anything wrong with you, because insurance companies have to take you even if you have a pre-existing condition", Obama replied.

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Former Rep. Chaka Fattah Sentenced To 10 Years For 'White-Collar Crime Spree'

Fattah spent two decades in Congress before losing the primary this year. He says he's sorry the jury "found him on the wrong side of these questions" and apologized to the four aides and friends convicted with him. "While you have done much good, you also engaged in grave and widespread criminal activity". Chaka "Chip" Fattah Jr. was convicted of using fraudulently obtained business loans to fund his jet-set lifestyle.

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Electoral College voters want to know whether Russian Federation meddled in election

California has 55 electoral votes. But several of the recount challenges in states where a Clinton win could have made a difference to the electoral vote, including in MI, have been dismissed, meaning the Electoral College is set to confirm Trump as president when it meets on 19 December.

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US judge rejects Green Party's Pennsylvania recount case

The Green Party request to recount paper ballots from the presidential election in Pennsylvania and inspect electronic systems for signs of hacking has been denied by a federal judge. "Dr. Stein has repeatedly stated that she has sought a Pennsylvania recount to ensure that every vote counts", Diamond wrote. Wisconsin's presidential election recount, which began December 1, is expected to conclude on Monday.

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Snow, freezing rain, rain make for messy morning commute

Interior central MA may receive 3 to 4 inches of snow and the Boston to Providence, Rhode Island corridor is predicted to receive 1 to 3 inches of snow before it changes to rain. "The heaviest period of snow will be from late (Sunday) to sunrise (Monday), although the snow should fall at rates of less than one inch per hour", Agency officials said.

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Salvation Army in 'dire need' for more bell-ringers

When walking around town or running errands, chances are you've seen volunteers from Salvation Army ringing the bell and collecting money for the Red Kettles. "We have quite a few daytime hours available". Employers might even consider allowing workers to take a couple hours off to serve as bell ringers. CIBC FirstCaribbean representative Jewel Wattley presented a cheque for E.C.

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Dem lawmaker urges electors not to vote for Trump

McCain said the investigation should stretch across armed services, intelligence and foreign relations committees in Congress, aiming to get a full picture of the story. But he studiously refused to address Trump's attack on the Central Intelligence Agency and failed to offer explicit details of what a bipartisan inquiry would entail, raising fears that it could yet be sidetracked.

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Suspect Dies, 2 Officers Wounded in Shooting

Monday. Ricketson said the officers went inside the house, and a man started shooting at them. There's also no word on the condition of the shooter. Rickets described the man as a 35-year-old white male. Americus Officer Nicholas Smarr and Jody Smith, an officer with Georgia Southwestern State University, were shot and killed Wednesday after responding to a domestic dispute call at an apartment in Americus, South Georgia, 130 miles south of Atlanta.

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Man spends stolen $1m on Game of War

Infamous " Game of War " player Co managed the accounting department (until he was presumably fired for stealing millions from the company) for Holt of California . As unearthed in a court document dug up by Ars Technica , Co spent approximately $1m on Game of War . Like most free-to-play titles, Game of War rakes in revenues through in-app purchases that players spend real money on.

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Gas prices rise as more production cuts announced

Predictions this fall that we would be seeing gasoline below $2 a gallon by now have not materialized. According to GasBuddy.com, the cheapest gas in the Jacksonville area is in Nassau County where 10 stations were charging an area low of $2.06 on Monday.

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Lionel Richie, Mariah Carey joining forces for 2017 tour

The tour will feature Carey and Richie performing their greatest hits for their fans. Along with his No. 1 singles, he's won a Grammy, an Oscar and a Golden Globe. Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with hits like "Fantasy", " Hero ", and " We Belong Together ". Stay on topic - This helps keep the thread focused on the discussion at hand.

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Man stuns girlfriend with police brutality-inspired proposal

She didn't know it, but the whole thing was staged. "I've always been that way about him. always tryna protect him and fix everything". Daiwon Mcpherson , a tattoo artist and motorcycle enthusiast, was at a gas station in Mobile, Ala., Friday night with several friends and his girlfriend, Shawna Blackmon, when a Mobile Police Department vehicle pulled into the parking lot.

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Doctors unable to save left eye of officer kicked by suspect

While trying to put Gonzalez in the patrol vehicle around midnight, "she became physically resistant and deliberately began kicking at those around her", the news release stated. Bustamante was taken to a hospital and doctors operated on his eye, but couldn't save it. A second deputy also was kicked during the incident. Gonzalez faced charges including aggravated assault on a police officer and driving under the influence.

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Amy Schumer Blast Body-Shaming Trolls, Creepy Stuffed Animals On 'Ellen'

Schumer , who Insta-documented a bout of global food poisoning with boyfriend Ben Hanisch in September, expands on the harrowing tale in a preview of today's (December 12) Ellen Degeneres Show episode. I wish you the best luck, you're gonna meet the greatest girl, '" Schumer recalled. Schumer also opened up about her recent body positivity Instagram post following the news that she might be playing Barbie in an upcoming live-action film.

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Mitch McConnell Backs Congressional Probe Of Russian Hacks

In a rare joint statement Sunday, four high-profile Republican and Democratic senators called for a government investigation into the matter and urged colleagues not to allow the issue to become partisan. Trump piled on with a tweet on Monday. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) - the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee - and Democrat Jack Reed (R.I.), the ranking Democrat on the Armed Services Committee, called for a bipartisan probe.

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Passenger plane slides off runway at Detroit Metro Airport

Another passenger, named Ryan on Twitter, said he was on his way home from Saturday night's MLS Cup at BMO Field in Toronto. Much of lower MI is under a winter storm warning. Earlier this week heavy snow caused a 40-car pileup in MI, which killed three people and injured 11. "Telling you exactly where to go, so they did a good job".

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Weather Forecast: Cloudy Saturday Afternoon With A Chance Of Rain

Monday night: A 20 percent chance of showers before 10 p.m. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible. Mostly sunny. Tuesday night , mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Tonight: A 10 percent chance of rain after 4am. Tuesday Night: Showers likely. Friday: A slight chance of showers.

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Twelve people hurt in fire at Boyne Highlands, fire investigation continues Today

No conditions were reported, but one patient was flown by medical helicopter for treatment in a larger city, NBC station WPBN of Traverse City reported. "Our primary concern right now is for those impacted by the fire, and for their health and wellbeing", said Mike Chumbler, president/general manager of Boyne Highlands Resort.

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Fred: Chance of rain late Sunday night

The roller coaster late fall temperature swing will be in full effect this week along with scattered rain chances in the upcoming days. A cold front will sweep across the state tonight and a few showers are possible in eastern Oklahoma.

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Playing Brothers Stabbed in Brooklyn

Sunday morning. The second still unidentified victim, a 29-year-old man, suffered stab wounds to his torso, neck and face, according to police. Paramedics took the victims to Woodhull Hospital, where the 31-year-old was pronounced dead, police said.

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Penn State bags Big Ten title

Saturday's championship game against Penn State was the sixth top-10 opponent Wisconsin had faced this season, and the results don't lie. "And it's just the best man that day wins, we were the best man on Saturdays for a lot of weeks". "We looked at key statistical categories, which translates to performance on the field each and every week", Hocutt said in an ESPN interview. "It's on you, now, the committee!" This team has battled adversity all year long - not to mention that wins over Ohio ...

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Prosecutors to play Roof confession in church slayings trial

The airing of Roof's remorseless admission came at the end of an emotional week which saw a shooting survivor and first responder each take the stand to testify against the 22-year-old accused murderer. "All the information's there for you". The gunman, carrying a small pack on his waist, which investigators said held his ammunition, was then seen exiting the church 51 minutes later.

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Search crews say they have found skier's body

Police say the 60-year-old man was caught in the avalanche at the Mt. Two skiers went missing Saturday after making an early trek to the Jack Pot Run even though some ski resorts closed and others shut down chairlifts and gondolas at their highest elevations due to avalanche threats.

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Roof's lawyers want to show his personality

CHARLESTON, S.C. Jurors in the federal hate crimes trial of Dylann Roof watched a video on Friday of the avowed white supremacist confessing to killing nine parishioners at a historic black church in SC and saying he felt he "had to do it".

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Jets were dead, and then they weren't -- thanks to Bryce Petty's spark

The defense followed up that gaffe by allowing quarterback Colin Kaepernick to connect with running back Carlos Hyde on an eight-yard touchdown reception on the ensuing play. Metro takes a look back at other key storylines, as the Jets finally got back into the win column. The Jets kept their momentum, using their turn on offense to seal the deal with a 19-yard touchdown run from Powell to snap their losing streak.

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Cuba mourns the loss of former leader Fidel Castro

In his address the elderly leader said Mr Castro, who ruled Cuba since 1959 and survived countless assassination attempts, died at 10.29pm on Friday. The two were sent to orphanages across the United States, and they eventually ended up in Pueblo.

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The Carrier Jobs Trump Saved Will Be Automated Anyway

United Technologies still plans to close a major plant in the state. "But, believe me, we are going to do everything we can to make sure he follows through on the promises he made to the people of IN and to the people IN America". Jones made light of the Twitter beef, opening the news conference with a joke. "That's off the table". On Thursday, Jones told CNN that Trump "overreacted" and should have "come out and tried to justify his numbers".

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Gatlinburg fires: 12 dead; little rest for responders in hunt for missing

Instead, the evacuation notice was issued to area TV and radio outlets for broadcast - several hours after the fire had reached Gatlinburg . Gatlinburg Fire Department Chief Greg Miller said at a press conference Thursday the fire had moved very quickly, overwhelming the resources of his department and national park fire authorities, who did not know that winds would gust as violently as they did.

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5 things we learned from the first 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' trailer

Spider-Man Homecoming makes its courageous attempt to be the third- or fourth-best Spider-Man movie July 7, 2017 . Its first full trailer is to get its premiere during the television show Jimmy Kimmel Live later today. Robert Downey Jr , who was rumoured to be making a cameo, appears to take a central role in the film, educating young Spidey in the ways of fighting crime and keeping his identity unknown.

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Journalists Barkha Dutt, Ravish Kumar's Twitter accounts hacked by Legion

The hackers however defended their actions with a tweet that read, "We use twitter as a means to reach the public". Earlier on November 30, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's Twitter account was hacked and some remarks full of expletives were posted.

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Body found in burned vehicle in West Bloomfield

Firefighters quickly put the flames out, then discovered the remains inside the vehicle. A crime scene investigation began immediately. Her death was officially listed as a homicide. Authorities believe the vehicle was driven onto the school property through a nearby back sidewalk. As of 11 a.m. Friday, two people of interest were being interviewed by detectives as evidence technicians and investigators continue working on the case.


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