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North Carolina Judge Temporarily Blocks Law That Strips Incoming Democratic Governor's Power

Pat McCrory that would strip the incoming Democratic governor, Roy Cooper, of control over state and local elections boards. Previously, the state's governors were able to appoint three of the elections board's five members from his or her own party, with members of the minority party taking the other two spots.

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Celebrities react to death of Hollywood royalty Debbie Reynolds

Experts say that in extremely stressful events like the death of a spouse or a child, it really is possible to die from a broken heart, with a surge of hormones creating a condition the American Heart Association calls stress-induced cardiomyopathy.

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Suspected gunman in Dania Beach shootings in custody, Broward sheriff says

The first shooting occurred on Christmas near Northwest Sixth Avenue and Northwest Second Street. "Through the course of that investigation, we determined that Christopher Jordan was murdered as a result of a retaliatory hit, if you will, in connection to a previous homicide of a man by the name of Dijon Brown", Champagne said.

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Manhunt underway for prisoner Daniel Ortiz who escaped New York City hospital

Detectives brought dogs to track the scent of the escaped suspect's clothing from a white plastic hospital bag and tracked him to an apartment building just up the block from the hospital, CBS 2 reported . He was wearing a dark colored pea coat, dark blue jeans, chocolate boots and no shirt when he escaped from the hospital, police said. Ortiz, who was bleeding from his wrist and had shackles fastened to one leg, fled the scene and hadn't been arrested as of Friday afternoon, police said.

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Kaaya's 4 TDs lead Miami past No. 14 West Virginia, 31-14

Kaaya, the game MVP, hit 24 of 34 pass attempts. Miami started out of the gate hot after halftime with a attractive connection by Kaaya to junior tight end David Njoku on 23-yard touchdown pass and catch, to cap off an 8-play, 75-yard drive which gave Miami a 28-7 lead after the opening second-half possession.

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Electoral College worked just as it should

Trump's Electoral College victory hasn't stopped him from musing about the outcome and criticizing President Obama and his former rival Hillary Clinton . Popular votes in 2016 for one Electoral College vote: Trump, Alaska (46,000), Wyoming (58,000), Florida (159,000); Clinton, Vermont (60,000), New Hampshire (87,000), California (159,000).

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Congress' inaction will leave Donald Trump with 'broad war-making power'

Over the weekend, Obama suggested he may have won a third term were he not constitutionally barred, to which Trump tweeted , in part: "NO WAY!" Trump explained that he and Obama had "a very, very good talk" adding: 'We talked about it and smiled about it and nobody is ever going to know because we are never going to be going against each other'.

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Police officer, suspect shot outside north Texas restaurant

The officer, Chris Bumpas, and the unnamed suspect, were both shot and taken to a local hospital. Police said officers were trying to arrest one of the males on a warrant when the scuffle broke out outside the Tequila Bar Y Grill. That officer then fired his weapon, striking the suspect. The officer who fired his weapon has been placed on administrative leave per department policy.

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Air Force visits Davis-Monthan Air Force Base

Remember when Mississippi State lost its home opener? The game will air at 3:30 p.m. on Colorado's Own Channel 2 (KWGN-TV). Kickoff is set for 3:30 pm MT. South Alabama's Dallas Davis could have a big game through the air, but he needs to avoid throwing interceptions as that's been his Achilles' heel all season long.

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LSU F Craig Victor dismissed from team

He started 24 games previous year and averaged 11.5 points and 5.6 rebounds. Brandon Sampson and Wayde Sims each made four 3-pointers for LSU, while Skylar Mays and Jalyn Patterson made three each. The Tigers had just three offensive rebounds in the first half - and all three came on one possession. LSU plays at Missouri on Wednesday night. It was also the most points Vanderbilt has scored in an SEC game since scoring 102 against Ole Miss in 2012.

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Arkansas tight end Sprinkle suspended before Belk Bowl

Among the items found in Sprinkle's possession were a Ralph Lauren shirt, other clothing items, and a pair of wallets, according to a Charlotte-Mecklenberg Police Department incident report published by the AJC . That store? Well, a Belk department store. For which as a participation gift, players receive a shopping trip to. Sprinkle has been suspended for the game between Arkansas (7-5) and Virginia Tech (9-4), which is now live on ESPN.

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Every cop in Chicago will have body camera by end of 2017

The department, which finished a small pilot program this summer in which a dozen officers used body cameras, plans to have almost 850 officers wearing body cameras by the end of 2017. They have been given a policy directive telling them which encounters should or should not be recorded. The Hobbs City Commission recently approved a request for proposals for body cameras and in-car cameras for the police department.

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Brothers Charged With Murder In Target Stabbing Over Music

Simmons said she will be at every court hearing to ensure justice is served on behalf of Griffin. But Griffin Jr.'s widow Nicole Simmons defended her slain husband. My heart continues to beat but I don't feel alive. He felt like Jade had more gifts than Josh. "When this case does end up going forward I expect that he will be fully exonerated and that he was acting in self defense", said attorney Daniel Shriro.

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'Military grade' helicopter crashes in Texas

Elizabeth Pena said. The military helicopter was flying unusually low when it suddenly broke apart in the air, KSAT-TV said on Wednesday citing witness reports. One witness told ABC 13 that he heard a "pop" and then saw "rotors flying in the air" before the helicopter crashed into the water 25 yards from the shore at around 3:50pm.

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United Nations not living up to potential, says Donald Trump

President-elect Donald Trump pivoted away from a question about sanctioning Russian Federation on Wednesday, saying, "We ought to get on with our lives", and answered instead with a list of reasons why computers are the real culprit. Labor Department", the Palm Beach Post reported December 6. "As to the United Nations, things will be different after Jan 20th", he said on Twitter, referring to the date of his inauguration.

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1 dead; 2 injured after falling from ski lift in Colorado

Her two daughters, ages 9 and 12, also fell. One child was flown to Children's Hospital via Flight for Life and one is still at the Granby medical center in stable condition. An investigation is underway and authorities said they are not sure of the circumstances that led up to the fall. According to the National Ski Areas Association there have been three deaths from falls since 2004 and the most recent death blamed on a faulty chairlift was in 1993.

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Donald Trump is thinking of partially privatizing veterans' health care

As reported by The Algemeiner, Trump was involved in the ultimately futile effort last week to thwart the vote on UN Security Council Resolution 2334 - which was approved Friday by a 14-0 margin, with a United States abstention that allowed it to pass.

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Topeka weather: Sunny, warm weather ends 2016; snow possible next week

Parts of New Jersey will receive some snow on Thursday , according to the National Weather Service. However, rain is expected to reappear on the first day of 2017. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New Year's Day includes a chance of showers, with a high near 47 degrees. The gusty winds return for your Wednesday with warmer temperatures and sunshine.

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No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Washington

You have to lose it so you can maintain your explosiveness. Hurts is the X-factor, and as the Huskies experienced with USC's Sam Darnold, the off-schedule plays created by eluding sacks and escaping out of the pocket can be some of the most risky and impactful in big games.

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Greek Ambassador to Brazil Missing for Three Days

A Rio state police official said the ambassador's wife reported him as missing on Wednesday. The car's license plates match those of Amiridis' rental vehicle, according to Globo, which showed pictures of the charred auto underneath an overpass in the Nova Iguacu neighborhood where Amiridis went missing.

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19-year-old arrested in drive-by shooting of boy

Hansen did not have details about the ages of the other children in the vehicle with the boy. A tweet Thursday from the Unified Police official Twitter account announced the arrest of Oscar Bermejo-Zaragoza. Police said both men were wearing Chicago Bulls and "a lot of red". The Utah licence plate number is E968TY. The BMW was found abandoned on a Salt Lake City street several hours after the shooting.

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Suspect robbed store before police chase

According to Peoria police, the suspect took off in the truck after robbing an AM/PM store at 75th Avenue and Camelback Road around 4:10 p.m. The male suspect is possibly armed. The suspect was then driven to the hospital in stable condition. The suspect attempted to steal another vehicle at gunpoint, but was caught by police and taken into custody shortly after 5:30 p.m.

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QUALCOMM Incorporated (NASDAQ:QCOM) Stock Rises, Analysts: Hold Rating

Many analysts have provided their estimated foresights on QUALCOMM Incorporated Earnings, with 21 analysts believing the company would generate an Average Estimate of $1.17. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, November 28th. Qualcomm's payout ratio is 55.64%. If you are reading this piece of content on another domain, it was stolen and republished in violation of US and global copyright and trademark legislation.

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RIP Debbie Reynolds: After Carrie Fisher's death, mother dies a day later

She was taken to a Los Angeles hospital earlier on Wednesday. "She said, 'I want to be with Carrie , '" her son said. Fisher did not give a cause of death. "As if we needed more proof that you aren't amusing", one person remarked, while another stated: "Somehow you have managed to trivialize the death of two beloved phenoms and the pain of black mothers who lost their kids".

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Trump ally apologizes for racist rant against Obama's

Paladino , who is a member of the Buffalo Board of Education, said in a statement that he would not heed calls for his resignation despite facing intense backlash for his remarks. Paladino sent an apology statement on Tuesday, suggesting that his word choice was a mistake. When asked "What would you like to see go away in 2017?" he said: "Michelle Obama".

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Report says Wisconsin tolls could collect billions of dollars

Findings from the study, commissioned by state lawmakers and Walker past year as part of the 2015-17 state budget, were released Wednesday. Ross replaces Mark Gottlieb, who plans to resign effective January 6. Scott Walker has appointed a new transportation secretary as he gears up for a budget battle over how to pay for roads. Under the second scenario, that price would go up with a trip from Madison to Milwaukee costing $8.16 and from Madison to La Crosse costing $15.48.

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Michigan State Basketball: Big Ten play is coming at the right time

The 6-foot-8, 250-pound native, the lowest-profile member of this freshman class, has posted 22-plus points and 10-plus rebounds in three of six games this month. Michigan State Spartans freshman forward Miles Bridges will not play on Tuesday versus the Minnesota Golden Gophers , according to Jon Rothstein of FanRag Sports .

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Adnan Syed Denied Bail Before Murder Retrial

Syed was convicted in 2000 of the murder of his ex-girlfriend and high school classmate Hae Min Lee . Attorney, C. Justin Brown argued for Syed's release, saying in court filings that the appeals process could take years and that Syed has shown he is good candidate for release pending a new trial.

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Donald Trump insults the United Nations

The UN is not living up to its potential and is causing "problems" rather than solving them, US President-elect Donald Trump has said as he hit out at the world body for the second time in a week after the Security Council voted to condemn new Israeli settlements.

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Two die in Florida single-engine plane crash

His friend, Deb Solsrud of New London, also died in the crash. The plane crashed into a yard, but did not hit the home. Independent Technologies, founded in 1985, sells communication and diagnostic products for telecommunications, utility and information technology markets.

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Major Snow For Northern New England, Rain For Eastern Mass.

New Hampshire and interior York County: 10 a.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday . The more rapid the pressure change over a short distance and time, the faster the wind. Utility companies have crews on standby in preparation for power outages. Friday will be a windy and chilly day with clouds/flurries north and clouds and some partial sun south.

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Roof's mental state to be examined anew in Monday hearing

Judge Richard Gergel ordered the additional exam "in abundance of caution" after his standby lawyer questioned Roof's ability to stand trial, according to the courthouse. In an order Court filed Thursday afternoon, Gergel said he has appointed Dr. James Ballenger, a Charleston forensic psychiatrist, to examine Roof over the weekend.

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School Board demands Paladino's resignation

In a statement, Paladino said he had spoken "about two progressive elitist ingrates who have hated their country so badly and destroyed its fabric in so many respects in eight years". The board's resolution said that Paladino's "unambiguously racist, morally repugnant, flagrantly disrespectful, inflammatory and inexcusable comments" had "garnered both local, national, and global attention that reflects negatively on the Buffalo Board of Education, the City of Buffalo and its leadership and its ...

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Deadly police ambushes at two-decade high

Firearms-related deaths were up 56 percent over the 41 officers killed by gunfire in 2015, but are still far below the all-time high of 156 officers killed by gunfire in 1973. "We have public servants, police officers, like the men who were taken away from us", Obama said. The organization inscribes the names of officers killed in the line of duty on a monument in Washington , D.C.

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Former U.S. Army soldier could be military's first execution since 1961

The man at the center of the case is former U.S. Army soldier Ronald Gray, a convicted murderer and rapist, who was granted a last-minute stay of execution in 1998. Former President George W. Bush approved the death penalty for Gray in 2008. Schlehuber says she'd like to witness Gray's execution. "He needs to pay for what he's done".


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