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Thousands join early morning queue for tickets to Barack Obama's farewell speech

Trump will be sworn in as president on January 20, Inauguration Day, which is Obama's last day in office. They praised President Barack Obama's achievements while at the same time pushing him to do more for their constituents who overwhelmingly supported his history-making campaign and administration.

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Ft. Lauderdale Shooter Came to Airport 'Specifically to Carry Out' Attack

The 26-year-old U.S. army veteran, who was born in New Jersey and moved to Puerto Rico when he was two, was dealing with mental health issues and had been under treatment but nothing in his behaviour had pointed to the Friday shooting. Maria Cedeño, a Broward County resident who had just gotten off a Delta flight from Atlanta, told The Record that she took refuge in a Terminal 2 bathroom, where she said two armed female officers from the Sheriff's Department carrying guns and flashlights ...

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Snow Expected Until About 8 pm

Saturday to 10 a.m. Sunday by the National Weather Service. Snow, dropping less than an inch, is likely before 1 p.m. on Tuesday before switching to a mix of rain and snow, and then just rain after 4 p.m. "Everyone is encouraged to prepare for possible inclement weather ahead of time, keeping safety as the top priority". Overnight, most areas will drop below 10 degrees, with some sub-zero temperatures in the Adirondacks.

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Najee Harris, nation's No. 1 recruit, remains undecided

Harris would not open up on his plans Saturday at the U.S. Army All-America Game, even as reporters tracked his potential flight information. Spring semester classes at Alabama are set to begin on January 11. Harris, an American Family Insurance ALL-USA running back, said earlier in the week that he wasn't planning to make a public announcement of his intentions at the Bowl and remained true to his word.

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Jimmy Fallon Basically Gave Trump Another Head Rub at the Golden Globes

After some brief technical difficulties - Fallon's teleprompter went down and had to be replaced - he opened with the mildest of jokes, calling the Globes "One of the few places left where America still honors the popular vote". "I always think a musical kind of opening is interesting and fun to watch when I'm watching award shows , so I'll try to incorporate that. right now, we got a lot of good cameos and fun people in the opening".

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Fort Lauderdale shooting: British great-grandmother Olga Woltering killed in Florida airport massacre

Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport Friday afternoon when shots rang out. Piro said FBI investigators had not ruled out terrorism as a reason for the attack and were reviewing the suspect's recent movements. Speaking to Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in Alaska, where he lived, Santiago had reportedly told them the government was forcing him to watch so-called Islamic State group videos.

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Repealing & Replacing Obamacare Will Likely Cost TRILLIONS & Put Millions Out of Work

After the private meeting, Mr Obama is said to have told his party to "Look out for the American people". "I am saying to every Republican right now, if you in fact can put a plan together that is demonstrably better than what Obamacare is doing, I will publicly support repealing Obamacare and replacing it with your plan".

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Raiders beat: Mack says defense needed to do more

To make matters worse for Oakland, backup quarterback Matt McGloin suffered a left shoulder injury in Week 17, meaning that rookie Connor Cook will be making his first career start . Osweiler , who signed the big money deal in the off-season, has not been worth the money this season as he has struggled to get things figured out. Lamar Miller led the way on the ground with 30 carries for 73 yards and a score.

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Five people killed in shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport

From there, the shooter collected his checked luggage, which contained a weapon and ammunition, the official says . Federal charges against Santiago are due to be announced later on Saturday. Santiago was arrested without incident after the shooting and was in police custody Friday night. "That's a bit unusual". "I know that right now he was working in security [in Alaska]", she said in Spanish.

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NC State basketball game rescheduled for Sunday

Nevertheless, NC State outscored Florida State 24-12 in the final period to clinch the victory. Despite a hot start, the Tar Heels have struggled significantly as of late, losing to Georgia Tech by 12 points and then needing overtime to defeat Clemson.

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Former club owner found strangled in Upper West Side apartment

Though Escuelita survived that particular challenge, it was shut down some time later after 49 years in business. Zabar frequently received massages, police sources said, without yet indicating whether the masseuse was a suspect. "There's nothing I can say bad about him". 'The club life was his passion. I worked with him for a while. On Friday morning, police said the incident was deemed a homicide.

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Mark Hamill read Donald Trump's tweets as The Joker and it's terrifying

Using his scratchy, severely manic Joker voice, Hamill read out Trump's holiday greeting wherein the President-elect laughed in the faces of those who lost to him. His brother, comedian Patton Oswalt, immediately backed the idea . "Nobody writes better super-villain dialogue than #Trumputin!" "With a little help [from daughter Chelsea Hamill and wife Marilou Hamill] Got the app to send out my 1st soundbite", he tweeted on Saturday.

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Trump orders Obama-appointed ambassadors to leave posts by inauguration

Donald Trump has unexpectedly ordered ambassadors in key countries like Britain, Germany, and Canada to resign. Never miss a story again - sign up to our Telegram channel and we'll keep you up to speed! . According to the American Foreign Service Association, a union representing diplomats, there are 188 U.S. ambassadors worldwide. In Obama's case, such sinecures were granted to Jane Hartley, a Democratic fundraiser who served as ambassador to France, and former President John F.

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Some Arkansans fear the consequences of repealing Obamacare

However, it is how the story commonly plays out today. If you compare the American health care system to other developed countries you find that we pay much more, cover fewer people and don't have better results. Americans can judge whether or not it is an improvement. If the choice is between patching the holes that are left in our health care system or throwing millions of Americans off their health insurance plan and undermining our economy along the way, then this should be an easy ...

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Obamacare repeal would cost New York state at least $3.7 billion: governor

But how to replace the legislation while maintaining coverage for millions of Americans and keeping just popular pieces of the law is still to be determined. "I made clear to Republicans that if they had ideas that they could show would work better than [ours], that I'd be happy to incorporate them into the law", said Mr Obama , who reportedly held a closed door meeting with his team on Wednesday to discuss how to save Obamacare.

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Kyle mother charged with stabbing, mutilating girl

Villanueva's sister told authorities that in 2015 the 24-year-old was admitted to a treatment facility in Buda for substance abuse, including marijuana, crack cocaine and methamphetamine, KXAN reports. Deputies said Hays County SWAT entered the home to find the 5-year-old child deceased. Upon arriving at the scene, police found Eustorgio Arellano-Uresti, Villanueva's 58-year-old father-in-law, in the driveway.

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Ethics Office Raises Concerns About Rushed Deadline to Vet Donald Trump's Nominees

The Senate is set to begin confirmation hearings for several of Trump's cabinet picks on Tuesday, which Shaub said could leave them with "potentially unknown or unresolved ethics issues". On Wednesday, hearings are set for Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, whose close ties to Russian Federation as Exxon Mobil CEO have come under scrutiny, along with Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary nominee Elaine Chao.

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General Assembly Approves Anti-Abortion Bills, Awaiting Signature Of Governor

Heather Hyden and James Earley of Lexington told lawmakers that she is 14 weeks pregnant. She won't get the results of an upcoming amniocentesis test that provides more information about the baby's condition until she is 18 weeks pregnant, Hyden said.

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Briton among five dead at Florida airport

Upon picking up his bags, however, he then took his gun and ammunition into a restroom before returning to baggage claim and opening fire, according to Broward County Commissioner Chip LaMarca. His brother has said Santiago was receiving psychological treatment. Passengers taking cover as first responders secured the area outside the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport yesterday.

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Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) & Immune Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:IMNP) News Buzz

Vetr now has $211.16 price target on the electric vehicle producer's stock. Several research analysts recently commented on TSLA shares. Finally, RBC Capital Markets set a $210.00 price objective on shares of Tesla Motors and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Thursday, July 21st.

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British great-grandmother among Florida airport shooting victims

He has been charged with act of violence at an global airport resulting in death - a charge that has a penalty of execution or any prison sentence up to life - and two firearms offenses. Mental illness is "a very hard situation to deal with". Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport is the second largest in South Florida, serving as an intercontinental gateway, with Miami International Airport known as the primary airport for international flights in the area.

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Mercer is on prison closure list

The exact dollar amount of that reduction will depend on which prisons close, Wetzel said during a press call, with three of the five valued at about $45 million in potential savings and two at $81 million. Closing one of the other three would save $44 million to $46 million per year. On Tuesday, the DOC would be meeting with other departments to begin "weighing and measuring the impact on the community", he said.

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These Are The Victims Of The Fort Lauderdale Airport Shooting

FBI agent George Piro, who is in charge of the Miami field office leading the investigation, told the AP that Santiago had come into the FBI office in Anchorage in November, but said he had indicated that he was not intent on hurting anyone.

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Freeway reopens following standoff near Baker, suspect remains at large

The incident started just before 2:20 a.m. when a CHP officer attempted to pull over the driver of a vehicle who was driving erratically and speeding. San Bernardino County Sheriff's SWAT are still on scene assisting CHP in the operation. They had not yet been arrested or booked as of 9:30 a.m., according to Carmichall.

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Sued hospital says it follows religious guide

Citing federal and state law, the lawsuit alleges the hospital and Father Martin Rooney denied Jionni Conforti "medically necessary treatment" that would "help Jionni align himself with his true sex". " My goal is to make a change for the up and coming trans people so they never have to go through this ", he adds. According to the Associated Press , the hospital states that any treatment deemed "morally wrong" by the Catholic Church can be refused.

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Massachusetts Weather Forecast: Potentially Heavy Snowstorm Saturday

Let's talk timeline... By 11am, snow fills in for much of Southeastern Mass with snow developing close to Noon in Boston and quickly overspreading inland locations early this afternoon. A January thaw hits on Tuesday with highs near 40 by then. Look for updates here and on Twitter @growingwisdom . Snow totals on Friday morning varied from about an inch in Cumberland, reported by a National Weather Service employee, to five inches in Little Compton, according to a trained spotter.

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Doctors Determine It Is Too Risky To Perform Surgery On Charles Manson

According to the penitentiary's official spokesperson, this is not the first time Manson was rushed to the hospital due to his condition. Manson remains at the hospital and doctors are trying to figure out their next move. "There is no medication, no programming that can relieve it", Debra Tate wrote. A parole board recommended her release previous year but was overruled by Gov.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day March will be January 16

These service projects are being conducted in remembrance of the work and vision of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off! We Have a Dream Breakfast, will be held from 7:45 a.m.to 10 a.m. holiday observance under the theme "A True Revolution of Values" with several activities on Monday, Jan. 16, at the Holiday Inn by the Bay. Line up for the march starts at 12:15, and the ceremony commences at 1 p.m.

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Multiple dead following shooting at Fort Lauderdale airport

The Federal Aviation Association issued a ground stop shortly after the shooting , suspending all flights at the airport. Officials say a military ID was found on Santiago and he was wearing some kind of uniform. "At this point, we are continuing to look at the terrorism angle in regards to potential motivation for this attack", George Piro, the FBI Special Agent in Charge of the investigation, said at a Saturday morning press conference.

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Dining notes: Girl Scouts add something s'more

The other cookie titles are available for $4 a box: Savannah Smiles, Do-si-dos, Tagalongs, Trefoils, Samoas and Thin Mints. The 2017 cookie season officially begins in DE on Saturday - the same day a major storm is expected to drop up to 8 inches of snow in some areas.

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Trooper Weaver Remembered at Funeral

Weaver's death reminded law enforcement officers across Pennsylvania and the nation how unsafe their work is. "He could have done a lot of things - he was a talented person - but he chose to serve us". Macy Weaver eulogized her husband, and top state police officials, clergy and others also spoke at the funeral. Blocker recalled the quote inscribed on the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, D.C.: "It is not how these officers died that made them heroes, it is how they lived".

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Seattle Seahawks injury report Wild Card week: Detroit at Seattle

With the NFC North title at stake, Detroit lost to Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay, 31-24, at Ford Field. Detroit also has not been the same since quarterback Matthew Stafford suffered an injury to the middle finger on his throwing hand on December 11.

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Lawmaker removes Capitol Hill art with pig in police uniform

One protester in the foreground has the head of a wolf or a dog and is giving a black power salute. "Congressman Hunter will soon realize that he's fallen down more than one rabbit hole", Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill said. "The painting portrays a colorful landscape of symbolic characters representing social injustice, the tragic events in Ferguson and the lingering elements of inequality in modern American society", Rep.

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Talladega Defends Sending Band to Trump Parade

Despite all the criticism, on Thursday, Hawkins announced that the school's marching band will not withdraw from the event. "It will be a wonderful learning experience for the students in the band". "I find him totally reprehensible". Talladega College was founded in 1867 by former slaves, and was the first in Alabama to admit African American students.

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Judge Allows Early Testimony in Durst Case

Referring to the "secret" witness, the judge said the prosecution had indicated there was a "possible danger to the safety of two witnesses", including the unidentified witness who is expected to be called to testify next month. The unusual decision to temporarily keep the man's name from the defense came after prosecutors argued that Durst - who is accused in the execution-style slaying of his friend Susan Berman - has access to massive amounts of money and a history of killing people he felt ...


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