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Army Corps blocks route of Dakota Access oil pipeline

Days after authorities in the state were criticised for using water cannons against protesters in sub-zero temperatures, the human rights group wrote to the president to allege an "over-militarized" response by police at Standing Rock. FARGO, N.D. The head of North Dakota's emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis. Read More

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House passes $611 billion defense policy bill by wide margin

House passes $611 billion defense policy bill by wide margin

Another $8.3 billion from the OCO account - $3.2 billion more than Obama requested - would be used for base budget requirements such as a pay raise for troops and troop increases. Republicans won a fight against including language in the bill requiring women to begin registering for the Selective Service for a potential draft, a fight that began when lawmakers opposed to the Pentagon's recent announcement to open up all combat roles to women launched it as a test measure. Read More

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Judge allows recount to continue in Wisconsin

That the state's recount process is unconstitutional because ballots aren't treated equally in all cases - a standard used in the 2000 U.S. Supreme Court case that halted a recount in Florida and left Republican George W. Supreme Court's 2000 Bush v. Gore ruling because it doesn't have uniform standards to determine which votes should be counted in a recount . Stein says her goal is not to change the election result but to ensure "the integrity and accuracy of the vote". Read More

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Islamic State claims responsibility of Ohio State University attack

An ISIS news agency claimed responsibility for the attack on Tuesday, claiming Artan "a soldier of the Islamic State". On Monday, however, Ohio State President Dr. He was studying at Ohio State University as a third-year transfer student of logistics management. Several acts of jihadist-inspired violence in the past two years have involved people known to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More

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Severe weather warnings across South; storms kill at least 5

Rain will arrive for our East Alabama counties here soon; Columbus can expect showers and storms this afternoon. A Baptist church and an entire shopping plaza were among some of the buildings destroyed. In Grenada, Mississippi, three homes on McSwine Road were damaged by thunderstorm winds. The three who died were all in a mobile home in the northeastern Alabama community of Rosalie, Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen told the Associated Press early Wednesday. Read More

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Green Party-backed group wants a recount in Pennsylvania

In the preliminary tallies, Mr. Trump has a lead of more than 100,000 votes in Wisconsin , Pennsylvania and MI combined. Several petitions asking electors to defy the results of their particular vote and vote for Clinton have garnered millions of signatures , though the likelihood of that happening is nearly non-existent according to most political observers. Read More

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Trump declares 'consequences' for flag burners

I happen to support the Supreme Court's decision on that matter". But the size of that latter group might be bigger than the coverage of this topic suggests. A small group of hard-left activists burned foot-long USA flags outside the Trump International Hotel in NY on Tuesday, in an angry response to a tweet by President-elect Donald Trump that flag-burners should face legal consequences. Read More

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Family gives a statement on Sherri Papini's return

At least one of those women, according to Papini, dropped her off near I-5 in Yolo County. The sheriff's office said Sherri Papini, 34, was found at 4:30 a.m Thursday on a rural road near I-5 in Yolo County. Throughout the days when the woman was missing the police conducted both ground and aerial searches, during this time her family and friends raised funds for search-and-rescue efforts, garnered more than $49,000. Read More

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California woman found chained to object, beaten

California woman found chained to object, beaten

The Sacramento Bee reported that it acquired an audio clip of the exchange between dispatchers and officers in the moments after 34-year-old Sherri Papini flagged down a passing motorist near Interstate 5. "Lots and lots of joy that she is here with us", her sister said. Her family and an anonymous donor offered rewards in an effort to find her. Bosenko said, to his knowledge, no tips have been called in to either the ransom reward website or a tip line. Read More

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Millions may now lose eligibility for overtime after ruling

Millions may now lose eligibility for overtime after ruling

Under the rule, those workers would have been eligible for overtime pay as long as they made less than about $47,500 a year, and the threshold would readjust every three years to reflect changes in average wages. But businesses said the rules would have created an overly restrictive environment that would have penalized younger and slower workers. Hudson, who practices labor and employment law, added that employers are not required to implement the increased salary threshold now. Read More

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LSU, Houston coach Tom Herman close to deal, sources say

Guice fumbled twice in goal-to-go situations last week in the 16-10 loss to Florida, including the last play of the game from the Florida 1 after he ran the wrong way on the play and into tacklers when the outside was open. That's not the standard. Tyler is a member of the LSU football support staff, while twins Parker and Cody are in their first year as part of the McNeese State football team. Read More

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Pies roll in for El Paso County Salvation Army community Thanksgiving meal

Pies roll in for El Paso County Salvation Army community Thanksgiving meal

The Salvation Army of El Paso County now has a surplus of pies for its annual community Thanksgiving feast. Hewett, who is a nurse at Mercy Hospital, and a group from the hospital dropped off food to the Salvation Army. In Good Hope, New Bethel united Methodist Church will be serving dinner from 11 a.m. -2 p.m. Thanksgiving can be lonely, so if you're in the Dallas area and need some good food, then this is the place to go! As many as 100 people typically come to the facility on Beauregard ... Read More

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Pelosi promises greater role for junior Democrats

Pelosi promises greater role for junior Democrats

I'm pulling the fire alarm right now is what I'm doing in the Democratic party. "He's focused on standing up to Trump and showing that Democrats are the real champions of the working class and the ones who truly respect working people". However, back then, she turned the reins over to another close ally, Rep. Steve Israel (D-N.Y.), and the outfit was mostly viewed as just an appendage to Pelosi's own leadership office. Read More

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