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Some Mexicans have taken to protesting at a statue representing independence in their country's capital city holding placards and banners against President-elect Donald Trump's policy statements. Interstate 80 in Iowa City , Iowa, was shut down briefly by about 75 protesters , Sgt. Chris Akers with the Iowa City Police Department said. In Dallas, protesters dragged and kicked a Trump piñata through the streets.
  • Serial killer Stephen Port found guilty of three murders

    Serial killer Stephen Port found guilty of three murders

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    The 41-year-old dumped the body of his second victim, 22-year-old Mr Kovari, in the grounds of St Margaret's Church in Barking - less than 500 metres from his home - in September 2014. He was accused of luring young men to his flat where he plied them with sedative drugs so that he could have sex with them while they were unconscious.
  • Trump battles back against charges of transition tumult

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    What that means and how it will play out in practical terms under a Trump administration is unclear. That included working without official State Department briefing materials in his first conversations with foreign leaders. Even with Republicans in control of the Senate, Sessions could face obstacles. Changes in staff are allegedly not the only problem that the team has to overcome before it can become a sufficient administration.
  • Iraqi forces move to retake another Mosul neighborhood

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    Brig. Gen. Haider Fadhil said four civilians were killed and another four wounded when a suicide vehicle bomb exploded before it could reach the troops it was targeting late Saturday. 5 bridge to the north. It was the third of the city's five bridges on the Tigris to be targeted by coalition airstrikes. They spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.
  • Satellite images reveal destruction in Rohingya villages

    Satellite images reveal destruction in Rohingya villages

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    Independently verifying facts on the ground has been hampered with the government refusing to allow in global observers, but evidence of widespread destruction to villages is mounting. The state refuses to grant them citizenship even though they have lived in the region for generations. The bloodshed is the most serious since hundreds were killed in communal clashes in the western Myanmar state of Rakhine in 2012, and is posing the biggest test yet for the eight-month-old administration of ...
  • Tim Ryan to Challenge Nancy Pelosi for House Democratic Leader

    Tim Ryan to Challenge Nancy Pelosi for House Democratic Leader

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    By pushing for an earlier vote, Pelosi was preventing the caucus from discussing where it goes from here, he said . It's been more than a decade since then ― and six years since Democrats had the majority ― but Pelosi's financial stranglehold over the caucus has indebted many members to her, and her reputation as an astute tactician has some Democrats thinking they're better off with an experienced hand trying to negotiate with a Republican House, Senate and White House.
  • Electors almost always follow the vote in their state

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    Even so, we were afraid the big cities and the coasts would outvote us. This analysis may be Sanders' best use of his newly acquired pulpit, and it was what drew so many Americans to his candidacy in the first place. This could lead to nuclear war. Umberto Eco described 14 characteristics of fascism. The quirks of the Electoral College raise the question: What would the United States look like if its constituent parts were truly equal? I am ashamed to live in a country where the ...
  • Intense bombing of Syria's Aleppo kills 20

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    White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice said the U.S.is tracking reports about health conditions. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) emergency coordinator Teresa Sancristoval said that Saturday's bombardment of hospitals marked "a dark day for east Aleppo".
  • GOP on track to maintain Senate control as most incumbents hold on

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    As of noon Wednesday, with a few results still not confirmed, Republicans have control of 66 of the nation's 98 statehouse chambers, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. In one tight race, incumbent GOP Rep. Paul Pacheco trails his Democratic challenger. In a statement Wednesday, Martinez said she already was taking steps to work with House Democrats.
  • SEC working to avoid repeat of Florida-LSU scheduling fiasco

    SEC working to avoid repeat of Florida-LSU scheduling fiasco

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    Now with an SEC East title hinging on the game, Gray hopes his unit lets its play do the talking. That made it clear that the Gators would be disqualified if the game wasn't rescheduled somewhere, essentially forcing outgoing Florida athletic director Jeremy Foley to give in to LSU athletic director Joe Alleva's demand that LSU retain a home game on November 19, when a visit by South Alabama was originally scheduled.
  • Rajnath speaks to Assam CM after militant ambush

    Rajnath speaks to Assam CM after militant ambush

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    The incident occurred during an army operation carried out in the early hours inside the Burhi Dihing reserve forest in Tinsukia district, almost 510 km north-east of Guwahati . The soldiers were travelling in an Army vehicle when the explosion took place. Meanwhile, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the wake of the incident.
  • Who is the first leader that will officially meet with President Trump?

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    Some diplomats say, however, that until Mr Trump makes key appointments, it will be hard to assess his policies on issues including China's maritime aggressiveness and North Korea's nuclear threat. He even stated that Tokyo and Seoul would have to pay more to have the privilege of utilizing the U.S. Forces for defense, or he would walk away from them altogether.
  • Russian Federation begins major new Syrian air offensive against Aleppo

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    Russian jets conducted "at least 200 airstrikes" over Aleppo's besieged, bombed-out eastern enclave Wednesday, killing 42 people and injuring at least 82 more, Ibrahim Haj, a Civil Defense spokesman in east Aleppo, told Syria Direct. Anti-Assad activists reported attacks against rebel positions from Russian warplanes and ship-based cruise missiles Tuesday, breaking a three-week lull in attacks against the city, The Associated Press reported.
  • European Union chief anxious by Trump's trans-Atlantic intentions

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    Trump at the regular foreign affairs ministerial Monday, where such weighty issues as EU security and defense, relations with Turkey and Syrian sanctions were on the agenda. Trump's exact plans are vague, though, and renegotiating a deal Iran and other partners are happy with would be hard. Trump's praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin has raised concerns that he may soften US policy toward Moscow and perhaps ease economic sanctions against Russia.
  • Israel's President Reuven arrives in Mumbai on Monday

    Israel's President Reuven arrives in Mumbai on Monday

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    The two sides inked two pacts to strengthen cooperation in agricuture and water resources management. He also said the two sides agreed to prioritise "practical and specific engagement in the cyber domain". Israeli President Reuven Rivlin praised his country's growing ties with India while meeting with Indian leaders on a state visit Monday. India is Israel's largest buyer of military hardware and the latter has been supplying various weapons systems, missiles and unmanned aerial ...
  • Colombia publishes new FARC peace accord in effort to end war

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    Rather than risk another referendum, Santos is in a hurry to move the peace plan through congress before lawmakers adjourn for the Christmas holiday and indicated in his speech that the current version is final. 'In completely exhausting sessions, they made the agreement possible, ' said the FARC-EP representative. Lawmakers of the opposition Democratic Center party of former President Alvaro Uribe responded negatively to the presented changes, but opposition leaders like Uribe, his former ...
  • Sting to reopen Bataclan hall 1 year after Paris attacks

    Sting to reopen Bataclan hall 1 year after Paris attacks

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    He has promised to "remember and honour those who lost their lives in the attack" after taking on the daunting task of being the first artist to perform there since the devastating attack. The city of Paris is planning a memorial service outside the theater on Sunday at 11 a.m., commemorating the anniversary of the attack. "He didn't even look at me".
  • Death toll rises to 45 in IS-claimed blast in Pakistan

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    Abdul Hakim Lasi, an official with the Edhi Foundations rescue service that arrived at the scene, suggests more than 30 people may have been killed. Baluchistan has seen some of the worst militant attacks this year in Pakistan, one of which was claimed by an Islamist movement that is allied to the Islamic State group.
  • Trump Hails Israeli Entity as "Beacon of Hope"

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    Trump noted that any deal should be directly negotiated between Israel and Palestine, but that his administration would play a "significant role in helping the parties to achieve a just, lasting peace", Israel's Hayom newspaper reported, according to the Times of Israel.
  • Anticipating riots, Egypt beefs up security

    Anticipating riots, Egypt beefs up security

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    But major protests did not take place across the country by Friday evening. Police dispersed several small gatherings and there were some minor clashes. Government efforts to shore up the currency generated a thriving black market where the dollar reached a rate of 19 Egyptian pounds - compared to 8.8 in the banks.
  • 4 children die in wreck on Interstate 95 in SC

    4 children die in wreck on Interstate 95 in SC

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    A fatal accident between a tractor trailer and an auto occurred Friday morning just before 4:30 A.M. Officials said early Friday that 4 children were killed but that was later corrected to 3 children. Colleton County Fire and Rescue's Twitter account said four children died at the scene when a auto ended up trapped beneath the rig. An additional unidentified adult passenger was the front seat passenger in Torres' vehicle and was transported to a medical center along with Torres and Morales.
  • Now we are all rooting for Trump's success, says Obama

    Now we are all rooting for Trump's success, says Obama

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    The president extended the invite during a phone call to his Republican successor, where he congratulated Trump on his victory over Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. That's what our country needs. "I hope that he maintains that spirit throughout this transition". No Marquette poll conducted over the course of the presidential campaign put Trump ahead in Wisconsin, but he continued to crisscross the state in the weeks leading up to the election.
  • 2 children and woman killed, 3 hurt in Newark stabbing

    2 children and woman killed, 3 hurt in Newark stabbing

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    Arrington is described as being approximately 5-foot-9 and weighing 170 pounds. Three people were fatally injured and another three have been hospitalized after a mass stabbing inside a house in Newark , an Essex County prosecutor said. Three individuals, two of them children, were killed during a residential stabbing spree that left three others wounded in Newark , New Jersey on Saturday afternoon.
  • Cyprus town's future hangs in Swiss talks balance

    Cyprus town's future hangs in Swiss talks balance

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    Anastasiades and Akinci will concentrate over five days of talks on how much territory each side will administer under an envisioned federation. Cyprus has been divided since 1974, when Turkish troops occupied its northern third in response to an Athens-inspired coup seeking union with Greece.
  • Students in California Riot in Response to Trump Election

    Students in California Riot in Response to Trump Election

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    After a peaceful but vocal protest, students were lead back into their classrooms by school officials and teachers. Hundreds of students at Oakland Technical High School briefly left their classes around 10 a.m. At Theodore Roosevelt High School in Des Moines, Iowa , the school choir sang John Mayer's "Waiting on The World to Change", as hundreds of students looked on.
  • Pakistan being urged not to deport NatGeo's 'Afghan Girl'

    Pakistan being urged not to deport NatGeo's 'Afghan Girl'

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    According to reports, Gula's children had already been sent back to Afghanistan. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government on Saturday made a decision to request the federal government not to deport deport Sharbat Gula, the National Geographic's iconic green-eyed "Afghan girl".
  • Scotland seeks to block Brexit talks without its OK

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    The SNP has already indicated its MPs would vote against any attempt to begin the Brexit process. "It's reasonable that MSPs who represent the people of Scotland are consulted before any steps are taken to remove us from Europe against our wishes".
  • China approves controversial cybersecurity law

    China approves controversial cybersecurity law

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    It also prohibits activity aimed at " overthrowing the socialist system ", a reference to challenges to the ruling Communist Party's monopoly on power. "Any company that wants to come in, as long as they obey Chinese laws, serve the interests Chinese consumers, we welcome them to come in, and to prosper together", said Zhao Zeliang, director-general of the cybersecurity bureau of the Cyberspace Administration of China , at a news conference.
  • Kerala govt to allow women of all ages to enter Sabarimala Temple

    Kerala govt to allow women of all ages to enter Sabarimala Temple

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    Senior counsel K K Venugopal, appearing for the travancore devaswom board (TDB), expressed his objection to the flip-flops by the successive regimes in the State over the issue. The Supreme Court has stated on 11 July that it may refer the concerned issue to a five-judge constitution bench. The Kerala government said it has no objection over women's entry inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Sabarimala temple and women of all ages should be allowed to go inside.
  • Syria Kurds announce start of campaign to retake Raqqa

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    Commanders of the US -backed Syria Democratic Forces announce a campaign targeting "obscurantists" - ISIS - that have claimed Raqqa as their capital. The start of the assault by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) came as Iraqi forces fought inside Mosul for the third day running, with the jihadists putting up fierce resistance.
  • US Task Force Raqqa Syria ISIS operation

    US Task Force Raqqa Syria ISIS operation

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    The Syrian YPG Kurdish force is one of the most powerful militias in Syria and regarded as the backbone of SDF, a USA -backed alliance formed past year to fight Islamic State . No details of the meeting between Akar and Dunford were provided.The U.S. regards the YPG as an ally in its fight against Daesh, while Turkey considers it a terrorist organization due to its links to the PKK, which has killed over 40,000 citizens in a three-decade insurgency in Turkey.
  • Katy Perry urges fans to

    Katy Perry urges fans to "rock for Hillary"

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    Tara Anthony, a Hillary Clinton supporter from Allentown Pa., had a run-in with a protestor outside a Mann Center rally headlined by Katy Perry on Saturday, November 5, 2016. Perry has always been a supporter of the former Secretary of State. " Hillary has all these celebs and failed politicians out campaigning for her ..." "The soul and spirit of this country is on the ballot", McGinty said of the stakes on Tuesday.
  • Tim Kaine says Clinton is the 'underdog'

    Tim Kaine says Clinton is the 'underdog'

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    Doors open at 6 p.m. Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine is making a push for votes in southeast Wisconsin when he pays Milwaukee a visit on Sunday, November 6th. The Virginia senator, 58, played the harmonica while Bon Jovi belted out his 1986 track, " You Give Love a Bad Name ", at a Get Out The Vote rally at The State Theater in St.
  • No charges against Clinton after new email review

    No charges against Clinton after new email review

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    Presidential candidate Donald Trump has seen a resurgence in popularity in the time since Comey's first letter to Congress, suggesting that the re-emerging mystery around Clinton's emails was a worry for voters. The Justice Department accepted that recommendation. A senior Democrat close to Clinton's campaign told CNN that "it's impossible to fully undo the damage of the last nine days".
  • Syria monitor: 74 killed in 8 days of rebel Aleppo offensive

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    Rights groups and the United Nations have sharply criticized the rebels over the shelling of western Aleppo districts, which has killed a number of civilians. Moscow said Thursday Russia and Syria were giving the ceasefire another try in an attempt to "prevent senseless casualties". "Everybody can see that these civil-society activities.are directly controlled by [British] officials and government", she said.