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National Trump Has Not Changed His Mind About Torture
Author: 0 Trump Has Not Changed His Mind About Torture

The Wall? A great " campaign device ". But now Trump says he's convinced torture is not the best way to get information from enemy detainees. In a breach of more than 200 years of USA political etiquette, Trump vowed in a presidential debate that if he were president, his opponent Hillary Clinton would "be in jail".

Author: 0 Trump meeting with Japan's PM, possible Cabinet choices

Of Putin's assertion that he wants to improve U.S. -Russia relations, McCain said, "We should place as much faith in such statements as any other made by a former KGB agent who has plunged his country into tyranny, murdered his political opponents, invaded his neighbors, threatened America's allies, and attempted to undermine America's elections".

National Trump tweets that he canceled meeting with New York Times
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The next USA president is also likely to name retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to serve as secretary of defense in his administration, and South Carolina Gov. In another sign of Trump's novel approach to politics, the NY businessman who has never held public office said he planned to live in the White House but that his wife, Melania, and their 10-year-old son, Barron, would not move in immediately.

National Pelosi: Trump 'Put His Daughter On The Phone' During First Call
Author: 0 Pelosi: Trump 'Put His Daughter On The Phone' During First Call

In Ryan's formal announcement, he said the party needs a major change if it wants to stay relevant. Ryan said he has enormous respect for Pelosi, and does not blame her alone for the Republican rout. And Pelosi is 76 - a year older than Bernie Sanders. Pelosi points to her successful leadership in the mid-2000s that led the party into the majority for four years.

Author: 0 Women for Trump Cabinet: Haley picked for UN, DeVos for Ed

Still, Haley won the GOP primary for governor that year against a SC congressman, an attorney general and a lieutenant governor. Her appointment may go some way towards reassuring those alarmed by Trump's strident anti-immigrant campaign rhetoric, as well as his pick of a top adviser, Steve Bannon, who is admired by white supremacists.

National No. 13 Florida hopes to follow big win with more consistency
Author: 0 No. 13 Florida hopes to follow big win with more consistency

So much in fact, that the 15th-ranked Seminoles are poised to enter unchartered territory. Negotiations with Sexton could reach a head on Sunday or Monday as Fisher's No. Miami isn't ranked, and though Florida (8-2) has the opportunity to create a little chaos by beating Alabama in the SEC championship game December 3, the Gators aren't in College Football Playoff consideration.

National Friends and family hold vigil for slain West Virginia teen
Author: 0 Friends and family hold vigil for slain West Virginia teen

A complaint signed by Charleston Police Detective C.C. Lioi says William Pulliam confessed and described the teen as "another piece of trash off the street". Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com. I'm sorry but, I mean, I'm 62 years old. James Means , a 15 year old boy, was shot and killed Monday night.

Author: 0 Trump would 'love' to broker peace between Palestinians, Israel

Palestinians and their allies have repeatedly called on the United Nations to step in and force Israel to cease its settlement activity in the occupied West Bank, which they say is the first hindrance to serious negotiations. A new Middle East envoy? Shortly after that, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman said that a message had been received from the Trump staff warning that Israeli officials should tone down their comments.

National What is Donald Trump's staff doing in Washington?
Author: 0 What is Donald Trump's staff doing in Washington?

President-elect Donald Trump rejected claims of chaos and infighting straining his transition, declaring that he is running a "very organized process". -Japan security alliance when the two meet in NY on Thursday. Vice President-elect Mike Pence arrived at Trump Tower in Manhattan on Tuesday. We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

Author: 0 Security isn't keeping crowds from Macy's parade

The Charlie Brown balloon was one of three new giant character inflatables in this year's parade and joined returning favourites including Thomas The Tank Engine, Hello Kitty and SpongeBob SquarePants. The Kilgore College Rangerettes are set to perform Thursday in the 90th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. According to CBS News, more than 80 New York City sanitation trucks were filled with salt and sand and used as a physical barrier to block intersections and other strategic ...

National Law enforcement gears up for a busy Thanksgiving Weekend
Author: 0 Law enforcement gears up for a busy Thanksgiving Weekend

Virginia State Police will also be strictly enforcing the "Move Over" law. The intensified patrols along I-40 will begin Wednesday (November 23rd, between 11 AM and 11 PM) and again on Sunday (November 27th, between 9 AM and 9 PM). There were nine fatalities on SC roadways during Thanksgiving weekend previous year. They investigated 1,233 traffic crashes that resulted in nine fatalities, which was one more fatality than in 2014.

Author: 0 Top Senate Dem serves notice to GOP, Trump on priorities

Schumer, 65, of NY, replaces the retiring Harry Reid as the top Democrat in the Senate as the party prepares to deal with Republican President-elect Donald Trump and Republican majorities in both the Senate and House of Representatives.

National Wildfires prompt State of Emergency
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North Carolina's Gov. Pat McCrory declared a state of emergency for a fourth of his state's 100 counties, to help with evacuations and provide more firefighting assets. In Kentucky, the state Department for Public Health this week issued a smoke inhalation advisory for the southeastern part of the state due to poor air quality from ongoing wildfires.

National Obama seeks to reassure European allies
Author: 0 Obama seeks to reassure European allies

On Tuesday, Obama gave a news conference alongside Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in which he warned against "crude nationalism" in the wake of Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. 'In the years and decades ahead, our countries have to make sure that the benefits of an integrated global economy are more broadly shared by more people and that the negative impacts are squarely addressed'.

National Four police officers shot in U.S. cities
Author: 0 Four police officers shot in U.S. cities

They report It happened about 10:35 p.m.at NW Vivion Rd. and U.S. Highway 169. Gladstone is a suburb of Kansas City in Clay County, north of the Missouri river. The 46-year-old officer was conscious, in critical but stable condition and was expected to live, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. And two officers from the Des Moines, Iowa, area were shot and killed early this month in a pair of similar attacks while they sat in their patrol cars.

National HAPPENING TODAY: Officer charged in Castile death set to appear in court
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Some of those cases are still pending, including the one against Chicago officer Jason Van Dyke, who was charged last year with first-degree murder in the 2014 killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald. Seconds later, Yanez told Castile not to pull out his gun, to which Castile said, "I'm not pulling it out", and Reynolds echoed the same message, the complaint said.

National Attorney: Deadly force not justified in Castile shooting, officer will be charged
Author: 0 Attorney: Deadly force not justified in Castile shooting, officer will be charged

Philando Castile's family and loved ones are expressing relief that the Minnesota officer who shot and killed the beloved school cafeteria worker will be facing charges. Soon afterward, Yanez shot at Castile seven times as Castile's girlfriend, Diamond Reynolds, and her 4-year-old daughter watched. As is evident in Philando Castile's case, people of color are all too often seen by police as a threat simply because of the color of their skin.

National Missing Kansas newborn found safe in Dallas; 2 in custody
Author: 0 Missing Kansas newborn found safe in Dallas; 2 in custody

According to Tramese Jones, a Dallas police spokeswoman, a tip led authorities to a location in the city. Police now say they have evidence that the child was abducted and taken to Dallas. WICHITA, Kan . (AP) - The Latest on missing newborn found alive in Texas after the baby's mother was shot to death in Wichita , Kansas. The last known contact Abarca-Nogueda had with anyone other than her killer or killers was shortly before 1 p.m.

Author: 0 Wetter weather helps firefighters in western NC blazes

He also noted that these wildfires are some of the most serious fires to occur in North Carolina in almost two decades. In Tennessee, over 60 percent of the state's water systems are experiencing moderate to exceptional drought conditions, with three counties reporting that their wells are running completely dry.

Author: 0 As wildfire smoke streams across South, masks urged for some

Two counties in the western part of the state are in exceptional drought conditions for the first time since 2008. Authorities said the fire is only 13 percent contained. Fire crews say it almost doubled in size overnight. Firefighters in Alabama have battled more than 1,100 fires that have charred almost 12,000 acres in the last month.

Author: 0 Bernie Sanders: 'The American People Are on Our Side'

Senators Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren walk to the Senate floor after the weekly Democratic caucus policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington , D.C., on May 12, 2015. Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders on working with President-elect Donald Trump. "The appointment of Mr Bannon by Mr Trump must be rescinded".

National Texas monument to African-Americans dedicated amid protests
Author: 0 Texas monument to African-Americans dedicated amid protests

It will be the 21st monument on the Capitol grounds and the second memorial dedicated to a specific ethnic group. "It's important to note that this journey didn't begin yesterday". The current project carried a $3 million price tag. During the unveiling ceremony, Abbott told a crowd in attendance that the monument honors African-Americans who helped grow Texas.

Author: 0 Congressman's grandson fatally shot over shoes

Jovan Wilson , 15, died Friday, Nov. 18, 2016, at the scene in the Englewood neighborhood on the citys South Side, Officer Michelle Tannehill said. The grandson of Illinois Rep. Jovan was home with his 16-year-old sister and two brothers, ages 14 and 8, Friday night while their mom went out to pick up dinner. "I grieve for his family, his parents, his friends".

National Omaha North High students walk out in protest
Author: 0 Omaha North High students walk out in protest

He says the student was "woozy" and couldn't remember what happened, but England believes the teen's injuries are minor. Over 2,000 middle school and high school students ditched classes Tuesday afternoon and began their march at the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue before heading to Capitol Hill and the Supreme Court.

National Congressman's Missing Son Found Safe in Houston
Author: 0 Congressman's Missing Son Found Safe in Houston

Authorities are looking for clues in the disappearance of the son of a U.S. Congressman who went missing Wednesday in Houston . WJBK in Detroit first reported that Conyers was missing on the morning of November 17th. A Houston Police Department official confirmed to the Daily News Thursday that it was working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and said private company Equusearch was also involved in the search.

National Grandma accidentally invites stranger to Thanksgiving
Author: 0 Grandma accidentally invites stranger to Thanksgiving

On Tuesday, Hinton received a text from an unknown number inviting him to Thanksgiving dinner at the sender's house. "I think that's insane that people can actually connect and be so nice to each other with people they don't even know", Jamal said .

National Storm dumps foot of snow in northern Minnesota
Author: 0 Storm dumps foot of snow in northern Minnesota

Drier weather arrives Thursday and Friday, but then as wet weather returns for the weekend, snow levels will likely be between 5,000 and 6,000 feet. Winds are expected to fluctuate between 15 to 25 miles per hour with gusts up to 40 miles per hour, and visibility could be down to less than a half-mile, making travel hard.

National Christmas tree farms anticipate healthy trees, strong sales
Author: 0 Christmas tree farms anticipate healthy trees, strong sales

Free parking is available for events beginning Friday, Nov. 18, at 7 p.m.at all downtown municipal garages: City Hall, West Tower, Nelson Square, John Street and the Rose Theatre. For 25 years, John Walsh and his family have been selling Christmas trees at the Walsh Christmas Tree Farm in Greene Township. The parade will begin at 6 p.m.

National Twitter bans 'alt-right' user accounts in apparent hate speech crackdown
Author: 0 Twitter bans 'alt-right' user accounts in apparent hate speech crackdown

Although the alt-right movement members have different views, majority of them are outspoken in attacking immigration, globalization, and multiculturalism. "Twitter is not just some website". In its response to AFP, Twitter pointed out a section of its policy stating that it does not allow accounts "whose primary objective is inciting harm towards others".

National Police Union Speaks Out after Charges Filed Against Officer Yanez
Author: 0 Police Union Speaks Out after Charges Filed Against Officer Yanez

Castile's death was livestreamed on Facebook by his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds, who was in the auto along with her four-year-old daughter when he was shot in Minnesota. Yanez radioed another officer and said that the occupants of the vehicle "just look like the people that were involved in a robbery". Since the beginning of 2015, 30 officers have been charged with murder or manslaughter due to an on-duty shooting, Stinson said, a tally that includes Yanez.

National Is Donald Trump already walking away from campaign promises?
Author: 0 Is Donald Trump already walking away from campaign promises?

For decades, the Cleveland Free Clinic , now known as Circle Health Services, has provided health care for those who can not afford it. Also, Trump isn't totally lacking in self-awareness in this situation. In repealing Obamacare, congressional Republican may have to resort to a special procedure known as reconciliation to get around Democrats in the Senate, where rules protect the rights of the minority party.

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