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The weather service said the rain water should be soaked up quickly because of severe drought conditions across the Deep South. Forest Service spokesman Adam Rondeau says there are 24 large wildfires now burning throughout the southern US, covering about 133,000 acres.
  • Trump picks up Indian-American Nikki Haley as United Nations ambassador

    Trump picks up Indian-American Nikki Haley as United Nations ambassador

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    Haley said in her statement that she meant to remain in office until the Senate confirms her nomination. Marco Rubio of Florida, Haley went on to endorse the man who at that point was Trump's chief rival for the nomination, Sen. Haley, who traveled to NY for a face-to-face meeting with the president-elect last week, was initially said to be under consideration for secretary of state.
  • New Orleans Police say shooting leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

    New Orleans Police say shooting leaves 1 dead, 9 injured

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    One of the victims, only identified as a male, has died. According to our partners at The New Orleans Advocate , friends say Toliver was in town to celebrate the Bayou Classic. "We're going to continue to pursue this aggressively", Harrison said. He said officers were nearby, heard the shots and ran toward them. Their ages range from 20-37 years old, Harrison said.
  • Trump's shifting positions since U.S. election win

    Trump's shifting positions since U.S. election win

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    His comments were a firm suggestion to Republicans who control both houses of Congress to do the same and abandon years of probes into the former secretary of state. The post Computer Scientists Say US Election Was Hacked Against Clinton in Three Key States appeared first on SIGNAL. Donald Trump secured his victory by winning previous Democratic strongholds of MI and Pennsylvania and easily secured the Electoral College 309 to 232.
  • No. 5 Baylor rolls past No. 18 DePaul, 104-72

    No. 5 Baylor rolls past No. 18 DePaul, 104-72

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    Mitchell's only points in the first 23 minutes came on a pair of layups. Brown led No. 5 Baylor (5-1) with 17 points and nine rebounds. The Blue Demons made four 3-pointers in a 66-second span late in the opening quarter to open up a 29-11 lead, and finished with nine players making at least one 3-pointer in the game.
  • Contentious North Carolina Gubernatorial Race Headed for December Finish

    Contentious North Carolina Gubernatorial Race Headed for December Finish

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    The SBE says it's more than 6,600 votes, a slight increase on the original, but the Cooper campaign argues it's more than 8,000. In this race, a candidate trailing by fewer than 10,000 votes is entitled to a recount. Pat McCrory is not conceding. "This is another desperate attempt from the McCrory campaign to undermine the results of an election they lost", said Kimberly Reynolds, the executive director of the N.C.
  • President-elect Trump-Romney Meeting Went Well

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    A Trump transition team statement said their discussion included the US economy, global capital markets and the world financial situation, as well as tax reform and long-term debt. Jeff Sessions of Alabama. The businessman and president-elect also apparently was considering options to lead the Commerce Department, meeting with Mr Ross.
  • Boy, 6, puts thank you signs near Hillary Clinton's home

    Boy, 6, puts thank you signs near Hillary Clinton's home

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    If it's been a tough year for us collectively, it's been an even tougher one for Hillary Clinton , who was forced to see her life's work ruined by a giant orange cunt with tiny hands. Brittany Valente told NBC4 , "They were so relaxed and shopping for Thanksgiving dinner at the local village market". "At one point, Hillary said, 'We must stay strong together no matter what".
  • 'Bernie Mafia' Looks to Take Democrats Beyond 2016

    'Bernie Mafia' Looks to Take Democrats Beyond 2016

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    SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty ImagesA supporter of US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), holds up a "Bernie 2020" sign as he speaks during a rally to stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) organized by National Nurses United and the People for Bernie Sanders , on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, November 17, 2016.
  • Rain and sleet possible for Thanksgiving Day

    Rain and sleet possible for Thanksgiving Day

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    Saturday will be Sunny with highs in the Upper 60s. South southeast wind around 6 miles per hour. Showers are likely on Black Friday with a high near 45 and southwest wind of 11 to 14 miles per hour. Tuesday: A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Monday night , a chance of rain; mostly cloudy, with a low around 37. Partly sunny with a high near 65.
  • Trump tweets that he canceled meeting with New York Times

    Trump tweets that he canceled meeting with New York Times

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    Of the three candidates Trump interviewed over the weekend for Treasury secretary, according to a person familiar with the hiring process, Steven Mnuchin, a member of the transition team's executive committee, is thought to be the front-runner.
  • Rep. Tim Ryan runs against Pelosi for Democrat House leadership

    Rep. Tim Ryan runs against Pelosi for Democrat House leadership

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    Pollsters projected that Democrats would pick up somewhere between 15 to 20 seats - and yet, they only managed to unseat a handful of Republicans in addition to losing the White House. For at least six years Pelosi has had her share of internal dissidents, particularly among the Congressional Black Caucus and a few dozen Midwestern Democrats who feel alienated by the mostly coastal leadership team.
  • No. 15 Florida State's senior class seeks unprecedented sweep

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    Florida would probably jump ahead of USC with wins against Florida State and Alabama. "If there is something he needs or wants - within reason - we are open to looking at that", Thrasher said . Jimbo Fisher does not care about the scoffs directed at Florida State a year ago after his Seminoles commemorated their so-called state championship.
  • SC Gov. Nikki Haley will be Trump's United Nations ambassador

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    When she gave the GOP response to President Obama's State of the Union address past year, Haley criticized the "angriest voices" within national politics and their "siren call" to voters, a line widely seen as a not-so-subtle shot at Trump's campaign.
  • 15-Year-Old Killed in Deadly Shooting Sparks Hate Crime Investigation

    15-Year-Old Killed in Deadly Shooting Sparks Hate Crime Investigation

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    Lioi. James reportedly got up and crossed the street to confront Pulliam, at which point the older man allegedly shot the teen twice. After the verbal confrontation, Pulliam went into the store and Means met up with his friends on the porch of a nearby home where one of their grandmothers lives.
  • Trump win could give Israel freer hand with Palestinians

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    Do we want to establish a second Palestinian state - besides the Palestinian state in Gaza - that inevitably would become a failed and hostile Muslim state? I mean he knows it so well. During the last eight years, under President Barack Obama , Israel did not build much in the West Bank and East Jerusalem due to a "failure to create a common policy with USA", the defense minister said.
  • Why hasn't Trump's transition team called the Pentagon?

    Why hasn't Trump's transition team called the Pentagon?

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    That stance was echoed by two other people acting as advisers to the transition team and who in recent days had severely limited their remarks about the progress in crafting the group of staffers that will accompany Trump to the White House.
  • Crowds, security at Macy's Thanksgiving parade

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    Five cameras have been set up along the route to capture all the action and give viewers a 360-degree view of the floats, giant balloons and marching bands, Variety reports. Always a celebrity favorite, the 2016 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature legendary crooner Tony Bennett, rap group De La Soul, singer Regina Spektor, the Muppets, the cast of NBC's Hairspray Live!, new DWTS champion and Olympic gold medal gymnast Laurie Hernandez and America's Got Talent victor Grace VanderWaal.
  • Mississippi troopers beefing up traffic safety patrols

    Mississippi troopers beefing up traffic safety patrols

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    Over 3,900 crashes were reported statewide during last year's Thanksgiving holiday. Police ask that residents remind all young people, especially college students returning home for the holiday weekend, of the laws regarding alcohol consumption and drinking and driving.
  • Trump Offers United Nations Ambassadorship to South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley

    Trump Offers United Nations Ambassadorship to South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley

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    Haley says in a statement Wednesday she will remain in her current job until she is confirmed by the U.S. Senate. President-elect Donald Trump says he intends to nominate Haley to be the next USA ambassador to the United Nations. Speaking to reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower after the meeting, Haley described the president-elect as "a friend". "Our country faces enormous challenges here at home and internationally", she said in a statement put out by the Trump transition team.
  • Mitch McConnell re-elected Senate majority leader

    Mitch McConnell re-elected Senate majority leader

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    The vote by the Senate Democratic caucus made Schumer, 65, the first Senate minority leader from NY in the nation's history, and perhaps the most influential Democrat in Washington at a time when his party will have no control over the White House or Congress.
  • Officers injured, slain in what appear to be targeted shootings

    Officers injured, slain in what appear to be targeted shootings

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    Monday night, authorities arrested the man suspected of killing Detective Benjamin Marconi, 50, in his squad vehicle as he was writing a traffic ticket. Dotson declined to name the 46-year-old officer, but said he is a married father of three who has been with the department for about 20 years. "It is unusual, alarming and a real problem", Floyd said, adding that 44 officers have been killed in targeted attacks in the past three years.
  • Wildfires burn thousands of acres across the Southeast

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    WYFF-TV reports a state of emergency is in effect for 25 western North Carolina counties where active wildfires are burning, and a burn ban is in place in all piedmont counties because of the persistent drought and gusty winds. The charges are in connection to blazes set this week in the Smith Mountain and Blue Sewanee Mountain areas outside Chattanooga that have burned 300 acres and threatened several homes.
  • Obama urges European leaders to work with Trump

    Obama urges European leaders to work with Trump

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    Obama said that "continued global leadership on climate in addition to increasing private investment and clean energy is going to be critical". "We can't look backward for answers, we have to look forward", Obama said, adding that progress must be mitigated by citizens' well being.
  • Top Senate Dem serves notice to GOP, Trump on priorities

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    Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco has been leading House Democrats since 2007. In a speech to the AFL-CIO Executive Council, Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren suggested it was Trump, and not her party, who spoke to the "very real sense of millions of Americans that their government and their economy has abandoned them".
  • Senate Dems ready for new leader, GOP staying with McConnell

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    With a new team in place, Schumer still faces an uphill battle taking on a Republican House, Senate, and White House . Also on Wednesday, Senate Democrats chose their new minority leader, New York Senator Chuck Schumer , an individual with long-standing and deep ties to Wall Street, as well as a personal relationship with Trump .
  • Multiple deaths in Chattanooga school bus crash

    Multiple deaths in Chattanooga school bus crash

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    The bus was the only vehicle involved in the crash. The bus was carrying 35 children ranging in age from kindergarten to fifth grade, according to Assistant Chattanooga Police Chief Tracy Arnold. Fletcher, in a press conference, called the crash scene "a complicated crime scene" that covered a large area. It was not clear how many students were riding in the bus when it crashed.
  • Authorities say Texas, Missouri, officers shot in ambushes

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    The assailant stopped his vehicle behind the parked police cruiser, walked to the patrol auto and shot the officer in the head through the window as he was writing a ticket, Police Chief William McManus said. Surveillance video shows a black man likely in his 20s dressed all in black. Authorities called the attack "targeted", and likened the shootings to similar ones that took place in Dallas, Texas and Baton Rouge this past July.
  • Donald Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

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    The states now in the compact are Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Washington, Vermont, California, Rhode Island and NY, adding 165 votes out of the 270 needed for the compact to take effect. There is no historical precedent for such a large gap between the Electoral College and the popular vote. When it came to Clinton, 43 percent gave her campaign either an A or B, making for the first time in Pew's post-election survey history that the losing presidential candidate ...
  • San Antonio police officer fatally shot while writing ticket

    San Antonio police officer fatally shot while writing ticket

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    In Dallas, five officers were slaughtered and 12 were harmed when a sharpshooter opened fire amid a dissent on July 7. A total of 57 USA law enforcement officers have been killed by gunfire so far this year, a 68 percent increase from the same time period in 2015, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, a database of police fatalities in the line of duty.
  • Police identify suspect in newborn's kidnapping

    Police identify suspect in newborn's kidnapping

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    It has also been reported by WFAA that Yesenia Sesmas is in the country illegally; the Texas woman also reportedly has connections to a Kansas child abduction/ransom case that took place over the summer, however she was never convicted.
  • Cooper, Democrats Pressuring Gov. McCrory to Concede

    Cooper, Democrats Pressuring Gov. McCrory to Concede

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    Meanwhile, despite the delayed declaration of an official vote tally, Democrat Roy Cooper has continued to move forward with his plans to take over the governor's office in January. He maintains that votes were cast by felons and people who also voted in other states and that votes also were cast in the names of dead people. "You've got to have some proof to back that up".