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Donald Trump brands campaign for vote recount a 'scam'

Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Michael Haas said they are preparing to move forward with a statewide recount of votes for President of the United States, as requested by candidate. Mr Trump, the Republican presidential candidate, won Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin by a total of just over 100,000 votes. "We have assembled an internal team to direct the recount, we have been in close consultation with our county clerk partners, and have arranged for legal representation by ... Read More

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Auburn's Salvation Army serves hundreds on Thanksgiving Day

Auburn's Salvation Army serves hundreds on Thanksgiving Day

According to Lts. Rachel and Bradley Moore, the Salvation Army had a lot more requests for a Thanksgiving dinner as opposed to packing a Thanksgiving box. - The IDK Cafe will be serving up Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Donations will be accepted. "It's fantastic to see everyone come together", says Combs, who wants guests to feel like part of a family. Read More

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Trump Picks Betsy DeVos for Education Secretary

She had warmer words for Trump on Wednesday. He spoke at an AFC policy summit in 2015. It will be a Cabinet-level position, and Haley has accepted, Trump said in a statement Wednesday. Ms. DeVos, a leader in the choice movement, education advocate and philanthropist, has pushed for national education reform for more than two decades. Read More

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Judge rejects bid to reverse high school football result

Judge rejects bid to reverse high school football result

The football contest may have been completed, but the real determining factor of who plays in the State Class 7A Championship Game will be determined by the law system of the United States. The suit, filed in the Circuit Court of Cook County, seeks "declaratory, injunctive and other relief against IHSA". Todd Faulkner, a lawyer for Plainfield North, said the school "respects the passion" of Fenwick fans but that Plainfield feels the same about playing in the championship game. Read More

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Chuck Schumer elected to lead Senate Democrats against Donald Trump, GOP

Chuck Schumer elected to lead Senate Democrats against Donald Trump, GOP

His role will be to steer GOP bills to the desk of a president whose name he barely spoke during a campaign in which many Republicans viewed Trump and his comments on Muslims, veterans and others as political poison. Chuck Schumer of NY and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) will serve as Assistant Leader. Democrat Charles Schumer of NY, elected the Senate's new minority leader on Wednesday, said Sanders will join his 10-member leadership team . Read More

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Opening weekend deer harvest down nearly 5 percent

Opening weekend deer harvest down nearly 5 percent

A total of 5,930 white-tailed deer were checked during this two-day youth gun season, down from 7,223 past year. Hunters killed slightly more antlered deer statewide, taking 63,700 this year compared with 62,903 last year. "Trends that we're seeing in the demographics is an increase in women hunters nationally, which I'm personally pretty excited about, as well as youth numbers", the DNR Secretary said. Read More

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Sunday showers lead off long week of Portland rain

New snow accumulation of 3 to 7 inches possible. Tonight: Showers likely and possibly a thunderstorm before 10pm, then a chance of showers. Through afternoon, some parts of the state will see a little snow accumulation, some may see a lot and some won't get any! And Saturday should be partly sunny with a high near 51. Read More

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Freeze Warning for Tulsa Metro

The Freeze Watch for all of Middle Tennessee is in effect from Saturday evening through Sunday morning when temperatures will drop into the mid- to- upper-20s for overnight lows. Temperatures will fall below 32 degrees overnight tonight across the entire area. Particularly in danger are sensitive vegetation and crops, which will be killed by the low temperatures. Read More

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Body found where woman was found chained up 'like a dog'

Body found where woman was found chained up 'like a dog'

Authorities have charged Kohlhepp, 45, with four counts of murder in the 2003 deaths at the Superbike Motorsports motorcycle shop in Chesnee. Police have charged Kohlhepp with four murders and one kidnapping so far. South Carolina - Sex offender and kidnapping suspect Todd Kohlhepp shocked the Upstate over the weekend by confessing responsibility in a quadruple homicide cold case-but not before he reportedly made three requests. Read More

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APNewsBreak: Engineer in crash had undiagnosed sleep apnea

APNewsBreak: Engineer in crash had undiagnosed sleep apnea

An official says investigators are considering if Mr Gallagher's alleged condition was a cause of the crash, AP reports. Gallagher told officials that he didn't remember the crash when he was questioned in September, which gave his lawyer more reason to believe that his sleep apnea might have played a role in the crash, The New York Times noted . Read More

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Anti-graft prosecutors to interview South Korea's president

Yonhap's Korean-language service quoted an unidentified prosecution official as saying prosecutors want to question Park face-to-face on either Tuesday or Wednesday at the latest. Park may declare she will continue serving as president, including representing the country in summit diplomacy. She is accused of giving state secrets to a friend. Read More

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Penn State students protest Trump presidency

Penn State students protest Trump presidency

Students across the country walked out of their high schools yesterday to protest the election of Donald Trump as president. Marin Academy students demonstrated last week. "Trump is going to be president, so we need to prepare for that", said Greg McKelvey of the group Portland's Resistance. Concerned demonstrators say that there have been reports of rising incidences of racial slurs since the election results were announced. Read More

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4 tigers found living in woman's home

4 tigers found living in woman's home

Police said an endangerment investigation was opened due to Meyer's 14-year-old daughter living in the home. That day, an animal control officer met Meyer in Pahrump and said she didn't have any animals on the property at the time. Trisha Meyer , 34, had promised to sell an exotic kitten to a man in California over the summer, according to documents filed in Harris County court. Read More

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GOP Leaders Make Peace With Trump In Favor Of 'Unified Republican Government'

Javits Convention Center November 9, 2016 in New York City. Ryan called Trump's surprise win and "updraft" on the Republican ticket "one of the most impressive political feats I have seen in my lifetime". Ryan has said he wants to be speaker in the new Congress and has expressed confidence in doing so. While staff were not invited, Vice President-elect Mike Pence and future first lady Melania Trump attended the gathering, which featured a buffet with an assortment of food. Read More

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SEPTA, TWU Reach Agreement; Strike Ends

The first day of the strike last Monday resulted in traffic gridlock around the city during the morning and evening rush hours , crowded and delayed regional train service, and higher absenteeism at the city's high schools. Pennsylvania is considered a swing state, and Republican hopeful Donald Trump has worked hard to claim its 20 electoral votes. A Philadelphia transit workers' strike ended just in time to help voters get to the polls. Read More

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Student suspended amid racist remarks after Trump election

Student suspended amid racist remarks after Trump election

They have said his divisive campaign rhetoric emboldened a few supporters to spread racist messages, although Trump has called for unity since his election and denounced white supremacist groups that have backed him. But what was the reaction of one of the students who received the messages? The account appeared to have been started by college students from Oklahoma. Read More

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LSU eyes bounce-back win against Arkansas

LSU eyes bounce-back win against Arkansas

The bruising runner will look to get back on track against the Razorback's 91st ranked rushing defense (198.1 ypg) on Saturday. LSU ranks sixth in the nation in scoring defense by allowing 14.4 points per game. That said, the Razorbacks' pass/run ratio is a bit flipped this season - they've only averaged about 120 rushing yards a game in conference play, compared to 286 through the air with quarterback Austin Allen. Read More

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Trump fear fans dollar rally, emerging market sell-off

Trump fear fans dollar rally, emerging market sell-off

There are doubts, however, whether the momentum will continue into next week and the gains were focused on the two currencies expected to suffer most from Trump's promises on trade tariffs, protectionism and immigration controls. Pfizer jumped 7 percent, the biggest gain in the Dow Jones industrial average. The U.S. currency rose sharply to 20.01 Mexican pesos from 18.68 pesos. Read More

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Projections: Trump wins Ky., Ind.; Clinton wins Vermont

Projections: Trump wins Ky., Ind.; Clinton wins Vermont

Republican Donald Trump won Kentucky's eight electoral votes , beating out Democrat Hillary Clinton in a state that has voted for the GOP presidential nominee in every election since 2000. With all called races counted, the current tally stands at 136 electoral college delegates for Trump, and 104 for Clinton. "We hear a lot from people. Read More

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Daylight saving time starts this weekend

Do we have to? For those who like to celebrate milestone anniversaries, start making plans for 2018, which will be the 100th anniversary of the United States' observation of Daylight Saving Time. If you're not sure about the correct time , visit the U.S. When daylight saving time was first put in place, it forced farmers to change their schedules while trying to keep the schedules of the livestock the same. Read More

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Another Police Ambush: Two Deputies Shot, One Dead

Another Police Ambush: Two Deputies Shot, One Dead

Ricketson told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The neighbors who originally made the complaint witnessed the shooting and called 911 again to report that the deputies had been shot. One of the deputies was taken to the Medical Center, Navicent Health, in Macon , and the other was rushed to the Medical Center of Peach County. One body has been recovered from the location Kohlhepp pointed out to deputies on Saturday, according to Sheriff Chuck Wright. Read More

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2 children and woman killed, 3 hurt in Newark stabbing

2 children and woman killed, 3 hurt in Newark stabbing

Arrington is described as being 5-foot-9 and 170 pounds. An 8-year-old girl, an 11-year-old boy, and a 23-year-old woman died as a result of their injuries. Those injured include a 29-year-old woman, a 13-year-old boy and a 13-year-old girl. Emergency services descended on the property in Hedden Terrace and bodies were reportedly seen being stretchered out of the property. Read More

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