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Democrats across nation sue GOP alleging voter intimidation Democrats across nation sue GOP alleging voter intimidation
- November 07, 2016

Peter Shumlin (D), who is retiring after three terms amid a struggling economy and anemic approval ratings. With 12 seats up for this cycle - only six of those competitive - there's not a lot of opportunity for Democrats to change the GOP-heavy map, said Louis Jacobson, who handicaps gubernatorial and other state races for Governing magazine. (more...)
Russia, Syrian regime start 10-hour lull in N. Aleppo Russia, Syrian regime start 10-hour lull in N. Aleppo
- November 07, 2016

This is the second "humanitarian pause" announced by Russian Federation in Aleppo: The previous one ended in October after three days, with few evacuations. It opposes evacuations of civilians from besieged areas unless they are voluntary. "The Russians are adopting a policy of demographic change with the regime and Iran, and their intentions are no longer hidden", an official from the Nour al-Din al-Zinki rebel group said. (more...)
Turkey's pro-Kurd HDP party boycotts parliament after arrests
- November 07, 2016

The Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), the second-largest opposition grouping in parliament, said it would not fully withdraw, but its deputies would stop participating in sessions of the legislature or meetings of parliamentary commissions. "For years, we called on you to say you are against terror and terrorist organisations". President Erdogan said that parliamentarians behaving as terrorists would be treated as such. (more...)
Review of new emails doesn't change its conclusions on Clinton Review of new emails doesn't change its conclusions on Clinton
- November 07, 2016

Comey sent the letter Sunday, just two days before Election Day. Adding to the damage was the revelation that they were discovered on the laptop of Huma Abedin's estranged husband, Anthony Weiner, while federal investigators were investigating his sexting with a purportedly underage girl. (more...)
Early Voting Sets a Record in Tulsa County Early Voting Sets a Record in Tulsa County
- November 07, 2016

There are some cases when it seems pretty clearly predictive, such as in Nevada, where Democrats have built up a big lead thanks to strong support from Hispanic voters. Barack Obama carried the state by only 3%. "It's pretty insane seeing all these people coming out to vote". But unlike the Clinton campaign and Democrats, which have been busily organizing and executing get-out-the-vote operations for months, Trump and the Republicans do not have an extensive ground game. (more...)
South Africa's Zuma: 'I am not scared of jail'
- November 06, 2016

The possibility of new allegations of wrongdoing at top levels of the South African government is likely to increase pressure on Zuma, who apologised earlier this year after the constitutional court said he flouted the constitution in a scandal over more than $20m in state funds used to upgrade his rural home. (more...)
Pence, Ryan urge Republicans to 'come home' for Trump Pence, Ryan urge Republicans to 'come home' for Trump
- November 06, 2016

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has had an odd, at times hard relationship with his party's nominee, Donald Trump. During a riff the speaker was making on the scandals surrounding Hillary Clinton, a man was caught shouting for her assassination. (more...)
Nigerian troops find kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl with baby Nigerian troops find kidnapped Chibok schoolgirl with baby
- November 06, 2016

The Nigerian Army on Saturday handed over Maryam Ali Maiyanga , the Chibok girl, with her ten-month-old son, to the Borno Government after they were rescued from Pulka, Gwoza Local Government Area, by troops. The girl said the attacker first tried to entice her with food, but she refused his advances. The worldwide campaign, which pushes for more action from the Nigerian government, drew support from Michelle Obama. (more...)
Hard work pays off for tennis world number one Andy Murray
- November 06, 2016

ANDY MURRAY is the new tennis world number one after Milos Raonic withdrew from their semi-final at the Paris Masters. Murray only needed to make the final in Paris to take top spot off Novak Djokovic . "It's been such a hard thing to do because of how good the guys around me have been", he said to BBC . Thiem completed the elite field of Djokovic, Murray , Wawrinka, Raonic, Kei Nishikori, Gael Monfils and Cilic. (more...)
Clergy Join Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters for Ceremony
- November 06, 2016

They're basically on ACE property, which is the Army Corps of Engineers' land and they shouldn't even be there. What's the current route, and what's the problem? . The Dakota Access pipeline uses a almost identical route as the natural gas pipeline to cross Lake Oahe near the Standing Rock reservation. The agency also is considering whether to review permits it has granted because of concerns about public safety, and whether tribes were adequately consulted. (more...)
National Enquirer Shielded Donald Trump From Playboy Model's Affair Allegation National Enquirer Shielded Donald Trump From Playboy Model's Affair Allegation
- November 06, 2016

However, the National Enquirer has yet to publish anything about the alleged "consensual romantic relationship" that McDougal had with Trump in 2006 when he was already married to Melania. McDougal thought the story would be published, but the tabloid was actually paying to make sure the story wouldn't get out. "That in itself speaks volumes about our commitment", he said. (more...)
Clinton, Trump use whatever they've got in the final push
- November 06, 2016

Democrats are still set to begin election night favored to win 258 electoral votes. "But the African-American vote right now is not as solid as it needs to be". Clinton, he said, understands this is a big, diverse country; a big, diverse democracy. "Just relax", he said as the audience and the president burst into laughter. (more...)
Counter-Taliban Action 'Very Likely' Caused Civilian Casualties — US Military Counter-Taliban Action 'Very Likely' Caused Civilian Casualties — US Military
- November 06, 2016

The US military is investigating an operation in Afghanistan that Kunduz officials say left at least 30 civilians dead. Fighting has continued on the city's outskirts and in Kunduz province. The carnage underscores worsening insecurity after the Taliban last month overran the city for the second time in a year, as NATO-backed Afghan forces struggle to rein in the insurgents. (more...)
France starts clearing 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais France starts clearing 'jungle' migrant camp in Calais
- November 06, 2016

Around 7,000 migrants will be relocated to refugee centres across France . Migrants and refugees who travel to reception centres have been told they will have to claim asylum in France within a set period of time or face deportation. (more...)
Lakers stun Warriors 117-97, end Steph's 3-point streak Lakers stun Warriors 117-97, end Steph's 3-point streak
- November 06, 2016

Last season , on March 6, the Lakers throttled the Warriors here, 112-95. Los Angeles Lakers coach Luke Walton had one wish going into the game against the Golden State Warriors. The Warriors scored a season-low 15 points in the first quarter. The season before, two days before Christmas, Golden State got soundly beaten in Los Angeles , 115-105. (more...)
US says October strike killed al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan US says October strike killed al Qaeda leader in Afghanistan
- November 06, 2016

Cook also said that another senior leader of al-Qaeda in Afghanistan, Bilalal-Urabi, was also targeted in a different air strike in the region, however, the results of the attacks are not known yet. Al-Qaeda has yet to comment. A USA army air raid in Afghanistan last month killed one of the senior al-Qaeda leaders in the country, the Pentagon said. (more...)
Fills college students' vehicle with Kit Kat bars following theft Fills college students' vehicle with Kit Kat bars following theft
- November 06, 2016

Soon, Hershey - the company that makes Kit-Kats - was sending a box of the candy bars to Jobbins' dorm room, "so I could have a few replacements", he said. When he returned, he found a handwritten note on a napkin and his candy bar was missing. I am sorry and hungry '. "I said 'This is insane.' I didn't realize this was going to happen". (more...)
2 billion children are breathing in toxic air, according to Unicef
- November 05, 2016

NewsGram brings to you current foreign news from all over the world. About 7 million people around the world die from air pollution-related causes each year. They breathe faster than grown ups, and take in more air relative to body weight. South Asia is the top offender, with an estimated 620 million children experiencing unsafe levels of pollution, followed by Africa at 520 million and the East Asia and Pacific region at 450 million, according to the report. (more...)
Trump warns of 'constitutional crisis' if Clinton elected Trump warns of 'constitutional crisis' if Clinton elected
- November 05, 2016

This is a file photograph - President Obama talks to the White House Press Corps in the WHBR about the progress. "If Director Comey was so concerned about how information would be handled and about the reputation of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, why did he release this letter that was full of innuendo and absolutely no facts?" During an hour-plus-long briefing that focused nearly exclusively on Comey's decision, Earnest used some version of that formulation - "neither defend nor ... (more...)
Judge found Iowa police slaying suspect exploited, hit mom
- November 05, 2016

Wednesday in Urbandale, a suburb of Des Moines, according to documents filed by the Polk County Attorney's Office. He will be buried at Rosehill Cemetery, a spot on the edge of the community surrounded by farmland. Parizek said earlier Greene would likely be charged with murder. Authorities apprehended a man Wednesday suspected in the early morning killings of two Des Moines area police. (more...)
Funeral set for 2nd Iowa officer shot in ambush Funeral set for 2nd Iowa officer shot in ambush
- November 05, 2016

Scott Michael Green is now booked in the Polk County Jail. The officers' deaths are a blow to all officers in the Des Moines area, he said. The judge also informed him that the two murder charges he faces carry maximum mandatory life prison sentences. (more...)
Turkish prime minister rejects criticism on paper detentions
- November 05, 2016

This is an issue that we can not reach an agreement on with our European friends. "They always bring up press freedom in our steps in the fight against terrorism". More than 110,000 of Gulen's suspected followers have been sacked or suspended and 37,000 jailed pending trial since the coup attempt. At least 12 journalists and executives from the secular leftwing newspaper were taken into custody Monday, some of whom were detained in early morning raids on their homes. (more...)
Iraqi troops begin assault deeper into Mosul neighborhoods
- November 05, 2016

It was not clear when the recording was produced, but it contained references to events of recent weeks. "Today, God willing, is the completion of the first stage of the Hashid (Popular Mobilisation) operations - that is cutting the supply route of the enemy between Tal Afar and the Muhalabiya district, reaching to Mosul ", Hadi al-Amiri, the leader of the Badr Organisation said. (more...)
'No Mosul retreat,' warns IS leader in audio message 'No Mosul retreat,' warns IS leader in audio message
- November 05, 2016

Mosul still has a population of 1.5 million people, much more than any of the other cities captured by ISIL two years ago in Iraq and neighbouring Syria. Earlier this week, an Iraqi general said that Iraq's Special Forces had entered the outskirts of Mosul, taking the state television building and advancing despite fierce resistance by Islamic State group fighters who hold the city. (more...)
Duterte says he'll consider sticking with United States weapons Duterte says he'll consider sticking with United States weapons
- November 05, 2016

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Wednesday he'll consider continuing to acquire weapons and defense equipment from treaty ally the United States if his military recommends so, despite offers from China and Russian Federation. He said that in a democracy, government "doesn't rest on the shoulders of just one individual". Kirby denied Washington had any plan to circumvent Duterte but rather to stress that it has long and robust relationships with other parts of the government. (more...)

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