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Boxer to introduce bill to end Electoral College Boxer to introduce bill to end Electoral College
- November 18, 2016

Politico noted the 538 members of the Electoral College are scheduled to gather in their various state capitals and formally vote for president December 19 . Before anyone can begin to question the viability of the electoral college , it is important to understand how it works. States with 105 more electoral votes are needed to make it a reality. (more...)
Obama Urges Americans to Give Trump a Chance Obama Urges Americans to Give Trump a Chance
- November 18, 2016

The President-elect added that he never had an awkward moment during the meeting. And, if he does, we will all benefit from it. Obama said that Trump's lack of a solid policy foundation could make him open to change. "It's really important to try to send some signals of unity and to reach out to minority groups or women or others that were concerned about the tenor of the campaign", Obama said. (more...)
Kosovo police: Attack on Israeli soccer team thwarted Kosovo police: Attack on Israeli soccer team thwarted
- November 18, 2016

Police acted in coordination and cooperation with the Kosovo Intelligence Agency (KIA), and said attacks were planned to have taken place not only in Kosovo and neighboring Albania , but across the Balkans, local daily Zeri.info reported . (more...)
Pakistan submits to Turkey's 'authoritarian demands' on Gulen
- November 18, 2016

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday said the suffering of Kashmiris due to escalating Indo-Pak tensions "can no longer be ignored" as he called on the two countries to resolve the Kashmir issue through dialogue. Erdogan said Turkey's educational authorities would help Pakistan overcome any problems the expulsion may cause. Feto will not be allowed to harm Pakistan, he said, thanking Pakistan for its solidarity in the fight against this terrorist organisation, he said. (more...)
India, Israel to expand defence, security ties India, Israel to expand defence, security ties
- November 18, 2016

During his meeting with Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Indian leaders on Tuesday, President Rivlin said that the main objective of his visit was to strengthen bilateral defence and political ties. (more...)
Grandmother invites teen to Thanksgiving dinner after sending wrong text Grandmother invites teen to Thanksgiving dinner after sending wrong text
- November 18, 2016

He responded with a photo of himself and asked for her to save him a plate. And as one Arizona teen learned, someone still can be invited to the table, even if the grandma serving dinner is a complete stranger. Jamal Hinton was in class when he received a text message from a woman claiming to be his grandmother stating what time Thanksgiving dinner would be. (more...)
Obama administration backs off Pacific trade deal vote effort
- November 18, 2016

It reported that Japan's lower house of Parliament passed the TPP earlier this week. "( President ) Obama, I believe correctly, saw the TPP as a way to give the USA leadership in developing the trade agenda for all of Asia. Obama would also be explaining to the other 11 countries during the Peru summit next week about the state of the deal. The Obama administration has long argued TPP is essential to shoring up America's influence in the Asia-Pacific region and providing a boost to ... (more...)
Police seek tips on dark-colored SUV seen where woman killed Police seek tips on dark-colored SUV seen where woman killed
- November 18, 2016

It was parked near where the woman's body was found, Early said. The vehicle was parked on Brooks Station Road on August 7, the day Marcotte was killed. Police suspect the Boston University graduate fought with her attacker, leaving him with scrapes and bruises. The Worcester County District Attorney's Office and Princeton Police investigating Marcotte's murder have received more than 1,000 tips since the slaying, but none have led to an arrest. (more...)
Utah School Stabbing Leaves 5 Injured, School Startled Utah School Stabbing Leaves 5 Injured, School Startled
- November 17, 2016

At 2 p.m., the Orem Police Department tweeted that the suspect and one victim had been released from the hospital. According to a statement from the Alpine School District , a 16-year-old student, using a knife with a 3-inch blade, stabbed five students before stabbing himself in the neck. (more...)
Four players accused of sexual assault Four players accused of sexual assault
- November 17, 2016

Regardless of the guiltiness of Purdue's accused players, the NCAA and universities need to a way better job ensuring the safety of students from sexual assaults. Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Pat Harrington said in a statement that his office won't file criminal charges after reviewing the evidence. "School officials must move quickly to hold these players accountable for their actions and show these victims that their voices are being heard", Massillamany stated in a release . (more...)
First Presbyterian to host Thanksgiving dinner First Presbyterian to host Thanksgiving dinner
- November 17, 2016

If you don't have anywhere to go for Thanksgiving or no one with which to share the holiday, there are some community Thanksgiving meals planned in our corner of northwest Iowa. We will serve a traditional meal of turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes with gravy, veggies, salad and pies. On Thanksgiving Day, they may call the church at 625-6242. (more...)
Leaderless Democratic Party in dire straits after GOP sweeps
- November 17, 2016

She desperately needed young people and women, and has done plenty of work on policies that would benefit those groups , like parental leave and climate. Others wondered whether their party had become a bastion of the elites, unable to hear the regular people they claim to serve. There's a lot of talk among Democrats now about how to reach white working-class, non-college voters. (more...)
Suspects arrested in robbery of Jake Harris of 'Deadliest Catch' Suspects arrested in robbery of Jake Harris of 'Deadliest Catch'
- November 17, 2016

When officers arrived on scene, Jake refused to go to the hospital, and was driven home. Officers say there was some kind of an assault, but said Jake Harris declined to go to the hospital. The police have also indicated that this case is still under investigation. Everett officers were called around 8 p.m. Saturday to the 700 block of Southeast Highway 526 for a report of an injured man on the side of the highway. (more...)
Israel PM backs bill to limit noise from mosques
- November 17, 2016

A controversial bill to legalize some unauthorized West Bank outposts was approved by a Knesset committee. Israeli Education Minister Naftali Bennett is reflected in a mirror as he speaks during a briefing to members of the foreign press association, in Jerusalem November 14, 2016. (more...)
Trump suggests Obamacare's protections for the sick may stay Trump suggests Obamacare's protections for the sick may stay
- November 17, 2016

Trump made the remarks as he unveiled his policy priorities in an interview with the Wall Street Journal . But a lot of uncertainty remains for people using Obamacare , especially since Trump has talked about repealing it as early as his first day in office. (more...)
Cleveland Indians Fans Are Not Reacting Well To World Series Loss Cleveland Indians Fans Are Not Reacting Well To World Series Loss
- November 17, 2016

White House spokesman Eric Schultz said Obama rooted for the Cubs because he's from Chicago and the White Sox didn't make it to the championship. Chicago has seen three championship parades in the last six years, but it's safe to say that the one that will take place on Friday will trump them all. (more...)
Syrian troops reverse rebel advance west of Aleppo
- November 17, 2016

Residents of eastern Aleppo said Sunday that for days they have received text messages urging them to leave in the next 24 hours. On Saturday, it was confirmed that government forces had regained control of the al-Minian district and advanced into the al-Assad district. (more...)
Influential Singer-Songwriter Leonard Cohen Dies At 82
- November 17, 2016

The song was gaining traction, but it was properly popularised by John Cale, when his elegant piano-accompanied version was included in a 1991 Cohen tribute album, I'm Your Fan . Born to a Jewish family, he later considered himself both a Jew and a Buddhist. In 2006, Cohen won a lawsuit against his former manager, Kelley Lynch, whom he alleged stole more than $5 million of his retirement money while he was in seclusion at the Zen center. (more...)
Trump Considering Nikki Haley for Secretary of State Trump Considering Nikki Haley for Secretary of State
- November 17, 2016

According to Joe Scarborough, former Florida congressman and host of MSNBC's Morning Joe, sources close to him say Haley is being considered for Secretary of State alongside former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. As governor, Haley, 44, has traveled to Europe, the Far East and India to recruit business to SC, according to the report. Nikki Haley said Tuesday the fact that Republicans now control the White House, Congress and so many governors' mansions has left her "giddy". (more...)
USA hate crimes against Muslims surge 67 percent — FBI Statistics
- November 17, 2016

The data is contributed by each state, and in New Jersey past year, law enforcement agencies reported 367 bias incident offenses, compared to 373 in 2014. Hate crimes and speech have also surged in "red" states from the Deep South up to Pennsylvania, where swastikas and racist graffiti have been recently reported. (more...)
UK government said to have no plan for Brexit UK government said to have no plan for Brexit
- November 16, 2016

The BBC also said it had seen the document. "Failure to reveal the Government's plan to reach a negotiating position is eroding confidence among business and investors, and encouraging unhelpful speculation about what the final destination might be". (more...)
Israeli minister: Trump's victory ends prospects of Palestinian state
- November 16, 2016

Greenblatt is the chief legal officer and executive vice president at the Trump Organization. Palestinian foreign minister Riyad al-Maliki said he was surprised by the US election results but counselled a wait-and-see approach. The city was discussed when Trump and Netanyahu met for approximately 90 minutes in a September meeting, discussing military assistance and cyber security among other issues. (more...)
Michael O'Neill distances himself from Scotland manager's job Michael O'Neill distances himself from Scotland manager's job
- November 16, 2016

This was not a game to tell the grandchildren about from a Northern Ireland point of view, nor a true show of O'Neill's talents. Although there is no current vacancy north of the border, a disappointing start to the Scots' World Cup qualifying campaign has ramped up the pressure on Strachan and led to pundits considering who should assume the reins were the current manager to move on. (more...)
Barack Obama arrives in Greece to begin final foreign tour as president
- November 16, 2016

Clinton's trip was marked with extensive violent demonstrations. His visit comes only two days before the anniversary of a bloody 1973 student revolt that helped topple the 1967-1974 military junta which was backed by the USA government. A bailout plan for Greece agreed previous year among global creditors including the European Union and the IMF, did not provide for a write-off of any of Athens's €248 billion ($266 billion) debt. (more...)
Turkey's Erdogan angered by slow European Union entry process
- November 16, 2016

Steinmeier said he had expressed concern about mass arrests and the treatment of the media since the failed coup, but also said Germany supported its North Atlantic Treaty Organisation partner in fighting terrorism. He criticized European Parliament President Martin Schulz , who has said that the President's actions after the coup "call into question the basis for the sustainable relationship between the EU and Turkey". (more...)

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