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Jurors see 360-degree views of church slayings

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Nonetheless, "such characterizations of the defendant are unquestionably improper in any case", the motion said . Roof is facing 33 counts in the federal trial: counts 1-9, hate crime act resulting in death, counts 10-12, hate crime act involving an attempt to kill, counts 13-21, obstruction of exercise of religion resulting in death, counts 22-24, obstruction of exercise of religion involving an attempt to kill and use of a risky weapon, counts 25-33, use of a firearm to commit murder ... Read More »

Carrier Factory Union Chief Continues To Stand Ground Against Trump

But Jones, who had supported Bernie Sanders and voted for Hillary Clinton, also said Trump deserved credit for saving the 800 Carrier jobs. "We're all going to disagree on different things and if Trump is honest about keeping jobs in the country - and you guys have heard him numerous times, that's what his goal is - we'll sit down and work out something", said Jones. Read More »

Ohio State stabber 'inspired' by ISIS and Al-Qaeda

Ohio State University says it will hold a vigil on campus as a way to begin healing after a car-and-knife attack on campus injured 11 people. A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press the attacker at Ohio State University railed on his Facebook account against USA interference in countries with Muslim communities. Read More »

Clinton decries rise of fake news in first speech since loss

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Later, at a ceremony to unveil his portrait, Reid was lauded by Vice President Joe Biden and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Reid's successor as Senate Minority Leader, New York Democratic Sen. Read More »

Trump says he's leaving businesses to avoid conflicts

An analysis by the New York Times , published last Saturday, said Trump's companies have business operations in at least 20 countries. Mr. Trump traveled to Cincinnati after a trip to Indianapolis, where he announced an agreement with Carrier to reverse its plans to move a factory and its work to Mexico, a subject Mr. Read More »

Telling Kids the Secret of Being Santa

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While news of Jefferson's appointment made the rounds, Jefferson said he was humbled by all the attention. Santa Experience owner Landon Luther told WCCO the mall wanted to have "a Santa for everyone". Though this is a historic first for the nation's largest mall, Jefferson says. American insurance website Insure.com produces its Santa Index every year which works out what Santa should be paid according to the breakdown of tasks included in his role. Read More »

F-35 may help secure future of Selfridge Air National Guard Base

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The Air Force announced Wednesday that it has selected Jacksonville's Air National Guard unit from more than a dozen units the Air Force said it was considering in May. Gowen Field AGS in Boise, Idaho; Jacksonville AGS in Florida and Truax AGS in Madison, Wisc. The base also has adequate hangar space in place and "there is a strong case to be made that the base could quickly adapt to the new mission requirements with minimal costs", Slocum said. Read More »

PSA video from families of Sandy Hook victims goes viral

The Know the Signs campaign from Sandy Hook Promise includes the launch on Friday of a new 2 ½-minute video public service announcement created to show how easy it is to overlook at-risk behavior. She also wrote, "Look behind you it's death", according to the documents. Richards awaits an initial court appearance December 19 in Fort Lauderdale. Read More »

Biden not planning on 2020 bid, but will 'never say never'

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The incumbent vice president and meme supremo's comments delighted many liberals staring down the barrel of a Donald Trump presidency, and he discussed them while appearing on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday night. Biden has had an emotional week. The tribute came after Congress sent President Barack Obama bipartisan legislation Wednesday to beef up research on cancer and other diseases, battle drug abuse and speed government approvals of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Read More »

Ohio GOP wants to add 20-week abortion ban to heartbeat bill

It is unclear whether Ohio Gov. John Kasich will sign the bill into law, though he has backed more than a dozen abortion restrictions during his tenure as governor. Kris Jordan, a Republican from Ostrander, called for an amendment that added provisions from the House-sponsored "Heartbeat Bill" to another measure, House Bill 493 , that sought to streamline the process in which medical professionals report child abuse situations. Read More »

Homeland Security Pick Must Commit to Human Rights

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Trump pledged repeatedly to better secure America's borders on the campaign trail, and it is likely that Kelly, should he take the position, will be central to that effort. Four days later, the general delivered a passionate and at times angry speech about the military's sacrifices and its troops' growing sense of isolation from society. Read More »

Two juveniles charged with starting Tennessee fires that killed 14

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The Chimney Tops 2 fire started on November 23 in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and officials said it was "human-caused". The fatal wildfires swept over the tourist town the night before, causing widespread damage. Police will not release the names or ages of the juveniles. Businesses are hoping to rebound as residents try to reclaim what normalcy they can. Director Gwyn and DA James Dunn thanked members of TBI, ATF, National Park Service, and Sevier County Sheriff's Office for ... Read More »

Petraeus: 'Five years ago, I made a serious mistake'

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In his interview , Snowden said there is a "two -tier" justice system in the US that favors people like Petraeus with government connections or personal wealth. He was spared prison time under a plea agreement with the Justice Department and was given two years' probation. "Well, I'm not counting on it", Snowden said in an interview with Yahoo's Katie Couric. Read More »

Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania

In light of a federal judge's ruling shortly after midnight Monday, local clerks were scrambling this morning to gather workers to begin a recount of more than 4.8 million votes cast in the presidential race. Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, a Republican, last week filed a lawsuit to stop the recount. Lawyers for the campaign were preparing Monday morning to ask a federal court judge in Philadelphia for an emergency recount order. Read More »

Green Party sues for Pennsylvania vote recount

Trump won the state by about 10,700 votes , or two-tenths of a percentage point, over Clinton. The recount began Thursday and continued over the weekend, with little change so far in the unofficial results as reported on election night. Read More »

Only 26 Percent Of Americans Support Full Repeal Of Obamacare, Poll Finds

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Overall, retail drugs represented 10 percent of all health spending, or $324.6 billion. The program accounts for 17 percent of national health expenditures. More notably, spending on Medicaid expenditures grew by 9.7% and by 9.0% for retail prescription drugs. The expanded Medicaid program in the Affordable Care Act raised the eligibility level for low income adults earning up to 138 percent of the federal poverty line, up from 100 percent in the traditional program. Read More »

Suspect in Texas officer's death got married after shooting

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The name of the person McKane married was redacted in the documents CNN received. San Antonio police couldn't confirm to CBS News whether McKane's new wife had been questioned or whether she was the person riding in the vehicle with him at the time of his arrest, but the website reports the woman owns the auto. Read More »

Dylann Roof's lawyers want back on death penalty case

District Court Judge Richard Gergel to postpone the start of the trial from Wednesday to December 11, to give the court time to handle previous issues as well as hold a motion hearing on Friday's request. In a motion filed Thursday, those attorneys argue the court is hampering Roof's defense by not allowing them to play a larger role. There is no word yet on when the court will rule on the objection, although a pretrial meeting has been scheduled for Monday, according to a separate filing ... Read More »

NWS says bad roads possible for this weekend

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The weather service in Medford issued a winter weather advisory for the south central Cascades in OR between 4 a.m. and 10 p.m. Forecasters call for light snow developing over the Continental Divide late this afternoon. No snow falling now. Lovely sunshine returns tomorrow with highs in the low 40s. Friday: Partly cloudy, blustery and cold. Their focus isn't so much on the amount of snow we'll receive, but the gusty winds and frigid air that will accompany the snow. Read More »

House Democrats re-elect Nancy Pelosi as leader

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In a short statement to reporters Wednesday, Pelosi said she was "exhilarated" by the victory and only briefly mentioned Ryan by way of congratulating him for running a good race. When Ryan first announced his challenge few expected it to gain much traction, with speculation rampant that he was doing it as much to get some distance from Pelosi before a potential run for governor of OH in two years. Read More »

Remains believed to be those of missing Indiana woman

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Officials said the evidence they've gathered from the scene is being processed to confirm the remains belong to the missing woman. Rachael Lynn Madison, 44, was last seen November 27 near her family's home in Ormond-by-the-Sea, Fla., after going for a jog on the beach around 1:30 p.m. Read More »

For now, Trump bears signs of a dealmaker, not a policymaker

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Eight hundred jobs will remain in Indianapolis, while 600 will move to Mexico. The Trump administration and the air conditioner manufacturer announced earlier this week that they had reached a deal not to close an IN plant IN exchange for $7 million IN tax breaks and grants. Read More »

'Stop the Lies': Charlotte Protesters Demand Justice for Keith Lamont Scott

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Murray said Scott was armed when he was shot by Vinson and said rumors that he was holding a book were untrue. Tensions flared outside the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department where officers tried to keep crowds under control. Later on, she admitted to the SBI investigation that she was sitting in her apartment when police shot Scott. CMPD said they arrested James Marsicano, 23, Landon Rice, 22, Ngogloan Tran, 21, and a 16-year-old all for obstructing traffic during the protest. Read More »

Marksman killed gunman after child ran to porch

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Officials say a sheriff's sniper in Washington state killed a gunman with a single shot after one of the two children he had been using as human shields ran onto a porch and the suspect was exposed. Croskey was in the house with the shooter and fled. While they were rescuing an 8-year-old girl, there was an opening for an officer to shoot the suspect. Read More »

Mixed feelings: Trump might rob state Democrats of last star

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Heitkamp told The Associated Press she received a call Wednesday from an assistant to Trump's chief of staff asking her to meet Friday at Trump Tower in NY. Heitkamp has been to NY and seen the Naked Cowboy on the streets, but she had never been that close to him. Heitkamp is actually meeting with Trump tomorrow, and it's also possible she's being considered for Agriculture Secretary. Read More »

Judge to rule on special prosecutor request in Christie case

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Christie added that the building, which dates back to 1790 and is one of the oldest continually operating statehouses in the country, has not experienced a major facelift in 60 years. "From some of the reaction I got that I was having a press announcement, I think many of you thought I was announcing something else", Christie said toward the end of the event. Read More »

Christie announces renovation of 'shameful' statehouse

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Christie - who made clear he's remaining governor until January 2018 - on Tuesday announced a $300 million plan to renovate the exterior and interior of the executive wing of the Statehouse, the first major work on that portion of the state capitol in nearly 60 years. Read More »