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November 24, 2020
November 18, 2020
Ex-cop charged in George Floyd death used same tactic in 2017 arrest: prosecutors

The former Minneapolis cop charged with killing George Floyd by pressing a knee to his neck did the same thing while restraining a 14-year-old boy during a 2017 arrest, prosecutors contend. State prosecutors are now asking a judge to allow bodycam footage of the earlier bust to be used as evidence at the upcoming murder […]

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November 18, 2020
Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree slams haters on Twitter

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree fired back at online critics Wednesday, who compared it to the slumped-over sapling featured on “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” The towering holiday bough looked less than jolly after it arrived from Oneonta, N.Y. on Saturday — with tied-up branches giving it a pathetic, droopy appearance. This led to a wave […]

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November 18, 2020
Florida man arrested after strapping downed light pole to car roof on highway

A Florida man who strapped a light pole to the roof of his car on a highway has been arrested on charges of grand theft, authorities said. Douglas Allen Hatley, 71, was pulled over on a Tampa roadway on Monday after another driver reported that a maroon Toyota Camry was hauling a metal pole – […]

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November 18, 2020
Kevin McCarthy, the House Minority Leader, Doesn’t Think Trump Is Going Away

WASHINGTON — For all the drama around the presidential race, the biggest surprise of the 2020 election may have been in the House, as Republicans gained seats and cut into the Democratic majority after a campaign in which officials in both parties expected the G.O.P. to lose seats. No Republican leader had more riding on […]

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November 18, 2020
Democrats nominate Nancy Pelosi for another term as speaker, as she suggests it could be her last.

House Democrats, preparing for what may be the slimmest majority in two decades, re-elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi as their leader on Wednesday by voice vote, formally nominating the California Democrat for another term as speaker, which she later suggested could be her last. Ms. Pelosi, 80, still has to secure 218 votes on the House […]

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November 18, 2020
New York City's public schools to shut down Thursday over COVID spike

New York City schools will shut down starting Thursday due to a spike in COVID-19 cases, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Wednesday.  De Blasio said officials opted to close schools out of an abundance of caution after coronavirus test positivity rates surpassed a 3% threshold. "We must fight back the second wave," the mayor […]

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November 18, 2020
National Guard soldier killed herself after being gang-raped by colleagues: mom

A devoted Army National Guard soldier killed herself after she reported being sexually assaulted on the job -- but the military branch did nothing to help, according to her mom. "To think that that's what took her life -- that's what broke her," Debbie Robinson, the mother of officer Morgan Robinson, told CBS Evening News. […]

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November 18, 2020
Republican officials face outcry after refusing to certify Detroit vote: 'You could see the racism.'

DETROIT -- Mayor Mike Duggan on Wednesday accused President Trump's allies in Michigan's most populous county of racism after they threatened to block certification of the election over slight discrepancies in majority-Black precincts -- while ignoring similar problems in heavily white areas. The complaint echoed accusations against Mr. Trump and his allies around the country […]

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November 18, 2020
Missing Tennessee boy, 9, found alive after spending 3 days in makeshift shelter in woods

A 9-year-old boy in Tennessee who had been missing for three days after running into the woods following an argument with his foster parents was found safe and wearing no jacket or shoes by a creek bed Tuesday afternoon, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigations. Jordan Gorman was found by rescuers around 3 p.m. […]

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November 18, 2020
Mitch McConnell says Democrats will kill small businesses over COVID-19 aid gridlock

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday slammed Democrats for blocking narrow coronavirus relief bills in favor of what he called a "multi-trillion-dollar laughingstock" proposal -- saying the gridlock could kill small businesses in the final stretch of the COVID-19 pandemic. McConnell (R-Ky.) said on the Senate floor that a months-long stalemate means businesses may […]

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November 18, 2020
Hawley: 'We the People' Are Supposed to Run Government -- Not the Big Corporations

Tuesday on FNC's "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) argued it past time for Congress to reevaluate antitrust laws, particularly as they pertain to big tech. Hawley told Fox News host Tucker Carlson the testimony from tech CEOs earlier in the day show coordination between the tech giants. "I think that very old antitrust […]

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November 18, 2020
Susan Rice: 'I'm Very Open to Serving' in the Biden-Harris Administration

Former Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice said on Wednesday's broadcast of MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" that she was ready and able to serve in a Biden-Harris administration. Mitchell said, "Ambassador Rice, have you been approached by the Biden team? Would you be willing to serve?" Rice said, "Andrea, you know better than to try […]

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November 18, 2020
Democrats demand more censorship amid Big Tech hearings

Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee spent Tuesday's hearing chiding the CEOs of Facebook and Twitter for not stepping up their censorship efforts -- despite Twitter's unprecedented gagging of The Post's account for two weeks and frequent masking of President Trump's tweets. Senators on the panel grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack […]

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November 18, 2020
Bill Belichick Calls for U.S. to Take Action Against Turkey, Azerbaijan for 'Deadly Attacks on Armenians'

During a press availability, Belichick was asked about his reaction to Acting Secretary Of Defense Christopher Miller using the coach's catchphrase, "Do Your Job," CBS Boston reported. "Well, I really appreciate the kind words from Secretary Miller," Belichick said. "When you consider the type of leadership that he's shown throughout his career serving our country, […]

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November 18, 2020
Report: Georgia Election Monitor Finds 9,626-Vote Error in County's Hand Recount

"One of our monitors discovered a 9,626 vote error in the DeKalb County hand count. One batch was labeled 10,707 for Biden and 13 for Trump - an improbable margin even by DeKalb standards," Shafer said. "The actual count for the batch was 1,081 for Biden and 13 for Trump." According to Shafer, the error, […]

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November 18, 2020
COVID-19 aid program doled out $7.2M for man’s fake farming firms: report

The owner of a single-family Ohio home received $7.2 million in federal loans and grants intended for agricultural businesses decimated by the COVID-19 pandemic — but no signs of farming activity can be found at the residence, according to a report. Zaur Kalantarli, who immigrated to the US from Azerbaijan in 2015, owns the home […]

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November 18, 2020
Democrats endorse ‘fearless leader’ Nancy Pelosi to remain as speaker

House Democrats on Wednesday voted to renominate Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to continue in her position next year despite losing seats in the Nov. 3 election. Pelosi, 80, has clashed with younger left-wing lawmakers including New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, 31, who want Democrats to embrace single-payer health care and dramatic environmental reform, and she […]

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November 18, 2020
After losing seats in the House, Democrats nominate Nancy Pelosi for another term as speaker.

House Democrats, still counting their election losses, re-elected Speaker Nancy Pelosi as their leader on Wednesday by voice vote, formally nominating the California Democrat for another term as speaker as they prepare for what may be the slimmest House majority in nearly two decades. Ms. Pelosi, 80, still has to secure 218 votes on the […]

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November 18, 2020
Chicago PhD student accused of stalking, killing ex-boyfriend

A Chicago Ph.D. student studying criminology fatally shot her ex-boyfriend at his Washington, D.C. home, authorities said. Nijinsky Dix, 37, a student at the University of Illinois Chicago, has been charged with second-degree murder in the slaying Saturday of 44-year-old Terry Hickman, whom she dated for three months, the South Bend Tribune reported. Shortly before 5:30 […]

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November 18, 2020
Trump Campaign Requests Recount of Key Counties in Wisconsin

The campaign requested recounts in Milwaukee and Dane counties, which include the cities of Milwaukee and Madison, Wisconsin, which delivered big margins for former Vice President Joe Biden late in the counting process. Biden currently leads President Donald Trump by over 180,000 votes in both counties. The campaign cited accusations of illegally altered absentee ballots, illegally […]

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November 18, 2020
National Zoo holds giant panda cub-naming online poll

The Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington, D.C., is ready to name its newest giant panda cub – and wants people to help choose. Panda Mei Xiang gave birth to the male cub in August, and the zoo has shared regular updates on its Panda Cam over the past 12 weeks so patrons could watch the cub […]

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November 18, 2020
Florida couple arrested for having sex inside car on busy road, authorities say

A Florida couple gave droves of drivers on a busy road near Tampa quite the peep show over the weekend.  Amber Gormley, 39, and Shawn McClelland, 30, were arrested Saturday after pulling over to the side of the road in the area of Whitney Road and US Highway 19 North in Largo to engage in sexual activity, authorities […]

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November 18, 2020
Republican officials face outcry after refusing to certify Detroit vote: ‘You could see the racism.’

DETROIT — Mayor Mike Duggan on Wednesday accused President Trump’s allies in Michigan’s most populous county of racism after they threatened to block certification of the election over slight discrepancies in majority-Black precincts — while ignoring similar problems in heavily white areas. On Tuesday night, Republican election board members in Wayne County, which contains Detroit […]

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November 18, 2020
‘MasterChef Junior’ Star Ben Watkins Dies of Cancer at 14

Ben Watkins, a rising young culinary star who appeared in the sixth season of “MasterChef Junior,” died on Monday from a rare form of cancer, his family said. He was 14. “Our Ben went home to be with his mother this afternoon after a year-and-a-half-long battle with cancer,” Donna Edwards and Anthony Edwards, Ben’s maternal […]

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