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Trump's Approval Rating Dips Even Further to 35 Percent

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The poll released Tuesday by CNN seems to indicate that Democratic messaging on the legislation has been more successful. A Fox News poll released in October also pointed to a significant drop in support among white people without a college degree. Read More »

Gov. Scott: Sen. Jack Latvala should step down over sexual misconduct allegations

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Beleaguered by reports of sexual harassment and facing a public corruption trial, embattled Florida State Senator Jack Latvala has answered Gov. Rick Scott's call for his resignation . Latvala, in his resignation letter, maintained his innocence regarding the allegations. His report also supports an internal investigation by the Senate Rules committee as well as another by the Florida Commission on Ethics. Read More »

Census: Illinois loses title of 5th largest state to Pennsylvania

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The main reason for the Beehive State's boom? New York's population grew ever so slightly - by 0.07 percent - between July 2016 and July 2017, according to estimates released Wednesday by the U.S. It was No. 2 in population in the 1940 census, behind NY. By total population, Colorado grew from 5,530,105 to 5,607,154 during the one-year period, and was up from 5,029,325 in 2010, the Census Bureau said. Read More »

Parents upset over Ivanka Trump's surprise school visit

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The parents of the students, who were not aware that Trump was scheduled to speak at the school on a particular day, suspected that the information was withheld due to security concerns. Monica Mercuri , an alumni of the academy, also expressed her disapproval of Ivanka visiting her alma mater. HollywoodLifers , what do you think about Ivanka's visit and the outrage it caused? "Hope the diversity of our students and our large immigrant population doesn't scare her away!" she tweeted . Read More »

Dhinakaran camp releases Jaya's hospital video ahead of RK Nagar polls

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However, a couple of other ministers contested this claim and said they had, indeed, saw Jayalalithaa during her hospitalisation. The votes will be counted on Sunday. "It is also in violation of the election rules", he alleged. Krishnapriya said the footage was handed over to Dhinakaran to submit before the commission of inquiry on Jayalalithaa's death. Read More »

Class XI student accused of killing Pradyuman to be tried as adult

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The Section 2 (33) of the Juvenile Justice (JJ) Act provides for trial of juveniles, aged between 16 and 18 years, under the laws meant for adults in case of their involvement in "heinous crimes" like rape, murder and armed robbery. "The juvenile will now be produced before a sessions court and the judge will then assign the case to the relevant Child Sessions Court for the trial". Read More »

Body cam footage shows officer being dragged at 60 miles per hour

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A Florida police officer is recovering in a local hospital after a 38-year-old man dragged the officer for about a half-mile from the door frame of his auto Tuesday morning. As a result, three lanes of I-595 were temporarily closed with traffic backed up past Florida's Turnpike after the two were taken into custody. Cabrera put his hands out the window as officers approached with guns drawn. Read More »

Turkey pledges continued support to Rohingya refugees as Yıldırım visits Bangladesh

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The South Korean academic said she was told the decision was based on a statement she made after her last visit to Myanmar in July, in which she sharply criticised the government's rights record and its treatment of the Rohingya. Local officials said they were investigating the 10 unidentified bodies found on Monday near a cemetery in Inn Din village. "That is where they were traveling before they returned to Yangon and were arrested", he added, speaking in a personal capacity. Read More »

EU's Tusk says important to end "devastation" of Poland's reputation

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But if 22 out of the EU's 28 countries and the European Parliament are not satisfied in the end, the process will move on to the next stages, which may mean sanctions. However, the commission said it could rescind its decision if Warsaw implements a list of proposed remedies within three months. "I am firmly convinced that sovereign states - and Europe must be a Europe of sovereign states - have an absolute right to reform their judicial systems", Poland's new Prime Minister Mateusz ... Read More »

McConnell says DACA fix won't come up until next year

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Magana has attended immigration forums and protested the decision to end DACA. Republicans, including Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., have floated several options to provide relief to DACA recipients, but Democrats have said these plans carry tighter restrictions. Read More »

Cardinal Bernard Law dead at age 86

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As a priest in MS from 1961 to 1973, Law had been a pivotal figure in the civil rights movement, USA Today notes , championing the Civil Rights Act and facing death threats for his advocacy. John Geoghan. Geoghan was eventually convicted of indecent assault and battery on a 10-year old boy. In January 2002, the Boston Globe revealed he and other bishops before him covered for pedophile priests in the Boston Archdiocese. Read More »

China criticizes US's 'cold war mentality' after Trump speech

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China says it welcomes a Spanish court's decision to grant Beijing's request for the extradition of 121 Taiwanese nationals to China, a decision that has drawn criticism from Taiwan, a self-ruled island. The new US strategy reflects an unwillingness to accept the reality of China's rise, the state-run Global Times said in an editorial. The new strategy said Beijing and other governments were determined to challenge American power. Read More »

RAF Mildenhall incident not terror-related

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RAF Mildenhall is protected by Ministry of Defence police and U.S. armed guards. A man was arrested Monday at a military base used by the US Air Force in Britain after he was met with gunfire while trying to ram an entrance with his auto, according to reports. Read More »

Watch Rob Gronkowski tell this walk-on college football player he's on scholarship

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Parker's interception in the fourth quarter of the regular season finale against Texas helped clinch a bowl berth for the Red Raiders , who finished the regular season with a 6-6 record. Texas Tech defensive back Justus Parker (31) celebrates teammate Douglas Coleman III's interception of Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger's pass during the second half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Nov. Read More »

White House Adviser Says North Korea Behind Big Ransomware Attack

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The attack is said to have hit more than 300,000 computers in 150 nations, causing billions of dollars of damage. "The consequences and repercussions of WannaCry were beyond economic", he wrote. Bossert suggested Tuesday that Microsoft and the U.S. government had buried the hatchet over its alleged stockpiling of bugs thanks to greater transparency around a program called the Vulnerabilities Equities Process (VEP) that is used to determine whether bugs it discovers are kept secret or ... Read More »

Tampa lawyer accused of exposing himself, soliciting sexual favors from inmate

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Detectives alleged it is possible that Spark executed the same pay-for-sex scheme other female inmates at the Pinellas County Jail, and possibly even at other jails across Tampa Bay and Central Florida. He met the 25-year-old last year at a porn convention in Tampa, according to deputies, before she was detained while facing a federal charge in a child pornography case. Read More »

North Korea 'not interested' in Tillerson's offer of unconditional talks

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North Korea conducted missile tests at a steady pace since April, then paused in September after firing a rocket that passed over Japan's Hokkaido island. It adds, "Our alliance and friendship with South Korea, forged by the trials of history, is stronger than ever". Pyongyang's new Hwasong-15 intercontinental ballistic missile launched November 29, flew a record distance of 600 miles as well as an unprecedented 2,800 miles in altitude. Read More »

Recount begins in contested House of Delegates race in Newport News

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The old saying "every vote counts" may never have been more true than in Virginia Tuesday. The final result: A single-vote victory for Democratic challenger Shelly Simonds. 19, 2017. A Democrat led in one other district with all votes in, but by less than a one-percentage point margin: the 68th, where it is 326. Prior to the November elections, the Republicans held a 66-34 majority in the House. Read More »

Mild and breezy today, pleasant mid-week coming

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More dense fog could form in spots Monday night into Tuesday morning as dew points will be at or close to the actual air temperature throughout the overnight time frame. A good chance of rain will accompany that system, but thunderstorms are unlikely. Winds W/NE 5-10 miles per hour. Lows clouds will linger for a bit, but temps will stay in the 40s with a breeze. Read More »

How your bin collection days will change over Christmas and New Year

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This year there will be no bin collections on Christmas Day - Monday, December 25. Residents can check their Christmas collection days online . Councillor Barbara Brownridge, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Co-operatives, said: "Due to the way Christmas falls this year we've had to make a few changes to bin collection dates". Read More »