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  • What We Know So Far About the Oakland Warehouse Fire Investigation
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    What We Know So Far About the Oakland Warehouse Fire Investigation

    Investigators are working to determine whether there was criminal liability in the horrific blaze in Oakland, California, that claimed the lives of 36 men and women last Friday and, if so, who was responsible. The Ghost Ship, as some called the warehouse, was purportedly run by a married couple, Derick

  • Joe Biden on 2020 Presidential Race: 'Never Say Never'
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    Joe Biden on 2020 Presidential Race: 'Never Say Never'

    When asked if he would consider a run for the White House again, Vice President Joe Biden remained open to the possibility. In an appearance on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Tuesday, the vice president again refused to definitively rule out a 2020 bid, even suggesting he'll be in "better

  • Donald Trump Announces Investment, Jobs Deal With Japan's SoftBank
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    Donald Trump Announces Investment, Jobs Deal With Japan's SoftBank

    President-elect Donald Trump announced that Japanese telecom and internet company SoftBank will invest $50 billion in the United States, which the company claims will create 50,000 jobs. "We are going to invest $50 billion in the U.S. and commit to make, to create 50,000 new jobs," Son said

  • President Obama Once Expressed Concern About Marine One Costs
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    President Obama Once Expressed Concern About Marine One Costs

    Donald Trump isn't the first to complain about the price of a presidential air fleet. Back in 2009, President Obama expressed concerns about cost overruns for a new set of presidential helicopters. At the time, the Pentagon's contract with Lockheed Martin Corp. to develop a new fleet of helicopters

  • Democrats Want Federal Government to Pick Up Tab for Trump Protection in NYC
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    Democrats Want Federal Government to Pick Up Tab for Trump Protection in NYC

    The NYPD has been providing additional security for Donald Trump in New York since Election Day, to the tune of about $500,000 day — and New York Democrats want the federal government to pay for it. Top New York City–area House Democrats appeared with NYPD Deputy Commissioner John Miller on Capitol

  • Donald Trump to Meet With ExxonMobil CEO as Secretary of State Search Expands
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    Donald Trump to Meet With ExxonMobil CEO as Secretary of State Search Expands

    Amid his broadening search for a secretary of state, President-elect Donald Trump is slated to meet today with ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, according to a senior Trump transition officials. The emergence of new names indicates that Trump may be conflicted about his shortlist and may be facing persistent

  • Iranian President: Iran Will 'Resist' Any Changes to Nuclear Deal Under Trump
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    Iranian President: Iran Will 'Resist' Any Changes to Nuclear Deal Under Trump

    Amidst speculation that a Trump administration will dismantle the Iran nuclear deal, Iran’s president declared today that his country would “resist” any proposed change to the agreement. The nuclear deal, referred to as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), lifted international sanctions on

  • Donald Trump Meets With Climate Advocate Al Gore
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    Donald Trump Meets With Climate Advocate Al Gore

    "I found it an extremely interesting conversation and to be continued and I’m just going to leave it at that," Gore told reporters of the meeting with the president-elect. Gore also met with Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump. The meetings with the two Trumps came against the backdrop of the future

  • Gov. Pat McCrory Concedes NC Governor's Race to Democratic Challenger Roy Cooper
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    Gov. Pat McCrory Concedes NC Governor's Race to Democratic Challenger Roy Cooper

    Weeks after Election Day and after requesting a recount, Republican incumbent Pat McCrory conceded the North Carolina gubernatorial race to his Democratic challenger, Roy Cooper. "Despite continued questions that should be answered regarding the voting process, I personally believe that the majority

  • 'The Whole World Has Abandoned Us': Aleppo Doctors Fight for Patients' Survival
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    'The Whole World Has Abandoned Us': Aleppo Doctors Fight for Patients' Survival

    Medical personnel inside the besieged city of Aleppo say they have come under attack as an onslaught by government forces backed by Russian air power has pushed deeper into rebel-held territory. “Yesterday, we escaped death,” a nurse working in east Aleppo told ABC News. Airstrikes continued to pound

  • Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters to Defy Deadline to Leave After Cheering Army Corps' Decision
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    Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters to Defy Deadline to Leave After Cheering Army Corps' Decision

    Efforts to demonstrate against the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline were expected to resume today in defiance of an order to evacuate the protest area by the end of the day. The deadline comes a day after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not approve an easement needed

  • Donald Trump Announces Advisory Committee of Big-Name CEOs
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    Donald Trump Announces Advisory Committee of Big-Name CEOs

    Donald Trump has enlisted a number of top business leaders for an advisory committee in order to help "bring back jobs and Make America Great Again," according to a statement from his transition team.The group, called the President's Strategic and Policy Forum, will be headed up by Blackstone

  • 1 Man Arrested in Fatal Bourbon Street Shooting, Police Looking for 2nd Suspect
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    1 Man Arrested in Fatal Bourbon Street Shooting, Police Looking for 2nd Suspect

    A 20-year-old has been arrested in connection with the shooting in New Orleans' French Quarter last Sunday morning that killed one and injured nine, local officials announced this morning, as they urged the public to help them find a second suspect. At a press conference this morning, New Orleans

  • Miami Now Free of Locally Transmitted Zika Virus, CDC Says
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    Miami Now Free of Locally Transmitted Zika Virus, CDC Says

    Florida health officials have announced continued progress in the fight against the Zika virus after a Miami neighborhood was declared free of ongoing Zika transmission today. The Little River area of Miami is now free of active Zika transmission after no new cases were reported in the last 45 days,

  • Trump Warns US Companies: There Will Be 'Consequences' for Leaving
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    Trump Warns US Companies: There Will Be 'Consequences' for Leaving

    President-elect Donald Trump touted his deal to keep at least 1,000 jobs at a manufacturing plant in Indianapolis, but he was largely silent on the details. "Companies are not going to leave the United States anymore without consequences," he said to workers at the Carrier plant. Before the

  • U.S.-led Coalition Confirms 54 Additional Civilian Deaths in Iraq and Syria Airstrikes
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    U.S.-led Coalition Confirms 54 Additional Civilian Deaths in Iraq and Syria Airstrikes

    The U.S.-led coalition fighting ISIS says 54 more civilians were inadvertently killed in airstrikes in Iraq and Syria that took place between March 31 and October 22. Since they began in August of 2014, the coalition has reported 173 civilians killed by coalition airstrikes and another 37 injured.

  • Wisconsin Recount Starts Today
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    Wisconsin Recount Starts Today

    The first recount of the presidential election starts today in Wisconsin as two other states are preparing for their own iterations. The Wisconsin recount is going to run from its start at 9 a.m. this morning until the set end time of 8 p.m. on Dec. 12.

  • Michael Slager's Murder Trial Concludes With Closing Arguments
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    Michael Slager's Murder Trial Concludes With Closing Arguments

    Slager, who is white, is accused of killing Walter Scott at a traffic stop on April 4, 2015, in North Charleston while Slager was an officer with the city's police department. Witness video that surfaced shortly after the deadly encounter appears to show the moment Slager fatally shot Scott as he

  • Trump's Commerce Secretary Pick Wilbur Ross: Everything You Need to Know
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    Trump's Commerce Secretary Pick Wilbur Ross: Everything You Need to Know

    President-elect Donald Trump has officially tapped billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as his nominee for secretary of commerce. He is chairman and chief strategist of the equity firm W.L. Ross and Co. What He Does Now: Chairman and chief strategist of private equity firm W.L. Ross and Co. The company

  • How the Law Protects Flag Burning in the United States
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    How the Law Protects Flag Burning in the United States

    President-elect Donald Trump wrote on Tuesday that anyone caught burning the American flag should face consequences -- including having their citizenship yanked or facing a year in jail, according to his tweet. The act is considered offensive by many, but flag burning is legal in the U.S. under Supreme