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  • 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

  • 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,

  • 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

  • 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

  • President-Elect Trump Announces Picks for Commerce, Treasury Secretaries
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    President-Elect Trump Announces Picks for Commerce, Treasury Secretaries

    President-elect Donald Trump has officially announced his picks to head up the Treasury and Commerce Departments. In a statement this morning, Trump announced his intent to nominate billionaire hedge fund manager Steven Mnuchin as his secretary of the Treasury and billionaire investor Wilbur Ross as

  • Obama Not Sending Presidential Delegation to Fidel Castro's Memorial Service, but 2 US Officials to Attend
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    Obama Not Sending Presidential Delegation to Fidel Castro's Memorial Service, but 2 US Officials to Attend

    President Barack Obama is not sending a presidential delegation to former Cuban dictator Fidel Castro’s memorial service Tuesday evening, but two senior administration officials will attend the remembrance, according to the White House. “The president has decided not to send a presidential delegation

  • Coast Guard Rescues Mariner Stranded on Rocky Alaska Coastline
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    Coast Guard Rescues Mariner Stranded on Rocky Alaska Coastline

    The U.S. Coast Guard came to the rescue on Monday of a mariner stranded in a sailboat that had run aground near Cape Puget, Alaska, Coast Guard officials said. The sailboat, named the Lieveling, was drifting toward rocks 209 miles north of Kodiak, according to the Coast Guard's 17th District. After

  • Body of 1st US Service Member Killed in Syria Returned Home
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    Body of 1st US Service Member Killed in Syria Returned Home

    The first U.S. service member killed in Syria in the fight against ISIS was returned to the United States on Sunday evening in a dignified transfer at Delaware's Dover Air Force Base. Navy Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott C. Dayton, 42, died near the city of Ayn Issa in northern Syria on Thursday

  • ISIS Claims Responsibility for Truck Bomb Attack That Killed at Least 60 in Iraq
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    ISIS Claims Responsibility for Truck Bomb Attack That Killed at Least 60 in Iraq

    A truck bomb left dozens dead and injured in an attack apparently targeted at Shia religious pilgrims on Thursday in the Iraqi city of Hilla -- 60 miles south of Baghdad. The White House said "initial reports indicate at least 80 people" are dead. Al-Radhi said that a fuel tanker was used

  • Tom Hanks' Very Special Gift to a Fan
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    Tom Hanks' Very Special Gift to a Fan

    A photographer knew she would run into Tom Hanks on assignment and decided to create a special gift of appreciation for the Oscar-winning actor. Denise Esposito told SFGate that she was going to be in Rome the same time as Hanks and decided to fill a sketchbook with original art she had created in his

  • 'Underwear Hero' Helps Nab Runaway Driver, Becomes Overnight Australian Sensation
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    'Underwear Hero' Helps Nab Runaway Driver, Becomes Overnight Australian Sensation

    A man dressed only in his underpants led police to an unlicensed driver who allegedly crashed a car into an Australian takeout restaurant before fleeing the scene -- and in the process has become a folk hero. Daniel McConnell, who is rapidly becoming a viral sensation due to his offbeat personality

  • Thanksgiving in Mosul: US Troops Enjoy Turkey Near ISIS Stronghold
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    Thanksgiving in Mosul: US Troops Enjoy Turkey Near ISIS Stronghold

    Just south of Mosul, U.S. troops deployed in Iraq came together to celebrate Thanksgiving with turkey and trimmings today, according to Reuters. "I want to tell my family, you know, to be thankful that all these people out here, just be thankful for being alive, that's all," Joe Hamilton

  • Navy Says Personal Data of Over 134,000 Sailors Was Hacked
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    Navy Says Personal Data of Over 134,000 Sailors Was Hacked

    Personal data belonging to 134,386 current and former sailors in the U.S. Navy has been compromised, the Navy said on Wednesday. It wasn’t immediately clear when the hack took place, but the Navy is pointing the finger at a compromised laptop belonging to a contractor as the source of the data breach

  • Donald Trump Taps Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education
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    Donald Trump Taps Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education

    President-elect Donald Trump has tapped charter school advocate and billionaire businesswoman Betsy DeVos as his pick for education secretary, his transition team announced Wednesday. DeVos, who met with Trump in New Jersey over the weekend, is the second woman Trump intends to nominate for his Cabinet

  • Donald Trump Could Reverse Obama's Cuba Policy 'Fairly Quickly'
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    Donald Trump Could Reverse Obama's Cuba Policy 'Fairly Quickly'

    President Obama has said he worked to make the re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the United States and Cuba “irreversible,” but the policies he has put in place to thaw the more than 50-year standoff between the two countries could be easily undone by the incoming administration, experts say