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Salvation Army volunteer Phillip Farrington said 75 percent of the Angel Tree recipients speak Spanish as their first language. "We are now seeing a minimum 20 per cent increase in families needing our help from past year", said Patty Lou Bryant, Salvation Army spokesperson.
  • Trump wins Michigan's 16 electoral votes, state board says

    Trump wins Michigan's 16 electoral votes, state board says

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    Stein is on track to raise twice as much for an election recount effort than she did for her own failed Green Party presidential bid. Haas noted that unless the Commission receives full payment of the estimated costs, a recount will not be ordered.
  • Stein changes strategy in Pennsylvania recount

    Stein changes strategy in Pennsylvania recount

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    Stein has been trying to force recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin , three states with a history of backing Democrats for president that were narrowly and unexpectedly won by Trump over Democrat Hillary Clinton. The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that a GOP lawyer, Lawrence Tabas, on Saturday, claimed the case to get an election recount in Pennsylvania had been for the sole objective of delayig the Electoral College vote in Pennsylvania for President-Elect ...
  • Electoral College needed for a balance of authority

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    Each state, regardless of population, would get two senators and two electors in the Electoral College , with additional electoral votes based on population reflecting seats in the U.S. Stein has been criticized by many and received remarks on her campaign and been referred to as a "common criminal" just outside the Trump Tower while attending a news forum.
  • Democrats aim to rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest

    Democrats aim to rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest

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    Michelle - Oh no, that dress! Using this metric, George Washington's two unopposed wins top the list by receiving 100 percent of the votes in the Electoral College . Only 19% of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents favor basing the victor on the popular vote, down from 49% in October 2004 and 54% in 2011.
  • Illinois governor to sign bill to spare 2 nuclear plants

    Illinois governor to sign bill to spare 2 nuclear plants

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    If signed into law, the bill would grant a subsidy of $235 million per year over a ten-year period (a total of $2.35 billion) to energy giant Exelon, which would be paid by electric utility consumers in the form of higher electric bills. "There's nothing more important than growing and protecting good paying jobs, not minimum wage jobs, but good paying jobs with a good future - that's what this bill does".
  • Alleged Joe McKnight shooter jailed on count of manslaughter, records show

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    Sheriff Newell Normand, whose press conference from Friday seemed unreasonably defensive and unnecessarily combative, took it to the next level on Tuesday, complaining about the criticism his department has absorbed by pounding on the podium on multiple occasions and quoting from profanity-laden messages directed to elected officials who supported law enforcement's desire to take a deliberate approach to the investigation of the shooting.
  • Nuclear agreement with U.S. is not in jeopardy: Mohammad Javad Zarif

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    Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday slammed the U.S. Senate's unanimous approval last week of an extension of the U.S. president's authority to impose sanctions on Iran. The chamber met this Sunday to discuss the new budget agreement, but 264 of the 290 legislators voted in favor of a motion that the government adopt reciprocal actions against the USA administration.
  • Stafford throws for 341 yards, Lions beat Saints 28-13

    Stafford throws for 341 yards, Lions beat Saints 28-13

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    They're in command, with an 8-4 record . But one wonders if the Saints , for as many weapons as they employ offensively, are just starting out flat. The game management also continued to be poor. Running back Mark Ingram needs to continue being involved and run like a man on fire, while Brees continues completing passes at a high rate.
  • Authorities to conditionally move from bridge near protest

    Authorities to conditionally move from bridge near protest

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    Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners says it is unwilling to reroute the project. Prior to Sunday's decision, federal officials had given protestors, who have reiterated that the pipeline would threaten the water supply and damage sacred sites, until Monday to leave the protest site.
  • British foreign secretary on Pakistan visit calls for end to Kashmir violence

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    Britain Thursday asked India and Pakistan to find a "lasting" solution to the Kashmir issue amid an escalation in tension, but made it clear that it was not for the United Kingdom to "prescribe a solution or act as a mediator". Rajesh Kalia said attackers mutilated the body of one soldier in the Machil sector in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The nuclear-armed rivals each claim Kashmir in its entirety and have fought two of their three wars over the dispute.
  • Centerville man confirms 3 family members died in Gatlinburg fires

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    Reed, as well as daughters Chloe Reed, 12, and Lily Reed, 9, had been missing from their Chalet Village home since the fire burst across the city limits Monday night. You can donate here - Make checks payable to Parkway Church of God and note on the memo field "Reed Family Fund". With profound sadness that is now a part of my soul I am sorry to share the passing of Constance, Chloe and Lily.
  • Trump Takes On Another Indiana Manufacturer Moving To Mexico

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    But she wrote that while she didn't yet know the full terms of the deal, the negotiation could signal an abandonment of fiscal conservatism and stimulus packages that, if pursued, would mean the country is "doomed". Trump said he made a decision to intervene after watching a television news report that reminded him that he had vowed during the campaign, "We're not going to let Carrier leave".
  • Lawsuits Filed in 3 States to Stop Presidential Vote Recounts

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    A hearing on the lawsuit is scheduled for December 9. Michigan's attorney general says he has filed a lawsuit to halt the Green Party's requested recount of the presidential contest in the state, saying the effort would be too expensive and cost millions of dollars.
  • Get a sneak peak inside Santa's home

    Get a sneak peak inside Santa's home

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    Letters to Santa Claus from children from Oliver and Osoyoos should be mailed at the Canada Post office where Santa has set up a special mailbox in the lobby in both towns. "We actually send letters all across the country", Adams said. "We've sent letters to California and Texas". And while I'm a huge fan of letting my fingers do the walking for most things, I also think there are some events that are best savored more slowly, like the ritual holiday letter to Santa Claus known by children all ...
  • Lucid Motors to Open $700M Electric Car Plant in Arizona

    Lucid Motors to Open $700M Electric Car Plant in Arizona

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    Marc Lifsher, a spokesman for state Treasurer John Chiang, who chairs the authority, said the tax relief was contingent on the company choosing a California location. The company made a commitment to hire veterans, said Ducey. Claudia Pavlovich, governor of neighboring Sonora, Mexico, also announced that Lucid's parts would be outsourced to plants in Sonora.
  • Hunters kill 196K deer during Wisconsin gun season

    Hunters kill 196K deer during Wisconsin gun season

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    Without the drop in temperature that has been typically seen prior to deer season, it is possible that the dates for hunting season to be moved later in the year. Five of the last 10 Wisconsin gun deer seasons have been fatality-free. One incident occurred in Waukesha, Oconto, and Ozaukee Counties, and two incidents happened in Taylor County.
  • Francois Fillon easily wins France's Republican primary

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    In a year of surprises - from the United Kingdom vote to leave the European Union to Donald Trump's election - the French conservative's surge from underdog to the European establishment's best hope of defeating Le Pen adds more uncertainty to France's presidential race.
  • Order could have little effect on pipeline protest camp

    Order could have little effect on pipeline protest camp

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    But those who choose to stay do so at their own risk as emergency, fire, medical, and law enforcement response can not be adequately provided in these areas. As of Monday afternoon, the group had raised more than $495,000 that Diggs said will go toward establishing services at the protest camps, such as medical and supply tents, secure lines of communication and heating systems to help protestors through the winter.
  • Trump charges, without evidence, millions voted illegally

    Trump charges, without evidence, millions voted illegally

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    She says "cyber hacking" affected the vote outcomes in those states. Green Party nominee Jill Stein received 51,463 votes in MI and has signaled she plans to ask for the Board of State Canvassers for a recount . On Monday, a recount effort, led by Green Party candidate Jill Stein and joined by Hillary Clinton's campaign also marched on in three states, based partly on the Stein campaign's unsubstantiated assertion that cyberhacking could have interfered with electronic voting machines.
  • Three dead, five sickened after Thanksgiving dinner organized by California church

    Three dead, five sickened after Thanksgiving dinner organized by California church

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    The incident is still under investigation by the county's public health & environmental health officials. All the victims reportedly live together, officials said. It may be weeks before lab results come in, but investigators would like others who may have been ill to come forward to be interviewed. Loaves and Fishes, however, was not the group responsible for the Thanksgiving meal and they will continue to provide meals as usual, Balladares said.