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The importance of Veterans Day
- November 13, 2016

But through the years, he continued to struggle with his memories of war. And it's an opportunity for us to honor our nation's bravest men and women. These giants who still walk among us. As the years went by, other states moved Veterans Day back to November 11 and finally, legislation was passed in 1975 that returned the federal observance of Veterans Day to its original date . (more...)
OR police investigating shooting near bridge OR police investigating shooting near bridge
- November 13, 2016

Some of the demonstrators waved American, Mexican and rainbow flags. Some 59.5 million Americans voted for Trump, fewer than the 59.7 million who cast ballots for Clinton, but Trump grabbed more electoral college votes to secure his position as president. (more...)
'The Man From UNCLE' star Robert Vaughn dead at 83
- November 13, 2016

Vaughn dived into acting after his military service ended and in 1960, his role as Chet in the film " The Young Philadelphians " earned him a best supporting actor Academy Award nomination. Born in New York City in 1932 to parents who were both in show business, Vaughn's initial career ambition was journalism, though he initially only spent a year at the University of Minnesota as journalism major. (more...)
Conor McGregor Just Made UFC History And He Barely Broke A Sweat
- November 13, 2016

McGregor becomes the third fighter to hold championships in different weight classes (alongside BJ Penn and Randy Couture) but the first to wear belts at the same time, having stopped Jose Aldo to claim the featherweight title a year ago. (more...)
West Springfield honors Veterans with parade, ceremony
- November 13, 2016

This year's theme is to welcome Vietnam veterans home. All who served are invited to participate, said Ron Roos, commander of the local Veterans of Foreign Wars post, regardless of whether they are affiliated with a veteran organization. The parade will proceed down Duval to Front Street. "Thank you for this great honor", said Armendariz, during a brief speech that called for veteran unity". (more...)
Rocker Leon Russell dies in Nashville at age 74
- November 13, 2016

Musician Leon Russell has died in Nashville at the age of 74. The email cites Russell's wife as the source of the information. In July, Russell suffered a heart attack and underwent bypass surgery, but had resumed playing live shows. (more...)
Watch A Tribe Called Quest honour Phife Dawg with powerful SNL performance
- November 13, 2016

Thank You 4 Your Service, on Friday. Starting with "We the People" - a selection that couldn't have been more appropriate for its pointed commentary on racism, xenophobia, and hatred given the events of the last week - Q-Tip, Jarobi and Ali took each word to task and were clearly thrilled to be doing so. (more...)
Revered singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen dies aged 82
- November 13, 2016

Through transplanted Canadian manager Mary Martin, Cohen met the popular folksinger Judy Collins, who began enthusiastically recording his songs. "I will never forget how he came during the Yom Kippur War to sing to our troops because he felt he was a partner", tweeted Netanyahu, who was a soldier in that war in 1973. (more...)
Beyonce's CMA Awards Performance Erased From Social Media
- November 13, 2016

The star-studded audience went nuts in the Music City. But it was also huge for the Dixie Chicks , who were basically ostracised from the country music scene after expressing their shame in 2003 that George W. On Thursday, the Dixie Chicks' Twitter account retweeted messages of support. While he was at it, Legend threw some shade at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, too. (more...)
Usain Bolt to train with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund Usain Bolt to train with Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund
- November 13, 2016

He said: "For me, if I could get to play for Manchester United, that would be like a dream come true". There are fewer stranger thoughts than seeing the fastest man on the planet running down the channels at Old Trafford, but if The Sun are to be believed - it's not entirely unrealistic. (more...)
Judge Declares Mistrial in Ray Tensing Murder Trial After Jury Deadlocked Judge Declares Mistrial in Ray Tensing Murder Trial After Jury Deadlocked
- November 13, 2016

However, Judge Shanahan on Saturday declared a mistrial after hearing that the panel had not come to a unanimous decision even after "a night of sleep and two additional hours of deliberations". Tensing was on one-man patrol when he stopped DuBose for driving without a front license plate on a city street in Mount Auburn around 6:30 p.m. on July 19, 2015. (more...)
Thousands march in US cities against Trump presidency Thousands march in US cities against Trump presidency
- November 13, 2016

While most protests have been peaceful, there have been some spurts of violence and at least one shooting. One group, organized by Portland's Resistance, stayed at the rally in City Hall. Police warned the protesters not to cross the metal barricades protecting the "frozen zone", but two did and were immediately arrested, Radzius reported. (more...)
Another Anti-Trump protest to be held in New Haven Friday Another Anti-Trump protest to be held in New Haven Friday
- November 13, 2016

After tweeting on Thursday that the thousands of anti-Trump protesters demonstrating nationwide were professionals " incited by the media ", he followed that up hours later in another tweet : "Love the fact that the small groups of protesters last night have passion for our great country". (more...)
Jay Z & Beyonce endorse Hillary Clinton Jay Z & Beyonce endorse Hillary Clinton
- November 13, 2016

Clad in a polka-dotted pantsuit that could only have been a hat tip to Clinton's signature silhouette, Beyoncé didn't just assert, "I'm with her!" - she made her appearance into a feminist statement. An occasional Donald Trump supporter showed up, too - mostly to see the hip-hop stars. "Remember, Jay memorably said something we should all recall", Clinton said. (more...)
Champion Cleveland Cavaliers honored at White House
- November 13, 2016

Referring to the Cavs' shooting guard's penchant for going shirtless in the aftermath of the team's championship victory - and again in attempt to rally the Cleveland Indians during the World Series - President Obama hilariously thanked J.R. (more...)
Robert Vaughn Dead: 'Man From UNCLE' Actor, 83, Dies of Cancer
- November 13, 2016

He also toured in a one-man play "F.D.R." about Franklin D. Roosevelt's battles with polio. A number of celebrities have paid tribute to the star after hearing the news. Vaughn also appeared onstage, including a 1955 production of The Pilgramage Play in Hollywood, later taking roles in Tom Stoppards "The Real Inspector Hound" and more recently, " Twelve Angry Men " at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 2013. (more...)
Obama, Trump Meeting: The First Step towards Presidential Transition
- November 13, 2016

In light of the deep rift among the USA society that became evident during the election, Obama said "it is important for all of us, regardless of party, regardless of political preferences, to now come together to deal with numerous challenges we face". (more...)
Mother of suspect in 7 killings says he is 'not a monster'
- November 13, 2016

It's not clear when Todd Kohlhepp first told his mother about the Chesnee slayings. "Deputies say that the couple panhandled near Interstate 26". "To me, he didn't seem like no threat", Waldrop said. ( Todd Kohlhepp is a registered sex offender; he was convicted of the 1987 kidnapping of a 14-year-old girl in Tempe, Arizona, and did prison time for that crime.) Despite his history as a sex offender, SC police had spent weeks trying to obtain a search warrant; the sheriff's office had ... (more...)
TRUMP SECURITY FEARS: Next President warned against attending UFC by Secret Service TRUMP SECURITY FEARS: Next President warned against attending UFC by Secret Service
- November 13, 2016

Now that Trump as president has become a reality, White acknowledged that it might be a little hard for the NY native to attend the Las Vegas-based promotion's debut in the Empire State. I think he's meeting with [Barack] Obama [on Thursday] and then I don't know, we'll see. The biggest star in the game, Conor McGregor, the most creative striker in the game, Stephen Thompson, and the most formidable female fighter in the game, Joanna Jedrzejczyk, are all gracing the UFC 205 pay-per-view (PPV) ... (more...)
Germany thanks Georgian soldiers for preventing attack on Germany's Consulate in Afghanistan
- November 13, 2016

Extremists rammed the outer wall of the diplomatic building with a truck bomb before battling security forces during the night. The extremist group Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack saying it was a "revenge attack" after a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation air strike struck a village near the northern city of Kunduz last week which resulted to 30 casualties. (more...)

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