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Airstrike Kills Dozens Of Civilians in Kunduz
- November 09, 2016

Although the USA military gave no details, Afghan officials said there had been heavy fighting about 5 km (3 miles) from the city centre overnight. Three Afghan special forces troops were also killed . Between casualties and desertions, the Afghan security forces are growing weaker rather than stronger, despite the more than $60 billion the U.S. has poured into arming and training them. (more...)
Republicans march toward defense of Senate, House majorities Republicans march toward defense of Senate, House majorities
- November 09, 2016

In GOP-held North Carolina , Missouri and New Hampshire, it looked like it could go either way as voting progressed. And then they lost it in an election eight months later. In Indiana , Republican Rep. Todd Young beat two-term former senator Evan Bayh for an open seat created by the retirement of GOP Sen. Winners had been declared so far in 11 Senate races, with Democrats making a net gain of only a single seat so far. (more...)
Republicans march toward defense of Senate, House majorities Republicans march toward defense of Senate, House majorities
- November 09, 2016

In GOP-held North Carolina , Missouri and New Hampshire, it looked like it could go either way as voting progressed. And then they lost it in an election eight months later. In Indiana , Republican Rep. Todd Young beat two-term former senator Evan Bayh for an open seat created by the retirement of GOP Sen. Winners had been declared so far in 11 Senate races, with Democrats making a net gain of only a single seat so far. (more...)
Insurgent attack in Aleppo kills civilians
- November 09, 2016

The Syrian military said the first three days of the rebel offensive killed more than 80 people. It was not immediately possible to reconcile the discrepancy in casualty figures. Both Russia and Syria, have several times declared unilateral cessation of air strikes in the war-torn city to give time to what they call a "humanitarian pause". (more...)
Heartbreak City owners look on the bright side Heartbreak City owners look on the bright side
- November 09, 2016

Payne replicated McEvoy's gesture from a year ago and was one of the first to mob the 36-year-old when he returned to a celebratory mounting yard featuring Williams and his loyal owners. "I could see the excitement in their faces", McEvoy said . "The boys at Macedon (Lodge) have done a fabulous job getting this horse back". Trainer Tony Martin, used to big handicap wins in Europe, was only a little more rueful as the biggest handicap of all got away. (more...)
Clinton Campaign Manager on Her 'Closing Case' to Voters
- November 09, 2016

Comey said in July that while Clinton may have been " extremely careless " in handling classified information, there was no criminal intent and that prosecutors would reach the same decision. "Right now, she is being protected by a rigged system", the celebrity businessman and Atlantic City casino magnate said. News of the renewed probe had appeared to fuel a recent slide in Clinton's poll numbers. (more...)
No speech from Clinton tonight No speech from Clinton tonight
- November 09, 2016

Just a mile away on Manhattan's west side, the mood at Clinton's election night party - which she later declined to appear at - was one of equal disbelief. It seems assured. Remarkable. "It's just unbelievable", said 51-year-old Anabel Evora, who works for a non-profit and flew into NY as a supporter of Clinton's historic bid to be America's first woman president. (more...)
US lobby group: Both Clinton, Trump to continue pro-Israel tradition
- November 09, 2016

With this mind, consider Slate's report on the Trump campaign's new closing-argument ad, which was unveiled over the weekend. Jewish journalists who have criticized Trump often find themselves targets of Trump supporters. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion , a late 19th-century publication likely commissioned by the Tsarist Russian government, helped spread the conspiracy theory that a Jewish-run cabal of global financial elites dictated world affairs. (more...)
Trade on agenda for first United Kingdom visit by Colombian president
- November 09, 2016

Britain and Colombia are announcing a new oil and gas partnership during the state visit to the U.K.by President Juan Manuel Santos. Santos and his wife, Maria Clemencia Rodriguez de Santos, arrived Monday at London Stansted Airport, and until Thursday, Nov. (more...)
Mississippi State stuns No. 4 Texas A&M 35-28
- November 09, 2016

The sophomore Fitzgerald, in his bid to replace the departed Dak Prescott, threw for two scores and ran for two more, and he has now accounted for 24 touchdowns this season, including eight on the ground in just the last four games. 5, 20. Auburn , Ala. | an injured Sean White came off the bench to throw a touchdown pass and Josh Holsey intercepted a last-minute throw to lift Auburn to a come-from-behind winover Vanderbilt. (more...)
Canadian nursing home employee charged with murdering 8 elderly residents Canadian nursing home employee charged with murdering 8 elderly residents
- November 09, 2016

A lawyer for Wettlaufer could not immediately be reached. CAMH declined to comment because of patient confidentiality. Caressant Care Woodstock Long Term Care Home told CNN it is cooperating with police . "Others hands (sic) lifted me when I chose the light. 365 days clean and sober", says a post from September 2015. A former nurse in Canada is accused of doing the unthinkable to her patients. (more...)
Dead, 3 Injured In Possible Shooting Near Calif. Voting Site
- November 09, 2016

Azusa Mayor Joe Rocha said although the shooting caused two schools (Slauson Middle and Mountain View Elementary) to go on lockdown, children were not harmed. "So far we have found no evidence of a female or anybody else assisting this person", the lieutenant said, referring to the deceased shooter. The names of the gunman and the victims haven't been released. (more...)
Pollution shuts down New Delhi
- November 09, 2016

It had also asked city government to "issue advertisements to inform commercial traffic of the bypass routes and the imposition of the ECC imposed by this court for entry of the vehicles into Delhi". A bench of Chief Justice T S Thakur, Justice D Y Chandrachud and Justice L Nageswara Rao agreed to hear the matter after Sunita Narain of the Centre for Science and Environment told the court that there was no effective implementation of the directions issued by the apex court previous year. (more...)
Turkey, Syrian Kurds at loggerheads over Raqqa offensive
- November 09, 2016

Political official Rezan Hiddo said the SDF had warned the global coalition it would halt its Raqqa campaign if Turkish-backed forces advanced on Manbij or other Kurdish-held towns. However, SDF members asserted that Raqqa -similar to other liberated areas - would remain for its residents. He said the coalition has provided support, as well as new weapons, particularly anti-tank missiles. (more...)
Early voting in 2016 US presidential polls breaks 2012 record Early voting in 2016 US presidential polls breaks 2012 record
- November 09, 2016

The voter registration lookup link is a tool all Tennessee voters may use, as it is a part of the Tennessee Secretary of State's website . Harris said the Election Office's new one-level location in the former 911 center on Holston Avenue helped mitigate problems experienced in previous years in the old courthouse. (more...)
California just legalized recreational marijuana
- November 09, 2016

Florida , where the pot measure was backed by 71 percent of the voters, and Arkansas became the first states in the South with full-scale medical marijuana programs, which exist in 25 other states. If the measure had passed, people ages 21 and over would have been able to purchase recreational marijuana at state-licensed shops starting March 1, 2018. (more...)
Trump's effort to quarantine some Nevada ballots shot down by judge
- November 09, 2016

Judge Sturman also denied a Trump lawyer's request for poll workers to preserve the early voting records. Ruling from the bench, Judge Gloria Sturman, of the District Court for Clark County Nevada said that Joe was already compelled by state law to maintain the records that the Trump campaign is seeking. (more...)
Climate Conference Aims To Put Paris Agreement Into Action Climate Conference Aims To Put Paris Agreement Into Action
- November 09, 2016

In 2015, temperatures were a record 1C above pre-industrial levels, and 2016 is set to be hotter yet, while greenhouse gases have also hit their highest levels on record. Discussions on how to implement the Paris Agreement have already begun as an annual United Nations climate treaty conference got underway in the Moroccan city of Marrakesh on Monday. (more...)
Iraqi forces find mass grave outside Mosul
- November 09, 2016

He said around 25 bodies were initially visible, but investigators believed there "very large numbers" of corpses there. Iraqi forces found the grave, containing the remains of about 100 beheaded civilians, at the School of Agriculture on the outskirts of Hammam al-Alil, Iraq's Joint Military Command said. (more...)
GOP Congratulates Todd Young on Projected Indiana US Senate Win
- November 09, 2016

The Secretary of State's office says that through Sunday county clerks had received almost 711,337 absentee ballots cast in person and through other methods for Tuesday's election. In line with his pro-coal stance, Bayh said during a debate last month that he opposes Obama's Clean Power Plan , which is meant to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from coal power plants. (more...)

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