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Patty Murray elected 3rd-ranking Democrat in Senate
- November 17, 2016

Now Schumer finds himself a man in the middle - a potential firewall against the agendas of Trump and a GOP congressional majority and the leader of a Senate minority with an increasingly demanding populist wing and more moderate incumbents anxious about tough reelection bids in 2018. (more...)
Pelosi seeks re-election leading House Democrats
- November 17, 2016

Another liberal, Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA was given the role of vice chair of the conference while yet another progressive voice, Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, was made conference secretary. Democrats have a new leadership lineup for next year and the all-Republican government. The elevation of Sanders represents part of an effort by Democrats to take their message to the grassroots level. (more...)
Two US troops killed in Afghanistan, two others wounded Two US troops killed in Afghanistan, two others wounded
- November 17, 2016

Their deaths came during an operation that Kunduz officials say also left 30 Afghan civilians dead. "On behalf of all of U.S. Forces - Afghanistan, today's loss is heartbreaking and we offer our deepest condolences to the families and friends of our service members who lost their lives today". (more...)
Trump to take only $1 as presidential salary, no vacations
- November 17, 2016

He continued by saying that after the border is "secure", immigration officials will begin to make a "determination" about the remaining undocumented immigrants in the U.S. "I think he represents everything that's sort of important in America", said another protester. Watch the rest of Trump's interview with 60 Minutes here. (more...)
Pakistan Expels Turkish Staff From PakTurk Schools Pakistan Expels Turkish Staff From PakTurk Schools
- November 17, 2016

He said credit goes to the heroic people of Turkey and courageous Members of the Grand National Assembly for rising in in one voice to protect and preserve their constitution and democracy. Sharif said he also updated that Turkish leader about the situation in Kashmir where he claimed "worst human rights atrocities are being committed" by Indian forces. (more...)
North Korea asks China to stop Kim Jong-un fat jokes North Korea asks China to stop Kim Jong-un fat jokes
- November 17, 2016

The relationship between the two countries has been strained, but not broken, by North Korea's continued testing of a nuclear weapons program. Internet users in restrictive China began reporting last week that searches on both Weibo, a microblogging site similar to Twitter , and search engine Baidu, came up empty - the usual sign that authorities made moves to block content related to the term. (more...)
Pentagon to NATO: talk to Team Trump
- November 17, 2016

But, in a clear sign of disunity in the bloc, the British and Hungarian foreign ministers refused to attend the ad-hoc meeting convened after Trump's shock victory at the polls on November 8. The top diplomats held a special meeting Sunday night about the USA election, and they hope to boost Europe's role in world affairs until Trump's plans become clearer. (more...)
2 students, 30-year-old man arrested in anti-Trump protests
- November 17, 2016

However, during Trump's campaign, he "appealed to the worst in people", opening wounds "that have not healed yet", Kebede said. The demonstrations began at Garfield High School, the subject of the 1988 film "Stand and Deliver" focusing on teacher Jamie Escalante's successful college-level math programs. (more...)
Obama completes first leg of final foreign trip
- November 17, 2016

Obama was on November 16 wrapping up the Greek leg of a farewell European trip with a visit to the Acropolis and an eagerly-awaited speech on democracy before heading to Berlin . In his last major address on the world stage, Mr. Obama told an audience in Athens, Greece, that inequality is causing voters in many countries to retreat from greater economic integration. (more...)
U.S. spy chief says has submitted letter of resignation U.S. spy chief says has submitted letter of resignation
- November 17, 2016

Mr. Clapper, who started as a young intelligence office reporting to his father in Vietnam, said he was counting down the days until he could step down. He at first responded that he gave the "least most untruthful" answer, but he later called his statement "clearly erroneous". Following a military career that ended with his retirement as an Air Force lieutenant general and the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Clapper initially retired from service in 1995. (more...)
Smoke in area coming from wildfires in North Carolina
- November 17, 2016

Almost two dozen wildfires are under investigation across the region. ATLANTA (AP) - The search is on for a man in a dark blue SUV last seen where a handful of fires began in Georgia. "It is imperative that we use all of the resources at our disposal to handle this serious and risky situation in western North Carolina". There have been arson arrests in Tennessee and Kentucky, but not in our state. (more...)
Wales 1 Serbia 1
- November 17, 2016

It is a far different story to a terrible Euro 2016 qualifying campaign which saw them win only twice in eight qualifiers and eventually saw the experienced Slavoljub Muslin appointed as head coach. "We've played them a few times because they were in our last group for the World Cup ". Aleksandar Mitrovic's equaliser late in the second half earn Serbia a 1-1 draw against Wales . (more...)
Video shows Arizona cop punching woman in face Video shows Arizona cop punching woman in face
- November 17, 2016

In the video , which originally surfaced on Facebook , the Flagstaff police officer, who has now been identified as Jeff Bonar, can be seen striking an unidentified woman in the face with a closed fist. "We are immediately initiating an internal investigation into this incident", police Sgt. Cory Runge with the Flagstaff Police Department said in a statement. (more...)
Dozens killed as rockets rain down on Aleppo again
- November 17, 2016

Russia's Defense Ministry has confirmed the resumption of missiles strikes against Nusra Front targets in the Idlib Province. Syria has been locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with unexpected ferocity. (more...)
Barack Obama's New Job Is Educating Trump About Presidency Barack Obama's New Job Is Educating Trump About Presidency
- November 17, 2016

The president reminded Trump about problems if the new government fails to deliver an alternative to the Affordable Care Act. Trump's position seemed to change on the topic in recent days. "And that can serve him well as long as he's got good people around him and he has a clear sense of direction", he added . Rasmussen also found that while more than half of the likely voters in the survey - 58 percent - believe that it's important for Democrats to work with a President Trump, ... (more...)
Petition Asks Electoral College to Vote Clinton
- November 17, 2016

Trump - who said, as far as he was concerned, the meeting could have carried on - called Obama a "very good man". The meeting was reportedly cordial and went for a longer-than-expected 90 minutes. At the start of the 2016 election cycle, this power structure proclaimed Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush shoo-ins for the nominations of the Democratic and Republican parties. (more...)
Iraqi forces attack IS, push deeper into east Mosul area Iraqi forces attack IS, push deeper into east Mosul area
- November 17, 2016

Intricate reliefs that once stood at the gates to the magnificent Assyrian palace lay in pieces: stone carvings of a face, half of a claw, part of a wing, fragments of script. On Wednesday, heavy fighting broke out in Tahrir, where an IS suicide auto bomber disabled an Abrams tank belonging to the Iraqi army. "By capturing Tel Afar airbase, the Iraqi forces have cut off a main ISIS supply route between Syria and Mosul", Iraqi Army officer Hamid Saadi told ARA News. (more...)
Police Officer Charged With Manslaughter in Philando Castile Killing Police Officer Charged With Manslaughter in Philando Castile Killing
- November 17, 2016

St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez fatally shot Philando Castile, 32, during a July 6 traffic stop in Falcon Heights. Yanez has been charged with second-degree manslaughter in the killing of Castile, a black man whose girlfriend streamed the gruesome aftermath of the fatal shooting live on Facebook . (more...)
United Nations chief Ban says Trump is changing, slowly
- November 17, 2016

Mr. Kerry was addressing the media here on Wednesday at the United Nations climate summit that has been conducting its business under the shadows of the USA presidential election results. "An agreement that links our economies more closely and that builds on rules that comply with our shared values would help us to grow over the coming decades and to remain competitive at the global level", Obama and Merkel wrote in a joint guest article for German magazine WirtschaftsWoche. (more...)
Obama: Fear of globalisation the common thread behind Brexit and Trump votes
- November 17, 2016

Despite the restrictions, riot police used tear gas and stun grenades Tuesday evening to disperse about 3,000 left-wing demonstrators protesting the visit after they tried to enter an area off-limits to gatherings. "There is a tension between the real life, which is very tough for working-class voters, and the president's overall narrative", Democratic pollster Stan Greenberg said. (more...)