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What We Know About Betsy DeVos' Views on Education

Trump, who during his campaign suggested he might eliminate or drastically cut the federal education agency, called DeVos "a brilliant and passionate education advocate" in a Wednesday statement . Trump announced her as his nominee Wednesday (Nov. 23). DeVos' leadership in the area of education reaches back decades, and continues today, as she serves as chair of the Alliance for School Choice, American Federation for Children and the Great Lakes Education Project . Read More

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IL judge refuses to overturn game result because of blown official's call

IL judge refuses to overturn game result because of blown official's call

A Cook County judge has ruled against Fenwick High School's request to overturn the controversial result of its football team's semifinal loss to Plainfield North last weekend. On the bright side, Plainfield North has also never gone to the state final. "In the lawsuit, Fenwick asks that the "IHSA be temporarily, preliminarily and premanently enjoined and estopped from denying Fenwick and its students from participating in its first-ever State Football Championship". Read More

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Kanye West Admitted To Los Angeles Area Hospital

Los Angeles police have confirmed they responded to a disturbance call at his home but instead deemed it a "medical emergency". Kanye West has reportedly been taken to hospital, following a "disturbance" on Monday afternoon. "He's exhausted. He's just really tired", Jenner said. Sunday's show in the Los Angeles area was canceled then West made a decision to scrap the entire tour. Read More

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Trump not interested in further Clinton probe

He will finish with 306 votes to Hillary Clinton's 232 in the Electoral College . Co-host Mika Brzezinski shared the news on " Morning Joe " Tuesday, citing an unidentified source within the campaign. For example, in New York, Clinton could win by 5 million votes or 10,000 votes but, in the end, would still win the 29 electoral votes and how much she won by wouldn't essentially matter. Read More

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Gold Star family of slain California soldier booed on flight

Gold Star family of slain California soldier booed on flight

A connecting flight in Phoenix was delayed, and to make sure the family didn't miss their next plane, the captain asked the passengers to stay seated so a "special military family" could exit first. Perry's son John was killed November 12 in Afghanistan by a suicide bomber. He leaves behind his wife of eight years, Julianne, and two young children - five-year-old Lena and four-year-old Gavin (pictured above left). Read More

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'Deadliest Catch' Fisherman Bashed & Left For Dead In Shocking US Assault

'Deadliest Catch' Fisherman Bashed & Left For Dead In Shocking US Assault

At some point during the evening, the vehicle stopped on the side of road and Harris exited. In 2010, Jake and Josh Harris' father, Phil Harris , the captain of the Cornelia Marie , died after suffering a massive stroke. "He was later taken to the hospital by friends or family members", Snell told the newspaper. There, Harris' girlfriend took him to Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett, where he temporarily stayed in the intensive-care unit. Read More

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Texas woman with exotic animals in home charged

Texas woman with exotic animals in home charged

Meyers had permits for the tigers, but not for any of the other animals. According to Nye County Sheriff, they were also told that Meyer had a felony arrest warrant out of Harris County, Texas . According to the Chronicle, a BARC spokeswoman said Meyer fled the Houston home to Las Vegas with all of her animals. Upon being questioned, the homeschooling mom also told them she had monkeys that could be vicious and had attacked someone in the past. Read More

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Obama seeks to reassure anxious world, offers subtle Clinton campaign critique

Strikingly, Obama declined to criticize Trump, who just a week earlier he had described as "woefully unprepared for the job" of president and couldn't "handle the nuclear codes". "And those aspects of his positions or predispositions that don't match up with reality he will find shaken up pretty quick". "What's clear was that he is able to tap into, yes, the anxieties, but also the enthusiasm of his voters in a way that was impressive". Read More

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Kerry says he'll continue with anti-global warming efforts

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry signs the remembrance book during a wreath laying and medals ceremony at the National War Memorial in Wellington , New Zealand Sunday, Nov. "We will wait to see how the next administration addresses this, but I believe we're on the right track, and this is a track that the American people are committed to because the majority of the American people believe climate change is, in fact, happening and want to see us address it", he added. Read More

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I'm Prepared to Work with Trump on Working Class Issues - Bernie Sanders

She ended up voting for Clinton after he lost. He represented that change. "Donald Trump won", he said. We're not going to take their money. "Mr. Trump claimed that he was the champion of the working class of this country". And thus there is now pressure for the party to find a message that does not just regard rural voters as unpersuadable. "I hope he will do pay equality for women". Read More

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Cowboys' Romo full go at practice, and running scout team

In the prime of his career, 26, and fresh off signing a second contract many National Football League players never get to, Pittsburgh Steelers right guard David DeCastro can't remember being affected by a Steelers-Cowboys rivalry. Against the Cowboys , the Steelers need Coates to be the player he was early in the season when he was catching more deep balls than anyone else in the NFL. Read More

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Trump campaigning in stretch like it all depends on Florida

At a nighttime rally in battleground North Carolina, Trump delivered a defense-related speech at which he said he can't picture Clinton as commander in chief. U.S. Rep. Sean Duffy was the first to take the stage at Zorn Arena, getting the crowd fired up for Donald Trump - telling WEAU behind the scenes later, he's stuck with Trump since Day 1 and has taken heat for it. Read More

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Police move against suspect after Arizona officer killed

Police move against suspect after Arizona officer killed

The suspect, Daniel Erickson (right), is shown. Authorities say a man suspected of killing an Arizona police officer was fatally shot by officers who had surrounded a cabin where he was holed up. Officer Reed was not only a husband, a father and a police officer; he was a member of our community who will be sorely missed. Tuesday night, the Arizona Department of Transportation said United States 260 near Lake of the Woods Resort is closed in Lakeside due to a police incident, which DPS ... Read More

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Police shoot, injure man after he kills sheriff's deputy

Police shoot, injure man after he kills sheriff's deputy

Based on his review of the evidence and interviews with the GBI, Cooke said no charges will be filed against an officer who shot back in the incident. While speaking to reporters late Sunday, Deese was visibly upset discussing his deputies shot in the line of duty. They say he was killed doing what he loved the most, protecting and serving. Read More

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Harris County prepares for Election Day

Harris County prepares for Election Day

Early voting has officially closed in Tennessee. "I think people are just ready to vote", he said. Early voting wrapped up in Harris County on Friday evening with residents casting 977,279 votes. The high turnout near the university came one day after President Barack Obama visited Chapel Hill to encourage voter turnout at a campaign stop for Hillary Clinton. Read More

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Friend Requests Can Lower Risk of Death

Friend Requests Can Lower Risk of Death

Senior author James Fowler, a social scientist at UC San Diego, has spent years studying the link between human well-being and real-world social networks, including how happiness and even obesity may spread through them. In order to reach the findings, the researchers observed the data of around 12 million Facebook users and matched them with the vital statistics of the people from the California voter registration database. Read More

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3 dead after 6 people stabbed in Newark home

3 dead after 6 people stabbed in Newark home

The stabbings occurred around 4 p.m. Saturday at a Hedden Terrace residence. Officials say a 26-year-old Jeremy Arrington is wanted for questioning, labeled as a person of interest. "It kind of makes my stomach churn to imagine the kind of horrific scene that took place early this evening". Police were dispatched to 137 Hedden Terrace at around 3:55 p.m, according to Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose. Read More

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Clinton's Aide Knew Obama Received Emails Sent From Hillary's Server

In an email with the subject, "POTUS on HRC emails" Josh Schwerin, now Clinton's National Spokesman, links to a tweet from a reporter named Katherine Miller. "Most of that has to do with awful decisions made pre-campaign, but a lot has to do with her instincts". The Clinton campaign has accused Russian Federation of the hacks and neither confirmed nor denied the authenticity of individual messages. Read More

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Clinton, Trump use whatever they've got in the final push

His campaign is increasingly looking to make up for losses among suburban voters , particularly college-educated women, by attracting new voters in out-of-the-way places. "I believe that our economy is poised to really take off and thrive", she said. Clinton benefits from big advantages with numerous groups that fueled Obama's two elections. Read More

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Obama shortens sentences for another 72 federal inmates

Obama shortens sentences for another 72 federal inmates

Obama hopes to bring the existing sentences of inmates more in line with current laws, which have been relaxed after an era of strict mandatory minimums. Earlier in October, the president commuted the sentence of Midland's Derrick Drake Price, who in 2004 was sentenced for conspiracy to distribute 5 grams of cocaine base and a violation of supervised release. Read More

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