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Black congressmen skip museum opening over Trump's attendance

Black congressmen skip museum opening over Trump's attendance Thompson also said he would not attend the opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum. Numerous seminal moments of the movement - the stories of Emmet Till, of Chaney, Goodman and Schwerner, of Medgar Evers, of James Meredith, of Fannie Lou Hamer and the Freedom Riders and Freedom Summer - all happened on MS soil. [Full Article...]

IDF Retaliates with Tank Fire for Gaza Rockets; No Injuries

IDF Retaliates with Tank Fire for Gaza Rockets; No Injuries Around two hours later the army said that another rocket, fired form the enclave's north, exploded in southern Israel . An Islamist militant group called the Al-Tawheed Brigades took credit for firing the rockets at Israel. Although the decision's long-term effects on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and attempts at peace remain unclear, the announcement has caused an immediate wave of unrest. [Full Article...]

Dollar General third-quarter comparable sales beat on hurricane-fueled demand

Dollar General third-quarter comparable sales beat on hurricane-fueled demand Janus Capital Management LLC raised its position in Dollar General Corp .by 34.7% in the fourth quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 89.90% of the company's stock. The company reported $0.93 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.94 by ($0.01). Dollar General had revenue of $5.3 billion in last year's third quarter. [Full Article...]

Ed Sheeran receives an MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace

Ed Sheeran receives an MBE from Prince Charles at Buckingham Palace After accepting the award, given to Ed for services to music, he spoke to reporters and said receiving the honour was especially meaningful as it was the anniversary of his grandfather's death. He also had the top two songs of the year with Shape of You and Castle on the Hill, which both feature on that album. In a series of posts shared on his Instagram, the " Perfect " singer couldn't hide h... [Full Article...]

3 struck, injured by auto in Manhattan

3 struck, injured by auto in Manhattan At least three people were hurt. It wasn't clear what caused the driver to jump the curb. None of their injuries appeared to be life-threatening. The incident took place in the area of Broadway and Liberty Street in Tribeca, according to the New York City Police Department . [Full Article...]

Bredesen Expected To Announce For US Senate Race

Bredesen Expected To Announce For US Senate Race Also seeking the Democratic nomination is James Mackler, an Iraq War veteran and Nashville attorney. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is facing off against former Rep. Marsha Blackburn wasted little time in attacking Bredesen as "a 74-year-old Democrat politician" who is out of touch with Tennessee values. Bredesen said back in October that he had been mulling an entry into the race after several ... [Full Article...]

Iraq demands US backtrack on Jerusalem

Iraq demands US backtrack on Jerusalem This replaces the Worldwide Caution dated September 14, 2017'. In a " security message " posted on the consulate's website, the US government said it published the Israel travel warning because of "widespread calls for demonstrations" beginning Wednesday in Jerusalem and the West Bank. [Full Article...]

Parents of murder suspect appear in court

Parents of murder suspect appear in court But they stopped answering questions during a meeting with investigators. Any type of exchange won't take place in open court though. "Mr. Donaldson's refusal to testify in the above-described proceeding, despite having received a court-authorized subpoena, constitutes indirect criminal contempt of this Honorable Court". [Full Article...]

WH Pushes Back on 'Ridiculous' Health Questions Following Trump's 'Slurred Speech'

WH Pushes Back on 'Ridiculous' Health Questions Following Trump's 'Slurred Speech' Al Franken , D-Minn., to resign over allegations that he groped and forcibly kissed women. Sanders, a former Democratic presidential candidate, was referencing the infamous " Access Hollywood " tape that rattled but did not destroy Trump's presidential campaign. [Full Article...]

Harold Ford, Jr. responds to misconduct allegations, denies any wrongdoing

Harold Ford, Jr. responds to misconduct allegations, denies any wrongdoing Morgan Stanley fired former Rep. Harold Ford Jr . after conducting an investigation into harassment, making him the latest in a string of high-profile men to lose their jobs after accusations of mistreating women. Ford comes from a prominent political family in Tennessee. Ford told the Huffington Post he intends to bring "legal action against the reporter who has made these false claims about m... [Full Article...]

Many Nigerians in Libya don't want to return-FG

He said, "The Federal government now in talks with officials of Nigeria's Charge D'Affairs in Libya to ascertain the number of Nigerians held up in Libya detention centers so as to expedite action in bringing them back home". "From the 2,778 registered Nigerians who are still in detention camps, another set of 250 Nigerian migrants will be arriving on Tuesday December 5 via the Murtala Mohammed ... [Full Article...]

House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity

House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity This bill amends the federal criminal code to allow a qualified individual to carry a concealed handgun into or possess a concealed handgun in another state that allows individuals to carry concealed firearms. The National Rifle Association (NRA) called the bill its " number one legislative priority ". They were among 14 national Republicans to vote no on the bill . [Full Article...]

Rift over Ukraine peacekeepers as OSCE meets

Rift over Ukraine peacekeepers as OSCE meets At a press conference held within the framework of the meeting of the NATO Foreign Ministers, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson highlighted Georgia's contribution to NATO's peace operations reaffirming that the U.S. "Russia is arming, leading, training and fighting alongside anti-government forces". "We call on Russian Federation and its proxies to end the harassment, intimidation and it... [Full Article...]

European Union sues member states over migrant relocation failure

European Union sues member states over migrant relocation failure The temporary emergency relocation scheme was established in two Council Decisions in September 2015 ( Council Decision (EU) 2015/1523 and Council Decision (EU) 2015/1601 ), in which Member States committed to relocate persons in need of worldwide protection from Italy and Greece. [Full Article...]

Status Orange snow and ice warning for seven counties

Status Orange snow and ice warning for seven counties The public are also warned to be aware of icy roads and footpaths. Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal , Longford, Leitrim , Mayo and Sligo have all been issued with an orange warning from Met √Čireann , the second most severe of the warning systems for conditions with the capacity to "impact significantly" on people in affected areas. [Full Article...]

Tribes: Trump's monument order disrespects native people

Tribes: Trump's monument order disrespects native people The California-based company, which is known for its activism, joins a growing number of organizations questioning the Trump administration's authority to slash the areas covered by Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument and Bears Ears National Monument . [Full Article...]

Sacramento urges Congress to pass DACA legislation

Sacramento urges Congress to pass DACA legislation The latest effort to pass pro-American immigration reforms - such as halving legal immigration down to 500,000 immigrants a year by ending the process of "chain migration" where new immigrants being allowed to bring their foreign relatives to the USA - is coupled with an amnesty for DACA illegal aliens. [Full Article...]

Judge: Ex-cop committed murder in shooting death of motorist in 2015

Judge: Ex-cop committed murder in shooting death of motorist in 2015 Earlier on Wednesday, Scott's 17-year-old son made an emotional plea for the judge to sentence Slager to the maximum punishment of life in prison. "No matter what sentence I give, neither the Scott family nor Slager family is going to like it or think it's right", the judge said in a Charleston courtroom. [Full Article...]

N. Korean missile risk leads airlines to change routes

N. Korean missile risk leads airlines to change routes The carrier said its planes now don't enter "the vicinity of the missile trajectory", because it changed the route to avoid the northern part of the Sea of Japan, which sits between the Korean Peninsula and Japan. An airline crew traveling from San Francisco to Hong Kong claim they had a chilling, front-row seat to North Korea's latest missile test over the Sea of Japan. [Full Article...]

Brownback orders flags lowered to half-staff for Pearl Harbor Day

Brownback orders flags lowered to half-staff for Pearl Harbor Day This morning Mayor Richard Dziekan ordered the flags at Derby City Hall to fly at half-staff in remembrance of the "day that will live in infamy". The remains of numerous 1,177 US military personnel who died aboard the Arizona are still inside the submerged wreck. [Full Article...]


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