• N. Carolina looks at possible arson in wildfires
N. Carolina looks at possible arson in wildfires

More counties may be added, but the following are already under a burning ban: Claiborne, Sevier, Loudon, Jefferson, Monroe and Robertson. The Nantahala Outdoor Center, a whitewater rafting business in Swain County, is closed to the public "due to the severity and proximity of area forest fires and poor air conditions".

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  • Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton take different strategies to shore up votes
Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton take different strategies to shore up votes

Nationally, the polls give a slim advantage to Hillary Clinton. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is scheduled to hold a rally Monday evening at 11 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids, according to his campaign website . At this point, Colorado, New Hampshire or MI seem the likeliest candidates , Porn said. "Second of all, it loo...

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  • Immigrant Community Urged to Prepare in Advance of President-Elect Trump's Inauguration
Immigrant Community Urged to Prepare in Advance of President-Elect Trump's Inauguration

He indicated that under his presidency that anyone entering the USA illegally would be deported, that he would deport Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, and that he would build a wall between the United States and Mexico .

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  • Trump win opens way for China to take climate leadership role
Trump win opens way for China to take climate leadership role

And now, Gore is considering hedging his bets since Trump is set to take the Oval Office. The effects of U.S. recalcitrance were all too clear in the case of the Kyoto Protocol , which the United States simply refused to ratify. Taking other pressing issues into consideration, it would make sense that climate change wasn't at the forefront of ...

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  • The 114000 votes that cost Hillary Clinton the U.S. election
The 114000 votes that cost Hillary Clinton the U.S. election

The petition's creators believe that a vote for Clinton aligns with the will of the American electorate because she won the popular vote . In Slate, Mark Joseph Stern called the electoral college a "democratically indefensible anachronism" that "dilutes minority votes while disproportionately amplifying whites votes" meant to "Southern state...

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  • Syrian activists: Coalition strike kills 20 in IS-held area
Syrian activists: Coalition strike kills 20 in IS-held area

The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said dozens of people had also been wounded in the strikes on Tuesday night on the village of Al-Heisha, some 40 kilometres (25 miles) north of Raqqa. A SDF spokeswoman stated, however, that there were no civilian deaths associated with the airstrike. Civilians fleeing Al-Heisha told AFP on Tu...

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  • Donald Trump Is Suing a Nevada Election Official For Keeping Polls Open
Donald Trump Is Suing a Nevada Election Official For Keeping Polls Open

A morning hearing is scheduled in Clark County District Court on the filing, which refers to a voting irregularities complaint filed with the Nevada Secretary of State. Throughout Election Day, there have been a number of complaints nationwide of voter intimidation and some scattered reports of fraud across social media, as well as some reports o...

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  • European condemnation of Turkish crackdown comes too late, says opposition editor
European condemnation of Turkish crackdown comes too late, says opposition editor

A European Commission report on Turkey's progress towards European Union membership cites serious problems with press freedoms and independence of the judiciary, Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung said on November 6, Hurriyet reports.

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  • Israel says 'no' to Middle East peace conference in Paris
Israel says 'no' to Middle East peace conference in Paris

It initially vowed to recognize a Palestinian state if talks failed, but French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault later said the recognition would not be automatic. "The initiative is intended, inter alia, to reexamine which of the parties is interested in proceeded and who isn't", he said. Erekat added in the statmaent the PNN rasive:"We have e...

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  • Snake on a plane
Snake on a plane

No passengers reported any injuries due to the incident but flier Indalecio Medina wrote on Facebook that he and another passenger caught the snake using a blanket and magazines before emergency personnel arrived. Workers "secured the reptile" after making it to the ground and Aeromexico said in a statement that it is investigating how the snak...

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  • Tesla Updates Supercharging Program: A Good Thing Or A Bad Thing?
Tesla Updates Supercharging Program: A Good Thing Or A Bad Thing?

Thinking about buying a vehicle from Tesla Motors? Before you swear off of Tesla and go buy yourself a Hummer in protest, the company isn't going to leave new owners completely out in the cold, they're just re-affirming the way they'd like the Supercharge stations to be used.

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  • Backed rebels target Islamic State 'capital' of Raqqa
Backed rebels target Islamic State 'capital' of Raqqa

He said that as in the Iraqi city of Mosul, the target of another anti-IS offensive, "the fight will not be easy and there is hard work ahead". And last month, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said an offensive to liberate Raqqa would come in a "matter of weeks" amid fears the terror group was plotting an attack somewhere around the world from ins...

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  • 1M Massachusetts voters cast ballots in 1st early voting
1M Massachusetts voters cast ballots in 1st early voting

There was another striking example of hyped voter suppression versus the realities on the ground Thursday, when a federal judge shut down a legal effort by Pennsylvania Republicans to allow people who do not live locally to be polling place observers.

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  • Obama worries black vote is not solid enough for Clinton
Obama worries black vote is not solid enough for Clinton

Calling Florida his "second home", Trump sprinkled his remarks with specific appeals to Haitian and Cuban-American voters, crucial slices of the electorate in the state. An Idaho mom is on a mission to hear her baby's heartbeat one more time. Clinton's campaign says it's buoyed by early voting turnout among Arizona Democrats, as well as Clinton...

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  • Obama says black vote 'not as solid as it needs to be'
Obama says black vote 'not as solid as it needs to be'

Clinton lauds President Obama's leadership in getting the country out of the greatest financial crisis since the great Depression - an economic collapse she says was caused by a combination of huge tax breaks for the wealthy, and Republicans taking the regulatory eyes off of Wall Street and the financial markets.

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  • As Race Tightens, Trump Says He's Confident He'll Win New Hampshire
As Race Tightens, Trump Says He's Confident He'll Win New Hampshire

However, he expressed some concern that it may be hard to dislodge voter complacency, because the idea of a Trump win is still far-fetched for many. Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are tied for Colorado, according to a new poll in the battleground state.

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  • Clinton's campaign taps star power as Trump goes it alone
Clinton's campaign taps star power as Trump goes it alone

President Barack Obama chastised supporters at a rally for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in North Carolina on Friday as tensions spiked when a supporter of Republican opponent Donald Trump stood up and began shouting, Reuters reported.

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  • UNHCR says up to 240 dead in wrecks off Libya
UNHCR says up to 240 dead in wrecks off Libya

As many as 240 people are missing and feared to have perished in the Mediterranean Sea after two boats carrying migrants to Europe apparently capsized . Twelve bodies, including those of three babies, have been recovered. "As of now this is the most lethal year on record", the IOM said. The journey from Libya to Italy is particularly uns...

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  • FBI agents sought Clinton Foundation probe
FBI agents sought Clinton Foundation probe

Some of the latest evidence coming into the FBI's possession is Anthony Weiner's laptop, on which agents have found emails believed to have originated on Clinton's private server, and the laptops of Clinton aides Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson.

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  • Malaysian PM hails closer ties with China
Malaysian PM hails closer ties with China

He added that he was glad to see that the consensus reached in previous bilateral meetings has been translated into concrete results. Najib is on a six-day visit to China. The prime minister hopes Jack Ma could help connect Malaysian small and medium enterprises (SMEs) through its online portal to China's market, which boasted the world's largest...

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  • Obama says Army Corps examining Dakota oil pipeline route
Obama says Army Corps examining Dakota oil pipeline route

The U.S. Departments of Justice, the Army and the Interior issued an order temporarily halting pipeline construction in the Lake Oahe area, the place at the center of the tribe's concerns, earlier this year. The Now This video , however, suggests that Obama was talking about the review process, not the protests. During the interview, Obama als...

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  • Putin gives Russian citizenship to action film actor Seagal
Putin gives Russian citizenship to action film actor Seagal

The US actor has also described him as one of the greatest world leaders. Earlier this year, Seagal became a Serbian citizen . Besides his martial arts engagements with Putin, Seagal, who is Buddhist, has been a regular visitor to Buddhist regions of Russian Federation.

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  • Maddon sees advantage in Cleveland with Schwarber back in line-up
Maddon sees advantage in Cleveland with Schwarber back in line-up

The Indians now have the chance to win it in front of their own victory-starved fans. "Chapman, that was a big ask, and he answered", Francona said. It was insane when the Indians partied on the field at Fenway Park after closing out the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series. Lindor tried to steal but didn't get a good jump and wa...

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  • Troops kill bomber outside camp of refugees from Boko Haram
Troops kill bomber outside camp of refugees from Boko Haram

Irregular supplies of food, clothing, medicine, and other essentials, along with restricted movement in the IDP camps in Maiduguri , compounds the vulnerability of victims - many of them widowed women and unaccompanied orphaned girls - to rape and sexual exploitation by camp officials, soldiers, police, members of civilian vigilante groups, and ot...

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  • Syrian army and Russian jets halt Aleppo bombardment for second day
Syrian army and Russian jets halt Aleppo bombardment for second day

Wounded opposition fighters sit in the back of an ambulance in an eastern government-held neighborhood of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. "We can not begin safe, secure and voluntary evacuation of the sick and critically wounded and families", said U.N.

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