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Trump paid $3m for Wisconsin recount, increased Biden's victory margin
- Trump spent $3 million for a vote recount in Wisconsin's largest county to support his baseless claim of ballot fraud but lost by even more than initially thought President-elect Joe Biden gained votes in Wisconsin after Trump's election campaign demanded a recount earlier this month. Milwaukee County, one of the state's most populous counties, found on Friday that Biden made a total net gain of 132 votes out of ...

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Iran’s supreme leader vows revenge over slaying of scientist who led Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program
- Iran’s supreme leader on Saturday demanded the “definitive punishment” of those behind the killing of a scientist who led Tehran’s disbanded military nuclear program, as the Islamic Republic blamed Israel for a slaying that has raised fears of reignited tensions across the Middle East. After years of being in the shadows, the image of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh suddenly was to be seen everywhere in Iranian media, ...

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Distributing The Coronavirus Vaccine Will Require Planning — And A Lot More Money
- The challenges will be as much logistical as they'll be scientific. The rapid development of coronavirus vaccines, including one that may be weeks away from federal approval, offers the best hope yet for an end to the pandemic. But producing, distributing and administering the vaccine in a country with nearly 330 million people will be its own, unprecedented challenge ― and one that appears pretty daunting at ...

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COVID outbreak may put season in jeopardy for No. 3 Ohio St
- COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State officials say they are unsure when the team can practice again, let alone play next week at Michigan State, after an outbreak of COVID-19 put the third-ranked Buckeyes’ Big Ten title hopes in danger. “I have no clue what this afternoon or tomorrow will bring or next week will bring,” athletic director Gene Smith said Saturday. Three more college football games across the ...

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COVID-19: Germany logs 1 million cases, Londoners protest lockdown
- Nov. 28 (UPI) -- More than 150 people were arrested during anti-lockdown protests in Britain Saturday, while Germany surpassed 1 million confirmed cases of COVID-19 as of Friday. More than 62 million people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus since the pandemic began and 1.5 million people have died, according to Johns Hopkins University's coronavirus tracker. The United States has logged the most deaths ...

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Ethiopia declares victory as military takes Tigray capital
- NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Ethiopia’s military has gained “full control” of the capital of the defiant Tigray region, the army announced Saturday, and the prime minister said the taking of Mekele marked the “completion” of an offensive that started nearly four weeks ago. The regional government said the city of a half-million people was “heavily bombarded” in the final push to arrest its leaders. “God ...

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Macron Calls French Police Beating Black Man 'Shameful,' Demands Reforms
- The president of France, Emmanuel Macron , has called a video of French police officers beating up a Black man "shameful," demanding proposals to rebuild trust between police and the country's citizens. Footage shows three officers beating Michel Zecler, a music producer, in an incident that has brought fresh attention to the issues of policing and race in France. The officers identified have been suspended and ...

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American football: Sarah Fuller makes history as first woman in a Power 5 game
- Sarah Fuller has become the first woman to play in a Power 5 match - the elite level of collegiate American football. Fuller, 21, took to the field for the Vanderbilt Commodores as a placekicker in a road game against the Missouri Tigers in the city of Columbia. "I just want to tell all the girls out there that you can do anything you set your mind to," she said afterwards. Fuller was called in because many players ...

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Black Friday sees record online as US shoppers stay home
- Black Friday online sales hit a new record this year as pandemic-wary Americans filled virtual carts instead of real ones. Consumers spent an estimated $9 billion on U.S. retail websites on Black Friday, according to Adobe Analytics, which tracks online shopping. That was a 22% increase over the previous record of $7.4 billion set in 2019. Meanwhile, traffic to physical stores plummeted as retailers tried to ...

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Former head of U.S. election security calls Trump team fraud allegations 'farcical'
- LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The top U.S. cybersecurity official fired by Republican President Donald Trump for saying the Nov. 3 election was the most secure in American history said on Friday voter fraud allegations made by Trump and his allies are “farcical”. Chris Krebs, the former director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, told the CBS 60 Minutes ...

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DOJ pushes through expanded federal execution methods
- Nov. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. Department of Justice opened the door this week to alternative methods of executing prisoners, including death by firing squad, to go into effect before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office. An amended final rule, published Friday in the Federal Register lets the U.S. government execute prisoners by lethal injection or using "any other manner prescribed by the law of the state in ...

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With Ceremony At The Vatican, Wilton Gregory Becomes 1st Black American Cardinal
- Kneeling before Pope Francis, 72-year-old Wilton Gregory received the red hat and ring Saturday, becoming the first Black American cardinal in the history of Catholicism. Gregory, the archbishop of Washington since 2019, is one of 13 bishops and priests elevated to the College of Cardinals at the Vatican on Saturday. With the ceremony, Francis has appointed 73 of the 128 cardinals who can elect the next pope. ...

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Tony Hsieh, Retired Zappos CEO, Dies at 46
- LAS VEGAS — Tony Hsieh, the retired CEO of Las Vegas-based online shoe retailer Zappos.com who spent years working to transform the city’s downtown area, has died. He was 46. Hsieh was with family when he died Friday, according to a statement from DTP Companies, which he founded. Downtown Partnership spokesperson Megan Fazio said Hsieh passed away in Connecticut, KLAS-TV reported. Puoy Premsrirut, a lawyer for ...

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Los Angeles County health officials
- order on Friday, urging residents not to gather with people beyond their immediate household starting Monday. The state of play: The new "safer-at-home" order comes as the county — the most populous in the U.S. — confirmed 24 new deaths and 4,544 COVID-19 cases, with a five-day average of 4,751 new cases. County officials set a threshold for issuing additional measures to diminish the spread of the coronavirus ...

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India farmers press on with protest despite offer to talk
- NEW DELHI — Thousands of farmers in and around the Indian capital on Saturday pressed on with their protest against agricultural legislation they said could devastate crop prices, while the government sought talks with their leaders. Some protesters burned an effigy of Prime Minister Modi and shouted “Down with Modi,” as they rallied on New Delhi’s border with Haryana state. The protesting farmers were ...

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McDaniel Struggles To Energize Trump Supporters Convinced Of Fraud To Vote In GA Runoffs
- Republican National Committee Chair Ronna McDaniel on Saturday flailed as she sought to persuade Republicans to vote in the Georgia Senate runoff elections, telling voters seemingly resigned to loss amid false beliefs about election fraud peddled by President Donald Trump that “it’s not decided” what the outcome will be for GOP contenders in the Peach State. Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler ...

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Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she has "piles of cash" at home as she has no bank account after the United States slapped sanctions on her in response to a draconian security law China imposed on the city.
- Lam was targeted, along with 14 other senior city officials, in the toughest US action on Hong Kong since Beijing imposed the new law on the territory in late June. The move by Washington freezes the American assets of the 15 officials and criminalizes any financial transactions in the United States. TAKE THE POLL: Will you take a coronavirus vaccine when it's available? In an interview with local English TV ...

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Trump reportedly considering launching 2024 campaign during Biden’s inauguration.
- Trump Reportedly Considering Launching 2024 Campaign During Biden’s Inauguration President Donald Trump hasn’t conceded yet, and, according to what some of his close advisers have been saying for weeks, he may never concede. But that doesn’t mean he isn’t thinking about his next steps. While there have been several reports that Trump is already considering another presidential run in 2024 the Daily Beast ...

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How to Hang Holiday Lights Like a Pro
- Find out how the pros safely put up outdoor Christmas lights for a festive holiday display Putting up outdoor holiday lights take time, effort and planning. You may want to hire a to do the job for you. Here are tips and tricks the pros use to help ensure that outdoor holiday light displays are festive and safe. Electrical Safety First Before planning a design and pulling out the ladder, inspect your holiday ...

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Former security officials warn Donald Trump won’t keep state secrets
- Mike Pompeo repeats claim there will be 'peaceful transition to second Trump term' Former security officials warn Donald Trump won’t keep state secrets Former security official said it was ‘easy to imagine’ that Trump would be refused further intelligence American security experts are concerned that Donald Trump will be unable to keep state secrets when he leaves the White House , and should be barred from ...

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Gunman kills two in Black Friday mall shooting
- A gunman shot and killed two people in a Northern California mall Friday as Black Friday shopping was in full swing, The Associated Press reported . The incident resulted in the death of a 19-year-old man and a 17-year-old boy. The younger boy was found critically injured at the scene and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital. "Heard a couple of shots go off, didn’t really think anything of it," Antwon ...

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Five Key Takeaways From Donald Trump's Thanksgiving Press Conference
- President Donald Trump came a step closer to concession and battled with reporters at a Thanksgiving press conference on Thursday, indicating that he would leave the White House and accept defeat if the Electoral College confirmed President-elect Joe Biden as the next commander-in-chief. Speaking to the White House press pool, Trump doubled down on some of his complaints about the election process, but also said he ...

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