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Washington – Trump Seen More Moderate On Criminal Justice, Law Enforcement

November 11, 2016 at 04:00 PM
Washington - Criminal justice reform advocates said they expect Donald Trump will embrace moderate change once he is in the White House, toning down the punitive but undefined "law and order" image he projected on the campaign trail. In another instance of experts trying to pin down Trump on an issue he used on the stump without offering much detail, two groups that have met recently with his...

Algonac, MI – A Discontented Michigan Town: America Should Have Seen Trump Coming

November 11, 2016 at 03:00 PM
Algonac, MI - Back in April, there were already early signs in this quiet Michigan town of the rural American discontent that helped propel Donald Trump to election victory, even if it was underestimated by the Washington establishment, pollsters and Hillary Clinton's campaign. On a return visit after Tuesday's election, Reuters found that many of Algonac's 4,000 residents were jubilant that...

New York – Trump Taps Pence To Lead Transition Team, Removes New Jersey’s Christie

November 11, 2016 at 02:45 PM
New York - resident-elect Donald Trump is shaking up his transition team as he plunges into the work of setting up his administration, elevating Vice President-elect Mike Pence to head the operations. It amounts to a demotion for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who had been running Trump's transition planning for months. On the heels of Trump's upset victory this week, the Republican's team...

Newport News, VA – $12.9B, 4.5 acres: Navy’s next-generation aircraft carrier

November 11, 2016 at 02:33 PM
Newport News, VA - The Navy refers to its newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, as "4.5 acres of sovereign U.S. territory." The $12.9 billion warship — the first of the Navy's next generation of aircraft carriers — is in the final stages of construction after cost overruns and a delay of more than one year. This carrier and those that will follow, including the USS John F...

New York – Stressed Out Over Trump Victory? Try Cleaning Out Your Freezer

November 11, 2016 at 01:45 PM
New York - Clean out your freezer, try a manicure-pedicure and stay off social media. Those are some of the tips offered by columnists and others to people dealing with what one psychologist has dubbed Election Stress Disorder, which he said has spiked since Donald Trump won the presidential election on Tuesday. While many Americans celebrated the election victory of Republican Trump, who...

Arlington, VA – Obama Urges Nation To ‘Forge Unity’ After Bitter Election

November 11, 2016 at 12:45 PM
Arlington, VA - Three days after Election Day, President Barack Obama used his last Veterans Day speech to urge Americans to learn from the example of veterans as a divided nation seeks to "forge unity" after the bitter 2016 campaign. Obama, in remarks at Arlington National Cemetery, noted that Veterans Day often comes on the heels of hard-fought campaigns that "lay bare disagreements across...

New York – Zuckerberg: That Facebook Influenced Election Is ‘crazy’

November 11, 2016 at 12:22 PM
New York - Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg says the idea that fake news spread on Facebook influenced the outcome of the U.S. election is "crazy." Still, the majority of Americans (six in 10) say they get at least some news from social media , mostly Facebook, according to the Pew Research Center. While a lot of this news comes from established outlets — whether CNN or BuzzFeed News...

Portland, OR – Trump Protesters Damage Businesses In Oakland

November 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM
Portland, OR - Police arrested at least 11 people during anti-Donald Trump protests that spilled into the streets of downtown Oakland for a third straight night. Police say protesters lit fires on streets and in trash cans, smashed windows and sprayed graffiti on at least seven businesses Thursday night. The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/2fVFPoj ) that officers in riot gear...

Washington – Trump Could Reshape Justice Department’s Civil Rights Focus

November 11, 2016 at 11:37 AM
Washington - A Donald Trump administration could radically reshape the Justice Department, particularly civil rights efforts that became one of its most pressing and high-profile priorities over the past eight years. The department, under the Obama administration and the country's first two black attorneys general, has investigated about two dozen police agencies for civil rights violations...

Sanford, FL – George Zimmerman Accused Of Using Racial Slur In Florida Bar

November 11, 2016 at 11:00 AM
Sanford, FL - Authorities say a sheriff's deputy ordered George Zimmerman to leave a central Florida bar after Zimmerman accused a black customer of hitting him and used a racial slur. Citing an incident report, news outlets report the bar manager asked Seminole County deputies to remove Zimmerman on Wednesday because he yelled at a female employee, snatched a credit card from her and used a...

Jerusalem – Netanyahu Recalls Leonard Cohen’s Yom Kippur War Contribution

November 11, 2016 at 10:46 AM
Jerusalem - Israeli politicians joined the world in mourning Jewish singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen, who died late Thursday night. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shared his thoughts on Twitter speaking of Cohen's love of Israel. "I'll never forget how he arrived to sing to soldiers during the Yom Kippur War, out of a sense of solidarity," Netanyahu tweeted. Though the prime...

Washington – Reid Says Trump Emboldened Forces Of Bigotry

November 11, 2016 at 10:45 AM
Washington - TDeparting Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid lashed out at Donald Trump on Friday as "a sexual predator who lost the popular vote and fueled his campaign with bigotry and hate." The Nevada Democrat said in a statement that "If Trump wants to roll back the tide of hate he unleashed, he has a tremendous amount of work to do and he must begin immediately." Reid said white...

New York – Trump Advisors Divided Over Moving US Embassy To Jerusalem

November 11, 2016 at 10:19 AM
New York - Advisors of President-elect Donald Trump are divided over the question of whether the campaign pledge to move the United States embassy to Jerusalem would now be fulfilled. “Many prime ministers of Israel have that close to their heart. Many presidents of the US have committed to do that, and he [Trump] said as well he would do that,” advisor Walid Phares said. Then he added...

New York – Trump Offers No Details Of His ‘Busy Day’

November 11, 2016 at 10:08 AM
New York - President-elect Donald Trump is promising a "busy day" assembling his government — but isn't sharing any details. The celebrity businessman was holed up in Trump Tower Friday morning meeting with senior staff members. He tweeted that he had a "busy day planned in New York." He added that he "will soon be making some very important decisions on the people who will be running...

Washington – ‘Heartbroken’ Voter Runs Into Clinton On Hike

November 11, 2016 at 09:45 AM
Washington - A Hillary Clinton supporter who was "heartbroken" over Tuesday's election says she decided to go on a hike in the woods — and ran into the former presidential candidate herself. Margot Gerster said in a Facebook post that she was heading home following her hike Thursday in Clintons' hometown of Chappaqua, New York, when she saw Clinton and former President Bill Clinton walking...

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