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MI vote certified for Trump but recount requests loom

MI vote certified for Trump but recount requests loom

Most of those who ventured a guess about the outcome thought she would win, even if she lost Florida, Ohio and Iowa, which Barack Obama won in 2012, and took none of the states, such as North Carolina, that Mitt Romney won that year. The two-tenths of a percentage point margin out of almost 4.8 million votes is the closest presidential race in MI in more than 75 years. In the five other states that Obama won and Clinton lost, her vote was substantially less than Obama's - 400,000 less in OH, ... Read More

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Rape used for ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, says United Nations team

Rape used for ethnic cleansing in South Sudan, says United Nations team

The commission said that it will present its report on the situation in South Sudan to the Human Rights Council in March 2017. With "many of the warning signals of impending genocide" already present in South Sudan and amid a "mindboggling" scale of rape of women and girls, a team of United Nations human rights experts called on the worldwide community to take immediate action to avert mass bloodshed, as they wrapped up a 10-day visit to the crisis-riven country. Read More

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Jill Stein presidential recount effort prompts money gusher

Jill Stein presidential recount effort prompts money gusher

There is recount drama resulting from the 2016 election, but it's not being initiated by Trump loyalists. Wisconsin Elections Commission Chairman Mark Thomsen said the recount will show that nothing illegal occurred. Wisconsin officials approved plans to begin a recount as early as Thursday. She's already successfully petitioned for one in Wisconsin, after raising more than $6.5 million to fund the recounts, and also filed for one in Pennsylvania on Monday. Read More

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Syrian army closes in on Aleppo, kills at least 20

Syrian army closes in on Aleppo, kills at least 20

He denied any revenge attacks or arbitrary detention took place. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said rebels have lost about one-third of the territory in eastern Aleppo they had controlled just a few days ago. Hamdo said 11 empty apartments in his building were already occupied by the newly displaced, many of them women . It said it occurred near the site of a government air strike that killed at least 20 the day before. Read More

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Brazil's president: No amnesty for illegal campaign gifts

Brazil's president: No amnesty for illegal campaign gifts

Geddel Vieira Lima, Temer's top congressional liaison, stepped down after he and the president were accused of pressuring for the construction of a building in which Lima has a stake. In his resignation letter, Mr Lima said the accusations of wrongdoing were merely "interpretations", and he was stepping down because he and his family were suffering due to the accusations. Read More

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North Korea in 3 days of mourning for 'great comrade' Castro

North Korea in 3 days of mourning for 'great comrade' Castro

In this photo distributed by the North Korean government, Choe Ryong Hae, right, a vice chairman of North Korea's Workers' Party, is sent off before leaving Pyongyang, North Korea, for Cuba Monday, Nov. Seoul also said it intends to strengthen cooperation and exchange with Cuba. US officials who declined to be identified because the Security Council resolution has not yet been made public said that if the text is adopted and fully implemented it would mark "a significant step forward", in ... Read More

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Ohio Democrats want Steve Bannon fired as Donald Trump's White House adviser

Ohio Democrats want Steve Bannon fired as Donald Trump's White House adviser

Bannon repeatedly and aggressively pushed stories that promote anti-Semistism, xenophobia, and racism", the letter said . We are trying to be open minded about the election of Donald Trump. Mr. Trump's disgraceful appointment of Stephen Bannon as senior strategist suggests that we will continue to see the same racist and divisive rhetoric that ripped this country apart during one of America's ugliest political contests in history. Read More

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Russia: Decision To Pull Out Of ICC A Blow To International Justice

Russia: Decision To Pull Out Of ICC A Blow To International Justice

The Russia's foreign ministry said in a statement that it signed on to the court in 2000 with "high hopes". They said the killings can be a basis to charge him for crimes against humanity before the Netherlands-based court. The US, India and China as well as most Middle Eastern states have declined to ratify the Rome statute which established the court. In a report published Monday, the ICC's office of the prosecutor said that information already available suggests the situation in ... Read More

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Trump will not pursue probe against Hillary, claims aide

There have been cases before of electors breaking from their state's popular vote tallies before - so-called "faithless electors" - but they have been scattered and unorganized. A recent online petition demanding that Electoral College choose Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump is close to receiving 5 million signatures, emphasizing the support that Clinton, despite her unpopularity among young voters, still enjoys among major factions within the Democratic Party strongholds. Read More

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Ukraine-EU Summit: Ukraine corruption and Russian aggression both on table

Ukraine-EU Summit: Ukraine corruption and Russian aggression both on table

He will represent the EU together with President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Parliament Martin Schulz, EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini, Vice Presidents Maros Sefcovic and Valdis Dombrovskis, European Commissioners Johannes Hahn, Cecilia Malmström and Dimitris Avramopoulos. Read More

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