• Obama heads to downtown Chicago for jury duty
Obama heads to downtown Chicago for jury duty

But Obama was ready to serve if told to do so, Evans said. But some jurors were more impressed than inconvenienced by the fact that Obama showed up to perform his civic duty. Obama, who now resides in Washington, D.C., has been active in various endeavors for his new Obama Foundation, and has also teamed with the other living former presidents in...

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  • Local polling places see low voter turnout
Local polling places see low voter turnout

There are two major issues on the ballot today. I remain at your disposition for all your concerns, and look forward to your support in the next election. It is incumbent on me, due to the support of the number of votes, to pursue the concerns of residents for the moment before the next election, which I will be a candidate in once again.

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  • White House implements new Cuba policy restricting travel, trade
White House implements new Cuba policy restricting travel, trade

The banned businesses - posted Wednesday on the State Department's Cuba Restricted List - include mostly government-linked holding companies and subsidiaries, but also dozens hotels and shops across the island. The tighter restrictions are not expected to have a significant impact on American travel to Cuba, that has surged in recent years. The n...

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  • Personal relationships help define China-US ties
Personal relationships help define China-US ties

Trump has been carefully structured so that he can spend maximum time together with his Chinese counterpart. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross is expected to bring a business delegation to Beijing during Trump's visit. Trump threatened to upgrade relations with Taiwan, upending decades of the so-called "One China" policy. He cited a soaring...

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  • Rahul Gandhi's visit to Surat beneficial for BJP: Jitendra Singh
Rahul Gandhi's visit to Surat beneficial for BJP: Jitendra Singh

Gandhi took to Twitter and said, "Demonetisation is a tragedy". Slamming the demonetisation move in a write-up, Rahul Gandhi said that the only thing demonetisation wiped out is confidence the once-booming Indian economy. Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has been fully vocal about criticisms on the economy, the ruling government, and Prime Mini...

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  • Transgender woman wins Virginia House race, makes history
Transgender woman wins Virginia House race, makes history

Instead, she focused on jobs, schools and, with particular fervor, northern Virginia's traffic congestion. The win was not only monumental because Roem is the first trans person elected, but also because she won the election over someone who is vocally homophobic and transphobic.

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  • Drone Shows Islamic State Fighters Flee Al-Qaim City
Drone Shows Islamic State Fighters Flee Al-Qaim City

Citing an unnamed Iraqi intelligence source, the Iraqi News Media Agency claimed Monday the infamous Salafi Sunni Muslim cleric escaped the other collapsing half of his self-proclaimed caliphate in Iraq via yellow taxi as Iraqi troops and the Popular Mobilization Forces retook the Iraq-Syria border crossing of Al-Qa'im.

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  • United States stands alone as Syria plans to join Paris climate accord
United States stands alone as Syria plans to join Paris climate accord

The Bonn meeting, from November 6-17, is seeking to write a detailed "rule book" for the Paris agreement, including details of how to report and check all nations' greenhouse gas emissions. "As if it wasn't already crystal clear, every single other country in the world is moving forward together to tackle the climate crisis, while Donald Trump ha...

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  • Japan's 'Black Widow' sentenced to death for murder
Japan's 'Black Widow' sentenced to death for murder

Defense lawyers immediately appealed the ruling. She reportedly amassed one billion yen ($8.8m) in payouts over 10 years but subsequently lost most of the fortune through unsuccessful financial trading. They accused her of plotting her crimes well in advance, including helping to prepare notary documents linked to wills. The justice rejected th...

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  • TCU locks down after bus drivers' argument leads to gunfire
TCU locks down after bus drivers' argument leads to gunfire

The victim was not seriously hurt. The alert was lifted later in the morning after police were able to locate a suspect. Students have not officially been told to leave shelter, per TCU 360. class, then please stay sheltered", the university said on Twitter . The unidentified suspect was described as a black male, wearing a white shirt, blac...

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  • Trump Presses Japanese Automakers to Build More Vehicles in the US
Trump Presses Japanese Automakers to Build More Vehicles in the US

U. S. President Donald Trump feeds carps with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe before their working lunch at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan November 6, 2017. Subaru's in Indiana, Nissan is in Tennessee and Alabama, and even tiny Mazda is planning to build a plant here soon-with Toyota. But from there, according to the report, he dropped his ...

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  • It's cloudy with a few light showers, and chilly for voting Tuesday
It's cloudy with a few light showers, and chilly for voting Tuesday

For the Veterans Day parade at 6pm we will be cloudy with the rain chance only 10%, and a temperature of 66. Today: Mostly Cloudy, PM Rain (70%), Cooler. Into the weekend, for Saturday , highs will be back around average in the upper 60s/ low 70s with partly cloudy skies and have winds from the south at 5-10 miles per hour.

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  • Pakistan's ex-premier appears in court on corruption charges
Pakistan's ex-premier appears in court on corruption charges

The trial court has the authority to reject weak evidence. The judgement will be announced on Wednesday (tomorrow). The court heard arguments from Sharif's counsel Khawaja Haris and the NAB prosecutor about merging the three corruption references against the accused.

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  • Army jawan martyred, 3 terrorists gunned down in Pulwama encounter
Army jawan martyred, 3 terrorists gunned down in Pulwama encounter

Security forces have not yet confirmed their identities. However militants opened fire in which one soldier was killed. Three weapons, including one Kalashnikov, one M16 rifle and one pistol, besides ammunition were recovered from the encounter site, said a police spokesman.

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  • Temporary Protected Status for Nicaraguan Immigrants to End in January 2019
Temporary Protected Status for Nicaraguan Immigrants to End in January 2019

Hondurans and Nicaraguans were given the protected status in response to Hurricane Mitch in 1998. The 50-year-old, who is originally from Leon, Nicaragua and now lives and works in Washington, DC, said there is a job shortage in his home country that would make it hard and expensive to return.

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  • M4 rifle prove Pak harbouring militancy in Kashmir: Army
M4 rifle prove Pak harbouring militancy in Kashmir: Army

Police said that the weapons recovered from gunfight site include a M16 rifle. "One soldier of 44 Rashtriya Rifles (RR) was martyred and two soldiers and a civilian injured during this operation", police said, adding the encounter has ended.

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  • Italy Launches Investigation Into Deaths Of 26 West African Girls
Italy Launches Investigation Into Deaths Of 26 West African Girls

Twenty-three of the dead women had been on a rubber boat with 64 other people. Authorities are investigating after 26 teenage girls were found dead at sea. That's a smaller number than the same area saw in the same period previous year, where 159,467 migrants arrived in Italy and 3,615 people died on the route, according to the IOM .

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  • Turkey, US resume limited mutual visa services
Turkey, US resume limited mutual visa services

Turkey and the United State mutually suspended all non-immigrant visa services on October 8, after Turkey's arrest of a U.S. consulate employee. "The U.S. Topuz was detained on charges of espionage and alleged ties to Gulen. Turkey regards the YPG as an extension of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK).

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  • Zimbabwe's Mugabe Fires Vice President Mnangagwa
Zimbabwe's Mugabe Fires Vice President Mnangagwa

Simon Khaya Moyo said on Monday that President Robert Mugabe, 93, has fired the vice president who had always been viewed as his successor. Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa was removed from office "with immediate effect", the government said, opening the way to the possible appointment of Grace Mugabe to the post.

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