• Constitutional Convention Proposition Overwhelming Defeated

    Constitutional Convention Proposition Overwhelming Defeated

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    They argued that a constitutional convention would be swayed by special-interest groups and lobbyists who would push for an agenda that might not be in the interests of the public. Only 16 percent voted "yes". Previous conventions were held in 1894 and 1938. Supporters argued a convention would provide a chance to address chronic corruption and porous campaign finance rules while strengthening protections for education, health care and the environment.
  • US Democrats mount new effort to ban assault weapons

    US Democrats mount new effort to ban assault weapons

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    However, the ban expired in 2004 and was not renewed, despite signs that it was having a noticeable effect on curbing gun violence. Roughly two dozen Democrats, led by Sen. It exempts certain guns typically used for hunting or recreation, and would allow people to keep banned weapons they already have. Trump has dismissed arguments that guns were to blame in the latest massacres, saying he believed "mental health" was the issue in the church shooting.
  • Area towns, schools to hold Veterans Day ceremonies

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    Take a Veteran to School Day is HISTORY's popular public affairs outreach program, connecting veterans from all walks of life with students in schools and communities nationwide. The program will include songs by the high school band and choir. Pekin Community School District will host a Veterans Day assembly at 9 a.m. Friday in the high school gymnasium.
  • Pence to visit Texas church shooting victims

    Pence to visit Texas church shooting victims

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    Officials say 26 people were killed in the attack. The Vice President is expected to arrive on Air Force Two around 2:15 p.m.at Randolph Air Force Base. The town is close to Sutherland Springs, the scene of the deadly church massacre on Sunday (local time) where 26 people were gunned down. The Las Vegas attack, the worst mass shooting in US history, occurred October 1.
  • Self-driving shuttle crashes in Las Vegas hours after launch

    Self-driving shuttle crashes in Las Vegas hours after launch

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    Its makers say it can safely drive up to 45 km/h. Officials had hosted an unveiling ceremony to promote what they described as the nation's first self-driving shuttle pilot project geared toward the public. Another AAA rep confirmed to Mashable that the shuttle wasn't damaged either, calling the accident a minor fender bender and emphasizing that the system responded exactly how it should have to prevent the incident.
  • Retired Navy veteran arrested after teen's body found behind Charlotte church

    Retired Navy veteran arrested after teen's body found behind Charlotte church

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    Investigators say the church is located only a few hundred yards from Brown's childhood home. Prosecutors say Brown worked as a day laborer and helped build the Blimpie's over the summer. Her cellphone was found in a dumpster and her vehicle was left on a dead end road. Her auto was seen circling the sub shop about half an hour before it was seen exiting the base - this time being driven by someone in light-colored clothing, court documents state.
  • Syrian army liberates last IS stronghold in eastern Syria

    Syrian army liberates last IS stronghold in eastern Syria

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    The city of Deir ez-Zor, which endured years of IS blockade, was breached by the Syrian army with the support of Russian airstrikes early in September. This progress also comes after the Syrian forced and Iraqi troops met at the border, the source added. The bombing is the first since Iraqi federal security forces took over the city from Kurdish region-run troops last month in the wake of a controversial independence vote.
  • The FBI Can't Unlock Devin Kelley's Phone

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    The Texas church massacre is providing a familiar frustration for law enforcement: Federal Bureau of Investigation officials say they are unable to unlock the gunman's encrypted cellphone to learn what evidence it might hold. "Unfortunately, at this time, we are unable to get into that phone". Combs did not specify the type of device used over concerns that it may promote the phone's security capabilities to other criminals.
  • Remembrance Day services this weekend

    Remembrance Day services this weekend

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    Although a silence is always held at 11am that day Remembrance services are usually held on the nearest Sunday. Selkirk's parade will start at 10.10am outside O'Malley's Sports Bar and proceed to Selkirk Parish Church, in High Street, where there will be a Sunday service.
  • Obama arrives at Daley Center to report for jury duty

    Obama arrives at Daley Center to report for jury duty

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    Obama arrived at the Richard J. Daley Center shortly after 10 a.m., escorted by the president's motorcade and surrounded by Secret Service. While the Obamas now live in Washington, the former president and first lady Michelle Obama maintain a home in Chicago, the city where he got his political start.
  • US Judge Issues Gag Order in Criminal Case Against Manafort, Gates

    US Judge Issues Gag Order in Criminal Case Against Manafort, Gates

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    According to Jackson, the order intends to safeguard the defendants' rights to a fair trial and to ensure that the jury's opinions are not influenced by pretrial publicity about the case. President Donald Trump , departs after a bond hearing at U.S. District Court in Washington, U.S., November 6, 2017. Manafort and long-time deputy Rick Gates were indicted October 27 for money laundering and failing to properly disclose to the USA work they did on behalf of a pro-Russian government in ...
  • Demonetisation anniversary: BJP, Opposition face off

    Demonetisation anniversary: BJP, Opposition face off

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    Senior Congress leader and Thiruvananthapuram Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor said demonetisation has been all pain and no gain and slammed the BJP for going into a celebration mode. The Congress, which described the note ban as the "biggest scam" and "the largest government-abetted money laundering scheme", had asked all its State units to organise protests.
  • Should concealed guns be allowed in MI schools?

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    This set of bills will address gun-free zones where law-abiding citizens are left defenseless and will be brought up for a vote in the state Senate tomorrow. In the Senate committee, support or opposition for the legislation was along party lines. She said she's always had opinions on gun laws, but after having her son, she made a decision to become more active.
  • Trump, Abe Agree to Disagree on Trade

    Trump, Abe Agree to Disagree on Trade

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    Skirting a question on Trump's comments about Japan trade, Abe said the "question about the economy is not restricted only to bilateral trade, but also (covers) the entire region". "I think not. OK?" Now that Abe is unchallenged until 2021, the potential for public-private partnership that is already characteristic of "Japan Inc." has never been higher.