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Trump supporters move to block vote recount in three states


WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Michigan's attorney general said on Friday he had filed a lawsuit to halt the Green Party's requested recount of presidential votes in the state, adding to Republican efforts in Pennsylvania and Wisconsin to maintain Donald Trump's victory.

U.S. military veterans backing North Dakota pipeline protests

CANNON BALL, N.D. U.S. military veterans plan to build a barracks on Friday at a protest camp in North Dakota to support thousands of activists who have squared off against authorities in frigid conditions to oppose a multi-billion-dollar pipeline project near the Standing Rock Native American reservation.

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No special prosecutor for New Jersey 'Bridgegate' complaint against Christie

NEW YORK A New Jersey judge on Friday declined to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate a citizen's criminal complaint against Governor Chris Christie over the "Bridgegate" lane-closure scandal, saying private citizens do not have the legal standing to make such a request.

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Jurors deliberate for third day in ex-South Carolina cop's murder trial

CHARLESTON, S.C. A state judge on Friday refused to define the words "fear" and "passion" for jurors deciding whether a white former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed a fleeing black motorist last year is guilty of murder.

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Suspect released in Louisiana shooting death of ex-NFL player: reports

NEW YORK A man suspected of shooting and killing former National Football League player Joe McKnight Thursday in a possible road rage incident was released from custody Friday with no charges filed against him, according to multiple media reports.

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Former guard at New York's Rikers jail on trial for fatal beating

NEW YORK A former guard at New York City's troubled Rikers Island jail complex brutally and repeatedly kicked an inmate in the head in 2012 while the man lay helplessly, leading directly to his death, a federal prosecutor told jurors on Friday.

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San Bernardino marks one-year anniversary of shooting that killed 14

LOS ANGELES Police and fire officials in Southern California who dealt with the carnage of a mass shooting by Islamic militants that left 14 people dead will mark the one-year anniversary on Friday of the attack that shook even the most hardened emergency responders.

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Massachusetts college that took down American flag raises it again

BOSTON A Massachusetts college that became a target of protests after removing the American flag from its main flagpole following Donald Trump's election victory raised the flag again on Friday, its president said.

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U.S. 'shoe bomber' asks judge to drop fine, pleads poverty

BOSTON Richard Reid, the man who admitted to trying to blow up a jumbo jet in late 2001 with explosives in his shoes, has asked a federal judge to waive the $250,000 fine he faces, saying that he will never be able to pay it while serving life in prison.

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As winter nears, Dakota Access faces frigid weather and costly delays

HOUSTON Delays to the Dakota Access Pipeline have added millions of dollars to Energy Transfer Partners' construction tab - but even if the line is approved, the freezing temperatures will bring their own challenges to finishing the drilling process.

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