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Got trash? Here are the services closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

Got trash? Here are the services closed for the Thanksgiving holiday

Closed Thursday and Friday. Rome News-Tribune will be closed Thursday, but will publish a newspaper. Elder Services will not serve meals on Thursday or Friday. until 2 p.m. Recycled items will also be picked up on Friday. Lewiston Transit System and Asotin County Public Transportation Benefit Area services will be closed Thursday, but will offer services from 9 a.m.to 3 p.m. Read More

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Education Secretary King calls for end to paddling students

Education Secretary King calls for end to paddling students

He's urging them to stop using physical force and switch to positive methods of addressing behavior. According to the publication, corporal punishment in schools undermines the promotion of non-violent means for conflict resolution. "I just don't think that being physical with children, particularly teachers being physical with kids is the way to go", said King. "Discipline is a local district policy and a statewide ban on corporal punishment would require legislative action". Read More

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Obama urged to free asylum-seekers before Trump takes office

Obama urged to free asylum-seekers before Trump takes office

An open letter to President-elect Donald J. Trump from higher education professionals - faculty, staff and administrators - calls for the continuation of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, under which more than 700,000 young people who were brought to the USA illegally as children have obtained temporary protection from deportation and two-year renewable work permits. Read More

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No. 16 Wisconsin beats Georgetown 73-57 in Maui semifinals

No. 16 Wisconsin beats Georgetown 73-57 in Maui semifinals

Tennessee continues to get reliable play from Robert Hubbs, and yesterday Shembari Phillips continued to make an early case as the team's number two option; his 25.7 minutes per game are above all other guard/forwards after Hubbs. 22, 2016, in Lahaina, Hawaii . The Badgers outscored Georgetown 41-28 in the second half and the Hoyas were only able to get within six points of the Badgers following Wisconsin's opening 8-2 run. Read More

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How Nepotism Law Might Affect Trump's White House

How Nepotism Law Might Affect Trump's White House

He is an Orthodox Jew. Congress passed the anti-nepotism law in 1967. Presidential politics as a family affair is nothing new in America, says Sam Abrams, a professor of political science at Sarah Lawrence College in NY. Trump's message, "whether purposeful or inadvertent, was met with cheers by those to whom that star's message was certainly clear". Schwartz then wrote an open letter to Kushner after being deluged with anti-Semitic tweets . Read More

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Strong in limbo in aftermath of Texas' collapse at Kansas

Even Strong didn't seem optimistic about his chances when he was asked "Do you know what this loss means for your future?" post-game, seeming nearly ready to break down as he said "No idea". Wins over Baylor and Texas Tech got the Longhorns back over.500 in October, but two consecutive losses since then, in a down year for the Big 12, assures that Strong won't finish the regular season better than.500 in a season that likely required at least 7-8 wins for continued employment. Read More

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Police seek public's help in search for newborn

This photo provided by the Wichita Police shows Sofia Victoria Gonzalez Abarca, a missing week-old baby in Wichita , Kan. On Friday, the FBI sent a special child abduction investigation team to assist with the investigation. "Our main concern right now is to locate and safely return, 7-day-old Sophia Gonzales to her family". Investigators want to talk to anyone who has any kind of relationship with the victim, Woodrow said. Read More

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Thousands of Students Stage Anti-Trump Protests in DC, NYC

Thousands of Students Stage Anti-Trump Protests in DC, NYC

They do hope that Trump and his supporters will ease their hardline rhetoric on several flashpoint issues - including immigration and possible mass deportations, Muslim bans and LGBTQ rights. " DC Public Schools (DCPS) respects and defends all students' right to self-expression and peaceful protest, and we are committed to our students being informed and engaged in their community in constructive ways ". Read More

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Clinton wins early vote in tiny New Hampshire town

Clinton wins early vote in tiny New Hampshire town

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, greet supporters after voting in Chappaqua, N.Y., Tuesday. He said both major parties have "gone in directions that really don't fit who I am and what I believe". Obama has, of course, been campaigning hard for Hillary Clinton, who previously served as his secretary of state, in 2016. Read More

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Ohio State holds off Navy 78-68

Ohio State holds off Navy 78-68

For the second-straight week, the Buckeyes allowed only a field goal to the opposition. Ohio State would take advantage driving into the redzone on the back of Mike Weber before running a Curtis Samuel reverse for another touchdown. By halftime, OSU found themselves up by a 45-3 mark, picking apart Maryland in every way. The Lions were unable to capitalize until the fourth time , when a muffed punt inside the 10-yard line set up an easy go-ahead touchdown pass from McSorley to Chris ... Read More

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Trump begins White House transition as protests simmer

The petition , launched on Wednesday after Donald Trump was elected President, calls for the Electoral College to "ignore their states' votes and cast their ballots for Secretary Clinton". But without the commanding control Obama was given in 2008-the White House and veto-proof majorities in both the House and the senate-what is Trump's mandate from the American people? "The President described to the president-elect some of the issues that he expects to come up with some of our ... Read More

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Mother of suspect in 7 killings says he is 'not a monster'

According to USA Today, the murderer's oddly forgiving mother, Regina Tague, talked about her son's true reasoning behind his killings during an interview with " 48 Hours " that will air Saturday night on CBS. "She was distraught, panicked". Preliminary autopsy results show that the wife died of a gunshot wound to the head and her husband of a gunshot wound to the torso. Read More

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Rubber bullets and fear: Trump protesters flood streets anew

Rubber bullets and fear: Trump protesters flood streets anew

Shortly before 10 p.m., police in riot gear converged on the march and instructed those who want to protest peacefully to head to Pioneer Courthouse Square, where the protest started at about 5 p.m. Some protesters sprayed graffiti on cars and buildings and smashed store front windows, media in Portland said. Protests in Portland have been going on since Wednesday when Republican Party nominee Donald Trump emerged as the victor in the USA election, triumphing over the Democratic Party ... Read More

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