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Amid slumping polls, NY mayor tries to control image

NY Mayor Bill de Blasio's Democratic candidate forum, planned for Iowa in December has been cancelled due to a lack of interest from the candidates. Mayor de Blasio faced questions on education as he kicked off his second town hall meeting Thursday night in Queens.

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Defense secretary's aide fired amid allegations

Carter said the Pentagon's inspector general would investigate the unspecified allegations and, if necessary, the Army would take action. "The Department of Defense Inspector General received a referral from the Office of the Secretary of Defense regarding the senior military assistant to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter ".

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Oakland police investigate fatal officer-involved shooting on 90th

The investigation at this time is a group of uniformed officers who were engaged in towing vehicles related to sideshow activity when they were approached by a subject who pointed a firearm in their direction. No CHP officers were injured. "It would take either incredible stroke of luck, or bad luck depending on how you look at it, to hit the helicopter in a mechanical spot".

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Gas Line Explosion Leaves 1 Dead, 3 Injured

It was black'. The pipeline was about 12 feet underground when it was struck, but officials said that it is unclear what kind of work was being doing. Bakersfield resident Kristin Morgan told KGET-TV: 'My husband was driving home from work.   A ticket had been submitted to the company about plans to dig in the area of the pipeline, according to PG&E spokesman Jeff Smith , however it expired November 5, so nothing was expected to be done in the area.

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State Department releases officials numbers on Syrian refugees in La., US

Mr. President, in light of these attacks on Paris and reports that one of the attackers was a refugee from Syria , it would be prudent to pause the process of refugees coming to the United States. "It's also important to remember that these attacks are the efforts of extremists and do not reflect the peaceful ways of people of Middle Eastern descent here and around the world".

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Ben Carson: Unlike Jeb Bush, I Would Not Have Aborted "Baby Hitler"

The hypothetical refers to a question asked by The NY Times Magazine that set off the Internet last month. "It could have a risky effect on everything else, but I'd do it - I mean, Hitler", Bush said with a shrug. Of course, Jeb Bush would kill baby Adolf Hitler" . "And kill Hitler, right?" added Colbert. "I don't remember you ever complaining about John McCain's vote record, and the only reason you're complaining about mine is because somebody...