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Special victims unit head ousted - Times Union
Albany (NY) Times Unioncached 48 minutes ago
Deputy Chief Judith Harrison takes over the special victims division, the police department announced Friday. The police commander who led the effort to arrest Harvey Weinstein has been removed as the chief of New York City's special victims division, part of a shake-up that was months in the making after a city watchdog found the unit was stretched too thin to properly investigate sexual assault cases. Police Commissioner James O'Neill signaled changes were coming back in April when he pledged a "top-to-bottom scrub" of the unit after a report by the city's Department of Investigation showed that the sex crimes caseload had ballooned by 65 percent since 2009, but staffing levels were nearly unchanged.

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CIA concludes that Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi's assassination | South China Morning Post
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The CIA has concluded that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul last month, contradicting the Saudi government's claims he was not involved, according to people familiar with the matter. In reaching its conclusions, the CIA examined multiple sources, including a phone call the prince's brother Khalid bin Salman, the Saudi ambassador to the US, had with Khashoggi, according to the people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity. The assassination of Khashoggi, a prominent critic of Mohammed's policies, has sparked a foreign policy crisis for the White House and raised questions about the administration's reliance on Saudi Arabia as a key ally in the Middle East and bulwark against Iran.

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The week ahead at SoCal museums, Nov. 18-25: 'Outliers and American Vanguard Art' at LACMA and more - Los Angeles Times
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Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. Opens Sun. Outliers and American Vanguard Art Major exhibition with more than 250 pieces explores the intersection of avant-garde art with folk art and works by self-taught artists from the early 20th century to the present. Reviews by Leah Ollman (L.O.). Compiled by Matt Cooper.

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DeVos proposes overhaul to campus sexual misconduct rules | News | santafenewmexican.com
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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos unveiled a highly anticipated overhaul Friday of the rules governing campus sexual assault, reducing the liability of colleges and universities for investigating sexual misconduct claims and bolstering the due process rights of defendants, including the right to cross-examine their accusers. and include a “rape shield” protection that would keep a complainant's sexual history off limits. “We can, and must, condemn sexual violence and punish those who perpetrate it, while ensuring a fair grievance process.

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Trump seeks 'decorum' from reporters in White House, asserts total freedom of Press - Moneycontrol.com
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US President Donald Trump on November 16 sought "decorum" from White House reporters and asserted that he wants total freedom of press. Responding to a question, Trump said he wants reporters to maintain decorum in the White House. The White House had accused him of placing his hand on an intern.

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Cocoa is last Brevard high school football team standing in playoffs
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A 41-yard Caziah Holmes touchdown minutes into the game gave the home team a lead it never relinquished. Defensively, Cocoa shut out a War Eagles team that had shut out five consecutive opponents in the middle of the season. Cocoa again made the deepest run in the FHSAA football playoffs of any Brevard County team.

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Proposed warehouses in Wallingford raise residents' ire - New Haven Register
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The warehouses Calare wants to build would 1.1 million square feet of space between them. WALLINGFORD - A plan by the Massachusetts-based owner of the former Bristol-Myers Squibb complex on Research Drive to tear down the corporate campus and replace it with a pair of large warehouses is meeting with stiff resistance from neighbors. Other residents complained that the two warehouses being proposed, which need a special permit from the PZC, will increase traffic and noise in surrounding areas.

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Number of missing hard to peg in deadly California wildfire
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“My husband and I are not missing and never were!”. It became the deadliest U.S. wildfire in a century. The wildfire has killed at least 71 people, with the number climbing daily.

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San Francisco's War On Airbnb Is A War On The Free Market | Zero Hedge
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The intermediary platforms - Airbnb, Uber, Kickstarter, Turo, etc. - have enabled a flowering of mutually beneficial exchange. The enemies of peer-to-peer platforms, therefore, are the enemies of the free market and innovation. In contrast, Airbnb has voluntarily committed $5 million of its own money to address homelessness in the city.

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Election controversy in Florida for Governor and Senate | toi_editor4 | The Blogs
The Times of Israelcached 2 hours ago
He opined “we have been the laughing stock of the world election after election. Snipes was appointed by then-Governor, Jeb Bush, in 2003. 2. In 2012, approximately 1,000 uncounted ballots were discovered a week after the election.

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Nelson's chances in Florida Senate race dim as key counties complete recount - Chicago Tribune
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In key counties Friday, manual recounts were finished with startling speed. However, Broward accounted for nearly half the state's total in the Senate race. Sen. Bill Nelson was left with almost no chance of pulling off a comeback to retain his seat Friday after Florida's two largest counties completed hand recounts that failed to generate the big vote bump the incumbent Democrat needed.

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Musicians Who Lost Their Homes to the California Wildfires | Heavy.com
heavy.com 2 hours ago
Musicians, actors and celebrities are among the thousands of others who lost their homes to the wildfires ravaging the state of California. Other didn't lose their homes, but were forced to evacuate and still dealt with fire damage. Borland also posted a photo on Instagram, lamenting the musical equipment he lost in the fire.

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L.A. Chefs Serving Up Thanks and Thanksgiving | L.A. Weekly
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For $45 for adults and $25 for kids 12 and under, the Mar Vista offers a three-course sit-down meal on Thanksgiving Day with a long list of choices. Thanksgiving doesn't have to mean slaving away in the kitchen or even (gasp) turkey. and braised short ribs with lime-spiked sweet potatoes and sweet chili broccolini.

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Pence vows no end to trade action with China until it changes | Dhaka Tribune
Home | Dhaka Tribunecached 25 minutes ago
“We have taken decisive action to address our imbalance with China,” he said. “The US will not change course until China changes its ways.”. US Vice President Mike Pence said on Saturday the United States will not end its trade action against China until it amends its trade policies.

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Trump says he 'very easily' answered Mueller questions - Connecticut Post
The Connecticut Post 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump said Friday he had "very easily" answered written questions from special counsel Robert Mueller, though he speculated that the questions had been "tricked up" to try to catch him in a lie. But Giuliani has said repeatedly the president would not answer Mueller's questions on possible obstruction of justice. Though he spent hours with his attorneys, Trump insisted: "My lawyers don't write answers, I write answers.".

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Critic's Notebook: William Goldman's Greatest Gift to Cinema | Hollywood Reporter
Hollywood Reporter | Entertainment Newscached 2 hours ago
No wonder Hollywood kept hiring him, and always forgave him. But he was always just diplomatic enough, and a sufficiently gifted writer, not to exile himself completely from Hollywood. Perhaps this was William Goldman's guilty secret: however much he hated the movie business, he loved the business of making movies.

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Dem struggle over Pelosi bid, with no end game in sight
Reading Eagle Reading, PA | | readingeagle.com 2 hours ago
Pelosi, 78, made history when she became the first female speaker of the House in 2007. If it was up to most of the Democratic Party, Pelosi would win the speakership in a walk. With a test vote looming in late November, and at least one potential Pelosi challenger stepping forward, Democrats faced the grim prospect of the internal squabble over the Jan. 3 speaker's vote dragging on for weeks, with no clear end game in sight.

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'I'm not going back': Butte County deputies kill wanted felon amid fire cleanup | Local News | napavalleyregister.com
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However, Butte County District Attorney Mike Ramsey detailed the encounter to reporters on Thursday evening. Authorities have yet to release the name of the 48-year-old man killed in the encounter. The episode unfolded within the evacuation zone in Butte County, California, one of the region's hit hardest by the conflagration.

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Democrat Gil Cisneros pulls further ahead of Republican Young Kim, putting GOP House seat in peril - Los Angeles Times
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Democrat Gil Cisneros extended his lead over Republican Young Kim on Friday in California's 39th Congressional District, depressing the GOP's prospects for retaining its last House seat in Orange County. On election night, Kim finished almost 3,900 votes ahead, but Cisneros has been gaining ground ever since. Updated vote tallies released by election officials in Los Angeles and Orange counties showed Kim trailing Cisneros by 3,020 votes.

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How the Trump administration stepped up pursuit of WikiLeaks' Assange | The Seattle Times
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A prosecution of Assange could pit the interests of the administration against Trump's. National security officials have long viewed Assange with hostility and considered him a threat. Bradley Manning, began feeding classified documents from military computers in Iraq to WikiLeaks.

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