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  1. Sioux chief asks protesters to disband, Trump to review pipeline decision

    Veterans join activists in a march just outside the Oceti Sakowin camp during a snow fall as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline adjacent to the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon BallBy Ernest Scheyder and Terray Sylvester CANNON BALL, N.D. (Reuters) - A Native American leader asked thousands of protesters to return home after the federal government ruled against a controversial pipeline, despite the prospect of President-elect Donald Trump reversing the decision after he takes office. The tribe still wants to speak with Trump about the Dakota Access Pipeline to prevent him from approving the final phase of construction, Standing Rock Sioux Chairman Dave Archambault told Reuters. "That's something that we support construction of and we'll review the full situation when we're in the White House and make the appropriate determination at that time," Trump spokesman Jason Miller said at a transition team news briefing.


  2. Judge declares mistrial in ex-South Carolina policeman's murder trial

    Defense attorney Andy Savage assistant Cheryl Savage look at a document with former North Charleston police officer Slager at the Charleston County court in CharlestonBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial on Monday after jurors weighing a murder charge against a white former South Carolina police officer who shot and killed a black motorist said they were deadlocked. A bystander's cell phone recorded North Charleston patrolman Michael Slager, 35, firing eight times at 50-year-old Walter Scott's back as he fled an April 2015 traffic stop. The video helped to make Slager a national symbol for a wave of police killings of black men in cities including New York, Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri.


  3. California bill would require reporting of 'superbug' infections, deaths

    Digitally-colorized scanning electron micrograph depicts methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) bacteria in the process of being phagocytized by a human white blood cellsA California state senator introduced a bill on Monday that would mandate reporting of antibiotic-resistant infections and deaths and require doctors to record the infections on death certificates when they are a cause of death. The legislation also aims to establish the nation’s most comprehensive statewide surveillance system to track infections and deaths from drug-resistant pathogens. Data from death certificates would be used to help compile an annual state report on superbug infections and related deaths.


  4. Muslim cleric appears in court fighting against deportation

    FILE In this Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015 file photograph, Mohammad Qatanani, Imam of the Islamic Center of Passaic County, N.J., answers a question, as he joins a group of Muslim community leaders gathered in Piscataway, N.J., to condemn terrorist attacks. Qatanani, the leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques is heading to court, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, to fight from being deported after federal authorities say he lied on his green card application. (AP Photo/Mel Evans,file)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The leader of one of New Jersey's largest mosques, who is accused of lying on his green card application, was in court Monday to fight deportation.


  5. Mistrial declared in black motorist's shooting by officer

    Pastor Thomas Dixon, left, prays during a prayer vigil in front of the Charleston County Courthouse as the jury deliberates in the Michael Slager trial Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, in Charleston, S.C. Slager, the former North Charleston police officer is charged with murder in the shooting death last year of Walter Scott. (AP Photo/Mic Smith)CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.



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