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'Hamilton' actor: 'There's nothing to apologize for'

United States President-elect Donald Trump on Saturday accused the cast of Broadway's popular musical " Hamilton " of harassing the Vice President-elect Mike Pence. "I'll leave it to others to decide if [the stage] was the appropriate venue", he said. When asked by CBS why he and his castmates at Richard Rodgers Theatre chose to speak directly to Pence, Dixon explained that " Hamilton " is a politically-conscious production with a platform capable of reaching a global audience.



Palestinian killed for alleged knife attack in W Bank

The Palestinians and human rights organizations say that Israel is using excessive forces to quell the uprising, and in many cases, kill Palestinians who could be stopped without using lethal force or were mistaken to be attackers. "The unabated continuation of the settlement policy only serves to increase tensions on the ground and undermines the prospects for achieving a just and lasting peace", France's foreign ministry said on Tuesday.


Bring your own weed: Denver allows pot in bars, eateries

Bring your own weed: Denver allows pot in bars, eateries

Kathryn DeYoung, epidemiologist from the Denver Public Health Department. According to the new legislation, the consumption of marijuana in any form besides smoking, such as edibles or vaping, will be permitted inside any restaurant or bar, with smoking weed allowed in the specified smoking areas, much like with cigarettes.


Estimated Powerball jackpot grows to $403M on Thanksgiving

Estimated Powerball jackpot grows to $403M on Thanksgiving

What would you do with over half a billion dollars? Powerball is played in 44 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. Powerball tickets cost $2 per play and can be purchased at any of the Kentucky Lottery's retailers. A Power Play option, available for $1 more, can multiply all but the grand prize.


Get into the Christmas spirit with Garth Brooks, R Kelly and more

Get into the Christmas spirit with Garth Brooks, R Kelly and more

Tickets for Brooks' Memphis show will go on sale on December 2 at 10AM CT, with a limit of eight tickets per purchase in effect. A press release notes that Brooks' Memphis concert will be his final World Tour stop for Arkansas and Mississippi (Memphis is near Tennessee's border with both states), though not necessarily his final stop in Tennessee itself.



Trump opponents try to beat him at the Electoral College

Friends ask: How and why? The Electoral College may be dated and anti-democratic to me, but it's still the law of the land (though definitely, definitely needs to be changed, from my perspective). As of November 15, Clinton has 61,329,657 votes and Trump has 60,530,867. When you look at the final vote totals in NY and California, you begin to understand just how regional Clinton's popularity was this election: eighteen percent of her entire vote came from just those two.