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Gold medalist Laurie Hernandez wins 'Dancing with the Stars'

Hernandez and partner Val Chmerkovskiy received a flawless score for one of their dances during the finale and 38 points out of a possible 40 for another. "But I meant it. [Hernandez is] really special and I wanted to do a good job for her". "To see that in a young person is very inspiring". She is the second gymnast behind Shawn Johnson to have won the crown.



Hail Trump, hail victory!

White supremacists have consistently expressed their support for Trump during the presidential campaign - pointing in part to his hardline positions on immigration - and critics contended that Trump was too slow to reject the support of those groups during his campaign.


At least 20 wildfires in Southeast investigated as arson

At least 20 wildfires in Southeast investigated as arson

The drought continues to make for an extremely high fire risk across most of MS, where outdoor burning is banned in 76 of 82 counties. Gusting winds Tuesday night pushed the blaze near Silver Comet Field airport over fire breaks created to contain it and spread it across a 120-acre area after it was contained to 50 acres earlier in the day, said Paulding Fire & Rescue Department spokesman Steve Mapes.


No reasonable officer would have killed Castile

No reasonable officer would have killed Castile

The Times continues, "Mr. Castile, who had been pulled over dozens of times before , seemed to know the routine: He kept his seatbelt fastened, greeted Officer Yanez and handed over his insurance card, according to prosecutors' version of events".



Officers douse pipeline protesters in subfreezing weather

Dallas Goldtooth, an environmental activist and organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network , said in a Facebook post the protesters were met with "water cannon, tear gas and concussion grenades ". when protesters removed a burned-out truck that had been on the bridge since the October 27 confrontation. The clash on Sunday took place after demonstrators gathered on the Backwater Bridge, north of a protest camp in Morton County, according to authorities.


Gov. Haley calls for statewide prayer vigils today

Gov. Haley calls for statewide prayer vigils today

Trump met with former GOP nominee Mitt Romney over the weekend, another frequent critic who is also considered a candidate for secretary of state. Haley and her staff have been tight-lipped about what Haley and Trump discussed during their meeting in the president-elect's Manhattan office.