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House passes $611 billion policy defense bill by wide margin

House passes $611 billion policy defense bill by wide margin

The Navy would remain at 323,900 troops, but the new caps for the rest would be 476,000 for the Army, 185,000 for the Marines and 321,000 for the Air Force. The Senate is expected to pass the authorization measure early next week. President-elect Donald Trump has said he will keep Guantanamo open. The measure includes a funding increase of $5.8 billion for military operations against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq and terrorist groups in Afghanistan.


Deadly storms add to drought, flood and fires plaguing South

Deadly storms add to drought, flood and fires plaguing South

Three people died overnight in northeast Alabama when a tornado hit in the Rosalie community, about 40 miles southwest of Chattanooga, Tennessee . According to Jackson County Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen, one other person in the mobile home was critically injured.


Dean takes himself out of the race for chairman of DNC

Dean takes himself out of the race for chairman of DNC

While he did not back any candidate in his brief address, former party chair Dean said: "I know this job better than anyone in this room". Dean, who was previously elected DNC chair after his unsuccessful 2004 bid for the party's presidential nomination, announced he'd run again for the position days after last month's election, in which Democrat Hillary Clinton lost to Republican Donald Trump .



Judge allows recount to continue in Wisconsin

The court said there is no harm in allowing the recount to continue, after two pro-Trump political action committees and a Wisconsin voter filed a lawsuit and a request for a temporary restraining order. Here's an update on what's going on with Jill Stein's recount efforts in those states. Trump surpassed the 270 electoral votes needed to win, with 306 electoral votes, and the recount would have to flip the result to Clinton in all three states to change the overall result.



South Africa has come a long way in the fight against HIV/Aids

Today, December 1, is World AIDS Day. It's an global tradition to make quilts to pay respects to those who have been lost to HIV, as well as raise awareness for the epidemic. "I'm down to one pill for my HIV now". The HIV people can live a productive and healthy life if they take care of health, eating habits and lifestyle.



Protesters: Police shooting may be legal, but isn't right

He noted that Vinson, who is black, was the only officer who shot Scott. Andrew Murray said during a press conference Wednesday that he will not be charging officer Brentley Vinson in the shooting death of Scott. "He has no weapon". On the afternoon of September 20 , officers pulled into the parking lot of an apartment complex in Charlotte's University City neighborhood, searching for someone with an outstanding warrant.