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Death toll grows to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire

President Barack Obama is expressing his sympathies to the people of Oakland as families of victims and residents deal with one of the worst fires in the state's history. 3, 2016, in Oakland, Calif . Firefighters struggled to get to bodies in the rubble Saturday, after a deadly fire tore through a converte. The recovery operation was delayed as the roof collapsed and the second story fell onto the first.



Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania

Green Party-backed lawyers moved their fight for a recount of Pennsylvania's November 8 presidential election results to federal court Monday, hoping the new venue and a last-minute shift in strategy would favor their push for an audit of the state's almost 24,000 voting machines.



Judge orders Michigan recount to begin at noon Monday

U.S. District Judge, Mark Goldsmith , on Monday, issued a ruling instructing state authorities to start the recount at noon (1700 GMT) in order to meet a December 13 deadline to certify the vote. Stein says she does not expect the recount to change the outcome, but wants to test the integrity of the voting systems. Stein has paid about $4.5 million for the recounts in Wisconsin and MI, so far.



Stein continues with recount effort

U.S. Green Party candidate Jill Stein has dropped a state-wide recount of the presidential election in the state of Pennsylvania, National Public Radio reported Saturday. Meanwhile, Michigan's appeals court will hear arguments Tuesday on a Trump request to halt the recount . The group of concerned academics and lawyers claim that Clinton may have been denied as many as 30,000 votes (she lost Wisconsin by 27,000 votes ).


USA health spending rose almost 6%, fastest since 2007

USA health spending rose almost 6%, fastest since 2007

Kaiser CEO Drew Altman said the foundation's polling experts aren't quite sure what to make of that finding. Even Trump was once a supporter, saying in a 1999 interview , "I believe in universal health care". A month later, once it was clear that the GOP would be in control of the health care debate, just 52 percent of Republicans said the law should be repealed.



Slager jury goes home for weekend

While the judge has ordered the jury to continue deliberating until a decision is reached, the other jurors wrote in two separate letters that the lone juror who is supporting a non-guilty verdict "needs to leave" and is "having issues". The jury foreman said one member of the panel was the holdout. Slager could be convicted of murder , voluntary manslaughter or he could be acquitted of all charges.