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Obama overtime rule blocked by judge
- November 24, 2016

Twenty-one states and dozens of business groups sued to block the new law from taking effect. The case filed by the states was combined with a similar lawsuit filed by the U.S. Over that time, many companies chose to bump salaried workers pay above the $47,476 threshold to avoid paying overtime hours. But in a footnote he said he wasn't challenging that authority, perhaps because in a 1966 decision the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, whose rulings he must obey, upheld Labor Dept. (more...)
Big 12's first Top 10 matchup could end title chase
- November 21, 2016

This live NCAA football game features the No. 9 Oklahoma Sooners paying a visit to Morgantown, West Virginia . It's a tough place to play at the best of times but with so much on the line , the support can be a factor. WVU finally appeared on its way to its first touchdown, on its initial drive of the second quarter. Justin Crawford got the team down to the Oklahoma promised land only to fumble it away. (more...)
Rural Voters Played A Big Part In Helping Trump Defeat Clinton Rural Voters Played A Big Part In Helping Trump Defeat Clinton
- November 18, 2016

In the interview with CBS News' Lesley Stahl on 60 minutes - which is scheduled to be broadcast on Sunday (Nov 13) at 7pm [8am Singapore time on Monday (Nov 14)] - Mr Trump also indicated that he had rethought his opposition to President Barack Obama's signature Affordable Healthcare Act, saying that he was thinking of retaining some of its benefits under his presidency. (more...)
Montgomery County Students Protest President-Elect Trump Montgomery County Students Protest President-Elect Trump
- November 17, 2016

The week started with about 800 students from Montgomery Blair High School walking out of class and onto the school's football field, Montgomery County Public Schools spokeswoman Gboyinde Onijala said. Monday's protests follow similar demonstrations that have taken place across the country in the wake of Trump's election, which will go down as the biggest upset in modern political history. (more...)
Obama Says He Knew Americans Were Angry Before Election Obama Says He Knew Americans Were Angry Before Election
- November 16, 2016

He promised to continue urging Greece's creditors to "take the necessary measures, particularly in regard to debt relief, so it can return to robust economic growth". Obama's trip, planned when it seemed certain Hillary Clinton would win, had been created to reassure the world that the United States of America had regained its footing after a toxic campaign that unnerved foreign capitals, noted Heather Conley, a Europe scholar at the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International ... (more...)
Big plays to start third quarter put Bengals back in lead
- November 15, 2016

Changes are coming to a defense that has given up 400 yards in three of the past four games. Those two have combined for 9 of the team's touchdowns this season. In a game against two evenly matched teams, the Giants can ill-afford to lose the turnover battle. -Dustin Hopkins, Redskins, was 4 for 4 on field goals in Washington's 26-20 win over Minnesota. (more...)