Author: Miss Pageant B. Atterberry

Fidel Castro survived 600 assassination attempts, officials say

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro was a legendary survivor — besting what Cuban officials say were more than 600 attempts to kill him. He lived much of his long life in the spotlight — and much of it in the cross hairs — surviving a half century of assassination plots. Castro died Friday, his brother Raul Castro announced. In a column titled “The Birthday” that was published in Cuban-state media on his 90th birthday August 13, Castro wrote that his younger brother Raul would have replaced him had “the adversary been successful in their plans of elimination. I almost...

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Officials to Close Standing Rock Protest Campsite

Citing public safety concerns, federal officials plan to close access to a campsite where demonstrators have protested the construction of a crude oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in North Dakota and create a “free speech zone.” The Army Corps of Engineers, in a letter Friday to the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, Dave Archambault II, said the decision had been made to “protect the general public from the violent confrontations between protesters and law enforcement officials that have occurred in this area.” Mr. Archambault said in a statement that the tribe was “deeply disappointed”...

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Official: Trump could object to Michigan recount request

LANSING — A requested recount in Michigan is not automatically granted, even if the required fees are paid, and President-elect Donald Trump would have the right to object to a recount requested by Green Party candidate Jill Stein, with the Board of State Canvassers deciding the issue, an election official said Monday. Dates for objections and hearings could push the start of any recount well into December. Assuming Michigan’s election results are certified by the board at a meeting in Lansing at 2 p.m. today, Stein would have until Wednesday to request a recount. (freep.com -Paul Egan and Kathleen...

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