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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The jury in the murder trial of a former South Carolina police officer charged with gunning down a black motorist will return next week. They'll resume deliberations despite appearing deadlocked by a juror who told the judge he could not "with good conscience approve a guilty verdict."
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch has issued a video calling on all parties in the Dakota Access pipeline dispute to avoid violence. The video doesn't refer to a deadline for protesters to leave federal land by Monday. Authorities have said they won't physically enforce it.
NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump says he's gotten a long-distance phone call — from the president of Taiwan. In a tweet, Trump says President Tsai Ing-wen (tsy ying-WEN') offered her congratulations on his election victory. The Taiwanese presidential office says Trump and Tsai discussed issues affecting Asia and the future of U.S. relations with Taiwan.
BEIJING (AP) — China's state-run Xinhua News Agency says 21 miners who were trapped for four days after an explosion have been confirmed dead. One is missing. State media reported the mine was unlicensed and the managers are being questioned. The cause of the blast has not yet been identified.
NEW YORK (AP) — A teenage daredevil who climbed the World Trade Center's centerpiece tower in 2014 has surrendered to police after videos posted on social media showed him dangling from other New York skyscrapers. Police say 19-year-old Justin Casquejo (kahs-KAY'-hoh) of New Jersey faces charges of reckless endangerment and trespassing.
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