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Inferno in Oakland. North Charleston mistrial. Trump takes off on Boeing. More Cabinet picks. Our weekly news round table goes behind the headlines.
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San Francisco Chronicle: Remembering the victims — "Investigators were beginning to get a sense of the final chaotic moments for the 36 people killed in a fire at a converted Oakland warehouse, as they made progress on the search for the cause of the blaze. Oakland’s planning director, meanwhile, admitted that the building had not been inspected for three decades, despite what neighbors said were numerous complaints about accumulated trash, graffiti and other blight."
The Wall Street Journal: Donald Trump Introduces Defense Pick James Mattis at North Carolina Rally — "President-elect Donald Trump introduced his choice for secretary of defense at a campaign-style rally Tuesday, an unusual setting for a cabinet member-in-waiting to step into the limelight."
Charleston Post & Courier: During Michael Slager trial, prosecutors dropped North Charleston police charge against jury foreman — "The jury foreman who said he wanted to convict Michael Slager had a felony charge by North Charleston police that was dropped by prosecutors during the former officer's murder trial. Dorsey Montgomery, 34, was picked for the jury despite his 2014 traffic stop and arrest by the North Charleston Police Department, the agency where Slager worked. It’s not known if the breach-of-trust charge was discussed during the jury selection process, as the presiding judge on Slager’s case barred the public from attending those early proceedings."
This program aired on December 9, 2016.
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