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USA media icons Matt Lauer and Garrison Keillor fired in sex scandals

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MPR described the investigation as continuing, and said that they were not aware of any other allegations, but that they were severing their ties with Keillor by both "end [ing] distribution and broadcast of The Writer's Almanac and rebroadcasts of The Best of A Prairie Home Companion " and renaming the current iteration of the weekly show hosted by Chris Thile . Read More »

Salman Khan: Sanjay Leela Bhansali has definitely offended me

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When Bhansali said he was already suffering financial loss and the film was due for release in 60 countries, panel members asked if he was trying to do business on an emotional issue. "How could you assume that the movie would be released on December 1 when you applied to the CBFC on November 11. I gave him two hits - "Khamoshi" and "Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam" and he took Shah Rukh in the next one (Devdas)", he joked. Read More »

First lady goes with classic, traditional Christmas decor

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There are obvious comparisons between the Obama's official Christmas cards and the Trumps' first Christmas card. The President of the United States Donald trump for the first time as the head of state lit the main Christmas tree of the country at the White house, according to Fox News channel. Read More »

Former Trump aide Flynn pleads guilty to lying about Russian Federation links

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Disgraced national security adviser Michael Flynn is prepared to testify that President Trump "directed him to make contact with the Russians" during last year's presidential campaign, according to reports. Flynn denies that he discussed US sanctions against Russian Federation with Kislyak. A December 29 call between Flynn and Trump advisers discussed the potential impact on the "incoming administration's foreign policy goals", according to a court filing Friday. Read More »

Search for missing NC girl intensifying near her home

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A statewide Amber Alert has been issued for the girl. Mariah is described as white, with light brown hair and blue eyes, standing just under 3 feet tall and weighing 30 pounds. Mariah Woods [Photo: Handout]Woods said that Hunter never contacted him to let him know Mariah was missing, even though the pair are in a tumultuous custody battle over their three children. Read More »

Trump plans to replace Tillerson with Pompeo

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In Thursday's White House press briefing , press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn't deny there is a plan to replace Tillerson: "When the president loses confidence in someone, they will no longer serve in the capacity that they're in". Read More »

Three get death sentence for rape, murder of minor

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When the crime came to light late, it sparked off widespread condemnation and protests across the state with Maratha groups demanding capital punishment for the accused. During the trial, the prosecution examined 31 witnesses and argued there were 24 types of evidence against the three. Nikam had earlier told the court that four to five days before the incident, the accused had stopped the girl and tried to molest her. Read More »

India welcomes Ivanka Trump at business summit

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Her India visit has made headlines but questions have been raised if she is the right person to talk about empowering women. But she said that in developing countries, 70% of women-owned small and mid-sized businesses have no access to capital. Read More »

CNN's Clarissa Ward: Trump's Attack on CNN International 'Emboldens' Hostile Foreign Governments

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Stelter said Trump's tweet , whether by design or coincidence, "reads like an invitation to undemocratic regimes around the world to harass CNN journalists with the blessing of the US president". This week, the Department of Justice challenged a merger between AT&T and Time Warner, which owns CNN . This is not the first time Comey seems to have tacitly thrown his two cents in on the president's actions . Read More »

SC's Tim Scott to embroiled GOP candidate Roy Moore: 'Move on'

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Graham, R-S.C., said he viewed Trump's comments as " definitely trying to throw a lifeline to Roy Moore ". The Hall of Fame basketball player, who considered running for governor of the state in 2014, said if he still lived in Alabama, he would vote for Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones . Read More »

Florida teen wanted in connection with grandmother's death captured at Canadian border

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Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced late Friday that the 'armed and dangerous' teen was stopped near Buffalo , NY- hours after 53 year old woman, Kristina French's remains were discovered buried in the boy's backyard. In a statement to " Good Morning America " she said she was "relieved" to have her son safe and requested time for authorities to look into the death of French. Read More »

Tillerson on Rohingya Crisis: 'It's Clearly Ethnic Cleansing'

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More than 620,000 Rohingya have poured into Bangladesh since August, running from a Myanmar military crackdown that Washington said this week clearly constitutes "ethnic cleansing". UNFPA said at the time that it does not provide abortion services, but the State Department said that UNFPA provides family-planning services in China, a country that does resort to coercive abortions. Read More »

Trump administration plans to end protected status for about 60000 Haitian immigrants

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For many years, renewing TPS status was seen as an obscure bureaucratic matter. Amanda Baran, policy consultant at the Immigrant Legal Resource Center, called the termination of the status a "heartless decision" and said the Trump administration has no plan in place for the USA -born children who may now lose their Haitian parents and caregivers to deportation. Read More »

Guarantee safety of Kulbhushan Jadhav's wife, mother if they visit Pak

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Further, the MEA has also said they should not be questioned or harassed, and also that a diplomat from the Indian High Commission in Pakistan should be permitted to accompany them throughout their stay , NDTV reported . India continues to remain determined to "pursue all measures with full vigour so as to secure the final release of an innocent Indian". We got a note verbale from the Pakistani side. Read More »

Temperatures will soar into the 90s on Thanksgiving in Fontana

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A cold front will push through early in the morning with winds shifting N 10-20 miles per hour. Highs in the mid 50s with mostly sunny skies. Friday night lows will be in the mid-40s to low 50s and skies will remain clear. Wednesday night: Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Friday's temperatures are expected to reach into the 70s. There's a chance of morning showers on Saturday . Read More »

Wishbone and Drumstick Must Strut Stuff to Receive Presidential Pardon

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The White House confirmed to The Hill that the two birds will be staying in the Willard Intercontinental Hotel , where rooms reportedly can cost between $200 to $3,500 per night. "So, thank you", he said. Trump will depart the White House this afternoon to spend Thanksgiving in Florida. A single lucky bird is spared the slaughterhouse and instead lives out the rest of its days in " Gobbler's Rest ", a retirement home packed full with whatever it is that elderly turkeys require on a ... Read More »

Woman alleges Franken inappropriately touched her at state fair; senator responds

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Menz came away from our interaction feeling disrespected". Last week, Los Angeles radio anchor Leeann Tweeden accused Franken of forcibly kissing her and groping her during a 2006 USO tour , before Franken was in office. "I don't want to paint my story in the same light as hers", Menz said, saying she believes what happened to Tweeden is much worse. "It was over pretty quick". Read More »

Arabs prepare for Iran Security Council face-off

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Sunni Muslim powerhouse Saudi Arabia and Iran, the predominant Shiite power, have for decades stood on opposing sides of conflicts in the Middle East including in Syria and Yemen. Lebanese president Michel Aoun, a Hizbollah ally, said Lebanon can not accept suggestions that its government is a partner in acts of terrorism. Tehran denies arming the Houthis, and insists that the rebels produced the missile themselves. Read More »

US Senator Al Franken accused of sexual harassment

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After chastising Franken's initial efforts to downplay a photo that appears to show him groping radio personality Leeann Tweeden's breasts while she sleeps, Kelly also slammed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore for joining the chorus criticizing Franken, noting that he has been accused of sexual misconduct by nine women . Read More »

Moody's ups India rating

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The agency also raised India's local currency senior unsecured debt rating to Baa2 from Baa3 and its short-term local currency rating to P-2 from P-3. "The structural reforms that have placed India on the path of a high trajectory growth", Jaitley said. "Introduction of Aadhar, recapitalization of public sector banks, smooth transition of GST and demonetization have all been landmark reforms", he said. Read More »

Pope Francis gets a special edition Lamborghini

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Lambo CEO Stefano Domenicali reportedly presented the vehicle to the pope in a special ceremony. Members of the company's management board and two of the techs who built the specialty performance auto joined His Holiness and Domenicali. Holy See Press Office has released a statement, saying some of the proceeds will go to the papal charity, "Aid to the Church in Need", Vatican Radio reported. Read More »

Lebanon's Hariri accepts invite to come to France - diplomat

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Bahaa Hariri, in a statement to the Associated Press, said he supported his brother's resignation and thanked Saudi Arabia for "decades of support" for Lebanon's institutions. Hezbollah accused the kingdom of seeking to sow chaos in Lebanon. There would be consultations before he returns to Beirut to build global support for him to negotiate a new political deal in Lebanon, French officials said. Read More »

Meetings with Xi, Putin were productive - Rody

His latest comments come ahead of him hosting US President Donald Trump and other leaders for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit. Donald Trump has been caught in one of the most awkward moments of his presidency so far during a "family" photo at the start of a regional summit in the Philippines. Read More »

McConnell Calls for Roy Moore to Drop Out of Senate Race

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Speaking through tears, Nelson said she was alarmed when Moore immediately drove to the back of the restaurant and parked his auto in a dark and deserted area. "I think there's a special place in hell for those who actually perpetrate these crimes", White House legislative aide Marc Short said Sunday. Moore tried to raise money from the controversy, writing in a fundraising pitch sent about midafternoon that the "vicious and sleazy attacks against me are growing more vicious by the minute". Read More »

Trump on North Korea crisis: I'd never call Kim 'short and fat'

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Trump, 71, sarcastically responded that he hopes one day to be friends with Kim, who oversees a developing nuclear weapons and ballistic missile arsenal. "If that did happen, it would be a good thing for, I can tell you, for North Korea". While North Korea has launched around two dozen missiles this year, including an intercontinental ballistic missile that can strike parts, if not most, of the continental USA, and tested a staged thermonuclear weapon with an explosive yield far greater than ... Read More »

Magnitude-7.3 Quake Hits Iran-Iraq Border

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Local media reported that eight villages in Iran had been damaged by the quake and rescue teams had been sent to those areas. Like most quakes that strike the region, this one was shallow, said Don Blakeman, a geophysicist with the USGS's National Earthquake Information Center. Read More »

American Hero Fired For Flipping Off Trump Motorcade

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Briskman , her gesture to President Trump's motorcade was considered "obscene". The woman was sacked for violating company's social media policy. "So they were calling flipping him off 'obscene, '" Birskman told the Huffington Post . Read More »

SJW: Are Michael Flynn And His Son Mueller's Next Indictment Targets?

Mueller's team is also examining whether Flynn attempted to orchestrate the removal of a chief rival of Turkish President Recep Erdogan from the U.S.to Turkey in exchange for millions of dollars, two officials said. Sources "familiar with the investigation" say Flynn, who was sacked after just 24 days, and his son could be implicated in the probe into Russia's intervention in last year's election, according to NBC News . Read More »

Thousands march as Iran marks 1979 USA embassy takeover

It was the first time Iran had displayed a missile during the annual gathering. Hovering above the rallying crowd, multiple banners could be seen reading "Down with the USA" and "Go to hell", with the upturned images of the United States president, Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and Saudi Arabia's King Salman. Read More »