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Trump on Twitter (Jan 2) - Iranian regime, Huma Abedin

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But in this case, there is more at stake than the question of whether Clinton broke the law many years ago - even though it seems pretty obvious that she did. Trump has said there is no evidence that he colluded with Russian agents during the campaign. "It'll be bigger and better than ever", Trump told reporters on December 15. Read More »

One tourist killed, 12 injured in air balloon crash in Egypt

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The incident was caused by strong winds that forced the balloon off its course above the city's temples and tombs. Of the 12 injured, two were in a serious condition, MENA said. The deadliest crash occurred in 2013 when 19 people, mostly Asian and European tourists, were killed after the balloon caught fire in a mid-air gas explosion and plummeted 1,000 feet into a sugar cane field. Read More »

S. Korea proposes high-level dialogue with DPRK on January 9

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un delivers a New Year's address in Pyongyang on Monday, in this grab from [North] Korean Central Television. Cho anticipated that the two Koreas would frankly discuss issues of mutual concern to improve inter-Korean relations as well as the issue on the DPRK's participation in the PyeongChang Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in South Korea's eastern county of PyeongChang in February. Read More »

Deadly clashes reported in Iran as protests continue

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Nine people were killed overnight in unrest related to protests in the Isfahan region of central Iran, according to the state broadcaster. A POLICE officer has been shot dead and three others wounded as anti-government protests continue in Iran, officials said yesterday. Read More »

Katrina overwhelmed by the success of Tiger Zinda Hai

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Emerges an OUTRIGHT WINNER. On the opening day itself, the film performed stupendously with a collection of ₹33.75 crore , courtesy 4600 screens. Now eyes ₹ 300 cr Club. Internationally as well, the film had earned Rs 54.79 crore in the first weekend. Salman and Katrina have acted together in this movie after a long gap. Read More »

NWS: 'Going to be a white Christmas'

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Flakes and drops will begin to break out just after midnight tonight . Almost 8 inches of snow was recorded at the Central Nebraska Regional Airport at Grand Island on Christmas Day-which broke the record of 3 inches of snow in 1941. Together with the snow, today is looking to be a nice Christmas day , he said. By 4:45 p.m. on Sunday , 2.6 inches of snowfall had accumulated in Peotone in Will County, an area that was expected to get up to 6 inches of snow. Read More »

'Phony Hillary Clinton Investigation': Trump Smears Retiring FBI Deputy Director

President Trump is reacting to reports about the retirement of Andrew McCabe as the FBI's deputy director by tweeting falsehoods about McCabe's wife. After obtaining a law degree from Washington University and interning at the Justice Department's criminal division, McCabe joined the FBI in 1996 as an agent at the bureau's NY field office. Read More »

Julian Assange's Twitter account goes quiet

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The official Wikileaks Twitter account , which in the past has appeared to be directly controlled by Assange, is still up and running. Still, the internet being the internet, many speculated darkly about Assange's disappearance from one of his favorite online media. Read More »

California Highway Patrol officer dies, another injured in crash

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CHP says the driver had been drinking and was on drugs. Officials from the CHP Golden Gate confirmed the "tragic line of duty death" via Twitter on Christmas morning. The CHP said it was not known when all the southbound lanes of 880 would reopen. Sanchez said the driver was coming home from a party, where "he had obviously had too much to drink and maybe too much to smoke". Read More »

Muslim board rejects Triple Talaq Bill

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The Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill , prepared by an inter-ministerial group headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, will be introduced by the government in Parliament next week. According to the draft law, which would be applicable to the entire country except Jammu and Kashmir, giving instant talaq would attract a jail term of three years and a fine. Read More »

Four things you need to know about flu season

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The McLean County Health Department said two people have died in the county in an earlier than usual flu outbreak. "We still definitely recommend people get vaccinated if they've not already been vaccinated", Kirschke said. The flu vaccine doesn't provide ideal protection, but people who get it tend to have less severe symptoms. "Flu season can last for another couple months". Read More »

Ireland gives Trump golf course green light for scaled-down sea wall

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The work will involve putting in sea defences to protect the first, ninth and 18th holes of the course covering about 600m at the south end of Doughmore Bay and 250m at the north end. "You can't ignore [the fact that] the owner in this case is so notorious but the concerns were there long before he bought the course", Green party leader Eamon Ryan said, the Guardian reported. Read More »

California Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Level Since 1970s

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New Mexico's unemployment rate remained unchanged in November at 6.1 percent, notably less than the 6.7 percent logged for the same period a year ago. The employment to population ratio estimate of 61.7 percent remained above the US average of 60.1 percent. That was unchanged from October and down from 4.6 percent a year ago. Read More »

Teacher gets bottle of wine from parents with student's face on label

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Jake's brother says the gift is "tongue in cheek". A couple from Dayton, Ohio made a decision to get their son's elementary school teachers a special Christmas gift this year. DJ's parents got the teacher bottles of wine, but the labels on the bottles were replaced with a photo of the student. "But who doesn't need a glass of wine after teaching a kid like mine?" she said. Read More »

President Trump just commuted his first sentence - here's what we know

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Trump has yet to make expansive use of his clemency powers, which is in line with his recent predecessors, who granted few, if any , pardons and commutations in the opening periods of their presidencies. Trump has used his pardon power just once so far: to spare former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio the prospect of serving jail time by wiping away a federal conviction stemming from immigration patrols that focused on Latinos. Read More »

Virginia House Dems to vote on would-be speaker

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The victor between Toscano and Plum will be the caucus' lead negotiator with Republicans as they discuss a possible power-sharing agreement, Toscano said. A fourth recount in the Fairfax County-centered 40th District confirmed the victor as incumbent Del. The caucus vote comes after a day after Democrats appear to have secured a 50-50 tie in the lower chamber with a one-vote election victory after a recount in a Newport News House district. Read More »

Bigg Boss 11: Arrest warrant issued for Arshi Khan

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Vikas Gupta, Shilpa Shinde , Arshi Khan , Puneesh Sharma, Luv Tyagi , Akash Dadlani and Priyank Sharma are all nominated by Bigg Boss this week as a punishment for breaking the house rules. Hina and Luv, as expected, stood by their friend Priyank. With heavy heart, host Salman informed Hiten and Priyank about the final decision of the housemates, which left Hiten in shock. Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency helped Russian Federation halt terrorist attack

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The Kremlin said it led Russia's top domestic security agency to a group of suspects that planned to bomb St. Petersburg's Kazan Cathedral and other crowded sites this weekend. "We would love to have his help on North Korea ". The Kremlin said Putin told Trump to pass along his gratitude to the CIA and the American intelligence agents who received the information, according to the Washington Post . Read More »

Could human remains in Montana shed be missing MI brothers?

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They were ages 9, 7, and 5, respectively. Missoula police started to investigate the remains after a cleaning crew found them when the property owner was evicted, the Missoulian reported. There has been nothing previously reported to police linking the brothers to Montana, and it is not known at this time if the remains are from related siblings. Read More »

Tillerson: N. Korea must stop 'threatening behavior' before talks can begin

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Tillerson's schedule includes a session with the ministerial committee on Canada-U.S. relations, in addition to meeting with his Canadian counterpart, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, during his visit Tuesday. "Continuing to allow North Korean laborers to toil in slave-like conditions in Russian Federation in exchange for wages used to fund nuclear weapons programs calls into question Russia's dedication as a partner for peace ", he added. Read More »

Our Massive Wine Glasses Are Out Of Control

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Researchers collected data on wine glasses by examining antique glassware, contacting museum curators, measuring glassware used at Buckingham Palace and, for more modern sizes, online research on eBay and glassware catalogues. A "large" glass of chardonnay or merlot in London, for instance, usually means 250 millilitres, the same amount a French bistro might offer in a carafe to be shared by a more abstemious pair. Read More »

Facebook announces plan to stop diverting some ad revenue through Ireland

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The move will affect how Facebook pays taxes in 30 countries including Germany, France, Spain, Italy, the Netherlands, Belgium, Norway, Poland, and Sweden. Facebook paid £5.1m in tax in the United Kingdom a year ago, as compared to £4.2m in 2015. Facebook previous year diverted more than €12 billion of global revenues to Ireland , attracting the ire of governments in Europe and further afield who argue its existing strategy deprives them of tax. Read More »

Chain migration didn't light the NY pipe bomb

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Making matters worse than just, as mentioned above, the terrorist crimes committed - we can cite at least five more examples of such activity - is the drain on the treasury wrought by immigrants both illegal and legal as exercised through chain migration and the Visa Lottery program. Read More »

Esty defends Gillibrand, calls Trump tweet a "sexist attack"

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Trump's history of sexual misconduct". "It's part of the president's efforts of name calling and it's not going to silence me, it's not going to silence me. On Monday, as the three women appeared on NBC's Today show before their news conference, the White House again rejected the allegations. Trump gave $4,800 to Gillibrand's campaign in September 2010, when he also contributed $10,000 to the Democratic Committee of New York State. Read More »

Russia, India, China foreign ministers meet concludes in New Delhi

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The tripartite cooperation has shown tremendous vitality and great potential in the past 15 years, thanks to the joint efforts from the three sides, Wang said. "While discussing terrorism, I put across my view that significant rise in acts of terrorism by terrorist organisations like Taliban, Daesh (ISIS), Al-Qaeda, and LeT directly undermine worldwide peace and security and endanger ongoing efforts to strengthen the global economy and ensure sustainable growth and development". Read More »

UNM Rallies in Support of Mikheil Saakashvili

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Saakashvili was first arrested on Tuesday during a raid on his apartment. He was later freed from police custody by a crowd of his supporters. Protesters defended the camp, which was set up in September, leading to clashes in which four policemen and an unknown number of civilians were wounded, Kiev police said in a statement. Read More »

New Trump - Wikileaks Email Leak Isn't The Bombshell Everyone Thought It Was

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At that point, however, the offered data was already available publicly online. "The suggestion that this information was not public is false". That report, which ABC News has said was not fully vetted through its editorial standards process, was later corrected to say that Flynn was prepared to testify the instruction came while Trump was president-elect . Read More »

White House: Trump's throat 'was dry'

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I'm just saying, can you imagine how he'd feel? Shah, pressed on the health concerns, dismissed suggestions the slurring signaled a deeper problem. "Oh man! He's slurring and stumbling over the words". Although slurring can be caused by a number of reasons, such as a stroke or brain tumor, many internet users thought Trump was trying to prevent his dentures - if he wears any - from falling out. Read More »

Mueller investigation cost $6.7 million within first five months

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In a statement Tuesday, attorney Jay Sekulow says such reporting is "false" and says "no subpoena has been issued or received". "Deutsche Bank's pattern of involvement in money laundering schemes with primarily Russian participation, its unconventional relationship with the president, and its repeated violations of USA banking laws all raise serious question about whether the bank's reported reviews of the trading scheme and Trump's financial ties to Russia were completely thorough", they ... Read More »

North Korea's Missile Launch Gave Airline Pilots a Jolt

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Cathay Pacific said the ICBM test didn't come close to the aircraft and it now has no plans to alter operations. Earlier this year, Air France imposed a no-fly zone over North Korea after one of its flights flew past the site of Pyongyang's July 28 missile test over Japan. Read More »

Supermoon mesmerises sky-gazers across the world

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Dr Griffin said that early risers today could catch the moon starting to go out of sight about 7.10am, between the west and southwest. Here are photos of the December 3 supermoon rising around the world. See you in January, Supermoon! Regular observers of the full moon may notice the difference between a regular full moon and a supermoon, but sometimes it can be hard to tell the difference. Read More »