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Congressman steps down from top post amid sexual harassment investigation

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BuzzFeed News reported Monday that Conyers' office paid a female aide over $27,000 to settle a wrongful dismissal complaint. Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House, had previously said he wouldn't resign and maintained he still has desire to serve but wouldn't allow the charges to "undermine" his colleagues in the Democratic Caucus. Read More »

UP train derailment: Yogi announces Rs 2 lakh compensation

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Then, at 4.18 am, 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express derailed near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh, killing three people, including a six-year-old boy and his father, and injuring nine. The injured in the train were rushed to the hospital, and relief operations came underway; a special train has been organised to take the passengers to their final destination, Patna. Read More »

Soldier on leave found dead in J&K

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A CNN-News18 report says that the soldier's auto was found close to the body. Following the incident, the police have launched an investigation to track down the culprits. "My unqualified condemnation & heartfelt condolences to his family". He belonged to neighbouring Kulgam district. "Biggest failure of Mufti Govt has been security", he tweeted. Read More »

Body found hanging in Nahargarh Fort in protest of Padmavati

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Chetan Kumar Saini was 40 years old. The deceased's Aadhar card was found in his pocket. One of the messages read, " Padmavati ka virodh karne walo, hum kile par sirf putle nahi latkate". The film has been in the eye of the storm following protests from conservative groups over alleged tampering with historical facts, a contention which filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali has denied repeatedly. Read More »

Florida Teen sought in grandmother's death detained in Buffalo at Canadian border

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By the following night, a police cruiser stood guard in a light rain outside French's house, to which she had not returned, and from which guns had also been taken, First Coast News Reported . Auto theft charges are pending against Logan in connection with the disappearance of his grandmother's automobile, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office director Ron Lendvay told CBS News . Read More »

United Kingdom cities told they can't be European Capital of Culture post Brexit

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The UK had been scheduled be the host in 2023, with several cities including Leeds, Dundee and Belfast already preparing bids. A week before the shortlist for the 2023 award was to be announced, the European Commission ruled that United Kingdom involvement " will not be possible ", adding that it was "one of the many concrete consequences" of Brexit . Read More »

Parliament Winter Session to start from Dec 15, confirms CCPA

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The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs, chaired by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh , met on Wednesday and decided that the session would end on January 5, sources said. The Parliament session will begin a day after the second and final phase of polling for the Gujarat assembly election . Taking on the Congress, senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad had asserted that Assembly polls have often played a role in fixing timing of sessions. Read More »

Shoppers' delight today with mostly sunny skies and warmer afternoon temperatures

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MONDAY NIGHT: Mostly clear skies and cold temperatures will develop, with a low of 42 degrees. Winds are light. Skies are mostly clear through the overnight period. After a chilly start most of us have made it in the mid to high 50s with lots of sunshine. High pressure looks to control our weather much of the week, save for a few weak frontal boundaries passing by harmlessly to our north. Read More »

Mueller's Team Investigating Kushner's Contact With Foreign Leaders

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The Trump team's opposition was well known at the time. Kushner reportedly advocated for Trump to back Alabama Republican candidate Luther Strange in the runoff against Roy Moore, which Strange then lost. Kushner has repeatedly figured into the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election due to his presence at meetings past year with Russian officials and representatives. Read More »

Lawyers hold anti-Pak protest over Hafiz Saeed release

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He has been declared a global terrorist by the United Nations and the U.S. for his role in the Mumbai attack that killed 166 Indians and foreigners and has a $10 million bounty on his head. " The review board of the Lahore High Court asked the Punjab government to produce evidence against Hafiz Saeed for keeping him detained, but the government failed ", Saeed's lawyer, A.K. Read More »

Families donate their holiday morning to deliver meals to the needy

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Hundreds of people were fed at the Nashville Rescue Mission throughout the day on Thanksgiving. 3300 turkey dinners were delivered to people Thursday morning thanks to generous volunteers. "We want people to feel connected to something larger than themselves". However, he isn't the only one at there without family this year. "Now that I don't need it, I've gotta give it back", said Andrew Quintano, a former City Mission resident who has come back to volunteer for the Turkey Express event ... Read More »

N. Korea Says US Will Pay for Provocative Actions Against Regime

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China, the North's sole ally, rejected the new sanctions as "wrong" on Wednesday. The announcement delivered via the state media KCNA was the first official response to the sanctions which targeted one individual, 13 companies and 20 vessels, the US says are engaged in millions of dollars worth of trade with North Korea. Read More »

Rohingya facing ethnic cleansing

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Meanwhile, Pope Francis will meet the Rohingya refugees in Dhaka when he visits the Bangladeshi capital next week, a Vatican spokesman said. Myanmar's government has denied most of the claims of atrocities against the Rohingya, and the army last week said its own investigation found no evidence of wrongdoing by troops. Read More »

NPS Extends Public Comment Period for Fee Increase

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Motorcycle fees would rise to $50, while individual person/bike passes would rise to $30. The comment period had been scheduled to end Thursday. Fees have always been an important source of revenue used to improve the visitor experience and recreation opportunities in national parks and on other federal lands. Read More »

Radioactive Cloud Originated in Russia: What Might Have Caused It?

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Greenpeace Russia on Monday called on Rosatom to open "an in-depth inquiry and publish the results about the incidents at Mayak", according to The Guardian . "Voiced "by Roshydromet" data for contamination with isotopes of ruthenium-106 lead to the conclusion that the dose could be received by man, and it is 20 thousand times smaller than the maximum allowable dose per year, so it poses to life and health". Read More »

USA experiencing major Christmas tree shortage

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Fraser firs, the "Cadillac of Christmas trees" are in short supply across the nation. You may be able to get approximate prices from the farm before you set out to cut the tree. Each holiday season, half a million Christmas trees are harvested from private tree farms in Minnesota, contributing about $30 million to the state's economy. Read More »

U.S. wants PLO's Washington office to stay open -State Dept.

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The pause in communication reportedly came from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas himself, and it's temporary. "We are in contact with the Palestinian officials about the status of that PLO office". Under the law, the PLO, the main Palestinian umbrella political body, can not operate a Washington office if it urges the ICC to prosecute Israelis for alleged crimes against Palestinians. Read More »

Trump Jokes He Won't Undo Obama Turkey Pardon

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The 45-pound birds are officially named "Drumstick" and "Wishbone," but the 4-H team getting them ready for the White House nicknamed the pair "Bow" and "Tie". In 1865, White House reporter Noah Brooks recounted an anecdote Lincoln told him: A live turkey was brought home for Christmas dinner, but Lincoln's son interceded on behalf of the animal. Read More »

Argentina Navy: Missing Sub 'Had Called To Report Breakdown'

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Hopes for a successful search for the submarine waned when the navy said satellite calls detected over the weekend did not in fact come from the vessel. This type of problem is considered routine, and the crew was reported safe, he added. The Bluefin 12D, one of the unmanned underwater vehicles being used, is capable of conducting search operations at a maximum depth of nearly 5,000 feet for 30 hours. Read More »

Bomb blast kills worshippers in Adamawa mosque

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Security analysts said Tuesday's bombing again underlined the threat posed by Boko Haram, despite an overall decline in deaths from attacks by the group previous year. "The roof was blown off. People near the mosque said the prayer was mid-way when the bomber, who was obviously in the congregation, detonated his explosives". Read More »

Feds charge Iranian hacker with stealing HBO files

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United States prosecutors say he stole scripts and plot summaries for then unaired episodes of the global smash hit " Game of Thrones " series, and unaired episodes for multiple other shows, including the " Curb Your Enthusiasm " comedy series. Read More »

Couple tie the knot across US-Mexico barrier

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Both were provided immediate medical care by responding agents on the spot and transported to a local hospital where Martinez died and his partner remains in critical condition. A Border Patrol agency news conference had been scheduled for Monday afternoon in Van Horn, but was postponed to Tuesday. The authorities have not released any information on the nature of the incident, but Duke said in her Sunday statement that the Department of Homeland Security is "fully supporting the ongoing ... Read More »

North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

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North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is tightening his authoritarian grip on civilian life in the country, with South Korean intelligence services reporting new measures created to increase control over the population. The festival was cancelled at the last minute this year and now Pyongyang banned gatherings involving drinking and singing, according to South Korea's spy agency. Read More »

Kenya Supreme court upholds kenyatta win

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The court dismissed challenges by human rights activists and a politician who argued that last month's election was not conducted according to the law. It was the first time a court in Africa had overturned a presidential election, and it kicked off months of uncertainty in East Africa's economic hub. Read More »

Trump declares North Korea a state sponsor of terror

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Sanctions for North Korea and the other nations on the list include: "restrictions on U.S. foreign assistance, a ban on defense exports and sales, certain controls over exports of dual use items, and miscellaneous financial and other restrictions", according to the U.S. Read More »

USA deploys unmanned submersibles in Argentine submarine search

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The "noise" was heard in the South Atlantic about 220 miles (360 kilometers) from the Argentine coast and at a depth of about 650 feet (200 meters), Balbi said. Navy spokesman Enrique Balbi says Monday that a US aircraft was sent to check an area where the noise was heard by two Argentine Navy ships. More than a dozen boats and aircraft - including the Brit ship HMS Protector - joined the search effort in the South Atlantic for the sub, which has enough oxygen for seven days. Read More »

Quake of magnitude 6.4 strikes near New Caledonia

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SYDNEY | A powerful natural disaster with a magnitude of 7.3 occurred on Monday off the coast of the French islands of New Caledonia, in the Pacific ocean, announced the american geological institute ( USGS ). The alert stated that " hazardous tsunami waves " were possible within 300km of the epicenter, reported Dailymail. New Caledonia is about 2300km north of New Zealand. Read More »

Police hunt for killer of rookie police officer in Pennsylvania

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Authorities urge anyone with information to call 911. Authorities say the 25-year-old Shaw was shot in the chest while chasing Holt on foot. A $43,500 reward is being offered for information leading to Holt's arrest. Later on Friday, police found a brown, older model Jeep Grand Cherokee that was needed as evidence in the investigation, according to Fox News . Limani would not discuss other details of the case, including the reason for the traffic stop, saying it could compromise the ... Read More »

IAF commando, five militants killed in J&K gunfight

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The joint team of forces intensified the combing operation and the hiding militants opened fire upon them triggering of an encounter, he said. The officials said in 2017 they had carried out several successful operations in Kashmir region and the situation was changing. Read More »

2017 red kettle campaign kicks off

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We have stories of people who needed our services and have gone on to turn their lives around, and now give back to us. The Salvation Army launched its Red Kettle campaign on Penn Square in downtown Reading on Friday. "It helps us provide the Christmas food boxes and toys, as well as the assistance we do all year around", Hansen said. Red Kettles will be located throughout Emporia at Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Graves Drug, Bluestem and Sutherlands. Read More »

Trump criticizes Franken, remains silent on Roy Moore

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During the presidential campaign, Trump was accused by more than a dozen women of sexual harassment, many instances of which involved unwanted physical contact. Al Franken , D-Minn., after the comedian-turned-politician was outed for sexually harassing a woman while she was asleep - and awake - about a decade ago. Read More »