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Trump Working Against A Future Senator Romney

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Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon reportedly also has considered endorsing Hatch to block Romney, the Washington Examiner reported Sunday, with a source telling the newspaper Bannon would pick Hatch "10 times out of 10". Despite the Breitbart chairman's declarations of "war" against the Republican establishment , Hatch - the longest serving current Republican senator and " ally " to Senate Majority Leader (and Breitbart nemesis) Mitch McConnell - is a more preferable choice ... Read More »

Wildfire spreads in Southern California

Authorities initially reported one death, but then retracted that, saying a dead dog but no person was found in an overturned vehicle. Still, the fire authority was able to send a five-engine strike team with 22 firefighters and several helicopters to Ventura's Thomas Fire, which started Monday evening near Santa Paula and grew rapidly overnight. Read More »

IOC: Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag

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According to The New York Times , Russian officials had threatened a boycott if they were barred from the Olympics . Thirty-four Russian athletes tested positive in re-analysis of samples from the 2008 and 2012 Olympics, the commission said. Read More »

Ousted Yemen President Killed by Iranian-Backed Houthis

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Well Semin... Saleh's death has thrown Yemen's almost 3-year-old civil war into unpredictable new chaos. In a statement read out on a Houthi television network, the interior ministry announced the "killing" of "Saleh and his supporters". 2014, Saleh teamed up with his former rivals, the Houthi militants, to capture Yemen's capital Sanaa. Military and government sources said the army would advance on Sanaa from the east and northeast, with at least seven battalions ordered to move forward. Read More »

Big changes coming; Hours away from Arctic air arriving

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The rain is developing ahead of a very strong cold front. Rainfall amounts of up to 1 inch will be possible tomorrow with some isolated spots possibly seeing more than that as the line of storms moves through. While it will be a frosty cold start in the morning, look for those high temperatures to climb into the low 50s by the afternoon. Wednesday: Mostly sunny; high of 44. Read More »

Florida Teen Was Scared to Leave Country With Former Coach

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A 27-year-old Florida man is under arrest after he was found with a missing teen in upstate NY. Police say Frisina, a senior at Rodriguez's school, appeared to have climbed out her bedroom window in Lake City Florida last Saturday night, after erasing and leaving behind her cell phone. Read More »

Around 50 leaders set for Paris climate summit

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According to Obama, more women should be in leadership roles "because men seem to be having some problems these days ", according to AFP . "Not to generalize, but women seem to have a better capacity than men do, partly due to their socialization", Obama said, according to the Agence France-Presse. Read More »

#MeToo Movement In Running For Time's Person Of The Year

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Understandable since the award isn't for merit or achievement, but for "the person or group of people who most influenced the news during the past year, for better or for worse". He's the son of Saudi Arabia's King Salman . Trump, who was named Person of the Year in 2016 , was nominated again after a tumultuous first year in office. Read More »

Georgia LB Patrick facing undisclosed misdemeanor charge

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Stanley was arrested and charged for DUI, possession of marijuana less than one ounce and speeding, going 87 miles per hour in a 65 miles per hour zone. Patrick was a passenger in a vehicle driven by wide receiver Jayson Stanley . Patrick's first arrest came when he was a freshman at UGA in 2015. Read More »

US Withdraws from UN Global Compact on Migration

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Former U.S. President Barack Obama's administration backed the resolution, known as the New York Declaration , which also asked U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi to propose a global compact on refugees for adoption in 2018. Read More »

Burqa-clad Taliban attack Pakistani college leaving nine dead, over 30 injured

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The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan has claimed responsibility for the attack , said Dawn News. It is also expected that the militant group would also release detailed footage of the attack, received through the streaming. "Afghan Director General Military Operations (DGMO) is now visiting Pakistan and the evidences of TTP sanctuaries [in Afghanistan] were handed over to him", the DG ISPR added. Read More »

Oklahoma stakes playoff spot with win over TCU

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Oklahoma defeated another SEC team, Auburn, 35-19 in the Sugar Bowl last season. Riley, at 34 the youngest FBS head coach, is only the fifth coach in FBS history with no previous head coaching experience at a four-year college to win at least 12 games in his debut season. Read More »

Lavrov Claims US Trying To Provoke North Korean Leadership

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Speaking during a visit to Rome, the Russian foreign minister condemned comments from Ambassador Nikki Haley who said the North Korean regime would be "utterly destroyed" in the event of a conflict. "In October, they announced large-scale unscheduled exercises [between USA and South Korean forces], new drills are also announced in December - although in the regular context they shouldn't have been conducted until spring", he added. Read More »

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle Attend First Official Royal Engagement Together

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will take part in their first official engagement together on Friday. Harry, who has spent time in Nottingham before doing charity work, was "delighted to be introducing the city to Ms. 1. The day includes a visit to Terrence Higgins Trust, an HIV charity. At their first sit-down interview after they announced their engagement, the difference between them and Will and Kate during their first post-engagement interview was even more striking. Read More »

Sauber unveils concept 2018 Alfa Romeo livery

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Even before he put his teenage years behind him back in October, he had always been the favorite to get this ride, and now it's official. Leclerc and Ericsson unveiled the team's livery, pulling back covers to reveal a red and white showcar, with a large Alfa Romeo logo on the engine cover. Read More »

Former US NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified documents

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Pho is scheduled to be sentenced in April in USA district court in Baltimore. Unidentified officials from the U.S. government, who could only speak about the classified details on the condition they remain anonymous, said that Pho took the classified documents home with him to help him rewrite his resume, the Times reported. Read More »

Super "Frost" moon this weekend

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A bright treat will greet skygazers Sunday night. According to MSN , the best time to view the supermoon is when the moon is sitting on the horizon, right after the moonrise and before the sunrise. Stargazers will get a chance to witness the first and only supermoon of this year Sunday night. While the moon is undoubtedly both bigger and brighter than usual, our eyes tend to trick us into seeing the moon as larger than it truly is. Read More »

Who's smarter, dogs or cats? One study says it has the answer

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It concluded that dogs have more neurons in their cerebral cortex, allowing them to complete more complex tasks. On average, the dogs had 530 million to cats' 250 million. They found that bears had about as many neurons as cats - despite having much bigger brains. There's a new twist in the age-old argument over whether cats are smarter than dogs, or vice versa. Read More »

Israeli troops, Palestinian mourners clash in West Bank

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During the hike, which was celebrating the barmitzvah of one of the children, the group walked near the Palestinian village of Qusra, located near Nablus , according to reports. Two Jewish fathers escorting the hikers were injured. Palestinians identified the man as 47-year-old Mahmoud Zaal Odeh, killed in the occupied Palestinian village of Qusra, south of the city of Nablus. Read More »

Recap of most expensive Atlantic hurricane season on record

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The 2017 hurricane season was also the first on record to have two Category 4 hurricanes hit the U.S.in the same year (Harvey and Irma ). Harvey (August 25, in Texas) and Irma (September 10, in Florida) made landfall in the continental U.S.in 2017 as major hurricanes; Maria was also classified as a major hurricane when it struck on September 20 in Puerto Rico, a USA territory. Read More »

Four cars stolen every hour in Delhi in 2016: NCRB

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A total of 48,31,515 cognisable crimes - which include major crimes like rape, murder, kidnappings and rioting - comprising "29,75,711 IPC crimes" and "18,55,804 Special and Local Laws (SLL)" crimes were reported in 2016. Of the 40,801 cases of atrocities against scheduled caste community members, 10,426 were reported from Uttar Pradesh accounting for 25.6 per cent followed by Bihar with 14 per cent (5,701) and Rajasthan with 12.6 per cent (5,134) during 2016. Read More »

Franken breaks silence, says he's 'embarrassed and ashamed'

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A week-and-a-half after the first of four allegations of sexual misconduct against DFL Sen. The first woman to come forward with allegations of impropriety against Franken was Tweeden , a female radio host. In an exclusive on-camera interview Sunday with WCCO's Esme Murphy , Franken offered up blanket claims of contrition and embarrassment throughout, though the 66-year-old Democrat rhetorically tap-danced around specifics. Read More »

Israel Expects President Trump to Move Embassy to Jerusalem Within Days

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New comments by U.S. officials reiterating a pledge by President Donald Trump to move the country's embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem reflect the futility of peace negotiations, Palestinians say. The Palestinians, however, see East Jerusalem as the capital of their future state. The administration was "committed" to bringing peace to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he said. Read More »

Here's how to remix photos from your Instagram inbox

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For encouraging users to privately message each other on Instagram , the company announced a new feature called "remixing". Users can now select from two options: " One View " or " Allow Replay ". These updates are available for Instagram version 24 in iOS and on Android . It won't take long for people to start finding creative new ways to use these features! Photos and videos sent with Allow Replay automatically loop and your friends can tap and hold to pause. Read More »

Police foil Melbourne New Year's Eve 'terror plot'

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Ali Khalif Shire Ali, 20, from Werribee, Victoria, was arrested on Synnot Street on Melbourne's outskirts by officials of Victoria police, the Australian Federal police and the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) around 3 p.m. Read More »

Court: DOD can't delay transgender enlistments beyond January 1

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Kollar-Kotelly responded that no, he does not, and the military must start taking trans recruits on January 1. The clarification came about after the Trump administration began appealing U.S. Two weeks before Trump issued his official memo instating the ban in late August, two LGBTQ organizations filed lawsuits against the ban, representing six now serving trans military members and two recruits. Read More »

Michael Flynn's attorney reportedly meets with special counsel team

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A spokesperson for Trump's legal team later confirmed that Flynn's lawyer, Robert Kelner , had informed Trump's team that he was stopping discussions about issues related to the ongoing probe of the Trump administration by Mueller's team. Lawyers for Flynn, President Trump's one time national security adviser, notified the president's own lawyers that they could no longer discuss the special counsel's investigation into Russian meddling in the United States election and possible collusion ... Read More »

Plenty more Hollywood predators out there, says Susan Sarandon

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On voting for Jill Stein: "Well, I knew that NY was going to go [for Hillary]". "I mean it's very flattering to think that I, on my own, cost the election". But would we actually be in a war if she had won? "Despite this I have the economy booming and have possibly done more than any 10 month President". As for attacking Syria, I think Hillary would have been more likely to hold off on that somewhat risky approach. Read More »

Actor Rance Howard, father of director Ron Howard, dies at 89

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He stood especially tall for his ability to balance ambition with personal integrity. Rob said, "A depression-era farm boy, his passion for acting changed the course of our family history". Rance Howard had appeared in numerous films, starting with " Frontier Woman " in 1956 and ending with " Nebraska " in 2013. 'Clint and I have been blessed to be Rance Howard's sons. Read More »

Supreme Court to hear Hadiya today

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Asokan has pleaded that his family's suffering should not be reduced to a public spectacle or a reality show. A documentary titled "I'm Hadiya " was also screened on the occasion. On way to Delhi, Hadiya had told media persons at the Kochi airport: "I have not been forcefully converted, neither have I been forcefully married to Sheffin Jahan". Read More »

Angela Merkel offered path to fourth term

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Talks between Merkel's conservative bloc and two smaller parties to form a previously untried coalition collapsed a week ago. To that end, last week Merkel commented that she would be open to new elections instead of creating a minority government. Read More »