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Why Are We Hearing About The Clinton Foundation And Jeff Sessions?

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Despite the superficial parallelism of having a "Clinton" special counsel to go along with Robert S. Mueller III's ongoing (and indictment-generating ) investigation into collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian interests, it should be obvious that there's a world of difference between a government investigating itself and a government using its prosecutorial power to go after its political opponents. Read More »

Three UCLA players could remain in China for week or two

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He indicated that UCLA made " significant efforts " on behalf of its three players. But Ball - who is the younger brother of Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball - Riley and Hill missed the game as they were confined to their hotel as the legal process plays outs. Read More »

Cards Against Humanity purchases land in attempt to stop Trump's border wall

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For its holiday promotion, somewhat unimaginatively entitled Cards Against Humanity Saves America, the game is aiming to put a spanner in the works for Donald's Trump's promise of a wall on the border between the U.S. This holiday promotion is also a fundraiser. "It will be fun, it will be weird, and if you voted for Trump, you might want to sit this one out", the company said on its site. Read More »

US court lets Trump travel ban go partially into effect

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A judge in Maryland separately blocked it to a lesser degree, saying that Trump could bar people from six mostly Muslim nations - Chad , Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria and Yemen - as long as they did not have "bona fide" relationships with people or organizations already in the U.S. Read More »

Denver passes bill banning cat declawing

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City Council member Kendra Black proposed the ban, saying that declawing is a cruel procedure and actually severs the tips of the toes of cats. Watch the meeting on Denver 8. "Having run anesthesia on declaw procedures, I can tell you it is an awkward and disheartening feeling to keep something alive while it is mutilated in front of you", said Kirsten Butler, a veterinary technician in Denver , during last week's hearing. Read More »

'No Indication' Saudi Coalition Reopening Yemen Ports

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Hedile noted the first flight carrying 218 passengers took off today. Saudi Arabia announced Monday that the Saudi-led coalition fighting Shiite rebels in Yemen will begin reopening airports and seaports in the Arab world's poorest country, days after closing them over a rebel ballistic missile attack on Riyadh. Read More »

Your government is probably manipulating you on social media

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It noted what it called an "online decline in Internet freedom " for the seventh consecutive year. They're using paid commentators, trolls, bots and false news sites to influence citizens. "When trying to combat online manipulation from overseas, it is important for countries not to overreach", Kelly said. China meanwhile has adopted a strict cyber security law that strengthened government controls over the Internet . Read More »

Detroit Police Officers Brawl During Undercover Drug Bust — Operation Gone Wrong

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In the end, it wasn't just a black eye for some of the officers in the melee, it was a black eye for the Detroit Police Department. Once that brief encounter was over, Craig says the 11th Precinct went on to execute the search warrant. Craig said those two officers have been placed on restricted duty. Then an officer punched back. Moreno declined further comment on the "altercation" and said she could not confirm that punches were drawn or that undercover officers drew their service ... Read More »

Trump was played by Putin? Not compared to Obama

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Putin replied Russian Federation did not. Yes but do you believe him? a reporter asked. The new US administration, more so the Trump-Putin chemistry does deserve credit for this fast de-escalation. They were sanctioned at a very high level, and that took place very recently. "And I feel that having Russian Federation in a friendly posture, as opposed to always fighting with them , is an asset to the world and an asset to our country, not a liability". Read More »

Vidya Balan gives priceless answer on being called 'fat'

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A shocked Vidya said, "Main jo kaam kar rahi hoon, usse bohot khush hoon. Or have you thought about losing weight?" It was then that a reporter asked the actress about losing weight. When you refer to a film that has a female protagonist, or a number of female characters, as "women-centric", the implication is that male protagonists or male-dominated stories are the norm. Read More »

RWC 2023: Ramaphosa returns to United Kingdom for outcome

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An announcement is expected at 1 p.m. GMT in London Wednesday. A debate has sprung up over the decision to recommend South Africa as the 2023 World Cup hosts after it was confirmed that bid inspectors did not consult Commonwealth Games chiefs on why they stripped Durban of the 2022 event. Read More »

"Don't Cut Our Taxes", Say 400+ Very Wealthy Americans. "Raise Them".

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In the letter, the signatories ask Congress not to pass a tax bill that "further exacerbates inequality" and adds to the national debt. Is the problem with American tax system that the wealthy and most profitable corporations pay too much tax, strangling economic development? Passage of these tax cuts will move us from a "Plutocracy" that already threatens our democracy to an "Inheritocracy" where "the rich own everything and everyone else is on their own". Read More »

Lawmakers Concerned Trump Is Too 'Unstable' to Handle Nuclear Weapons

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Chris Murphy, a Democrat from CT. "So let's just recognize the exceptional nature of this moment, of this discussion we're having today". "The military does not blindly follow orders", Kehler said. "As a result", Markey said, "many Americans share my fear that the president's bombastic words could turn into nuclear reality". On Nov. 11, he said it was "certainly a possibility" that he could become friends with Kim Jong Un, hours after insulting the North Korean leader on Twitter. Read More »

Congresswomen Allege Sexual Harassment by Lawmakers

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Jackie Speier , who introduced a bill to make training mandatory, said two sitting lawmakers - one Republican and one Democrat - engaged in sexually inappropriate behavior. She is also crafting another bill to overhaul the process available for staff to file harassment complaints with Office of Compliance, which she says discourages victims from coming forward. Read More »

Rescue efforts end after deadly Iran quake

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Maj Gen Mohammad Ali Jafari, head of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said that the immediate needs were tents, water and food. Around 12,000 Iranian homes were destroyed and another 15,000 damaged in the quake, according to official estimates. Read More »

Democratic Sen. Feinstein says judicial nominee has conflict

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Talley's wife, Ann Donaldson , has reportedly been interviewed by Mueller, which Feinstein says represents "a clear conflict of interest that should have been disclosed". In their letter to the Senate Judiciary committee , they simply said he lacked the courtroom experience, but with time, has "great potential" to become a federal judge. Read More »

Israel military drills on the borders of Gaza Strip

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The freedom tunnel is not the only tunnel owned by the Islamic Jihad. The terror group is known to have Katyusha rockets, which could reach Israel's heavily populated central coastal region. Referring to the Israeli operation on October 30, he said that Israel "destroyed a terror tunnel in Israeli sovereign territory". The army said later that killing the terrorists was not the primary objective of the tunnel demolition. Read More »

Israel signals free hand in Syria as US, Russia expand truce

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While a joint American-Russian statement announcing the deal called for "the reduction and ultimate elimination of foreign forces and foreign fighters from the [border region]", Jerusalem fears that such will only apply to radical Sunni rebels battling regime forces, as, in principle, Assad does not consider Iranian-backed troops as "foreign" given their role in effectively saving the Syrian leader. Read More »

Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller sues Warner Bros

A production total of $ 150 million was given to Miller's production company Kennedy Miller Mitchell, with a bonus offered if they managed to stay under that number. By all accounts, Fury Road is a modern masterpiece: A critical darling ( 97% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes ), a box office success ( $378,858,340 worldwide ), and a major pop culture influence - Hello Furiosa! George Miller is suing Warner Bros. Read More »

Hate Crimes Increased Again in 2016, FBI Says

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But authorities have long warned it is incomplete, in part because it is based on voluntary reporting by police agencies across the country. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy group, said in a statement that the new Federal Bureau of Investigation hate crime report shows the need for all Americans to stand up to increasing bigotry nationwide. Read More »

Switzerland and Croatia through as Northern Ireland left disgruntled

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O'Neill is the 7/4 favourite to become Scotland's next permanent manager, ahead of Alex McLeish and Paul Lambert, but they do face competition to land their reported top target. The SFA are keen on the Edinburgh-based coach's services with the U.S. also having an interest in him. Yes, definitely. He's so inspirational, he's very tactical. Read More »

Who Is The Former Pharma Exec Trump Nominated To Lead HHS?

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Azar's experience in the public and private sector could fit in with the Trump's administration's plans to make the Affordable Care Act more "friendly" to Republican ideals, Leavitt said . Prior to that, he served as the company's vice president from 2009 to 2011. Azar, though a spokesman, declined to comment. Democratic Senator Patty Murray, who has been working on bipartisan healthcare legislation, tweeted, "Given Alex Azar's professional background, there are concerns on whether he can ... Read More »

Fired Dallas Prosecutor Apologizes After Uber Incident

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Warner has worked for the district attorney's office for six years as a prosecutor in crimes against children. Before that, she was a prosecutor in Frizell's court. Platt did not, however, intend for Warner to lose her job. I will not waiver on my expectation of the highest integrity for myself or my staff. That being said, the audio doesn't tell you that I was in a situation that made me feel very uncomfortable and I became defensive and eventually angry. Read More »

Abe, Li to work toward early summit with South Korea's Moon

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Still, Moon's planned visit to China coincides with an improvement in relations after the nations agreed to put aside a dispute over the deployment of a US missile shield on South Korean soil. He also proposed resuming high-level economic dialogue to discuss detailed measures to fix the countries' ties, as well as their trade and economic relations. Read More »

TJX reports flat same-store sales in hurricane-hit Q3

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It invests in agency residential mortgage-backed security collateralized by fixed rate single-family residential mortgage loans; adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs), which have coupon rates that reset monthly, or hybrid ARMs, which have a coupon rate that is fixed for an initial period. Read More »

IndiGo flight hits wild boar at Visakhapatnam airport, passengers safe

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The flight was on its way from Vizag and had 150 passengers along with four crew members on board. As the aircraft tank was full, the pilot did not land the flight immediately as it could lead to the fire. "If a wild boar could sneak into the runway, even a terrorist also could gain entry under the cover of darkness", he said and sought immediate clearing of bushes. Read More »

Thousands of dollars raised for woman who flipped off Trump's motorcade

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This image snapped outside of Trump National Golf Course in Sterling suggests that Virginia is for lovers of people speaking their mind. Briskman, 50, was let go by Akima LLC, after the company deemed she violated their social media policy by using a now-viral photo of her flipping off the president as her profile picture on Facebook and Twitter. Read More »

Yemen's Port of Aden reopens

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Saudi Arabia announced on Monday that the Coalition Supporting Legitimacy in Yemen would begin gradually reopening airports and seaports in Yemen, days after closing them over a Houthi ballistic attack on Riyadh. On Monday, Saudi Arabia's United Nations ambassador said the coalition would take steps to ease the blockade but would not reopen a key rebel-held port to aid shipments unless tighter inspections were put in place. Read More »

Melbourne boy, 8, was hiding when found unconscious in hot auto

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The boy's mother dropped him off at the school gates, along with his brother and sister, but incredibly the eight-year-old managed to sneak back inside the vehicle and hide. A boy who was found unresponsive in a vehicle in Newport on Monday had been hiding in the rear, police have revealed. An Education Department spokesman said they are providing support to the boy's family, students and teachers. Read More »

Body found in Tampa neighborhood where 3 have been slain

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The victim, an adult male, was shot just blocks from a memorial honoring three people who were killed within days of one another in the neighborhood of Seminole Heights. Nebraska Avenue is shut down between Hillsborough and Osborne avenues for the investigation. People living in Seminole Heights have been on edge after the murders of three people. Read More »

Trump Asks China's President To Help Resolve UCLA Shoplifting Case

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Chinese authorities have permitted them to remain where the team initially stayed, a ritzy hotel featuring evening jazz performances and a glass-enclosed pool. A source familiar with the investigation told ESPN that the players could be required to stay in china for up to two weeks. It was still unclear how long the players may have to remain in China. Read More »

Dawood Ibrahim's properties auctioned for Rs 11.58 crores

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The three properties include a two-storied building, Shabnam Guest House; six flats in Damarwala building; and a restaurant Rounaq Afroz. "We are participating only because the buildings are important for a complete redevelopment", said a source from SBUT.The authority plans to sell the first two properties as the buildings are dilapidated and risky for occupation. Read More »

Marriage Law survey results out tomorrow

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Conservative Liberal senator James Paterson has flagged a bill aimed at extending religious protections contained in the Smith bill to allow businesses that provide services to weddings the right to refuse service to gay couples. "You could potentially see a situation where a hire auto company could leave their customers stranded on the way to a marriage ceremony simply because the driver held a thought or belief against it". Read More »

Loyalist students frustrated as college strike stretches into fifth week

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Ontario colleges launched a new website today - collegevote.ca - to provide information for the 12,000 faculty, who will be voting on the colleges' offer, this week. Highlights include a 7.75 per cent salary hike over four years to a maximum of $115,378, improved benefits, improvements for contract teachers, and support for a "government-led task force on the future of Ontario colleges, including staffing models and precarious work". Read More »

Rosgulla gets GI status and it goes to Bengal

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The GI authorities said that Bengal is the origin of rosogulla and that it has been settled under the GI Act that authenticates a product relating to either a geographical location, or community or society. The West Bengal claim was on the basis of historical facts that Bengal is the father of Rosgulla. According to reports, they provided all documents claiming that Rosogolla was their discovery, however after months of legal battle and referring to the history, the GI tag was given to Bengal. Read More »

This investor does not see any signs of a bear market coming

Speaking at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition Conference (ADIPEC), al-Mazroui said: "My prediction is OPEC will continue to do what it takes to rebalance the market", CNBC reported. The group is expected to agree an extension of the cuts beyond their current expiry date in March 2018. It also said industrialised countries' September commercial oil inventories, a key marker OPEC uses to measure market balance, fell by 23.6 million barrels to 2.985 billion barrels. Read More »

Trump skips East Asia summit plenary, but says trip was a success

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President Donald Trump has arrived in the Philippines to attend a pair of global summits and close his five-country tour of Asia. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday held "very expansive" talks with US President Donald Trump on the sidelines of the 31st ASEAN Summit or the Association of South-East Asian Nations. Read More »

Google Doodle pays tribute to hole puncher on its 131st anniversary

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On the 128th birth anniversary on Tuesday of India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, widely celebrated as Children's Day across the country, Google chose to sport a playful Doodle celebrating 131 years of the hole puncher. Basically, a hole puncher is used to create holes in papers to assemble and file them together. On a larger scale, it is also used in the printing industry to punch hundreds of sheets of paper. Read More »

Longtime Louis CK Collaborator Pamela Adlon Is 'Devastated' Over Sexual Misconduct Scandal

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FX, HBO and Netflix have also cut ties with the auteur. FX Productions is also canceling their overall deal with his production company, Pig Newton. Onetime Louis C.K. champion FX will no longer have anything to do with the comedian in light of his admission of sexual misconduct . There are a couple noteworthy components to today's story: One, the scandal is taking place amidst a widespread sexual misconduct reckoning where a mogul like C.K.is not even the biggest story in the news; ... Read More »

Australia Responsible for Dire Conditions of Refugees

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The ultimatum issued Sunday gives refugees one day to voluntarily leave the Australian facility or be forcibly removed. Some locals are angry at what they perceive as preferential treatment for the asylum seekers, many of them well educated, in a poor, rural society, and some of the detainees have come under attack when on release from the camp. Read More »

SoftBank picks up majority stake in Uber

During that process, a price will be set for the stocks to be sold, the New York Times reported. "If conditions on share price and a minimum of shares are not satisfactory for the SoftBank Group side, there is a possibility the SoftBank Group may not make an investment", it said in a statement. Read More »

7 wounded in shooting at Gary nightclub

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Police found four male and three female victims at Dirtty's Jazz and Blues Club. The shooting happened early Sunday morning in the city of Gary near Chicago. An eighth person suffered an injury to his leg as he tried to escape the gunfire, Westerfield said. He said two men were thought to be responsible. Read More »

The Taliban attacked a checkpoint in Afghanistan: eight victims

No coalition forces were killed after the attack, the Military Times reported. He's now been questioned, as officials suspect a Taliban mole could have helped plan the ambush. After an army attack on the Taliban two months ago in the Bala Baoluk district of Farah Province, he said, night-vision goggles were found on the bodies of some of the insurgents. Read More »