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"I'm in!" Lupe Valdez kicks off campaign for governor of Texas

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Valdez has had some firsts in her career, like becoming the first Hispanic female sheriff in Texas and the first openly gay sheriff in Texas. After attaining the rank of captain in the U.S. "I think we're going to raise whatever money's necessary. We're going to have the people". The new "sanctuary cities" law, known as SB4, is Abbott's toughest crackdown on immigration and was partly fueled by Valdez's decision in 2015 that Dallas jails would stop automatically honoring federal ... Read More »

Whistleblower alleges Flynn texted about Russian Federation nuclear deal during inauguration, congressman says

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At an inauguration party after the speech, "The whistleblower greeted Mr. Copson.and asked how he was doing", according to an account released by Elijah Cummings , the ranking Democrat on the House committee. The Wall Street Journal reported in September that despite records showing Flynn's work on the project ended in December 2016, Flynn continued promoting the plan to colleagues inside the White House. Read More »

Pope urges respect for Jerusalem 'status quo'

His appeal is clearly addressed to President Donald J. Trump, who will reportedly declare today that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to the Holy City in a reversal of nearly seven decades of US foreign policy. Read More »

PM Modi to address BJP's SC-ST members in Gujarat tomorrow

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Addressing a rally here, the Prime Minister said, "When the triple talaq matter was in the Supreme Court, the government had to put their affidavit". On a lighter note, PM Modi said that the Congress' claim to victory will fizzle out just like the Cyclone Okhai has. Read More »

Saudi Prince released after agreeing "acceptable settlement" of more than US$ 1bn

During the meeting, held at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh, the Saudi king and crown prince discussed a number of issues with Rice. While some have raised concerns about negative financial ripple effects, as so many prominent wealthy investors and business leader remain detained, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who initiated the purge, has dismissed such worries. Read More »

Plot to Assassinate UK Prime Minister Theresa May Is Foiled, Sky Reports

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He informed the Cabinet that a total of nine terrorists attacks were foiled by the security agencies in past year. Imran is accused of trying to get a false passport in an effort to go to Libya to join a group linked to the Islamic State. Scotland Yard has not confirmed these reports . In May, 22 people died when suicide bomber Salman Ramadan Abed targeted concert-goers at Manchester Arena. Read More »

Atlanta mayor's race too close to call

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The race was extremely close, with Lance Bottoms securing just 759 more votes than Mary Norwood , who has asked for a recount. Candidate Keisha Bottoms, a Democrat, declared herself the victor of the race early Wednesday morning, while her opponent, Mary Norwood , an independent, requested a recount. Read More »

High of 36 today in Boulder with snow expected by Thursday morning

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The high on Thursday will be around 34 degrees with winds gusting up to 24 miles per hour. Tonight: Mostly cloudy, with scattered flurries before 10 p.m., then snow showers likely, mainly between 10 p.m. Northwest wind around 5 miles per hour. In Billings, sunny or partly sunny skies are expected to persist at least through Sunday , with temperatures breaking into the 50s beginning Friday and continuing into next week. Read More »

Labor move to refer nine MPs to High Court

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All politicians had a deadline earlier this week to make public disclosures about their citizenship history. The Prime Minister said the Australian people were instead sick of the "dishonesty, the twists and turns of the Opposition". "The Labor Party will now be circulating in the chamber, and the crossbench have indicated their willingness to have an opportunity to vote on a esolution that would refer the following members to the High Court". Read More »

Mueller's Trump-Russia investigation engulfs Deutsche

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Deutsche Bank has paid hundreds of millionsdollars in finesto regulators for its involvement in money laundering and other financial crimes, which the lawmakers cited in their request for details about what the bank knows about its dealings with the Trumps . Read More »

Q2 Weather: Snow may come and go but the wind sticks around

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Check the Fiddlehead Focus for weather updates with more current information. West said that he has received preliminary reports of some other wind damage in the city, including trees collapsing onto property, including cars. Wednesday: Mostly sunny, high near 28. Winds are expected to increase to 35 miles per hour overnight with continued gusts of 45 miles per hour. Read More »

The $6.7M Tab for Mueller's Russia Investigation Will Grow

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That figure "approximates expenditures the components would have incurred for the investigations irrespective of the existence of the SCO", the report states. House of Representatives also introduced a resolution calling on Mueller to resign, saying he never disclosed to Congress the details of a bribery case involving the subsidiary of a Russian company that purchased U.S. Read More »

Gus Malzahn to remain as Auburn head coach

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Gus Malzahn has agreed to a new seven-year deal to stay with Auburn , Brandon Marcello of 247 sports reports . "I'm blessed to be the head coach at Auburn ". 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings at the time, Georgia and Alabama. In Malzahn's first season as Auburn's head coach in 2013, he led the Tigers to the BCS national championship game, but they lost 34-31 to Florida State. Read More »

Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case: Kapil Sibal questioned

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When the bench headed by the CJI rejected their contention that the matter be sent to a larger bench saying "no, no.", Sibal, appearing for Sunni Wakf Board, said, "I do believe that any decision in this case will have very serious ramifications and the appeals should be referred to a five or seven judge constitution bench". Read More »

Interior secretary wants to maintain Katahdin Woods monument

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They say the reduction jeopardizes lands that include one of the world's hotbeds for dinosaur fossils and contributes to the local economy by bringing visitors from around the world. Trump's executive order triggered the review of monuments designated since 1996 under the Antiquities Act of 1906, which grants the president authority to declare federal lands of historic or scientific value as national monuments. Read More »

Brexit impact assessments 'don't exist', admits Davis

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After his appearance Liberal Democrat MP Wera Hobhouse, who sits on the Brexit Select Committee, said: "It is unbelievable that these long-trumpeted impact assessments don't even exist, meaning the government has no idea what their Brexit plans will do to the country". Read More »

Father kidnapped his 4 children, joined polygamous doomsday cult

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The father, 33-year-old John Coltharp , is reportedly a member of a small fundamentalist Mormon group called the Knights of the Crystal Blade , according to the Salt Lake Tribune . The boys were found at the compound earlier Monday. Deputies made a traffic stop and made contact with Keith Coltharp. In an ICSO release, Schlosser said "it is now believed Johnathan Colthard and Samuel Shaffer are part of the Knights of the Crystal Blade". Read More »

Homophobic GOP Lawmaker Freaks Out When Colleague Touches Him: 'I'm a Heterosexual!'

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Don't - stop touching me all the time! "Keep your hands to yourself", Metcalfe said to raucous laughter from his colleagues. If you want to touch someone, you have people on your side of the aisle who might like it. Ryan W Briggs, a political reporter for @cityandstatepa , in a tweet of the video noted: "Metcalfe also once invited a white nationalist to testify in favor of a bill to make English PA's "official language". Read More »

5 people injured in German train collision

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The accident happened at around 7:30pm near the station of Meerbusch-Osterath, state rail operator Deutsche Bahn said. "According to our latest information five people were hurt, none of them have life threatening injuries", it said. Torn overhead power cables had initially hindered recovery work. The train was on its way to Rotterdam in The Netherlands. A National Express spokesman told Bild newspaper the train had around 100 passengers on board. Read More »

New poll finds Congress, BJP neck and neck in Gujarat

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The BJP had swept the just-concluded civic polls in Uttar Pradesh, winning 14 of the 16 mayoral posts on offer. Results will be declared on December 18. On the other hand, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi today said, BJP government in the state has failed to provide employment to the youth. "A big hype has been created by the media that the BJP has bulldozed all its political rivals but the situation on the ground is exactly opposite as the top leaders of the BJP lost ground in urban ... Read More »

Federal grand jury indicts Kate Steinle shooting suspect

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If convicted, he could face up to 10 years in a federal prison, according to the Department of Justice. Garcia Zarate is to be sentenced in state court December 14. The case also caught the attention of presidential candidate Donald Trump a year ago, who used it to highlight crime committed by undocumented immigrants during his campaign. Read More »

Max Hospital controversy: Found alive after being 'declared dead', newborn passes away

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The panel had submitted its preliminary report to Delhi Heath minister Satyendar Jain after scrutinising hospital records and meeting staff members concerned, a Delhi government source said. "When we came to know about negligence on the part of the hospital we ordered inquiry into the same". The boy's uncle Deepak said, "Yesterday, the doctors told us he was critical and around 12:30 p.m. Read More »

House GOP wants short-term budget extension

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Congress faces a Friday midnight deadline to fund government agencies or face a partial shutdown. This would give Republicans and Democrats time to negotiation some of the last-minute agenda items such as spending totals, money for children's health care and disaster relief. Read More »

Fire Breaks Out In Sylmar, Threatening Homes, Wildlife Waystation

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Hubbard and Harding Elementary school students will be redirected Tuesday to San Fernando High, 11133 O'Melveny Ave., according to Los Angeles Unified School District. A 1,000-acre fire blazed through the Angeles National Forest Tuesday, Dec.5, trapping several people in Sylmar, and forcing mandatory evacuations, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Read More »

Austria court legalises same-sex marriage from 2019

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In a statement made in light of its decision, the court said that "the distinction between marriage and civil partnerships can no longer be maintained without discriminating against same-sex couples". It said however that the current rules would remain in place until December 31, 2018 unless Austria's parliament changes the law before then. But their potential partners in government, the far-right Freedom Party , criticized the ruling . Read More »

Suspect Dead After Shooting Arnold Police Officer In The Head

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The 28-year-old suspect, Chad Klahs, was pronounced dead at the hospital. The suspect was eventually caught at Zingers Mart gas station, 1502 Jeffco Blvd., in Arnold , and a weapon was found on him and confiscated. Police aren't sure if the suspect's wound was self-inflicted. The suspect also was shot in the head. He was with the St. Louis County Police Department for 12 years. Read More »

Sops worth Rs 8000 cr in mid-term review of India's FTP

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However, to counter the challenges related to exports, the government on Tuesday announced incentives worth Rs 8,450 crore to boost exports of goods and services - mainly from labour-intensive segments and the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises - and to increase employment generation and value addition. Read More »

McFarland Lied to Senate Committee on Flynn and the Russians

As it so happens, though, The New York Times got a hold of emails that suggest McFarland did know about a call Flynn had with Kislyak. Former adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty Friday to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about reaching out to Russian officials. Read More »

Social media goes wild for 'invisible box challenge' viral trend

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The Invisible Box Challenge may be a new internet sensation , but it has been around for a number of years. Reddit user TroyKing said two years ago that he taught himself to step over an invisible object by first using a real one. "You'll notice [the] body rotates toward the leg on the step as well; there's a ton of oblique and ab stability maintaining that position". "The key is to have the core strength and the leg strength to get this foot over the box", she added. Read More »

Is North Korea-US war imminent? Russian Federation says already 'making calculations, preparations'

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The meeting, expected to be held on December 11, will mark the fourth time since 2014 that the council holds an annual meeting on North Korea's dismal rights record. The United States, which has 28,500 troops in South Korea as a legacy of the 1950-53 Korean War, denies any such intention. "Unfortunately, they are trying to draw to their side the Japanese and South Koreans who will fall the first victims in case war breaks out on the Korean Peninsula", Lavrov said. Read More »

Why your Christmas tree could be making you ill

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Reports are already trickling in about "real" Christmas tree shortages, especially in smaller lots like churches and schools. "Twine that is wrapped around trees and looped through door jambs or open windows can cause serious damage to door seals and window frames", said Greg Brannon, director of Automotive Engineering and Industry Relations. Read More »

RKNagar bypoll: It is final - Vishal, Deepa's nominations rejected

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Chennai (Jammu and Kashmir): President of Tamil Nadu Film Producers Council, actor Vishal, on Tuesday thanked the Election Commission (EC) for accepting his nomination as an independent candidate RK Nagar by-polls. If something good has to happen, there will be obstacles. The person also threatened that it will be rejected even if I filed it. In a tweet, the actor said, "After much struggle, my nomination for the RK Nagar election is finally accepted". Read More »

Senate Advances Kirstjen Nielsen's Nomination for DHS Secretary Post

Nielsen's "work in and around the department since its creation, as well as her knowledge of cybersecurity, risk management and critical infrastructure, should serve her well in confronting the daunting threats to our homeland", said Sen. "Throughout her confirmation process, Ms. Nielsen failed to demonstrate that she would provide the steady experienced leadership - free from political interference from the White House - that the department needs". Read More »

The US deployed in South Korea 12 of the fifth generation fighter

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The exercise runs from December 4-8 and includes 12,000 US personnel. The Chinese spokesman did not provide details on dates, but the announcement came the same day Washington and Seoul launched their biggest joint air force exercise. Dubbed Vigilant Ace, the bellicose exercises will last until next Friday, according to Reuters. South Korea has deployed 90 fighter jets, including its F-15 and FA-50 fighters. Read More »

Man with machete-type sword shot, killed by NYC police

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Police have not said if he will face charges in connection with the warrant. "The officers immediately called for an ambulance and rendered aid". Officials said the man was taken to an area hospital, but he ended up dying. That man was not injured but was taken to the hospital for observation, police said. In the same apartment there was an elderly man who was not injured during the police operation. Read More »

Over 1K institutional holders increased their position in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM)

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Following some medium-term indicators on shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. The stock increased 2.19% or $2.29 during the last trading session, reaching $107.08. In the transaction dated Jul. 17, 2017, the great number of shares disposed came courtesy the CFO; Lake Marianne disposed a total of 17,596 shares at an average price of $91.58, amounting to approximately $1,611,442. Read More »

Mayors sign climate charter at summit; Obama to speak

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Bloomberg and former mayor of New York City. "Taking action on climate is important for the future of Seattle and generations to come". Mayors gathered for the Summit will be invited to make commitments to move forward with significant emissions reductions regardless of action taken by their respective federal governments. Read More »

Christine Keeler dies at 75

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A hospital spokesman confirmed Ms Keeler had died at the Princess Royal. Platt paid tribute to his mother in a Facebook post on Tuesday evening. "My mother, the grandmother to my lovely little girl, passed away late last night", he wrote. Read More »

Jerusalem Is 'Red Line' for Muslims: Turkey's Erdogan

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reacted strongly to reports that Trump could also decide to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital . " Israel is a sovereign state and Jerusalem is its capital", Katz tweeted. Turkey established diplomatic relations with Israel more than 60 years ago, though the ties have seen ups and downs, largely over the Palestinian issue. Read More »

Philippines' Duterte Puts Police Back in Drug War

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Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said Duterte's new memorandum directs the Philippine National Police and other law enforcement agencies "to resume providing active support" to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in anti-drug operations. Read More »

Malta: 10 Suspects Arrested Over Murder of Journalist

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She was murdered on October 16 as she was driving away from her house. The FBI, Europol, Finnish and Dutch security service personnel offered aid to the Maltese police. According to Maltese law, the police have 48 hours to question the suspects, charge them or release them. The suspects then can either plead innocent or guilty. Read More »

Judge to hear arguments in defamation lawsuit against President Trump

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But Trump's attorney, Marc Kasowitz, argued presidents are immune from civil litigation in state courts under the US Constitution's supremacy clause. Trump's lawyers have said in court filings that Zervos is making false, self-contradictory and politically motivated accusations and that the president's remarks were "non-actionable fiery rhetoric". Read More »