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Parents give teachers wine with picture of son's face

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By Thursday morning, he had more than 35,000 likes and more than 5,300 retweets. "My four older siblings were good kids and it was hard to live up to that, so I didn't try", she recalled. DJ's parents got the teacher bottles of wine, but the labels on the bottles were replaced with a photo of the student. His sister Sarah also attended Ascension. Read More »

Most Registered Voters Wouldn't Support Donald Trump in 2020, Poll Finds

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Among respondents in a Monmouth University poll conducted over a few days before Republicans released the final version of their tax plan Friday, 53 percent said that middle-class families have "not at all" benefited from Trump's policies, while 25 percent said "a little", 11 percent said "a lot", and 11 percent said they did not know. Read More »

Khloe Kardashian Official Release 1st Pic of Baby Bump

Many fans as well as celebrities have tweeted their congrats to the expectant reality personality, who tweeted five heart emojis later on Wednesday. Sister Khloe just announced her pregnancy yesterday, and apparently her older sis has been giving her some pointers on motherhood. Read More »

Congress approves temporary spending bill to avoid government shutdown

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Republicans in the U.S. Congress on Thursday advanced stopgap legislation to keep the federal government operating past Friday when funding expires, seeking to avert a self-inflicted disaster just before the Christmas holiday season. In the meantime, about 122 Dreamers a day are becoming vulnerable to deportation while Congress bickers. The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a bill to fund the federal government through January 19 and avert agency shutdowns as a Friday midnight deadline neared. Read More »

Overspeed focus in Amtrak derailment

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At least three people died and more than 70 others were injured. The derailment spilled cars from an overpass onto I-5, tying up traffic since. Lawmakers mandated railroad companies install the GPS-based PTC technology by 2015, but rail agencies said they didn't have enough time to install the expensive, complicated system. Read More »

Deadly fire kills 29 at South Korean gym

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The National Fire Agency said most of the victims were killed in a sauna Thursday after the fire started in a vehicle and swept throughout the eight story building, trapping many people inside. The torch relay for the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics will resume on Saturday, after Friday's leg was canceled following a deadly fire in its scheduled stop. Read More »

Happy winter! Snow, subzero windchills in forecast

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A low pressure system tracking in to the Great Lakes tonight and Friday may generate a wintry mix of light precipitation making for a slick Friday morning commute. By evening some shoreline areas could warm-up near 50 degrees while Windsor Locks might only be in the middle 30s. One model is showing snow from early Monday morning until mid to late morning. Read More »

US Approves License For Ukraine to Buy Small Arms From US Firms

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The detainee began cooperation with Groysman during the latter's work as parliament speaker, and later he joined the government when Groysman was appointed prime minister. Interior Minister Anton Gerashchenko said Mr Yezhov had "worked for the Russian special services for at least two years". He is known to have accompanied Hroysman on his worldwide trips and often served as an interpreter and has worked in the past in the president's office and at the Ukrainian Embassy to the United States. Read More »

Jairam Thakur emerges as front-runner for Himachal Pradesh CM, announcement on Friday

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Union defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman and rural development minister Narendra Singh Tomar - who have been appointed as observers by the parliamentary board - reached Shimla along with party state in-charge and Bihar health minister Mangal Pandey on Thursday evening to hold a discourse on the name of Himachal's new chief minister with the newly elected state legislators. Read More »

Catalan separatists win majority in snap elections

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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy sacked Catalonia's previous government for holding the referendum and declaring independence. The likely outcome is a hung parliament and many weeks of wrangling to form a new regional government. At the heart of the battle instead was the sensational recent independence push that led to Spain's worst political crisis in decades. Cops fired rubber bullets and beat people with batons as they tried to disperse crowds gathering to vote. Read More »

'North Korea will certainly come up': Tillerson makes first Canadian visit

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The foreign ministers' meeting will be held in Vancouver on 16 January. Under sanctions imposed on North Korea in response to its missile and nuclear tests, the United Nations has banned coal, iron, lead, textiles and seafood exports, has also restricted joint ventures and blacklisted a number of North Korean companies. Read More »

Animatronic Donald Trump Statue At Disney's Hall Of Presidents Gets Ruthlessly Mocked

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Other people suggested Disney's team had first started creating a Hillary Clinton robot, under the assumption she would win the 2016 election, but had to redo it after Mr Trump won. The 25-minute show features figures of several past presidents, including Abraham Lincoln, Barack Obama and Bill Clinton . So don't be surprised to see him take to his favored medium to lambast robo-Trump critics in the near future. Read More »

Kohli topples SRK to become India's most valued celebrity

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The actor had two offerings this year-Raaes and Jab Harry Met Sejal. In the 2017 report titled "Rise of the Millennials: India's Most Valuable Celebrity Brands", Duff & Phelps said that Kohli topped the list with brand value of $144 million, followed by actors Shah Rukh ($106 million), Deepika Padukone ($93 million), Akshay Kumar ($47 million) and Ranveer Singh ($42 million). Read More »

Trump says mandate repeal means end of ACA

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Republicans are considering another effort to repeal and replace the broader law next year, but will have one fewer vote to do so after Democrat Doug Jones won the Alabama Senate special election. This means that, to really see benefits from the Republican Tax Reform you must not only be a non-Hispanic white person, but you must also be part of a specific professional field that allows you to earn more than $ 75,000 per year; perhaps as the owner of a large transnational, a real estate ... Read More »

Court sides with Trump in suit over emoluments

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Daniels ruled that CREW lacked standing because it could not point to an injury it suffered due to the alleged constitutional violation and that the hospitality industry-related plaintiffs could not show that their claim of "competitor standing" could be redressed by the court - or even that the emoluments clauses were meant to protect competitors. Read More »

Melbourne Car Attack Was Not Connected to Terrorism, Police Say

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Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a statement his thoughts and prayers were with the victims of the "shocking incident," and pledged federal authorities would work with Victoria's security agencies to investigate. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews called it a "terrible, evil cowardly act", but said there was no need to change the state's threat level. Footage taken by a witness shows a man in a white shirt and blue jeans being dragged from the SUV. Read More »

United Nations to vote on new N.Korea sanctions targeting oil

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WASHINGTON-China has asked the United Nations Security Council to delay a decision on whether to blacklist 10 ships the US says have violated worldwide sanctions against North Korea, a diplomat said. The United States late last month warned North Korea's leadership it would be "utterly destroyed" if war were to break out after Pyongyang test-fired its most advanced missile, putting the US mainland within range. Read More »

Bihar: Five labourers killed, several injured in boiler blast in sugar factory

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PTI reported that the owner has been arrested along with his two sons. Police said three of those killed had been identified as Arjun Kumar Kushwaha, Kripa Yadav and Mohammad Shahsuddin, said police. He has asked the S Siddharth, principal secretary of sugarcane department and Deepak Kumar, principal secretary of labour department, to visit the site of the accident and inquire into the matter. Read More »

Pence visits Afghanistan, says USA will 'see this through'

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Pence flew in late Thursday night on a military plane landing at Bagram Airfield, the largest United States airfield in the country, according to Reuters. Mr Trump released his new strategy for ending the 16-year war in Afghanistan in August. The trip to Afghanistan represented the vice president's most high-profile - and secretive - foreign visit. Read More »

Prosecutors Ask FBI Agents For Information on The Deal With Uranium One

Bob Goodlatte of Virginia, had repeatedly requested that Sessions appoint a special counsel to investigate the FBI and Clinton's philanthropic Clinton Foundation, according to The Washington Post. The Pulitzer Prize-winning fact-checker PolitiFact ruled the accusation that Clinton had given USA uranium capacity to Russian for financial gain mostly false. Read More »

Raul Castro apparently to stay on as Cuban president longer than expected

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Fidel Castro died on November 25, 2016, at the age of 90. His late brother Fidel Castro, who died past year, governed the country after seizing power in 1959 at the head of a leftwing revolution. Castro is 86 years old. But the Council of State first has to be selected by the National Assembly which has about 600 seats, a process that will now take place on April 19, lawmakers voted in a session closed to worldwide media. Read More »

World Chess Championship's 'Kama Sutra' logo criticised

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World Chess Championship 2018 will be held in London between November 11 and 30. When you think of the World Chess Championship, chances are you think about a pretty quiet, possibly boring few hours with a couple of guys staring at knights and bishops. Read More »

Birds making a mess of cars is a 'prickly' issue in Bristol

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Jennifer Garrett, a nature writer, discovered a photo of the spikes online. "I would say there are a number of other trees around - we are right by The Downs". A council spokesperson added: "The spikes have been there for years, however as they're on private property without a tree protection order, this is out of the council's remit". Read More »

Georgia governor praises vote on nuclear plant

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The Georgia Public Service Commission today voted unanimously in favor of a cost increase for Georgia Power's Vogtle project, rejecting a recommendation by the commission's staff. Construction has continued uninterrupted at Vogtle following Westinghouse's bankruptcy, with Southern Nuclear taking over as project manager at the site and Bechtel managing construction. Read More »

Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma look gorgeous at the reception in Delhi

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Anushka Sharma and Viart Kohli's first pictures from their Wedding reception in Delhi are out and we can't help but fall in love with the couple all over again. At the same time, Virat has worn a closed throat kurta , with 18 karat gold buttons in his kurta , he has taken Pashmina Cashmere Shawl. The reception is now being held at Durbar Hall in Delhi, which is also being attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Read More »

Twitter adds more security options for verification

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While Twitter has also made it clear that it will still depend on SMS as two-factor authentication, it will now allow third-party apps as an alternative. - Now select Set up next to Mobile security app . If you're asked to verify your password, enter it and click Verify. Follow the set up process instructions (which will involve scanning a bar code with your phone). Read More »

Major League Soccer: Nashville granted latest expansion team

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Major League Soccer announced Thursday it will name another expansion team in the new year - with Cincinnati, Detroit and Sacramento hoping to win the bid. " Nashville is a rising city with a passionate soccer fanbase, a dedicated ownership group and civic leaders that truly believe in this sport", said MLS commissioner Don Garber , who announced the news at the Country Music Hall of Fame. Read More »

With donations down to Salvation Army, leaders hope for 'big push'

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On Thursday, the Guam Salvation Army kicked off its first day of their annual Toy N' Joy gift distribution at their Tiyan headquarters. Schaal asked that people take note this distribution is for toys only, not food. As part of that, they helped put together fleece blankets for the Salvation Army and gave Major Jeff Richardson the finished products today. Over the last month, bell ringers have been stationed around Jasper at Hobby Lobby, both entrances at Walmart, Sons on Ninth Avenue and ... Read More »

After big poll wins, in Modi's tears flows the BJP's journey

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In an exclusive interview with India Today, Chidambaram said that the Congress will be a "formidable challenge to the BJP in the 2019 general elections". Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani retained his Rajkot West seat, defeating Indranil Rajyaguru of Congress. He said the Congress party would continue to seek answers to questions raised by it and its leader Rahul Gandhi during the polls. Read More »

Country singer Michael Ray charged with DUI after hitting auto at McDonald's

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Michael Ray Roach, 29, was driving a 2012 orange Jeep in the drive-through of the fast-food restaurant at 2800 South Bay St.at 3:30 a.m. when he said his foot slipped off the pedal, causing him to rear-end the driver in front of him. He also reportedly stumbled while getting out of his vehicle. During a search of his person, police found "a glass bottle containing an unknown brownish substance", which tested positive for THC-containing cannabis oil. Read More »

First day of winter will be cold, but dry; Stormy holiday weekend

Some spotty drizzle will be possible, but for many, it looks like it's basically just a cloudy day. There is no precipitation forecast for the weekend. The big question will be the timing for us here in eastern PA and western NJ. Snow breaks out from west to east Friday morning, mostly near and north of the Massachusetts Turnpike and through Central and Northern New England, continuing to intensify through midday into the afternoon. Read More »

President commutes sentence of former slaughterhouse executive

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The action was "encouraged by bipartisan leaders from across the political spectrum, from Nancy Pelosi to Orrin Hatch", the White House said. Rubashkin was convicted in 2009 of financial fraud for bilking the plant's bank by submitting fake invoices that made the company's finances appear healthier than they were so that it could borrow more . Read More »

Indonesia expects support for Jerusalem resolution at UN General Assembly

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The UN General Assembly will hold an emergency session Thursday to vote on the proposed measure that the United States vetoed at the Security Council. Unlike at the Security Council, the USA has no veto power in the assembly. "But this vote will make a difference in how Americans view the U.N". No country has veto powers in the General Assembly, contrary to the council where the United States, along with Britain, China, France and Russian Federation, can block any resolution. Read More »

Iranian prisoner Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe 'could be released in weeks'

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The Iranian government said his comment amounted to a confession that Zaghari-Ratcliffe was working to overthrow the Iranian government, and summoned her to court to face more serious charges and a longer sentence. Johnson was accused of jeopardising her defence by saying she was training journalists before she was arrested - something the Thomson Reuters Foundation and her family have strongly denied. Read More »

EU Court Classifies Uber as regular Taxi Service

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Uber released a statement following the court's announcement saying, more or less, that it didn't know what all the fuss was about as it already operated under transportation law in Europe . The ruling, which cannot be appealed, could have major implications for other companies that operate in Europe's gig economy. As a "tech platform", the $68 billion firm operated with relative impunity in the EU's 28 member states (it's available in 77 countries in all). Read More »

European Union to Uber: You're a Transportation Firm, Not Digital Company

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Uber insisted the ruling would "not change things in most European Union countries where we already operate under transportation law", while saying it will "continue the dialogue across Europe". One implication of the ruling is that the company will now be regulated as transport company, meaning that rules can be set at country level. This verdict comes as a response to a complaint from 2014 from a professional taxi drivers' association in Barcelona, Spain. Read More »

Didi valuation hits $56bn as Uber rival seeks expansion

Didi Chuxing received $4 billion in new funding from investors that include SoftBank of Japan and Mubadala, an Abu Dhabi state fund, according to a person familiar with the investment. Didi now accounts for 99 per cent of the car-hailing market in China , with 300 million customers in over 400 cities. The deal came after the People's Bank of China, the nation's central bank, said previous year that it would control the number of third-party payment licenses issued, making them highly ... Read More »

Cryptocurrency Hacks Traced Back to North Korean Hackers

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South Korean border troops fired at least 20 warning shots to keep away pursuing North Korean soldiers. Earlier, South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said there were no shots fired during the defection nor was any unusual movement of North Korean troops detected. Read More »

China urges co-operation with US

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Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. "The Chinese side is willing to coexist peacefully with all countries of the world including the United States on the basis of mutual respect", said the statement. Read More »

1st Republican enters race to complete Franken's Senate term

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Gov. Tina Smith to take over the position January 3, Franken's office said Wednesday. Others in the Senate had called on him to bow out following a flurry of sexual misconduct allegations against him. Following his announcement that he would resign from Congress, two Democratic senators said that Franken should not have stepped down before the Senate Ethics Committee had completed its investigation into the Minnesota Democrat. Read More »

USA citizens among dead in Mexican bus crash: State Department

Miami-based Royal Caribbean Cruises says it will not be providing additional information about its passengers involved in Tuesday's bus crash in Mexico . Brawley, of Haslet, Texas, said his ship departed Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Friday for a seven-day cruise. The U.S. embassy in Mexico said that local authorities were working closely with U.S. Read More »

Turkish government wants Kanter to serve prison time

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He was detained briefly in Romania in May after his passport was canceled while traveling to promote his foundation, and blamed Erdogan for it in a video posted on social media. Kanter can not return to Turkey because his passport has been canceled. However, this would also lead to the arrest of his father (in June). As for now, he considers himself "country-less". Read More »

United States sanctions Chechen president Kadyrov under Magnitsky Act

Kadyrov has been added to a list of suspected human rights abusers who have been barred from entering the United States and have had any assets held in USA banks frozen under the Magnitsky Act. The five individuals will join 44 others on the list of those sanctioned under the Sergei Magnitsky Act, which is named for a deceased Russian whistle-blower. Read More »