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Thousands Hold Vigil to Mourn Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims

Thousands of people attended a Monday evening vigil to mourn the victims of the warehouse fire in Oakland on Friday night that claimed 36 lives. A Facebook event page created for the vigil showed more than 5,000 people attending the event at the Lake Merritt Pergola in Oakland. Attendees... 2016-12-06 04:08 1KB abcnews.go.com

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Colts embarrass Jets, 41-10, on Monday Night Football

Boys just want to have fun. 2016-12-06 02:25 5KB www.latimes.com

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Oakland fire touches two Detroit artists

Two Detroit artists, Ryan Doyle and Monica Canilao, lost friends and acquaintances in Friday's fire in Oakland, Calif. 2016-12-06 01:32 2KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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Klay Thompson erupts for 60 points in Warriors' blowout of Pacers

By the time he'd reached the deep corner, inches in front of an erupting Golden State Warriors bench, Klay Thompson's night had already gone from lukewarm to hot to scorching to nuclear. 2016-12-06 04:00 4KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Cazeneuve appointed as France's new prime minister

Prime Minister Manuel Valls stepped down to focus on running for president. 2016-12-06 04:41 1KB rssfeeds.usatoday.com

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Missouri governor-elect says wife robbed at gunpoint near home

In a post on his verified Facebook page, the governor-elect said his wife was robbed at gunpoint not far from their home in Missouri 2016-12-06 04:55 2KB www.cbsnews.com

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Oakland Ghost Ship fire pictures show interior as prosecutors consider MURDER charges

Devastating photos show the aftermath of the deadly inferno that claimed the lives of 36 people during a warehouse party, as authorities launch an investigation that could lead to criminal charges. 2016-12-06 03:22 11KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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New Jersey state trooper dies of injuries after crash

A New Jersey state trooper and another man were killed in a head-on highway crash. 2016-12-06 03:39 1KB www.wral.com

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Oil industry urges Trump to approve Dakota Access pipeline

BISMARCK, N. D. (AP) — Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a priority when he takes office next month, but a spokesman for Trump isn't offering many clues about how the... 2016-12-06 03:00 873Bytes article.wn.com

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Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spr... 2016-12-06 04:31 6KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Lady Gaga says she has post-traumatic highlight commotion after being raped during 19

Image copyright Lady Gaga / Twitter Image 2016-12-06 00:00 1KB headlinenewstoday.net

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SKorean president to 'calmly' accept impeachment outcome

South Korean lawmakers say President Park Geun-hye is willing to "calmly" accept impeachment if the opposition-controlled parliament votes for her removal this week, but prefers to resign on her own terms. 2016-12-06 04:02 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Andrew Luck, Dwayne Allen propel Indianapolis Colts in rout of New York Jets

EAST RUTHERFORD, N. J. -- Andrew Luck reminded the Indianapolis Colts they're set at quarterback for the next decade. 2016-12-06 03:17 6KB www.upi.com

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Thai king appoints new members to royal council - palace

BANGKOK, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Thailand's new king appointed three new members to his powerful royal advisory council on Tuesday and removed some former members... 2016-12-06 03:54 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Trump’s break with protocol on Taiwan sparks warnings

The president-elect's advisers struggle to explain Trump's action as the White House and Beijing express concerns. 2016-12-06 00:15 3KB www.pressherald.com

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NBA: LeBron stops the rot as Cavs hold off Raptors

LeBron James scored 34 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their three-game losing streak with a battling 116-112 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday. 2016-12-06 00:00 1KB sports.inquirer.net

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News guide: Prosecutors can use Cosby's deposition at trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " A suburban Philadelphia judge settled one of two key pretrial issues in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial when he ruled on Monday that the jury could hear Cosby's damaging testimony from a decade-old civil deposition.... ... 2016-12-06 02:45 851Bytes article.wn.com

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Thousands mourn beloved leader Jayalalithaa in south India

Hundreds of thousands of people thronged the southern Indian city of Chennai on Tuesday to honor their beloved leader, Jayaram Jayalalithaa, a former film actress and popular politician. 2016-12-06 03:27 4KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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US returning to Japan land it's controlled since World War II

The US military this month will return to Japan's government more than 9,800 acres of land it has held since World War II, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Tuesday. 2016-12-06 04:30 2KB rss.cnn.com

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Japanese Prime Minister Abe won't apologise at Pearl Harbour

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won't apologize for Japan's attack when he visits the U. S. naval base at Pearl Harbor later this month, the government spokesman said Tuesday. Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that "the purpose of the upcoming visit is... 2016-12-06 02:18 1KB article.wn.com

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After mistrial, slain SC motorist's family still confident

Relatives of Walter Scott, the black motorist fatally shot while fleeing a traffic stop, say they are confident justice will prevail even though a South Carolina jury could not reach a verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in his death. 2016-12-06 03:42 4KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Russell Westbrook extends triple-double streak to career-best 6 games as Thunder stay hot

Oklahoma City Thunder star Russell Westbrook has extended his streak of triple-doubles to six straight games in Atlanta. 2016-12-06 01:36 4KB www.espn.com

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'We have lost everything': Syrians return to ravaged Aleppo

Amina Hamawy burst into tears and then fainted when she returned to eastern Aleppo to find that looters had ransacked her home. "Where am I? What happened? " she asked after her husband and... 2016-12-06 02:21 4KB www.cbs46.com

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White House seeks to reassure China after Donald Trump-Taiwan leader call

The White House said on Monday it had sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's much publicised phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing. ... 2016-12-06 03:09 861Bytes article.wn.com

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Standing Rock Sioux leader asks protesters who helped in fight against Dakota Access Pipeline to go home for the winter

The head of the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota has asked protesters who joined the Native American tribe in their successful fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline to go home. 2016-12-06 03:02 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Samsung Heir Grilled By South Korean Lawmakers Live On TV

Lee Jae-yong, Vice chairman at Samsung Electronics and the only son of the ailing Chairman, was shouted down and admonished by South Korean lawmakers for the most part of the two-and-a-half-hour... 2016-12-06 03:05 712Bytes article.wn.com

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Lou Williams' 38 points not enough against Jazz as Lakers fall 107-101

Before facing an opponent that pushed the Los Angeles Lakers around the last time they met, and with the team now essentially down four key players, Metta World Peace addressed his teammates with a message. 2016-12-06 04:00 3KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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China’s Currency Didn’t Really Drop, Despite Jitters Over Trump

Some data services showed that the renminbi had been sharply devalued overnight, but a technical problem, not a decision by China, was responsible for the error. 2016-12-06 04:33 4KB www.nytimes.com

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NBA's LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers refuse to stay at Trump hotel in New York

LeBron James and a few of his teammates on the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are refusing to stay at a New York hotel that bears the name of President-elect Donald Trump. 2016-12-06 03:27 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Jimmy Kimmel announces wife Molly McNearey is pregnant... after he is named 2017 Oscars host

The 49-year-old star was not only named the 2017 host of The Oscars but is also expecting another child with wife Molly McNearney. 2016-12-06 02:56 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Officials: Potential for violence from fake news troubling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It mo... 2016-12-06 04:31 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Group: China's opaque anti-graft probes rife with abuse

Torture, solitary confinement and coerced confessions are rife in investigations of Chinese Communist Party officials detained on suspicion of corruption, according to a report issued Tuesday by Human Rights Watch that analyzes one of the most secretive aspects of China's one-party system: the supervision of... 2016-12-06 04:11 6KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Biden teases 2020 White House run after Senate vote on health bill

Vice President Joe Biden teased a possible run at the White House in 2020 after the U. S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the 21st Century Cures Act. 2016-12-06 03:52 3KB www.upi.com

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Unicef survey: 80 percent of Filipino youth suffer violence

A United Nations agency that promotes children's rights says its survey shows a high prevalence of violence against Filipino children, with eight out of 10 suffering some form of physical or psychological abuse, with the highest number of incidents found among lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender youth. 2016-12-06 00:00 1KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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Monte dei Paschi readied for state bailout after Renzi defeat

The political upheaval has made it more difficult to secure the investment from Qatar, the FT reports. 2016-12-06 03:08 5KB www.cnbc.com

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Skipping sleep may double your crash risk, AAA says

Drivers who are one to two hours shy of the recommended seven hours of sleep may nearly double their risk for a crash, suggests a new study. 2016-12-06 01:28 3KB rss.cnn.com

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Sinkhole in Texas swallows two cars – video

Firefighters recover two cars from a sinkhole in Texas. An off-duty sheriff’s deputy died and two other people were hurt when two vehicles plunged into the water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio on Sunday 2016-12-06 04:00 1KB www.theguardian.com

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FBI investigates threatened attack on Los Angeles rail stop

The FBI has launched an investigation into a threatened attack on a Los Angeles rail stop (pictured) that is planned for Tuesday after authorities received an overseas tip from an anonymous man. 2016-12-06 00:46 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Al Gore talks about Ivanka Trump and climate policy

Al Gore talks about Ivanka Trump and climate policy; and fate of Electoral College 2016-12-06 04:47 2KB www.cbsnews.com

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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016

On Dec. 6, 1973, Gerald Ford was confirmed as vice president under Richard Nixon, replacing Spiro Agnew, who had resigned in the face of income tax-evasion charges. 2016-12-06 04:30 3KB www.upi.com

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Chicago Bulls suspend guard Rajon Rondo 1 game

The Chicago Bulls suspended Rajon Rondo for Monday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers for conduct detrimental to the team, adding another disciplinary measure to the point guard's lengthy resume. The 30-year-old Rondo has been suspended several times during his 11 NBA seasons for... 2016-12-06 01:37 1KB article.wn.com

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Rust hat trick leads Penguins to 8-5 win vs. Senators

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's Bryan Rust had his first career hat trick as the Penguins dominated the second half of the game and beat Ottawa 8-5 on Monday,... 2016-12-06 02:19 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Apple Watch sales to consumers set record in holiday week, says Apple's Cook

By Julia Love SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current... 2016-12-06 01:30 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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10 additional Ghost Ship fire victims identified

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office announced now that at least 75 percent of the building has been searched, they don't expect a huge number of victims to be found in the remaining areas of the Ghost Ship warehouse. 2016-12-06 02:03 3KB abc7news.com

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‘Trump Truly is a Mad Dog’: How Chinese Social Media Melted After The Taiwan Call

Last week’s historic phone call between U. S. President-elect Donald Trump and the President of Taiwan broke almost four decades of diplomatic protocol, prompting measured rebukes from the Chinese leadership, which claims sovereignty over the self-governing island-state. The ruling Chinese Communist Party... 2016-12-06 03:05 1KB article.wn.com

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Ransomed: The freeing of 226 Christians from Islamic State

Over the course of a year, Assyrian Christians raised millions of dollars in ransom money to free more than 200 members of the ancient community who had been taken hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group, those involved in the campaign say. ... 2016-12-06 03:15 930Bytes article.wn.com

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College basketball roundup: Iowa State ends losing streak

Iowa State moved the ball and yet again played strong defense. 2016-12-06 00:05 1KB www.latimes.com

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Federal Judge to Get Update on Ferguson's Progress

One day after Ferguson residents heard an update on racial reform efforts in their community, a federal judge will get an update of her own. U. S. District Judge Catherine Perry is holding a hearing Tuesday to hear about efforts to eliminate racial bias and create... 2016-12-06 02:07 1KB abcnews.go.com

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Texas Lowe's Hires Veteran and His Service Dog

An Abilene home improvement store has two new employees: one with two legs, another with four. Fox 15's Lauren Wolfe was able to catch up with the pair after they’ve taken on celebrity status on social media. 2016-12-06 00:11 2KB rssfeeds.11alive.com

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Iran president: Trump won't be able to harm the nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president says his country will not allow incoming U. S. President Donald Trump to 2016-12-06 04:53 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST

Sheriff: 'Don't believe' more bodies in warehouse fire 2016-12-06 01:06 14KB www.heraldonline.com

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Standing Rock: blizzard hits protesters as controversial pipeline halted – in pictures

North Dakota has been hit by heavy snow as veterans join Native Americans and activists at their camp 2016-12-06 03:30 1KB www.theguardian.com

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'Rookie' Trump must fall into line

Donald Trump is a "diplomatic rookie" who must learn not to cross Beijing on issues like trade and Taiwan, Chinese state media said Tuesday, warning America could pay dearly for his naivety. 2016-12-06 02:20 4KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Gutfeld: “Donald Trump’s Deceptions Are Nowhere Near As Big” As The Media’s

2016-12-06 08:33 1KB www.patdollard.com

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New Zealand Faces Leadership Battle After Shock Resignation of Prime Minister John Key

New Zealand is facing a leadership contest following the surprise resignation of Prime Minister John Key that will pit his deputy, a former party leader, against at least two other prominent members. 2016-12-06 01:02 1KB www.wsj.com

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Gigi Hadid stuns in silver with mother Yolanda at Fashion Awards 2016

Gigi Hadid was getting some support from her mother Yolanda as they posed up a storm at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday night at The Fashion Awards 2016. 2016-12-06 04:41 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Jayalalithaa, Charismatic Indian Politician and ‘Mother’ of Tamil Nadu, Dies

The charismatic chief of Tamil Nadu state left no clear successor, heralding a period of uncertainty for foreign investors and a potential political opening for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 2016-12-06 03:32 1KB www.wsj.com

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Slovak Republic - Factors To Watch on Dec 6

BRATISLAVA, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Tuesday. ALL TIMES GMT (S... 2016-12-06 04:26 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Gigi and Bella get emotional moments before the younger Hadid makes her breathtaking debut at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris

The 20-year-old strutted down the storied catwalk at Paris' Grand Palais for the annual event, which was broadcast on Monday night. Older sister Gigi Hadid got emotional, telling her 'I'm so proud.' 2016-12-06 03:35 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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NBA-Thompson first player to post 60 points in under 30 minutes

Dec 6 (The Sports Xchange) - Klay Thompson remembers the night Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006. Thompson, a teenage... 2016-12-06 03:34 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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'You are brave, you are courageous': Lady Gaga visits homeless LGBT teenagers – video

Lady Gaga visits a shelter for homeless LGBT teenagers in New York and tells them about her own struggle with PTSD 2016-12-06 03:29 1KB www.theguardian.com

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2 dead after car hits sign, tree

Authorities say two people are dead after their car hit a sign and a tree in southwest Florida. 2016-12-06 03:00 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Security boosted on LA transit stations following threat

Security was boosted across the Los Angeles metro following a tip from overseas about a possible bomb attack against one of the stations in the network, authorities said. 2016-12-06 02:00 3KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Man shot in leg in Austin

A 26-year-old man was shot in the left leg Monday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side. 2016-12-06 01:33 895Bytes chicago.suntimes.com

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Harsanyi: Why I’m not freaking out about Trump

This isn’t the era of Trump; we’re still in the era of Washington, D. C. 2016-12-06 00:42 4KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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The great British takeaway: David Cameron's local is the inspiration for a chain of Chinese pubs after President Xi Jinping enjoyed a pint and fish and chip supper with the former PM

The Plough at Cadsden, in Buckinghamshire, has become a must-see for Chinese tourists after their President Xi Jinping visited with David Cameron in October last year. 2016-12-06 04:53 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Recovery of fire victims winds down; investigation looms

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some people were able to text loved ones goodbye and 2016-12-06 04:53 6KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Lego's CEO Knudstorp to step down by year-end

To be replaced by the current Chief Operations Officer Bali Padda, who has been with the company for 14 years. 2016-12-06 04:53 897Bytes www.cnbc.com

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Indian Navy frigate flips over in dock, killing 2

An enormous Indian Navy frigate tipped over on its side on Monday, killing two people and leaving 14 others injured. 2016-12-06 04:42 1KB rss.cnn.com

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China sends another 120 army peacekeepers to South Sudan

The first 120 troops of a 700-member Chinese U. N. peacekeeping force have departed for South Sudan, deepening China's commitment to the troubled East African nation, where two of its peacekeepers were killed in fighting over the summer. 2016-12-06 04:41 2KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Georgia prepares to carry out its 9th execution this year

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is preparing to execute a man convicted of killing his father-in-law in March 1990. William Sallie is scheduled to die Tuesday at the... 2016-12-06 04:36 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Weaker commodities shares drag down European equities

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - European shares edged lower in early trading on Tuesday, with commodities-related stocks coming under pressure following a drop in... 2016-12-06 04:27 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Turkish, US military chiefs meet at Incirlik air base

Turkey's military says the country's military chief has held talks with his U. S. counterpart during a previously announced visit to an air base in southern Turkey. 2016-12-06 04:27 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Uganda rebel commander goes on trial at Int'l Criminal Court

One of the most senior commanders in the feared militia of fugitive Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony is going on trial at the International Criminal Court. 2016-12-06 04:26 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Southern Madagascar to suffer drought impact into 2017

Some rain fell in southern Madagascar last week, a rare piece of good news for a drought-hit region where nearly a million people face hunger because of failed harvests. But aid groups warn that more rain is needed for the current crop-planting season to succeed and... 2016-12-06 04:21 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Hong Kong stocks rise as investors decide to shrug off Italy referendum

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Hong Kong stocks joined many other markets in rising on Tuesday, more than erasing losses incurred the previous day after Italians rejected... 2016-12-06 04:20 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Utility blames transformer issue for Philadelphia foam leak

A utility company says a transformer issue is to blame for causing white foam to seep out of a downtown Philadelphia substation and onto a side street this past weekend. 2016-12-06 04:02 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Spurs escape Bucks with 97-96 win

It went down to the wire before the San Antonio Spurs escaped with a 97-96 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday, keeping their unbeaten streak on the road intact. 2016-12-06 04:00 2KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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AG cautions town against vote on proposed Muslim cemetery

The Massachusetts attorney general's office is cautioning town officials against holding a town-wide vote on a proposal for a Muslin cemetery on abandoned farmland. 2016-12-06 03:41 1KB www.thenewstribune.com

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Tufts suspends frat activities after hazing allegations

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Administrators at Tufts University say the Massachusetts school has suspended all social activity at its fraternities for the rest of t... 2016-12-06 03:39 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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American woman is 'gang-raped in five-star hotel in India after being given drug-laced drink'

Police in India say they are investigating the claim of an American woman that she was drugged by a group of men and gang raped at her five-star hotel in New Delhi. 2016-12-06 03:38 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Google advertises for 'conservative outreach' manager after Trump's election win

Google advertised for a 'conservative outreach' manager to work in Washington D. C. on its public policy team just 10 days after Republican Donald Trump won the election. 2016-12-06 03:31 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Merkel seeks new term as leader of German conservatives

Angela Merkel is seeking a new two-year term as leader of her conservative party, following her announcement last month that she will run for a fourth term as German chancellor. 2016-12-06 03:26 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Illegal detention and torture underpin China's corruption crackdown-Human Rights Watch report

HONG KONG, Dec 6(Reuters) - The corruption crackdown ordered by Chinese President Xi Jinping is reliant on a secret system of detentions and torture beyond t... 2016-12-06 03:24 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Senior British minister seeks to calm China concerns on Brexit

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A senior British cabinet minister sought on Tuesday to assuage concerns in China about market access in the wake of the Brexit vote, pointing to Hong Kong's success as a trading hub as proof of Britain's commitment to keeping its doors open to global business. 2016-12-06 03:15 901Bytes article.wn.com

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Heisman Trophy: Five finalists named

Louisville sophomore quarterback Lamar Jackson and Clemson junior quarterback Deshaun Watson headline a group of five Heisman Trophy finalists. 2016-12-06 03:14 3KB www.upi.com

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Ben Carson for HUD?; mistrial in Walter Scott shooting (10 Things to Know for Tuesday)

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday. 2016-12-06 03:11 2KB www.nola.com

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Ohio firefighter shot, wounded while on scene of house fire

An Ohio firefighter has been shot and wounded while on the scene of a house fire. It happened late Monday night in Youngstown, about 75 miles southeast of Cleveland. Police... 2016-12-06 03:06 700Bytes article.wn.com

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Automatic horn may be behind fatal Arkansas train crash

Automated equipment may have contributed to a deadly head-on train collision in Arkansas by resetting alarms set up to ensure the crew is alert. The National Transportation Safety Board meets... 2016-12-06 03:06 746Bytes article.wn.com

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UK Government makes typo in 'immigrants learn English' statement

The UK Government was left-red faced after a spelling error was made in the official response to a report calling on immigrants to improve their English proficiency. 2016-12-06 03:05 2KB www.independent.ie

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Before the article 50 court battle, there was May vs Merkel

With court judgment still far off, we look at the week’s other Brexit developments and spats, of which there was no shortage 2016-12-06 03:00 8KB www.theguardian.com

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Trailer for Transformers: The Last Knight starring Mark Wahlberg released

A teaser has dropped for Transformers: The Last Knight, sure to be one of the biggest films hitting theaters next summer, and it kicks off in grand fashion: with a narrative from Anthony Hopkins. 2016-12-06 02:48 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Indians look for solutions only when toxic pollution soars

NEW DELHI (AP) " The truth of New Delhi's toxic air finally hit home for Rakhi Singh when her 3-year-old son began to cough constantly early this year. She bought air purifiers for her home. When a thick, gray haze turned the view... ... 2016-12-06 02:45 820Bytes article.wn.com

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0.5
Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends

HAVANA (AP) " Music is playing in the streets again. Tourists are sipping mojitos at sidewalk cafes. Flags are flapping at full staff. After nine days of national mourning for Fidel Castro, Cuba is slowly returning to noisy, boisterous... ... 2016-12-06 02:45 821Bytes article.wn.com

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3.5
Mexico: 14 gunmen killed in gunbattle with patrol of marines

VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) " Police in Mexico's Gulf coast state of Veracruz say 14 criminal suspects have been killed in a gunbattle with a patrol of Mexican marines. A statement from the state police Coordination Group says the shootout... ... 2016-12-06 02:45 836Bytes article.wn.com

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0.7
High court hears arguments in two redistricting cases

Justice Anthony Kennedy seemed to hold the key in two redistricting cases Monday where the justices were considering whether Republicans had unconstitutionally packed minority voters together to limit their influence. The Supreme Court was divided and short handed. Justice Kennedy’s comments should cause concern for Virginia lawmakers,... 2016-12-06 02:41 5KB www.post-gazette.com

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4.8
Parents Spend More Than Nine Hours a Day with Screen Media

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A first-of-its-kind study released today by Common Sense shows... 2016-12-06 01:50 4KB www.prnewswire.com

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4.5
Mark Melancon agrees to deal with Giants

The San Francisco Giants agreed to a $62-million, four-year contract with closer Mark Melancon , pending a physical, General Manager Bobby Evans announced Monday. 2016-12-06 01:45 3KB www.latimes.com

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5.3
2 accused of car break-in, money theft in Detroit

Police: Pair allegedly broke into a white 2015 Ford at about 2:25 p.m. Nov. 11 in the 17100 block of Harper 2016-12-06 01:33 1KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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0.0
Gasol, Grizzlies outlast Pelicans, 110-108 in double OT

Marc Gasol had 28 points, including a game-tying 3-pointer with seven seconds left in regulation, to go with 11 rebounds and 11 assists, and the Memphis Grizzlies outlasted the New Orleans Pelicans 110-108 in double overtime on Monday night. 2016-12-06 01:22 4KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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0.0
Mike Pence spotted at New York Jets game sitting next to owner Woody Johnson

Vice President-elect Mike Pence was spotted at a New York Jets game sitting next to the team's owner Woody Johnson on Monday night after he was tipped to become ambassador to the UK. 2016-12-06 01:21 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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4.4
Two Women Dead In Jersey City Stabbing

The women were found deceased in an apartment on Randolph Avenue, according to the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office. 2016-12-06 01:19 1KB newyork.cbslocal.com

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1.1
Conjoined twins undergoing risky separation surgery

Conjoined twins Eva and Erika Sandoval of suburban Sacramento, Calif., will undergo a rare surgery Tuesday after living fused from the chest down since they were born more than two years ago. Doctors calculate a 30 percent chance that one or both twins will not survive... 2016-12-06 01:18 5KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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3.6
Monday's roundup: Romulus rolls past Chicago Bogan in tournament

Dylan Price led Romulus with 23 points in a 70-67 victory in Derrick Coleman DC Elite Tip-off Tournament at Calihan Hall. 2016-12-06 01:10 3KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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2.7
Mistrial declared in black motorist's shooting by officer

A panel of one black and 11 white jurors said Monday they were unable to reach a unanimous decision after deliberating more than 22 hours over 4 days. 2016-12-06 00:29 5KB chicago.suntimes.com

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2.2
Roseville school board vice-president under fire for racist Facebook posts

Roseville School board members understand why protesters are calling for the resignation of vice-president Alfredo Franceseconi after posting racist Facebook posts against Muslims and African Americans. 2016-12-06 00:21 1KB www.wxyz.com

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2.8
Trail Blazers Beat Bulls 112-110 For 3rd Straight Win

Dwyane Wade scored 34 points for the Bulls, and Jimmy Butler finished with 26 points, seven rebounds and five assists. 2016-12-06 00:08 3KB chicago.cbslocal.com

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2.4
France raises risk level on bird flu to "high"

PARIS, Dec 6 (Reuters) - France raised to 2016-12-06 04:42 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.0
Oil dips as OPEC joins Russia in upping output ahead of production cut

By Henning Gloystein SINGAPORE, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Oil prices eased on Tuesday as crude output rose in virtually every major export region despite plans by OP... 2016-12-06 04:16 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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5.0
Ruth Davidson warns opposite ‘divisive Brexit’

Image caption Ruth Davidson was speaking to the 2016-12-06 00:00 3KB headlinenewstoday.net

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0.6
Charlotte Hornets figure out their math problem in time to hold off Dallas Mavericks

Great at the foul line and terrible from 3-point range, the Charlotte Hornets managed to score 109 points Monday for their 12th victory. 2016-12-06 01:05 3KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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1.2
Italian bond yields drop as expectations of ECB action rise

By Abhinav Ramnarayan LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Italy's government bond yields fell on Tuesday as attention switched from political uncertainty after a refer... 2016-12-06 04:30 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Industrial equipment hire firm Ashtead hikes annual results forecast

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Industrial equipment hire group Ashtead Group Plc hiked its annual results forecast on Tuesday, as both its divisions performed at the uppe... 2016-12-06 04:16 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.5
BRIEF-Monte dei Paschi shares volatile in early trade

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Banca Monte Dei Paschi Di Siena: * Shares in the troubled lender fall more than 4 percent at open, but later pare some of the losses; the s... 2016-12-06 04:09 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.7
Zinc, copper ease after rally; market eyes Chinese demand

By Naveen Thukral SINGAPORE, Dec 6 (Reuters) - London zinc dipped on Tuesday, taking a breather following last session's 3.7 percent rally, with copper dropp... 2016-12-06 03:11 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.0
Bust of David Crockett to be unveiled at Tennessee Capitol

Tennessee lawmakers are unveiling a bust of David Crockett at the state Capitol. 2016-12-06 02:59 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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3.0
Pastor accused of raping child 46 years ago due back in court

The trial of a pastor accused of raping an 8-year-old girl 46 years ago is expected to continue in the Parow Regional Court. 2016-12-06 01:29 2KB www.news24.com

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4.5
Finally! Natural hair celebrated at the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Maria Borges started a movement. 2016-12-06 01:45 1KB rssfeeds.usatoday.com

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0.0
Monday’s high school basketball summaries 12.05.16

Boys Summaries 2016-12-06 00:19 3KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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2.0
Slow-motion pile up of cars, buses and trucks in snowy Montreal – video

Montreal drivers struggle to control the fate of their vehicles on a slippery section of road resulting in a slo-mo pile up 2016-12-06 04:26 1KB www.theguardian.com

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1.3
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin evacuated from the South Pole to be treated by New Zealand doctor David Bowie

Former astronaut and second man on the moon, Buzz Aldrin (left), is in a New Zealand hospital being treated by a doctor (right) with the same name as David Bowie - who wrote songs about space. 2016-12-06 04:25 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.6
‘Duterte eased out Robredo to protect secret plans’

Vice President Leni Robredo was eased out of the Cabinet because President Duterte and his allies did not want to give the highest-ranking member of the Liberal Party (LP) access to the administration’s “secret plans.” Albay Rep. Edcel Lagman, an opposition leader and Robredo’s... 2016-12-06 00:00 5KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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3.1
German industry orders post biggest rise for more than 2 years

By Michelle Martin BERLIN, Dec 6 (Reuters) - German industrial orders rose in October at their fastest pace for more than two years, data showed on Tuesday,... 2016-12-06 03:51 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Sneak peek: Inside MGM National Harbor

After two years of construction and $1.4 billion, MGM National Harbor is ready to open. Here's what you can expect to see on Dec. 8. (Photos) 2016-12-06 03:20 1KB wtop.com

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1.0
Carolina Panthers' offensive issues extend beyond dress code

You can question whether Ron Rivera made the right call to bench Cam Newton at the start of Sunday night's loss in Seattle, but it's tough to argue with this: 2016-12-06 03:07 2KB www.upi.com

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3.7
Jabaal Sheard impresses Bill Belichick in New England Patriots' win

New England Patriots defensive end Jabaal Sheard was a big story for all the wrong reasons three weeks ago. 2016-12-06 03:06 2KB www.upi.com

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3.8
West Virginia man sent to prison for illegal gun possession

Federal authorities say a 33-year-old Shinnston man has been sentenced to 30 months in prison for illegally possession a gun. 2016-12-06 02:55 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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0.1
The world is poorer without Fidel Castro

He worked with his people to survive the economic blockade, not once thinking of betraying his revolutionary instincts. The death of Cde Fidel Castro has renewed in me an urge to become unequivocal in my convictions. Cde Fidel Castro was a patriot who loved his people and his country. 2016-12-06 02:00 3KB www.news24.com

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5.0
Detroit News All-Metro Football: East

David Goricki of The Detroit selects the top high school football players in Metro Detroit east region. 2016-12-06 01:38 1KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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3.4
Hutchinson, Boise State hold off Loyola Marymount 80-79

Chandler Hutchinson made 6 of 9 from the field and scored 17 points as hot-shooting Boise State held on for an 80-79 win over Loyola Marymount on Monday night. 2016-12-06 01:26 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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6.9
New Ken Burns documentary tackles divisive Vietnam War era

The producer of films ranging from the Civil War to baseball takes on a controversial war. 2016-12-06 01:10 3KB rssfeeds.usatoday.com

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3.1
Kate McKinnon is all smiles sporting little black dress for New York screening of Office Christmas Party

The SNL star opted for Pamella Roland's dress from her spring 2017 collection, which complimented her hourglass figure. 2016-12-06 01:08 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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4.2
The Latest: Jury has been selected in Will Smith case

The Latest on the Will Smith shooting-death trial (all times local): 10 p.m. A jury has been selected in the case of the man charged with second-degree murder in the... 2016-12-06 00:43 680Bytes article.wn.com

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1.3
London City Airport cancels half of all flights as the capital wakes up shrouded in thick fog

London City Airport near Canary Wharf in East London had an average delay time of 67 minutes this morning after 43 flights were cancelled – making up 53 per cent of the total. 2016-12-06 04:54 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.2
My dear Mr Max Du Preez

I enjoy reading your articles, even though I very often disagree with your views. 2016-12-06 04:53 4KB www.news24.com

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3.1
Mount Warning American camper dies after lightning strikes tree next to tent

An American tourist in his 20s has died and a woman has been taken to hospital after lightning struck a tree next to their tent while they were camping on the top of Mt Warning on Tuesday. 2016-12-06 04:53 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
First facial recognition for smartphones Blippar identifies faces in person, print or TV

London-based firm Blippar has added the Augmented Reality Face Profile feature to its app enabling users to scan - or 'blipp' a face, either in person, or from an image or TV to find out more about them. 2016-12-06 04:53 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.2
Lawyers for singer Prince's estate agree to DNA test after New Zealand man claims he is the dead pop legend's SECRET SON

Max Stacey McCormack has contacted the Purple Rain star's estate claiming to be the late singer's son, and lawyers have agreed to carry out DNA tests on him. 2016-12-06 04:53 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.8
Tyga's rumoured ex Demi Rose leaves nothing to the imagination as she poses fully NUDE for raunchy shoot

She's never been afraid to show off her sensational figure. But Demi - who is believed to have dated rapper Tyga during his break from Kylie Jenner - stripped off for one of her raunchiest shoots to date. 2016-12-06 04:52 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.2
Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone: I have no problem with my son Giovanni saying I will someday be boss of Inter Milan... because I will be

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone says he has no problem with his son, Giovanni, telling the world that his father will someday be boss of Inter Milan. 2016-12-06 04:52 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.9
21,000 Rohingya flee to Bangladesh from Myanmar: IOM

Around 21,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh in recent weeks to escape violence in neighbouring Myanmar, an official of the International Organisation for... 2016-12-06 04:51 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.2
Cheyenne Tozzi cuts a chic figure in a blazer and tailored trousers as she steps out for lunch at Sydney hotspot Catalina

Model and singer Cheyenne Tozzi, 27, cut a stylish figure in a blazer and pair of tailored trousers, as she was spotted at Sydney's Catalina, for lunch on Tuesday. 2016-12-06 04:51 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.7
No Ball! Steven Smith cops a painful blow to the groin causing him to double over in pain - as teammate David Warner laughs at his expense

Australia's cricket captain Steve Smith was doubled over in pain after New Zealand's Collin de Gandhomme bowled a ball which struck him between the legs at Manuka Oval in Canberra. 2016-12-06 04:50 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.0
University student, 19, drowned on a family holiday in Turkey after getting into difficulties when he went swimming in the sea during a boat trip

Subhan Khan, 19, from Solihull, West Midlands, was a 'strong swimmer' but died after getting into difficulties in the Aegean coastal resort of Altinkum in Turkey on May 18 this year. 2016-12-06 04:50 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.2
A bolthole for bookworms: Inside the library-style hotel that's home to 45,000 books

The Literary Man Óbidos Hotel in Portugal is packed with 45,000 books lining almost every wall and there's plenty of space for book lovers to curl up and indulge their hobby. 2016-12-06 04:49 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.3
Nicole Trunfio shows off flawless skin in Instagram selfie after returning to Australia

Nicole Trunfio looked relaxed and carefree as posted a make-up free selfie to Instagram whilst on set for a photoshoot in Sydney on Tuesday 2016-12-06 04:49 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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18.5
Obama's UN envoy refers to Armenian genocide

WASHINGTON (AP) — Has the Obama administration quietly recognized the World War I-era killing of Armenians as genocide? The term has long been taboo for U. S.... 2016-12-06 04:49 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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4.9
Coalition backs down on bank victims' tribunal in favour of financial ombudsmen

Kelly O’Dwyer denies opting for an ombudsman inconsistent with Malcolm Turnbull’s original undertaking 2016-12-06 04:48 3KB www.theguardian.com

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2.5
Allison Williams dazzles as she hosts Voices of Solidarity 2016 in New York City

The 28-year-old actress shimmered in silver as she arrived at the Voices Of Solidarity 2016 event on Monday night. 2016-12-06 04:48 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.7
Hailey Baldwin will never pose naked or topless for a photoshoot unlike Kendall Jenner

Hailey Baldwin has revealed she would never pose naked or topless for a photoshoot, unlike her best friend Kendall Jenner. 2016-12-06 04:48 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Ada Nicodemou shares snap of Home And Away makeup artist lathering fake tan on buff soap hunk Kyle Pryor

Ada Nicodemou shared a cheeky snap of a Home And Away make-up artist lathering fake tan on buff soap hunk Kyle Pryor on Tuesday. 2016-12-06 04:47 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.8
Tricky puzzle challenges players to spot reptile hidden among crowd of giraffes

This is just another in the long line of brainteasers taking over the Internet. The latest puzzle comes from Playbuzz and asks you to see how quickly you can spot the hidden snake in between giraffes. 2016-12-06 04:45 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.4
Thelma Plum opens up about run-in with Dylan Frost as band announce split

Australian singer Thelma Plum has revealed she was 'abused' by Sticky Finger's lead singer Dylan Frost, days before the band announced their shock split. 2016-12-06 04:45 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.1
Halle Berry debuts new hairdo while shopping for Christmas trees

The Oscar-winning star, 50, was snapped Monday in West Hollywood looking amazing as she debuted a chic new 'do while picking up a few seasonal adornments from a Christmas tree lot. 2016-12-06 04:44 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.4
Anohni urges Barack Obama to free Chelsea Manning: 'She poses no threat'

Musician posts YouTube message urging Obama to release Manning, who is serving a prison sentence for leaking state secrets, before President-elect Trump takes office 2016-12-06 04:44 2KB www.theguardian.com

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0.0
Elsa Pataky in Malibu with husband Chris Hemsworth and children

Spanish actress Elsa Pataky, 40, and Thor star Chris Hemsworth, 33, cut casual figures while tending to two of their children in Malibu on Monday afternoon. 2016-12-06 04:44 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.3
Girl is the only person in the world with defect that sees her grow uncontrollably

Jessica Ruston, from Southport, Merseyside, also has Beckwith-Wiedemann syndrome, a rare uncontrollable growth condition that affects one in 14,000 children. 2016-12-06 04:43 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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6.9
Man, woman charged with Skokie armed robbery

A man and a woman have been charged with an October armed robbery in north suburban Skokie. 2016-12-06 04:43 1KB chicago.suntimes.com

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2.4
Transgender women in India face bias despite laws, says activist

By Rina Chandran MUMBAI, Dec 6 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Transgender women in India face persistent bias that denies them education and jobs despite Ind... 2016-12-06 04:42 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.0
Britain plans to overhaul the way railways are run

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Britain is to overhaul the running of its rail network to give service operators a role in managing the tracks their trains use to... 2016-12-06 04:42 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
British power producer Drax plans to buy Opus Energy for 340 mln pounds

By Nina Chestney LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - British power producer Drax Group Plc plans to buy energy supplier Opus Energy for 340 million pounds ($434 millio... 2016-12-06 04:42 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.6
UK's financial watchdog tightens rules for spread betting products

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Britain's financial watchdog proposed tougher rules for retail financial spread betting products known as 'contracts for difference' (CFD)... 2016-12-06 04:42 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.7
Lawyers: Trump has to sell DC hotel before taking office

It's a glittering jewel in Donald Trump's hotel empire. Securing the rights to use the government-owned building where it is housed took him more than a year of negotiating. The resulting lease itself 2016-12-06 04:42 6KB www.deseretnews.com

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0.9
Putin hopes to fix ties with US, pool anti-terror efforts

In a conciliatory state-of-the-nation address, Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday voiced hope for mending a rift with the U. S. and pooling efforts in fighting terrorism. 2016-12-06 04:42 5KB www.deseretnews.com

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3.2
Stopgap spending bill to be unveiled as Congress finishes up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is quickening its pace toward adjourning late this week, marching toward a final vote on legislation boosting medical research and... 2016-12-06 04:41 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.3
Teresa Giudice puts on busty display as she signs copies of her book Turning The Tables

The 44-year-old Real Housewives of New Jersey star turned heads as she attended a live Q + A and book signing in Florida on Monday after she wished her husband was home for Christmas. 2016-12-06 04:41 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.7
Leaders must put the people first - Ramaphosa

It is time for South Africa’s leaders to listen to their people and put their interests first, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has said. 2016-12-06 04:41 2KB www.news24.com

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1.4
Court victory for Pollsmoor's awaiting-trial prisoners

Rampant overcrowding and “horrendous” conditions at Pollsmoor's remand centre for awaiting-trial detainees have to be addressed, the Western Cape High Court has ordered. 2016-12-06 04:41 5KB www.news24.com

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3.3
Deadly TIGER SNAKE discovered hiding under bins in middle of Melbourne's CBD

Maintenance man Cameron Mayne was putting his bins out in Swanston Street, central Melbourne, when he 'saw something slither away'. 2016-12-06 04:41 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.2
Mariah Carey puts on a sizzling display as she dances with new beau Bryan Tanaka in NYC

The All I Want For Christmas Is You hitmaker looked ravishing on stage, donning three different eye-catching numbers. 2016-12-06 04:40 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.3
Hailee Steinfeld flashes after pulling hemline up too far at Jingle Ball concert

It is easy to get carried away in the festive spirit. And that certainly happened to Hailee Steinfeld when she hiked her hemline up to far as she performed at a Jingle Ball concert in Minnesota 2016-12-06 04:40 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
I'm A Celebrity 2016: Vicky Pattison sports last night's make-up after boozy wrap party

The 29-year-old ex-Geordie Shore star was forced to hit back at online trolls, who she deemed 'pathetic' and overcritical, for the manner in which she handed over her crown 2016-12-06 04:40 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.4
Horrific reality of Polish mink farms where maggot-infested LIVE animals are left semi-paralysed with terrible injuries before being skinned so their fur can be sold in UK

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. The horrific reality of Polish mink farms has been laid bare by a whistle-blower who filmed the disgusting treatment of animals at his workplace in Masanów, Poland. 2016-12-06 04:40 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.0
‘Netanyahu more scared of political rivals than the International Criminal Court’

The organization Yesh Din, which had initially petitioned the High Court of Justice against Amona, said the bill was a large scale form of “land theft.” 2016-12-06 04:40 4KB www.jpost.com

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7.3
Afghan migrant ‘raped and murdered’ EU official's daughter in Germany

Hussein K., just 17 and from Afghanistan, has been linked by his DNA to the murder of Maria Ladenburger, 19, in Freiburg, Germany. 2016-12-06 04:39 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.5
Gareth Bale reassures Real Madrid fans with encouraging injury update: 'Recovery is going well, my ankle is feeling better every day'

Welsh winger Gareth Bale suffered a 'traumatic dislocation of the peroneal tendons' during Real Madrid's 2-1 Champions League victory over Sporting Lisbon near the end of November. 2016-12-06 04:38 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.1
Trump heads back out on road for 'thank you' tour

NEW YORK (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump is taking his show back on the road. Trump is slated to hold the second stop of this 2016-12-06 04:37 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.5
From vintage bicycles to child-proof tablets and a robot they can programme themselves: Fantastic festive gifts for kids that are guaranteed to delight

They may already have sent their wish-list to the North Pole but if you haven't yet bought for the little one in your life, then Femail has a host of fabulous gift ideas that won't fail to disappoint. 2016-12-06 04:37 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Richard Wilkins' son Christian shows off blonde hair for FIRST modelling photoshoot

Today's Richard Wilkins son, Christian dressed in a black suit and a white button-up shirt in his first photoshoot, after signing to Chadwick Models. 2016-12-06 04:37 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.7
James Kennedy denies he hooked up with co-worker as Lala Kent confronts him on Vanderpump Rules

James Kennedy better get his story straight. 2016-12-06 04:37 7KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.1
Gilas taking wait-and-see approach

With Fiba Asia still yet to finalize its competition schedule next year, Gilas Pilipinas is forced to take a wait-and-see approach as it prepares its next pool of players. "It's hard 2016-12-06 00:00 2KB sports.inquirer.net

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3.7
British Fashion Awards 2016: Kate Beckinsale shows off trim figure in sharp suit

The Brit beauty worked a designer suit as she rubbed shoulders with the world's top models at the Royal Albert Hall. 2016-12-06 04:37 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.7
Indonesia takes new step to combat loss of forests, fires

Indonesia has strengthened its moratorium on converting peat swamps to plantations in a move a conservation research group says will help prevent annual fires and substantially cut the country's carbon emissions if properly implemented. 2016-12-06 04:37 3KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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0.0
Kamvari Architects-designed cabins to be built along Trans-Siberian railway

The triangular pods, soaring 65 feet high, are the brainchild of London-based studio Kamvari Architects, which came up with the concept for the world’s longest railway line in Russia. 2016-12-06 04:36 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Razon defends Rizal Memorial Complex redevelopment

The group of tycoon Enrique Razon yesterday said the City of Manila would benefit from “urban renewal” and unlock more revenues from the preservation and redevelopment of the 82-year-old Rizal 2016-12-06 00:00 3KB business.inquirer.net

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0.0
UK is poised to be crowned fastest growing G7 nation after services sector defies Brexit warnings

A closely-watched index has defied gloomy warnings about Brexit to come in well above the expectations of economists. 2016-12-06 04:34 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.5
Bride who dreamt of surprising husband-to-be by arriving at the altar in a helicopter is killed when it crashes minutes before ceremony in Brazil

Rosemere do Nascimento Silva, of Sao Paulo in Brazil, was killed along with three others - the pilot, her brother and a photographer who was six months pregnant. 2016-12-06 04:34 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Do you want to be happy?

“Happiness” is like a fresh cut lawn – it looks fantastic and everyone wants one, but most people don’t want to do the actual work. It’s easy to say you want to be happy, but do you act like you do? 2016-12-06 04:33 4KB www.news24.com

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SA to import GM maize for first time from US

The government has approved imports of genetically modified maize from the US for the first time as it seeks to bring in the grain after its worst drought in decades. 2016-12-06 04:33 2KB www.fin24.com

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Saudi court sentences 15 people to death for spying for Iran - Arabiya TV

DUBAI, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A Saudi court on Tuesday sentenced 15 people to death for spying for Iran, Saudi-owned al-Arabiya television reported. The 15 were a... 2016-12-06 04:32 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.3
Ex-Arroyo gov’t official charged with graft over P6B deal

Former Government Corporate Counsel Agnes Devanadera has been charged with graft for advising the state-run Philippine National Construction Corp. (PNCC) to enter into an anomalous deal that would have required it to pay over P6 billion worth of loans to a private lender. 2016-12-06 00:00 3KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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Psychiatric nurse 'raped patients' at Northpark Private Hospital in Bundoora, Victoria

A psychiatric nurse, 48, allegedly raped two women at Northpark Private Hospital in Bundoora, Victoria, with one of them heavily sedated when he hopped in her bed. 2016-12-06 04:32 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Expect the unexpected, say college disaster prep officials

When Jefferson Community College was making plans to build its first residence hall, there was one must-have for President Carole McCoy: generators for backup if the power went out. 2016-12-06 04:32 5KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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0.0
Meaningful changes SA needs

If we continue on the present 'antagonistic' course we will hasten our own demise. Little of what we do now will slow down the implosion which will surely follow. 2016-12-06 04:31 1KB www.news24.com

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Fillon would beat Le Pen, Socialist fifth or worse-Ifop French presidential poll

PARIS, Dec 6 (Reuters) - French conservative presidential election candidate Francois Fillon would beat far-right leader Marine Le Pen in the second round of... 2016-12-06 04:26 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Police: Alaska woman spots her stolen truck, shoots at alleged thieves

An Alaska woman shot the windshield of her own pickup in an attempt to stop a thief from driving off, police said 2016-12-06 04:26 1KB www.cbsnews.com

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Mumsnet user asks why it's assumed mothers will be the ones to give up work

The Mumsnet user, who is on maternity leave, says she's been asked whether she is going back to work over 30 times since having a baby. Her husband hasn't been asked about work once, she says. 2016-12-06 04:23 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Court: Star Chinese investor pleads guilty in stock case

A Chinese court says a star securities trader who was arrested following last year's stock market collapse has pleaded guilty to insider trading and manipulating share prices. 2016-12-06 04:21 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Trump elected by the working poor: Milken

Donald Trump's election was a reaction to poor growth and should not have been a surprise, says the founder of the Milken Institute. 2016-12-06 04:20 1KB www.cnbc.com

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0.0
Baseball-crazed Cubans get creative to get their MLB fix

On a sun-beaten suburban ballpark in Havana, young Little Leaguers line up to bat in front of a chain-link backstop missing its chain-links. 2016-12-06 04:17 3KB rss.cnn.com

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Swastika-looking snowflakes pop up at Latvian Christmas market — RT News

In another controversial case of Latvia’s relationship to Nazi symbolism, a large ornament eerily similar to a swastika appeared in Riga’s Christmas Market, provoking critical reactions. 2016-12-06 04:16 1KB www.rt.com

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Price has 'bartered away' UCT's core values

Explain to the person with a hard won seat in an engineering faculty that his primary concern should not be getting an education, but ensuring his degree is free from western hegemony, writes Gwen Ngwenya. 2016-12-06 04:14 9KB www.news24.com

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Crews work to shore up Ghost Ship warehouse, DA considers criminal charges

Crews have been working around the clock since the Ghost Ship warehouse caught fire on Friday night, killing at least 36 people. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O' Malley spoke publicly, saying murder and manslaughter charges could be filed. 2016-12-06 04:12 2KB abc7news.com

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Gagging orders 'used by a number of clubs to silence football abuse victims'

Gagging orders have allegedly been used by 2016-12-06 04:09 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Prison inmate probed over 'Cop Killer' profile on Xbox Live

Prison officials and police are investigating if an inmate convicted of killing a traffic police officer illegally accessed Xbox's internet gaming service fr... 2016-12-06 04:09 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Government facing High Court challenge over Prevent counter-terrorism strategy

The Government faces a legal challenge over important aspects of its counter-terrorism strategy in the High Court later. Salman Butt, a campaigner on Muslim... 2016-12-06 04:07 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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NHS whistleblowers 'being fired, gagged and blacklisted'

NHS whistleblowers face being 2016-12-06 04:07 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Man killed his baby daughter by leaving her unattended

A father who admitted to killing his baby daughter refused to get her medical help when she fell from a change table, a Perth court has heard. 2016-12-06 04:06 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Richard Spencer's Texas A&M speech draws ire of officials, students

A Texas A&M alum is bringing prominent white nationalist Richard Spencer to campus despite the wishes of university leaders and students. 2016-12-06 04:05 4KB rss.cnn.com

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Vandals trash interracial Ohio pair's home with swastikas, hate speech

Vandals break in, spray paint swastikas and slogans such as "white power" on the walls; ruin various surfaces with splattered cement. 2016-12-06 04:05 2KB www.jpost.com

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California's new legislative session begins with a message: We're ready to fight Trump

State lawmakers clashed in rancorous debate Monday over how to respond to President-elect Donald Trump , with the majority party Democrats introducing a barrage of legislation challenging his key proposals on immigration, and urging him to abandon threats of mass deportations. 2016-12-06 04:05 8KB www.latimes.com

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New North Carolina governor to face resolute GOP legislature

North Carolina's next governor campaigned on a promise to work if elected on bending back state government's recent right-ward turn, with the repeal of a law limiting LGBT rights near the top of his to-do list. 2016-12-06 04:03 4KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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British PM joins Gulf summit for post-Brexit trade talks

British Prime Minister Theresa May is to join Gulf Arab leaders gathered for a summit in Bahrain on Tuesday for talks on trade after Britain's exit from the... 2016-12-06 04:00 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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FACIAL RECOGNITION AVAILABLE TO PUBLIC FOR FIRST TIME ON MOBILE

Dec 6 (Reuters) - For the first time ever, anyone can use real-time facial recognition technology on their phones to recognise people and unlock information... 2016-12-06 04:00 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Why it's important to talk about successful black and Latino boys

While Chukwuagoziem Uzoegwu was growing up, his mother often would throw what he and his brothers called “educational tantrums.” 2016-12-06 04:00 7KB www.latimes.com

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Police chief won't work with mayor who's also a comedian

The police chief in a small Ohio city says he can no longer "in good conscious" work with the mayor, who also moonlights as a stand-up comedian. 2016-12-06 03:56 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Duterte no longer felt comfortable working with Leni, Palace says

President Rodrigo Duterte “felt uncomfortable” with the political actions of Vice President Ma. Leonor “Leni” Robredo, prompting him to issue a desist order for the vice president from attending all Cabinet meetings. 2016-12-06 00:00 3KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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How NOT to get hired: Employers reveal the interview 'red flags' that could cost you that dream job

Employers described their ultimate red flags on Reddit, and aside from showing up on time and dressing the part, job-seekers would be well advised to leave their smart phone at home. 2016-12-06 03:54 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Mark Cruz links up with Tanduay

Without any PBA team picking him up in the offseason, Mark Cruz looks to make waves anew in the 2017 PBA D-League as he leads Tanduay in the upcoming Aspirants' Cup. Coach Lawrence 2016-12-06 00:00 1KB sports.inquirer.net

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Debt collection firm Arrow Global to enter Italy with Zenith acquisition

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Debt purchaser and manager Arrow Global Group Plc said it would enter the Italian market by buying financial services business Zenith Servi... 2016-12-06 03:51 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Olympics-Tonga's Rio flag-bearer aims for 2018 Winter Games

BEAR MOUNTAIN, California, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Pita Taufatofua, the sculpted taekwondo fighter who caused a sensation when he carried Tonga's flag at the Rio O... 2016-12-06 03:51 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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German factory orders beat forecasts, up strongly in October

German factory orders were up a far stronger-than-expected 4.9 percent in October compared with the previous month, led higher by orders for cars and vehicle parts. 2016-12-06 03:51 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Colombians take to the streets to protest rape, killing of 7-year-old girl

Hundreds of angry Colombians are taking to the streets to protest the kidnapping and rape of a 7-year-old girl found strangled in an upper-class Bogota apartment 2016-12-06 03:46 1KB www.cbsnews.com

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Men of Reddit reveal the last thing that made them cry

Men have taken to Reddit to discuss the last thing that made them cry - from children's movies to family dramas - in a thread that has notched up almost 4,000 responses in less than 24 hours. 2016-12-06 03:46 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Iran says UN atomic agency chief to visit Tehran again

Iran's top nuclear official says the head of the U. N. nuclear watchdog will visit Iran later this month. 2016-12-06 03:46 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Alaska Airlines pre-cancels Tuesday morning flights

In anticipation of icy conditions at Sea-Tac Airport on Tuesday morning, Alaska Airlines has pre-canceled 35 flights form 6 a.m. to noon. 2016-12-06 03:45 1KB mynorthwest.com

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England's Euro 2016 loss to Iceland proves most popular sporting moment on Twitter... with a record 128,000 tweets per minute!

England's exit from the European Championship at the hands of Iceland was not only a shock to the nation but also the United Kingdom's most tweeted-about sporting moment of the year. 2016-12-06 03:44 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Johnny Manziel 'drops $35,000 on Champagne in the run-up to birthday'

Johnny Manziel may have been unemployed for the last 10 months, but that didn't stop him from spending a reported $35,000 in Miami, Florida, before his 24th birthday on Tuesday. 2016-12-06 03:44 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Chinese volleyball game in the crosshairs of development

A modest asphalt court that served as a nursery for a unique style of volleyball played by Chinese immigrants across the country now stands in the way of development, touching off a battle over preservation. The prime slice of Chinatown real estate is steps from busy South Station... 2016-12-06 03:44 1KB article.wn.com

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Pundit likens Carson to Wu Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah

Panel goes off the rails as pundit compares Carson to Wu Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah. 2016-12-06 03:43 1KB rss.cnn.com

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Granit Xhaka defends slow start to his Arsenal career ahead of Basle return, insisting 'it's normal when you come to a new club and country'

Granit Xhaka returns to hometown club Basle in the Champions League on Tuesday night and is expected to start for Arsenal against the team where he began his career. 2016-12-06 03:43 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Former Honey Birdette claims she was sexually harassed and bullied

Chanelle Rogers, 25, a former lingerie worker, claims she saw women mocked and workers humiliated and threatened by management while working for Australian chain Honey Birdette. 2016-12-06 03:42 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Paralysed man finally gets long overdue medication

A former security guard who was wounded on duty a decade ago and whose medical care was cut off due to the Compensation Fund not paying a hospital, is now getting his long-overdue medication. 2016-12-06 03:40 2KB www.news24.com

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Google safety app lets loved ones keep track of your whereabouts

A new app from Google allows families and close friends to keep track of their loved ones to know if their doing fine and in good health. 2016-12-06 00:00 1KB technology.inquirer.net

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World leaders face risks in reconciling with past enemies

Reconciliation can be tricky. It took 70 years for an American president to visit the site of the U. S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and nearly 75 for a Japanese leader to announce he would visit… 2016-12-06 03:39 4KB wtop.com

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Pizzagate: Lies are one-sided, not two

I'm going to start by saying two things that will surely make some people very mad. 2016-12-06 03:39 5KB feeds.nydailynews.com

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Trains and lane come together in rail government revamp

Media captionRailway operation in England to be reformed, says transport ministerThe way that England's railway network is run is set to be 2016-12-06 00:00 5KB headlinenewstoday.net

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Navajo Nation sues US govt for $160mn over Colorado mine spill — RT America

The Navajo Nation has filed a $160 million lawsuit against the US government for damages and ongoing injuries caused by an August 2015 mine spill which released millions of gallons of toxic waste near the tribe’s territory. 2016-12-06 03:38 3KB www.rt.com

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0.0
One Day International Australia v New Zealand scoreboard

Dec 6 (Gracenote) - Scoreboard in the second One Day International between Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday in Canberra, Australia Innings D. W... 2016-12-06 03:36 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Clean sheet a huge relief for Palace

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Crystal Palace defender James Tomkins said the team breathed a huge collective sigh of relief after keeping their first clean sheet of the... 2016-12-06 03:34 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.1
Sepp Blatter accepts Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling over football ban

Sepp Blatter accepts that his footballing life is over after failing to overturn his six-year ban. The 80-year-old Swiss, FIFA president from 1998 to 2015, l... 2016-12-06 03:33 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.0
Cesc Fabregas avoids punishment as Football Association act after Etihad brawl

Cesc Fabregas avoided further punishment as Manchester City and Chelsea were both hit with charges following Saturday's stormy clash at the Etihad Stadium. C... 2016-12-06 03:32 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Mummers seek inclusive tone after insensitive displays

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Organizers of the Mummers Parade are hopeful that cultural education efforts will help the city's annual New Year's celebration be mor 2016-12-06 03:32 5KB mynorthwest.com

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England coach Trevor Bayliss urges Keaton Jennings to play his natural game

England coach Trevor Bayliss had a reassuring message for Keaton Jennings as the opener reported for his first practice session before his anticipated Test d... 2016-12-06 03:31 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.8
Travel company offers five star Seminyak Bali hotel deal

A deal is being offered for an eight-night stay for two adults at a five-star hotel in Seminyak in Bali for only $1,399. The offer includes transfers, breakfast and nightly cocktails, saving customers about $2,000 2016-12-06 03:30 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Indonesian police start burning massive drug haul

Police began torching about a tonne of illegal drugs in Jakarta on Tuesday, as Indonesian President Joko Widodo defended his tough war on narcotics. Authorit... 2016-12-06 03:30 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Baltimore's 50th mayor to be sworn in

The 50th mayor of Baltimore is poised to be sworn in. 2016-12-06 03:29 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Jesinta Campbell continues to hide her wedding ring from husband Buddy Franklin after showing it off on Instagram

She wed in front of friends and family in a traditional white gown and veil. 2016-12-06 03:29 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Meet the women shunning tradition to propose to their boyfriends

More women are bucking tradition and proposing to their partners, with one Sydney bride-to-be saying she popped the question because she believes in asking for what you want. 2016-12-06 03:29 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.5
Britain is suffering first 'lost decade' of economic growth for 150 years: Mark Carney warns living standards are suffering the biggest squeeze since Dickensian times

Speaking at Liverpool John Moores University, Mark Carney, who earns £874,000 a year, said how globalisation meant ‘the superstar and the lucky’ thrive while others struggle. 2016-12-06 03:28 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen to give keynote at BWI breakfast

Rep. Chris Van Hollen will deliver the keynote address at the BWI Business Partnership Signature Breakfast. 2016-12-06 03:28 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Courtney Stodden flaunts her figure in revealing miniskirt at Naked Ambition exhibition

She is hardly the most demure of ladies. So perhaps it should be no surprise Courtney Stodden decided to flaunt her figure at the aptly named Naked Ambition exhibition in LA Monday 2016-12-06 03:28 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Mathew Borges allegedly told a friend had 'done something bad' before he was charged with decapitating his Lawrence classmate

Mathew Borges, 15, is accused of stabbing 16-year-old Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino in Lawrence, Massachusetts on November 18 before decapitating him and mutilating his body. 2016-12-06 03:27 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Chiefs ask angry fans to stay calm

Kaizer Chiefs have pleaded with their irate supporters to calm down as the pressure mounts on beleaguered head coach Steve Komphela. 2016-12-06 03:27 1KB www.timeslive.co.za

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Virginia sees big drop in marijuana arrests

The number of marijuana arrests in Virginia has fallen significantly in the last few years. 2016-12-06 03:26 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Johns Hopkins study puts new spin on baseball batting stats

A Johns Hopkins University study is putting a new spin on baseball statistics. 2016-12-06 03:26 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Police launch hunt for 'contract killer suspected of shooting dead off-duty corrections officer while she was making a phone call in her car'

Authorities have launched the hunt for a contract killer suspected of shooting off-duty correction officer Alastasia Bryan, 25, in New York, while she was making a phone call in her car on Sunday evening. 2016-12-06 03:24 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Thomas Cook buys Co-Op out from travel stores business for 56 mln stg

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - British tourism company Thomas Cook said it would pay 55.8 million pounds ($71 million)to take full control of a jointly owned netw... 2016-12-06 03:22 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Miracle Neonatal Intensive Care Unit babies of Bellevue Hospital return for 'graduation'

They may be little, but their achievements are enormous. 2016-12-06 03:21 2KB feeds.nydailynews.com

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Makeup-free Kate Ritchie enjoys a pamper session before heading to Nova FM's Christmas lunch

Getting your hair washed at a salon is probably one of the greatest feelings in the world, so it's not surprise to see Kate Ritchie with a smile on her face while getting her hair done. 2016-12-06 03:21 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.7
Trial to open at ICC of first LRA warlord

Former child soldier-turned-warlord Dominic Ongwen Tuesday becomes the first member of Uganda's brutal Lord's Resistance Army to go on trial in a landmark ca... 2016-12-06 03:20 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Ruby Rose stuns in tight leather trousers and a black tuxedo jacket at Equality Now event in Beverly Hills without girlfriend Jessica Origliasso

She's known for her edgy, androgynous style. 2016-12-06 03:20 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.8
'This second chance is amazing': Billy Gilman wows with Celine Dion song as final eight perform on The Voice

The 28-year-old former child country singer was the star of The Voice’s semifinal show as he stunned the coaches with a powerhouse performance. 2016-12-06 03:17 7KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.7
Al Attles has seen some history-making scoring performances

Al Attles made all eight of his field-goal tries for 17 points for the Philadelphia Warriors during Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game on March 2, 1962. Attles coached Rick Barry the day he scored 64 against Portland on March 26, 1974. 2016-12-06 03:17 2KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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2.0
Pakistan honours first Nobel laureate Abdus Salam, reversing years of neglect

By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Pakistan plans to rename a university centre for physicist Abdus Salam, its first Nobel laureate, after m... 2016-12-06 03:15 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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ABN Amro sells Asian private banking business to LGT

AMSTERDAM, Dec 6 (Reuters) - ABN Amro said on Tuesday it had agreed to sell its private banking operations in Asia and the Middle East, with $20 billion (18.... 2016-12-06 03:15 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Court upholds deportation order for Thai teenager born and raised in Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Thai teenager born and raised in Japan lost an appeal on Tuesday against a lower court ruling that upheld his deportation order, highlighting the country's deep reluctance to accept foreigners even as its population ages and shrinks. 2016-12-06 03:15 857Bytes article.wn.com

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Jill Stein’s Recount Leads To Trump’s Margin Of Victory Getting Bigger, Not Smaller

Stein is obviously being paid by the Clinton crime family to do this. Excerpted From WND: Though her effort has virtually no chance of changing the outcome of the presidential election, Green Party presidential nominee… 2016-12-06 09:50 3KB www.patdollard.com

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0.8
Philadelphia Eagles' Doug Pederson has faith in Jim Schwartz, defense

After collecting 20 sacks in their first six games, the Philadelphia Eagles have just six in the last six contests and none the last two weeks in losses to the Green Bay Packers and Cincinnati Bengals. 2016-12-06 03:13 3KB www.upi.com

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Woman's inspiring story of recovery after overcoming an eating disorder

Emma, from Canberra, had to have knee reconstructive surgery in 2013, which led her to restrict calories, and eventually binge eat and purge. Here, she shares her story with FEMAIL. 2016-12-06 03:13 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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The ANC leadership race

Interesting times are ahead in the race to be the leader of the ANC. I am not sure if the ANC is ready for a woman as their leader yet and that may have a huge impact on where this is going to lead to. 2016-12-06 03:12 2KB www.news24.com

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Boston Red Sox pick up John Farrell's 2018 contract option

John Farrell's seat became a little less hot on Monday. 2016-12-06 03:11 1KB www.upi.com

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0.3
UPDATE: NBA still not ruined by Super Dubs

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors ruining the NBA has officially been put on hold. We were told that the best regular-season team of all time adding Kevin Durant was … OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors ruining the NBA has officially been put on hold. We... 2016-12-06 03:11 3KB www.sfexaminer.com

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New York Giants WR Victor Cruz miffed about lack of targets

For the first time in his NFL career, New York Giants receiver Victor Cruz did not receive a single passing target in a game in which he was active. 2016-12-06 03:10 2KB www.upi.com

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Pakistani court charges brother in killing of social media star

A Pakistani court has charged the brother of a slain social media star with her murder, the final step before a trial begins in one of the country's highest-... 2016-12-06 03:10 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Buffalo Bills place Percy Harvin on reserve/non-football illness list

Percy Harvin's return to football lasted all of two games. 2016-12-06 03:09 1KB www.upi.com

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0.0
Washington Redskins waive former starting CB Dashaun Phillips

The Washington Redskins waived cornerback Dashaun Phillips on Monday. 2016-12-06 03:08 1KB www.upi.com

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Indian River district asks judge to toss discrimination suit

Attorneys for the Indian River School District say a racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a Sussex County citizens group should be dismissed. 2016-12-06 03:05 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Costs, targets and IPO in focus at Credit Suisse investor update

By Joshua Franklin and Oliver Hirt ZURICH, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Just over a year since laying out his turnaround plan for Credit Suisse, Chief Executive Tidjane... 2016-12-06 03:05 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Top Managers of Eight South Korean Corporations Take Stand on Corruption Scandal

Senior executives of South Korea's eight largest corporations have appeared on Tuesday at hearings in parliament to give testimony on the corruption scandal, involving country’s President Park Geun-hye, local media reported. ... 2016-12-06 03:05 989Bytes article.wn.com

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0.0
To Tackle Pollution, Paris Allows Only Even-Numbered Vehicles To Ply

The French authorities have decided to restrict vehicle use by imposing alternating traffic on December 6 in Paris and its suburbs after air pollution reached high levels in the region. 2016-12-06 03:05 702Bytes article.wn.com

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Air New Zealand passenger was 'sexually violated by man' on flight

The woman was travelling from Sydney to Auckland via an Air New Zealand flight on Monday afternoon when a male passenger allegedly touched her despite repeated pleas asking him to stop. 2016-12-06 03:04 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.7
Amnesty urges Turkey to facilitate return of displaced Kurds to homes

Amnesty International has called on the Turkish government to facilitate the return of tens of thousands of displaced families to the predominantly-Kurdish, southeastern city of Diyarbakir, where a curfew has been imposed and military operations are ongoing against Kurdish militants. Andrew Gardner, Amnesty’s Turkey researcher... 2016-12-06 03:04 1KB article.wn.com

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0.0
Rebecca Harding CONFIRMS she's back together with radio star boyfriend Andy Lee

Andy Lee, 35 and Rebecca Harding have officially rekindled their romance, with the 25-year-old model confirming the happy news to the Herald Sun on Tuesday. 2016-12-06 03:03 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.1
Rhode Island School of Design works with NASA on Mars suit

When scientists are trying to figure out how to live in near-isolation in a dome to simulate a Mars mission, the last thing they'll need is an ill-fitting space suit. So one of the nation's top design schools has come to the rescue. 2016-12-06 03:01 4KB www.wral.com

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Sleaford and North Hykeham voters express impatience over Brexit

Unlike in Richmond, London, byelection in Lincolnshire could see revolt over pace and firmness of Theresa May’s march out of EU 2016-12-06 03:01 7KB www.theguardian.com

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David Lidington v Emily Thornberry: MPs prepare to watch B-team at PMQs

With Theresa May away, Tory and Labour substitutes will do battle in Commons – while Tom Watson misses out on limelight 2016-12-06 03:00 1KB www.theguardian.com

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Trial of former Ugandan militia leader Dominic Ongwen to begin at ICC

Ex-Lord’s Resistance Army commander is accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity by international criminal court 2016-12-06 03:00 6KB www.theguardian.com

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A cellphone is no substitute for a midwife, African tech prodigy warns

Founder of app that helps pregnant women says governments must not rely on technology to plug gaps in basic services 2016-12-06 03:00 4KB www.theguardian.com

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2.3
Austrians celebrate far right defeat: 'the first good election result this year' Austrians celebrate far right defeat: 'the first good election result this year'

Voters celebrate after Norbert Hofer is defeated in the country’s presidential elections, but warn that populist forces may yet gain ground 2016-12-06 03:00 6KB www.theguardian.com

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2.9
Memorable policies of J. Jayalalithaa

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa passed away at Apollo Hospital 2016-12-06 03:00 3KB article.wn.com

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0.0
Presidential recount in Michigan expands to Detroit area

DETROIT (AP) — The presidential recount in Michigan expands Tuesday to its largest county, which includes 2016-12-06 03:00 694Bytes article.wn.com

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Kate Upton looks gorgeous as she enjoys dinner with Justin Verlander

The Sports Illustrated favorite went with a crisp white button down shirt that featured pearl studded embellishments on the collar. 2016-12-06 02:59 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Cameron Diaz tries to fly under the radar as she goes casual chic in Studio City

The 44-year-old A-list actress went effortlessly cool in skintight denims as she was spotted going undercover as she hid her face while grabbing lunch by herself in Studio City, California. 2016-12-06 02:59 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.3
Indonesia says 2017 target to complete China-led regional trade deal

JAKARTA, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Indonesia's trade minister Enggartiasto Lukita said on Tuesday the target to complete the China-backed trade deal, the Regional Co... 2016-12-06 02:57 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.4
Ex-hotel employee gets prison for embezzlement

A former West Virginia hotel employee has been sentenced to two years and six months in federal prison for embezzling more than $955,000. 2016-12-06 02:56 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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0.0
India to help with medical visa for Egyptian who's 'world's heaviest woman'

NEW DELHI: A 36-year-old Egyptian woman, said to be the heaviest in the world at 500 kg, or half a ton, was refused a visa to India for medical treatment, that is, until her doctor brought it to the notice of external... 2016-12-06 02:53 843Bytes article.wn.com

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1.4
Jessica Rowe says her kids found their Christmas presents in the car boot

As any mother will know, hiding Christmas presents from your kids can be a tough task. Just ask Jessica Rowe. The Sydney TV presenter said her presents were found in the boot of her car. 2016-12-06 02:52 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.3
More terrifying than Trump? The booming conspiracy culture of climate science denial

Conspiracy websites and hyperpartisan media outlets are building huge online audiences who want to hear climate change is a hoax 2016-12-06 02:52 6KB www.theguardian.com

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13 donors raised P334M for Duterte campaign fund — PCIJ

Money from President Rodrigo Duterte's 13 biggest donors who gave him P5 million or more already makes up 89.28 percent or P334.8 million of his total campaign kitty. 2016-12-06 00:00 24KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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1.2
North Carolina Gov. McCrory concedes he lost re-election bid

DURHAM, N. C. — North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory conceded the governor’s race Monday, clearing the way for Democrat Roy Cooper to be declared the winner nearly four weeks after Election Day. The win by Cooper, the state’s outgoing attorney general, gives... 2016-12-06 02:51 5KB www.post-gazette.com

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0.9
Malcolm Turnbull poses for long selfie with unimpressed woman on Sydney train

While most Sydneysiders were excited to bump into Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on a city-bound train, one woman simply wanted to get her phone back from him after a rather long selfie. 2016-12-06 02:50 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.2
'Missing' two-year-old was asleep in his brother's bed all along, police say

A toddler sparked a police search after his panicked parents reported him missing - but he was instead enjoying a nap in his brother's bed. 2016-12-06 02:50 2KB www.independent.ie

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10.4
Man convicted in death of 2 patrons of Memphis biker bar

Prosecutors say a Memphis man has been convicted in the shooting deaths of two club patrons during a fight at a motorcycle bar in 2014. 2016-12-06 02:50 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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2.6
Ikea to offer expanded parental leave in stronger job market

NEW YORK (AP) — Ikea's U. S. division is offering longer parental leave to employees who are new parents, following similar overtures from tech companies like Netflix as it strives to keep good workers in an improving job market. ... 2016-12-06 02:50 825Bytes article.wn.com

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0.0
Islamic State driven from stronghold in Libyan coastal city

Libyan forces report they have taken back the coastal city of Sirte from the Islamic State, ending a months-long battle against the militant group. 2016-12-06 02:49 2KB www.upi.com

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0.0
Proposed open records policy punts on contentious issues

Records custodians across Tennessee would be left to decide over several contentious open government issues under a proposed model policy now open for public review and comment. 2016-12-06 02:48 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Motsoaledi reaffirms passion for NHI amid criticism from Cosatu

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has defended the National Health Insurance programme and has vowed to see its implementation through at all costs. 2016-12-06 02:48 4KB www.news24.com

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2.9
Rio2016, Election2016, PokemonGo top global Twitter trends

The Rio Olympics, the American presidential election and Pokemon Go were the top global trends on Twitter in 2016. The social media site says Rio2016 was the most tweeted-about topic... 2016-12-06 02:48 718Bytes article.wn.com

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2.0
Liberland, a country that may not exist, says it hopes to build close ties to...

In the global flurry of post-election diplomatic activity, there's a lot of uncertainty, but Vit Jedlicka says his country is excited to work with President-elect Donald Trump's incoming administration. “There are many ties and shared ideas between Liberland and President Trump,” Jedlicka... 2016-12-06 02:48 1KB article.wn.com

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5.0
Charleston police begin race relations training

Officers with the Charleston Police Department are set to undergo a two-week training course in race relations. 2016-12-06 02:45 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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23.1
14 dead in southern Thai flooding

Days of torrential rain and flooding have killed at least 14 people in southern Thailand, with authorities declaring much of the region a disaster zone, the... 2016-12-06 02:45 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.9
Gable Tostee hits back over dumping by ex-girlfriend Lizzi Evans

Tinder identity Gable Tostee has rejected his ex-girlfriend's claims she dumped him - saying he was the one who ended their relationship. "I love her and couldn't be what she ultimately wanted... I was extremely upset and reluctant... ... 2016-12-06 02:45 839Bytes article.wn.com

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1.1
Adani to start construction of Australian mine next year

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) " India's Adani Enterprises Ltd. planned to begin construction work on Australia's biggest coal mine in the middle of next year, an executive said Tuesday. Work would begin on the Carmichael coal project... ... 2016-12-06 02:45 817Bytes article.wn.com

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0.0
BC-BKN--NBA Standings

%hdrmisc(At A Glance 2016-12-06 02:44 906Bytes www.dailymail.co.uk

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‘Crash Bandicoot’ remaster previewed at PlayStation expo

Back in E3, it was announced that classic PSOne title Crash Bandicoot will be getting an HD makeover for the PS4. PlayStation Experience 2016 showed the progress of this project with a gloriously high definition preview clip. 2016-12-06 00:00 1KB technology.inquirer.net

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1.9
Duterte administration stalling peace process — Karapatan

Human rights group Karapatan on Tuesday said President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration seem to be “stalling” the efforts of the peace negotiations as they refuse to release all political prisoners. 2016-12-06 00:00 3KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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1.2
Traffic cops taking bribes in SA: Readers share their stories

A recent altercation at a roadblock between Carte Blanche's Tony Beamish and a JMPD police officer shows alleged corruption. Readers share their SA traffic cop stories. 2016-12-06 02:42 8KB www.wheels24.co.za

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Nigel Farage on shortlist for Time Magazine's person of the year

Nigel Farage has been shortlisted for Time magazine's prestigious person of the year award. 2016-12-06 02:41 3KB www.independent.ie

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1.0
Federer, Serena skip IPTL over India cash crunch

stars Roger Federer and Serena Williams have both pulled out of an exhibition tournament in India next week as a result of the country's cash crunch, organis... 2016-12-06 02:40 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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4.0
Torture rampant in China's 'shuanggui' system: HRW

China's parallel justice system for Communist Party members relies heavily on torture and is 2016-12-06 02:40 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.6
Matt Damon says 'Wall' role never intended for Asian actor

BEIJING (AP) — Matt Damon said Tuesday that his role in the new China-Hollywood production 2016-12-06 02:39 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.5
For Europe’s Unity, 2017 Will Be a Year of Reckoning

Mainstream parties are feeling pressure from populist politicians, setting up votes next year in several core European nations that will help determine fate of open borders and the euro 2016-12-06 02:38 1KB www.wsj.com

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0.9
Duterte appointee for ambassador to Brunei declines offer

President Rodrigo Duterte has to appoint a new ambassador to Brunei after his political nominee, James Lao, formally declined the nomination. 2016-12-06 00:00 2KB globalnation.inquirer.net

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Police hope to arrest more Apple store robbery suspects

Palo Alto police are hoping that arrests in a brazen heist at the Apple store will lead to more arrests in other Apple store robberies around the Bay area. 2016-12-06 02:36 2KB abc7news.com

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3.0
Joint List MK: Israel using Nazi-style methods to incite against Arabs over fires

More than a week after flames are doused, Jewish-Arab relations continue to smolder. 2016-12-06 02:33 5KB www.jpost.com

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1.5
Inside Hang Son Doong, the world's largest cave

With its own weather system and underground clouds, a trip to Vietnam's Hang Son Doong is a jaw-dropping adventure like no other 2016-12-06 02:32 7KB www.cnn.com

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3.4
Top Vietnam brewer Sabeco's shares jump 20 pct on debut

By Ho Binh Minh HANOI, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Shares of state-controlled Sabeco , Vietnam's biggest brewer, jumped the maximum allowed 20 percent upon listing on... 2016-12-06 02:30 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Bangladesh recall Rubel for New Zealand tour

Bangladesh have recalled paceman Rubel Hossain for injured fast bowler Mohammad Shahid in their squad for the forthcoming tour of New Zealand, a team officia... 2016-12-06 02:30 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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4.8
Burnley have talent, will to survive in Premier League-Robinson

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Former England goalkeeper Paul Robinson believes Burnley have the character and skill to survive in a much tougher Premier League than the... 2016-12-06 02:30 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Tucker C. Guest: “First Amendment Threatens Journalists Who Want A Monopoly On Access To Information”

Excerpted From The Washington Free Beacon: Washington Free Beacon reporter Bill McMorris appeared Monday night on Fox News to discuss the phenomenon of “fake news” stories and how some liberals continue to perpetuate them on… 2016-12-06 08:33 868Bytes www.patdollard.com

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0.7
Tempers flare as campaign aides assess still-raw 2016 race

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Tempers flared and political fault-lines were inflamed, as aides to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton gathered for their first meeting since Election Day. Every four years since 1972, top presidential campaign aides have met for a polite discussion of the fierce... 2016-12-06 02:28 6KB www.post-gazette.com

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Gold was supposed to soar if Trump won. It didn't

Gold isn't glittering despite Trump's big win. The yellow metal has tumbled nearly 10% since his victory. Investor fears have been replaced by expectations of rising rates. 2016-12-06 02:26 3KB rss.cnn.com

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3.3
China anti-corruption campaign: Officials tortured in secret prisons

The gray, concrete building looms over the street in central Beijing. 2016-12-06 02:25 5KB www.cnn.com

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3.8
Jazz notes: Rodney Hood playing through soreness

The Jazz aren't concerned about a decline in Rudy Gobert's offensive game so far this month. 2016-12-06 02:24 3KB www.deseretnews.com

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5.0
Monday's roundup: Oakland women make easy work of NDSU

Taylor Gleason's career-high 22 points paces Golden Grizzlies in 95-66 victory over North Dakota State. 2016-12-06 02:22 1KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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0.0
Shaq gets sworn in as Clayton County deputy

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. -- It's on to the next venture for basketball legend and superstar Shaquille O'Neal and apparently it's in law enforcement. 2016-12-06 02:22 2KB rssfeeds.11alive.com

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SC junks Bong Revilla plea to dismiss 200M plunder case

The Supreme Court has dismissed Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.'s petition questioning the finding of probable cause to charge him with plunder in connection with the pork barrel scam, an insider said on Tuesday. 2016-12-06 00:00 2KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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Tim Burton cuddles up to Paralympic fencing champion Bebe Vio at Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children premiere

The Beetlejuice directer grinned with excitement as he stood next to the inspirational teenage athlete on the red carpet at the showpiece occasion. 2016-12-06 02:21 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Gambia's president concedes defeat after election loss

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's president of 22 years acknowledged his election defeat on state television Friday night, vowing to step down hours after ne 2016-12-06 02:18 4KB mynorthwest.com

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Boys' basketball: Birmingham stays unbeaten with 93-69 victory

Unbeaten Birmingham (5-0) took a little time off after winning the Redondo tournament, and now the Patriots are back in high gear after defeating Granada Hills Kennedy, 93-69, in a nonleague game on Monday night. 2016-12-06 02:18 2KB www.latimes.com

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1.1
Wicketkeeper Patel retained for fourth test against England

MUMBAI, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel has retained his place in the India side for the fourth test against England after Wriddhiman Saha faile... 2016-12-06 02:17 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.2
Paradise lost: How toxic water destroyed Pakistan's largest lake

For generations the Mohanna tribe have lived, loved, worked, and played on Pakistan's Manchar Lake; their floating settlement serving their needs from birth... 2016-12-06 02:16 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.6
Human-trafficking suspect captured near New Orleans downtown Hilton

Michael Young, arrested Monday evening (Dec. 5) is accused of forcing a woman at gunpoint to travel with him to New Orleans, where he forced her into prostitution. 2016-12-06 02:16 1KB www.nola.com

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5.5
Football rumours from the UK media

The latest gossip and rumours from the newspapers and online: 2016-12-06 02:16 1KB www.independent.ie

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2.4
US dad gets life in prison for leaving son to die in hot car

A US man has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole for leaving his toddler son to die in a hot car while he sent sexually explicit messages from his office. 2016-12-06 02:14 3KB www.news24.com

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8.2
Melbourne teenager accused of dealing 'super' ecstasy linked to the death of an 17-year-old schoolboy 'breaches his bail'

Daniel Nalbandian (pictured), 17, died after collapsing at a nightclub in August. The Melbourne schoolboy bought two super-strength ecstasy pills before going out. 2016-12-06 02:13 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.0
Book Tatkal Tickets in Indian Railways with Near 100% Success Rate

Booking a train ticket in India is a challenge, and if it’s a tatkal ticket then it’s an even bigger challenge. But with meticulous planning and careful approach you can increase your chances of getting a confirmed tatkal ticket. Here are 10 tips you should follow,... 2016-12-06 02:11 3KB article.wn.com

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3.3
Sydney teenager Tamim Khaja 'planned to go on a shooting spree'

Sydney teenager Tamim Khaja, 18, has been ordered to stand trial on charges of planning to buy a firearm and go on a shooting spree before he was arrested in May. 2016-12-06 02:09 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.0
Lawsuit filed to stop NYC from destroying ID records amid Trump concerns

Two state politicians are suing to try to stop New York City from destroying personal records related to its immigrant-friendly municipal ID cards 2016-12-06 02:08 4KB www.cbsnews.com

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2.8
Alan Shearer to receive CBE from Prince William at Buckingham Palace

Former England and Newcastle striker Alan Shearer is to be honoured for his charity work. The Premier League's all-time top scorer is to be made a CBE by FA... 2016-12-06 02:08 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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3.1
The dangers of indulging in pop(ulist) psychology

We shouldn't bucket the series of high-profile upsets to the political status quo this year into a uniform set of "populist" votes. 2016-12-06 02:07 4KB www.cnbc.com

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1.0
New Zealand Black Power gang members are infiltrating the Gold Coast

Armed New Zealand Black Power gang members are infiltrating the Gold Coast and brazenly posing for pics in full gang colours - with two members posing for a photo on Facebook. 2016-12-06 02:06 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.4
Wallabies hoping to benefit from building depth in 2016

SYDNEY, Dec 6 (Reuters) - The Wallabies believe they are on the right track after building depth in 2016, despite slumping to nine losses in a season where t... 2016-12-06 02:05 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
In response to accusatory Trump tweets, Chinese Twitter users joke they'll #AskTrumpFirst

Update on 'Ben Carson is Trump's pick to be Housing secretary' 2016-12-06 02:04 2KB www.latimes.com

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3.8
Portland edges UT-Rio Grande Valley 90-89 in double OT

Alec Wintering scored 24 points and Gabe Taylor tipped in the winning bucket to lift Portland past Texas-Rio Grande Valley for a 90-89 double-overtime win Monday night. 2016-12-06 02:01 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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1.1
Could African-American beauty products pose health risks?

A report found that less than a quarter of products aimed at African-Americans could be considered "low risk" while one in 12 had "highly hazardous" ingredients. 2016-12-06 02:01 5KB rss.cnn.com

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0.0
Football on TV this week

This week's college and pro football on TV. 2016-12-06 02:01 941Bytes rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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Roy man's physically abused baby tested positive for meth, THC, charges say

A physically abused infant also tested for meth and THC, the active ingredient of marijuana, according to charges filed Monday. 2016-12-06 02:01 1KB www.deseretnews.com

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0.0
How Cashback Websites Help in Making Money

Today people are more aware of saving their money for future. Example, brexit when going through the financial crisis, people are more concern about their financial. They are looking for the various products and services with cutting cost to save money. That is why cash... 2016-12-06 02:01 3KB article.wn.com

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2.2
For London's food and wine businesses, Brexit has a bitter taste

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Importing fine foods from Spain has been a good trade for London firm Brindisa, but like many food and wine busi... 2016-12-06 02:00 6KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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1.1
Role of Abengoa in spotlight at U. S. bankruptcy showdown

By Tom Hals and Tracy Rucinski WILMINGTON, Del./CHICAGO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - A leading U. S. subsidiary of Abengoa SA heads to court on Tuesday to seek approval... 2016-12-06 02:00 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
DEALTALK-Trump's corporate tax holiday could spur pharma M&A

By Carl O'Donnell Dec 6 (Reuters) - U. S. President-elect Donald Trump's plan to incentivize U. S. companies to repatriate their swelling overseas cash piles c... 2016-12-06 02:00 6KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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5.1
Dear Abby: How knitters help after breast cancer

Survivors pay nothing for a pair of soft, light prostheses crafted by a volunteer. 2016-12-06 02:00 2KB chicago.suntimes.com

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2.4
Teenage girl fractures her ribs after tumbling three metres down a cliff

A teenage girl has been stretchered off a beach at North Stradbroke Island in Queensland after falling down a cliff. TV footage showed her being stretchered away with suspected broken ribs. 2016-12-06 02:00 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.9
Bringing up the bodies in Bosnia

The Long Read: In Bosnia, a UN organisation is digging up mass graves and using cutting edge scientific research to give victims’ families some sense of closure and justice 2016-12-06 02:00 26KB www.theguardian.com

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1.2
Why we’re all everyday climate change deniers

Global warming is scary and abstract. No wonder we struggle to face up to it – and let politicians and industry off the hook 2016-12-06 02:00 6KB www.theguardian.com

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3.7
EU's chief divorce negotiator to make first Brexit statement

Michel Barnier expected to repeat ‘no negotiation without notification’ mantra as bill for leaving bloc put at €55bn-€60bn 2016-12-06 02:00 5KB www.theguardian.com

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0.0
Brexit Means... Podcast: the story so far

Introducing ‘Brexit Means...’ our new in-depth Brexit podcast with the Guardian’s European affairs correspondent Jon Henley. In this first episode we look back at the brief history of Brexit: from David Cameron’s fateful promise to hold an ‘in/out’ referendum to Theresa May’s tautologous... 2016-12-06 02:00 1KB www.theguardian.com

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0.8
Mugabe's nephew: Most people will be 'wiped out' if VP Mnangagwa becomes president

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's nephew Patrick Zhuwao has accused Vice President Emmerson Mangangwa of intimidating the ruling party's members in his campaign to succeed the nonagenarian leader. 2016-12-06 02:00 4KB www.news24.com

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4.0
NFL Picks Week 14: Lions feast on Bears; Saints can't handle Bucs

NFL Picks Week 14 against the spread and straight up for all 16 games 2016-12-06 02:00 12KB www.nola.com

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1.3
Phoebe Burgess shows off her HUGE bump as she soaks up the sunshine with NRL husband Sam while couple eagerly await their first child

The couple are expecting their first child together in the new year. And it appears Phoebe Burgess and her NRL husband Sam are making the most of their time together with a beach babymoon. 2016-12-06 01:59 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.4
Why Online Doctor Consultation Works Better

The doctor is always considered to the person next to GOD. (S)he is the only person who can bring life in extreme cases. In your day to day life, we witness numerous health issues that need immediate assistance from the doctor. But being stuck... 2016-12-06 01:59 3KB article.wn.com

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0.5
Benefits of a Quick Property Sale

When life throws unexpected situations your way, especially those involving financial quandary, you need cash quickly. Moreover, when it comes to arranging a large sum of capital in the shortest timescale possible, our homes seem to be the most valuable source of quick cash... 2016-12-06 01:55 1KB article.wn.com

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1.2
What You Should Know If You Have A Trench Box

The current construction technique has a high demand of trench box. A higher level of constructive efforts has overcome by the introduction of trench box in intense locations, where manpower is not possible. It is highly used in the dig and push technique in the excavation support... 2016-12-06 01:52 3KB article.wn.com

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0.4
Live: Fate of world's oldest bank hangs in balance as Renzi told to delay resignation

Our live blog is following reaction as Renzi agrees to delay resignation until approval of his government's 2017 budget 2016-12-06 01:51 1KB www.cnbc.com

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0.0
Tuesday sports on TV/radio

Sports TV and radio listings 2016-12-06 01:50 1KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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2.0
Top 5 Cute & Sexy Haircuts For Black Women Revealed!

Our Hair styles does play important role in grooming our personality. People used to do experiments with their hair styles. There is different type of natural hair styles with different type of colors. Hair styles suits as per people face cuts. Different face cuts suits different... 2016-12-06 01:50 3KB article.wn.com

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2 workers injured moving transformer for Lakeland Electric

Two workers have been seriously injured while assisting the move of a 150-ton power plant transformer from Riverview to Lakeland Electric’s McIntosh Power Plant. 2016-12-06 01:49 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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5.9
Women's Top 25 Capsules

Ashton Millender and Jacqui Grant each scored 15 points to lead No. 16 DePaul to a 94-62 win over Prairie View A&M on Monday. 2016-12-06 01:46 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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3.3
Sometimes Second Can Be the Top Prize in the Champions League

The bonus of not finishing first in group play could mean a team, such as Real Madrid, will have a softer landing entering the knockout rounds. 2016-12-06 01:45 6KB www.nytimes.com

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0.7
Online harassment: A gigantic problem that needs urgent combat

Mindless abuse and threats of violence are commonplace on online speech platforms like social media websites nowadays says a new report titled, ‘Online Harassment: A Form of Censorship’, by SFLC. IN, a Delhi-based not-for-profit legal services organisation. Greater transparency and responsiveness... 2016-12-06 01:45 1KB article.wn.com

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1.7
Work/live units provide relief from Bay Area's high rents

So how does someone end up living in an artists' loft like the Ghost Ship warehouse? Often times it is cheap rent. 2016-12-06 01:42 1KB abc7news.com

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2.3
Ex-Granite School District employee sent to jail for embezzling $100K

A former Granite School District employee who admitted she embezzled more than $100,000 from the district and an education union was sentenced to jail Monday. 2016-12-06 01:42 3KB www.deseretnews.com

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5.9
3 hospitalized in southern Utah house fire

Three people were taken to the hospital Monday evening following a fire that destroyed a trailer home, police said. 2016-12-06 01:40 1KB www.deseretnews.com

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6.4
Judge dismisses sex charges against ex-Michigan State star

Former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in 2015 2016-12-06 01:39 3KB www.cbsnews.com

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3.4
When did we stop finding electric snowflakes absurd?

High above the tiles and the despairing babies and the despondent, flat-footed shoppers, three men wrestled with a gigantic snowflake. 2016-12-06 01:39 5KB www.timeslive.co.za

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3.1
N. J. firearms-only bear hunt begins despite objections

Hunters have headed out across parts of the state for the second half of this year’s bear hunt following the apparent death of a bear that walked upright like a human 2016-12-06 01:37 3KB www.cbsnews.com

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2.8
DSO to make 1st trip to China as part of 2017 Asian tour

Detroit Symphony Orchestra's 3-week trip to Japan and China in 2017 will trumpet recovery of the orchestra and the city -- and maybe sell Ford vehicles 2016-12-06 01:37 9KB rssfeeds.freep.com

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4.0
Blackouts not on cards for Xmas

South Africans can line up their staycation viewing with no fear of the lights going off. Eskom has confirmed a load-shedding-free Christmas. 2016-12-06 01:37 2KB www.timeslive.co.za

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3.8
'Racist' deletes Facebook ranting

The Commission for Gender Equality believes racist social media rants are on the increase in South Africa. 2016-12-06 01:36 1KB www.timeslive.co.za

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0.3
Vladimir Putin signs new Russian information security doctrine — RT News

The need for a new edition of Moscow’s doctrine on information security is the result of foreign states intensifying their efforts in information and psychological operations to affect Russia’s internal affairs, their bias against Russia, and cyber-attacks against its key infrastructure, the document says. 2016-12-06 01:36 3KB www.rt.com

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UK firm says Joburg man's bin there, stolen the idea

A UK company and a South African entrepreneur are fighting over bins. Adesh Naidoo, of Johannesburg, has been accused of stealing the idea for bins mounted on street lampposts from UK company Smartstreets. 2016-12-06 01:35 2KB www.timeslive.co.za

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0.6
Texas releases abortion booklet citing refuted cancer links

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A Texas state agency has released a new edition of a booklet for women considering an abortion that suggests there may be a link betw 2016-12-06 01:35 1KB mynorthwest.com

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Uber is the new Big Brother

When you update your Uber app,check the fine print because the app can now track your location even when your Uber ride is over. 2016-12-06 01:35 2KB www.timeslive.co.za

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Dylan at Nobel ceremony in word only

Music icon Bob Dylan won't be at the Nobel prize ceremony this week to accept his award, but he has sent a speech to be read aloud, the Nobel Foundation said yesterday. 2016-12-06 01:35 948Bytes www.timeslive.co.za

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Medical benefits under review

Medical aid consumers are facing premium increases of 10% or more next year, but the medical aid regulator may be finally doing something about rising costs. 2016-12-06 01:33 2KB www.timeslive.co.za

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Jason Frenzel appointed to represent 1st Ward on Ann Arbor council

The Ann Arbor City Council voted to appoint a new 1st Ward representative. 2016-12-06 01:33 3KB www.mlive.com

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France bets on Bollywood to lure Indian tourists

As France contends with a drop in tourist numbers following a series of deadly attacks, the government is hoping that a new Bollywood romantic comedy can hel... 2016-12-06 01:30 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Russian MoD slams Red Cross statement on shelling of hospital in Aleppo — RT News

The Russian Defense Ministry has criticized the International Committee of the Red Cross for failing to recognize and condemn a deadly attack on a Russian mobile hospital in Aleppo as the “cold-blooded murder” of medical staff. 2016-12-06 01:29 3KB www.rt.com

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Boys' basketball: Marvin Bagley III looks as good as advertised in debut for Sierra Canyon

Sierra Canyon is fortunate they don't allow NBA scouts to attend high school basketball games, because the Trailblazers would have had trouble fitting in all the scouts that would have wanted to see the debut of 6-foot-11 junior Marvin Bagley III on Monday night. 2016-12-06 01:29 1KB www.latimes.com

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Horrifying moment a 'distracted' scooter rider slams straight into the back of a car

Driver Owen, from Queensland, captured the moment a scooter rider who was apparently not paying attention was sent flying through his back window after failing to stop at a junction. 2016-12-06 01:26 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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standings

Dec 6 (Gracenote) - Standings from the NFL on Monday AMERICAN FOOTBALL CONFERENCE AFC EAST W L T OTL PF PA PCT 1. New England 10 2 0 319 207.833 2. Miami... 2016-12-06 01:24 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Woman who slept with her husband's boss faces the work Christmas party

A Reddit user has posed a very awkward question. The married woman revealed before she met her husband she slept with his boss, and now has to decide whether to attend their work Christmas party. 2016-12-06 01:22 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Madonna twerks and dishes about Michael Jackson in teaser for Carpool Karaoke with James Corden

This Wednesday, The Late Show With James Corden will air Madonna's visit to its host's car for an edition of Carpool Karaoke, wherein she managed to twerk despite the cramped setting. 2016-12-06 01:22 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.4
Renan Calheiros Ordered Removed From Senate Presidency By Brazil Supreme Court Judge

A Brazilian Supreme Court judge ordered the Senate’s president to relinquish his powerful post while he faces embezzlement charges, leaving it to a political rival who opposes fiscal reforms now making their way through Congress. 2016-12-06 01:21 1KB www.wsj.com

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Two sisters on vacation in Hawaii are swept away in flash flood during hike with tour group and only one survives

Two sisters were swept away while on a hike with a tour group on the Hawaiian island of Kauai on Saturday and one sister, Aimee Abrahim, 32, of El Cajon, California, was found dead. 2016-12-06 01:19 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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American Fork woman filed protective order against ex-boyfriend prior to her death

AMERICAN FORK, Utah -- A woman killed by her ex-boyfriend in a Walmart parking lot in American Fork had a protective order filed against the man just a few weeks earlier, according to police. Sue Ann Sands, 39, was shot and killed... 2016-12-06 01:19 2KB fox13now.com

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Maine's scallop season in full swing with draggers in water

Maine’s scallop fishing season is in full swing with dragger boats now allowed to harvest the valuable shellfish. 2016-12-06 01:19 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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1.0
Paul Hogan gets sweaty in Sydney's heatwave celebrating his film award

Aussie screen legend Paul Hogan visibly got a tad sweaty on Tuesday in Sydney while being named this year's recipient of Australia's top film industry honour, the Longford Lyell Award. 2016-12-06 01:18 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Michelle's stunning Gucci gown matches the White House Christmas trees at Kennedy Center Honors gala

Michelle Obama blended into the halls of the White House with an off-the shoulder gown that bore a striking resemblance to the Christmas trees adorned with tinsel and metallic ornaments. 2016-12-06 01:18 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Maine university plans anti-hate rally in support of Muslims

The University of Southern Maine’s multicultural affairs office is hosting an anti-hate rally in Portland in response to anti-Muslim sentiment around the country, including an incident at the university. 2016-12-06 01:18 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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0.8
Is Bachelorette star Michael Turnbull heading to the South Africa for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2017

Michael Turnbull, self-proclaimed soccer player and reality TV reject, a possible candidate for In a promo for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! in 2017? 2016-12-06 01:17 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.6
Blogger DaDMuM speaks out about men preventing violence against women

A daddy blogger has written two powerful posts about violence against women, urging other fathers to teach their sons how to respect women and stand up to their mates on the issue. 2016-12-06 01:17 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Lily Aldridge exposes her bra in sheer mesh top as she hosts VS Fashion Show event alongside fellow Angels

The 31-year-old Victoria's Secret Angel flashed a hint of her cleavage in a see-through black top that revealed her bra beneath while she made an appearance during the VS Live Pre-show event. 2016-12-06 01:16 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Jamie's blog: Not easy to explain, but here's why Lions are good

I think it’s important to separate the first four weeks of the season with what’s happened since. 2016-12-06 01:16 6KB rssfeeds.freep.com

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Charges: Former owner of Utah adoption agency withheld employees' payroll taxes

The former owner of a now-decertified adoption agency was charged Monday with two tax offenses he allegedly committed in his role as an employer there. 2016-12-06 01:16 3KB www.deseretnews.com

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Artists who lived at illegal enclave where 36 died in fire claim GENTRIFICATION is to blame for the tragedy

Gentrification, capitalism, and the high cost of renting an apartment are to blame for the Oakland fire that left at least 36 people dead in a hipster commune, the artistic community said Monday. 2016-12-06 01:15 5KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Pedophile killed in attack by parents inside cathedral

A trumpeter has died after being badly beaten during a concert he was giving in a cathedral near Buenos Aires, attacked by parents from a preschool where he had molested children, a priest said Monday. 2016-12-06 00:00 2KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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Senate committee considers expanded concealed weapons law

An Ohio Senate committee has scheduled a possible vote on a bill to expand the state’s concealed weapons law to allow guns in places such as colleges and day cares and on private aircraft. 2016-12-06 01:11 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Kevin Harlan makes another epic call of fans on the field

It happened again! 2016-12-06 01:11 1KB rssfeeds.usatoday.com

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0.0
Manuel Valls, Matteo Renzi, ‘Brexit’: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day. 2016-12-06 01:09 7KB www.nytimes.com

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3.3
Guatemala says Taiwan's Tsai to visit, no word on any U. S. stop

GUATEMALA CITY, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen will visit diplomatic ally Guatemala next month, the foreign minister said on Monday, but i... 2016-12-06 01:07 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Global prescription drug spend seen at $1.5 trillion in 2021 -report

By Bill Berkrot Dec 6 (Reuters) - Global spending on prescription medicines will reach nearly $1.5 trillion by 2021, although the annual rate of growth will ... 2016-12-06 01:07 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
High school graduation rates to decline in Mich.

Officials say 2017 will show greatest drop between 2014-23 2016-12-06 01:07 4KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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6.7
How to hide holiday purchases on Amazon

Amazon will not completely delete your order history, but you can archive individual orders. 2016-12-06 01:07 3KB rssfeeds.freep.com

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0.0
Today in History

Today in History 2016-12-06 01:07 5KB www.heraldonline.com

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Dunham and Coates, mutual admirers, talk writing and Trump

"Girls" creator Lena Dunham and author-essayist Ta-Nehisi Coates, strangers until Monday night, found they had a lot in common. 2016-12-06 01:07 4KB www.thenewstribune.com

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Gift of the Day: Graffiti for her ears – and for a cause

Special earrings for a special cause 2016-12-06 01:07 979Bytes rssfeeds.freep.com

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Blizzard hurls into North Dakota resistance camp

Winter weather sweeps into Standing Rock Indian Reservation shortly after celebrated win against pipeline 2016-12-06 01:05 3KB rssfeeds.freep.com

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Brisbane woman's car goes on fire after towels on the back seat self-combust

A Brisbane massage therapist's car has been gutted after catching on fire, but not because she was in a crash - her freshly-laundered towels spontaneously self-combusted inside it. 2016-12-06 01:04 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Catholic church denies link to pregnancy centre accused of covert anti-abortion agenda

Website domain name for Women’s Life Centre in Albury registered to the Wagga Catholic diocese 2016-12-06 01:04 3KB www.theguardian.com

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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Dec. 11-17

Dec. 11: Actress Rita Moreno is 85. Singer David Gates of Bread is 76. Actress Donna Mills ( 2016-12-06 01:03 6KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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'I haven't exercised in two months': Eva Longoria shares red-faced video on Snapchat after grueling workout

The 41-year-old actress was left red-faced on Monday after not exercising for months and shared it on Snapchat. 2016-12-06 01:02 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Kate Winslet seen for first time on set filming The Mountain Between Us with Idris Elba in Vancouver

Idris Elba, 44, and Kate Winslet, 41, were snapped on the set of The Mountain Between Us Monday, as work commences on the film, an adaptation of the 2011 novel penned by Charles Martin. 2016-12-06 01:02 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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NHL Capsules

David Pastrnak scored his second goal of the game 2:23 into overtime and the Boston Bruins continued their recent success against the Florida Panthers with a 4-3 victory on Monday night. 2016-12-06 01:01 3KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Drowsy Driving Kills: Crash Rate Spikes With Each Hour Of Lost Sleep : Shots

An analysis of car accidents found that drivers who slept only five or six hours in the previous 24 had nearly twice the accident rate of drivers who slept a full seven hours or more. 2016-12-06 01:01 4KB www.npr.org

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A Stabbing, A Possible Ebola Outbreak, And A 'Time Bomb'

In Liberia, a team of epidemiologists have to delay a criminal investigation, look the other way on illegal drug use and build trust to stop an outbreak of Ebola. 2016-12-06 01:00 1KB www.npr.org

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Has a Bangladesh charity found a way to banish extreme poverty? Has a Bangladesh charity found a way to banish extreme poverty?

A scheme that alleviates poverty while giving training and support has transformed the lives of more than a million of the world’s poorest families 2016-12-06 01:00 10KB www.theguardian.com

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Uber driver charged with indecent assault

An Uber driver has been charged in an incident last month in which he is accused of making sexual advances toward a female passenger in the North Hills. Jehad Abdula Makhoul, 46, of Whitehall, was charged with one count of indecent assault, a second-degree... 2016-12-06 01:00 2KB www.post-gazette.com

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National briefs: Man could face charges for deadly fire

SAN FRANCISCO — The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists’ colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to surround himself with followers, but showed chilling disregard for their well-being, according to relatives, neighbors and acquaintances... 2016-12-06 01:00 3KB www.post-gazette.com

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Obituary: Jayalalitha Jayaram / Powerful Indian politician who broke gender barriers

Jayalalitha Jayaram, a former film actress who became the powerful four-term leader of one of India’s largest states, died Monday, apparently of a heart attack. She was 68. Her political party, All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam, announced her death in a... 2016-12-06 01:00 4KB www.post-gazette.com

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Early Returns

Some Democratic electors from two Western states are trying to prevent Republican Donald Trump from becoming president by encouraging some GOP members of the Electoral College to change their votes to Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Though regarded as far-fetched, the movement has the potential to revive... 2016-12-06 01:00 5KB www.post-gazette.com

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World briefs: U. S. plans to make fighter jets in India

NEW DELHI — The Obama administration and the U. S. defense industry are working on a deal with the Indian government to build iconic U. S. combat aircraft in India. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James said she was “optimistic” about the prospect of a... 2016-12-06 01:00 3KB www.post-gazette.com

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Studies find new details about telomeres

They’re the barometers of cellular aging. When you smoke, are exposed to pollution, are stressed, obese, follow an unhealthy diet or fail to exercise, research shows that telomeres — the end caps to our chromosomes — can shorten more quickly, accelerating the age... 2016-12-06 01:00 6KB www.post-gazette.com

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How to fit in some fitness amid the holiday hustle

The holidays — high on social and food festivities and low on work and working out — are upon us. You could say: I will be out of my element, visiting family where there are no sidewalks and where I can’t go to my favorite class or... 2016-12-06 01:00 5KB www.post-gazette.com

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Italy's president asks Premier Matteo Renzi to stay in office until a key budget law is passed, then resign

ROME — Calls mounted rapidly Monday from populist and other opposition leaders for quick elections in Italy, seeking to capitalize on Premier Matteo Renzi’s humiliating defeat in a referendum on government-championed overhauls. The president, though, told Mr. Renzi to stay in office a bit... 2016-12-06 00:59 7KB www.post-gazette.com

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Russia says it’ll discuss with U. S. a deal on exit for insurgents in Aleppo

BEIRUT — With the Syrian rebel enclave of eastern Aleppo shriveling, Russia said Monday that it would start talks with the United States this week on a deal for holdout insurgents to leave, and that any who refused would be regarded as terrorists subject to deadly assault... 2016-12-06 00:58 7KB www.post-gazette.com

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Is Tugade connected with Jack Lam? Critics want him probed

A newly formed coalition calling for the ouster of Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade urged the government on Tuesday to include the official in its investigation on gambling tycoon Jack Lam, alleging of possible bribery incidents during his term as head of Clark Development Corp. (CDC). 2016-12-06 00:00 3KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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Shock Videos: Meet Ray Buckley, Who Might Actually Become the Chairman of the Democratic Party

Shock Videos: Meet Ray Buckley, Who Might Actually Become the Chairman of the Democratic Party 2016-12-06 00:55 8KB feedproxy.google.com

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Kourtney Kardashian giggles with glee as she goes for a stroll with ex Scott Disick

The pair looked every inch the happy couple as they emerged from a coffee shop in the California celebrity enclave. 2016-12-06 00:55 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Lakers summon rookie center Ivica Zubac from Development League

Depleted by injuries, the Lakers called up rookie Ivica Zubac , a second-round draft pick, from his Development League assignment Monday. 2016-12-06 00:55 2KB www.latimes.com

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0.3
LA County District Attorney Jackie Lacey sworn in for second term

LOS ANGELES >> Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey was sworn in Monday for her second term and pledged to focus more attention on protecting children from neglect and abuse and addressing a growing epidemic of opioid abuse. 2016-12-06 00:53 1KB www.presstelegram.com

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White House: 9/11 law permits U. S. attacks on extremists

WASHINGTON — The White House shed new light Monday on the legal foundations for President Barack Obama’s expansive use of U. S. military power to target extremists overseas, in a report that also offered the first confirmation that the U. S. now deems the group... 2016-12-06 00:53 6KB www.post-gazette.com

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Margot Robbie gets a trim at A-list Beverly Hills hair salon

She's the Australian actress who had a humble upbringing as a farmer's daughter on the Gold Coast. 2016-12-06 00:53 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
NFL Football Box Scores

EAST RUTHERFORD, N. J... 2016-12-06 07:25 3KB scoresandstats.newyork.cbslocal.com

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1.0
Fantasy Fools: Those who believed in 49ers QB got Kaep'd

Apparently, Kaep is a fair-weather QB. Or, let’s be honest, just not that great to begin with. If he was, he wouldn’t have gotten the hook so quickly. 2016-12-06 00:51 4KB chicago.suntimes.com

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New Yorkers Deal With High Christmas Tree Costs

As CBS2's Tracee Carrasco reports, there are some trees for sale in New York City that can set buyers back over a thousand dollars. 2016-12-06 00:50 2KB newyork.cbslocal.com

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1.8
Editorial: Student loans burden taxpayers

A new GAO report highlights the financial weight these loans will have on economy; change is needed now 2016-12-06 00:50 3KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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0.6
Seahawks lose Earl Thomas for season

The Seattle Seahawks will be without safety Earl Thomas , arguably their most important defensive player, for the rest of the season including the playoffs because of a broken lower left leg. 2016-12-06 00:50 2KB www.latimes.com

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Former Rikers guard gets $10G benefit for injury related to fatal beating of inmate Ronald Spear

A former Rikers Island correction officer got a $10,000 payout from an injury related to the fatal beating of an inmate. 2016-12-06 00:49 1KB feeds.nydailynews.com

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Lt. Gov. Calley: End restraint, seclusion in schools

Ensuring our special education system unlocks the amazing potential of our most vulnerable students is a top priority 2016-12-06 00:48 3KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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0.9
Romney, Huntsman Jr. both being considered for Secretary of State, reports indicate

SALT LAKE CITY -- The rivalry between Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman Jr. has been reloaded thanks to President-elect Donald Trump who is reportedly considering both men for the position of Secretary of State. “The two favorite Utah sons always fighting it out,”... 2016-12-06 00:46 2KB fox13now.com

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Ceasefire first before release of prisoners, Bello cites Duterte

No bilateral ceasefire, no releases of political prisoners. 2016-12-06 00:00 2KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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Emily Ratajkowski talks success and reveals she posts sexy photos for her 'own enjoyment'

Emily Ratajkowski has admitted that if it wasn't for her looks she wouldn't have the success she has today. 2016-12-06 00:46 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Business case for improved school counseling

School counselors should provide the latest college and career trends to Michigan students 2016-12-06 00:45 2KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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1.9
Land reform efforts lack a focus on struggling farmers

Government makes much of its efforts of putting more land in the hands of the previously disenfranchised black majority, but many continue to wallow in poverty, academics say. 2016-12-06 00:45 6KB www.fin24.com

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Bill speeding federal drug approvals clears Senate hurdle

WASHINGTON — A bipartisan bill to speed government drug approvals and bolster biomedical research cleared its last procedural hurdle in the Senate on Monday in an emotional moment for outgoing Vice President Joe Biden. The overwhelming 85-13 vote put the measure on track for final legislative approval by... 2016-12-06 00:45 896Bytes article.wn.com

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Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw begins offseason throwing program

Hours before he flew to the East Coast, Dodgers pitcher Clayton Kershaw played catch to start his off-season throwing program. After sitting out six weeks in 2016 because of a herniated disk, Kershaw maintained his optimism about completing a winter in good health. 2016-12-06 00:45 1KB www.latimes.com

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Strong finish could go a long way for embattled Rams coach

News of Jeff Fisher ’s contract extension riled Rams fans, generated support from players in the locker room and left many football observers wondering how a coach nearing an NFL record for career losses could warrant a new deal. 2016-12-06 00:45 6KB www.latimes.com

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I know you are, but what am I? Alleged fake news source threatens WaPo with lawsuit — RT America

The Washington Post’s reporting of so-called Russian propaganda “fake news” sites has received public scrutiny, but a court of law could be next. Naked Capitalism, a finance and economics site that made the blacklist, is ready to fight to show its validity. 2016-12-06 00:44 2KB www.rt.com

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Pass voter Bill of Rights, not barriers to voting

Michiganians are concerned about the integrity of our elections, and voters want to be heard in our democracy 2016-12-06 00:44 2KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

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0.2
High Point man accused of stabbing 2 at Tyson Foods in Wilkesboro

WILKESBORO, N. C. -- A High Point man is accused of stabbing two men at Tyson Foods in Wilkesboro, according to a news release from Wilkesboro police. Sein Win, of High Point, is charged with two counts of assault with a... 2016-12-06 00:41 1KB myfox8.com

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How domestic airlines are ripping Australians off - CHOICE report

Consumer advocate group Choice has slammed Australia's domestic airlines over flight delays, cancellations and unfair fees claiming they are systemically ripping off customers. 2016-12-06 00:41 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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The racial discrimination law dividing Australia

The section, 18C, is anathema to conservatives, who call it a gag on freedom of speech. They point to the cartoon and another recent case, involving racism allegations against three Queensland University of Technology (QUT) students, as underlining the need for reform... 2016-12-06 00:40 1KB article.wn.com

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Pentagon learns how to save billions, decides against it – report — RT America

The Pentagon had the opportunity to save $125 billion by streamlining its bureaucracy, but instead chose to bury the study in order to avoid losing funding from Congress, a Washington Post report reveals. 2016-12-06 00:40 2KB www.rt.com

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Serial sex offender, 19, who raped a drunk 12-year-old girl 'should not be registered as a dangerous sex offender because he may have foetal alcohol disorder'

Prosecutors want the 19-year-old man to be declared a dangerous sex offender. But West Australian Justice Lindy Jenkins wants him to be tested for foetal alcohol disorder. 2016-12-06 00:39 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Mismatched numbers means precincts can't be recounted

Recount uncovers errors in the logging of votes on election night. 2016-12-06 00:39 6KB rssfeeds.freep.com

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1.5
News24.com | Owner no longer wants to sell club targeted by mass shooting

The owner of the Florida nightclub where the worst mass shooting in modern US history took place says she is no longer interested in selling the property to the city of Orlando. ... 2016-12-06 00:39 693Bytes article.wn.com

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The best way to add a pop of color to your outfit

Looking to mix up your look this winter? Sometimes it is as simple as adding one colorful piece to your outfit. 2016-12-06 00:37 1KB www.aol.com

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1.1
Andino, UMES beat Central Penn 87-74 to snap 8-game skid

Ryan Andino hit six 3-pointers and finished with 20 points, Logan McIntosh scored 16 on 6-of-8 shooting and Maryland-Eastern Shore beat Central Penn 87-74 on Monday night to snap an eight-game skid dating to last season. 2016-12-06 00:36 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Wyoming slips past Colorado Christian for 67-60 win

Alan Herndon scored 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting Monday night to lead Wyoming past Division II Colorado Christian 67-60. 2016-12-06 00:36 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Middlesbrough are adapting to life in the Premier League says Aitor Karanka

Aitor Karanka believes his Middlesbrough side are becoming better equipped for Premier League survival after moving four points clear of the relegation zone with a 1-0 win over Hull. 2016-12-06 00:36 2KB www.independent.ie

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Why a gun awareness video is making waves online

A video warning about the possible signs of someone planning a shooting, produced by a group made up of loved ones of those killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, is gaining traction online. ... 2016-12-06 00:36 768Bytes article.wn.com

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Man Charged After Pulling Emergency Release On NJ TRANSIT Train

According to NJ TRANSIT, Eric Jones of Harlem allegedly pulled the emergency door release on a North Jersey Coast line train near Secaucus Junction around 8:20 a.m., which resulted in a train crew member stopping the train. 2016-12-06 00:35 2KB newyork.cbslocal.com

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Taiwan denounces China's intervention following 'one China' ad

The Presidential Office denounced China's political intervention in Taiwanese businesses seeking investment in mainland China on Monday after seafood restaurant chain Hai Pa Wang placed an advertisement in a local paper pledging support to the "one China" principle while debunking rumors of maintaining 2016-12-06 00:34 938Bytes article.wn.com

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MILO Destroys SJW Who Says Trump Support Makes You ‘White Supremacist’

Breitbart's resident gay thot decisively shut down allegations of white supremacy from a Democrat during his latest college event. 2016-12-06 00:33 2KB feedproxy.google.com

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'We can't work with him': Hanson attacks Rod Culleton for lack of teamwork

Latest flare-up comes after Western Australian senator falls out with One Nation colleagues over backpacker tax and banking royal commission 2016-12-06 00:33 5KB www.theguardian.com

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New attacks raise questions over 'defeat' of Boko Haram

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Abba Kaka has good reason to doubt the government's claims to success in the battle against one of the world's deadliest terror groups. Mr. Kaka narrowly escaped death last week after Boko Haram insurgents raided his village of Duwabayi in the country... 2016-12-06 00:33 956Bytes article.wn.com

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Obama becoming more powerless as world allies fall to populist voter uprisings

The resignation of Italy's prime minister Monday marked the abrupt downfall of the third key European partner of President Obama this year, as the president becomes increasingly powerless to confront a populist wave sweeping both sides of the Atlantic and challenging traditional U. S. alliances... 2016-12-06 00:33 1KB article.wn.com

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Michigan Lottery for Monday, Dec. 5

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Mark Meadows Wins Chairmanship of House Freedom Caucus

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Whale returns to sea after swimming around New York Harbor

The whale that enchanted New Yorkers last month is alive and well and heading out to sea, experts said Monday. 2016-12-06 00:32 1KB feeds.nydailynews.com

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3.6
Weekly roundup with Wit and Whimsy

From cute finds to shop online to awesome reads on the web, check out this weekly round up by the blog Wit and Whimsy! 2016-12-06 00:32 3KB www.aol.com

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USC faculty express safety concerns following professor’s stabbing death

EXPOSITION PARK >> Academic colleagues of Bosco Tjan, a USC professor of psychology stabbed to death last week allegedly by a graduate student, pondered Monday what they can do to identify troubled students and to protect themselves. Their 2016-12-06 00:30 5KB www.presstelegram.com

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2.1
Silicon Valley wants scientists to be celebrities

Google founder Sergey Brin: It would be 'foolish' for U. S. to abandon science 2016-12-06 00:30 2KB rss.cnn.com

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0.5
Angels' Billy Eppler hopes for better team health next season, and some pitching depth

The Angels are operating at MLB ’s winter meetings as if they are a pinch and a pluck away from being a contender next season. Second-year General Manager Billy Eppler has said nothing that would indicate otherwise. 2016-12-06 00:30 3KB www.latimes.com

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0.8
Expedia IT guy made $300,000 by hacking own execs

Prosecutors say a former Expedia IT professional stole passwords that allowed him to score more than $331,000 in illegal trading profits. 2016-12-06 00:29 3KB rss.cnn.com

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Tuesday at 11: Woman fights back after her rapist is released without her knowledge

A woman is fighting back after the man who began raping her as a girl was let out of jail - and no one told her he had been released. 2016-12-06 00:29 1KB www.wxyz.com

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Janice Hahn, Kathryn Barger give LA County Board of Supervisors historic female supermajority

Two newly elected Los Angeles County supervisors brought historic changes to local politics Monday when they became part of a supermajority of women to serve on the largest local governmental body in the nation. 2016-12-06 00:28 6KB www.presstelegram.com

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Lyon sisters suspect indicted in Manassas

The man charged with murdering the Lyon Sisters has been indicted on new charges in an unrelated case in Northern Virginia. 2016-12-06 00:27 1KB rssfeeds.wusa9.com

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El Salvador congress strips ex-defense minister of immunity

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — El Salvador's congress has voted to strip a former defense minister of immunity from prosecution, so he can be faced with accusations he used his position for arms trafficking. ... 2016-12-06 00:26 753Bytes article.wn.com

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3.4
Aleppo Cemeteries Run Out of Room for the Dead

A grim milestone in the siege of Aleppo is reported by Sky News, which writes that "there is no room left in the cemeteries. " 2016-12-06 00:25 2KB feedproxy.google.com

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WATCH: BBC features Inquirer photographer documenting drug war

Philippine Daily Inquirer’s Raffy Lerma gave online viewers a peek into the life of a nightshift photojournalist in BBC’s recent video feature on the Duterte administration’s drug war. 2016-12-06 00:00 1KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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4.8
Lawsuit seeks $15 million for family of officer killed in hit and run

The family of a Detroit police officer killed in the line of duty is filing a lawsuit seeking millions of dollars from the man who allegedly took his life. 2016-12-06 00:24 1KB www.wxyz.com

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2.5
Lawmakers set to approve telehealth standards in Michigan

Michigan lawmakers are poised to approve legislation that would set standards for the emerging telemedicine industry. 2016-12-06 00:23 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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0.0
Seen At 11: Doctors Say One Specific Musical Composition Can Put You Right To Sleep

If you’re worried about being able to fall asleep tonight and every night, there’s some good news for you. 2016-12-06 00:20 2KB newyork.cbslocal.com

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23.1
Identifying Pearl Harbor's dead, 75 years on

Seventy-five years after Japan's surprise attack on Pearl Harbor killed 2,403 Americans, a group of forensic scientists in Hawaii is still working to identif... 2016-12-06 00:20 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Exclusive interview with man behind fake campaign news

With all the headlines written in the wake of the 2016 election about the role fake news, MSNBC's Jacob Soboroff joined Brian Williams to share his interview with one man behind these fake stories. 2016-12-05 23:20 890Bytes www.msnbc.com

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1.1
Radical Islam breeds in deprived corner of Serbia

In a country proud of its Orthodox Christianity, the Serbian city of Novi Pazar is a place apart: young bearded men in ankle-length trousers stroll the streets, the restaurants don't serve alcohol, and the call of the muezzin punctuates the daily routi... 2016-12-06 00:20 5KB www.digitaljournal.com

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2.7
Montel Williams Urges Female Journalist To Die

Washed up talk show host Montel Williams may have a slim physique. But these days he has all the grace of a hippo-POT-amus. The infamous pot-smoking Twitter fiend and veterans rights activist went on 2016-12-06 00:19 3KB dailycaller.com

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Some candidates’ SALNs, SOCEs don’t add up — PCIJ

According to the Statement of Contributions and Expenditures (SOCE) submitted by candidates to the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the amounts range from a high of nearly P90 million to a low of about P27,000. 2016-12-06 00:00 11KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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Why people believe conspiracy theories like 'Pizza gate'?

Fake news stories emerged with jarring force during the 2016 presidential campaign, and in a dangerous episode this weekend the potency of this deceptive new way of packaging and spreading conspiracy theories showed its continued influence. 2016-12-06 00:17 7KB rss.cnn.com

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Khloé Kardashian blasts Twitter user after blaming her for Cavaliers’ poor play

Don’t attack Khloé Kardashian if her boyfriend can’t shoot. 2016-12-06 00:16 1KB feeds.nydailynews.com

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2.9
Alden Richards debuts at the Asian Television Awards 2016

Singapore, 3 December 2016 – Filipino actor, recording artist and host Alden Richards recently made his debut at the 21st Asian Television Awards as a host for the ‘live’ televised segment 2016-12-06 00:00 2KB entertainment.inquirer.net

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Wisconsin officer will not be charged in black man's death

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (AP) -- A Wisconsin police officer will not be charged in the fatal shooting of a black man in a suburban Milwaukee park in June, a local p 2016-12-06 00:15 2KB mynorthwest.com

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0.0
Bennett: Netanyahu must tell Trump what Israel wants as settlement in region

There is no freedom of religion for Jews in Israel, says Lapid. 2016-12-06 00:15 5KB www.jpost.com

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0.3
Nicki Minaj is criticized by mental health organization after appearing to mock woman on Miami street

The Super Bass songstress, 33, was panned Monday by fans and a mental health advocacy group after she posted a controversial video of a troubled woman to Instagram. 2016-12-06 00:15 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Oddities Got a spare 85 bucks? Nordstrom will sell you a leather-wrapped rock

That’s right folks, Nordstrom is selling a “Los Angeles-area stone” wrapped in “vegetable-tanned American leather” for $85. Online, Nordstrom touts that the item’s meaning, whether “a paperweight,ȁ 2016-12-06 00:14 1KB www.presstelegram.com

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0.6
Community defends, criticizes behavior of Woodland Hills high school principal

Critics and defenders of the Woodland Hills Junior/ Senior High School principal squared off during a school board meeting Monday night, less than a week after an audio recording surfaced of him purportedly threatening to punch a student and “knock his teeth down his throat.” Parents,... 2016-12-06 00:14 4KB www.post-gazette.com

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0.6
'The kangaroo defended itself instead of running away': Expert explains why marsupial put dog in a HEADLOCK - before the pooch's owner punched him in the face

Dr Mark Eldridge, from the Australian Museum, said the kangaroo was likely surprised by the dog and put it in a headlock before being unable to decide what to do next until owner Greig Tonkins showed up. 2016-12-06 00:12 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2.0
Blue Jackets sweep series from Coyotes with 4-1 win

Although the Columbus Blue Jackets didn't unleash the barrage of shots on goal they did two nights earlier in Phoenix, they had more than enough go into the net Monday night. 2016-12-06 00:12 3KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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0.7
SAF officer wounded in raid on Maute houses in Marawi City

A member of a Special Action Force (SAF) was wounded when an improvised explosive device went off during a raid on houses allegedly owned by relatives of members of the Maute group in Marawi City on Tuesday dawn. 2016-12-06 00:00 1KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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ADANI GROUP ANNOUNCES QUEENSLAND TOWNS TO SERVICE $16.5B MINE

Dec 6 (Reuters) - AUSTRALIA ECONOMY: ADANI GROUP ANNOUNCES QUEENSLAND TOWNS TO SERVICE $16.5 BILLION MINE PROJECT India's Adani Group has announced today (6 ... 2016-12-06 00:09 3KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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2 injured, 1 in custody after Sanford Christmas Parade shooting

Sgt. Vincent Frazer with the Sanford Police Department said one person was taken by helicopter to UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill and another was in stable condition following the shooting. 2016-12-06 00:09 1KB www.wral.com

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3.4
The Weeknd charts all 18 tracks of new album on Billboard Hot 100

The 26-year-old singer - born Abęl Tesfaye - has charted all 18 songs from his new album Starboy on the Billboard Hot 100. 2016-12-06 00:09 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Guy Sebastian reveals his raunchy new track Small Talk is about having sex with his wife Jules

He admitted to sleeping in a different bed to his wife Jules while on tour. 2016-12-06 00:08 2KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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0.0
Gina Rinehart slashes Hancock Prospecting executive pay by more than 60 per cent to save $20 million - after halving it last year

Gina Rinehart slashed her Hancock executives' pay by 60 per cent, after they were cut in half the year before. However, she and her family trust will still receive the usual $325 million dividend. 2016-12-06 00:07 1KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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Ogden man soaked gun in acid after shooting, charges state

An Ogden man tried to destroy a gun by soaking it in acid after using it to try and kill a man in a West Haven neighborhood last month, according to charges filed Monday. 2016-12-06 00:07 2KB www.deseretnews.com

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Sally Field 'can't understand' how Trump won Contact WND

(BREITBART) — Four weeks after Donald Trump’s stunning victory over Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, Sally Field still can’t understand how the billionaire Republican businessman pulled it off. In a heated interview on Chelsea Handler’s Netflix talk show this week, the 70-year-old... 2016-12-06 00:06 1KB www.wnd.com

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California Democrats Pass Resolutions Condemning Trump

California Democrats used Monday's swearing-in ceremonies to pass resolutions condemning President-elect Donald J. Trump. 2016-12-06 00:06 2KB feedproxy.google.com

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1.9
High school wrestling: Favorites could fall in competitive year

Pleasant Grove, Wasatch, Bear River, South Summit and Duchesne all start the year as defending champions and favorites to reclaim the title, but the competition throughout Utah is set to be quite fier 2016-12-06 00:06 9KB www.deseretnews.com

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3.6
UMaine student Nicole Maines shares her story in HBO’s ‘The Trans List’

The transgender woman from Portland is among the 11 individuals profiled in the documentary that aired Monday night. 2016-12-06 00:05 2KB www.pressherald.com

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0.6
Polish supreme court weighs Polanski extradition to US

Poland's Supreme Court will examine Tuesday a fresh bid to extradite Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski to the United States to face sentencing over a dec... 2016-12-06 00:05 4KB www.dailymail.co.uk

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4.3
Interest rates held at 1.5% by Reserve Bank

Reserve Bank decised to hold interest rates at its December board meeting, following cut to record low of 1.5% in August 2016-12-06 00:05 2KB www.theguardian.com

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1.5
California lawmakers resolve to protect illegal immigrants from Trump deportation — RT America

California lawmakers are throwing down the gauntlet to President-elect Donald Trump in a struggle to shield millions of illegal immigrants from deportation. Local legislators passed resolutions challenging “overly aggressive” immigration policies. 2016-12-06 00:05 4KB www.rt.com

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1.7
Jury selection begins — out of public view — for former L. A. County Sheriff Lee Baca

As jury selection got underway in the trial of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on Monday, the federal judge overseeing the obstruction-of-justice case kept the public and the media out of his courtroom for several hours even though such proceedings are typically held in open court. 2016-12-06 00:05 4KB www.latimes.com

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0.9
Howes: Trump wields bully pulpit against business, CEOs

Anyone whose goods, services and workforces flow across international borders effectively is on notice: demonstrate a bias to source, build and employ inside the United States for the U. S. market, or risk public browbeating by the new president and his Twitter account. 2016-12-06 00:04 6KB rssfeeds.detroitnews.com

 539 
2.5
School Takes Action After Girls Basketball Coach Pushes Player

In cellphone video, Christ the King coach Edward Douglas yells at a student to, “sit your (expletive) down!” before using an open hand to shove her head back. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot reports. 2016-12-06 00:03 2KB chicago.cbslocal.com

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3.7
Why a leather jacket and lace-up boots are a perfect pair

Looking for an edgy style that really speaks? Blogger Lush to Blush shows you how to rock the look with ease. 2016-12-06 00:02 1KB www.aol.com

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4.3
The Patriots are flying with a new-found ground game

Running back was a position of uncertainty to start the season, but now is a position of strength for New England. 2016-12-06 00:01 3KB www.pressherald.com

 542 
0.4
Cuban exiles see only a glimmer of hope in Castro's funeral

MIAMI (AP) -- In the heart of Miami's Little Havana, Cuban exile Armando Garcia said Sunday's funeral of Fidel Castro granted neither simple closure nor op 2016-12-06 00:01 4KB mynorthwest.com

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Thousands Hold Vigil to Mourn Oakland Warehouse Fire Victims
(8.78/9)

Thousands of people attended a Monday evening vigil to mourn the victims of the warehouse fire in Oakland on Friday night that claimed 36 lives.
A Facebook event page created for the vigil showed more than 5,000 people attending the event at the Lake Merritt Pergola in Oakland.
Attendees posted photos online of mourners gathering around memorials dedicated to the victims.
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Officials released the names of 10 more victims of the blaze on Monday.
Of the 36 victims, 22 have been positively identified and their families have been notified, the city said in a statement. An additional 10 victims have been tentatively identified and three victims need scientific identification. Three of the victims were from outside the country -- Finland , Korea and Guatemala.
The Alameda County District Attorney's Office has launched a criminal investigation into the incident. Investigators are trying to determine whether there was criminal liability, and if so, against whom, said Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley.
ABC News' Michael Edison Hayden contributed to this report.
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0.0
Colts embarrass Jets, 41-10, on Monday Night Football
(6.62/9)

Boys just want to have fun.
Andrew Luck certainly didn't have any when he sat out a Thanksgiving night loss with a concussion. He made up for it very nicely Monday night in a 41-10 romp past the inept New York Jets.
“To get back out there and do some decent things, that's fun,” Luck said after throwing for four touchdowns, three to Dwayne Allen . “Sitting out is no fun.”
Not that Luck had to work very hard against the hosts, who were booed by a much-less-than-filled MetLife Stadium almost from the outset.
Luck missed last week's loss to Pittsburgh, cleared the NFL 's concussion protocol on the weekend, and came back in style with a prime-time performance. He lifted Indianapolis (6-6) into a tie for the lead in the AFC South with Tennessee and Houston.
“The quarterback was outstanding,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “It's always great to have your starting quarterback under center.”
Allen and T. Y. Hilton were his main targets as he went 22 of 28 for 278 yards, and they received little opposition from the Jets (3-9).
“It was a great night for everyone,” Allen said. “You hope that every night you go to play, it's a night like that. It's not realistic in the National Football League.”
This one couldn't have come easier for Indianapolis. The Colts toyed with the lifeless Jets from the beginning, when New York's Jeremy Ross got to only his 11-yard line with the opening kickoff return. A three-and-out gave Luck the ball, and seven plays later, he hit a wide-open Allen for a 7-0 edge.
Indy needed only four plays on its next series, with Allen even more open for a 21-yard reception to make it 14-0. At that juncture, the Colts had gained 120 yards, the Jets 6.
“I can't put my finger on it, but it has made a big difference,” Luck said of getting out quickly. “To be up 7-0 (immediately) means a lot.”
Those yardage figures wound up 421 to 250. Indy scored its most points since Week 13 of 2014; the Jets allowed their most since Week 8 of that season.
The Jets (3-9) finally found some spark after Pat McAfee 's punt was downed at their 3. Matt Forte turned a short pass into a 40-yard gain with a nasty move on Rashaan Melvin, but that drive stalled and Nick Folk made a 38-yard field goal.
That temporarily quieted the boobirds in the stadium. But Luck hit Hilton for 23 yards on Indy's next play, Gore ran for 19 and Adam Vinatieri kicked a 53-yard field goal to make it 17-3.
And when Allen set a career best with this third TD reception on a perfect 23-yard throw from Luck, the rout was on.
“It's never easy and you can't ever take your foot off the gas and relax and say, `We got this,“’ Pagano said.
Donte Moncrief added a 3-yard touchdown, the sixth straight game he has caught one. Hilton continually victimized cornerback Darrelle Revis and other Jets DBs, making nine catches for 146 yards. Hilton went over 1,000 yards for the fourth time in his five pro seasons.
New York has lost four in a row and is 1-5 at home. Its performance Monday night can't be of any help to coach Todd Bowles, who led the Jets to a 10-6 mark a year ago in his first season in charge.
“I thought for the first time this year, we got our (butt) handed to us,” Bowles said.
MISSED OPPORTUNITY
The Colts barely missed being up 31-3 at the half. Jack Doyle lost the ball while reaching for the pylon late in the second quarter, resulting in a touchback.
WHO'S THE QB?
Bowles replaced Ryan Fitzpatrick (5 for 12, 81 yards, one interception) with Bryce Petty to start the second half. Didn't matter at all as Petty went 11 for 25 for 135 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions. He will start the final four games, the coach said.
VP IN THE HOUSE
Vice President-elect Mike Pence was a guest of Jets owner Woody Johnson. He didn't see much of a game.
MOMENT OF SILENCE
The Jets held a moment of silence before the game to honor former running back Joe McKnight, killed last Thursday in Louisiana. Authorities said McKnight, 28, was shot during a road rage incident.
McKnight had a 107-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in 2011, and it stands as the longest play in Jets history.
INJURIES
Colts: LB D'Qwell Jackson left in the fourth quarter with a concussion. RG Denzelle Good also sustained a concussion.
Jets LB Julian Stanford hurt his ankle in the third quarter and S Antonio Allen sustained a concussion in the final period. C Nick Mangold returned from a four-game hiatus because of a sprained ankle, but aggravated it.
UP NEXT
The Colts host Houston in a first-place division showdown. “We know how big that game is,” Luck said.
The Jets visit San Francisco (1-11).
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Oakland fire touches two Detroit artists
(6.58/9)

Two Detroit artists were hit hard by news of Friday night’s fire in an Oakland, California, artists’ warehouse.
Monica Canilao, who divides her time between Oakland and Detroit, said she would have been at the doomed party had she not been out of state at Miami’s Art Basel.
“I lost people I know,” she said. “It’s hard to wrap your head around.”
Canilao admits that the subject of fire safety was one that came up from time to time at the Ghost Ship, as the warehouse was called.
“That place was a little crazy the way it was built out,” she said. “It was kind of like a maze, and not the safest. If you were upstairs and there was a fire, the stairway down just wasn’t that safe. So I could completely see how so many people got trapped.”
But not every built-out artists’ warehouse in the Bay Area is like that, she notes, adding that many of them are up to code.
Still, she reports that the Oakland warehouse where she has her studio got a notice from the fire marshal Monday morning announcing an upcoming inspection.
“I think the city is going to use the fire to close down more artist-run spaces,” she said. “They’ve already been shutting places down because the rich techies and dotcom-ers are moving in.”
Detroit sculptor Ryan Doyle, who’s also lived in Oakland, said he was acquainted with some people lost in the fire, but that none of his friends happened to be in the warehouse when it broke out.
Doyle blames skyrocketing real estate for the fact that artists increasingly are jammed into substandard spaces.
“People are packing into these warehouses, the last bastions of cheap studio space,” he said from Los Angeles, where he’s building props for a Will Smith movie, “because of the big increase in Bay Area rents over the last 10 years.”
As for the Ghost Ship, he said, “It was beautiful. People who lived there had spent a lot of time making their homes nice. They were very generous, and a big part of the arts community.”
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Klay Thompson erupts for 60 points in Warriors' blowout of Pacers
(5.63/9)

By the time he'd reached the deep corner, inches in front of an erupting Golden State Warriors bench, Klay Thompson's night had already gone from lukewarm to hot to scorching to nuclear.
When he's scorching, Thompson searches out shots. When he's nuclear, everyone in the arena searches them out for him, begging Thompson to take anything from anywhere. So he knifed to the corner - spurred by the crowd - caught, turned and flung an impossible fade from an awkward angle.
It swished through, the three most ridiculous of Thompson's career-high 60 points, done in fewer than three quarters of Golden State's 142-106 blowout of the Pacers on Monday night.
The fadeaway 3 came midway through the second quarter. Thompson already had 27 points. He'd hit a 3 on the previous two Warriors possessions. You were getting the early sense that one of those Thompson nights was brewing. So did his teammates, who rose in unison, inches from Thompson, as he turned for the deep corner 3.
As Thompson hit it, the entire Warrior sideline celebrated frantically. JaVale McGee put his hands on his head incredulously. Kevin Durant scurried around the baseline. Stephen Curry, overwhelmed by the moment, first sprinted toward the scorer's table and then retreated back toward the bench and sprinted deep into the Warriors tunnel.
It was the seminal moment of Thompson's night. But he was far from done.
Thompson was already at 30. Before the first half was done, he had 40, becoming the first player since Kobe Bryant in 2003 to put up 40 in the first half.
Thompson, of course, is best known for his 3-point sniping, which he displayed on Monday night: 8 made 3s on 14 attempts. But what turned this night from spectacular to historic was the other areas of his scoring repertoire.
Thompson started the night with four reverse layups in the first seven minutes. He cut back door beautifully, leaked out on the fastbreak perfectly and racked up rare paint points. Then later in the half, he started getting to the free throw line.
Thompson has long struggled to force his way into free points. He entered the night only averaging 2.3 free throw attempts per game. On Monday night, he had 11 attempts, one short of his career-high.
That included some power drives that forced contact. But it also included a play Steve Kerr has long begged Thompson to add - the pump-fake, Dwyane Wade-like jump into the defender.
As he was scorching in the second half, Thompson had what seemed to be an open corner 3. But Monta Ellis sprinted out quickly for the contest. Thompson sensed it, pumped Ellis into the air and jumped into him. It was an easy call and three easy points for Thompson.
In the second half, the Warriors offense revolved around Thompson. He searched out his mid-range, received back-screen after back-screen to try to free him and, facing a tired, halfhearted Pacers defense, found enough open shots to pop up 20 third-quarter points.
His 58th, 59th and 60th point came from the corner, losing the defender with some great off-ball cutting, before burying maybe his easiest look of the night. There were still 14 minutes left in the game. Thompson could've attempted to get 80-plus, maybe try to pass Kobe Bryant's famous 81-point night.
But the Warriors were up huge. So Kerr pulled him and Thompson left to a rousing ovation, chants of "Klay! Klay! " and Durant, holding a towel and waving it in front of Thompson like a fan, jokingly trying to cool him off.
He had a better chance than any Pacer defender on this night.
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Cazeneuve appointed as France's new prime minister
(5.34/9)

PARIS — French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has stepped down to focus on running for president in next year’s election and has been replaced by Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve.
Valls resigned Tuesday, a day after announcing his candidacy after President Francois Hollande decided not to run for a second term last week.
Valls hopes to unite Socialists and give the left a chance to stay at the Elysee Palace despite current opinion polls suggesting the second round of the election could pit Marine Le Pen, the leader of the far-right National Front, against conservative Francois Fillon.
The 53-year-old Cazeneuve is a close ally of Hollande and became a popular figure in French politics over the past two years as the champion of the fight against Islamic extremism in his interior minister role.
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Missouri governor-elect says wife robbed at gunpoint near home
(5.30/9)

Last Updated Dec 5, 2016 11:30 PM EST
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri Governor-elect Eric Greitens said on Facebook Monday night that his wife was a victim of a robbery at gunpoint not far from their home.
“She is safe—but shaken. We are grateful for the men and women of law enforcement. Their response was swift and skilled, and we thank God for their presence tonight,” said Greitens in the post.
Tonight, my wife Sheena—the mother of my two boys, and the future First Lady of Missouri—was robbed at gunpoint not far...
Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis, said in an incident summary that the wife of the governor-elect had just left a restaurant, and was seated inside her vehicle in the parking lot looking at her cellphone when her car door was suddenly opened.
“The suspect pointed a gun at the victim and demanded her property. The victim complied and gave the suspect her laptop and cellphone. The victim then observed several black males running from the scene,” the statement read.
Police were called to the scene. Further investigation revealed another vehicle on the parking lot had been broken into, and a cellphone was taken.
Police said that the male victim in that case began to track his cellphone, which led officers to the suspects. Three males are in custody, and ages are 14, 15, and 19, according to police.
Greitens, a Republican, is to take over for term-limited Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon on Jan. 9.
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Oakland Ghost Ship fire pictures show interior as prosecutors consider MURDER charges
(4.45/9)

Devastating aerial photos show the aftermath of the deadly inferno that claimed 36 lives during a party at an Oakland warehouse Friday night, as prosecutors launch an investigation that could lead to murder charges. The photos emerged as sheriff's officials told how some of the victims died after sending goodbye messages to their loved ones that said, 'I'm going to die' and 'I love you'. Alameda County sheriff's spokesman Sgt Ray Kelly says rescue crews have found bodies of people 'protecting each other, holding each other'. Survivors have previously told how they had to fight for a way out of the burning warehouse down a narrow staircase and how many people were trapped upstairs by the flames and smoke. Enclave organizer Derick Ion Almena, 46, has come under fire for the dangerous living conditions inside and lack of permits. Now, Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley, says charges ranging from murder to involuntary manslaughter could be brought those responsible for the deaths. However, Almena and his wife, Micah Allison, 40, said they have done everything that they could afford to do to make the warehouse safe. Investigators have said that they have told the fire and sheriff's departments to treat the area as 'a potential crime scene'. O'Malley said Monday her office has just started its probe and has not yet determined whether a crime even occurred. Scroll down for videos 'It's too early to speculate on anything,' O'Malley said at a press conference. 'We owe it to the community, to those who perished, to those who survived to be methodical, to be thorough, and to take the amount of time it takes to look at every piece of potential evidence.' O'Malley said the investigations team would work to determine whether there could be any criminal liability for the blaze and if so, against whom. Investigators with the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are also helping with the probe of the blaze. Authorities said they believe they have located the section of the building where the fire started, but the cause remains unknown. Allison, who along with her husband, Almena, managed the artist collective housed inside a warehouse known as Ghost Ship, says ATF investigators interviewed her husband 'extensively'. He said that he and his wife are fully cooperating with investigators and neither of them have been charged. Allison told NBC: 'We've done everything that we possibly could afford to do.' As she wiped away tears, Allison said that 'a lot of people have turned their backs on us, most expressly the landlord'. Allison was referring to Ng, the property owner. Ng's family said that they are 'also trying to figure out what's going on like everybody else'. They wrote in a statement to NBC Bay Area : 'We're so sorry to hear about the tragedy. 'Our condolences go out to the families and friends of those injured and those who lost their lives. Hundreds of people holding candles honored those who died in the fire at a vigil Monday night in Oakland's Lake Merritt. Those in the crowd embracing each other or holding up candles or flowers and saying aloud the names of people they lost in the blaze. Several people in the crowd held signs offering 'hugs'. But the vigil briefly turned into a political confrontation as participants shouted down Mayor Libby Schaaf with boos and calls to resign, NBC News reported. Some shouted: 'Stop victim blaming!' and 'Step down!' as Schaaf prepared to speak. 'This city is going to go through a lot of emotions, and one of those is anger, and that is my job to hear that,' Shaaf said during her speech. 'As we move forward right now, our focus has to be on those who we know are lost and those we are going to learn have been lost,' she said, according to NBC. Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern says sheriff's officials don't believe additional bodies will be found in the Oakland warehouse fire. Ahern said he couldn't be absolutely positive until the entire recovery effort was complete. Almena has said that he and his family wasn't there when the fire broke out and that he had booked a hotel room for the night because he was 'exhausted' and his children 'had school'. He told NBC that he and his wife are absolutely devastated and nothing is more important than the lives that have been lost. 'We're sorry to the families and all the friends who have lost loved ones. 'I gladly would give my entire life of fortune, of wealth, of experience again, again and again…I would surrender everything,' Almena said. He said he didn't 'know anything about this event, other than okay I'm mopping for it; I'm dusting; I'm cleaning; I'm getting it beautiful'. The pair said their art collective, a group of tenants, covered the $5,000 per month rent. Almena said the group was made up of young artists called Satya Yuga, and that he was like the group's grandfather. City officials said the space was not permitted as a residential building, but Almena said about 20 people lived there, the station reported. 'The center we all lived there, and was one of creativity, and beauty, and optimism,' Almena said. He told NBC that he made repairs to the warehouse's electrical system without permits after, he says, the landlord refused. Almena and his wife Allison believe they are being unfairly blamed for the fire that erupted during the dance party. A Reddit user who identified himself as a survivor of the fire that destroyed the warehouse detailed how he made a 'coin flip' decision to brave down a stairwell to the second floor as it was engulfed in flames before crawling his way out the only exit of the building. In the harrowing first-person account posted to Reddit , the user described how he blindly crawled through 'horrid conditions' as the fire broke out, choking on thick smoke, while trying to make his way to safety. After he miraculously managed to get outside, he said it looked like a 'f***ing war zone', with people covered in soot crying and screaming while others desperately called out their friends names in an effort to find them. He credits a fellow party-goer who had made his way outside and stood by the door yelling 'exit' to others as they frantically searched for the exit for saving his life. The party took place on the second floor of the building, which appeared to have only two exits, officials said. A probe into the 'illegal' structure was started just three weeks before the blaze. Officials said the warehouse was the subject of a city code enforcement investigation at the time of the fire due to complaints about health and safety issues. Authorities in Oakland received a complaint on November 13 that there were tons of garbage left on the sidewalk near the warehouse, and an inspector verified the complaint but failed to gain access inside. But there were other complaints over the course of the last year, citing cramped conditions, electrical wiring issues, and residents living inside. The search for more people killed in the Oakland warehouse fire resumed on Monday after the work was halted just after midnight. But authorities announced shortly after 4pm that they didn't expect to find any more victims in the rubble. A wall was leaning inward, posing a safety hazard for those who have been searching the structure, prompting the search to be halted. Authorities say about 70 per cent of the building has been searched. Almena spoke briefly to KGO-TV , saying those who died were his friends and family. He told the station: 'They're my children. They're my friends, they're my family, they're my loves, they're my future. What else do I have to say?' Former residents described the building as a 'death trap'. A long-time friend of Almena's told DailyMail.com that he laughed off warning that his artist's commune was a potential death trap and allegedly ignored repeated safety warnings. It was also reported that Almena and his wife would leave their three children with a teenage babysitter for up to five days at a time - and return boasting about 'transcendent experiences'. Mariah Benavides told how she was put in charge of the children while Almena and Allison would tell her they were going 'to have fun'. And Almena's father-in-law said that both his daughter and his son-in-law were 'heavy drug users' and spoke of his sadness at the situation - saying the father-of-three should be in prison. Michael Allison said he and other family members had staged an intervention 18 months ago in the hope of helping Allison deal with drug use which had left 'her hands like claws'. He said that he thinks child protective services 'dropped the ball' by letting his daughter and Almena have their children back. Allison, an English teacher, told DailyMail.com: 'Someone obviously dropped the ball between LA Child Protective Services and the Oakland one. They were clearly not communicating, there was no follow up apparently.' Relatives and friends of the ravers who are still missing after the fire continue to anxiously wait for news of their loved ones. Photographer Chris Nechodom, who was at the dance party, said people first thought the smoke was coming from a fog machine. 'And then it got a little thicker,' he said. 'It all happened within seconds. We started seeing people running around, frantic and screaming 'fire'.' One of the many post-it notes left on a sidewalk around the corner from the remains of the warehouse said: 'Praying for you... Hope you're still here.' Meanwhile, in a macabre indication of what the fire may have done to the bodies, authorities are asking relatives to preserve hairbrushes and toothbrushes to assist in matching DNA samples. 'We will ask for them as we need them,' said Captain Melanie Ditzenberger of the sheriff's department coroner's bureau. There was no evidence of smoke detectors or sprinklers, they added. Property records list the owner as Ng, who purchased the warehouse in 1997. She also owns other properties in the city. Oakland City Councilman Noel Gallo, who represents the Fruitvale district and lives a block from where the fire occurred, told the San Francisco Chronicle that the building 'has been an issue for a number of years.' 'People have been living inside, and the neighbors have complained about it,' he said. 'Some of these young people that were in there were underage. They frequently had parties there.'
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New Jersey state trooper dies of injuries after crash
(4.29/9)

MILLVILLE, N. J. — A New Jersey state trooper and another man were killed in a head-on highway crash.
It happened around 7 p.m. Monday in Millville, in the southern part of the state.
A man traveling southbound in his Toyota Corolla crossed the grass median, entered the northbound lanes and crashed head-on into a marked state police vehicle. Trooper Frankie Williams was on duty and responding to a call at the time of the collision, state police said in a statement early Tuesday.
The unidentified man was pronounced dead at the scene. Trooper Williams, 31, was flown to Cooper University Hospital in Camden, where he was pronounced dead, state police said.
News helicopter video showed the mangled cars and debris littering the roadway. The crash remained under investigation early Tuesday.
State police said Williams, of Atlantic County, was a member of the 156th State Police Class, which graduated January 29, 2016. He was assigned to Port Norris Station.
No other information was immediately available.
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Oil industry urges Trump to approve Dakota Access pipeline
(4.27/9)

BISMARCK, N. D. (AP) — Industry leaders are urging President-elect Donald Trump to make approval of the disputed Dakota Access oil pipeline a priority when he takes office next month, but a spokesman for Trump isn't offering many clues about
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4.4
Tech companies move to target terrorist propaganda online
(4.21/9)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube are joining forces to more quickly identify the worst terrorist propaganda and prevent it from spreading online. The new program announced Monday would create a database of unique digital "fingerprints" to help automatically identify videos or images the companies could remove. The move by the technology companies, which is expected to begin in early 2017, aims to assuage government concerns — and derail proposed new federal legislation — over social media content that is seen as increasingly driving terrorist recruitment and radicalization, while also balancing free-speech issues. Technical details were being worked out, but Microsoft pioneered similar technology to detect, report and remove child pornography through such a database in 2009. Unlike those images, which are plainly illegal under U. S. law, questions about whether an image or video promotes terrorism can be more subjective, depending on national laws and the rules of a particular company's service. Social media has increasingly become a tool for recruiting and radicalization by the Islamic State group and others. Its use by terror groups and supporters has added to the threat from so-called lone-wolf attacks and decreased the time from "flash to bang" — or radicalization to violence — with little or no time for law enforcement to follow evidentiary trails before an attack. Under the new partnership, the companies promised to share among themselves "the most extreme and egregious terrorist images and videos we have removed from our services — content most likely to violate all our respective companies' content policies," according to a joint announcement Monday evening. When such content is shared internally, the other participating companies will be notified and can use the digital fingerprints to quickly identify the same content on their own services to judge whether it violates their rules. If so, companies can delete the material and possibly disable the account, as appropriate. Most social media services explicitly do not allow content that supports violent action or illegal activities. Twitter, for example, says users "may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, religious affiliation, age, disability or disease. " "We really are going after the most obvious serious content that is shared online — that is, the kind of recruitment videos and beheading videos more likely to be against all our content policies," said Sally Aldous, a Facebook spokeswoman. The White House praised the joint effort. "The administration believes that the innovative private sector is uniquely positioned to help limit terrorist recruitment and radicalization online," said National Security Council spokesman Carl Woog. "Today's announcement is yet another example of tech communities taking action to prevent terrorists from using these platforms in ways their creators never intended. " The new program caps a year of efforts to tamp down on social media's use by terrorist groups. Lawmakers last year introduced legislation that would require social media companies to report any online terrorist activity they became aware of to law enforcement. The bill by Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Richard Burr, R-N. C., was criticized for not defining "terrorist activity," which could have drowned government agencies in reports. The bill was opposed by the Internet Association, which represents 37 internet companies, including Facebook, Snapchat, Google, LinkedIn, Reddit, Twitter, Yahoo and others. The bill came days after Syed Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, went on a shooting attack in San Bernardino, California, killing 14 people and injuring 21 others. A Facebook post on Malik's page around the time of the attack included a pledge of allegiance to the leader of the Islamic State group. Facebook found the post — which was under an alias — the day after the attack. The company removed the profile from public view and informed law enforcement. Such a proactive effort had previously been uncommon. Twitter moved toward partial automation in late 2015, using unspecified "proprietary spam-fighting tools" to find accounts that might be violating its terms of service and promoting terrorism. The material still required review by a team at Twitter before the accounts could be disabled. "Since the middle of 2015, we have suspended more than 360,000 accounts for violating Twitter's policy on violent threats and the promotion of terrorism," said Sinead McSweeney, Twitter's vice president of public policy. "A large proportion of these accounts have been removed by technical means, including our proprietary spam-fighting tools. " Facebook has also used image-matching technology to compare images to ones it's already removed. The effort lets Facebook review images to avoid removing legitimate and protected uses, such as a photograph published by a news organization, a spokeswoman said. Terrence McNeil of Ohio was charged in 2015 with soliciting the killings of U. S. service members over social media, including Tumblr, Facebook and Twitter. Federal prosecutors accused him of posting a series of photographs on his Facebook account to praise the death of a Jordanian pilot who was burned to death by the Islamic State group — showing him before, during and after his death, including an image of him engulfed in flames, according to the complaint. In January, the White House dispatched top officials, including FBI Director James Comey, Attorney General Loretta Lynch and National Security Agency Director Mike Rogers, to Silicon Valley to discuss the use of social media by violent extremist groups. Among the issues they discussed was how to use technology to help quickly identify terrorist content. The four companies say they will be looking at involving additional companies in the future. ___ Follow Tami Abdollah on Twitter at https://twitter.com/latams
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Lady Gaga says she has post-traumatic highlight commotion after being raped during 19
(4.12/9)

US cocktail star Lady Gaga has suggested she suffers from post-traumatic highlight commotion given being raped during a age of 19.
“I humour from a mental illness – we humour from PTSD,” she told a Today Show on a revisit to a homeless preserve for immature happy people in New York.
“I’ve never told anyone that before,” a star, now 30, added.
Lady Gaga pronounced affability was “the best way” to healing.
“The affability that’s been shown to me, by doctors as good as my family and my friends, it’s unequivocally saved my life,” a thespian said, after bringing presents to a dismayed teenagers during a centre.
“Meditation helps me to ease down,” she said, adding that she was struggling with her mental illness “every day”.
Lady Gaga after tweeted: “Today we common one my deepest secrets w/ a world. Secrets keep we ill w/ shame.”
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SKorean president to 'calmly' accept impeachment outcome
(4.11/9)

South Korean lawmakers say President Park Geun-hye is willing to "calmly" accept impeachment if the opposition-controlled parliament votes for her removal this week, but prefers to resign on her own terms.
Chung Jinsuk, floor leader of the conservative ruling party, said Tuesday after an hour-long meeting with Park that she was willing to accept a now-withdrawn proposal by the party for her to voluntarily step down in April to set up a presidential election in June.
Lee Jung Hyun, a ruling party lawmaker who attended the meeting, says it seems that Park hopes lawmakers will accept her resignation rather than push ahead with an attempt to impeach her.
Park has been accused of helping a close confidante extort from companies and manipulate state affairs.
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Andrew Luck, Dwayne Allen propel Indianapolis Colts in rout of New York Jets
(3.33/9)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N. J. -- In his first game back since suffering a concussion, Andrew Luck reminded the Indianapolis Colts they're set at quarterback for the next decade -- and helped officially send the New York Jets back to the drawing board in their quixotic search for a franchise signal-caller.
Luck threw four touchdown passes -- including three to tight end Dwayne Allen in the first half -- and finished with the best single-game passer rating of his career Monday night as the Colts moved into a tie for first place in the AFC South by routing the Jets, 41-10, at MetLife Stadium.
"It's always great to have your starting quarterback under center," Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said. "I don't think we threw very many passes. Completed a bunch. "
Luck, who was injured Nov. 20 and missed the Colts' 27-7 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers four days later, finished 22-of-28 for 278 yards and a passer rating of 147.6 before giving way early in the fourth quarter to Scott Tolzien. A perfect passer rating is 158.3.
"We know he's a talented guy, but it goes back to his preparation," Pagano said. "He does not like to not be available for his teammates. He hated missing that game.
"It's great to have him back. "
Luck, who is in the first year of a six-year deal worth a maximum of $139.1 million, completed his first six passes -- including touchdown strikes of seven yards and 21 yards to Allen, who was wide open both times -- in directing the Colts to a 14-0 lead less than eight minutes into the first quarter.
Nick Folk 's 38-yard field goal with 10:31 left in the first half got the Jets on the board, but the Colts answered with a 53-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri. On Indianapolis' next possession, Luck and Allen hooked up again -- this time on a 23-yard score -- with 1:18 left.
"Anytime we're able to keep '12' upright, we know what he's capable of," said Allen, who had just two touchdown catches in his previous 22 games dating back to the start of last season.
Luck capped the Colts' first drive of the second half with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Donte Moncrief that put the Colts up 31-3 He exited after Indianapolis' fifth touchdown, a 5-yard run by backup running back Robert Turbin.
"It's always fun, especially when you miss a game -- that's no fun," said Luck, who missed the final seven games of last season with a lacerated kidney. "To get back out and do some things was good. "
So, too, was moving back into first place. The Colts (6-6) are tied atop the AFC South with the Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans.
Indianapolis hosts Houston on Sunday. The Colts lost to the Texans, 26-23, on Oct. 16 but have swept Tennessee, which means they are assured of winning the division if they win the last four games.
"We've always felt like we control our own destiny," Luck said. "We know how important this next game is. Chuck's been preaching 'one-game playoffs.' We had a one-game playoff tonight. Gotta move on. Have a one-game playoff next weekend. "
The Jets (3-9), meanwhile, will miss the playoffs for the sixth straight season after being eliminated from postseason contention Monday night. Head coach Todd Bowles said afterward that second-year quarterback Bryce Petty, who replaced Fitzpatrick to start the second half, will play out the string behind center for New York.
"The plan was for us to start him the last four games anyway, so we just started a half early," Bowles said. "We could have won 45-0 and he was going to start the last four games. "
Fitzpatrick, a 34-year-old who will be a free agent at the end of the season, was just 5-of-12 for 81 yards -- 64 of which came on the Jets' lone scoring drive of the half -- and an interception on his final pass of the half.
Petty finished 11-of-25 for 135 yards, one touchdown -- a 41-yard strike to Robby Anderson -- and two interceptions.
Petty, who started in place of an injured Fitzpatrick on Nov. 13, is the Jets' 29th starting quarterback since Joe Namath exited in 1976. Only five post-Namath quarterbacks have started more than 60 games for the Jets.
Petty probably won't be the only new starter when New York visits the 1-11 San Francisco 49ers on Sunday. Bowles, who used a profane version of "butt" 12 times during his press conference, was furious with what he perceived to be a lack of effort by the Jets, who suffered their most lopsided loss since a 38-3 defeat at the hands of the Buffalo Bills on Nov. 24, 2014.
"It's very troubling when you get your (butt) kicked," Bowles said. "We're going to see who wants to play. We're going to fight and play until the end and play the guys that want to play. "
NOTES: A moment of silence was held prior to the game in honor of former Jets RB Joe McKnight , who was murdered in a road rage incident last Thursday. McKnight, a fourth-round pick of the Jets in 2010, returned two kickoffs for touchdowns in three seasons with the club. ... Jets C Nick Mangold, who missed the previous four games with an ankle injury, aggravated the injury Monday night. ... A pair of Colts, OL Denzelle Good and ILB D'Qwell Jackson, suffered concussions.
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Thai king appoints new members to royal council - palace
(3.29/9)

BANGKOK, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Thailand's new king appointed three new members to his powerful royal advisory council on Tuesday and removed some former members in one of his first acts since taking the throne. King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, 64, was proclaimed king on Thursday, ushering in a new era for the 234-year-old Chakri Dynasty, and reinforcing expectations of institutional stability in financial markets. He will also be known as King Rama X. His father, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, died on Oct. 13 at the age of 88 after reigning for seven decades. King Maha Vajiralongkorn appointed three officials to an 11-member panel, known as the Privy Council, the palace said in a statement published on the Royal Gazette website, his first appointments to his main team of advisers. "This is a very calculated move from King Rama X, which signals compromise while also asserting a new order under his reign," said a Bangkok-based analyst who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter. Criticism of the monarch, the regent or the heir, known by the French term lese majeste, is a crime that carries a jail sentence of up to 15 years in Thailand. Those removed from the council included the director of the Crown Property Bureau, which controls the monarchy's institutional assets, worth tens of billions of dollars, and which under the late king leased out swathes of real estate in and around Bangkok, often at below market rates. Two former military chiefs were also removed. The new king has already signalled continuity with the reinstatement last Friday of the president of the Privy Council, Prem Tinsulanonda, 96, a former army chief and prime minister, after he served as regent in the period between the late king's death and the new king's ascension on Dec. 1. The involvement of some privy councillors in political matters became the subject of controversy in recent years, according to a semi-official biography of King Bhumibol. Prem had been accused by critics of involvement in the removal from power of then-Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra in a 2006 coup. Thaksin's ouster triggered a decade of political unrest that has broadly pitted the Bangkok-based, military-dominated establishment against the populist governments of Thaksin and his sister, former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra. The three new council members appointed on Tuesday were Minister of Justice Paiboon Koomchaya, Minister of Education Dapong Ratanasuwan and a former army chief, Teerachai Nakwanich. Paiboon and Dapong will have to step down from the cabinet. None of the three was available for comment. (Reporting by Amy Sawitta Lefevre, Panarat Thepgumpanat and Patpicha Tanakasempipat; Writing by Amy Sawitta Lefevre; Editing by Robert Birsel)
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Trump’s break with protocol on Taiwan sparks warnings
(3.15/9)

WASHINGTON — Whether by accident or design, President-elect Donald Trump is signaling a tougher American policy toward China, sparking warnings from both the outgoing Obama administration and Beijing.
On Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said progress with the Chinese could be “undermined” by a flare-up over the sovereignty of Taiwan, the self-governing island the U. S. broke diplomatic ties with in 1979. That split was part of an agreement with China, which claims the island as its own territory, although the U. S. continues to sell Taiwan billions in military equipment and has other economic ties.
Trump broke protocol last week by speaking with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, then took to Twitter to challenge China’s trade and military policies.
“It’s unclear exactly what the strategic effort is,” Earnest said. “I’ll leave that to them to explain.”
So far, Trump’s advisers have struggled to explain his action, sending mixed messages about whether the conversation with Taiwan’s leader was a step toward a new policy or simply a congratulatory call. Incoming White House chief of staff Reince Priebus said Trump “knew exactly what was happening” when he spoke with Tsai, but Vice President-elect Mike Pence described the interaction as “nothing more than taking a courtesy call of congratulations.”
Trump has pledged to be more “unpredictable” on the world stage, billing the approach as a much-needed change from President Obama’s deliberative style and public forecasting about U. S. policy. But Trump’s unpredictability is likely to unnerve both allies and adversaries, leaving glaring questions about whether the foreign policy novice is carrying out planned strategies or acting on impulse.
China’s authoritarian government likes predictability in its dealings with other nations, particularly the United States. The U. S. and China are the world’s two largest economies with bilateral trade in goods and services reaching nearly $660 billion last year.
While there have been sharp differences between Beijing and Washington on China’s island building in the South China Sea and over alleged Chinese cybertheft of U. S. commercial secrets, the two powers have cooperated effectively on climate change and the Iran nuclear deal.
U. S. diplomats were shocked by Trump’s telephone call with the Taiwanese leader. Several officials privately expressed deep unease that Trump’s team did not inform the administration in advance or give it a chance to provide input.
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NBA: LeBron stops the rot as Cavs hold off Raptors
(3.14/9)

LOS ANGELES, United States — LeBron James scored 34 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers snapped their three-game losing streak with a battling 116-112 win over the Toronto Raptors on Monday.
James led the scoring for the Cavs, who also saw Kevin Love pour on 28 points with 14 rebounds as the Raptors’s six-game winning streak came to an end.
The Cavs had looked to be easing to victory after opening up a 15-point lead in the fourth quarter.
But a determined Raptors fightback, which saw them move to within four with two seconds left, ensured the game went down to the wire after Kyle Lowry’s three free throws.
Kyrie Irving meanwhile scored 24 points and Channing Frye contributed 10 off the bench for Cleveland.
DeMar DeRozan topped Toronto’s scorers with 31 points while Lowry finished with 24 points and nine assists.
The win saw the Cavaliers improve to 14-5 in the overall Eastern Conference race, ahead of Toronto (14-7) and Boston (12-9). CBB
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News guide: Prosecutors can use Cosby's deposition at trial
(3.12/9)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " A suburban Philadelphia judge settled one of two key pretrial issues in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial when he ruled on Monday that the jury could hear Cosby's damaging testimony from a decade-old civil deposition.... ...
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Thousands mourn beloved leader Jayalalithaa in south India
(3.11/9)

Hundreds of thousands of people thronged the southern Indian city of Chennai on Tuesday to honor their beloved leader, Jayaram Jayalalithaa, a former film actress and popular politician.
Jayalalithaa, chief minister of Tamil Nadu state, died late Monday after surgery following a heart attack a day earlier.
A sea of weeping mourners surged toward the steps of a public hall, where Jayalalithaa's body, draped in the Indian flag, was kept on a raised platform.
Thousands of police officers formed chains to stop the heaving crowd from surging up the steps. Men and women wept, some shedding tears, while others broke into loud wails. Several mourners fainted from the heat and dehydration. Police said some of them had been keeping vigil outside the Apollo Hospital since Sunday and then walked to Rajaji Hall at daybreak.
In New Delhi, lawmakers observed a minute's silence Tuesday before both houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day in respect for the woman who many referred to as "Amma," or mother.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the country in mourning Jayalalithaa's death, saying her death leaves a "huge void in Indian politics. " Modi was to arrive in Chennai later Tuesday to join mourners at Rajaji Hall.
Roads leading to Chennai were clogged as people from remote villages poured into Tamil Nadu's capital to catch a last glimpse of their leader.
Seven days of mourning were declared for Jayalalithaa, who was a five-time chief minister of the state. Schools and offices were closed after authorities declared public holidays for three days.
Hundreds of political leaders and film celebrities are expected to attend Jayalalithaa's funeral, scheduled for later Tuesday.
Jayalalithaa, 68, had been hospitalized since September, suffering from a fever, dehydration and a respiratory infection.
At the time, thousands of people prayed and fasted outside the hospital for her recovery. Doctors barred visitors, sparking rumors that they were withholding bad news out of fear it could trigger the same outpouring of grief, riots and suicides that followed the death of Jayalalithaa's political and acting mentor, M. G. Ramachandran.
Jayalalithaa was 13 when she began her film career and quickly became known as a romantic lead in many of the nearly 150 Tamil-language movies that she worked on.
She entered politics in the early 1980s, under the guidance of Ramachandran, and after his death in 1987 she declared herself his political heir and took control of the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhgam party.
She served as Tamil Nadu's chief minister, the highest elected position in the state of 71 million people, for nearly 14 years over five terms beginning in 1991. She regained her office last year after a corruption case against her was overturned by the court.
Jayalalithaa endeared herself to the poor and powerless with her policy of giving out handouts. Laptop computers and bicycles to students, spice grinders, free rice and subsidized food to the poor, cows and goats to farm women, enabling them to rise out of rural poverty. She pushed government officials and workers to promote health and education by handing out gold coins and awards to those who exceeded their goals.
Although she was criticized by many who equated her handouts with bribery, she said it was her scheme to wipe out rural poverty. In return, she was loved by the poor who saw her as their charismatic benefactor.
"She was their redeemer. Their savior," Vasanthi, a well-known Tamil writer and Jayalalithaa's biographer, wrote in the Indian Express.
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US returning to Japan land it's controlled since World War II
(3.10/9)

The 9,852 acres of land on the island of Okinawa, part of a territory officially referred to as the Northern Training Area, is in a large US military base complex on the Pacific island more than 960 miles (1,550 kilometers) southwest of Tokyo.
The US had turned most of Okinawa over to Japan in 1972 after controlling it from the end of World War II in 1945.
This is the largest return of US-occupied land since then.
To facilitate the return, the Japanese government agreed to build six helicopter landing zones as well as some access roads to allow US troops to train in the area, a senior US defense official told CNN.
The US military is expected to continue to administer the area.
The US and Japan have been negotiating the handover since the 1990s.
Carter made the announcement while appearing alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at the Kantei, his office in Tokyo.
A senior defense official told CNN that the formal handover is due to take place on December 21 and 22 at an event to be attended by US Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and the commander of US Forces Japan, Lt. Gen. Jerry Martinez.
"We share your objective of completing the transfer by December 22," Carter told Abe.
Carter arrived in Japan on Monday on a trip to shore up US-Japan military relations amid fears that President-elect Donald Trump might pivot away from the decades-long security alliance.
More than 52,000 US troops are in Japan, according to US Forces Japan. Add civilian personnel, contractors and dependents and the US presence there tops 100,000.
That presence has been most contentious on Okinawa, where relations between US military personnel and residents deteriorated this year following several violent incidents related to American bases on the island.
At a June protest attended by more than 60,000 people in the Okinawan capital of Naha, the island's governor, Takeshi Onaga, said he would strongly ask the Japanese government to move all US military bases outside of Okinawa.
"The government should know that the anger of the people in Okinawa is almost reaching a limit and it is not [right] to sacrifice Okinawa people for military bases anymore," he said.
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Japanese Prime Minister Abe won't apologise at Pearl Harbour
(3.10/9)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won't apologize for Japan 's attack when he visits the U. S. naval base at Pearl Harbor later this month, the government spokesman said Tuesday.
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After mistrial, slain SC motorist's family still confident
(3.08/9)

Relatives of Walter Scott, the black motorist fatally shot while fleeing a traffic stop, say they are confident justice will prevail even though a South Carolina jury could not reach a verdict in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in his death.
Circuit Judge Clifton Newman on Monday declared a mistrial in the case of Michael Slager after the jury of 11 whites and one black deadlocked. The panel, considering verdicts of murder or voluntary manslaughter, deliberated more than 22 hours over four days and heard testimony from 55 witnesses during the five-week trial.
"God is my strength, and I know without doubt he is a just God and injustice will not prevail," Scott's mother, Judy, told reporters later. "We have a federal trial and another trial to go. I'm going to rest in the Lord. "
Immediately after the mistrial was declared, Solicitor Scarlett Wilson said she would retry the case. Slager goes on trial in federal court early next year on charges of depriving Scott of his civil rights.
Scott's brother, Anthony, said Slager, who is free on bond, will be able to spend Christmas with his family and his young child.
"Me and my family will never see Walter again. We have to live with the fact that Walter got gunned down, shot in the back," Anthony Scott said. He said he could eventually "find the peace" to forgive the ex-officer but not before justice is served.
The April 2015 shooting of the 50-year-old Scott was captured on widely distributed cellphone video that renewed a national debate about how blacks are treated by law officers. Taken by a barber on his way to work, the footage showed Scott being shot five times in the back as he ran from Slager.
After the video became public, Slager was fired and charged with murder. Scott's family called for calm at the time, which is thought to have helped prevent the kind of violence that erupted elsewhere when blacks were killed by police.
Wilson praised the Scott family and said "they have not received the credit they deserve in their calm leadership for the community. "
Slager's mistrial is the second time in recent weeks a jury has deadlocked in an officer-involved shooting. A mistrial was declared Nov. 12 when a Cincinnati jury couldn't reach a verdict in the case of a former campus police officer who was also charged with shooting a black motorist.
Slager's wife, Jamie, cried after the jurors were dismissed. She said "thank you for everything" to the defense lawyers as they left the courtroom. She did not respond when asked to comment. Slager's attorney, Andy Savage, also did not comment.
"I don't think there is a soul or a person with a soul that thinks what Walter Scott did is OK or is not wrong," said Justin Bamberg, an attorney for the Scott family. "I don't think questions of fact were the issues for this jury. I think there were issues of their interpretation of the law. "
The video dominated the trial. The jurors saw it numerous times, sometimes frame by frame.
Scott was pulled over in North Charleston for having a broken taillight on his 1990 Mercedes and then fled the car, running into a vacant lot. Family members have said he may have run because he was worried about going to jail because he was $18,000 behind on child support.
The defense maintained that the men wrestled on the ground, Scott got control of Slager's stun gun and then pointed the weapon at the officer before the shooting.
Last year, North Charleston reached a $6.5 million civil settlement with Scott's family. The city also asked the U. S. Justice Department conduct a review of its police department policies to see how it could improve its relationship with residents.
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Russell Westbrook extends triple-double streak to career-best 6 games as Thunder stay hot
(2.23/9)

ATLANTA -- Make it 6-for-6 for Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder : six straight triple-doubles for Westbrook and six straight wins as the Thunder held on to beat the Atlanta Hawks 102-99 on Monday.
Westbrook, who started just 1-of-8 from the floor, finished with 32 points on 10-of-22 shooting, plus 13 rebounds and 12 assists to record his 11th triple-double of the season.
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"I get satisfaction in winning," Westbrook said. "That's the most important part to me. My guys do an amazing job of working on their games and making my job easy, and my job's to be able to find those guys. "
Westbrook recorded this triple midway through the third quarter, setting up Victor Oladipo for an and-1 layup. Of Westbrook's 48 career triple-doubles, Monday marked the 19th time he completed the feat before the end of the third quarter. That's the most three-quarter triple-doubles in the NBA since the start of Westbrook's career, with James Harden and Steph Curry tied for second with four.
"I know there's so much talk about Russell and what he's doing, because what he's doing is really incredible, remarkable," Thunder coach Billy Donovan said. "Obviously the league hasn't seen something like this in a long, long time. I give Russell a lot of credit, and our other guys as well. We're a team. These guys are all together. They're all trying to fulfill their role. They're all trying to do their job. They're all trying to play together. They're all trying to make each other better and help each other. "
Westbrook's triple-double pulls him within one of Michael Jordan 's seven-game streak, the longest since 1989. He'll have a chance to match it on Friday as the Thunder host the Houston Rockets. Wilt Chamberlain holds the record with nine straight in 1967-68.
"I just hope he keeps doing it, man. It's unbelievable," Thunder guard Anthony Morrow said. "He's getting [the numbers] within the game. It's not like he's forcing it. It's something I've never seen before. It's a blessing for all of us to be a part of that type of greatness. He's doing it for the team. He's leading us. We're just following him. "
The Thunder led by as many as 15 in the second half, but the Hawks made a push, narrowing the gap. Westbrook scored 11 of his 32 in the fourth quarter, including the Thunder's final nine points to close the game. As he stepped to the line for a free throw after an and-1 late in the fourth, MVP chants rung out throughout Philips Arena.
"That's crazy, right? " Westbrook said. "It definitely caught me off guard, but I just played, man, and continued to play. Especially on the road. "
This is the latest a player has gone into a season averaging a triple-double since Oscar Robertson in 1963-64, and Westbrook continued his torrid pace with another full stat line to round out at 31.0 points, 10.9 rebounds and 11.3 assists through 22 games. That's a triple-double in half of his games this season -- the same amount the rest of the NBA has combined.
"You could see it in the summertime," Morrow said. "He never backs down from a challenge. I think where some people may have seen this as a tough situation for him with all those guys leaving... he trusted in us and definitely trusted in himself, and you see what he's doing. He's leading us and doing a great job. "
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'We have lost everything': Syrians return to ravaged Aleppo
(2.17/9)

ALEPPO, Syria (AP) - Amina Hamawy burst into tears and then fainted when she returned to eastern Aleppo to find that looters had ransacked her home. "Where am I? What happened? " she asked after her husband and daughter revived her. "We have lost everything. " They were among a few hundred residents who fled fighting in the Hanano neighborhood last month and were able to return after government forces drove out Syrian rebels, whose besieged and bombed out enclave in eastern Aleppo has begun to collapse. After registering with authorities, Hamawy's family was driven past blackened shells of buildings and mounds of rubble, devastation wrought by more than four years of near-daily airstrikes, including explosives-filled barrels dropped from helicopters. Their single-story home was still intact, but the television, electrical cables and a large battery that supplied power for the home had been taken, either by retreating rebels, advancing forces or thieves exploiting the chaos. The looters left the old refrigerator and the washing machine behind. "If it had been a new, fully automatic one they would have stolen it," said Hamid Malaji, Hamawy's husband. "The work of decades disappeared in a few hours. " It could be much worse. His family survived and was able to flee when government forces moved in. And their gray and white cat emerged when they returned, meowing from hunger but otherwise unharmed. Few residents of eastern Aleppo have been as fortunate. The city became the epicenter of Syria's civil war when the rebels captured the eastern districts, starting with Hanano, in the summer of 2012. The city has been fiercely contested since then, and earlier this year government forces fully besieged rebel-held eastern Aleppo, where nearly every hospital has been destroyed, and so many people have been killed that there are few places left to bury them. The rebels are finally buckling under the pressure. They have been retreating for more than a week, and while a prolonged battle is expected in the narrow streets of Aleppo's Old City, government forces are likely to prevail. The loss of eastern Aleppo would mark the greatest victory for President Bashar Assad's forces and his Russian and Iranian allies since the conflict began in 2011 with peaceful protests against his family's four-decade rule. More than 30,000 people have fled Aleppo since the latest government offensive began last month, joining the more than 10 million Syrians - nearly half the population - who have fled their homes since the conflict began. Abdul-Ghani Kassab, a senior official in the Aleppo governorate, said 750 families have returned to Hanano, which was home to tens of thousands before the conflict began. He said 40 percent of the buildings will have to be demolished because they cannot be renovated. The Syrian government and humanitarian agencies are providing aid to those who have returned, meeting them as they disembark from green government buses. On Sunday, volunteers with the Syrian Arab Red Crescent distributed mattresses, blankets, food baskets and diapers. They also handed out large sheets of plastic that could be used to cover smashed windows or doors. Doctors standing outside ambulances diagnosed patients and prescribed medicine or vitamins. One woman arrived with her husband, who was ill and could barely walk. He was forced to leave eastern Aleppo yet again, this time rushed away in an ambulance to a hospital in the government-held west. Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
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White House seeks to reassure China after Donald Trump-Taiwan leader call
(2.15/9)

The White House said on Monday it had sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's much publicised phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing. ...
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Standing Rock Sioux leader asks protesters who helped in fight against Dakota Access Pipeline to go home for the winter
(2.15/9)

The head of the Standing Rock Sioux in North Dakota has asked thousands of protesters who joined the Native American tribe in their successful fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline to go home. Dave Archambault, the chairman of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, implored his allies in the fight against the $3.8billion pipeline – a coalition of civil libertarians, environmentalists, Hollywood stars, and US military veterans – to leave. The Obama administration on Sunday denied the company constructing the pipeline permission to build the structure on its planned route. It encroaches on land and water resources that the tribe says is vital to its survival. Archambault told Reuters that while he is appreciative of the Obama administration's decision, he realizes that it could be reversed once Donald Trump takes office on January 20. 'The current administration did the right thing and we need to educate the incoming administration and help them understand the right decision was made,' he said. Trump's transition team said on Monday it would review the decision to delay completion once he takes office January 20. 'That's something that we support construction of and we'll review the full situation when we're in the White House and make the appropriate determination at that time,' Trump spokesman Jason Miller said at a transition team news briefing. Archambault said nothing would happen over the winter before Trump takes power, so protesters should leave. Many had dug in for the harsh winter of the North Dakota plains, where a blizzard hit on Monday and 40 miles-per-hour winds rattled tipis and tents. 'We're thankful for everyone who joined this cause and stood with us,' he said. 'The people who are supporting us... they can return home and enjoy this winter with their families. Same with law enforcement. I am asking them to go.' It was unclear if protesters would heed Archambault's call to leave the Oceti Sakowin camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Hundreds of tribe members, activists and military veterans have marched in a show of solidarity against the Dakota Access Pipeline after Trump announced his support for the project and said he will revisit the decision to halt construction when he takes office. A heavy blizzard bore down on the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in North Dakota on Monday afternoon but did little to dissuade protesters from their mile-long walk to Backwater Bridge, which acts as a dividing line between the protest camp and pipeline construction site. Protesters respected law enforcement's request that they stay south of the bridge - and indigenous elders met the group to enforce this instruction and asked the marchers to join them in prayer. The company constructing the pipeline, Energy Transfer Partners, released a statement on Sunday night slamming the decision as politically motivated and alleging that President Obama's administration was determined to delay the matter until he leaves office. On Monday, the government's deadline for the several hundred people at the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires, encampment to leave the federal land came into effect. But demonstrators say they're prepared to stay, and authorities say they won't forcibly remove them.
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Samsung Heir Grilled By South Korean Lawmakers Live On TV
(2.13/9)

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Lou Williams' 38 points not enough against Jazz as Lakers fall 107-101
(2.12/9)

Before facing an opponent that pushed the Los Angeles Lakers around the last time they met, and with the team now essentially down four key players, Metta World Peace addressed his teammates with a message.
He told them it didn't matter that so many Lakers were injured, that they could still win games despite their low numbers.
They came close Monday night, but lost to the Utah Jazz, 107-101.
"I told them the fight is something they should be proud of," Lakers coach Luke Walton said. "A lot of people in professional sports, you get paid win or lose, and they give in. Our group keeps fighting no matter what the lead is, no matter what the deficit is.... Told them to keep their heads up. "
The Lakers' third consecutive loss, and eighth in 11 games, dropped their record to 10-13. The Jazz improved to 13-9.
Lou Williams scored 38 points for the Lakers, one game after scoring 40 in a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies. He took a career-high 27 field-goal attempts and made a career-high 13 of them. This also marks the first time in Williams' career that he has scored 30 or more points in back-to-back games. Jordan Clarkson added 17 points with five rebounds.
Gordon Hayward led the Jazz with 23 points. Rudy Gobert had 17 rebounds.
The Lakers were without injured guards Nick Young (strained calf), D'Angelo Russell (sore knee) and Jose Calderon (strained hamstring), and forward Larry Nance Jr., recovering from a knee injury, was said to be available only in case of an emergency and did not play.
Because of the absences, the Lakers started an unconventional lineup, using four players who are traditionally forwards to go along with center Timofey Mozgov. Luol Deng started at small forward, Julius Randle at power forward, World Peace at shooting guard and Brandon Ingram at point guard.
"I like unconventional," Walton said. "I wouldn't go to it if we were at full strength; I wouldn't have tried it. But with all the injuries we had, just try something to disrupt what they do and still hopefully get done what we're trying to get done. I thought it worked OK as far as what we thought would happen. They (the Jazz) shot lights-out early in that game. "
It was the eighth different starting lineup the Lakers have used this season and they struggled together as the Jazz opened the game with an 8-1 run. Facing the same Lakers lineup at the start of the second half, Utah scored 14 unanswered points to build an 18-point lead.
"Being down 18 at home is almost embarrassing," Lakers forward Thomas Robinson said.
The Jazz lead remained in the teens for the rest of the third quarter.
Late in that period, the Lakers added another injury - center Tarik Black left the game with a right ankle sprain. He had an X-ray that was negative for fractures.
Even so depleted, the Lakers fought back. Down 89-74 entering the fourth quarter, they twice got to within three points of the Jazz. Randle made a put-back layup to bring the score to 98-95. A few plays later, following Lakers turnovers on back-to-back possessions, Williams again brought them to within three with a floater with 3:26 to play.
That was as close as Utah let them get, but it left the Lakers with something on which to build.
"You're encouraged that guys are willing to fight to the buzzer," Williams said. "When guys get back, I'm sure we'll turn some of these into wins. "
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China’s Currency Didn’t Really Drop, Despite Jitters Over Trump
(2.09/9)

HONG KONG — Donald J. Trump has irritated China even before taking office as president, with criticism of the country’s trade and currency practices and an unprecedented phone call with the president of Taiwan.
For a few hours on Tuesday, it looked to some as if China had struck back.
Data services widely available to the public showed that the country’s currency, the renminbi, had been sharply devalued as China slept.
Such a move would roil global markets and drastically escalate economic tensions between Beijing and the incoming administration. And because China tightly controls the value of its currency, such a sharp and sudden move would be no accident.
But no deliberate devaluation took place. Instead, the culprit was a technical problem.
Concerns are already high that slowing economic growth and persistent capital outflows are putting pressure on Beijing to let its currency weaken.
The renminbi mainly trades onshore in China during normal business hours — and it does not trade overnight, when the supposedly big devaluation took place.
A basic Google search — and data published by XE.com , one of the world’s most popular currency websites — appeared to show early Tuesday that the renminbi had suddenly fallen more than 8 percent.
The data quickly drew attention from the news media. At a published value of around 7.48 per dollar, China’s currency looked to have retreated in a flash to its weakest level since 2007.
Both Google Finance and XE appear to have used erroneous data. It was unclear what pricing sources were in play, but on Monday, ICAP, a foreign currency broker based in London, published errant quotes for renminbi-to-dollar exchange rates.
Detailed price data carried by Bloomberg and Reuters showed ICAP on Tuesday morning as quoting the renminbi at higher than 7.4 per dollar. The actual market rate at the time was about 6.86 per dollar.
“Not a tradable price,” said Stephen Innes, a senior currency trader at Oanda in Singapore, said of the conspicuously weak renminbi rate. “It looks like little more than an error.”
ICAP, Google and XE did not immediately respond to requests for comment. XE updated its data after several hours to remove the anomalous quotes, but by late afternoon in Asia, Google had, too.
The related rates for offshore renminbi, which trades around the clock, were unfazed on Tuesday.
Errant price quotes are not unheard-of in financial markets. A snag last month caused Google and XE to sharply overvalue the Bahraini dinar to the dollar, prompting corrections and an apology from XE.
Slowing economic growth is adding to expectations that the renminbi will weaken, prompting Beijing to clamp down on persistent capital outflows .
And Mr. Trump’s frequent criticisms of China’s currency policies — despite being outdated or sometimes incorrect — have heightened concerns about the value of the renminbi.
Over the weekend, Mr. Trump departed from American policy by taking a phone call from Taiwan’s president, a measure that could signal he intends to broadly redefine his nation’s relationship with China.
Mr. Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to reiterate his criticism of Beijing’s currency policy, saying: “Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency?”
Hours later, the seemingly sudden drop in the renminbi appeared to some like a direct retaliation.
“What is interesting is how plausible the world found this scenario, like just waiting for the shoe to drop,” said Christopher Balding , an associate professor of finance at the Peking University HSBC School of Business in Shenzhen, China.
Mr. Balding cited the downward pressures that have been building on the Chinese currency in the face of outflows, as citizens and companies rush to get their renminbi offshore and convert it into more international currencies, like the dollar.
“Trump just exacerbates all these things, raising the nervousness of an already jittery situation,” he said.
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NBA's LeBron James and Cleveland Cavaliers refuse to stay at Trump hotel in New York
(2.07/9)

LeBron James and a few of his teammates on the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers are refusing to stay at a New York hotel that bears the name of President-elect Donald Trump. The Cavs, who are due in Manhattan to play the New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Wednesday, are making arrangements to stay at a different hotel. Initially, the team's management had booked rooms in advance at Trump Soho in downtown Manhattan, according to Associated Press. Trump does not own Trump Soho, but the hotel – like dozens of other properties with the word 'Trump' in its title - bears the president-elect's name by way of a licensing deal, according to WNYC. Following Trump's election victory, however, a number of players decided that they would rather spend the two nights in New York at an alternate location. Cavs general manager David Griffin told AP that the team has made plans for a 'group that wants to be elsewhere to be together elsewhere.' Griffin did not say where the players will be staying. Just days after Trump's win, three NBA teams decided that they would boycott Trump-branded hotels, according to ESPN. The all-sports network reported that the Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies, and Dallas Mavericks decided to no longer stay at Trump hotels in New York and Chicago. While Trump does not hold equity in the Soho property, his company, the Trump Organization, owns and operates Trump International Tower and Hotel in Chicago, according to ESPN. James, the most prominent Cavalier and one of the league's top superstars, endorsed Hillary Clinton, Trump's defeated Democratic rival, during the election campaign. He even appeared with Clinton at a rally in his home state of Ohio, a key battleground that Trump would eventually win. James isn't the only Cleveland hoops star to publicly enter the political fray. His teammate, Iman Shumpert, said last week that if Cleveland repeats as NBA champions this year, he will refuse to appear at the White House for the traditional team visit, an honor granted to champions in every major professional sport. The Cavaliers visited the White House, where they were feted by President Barack Obama just one day after the country learned that Trump won the presidency. Shumpert told Complex Magazine that he was turned off by Trump's 'racist, sexist bulls***.' 'I do think he's crazy—straight up,' Shumpert said. 'I think he did that stuff to get people to think he's willing to shake it up. 'But did I vote for him? No. The other stuff that comes with him, I can't get with.' Trump's victory sent shockwaves throughout the NBA, a few of whose coaches weighed in on the election. 'I'm just sick to my stomach,' San Antonio Spurs boss Gregg Popovich told reporters last month. 'Not basically because the Republicans won or anything, but the disgusting tenor and tone and all of the comments that have been xenophobic, homophobic, racist, misogynistic. 'I live in that country where half of the people ignored all of that to elect someone. That's the scariest part of the whole thing to me.' Popovich's colleague, Detroit Pistons head coach Stan Van Gundy, blasted Trump as 'openly and brazenly racist and misogynistic and ethnic-centric,' according to The Detroit Free Press .
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Jimmy Kimmel announces wife Molly McNearey is pregnant... after he is named 2017 Oscars host
(2.07/9)

2017 is going to be huge for Jimmy Kimmel. The 49-year-old star was not only named the 2017 host of The Oscars but is also expecting another child with wife Molly McNearney. He made the announcement on Monday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live! when opening up about his exciting new hosting gig as he said: 'Also, my wife, is hosting a baby inside her body. So that’s what’s coming. 'We got the ultrasound — which is weird because it’s like you’re already spying on the baby — but we asked the technician not to tell us whether we’re having a boy or a girl. Our plan is to let the child decide for itself.' The funnyman added that he and his 38-year-old screenwriter wife want to be surprised but he has been thinking of names for the child. Jimmy explained: 'So far, I’ve come up with two: No. 1 Dyson after the vacuum or Gelatin with a J. No? That’s exactly what my wife said. 'So — there’s a lot of exciting stuff going on. Congratulations to me. I’m hosting the Oscars and I had sex. Two things as a teenage boy I never thought would be possible.' The couple already share an adorable two-year-old girl named Jane. Kimmel has older children from his first marriage: son Kevin and daughter Katie. This came just hours after The Hollywood Reporter revealed after much industry speculation that he would follow last year's host, Chris Rock. It will be the first The Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel star has fronted the awards, although he has plenty of experience at hosting. Kimmel has twice hosted the Emmys, the American Music Awards on five occasions, and even the ESPYS back in 2007. He has also regularly fronted a Jimmy Kimmel Live: After the Oscars special, which aired immediately following the awards ceremony. The producers of the 89th Academy Awards show were named last month as Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd. The Oscars will take place February 26 at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California, and air live on ABC in the U. S.
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Officials: Potential for violence from fake news troubling
(2.06/9)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D. C., pizza joint. On Sunday, it culminated in violence when police say a North Carolina man fired an assault rifle inside the Comet Ping Pong restaurant as he attempted to "self-investigate" the conspiracy theory known in the Twitterverse as "Pizzagate. " No one was hurt and the man was arrested. But the shooting alarmed those from neighboring businesses all the way to the White House about the real life dangers of fake news on the internet. One of those people posting on the conspiracy theory is the son of President-elect Donald Trump's proposed national security adviser. On Monday, White House Spokesman Josh Earnest, asked about the shooting, said, "There's no denying the corrosive effect that some of these false reports have had on our political debate, and that's concerning in a political context. It's deeply troubling that some of those false reports could lead to violence. " Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 of Salisbury, North Carolina, was arrested Sunday afternoon outside the popular eatery in an affluent neighborhood of the nation's capital, police said. At his initial appearance Monday in D. C. Superior Court, Welch was ordered held pending a hearing scheduled for Thursday. The public defender he was assigned didn't immediately respond to an email seeking comment. Court records made public Monday state Welch fired an AR-15 assault rifle multiple times inside the restaurant but later walked out with his hands up and unarmed, leaving his weapons inside. He told police "he had read online that the Comet restaurant was harboring child sex slaves and that he wanted to see for himself if they were there. " He said he "was armed to help rescue them" and "surrendered peacefully when he found no evidence that underage children were being harbored in the restaurant. " Welch was charged on multiple counts, including assault with a dangerous weapon. Authorities recovered the AR-15 assault rifle and a handgun from the restaurant, court paperwork said. Police said an additional weapon was recovered from his vehicle. The precise origins of the conspiracy theory Welch said he went to investigate are murky, though it seems to have started gaining momentum in the week before the election. Some elements trace back to hacked emails from Clinton Chief of Staff John Podesta that were released by Wikileaks that refer to pizza parties, with online commentators speculating that "pizza party" is a code word for something more nefarious. By Nov. 3, Comet Ping Pong — so named because patrons can play ping pong on tables in the back of restaurant — had been pulled into the conspiracy. "Let me state unequivocally: These stories are completely and entirely false, and there is no basis in fact to any of them. What happened today demonstrates that promoting false and reckless conspiracy theories comes with consequences," Comet's owner, James Alefantis, said in a statement Sunday night. At least one person who isn't ready to give up on the conspiracy theory is prominently connected to Trump's transition team. Michael Flynn Jr. is an adviser to his father, Michael Flynn, whom Trump selected to serve as national security adviser. Flynn Jr. has sent numerous posts on Twitter about the Pizzagate conspiracy theories. Flynn Jr., who has accompanied his father to presidential transition meetings inside Trump Tower and lists the presidential transition website as part of his Twitter bio, tweeted Sunday night that, "Until #Pizzagate proven to be false, it'll remain a story. " Trump's team had no immediate response to questions about the conspiracy theory or the younger Flynn's role in the presidential transition. On Monday, at an address listed for Welch in Salisbury, a woman drove out as a reporter was approaching and asked him to leave. She then hammered a "no trespassing" sign on a stand by the private driveway. Comet Ping Pong was closed Monday, but neighbors brought flowers and cards to the storefront saying "We support Comet" and "we love you and stand by you. " Wiktoria Skrzypinska lives a few blocks from Comet. She said she had heard the rumors about Comet but was shocked to learn that somebody had become so enmeshed in the conspiracy theory to enter the restaurant with an assault rifle. "I guess we all knew it was fake. It was so obvious I didn't even bother with it," she said. ___ Associated Press writers Jonathan Drew in Salisbury, North Carolina, and Martha Waggoner in Raleigh, North Carolina, contributed to this report.
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Group: China's opaque anti-graft probes rife with abuse
(2.06/9)

Torture, solitary confinement and coerced confessions are rife in investigations of Chinese Communist Party officials detained on suspicion of corruption, according to a report issued Tuesday by Human Rights Watch that analyzes one of the most secretive aspects of China's one-party system: the supervision of its own party members.
One former detainee told the rights group that he was deprived of sleep for 10 days and beaten to keep him standing. A defense lawyer said prosecutors sought confessions of specific amounts of bribery to meet anti-corruption quotas.
Others described cadres being whisked away without warning to hotel rooms with padded floors and windows modified to prevent suicides. They were held there without contact with the outside world for weeks, until confessing to accepting bribes, real or imagined.
Four years into Chinese President Xi Jinping's sweeping war on corruption, rights campaigners warn that widespread use of "shuanggui" — a system of detention and interrogation of party cadres at off-the-book sites outside of the criminal justice system — is undermining the very rule of law that top party leaders say they are trying to strengthen.
Probes by the party's feared internal anti-graft investigators hit 330,000 in 2015, more than double the figure from 2011, before Xi took power, according to official news sources. The 2015 figure implies that 33,000 to 66,000 cases involved the shuanggui interrogation practice, assuming it was used in 10 to 20 percent of all cases, according to a Human Rights Watch estimate. The group wants the system abolished.
Corruption plagues Chinese politics, and Xi's vow to severely punish both "tigers" and "flies" — high- and low-ranking corrupt officials — has mostly been cheered by China's fed-up public. But the opacity of shuanggui, which by design operates unchecked by the courts and police, has raised concerns that some officials have been targeted as a result of intra-party feuding and personal rivalries rather than legitimate corruption claims.
Shuanggui came about in the 1990s as the Communist Party grappled with expanding corruption in its ranks. Investigators argue it is necessary to interrogate suspects in secrecy because probes could be influenced by informal political networks inside the party.
Under Xi, emboldened anticorruption investigators from the party's Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, or CCDI, have reached into the most sensitive arms of the state, the judiciary, military, banks and the media, casting a pall over vast swaths of China's state sector. But officials are particularly "terrified at the prospect of being put in shuanggui," said Human Rights Watch China Director Sophie Richardson.
In 2014, The Associated Press published rare interviews with local officials from China's Hunan province who said they had been abused while held under shuanggui, including city land bureau director Zhou Wangyan, who said he was whipped, forced to eat excrement and physically tortured, his legs pushed apart until his thigh bone snapped. He confessed to accepting $6,600 in bribes, but said he was being set up by the city's then-party boss.
"The idea of combating corruption is extremely politically popular, and that makes sense ... it's a huge problem," Richardson said. "But the use of this party system for which there is no legal basis and which yields evidence of extremely dubious credibility and that tortures people along the way is deeply problematic. "
Human Rights Watch said it analyzed 35 detailed cases involving shuanggui reported in the media since the start of Xi's anti-corruption campaign. Close to 40 more cases from a large database of court verdicts were analyzed, and the group interviewed four former detainees and more than a dozen lawyers and prosecutors to glean a picture of the system in which party members are detained and interrogated in almost every city and jurisdiction. Relatives are often detained as well.
From 2010 to 2015, the organization found reports of 11 people who died while under shuanggui, although it is unclear whether those deaths were the result of mistreatment or suicide. Human Rights Watch cited an internal party circular as saying interrogation rooms should be on the ground floor to reduce the risk of suicide, while former interrogators described not giving out chopsticks after one detainee fatally stabbed himself in the nose.
In recent years, the Communist Party has made efforts to combat torture and improve judicial transparency. Evidence obtained through torture must be excluded in criminal proceedings, but shuanggui is not covered by these legal provisions.
As part of a new transparency initiative, since 2014, Chinese courts have published millions of verdicts in an online database. The database showed that from January 2014 to November 2015, roughly 1,700 cases cited evidence obtained during interrogation under the shuanggui mechanism, while 90 of the verdicts — nearly all of which were guilty — acknowledged the use of "torture to extract confession," Human Rights Watch said.
Neither the CCDI nor the Ministry of Public Security responded to faxes seeking comment on the new report.
Those who endured the system have also shied away from discussing it, since the party has zero tolerance for whistleblowers. Two other Hunan province officials who spoke to the AP in 2014 about being tortured in shuanggui were subsequently arrested and sentenced to 13 and 20 years in prison on corruption charges. Zhou, the ex-land bureau director, was later arrested again and is now awaiting sentencing.
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Biden teases 2020 White House run after Senate vote on health bill
(2.06/9)

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Vice President Joe Biden came to the Capitol to preside over the Senate's vote on the 21st Century Cures Act, which passed overwhelmingly, and then told reporters there was a chance he'd run for president in 2020.
In voting to approve the legislation -- which includes funding for Biden's "Cancer Moonshot -- the Senate honored Biden's service there and renamed the moonshot section of the bill for Beau Biden , who died of cancer last year. After the emotional dedication and vote, Biden was asked about his future plans and whether he'd run for office again.
"Yeah, I am. I am going to run in 2020," adding when pressed that he'd run "for president. And also, what the hell man, anyway. "
When reporters asked again, and mentioned they'd be publishing the remarks , Biden said, "I'm just, I'm not committing not to run. I'm not committing to anything. I learned a long time ago, fate has a strange way of intervening. "
Biden, who turned 74 last month, and will be 77 on election day 2020, ran for the Democratic nomination for president in 1988, as well as in 2008 when President Barack Obama won the nomination and picked him as his running mate.
Biden considered running in the 2016 election but decided in October 2015 against it because he felt there was not enough time left "to mount a winning campaign for the nomination. "
The 21st Century Cures Act contains changes to the FDA approval process for drugs and medical devices meant to streamline the process and get products to patients faster, includes funding for medical research and funds the "Cancer Moonshot" -- and renamed the cancer research push for Biden's son Beau.
"I think it's fitting to dedicate this bill's critical cancer initiatives in honor of someone who would be proud of the presiding officer today and that's his son Beau," Sen. Mitch McConnell said before the Senate voted on the name change. "And in just a moment that's exactly what the Senate will do. Renaming the NIH's cancer initiatives in this bill after Beau Biden. "
The bill, which had already been passed overwhelmingly in the House, then sailed through the Senate as well on an 83-to-13 vote and is expected to be signed into law by Obama before he leaves office.
Biden said after the vote that the $1.8 billion being earmarked for cancer research is essential and has the potential to make a huge difference against the hundreds of diseases that fall under the umbrella of cancer.
"If we start collaborating as much as we're beginning to do now, we really -- no malarkey -- we can make significant progress even if we don't have one additional breakthrough," Biden said of Congress funding the moonshot .
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Unicef survey: 80 percent of Filipino youth suffer violence
(2.06/9)

MANILA, Philippines — A United Nations agency that promotes children’s rights says its survey shows a high prevalence of violence against Filipino children, with eight out of 10 suffering some form of physical or psychological abuse, with the highest number of incidents found among lesbians, gays, bisexuals and transgender youth.
A UNICEF report released Tuesday said a nationwide survey of 3,866 children and youth aged 13-24 years old showed one in five Filipino children have been sexually violated. It says more than 60 percent of children suffer physical violence at home and overall, boy victims outnumber girls.
UNICEF representative Lotta Sylwander says the Philippines has emerged as a center for internet abuse of children, with the demand making online-child pornography a huge business in the country.
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Monte dei Paschi readied for state bailout after Renzi defeat
(2.06/9)

Bankers are running out of private-sector solutions for Monte dei Paschi di Siena and have told the Italian lender to prepare for a state bailout this weekend after prime minister Matteo Renzi was felled by a referendum defeat.
While financial markets responded relatively calmly to the referendum result, people briefed on the situation said the political upheaval made it "more difficult" to secure a 1 billion euro investment from Qatar on which Monte dei Paschi's 5 billion euro capital-raising plan hinges.
Senior bankers fear that a failure to shore up the bank, which was the worst loser of this summer's European bank healthcheck, could damage already jittery investor confidence about Italy's overall banking sector, which is hobbled by 360 billion euro of bad loans and weak profitability.
JPMorgan Chase and Mediobanca, advisers to Monte dei Paschi, have been working with Pier Carlo Padoan, Italy's finance minister, to persuade the Qatar Investment Authority to pump money into Italy's third-largest lender. But hope is fading that they can secure a deal by this week's deadline.
Without the cornerstone investment from Qatar, the other parts of the complex plan to fill the bank's €5bn capital shortfall are likely to collapse.
More from the FT: Renzi agrees to delay resignation until after budget vote Why Italy's referendum is not the same as Brexit or Trump results Matteo Renzi pays price for pursuing constitutional reform
Senior bankers said there was still uncertainty over who would replace Mr Renzi at the head of the Italian government and whether there was political appetite to take a majority stake in one of the country's biggest banks. "Everyone is in standby waiting for a new government," said one person directly involved in the plan.
The person said that if the private-sector solution proved impossible, the bank and its supervisors at the European Central Bank were likely to favour a "precautionary recapitalisation" — involving an injection of state funds and the conversion of subordinated debt into equity.
"Whatever solution is found for Monte dei Paschi, I believe there is a significant risk of contagion to other Italian banks in particular," said Megan Greene, chief economist at Manulife Asset Management.
To avoid the politically unpalatable option of imposing losses on the 2bn euros of retail bondholders in Monte dei Paschi, a plan is being drawn up to guarantee full repayment of the first 100,000 euros to every junior bondholder, according to senior bankers.
Senior bonds and deposits would be left unscathed. The bank is also likely to press ahead with plans to hive off €28bn in soured loans to a securitisation vehicle supported by a government guarantee.
Shares in Monte dei Paschi, which are down 86 per cent over the past year, fell 4.2 per cent on Monday amid volatile trading after the Italian referendum result. The bank, which has a market value of just 570 million euros, has burnt through 8 billion euro raised in the past four years.
Other Italian bank shares took a hit, with UniCredit down 3.4 per cent and Banco Popolare falling 7.4 per cent.
"If Monte dei Paschi's plan fails, then that spells bad news for the other Italian banks that need recapitalising," said Patrick O'Donnell investment manager at Aberdeen Asset Management. "If Italy can't sort out its banks, then they will be in a real mess. Once again Europe finds itself in a position where politics, the ECB and the banks are dangerously entwined. "
MPS said on Friday that it had raised at least 1 billion euros from a voluntary swap of subordinated debt into equity.
Shares in Italian bank stocks led a sell-off in European markets in early morning trading, with the FTSE all-share banking index falling 4.8 per cent at one point before recovering to close 2.2 per cent down on the day. Italy's benchmark 10-year bond yields ended the day up 8 basis points — making them the worst performer in Europe.
Expectations that Mr Padoan would remain as finance minister or even replace Mr Renzi as prime minister was helping to limit concern, senior bankers said.
"They are desperately seeking to accelerate a solution but it is being done too late. This problem should have been resolved months ago," said one large investor in Italian banks. "If Monte Paschi's deal fails, you are only going to see prices going down across the sector," this person added.
Under that scenario bankers see an expected €13bn equity raising at UniCredit, Italy's largest bank, being priced at a low valuation, and midsized lenders Carige, Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca potentially struggling to raise the at least €3.5bn in additional capital they need.
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Skipping sleep may double your crash risk, AAA says
(2.06/9)

Drivers who are just one or two hours shy of that recommendation nearly double their risk for a crash the next day, according to a new study conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety (PDF) and released Tuesday.
"While we do not think anybody would be surprised to learn that driving while extremely sleep-deprived increases a driver's risk of being involved in a crash -- this admittedly is rather intuitive -- we were surprised to find a detectable increase in crash risk when a driver had slept even just one hour less than the seven hours recommended by sleep experts," said Brian Tefft, senior research association for the foundation, who led the new study.
A report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in February found that more than a third of adults in the United States reported getting less than seven hours of sleep daily.
The CDC even has called insufficient sleep a " public health problem. "
The new AAA study featured data on 7,234 drivers who were involved in 4,571 vehicle crashes, from 6 a.m. to midnight, between 2005 and 2007.
The data were from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's National Motor Vehicle Crash Causation Survey , which included how much sleep drivers reported having in the 24 hours preceding a crash.
After analyzing the data, the researchers found that drivers who had slept for less than four hours had 11½ times the crash risk rate of drivers who had slept seven hours or more; drivers who had four to five hours of sleep had 4.3 times the risk; those who had five to six hours had 1.9 times the risk; and those who had six to seven hours had 1.3 times the risk.
In other words, "the crash risk of a driver who has slept for only four to five of the past 24 hours is approximately quadruple the risk of a driver who has slept for the expert-recommended minimum of seven hours, similar to the crash risk of a driver who is legally intoxicated relative to a sober driver," Tefft said.
A 2012 study published in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine found that sleepiness carried almost as much risk as alcohol ingestion while driving.
Another AAA study from 2010 found that as many as two out of five drivers have fallen asleep at the wheel at some point in their lives, he added.
"I have multiple friends and acquaintances who have fallen asleep at the wheel, including two who were involved in crashes as a result," Tefft said.
Tefft noted that the new study had some limitations, such as not including data on vehicle crashes between midnight and 6 a.m. and analyzing how only a lack of sleep in the past 24 hours was associated with crash risk, rather than quality of sleep.
"The study was designed specifically to investigate the relationship between acute sleep deprivation and crash risk," he said.
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Sinkhole in Texas swallows two cars – video
(2.05/9)

Firefighters recover two cars from a sinkhole in Texas. An off-duty sheriff’s deputy died and two other people were hurt when two vehicles plunged into the water-filled sinkhole in San Antonio on Sunday. It appeared after a sewer line ruptured during heavy rain
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FBI investigates threatened attack on Los Angeles rail stop
(2.05/9)

The FBI has launched an investigation into a threatened attack on a Los Angeles rail stop that is planned for Tuesday. Authorities say they have stepped up security on Los Angeles County's commuter rail system after receiving an overseas tip about a possible attack on the Universal City subway stop. The assistant director of the FBI's Los Angeles office, Deirdre Fike, told reporters Monday night the threat was passed on to her agency's Joint Terrorism Task Force from the force's international partners. The Sheriff's Department has also stepped up security at transit stations across the area after the threat to blow up the commuter rail station in Universal City came through. An anonymous man warned of the potential attack on and provided the information on a tip line abroad, the FBI said. Fike says although the threat's credibility hasn't been confirmed, authorities are taking no chances. 'This could be real, it could be a hoax,' Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell told the Los Angeles Times . 'We're asking the public to stay calm and vigilant.' Fike declined to specify which country fielded the tip but said it was delivered in English. Numerous sheriff's deputies with police dogs could be seen patrolling the Universal City station on Monday night. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti urged people to carry on with their normal activities Tuesday, but expect to see increased security. That will include uniformed officers with dogs as well as plainclothes officers. Garcetti says he himself will ride the subway line on Tuesday. Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told the Times that this particular incident was 'very specific' and forced a rapid response. 'We don't have the time to vet this threat in the way we would like,' he said. 'This one we had to move quickly on.' But the FBI called the threat a 'non-corroborated' one. The agency did not elaborate on the nature of the threat except to say authorities haven't determined yet whether it is credible. The station is adjacent to Universal CityWalk, an area filled with restaurants, nightclubs and other entertainment activities and often crowded.
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Al Gore talks about Ivanka Trump and climate policy
(2.04/9)

The former U. S. vice president Al Gore, in an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, said of his conversation Monday with the president-elect, “The meeting was a good one, I thought. I -- we covered a lot of ground.”
Gore told reporters immediately after the meeting that the session with Mr. Trump was “lengthy and productive,” and “a sincere search for areas of common ground.”
Former vice president Al Gore met with president-elect Donald Trump and his daughter on Monday to discuss climate issues, and spoke with reporter...
“I found it an extremely interesting conversation, and to be continued,” the former vice president said earlier Monday.
At Trump Tower, Gore also met with Ivanka Trump, on a topic that’s been important to him for decades: climate change.
“It’s no secret that Ivanka Trump is very committed to having a climate policy that makes sense for our country and for our world,” Gore told Hayes. “And that was certainly evident in the conversation that I had with her before the conversation with the President-elect.”
Although Gore said her commitment was “no secret,” publicly, Ivanka Trump has not said much, if anything, about climate policy. But there was a Politico report last week that said she wanted to make climate change “one of her signature issues.” A source close to Ivanka Trump reportedly told Politico, “Ivanka is in the early stages of exploring how to use her spotlight to speak out on the issue.”
The former vice president also weighed in on the Electoral College in the interview with Hayes.
“For me personally, in the last couple of years, I’ve come to the conclusion that the balance has shifted in my own way of thinking about it partly because I do think that we would have a chance to really encourage participation in our democracy if we went to a popular vote,” the former vice president explained, adding, “It will take a little time, but I’d be surprised if we didn’t eventually shift to a popular vote for President over the next decade or so.”
CBS News’ Sopan Deb contributed to this report.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016
(2.04/9)

Today is Tuesday, Dec. 6, the 341st day of 2016 with 25 to follow.
The moon is waxing. The morning stars are Jupiter and Saturn. The evening stars are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Neptune, and Uranus.
Those born on this date are under the sign of Sagittarius. They include England's King Henry VI in 1421; French chemist Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac in 1778; pioneer Western movie star William S. Hart in 1864; poet Joyce Kilmer in 1886; lyricist Ira Gershwin in 1896; photojournalist Alfred Eisenstaedt in 1898; actor Agnes Moorehead in 1900; bank robber Lester "Baby Face" Nelson in 1908; ice cream entrepreneur Irv Robbins in 1917; jazz pianist Dave Brubeck in 1920; football Hall of Fame member Otto Graham in 1921; comedian Wally Cox in 1924; actors James Naughton in 1945 (age 71), JoBeth Williams in 1948 (age 68) and Tom Hulce in 1953 (age 63); comedian Steven Wright in 1955 (age 61); actor Janine Turner in 1962 (age 54); director and screenwriter Judd Apatow in 1967 (age 49); Ryan White, U. S. HIV/AIDS activist, in 1971; and Heisman Trophy-winning NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel in 1992 (age 24).
On this date in history:
In 1768, Encyclopedia Britannica was first published.
In 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U. S. Constitution was ratified, abolishing slavery in the United States.
In 1877, the Washington Post published its first edition.
In 1907, in West Virginia's Marion County, an explosion in a network of mines owned by the Fairmont Coal Co. in Monongah killed 361 coal miners. It was the worst mining disaster in U. S. history.
In 1917, more than 1,600 people died in an explosion when a Belgian relief ship and a French munitions vessel collided in the harbor at Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In 1922, the Irish Free State, forerunner of the modern Republic of Ireland, was officially proclaimed.
In 1933, following the repeal of Prohibition, Americans crowded into liquor stores, bars and cafes to buy their first legal alcoholic beverages in 13 years .
In 1941, U. S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt sent a message to Japanese Emperor Hirohito expressing hope that gathering war clouds would be dispelled. (Japan attacked Pearl Harbor the next day.)
In 1973, Gerald Ford was confirmed as vice president under Richard Nixon, replacing Spiro Agnew, who had resigned in the face of income tax-evasion charges.
In 1975, the U. S. Senate authorized a $2.3 billion emergency loan to save New York City from bankruptcy.
In 1997, the Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East was hit by a fierce earthquake, measuring 8.5 to 9 in magnitude, but there were no reported deaths in the sparsely populated region.
In 2005, an Iranian military aircraft hit a 10-story residential building in Tehran and exploded shortly after takeoff, killing at least 128 people.
In 2006, Robert Gates was confirmed as the secretary of defense by the U. S. Senate on a 95-2 vote.
In 2010, Julian Assange, the Australian-born co-founder of WikiLeaks, the whistle-blower website that published thousands of secret U. S. government documents, was arrested in England on a Swedish warrant accusing him of sexual assault .
In 2012, U. S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S. C., announced he would leave the Senate to head the Heritage Foundation , a conservative think tank.
A thought for the day: U. S. Supreme Court Justice Robert Houghwout Jackson wrote, "The day that this country ceases to be free for irreligion, it will cease to be free for religion. "
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Chicago Bulls suspend guard Rajon Rondo 1 game
(2.04/9)

The Chicago Bulls suspended Rajon Rondo for Monday's game against the Portland Trail Blazers for conduct detrimental to the team, adding another disciplinary measure to the point guard's lengthy resume.
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Rust hat trick leads Penguins to 8-5 win vs. Senators
(2.02/9)

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh's Bryan Rust had his first career hat trick as the Penguins dominated the second half of the game and beat Ottawa 8-5 on Monday, moving into a tie for the lead in the NHL's Metropolitan Division. In another key result, Boston continued its dominance of Florida with an overtime victory. Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby added his NHL-leading 17th goal of the season while Evgeni Malkin and Phil Kessel each had a goal and two assists for the Penguins, and Matt Cullen and Justin Schultz also scored. Pittsburgh scored six times over the final 32 minutes after spotting the Senators a 4-2 lead. The Penguins have not lost in regulation against the Senators in their past nine meetings. Matt Stone had a goal and two assists for Ottawa. Erik Karlsson, Mike Hoffman, Mark Stone and Dion Phaneuf also scored for the Senators. Boston's David Pastrnak scored his second goal of the game 2:23 into overtime to give the Bruins a 4-3 win against Florida. Pastrnak got his team-leading 15th goal by cutting in from the left wing, shifting around Panthers goaltender Roberto Luongo and tucking in the game-winner. David Backes and Tim Schaller also scored for Boston, which is 15-2-1 in its past 18 games against the Panthers. Jaromir Jagr had a goal for the Panthers, the 754th of his career, while Jason Demers and Aleksander Barkov also scored. Washington's Marcus Johansson scored the tying goal late in the third period and got the winner midway through overtime to lift the Capitals over Buffalo 3-2. Columbus' Sam Gagner had two goals and two assists to help the Blue Jackets win 4-1 and beat Arizona for the second time in three days.
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Apple Watch sales to consumers set record in holiday week, says Apple's Cook
(1.20/9)

By Julia Love SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Sales of the Apple Watch to consumers set a record during the first week of holiday shopping, and the current quarter is on track to be the best ever for the product, Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook told Reuters. Responding to an email from Reuters, Cook said the gadget's sell-through - a measure of how many units are sold to consumers, rather than simply stocked on retailers' shelves - reached a new high. Cook's comments followed a report on Monday from technology research firm IDC estimating that the tech giant sold 1.1 million units of the Apple Watch during the third quarter of 2016, down 71 percent from the year-ago quarter. The comments offer a glimpse of the gadget's performance during the holiday quarter, which is typically Apple's strongest. "Our data shows that Apple Watch is doing great and looks to be one of the most popular holiday gifts this year," Cook wrote. "Sales growth is off the charts. In fact, during the first week of holiday shopping, our sell-through of Apple Watch was greater than any week in the product's history. And as we expected, we're on track for the best quarter ever for Apple Watch," he said. Cook did not respond to a request for specific sales figures for the gadget. Apple has disclosed few details about the performance of the Apple Watch, its first new product released under Cook. The company has not broken out sales of the gadget in its earnings, instead lumping it into an "other products" category that includes devices such as the iPod and Apple TV. Strong sales of the Apple Watch are to be expected during the holiday quarter as the gadget is a more natural gift than some of the company's other products such as the iPhone or Mac computer, said analyst Bob O'Donnell of TECHnalysis Research. Apple also lowered the price of the gadget this year, potentially helping the holiday sales comparison, O'Donnell noted. Apple is facing mounting pressure to show new sources of growth as sales of the iPhone, the company's lifeblood, begin to level off. O'Donnell said he remains skeptical the Apple Watch can fill the void, citing uncertain demand among consumers for smartwatches. "While I'm not surprised that there is a good week, there are still, I think, significant concerns about the category," he said. IDC did not immediately respond to a request for comment. (Reporting by Julia Love; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)
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10 additional Ghost Ship fire victims identified
(1.17/9)

The Alameda County Sheriff's Office announced now that at least 75 percent of the building has been searched, they don't expect a huge number of victims to be found in the remaining areas of the Ghost Ship warehouse. On Monday night, the Alameda County Sheriff's Office's Coroner's Bureau has provided the names of 10 additional positively identified victims of the 31st Avenue fire. Em Bohlka, 33, Oakland, Calif. Micah Danemayer, 28, Oakland, Calif. Chelsea Dolan, 33, San Francisco, Calif. Justin Fritz, 29, Berkeley, Calif. Alex Ghassan, 35, Oakland, Calif. Michela Gregory, 20, South San Francisco, Calif. Edmund Lapine, 34, Oakland, Calif. Jennifer Morris, 21, Foster City, Calif. Benjamin Runnels, 32, Oakland, Calif. Jennifer Kiyomi Taouye, 31, Oakland, Calif. The search effort was delayed for a time Monday morning because of an unstable wall. After an overnight delay, the difficult work of searching for bodies resumed at 9 a.m. Monday, a painstaking job that required crews to sift through the rubble mostly by hand, literally one bucket at a time. "That material will be removed from the site and taken to a secure location where we're going to go through it a second time with cadaver dogs and other employees to review the debris to make sure we haven't missed one specific scene," Alameda County Sheriff Greg Ahern said. Among the 36 victims confirmed dead, at least three of the victims are from outside the United States, including Korea, Guatemala and Finland. Among the assets brought in to help with the search and recovery efforts was a giant crane. But first, PG&E had to cut off power to the immediate area. Officials say although 75 percent of the gutted structure has been searched, there are two key areas where there still might be more bodies. "There's two areas of concern are the back area of the building where the stage was set, where the fire may have originated or the front portion of the building where the roof initially collapsed on people near the windows adjacent to 31st Street," Ahern said. Investigators do believe they have found the area where the fire started, but not the cause. A possible criminal investigation is underway. "We're looking at two things, one is whether there is any criminal liability attached to this fire and secondly if there is criminal liability against whom," Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said. "I assure you there is information we will be providing, but we are just on a day-by-day basis, responding to the changing nature of this very complex and devastating event," Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said. The district attorney said the investigation will include a look at government entities that were responsible for enforcing building and safety codes at this warehouse. Schaaf admitted that the warehouse was not permitted for residential or the party that was in progress on Friday when the deadly fire started.for all ABC7 News stories, videos, and photos from the Ghost Ship warehouse fire.
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‘Trump Truly is a Mad Dog’: How Chinese Social Media Melted After The Taiwan Call
(1.16/9)

Last week’s historic phone call between U. S. President-elect Donald Trump and the President of Taiwan broke almost four decades of diplomatic protocol, prompting measured rebukes from the Chinese leadership , which claims sovereignty over
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Ransomed: The freeing of 226 Christians from Islamic State
(1.15/9)

Over the course of a year, Assyrian Christians raised millions of dollars in ransom money to free more than 200 members of the ancient community who had been taken hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group, those involved in the campaign say. ...
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College basketball roundup: Iowa State ends losing streak
(1.10/9)

Iowa State moved the ball and yet again played strong defense.
The result was a surprisingly satisfying win on the heels of two tough losses.
Deonte Burton scored 20 points and the 25th-ranked Cyclones pummeled Nebraska Omaha, 91-47, on Monday night, snapping a two-game losing streak.
Donovan Jackson had 15 for the Cyclones (6-2), who hit 15 of 29 three-pointers and rolled to their third win of 40 or more points this season.
“I thought we did some things better,” Iowa State Coach Steve Prohm said. “Pace of play. Sharing the basketball, moving the basketball, the ball moving side to side. And defensively, for the majority of the game, I thought we competed.”
Iowa State knew it had to take the Mavericks (4-5) seriously after they stunned Iowa on Saturday. The Cyclones never let Omaha think it had a chance, storming ahead, 36-9, after just 12 minutes — with Burton scoring their first 13 points.
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Federal Judge to Get Update on Ferguson's Progress
(1.08/9)

One day after Ferguson residents heard an update on racial reform efforts in their community, a federal judge will get an update of her own.
U. S. District Judge Catherine Perry is holding a hearing Tuesday to hear about efforts to eliminate racial bias and create more diversity in the St. Louis suburb that came under scrutiny following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in 2014.
Darren Wilson , the white officer who shot Brown, who was black and unarmed, was not charged, but the U. S. Department of Justice found significant racial bias in Ferguson's police and municipal court. The city and the Justice Department reached a settlement in April that calls for major reforms that are being overseen by a team of monitors for the next several years.
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Texas Lowe's Hires Veteran and His Service Dog
(1.08/9)

ABILENE, TX - An Abilene home improvement store has two new employees: one with two legs, another with four.
Fox 15's Lauren Wolfe was able to catch up with the pair after they’ve taken on celebrity status on social media.
A photo went viral of a man and his best friend right here at this Lowe’s location. But what makes the pair so special?
“I got her as a puppy. And she was never supposed to be a service dog. I found out a couple years ago she was alerting me and I didn’t even know it,” Clay Luthy said.
Luthy was looking for someone to hire him after his time in the Air Force.
“I was trying to figure out where I could go that would be a good fit and it wouldn’t mind having Charlotte, and my wife said I was at Lowe’s so much anyway, I might as well get a job there.”
Charlotte – a 10-year-old yellow lab – is by his side in and out of the work zone. And the man who hired them says they were perfect for the job.
“Because they were the best person for the job. So, we went through the interview process and Clay and his own merit won the job. And we knew he was gonna make a great employee – we just got the benefit of getting Charlotte right along with him,” Jay Fellers, Lowe’s human resources manager, said.
But it was this photo that hit the internet by storm. And it surprised Luthy, who can’t believe all of the attention he’s getting.
“By the time I looked at it, there was 1,000 comments on it. Oh my gosh, it was ridiculous,” Luthy said. “I found a way to have a productive life and my prescription is four-legged.”
Luthy says having a service dog has truly changed his life and more veterans should consider getting a service dog too.
And Luthy is training another service dog, Lola, to take Charlotte’s place.
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Iran president: Trump won't be able to harm the nuclear deal
(1.06/9)

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president says his country will not allow incoming U. S. President Donald Trump to "tear up" Tehran's landmark nuclear deal with world powers. Hassan Rouhani made the comments in a speech at the University of Tehran on Tuesday. Rouhani said: "Some man is elected in the U. S. Whatever plans he has, it will be revealed later. Yes, he may desire many things. He may desire to weaken the nuclear deal. He may desire to rip up the deal. Do you suppose we will allow this? " Rouhani says such desires "cannot affect our will. " The remarks were the latest Iranian leaders' attempts to calm concerns over the future of the deal in the wake of Trump's election. On the campaign trail, Trump called the deal "catastrophic" and vowed to renegotiate it.
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AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EST
(1.06/9)

Sheriff: 'Don't believe' more bodies in warehouse fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Terry Ewing was among the anxious family and friends who received confirmation Monday of what he already knew in his heart: His girlfriend was among the three dozen killed in the Oakland warehouse fire.
Authorities confirmed the death of Ara Jo as the death toll rose to 36. Prosecutors also said Monday that murder charges could result from their investigation into the fire that broke out during an underground dance party at a building known as the "Ghost Ship. "
Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern told The Associated Press he didn't believe there would be additional bodies found in what is the most lethal building fire in the U. S. in more than a decade.
But he cautioned that it was "impossible to be absolutely positive" until the entire recovery effort is complete. Authorities had gone through about three-quarters of the building by Monday afternoon.
The laborious job of digging with shovels and buckets through the debris was suspended overnight because of a dangerously unstable wall. It resumed in the morning, though a rainstorm Tuesday could complicate the effort. The cluttered warehouse had been converted to artists' studios and illegal living spaces, and former denizens said it was a death trap of piled wood, furniture, snaking electrical cords and only two exits.
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Colleagues paint caustic portrait of artist colony founder
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The founder of a ramshackle Oakland artists' colony where dozens of people burned to death saw himself as a kind of guru and loved to surround himself with followers but showed chilling disregard for their well-being, according to relatives, neighbors and acquaintances.
Derick Ion Almena, 46, leased and operated the cluttered warehouse where fire erupted Friday night during a dance party, leaving at least 36 people dead in the nation's most lethal building fire in over a decade. In his first interview since the fire, Almena told San Jose television station KNTV that he felt himself to be like a grandfather to all the young artists who had lived in the warehouse with his family,
Neighbors and occupants of the building said he had illegally carved it into rented living and studio space for artists, calling it the Satya Yuga collective. On Monday, prosecutors watched over the scene to preserve evidence as bodies were pulled from the blackened ruins. Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O'Malley said that if prosecutors believe criminal charges are warranted, charges could range from involuntary manslaughter to murder.
Acquaintances painted a devastating portrait of Almena and his longtime partner, Micah Allison.
"Honestly, I don't think he is capable of feeling any kind of remorse or guilt," said Allison's father, Michael Allison of Portland, Oregon. "I've never seen him ever really care about anyone else. "
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No experience needed: Trump taps Carson for HUD secretary
NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump chose retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson on Monday to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, raising fresh concerns about the lack of experience some of Trump's Cabinet picks have with agencies they're now being chosen to lead.
Carson, who opposed Trump in the Republican primaries, has no background in government or running a large bureaucracy.
In addition, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, Trump's choice to be ambassador to the United Nations, has no foreign policy experience. Steve Mnuchin, a former Goldman Sachs partner and Hollywood executive, is Trump's man to lead the Treasury Department but has never worked in government. And retired Gen. James Mattis, a widely praised battlefield commander, spent decades in the Marines but now is tapped to run the nation's largest government agency, the Defense Department, with 740,000 civilian employees in addition to 1.3 million service personnel.
Democrats swiftly criticized Carson's qualifications for his job. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi called him a "disconcerting and disturbingly unqualified choice. " And New York Sen. Charles Schumer said he had "serious concerns about Dr. Carson's lack of expertise and experience in dealing with housing issues. Someone who is as anti-government as him is a strange fit for housing secretary, to say the least. "
Carson would oversee a budget of nearly $50 billion that provides rental assistance for more than 5 million households. Demand for that assistance is high in part because housing costs are rising faster than incomes. HUD also promotes home ownership with the Federal Housing Administration underwriting about 1 in 6 mortgages issued in the U. S. The agency is charged with enforcing federal fair housing laws, too.
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Mistrial declared in black motorist's shooting by officer
CHARLESTON, S. C. (AP) — A South Carolina judge declared a mistrial Monday after a jury deadlocked in the murder trial of a white former police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed black motorist.
A panel of one black and 11 white jurors — who had seemed close to a verdict to convict Friday, with apparently only one holdout — said Monday they were unable to reach a unanimous decision after deliberating more than 22 hours over four days.
"We as a jury regret to inform the court that despite the best efforts of all parties we are unable to come to a unanimous decision," said Circuit Judge Clifton Newman, reading a note from the jury before declaring a mistrial.
Former patrolman Michael Slager was charged with murder in the April 4, 2015, shooting death of 50-year-old Walter Scott. The judge had said the jury could also consider a lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter.
Outside the courtroom, Scott's mother and brother said justice will eventually prevail.
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Cuba starts return to normal as mourning for Castro ends
HAVANA (AP) — Music is playing in the streets again. Tourists are sipping mojitos at sidewalk cafes. Flags are flapping at full staff. After nine days of national mourning for Fidel Castro, Cuba is slowly returning to noisy, boisterous normality.
Cuba is a country where sidewalks serve as living rooms and social clubs, but during the mourning period people mostly stayed indoors, watching television and avoiding any appearance of joviality.
With a government ban on selling alcohol and on playing live or recorded music after Castro's death, Cubans paid tribute to their longtime leader in near silence. They filed by the hundreds of thousands through special sites equipped with photos of Castro as a young guerrilla and books where people could separately sign both their condolences and an oath of loyalty to Castro's socialist, single-party system.
"It was very quiet. In a bar, restaurant, you could hear the air conditioning," Janine Jenner, a German tourist, said Monday as she had a glass of sangria in Old Havana. "Today it's like someone turned the noise on everywhere. It's like the pulse of the city is back. People smile more. "
Clamor is a constant in Cuba. Music of all types — salsa, reggaeton, pop — blares at top volume at all hours of the day. People rev motorcycle engines for hours under their neighbors' windows, or flatten hundreds of soda cans for recycling at 7 a.m. on a Saturday.
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Obama legacy: Handing Trump a broad view of war powers
WASHINGTON (AP) — After eight years as a wartime president, Barack Obama is handing his successor an expansive interpretation of the commander in chief's authority to wage war around the globe. And that reading has continued to grow even as Obama prepares to pass control to Donald Trump.
In his final weeks in office, Obama has broadened the legal scope of the war on extremism, the White House confirmed Monday, as it acknowledged for the first that the administration now asserts it is legally justified to take on the extremist group al-Shabab in Somalia.
The determination is based on an expanded application of a 9/11-era use of force authorization, a statute Obama has repeatedly leaned on to justify military operations. That rationale has raised concerns about how Trump might use Obama's precedent to justify other overseas entanglements — without consulting Congress.
The White House staunchly defends Obama's use of military power, arguing in a detailed report Monday that all operations have been firmly grounded in domestic and international law. White House counsel Neil Eggleston called the report — the first of its kind — a demonstration of how Obama has ensured "that all U. S. national security operations are conducted within a legal and policy framework that is lawful, effective and consistent with our national interests and values. "
Yet the report, which Obama said should be updated annually, also reveals how his administration has relied overwhelmingly on the 2001 authorization, which even Obama acknowledges is outdated.
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Indians look for solutions only when toxic pollution soars
NEW DELHI (AP) — The truth of New Delhi's toxic air finally hit home for Rakhi Singh when her 3-year-old son began to cough constantly early this year. She bought air purifiers for her home. When a thick, gray haze turned the view outside her home into a scene from a bad science fiction film last month, she bought pollution masks.
"Having a kid made the reality of the city's pollution hit me harder," she said.
The news that the Indian capital is one of the dirtiest cities in the world is three years old. But the awareness that it's toxic enough to leave its citizens chronically ill and requires long-term lifestyle changes is relatively nascent.
The first week of November, when a thick blanket of toxic haze covered the city, did much to hasten that awareness. And with the awareness came a brisk uptick in the sale of air purifiers and pollution masks.
As the noise and smoke from millions of firecrackers from the Hindu festival of Diwali died down, the city woke up Nov. 1 to soaring levels of PM2.5 — pollution particles so tiny they can get deeply embedded in the lungs. Levels in the Indian capital averaged well over 900 micrograms per cubic meter, more than 36 times the level the WHO considers acceptable and 15 times the Indian norm.
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Japanese leader Abe won't apologize at Pearl Harbor
TOKYO (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won't apologize for Japan's attack when he visits the U. S. naval base at Pearl Harbor later this month, the government spokesman said Tuesday.
Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said that "the purpose of the upcoming visit is to pay respects for the war dead and not to offer an apology. "
Abe announced late Monday that he would have a summit meeting with President Barack Obama in Hawaii and visit Pearl Harbor. He will be the first Japanese leader to go to the site of the Japanese attack that propelled the United States into World War II.
The unexpected announcement came two days before the 75th anniversary of the attack and six months after Obama became the first sitting American president to visit Hiroshima for victims of the U. S. atomic bombing of that city at the end of the same war.
"We must never repeat the tragedy of the war," Abe said. "I would like to send this commitment. At the same time, I would like to send a message of reconciliation between Japan and the U. S. "
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Police: Fake news story led gunman to popular DC pizzeria
WASHINGTON (AP) — The bizarre rumors began with a leaked email referencing Hillary Clinton and sinister interpretations of references to pizza parties. It morphed into fake online news stories about a child sex trafficking ring run by prominent Democrats operating out of a Washington, D. C., pizza joint.
On Sunday, it culminated in violence when police say a North Carolina man fired an assault rifle multiple times inside the Comet Ping Pong restaurant as he attempted to "self-investigate" the conspiracy theory known in the Twitterverse as "Pizzagate. "
No one was hurt and the man was arrested. But the shooting alarmed those from neighboring businesses all the way to the White House about the real life dangers of fake news on the internet. One of those posting on the conspiracy theory is the son of President-elect Donald Trump's proposed national security adviser.
White House Spokesman Josh Earnest, asked about the shooting Monday, said, "There's no denying the corrosive effect that some of these false reports have had on our political debate ... It's deeply troubling that some of those false reports could lead to violence. "
Edgar Maddison Welch, 28 of Salisbury, North Carolina, was arrested Sunday afternoon outside the popular eatery in an affluent capital neighborhood, police said.
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Luck throws for 4 TDs, Colts rout Jets 41-10
EAST RUTHERFORD, N. J. (AP) — Andrew Luck was nearly perfect in his return from a concussion, throwing for four touchdowns, three to Dwayne Allen, in the Indianapolis Colts' 41-10 romp Monday night past the inept New York Jets.
Not that Luck had to work very hard against the hosts, who were booed by a much-less-than-filled MetLife Stadium almost from the outset.
Luck missed last week's loss to Pittsburgh, cleared the NFL's concussion protocol on the weekend, and came back in style with a prime-time performance. He lifted Indianapolis (6-6) into a tie for the lead in the AFC South with Tennessee and Houston.
Allen and T. Y. Hilton were his main targets as he went 22 of 28 for 278 yards, and they received little opposition from the Jets (3-9).
This one couldn't have come easier for Indianapolis. The Colts toyed with the lifeless Jets from the beginning, when New York's Jeremy Ross got to only his 11-yard line with the opening kickoff return. A three-and-out gave Luck the ball, and seven plays later, he hit a wide-open Allen for a 7-0 edge.
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Standing Rock: blizzard hits protesters as controversial pipeline halted – in pictures
(1.05/9)

Over the weekend, military veterans joined Native Americans and activists at the camp in North Dakota – now amid heavy snow – where they’ve spent months trying to stop construction of the Dakota Access pipeline. Then, on Sunday, the US Army Corps of Engineers announced it would not allow the pipeline to run under a lake on the Sioux Tribes Standing Rock reservation. It remains to be seen whether the decision will be reversed next year when Donald Trump becomes president. The proposed 1,172-mile-long pipeline would transport oil from the North Dakota Bakken region through South Dakota, Iowa and into Illinois.
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'Rookie' Trump must fall into line
(1.05/9)

Donald Trump is a "diplomatic rookie" who must learn not to cross Beijing on issues like trade and Taiwan, Chinese state media said Tuesday, warning America could pay dearly for his naivety.
Trump's protocol-shattering call with Taiwan's president and a subsequent Twitter tirade against Beijing's policies could risk upending the delicate balance between the world's two largest economies, major media outlets said.
"Provoking friction and messing up China-US relations won't help 'make America great again'", said a front-page opinion piece in the overseas edition of Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily.
The nationalist Global Times newspaper's Chinese edition also ran a page-one story on Trump's "inability to keep his mouth shut", damning his "provocation and falsehoods".
Trump fired off two tweets on Sunday blasting China for devaluing its currency, taxing US imports, and building military installations in the South China Sea.
The comments followed criticism of Trump in US and Chinese media for taking a congratulatory phone call from Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, a move that flew in the face of nearly 40 years of diplomatic protocol and raised questions about whether the president-elect intends to pursue a hard line against Beijing.
Official reaction from Beijing has been muted, but China often uses state media to telegraph its policy positions, sometimes employing rhetoric beyond the diplomatic pale.
The Global Times' English-language edition filled its opinion pages with editorials slamming the president-elect.
The often brittle, provocative publication is not considered "official" media, but has close ties to the ruling party.
Noting that Sino-US relations had reached a delicate equilibrium thanks to years of careful management, an editorial in the paper warned that Trump "can make a lot of noise but that does not exempt him from the rules of the major power game," adding that he "doesn't have sufficient resources" to be provocative with China.
"Trump's China-bashing tweet is just a cover for his real intent, which is to treat China as a fat lamb and cut a piece of meat off it," it said.
"He is trying to pillage other countries for US prosperity," it warned, but instead he will unwittingly "smash the current world economic order" of which the US is the "biggest beneficiary. "
A companion commentary warned that Trump "will in time learn not to cross China", threatening "a fierce competition" with Beijing if the US increases arm sales to Taiwan.
It was illustrated by an editorial cartoon showing an eagle throwing pebbles at a large, scowling panda.
Meanwhile the English-language China Daily newspaper warned that "diplomatic rookie" Trump needs to moderate his behaviour or he will create "costly troubles for his country".
"As president-elect, Trump can expect some forgiveness even when he is shooting from the hip. But things will be different when he becomes president. "
- 'Sobering' -
During the presidential campaign, Trump frequently targeted China for fiscal and trade policies that he claimed cost the US millions of jobs.
While China seems to have hoped the rhetoric was more bark than bite, inital signs suggests he will continue to take an aggressive line on the world's second largest economy.
"If Trump continues talking this way after taking office... China is going to have to make some adjustments in its thinking," Jia Qingguo, professor at Peking University, told AFP, calling the comments "sobering".
Trump's decision to speak with Taiwan's president seems to have particularly rattled Beijing, which regards the democratically-ruled island of 23 million a renegade province, though it has its own legal and military systems and has not been under Beijing's control for more than 60 years.
"This call was no accident," said Trey McArver, analyst for China Politics Weekly. "It is clear that Trump associates, including chief of staff Reince Priebus, have had repeated contact with Tsai and her people in recent months and were well aware of what they were doing. "
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Gutfeld: “Donald Trump’s Deceptions Are Nowhere Near As Big” As The Media’s
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Gutfeld: “Donald Trump’s Deceptions Are Nowhere Near As Big” As The Media’s
'Rookie' Trump must fall into line: China media
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New Zealand Faces Leadership Battle After Shock Resignation of Prime Minister John Key
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New Zealand is facing a leadership contest following the surprise resignation of Prime Minister John Key that will pit his deputy, a former party leader, against at least two other prominent members.
Mr. Key, a 55-year-old former Merrill Lynch banker, said on Monday that he will step down to spend more time with his family and to give his ruling center-right National Party time to rally around a new leader before elections next...
Race to replace New Zealand leader Key grows to 3
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Gigi Hadid stuns in silver with mother Yolanda at Fashion Awards 2016
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She picked up the coveted Model Of The Year title at The Fashion Awards 2016. And Gigi Hadid was getting some support from her mother Yolanda as they posed up a storm at the Royal Albert Hall in London on Monday night. The 21-year-old beauty stunned in an elborate silver jumpsuit with a halterneck cut as she cuddled up to her glamorous mother. Scroll down for video Gigi looked incredible in her metallic number, which featured a ballgown style overlay to complement her tailored trousers. A sweeping pleated train gave the look a distinctive flourish, while a matching sash added to the complex nature of her latest red carpet ensemble. Styling her hair in an on-trend top knot, the stunner opted for a glamorous make-up look to complement her attire. Yolanda, 52, was equally dressed to impress in a flattering blue ensemble with a double strap halterneck cut. The Real Housewives star styled her blonde locks in a pushed back bob, with minimal make-up enhancing her features. Yolanda was at hand to help her daughter out with her ensemble when the sweeping train got caught under her heels. It was a big night for Gigi since the catwalk stunner beat her younger sister Bella, 19, to the coveted Model Of The Year prize. The girls have seen their careers go from strength-to-strength in the past year, both walking in the Victoria's Secret Show in Paris. Before she hit the glittering runway, Gigi spoke about how amazing it was to be back for a second year in a row - and to share the experience with Bella. She said: 'I have watched the show every single year as a kid, so last year was so special to be able to do it. This year, joining me is my little sister!' The blonde became tearful as she began talking about her younger sibling and how hard Bella worked to earn a spot in this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Gigi's voice shook with emotion as she spoke about her sister: 'I am so proud of [Bella] for getting this show because she worked so hard. For us to be able to do it together, and be the first sisters in the show, we're really, really honored.'
Bella Hadid, The Weeknd were in the zone at the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
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Jayalalithaa, Charismatic Indian Politician and ‘Mother’ of Tamil Nadu, Dies
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NEW DELHI—The death of the leader of Tamil Nadu state, a former actress revered by many as Amma, or mother, heralds a period of uncertainty for foreign investors and a potential political opening for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Chief minister Jayaram Jayalalithaa, whose fervent following during a 35-year career in politics was matched by few other Indian politicians, died late Monday at age 68, after a long illness.
A close...
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Slovak Republic - Factors To Watch on Dec 6
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BRATISLAVA, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Here are news stories, press reports and events to watch which may affect Slovak financial markets on Tuesday. ALL TIMES GMT (Slovak Republic: GMT + 2 hours) =========================ECONOMIC DATA======================== Real-time economic data releases.................. Summary of economic data and forecasts......... Recently released economic data................ Previous stories on Slovak data.......... **For a schedule of corporate and economic events: http://emea1.apps.cp.thomsonreuters.com/Apps/CountryWeb/#/1C/events-overview =========================NEWS================================== GDP: The Slovak economy expanded by 0.7 percent quarter-on-quarter in the third quarter, slower than in the previous three-month period, statistics office data showed on Tuesday, confirming a preliminary estimate. Story: Related stories: WAGES: The real average wage in Slovakia rose by 4.0 percent year-on-year in the third quarter, after a 3.4 percent rise in the previous three months, the statistics office said on Tuesday. Story: Related stories: STATE DEBT: Slovakia will not offer any bonds in auctions in December, planning instead to open a new line of short-term treasury bills, the state debt agency Ardal said on Monday. Story: Related stories: =====================PRESS DIGEST=============================== STEEL: United States Steel Corp has refused an offer from Czech steel works Trinecke Zelezarny, owned by Moravia Steel, for its Slovak factory, U. S. Steel Kosice, the daily wrote citing an unnamed source. A Chinese firm Hesteel has submitted a higher bid, the daily said. The company declined to comment. U. S. Steel Kosice is one of the biggest employers in the country of 5.4 million people. The U. S. company had considered a sale three years ago before the Slovak state offered annual incentives worth up to 15 million euros for 15 years. Hospodarske Noviny, page 1 (Reuters has not verified the stories nor does it vouch for their accuracy.) For real-time stock market index quotes click in brackets: Warsaw WIG20 Budapest BUX Prague PX Main currency report TOP NEWS -- Emerging markets News editor of the day: Jason Hovet on +420 224 190 476 E-mail: prague.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com (Reporting by Prague Newsroom)
PRESS DIGEST - Bulgaria - Dec 6
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Gigi and Bella get emotional moments before the younger Hadid makes her breathtaking debut at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Paris
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white and black outfit with black fluffy wings that finished off the romantic look. Her skimpy underwear left little to the imagination and even her strappy Brian Atwood heels had glamorous wings trailing off the back. Romee Strijd looked incredible as she worked her magic in a sexy ensemble on the star-studded catwalk Georgia Fowler wowed in her skimpy lace one-piece and Mary Jane heels while Ming Xi mixed her lace with vinyl. Leomie Anderson shined in her green patent corset look - complete with thigh high boots and blue lingerie. Bruno Mars kept his sunglasses on as hit performed during the Pink collection. Alanna Arrington and Luma Grothe were dressed in pink sporty ensembles complete with tube socks and killer heels as they covered up a little more. The show closed with the models walking the catwalk one last time. The beautiful models could not contain their joy and excitement as they celebrated the successful night. Spotted in the crowd was Lenny Kravitz, who wore sunglasses throughout; he was seen clapping at the show's close. UK viewers can watch the show exclusively on 4Music on Monday 12th December at 8pm
Bella Hadid, The Weeknd were in the zone at the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show
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NBA-Thompson first player to post 60 points in under 30 minutes
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Dec 6 (The Sports Xchange) - Klay Thompson remembers the night Kobe Bryant scored 81 points against the Toronto Raptors on Jan. 22, 2006. Thompson, a teenager growing up in Los Angeles as the son of an NBA player, was offered tickets to the game. He opted not to go. Almost 11 years later, Thompson did his best impersonation of a performance he never saw, exploding for 23 of his career-high 60 points in the second quarter on Monday night, propelling the Golden State Warriors to a 142-106 home victory over the Indiana Pacers. "I never would have thought I was capable of that," Thompson said of Bryant's feat. "I don't know (if I could have matched it Monday). We should keep the game closer next time. " Thompson's 60 points came in just 29 minutes, making him even better than Bryant in that regard. He became the first NBA player ever to score at least 60 points without playing 30 minutes. "We know he's capable of that," gushed Warriors coach Steve Kerr, who saw Thompson pour in an NBA-record 37 points in the third quarter of a win over the Sacramento Kings in January of 2015. "It always feels like it's a possibility. " Thompson, whose previous career high of 52 came in that same game against the Kings on Jan. 23, 2015, hit 21 of his 33 shots and went 8-for-14 on 3-pointers. The 60-point performance was the first of the NBA season, and first since Bryant went for 60 in his career finale last April. "It definitely reminded me of it," Thompson said in comparing Monday's effort with his 52-point game. "It's a zone to cherish when you're in. It's something you don't take for granted because you never know when it's going to happen again. " The last NBA player to score more than 60 points in a game was LeBron James, who had 61 against Charlotte on March 3, 2014. Thompson scored 17 points in the first quarter, 23 in the second and 20 in the third en route to the fourth 60-point performance for a Warrior since the team moved west in 1962. Wilt Chamberlain had two such games (62 and 63 points), and Rick Barry had a 64-point night on March 26, 1974, against Portland. The 60 points also were the most ever scored against the Pacers. George Gervin held the previous mark at 55. With Thompson showing the way, the Warriors (18-3) led by as many as 11 in the first quarter and 30 in the second. Thompson did his best work in the second quarter. After re-entering a relatively close game (44-37) with 9:10 remaining in the half, Thompson immediately regained the touch that had produced his 17-point first period. He hit three 3-pointers and a pair of inside-the-arc hoops in a 15-2 flurry that extended the lead to 59-39. Thompson made four of his eight 3-pointers in the second quarter, which ended with Golden State in complete command at 80-50. Thompson was pulled from the game with 1:22 left in the third period. He admitted afterward he had hoped to go back in. "The game was in hand," Kerr said of ending Thompson's night early. "It was never a thought. " (Editing by Andrew Both)
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'You are brave, you are courageous': Lady Gaga visits homeless LGBT teenagers – video
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Lady Gaga visits a shelter for homeless LGBT teenagers in New York to encourage acts of kindness. She tells those in the shelter about her own struggle with PTSD. ‘It’s really important to remind kids that are suffering from a traumatic experience or from abandonment … that they are not alone and that they are loved’
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2 dead after car hits sign, tree
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PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say two people are dead after their car hit a sign and a tree in southwest Florida.
The Sarasota Herald-Tribune (https://goo.gl/kJrWiR) reports that the crash occurred early Monday morning.
The Florida Highway Patrol says 21-year-old Wesley Chery was driving on U. S. 41 in Charlotte County when he ran off the road into a drainage ditch. The car went airborne, hitting the sign and tree. Chery and his passenger, 21-year-old Brittany Beni, were both fatally injured.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
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Information from: Sarasota (Fla.) Herald-Tribune, http://www.heraldtribune.com
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Security boosted on LA transit stations following threat
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Security was boosted across the Los Angeles metro following a tip from overseas about a possible bomb attack against one of the stations in the network, authorities said.
The threat was relayed by an anonymous man who called a public safety line run by an unidentified foreign government, which then passed on the information to an FBI terrorism task force, said Deirdre Fike, assistant director in charge of the FBI's office in Los Angeles.
The target of the threatened attack was metro's Universal City station -- located near the Universal Studios theme park -- where the caller who spoke English said an explosive device would go off on Tuesday, Fike told reporters at a hastily organized press conference with local authorities.
Officials said they were working to determine the credibility of the threat described as "very specific. "
"The threat is imminent and it's related to tomorrow" and concerned an off-ramp at the station, Los Angeles police chief Charlie Beck said.
He added that authorities had little time to assess the seriousness of the threat and because of its imminent nature had decided to move quickly and alert the public.
Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell said the call could be real or a hoax and urged commuters to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity.
He said undercover deputies had been deployed throughout the network, along with uniformed officers, members of the bomb squad and K9 explosive detection units.
Mayor Eric Garcetti said commuters should expect to be searched, but should go about their lives as normal. He said he planned to ride the metro on Tuesday from Universal City to reassure commuters.
"My advice is right now, everybody should go about their normal day tomorrow," Garcetti said.
He added that commuters should not be frightened by the heightened security.
"Those are there for your protection, and we meet threats with every possible precaution that we can," he said.
Authorities said there was added vigilance as the threat came about during the busy holiday season when many people were out shopping or would be visiting theme parks and attractions in and around Los Angeles, including Universal Studios and Disneyland.
The Los Angeles metro system consists of six lines, including two rapid transit subway lines and four light rail lines that serve 93 stations.
The Universal City station on the metro system's Red Line has been listed as among the busiest in the network.
Some 145,000 people use that line daily, Garcetti said.
The Red Line connects North Hollywood with the central and downtown Los Angeles.
Last year, an emailed threat forced the closure of Los Angeles schools for a day before it was determined to be a hoax.
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Man shot in leg in Austin
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A 26-year-old man was shot in the left leg Monday night in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
Shortly before 10 p.m., he was walking in the 1700 block of North Monitor when two gunmen walked up to him and opened fire, according to Chicago Police.
The man was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where his condition was stabilized, police said.
Less than eight hours earlier, another man was fatally shot about six blocks east in the same neighborhood .
Man killed, 3 wounded in Chicago shootings Monday
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Harsanyi: Why I’m not freaking out about Trump
(1.03/9)

If you’re genuinely interested in being an effective critic of the next president, acting like Adolf Hitler is pounding at your doorstep every time Trump tweets something might not be the most effective plan in the long run.
The left has been astonishingly hypocritical on so many issues related to Trump that it’s a bit difficult to move forward without pointing it out. Joining activists who’ve spent years attacking the First, Second, Fourth, Fifth and Tenth Amendments — and now the Electoral College — in a newfound veneration of the Emoluments Clause is a bit much.
Of course, Trump should be held accountable for his potential conflicts of interest, and one hopes conservatives who value good government will stand up when tangible evidence emerges that they exist. But the critics on the left aren’t serious about the Constitution. They’re serious about the Democratic Party.
Who can take journalists seriously — who’ve not uttered a word of concern over the Democratic Party’s crusade to empower government to ban political speech by overturning Citizens United — when they lose it over a tweet about flag-burning? If it were up to them over the past eight years, Trump would now be imbued with far more power to achieve the things they fear — unilaterally.
There was more angst over the president-elect ditching a reporting pool to have a steak than there was over any of President Barack Obama’s numerous executive abuses. So when you hear people say democracy needs journalism “now more than ever,” remember that they’re admitting they weren’t doing their job yesterday. We also needed journalism more than ever back then.
Those who kept telling us that Hillary Clinton’s corrupt foundation and blatant favor-trading with the world’s most illiberal regimes were merely a conspiracy theory now act as if the republic will crumble if Trump’s hotel hosts the same Bahraini princes that were buying access in the Obama administration. The same people who told us Clinton’s emails were a silly distraction are now horrified that former Gen. David Petraeus — who, like Clinton, shouldn’t be in any Cabinet, but who, unlike Clinton, actually paid a price for his mishandling of classified information — is under consideration for a position in the new administration.
Moreover, Trump hasn’t really done anything out of the ordinary — not yet.
What’s really upset Democrats is that traditional conservative policy proposals will probably be moving forward. The overwrought rhetoric used to describe the overturning of Obamacare or the reforming of entitlements would be precisely the same if we had President-elect John Kasich.
Trump’s Cabinet nominees are the kind of run-of-the-mill selections any Republican would pick. You’ll remember that last week America was supposed to freak out about the chaos and sluggishness of the transition process. Then it was supposed to freak out about the potential white-maleness of the Cabinet. Well, his Cabinet members Nikki Haley, Elaine Chao, Seema Verma, and Betsy DeVos are going to be just as extreme to the left as an actual extremist.
Dr. Tom Price is going to be accused of plotting the death of the poor because he opposes Obamacare no matter how many times the American Medical Association endorses him as secretary of Health and Human Services. This is because he’s a Republican, not because he’s being nominated by Trump.
But Trump’s crony bailout of Carrier Corp. is disturbing because it sounds a lot like the “economic patriotism” agenda of the left. It’s a bad deal for American workers in the long run, but sadly, “picking winners and losers” is not outside the norm of big-government politics. If Obama had pulled off the Carrier deal, the same people would have been complaining on opposite sides of the issue.
Moreover, Trump’s contention that giant infrastructure bills and government spending are economic drivers is also something conservatives should oppose. But that doesn’t make this the era of Trump; it means we’re still in the era of Washington, D. C.
Freak out accordingly.
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The great British takeaway: David Cameron's local is the inspiration for a chain of Chinese pubs after President Xi Jinping enjoyed a pint and fish and chip supper with the former PM
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It is a pub that has long been a favourite of prime ministers looking for a quiet pint. But The Plough at Cadsden, in Buckinghamshire, has become a must-see for Chinese tourists after President Xi Jinping enjoyed a real ale and fish and chip supper at the pub with David Cameron during a state visit last year. Now the pub has been bought by a Chinese investment firm looking to cash in on the popularity. The state-backed SinoFortone is said to have paid £2million for The Plough and will use it to inspire a chain of pubs across China, The Times reported. The move could potentially introduce millions of new Chinese customers to one of Britain's most beloved cultural institutions. Peter Zhang, managing director of SinoFortone, told The Times: 'We are so excited about this new adventure. 'The English pub concept is growing very fast in China, and it's the best way culturally to link people from different countries and build friendships. 'We see bigger opportunities and we believe we could also export the UK brand internationally.' Mr Cameron brought President Xi to the pub, which is just minutes from Chequers, the prime minister's official country residence, in October last year. Mr Xi sampled his long-awaited British fish and chips supper, and Mr Cameron - who paid for two pints of Greene King IPA with a £10 note - said the meal was ‘very good’. The then prime minister also joked with locals about the famous incident when he and his wife Samantha accidentally left daughter Nancy, then eight, behind at the pub after an afternoon out. Just days after President Xi's visit to The Plough, Liu Xiaoming, the Chinese ambassador to the UK, said the pub had become a 'household name in China'. An estimated 100million Chinese people go abroad on holiday every year and around 196,000 visited the UK in 2014 spending millions of pounds.
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Recovery of fire victims winds down; investigation looms
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OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some people were able to text loved ones goodbye and "I love you" before they died in an Oakland warehouse fire that claimed three dozen lives, officials said, as heart-rending reports of victims' last moments emerged from the most lethal building fire in the U. S. in more than a decade. Also Monday, the painful and exhaustive search for those killed in the fire appeared to be coming to a close. Alameda County Sheriff Gregory Ahern told The Associated Press that he didn't believe there would be additional bodies found. But he cautioned that it was "impossible to be absolutely positive" about the number killed until the entire recovery effort is complete. Authorities had gone through about three-quarters of the building by M