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GOP scrambles for tax bill votes

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Tim Scott of SC said Sunday on ABC's "This Week". Collins said in an interview on ABC News' This Week that she wants to see revisions to the plan. Senate Republicans are attempting the legislative equivalent of a carrier deck landing for their tax plan this week, bringing a complex piece of machinery moving at breakneck speed to an abrupt stop. Read More »

Supreme Court rejects challenges to assault weapons ban, open-carry policy

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Supreme] Court has never held that the Second Amendment protects a right to openly carry firearms in public, and the reasoning set forth in pertinent case law supports the proposition that states fully accommodate the right to bear arms when they make available to responsible, law-abiding citizens some meaningful form of public carry", the state's brief said. Read More »

Turning point: Turkey comments on talks with US

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Earlier on Monday Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said Friday's call between Trump and Erdogan was a turning point in strained ties between the two countries, but Washington must honour a pledge to stop providing weapons to the Syrian Kurds . Read More »

Kiwi cops break the internet with world's 'best' recruitment video

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Traffic to New Zealand's police officer recruitment website had increased by 800 per cent and more than 300 people had shown interest in joining the police after the video was uploaded, he said . As well as this, 333 full profiles had been created by people interested in joining the force. "Many of our counterparts across the world are sharing their praises, and expressing what could perhaps be described as a tinge of envy for the uniquely New Zealand approach". Read More »

Former Olympic swimmer Susie O'Neill claims Don Burke sexually harassed her

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Earlier today, Grimshaw was spotted arriving at Burke's home in Sydney's north-west, but Channel Nine have now confirmed that it wasn't a simple social visit. "He's a awful, terrible piece of work ... he was a really dirty old man". Speaking in a video posted on ABC News' Twitter page, Kate McClymont said: "As a result of the story going out this morning and at 7:30 tonight, my email today, I've had at least 200 emails with people coming forward with further allegations of basically ... Read More »

Sen. Rand Paul: Tax Bill 'Not Perfect,' But I'm Voting for It

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about tax legislation at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 27, 2017. This would result in 13 million fewer people having coverage in 2027, the CBO found. Those are businesses in which profits are passed onto the owners, who report the income on their individual tax returns. So including it in the tax bill only makes sense. Read More »

Sophia the robot wants a baby and says family is 'really important'

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The robot has recently acquired citizenship, is now a resident of Saudi Arabia, so she is now thinking of going to the next level. In an interview with the Khaleej Times , Sophia answered a number of questions revolving around the future of robots, humans, and the relationship between the two. Read More »

Trump Makes 'Pocahontas' Joke to Navajo Code Talkers

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While honoring a group of Native Americans at an event Monday afternoon, President Trump called Elizabeth Warren "Pocahontas," a quip that was reportedly met with pure silence by everyone in the room. Because you are special. This is what my brothers and I were told by my mom and my dad, my mamaw and my papaw. However, when asked about it, Warren was unable to back up the claims. Read More »

Corpses in boat might be N.Korean fishermen: Japan

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The wooden boat, which was first seen on a beach on Sunday morning, may have come from North Korea, according to the Coast Guard. He added that the authorities were trying to determine the sex of the bodies, which were found in a highly decomposed state. Read More »

United Kingdom unveils new Industrial Strategy

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Published this morning, the industrial strategy places clean growth among four "Grand Challenges" that it aims to solve. "Businesses will now want to see clear evidence that this Industrial Strategy can be implemented over the long term as the United Kingdom has demonstrated time and again that it is not good at sustaining long term policies". Read More »

Trump won't campaign for Alabama candidate Roy Moore

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Moore has said he never dated "underage" women. 'Liberal Jones would be BAD!' Trump added. The allegations, including claims that the 70-year-old Moore sexually assaulted or molested two teenage girls while he was in his 30s, have made the December 12 election a referendum on "the character of the country" that transcends partisan politics, said GOP Senator Tim Scott of SC, as the party establishment cringed at Trump's latest intervention in the closely contested race. Read More »

Scaramucci Threatens To Sue Tufts Newspaper Over 'Defamatory' Op-Ed

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Anthony "The Mooch" Scaramucci has rocketed back into the headlines this week, this time after getting extremely mad about opinions shared in in Tufts University's student newspaper, The Tufts Daily . But in an interview Sunday night, Scaramucci denied he was trampling on students' free speech, saying he will defend himself against an "attack" that he described as factually inaccurate, the Globe reported. Read More »

Trump Declines Time Magazine Interview for 'Person of the Year'

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He'd been told he had the inside running on Time's Person of the Year , he said, but "took a pass". He tweets: "I said probably is no good and took a pass". Mr Trump was named Person of the Year in 2016 after unexpectedly defeating his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton. Adolf Hitler received the title in 1938, as did Stalin in both 1939 and 1942. Read More »

Meet Your New Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters

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In response to the question, Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, who was later crowned the victor, didn't flinch and took a strong stance against the harassment of women. Jamaica's Davina Bennett finished second runner-up in the 2017 edition of the Miss Universe pageant in Las Vegas, USA on Sunday night. She wears the crown for a year. Read More »

Norwegian reindeer killed by freight trains in 3 days

On Saturday (25 November) alone, about 65 reindeer were mowed down, Torstein Appfjell, a distraught reindeer herder in Helgeland County, told the Associated Press by telephone. On Saturday there was a frantic scramble to notify the train driver there were animals on the train tracks, but the messages were not relayed to the train in time. Read More »

PA Changeover in Gaza Behind Schedule

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In April, Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas took a number of punitive measures as a way of piling pressures on Hamas to relinquish its control of Gaza. In Gaza, which Hamas has ruled since seizing it in 2007, there are no settlers after Israel withdrew in 2005. Salah Al-Bardaweel of the Hamas Political Bureau responded to Al-Sheikh's remarks with a challenge: "You have received the ministries, the authorities and the border crossings". Read More »

4 dead in rollover crash on highway involving 5 vehicles

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Further details weren't immediately available. Callers alerted the CHP to the collision around 9:45 a.m., and officers discovered that a person was trapped in the rear seat of the vehicle, according to the CHP traffic log. Two lanes of I-80 were blocked in the aftermath and were expected to stay blocked past 11 a.m., Evans said. "A white Ford SUV traveling at a high speed for the wet conditions lost control and went sideways into the pickup", Hamer said. Read More »

Rival sides square off over succession at United States consumer finance agency

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But the White House says President Trump has the right to appoint a successor under the Vacancies Reform Act, and President Trump has appointed OMB director Mick Mulvaney as the acting CFPB director. Critics say the CFPB, which has forced misbehaving banks to return more than $12 billion to consumers, is the epitome of government overreach and wields too much unchecked power. Read More »

Partly sunny, chance of snow showers — TODAY'S FORECAST

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A slight chance of snow exists on Tuesday morning that that will mix with rain after 10 a.m. Sunday: Rain before 1 p.m., then showers, mainly until 4 p.m. Tuesday - Mostly sunny with a high around 55. Breezy, with a south wind 5 to 10 miles per hour increasing to 15 to 20 miles per hour in the afternoon. Read More »

Stray dog saves woman from mugger (Watch video)

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Incredible footage shows the moment a fearless dog stops a woman from being robbed in the street by a thug. Footage shows a woman walking down a street laden with shopping bags and a hooded man following close behind. The video was shared to a local Podgorica Facebook page and has been viewed over 130,000 times as well as garnering a string of comments hailing the dog's actions. Read More »

Train carrying molten sulfur derails in Florida, neighbors asked to stay inside

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Officials say that four of those cars contained molten sulphur, a hazardous material used in making rubber, detergent and fertilizers. A train carrying molten sulfur derailed in Polk County , Florida early Monday morning, deputies say. In addition to molten sulfur, it was carrying items such as cardboard, oats and rock. The train was traveling from Waycross, Ga.to Winston, just west of Lakeland, and comprised three locomotives, 120 loaded railcars and 72 empty railcars. Read More »

Hariri: Lebanon 'Cannot Do Anything' About Hezbollah Disarmament

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Hariri, who sparked a crisis by resigning as Lebanese prime minister on November 4 during a visit to Saudi Arabia, tweeted, "To say that I am held up in Saudi Arabia and not allowed to leave the country is a lie". He said it would be wise not to bring up the question of Hezbollah's weapons in discussions, referring to previous rounds of futile talks on this point. Read More »

Federal Bureau of Investigation leaves United States targets of Russian hackers in the dark

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According to an investigation by The Associated Press, the bureau possessed evidence for a year that showed the officials were the targets of a Kremlin-linked cyber hacking entity known as Fancy Bear. Even senior policymakers discovered they were targets only when the AP told them, a situation some described as weird and dispiriting. "It's absolutely not OK for them to use an excuse that there's too much data", said Charles Sowell. Read More »