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Governor appoints Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to Senate seat

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Paul. Mark Dayton announced on Wednesday that Smith, his former chief of staff , would take Franken's Senate seat for a one-year term. Smith, thought to be a leading contender to replace Franken, accepted the appointment. Dayton praised Smith for her intelligence, integrity, and likability, and said that she will be an excellent representation in the Senate. Some had speculated that Franken might have sought to remain in office had Alabama Republican candidate Roy Moore been elected to ... Read More »

Hodgson frets over goal-shy Benteke in Palace survival…

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Despite Hodgson's team having a convincing attacking threat at Selhurst Park, they are yet to score away from home in 2017-18, a concern that could be intensified when on Saturday they visit Leicester. Christian Benteke concedes he let his Crystal Palace team-mates down when he ignored instructions and took the penalty which he then missed in the 2-2 draw with Bournemouth. Read More »

Brandon Williams Carted Off Field; Has Pre-Existing Spinal Condition

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Siemian, who had completed 5 of 9 with an interception, left the field without assistance before being driven into the locker room. Another said Siemian's injury was similar to what fellow Broncos QB Paxton Lynch suffered in the preseason that caused him to sit out half the year before returning to practice. Read More »

SC Extends the Deadline for Aadhaar Linking Till March 31, 2018

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A five-judge Constitution Bench comprising the CJI, Justices A.K. Sikri, A.M. Khanwilkar, D.Y. Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan is likely to hear the petitions. However, there is no word on extending the 6 February, 2018 deadline for linking mobile SIM cards with Aadhaar. The SC was hearing a bunch of pleas seeking an interim stay on the Centre's decision directing mandatory linking of Aadhaar with various government schemes and welfare measures. Read More »

Palestinians Killed in Clashes With Israeli Security Forces

Leaders called the United States decision to proclaim Jerusalem as the capital of Israel "irresponsible, null and void", and said it serves "in the interest of extremism and terrorism". In Jordan, thousands of people also demonstrated on Friday in the latest round of protests called by the Muslim Brotherhood, burning Israeli and American flags. Read More »

Most Americans believe religious aspects of Christmas are declining -Pew survey

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In addition, 52 percent of Americans say it does not matter if they are greeted with "merry Christmas" or are given generic holiday greetings during the season, while only 32 percent prefer hearing "merry Christmas". Answers to that question differed along party lines. Sixty-one percent of Democrats said they don't care what holiday greeting people use, while only 38 percent of Republicans agreed. Read More »

Austrian far-right to return to coalition under conservative Kurz

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Sebastian Kurz , aged 31, is set to become the next Austrian chancellor and Europe's youngest head of government. "We are happy for assuming responsibility for our wonderful, lovely homeland", the far-right FPO's leader Strache said. It would make Austria the only country in Western Europe to have a far-right party in government. There has been a rise across Europe of populist far-right parties, many of which have campaigned on anti-immigration platforms. Read More »

Man bitten by sea lion says animal trailed him

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A 56-year-old man was swimming in the bay when a sea lion bit him on the arm after he failed to scare it away by splashing it and yelling at it, NBC Bay Area and KTVU reported. Police say the swimmer seemed upbeat and more concerned about leaving his clothes on the beach. "It could just be a sea lion being territorial, or it could be an injured or sick mammal", he said. Read More »

Joel Embiid, Russell Westbrook continue trash talk after triple-overtime thriller

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The Thunder will be back in action today as it travels to NY in what will be Carmelo Anthonys first game at Madison Square Garden since an offseason trade sent him to Oklahoma City. When you consider that Embiid began the season on a 24 minute restriction, and still doesn't play in back-to-back games, the fact that Embiid played more minutes than a regulation National Basketball Association game in front of his home crowd can not be understated. Read More »

Man 'fathered nine children with his kidnapped stepdaughter'

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Then, when she was 12, McGinnis said Piette took her from her Oklahoma school and kept her against her will for 19 years. "I knew that if I didn't get out of there I'd either go insane or I would end up dying and leaving my kids with that man", McGinnis told People earlier this year. Read More »

Kid Hilariously Steals Baby Jesus From Manger During Live Nativity Scene

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Teegan, 2, took the baby doll and starting dancing with the toy, according to her mom, Tana Benson . Tana Benson said in a Facebook post for a video that was watched more than 6 million times within days. "I told her we were sorry". She was just like, 'Hey, we're not supposed to do that. "Another mom, the angel's mom and I were sitting there saying, 'oh my gosh, do we go up there?" Benson said the scuffle was a humorous reminder that even a headlock can be given in love. Read More »

Manafort released from house arrest on $10 million bail

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The release terms took more than six weeks to negotiate after Manafort pleaded not guilty October 30 in the first charges in the probe by special counsel Robert Mueller of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election. In the wake of Manafort's arrest, his defense team and prosecutors had said they expected to strike a bail deal within 48 hours. Friday's decision comes after Jackson previously indicated she would be willing to amend the conditions of his release if and when they ... Read More »

'The View' Celebrates Omarosa's Exit From The White House

The broadcaster said: " She said she has a story to tell, I'm sure she'll be selling that story". Sitting down with ABC's Michael Strahan on Good Morning America on Thursday, Manigault Newman addressed reports that she was sacked in what has been referred to by multiple outlets on Wednesday as a dramatic exit . Read More »

Royals attend Grenfell Tower fire memorial

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The disaster profoundly shocked Britain, highlighting extreme disparities in living conditions between rich and poor and fuelling a debate over why safety concerns voiced by tower residents before the fire had been ignored. Cllr Elizabeth Campbell said: "It is only right that we respect the wishes of those involved in the service". Around 1,500 people were invited to the multi-faith service at St Paul's Cathedral, including numerous emergency workers who helped to rescue people from the ... Read More »

Grand Jury report on Penn State University fraternity culture

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The report also called for a stronger state hazing law. Parks Miller has already charged 26 Beta Theta Pi brothers for actions that she contends directly contributed to the 19-year-old Piazza's February 4 death. He later died of a head injury, ruptured spleen and collapsed lung. The afternoon statement came after officials said they had their first chance to review the grand jury report's recommendations for changes in law and university policy , which weren't made public until Friday ... Read More »

Uber Driver charged with rape of 16-year old girl

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The girl, whose trousers were still around her ankles, was immediately taken to a nearby hospital for an evaluation, Pihera said. Officers say evidence from Uber supports the claims from the girl that she had been assaulted. "Again, more corroboration to her story", Pihera said. Uber authorities told the paper that Jagne had worked for the organization for a few months. Read More »

Kansas Dem drops out of House race amid sexual harassment allegations

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Andrea Ramsey, a previous business official who was viewed as a best House contender for Democrats, was running against Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kan.). Multiple sources with knowledge of the case told The Star that the man reached a settlement with LabOne , the company where Ramsey was executive vice president of human resources. Read More »

MSU president apologizes to Nassar victims; university creates $10 million counseling fund

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Nassar pleaded guilty to a total of 10 first degree criminal sexual conduct charges in November 2017 - seven in Ingham County and three in Eaton County. The women are planning on demanding the release of MSU's internal review conducted by the attorney's of "Nassar's former work at the University". Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette asked the university last week to share it findings with his office so they could determine if anyone else at Michigan State should be held accountable for ... Read More »

Ankara seeking to annul Trump decision on Jerusalem at UN

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Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas speaks at a press conference following a summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on last week's U.S. "It is Trump who bestowed this award even", said Erdogan, who holds the rotating chairmanship of the OIC. Jerusalem remains at the heart of the Israel-Palestine conflict, with Palestinians hoping that East Jerusalem - now occupied by Israel - might eventually serve as the capital of a Palestinian state. Read More »

Marco Rubio Threatens To Tank GOP Tax Bill Over Child Tax Credits

The proposed new measures ran into opposition from a senior United Nations official on Friday, who said they could worsen social inequality in the US. Speaking in the grand foyer of the White House, Trump called on members of five families joining him to talk about how exactly the tax plan would help them. Read More »

DHS adds new requirements for visa waiver countries

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The programme allows citizens of mainly European countries to travel to the US for up to 90 days without a visa. Countries whose citizens stay longer than authorised during visits to the U.S.at a relatively higher rate will be required to conduct public awareness campaigns on the consequences of overstays, the officials said. Read More »