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McConnell Blames Bannon for Losing Alabama

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell mocked Steve Bannon on Friday at a press conference on Capitol Hill. "This has been a year of extraordinary accomplishment for the Trump administration", McConnell said. Trump tweeted the same on Friday in advance of signing the tax bill. McConnell, R-Ky., made the remark 10 days after the Bannon-backed Roy Moore lost a special election to Doug Jones, giving Democrats their first victory in an Alabama Senate race in a quarter century. Read More »

Gift-wrapped poop sends bomb squad to Steven Mnuchin's Bel Air mansion

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It was found by a neighbor on the U.S. Treasury Secretary's driveway at around 5.30 p.m. Officials later determined the package was not an explosive, but rather a box filled with horse manure, according to NBC Los Angeles . A Christmas card was also inside the package, making some reference to Mnuchin and President Donald Trump, multiple sources told NBC. He has had a career in banking and finance, and previously worked for Goldman Sachs. Read More »

Duterte weeps over Davao mall fire victims

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Investigators will determine the cause of the fire and the prospect of criminal lawsuits against the mall owners and officials would depend on the outcome of the investigation, said the mayor, who is the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte. Read More »

Jairam Thakur to be new Himachal CM

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He is the first Chief Minister from Mandi and he is the 13th Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh . "We will try to meet the expectations of the people of Himachal Pradesh". Thakur, a MLA from Seraj in Mandi district, and Mr. Nadda were the frontrunners. Jairam was previously part of Former chief minister Prem Kumar Dhumal's cabinet. Read More »

Saudi intercepts Yemen rebel missile over Riyadh

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A cholera epidemic sweeping war-torn Yemen has reached one million suspected cases and aid agencies have warned of worse to come. "It's probably unavoidable. After 1,000 days of conflict, major humanitarian challenges threaten lives in Yemen as the United Nations migration agency reported on Friday that essential services in the country have collapsed and that about 75 percent of Yemenis need humanitarian assistance. Read More »

Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet wife, mother on Dec 25, confirms FO

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The two women will arrive in Islamabad by a commercial flight early morning Monday and depart for India the same day. Pakistan had agreed that a diplomat from the Indian high commission in Islamabad would accompany the visitors. In a bid to ensure transparency and openness and to avoid any speculations, the Foreign Office has made special arrangements for the media coverage of the event for which passes will be issued to the related journalists. Read More »

Brazil president opposes Boeing taking control of Embraer -paper

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Embraer , based near Sao Paulo, would get a substantial premium over its $3.7 billion market value, the newspaper said Thursday. If Boeing can get Brazil's blessing to buy Embraer , it would give Boeing more options in the highly competitive narrow-body market, with China and Russian Federation both set to unveil new jets in that space as soon as 2019. Read More »

US Decision To Arm Ukraine Could Cause 'New Bloodshed', Russia Warns

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Supplies of any weapons now encourage those who support the conflict in Ukraine to use the "force scenario", Russia's RIA state news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin as saying on Saturday. Tillerson has said the strained U.S. -Russia relations can not improve and punishing sanctions will not be lifted until Moscow withdraws its support from the rebels in Ukraine and returns Crimea to Ukrainian sovereignty. Read More »

Kerr insists Curry, despite progress, won't play on Christmas Day vs Cavs

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Curry hobbled to the locker room late in the fourth quarter of the Warriors' 125-115 win over the Pelicans after twisting his right ankle badly while going for a steal. The 2014 MVP has been averaging 32.2 points per game without Curry in the lineup. "The guy hasn't even had a 3-on-3 game, right?" Is that shoulder something to be concerned about and what does his handling of it tell us? Zaza Pachulia did not play against the Lakers. Read More »

Counting to RK Nagar constituency begins

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Independent candidate T T V Dhinakaran was leading over his AIADMK and DMK rivals as the second round of counting continue for the RK Nagar bypoll . Dhinakaran, who fell out of favour with Palanisamy and also lost the battle for party's Two Leaves symbol to the latter, is fighting as an independent and has expressed confidence that he can spring a surprise against E Madhusudhanan as well as the DMK. Read More »

Nicky Hilton and James Rothschild welcome second child, a baby girl

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The Hilton-Rothschild family named the new baby Terry Marilyn Rothschild as a nod to Nicky and her sister Paris Hilton 's grandmother Marilyn June Hawley . "I'm thrilled with whatever". It seems like older sis Lily Grace is excited to be become a big sibling. Nicky and James are already parents to a one-year-old daughter Lily-Grace, and the businesswoman previously told HELLO! that they had chosen not to find out the gender of their second child . Read More »

Palestinian dies of wounds from Israel border clashes

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Two others were killed in an Israeli airstrike in Gaza earlier this month. The head of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Yehya al-Sinwar, said that his movement would not return to the rule of the Gaza Strip, and will not be part of the division anymore. Read More »

Dozens feared dead in Philippines mall fire

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Reports indicated the blaze may have started from the mall's third level shortly after the establishment opened and shoppers were allowed inside. The blaze started at the four-storey NCCC Mall on Saturday morning and people were trapped inside, including at a call centre on the top floor, Ralph Canoy, a police officer in the district, told AFP . Read More »

Philippines mall fire: Dozens feared dead

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In a Facebook post, Deputy Mayor Paolo Duterte quoted the ground commander of the Brigade of Fire Protection as saying the chances of finding the 37 people alive were zero. Police spokeswoman Senior Inspector Maria Teresita Gaspan said the fire broke out just as the Davao City mall opened to Christmas shoppers. It is about 1,000 kilometers (600 miles) south of Manila, the nation's capital. Read More »

Female Vice staffers reveal rampant sexual harassment

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That led them to eliminate those employees who shared "misogynistic and extremist ideologies". Andrew Creighton , President of VICE Media Group and Shane Smith , Founder of VICE pose for photos during the Vice.com Launch Party in 2011. Read More »

Trump to sign tax bill before leaving for holiday

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The tax bill passed in the Senate early Wednesday morning. The House had already voted once in favor on Tuesday afternoon. Republicans cheered when the vote tally hit the magic number for passage, and again when the final vote was announced. Read More »

Pence: New US-Afghanistan strategy 'already bearing fruit'

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Pence said: 'Peace only comes through strength.' He urged the soldiers to be strong and courageous. Vice President Mike Pence swooped into Afghanistan for a secret meeting with Afghan leaders and a visit with US troops, pointing to progress four months after President Donald Trump announced a new strategy to end a stalemate in America's longest war. Read More »

(NASDAQ:HSIC) Shares Bought by Nordea Investment Management AB

North Point Portfolio Managers Corp bought 111,568 shares as the company's stock rose 5.77% with the market. The institutional investor held 81,679 shares of the health care company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.70M, up from 42,975 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Read More »

Trump's Presidential Coin Has Been Unveiled & He Made Some Yuge Changes

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The new version replaces that seal with an eagle bearing Trump's signature, and does away with the Latin phrase that is part of the Great Seal of the United States. The coins (President Obama's above) are considered mementos and are often given by the Commander-in-Chief to members of the military. "For the commander in chief to give a political token with a campaign slogan on it to military officers would violate the important principle of separating the military from politics, as well as ... Read More »

Security Council fails to adopt resolution on Jerusalem

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The draft text also stated that "any decisions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect" and according to Security Council resolutions of the past "must be rescinded". Read More »

Unbiased Equity Research: Align Technology, Inc. (ALGN), Comerica Incorporated (CMA)

The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.54 during the last trading session, reaching $96.45. The shares were sold at an average price of $253.00, for a total value of $885,500.00. Several other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in ALGN. Princeton Strategies Lc owns 7,462 shares. CFO, Morici John, sold 1,500 common shares of Align Technology, Inc. Read More »

Storm in southern Philippines leaves at least 50 dead

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More than 130 people have been killed as tropical storm Vinta, also known as Tembin, caused massive landslides and flash floods in various parts of southern Philippines , local officials said Saturday. Landslides had blocked rescue and relief convoys to the impoverished region, officials said Saturday. "It is unfortunate that another tropical cyclone. Read More »

Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa appoints former army boss as party deputy leader

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Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed retired army boss Constantino Chiwenga and veteran politician Kembo Mohadi as the ruling party's vice presidents, a spokesperson said on Saturday. The 15 November takeover came days after Mr Mnangagwa, then deputy president, was sacked by Mr Mugabe and left the country. Earlier in the month, two other top military officials were awarded ministerial posts. Read More »

STORM MODE: Winter Weather Advisory issued for the Ozarks

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Saturday . As of 7:45 p.m., trucks with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation began to drop a mixture of salt and sand on bridges across both the Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro. No wet weather is expected this evening or overnight, but keep an eye out for any slick areas late this evening as any wet roads may have some ice develop as lows fall into the 20s overnight. Read More »

Suns waive G James

Canaan was signed using the team's hardship exception, so the Suns would have to either trade or waive another player once Devin Booker is cleared to return. The next day he was signed to a standard contract, becoming the first two-way signee to get a standard contract. Following a brief stint with the Houston Rockets, the fourth-year man has played well thus far during his short tenure with the Suns. Read More »

Quinton Flowers Throws GW TD Pass with :16 Left in Birmingham Bowl

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Strong isn't banking too much on that familiarity. Texas Tech's Kingsbury said there's a different look from those Texas teams because of personnel, including a dual-threat quarterback. He needs just 28 rushing yards to reach 2,500 passing yards and 1,000 rushing yards for the second time; only Louisville's Lamar Jackson had achieved that entering the postseason. Read More »

Elderly couple 'didn't know it was illegal' to transport marijuana

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But after deputies pulled over 80-year-old Patrick Jiron and his 70-year-old wife Barbara, they immediately smelled a strong odor of raw marijuana, Lt. So, we were saying, in today's weed, err, weird news, an elderly couple in Nebraska were caught with 60 pounds (27 kg) of marijuana. . In the back of the truck, beneath the pickup topper, authorities discovered 60 pounds of marijuana and several containers of concentrated THC, NPR reported. Read More »

Trump slams Nigerians for not returning to their 'huts' after seeing America

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President Donald Trump has tongue lashed countries with immigrants in the U.S., according to a New York Times report . The report said the Oval Office meeting amid the mid year included Secretary of State Rex Tillerson , at that point Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and senior authorities, including White House counsel Stephen Miller , who the Times said had given Trump a rundown of what number of workers got visas to enter the United States in 2017. Read More »

MI man hit by sandbag thrown from OH overpass dies from injuries

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Pedro Salinas, 13, Sean Carter, 14, William Parker, 14 and Demetrius Wimberly appeared in Lucas County Juvenile Court Wednesday on assault charges, although now that Byrd has died, they face additional charges. Four young teens are charged with tossing items from the overpass. According to Blade records, this is the 39th homicide in the metro Toledo area in 2017. Read More »