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She Baaack? Bachmann Weighing Run For Franken's Senate Seat

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Bachmann said she is weighing a Senate bid, but she is concerned about what it will "cost" her and her family. "I trust in a big God", Bachmann said, asserting that she "was supposed to run for president" in 2012 in order to make the the repeal of Obamacare the central issue of the Republican platform. Read More »

Trump administration to continue to withhold military aid to Pakistan

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When asked if Donald Trump's criticism would affect China's efforts to bring peace between Pakistan and Afghanistan, the foreign ministry spokesperson said: "We believe as neighbours China, Pakistan and Afghanistan are closely linked not only geographically but also in terms of common interests". Read More »

Woburn Safari Park Fire Kills 13 Patas Monkeys

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Woburn Safari Park in Bedfordshire, southern England, said staff were left "devastated" by the blaze, which broke out in the early hours of the morning. Early indications are that other animals were not injured. London Zoo announced that they would be closed until further notice but later tweeted that they would open the following day. Read More »

United States servicemember killed in eastern Afghanistan during New Year's Day skirmish

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General John Nicholson, commander of US Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A), paid tribute to the fallen soldier on Twitter, writing: "We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own". Fighting has been particularly fierce in the Nangarhar province, where several service members were killed previous year. "They go through the passes of southern Nangarhar and they move back to their home agency". Read More »

Superhero movies causing long-term damage: Jodie Foster

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Even if you love superhero films and space operas (and we here at SYFY WIRE certainly do), it can make you a little tired sometimes. "It's ruining the viewing habits of the American population and then ultimately the rest of the world", noted Foster. Read More »

Winning €38.8m Euromillions ticket sold in Dublin

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The National Lottery has said the winning €38.9m EuroMillions ticket was sold in the Dublin area. The person who made contact has decided not to go public with their huge win, according to a spokeswoman for the National Lottery who would not confirm if the holder of the ticket was part of a syndicate or an indivual player. Read More »

Hundreds of thousands of workers face deportation as Trump pushes visa change

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President-elect Donald Trump said he would not allow US-workers to be replaced by foreigners, referring to companies which hired people on H-1B visas. The Trump administration is intending on a proposal which may result in the deportation of a large scale of Indians from the U.S. The proposal that was shared as the memo in the Department of Homeland Security could stop foreign workers potentially from keeping H-1B visas while their green card applications are pending. Read More »

APC: Rivers, Kwara, Kaduna New Year attacks wicked, condemnable

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The Anadolu Agency quoted the Pastor Dandy Bathuel as saying, "These 21 worshippers included women and children". The incident occurred in Omoku, 90 kilometers from Port Harcourt, which is the oil hub of the country. "My heart goes the people of ONELGA and the immediate families of the deceased. The good people of Omoku have suffered enough and this has dealt a further blow on their sufferings", Peterside told the newspaper. Read More »

At Least 16 Killed in Anti-Government Protests Across Iran

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Hundreds more have been arrested and some internet sites have been blocked. Iranian state television aired footage of a ransacked private bank, broken windows, overturned cars and a firetruck that appeared to have been set ablaze. "They don't want a regime of dictators - we want to free Iran ". "Looks like they will not take it any longer", he wrote on Twitter, warning that Washington is "watching very closely for human rights violations!" Although President Rouhani, elected for the ... Read More »

Stepfather charged with 1st-degree murder in death of boy, 6

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Brice's mother, Donya Shenita Russell , had left him in Montgomery's care - along with three of his siblings - while she worked a double shift on Friday night. When a deputy arrived at the hotel, Montgomery told the deputy he had been listening to loud music, and then opened the door enough to show his children apparently sleeping in a bed. Read More »

Snow and Wind Storm Expected on Thursday

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When a pressure drop like this occurs, it signals the development of a potent storm system. Localized snow accumulations of up to a foot are expected from Monday to Wednesday in parts of the Northeast, according to National Weather Service predictions. Read More »

Cabinet meeting to discuss Trump tweet tomorrow

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In 2017, the aid was approximately $473m by all the agencies in terms of disbursements. In turn, he claimed that Pakistan had given "safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan , with little help". US-Pakistani ties, long contentious, have taken a nosedive under Trump, who in August declared that "Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror". Read More »

Abu Rudeineh: US and Israeli decisions on Jerusalem a declaration of war

The bill has been backed by Israel's ruling right-wing coalition, with a 64-52 vote, which would seek to separate Palestinian districts from the jurisdiction of the current Jerusalem municipality. "I would like to express my disapproval and am asking you to immediately remove the "Palestine - occupied territory" from the list of states", Regev said. Read More »

Tata Motors PV sales jump 31% to 14180 units in Dec

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However, the stock raced higher again to hit a high of 438.85 almost an hour past noon. The commercial sector has shown good recovery after the headwinds and regulatory challenges of previous year, Tata Motors said in a statement. The steady production ramp-up of the new range of BS4 vehicles and continued uptick in sales in consumption-driven sectors have led the growth. The M&HCV trucks segment continues its growth trend with robust sales at 15,828 units, higher by 83 per cent, over ... Read More »

Confusion over chilling discovery in NSW school sandpit

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One group of school students might be returning to the playground with some trepidation after uncovering a nest of mystery eggs in their sandpit before the holiday break. "The sand was still fresh and loose and would have provided the ideal place for snakes to regulate the eggs due to the temperature", Yvette told the publication. Read More »

Are Hedge Funds Betting Against Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (VRX)?

It has outperformed by 45.78% the S&P500. LeJeune Puetz Investment Counsel LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International during the fourth quarter valued at $123,000. Cibc Mkts accumulated 3.71M shares. First Eagle Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability Com accumulated 551,300 shares. Stanley Cap Mgmt Lc holds 1.77% or 221,500 shares in its portfolio. Read More »

Child among nine more killed in Iran unrest

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The demonstrations, the largest to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election, have been sparked by anger over the country's flagging economy and a jump in food prices. The towns are all in Iran's central Isfahan province, some 215 miles (350km) south of Tehran . NINE people were killed overnight in unrest related to protests in the Isfahan region of central Iran, the state broadcaster reported today. Read More »

Twins born in different years, but minutes apart

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The second twin, a girl, was born 12:16 a.m. Monday, weighing in at 4 pounds 10 ounces, and about 16 inches. Twin babies born in Delano, Calif. this week are going to have very different birth dates thanks to being born on either side of midnight on New Year's Eve. Read More »

The cold weather will linger

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There were a few snow flurries but no accumulation. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 23. A Wind Chill Advisory remains in effect for the entire Tennessee Valley until noon today , as we are once again expecting wind chills to range from -10° to 0° this morning. Read More »

Justice Dept. Must Act on Allegations Against Clinton Aide Abedin, Comey

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Remember sailors pictures on submarine? "Jail!" Trump tweeted early Tuesday. Mr. Trump also took a shot at his own Justice Department, calling it a "deep state", and implored his administration to investigate the aide, Huma Abedin. An FBI report released in 2016 following the original seizure of Weiner's laptop confirmed that Abedin used her personal account while working with Clinton when Clinton was secretary of state. Read More »

12 people hurt in NY fire

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Photos from the scene showed the entire building wrapped in smoke as flames became visible. Firefighters were able to rescue multiple people from the building. "I woke up my husband, my kids and said listen there's a fire in the building", she told WABC. The blaze came only days after the deadliest residential fire to hit the city in at least 25 years swept through a Bronx apartment building, killing 12. Read More »

Chrissy Teigen and John Legend accused of being involved with pedophile ring

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At time of writing, Teigen has set her account to private so she doesn't have to deal with a million MAGA assholes telling her she drinks the blood of children which, well, seems like a pretty reasonable thing to do. She further questioned: "But if I dressed Luna up as Alice , wouldn't I be on their side and "following the white rabbit"??" What does a hot dog symbolize? "Why am I trying to even make sense of this still please help". Read More »

South Africa's Table Mountain accident: Bodies recovered

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Hundreds of tourists waited on top of the mountain for hours as rescuers used the cable auto to reach the trio who were reportedly climbing Arrow Final. They're urging people to follow basic safety rules on the mountain. Mr Marais said an initial attempt to use a helicopter to rescue the climbers was unsuccessful, leading the team to decide the best way to reach the three would be to abseil from the cable vehicle. Read More »

Twitter blocks AfD lawmaker's account over racist remarks against Arabs

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Von Storch's Twitter account was suspended for 12 hours, and a similar message that she posted on Facebook was removed by the social media site. "What the hell is going on in this country?" howled Von Storch on Twitter. Few even called her a Nazi. The tweet was no longer visible Monday, but another AfD leader, Alice Weidel , shared a screenshot of it on Facebook, lamenting the government's "submission" to migrants. Read More »

Papadopoulos brag to Australian diplomat was key factor in Russian Federation probe

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The revelation also damages the claims of Trump and other members of his staff that the only source of evidence for any alleged ties with Russian Federation come from a dossier compiled by a former British agent, Christopher Steele. In the meantime, the Federal Bureau of Investigation was quietly debating how to approach the allegations without tipping off Trump officials or creating the appearance that President Obama's administration was meddling in the election. Read More »

Kids 'BANNED' from eating crisps and chocolate in health crackdown

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Parents can sign up on the Change4Life website to get vouchers for money off snacks PHE identifies as healthier, such as malt loaf, lower sugar fromage frais, and drinks with no added sugar. The new push will run for eight weeks from today (2 January), and will be supported with TV, radio adverts, outdoor and digital advertising, social media, partnerships and nationwide roadshows. Read More »