• Collins says tax plan passed by Senate committee needs work

    Collins says tax plan passed by Senate committee needs work

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    While the Senate bill would end state and local tax deductions, the House bill allows as much as $10,000 in deductions for state and local property taxes. "As you know, it does not have the individual mandate in it", Short said. But he also praised the Senate's inclusion of it, saying he believes the individual mandate is hurting middle-class families.
  • Rex Tillerson condemns anti-trans discrimination on Transgender Day of Remembrance

    Rex Tillerson condemns anti-trans discrimination on Transgender Day of Remembrance

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    When the deaths are reported, trans people are frequently misgendered in reports, making it especially hard to correctly count the number of deaths in a given year. The victims were killed by partners, acquaintances or strangers, the report found. A similar report, published this year by LGBT+ group Stonewall, revealed that almost half of transgender children have attempted suicide.
  • Released running back Chris Johnson criticizes Cardinals, responds to fans on Twitter

    Released running back Chris Johnson criticizes Cardinals, responds to fans on Twitter

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    Scratch that: He was feeling quite confident he made the right play-call. "We all knew he was capable of it, it was just a matter of time", he said. The scenario: Arizona had the ball, down 24-21, and faced a 4th and 1 from their own 35-yard line with 6:33 remaining. By the end of the game though, the interception meant nothing, as the Texans came out 31-21 winners.
  • Aussie singer Nick Cave: BDS pressure made me perform in Israel

    Aussie singer Nick Cave: BDS pressure made me perform in Israel

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    Peter Roskam (R-Ill.) in Washington, DC, on November 15, and thanked him for introducing legislation in March that would combat the anti-Israel BDS movement. "What? Nick, with all due respect, your music is irrelevant to this issue, so is mine, so is Brian Eno's so is Beethoven's, this isn't about music, it's about human rights".
  • EMA's Future : Decided In Ballot Today

    EMA's Future : Decided In Ballot Today

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    Based in London since 1995, with a staff of around 890, the EMA acts as a one-stop-shop for approving and monitoring the safety of drugs across Europe . It has around 900 staff and is now located in London. Other first round vote getters included Bratislava (15), Barcelona (13), Stockholm (12), Athens (10), Porto (10), Bucharest (7), Warsaw (7), Brussels (5), Helsinki (5), Vienna (4), Bonn (3), Lille (3), Sofia (3).
  • China lays out three-point plan to ease Rohingya crisis

    China lays out three-point plan to ease Rohingya crisis

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    The crisis in northern Rakhine could affect development finance and investor sentiment, although the direct economic impact appears to have been largely localized so far, the International Monetary Fund said. The Northern Rakhine "issue is a complicated one touching on history, ethnicity and religion, among others, thus it calls for a comprehensive solution", China's state news agency Xinhua, quoted Wang as saying in a press briefing in Dhaka .
  • TransCanada Wins Approval to Build Keystone XL in Nebrask

    TransCanada Wins Approval to Build Keystone XL in Nebrask

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    Still, the commission's 3-2 vote likely clears the way for the company to gain access to the property of holdout landowners in Nebraska who vehemently oppose the pipeline, using the state's eminent domain laws. The existing Keystone Pipeline cuts east from tar sands fields in Alberta through the Canadian provinces of Saskatchewan and Manitoba before turning south into the United States through North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma before reaching refineries on Texas' Gulf Coast.
  • Indian ministry of defence scraps $500 million Israeli missile deal

    Indian ministry of defence scraps $500 million Israeli missile deal

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    Rafael had even entered into a joint venture with Kalyani group to produce missiles in India. the first facility opened in Hyderabad and would have been able to deliver 200 missiles in a month. But this latest development could have a negative impact as the army is seeking this weapon at the earliest for troops stationed at the Line of Control (LoC).
  • Shia Waqf Board nod for Ram temple, wants mosque in Lucknow

    Shia Waqf Board nod for Ram temple, wants mosque in Lucknow

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    Rejecting Shia Board formula, Sunni Central Waqf Board and All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) are sticking to their guns saying that they would go by the Supreme Court final verdict."The matter is before the Supreme Court". Rizvi, who addressed the press conference along with Mahant Narendra Giri, chairman of the All India Akhara Parishad, alleged that the Shia Board's views on the matter were never put forward in a forceful manner because the lawyers deployed for the goal were "fake".
  • Universal Children's Day 2017 observed across the world

    Universal Children's Day 2017 observed across the world

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    Established in 1954, the International Children's Day is celebrated annually on November 20th to promote awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Monday said that the government was fully alive to its responsibilities towards our children, and is striving with determination to ensure their inclusive development, education, healthcare, participation, dignity and security.
  • 'F--- TRUMP' truck owner adds sticker with message for sheriff

    'F--- TRUMP' truck owner adds sticker with message for sheriff

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    The new addition comes after Fonseca was arrested on a fraud charge last Thursday and had her bail set at $1,500. She said her family is expressing their First Amendment rights and voicing their dissatisfaction with Trump. Meanwhile, Nehls told KHOU , "I'm not surprised", when asked about the latest sticker and said he found it "somewhat disgusting". That was additionally when Fort Bend County District Attorney John Healey said he would not acknowledge charges, considering what he thought ...
  • Two-time NBA All-Star David Lee announces retirement

    Two-time NBA All-Star David Lee announces retirement

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    Lee won a championship with the Golden State Warriors in the 2014-15 season, before being traded to the Boston Celtics soon after. The 34-year-old forward made the announcement on his Instagram page. Averaging 18.7 minutes per game in 2016-17, he also managed to produce averages and 7.3 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.5 blocks. He averaged 13.5 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 12 seasons with five teams.
  • QUALCOMM Incorporated (QCOM) PT Raised to $57.00

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    The company was upgraded on Tuesday, December 1 by Atlantic Securities. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, July 21 report. Analyst Thoughts About Tyson Foods, Inc. Among 5 analysts covering Genesis Healthcare ( NYSE:GEN ), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Darden Restaurants Inc (NYSE:DRI) was reduced too.
  • Nurses Laugh As WWII Veteran Cries For Help Before Dying

    Nurses Laugh As WWII Veteran Cries For Help Before Dying

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    Mike Prieto , an attorney for Dempsey's family, asks the following question to Nuckles during the deposition, "Ma'am was there something amusing at the time?" When the responding nurses had trouble getting Dempsey's oxygen machine to start, Nuckles can be heard laughing with them in the background.
  • Indonesian Parliament Speaker Detained in Graft Scandal

    Indonesian Parliament Speaker Detained in Graft Scandal

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    Investigators picked him up at the hospital after doctors certified that he was fit for questioning, KPK spokesman Febri Diansyah said. The auto accident unleashed a wave of incredulity in Indonesia with some seeing it as an outrageous move to stymie the investigation.
  • LPGA finale to go down to the wire

    LPGA finale to go down to the wire

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    Park has already scooped up the only 2017 honor which has been decided - the Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year - and she began this week at Tiburón Golf Club in good position to add four or five more coveted titles to her trophy cabinet - among them Player of the Year and Race to the CME Globe champion.
  • Roy Moore Accuser: 'This Isn't Political For Me, This Is Personal'

    Roy Moore Accuser: 'This Isn't Political For Me, This Is Personal'

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    Moore took off her clothes down to her underwear, Corfman said , took off his own trousers, touched her over her underwear and tried to get her to do the same. He recently beat the candidate President Donald Trump supported in the U.S. Senate primary and faces Democrat Doug Jones, a former U.S. attorney known for prosecuting the Ku Klux Klan, in the December special election.
  • Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies blame Iran for interference

    Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies blame Iran for interference

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    He called on countries "where Hezbollah is a partner in government to carry their responsibility". Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari also did not attend the meeting. Arab League chief Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, who visited Lebanon and met with Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri on Monday, said Lebanon "cannot be an arena for any Arab-Iranian confrontation".
  • How the presidential turkey pardon got its start

    How the presidential turkey pardon got its start

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    The National Turkey Federation will foot the bill for the birds' lodgings, as it has in the past, according to the White House. The White House confirmed to The Hill that the two birds will be staying in the Willard Intercontinental Hotel , where rooms reportedly can cost between $200 to $3,500 per night.
  • Military dog given animal version of Victoria Cross

    Military dog given animal version of Victoria Cross

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    Footage of the raid, broadcast by Sky News, shows an SBS soldier carrying Mali through the firefight in Kabul. A dog, Bob, had been honoured earlier that year, giving an indication of the stranglehold that canines would soon take on the award - since it was revived in 2000, the only non-dogs to win were two horses from 17 honours.
  • Massive Fire Engulfs Plastic Manufacturing Factory In Ludhiana, 3 People Reported Dead

    Massive Fire Engulfs Plastic Manufacturing Factory In Ludhiana, 3 People Reported Dead

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    Fire was seen billowing from the building just before it fell. Among the 15 people trapped in the debris are eight employees of the fire department and three officials - Rajinder Sharma, Raj Kumar and Sumohan Gill. He said: "I am not able to find my father, Inderpal Singh". Resuce work underway at the site of the collapse in Ludhiana on Monday. "He had come to find his friend after the building collapsed".
  • Metro Detroit gas prices see almost 10 cent fall this week

    Metro Detroit gas prices see almost 10 cent fall this week

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    Nationally, it's $2.54/gallon. But everywhere else, prices are dropping. In the South and Southeast, gas prices rose 9 cents on average, with the largest increase occurring in Florida (13 cents), followed by Oklahoma (5 cents). On average, Americans are paying almost 40 cents a gallon more than a year ago, which means collectively we're spending $800 million more on fuel over the Thanksgiving travel period.
  • MP CM announces ban on Padmavati till corrections

    MP CM announces ban on Padmavati till corrections

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    The witch-hunt to veto Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati in the country continues. Spearheaded by the Shri Rajput Karni Sena, groups are now taking to the streets to protest against the screening of the film. With the CBFC deciding to put into practice the rule that says that filmmakers need to submit their films 68 days before the release of the film, doesn't look like the Sanjay Leela Bhansali film will strike the screens anytime soon.
  • PM offers condolences to Dasmunsi's family

    PM offers condolences to Dasmunsi's family

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    He is survived by his wife Deepa Dasmunshi , also a Congress leader, and son Priyadeep Dasmunshi. Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi represented Raiganj, the Lok Sabha constituency in West Bengal before succeeded by his wife Deepa. Prime Minister Narendra Modi , Congress President Sonia Gandhi and and former president Pranab Mukherjee were among those who expressed grief at Mr Dasmunsi's death.
  • Porsche grabs pole for LMP1 swansong in Bahrain

    Porsche grabs pole for LMP1 swansong in Bahrain

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    Alonso was not tasked with going for quick laptimes, so Wurz said that judging the Spaniard's performance based on the end of day time sheets was impossible. While Alonso wasn't officially enrolled after the previous WEC rookie selections, his relationship with Toyota has allowed him to test-fit a racing seat as well as join in for this weekend's testing event.
  • Miss World 2017 gives graceful reply to Tharoor's 'chillar' remark

    Miss World 2017 gives graceful reply to Tharoor's 'chillar' remark

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    In the top five round, Chhillar was asked which profession according to her deserved the highest salary. Manushi competed against 118 contestants who represented their nations. Manushi's father, Dr Mitra Basu Chhillar is a scientist at DRDO, and mother, Dr Neelam Chhillar is the head of the department of Neuro-chemistry at the Institute of Human Behaviour and Allied Sciences.
  • When Abram Thought Amitabh Bachchan Was Shah Rukh Khan's Father

    When Abram Thought Amitabh Bachchan Was Shah Rukh Khan's Father

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    A few days back the Bachchan's celebrated the birthday of their bundle of joy, Aaradhya Bachchan, daughter of Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan . He wanted the fluffy " buddhi ka baal " cone. Abram , jr Shahrukh. delectable! Post the celebration, there were some adorable tweet exchanges between SRK and Big B.
  • Cold air moves in overnight; Mostly sunny skies for Monday

    Cold air moves in overnight; Mostly sunny skies for Monday

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    Mostly sunny skies are forecast for the work week, while showers are possible Friday night and Saturday - just like last week. The south winds will be increasing through the afternoon, bringing much warmer temperatures to the area. Daytime temperatures will likely continue to be in the 50s and 60s in this period. Colder air has moved in leaving us with below average temperatures.
  • Liberman 'Regrets' President's Rejection of Azaria's Appeal for Pardon

    Liberman 'Regrets' President's Rejection of Azaria's Appeal for Pardon

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    A statement issued by President Reuven Rivlin's office said that he had reviewed the plea and after Azaria had already received reductions to his sentence, it would not be right to grant a pardon. Liberman faulted Rivlin, who "had an opportunity to put an end to this episode, which roiled Israeli society", he said. "Beyond the personal price paid by the soldier and his family, I believed and continue to believe that in this unique case there was room to take into account the public interest, ...
  • Woman says she was harassed by NY state employee

    Woman says she was harassed by NY state employee

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    Cater claims Hoyt got her a job at the DMV and used this to "manipulate, sexually harass and sexually assault" her, and that she was met with "deliberate indifference" by Cuomo's office on at least six occasions when she complained about the behavior, The Post reported.
  • Small plane crashes near airpark in Clearwater

    Small plane crashes near airpark in Clearwater

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    According to the pilot, 61-year-old Marc Benedict, just after 10:00 a.m his single-engine Rockwell International aircraft took off from Zephyrhills Airport heading towards Clearwater. The pilot said he started looking for a safe place to land and spotted the road. Investigators said both the pilot Benedict and his passenger Guinee reported no injuries and refused medical treatment.
  • Deadline for Robert Mugabe to quit or face impeachment has expired

    Deadline for Robert Mugabe to quit or face impeachment has expired

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    He made no reference to the hostile chorus calling for him to go and shrugged off last week's dramatic military intervention. The euphoria, however, will eventually subside, and much depends on the behind-the-scenes maneuvering to get Mugabe to officially resign, jumpstart a new leadership that could seek to be inclusive and reduce perceptions that the military staged a coup against Mugabe.
  • US Border Patrol agent killed while on patrol in Texas

    US Border Patrol agent killed while on patrol in Texas

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    A 36-year-old U.S. Border Patrol agent died Sunday morning after an apparent attack while patrolling southwest Texas, according to federal authorities. President Donald Trump says those responsible for the death one U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent and the serious injury of another will be brought to justice.
  • Flake after hot mic

    Flake after hot mic

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    Local ABC affiliate KNXV's hot mic picked up Flake's conversation with Mesa, Arizona's Mayor John Giles, in which he was encouraged to run for president in 2020. FILE: issuing an insulting tweet against the Arizona Republican two days after Flake criticized the president. Giles' office did not dispute the intent of the comment when specifically asked by ABC15.
  • Senators Hatch, Brown have heated exchange on GOP tax plan

    Senators Hatch, Brown have heated exchange on GOP tax plan

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    Give me a break". Earlier in the day, the House passed its version of a tax bill in a 227-205 vote. Brown responded by saying he was "sick and tired" of the wealthiest getting "richer and richer". The Utah Republican voiced how both parties could work together on a host of issues and probably end up agreeing on how to solve majority. "It takes a lot to get me worked up like this", said Hatch .
  • IHC orders action against Faizabad Interchange protestors

    IHC orders action against Faizabad Interchange protestors

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    The protesters belong to various "religious" parties, including the Tehreek-i-Khatm-i-Nabuwwat, Tehreek-i-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) and the Sunni Tehreek Pakistan (ST), and have been calling for the sacking of Law Minister Zahid Hamid and strict action against those behind the amendment to the Khatm-i-Nabuwwat oath in the Elections Act 2017 ─ which had earlier been deemed a "clerical error".
  • Body found in search for missing United Kingdom teenager

    Body found in search for missing United Kingdom teenager

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    Paying tribute to the teenager, Miss Pope-Sutherland wrote on Facebook: "Can't find any words right now". Detectives have arrested and released under investigation three people, a 71-year-old woman, a 19-year-old man and a 49-year-old man, named locally as Paul Elsey.