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Mueller , what would you do?" And Rosenstein even went so far as to defend Mueller himself, saying, "It would've been hard to find anyone more qualified for this job". "What intentions does the Department of Justice have to allow these women, who are accusing the president of sexual misconduct and have never been heard in terms of a public setting...what does the Department of Justice intend to do?" The role has placed Rosenstein under vast political pressure, and he faced bipartisan ...
  • Theresa May staring at EU Withdrawal Bill defeat in House of Commons

    Theresa May staring at EU Withdrawal Bill defeat in House of Commons

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    Mrs May said Dominic Grieve's proposed amendment to the Brexit bill could affect the progress of the United Kingdom exit process from the European Parliament. Tory MP Iain Duncan Smith, a hardline Brexiteer, earlier accused Grieve of "looking for ways to derail the bill", saying the amendment would "tie the government's hands" in negotiations with the EU.
  • Roy Moore Surrogate Stunned Into Silence By His Own Ignorance

    Roy Moore Surrogate Stunned Into Silence By His Own Ignorance

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    The lesson was delivered during a Tuesday interview with CNN's Jake Tapper . Tapper later pressed Crockett about Moore's "controversial comments about homosexuality", asking if he still believes homosexuality should be illegal. "The law is not that you have to swear on a Christian Bible", Tapper said. You can swear on anything, really. "I've done it three times, Jake".
  • Unsafe wind chills early Wednesday for western NC

    Unsafe wind chills early Wednesday for western NC

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    Tonight clouds will increase as a front pulls down some cloud cover. North northwest wind 7 to 11 miles per hour. Friday Sunny, with a high near 53. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 45. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Cape Cod and the islands are expected to see the upper range of wind gusts - above 50 miles per hour - though wind gusts above 40 are also expected in the westernmost part of the state, in Berkshire County.
  • Saudi Arabia to lift 35-year ban on movie theaters

    Saudi Arabia to lift 35-year ban on movie theaters

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    The first multiplexes are expected to open in March 2018, the Ministry of Culture and Information said in a statement on Monday. In the past, we traveled to Dubai and Bahrain to watch movies; now we will have them in Saudi Arabia - Riyadh, Jeddah, Dammam."Abdullah Qurashi, a Saudi filmmaker and producer, is delighted".
  • Al-Quds to remain Palestine's capital: Rouhani

    Al-Quds to remain Palestine's capital: Rouhani

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    Al-Quds and al-Hayat al-Jadida explained that Abbas and Erdogan discussed ways to save Jerusalem . The OIC was established during a historic summit in Rabat, Morocco in 1969 following an arson attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem.
  • High Voter Turnout in Lee County for Alabama's US Senate Special Election

    High Voter Turnout in Lee County for Alabama's US Senate Special Election

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    Shaul rejected the contention by Alabama's top election official, Secretary of State John Merrill, a Republican, that the four citizens who brought the case had sued the wrong office. So, this just shows how many Alabamians are coming out to vote in the Special Election for U.S. Senate. North Alabama sees a huge uptick in absentee ballots for Tuesday's Senatorial special Election.
  • Suspect in custody after ISP trooper shot during traffic stop in Jeffersonville

    Suspect in custody after ISP trooper shot during traffic stop in Jeffersonville

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    An Indiana State Police Sellersburg District trooper was shot in Jeffersonville Tuesday evening. Kays became combative during the traffic stop, police said, eventually pulling a gun on Evans and then shooting him. Evans was taken to the University of Louisville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, state police said. He also was injured, but police say he was released from the hospital and jailed.
  • Ram Setu: Subramaniam Swamy and others comment on the discovery

    Ram Setu: Subramaniam Swamy and others comment on the discovery

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    The debate is back in the open about the mythological bridge between India and Sri Lanka after a show on the Science Channel in the U.S. claimed that there might be a possibility that the structure exists. The Ram Setu , also known as Adam's Bridge , is wrapped in mystery and mythology. "So where is the Setu?" It may be a superman-made structure, but the same superman had destroyed it.
  • Telangana Woman Kills Husband But Mutton Soup Exposes Her Sinister Plan

    Telangana Woman Kills Husband But Mutton Soup Exposes Her Sinister Plan

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    Swati and Sudhakar were married for three years and have a child. Swathi immediately called Rajesh to her house. The duo felt Sudhakar was an obstacle in their relationship and chose to eliminate him. Mr Reddy's family informed the police. The family complained to the police that he may be a different person, leading authorities to the alleged murderers, Shingvenar said .
  • Ockhi cyclone: number of missing spirals to 600 in India

    Ockhi cyclone: number of missing spirals to 600 in India

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    The recovery of more bodies has lifted the death toll to 56 in Kerala state. Chennai: The Tamilnadu government announced "livelihood assistance" ranging from Rs 48,500 to Rs 63,500 per hectare for horticulture farmers of cyclone Ockhi-battered Kanyakumari district.
  • Ivanka Trump posts picture of family Hanukkah celebration

    Ivanka Trump posts picture of family Hanukkah celebration

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    The president's wife, first lady Melania Trump , didn't do much better. In Melania's case, it's reportedly due to her failing to sign the envelope containing her ballot while in Ivanka's case, she missed the deadline , having sent her ballot on November 7, the day of the election.
  • Personal costs for 'flagrant' court abuser Zuma

    Personal costs for 'flagrant' court abuser Zuma

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    Judgment on the case was reserved in September, where Zuma's advocate Ishmael Semenya, SC, said the crux of his client's argument against implementing the remedial action of the report was that it would be unconstitutional to do so. Reacting to a judgment on the issue on Wednesday, which ruled that Zuma be held personally liable for legal costs, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said he expected the costs to be at least R1.5m.
  • WTO Food Stockpile Issue: India 'Surprised, Disappointed' at US Comments

    WTO Food Stockpile Issue: India 'Surprised, Disappointed' at US Comments

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    With the United States not participating in the negotiation on the crucial issue, which the 11th ministerial is mandated to deliver, talks will collapse, said an official. Earlier in the day, assistant U.S. trade representative Sharon Bomer Lauritsen informed the participants that she does not have a mandate to allow a permanent solution on public stockholding for food security purposes in this round of talks of the 164-member multilateral trade body.
  • Burnley go fourth after last-gasp victor against Stoke

    Burnley go fourth after last-gasp victor against Stoke

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    Stoke players were confronted by livid fans on the train in the aftermath of the club's 5-1 thrashing at Tottenham on Saturday. There were loud boos and chants of "you don't know what you're doing" when Hughes replaced Xherdan Shaqiri with Eric Choupo-Moting five minutes before Burnley's goal.
  • PM Modi turned fair after eating imported mushrooms: Alpesh Thakore

    PM Modi turned fair after eating imported mushrooms: Alpesh Thakore

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    As the second phase of Gujarat elections approaches, barbs have been exchanged among leaders, from slurs to jibes, nothing has been left out. He further said, " "One mushroom costs Rs 80,000, and he eats five mushrooms a day. Alpesh Thakor during the rally in Gujarat said Modi Ji eats mushrooms imported from Taiwan. OBC leader Alpesh Zala (Thakor), popularly known as Alpesh Thakor, has been fielded from Radhanpur.
  • Rep. Dan Johnson refuses to resign, calling molestation allegations false

    Rep. Dan Johnson refuses to resign, calling molestation allegations false

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    Johnson was elected to the state legislature in 2016 - after he posted the Facebook remarks about the Obamas. In the interview with Cincinnati station 55KRC, Bevin said that House and Senate leaders had originally said they had the votes to pass his bill, though members continued to debate the details in the following weeks.
  • White House calls for immigration reform after NYC terror attack

    White House calls for immigration reform after NYC terror attack

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    Ullah entered the country legally in 2011, based on a visa program based on family connections in the US. The immigration control group NumbersUSA calls the policy "one of the chief culprits in America's current record-breaking population boom and all the attendant sprawl, congestion, and school overcrowding that damage Americans' quality of life".
  • Aftershocks felt after North Korea's nuclear test 'shifted Earth's crust'

    Aftershocks felt after North Korea's nuclear test 'shifted Earth's crust'

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    Kim Jong-un declared the North Korean nuclear force complete after the test of its largest ever intercontinental ballistic missile last month, which experts claim puts all of America within range. There have been a number of tremors felt in the area since the test, prompting experts to think that the mountainous area may have been damaged as a result of the tests, Reuters reported.
  • Abbas Won't Meet with Pence After Trump's Jerusalem Move

    Abbas Won't Meet with Pence After Trump's Jerusalem Move

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    Turkey is hosting the 57-member OIC in the wake of the United States decision - a move widely criticized across the world but hailed by Israel. "I assured President Putin of the importance of maintaining the legal status of Jerusalem", he said.
  • Wife of Demoted DOJ Official Worked for Fusion GPS

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    We know how the Steele dossier got inside the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The unverified dossier, spearheaded by Fusion GPS, first began as an opposition research project by The Washington Free Beacon. Strzok also played a lead role in the FBI investigation into the allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian Federation. The dossier was provided to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in July 2016, shortly before then-candidate Donald Trump accepted the Republican ...
  • Narendra Modi takes seaplane from Sabarmati; offers prayers at Ambaji Temple

    Narendra Modi takes seaplane from Sabarmati; offers prayers at Ambaji Temple

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    Narendra Modi will conclude his month-long high-decibel campaign for Gujarat assembly elections by landing on the Sabarmati riverfront in a sea-plane from where he will proceed to Dharoi dam in Mehsana district . Modi sought to remind voters that Gujarat stood to gain with his government at the Centre, leaving it unsaid that a BJP defeat could prove to be a developmental loss for the state.
  • Stop communalising atmosphere, Shatrughan Sinha attacks Modi on Gujarat campaign

    Stop communalising atmosphere, Shatrughan Sinha attacks Modi on Gujarat campaign

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    Pawar criticised Modi for "deliberately" misconstruing the dinner meeting at Mani Shankar Aiyar's residence on December 6 and presenting it as a conspiracy by Pakistan to interfere in the Gujarat polls. While attending a press conference, Prasad said, "We completely abhor any outside interference in India's internal affairs". Please stop giving us lessons.
  • Charlottesville denies permit for event marking anniversary of supremacist rally

    Charlottesville denies permit for event marking anniversary of supremacist rally

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    On Monday, City Manager Maurice Jones denied the request to hold the rally in and near Emancipation Park - the site of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Kessler blasted the city's ruling, threatened legal action and vowed he would not be deterred. Charlottesville, Virginia , officials Monday denied a request to hold a rally in August marking the first anniversary of a protest by white supremacists that turned violent, saying it would endanger public safety.
  • Oscar Pistorius Hurt In Prison Fight Over Telephone Use

    Oscar Pistorius Hurt In Prison Fight Over Telephone Use

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    Nxumalo also said that an official investigation into the incident had been launched. Former South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has been hurt in a prison brawl, less than two weeks after his sentence for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was more than doubled .
  • Police legitimacy report highlights stop and search concerns

    Police legitimacy report highlights stop and search concerns

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    As part of its annual inspections into police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy (PEEL), HM Inspectorate of Constabulary ( HMIC ) assesses all the forces across England and Wales. Dorset Police was found to be good at ensuring its workforce behaves ethically and lawfully, with an established process for referring ethical problems.
  • Anti-US protest over Jerusalem turns violent in Lebanon

    Anti-US protest over Jerusalem turns violent in Lebanon

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    In 2006, Lebanon's pro-Iranian Hezbollah movement fought a war against Israel. Lebanese security forces on Sunday fired tear gas and water cannon at demonstrators attempting to march on the United States embassy in Beirut in protest at President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
  • Republican Assemblyman Enters Race to Challenge Governor Cuomo

    Republican Assemblyman Enters Race to Challenge Governor Cuomo

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    In 2009, he became Minority Leader. He is one of at least four Republicans across NY who has been considering a run for governor in 2018 when Gov. Andrew Cuomo, a Democrat, is expected to seek a third term. "Hopefully we can try to convince people to put partisan labels aside and listen to some of the things I'd like to do", Kolb said on WHAM-AM (1180) in Rochester.
  • Arab League ministers demand U.S. reverse decision on Jerusalem

    Arab League ministers demand U.S. reverse decision on Jerusalem

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    Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb had rejected a request from the United States for Pence to meet him on 20 December at Al-Azhar, the mosque said in a statement , adding that Trump must reverse his decision on Jerusalem . Israel seized East Jerusalem in the 1967 Six-Day War and later annexed it in a move never recognised by the worldwide community. Palestinians want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future independent state.
  • Tensions over North Korea worsen rights violations

    Tensions over North Korea worsen rights violations

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    Feltman met North Korea's Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho and Vice Foreign Minister Pak Myong-Kuk and they "agreed that the current situation was the most tense and risky peace and security issue in the world today", a United Nations statement said.
  • Congress grants 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao

    Congress grants 1-year martial law extension in Mindanao

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    Voting 240-27, Congress approved Duterte's request in a joint session on Wednesday, extending martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in Mindanao until December 31, 2018. But he said a state of rebellion still exists, although the battlefield has moved to other places in Mindanao. Both were supposed to lapse at the end of the year.
  • Authorities: 2 dead after school bus fire in western Iowa

    Authorities: 2 dead after school bus fire in western Iowa

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    Carson, Macedonia and Oakland firefighters reported to the scene, along with sheriff's deputies and other emergency responders. Lt. Rob Ambrose of the Pottawattamie County Sheriff's Department confirmed to the Des Moines Register that the driver of the bus and a student died from the fire.
  • South Korean business improves in China ahead of Moon's first visit

    South Korean business improves in China ahead of Moon's first visit

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    Xi and Moon agreed to reinstate relations between South Korea and China in all sectors during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperating summit in Vietnam last month. Chinese objections quickly turned into economic retaliation, though China still denies taking any such measures. "It is not desirable to reflect disagreements about THAAD in the joint statement", the official said.
  • 11-year-old MI girl held at gunpoint, cuffed by police

    11-year-old MI girl held at gunpoint, cuffed by police

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    Rahinsky said that on the body cam footage, it can be seen that the 11-year-old was treated the same way as an adult. Honestie, who is black, said she sat in the back of the cop vehicle banging on the windows and screaming to her mother, "Please don't let them take me".
  • LA Fire Caused by Homeless People Cooking near 405 Freeway

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    Six wildfires have destroyed thousands of acres across Southern California - and the cost of fighting them is running into the tens of millions. But the massive Thomas Fire continued to burn across a wide swathe of Ventura County and Santa Barbara County, where thousands of people have been forced from their homes and almost 800 structures have crumbled in the flames.
  • Calls for greater fossil fuel divestment at anniversary of Paris climate deal

    Calls for greater fossil fuel divestment at anniversary of Paris climate deal

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    President Donald Trump was not invited since he pulled the USA out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement comes as as she attends the One Planet Summit in Paris today with other global leaders. Among the commitments, more than 200 institutional investors with $26 trillion in assets under management said on Tuesday they would step up pressure on the world's biggest corporate greenhouse gas emitters to combat climate change.
  • Russian Federation suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen over security situation

    Russian Federation suspends diplomatic presence in Yemen over security situation

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    Russian Federation removed all of its diplomatic personnel from Yemen and has temporarily shut its embassy there, the country's Foreign Ministry announced on Tuesday. Yemen's conflict, pitting the Houthi movement against a Saudi-led military alliance which backs a government based in the south, has unleashed what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis .