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Steele did not respond to a request for comment. However, House Intelligence Committee Chair Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), has subpoenaed Fusion GPS' bank records to investigate their role in the authoring of the dossier. It was not immediately clear from the referral what Steele allegedly lied to investigators about. Fusion GPS' lawyer Joshua Levy has referred to the scrutiny on Steele as a "smear" meant to muddy the waters of the investigation.
  • Yale professor warns Trump mental health is 'unraveling'

    Yale professor warns Trump mental health is 'unraveling'

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    Former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz warned, however, that the discussion of Trump's mental fitness could be unsafe to democracy. White House spokeswoman Sara Sanders also said at a regular news briefing Wednesday that the president's critics should be more concerned about the mental health of Kim Jong Un.
  • Sears, Kmart closing another 103 stores, including several Texas locations

    Sears, Kmart closing another 103 stores, including several Texas locations

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    The Redding store will close in early April. The company stated that the closures are a result of its continued assessment of productivity. "In the process, as previously announced we will continue to close some unprofitable stores as we transform our business model so that our physical store footprint and our digital capabilities match the needs and preference of our members".
  • US airline cancels flight after rat invasion

    US airline cancels flight after rat invasion

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    Some airlines, including United , announced they would allow passengers to rebook their flights for free if the storm interrupted their travel plans. The company added that the plane will also be inspected for any kind of damage. One customer, Ginger Hintz, who was planning to visit her sister in Portland, told the East Bay Times: "I asked the captain, 'If we took a vote and accepted the risk of flying with it could we still go?'" "The pilot said he didn't want it around his feet", ...
  • Missing Texas girls found safe days after mother found dead

    Missing Texas girls found safe days after mother found dead

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    Round Rock Police Chief Allen Banks says photos December 30 from a convenience store in Trinidad, Colorado - about 200 miles (321.85 kilometers) south of Denver- appear to show Terry Allen Miles. Round Rock police chief Allen Banks said the girls were located after a deputy in Las Animas County spotted Miles' gray 2007 Hyundai Accent after it had been described in the AMBER alert.
  • Dalit Protests Cause Disruptions in India's Financial Capital

    Dalit Protests Cause Disruptions in India's Financial Capital

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    Protesters block trains on platform no. 2 on the central line at Dadar station. Amid the call for Maharashtra Bandh by Dalit leaders over violence against the bicentennial anniversary celebrations of the Bhima-Koregaon battle on January 1, airlines have chose to waive charges applicable on penalties for rescheduling of tickets, date change, no-show and cancellation.
  • Intel Committee Expands Investigation Into FBI, DOJ Handling of Russia Probe

    Intel Committee Expands Investigation Into FBI, DOJ Handling of Russia Probe

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    But Nunes continued to use the committee's subpoena power in August to request documents related to the FBI's own involvement in putting together the dossier, which the Bureau has said do not exist. In that letter , Nunes pressed Rosenstein to provide transcripts of interviews conducted by investigators related to the dossier. Other House Republicans who reviewed the documents agreed.
  • Schools 'should help children with social media risk'

    Schools 'should help children with social media risk'

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    The report, Life in Likes , said that by secondary school (age 11-18), many children find social media hard to manage, becoming overdependent on likes and comments for social validation and increasingly anxious about their online image. Ms Longfield said she was shocked by the change in social media use between nine and ten and up to 12 and 13 from fun apps to a "cliff edge" of interaction.
  • Huge pro-regime rallies in Iran as protests die down

    Huge pro-regime rallies in Iran as protests die down

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    At least 21 people have been killed in the unrest and hundreds more have been arrested by authorities. All those cities have seen protests in recent days. "Even those who maybe acted emotionally, vandalising things and setting fire to public property, know that the smoke will get into everyone's eyes and that insecurity in the country is not in anyone's interest".
  • Fire breaks out in guest house at Bill and Hillary Clinton's home

    Fire breaks out in guest house at Bill and Hillary Clinton's home

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    It was put out by about 3.15pm, according to the Associated Press. No one was injured in the blaze. People inside the building at the time used fire extinguishers to help control the fire before firefighters arrived to inspect the area and make sure the fire was out, Miloun said.
  • No resource spared to improve hospital overcrowding - Harris

    No resource spared to improve hospital overcrowding - Harris

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    It is thought the recent surge in patients attending A&E Departments across the country comes after the recent outbreak of the so called "Aussie Flu" which has already been linked to a number of deaths in Ireland this winter. She said this was proof to demonstrate "an abandonment of the system for dealing with overcrowding". "It is clear that a national emergency is now in place and certain locations simply can not cope".
  • FG, Marketers Agree To N145 Pump Price, Eliminate Middle Men

    FG, Marketers Agree To N145 Pump Price, Eliminate Middle Men

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    Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachikwu on Thursday in Abuja disclosed that, the Federal Government may increase the price of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS), popularly called petrol to a minimum price of N180 anytime soon. Dr Saraki gave the order in December 2017 in a bid to find a lasting solution to the fuel crisis and the untold hardship it was unleashing on innocent Nigerians.
  • Two Russian soldiers killed in Syria air base attack

    Two Russian soldiers killed in Syria air base attack

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    Nineteen were killed in Russian strikes in the town of Misraba on Wednesday, while the remainder died the same day in regime strikes and shelling in other areas, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. Russian daily newspaper the Kommersant reported the incident late on Wednesday, stating that more than 10 servicemen were wounded in the assault.
  • Zimbabwe's new president visits ailing opposition chief

    Zimbabwe's new president visits ailing opposition chief

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    Mr Tsvangirai and his wife updated President Mnangagwa and his deputy Retired General Chiwenga on Mr Tsvangirai's health progress in private and when the media was allowed in, the quartet was in a jovial mood exchanging pleasantries. This is the new politics we want to see in Zimbabwe. "The politics of peace, the politics of working together and feeling for one another".
  • #MatricResults2017: NSC results to be announced

    #MatricResults2017: NSC results to be announced

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    The class of 2017 has recorded the third highest enrolment of Grade 12 learners in the history of the basic education system in South Africa. Schools and candidates in the Western Cape will receive their results on Friday 5 January 2017. We encourage the 133 049 candidates, who did not make it, to register for the Second Chance programme". The main contributors were Gauteng with 22.4 per cent of the distinctions.
  • Cuban President Meets Top EU Diplomat at End of Her Visit

    Cuban President Meets Top EU Diplomat at End of Her Visit

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    EU Foreign Policy Chief, Federica Mogherini, appeals for dialogue and cooperation so as to put the first bilateral agreement between Cuba and the EU into action . The previous 20 years had been characterized by a so-called common standpoint. That status was adopted in 1996, under Spain's then-conservative government led by Jose Maria Aznar, and it made normalized relations contingent upon democratic and human rights advances in Cuba - a stance consistently rejected by Havana .
  • Sanjay Dutt biopic release pushed to June 29

    Sanjay Dutt biopic release pushed to June 29

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    Apart from Ranbir, the film also stars Manisha Koirala as Nargis, Dia Mirza as Sanjay Dutt's wife Manyatta, Paresh Rawal as Sunil Dutt, Sonam Kapoor, Anushka Sharma and Vicky Kaushal. Nevertheless, we are rejoicing the fact that the drama, which is a science-fiction film according to its leading man, has a DEFINITE release date! He's someone who is love and disliked.
  • Mumbai fire: Maimoon residential building blaze kills four

    Mumbai fire: Maimoon residential building blaze kills four

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    However, fire brigade officials said they followed the standard operating procedure. The deceased has been identified as Sakina Kapasi, Mohin Kapasi, Tasleem Kapasi and Dawood Kapasi. Meanwhile, residents of Shivaji Nagar, an adjoining locality, revealed that there was a power cut in the entire area for 15 minutes before the blaze.
  • Munro, Sodhi top world rankings

    Munro, Sodhi top world rankings

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    Munro finished with the record for most runs in a bilateral T20I series as he scored 223, which included a century and two fifties and became the first player to score three T20I centuries. "It's a bit of a surprise but one that I think anybody would take". It's been a bit of a goal of mine to get up the rankings and to get to the top is pretty special.
  • Bhima-Koregaon violence: Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid booked

    Bhima-Koregaon violence: Jignesh Mevani, Umar Khalid booked

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    He also said that there would no compromise with societal justice and he will continue to follow Ambedkar's values. As the several students come out on streets to protest massively against the police. The Mumbai Police have also denied permission to an event, which was to be attended by Mewani and Khalid, after the shutdown called by Dalit groups across Maharashtra on Wednesday.
  • Washington state sues Motel 6 for sharing guest data with immigration agents

    Washington state sues Motel 6 for sharing guest data with immigration agents

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    According to the Attorney General's Office, ICE agents would arrive at various Motel 6 locations and be handed a list of all the guests' names, birthdays, and license plate numbers. Motel 6, which operates in USA and Canada, apologized for the incidents in September. He also said Motel 6 trained new employees to cooperate with ICE agents, despite a company policy of "safeguarding the privacy of the personal information that we gather".
  • Indian Premier League: 5 most expensive players in the history

    Indian Premier League: 5 most expensive players in the history

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    As expected, Virat Kohli emerged as the costliest player to be retained, with RCB shelling out Rs 17 crore for the India captain. Franchises have the option of getting them back via their RTM cards during the two-day auction later this month, the fact that certain big-ticket players were overlooked will create a buzz.
  • Virat & Anushka spotted with Akshay Kumar

    Virat & Anushka spotted with Akshay Kumar

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    Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma who are now in Cape Town , South Africa have more or less given every couple in India a benchmark of how their better halves should be. Anushka will be returning to India to start working with Shah Rukh Khan for ther next film Zero , directed by Anand L Rai. Anushka will also be busy with the marketing and promotions of Pari which is releasing on February 9.
  • PUBG is to Blame for LawBreakers Failure, Says Nexon

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    But perhaps the biggest revelation from the call, which saw the publisher fall short of its targets due to low sales of LawBreakers , was the insistence that it might have been due to the success of PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS , or PUBG .
  • UP Haj committee office painted saffron by Yogi Adityanath government

    UP Haj committee office painted saffron by Yogi Adityanath government

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    The opposition parties on Friday accused the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh of playing "politics of color" after the boundary wall of the state Haj Committee office was found itself painted in saffron color. The information department's official site and booklet have a saffron tinge as well. Saffron is the colour of faith for us, but can it give food to the hungry? Prior to this, Basic Education Department had replaced school bags carrying former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's photograph ...
  • Monson Dies; Likely Successor Unlikely to Alter Church's Course

    Monson Dies; Likely Successor Unlikely to Alter Church's Course

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    Testimonials poured in praising the "bear-hugging" Monson's approachable and down-to-earth manner, which he retained even as he rose through the hierarchy of the 16-million-strong Church over the course of his 50 year career. His presidency was marked by his noticeably low profile during a time of intense publicity for the church, including the 2008 and 2012 campaigns of Mormon Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination.
  • Fodder scam: Court to pronounce quantum of punishment for Lalu today

    Fodder scam: Court to pronounce quantum of punishment for Lalu today

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    The Special CBI Court is likely to pronounce quantum of sentence on Saturday via video conferencing at 2pm. On Thursday, the CBI Court Judge Shivpal Singh told PTI that he was getting phone calls from Lalu's men. Six others, including another former chief minister, Jagannath Mishra, were acquitted. Lalu's lawyers had said that they will press for a minimum sentence for the RJD chief in view of his age and deteriorating health.
  • GOP wins control of Virginia House after lottery draw favors Republican

    GOP wins control of Virginia House after lottery draw favors Republican

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    Simonds said she was dismayed by the court's decision, which did not allow her to appeal, but called for closure in the race before lawmakers are seated next week. The candidates are incumbent Republican David Yancey and Democrat Shelly Simonds. The decision to count the ballot for Yancey was based on a small line through the bubble filled in for Simonds.
  • Apparent carbon monoxide poisoning incident injures 21 in Perth Amboy

    Apparent carbon monoxide poisoning incident injures 21 in Perth Amboy

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    Their current conditions are unknown. Among those treated for carbon monoxide poisoning were 27 police officers - roughly 20 percent of the police force. First responders were present within 60 seconds of the call. 'They're important to have a carbon monoxide alarms and every apartment'. Three apartments were evacuated and nine people were hospitalized with symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning, including vomiting, dizziness and feeling lightheaded, Scully said.
  • Netanyahu: Iran is actively involved in terror against Israel

    Netanyahu: Iran is actively involved in terror against Israel

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    He was recruited for Iranian intelligence by his relative, Bakhar Makharmeh, who is also from Hebron but has resided in South Africa in recent years. The terror network was run by Iranian intelligence. Maharma was arrested and indicted on charges of contact with a foreign agent, receiving funds from an enemy entity and conspiring to form an illegal organization.
  • OR gas laws: Much ado about pumping

    OR gas laws: Much ado about pumping

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    Many people are not capable of knowing how to pump gas and the hazards of not doing to correctly. As a result, even after the new legislation takes effect, drivers may not notice many changes. "Honestly, I don't think we're going to make a change", a cashier told the paper. Multiple legislative attempts and ballot measure to eliminate the self-service ban have failed, with some local politicians referring to it as the untouchable third-rail, just like the lack of state sales tax.
  • Possibility of Iran Spring pushes oil prices northwards

    Possibility of Iran Spring pushes oil prices northwards

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    As well as this 800,000 bpd average increase in 2018, compared to 2017, the EIA expects global liquid fuels demand to rise by more than 1.6 million bpd this year, up from 1.4-million-bpd growth in 2017. In the fourth quarter of 2017, supply disruptions in Iraq courtesy of the Kurdistan region's referendum, as well as from the Saudi political purge, sent oil prices higher.
  • Fake highway signs jab at new California immigration law

    Fake highway signs jab at new California immigration law

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    In a discussion that focused on California , which Gov. Homan went on to claim that the "street cops" in California are completely against the sanctuary state law, and offered an example of an illegal alien that committed murder after a city ignored a detention request from ICE .
  • Storm Eleanor barrels through Europe, causing deaths and disrupting transport

    Storm Eleanor barrels through Europe, causing deaths and disrupting transport

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    A body was recovered from the sea at Splash Point in Seaford, East Sussex, at 8am yesterday but it remains unclear whether the death was caused by the storm . The Eiffel Tower , which had to turn away tourists in the morning because of the gusts, reopened at 3.30 pm (10.30pm Wednesday Singapore time ), although access to the top deck remained off-limits as required when winds exceed 80kmh.
  • Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE: PXD)

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    It has outperformed by 11.39% the S&P500. (MXL) by 86.01% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Insiders have sold a total of 42,916 shares of company stock valued at $6,976,992 over the last quarter. Invesco Ltd has 206,754 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Tokio Marine Asset Mgmt Limited accumulated 0.16% or 7,375 shares. Cullen Frost Bankers holds 0.3% or 62,986 shares.
  • Wolff book 'full of lies,' author had 'zero access'

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    Trump gives rise to, among other claims, defamation by libel, defamation by libel per se, false light invasion of privacy, tortious interference with contractual relations, and inducement of breach of contract", Trump's lawyers said in the letter to Wolff.
  • Winter Storm Warning for Thursday

    Winter Storm Warning for Thursday

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    According to the U.S. National Weather Service New York, winter weather headlines have been posted across the entire region, with a Blizzard Warning for Suffolk County , NY. A winter storm advisory will be active in most areas that are north and west of the New Jersey Turnpike. The Long Island Rail Road anticipates running normal service, as conditions warrant; LIRR staff will monitor the storm as it progresses and make any adjustments necessary.
  • Georgian Court Sentences Saakashvili In Absentia

    Georgian Court Sentences Saakashvili In Absentia

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    Saakashvili, who now resides in Ukraine where he is an opposition figure, rejects the charges as politically motivated. Conviction of a president for using his unrestricted right to pardon convicts refers to the political nature of the trial and to the fact that the Georgian authorities could not find anything serious for 5 years: neither corruption nor any other offense.
  • Ohio State set to hire Alex Grinch as co-defensive coordinator

    Ohio State set to hire Alex Grinch as co-defensive coordinator

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    As a player, Grinch played at Mount Union where he won three National Championships, not to mention his teams posted an astounding 54-1 record during his time with the Division III powerhouse. Grinch was popular among his players, and, in his three seasons at WSU, resurrected the Cougars' defense, transforming a unit that ranked 97th nationally in total defense in 2014 - the previous year of the Mike Breske era - to 16th in 2017.