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The judge told the jurors to "clear your heads" and return Tuesday. Join us in a conversation about world events, the newsgathering process or whatever aspect of the news universe you find interesting or important. Prosecutors allege Menendez and a wealthy Florida eye doctor engaged in a bribery scheme between 2006 and 2013 in which Menendez traded his political influence for luxury vacations and flights on the doctor's private plane.
  • Trader Alert: Unusual Volume Spotted in Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR)

    Trader Alert: Unusual Volume Spotted in Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR)

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    Canaccord Genuity raised the target price of Nektar Therapeutics (NDAQ: NKTR ) to $50.00 indicating a possible upside of 0.34%. Therefore 100% are positive. The shares were acquired at an average price of $13.50 per share, for a total transaction of $202,500.00. $28,348 worth of Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) shares were sold by Gergel Ivan P.
  • DC Comics Fires Longtime Editor Who Got Away with Sexual Harassment

    DC Comics Fires Longtime Editor Who Got Away with Sexual Harassment

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    The report went up last Friday, and Berganza was suspended by DC a day later. In response to this news DC said in a statement: 'DC and Warner Bros are unequivocally committed to cultivating a work environment of dignity and respect, one that is safe and harassment free for all employees'.
  • Wolves' World Cup victor being tracked by Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur

    Wolves' World Cup victor being tracked by Arsenal, Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur

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    The tabloid claims Jurgen Klopp is preparing a £5million bid for the player, who can not be offered new terms at Woves until he is 18 in January. Gibbs-White's current contract is set to expire in 2019 and considering that there is interest from some of the biggest clubs in English football, it will be hard to see him staying put at Wolves.
  • Lebanon's Maronite patriarch makes historic Saudi visit

    Lebanon's Maronite patriarch makes historic Saudi visit

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    He heads the Maronite sect, Lebanon's largest Christian community and the Middle East's largest Catholic church, which enjoys wide influence in the country. Hariri's office said he met several diplomats in Riyadh on Monday including the British and German ambassadors. France joined Germany and the European Union on Monday in calling for an end to external interference in Lebanon - buffeted for decades by conflicts between bigger players in the region such as Iran and Syria.
  • Mnuchin, Ivanka Trump, MacArthur Promise Simpler Tax Code

    Mnuchin, Ivanka Trump, MacArthur Promise Simpler Tax Code

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    Ivanka Trump said tax overhaul plans and deregulation "democratizes" the system and would spur economic growth of up to 5 percent. Mnuchin pointed out Sunday that the complexity of the tax code makes predicting every scenario impossible, adding that Republicans in the House and Senate want to simplify the code with proposed legislation.
  • In 'good deal of pain,' Sen. Paul returning to Capitol Hill

    In 'good deal of pain,' Sen. Paul returning to Capitol Hill

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    Struggling to breathe and talk, the result of six ribs being broken in the incident, Paul told Secrets that he knew of no motive that would have sparked his neighbor to hit him from behind. Porter said Paul was wearing ear protection, so he did not hear the attack coming. Paul posted on Twitter that he is "still in a good deal of pain" but went back to work at the Senate Monday to "fight for liberty and help move forward with tax cuts".
  • Zimbabwe's military warns Mugabe, threatens to 'step in'

    Zimbabwe's military warns Mugabe, threatens to 'step in'

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    Chiwenga, speaking alongside the commanders of the army and air force, was commenting on the upheaval in the ruling Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front following Mugabe's dismissal of Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, as vice-president a week ago and his subsequent expulsion from the ruling party.
  • Russia's RT America registers as 'foreign agent' in US

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    Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Russian broadcaster RT, meets with journalists, with the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour seen in the background, in Moscow, Russia, October 17, 2016. The Department of Justice confirmed that it received a registration from T&R Productions LLC, which has operated studios for RT, hired and paid USA -based employees and produced English-language programming.
  • Supreme Court to hear crisis pregnancy centers' appeal

    Supreme Court to hear crisis pregnancy centers' appeal

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    The law requires licensed healthcare facilities to post a notice saying that the state has programs for "immediate free or low-priced access to comprehensive family planning services. Lawyers for the Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom appealed both cases to the Supreme Court. Justice Sotomayor, joined by Ginsberg and Kagan, dissented from the denial, arguing that the lower court had misapplied controlling precedent.
  • Brexit deal on withdrawal issues 'must be approved by MPs and peers'

    Brexit deal on withdrawal issues 'must be approved by MPs and peers'

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    Tellingly, it comes as the government try to persuade Tory rebels to play ball over the EU Withdrawal Bill which returns to the House tomorrow - and this concession is aimed directly at an amendment to that nature from Dominic Grieve. Parliament choosing to reject the deal would not halt Brexit. "For months, Labour has been calling on ministers to guarantee Parliament a final say on the withdrawal agreement", Shadow Brexit Secretary Keir Starmer said.
  • Video leads to new charges in Penn State frat death

    Video leads to new charges in Penn State frat death

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    The new tape led Centre County District Attorney Stacy Parks Miller to announce Monday additional criminal charges against members of Beta Theta Pi fraternity as a result of the investigation into deleted surveillance video from the basement of the fraternity house February 2, when Piazza, as a new pledge, participated in a hazing ritual.
  • Donald Trump Asks China President To Resolve UCLA Basketball Arrests

    Donald Trump Asks China President To Resolve UCLA Basketball Arrests

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    Neither made any mention of the UCLA players' arrests . Ball, Riley and Hill are now confided to their Hangzhou hotel and reportedly may have to wait up to two weeks until they are able to return home. The official was quoted as saying that the charges against the players have been reduced and that the case is proceeding toward a resolution. UCLA is one of the top basketball programs in the country, and the Ball family has become well known in the sports world, including LiAngelo's ...
  • Number of George HW Bush Accusers Now Stands at 6

    Number of George HW Bush Accusers Now Stands at 6

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    Roslyn Corrigan said she was 16 when Bush groped her in 2003 in The Woodlands, Texas, where she was tagging along with her father to a meeting, according to Time . Corrigan says as the photo was being taken, Bush dropped his hand to her buttocks and squeezed. Bush was 79 at the time . "I got the impression that every time he sees a show, the same thing happens".
  • 4 killed in 1-94 crash near Detroit; child survives

    4 killed in 1-94 crash near Detroit; child survives

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    Monday when the driver lost control, crossed three lanes and hit a bridge. All Eastbound lanes of I-94 at Allard just before 8 Mile are closed after an early morning crash. Shannon Thurman lives in the area and said this stretch of I-94 always has been a problem. Shaw added the victims were not ejected from the auto because the impact of the crash pinned their bodies inside.
  • Hate crimes overall climb 4.6 percent

    Hate crimes overall climb 4.6 percent

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    In general, the Federal Bureau of Investigation found hate crimes rose almost five percent a year ago, with a total of 6,121 reported hate crimes, compared to 5,850 reported in 2015. The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) found in its annual census of hate groups and extremist organizations that the number of hate groups in the country increased from 892 in 2015 to 917 in 2016.
  • Flawless 300 Bowled by Red Sox Right Fielder Mookie Betts

    Flawless 300 Bowled by Red Sox Right Fielder Mookie Betts

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    Boston Red Sox outfielder Mookie Betts is one of the best young players in the sport, but in case this whole baseball thing doesn't work out he might have a decent fallback option. Betts previously competed in the World Series of Bowling in 2015 and told the Reno Gazette-Journal he has been a bowler all his life. This wasn't the first time that Betts has competed in a Professional Bowlers Association (PBA) event, but it was the first time that he rolled a flawless game in a PBA event.
  • Ex-wife says Texas church shooter had 'demons'

    Ex-wife says Texas church shooter had 'demons'

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    Kelley, who was convicted of assaulting Brennaman and her son while serving in the U.S. Air Force, was confined for 12 months before he received a bad-conduct discharge in 2014. The shooting, which left dozens dead 20 others injured, stemmed from a domestic dispute involving Kelly and his mother-in-law, who was a member of the church community but was not present on the day of tragic event.
  • Navy SEALs Strangled Green Beret To Death In Mali Over Stolen Cash

    Navy SEALs Strangled Green Beret To Death In Mali Over Stolen Cash

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    Melgar, a Green Beret, was allegedly offered to join the racket in which the two Navy SEALs allegedly kept military money that was supposed to be used to pay informants. They told their superiors that the dispute stemmed from Melgar being drunk during "combatives" - hand-to-hand fighting exercises - and filed a posthumous operational report about the incident to that effect, which claimed Melgar was "grappling" with them when he ended up in a "chokehold ".
  • Here's why Chris Gayle went unpicked in the 2018 PSL Draft

    Here's why Chris Gayle went unpicked in the 2018 PSL Draft

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    Supplementary players: Angelo Mathews , Mitchell McClenaghan , Gulraiz Sadaf . The Lahore Qalandars , Quetta Gladiators , Karachi Kings , Islamabad United , Peshawar Zalmi and first-time entrant, Multan Sultans , will select their players today (Sunday).
  • Samantha-Naga Chaitanya wedding reception

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    The event was attended by the biggest names from Telugu cinema. Yesterday on 12th November, Akkineni Nagarjuna hosted a grand reception for newly Wednesday couple Chaitu and Sam in Hyderabad. These talented actors made their wedding also in a unique way with only limited people for the occasion. Filmmaker Daggubati Suresh Babu, who is Rana's father, was there too.
  • Shooting at Cousin Stizz Concert in Atlanta Leaves Two People Dead

    Shooting at Cousin Stizz Concert in Atlanta Leaves Two People Dead

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    Four people are believed to have been injured at The Masquerade venue on Sunday night, with two suffering fatal injuries and two described by police as being in a stable condition. I've always called my shows family reunions because they're never anything but fun, safe, good vibes and positivity, I'm in shock and at a loss of words for the senseless violence.
  • Morocco qualifies for World Cup, Ivory Coast misses out

    Morocco qualifies for World Cup, Ivory Coast misses out

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    However, it was the visitors, who sealed an emphatic win as Dirar grabbed the opener in the 25th minute with after his tricky cross beat Sylvain Gbohouo, in goal for the Ivoirians. Aurier had the best chance to hand the Elephants an undeserved lifeline just after the hour mark, but he could only blaze over from inside the area after being picked out by Zaha's cutback.
  • Rain chances this week

    Rain chances this week

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    The average high temperature for this date is 52 degrees, the low 32. We'll remain partly cloudy until the overnight hours where we will become mostly cloudy. There's a slight chance for a stray shower. From NBC5 meteorologist Brian James - The chance for seeing a couple more showers and some areas of drizzle will continue this evening, tonight , and through Monday morning.
  • European Union signs landmark new defence pact

    European Union signs landmark new defence pact

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    Citing an AP report , the agency said on Monday that the program, dubbed PESCO, has been singed by 23 of the EU's 28 member-states, and that its goal is "to help the European Union confront its security challenges". "Today we are taking a historic step", boasted German foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel. He said Europe spends 50 percent as much as the United States on defense yet only has 15 percent of its military efficiency.
  • Chinese national believed to be victim of student scam found safe

    Chinese national believed to be victim of student scam found safe

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    Police say the three students were contacted by someone who told them that their families would be in danger unless they went into hiding and stayed off their phones and social media. Juanwen Zhang, 20, was found safe on Saturday but Ke (Jaden) Xu, 16, is still missing. He is described as standing six-foot-one with a thin build, short black hair and brown eyes.
  • PM Modi attends opening ceremony of 31st ASEAN summit in Manila

    PM Modi attends opening ceremony of 31st ASEAN summit in Manila

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    Modi on Sunday tonight held separate pull-aside meetings with US President Donald Trump and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on the sidelines of a gala dinner to mark the 50th anniversary of the ASEAN . European Council President Donald Tusk on Monday promised to double funds to support the Association of Southeast Asian Nations integration and "also devotes over 2 billion euros in bilateral cooperation with all ASEAN countries".
  • Cross-border terror attack from Afghanistan kills two Pak soldiers

    Cross-border terror attack from Afghanistan kills two Pak soldiers

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    The Pakistan military has recently begun installing a 12-feet-high robust fence along the almost 2,600 kilometer, largely porous Afghan border to try to block such terrorist attacks from the other side, officials say. "Lives of forces and citizens are equally precious on both sides", he said asserting elimination of terrorist sanctuaries in Afghanistan and effective border security.
  • Israel arrests senior Islamic Jihad militant in West Bank

    Israel arrests senior Islamic Jihad militant in West Bank

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    There were no immediate details on whether others were arrested. The Islamic Jihad vowed to respond with counter-attack after Israel demolished the tunnel in October, killing 12 militants. Gunmen from Gaza on several occasions infiltrated Israel through a tunnel network during the fighting that year. The UN special coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Nickolay Mladenov, expressed concern, saying "the reckless actions and statements of militants in Gaza risk a risky escalation".
  • Korea joint exercise in Sea of Japan gets underway

    Korea joint exercise in Sea of Japan gets underway

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    North Korean state-run Korean Central News Agency said on Saturday that the presence of US aircraft carriers was part of the United States' "sinister intention to maintain military hegemony in the region", CNN reported . Instead, the US and South Korean navies began a four-day bilateral military exercise on Saturday. "The U.S. efforts to expand its military influence in Asia-Pacific and the movement of big neighboring powers to contain it escalate the military tension and increase arms race ...
  • Trump picks former pharma exec, ex-Bush official to lead HHS department

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    If confirmed by the Senate, Alex Azar will oversee a $1-trillion department responsible for major health insurance programs, medical research, food and drug safety, and public health. Eric Hargan has served as acting HHS secretary since Price's September 29 resignation amid questions over his use of private planes. Azar left Lilly in January, 2017.
  • GOP Sen Toomey: 'No Good Reason' America Should Subsidize High-Tax States

    GOP Sen Toomey: 'No Good Reason' America Should Subsidize High-Tax States

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    King also appeared on Fox News this Sunday, and said he is opposing the current bill because of the elimination of the state and local tax deductions. They pushed Brady to keep the property-tax deduction in the House bill. Schumer said in a statement. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on CBS's "Face The Nation" that he was confident the issue would not be a stumbling block to reaching an agreement.
  • Apartment floor collapses, sending college students to floor below

    Apartment floor collapses, sending college students to floor below

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    Glenn says at least 30 people were in the apartment when the floor gave way, although some witnesses and Twitter video of the incident show more people. Carroll and her three roommates, all North Texas sophomores, were not home at the time. "It's just ironic", said Castro, trying to make sense of what happened.
  • Number of Indian students in U.S. rises by 12.3%

    Number of Indian students in U.S. rises by 12.3%

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    Indian students going to the USA has doubled over the last decade but those coming from United States to India fall by 5% in 2016, says a global report. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, the number of international students in the United States increased by three percent over the prior year, and the number of American students studying overseas increased by four percent from the prior year.