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  • Texas Senator Challenges Legitimacy Of Mueller Probe As Push For Firing Continues
    December 16, 2017

    Texas Senator Challenges Legitimacy Of Mueller Probe As Push For Firing ContinuesSenate Majority Whip John Cornyn??(R-Texas) slammed former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder in a tweet, and indicated that special counsel Robert Mueller???s findings on possible Russian collusion with the Trump campaign will only be ???legitimate??? if Republicans like his findings.


  • Mystery swirls around powerful North Korea official as Hwang Pyong-so remains missing
    December 16, 2017

    Mystery swirls around powerful North Korea official as Hwang Pyong-so remains missingA North Korean official widely deemed as the nation???s??second??most powerful figure has been missing for some time, raising speculation that he has been executed.


  • Manchin: 'I wanted to be more involved' in crafting tax bill
    December 17, 2017

    Manchin: 'I wanted to be more involved' in crafting tax billSen. Joe Manchin tells Chuck Todd in an exclusive interview that he believes Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) convinced the president to pursue a partisan strategy to pass the tax bill, rather than work with Democrats.


  • Amid Sexual Harassment Probe, Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-Election
    December 16, 2017

    Amid Sexual Harassment Probe, Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen Won't Seek Re-ElectionDemocratic Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen said on Saturday he won???t seek re-election in 2018 just one day after the House Ethics Committee said it would investigate allegations of sexual harassment from two women.


  • This Cat Named D-O-G Helps Train Pups To Be Service Dogs
    December 16, 2017

    This Cat Named D-O-G Helps Train Pups To Be Service DogsNot many cats get to have a career as a dog trainer, but one Missouri feline is doing just that.


  • British embassy worker found murdered in Lebanon: official
    December 17, 2017

    British embassy worker found murdered in Lebanon: officialA British woman employed at the UK embassy in Lebanon has been found murdered, a senior official said Sunday, adding that the crime did not appear to be political. According to her social media profiles, she was employed by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).


  • Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in Alaska
    December 17, 2017

    Track Palin, son of politician Sarah Palin, arrested in AlaskaThe elder son of former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin was in jail on Sunday, facing assault and burglary charges in her home state of Alaska. Track Palin, 28, appeared in state court in Palmer, Alaska, earlier in the day, on a felony burglary charge and misdemeanor assault and criminal mischief charges, court records showed.


  • The Vatican Bans Sales of Saints' Body Parts in Updated Relic Rules
    December 16, 2017

    The Vatican Bans Sales of Saints' Body Parts in Updated Relic RulesThe new rules govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be handled


  • Billionaire founder of Canada drug firm in 'suspicious' death
    December 16, 2017

    Billionaire founder of Canada drug firm in 'suspicious' deathCanada's global pharmaceutical giant Apotex has confirmed the death of its billionaire founder Barry Sherman, after police reported two "suspicious" deaths at the couple's upscale Toronto home. Police did not identify the victims, who were found on Friday, but Canadian media named them as Sherman and his wife Honey, prominent Canadians whose deaths sparked an outpouring of grief among the country's political elite. "We've been informed of the tragic news that Barry and Honey Sherman have unexpectedly passed away," said the Twitter account of Apotex, which Sherman founded in 1974.


  • California Has Nearly Hit A Record On Wildfire Spending -- Halfway Through Its Budget Year
    December 16, 2017

    California Has Nearly Hit A Record On Wildfire Spending -- Halfway Through Its Budget YearCalifornia???s state firefighting agency is within days of spending more to fight fires in a single year than ever before, and the fiscal year still has six months to go.


  • Santa???s workshop comes to life in Brooklyn, New York
    December 16, 2017

    Santa???s workshop comes to life in Brooklyn, New YorkFifty years ago, Lou Nasti gained fame when he built a robot that landed him on the front page of the New York Times. Now his skill can be seen in his detailed animatronic Christmas workshop in Brooklyn, New York and on display all around the world.


  • Former leader of Chile Sebastian Pinera returns to office after beating left-wing opponent??
    December 17, 2017

    Former leader of Chile Sebastian Pinera returns to office after beating left-wing opponent??Former Chilean leader Sebastian Pinera on Sunday night became president elect for the second time after comfortably winning an election that was??expected to came down to the wire. Mr Pinera, a conservative billionaire businessman who held office between 2010 and 2014, beat Alejandro Guillier, a journalist turned politician??from the centre left.?? With more than 90 percent of the vote in, Mr Guillier congratulated his opponent while conceding defeat with 45.4 percent of the vote to Pinera's??54.5 percent. ???My rival knew how to adopt our flags,??? Guillier said. ???Chile has changed and that change is forever. But we have to be self-critical; we have??received a hard defeat.??? It was a defeat for Guillier?? Credit: Claudio Reyes??/AFP The 68-year-old's victory provides a mandate to reverse four years of economic and political reform put in place by President Michelle Bachelet??whose previously popular presidency fell under a cloud when her daughter in law became??embroiled??in a corruption scandal in 2015. Both candidates promised to keep in place Chile's longstanding free-market economic model, but Pinera has promised lower taxes to boost??growth?? and create 600,000 jobs, ease industry regulations and narrow the budget deficit. Guillier wanted the government to press on with Bachelet's overhaul of education, taxes and labor. On Sunday??evening, supporters gathered to celebrate Pinera's win at his Santiago campaign headquarters. The win signals the country's shift to the right in line with other Latin American nations in recent years. A decade ago, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil,??Chile, Cuba, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Uruguay and Venezuela were all governed by left-wing leaders. But in recent years, conservatives have come to power in Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay and Venezuela.


  • Relief, Bitterness And Frustration: Another Year Of Obamacare Enrollment
    December 17, 2017

    Relief, Bitterness And Frustration: Another Year Of Obamacare EnrollmentSince the first open enrollment period for the Obamacare exchanges began in the fall of 2013, these health insurance markets have been a godsend, a disaster or something in between for consumers.


  • Mario Batali Apologizes For Sexual Harassment With Cinnamon Rolls
    December 16, 2017

    Mario Batali Apologizes For Sexual Harassment With Cinnamon RollsMario Batali, the former host of ???The Chew??? who stands accused of sexual misconduct, issued an apology to fans on Friday through his newsletter and inexplicably ended it with a recipe for cinnamon rolls.


  • AP PHOTOS: Best of 2017 for the Middle East
    December 16, 2017

    AP PHOTOS: Best of 2017 for the Middle EastIn 2017 the Islamic State group was driven from its last strongholds in Iraq and Syria at an enormous cost, Pakistanis broke their silence to speak about sexual abuse in Islamic schools, and the U.S. declaration of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel ignited widespread protests.


  • 93-Year-Old Woman Spends 2 Nights In Jail After Eviction From Senior Housing
    December 16, 2017

    93-Year-Old Woman Spends 2 Nights In Jail After Eviction From Senior HousingFlorida authorities released an elderly woman from jail on Thursday after police arrested her for allegedly not paying rent at the senior housing community where she had lived since 2011.


  • Camille Grammar Says She Was ???Nervous??? About Getting Married After Her Divorce
    December 17, 2017

    Camille Grammar Says She Was ???Nervous??? About Getting Married After Her DivorceCamille Grammer opened up about her engagement to lawyer David C. Meyer and how she was nervous about marriage after her split from famous ex Kelsey Grammer


  • Cake for 'joyful' pope on his 81st birthday
    December 16, 2017

    Cake for 'joyful' pope on his 81st birthdayPope Francis celebrated his 81st birthday Sunday with a hero cake and a message urging the world -- and children in particular -- to join in the holiday mood and be joyful. The Argentine pontiff thanked the crowds gathered in Saint Peter's Square for the Angelus prayer as they sang happy birthday, and was expected to slice into his birthday cake after lunch. The artist -- whose real name is Mauro Pallotta -- famously depicted Francis as Superman in 2014 and has since begun supporting Vatican charitable projects by selling T-shirts bearing the flying pope.


  • Firefighters Take Advantage of Calmer Winds to Dig In and Contain Californian Wildfires
    December 17, 2017

    Firefighters Take Advantage of Calmer Winds to Dig In and Contain Californian Wildfires"Everything's holding really well," fire information officer Lisa Cox said


  • U.N. council mulls call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawn
    December 16, 2017

    U.N. council mulls call for U.S. Jerusalem decision to be withdrawnBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the city as Israel's capital. Trump abruptly reversed decades of U.S. policy this month when he recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital, generating outrage from Palestinians.


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