• Federal Bureau of Investigation director defends agency amid criticism for Donald Trump
Federal Bureau of Investigation director defends agency amid criticism for Donald Trump

Wray was pressed on the subject by Democratic Reps. Wray, who has led the agency just four months, fended off politically charged questions from lawmakers of both parties during a routine oversight hearing that was overtaken by questions about Hillary Clinton's emails and President Donald Trump's campaign.

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  • Silver says National Basketball Association considering G League team in Mexico
Silver says National Basketball Association considering G League team in Mexico

According to The New York Times , the National Basketball Association intends to put a G League (former D League) team in Mexico City, potentially as soon as next season. Last January, the Phoenix Suns played "host" in Mexico, facing the Mavericks and Spurs. Silver added that the league was exploring the cost involved in a Mexican G League franch...

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  • Putin to visit Turkey to mull Jerusalem
Putin to visit Turkey to mull Jerusalem

In the course of the conversation, initiated by the Turkish side, Erdogan informed Putin about the convening of an emergency summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation on Istanbul devoted to the situation around Jerusalem. It called on "all involved parties to show restraint and forego any action that would be fraught with unsafe and non-con...

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  • Russian Tycoon Alisher Usmanov Petitions to Allow Tricolor at 2018 Olympics
Russian Tycoon Alisher Usmanov Petitions to Allow Tricolor at 2018 Olympics

The IOC, however, stated that doping-free athletes from Russian Federation could go to the 2018 Olympic Games under the classification of neutral athletes, or OAR status, which stands for 'Olympic Athlete from Russian Federation'. Russian parliament members urged for stopping the practice of "unfounded accusations against Russian athletes and polit...

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  • Impact assessment of Brexit on the UK 'don't exist'
Impact assessment of Brexit on the UK 'don't exist'

Davis claimed that thee usefulness of such assessments would be "near zero" because of the scale of change Brexit is likely to cause, but his lack of preparation led Labour to brand the government a "shambles" and the SNP to describe the government as an "ongoing farce".

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  • PM Narendra Modi wishes Sonia Gandhi on birthday
PM Narendra Modi wishes Sonia Gandhi on birthday

Reddy was given a rousing welcome at the party state headquarters by the Congress seniors like S Jaipal Reddy, TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy, V Hanumantha Rao, Sarve Satyanarayana, P Sabitha Indra Reddy and others. Meanwhile, Congress party workers and leaders gathered in numbers to celebrate the special day of their leader outside 10 Janpath in D...

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  • Lindsey Vonn doesn't want to represent president Trump at Winter Olympics
Lindsey Vonn doesn't want to represent president Trump at Winter Olympics

We don't ever fear anything. "Absolutely not. No", Vonn said. She stepped that back after the press briefing in which she said it, saying the USA looks forward to participating. "I know that the goal is to do so". Still, Haley said Wednesday she believed President Donald Trump's administration would work to "find out the best way" to make s...

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  • Alabama Republican Senate Hopeful Roy Moore: America Was 'Great' During 'Slavery'
Alabama Republican Senate Hopeful Roy Moore: America Was 'Great' During 'Slavery'

The truck from the group American Bridge drove through Pensacola, Florida, and parked across the street from the rally Trump held four days before the Alabama special election. This travel ban is motivated by the Trump administration's political goals more than national security concerns and we are encouraged to see that the court's ruling highli...

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  • USA top diplomat, others meet in Paris to support Lebanese PM
USA top diplomat, others meet in Paris to support Lebanese PM

French President Emmanuel Macron walks between Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al Hariri and UN Deputy Secretary General Amina Mohammed as they arrive to attend the Lebanon International Support Group meeting in Paris, France. Hariri says Lebanon has been able to weather its crisis thanks to its worldwide partners and that the country's many parties ...

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  • US congratulates Iraq on end of war against Islamic State
US congratulates Iraq on end of war against Islamic State

Manning also said there are about 5,200 USA troops in Iraq. The Islamic State's growth also saw the United States enter Syria's battlefields, already crowded with Russian and Iranian-proxy forces that buttressed the unsteady rule of President Bashar al-Assad.

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  • Fresh snow and ice warnings in wake of Storm Caroline
Fresh snow and ice warnings in wake of Storm Caroline

Around 10cm of snow now "looks likely quite widely" within area, with up to 20cm in some places. Snow has fallen across many parts of Northern Ireland overnight, with forecasters warning that road, rail and air travel may be disrupted. Met Eireann is forecasting a bitterly cold day with top temperatures of just 4 degrees. 10-20 centimetres ...

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  • Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi to Be Exhibited at Abu Dhabi's Louvre
Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi to Be Exhibited at Abu Dhabi's Louvre

The newly opened branch of the Louvre museum in the UAE; and the only branch outside of France , just released the news on Twitter. Louvre Abu Dhabi is looking forward to displaying the Salvator Mundi by Leonardo Da Vinci. The Louvre Abu Dhabi opened on 8 November in the presence of French President Emmanuel Macron, who described it as a "br...

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  • Pope Francis meets new president of Lutheran World Federation
Pope Francis meets new president of Lutheran World Federation

President Donald Trump's announcement on Jerusalem , called on Wednesday for the city's "status quo" to be respected, saying new tension in the Middle East would further inflame world conflicts. The pope, who spoke to the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas about the crises on Tuesday, made his comments to a group of visiting Palestinians involved...

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  • US Olympic Champion Lindsey Vonn: 'I Won't Be Representing Trump'
US Olympic Champion Lindsey Vonn: 'I Won't Be Representing Trump'

Several other Winter Olympics competitors have also said publicly that they won't go to the White House if they win the gold, including freeskier Gus Kenworthy and figure skaters Ashley Wagner, Nathan Chen and Adam Rippon. The two-time Olympic medalist recently voiced her unwillingness to compete on behalf of the president while training for the ...

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  • Trump's second-in-command Pence 'unwelcome in Palestine': Fatah official
Trump's second-in-command Pence 'unwelcome in Palestine': Fatah official

The American president surprises the world, with Trump announcing the transfer of the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem , and signs the decision in a ceremony that angers millions of Arabs. But it remains to be said that Palestinians stand the biggest loss in the face of these conflicts-their cause loses a bit more as extremist forces contin...

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  • NJ's first snow is here: Today's forecast delays storm, expands warnings
NJ's first snow is here: Today's forecast delays storm, expands warnings

Forecasters expect the precipitation to be " mainly a snow event with mixing along the coast ", with two to four inches of snow expected in some places. As of 1:00 p.m. December 7 the CCRTA began hourly bus radio announcements, alerting riders of the hazardous road conditions, expected delays and encouraging safe travels.

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  • Aztec officials give updates on deadly school shooting
Aztec officials give updates on deadly school shooting

Later, the Governor spoke to the bravery of people responding at a news conference. Police got initial reports of gunfire at a New Mexico school shortly after first period began. According to San Juan County Sheriff's Office, the victims were identified as Casey Jordan-Marquez and Francisco "Paco" Fernandez. Students were taken to another locatio...

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  • United States employers add 228K jobs; unemployment rate stays 4.1 pct
United States employers add 228K jobs; unemployment rate stays 4.1 pct

President Trump and Republicans on Capitol Hill have said they hope to pass sweeping changes to the tax code by the end of December, a move they believe will create more well-paying jobs and supercharge economic growth. As long as the current "confirmed uptrend" - the equivalent of a green light - stays in place, leading stocks breaking above a ...

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  • Michael Slager, Police Officer Who Murdered Walter Scott, Sentenced to Twenty Years
Michael Slager, Police Officer Who Murdered Walter Scott, Sentenced to Twenty Years

A bystander's cellphone video didn't capture the struggle but did show Slager firing into Scott as he was running away. Denise Scott recounted fond memories of her late brother-in-law, particularly his dancing and his looks. He is seen cuffing Scott and then walking away as another officer arrives on the scene. He, too, said he forgave. " Micha...

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  • Pakistan allows Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet mother, wife on Christmas
Pakistan allows Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet mother, wife on Christmas

On May 18, the ICJ, after hearing arguments from both India and Pakistan, put a stay on Jadhav's death sentence until the world court heard the matter in full and decided whether Jadhav's rights had actually been violated. This will be the first time that an Indian will be allowed to meet Mr Jadhav, 47, after his imprisonment in Pakistan previous y...

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  • Kevin Spacey Accused of Groping Norwegian Royal's Ex-Husband
Kevin Spacey Accused of Groping Norwegian Royal's Ex-Husband

Behn, 45, married Martha Louise, fourth in line to the Norwegian throne, in 2002. The couple share three daughters together; Maud Angelica, 14, Leah Isadora, 12, and nine-year-old Emma Tallulah. The Princess spoke out previous year about the difficulties of divorce. His representatives say he is seeking unspecified treatment. Behn, surprise...

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  • Chilly night with temps in the 20s; tracking snow this weekend
Chilly night with temps in the 20s; tracking snow this weekend

Follow us on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram for the latest updates. Keep reading for the forecast through the weekend... In the afternoon on Sunday , the sun breaks through the clouds. Skies are going to become mostly clear by the evening rush hour as temperatures struggle to rise into the upper 20s and lower 30s. If you've still got som...

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  • Higher Ground Set To Be Worst Hit By Snow
Higher Ground Set To Be Worst Hit By Snow

Accumulations of snow of 4cm to 8cm are expected. Accumulations of up to 3cm are expected in the area, with some icy roads and footpaths as well. "Snow showers will continue to affect parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales, northern England and parts of the Midlands", reads the weather warning on the official Met Office website.

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  • Accusers Rip Franken's 'Hypocritical' Resignation Speech
Accusers Rip Franken's 'Hypocritical' Resignation Speech

Franken told the HuffPost that "it's hard to respond to anonymous accusers, and I don't remember those campaign events". KABC 790AM radio news anchor Leeann Tweeden said her revelations were "not about politics", and she thanked the senators - men and women - who called for Franken's resignation in the wake of a number of women disclos...

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  • European Union sues Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over low refugee intake
European Union sues Czech Republic, Hungary and Poland over low refugee intake

European Union nations agreed in September 2015 to relocate 160,000 refugees from Italy and Greece as the countries were pressured by the arrival of hundreds of thousands of migrants that year. The Commission announced Thursday that the three "remain in breach of their legal obligations" and "have given no indication that they will contribute to th...

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  • Stark partisan divisions over Russian Federation probe, including its importance to the nation
Stark partisan divisions over Russian Federation probe, including its importance to the nation

The results are skewed along partisan lines. Eighteen percent believe there were probably no improper contacts, and 17 percent said there definitely were not. Donald Trump's least presidential moments so far. . And even among white evangelical voters - 78 per cent of whom approved of his job performance in February - only 61 per cent approve of i...

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  • LA fire reaches Rupert Murdoch's estate, threatens other stars' homes
LA fire reaches Rupert Murdoch's estate, threatens other stars' homes

The fire is burning in Santa Clarita, about 30 miles (48km) north of Los Angeles, according to KABC. LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas said red flag conditions are expected to remain in effect through the rest of the week, with gusting Santa Ana winds presenting a continuing danger of rapidly spreading blazes.

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  • Evacuations Are Underway As The 'Lilac Fire' Scorches Through Thousands Of Acres
Evacuations Are Underway As The 'Lilac Fire' Scorches Through Thousands Of Acres

A wind-fanned fire growing at a "dangerous" rate in North County has charred 4,100 acres, destroyed dozens of structures and is threatening 5,000 more, fire officials said Thursday. People with horses and livestock were advised to take their animals to shelter at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Road closures are in effect on Old Hwy 395 between W.

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  • Manafort Heavily Edited Op-Ed, Documents Filed by Mueller Show
Manafort Heavily Edited Op-Ed, Documents Filed by Mueller Show

Earlier this week, Mueller's team discovered the draft op-ed was in the works and ordered Manafort's lawyers to shut it down. Paul Manafort's lawyers filed court papers on Thursday acknowledging that Manafort had been working on a draft editorial about his work, but they argued that Manafort did not violate a judge's order that he not make pu...

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  • Email pointed Trump campaign to WikiLeaks documents that were already public
Email pointed Trump campaign to WikiLeaks documents that were already public

Since the hacked documents were public by then, the email is much less of a smoking gun indicating collusion between Trump officials and WikiLeaks . CNN said its original story had been based on two sources who had seen the email. Around this time last week, after all, ABC News reported that fired national security adviser Michael Flynn was prep...

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  • Republican lawmaker tells Democrat: Stop touching me, I'm not gay
Republican lawmaker tells Democrat: Stop touching me, I'm not gay

Like, if you want to touch somebody, you have people on your side of the aisle that might like it. Bradford initially laughed off the comment, along with others present at the meeting. "You can't make this stuff up!" Wolf said in a statement on Twitter that Metcalfe's comments were "part of a disturbing pattern of behavior". Now, Pennsylv...

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  • CBDT extends deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN to March 31
CBDT extends deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN to March 31

The deadline for linking Aadhaar and mobile phones remains unchanged February 6. The Centre had on October 25 told the top court that the deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to receive benefits of government schemes has been extended till March 31, 2018 for those who do not have the 12-digit unique biometric identification number and we...

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  • USA flies supersonic heavy bomber over Korean Peninsula
USA flies supersonic heavy bomber over Korean Peninsula

His visit comes amid high tensions on the Korean Peninsula following North Korea's intercontinental ballistic missile launch last Wednesday. "North Korea has confirmed that Pyongyang is not interested in escalation of the conflict or military action, but it is not afraid of war, as it was formulated in yesterday's statement of [North Korea's] M...

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  • Trump is TIME's Person of the Year runner-up and people are mad
Trump is TIME's Person of the Year runner-up and people are mad

Time's big reveal took place on Today , which is particularly impactful given that just last week former host Matt Lauer was sacked from the show after staffers and reporters alleged years of sexual harassment and assault. After the Times' exposé , dozens of women came forward sharing similar stories, and often worse, about Weinstein's beh...

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  • Roy Moore Accuser Admits She Added 'Notes' to Roy Moore Signature
Roy Moore Accuser Admits She Added 'Notes' to Roy Moore Signature

Beverly Young Nelson , left, the latest accuser of Alabama Republican Roy Moore , reads her statement as attorney Gloria Allred looks on, at a news conference, in New York, Monday, Nov. Nelson tells a different story. "They're malicious. Specifically, I do not know any of these women, nor have I ever engaged in sexual misconduct with any woman...

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