• USA to resume full visa services in Turkey
USA to resume full visa services in Turkey

General view of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, December 20, 2016. The US embassy in Ankara called the security situation in Turkey "sufficiently favorable" for the resumption of the process of issuing visas to Turkish citizens, the Turkish state news agency Anadolu reported.

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  • Cobb winter weather advisory includes chance of 'wintry mix' for Wednesday morning
Cobb winter weather advisory includes chance of 'wintry mix' for Wednesday morning

And there have been winter weather advisories throughout the Finger Lakes Region, western NY and the North Country because of lake effect snow. Although "high pressure" is colloquial with "fair weather", one can not simply enjoy the outdoors in this cold.

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  • Triple Talaq Bill will bring more cases in court: Bhartruhari Mahtab
Triple Talaq Bill will bring more cases in court: Bhartruhari Mahtab

Fiercely defending the Bill to make instant triple talaq illegal, Union Minister MJ Akbar said the legislation would have far reaching implications for nine crore Muslim women living under the "constant fear of being divorced". I have given a Notice to oppose the introduction of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill) 2017. Unlike most...

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  • Brooklyn Man In Police Custody After Wife Found Dead
Brooklyn Man In Police Custody After Wife Found Dead

Tonie Wells , 22, was found dead inside her Crown Heights home Wednesday after her toddler's constant crying and screaming led a neighbor to call 911, authorities said . Neighbors told the newspaper they were shocked by the violent tragedy. The cops - who were suspended without pay - are claiming that they thought they only had to check on the o...

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  • Big bomb killed 94 ISIS fighters, Afghan officers say
Big bomb killed 94 ISIS fighters, Afghan officers say

ISIS claimed the terrorist act in an online statement through the group's Amaq news agency. The spokesperson said the building where the attack took place also houses the office of the Sada-E-Afghanistan (Afghan Voice) news agency and a mosque.

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  • Alabama calls off freeze to children's health insurance
Alabama calls off freeze to children's health insurance

But those children covered through CHIP as a separate program will be dropped. That would cost the state an additional $32.8 million each year. "With the continuing resolution passed by Congress on December 21, 2017, ALL Kids will not freeze enrollment on January 1, 2018 nor terminate coverage on February 1, 2018, so we will not be sending out no...

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  • BJP, CONG Leaders Slam Anant Kumar Hegde
BJP, CONG Leaders Slam Anant Kumar Hegde

The Upper House faced two adjournments even as the government distanced itself from Hegde's comments. This is not the first time that Hegde has made a controversial remark. As Rajya Sabha members, including those from the Congress, SP and CPI, expressed their anger, with many of them rushing into the Well, Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu had to adjou...

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  • Environment Canada issues extreme cold warning for Toronto & GTA
Environment Canada issues extreme cold warning for Toronto & GTA

As Montreal sees its coldest December 27 in 24 years, Environment Canada has issued an extreme cold warning for much of southern Quebec, including the North Shore suburbs of Montreal. In western coast British Columbia province, the ministry warned that the Yoho National Park and Kootenay National Park regions could see wind chills as low as min...

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  • Missouri reports 5 fatal crashes over holiday weekend
Missouri reports 5 fatal crashes over holiday weekend

Benjamin Verde, 4, Eric Verde, 7, and Isaac Verde, 2, were pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Globe. The highway patrol says a tractor trailer hit a auto on highway 86 Tuesday night. The tractor-trailer driver was not injured. Bentley Stephens and Darby Presley, ages undisclosed, and Harley Stephens, 15, were taken by ambulance to...

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  • Northwoods Personnel Among WPS Crews Going To Puerto Rico
Northwoods Personnel Among WPS Crews Going To Puerto Rico

The employee are expected to be in Puerto Rico about 4-6 weeks. Aside from offering free health care, RAM also helped distribute 63,000 pounds of disaster relief supplies. Army Corp of Engineers, Puerto Rico Electric power Authority (PREPA), and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Ray Wiesehan, Ameren's vice president for corporate secu...

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  • Weather: Brutal cold to last into next week
Weather: Brutal cold to last into next week

It wasn't that the VA's heating system wasn't working, but it couldn't keep up with the cold conditions. "It's not record-breaking, but it's certainly very cold for folks around here", Kelly said. But, it could be worse. There likely will be pockets of colder temperatures that reach the freezing mark. Across northern Maine, New Hampshire and Ve...

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  • Christmas Day Storm Buries Erie In Record-Breaking Snowfall
Christmas Day Storm Buries Erie In Record-Breaking Snowfall

Local media said Erie has received 93 inches of snow in December, making it the most snow-filled month in the city's history. A heavy storm has brought a record amount of snow to the U.S. "Although we have had snow, not like this, so people are not used to it". - The Latest on cold and snowy weather across the northern U.S. Wind chill advisor...

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  • Portions of Andrew Jackson's magnolia tree cut down at White House
Portions of Andrew Jackson's magnolia tree cut down at White House

CNN reported that the tree, which is one of three on the west side of the White House, has become too damaged and decayed to remain. Another Jackson Magnolia will be planted in its place from these offshoots, and Melania has also requested that the original wood is preserved.

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  • Blast In Saint Petersburg Injuries Four, Say Officials
Blast In Saint Petersburg Injuries Four, Say Officials

An AFP correspondent at the scene observed first responders and police as well as a auto belonging the Federal Security Service (FSB), which investigates acts of terror. "There is no fire". Police said the blast occurred in a supermarket northeast of the city centre, with sources telling Russian agencies that the exploding object was traced to ...

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  • Medical Evacuations from Eastern Ghouta Begin
Medical Evacuations from Eastern Ghouta Begin

A Jaish Al Islam political official in Ghouta said the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) mediated between Damascus and the rebels for the swap. They are among more than 130 children needing urgent medical treatment there, as almost 12% of children in Eastern Ghouta are suffering from acute malnutrition, the United Nations has said.

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  • PM can't be taken at face value: Rahul
PM can't be taken at face value: Rahul

Proceedings of both the Houses had been adjourned repeatedly since the first day of the winter session on December 15 with the Congress demanding the PM apologise for alleging that Singh, former vice president M Hamid Ansari and others had met at a dinner to conspire at the behest of Pakistan to influence the Gujarat polls .

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  • Jessica Falkholt and sister Annabelle fighting to life after vehicle crash
Jessica Falkholt and sister Annabelle fighting to life after vehicle crash

According to local news, the two sisters were airlifted to separate hospitals and have since been joined by family, where they remain in a critical condition. 9News reports this is these deaths mark the 21st since December 15, the beginning of Operation Safe Arrival, the state's Christmas and New Year road safety campaign.

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  • States Report Widespread Increase in Flu Cases
States Report Widespread Increase in Flu Cases

The report adds that the proportion of people seeing their healthcare provider for influenza-like-illness increased sharply from the previous week and has been at or above the national baseline for three weeks so far this season. Nurse B.K. Morris gives a flu shot to Winifred Quinn during a news event about the flu vaccine September 17, 2015, at ...

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  • Hunt continues for person of interest in a triple homicide
Hunt continues for person of interest in a triple homicide

Officers were called to a home in the 3900 block of N 37th Street shortly before 8 p.m.to investigate a shooting Tuesday. Omaha Police Captain Tom Shaffer said Dalton is related to at least one of the victims but did not go into further detail.

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  • Single digit temperatures tonight, wind chills below zero
Single digit temperatures tonight, wind chills below zero

Temperatures quickly fall below freezing after dark and lows settle between 20 and 25. Mostly clear skies will be the main reason we deal with bitter cold temperatures tonight . Highs will drop back down into the upper 20s on Sunday with partly sunny conditions. Hammer says there is the chance for some snow. A second, stronger surge of arctic a...

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  • OH teens face murder charges in I-75 sandbag death
OH teens face murder charges in I-75 sandbag death

Pedro Salinas, 13, Sean Carter, 14, Demetrius Wimberly, 14, and William Parker, 15, are set to face murder charges for the death and also face charges of vehicular vandalism. They were charged with felonious assault, but now face murder charges after Byrd's passing. The teenagers were arraigned on Wednesday, Dec. 27, and were being held in a juve...

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  • Islamic State numbers in Iraq and Syria dwindle
Islamic State numbers in Iraq and Syria dwindle

Americans are now advising troops in a vicious fight against ISIS in Mosul , and the United States has almost doubled, to nearly 1,000, the number of USA soldiers and on the ground in northern Syria just in the past month. Washington has rejected similar Russian allegations in the past, saying USA forces remain committed to killing off the Islamic...

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  • Odisha CM Naveen congratulates Jai Ram Thakur
Odisha CM Naveen congratulates Jai Ram Thakur

Mandi has three berths in the cabinet, including that of the chief minister. Virender Kanwar, Vikram Singh, Anil Sharma, Sarveen Choudhary, Ram Lal Markanda, Mahendra Singh, Kishan Kapoor, and Suresh Bhardwaj also took oath as cabinet ministers of the Himachal Pradesh government.

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  • Gas prices up 8 cents in metro Detroit
Gas prices up 8 cents in metro Detroit

The national average has increased 3 cents per gallon in the last week from $2.42. That's up 21 cents from previous year at this same time. As more drivers hit the road for the holidays, the increase in driving demand is likely the cause.

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  • British woman Laura Plummer facing 'living hell' in Egyptian jail
British woman Laura Plummer facing 'living hell' in Egyptian jail

Plummer claims that she obtained Tramadol for her Egyptian partner, Omar Abdel Azim, who suffers from back pain. The UK newspaper the Mirror reported on Wednesday that the British Ministry of Foreign Affairs submitted an urgent appeal to the Egyptian government asking them to relocate British citizen Laura Plummer who has been jailed in ...

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  • Ukraine crisis: Prisoner exchange begins
Ukraine crisis: Prisoner exchange begins

Daniel's Monastery", Kirill said, as quoted by Interfax news agency. The sides had agreed to exchange more prisoners, 306 and 74, but dozens made a decision to stay on Ukrainian state-held territory and one chose to remain with the rebels, the Interfax news agency reported.

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  • Bitter cold, lake-effect snow to continue
Bitter cold, lake-effect snow to continue

Highs Wednesday and Thursday should be in the upper 70s, with very pleasant conditions each evening. There will be breezy northwest winds today with mostly sunny skies. Another surge of arctic air moves in for the weekend, keeping us in the teens for highs with nights dropping to near zero. Clouds will increase late in the week towards Frida...

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  • Duke routs Northern Illinois to close season with a flourish
Duke routs Northern Illinois to close season with a flourish

Against Northern Illinois (8-5), Duke returned to its September form. BOWL HISTORY: This is only the fourth Quick Lane Bowl , but Detroit has hosted a post-Christmas bowl every year since 1997. Even though it appeared Duke would roll to an easy win, the Huskies struck back early in the second quarter. Quarterback Daniel Jones was extremely...

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  • Turkey Dismisses people linked to Terrorist Organizations
Turkey Dismisses people linked to Terrorist Organizations

Turkey blames the July 2016 coup attempt on USA -based cleric Fethullah Gulen and has branded his network of followers a terror organization. The government refers to Gulen's network as the "Fethullah Terrorist Organisation" (FETO), and has labelled it a terror organization.

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  • Library of Congress will no longer archive every public tweet
Library of Congress will no longer archive every public tweet

The Library of Congress on Tuesday announced it will no longer archive every public tweet and instead will selectively acquire a portion of the half a billion tweets posted each day. While it's proud of its collection of tweets from the first 12 years of the microblogging network, it will only archive tweets now that are believed to be histor...

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  • After concerns, Oswego County prepares 2018 property tax warrants for pre-paying
After concerns, Oswego County prepares 2018 property tax warrants for pre-paying

This order authorizes local governments to immediately issue tax warrants for the collection of 2018 property tax payments and allows property owners to pay at least a portion of their bill before the end of the year and under the current tax construct.

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  • Four People Found Dead in Upstate New York Home
Four People Found Dead in Upstate New York Home

Mark Maloy confirmed to TIME. Daniel DeWolf told the Albany Times Union that the deaths appeared suspicious , but did not reveal whether there were any weapons at the scene. DeWolf also told News 10 ABC reporter Lauren Linder that he doesn't believe the deaths were a result of a random act . The building's property manager was among the vic...

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  • Netanyahu: 'God Bless' Guatemala Over Jerusalem Move
Netanyahu: 'God Bless' Guatemala Over Jerusalem Move

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday hailed Guatemala's decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem, saying other nations would also follow Washington's recognition of the city as Israel's capital. She said she was confident that other countries would follow Guatemala's example. "Until the turn given by the White House, there seemed ...

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  • MLB Player Pavin Smith Pays Off Parents' Home In Christmas Surprise
MLB Player Pavin Smith Pays Off Parents' Home In Christmas Surprise

He surprised them with a news via a letter that his mother read aloud. Thank you for everything you have done for me! His mother read the letter out loud and both his parents were moved to tears. After being drafted, Smith played for the Class A Hillsboro Hops. During his college career at Virginia, Smith hit.342 including 13 home runs and ea...

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  • Trump's Kwanzaa Statement Leaves Out Obama-Era Praise For African-American Values
Trump's Kwanzaa Statement Leaves Out Obama-Era Praise For African-American Values

So, for anyone unfamiliar with the day and how it's celebrated, here's everything you need to know about Kwanzaa . Tuesday, December 26, marks the beginning of a celebration of African heritage and it's drawing quite a crowd in Charlottesville.

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