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Roy Moore's lawyer tries to discredit accuser over yearbook handwriting

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The provision applies for six years, meaning Alabama Republican officeholders who run against Moore or support a challenger could theoretically be barred from running again on the Republican ticket until 2023. A link included in Moore's post directs readers to a form on Roy Moore's campaign website asking supporters for their names, contact information and descriptions of run-ins or contacts with reporters. Read More »

George Bush Senior allegedly 'groped' 16-year-old girl

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The woman confessed to Time Magazine that in November 2003 she attended an event in the office of the Central Intelligence Agency in Woodlands, Texas, where her father gathered with fellow intelligence officers and family members to meet the former president. Read More »

Russian Lower House Backs Amendment on Foreign Agent Media

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The law will enter into force after it is endorsed by the upper house, the Federation Council, and is signed by the president. On Wednesday, November 15, State Duma deputies gave the second and final third readings to the draft law on the possibility of pre-trial blocking of websites of organisations, the activities of which are banned in Russian Federation. Read More »

Today in Mass Shootings: Five Dead in Northern California

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Jeanine Quist, an administrative assistant with the Corning Union Elementary School District, says no one was killed at the school but a "number" of students were shot and wounded. More than 100 law enforcement officers were on scene. Authorities say no one reported a domestic violence incident that they believe set a man off on a shooting rampage in Northern California that left five people dead. Read More »

Lebanese President Accuses Saudi Arabia of Holding Hariri, His Family

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He has not returned to Lebanon since, and the Lebanese president has refused to accept his resignation before he returns to the country to explain the circumstances of his decision. He also expressed gratitude to Saudi Arabia for "decades of support" for Lebanon's national institutions. "Iran and Lebanon are brothers and allies and have strategic relations". Read More »

Iran and Iraq reject Israel's offer of aid for natural disaster victims

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The remark, made via satellite at an event for the Jewish Federation of North America, was unexpected as Israel does not have diplomatic relations with either country and previously stated on Monday that it would not be providing humanitarian assistance, despite being regarded as a world leader in disaster relief. Read More »

AC-130 Gunship Simulator screenshot apparently proves the USA works with ISIS

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The image went viral nearly immediately, but it was quickly debunked once someone recognized that the image was actually from a 2015 trailer for AC-130 Gunship Simulator: Special Ops Squadron. Earlier today, the ministry tweeted three times in various languages, with a series of pictures accusing the USA of co-operation with the so-called Islamic state. Read More »

Australia Has Voted In The Same Sex Marriage Survey

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Australians have voted yes on marriage equality . Australia has become increasingly isolated among Western nations on same-sex marriage, with Germany, the US and Ireland recently joining countries including the United Kingdom and New Zealand in legalizing unions. Read More »

Iran ends quake rescue operations as hungry survivors battle the cold

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Close to 200 aftershocks have hit the region since Sunday night. Rouhani landed by helicopter in the city of Kermanshah and promised the government would move swiftly to help those left homeless. That was echoed by Nazar Barani, the mayor of the town of Ezgeleh, who told state TV his constituency still had a "deep need" for food, medicine and tents. Read More »

Militants, trooper killed in encounter

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A police officer said a militant hideout has been unearthed, while the search operation in the area is still in progress. The slain militants were identified as local cadres of the Hizbul Mujahideen group. A gunfight was triggered on Tuesday after militants started firing upon security forces who were conducting search operations in a suspected spot. However, there was no response from militants. Read More »

Four People Killed in Northern California Shooting

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Law enforcement officers shot to death the gunman, who was among the five people who died in a series of shootings at seven or more locations, according to Redding, California , newspaper the Record Searchlight. "I don't believe it because I wake up, take my kids, feed them cereal and put them in the truck and says 'Let's go to school like a normal day'". The subject appeared to be "randomly picking targets", Johnston said. Read More »

North Korean Soldier Is Shot While Defecting Across DMZ, South Says

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We are disappointed at the way our military reacted to the shootings on Monday by North Korean guards at a fellow soldier who defected to South Korea through the Joint Security Area (JSA) in Panmunjom. forces were harmed. About 30,000 North Koreans have defected to South Korea since the end of the Korean War, but most travel through China. "The military has raised its alertness against the North Korean military's possible provocations and is maintaining its full readiness posture", the ... Read More »

Is special counsel needed to investigate Clinton, Comey?

Sessions noted that there have only ever been two special counsels: one for the Waco siege in April 1993, and Robert Mueller's probe into possible collusion between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign. Sessions said he did "not challenge" Page's recollection, but said he had "no memory" of his presence at a dinner or "any passing conversation he may have had with me as he left". Read More »

Duterte's words on Philippine bodycount

President Trump looked slightly ill at ease at first but then appeared to enjoy himself during the unusual handshake with Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte , Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. Read More »

Hate crimes overall climb 4.6 percent

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Crimes were also committed against victims due to their religion or sexual orientation . According to the agency's annual Hate Crime Statistics released Monday, 39 hate crimes were reported in the state in 2016, down five from 2015. But the number of anti-black crimes remained about even with the number reported in 2015 . Hate incidents increased from 203 in 2015 to 285 in 2016. Read More »

Two people reportedly stabbed at Mall of America

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When officers arrived, they learned the incident started after a theft was interrupted. The Minnesota's thief's plans were thwarted when his intended target caught Abdirahaman in the act, only for the would-be thief pulling a knife and stabbed the man in turn. Read More »

Mogherini hails 'historic' European Union defense pact as 23 countries sign up

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Europe vowed to turn a new page on security cooperation on Monday as 23 states came together to sign a mutual defence pact created to transform military operations. Those not living up to their commitments could be kicked out of the group. The goal of PESCO is to further increase defense cooperation between member states, to encourage larger defense investments, to facilitate the availability of military capabilities for European Union operations, to strengthen defense cooperation between ... Read More »

Philippine Protesters Burn Giant Paper Effigy of Trump in Manila

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He said what took place was a "rather lengthy discussion" of the Philippines' war on drugs "with President Duterte doing most of the explaining". President Trump must also make clear that any future USA assistance to the country will be linked to clear progress in reforming the PNP and ending impunity in the police. Read More »

Chance Of Rain, Snow - Or Both - Monday, Weather Service Says

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It looks warm enough for rain in most of New England, although it could be snow in the mountains on Saturday and doing on Sunday . So, be sure to get outside and enjoy it! Scattered showers throughout the day with windy conditions throughout the afternoon.We could see some light flurries come Saturday with highs in the 40s. Read More »

N. Korea blasts Trump's 'warmonger' Asia tour

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He called on nations to stop financing and trading with North Korea. Trump continued his tough talk against Pyongyang on Friday in a speech to business leaders at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, saying that the region's future "must not be held hostage to a dictator's twisted fantasies of violent conquest and nuclear blackmail", referring to the North Korean leader. Read More »

McConnell Calls On Roy Moore To 'Step Aside'

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I tried fighting him off while yelling at him to stop. I continued to struggle. "I was terrified. He was also trying to pull my shirt off". "I think he did cocaine". In response, Moore and his campaign say that he "has never had any sexual misconduct with anyone". Moore fully denies the allegations, calling them " completely false " and threatening to sue The Washington Post , which first published the women's stories. Read More »

Bahrain calls pipeline fire 'a terrorist act'

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Bahrain says an oil pipeline that exploded overnight was attacked by militants in the island nation. The fire service also evacuated homes in the nearby village of Buri, 15km south of Manama, it added. Iran has denied allegations it was behind a militant attack on a pipeline outside Bahrain's capital. Bahraini authorities have blamed an oil pipe blast that occurred in the country on Iran, calling it "an act of sabotage and a unsafe act of terrorism". Read More »

Uber loses key appeal over drivers' rights

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Uber appealed, arguing its drivers were self employed and were under no obligation to use its booking app. Friday, an employment tribunal court in London upheld the lower court's ruling - emphasizing that the structure of Uber's labor model forces the company to treat drivers the same as other employees under British and European Union laws. Read More »

Virginia Tech notebook: Fuente has no regrets for unsuccessful gambles

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THE PUBLIC LIKES: Virginia Tech . The lead didn't last long as the Yellow Jackets controlled the majority of the half. Without question, the three big plays really hurt the Hokies. TaQuon Marshall hit a wide open Stewart in stride to give the Jackets a 21-9 third quarter lead over the Hokies. Instead of kicking the extra point, Fuente went for two in an effort to pull within a field goal. Read More »