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Federal Bureau of Investigation chief Wray rejects Trump criticism

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Using a large screen in the committee hearing room, ranking member Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., displayed tweets President Trump sent out Saturday in which he attacked the Federal Bureau of Investigation and said it is in "tatters". Today Wray responded. NPR's Ryan Lucas has more. But he also conceded that agents do make mistakes and said there are processes in place to hold them accountable. Read More »

Lindsey Vonn: I'm Representing US, Not Trump, at Olympics

Initially, Sanders cited security considerations during the White House press briefing when she said USA attendance wasn't set in stone but that "the goal", was for the athletes to compete. "The way that the Trump administration I feel treats most of the citizens that voted in Hillary Clinton's favor is not a way that anybody should be treated", Rippon added. Read More »

IT'S DONE: Same-sex marriage is officially legal in Australia!

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The public gallery burst into an impromptu rendition of We Are Australian immediately after the bill passed. "What a day! What a day for love, for equality, for respect!" And though many were upset by how long it took for the LGBT+ population to be served equal rights, a feeling of relief was palpable across the site. Read More »

Disappointment in Franken's speech from advocates, accusers

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I felt like he was going to either say, you know, 'I did these things, and I'm sorry for doing these things. "I knew better", she said . Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, resigns, becoming the first Capitol Hill politician to lose his job amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations in workplaces. Read More »

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

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The National Weather Service has set a winter weather advisory for much of the Philadelphia area, including parts of Delaware, Chester, Bucks and Montgomery Counties, for 1 a.m. Use caution when driving. The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1. Chance of snow near 100 percent. Read More »

PM wishes Sonia long life on her birthday

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Nizami had questioned Modi's background, saying, " Rahul Gandhi , son of Rajiv Gandhi. Rahul Gandhi will fail miserably in his first test as the Congress's de facto chief", he said. "I pray for her long life and good health", Modi said in a tweet. They have not called me " Neech " for the first time yesterday. Is that why they hate me? "He was not a small man who will belong to anyone". Read More »

Firefighters Battling 'Hurricane-Force' Winds in Creek Fire

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The so-called Thomas Fire has grown to 180 square miles (466 square kilometers) since it broke out Monday. Mandatory evacuation orders remained in several areas, as strong winds helped to spread the flames. The Getty Center and the nearby Skirball Center, both on the west side of the freeway, did not appear to be threatened, though both remained closed Thursday. Read More »

Northstate protesters support net neutrality

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The protest's website includes a map of almost 600 locations in the United States where actions will take place throughout the day, from 8:00AM on the east coast to 6:00PM on the west. "Democrats and Republicans alike are willing to take action against any threat to Net Neutrality rules that protect our online rights". When asked why he was protesting, he said "to see who else is going to bother showing up". Read More »

Ukraine police recapture ex-Georgia President Mikheil Saakashvili

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Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he has not interfered in the work of state anticorruption agencies, comments that come amid mounting domestic and foreign pressure over Kyiv's commitment to combating graft. In July, Poroshenko stripped Saakashvili of the Ukrainian citizenship he received on becoming governor, opening up the possibility of Saakashvili's deportation back to Georgia, where he was wanted on charges of abuse of power. Read More »

Pakistan grants wife, mother permission to meet Jadhav in Islamabad

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He said India has been warned of this decision and meeting was expected on December 25. Besides, New Delhi demanded that a diplomat of the High Commission of India in Islamabad accompany the two women during their visit. Jadhav has filed a clemency appeal with Pakistan's Army chief, which is pending. "Pakistan Government has also assured that it would ensure safety, security and well-being of the wife and the mother during their stay in Pakistan and to allow a diplomat to accompany ... Read More »

Royal accuses Kevin Spacey

Kevin Spacey was hosting the event. Behn is a writer who has produced novels as well as short stories, including a 1999 collection called Trist som faen , or Sad As Hell , that Goodreads described as "very well received". Spacey's rep did not respond to a request for comment from USA TODAY. In November, Spacey sought treatment for sex addiction at the Meadows rehab clinic in Arizona. Read More »

Snow and Ice Expected As Weather Warnings Issued

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Also warning of icy roads and footpaths. Counties Cavan, Monaghan, Donegal , Longford , Leitrim , Mayo and Sligo are expected to be the worst hit with snowfall likely to cause accumulations of 4 to 8cm. Donegal is set for a cold snap with wintry showers, snow and freezing temperatures which will continue into next week. Today began chilly with a cold and crisp start to the day, and brisk northwesterly winds. Read More »

Mahira Khan bags 5th spot in Sexiest Asian Woman list

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The Quantico star has been setting Instagram on fire with some sizzling photoshoot, candid pictures and flaunting her gorgeous smile. Having got the laurel, the joyful and proud Priyanka remarked, "I can not take credit for this at all". Read More »

CNN corrects story on email to Trumps about Wikileaks

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President Donald Trump roasted CNN Friday evening during a " Merry Christmas " rally in Pensacola, Florida, for the false report the cable news network corrected earlier in the day. The DNC files shared with Trump Jr. via a link and a "decryption key" on September 14, 2016, had been posted online and advertised on Twitter by WikiLeaks the day before. Read More »

Deadline to link Aadhaar with PAN extended till March 31

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However, AG K K Venugopal told a bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud that the deadline for linking Aadhaar with mobile phones would remain February 6. On the circulating messages on social media, UIDAI has said that on the basis of the Aadhaar card and its linking, the Supreme court has not given any stay. Read More »

UN Envoy Meets N. Korean Foreign Minister

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Earlier, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) released a statement of North Korea's foreign ministry official that said that the statements made by American high-profile officials and the joint drills conducted by the US and South Korea show that Washington is trying to trigger war on the Korean Peninsula which North Korea will not be hiding from. Read More »

Time's Person of the Year: 'Silence Breakers' speaking out against sexual harassment

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Even as the image of Time's cover spread across the internet, Weinstein faced a fresh lawsuit on Wednesday from six women and, separately, a group of female U.S. "We're done. No more". The magazine became embroiled in a Twitter row with Mr Trump over this year's award after he claimed he "took a pass" because the publication asked for the opportunity to meet him without confirming he would retain the title. Read More »

Roy Moore Accuser Admits Adding Notation To Yearbook Inscription

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Nelson and her attorney, Gloria Allred , are expected to hold a press conference in Atlanta on Friday to discuss the yearbook signature. Christmas 1977. She told CNN's Wolf Blitzer she would welcome an expert analysis of the yearbook message so long as it took place in a Senate hearing. Allred said she retained forensic handwriting expert Arthur Anthony to examine the inscription by comparing Moore's "known standard handwriting and signature to the entry in Beverly's yearbook". Read More »

Dawson under winter weather advisory starting Friday

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The snow flurries visible in portions of Metro Detroit on Thursday morning are a precursor to what's expected to be the first sticky snowfall of winter 2017. · Soil temperature is 53 degrees as of this morning. Temperatures in the Cobb area are expected to be in the high 30s, and the chance of precipitation is 90 percent. Read More »

Did Trump's Teeth Almost Fall Out During His Historic Israel Speech?

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He took screenshots of Trump's signature on the executive order he signed at the end of his Jerusalem speech, and compared the signature to previous ones . Theories claiming he may have been wearing dentures or other dental prosthetics began surfacing on the Internet . While insisting there is no shame in wearing dentures, Noah said there is shame in Trump having dentures, because "he's vain as hell". Read More »

First Lady Melania Trump Stops by Whataburger While in Texas

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According to the White House press office, the two will take part in a meet-and-greet with first responders upon their arrival in Corpus Christi. The objective of the trip was to give the First and Second ladies time with aide workers and first responders who have been working nonstop to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey. Read More »

Lawmaker Says GOP Has the Votes to Avert Government Shutdown

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Hinting they might back a short-term measure preventing a shutdown, Schumer said approving such a bill "gives us a little more time to do the things we're talking about now". But in setting up Thursday's meeting, he praised them for choosing to "put their responsibility to the American people above partisanship". It also laid out administration budget goals, saying money for the military including missile defense and security along the border with Mexico "must be prioritized in a long-term ... Read More »

U.S. officials say Trump has cast wider net for deportations

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But ICE also took into account in a press release announcing the numbers that there was a 40 percent jump in removals since President Donald Trump took office on January 20 when compared to the previous fiscal year. Last week, a San Francisco jury acquitted Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, an undocumented Mexican, of murder in the 2015 killing of Kate Steinle . The administration has said its immigration policies emphasize national security but there is no indication that a higher rate of unsafe ... Read More »

Pope calls for 'status quo' of Jerusalem to be respected

President Donald Trump on Wednesday reversed decades of US policy and recognised Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump is expected to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Wednesday and begin the process of relocating the U.S. Read More »

29% of Americans approve of the GOP tax plan

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The Quinnipiac survey also found 64 percent of respondents said the bill would mostly benefit the wealthy , while 24 percent said the middle class would get the most benefit. Read: The Republican Tax Bill Is Unpopular With Voters. Forty-one percent of voters said they expect their taxes to go up under the GOP plan, 32 percent said they think it would not have much impact and 20 percent said they think it would reduce their taxes. Read More »

Modi praises Sunni Board's stance on Ram Mandir hearing issue

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BJP chief Amit Shah tweeted that the Sunni Waqf Board stated that they don't agree with what Sibal said in court. He said it was the most important litigation in the history of India and the case had widespread ramifications. "Now, the Congress links Ram mandir with the elections. They are least bothered about the nation", Modi said. "Congress is now famous for doing appeasement politics and is communalising every aspect of it". Read More »

Three dead in shooting at New Mexico high school

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It wasn't immediately clear if the shooting happened inside the school, who was suspected of firing the shots and what condition the wounded were in. There were no other injuries reported, state police added. Aztec is a rural community of 6,500 people in the heart of northwestern New Mexico's oil and gas country and near the Navajo Nation . Deputies with the sheriff's office and surrounding police departments responded to the school after reports of a shooting. Read More »