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USA bans anti-gay Chechnya leader for 'extrajudicial killing' and 'torture'

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At the same time, she confirmed that Russian Federation will take retaliatory measures. "Poor Americans", he said. The Foreign Ministry spokeswoman expressed regret that a number of political groups of the U.S. The U.S. alleged that three others, Alexei Sheshenya, Yulia Mayorova, and Andrei Pavlov were involved in the $230 million tax fraud conspiracy uncovered by attorney Sergei Magnitsky at the Russia-based Hermitage Fund. Read More »

Steve Bannon Thinks Trump Has 'Lost a Step'

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Trump - reportedly stinging from dual losses by candidates he endorsed in Virginia and Alabama - appeared to agree with Lewandowski's dressing-down of the president's circle of advisers, although Kelly was reportedly "put off" by the former campaign manager's statements. Read More »

Pounds of Pot Was for Christmas Presents, Elderly Couple Says

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An elderly couple had an interesting excuse for the sixty pounds of marijuana police found in their vehicle. When deputies pulled over the Jirons along Interstate 80 on Tuesday, they smelled "raw" marijuana and conducted a probable cause search - discovering the weed in boxes in the pickup topper, Lt. Read More »

USA seeks ship ban over N. Korea violations

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Documents seen by Reuters on Tuesday say the 10 vessels had been conducting ship-to-ship transfers of refined petroleum products to North Korean vessels or transporting North Korean coal in violation of United Nations sanctions imposed over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes. Read More »

NKorea vows to retaliate over US ransomware accusation

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The attack exploited a Windows vulnerability that was originally developed by the US National Security Agency, but was released in a stolen cache of NSA cyberweapons by a hacking group known as the Shadow Brokers. Last month, the former head of British spy agency GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, warned hackers with ties to North Korea will continue to devastate the United Kingdom with cyberattacks over the next 12 months. Read More »

DOJ Asks FBI Agents What They Found In Uranium One Investigation

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The Justice Department has reportedly started questioning FBI agents about evidence they discovered in a previous investigation into the controversial Uranium One deal , as the country's top law enforcement agency deals with allegations of bias from Republicans and President Donald Trump. Read More »

Cuba's Raul Castro term in office likely extended

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Castro, 86, previously said he would retire on February 24 when elections to the National Assembly were initially scheduled. The Cuban government announced Thursday that it will postpone a historic presidential election in 2018. Some Cuban dissidents have noted what they consider "lack of leadership" by the Cuban vice president, who has issued harsh statements about the United States and the Cuban opposition in a leaked video. Read More »

Iran summons Swiss envoy over US' 'irresponsible' missile claim: Tasnim

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Iran's Foreign Ministry on Tuesday summoned the Swiss ambassador to Tehran to hand him a protest note over the US' recent claims that missiles fired at Saudi Arabia from Yemen were of Iranian origin. The statement from the US -backed coalition, carried by Saudi state TV, said the missile was sacked by the Houthis. Houthi spokesman Mohammed Abdul-Salam tweeted that a ballistic "Volcano H-2" missile was used in the attack. Read More »

Scientists confirm 3.5 billion-yr-old fossil life in rock

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The study describes 11 microbial specimens from five separate taxa, linking their morphologies to chemical signatures that are characteristic of life. The study reveals this complex group of microfossils includes phototrophic bacteria that used the sun to produce energy and other bacteria that produced methane, an important gas before oxygen was present in Earth's atmosphere. Read More »

Atletico Madrid denounce Barcelona over Griezmann contacts

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It would appear that Barcelona's quest to secure the services of the French striker, Antoine Griezmann , could be thwarted by the authorities. Antoine Griezmann , who has a contract with Atlético Madrid until 2022, has a contract cancellation clause of €100 million ($118 million), which makes him an interesting player for the great European clubs. Read More »

Is George Clooney in Ocean's 8?

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Clooney's thief from the earlier films. Bullock and Blanchett enlists the help of suburban mom Sarah Paulson , jewelry expert Mindy Kaling , fashion designer Helena Bonham Carter , computer hacker Rihanna and the street smart Awkwafina in order to pull off the heist. Read More »

Heavy rain starts Christmas weekend

There is the chance that bursts of heavier snow could lead to more than a dusting, but mild ground temps will keep the accumulation in check. Locally we will see a small shower chance, breezy conditions and highs in the lower 60s along with mostly cloudy skies. Read More »

North Korea now testing anthrax on ICBMs

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The report is also said to state that the U.S. government is aware of the tests - which North Korea reportedly has strongly denied and threatened to "take revenge" on the USA for saying it is developing biological weapons. The U.S. and South Korea proceeded with those drills anyway. The WannaCry ransomware attack infected computers worldwide and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service. Read More »

North Korea to blame for WannaCry cyberattack

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Lazarus Group is widely believed by security researchers and US officials to have been responsible for the 2014 hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment, which destroyed files, leaked corporate communications online and led to the departure of several top studio executives. Read More »

Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson Opens Up About Raising A Daughter In Hollywood

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Well, they've now given that bonkers tune a suitably wild music video that may be more action-packed than the actual movie itself. Again, I knew that I had some degree of fun, but I can't remember much of the fun that was had. Johnson and Hart, in particular, who have worked together before in the crime comedy Central Intelligence (2016), have so much fun with their wisecracks and take-downs of each other that some of it must have been improvised. Read More »

Somerset Freeholders place wreaths at 2 Veterans Plazas

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Every year, truck drivers and fleet owners volunteer their time and vehicles to deliver the wreaths from Worcester's facility in ME to Arlington National Cemetery and other cemeteries on the second or third Saturday of December. More than 100 volunteers trekked to Forest Dale Cemetery and took part in a nationwide effort Saturday to honor America's veterans in the holiday season. Read More »

Some key quotes after ethics watchdog's ruling that Trudeau broke conflict rules

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The Aga Khan, a prominent philanthropist, has business ties with the Canadian government and there was "ongoing official business between the Government of Canada and the Aga Khan at the time each invitation was accepted", Dawson found. But Dawson notes that between 1983 and 2013, the younger Trudeau and the Aga Khan only interacted once at the elder Trudeau's funeral. But, she added, the prime minister did contravene conflict of interest rules by accepting travel to and from the island and ... Read More »

Democrat wins recount in Virginia House race

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The most recent one-vote margin in a House race was in 1991. Also, a recount began today in the Richomond-area 68th District. The GOP held a 66-to-34 majority in the state House prior to the November 7 election. But that process seemed less likely to be of outcome, given that Democrat Dawn Adams was 336 votes ahead of Republican incumbent Del. Under state law, the State Board of Elections now has to break the tie in House District 94 through "determination by lot ". Read More »

Pentagon Program Spent Millions Investigating UFOs

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Videos of such sightings have been released in recent months - such as one in November showing a freakish white object being chased by two Navy F/A-18F fighter jets. The AATIP program was not fully classified, but a very small number of USA officials were informed. Instead, if aliens happen to land in America and open communications with the well-worn icebreaker "take me to your leader", they'll end up meeting someone who's barely recognizable as a human being. Read More »

Detroit is likely not getting a Major League Soccer team

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The press conference will be at the Country Music Hall of Fame in downtown Nashville at 4 p.m. The league is expected to announce Wednesday that Nashville will have an MLS team and plans to build a $250 million, 27,500-seat stadium, according to a report from Sports Illustrated . Read More »

Former Springfield teacher accused of rape

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A Christian high school teacher in OR faces charges of rape and sodomy after her husband caught her partially naked at home with a student, according to court records. The sheriff's office began an investigation into the relationship on December 12 after being alerted to it. "He likewise said he and Baber engaged in sexual relations a few times per week at her habitation", Register-Guard revealed. Read More »

Antonio Conte claims Andreas Christensen could become the next John Terry

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Although, the much-coveted center back had been Liverpool's for the taking this past summer, this time the Reds might need to contend with 2018 Premier League champions, Manchester City , who for all their splendor, could do with some assistance for John Stones , Nicolas Otamendi and Eliaquim Mangala in the heart of defense. Read More »

Two Republicans block Trump's Ex-Im Bank nominee Scott Garrett

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In doing so, the Bank levels the playing field for USA goods and services going up against foreign competition in overseas markets, so that American companies can create more good-paying jobs. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) described Garrett as "a leader of the effort to slam shut the doors of America's export financing bank, and he can not hide his contempt for Ex-Im". Read More »

Final Tax Bill: Biggest Cuts for the Middle

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Vulnerable Republicans in districts targeted by Democrats - especially in once-conservative Orange County, which Hillary Clinton won last November - are also reluctant to do anything that will alienate their constituents. The approval of the legislation, which President Donald Trump has pledged to sign, comes even though recent polls show a majority of Americans disapprove of the bill. Read More »

US Blames North Korea for WannaCry Ransomware Attack

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Tom Bossert, homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, published an opinion letter in the Wall Street Journal stating as much. Bossert called on governments and businesses to come together to reduce the risks of cyber attacks and for harsher punishments. Read More »

Palestinian teen remains in coma after being shot by Israeli forces

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However, the servicemen did not oblige the girls, and refrained from retaliating throughout the encounter. The girls filmed their confrontation of the soldiers with cellphones. According to reports, the victim was shot at close range during demonstrations staged in the village of Nabi Saleh in the occupied West Bank. Then in 2015, a picture of the girl biting the hand of an Israeli soldier trying to arrest her brother became a symbolic photo shared widely around the world. Read More »

Words banned at CDC were also banned at other HHS agencies

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While the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention refutes these reports, new ones have come up saying that the ban extends beyond the agency. But Fitzgerald said in a series of tweets on Sunday said there are "no banned words", while emphasizing the agency's commitment to data-driven science. Read More »