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U.S. votes against United Nations resolution calling for end to Cuba embargo

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US Ambassador Nikki Haley keeps on calling out the nonsense that's become routine at the United Nations. "When the United States abstained on this resolution a year ago, its decision was explained by saying, 'We recognize that the future of the island lies in the hands of the Cuban people.' There is a casual cruelty to that remark for which I am profoundly sorry", Haley said. Read More »

China maintained their friendly ties with N. Korea - FM

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North Korea and the United States of America have been at loggerheads a lot over the last couple of months and talks of nuclear warfare have become a regular discussion between the two countries. North Korea once held public executions to try to stop people there from smuggling in South Korean dramas that they watched purely for entertainment. Read More »

Chuck Staben To Remain University Of Idaho President

Stokes will start her new post at New Mexico's flagship university in March. She will replace Interim President Choauki Abdallah, who remarked in a campus-wide email, "It has truly been an honor to be a part of the University's journey during the previous year, and I look forward to welcoming the new president to the campus in March 2018". Read More »

Russian strategic bombers hammer terrorists' facilities in Syria

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Unlike the previous battles in southern Aleppo and Palmyra, the Syrian Army and IRGC are not relying on Russian choppers for assistance; instead, they are using several attack drones to clear the imperative Deir Ezzor-Albukamal Road. France, a key backer of the Syrian opposition High Negotiations Committee (HNC), has struggled to set up its own peace initiative that would see the permanent members of the Security Council come to an agreement on how to move stalled peace talks forward. Read More »

Rohingya crisis: Myanmar's Suu Kyi visits troubled Rakhine

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In late August, insurgents of Rohingya origin attacked security posts in Myanmar's Rakhine state, prompting a harsh response from the authorities, with hundreds of people dying in the ongoing clashes and thousands being forced to flee. The United Nations calls the military's campaign there "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing". Myanmar's Rakhine state was plunged into violence in August, when troops cracking down on a local insurgency embarked on the alleged slaughter and expulsion of the ... Read More »

Trump reportedly no longer trusts advice from son-in-law Jared Kushner

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Trump's lawyer Ty Cobb has been advocating the view that playing ball will lead to a quick resolution (Cobb did not respond to a request for comment). "Trump is at 33 percent in Gallup". President Trump is blaming Jared Kushner's bad advice for leading to the investigations that now threaten his presidency, Vanity Fair reported Wednesday. Read More »

Miami firefighters dismissed after noose appears hanging over black colleague's photos

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Miami police began an investigation following the September 9 events. The terminations were handed down Wednesday, the city said in a statement to CNN. "Tomorrow we will reveal troubling issues about this incident", said City of Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado. Of the six firefighters who were fired, two were supervisors who lied to investigators, according to the dismissal letters. Read More »

Trump backs off call to send NYC attacker to Guantanamo

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Saipov was a legal resident of the US, and no one arrested on American soil has ever been sent to Guantanamo Bay . "Transferring the suspect from NY would raise a host of constitutional and legal issues", the Times reports, "and it was not clear that Mr. Read More »

Set your clocks back: this weekend is Daylight Saving Time

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US territories such as American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands don't make the change, either. "To drastically reduce the risk of you or your loved ones dying in a home fire, make it a tradition to change the batteries in your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, or install new detectors, if necessary", State Fire Marshal Julie Secontine said in a statement. Read More »

NYC Terror Suspect Ticketed in Nebraska

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Most recently, Saipvo was ticketed by State Patrol in February in Cass County for having an overweight truck. Cass County Court records show he was fined $75 for the stop on westbound Interstate 80 near mile marker 415 in Cass County. Authorities in NY say Saipov is listed in critical condition, but is expected to survive the gunshot from a police officer who shot him after he drove a pick-up down a crowded bike path along the Hudson River in Manhattan. Read More »

Rick Perry suggests fossil fuels could reduce sexual assault in Africa

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Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Thursday offered a new, off-kilter, rationale for supporting the expansion of fossil fuels in Africa: the prevention of sexual assault . Richard PerryA renaissance to reverse USA strategic minerals imports: Dig, Baby, Dig Week ahead: Senate to vote on disaster relief bill Perry is safeguarding America's energy grid against next Polar Vortex MORE should resign over his Thursday statement that fossil fuels can help prevent sexual assault. Read More »

Cops: Man attacks wife with hatchet, then kills self with chainsaw

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The wife's injuries were not life threatening, according to police. Responding officers found the man lying in a pool of blood in the garage, with serious injuries from a chainsaw, police said. "I'd never seen anything like that", Zury Bradcovich said after witnessing some of the incident through a window. "Then I saw them finding the older gentleman and brought him to the garage, put him on the ground and he was bleeding tremendously from this part of his body. Read More »

Trump nominee withdraws from consideration for top USDA science post

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That news followed a quick series of connected developments in the Russian Federation investigation being conducted by the Department of Justice special counsel: first, a guilty plea - announced Monday -by a former campaign adviser who worked for Clovis, and then, reports that Clovis has been interviewed by special counsel Robert Mueller's team in the Russian Federation case and also testified before a Washington, D.C., grand jury. Read More »

Anti-Semitic incidents surge in United States, ADL says

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Anti-Semitic assaults, however, have fallen 60 percent: There were 12 assaults in the first nine months of 2017, as opposed to 29 over the same period a year ago. In all of 2016, there were 1,266 - a 34 percent increase over 2015. "For over a century, ADL has worked tirelessly to protect any community targeted by hatred - and we're not about to stand down now", Mr. Read More »

Maute stragglers killed in Marawi firefight

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The encounter happened at 8:40 p.m. on Wednesday when the two armed terrorists and soldiers engaged in a firefight in Marawi's main battle area. Two more Maute fighters, including the alleged right-hand man of terror leader Isnilon Hapilon , were killed, the military said on Thursday. Read More »

Tesla pushes back production targets for Model 3

Last month, Tesla announced that it delivered only 220 Model 3 vehicles and produced 260 units during the third quarter. Today, the company said it delivered 26,137 cars during the third quarter, but only 222 of those were Model 3s. Revenue rose 30 percent to $2.98 billion. Tesla shares were down 5 percent in extended hours trading. That could be a potential delay of around three months. Read More »

Trump announces Broadcom will move back to US

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Tan pointed to hard conditions for running a business as the reason Broadcom had moved overseas, but he said the company's identity has remained American. The Singapore Economic Development Board has awarded the company with tax breaks for having a major presence there, but the company warned in a recent regulatory filing that one of those benefits terminates in 2021, four years earlier than expected. Read More »

GOP tax bill: Here is a look at the new brackets

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But they also showed a willingness to jettison major aspects of their plan in order to get a bill through Congress. Trump is also meeting separately with Republican senators, who must also unite to pass the tax plan. The GOP wants to double the exemption on inherited assets in the near-term and completely eliminate it after six years. Anything above $1.5 trillion would force Republicans to amend their plan to generate more revenue - a change that would likely prove hard. Read More »

Trump Accuses Clinton of Deliberately Losing Election So He Could Be Impeached

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Clinton said if she were president, she would form a commission to look into the role social media has on elections. Failed US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has joked about dressing as the president for Halloween. She pointed out that the oppo research (that later spawned the dossier) was originally launched by Never-Trumper Republicans at the Washington Free Beacon . Read More »

President Tsai named 15th most powerful woman in the world

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British Prime Minister, Theresa May , took second place in the ranking, while Hillary Clinton, who was ranked the world's second-most powerful woman in 2016, fell to 63rd place after her election defeat to U.S. At No. 19 was newcomer Ivanka Trump , who Forbes said was a key player in the US White House and the de facto first lady, given her stepmother Melania Trump's decision to avoid the limelight. Read More »

China vetoes United Nations move on Azhar

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China, a veto-wielding permanent member of the UN Security Council, has repeatedly blocked moves to sanction Azhar under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee since previous year. The block was due to expire on Thursday. China has rejected an application at UNSC to sanction Masood Azhar. Earlier, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying told a media briefing: "we raised a technical hold so as to allow more time for the committee and its members to deliberate on this matter". Read More »

Trump Tax Bill Hammers New York and California

Four of every 10 Garden State taxpayers deduct either income or sales taxes, behind only Maryland and CT, according to New Jersey Policy Perspective, a progressive research group. The GOP plan would cut the tax of this foreign-earned income to 12 percent for cash and 5 percent for non-cash. Rep. Kevin Brady , R-Tex., the committee's chairman and the GOP point man on taxes, said the legislation has the support of President Donald Trump , whom GOP lawmakers will visit at the White House ... Read More »

United States could charge six Russian officials over DNC email hacking

The case would provide the clearest picture yet of how the DNC computers were hacked, and attack that US intelligence services have blamed on their Russian counterparts. If the case is brought by federal prosecutors, it would pinpoint the specific Russian military and intelligence hackers behind the attack on the DNC and the e-mails of John Podesta, who was campaign chairman for Trump's Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. Read More »

Embarrassed JD-U sacks hooch tragedy accused from party

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The CM's photo with Singh was taken last Sunday when he was honoring one Harendra Singh from Ara who had, at the call of Kumar's dowry-free Bihar, returned Rs. Summary: The ruling JD (U) had to go on the back foot as photographs showing CM Nitish Kumar with an alleged liquor mafia, went viral on the social media on Monday evening. Read More »

8 killed after terrorist in truck rips through NYC bike lane

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He was shot in the leg and apprehended by police. An Associated Press photographer on the scene Tuesday witnessed at least two bodies lying motionless on the path beneath tarps. Four of the injured were riding in a school bus that was rammed on October 31, 2017 by a radical Islamic terrorist near Stuyvesant High School. "There was a vehicle crash, and then he started to shoot". Read More »

Robert Mercer Sells Stake in Breitbart Citing Disagreements with Bannon and Milo

Portraying himself as a conservative who advocates small government, Mercer complained that the media has "intimated that my politics marches in lockstep with Steve Bannon's ". "For personal reasons, I have also chose to sell my stake in Breitbart News to my daughters", he said in the letter , in which he also announced that he would step back from his management responsibilities at the fund. Read More »

Spokesman: US family missing in Brazil is found

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As People reported , the family keeps a travel blog called Our Open Road , which documents their journeys. Friends and relatives think Adam and Emily Harteau and their 3- and 7-year-old daughters chose to flee the boat to get away from the pirates and have been walking in the jungle since. Read More »

State BJP launches Parivartana Yatra

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Apart from BJP state leaders BS Yeddyurappa, Jagadish Shettar, KS Eshwarappa, R Ashok and other senior union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Nitin Gadkari and Uma Bharti and Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan, are also set to participate in the yatra at various stages. Read More »

Jinnah's daughter Dina Wadia passes away

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She was born on August 15, 1919. In the wake of wedding to a Parsi businessman she remained in India and in this manner moved to the United Kingdom. She and Neville lived in Mumbai and had two children before the couple divorced. However, their relationship was strained after she fell in love with an Indian Parsi named Neville Wadia with whom she eventually got married. Read More »

James Comey's upcoming book is called 'A Higher Loyalty'

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Announcing his book contract in August with publisher Flatiron Books - a deal reportedly worth several million dollars - Comey titillated future readers by promising "yet unheard anecdotes". Comey tweeted from the account Thursday about his book, stealing a line from his June testimony: "Lordy I hope there are pictures". Comey will apparently recount his involvement in both the investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she ... Read More »