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Twitter Goes Nuts Over Pentagon's Secret UFO Program: 'I Want to Believe'

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The New York Times reported on Saturday that the hush-hush program, tasked with investigating sightings of unidentified flying objects , or UFOs, ran from 2007 to 2012 with $22 million in annual funding secretly tucked away in U.S. The Times noted that the defence department had never before acknowledged the existence of the programme, but officials now say it was shut down in 2012. Read More »

Woman found dead in woods mauled by dogs

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A Virginia woman took her pet dogs for a walk in the woods near her home which turned into the big tragedy and led her to death. Stephens' father had called the sheriff's office after he hadn't seen his daughter in a day. "The victim had defensive wounds on her hands and arms trying to keep the dogs away from her, which would be consistent with being attacked while she was still alive". Read More »

McQuaid: Froome's adverse drugs test a 'disaster' for cycling

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The post was deleted later on Wednesday and she then posted an apology on Thursday but scans of the original surfaced on social media. She later apologised for the "emotional comments and insults". When asked by Cyclingnews why he called the reputations of Team Sky and Wiggins to be restored, despite knowing the salbutamol news relating to Froome, Cookson said that he "mistakenly thought that the matter must have been resolved". Read More »

Vijay Diwas 2017: Great Memories of National Achievement

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It culminated with the abject surrender of Pakistani forces in East Pakistan (now, Bangladesh), with nearly 1,00,000 being taken prisoners of war (PoWs), and eventually leading up to the liberation of Bangladesh on December 16. The year 1971, was the year of the bravery of the three armies. In order to make its borders strong, India helped in liberating Bangladesh. On 25 November, President Yahya Khan told press correspondents that in ten days, he would be away fighting a war against India. Read More »

Austria forms government coalition with far-right party

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It then embarked on coalition talks with the right-wing Freedom Party, led by Heinz-Christian Strache. Kurz, who will be the new chancellor, said the new government would work to reduce Austrians' tax burden, strengthen the economy and "above all, we want to ensure more security in our country, including by fighting illegal immigration". Read More »

Inflammatory letter sheds light on Uber's alleged misconduct

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Judge Alsup disagreed with this characterization, harshly criticizing the Uber legal team for not disclosing the letter in the first place. Addressing the allegations made in the letter, an Uber spokesperson said, "While we haven't substantiated all the claims in this letter - and, importantly, any related to Waymo - our new leadership has made clear that going forward we will compete honestly and fairly, on the strength of our ideas and technology ". Read More »

Officials investigating pilot training, maintenance after fatal Hydro One chopper crash

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Provincial police say the crash occurred about noon in Tweed, north of Kingston. The TSB and Hydro One were expected to provide more information at a news conference from Tweed, Ont., beginning at 2:30 p.m. Friends of Howes, who was from Bath, Ont., and was a line technician with Hydro One since August 2013, took to Facebook to remember him as someone "who always had a smile on his face" with a contagious laugh to match. Read More »

Ethics opens probe of Nevada Dem facing misconduct claims

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Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-Nev.) announced on Saturday that he would not launch a re-election bid amid sexual misconduct allegations against him. Ben Ray Lujan of New Mexico, and the top House Democratic Leader, Nancy Pelosi , urged Kihuen to resign shortly after BuzzFeed News reported allegations from a former campaign staffer who said Kihuen made multiple unwanted advances a year ago, prompting her to quit his campaign. Read More »

Trouble at Tussey Mountain: Minor injuries reported after chairlift malfunction

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May not be able to run it today. According to a post on its Facebook page , the novice area and tube park are still open. A ski lift malfunctioned at Tussey Mountain Ski Resort in Centre County, Pa. we are working on it now". All passengers were safely removed from the lift before 1 p.m. The park opened for the season Saturday. "We apologize to anyone who was offended by our hashtag". Read More »

Southampton boss Pellegrino has Hazard plan to undo Chelsea

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Puel took Southampton to eighth in the Premier League last season and led them to the League Cup final where they were unfortunate to lose to Manchester United . "In football, everybody has different opinions", said Pellegrino, when asked if he hoped Puel would receive a warm reception from Southampton's fans. Read More »

GOP releases its final tax plan - here's what's in it

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A bigger, refundable child tax credit . After months of negotiations, the Republican lawmaker demanded that a larger percentage of a child tax credit be refundable against payroll taxes to benefit lower income families. The bill also takes an axe to Obamacare, repealing its mandate for individuals to have health insurance or pay a fine. The tax bill was expected to add at least $1 trillion to the 20 trillion USA national debt over 10 years, making it an unusual example of deficit spending ... Read More »

Pence Delays Trip to Preside Over Senate Tax Vote

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According to the adjusted, tentative schedule, Pence will now arrive from Cairo on Wednesday evening, according to Israeli officials. Pence is scheduled to address the Israeli Knesset on the first major USA visit to Israel since President Trump declared on December 6 that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Read More »

Email shows music publicist suggested meeting between Trump, Putin in 2015

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A number of Russian officials have repeatedly refuted the claims, calling them groundless and stressing that no evidence had been revealed to support them. No, they have another military exercise, and North Korea responded by launching another missile. "All of these steps force us to wonder about the sincerity of statements that suggest that there is a preference for a peaceful approach to resolving the crisis" in the United States, Nebenzya said. Read More »

White House banning several words and phrases from CDC's next budget report

Health and Human Services, which oversees the CDC , dropped questions about sexual orientation and gender identity in two surveys of elderly people earlier this year. The budget blueprint is generally shaped to reflect an administration's priorities. The CDC, along with other federal agencies, submits its budget proposals to the Office of Management and Budget. Read More »

China sidesteps blame over South Korean journalist's beating

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Xi acknowledged a recent setback in the South Korea-China relations in his bilateral summit with Moon on Thursday. Mr Moon, who came to office in May, kicked off a fence-mending state visit on Wednesday that appears to be bearing fruit. This visit underscored the common history of the two countries which experienced Japanese aggression in the first half of the 20th century and was Mr Moon's way of drawing the two countries closer, said analysts. Read More »

RS adjourned over disqualification of Sharad Yadav, Ali Anwar Ansari

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Congress leader Anand Sharma also got up and said Agarwal was trying to raise a point of order and asked whether this could be raised "only at a particular time". The Congress members stormed into the well when the Chairman refuses Azad to question his decision saying "the Chairman's rulings can not become issue of debate". Read More »

Want to make Meghalaya top tourist destination: PM Modi

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Government plans to focus on around 115 districts which are relatively backward when evaluated on various indicators. This comes 13 years after the last major central sector hydro-power project in the North-Eastern Region-the Kopili Stage-II. Read More »

Minnesota Governor Picks Tina Smith to Fill Al Franken's Senate Seat

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An adviser to Dayton declined to comment Tuesday night, and Smith did not immediately return a message from MPR News. Last week, Franken, facing a string of sexual misconduct allegations and mounting pressure from fellow Democrats, announced he would be resigning "in the coming" weeks, but has not yet disclosed exactly when. Read More »

'Merry Christmas' greeting? Half of Americans don't care

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Perhaps surprisingly, however, not that many people are bothered by it. The survey was conducted by telephone a few weeks ago, "among a representative sample" of 1,503 adults nationwide, Pew said. Of those polled this year, only 66 percent believe that Jesus was born of a virgin, down from 73 percent in 2014, while only 68 percent believe that three magi followed a star to find baby Jesus and present him with gifts, down from 75 percent in 2014. Read More »

Opposition queries not addressed at all-party meet: Kharge

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The winter session of Parliament began on a stormy note in Rajya Sabha on Friday and was adjourned till 2.30 pm following uproar over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks, alleging collusion between Manmohan Singh and others with Pakistan for Gujarat polls. Read More »

Joe Biden and Meghan McCain Had the Sweetest, Saddest Moment Together

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Now in his sixth Senate term, McCain, 81, underwent surgery in mid-July to remove a 2-inch (51-millimeter) blood clot in his brain after being diagnosed with glioblastoma . Former Vice President Joe Biden sought to console the daughter of ailing Sen. Biden moved to sit next to McCain and offer words of encouragement and joke about his long relationship with Sen. Read More »

Unlikely dance star Gemma Atkinson is one step away from Strictly title

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They'll also revisit the judges' favourite dance of theirs from the series, as well as their own personal favourite, which will only be revealed on the night. "Trying to bring back her favourite moments from the show into something fun, quick, fast and a lot of tricks". Gemma Atkinson is partnered with Aljaz Skorjanec and has been very consistent throughout the whole competition. Read More »

Man bitten by sea lion says animal trailed him

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Despite his brush with death, Einfeldt said it won't stop him from swimming. A swimmer bitten by a sea lion in San Francisco says he believes the animal trailed him as he swam from the beach to the mouth of a cove where he was attacked. Shaun Johnson said. It is not pupping season - harbor seals breed from March through May and sea lions go to the Channel Islands from May through August to raise pups - so it probably isn't a mother protecting her young, Simeone said. Read More »

After Yuvraj, another Indian smashes six sixes in an over !!

Ravindra Jadeja , the wiry Indian all-rounder showed his batting prowess during the inter-district T20 tournament when he slammed six sixes in an over. Jamnagar scored 239/6 courtesy Jadeja's mammoth ton and ended up winning the match by 121 runs. India's Yuvraj Singh and South Africa's Herschelle Gibbs recorded the sixes in worldwide cricket, while Gary Sobers and Ravi Shastri did so in first-class games. Read More »

SC to hear Aadhaar pleas today

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The five-judge constitution bench led by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also ruled that people can open new accounts by submitting the application number for Aadhaar , but that it had to be furnished to the banks by March 31. Mobile phone SIM cards have to be linked by February 6. The move came as the Supreme Court hears a number of cases over a controversial identification project based on biometric details and rolled out by the government nationwide, known as Aadhaar. Read More »

Nazareth cancels Christmas celebration over Trump Jerusalem move

Last week, two Palestinians were killed in an Israeli strike. The Muslim world and US allies in Europe have denounced the move, saying that it is detrimental to the ongoing peace process through which Palestinians hope to make East Jerusalem the capital of their potential state. Read More »

United States and Saudi Arabia arms in ISIS hands?

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From 2014 to 2017, vehicle has documented the origins and supply chain of over 40,000 items, including rifles, missiles, and improvised explosive devices. Daesh "rapidly gained custody of significant quantities of this materiel". The Obama administration and Hillary Clinton's Department of State undoubtedly helped ISIS obtain numerous weapons it has used to stir chaos throughout the Middle East. Read More »

Beijing 'continues building on S. China Sea isles'

Navy chief Shen Jinlong told Vice Admiral Tim Barrett on Thursday in Beijing that Australian and Chinese naval ties have had stable development, but raised concerns about "a series of Australian Navy actions". The contested islands are claimed by various countries, and China does not own them. Critics see the diplomatic negotiations as a delaying tactic to allow China to complete its militarisation program. Read More »

Contestant's family forced to flee Iraq after receiving death threats

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The woman who represented Iraq at the Miss Universe beauty pageant apparently had to flee her home country with her family because of a single photo she shared on Instagram. Idan, who said she had served with both the USA and Iraqi armies: "She asked for a photo and I agreed, saying that I too hoped for peace and wanted to help pass on the message". Read More »

Tillerson retreats on offer of unconditional N. Korea talks

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We have a lot of support. South Korean Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Cho Hyun called on North Korea to participate in the upcoming PyeongChang Winter Olympics during a ministerial meeting at the United Nations Security Council in NY on Friday local time , the foreign ministry said. Read More »

Westbrook's triple-double helps Thunder beat 76ers in 3 OT

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Russell Westbrook grabbed the rebound and was fouled by Joel Embiid . Embiid and Westbrook combined to score eight straight points in the third overtime, and Embiid waved see-ya later when Adams fouled out of the game. It was the Sixers' fifth loss in six games and dropped them to 14-14. Things really picked up in the second overtime between the Philadelphia 76ers and Oklahoma City Thunder was rife with controversy. Read More »

Tillerson calls on China, Russia to increase North Korea pressure

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The North Korean envoy made no mention of dialogue, instead telling council members that the North "will march forward and make great advancement victoriously as [the world's] most powerful nuclear and military state". On Friday, South Korea wrapped up the East Asian Football Federation E-1 Football Championship where Japan, North Korea and China also compete. North Korea may have just inadvertently revealed the true extent of its nuclear weapon production in the background of a news bulletin. Read More »