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Wreaths across America, Dec. 16

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The Grand Island Veterans Home will host a " Wreaths Across America " ceremony in the All Faiths Chapel on Saturday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. Volunteers will place the wreaths at soldiers' graves. And as a combat veteran, he felt a personal connection to the mission. "I've been going to this church a long time, and my great grandfather who was in World War II is buried here". Read More »

Police arrest leaders of far-right group retweeted by Trump

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Jayda Fransen, 31, of Beeches Close, Anerley, London, was in court over two charges relating to behaviour meant to or likely to stir up hatred. Her defense lawyer indicated she would plead not guilty. "I have just been into court for my first hearing, they have applied for bail conditions which basically state I am not allowed to speak in public or use social media at all". Read More »

2 journalists, including Reuters reporter, arrested in Yangon

More than half a million Rohingya have fled northwestern Myanmar into Bangladesh since a concerted military crackdown began in late August, following militant attacks on a border post. The number of online defamation cases has shot up, with a telecommunications law ensnaring online satirists, activists and journalists. Previously, the armed forces stated that around 400 people had been killed, a lot of them described as Muslim terrorists. Read More »

A Chico family prepares for the first night of Hanukkah

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Greenberg said the search for oil should remind Jewish people to increase their light and search for the goodness inside of themselves. That's something else we can celebrate this Hanukkah, though we can't take it for granted given the turbulent times in which we live and the strengthening of intolerant voices. Read More »

Winter Storm Warning in Effect through Wednesday

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The National Weather Service early Monday afternoon issued a winter weather advisory that affects all of southeast MI including Farmington and Farmington Hills. More snow for Western New York is on the way starting tonight and into tomorrow. Total snow accumulations of 4 to 7 inches are possible.* WHERE.Southeast Michigan with the exception of the Thumb. Read More »

United PDP Will Sack Buhari-led APC in 2019 - Atiku

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But in a statement on Sunday, Dokpesi said PDP must be the victor in the end. The party also has a new National Secretary in Senator Umar Ibrahim Tsauri who polled a total of 1,549 votes to defeat Alhaji Abubakar Mustapha and Senator Nenadi Usman who garnered 371 and 287 votes respectively. Read More »

White House expected to address Trump accusers, Alabama senate race

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While Sanders railed against CNN , a Washington Post reporter , and ABC News for recent episodes of botched reporting, Tur noted that the current White House has a awful track record when it comes to telling the truth - a history of falsehoods that she is still "waiting for the apology" on. Read More »

Trump Signs New Space Policy Directive To Send Americans To Moon, Mars

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The policy calls for NASA to "lead an innovative and sustainable program of exploration with commercial and global partners to enable human expansion across the solar system and to bring back to Earth new knowledge and opportunities". No American astronaut has been to the moon since 1972, and the agency has more recently focused on near-Earth missions. The President said he was taking a giant step toward "reclaiming America's proud destiny in space". Read More »

Anti-US protest over Jerusalem turns violent in Lebanon

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Scuffles between protesters and police had already taken place by 10:30 a.m., and several injured people had been carried away from the scene by fellow demonstrators. It warned that attempts to change the legal status of Jerusalem or to "change the Arab identity of the city" are "provocations to the feelings of Muslims and Christians across the Muslim and Arab world" and violates worldwide law. Read More »

Nikki Haley says women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct "should be heard"

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When asked what she thinks of the "cultural shift" taking place in the U.S., Haley said she is "incredibly proud of the women who have come forward". President Donald Trump has repeatedly denied accusations against him, calling them "totally fake news". While the latest move by the administration may impact the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, as Vice President Mike Pence prepares to visit the Middle East, Haley maintains that "both sides" will come to table and "decide what they ... Read More »

IDF suspends commander for stealing fruit from Palestinian vendor during clashes

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The soldier from the IDF's Givati Brigade had been deployed to Hebron where Palestinians were protesting United States President Donald Trump's controversial recognition of Israel's claim over the disputed city of Jerusalem. "We will seek a new mediator from our Arab brothers and the global community", Maliki told reporters in Cairo before the Arab League meeting on Trump's Jerusalem decision. Read More »

Abbas' spokesman says 'Jerusalem is more important than the American government'

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Abbas' refusal to host Trump was confirmed by Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki before an Arab League meeting in Cairo. "The United States has crossed all the red lines with the Jerusalem decision", he added. Israel launched fresh air strikes on the Gaza Strip on Saturday in response to rocket fire from the enclave, and the Palestinian Hamas group said two of its gunmen were killed in the bombings. Read More »

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

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The first significant snowstorm of the season will blanket most of New Jersey on Saturday. A winter storm warning remains in effect today for expected heavy snow , according to the National Weather Service in NY. Winter storm warnings are in effect from Virginia to MA, according to the National Weather Service -- excluding Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City for now, which are under a winter weather advisory instead. Read More »

Voting for 1st phase of Gujarat elections today

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Last month, Patidar quota stir leader Hardik Patel pledged support of his Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) to the Congress for Gujarat Assembly elections , saying the opposition party has accepted the demand of giving reservation to his community in a "special category". Read More »

Border arrests plunge, deportation arrests soar — APNewsBreak

The others will be processed for deportation. The ICE spokeswoman said that the agency has "always conducted courthouses arrests on an as-needed basis". Immigration analysts said the mere election of Mr. Trump dissuaded some border jumpers, but the effect could be diminishing. FILE - In this October 19, 2017, file photo, a group of people are detained by Border Patrol agents on horseback after crossing the border illegally from Tijuana, Mexico, near prototypes for a border wall, right, ... Read More »

Airlines Are Rerouting Flights to Avoid North Korean Missiles

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The company confirmed to the that crew witnessed "what is suspected to be the re-entry" of the missile into the earth's atmosphere. North Korea often lobs its missiles into the East Sea. While North Korea has claimed that their new weapon has put all parts of the United States within reach of a devastating strike, USA officials say the latest test was a failure since the missile broke apart on re-entry as the airliner witnessed. Read More »

China alleges Indian drone invaded its airspace, crashed across the border

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The military's charge comes ahead of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to New Delhi to take part in the Russia-India-China (RIC) Foreign Ministers meeting to be held on December 11. India had intervened on Bhutan's behalf as Chinese building activities threatened "Chicken's Neck"- a narrow strip of land connecting Indian mainland to its northeastern states. Read More »

Senate Confirms Trump's Pick for Homeland Security Secretary

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Kelly left the Department of Homeland Security for the White House in late July during a shakeup that included the resignation of the former chief of staff, Reince Priebus. Nielsen faced challenges from Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee who said she lacked experience leading a large agency. Read More »

Black Mirror announces premiere date and trailer twist for fans

First up is " Arkangel ", being directed by Jodie Foster . Charlie Brooker's celebrated and award-winning anthology series will be available to stream in its entirety on Netflix from Friday, 29 December. Created by Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror's fourth season will be available on Netflix on December 29, 2017 . " Hang the DJ " immerses itself in the real-life horror that is online dating. Read More »

Gunman reported at school with 'multiple people shot' - armed police on scene

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Authorities say two students and a gunman are dead after a shooting at Aztec High School in northwestern New Mexico . The sherrif's officer said: "Aztec High School is locked down and being evacuated". He and other students moved to a corner of the room out of sight of the door and hid. There were no other injuries reported, state police added. ABC affiliate KOAT , citing Aztec police, report that two people were shot - though their conditions were not specified - and that the suspect is ... Read More »

John Travolta says rumours about Gotti biopic are ''fake news''

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It is unclear if the film will find new distribution or when it's now scheduled to debut. Gotti - who died aged 61 of throat cancer in prison in 2002 - was one of the most powerful and risky crime bosses in the world. The film also stars Travolta's wife Kelly Preston and their daughter Ella Bleu Travolta, along with Pruitt Taylor Vince, Stacy Keach, Chris Mulkey, Lydia Hull and rising star Spencer Lofranco. Read More »

Israeli Army Strikes Several Border Areas In Gaza

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Illustrative image of a previous strike on Gaza. Israel holds Hamas responsible for all activity happening in the Gaza Strip. Israeli sources claimed the army fired the missiles and shells "in response to a shell" that was reportedly fired from Gaza, causing no damage or injuries. Read More »

Alaskan athletes react as Olympic committee bans Russian Federation

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In addition to the 2018 ban for Russia's representation as a country, the IOC fined the Russian Olympic Committee $15 million and suspended its president, Alexander Zhukov, as an IOC member. 'This is sport, damn it!' . Nationalist politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, condemned the decision as "sporting racism, political racism". Read More »

Al Franken Is Out

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This decision is not about me. Dozens of his Democratic Senate colleagues called for his resignation Wednesday, including the ranking Democrat, Chuck Schumer. There is "irony in the fact that I'm leaving", Franken said, when Trump is not and Roy Moore "campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party". Read More »

Messi forgoes opportunity to be the world's highest paid player

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City are said to have offered him an incredible £850,000-a-week to move to the Premier League, along with the signing bonus. When it comes to modern day football, there's very little that brings out opinions quite as vociferously as a footballer signing a new contract, especially when details of the size of the deal are leaked. Read More »

Mueller subpoenas bank records in Russian Federation probe

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Specific requests of the bank were not immediately clear but ABC News has previously reported Deutsche Bank loaned the Trump Organization more than $ 300 million for real estate transactions prior to Trump becoming president. In June, Deutsche Bank already rejected demands by US House Democrats to provide details of Trump's finances, saying sharing client data would be illegal unless it received a formal request to do so. Read More »

United States lawmakers vote to reject Democrat's resolution to impeach Trump

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Mueller III, are underway. Green argued that Trump has committed a high misdeed and is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office. The impeachment resolution Green circulated Tuesday does not include any allegations of obstruction of justice or other alleged crimes connected to his 2016 presidential campaign or the pending investigations into connections to Russian Federation. Read More »

Yemen's ex-president's house blown by Houthis

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Air raids also struck northern provinces including Taiz, Haja, Midi and Saada, the rebel-owned channel said, although there was no immediate word on casualties. At least 13 other journalists and media workers are now held hostage in Yemen by armed groups, including the Houthis and al-Qaeda. Saleh ruled Yemen for more than three decades until an Arab Spring uprising forced him to step down in 2012. Read More »

Flynn told a business associate Russian sanctions would be 'ripped up'

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The account is from a whistleblower made public for the first time today. The project in question - promoted by a group of former senior USA military officers, and often described as a " Marshall Plan " of sorts - would involve U.S. According to the account, the unnamed whistleblower ran into Copson at a party in Washington , D.C. on inauguration day. Copson was working with Flynn to promote a joint project with Russian Federation to build nuclear reactors in the Middle East. Read More »

Venezuela's Maduro, under pressure from U.S. sanctions, vows to launch cryptocurrency

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The leader might be looking to make payments to foreign creditors and bondholders in the cryptocurrency in an attempt to streamline the significant debt burden of the country, say opposition leaders. Opposition leaders argue the country's shortages of food and medication are far more pressing and that the digital currency will not address this. As a result, the minimum wage per month has dropped to a meager $4.30. Read More »

Saleh forces deny Houthi claims over control of Sanaa

His home in Sana'a was blown up during an attack, according to a Houthi-run television station. Iranian, Russian and Arab media said Saleh may have been at the permanent headquarter of the General People's Congress in Sana'a where he has been killed. Read More »

Russians can compete at Olympics, but without flag — IOC

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Last summer, facing similar calls to exclude Russia from the Rio Olympics, the IOC pushed the decision onto the global federations of individual sports, allowing them to choose which Russian athletes could compete. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko and his deputy minister Yuri Nagornykh are banned from all future editions of the Olympics. The president of the Russian skating union has described the decision of offensive and insulting. Read More »

Starbucks to Go "Venti" in China

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China is Starbucks' fast-growing and most important overseas market. Shanghai's Reserve Roastery is a fully interactive experience which enables consumers to point their mobile phones at features throughout the store to unlock augmented reality experiences. Read More »

UP: Opposition demands elections in future be held through ballot papers

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He claimed that people will again give a befitting reply to Opposition parties in 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The BJP leader said that the abuse of state machinery is an integral part of political culture of the SP, BSP and Congress . "The BJP (and its allies), which had won 73 out of the 80 Lok Sabha seats and 325 out of 403 assembly seats in UP, could manage to win only 184 out of 652 seats in the UP urban local body polls". Read More »

Time announces Person of the Year finalists

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TIME's first selection was Charles Lindbergh, the first person to make a solo non-stop flight across the Atlantic . That person - or thing - will be announced Wednesday morning. President Trump was named Person of the Year last year, calling it "a tremendous honor". The #MeToo movement has gained steam in recent weeks as a growing number of people have come forward to accuse multiple public figures of sexual misconduct. Read More »

2 militants killed, soldier, civilian injured in Qazigund

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Two soldiers sustained injuries in the attack. An official identified the slain as Sepoy Jitender Singh who was hurt in militant attack on army patrol. As the gunfight erupted between the militants and security forces, the locals of the area took to roads and attempted to march towards the encounter site amidst chanting of pro-freedom and anti-India slogans. Read More »

Meghan Markle's the star on royal debut

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The 81-year-old is well-known for handing bags of Haribo candies to Harry, and first presented his father, the Prince of Wales, with two bags - the other for brother William - 20 years ago. When the joyous pair sat down together for their joint interview with the BBC on Monday , Markle expressed her excitement to join forces with Harry to do good. Read More »

Quake detected near North Korea nuclear site

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A photo released by North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un at the launching of the Hwasong-15 missile. In spite of Trump's rhetoric and warnings that all options, including military ones, are on the table in dealing with North Korea, his administration has stressed it favors a diplomatic solution to the crisis. Read More »