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President Trump signs $1.5tn tax overhaul into law

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Trump is expected to give Congress a blueprint for an infrastructure bill and allow details, such as funding, to be negotiated in a bipartisan manner. "They want to raise your taxes and spend money foolishly.in many cases". He praised the press just hours after attacking the "fake mainstream media" on Twitter. Read More »

Christmas celebrated with fervor and gaiety in Kerala

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For people of many backgrounds, Christmas is an opportunity for families to gather together and celebrate warmth, good food and good company. Pastors at both churches say it is important to remember that there is more to the Christmas holiday than just giving presents. Read More »

Firefighter's family loses home and Christmas gifts in house fire

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No one was home when the fire began and no injuries were reported, but the family that lives there will be displaced because of the damage, fire officials said. It was one of three red bulbs added over the weekend. The Fire department is asking the public for help. The fire spread from the first vehicle to the second, and then into the house. Read More »

Turkey signals new steps to block Trump's Jerusalem move

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Reacting to the UN resolution, the US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, had said , "Unlike some UN member countries, the United States government is answerable to its people; as such, we have an obligation to acknowledge when our political and financial capital is being poorly spent". Read More »

Four killed as bus crashes into underground passageway in Moscow

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Their primary version of what happened is a technical malfunction that caused the bus to veer off the road and down the stairway. Terrorism is not being considered, it is understood, but the driver was detained by police. Three people have been hospitalised, the statement added. The incident occurred near Slaviansky Boulevard station in western Moscow . A helicopter will evacuate the wounded persons. Read More »

37 feared dead in Philippine mall blaze

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Search and rescue operations are still ongoing, but the Vice Mayor said, according to the Bureau of Fire Protection, there was zero chance of survival from the fire. "The fire started on the third floor, which houses products like fabrics, wooden furniture and plastic ware, so the fire quickly spread and it's taking a long time to put out", he said. Read More »

Facebook now shows if your account was influenced by Russian propaganda

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The tool, conveniently tucked away in Facebook's help center , scans past posts in an attempt to link them to known propaganda Pages, some of which have since been deleted. Facebook has been criticized for being slow the acknowledge the extent to which its platform was used by Russian Federation during the 2016 election. Read More »

Family identifies woman killed in deputy-involved shooting in Schertz

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The shooting happened on Thursday in the town of Schertz, just northeast of San Antonio. "A round entered the trailer and a small boy was struck in the torso. The suspect made her way into a second trailer park, and was seen by a dozen witnesses trying to enter trailers, physically threatening witnesses and causing them to believe she was armed. Read More »

Lalu convicted in fodder scam, party to appeal in high court

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While the quantum of punishment will be pronounced on 3 January, Lalo Prasad and the other convicted have already been taken into custody and brought to Ranchi's Birsa Munda jail, CBI sources said. There are six cases related to the fodder scam, and this is the second case in which Lalu has been convicted. In Patna , the party said it will challenge the verdict in the High Court (HC). Read More »

Major, among four soldiers killed in Pak firing along LoC

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However, on the other hand, Pakistan army didn't comment on this incident as yet. Officials said that the latest incident of ceasefire violation took place at a time when the Chief Minister Mahbuba Mufti is in Rajouri district with the intention of removing the complaints of the people. Read More »

FBI Arrests Man For Alleged Pier 39 Christmas Day Terror Plot

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According to court documents , the Federal Bureau of Investigation says Everitt Aaron Jameson "knowingly (provided) material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization". According to the complaint , Jameson expressed support for the terror attack in New York City where a man killed eight people on October 31 when he drove onto a bike path with a rented pickup truck. Read More »

Venus Williams, 2nd driver won't be charged in fatal crash, police say

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His wife suffered a broken arm and other injuries. Police concluded an unidentified third vehicle had illegally cut off the tennis pro as she tried to cross a busy six-lane highway near her home, trapping her in the intersection. At last word, the civil suit filed by Barson's family against Williams is ongoing. In a police report released shortly after the accident, it was indicated that Williams had been deemed "at fault" in the fatal accident. Read More »

Bristol City dump holders Man Utd out of League Cup

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Jose Mourinho's side were holders after winning the League Cup last season. Mourinho said: "They were a bit lucky but they fought a lot to be lucky". "Do the recent results against them give us extra motivation? Yes". Everyone was waiting for our goal so they were lucky. Police apprehend fans as they invade the pitch after the match against Manchester United . Read More »

European Union court sides with taxis in Uber ruling

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When all is said and done, Uber and firms like it will have to comply with strict transport and labor regulations across the EU. Uber has taken the fight to regulators and established taxi and cab companies, expanding from a Silicon Valley startup to a business with a valuation of $68 billion. Read More »

Neil Gorsuch Is in the Neil Gorsuch Business

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Trump had recently attacked judges on Twitter after his travel ban suffered from repeated injunctions on constitutional grounds, which came after he mocked another judge for his Mexican heritage previous year. Gorsuch was among his first and most important accomplishments during his first year in office, and delivered on a major campaign promise", the White House spokesman Raj Shah said in a statement to The Post . Read More »

Trudeau says cannabis will become legal 'next summer,' not July 1

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Dawson said Aga Khan developed a friendship with Trudeau's father in the late 1960s but is not a friend of the current president. He added that he and his family would be spending Christmas this year at the prime minister's official retreat at Harrington Lake in Gatineau Park before taking a trip to the Canadian Rockies. Read More »

North Korea reportedly testing anthrax-loaded ICBMs

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The United States also has come to the same conclusion. "North Korea-a country that starves its own people-has spent hundreds of millions of dollars on nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons that could threaten our homeland", the document states. Read More »

The Pentagon has confirmed its $22M program to investigate UFOs

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Although the government ceased funding the program in 2012, it still remains operational. I think it's one of the good things I did in my congressional service. Bigelow told the Times that, "Internationally, we are the most backward country in the world on this issue". "I left to find an environment where investigating these phenomena is priority number one", he said. Read More »

Parts of Texas May Have a White Christmas This Year

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Snowfall is expected on December 23rd in West Iceland and on Christmas Eve in the north of the country. Expect plenty of clouds Saturday and Sunday with some occasional rain, although both days are not likely to be washouts at this point. Read More »

Twitter begins enforcing rules on 'hateful, abusive' content

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Twitter was also recently accused of failing to act on anti-Muslim videos retweeted by US President Donald Trump after the incident made global headlines. "We consider hateful imagery to be logos, symbols or images whose objective is to promote hostility and malice against others based on their race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or ethnicity/national origin". Read More »

Cyril Ramaphosa wins ANC presidential race

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Zuma's presidency has been plagued by series of scandals and corruption allegations since 2009 when he first became the president, which has also caused a rift within the party and tainted the party's image home and overseas. Ramaphosa has pledged measures to stimulate South Africa's ailing economy, increase employment and ward off further downgrades by credit rating companies, while also promising to curb corruption. Read More »

Six dead, scores injured in Amtrak horror crash

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Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma, two of whom are in critical condition. Federal officials confirmed an Amtrak train was hurtling 50 miles per hour over the speed limit when it careened off an overpass south of Seattle, spilling cars onto the highway below and killing at least three people. Read More »

China calls for unity of int'l community over Jerusalem issue

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The U.N. draft resolution affirmed "that any decisions and actions which purport to have altered the character, status or demographic composition of the Holy City of Jerusalem have no legal effect, are null and void and must be rescinded in compliance with relevant resolutions of the Security Council". Read More »

CDC allegedly banned from using "science-based" and other phrases

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But according to the analyst, others at the meeting were surprised by the announcement, and the general reaction was "incredulous". Federal officials have pushed back against the accusations, with a statement provided to NBC News from a CDC spokesperson saying the assertions "had mischaracterized actual discussions". Read More »

Jeremy Lin congratulates 16-year-old viral Harvard passer

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They then begin chanting "Harvard three-peat" to share in their school's success of having students accepted to the prestigious Ivy League college three years in a row. He plans to study math and computer science at his "dream school" and later hopes to build a nonprofit to help other kids in his community "get to the position that I'm now in". Read More »

Parliament winter session: Centre targets 25 bills over 22 days

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Almost 25 pending bills and 14 new ones, including Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Muslim women rights, will be picked up in the session spread over 22 days. The PM Modi said on Thursday that he welcomed discussion on "all issues" that the opposition wanted to raise in the session and also called for constructive discussion on government business. Read More »

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding to clash with FA Cup final

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According to Vanity Fair , Harry was typically upbeat when it came to discussing the special treatment that Markle has received, both from his famous grandma the Queen and from her beloved corgis. Windsor Castle is one of Queen Elizabeth II's main residences and the 15th-century chapel is as historic but more intimate than Westminster Abbey, where Prince Harry's older brother Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011. Read More »

Iran supplied ballistic missile to Yemen rebels

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There are pieces of two Iranian Qiam missiles launched from Yemen into Saudi Arabia . This, she said violated UN Security Council Resolution 2231, a 2015 measure that prohibits Iran from providing weapons outside Iran without Security Council approval. Read More »

Snow Could Make For Messy Friday Afternoon Commute

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The weather service predicts up to an 80 percent chance of precipitation in the region. Winds should be calm during the day Friday, but will kick up to the low teens later in the day, making it feel much colder, the weather service said. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 49. South wind 7 to 11 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 22 miles per hour. Despite the winter rain predictions, temperatures are expected to fall only into the low 40s that night. Read More »

Omarosa Manigault Newman 'physically dragged' from White House, reports say

In her interview with Strahan, Omarosa said, "I have my story to tell as the only African-American woman in this White House, as a senior staff and assistant to the president". . She scoffed at that saying that the report was "ridiculous" and the building is "the most secure building in the world". Newman was one of Trump's most loyal supporters during the campaign and continued to support the president during the GMA interview. Read More »

Facebook changes news feed to boost videos

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The Discover tab in Watch will also emphasize more on shows that attract repeat watch. Further, the mid-roll ads aren't being abolished entirely with Facebook stating it is only the longer videos that qualify to have them. "Furthermore, across initial testing, satisfaction increased 18 percent when we delayed the first Ad Break placement", Angelidou-Smith and Bapna wrote. Read More »

Tax bill kills health insurance mandate

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Consumer interest has remained brisk, even as the Trump administration cut the sign-up season in half, reducing it from roughly from 90 days to 45 days. While the final enrollment deadline for most states is this Friday, Dec. 15, because of a special extension granted because of our bad hurricane season, Florida residents actually have until Dec. Read More »

Lonzo Ball appreciates LeBron James' support

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It was Ball, however, who found himself being swarmed by selfie-taking teenagers at halftime. "A lot of his shots may look like they're off balance, but those are shots he shoots and makes all the time", Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek said last night. Read More »

Death toll from Mogadishu police academy attack rises to 13

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Speaking to Reuters , the director of Amin Ambulances said they carried 13 dead people and 15 others who were injured in the attack. The acting police commissioner said the bombing took place as recruits and officers were preparing for special exercises for the country's upcoming "Police Day". Read More »