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Christmas tree lighting keeps holiday spirit alive

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Visitors can expect a visit from Santa (6:15 pm to 8:00 pm), as well as the lighting of the tree, and a fireworks display. Benner was bundled up in a winter coat braving a cold Friday night in Public Square to see the series of floats that would be featured at her first ever annual Christmas parade and downtown tree lighting ceremony . Read More »

White House Pest Problem? Work Orders Cite Bugs, Vermin

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Down the hall in the high-stakes Situation Room , exterminators were called to deal with a mouse infestation. Before you say Trump and the rest of his party brought in these un-welcomed guests, the White House has had this same problem in previous administrations. Read More »

Russian MPs to vote on banning U.S. media from the parliament

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A ban on attending sessions of the State Duma, the lower chamber of Russian Parliament, will be introduced "for all USA media", Olga Savastyanova, head of the Duma's committee on regulations and control, was quoted as saying by RBC news. RT was singled out in a intelligence community report published in January on Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 US election. It is unlikely that the proposal would be rejected by the overwhelmingly pro-Kremlin assembly. Read More »

Shilpa Shinde Dances To Make Vikas Gupta,The New Captain

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During the conversation, Shilpa slides on the couch facing the terrace and her skirt starts to pull up and she shouts "eh eh.mere kapde! meri skirt!". Priyank gives Vikas a Captain jersey and the housemates dance in the lawn. After the task starts, Arshi, Bandgi and Shilpa dance for Vikas while Hina, Luv and Akash dance for Priyank. Read More »

Russian Federation rejects Washington call to cut ties with N Korea

Washington, however, refused to consider the plan, calling the idea of its activity being compared to that of North Korea insulting. "We perceived this negatively", Lavrov told journalists in the Belarusian capital, Minsk, commenting on Washington's statement on the need to cut ties with North Korea. Read More »

Lauer Fired For Sexual Misconduct

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Matt Lauer's former " Today " show colleagues were emotional on-air while dealing with the aftermath of his firing by NBC for what it termed "inappropriate sexual behavior". "This week we saw that when an employee comes forward to report misconduct, the system works". Published reports accuse Lauer of crude and habitual misconduct with other women around the office. Read More »

Trump urged top Republicans to close Senate Intel Committee's investigation into Russian Federation

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But Burr told the Times that Trump was not aware of any irregularity in his requests, due to his lack of experience in politics. Another senator said Trump hadn't urged him to shut down the Russian Federation inquiry, but he suggested the Justice Department should be probing Hillary Clinton's ties to Fusion GPS, which put together the unverified dossier on the president's Russian Federation connections. Read More »

Life in prison for man who tried to kill Jacksonville detective, son

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Rojas was 19 when he got into an argument with his girlfriend, told her it might be his last day alive and then drove erratically through Jacksonville streets. Rojas fled the scene, barricaded himself in a home and then was shot himself three times by police before being taken into custody. Image source: YouTube screenshotThe officer fired back as Rojas ran away. Read More »

Girl, 10, hangs herself after bullying in Colorado, parents say

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Ashawnty Davis wanted to be a WNBA star. The district called Ashawnty's death a "heartbreaking loss". "As we journey on, her name won't die because with the last breath of my life, I'm going to make sure unfortunate kids are able to go to school comfortably and learn", Davis said. Read More »

Missing Columbia County teen found safe

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The Columbia County, Florida, Sheriff's Office tweeted the updates. The Columbia County Sheriff's Office confirmed that Caitlyn Frisina has been located safe in NY. The mom said her daughter's disappearance was all the more puzzling since she has a steady boyfriend, and they even spent Thanksgiving together. From interviews, though, authorities said they have learned of what Smith described as the "blossoming of a potential relationship" between Frisina and Rodriguez. Read More »

More Jobs, But No Change In Jobless Rate

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A wave of job creation last month knocked the unemployment rate down to 5.9% - its lowest level in almost a decade. Thomas market added 3,900 jobs in November as the unemployment rate held steady at 6.3 per cent. The numbers show employment increased for the second month in a row in November, with the addition of 80,000 new jobs across Canada. Factory jobs rose 37,400 last month, while the services sector added 42,100 positions. Read More »

Turkey's Vakifbank denies involvement in processes mentioned in USA lawsuit

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A wealthy Turkish-Iranian gold trader has told a jury in NY that he began cooperating with US authorities after he was unable to free himself through a prisoner exchange. CNN has sought comment from the Turkish government on Zarrab's testimony and is awaiting response. Zarrab also identified Atilla in court as a co-conspirator. Read More »

Taxpayers Paid $84000 to End Sex Harassment Claim Against Texas Lawmaker

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Fahrenthold's former communications director Lauren Green sued her boss in December 2014, alleging that he fostered a hostile work environment involving sexual harassment and gender discrimination. "After extensive discussion and consideration, the parties jointly agreed to accept the solution proposed by the mediator". The office of Congressional Ethics investigated the allegations against Farenthold but said "there is no substantial reason to believe that Representative Farenthold ... Read More »

"I would love to fight": Jimmy Kimmel accepts Roy Moore's challenge

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Kimmel, in a scorching Thursday night monologue during " Jimmy Kimmel Live", criticized Moore over claims of sexual misconduct levied against the longtime Alabama judge. "There is no one I would love to fight more than you". On Thursday, Kimmel considered that maybe when Moore tweeted "do it man to man", he meant he wanted to fight him. Read More »

The US deliberately provoke North Korea for a new adventure - Lavrov

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Haley earlier this week warned North Korea's leadership it would be "utterly destroyed" if war were to break out after Pyongyang test fired its most advanced missile, putting the U.S. Senator Franz Klintsevich, the deputy head of Russia's Defense and Security Committee, said on Wednesday that North Korea is bluffing about having developed intercontinental ballistic missile technology-and even if they have, their missile program "does not threaten Russian Federation", so Russia does not need ... Read More »

Trump rejects diplomatic efforts on Korea

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While Mr Trump has been bellicose at times in rhetoric toward North Korea, Mr Tillerson has persistently held out hopes for a return to dialogue if North Korea shows it is willing to give up its nuclear weapons programme. It is not clear at the moment, what actions might be taken by the United States if it does take up the situation into its own hand. Speaking at an emergency UN Security Council meeting, U.S. Read More »

Ex Okinawa Base Worker Gets Life Sentence for Killing Japanese Woman

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The case sparked anger on the island, where locals have long protested the presence of US military bases that they say imposes a heavy burden on Okinawa. According to The New York Times, the incident ignited widespread anger among people on Okinawa, shaking an already volatile situation surrounding the stationing of about 47,000 American troops on the island. Read More »

Man charged with shooting Francis Howell school teacher

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District officials said an incident involving a teacher at East High School was reported to them just before Thanksgiving break. Pearland police say they believe the boy is 17 years old. The teacher, whose identity has not been disclosed, was running on a trail when he passed an unidentified man, police said. He was treated and released from a hospital. Read More »

Newborn declared dead by Delhi hospital, found alive, FIR registered

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The hospital has admitted to the negligence and sent the doctors concerned on leave. "Luckily, I noticed that there was movement in the parcel I was carrying on the ride to the burial ground", Parveen said. "The investigation is in initial stages and we will take legal action against the doctors responsible for such inhumane negligence", Deputy Commissioner of Police Aslam Khan said. Read More »

Libya slave trade: more Nigerians return from Libya

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The Senate which officially reacted to sales of Nigerians as slaves in Libya, however described the ugly trend as most barbaric in the 21st century. He said, "As a country, truly, it is a slap on the face of all of us if Nigerians can be treated in this manner". Read More »

Hunter mistakes woman for a deer, arraigned for manslaughter

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Gerace announced late Thursday afternoon. The hunter, who pleaded not guilty to the charge, has been granted bail of $50,000 in cash or $100,000 property. "Having grown up in Sherman myself, I know of many families where hunting is a family affair". "Responsible hunting is paramount to the safety of anyone enjoying the outdoors", he said. Read More »

German Social Democrats inch toward Merkel coalition talks

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Merkel this week said she hoped to talk with the Social Democrats "in a serious, engaged, honest way and obviously with the intention of success". But it came under pressure to relent and head off fresh elections after Merkel's bid to form a coalition with the ecologist Greens and pro-business FDP fell apart last month. Read More »

Ethanol Applauds EPA RVO Announcement, Biodiesel Disappointed

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Pruitt is expected to travel to an invitation-only event in Iowa on Friday and highlight the administration's commitment to the ethanol industry. In a statement, ASA President Ron Moore of IL pointed to the increased capacity of the domestic industry to meet demand for renewable fuels blended into the nation's fuel supply. Read More »

Shares in Kroger Co (NYSE:KR) Acquired by Todd Asset Management LLC

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Analysts are also projecting an Average Revenue Estimate for The Kroger Co .as $27.46 Million in the Current Quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. KR has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Kroger Company (The) had a net margin of 1.32% and a return on equity of 28.04%. The Kroger Co . Read More »

Michael Flynn Charged With Lying to FBI Agents, Will Plead Guilty

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The White House declined to immediately comment. The plea was the latest indication that Flynn was cooperating with the special counsel's investigation into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election. A CNN reporter tweeted a copy of the indictment. He will face court for a plea hearing at 10:30 a.m. EST (1530 UTC/GMT) in Washington on Friday, on a single charge of making "false, fictitious and fraudulent representations" to the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Read More »

Upset special: Take Wisconsin over Ohio State

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University of Wisconsin tight end Troy Fumagalli won the Big Ten Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year Award, the conference announced Thursday. The senior injured his right leg late in the first quarter in Wisconsin's 31-0 win over Minnesota on Saturday, and he's listed as questionable to play this week against Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship game. Read More »

European Union refuses to accept United Kingdom departure

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Earlier this year, Mr Tannock told the Irish Times he had obtained an Irish passport and criticised what he said was his party's "arrogance, hubris, petty nationalism and triumphalism". Coveney said Ireland can not be asked "to leap into the dark" by the UK. Hints at a deal on Ireland have emerged on the eve of a visit to Dublin by European Council Donald Tusk tomorrow. Read More »

White House says Tillerson to remain as secretary of state

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Trump is considering a plan to oust Tillerson, whose relationship has been strained by the top United States diplomat's softer line on North Korea and other differences, senior administration officials said. Cotton's office wouldn't comment other than to say: "Senator Cotton's focus is on serving Arkansans in the Senate". It is exceedingly rare for a secretary of state, America's face on the global stage, to be fired or to serve for a year or less. Read More »

Top US general in Afghanistan says Taliban fight has 'turned the corner'

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Calling the new strategy "a game changer", Nicholson said the adjustments were already making a difference in the long-running war that he has characterized as a stalemate since past year. General Nicholson, who is commanding U.S. forces in Afghanistan, talking to reporters on Tuesday said that he had not seen any change in Pakistan's behaviour towards militants. Read More »

Manipur's Mirabai Chanu Makes India Proud, Bags Gold in Anaheim

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Governor of Manipur Najma Heptulla today hailed Saikhom Mirabai Chanus gold-medal winning effort at the Weightlifting World Championship in Anaheim, USA . She had raised expectations before the Olympics lifting 192kg to break her idol Kunjarani Devi's national record then. In a field of 12 lifters at the Rio Games, she was one of two lifters who did not finish her event . Read More »

Bulls suffer close loss to Nuggets, 111-110

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Jokic drove to his left with less than a minute remaining in the first half, trying to beat Chicago guard Jerian Grant through the lane. Chicago led 68-62 at halftime but Denver rallied to briefly take the lead in the third quarter. "In my opinion, he's the most versatile big in the game, just with his ability to playmake", said Bulls' coach Fred Hoiberg. NOTES: Nuggets G Will Barton's previous career high was 35 against the Clippers on March 16. Read More »