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First Lady Melania Trump visits Whataburger while in Texas

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Pence called traveling with Mrs. Trump an honor, adding, "[Trump] comes here to Texas with a caring heart and a true concern and compassion for all those impacted by the storm". The first lady traveled to Corpus Christi with her husband on August 29, just days after the Category 4 storm struck Aransas and Nueces counties. "Looks like First Lady Melania Trump is Texas savvy", Texas Gov. Read More »

Rupert Murdoch Says His Vineyard Buildings May Have Fire Damage

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Murdoch's Moraga Bel Air winery issued a statement on saying, "The situation at Moraga Bel Air is very fluid at the moment". She said firefighters stepped in to douse the flames with the aid of helicopters and that other storage sheds, the winery itself and the estate's unoccupied house are not damaged. Read More »

Kroger recalls bottled water for babies that contains risky mold

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Anyone with the recalled water is urged to throw away any unused portions or return to the place of purchase for a refund. The affected products have sell by dates from April 26, 2018 to October 10, 2018. Kroger has instructed its stores to remove the recalled products. "These individuals may become infected and this may lead to serious health consequences". Read More »

European Union 'tax haven' blacklist labelled a 'whitewash'

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The EU has named 17 countries - including South Korea , Mongolia, Namibia, Panama, Trinidad & Tobago, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates - in its first ever tax haven blacklist and put a further 47 on notice, including British overseas territories and the crown dependencies of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man , in an attempt to crack down on the estimated £506bn lost to tax avoidance every year. Read More »

USA defense secretary meets Pakistan's prime minister

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US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said he intends to work hard to find common ground with Pakistan in the fight against terrorism, which is necessary to restore the level of stability in South Asia to allow economic development. When asked about USA efforts to push Pakistan to clear safe havens, Central Intelligence Agency director Mike Pompeo suggested Washington was prepared to move if its ally failed to act. Read More »

Australia officially legalizes same-sex marriage

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The bill has cleared both houses after passing the Senate last week and now only requires approval from the Governor General, a formality that will likely happen on Friday. "Equality isn't in our legal birthright of every Australian and this equality is long overdue", said Mr Shorten. Some lawmakers, including former Prime Minister Tony Abbott sought to insert amendments into the Bill, but all of the proposed changes were voted down. Read More »

Pentagon admits United States has 2000 troops in Syria

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How many U.S. ground troops are in Syria? With the self-described Islamic State (IS) caliphate nearly 97% gone, according to the Defense Department, those forces will now assist local groups, such as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and the Raqqa Internal Security Force (RISF), as they seek to stabilize the country. Read More »

TVS Apache RR 310 Launched In India: Price, Specs, Features

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The official teaser of TVS Apache RR 310 released a few days ago, it is having superior performance, great riding dynamics, combined with a powerful, and expressive design. The rear sprocket too is altered from 40 teeth on the BMW to 42 teeth on the TVS . " TVS Apache RR 310 is a testimony to our Racing DNA and R&D capabilities, positioned to fulfill the ever-growing aspirations of the new age customers globally". Read More »

Putin to Allow Athletes to Compete as Individuals in PyeongChang

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The door was left open, however, for Russians to compete as an "Olympic Athlete of Russia" as long as they satisfy strict conditions that show they have a doping-free background. "It is not lost on many clean athletes that Russian athletes who were part of this system may have had no choice but to comply". Ivan Melnikov, First Deputy Speaker in Russia's parliament on Tuesday called the ban "unthinkably harsh", the news agency Interfax reported. Read More »

Evacuations ordered in Bel Air as wildfire burns near the 405 freeway

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Homes on Moraga Drive, Linda Flora Drive, Casiano Road down to Bellagio Road, east of the 405, south of Mulholland Drive, North of Sunset Boulevard and west of Roscomare Road are now under mandatory evacuation orders . The Foothill (210) Freeway was closed in both directions between the Golden State (5) Freeway on the west and the Glendale (2) Freeway and wasn't expected to be reopened until at least Wednesday morning. Read More »

Detentions spike, border arrests fall in Trump's first year

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement , told reporters during a briefing Tuesday. ICE, whose officers pick up people for deportation, made 143,470 arrests, an increase of 25 per cent from 114,434 a year earlier. "You've really had a realignment in migration from Mexico", she said, noting that the numbers of Mexicans apprehended in 2017 fell by 34 percent from the previous year. Read More »

Riyadh says most corruption detainees have agreed to settle

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman launched the unprecedented purge a month ago, arresting high-level princes, businessmen, officials and military officers. The hotel is "fully booked" until February 13, 2018. The attorney general has previously said he estimates; at least Dollars 100 billion has been lost in embezzlement or corruption over several decades. Read More »

Trump calls on Saudis to immediately end Yemen blockade

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Saudi Arabia, concerned about Iran's support of the Houthis in a neighboring country, formed a coalition and intervened in support of Hadi. "He got what he deserved", Ali Akbar Velayati, an aide to Iran's supreme leader, was quoted as saying by the semi-official Tasnim news agency. Read More »

Dem Rep. Al Green says he'll force vote to impeach Trump

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BuzzFeed News reported on Tuesday that Green sent a letter to colleagues outlining the impeachment charges against Trump. "It divides and damages the social fabric of our country in ways that obstruction of justice can not". Only two presidents have been impeached: Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1998. If he follows the proper procedures, Republicans will hold a vote on tabling - in effect killing - the proposal during the House's first series of votes on Wednesday, said a ... Read More »

Pope urges respect for Jerusalem 'status quo'

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His appeal for Jerusalem comes shortly after news came out that U.S. President Donald Trump would be recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel - a widely controversial decision that has provoked a mixed reaction from the global community. Read More »

PM Modi attacks Congress in Gujarat over the Ayodhya issue

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Speaking to the media, Surjewala said, "If he would have reacted to the statements made by his own party members like Yashwant Sinha, Arun Shourie and Shatrughan Sinha, rather than reacting to Congress, that would have been better". After BJP National President Amit Shah attacked Dr Kapil Sibal over the Ayoydhya case, PM Modi today said, "Yesterday in the SC, a Congress MP Kapil Sibal was arguing (which is his right) for the Babri Masjid. Read More »

Atlanta mayoral candidate demands recount after losing by razor-thin margin

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Although Bottoms did declare victory, the margin was narrow enough for Norwood, her opponent fighting to become Atlanta's first white mayor in more than 40 years, to ask for a recount. Votes rolled in late Tuesday evening, offering a nail-biting finish for the contentious race to lead one of the largest cities in the deep south - and one that echoed Atlanta's 2009 mayoral contest, when Norwood narrowly lost to Reed and requested a recount, which certified the slim loss. Read More »

Jihadist Plot to Kill British Prime Minister Thwarted

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Parker reportedly told Cabinet ministers that British authorities have broken up nine potential terrorist attacks this year . Two people are arrested - 20 and 21 years old, who are already accused of preparing a terrorist act. The plan, revealed to the British Cabinet on Tuesday, allegedly involved planting a bomb outside the entrance to Downing Street gates before attackers would stab the United Kingdom leader in the ensuing chaos. Read More »

Mueller subpoenas Deutsche Bank over loans to Trump

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Then not long after that, Trump attorney Jay Sekulow confirmed to Reuters that there was no Trump finances subpoena sent to Deutsche Bank . Michael Offit, a former head of Deutsche Bank's commercial real estate desk who initiated the bank's relationship with Trump in the 1990s, raises one possibility: Mueller could be interested in who provided the money Deutsche Bank used for the Trump loans. Read More »

Melbourne byelection looms as Labor's David Feeney falls into citizenship trap

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Labor's Tony Burke has conceded that backbencher David Feeney might have to be referred to the High Court because he can not find paperwork to show that he renounced his British citizenship. He revealed Labor was even prepared to refer to court Environment and Energy Minister Josh Frydenberg, whose parents arrived in Australia stateless after escaping the Nazis. Read More »

Will Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tie the knot in December?

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Ever since, Anushka and Virat have been inseparable and rumours of their marriage have started doing rounds. Indian cricketer Virat Kohli and Actor Anushka Sharma are reportedly getting married in the next week of December, with wedding festivities starting 9th and leading up to 11th December. Read More »

National Christmas Tree Shortage Hits the Four States

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Owners at Storeyland Christmas Tree Farm in Burghill say you shouldn't have an issue finding a Christmas tree here in the Valley. More consumers are choosing fake trees, which are often imported from China, or skipping the tree altogether. "For years it was the blue spruce and then it fell out of favor because the firs came in because they are so much easier to work with and they don't have the sharp needles", Yeager said. Read More »

Forecast: Chance of light snow or light rain in the Omaha area

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Chance for precipitation is 60 percent. Strong winds have caused significant damage to the covering of the multipurpose court at Fontana Park in northwestern Fontana. Wednesday, December 6: High: middle 30s. Mostly cloudy Friday night , with lows near 20 degrees (-6 to -7 degrees Celsius). Snow may be possible today and Wednesday but the chances are slight, according to the NWS. Read More »

Cheerleader's 'invisible box' stunt breaks the internet

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The premise involves stepping onto an "invisible box" with one foot and leaping over it with the other foot. Some people were close, like Maley Moak's friend Maggie . It appears that fitness is a key ingredient in beating the challenge, according to Men's Health fitness editor Ebenezer Samuel. "You'll notice his body rotates toward the leg on the step as well; there's a ton of oblique and ab stability maintaining that position". Read More »

Gus Malzahn says best days are ahead for Auburn

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Georgia, which led 10-7 at halftime, was sixth in this week's CFP rankings, but should move to at least fourth in the final set of standings. No. 7 Auburn will face No. Malzahn led the Tigers to the BCS title game in his first season, but they lost 34-31 to Florida State. And now that Auburn is out of contention for the College Football Playoff, it seems more likely that Malzahn might listen. Read More »

BJP targets Cong after Sibal seeks deferment of Ayodhya case

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Speaking to ANI , Mehboob said: "Yes, Kapil Sibal is our lawyer, but he is also related to a political party". The development comes a day after Sibal, who is representing the Sunni Waqf Board in the Ram temple issue, urged the Supreme Court to take up the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi case in July 2019, after the Lok Sabha elections. Read More »

Iranian FM Deplores US Supreme Court's Greenlight for Muslim Ban

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Six of the total eight countries barred by Trump's order are Muslim majority - Syria, Libya, Iran , Yemen, Chad, and Somalia . Lower courts had previously limited the scope of the ban to people without either certain family connections to the United States or formal relationships with US-based entities such as universities and resettlement agencies. Read More »

Metcalfe During Hearing "I Don't Like Men as You Might"

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State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe told a Democratic male colleague to stop touching his arm Tuesday during a House committee meeting because he's heterosexual, and then urged the Democrat to look to people in his own party if he wanted to touch men. Read More »

Zinke Says New Mexico Monuments Won't Shrink

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Trump did, however, reduce the size of two large-scale national monuments on land sacred to American Indians. Zinke shot back, calling that "nefarious, false and a lie". "It strips protections for sensitive lands and cultural sites, and it is deeply hurtful and insulting to the Native American tribes who worked over many years for the Bears Ears National Monument and its protection". Read More »