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US Appeals Court Denies Stay of Transgender Military Ban

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Kollar-Kotelly was the first judge to issue a preliminary injunction against Donald Trump's transgender military ban , blocking it from going into effect while lawsuits proceed, in the case of Doe v. The Government argues that the President, at any time and under any circumstances, could bar entry of all aliens from any country, and intensifies the consequences of its position by saying that no federal court-not a federal district court, nor our court of appeals, nor even the Supreme ... Read More »

Congress Includes $4 Billion for Missile Defense in Short-Term Spending Bill

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Japan recently announced plans to purchase Aegis Ashore to strengthen its ability to intercept incoming missiles alongside its Aegis-equipped ships and land-based Patriot batteries. The cabinet also approved a 235 billion yen extra defense budget for the current financial year, of which about 62 billion yen will be spent on missile defense. Read More »

Turtle tangled in cocaine bundles freed by US Coast Guard crew

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The sea turtle was discovered while the cutter Thetis was on a 68-day counter-drug patrol in the eastern Pacific, alongside the Pacific Tactical Law Enforcement Team, an aviation detachment from the Helicopter Interdiction Tactical Squadron, and a Royal Canadian Navy maritime coastal defense vessel. Read More »

Big jackpots Saturday with the Kansas Lottery

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On Saturday, December 23rd the Powerball jackpot will reach $300 million. " Mega Millions is right behind at $253 million". Proceeds from Mega Millions and Powerball benefit education in Georgia. The Powerball jackpot has grown since October 28 and has rolled 16 times. The next drawing of the Powerball will take place on Saturday. Powerball , which also costs $2 per ticket, also offers two payment options: $191 million in cash or the $300 million paid out over 30 payments. Read More »

Snow Chances Increasing for Christmas

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Snow will continue to fall from MI to New England Friday . And another snowstorm is expected to hit on Christmas Day. Friday's storm could bring heavy snow to some parts of New England and make travel hard for many. As the storm system moves through, the rain will change back to snow in the Northeast and all the way back into the Ohio Valley and down to Oklahoma and the Texas panhandle. Read More »

Cuomo signs order on pre-paying taxes, but impact unclear

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Specifically, the order Cuomo signed allows someone to make a partial payment of his/her tax bill. Further, pre-paying school taxes - which is the largest tax bill for most NY homeowners - may not be possible except for residents of a handful of districts. Read More »

Air tests positive for alcohol after police shutdown frat party

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Police say there was so much alcohol consumed at the party, that the air inside of the home tested positive for booze. As WJLA reported , officers knocked on the door and were eventually invited in by the building's tenants. Trash bags and insulation were covering the windows. The floor was noticeably sticky with spilled alcohol. Six of the home's occupants - Jeffrey Becker, Ashton Acosta, Anthony Santana, Kevin Alkinburg, Matthew Berger and Tristan Ralph - were charged with 126 counts ... Read More »

Chavista Presidential Candidate Calls for Suspension of International Involvement in Honduras

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It called for a demonstration in front of military command headquarters in the capital Tegucigalpa to decry "murders" which it claimed took place during robust crackdowns by security forces. Nauert said the close election results, the irregularities identified by the OAS and European Union election observation missions, as well as strong reactions from Hondurans across the political spectrum "underscore the need for a robust national dialogue". Read More »

Si schianta contro un cassonetto dei rifiuti, muore un uomo a Messina

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L'uomo avrebbe fatto tutto da solo: si trovava da solo in auto, quando la sua macchina per cause ancora in fase di accertamento è uscita dalla strada, impattando con violenza. L'impatto è stato fatale per il giovane, che è finito sotto l'auto ed ha battuto la testa. Sul posto sono intervenute le pattuglie della Polizia stradale, i soccorsi e il personale della Direzione Secondo tronco di Milano. Read More »

Coroner Releases Las Vegas Shooting Victims' Cause Of Death

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His cause of death was a suicide, the coroner's office said. Each death was ruled a homicide . Experts have said more than 500 individuals were harmed when Paddock, a high-stakes video poker speculator, released gunfire from the 32nd story of Mandalay Bay into a horde of 22,000 individuals at the Route 91 Harvest Festival beneath. Read More »

Giants interview interim GM Kevin Abrams

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Abrams has been assistant general manager for 16 years after being promoted by Accorsi, and is the Giants' primary negotiator on player contracts. The Giants also plan to talk with interim general manager Kevin Abrams . That day, co-owner John Mara asked Abrams to take on the GM role on an interim basis, with the promise he would receive an interview for the full-time job if he so desired. Read More »

North Korea Testing Anthrax as Payload in its ICBMs

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According to Newsweek, Anthrax contaminates the body when spores enter it, multiplying and spreading an illness that could be fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention , the deadly infection-causing bacteria would be one of the biological agents most likely to be used in case of a bioterrorist attack. Read More »

More Confederate Statues Removed 'Under the Cover of Darkness'

After years of disputes over what to do with the controversial statues, the city took an unconventional route that critics said was illegal. Doug Jones, the attorney for the group, told the paper that the statues' removal "bordered on anarchy" and that Greenspace - the nonprofit that bought the parks where the statues sat from the city for $1,000 each - is a "sham" that "ripped off" taxpayers by creating "this silly company to sign this bogus contract, and it's all illegal". Read More »

Authorities identify Texas boy, 6, killed by stray shot in deputy shooting

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Suarez said he expects extra counselors will be on hand when classes resume in early January. The female suspect was shot multiple times and died at the scene. There was no weapon found with the woman at the scene, and she doesn't appear to be armed, Salazar said. A 6-year-old boy also lost his life in the incident after being shot in the abdomen at the mobile home park in Schertz Thursday afternoon. Read More »

Christmas Day terror plot for San Francisco's Pier 39 stopped by Federal Bureau of Investigation

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He allegedly also professed support for the October 31 terror attack in New York City that killed eight people, and one on December 2, 2015 that killed 14 people in San Bernardino. When asked what kind of a weapon he would need, Jameson stated he would prefer an assault rifle, the documents say. Federal Bureau of Investigation agents conducted a search warrant on Wednesday at a residence in Modesto and found a note signed by Abdallah Abu Everitt Ibn Gordon Al-Amriki, dated December 16, which ... Read More »

Va. mom, son killed in Mexican bus crash, family says

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She said the girls saw their mother at the crash scene with a sheet over her body, but they didn't understand that it meant she died until a cruise line employee told them the news yesterday afternoon. It was traveling from the coastal village of Mahahual to the Mayan archaeological site Chacchoben, the public security office said. The bus carried 31 passengers, according to a statement from government officials in Quintana Roo. Read More »

Elderly couple stopped with 60 pounds of weed 'for Christmas presents'

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York County, Nebraska sheriff's deputies stopped the couple on Tuesday after observing the Jirons' vehicle, a 2016 Toyota Tacoma, failing to signal a turn and driving left of the center lane, according to a police report . During the stop, police say, they noticed the odor of raw marijuana coming from the vehicle. While being questioned, the couple told deputies they were headed to Vermont, and "the marijuana was for Christmas presents", according to a police report. Read More »

Woman Set On Fire In Public By Stalker, Dies In Hospital

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Last month a young woman was burnt alive by her stalker in neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. The incident took place in full public view under Lalaguda police station limit of the city. Rani, who had suffered over 60 percent burns, alleged Karthik of harassment. After she turned down his offers to take her out, Karthik chose to murder her. Read More »

Birmingham confirmed as Commonwealth Games 2022 host

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Martin added: "The vast majority of the Games venues are in place, and with extensive experience in the United Kingdom of hosting successful major events - including Manchester 2002, London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 - the CGF looks forward to a truly spectacular Games that delivers not only for the 2.4 billion citizens across the Commonwealth but the wider world, too". Read More »

State employment reaches historic high

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The report's preliminary estimates showed the state's labor participation rate rise to 63.3 percent, compared to the national average of 62.7 percent. Over the past 12 months, CT has grown 5,000 jobs. That's up from 18,700 jobs in October. It is the 26th consecutive month that the unemployment rate has been below 4 percent. Read More »

Nawazuddin Siddiqui in and as Thackeray - See poster

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The video ends with the introduction of Nawazuddin taking up the stage as Bal Thackeray to address a rally. "I have got the opportunity to play the role of great personality like him, I think any actor would have agreed to play his role". Read More »

Rahul Gandhi to hold first CWC meet after being President today

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Speaking to the media after chairing the meet, Rahul shared his thoughts on 2g scam verdict as well as the recent Gujarat elections which saw a close fight between the BJP and the Congress, though the former emerged victorious. The newly elected BJP president further said, "Whatever you talk about, be it 2G or whether you look at the Modi model or promise of Rs 15 lakhs in every bank account or demonetisation ...." He also questioned PM's silence on Rafale deal. Read More »

Naval mystery SOLVED: Investigators find legendary WW1 submarine after 103 years

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It was the first Allied submarine loss in World War I. "The boat and her crew, who've been on eternal patrol since 1914. have now been found", said Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne in a statement. The Australian Navy announced on Thursday the discovery of a wreck they identified as the submarine, the AE1. Many believed that the sub would be lost forever, but just this week an expedition discovered the wreck nearly a thousand feet below the ocean's surface. Read More »

NSA Ajit Doval meets Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi for border talks

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The National Security Adviser and the Special Representative of India Ajit Doval participated in the talks with the Special Representative of China Yang Jiechi on the Boundary Question. The talks were positive and focussed on bringing out the full potential of the Closer Developmental Partnership between the two countries. The Doklam standoff began on June 16 over PLA's plans to build a road in an area claimed by Bhutan after the Indian troops intervened to stop it as it posed a ... Read More »

Rome's 'Mangy' Christmas Tree Has Already Been Declared Dead

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Officials told the publication the tree was completely rootless due to the disproportionate costs it would require to transport it with the roots, though they mentioned this is common practice and would not necessarily point to the tree's withering appearance. Read More »

Tesla Semi Orders Continue to Grow

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The company unveiled its new electric semi-tractor-trailer November 16 near its design center in Hawthorne, California. UPS has provided data to Tesla on how their current fleet of trucks perform on their real-world routes in order to evaluate how the Semi will perform in the company's fleet. Read More »

USA citizens among 12 killed in bus crash in Mexico

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Mary's Catholic Church in Athens. "We are working with local authorities to determine if there were USA citizens on board", the agency wrote on Twitter . By Wednesday afternoon, only four tourists - one Brazilian and three Americans - remained in local hospitals, the state prosecutor's office said. "Consular officials in Ottawa and in Playa del Carmen, Mexico are in contact with affected Canadian citizens as well as family members and are providing consular assistance as required", ... Read More »

British passports to return to "iconic" blue after Brexit

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The new blue and gold design - a return to the colours Britain used for decades following its adoption in 1921 - will be issued from October 2019, when a new contract for passport provision begins. First introduced during the reign of Henry V in the form of a "safe conduct", passports were granted from at least 1540. The embossed words "European Union" at the top of the front cover will be removed, along with the same words (and translations into Welsh and Gaelic) on the first proper page. Read More »