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Bannon was going to defend Trump until Trump attacked him

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U.S. President Donald Trump's attempt to block the book's publication, his Twitter attacks against Wolff , and the publisher's decision to move up the release date to Friday only stoked reader interest. Book collector James Conrad added his name to a growing list of customers who'd like to reserve a copy from the next round of published books ordered by the Rice Village store. Read More »

Abbas attends Greek Orthodox midnight mass in Bethlehem

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Scuffles with the police erupted as protesters demanded that he resign due to suspicions that the church had struck deals to sell Palestinian land to settlement companies and official institutions in Israel. Earlier on Saturday, scores of demonstrators rallied in Bethlehem to call for boycotting the patriarch. The reason for the discord appears to be a vast territory in the Holy Land owned by Greek Orthodox Church and now leased out long-term to residents. Read More »

Trump Administration Sanctions Five Iranian Companies Over Missile Work

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Iranian pro-government demonstrators set a makeshift USA flag on fire during a march after the weekly Muslim Friday prayers in Tehran on January 5, 2018. "The United States will continue to decisively counter the Iranian regime's malign activity, including additional sanctions targeting human rights abuses", he said. Read More »

Newport County boss Michael Flynn hails "outstanding" Shawn McCoulsky header

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Very few people expected Newport to get the win over Leeds today, especially as the Yorkshire club soundly beat them 5-1 at Elland Road in the First Round of the Carabao Cup earlier in the season. Top flight West Ham United also flirted with danger at League One (third-tier) high-flyers Shrewsbury Town on Sunday, escaping with a 0-0 draw after being largely outplayed. Read More »

States Won't Back Down From Sessions On Marijuana

The AP is reporting that Jeff Sessions will rescind key Department of Justice guidelines that were promulgated to allow states, at their discretion, to relax certain restrictions on the recreational use of marijuana without the threat of federal interference. Read More »

SEC investigating Kushner family company

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The SEC is probing Kushner Companies over its use of the EB-5 program, which provides green cards to immigrants who invest at least $500,000 in certain USA businesses. In addition to Meyer's controversial presentation, the campaign's local organizer, QWOS Group, also known as Qiaowai, came under fire for allegedly misrepresenting the program and the group's ties to the Trump administration. Read More »

Iranian Oil Tanker Burns, 32 Missing After Collision Off China's Coast

The Panama-registered tanker " Sanchi " was sailing from Iran to South Korea carrying 136,000 tonnes of crude oil when it collided with a Chinese freighter, Reuters reports . The Sanchi was carrying 136,000 metric tons (150,000 tons, or almost 1 million barrels) of condensate , a type of ultra-light oil, according to Chinese authorities. Read More »

A Man Harassed Sara Tendulkar And Sachin Took A Very Bold Step

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The person, identified as Debkumar Maity is reportedly a mentally deranged youth from East Midnapore district in West Bengal. "He (Maity) also made several lewd comments during his phone calls and even went to the extent of threatening to kidnap her if she rejected his proposal of marriage", Bhimsen Gaikowar, a member from the Mumbai Police team told the Hindustan Times . Read More »

Heavy Snow And High Winds Pound The East Coast

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A brutal winter storm smacked the coastal Southeast with a rare blast of snow and ice Wednesday, hitting parts of Florida, Georgia and SC with their heaviest snowfall in almost three decades. In order to qualify as a "bomb", a storm's pressure has to drop at least 24 millibars in less than 24 hours; it's actually a marker of how quickly a storm strengthens. Read More »

Jake Tapper Cuts off Stephen Miller on CNN

Miller has a record of going ballistic when appearing before news cameras, but Sunday's act was astonishing. Stephen Miller attends a meeting between US President Donald Trump and small business leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 30, 2017. Read More »

Guardiola urges Aguero to hit the heights with Jesus on the mend

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There have also been reports that all is not well between player and manager, but Guardiola has again dismissed such talk and says Aguero is "essential" to his plans. If necessary, the likes of Raheem Sterling or Bernardo Silva could play up front, but not Kevin De Bruyne . He played at the Nou Camp last season as a striker. Read More »

Carlos Tevez rejoins Boca Juniors for third stint

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The 33-year-old is widely believed to be the best-paid player in the world, but, after failing to settle in China and scoring just four goals in 16 league appearances for Shenhua, he seems eager to give it up and go back to his former club. Read More »

Syrian Civilians Reported Killed East of Damascus

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But aid agencies said medical centres were hit in the most recent air strikes, including a maternity hospital in Maarrat al-Numan, in Idlib province, which was reported to have been targeted at least three times in four days. A government forces base, the only one in the region, was surrounded by rebels earlier this week. In a separate development, the Russian defence ministry denied a report in the newspaper Kommersant that seven Russian military planes had been destroyed by rebel ... Read More »

Elina Svitolina cruises to Brisbane International title ahead of Australian Open

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She felt her and Sevastova were almost even in the semifinal encounter:"I was very close to Anastasija". Svitolina smothered Sasnovich from all parts of the court over the course of 61 minutes. Svitolina, having landed her first silverware of the season, heads to the Australian Open with her eyes fixed firmly on a maiden Grand Slam trophy. Read More »

Sydney set to swelter as temps hit 45C

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In the western suburbs, the mercury will soar to 45degC in Penrith . Surfer Brenton Fisher cools off on Tamarama beach in Sydney . On Sunday, the city was originally forecast to hit 40 degrees, but shot past that before midday. "People should understand that the fine is around $1,300 if we catch you throwing a lit cigarette in a total fire ban". "Ozone levels are higher outdoors than indoors, so limiting time outside during the heat of the day and in the evening would help people to ... Read More »

Assam: BJP President Amit Shah takes blessings from Maa Kamakhya

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BJP president Amit Shah will visit Tripura on January 7 to address rallies in Ambassa and Udaipur. The polls in Tripura and Meghalaya, which have 60 Assembly seats each, is likely to be held in February. "Meghalaya needs a corruption-free government which can work in cooperation with the Modi government to develop the state", he said. NC Debbarma-led faction of Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) on Friday said that the Home Minister Rajnath Singh has agreed to constitute a ... Read More »

Korea state media urges better ties with South ahead of meeting

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This picture taken on Dec. 21, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on December 22, 2017, shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivering his speech during the opening of the 5th Conference of Cell Chairpersons of the Workers' Party of Korea (WPK) in Pyongyang. Read More »

Two people injured in Stockholm metro station explosion

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The Aftonbladet has reported that the object was a hand grenade - however police have refused to comment. "He has been taken to hospital". The explosion took place just outside the Varby Gard subway station in Huddinge, a residential district that is part of greater Stockholm . Read More »

Pakistan allows use of Chinese yuan for trade, investment

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Ambassador Khalid said China and Pakistan were strategic partners and all weather friends and added that both the countries had historical and deep-rooted relations based on mutual trust. "China shares some of the concerns with the U.S. The U.S.is working with other regional players and it's also not in China's interest in having sanctuary for terrorists in Pakistan", a senior administration official told Newsweek . Read More »

The Voter-Fraud Commission Dies a Partisan Death

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Among those who opposed the president's voter fraud commission was Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, who said "I have no intention of honoring this request". Many state governments cited state privacy laws in their responses. But Husted said his office already does post-election investigations into claims of fraud and suppression, so in OH, a federal probe into fraud wasn't necessary. Read More »

Will Trump cut all aid to Palestine and Pakistan?

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Days after President Donald Trump threatened to withhold future aid payments to Palestinians, Axios said the funding was frozen until the United States government finishes its review of aid to the Palestinian Authority. "I find it hard to believe that the Foreign Ministry of Israel opposes a cut to UNRWA - the body that perpetuates the refugee problem instead of solving it and that aids terror in all kinds of ways that have been proven - we have to dismantle as quickly as possible", he ... Read More »

North Korea 'likely' to join Winter Games: IOC official

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Japan's Kyodo News service and broadcaster NHK said Chang was en route to Switzerland to meet with International Olympic Committee officials, according to the AP. The two Koreas have been separated by the world's most heavily militarised border since the Korean War ended in a stalemate in 1953. North Korea agreed to hold official talks with the South next week, the first in more than two years, hours after Washington and Seoul delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over ... Read More »

Florida man calls 911 on himself while drunk driving

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Lester admitted to driving the wrong way near a Publix in Winter Haven. The dispatcher, who did a fantastic job by the way, continually tried to get Michael to pull over, kept him talking, and directed a deputy to Michael's location. Lester was stopped and told deputies he only had two beers, then changed that answer to three or four beers. "Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs is a serious crime". Read More »

Turley: Manafort's Lawsuit Against Robert Mueller 'Will Fail Fairly Quickly'

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Former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort filed a lawsuit on Tuesday asking a judge to declare the appointment of special counsel Robert Mueller invalid and to stop the criminal case Mueller's team is pursuing against Manafort. The lawsuit asks a judge to dismiss all actions brought against Manafort by the special counsel's office and to issue an order narrowing the scope of Mueller's investigation to only matters explicitly laid out in the appointment order. Read More »

Sailors Missing After Ships Collide Off China's East Coast

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After the collision a fire broke out on the tanker, which was still burning as of 9am Sunday, the report said. The tanker was still ablaze Sunday, with images broadcast by state television channel CCTV showing the ship in the grip of an intense fire, enveloped in clouds of black smoke. Read More »

Four Powerlifters Killed In Fog Accident In Delhi

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The players met with the accident at 4 am at a place called Alipur village near Singhu border. The official said that the driver was speeding despite dense fog in the area. "We immediately rushed to the spot and found that one Maruti Swift DZire auto bearing number DL 4 CAU 9585 met with an accident near Petrol Pump, while going towards Haryana's Karnal when they were celebrating Rohit's birthday", he added. Read More »

Frozen iguanas fell from trees in South Florida

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The stiffened, cold-blooded animals may attack once they've warmed up, she explained. An arctic blast causing temperatures to plummet in Florida has led to iguanas stiffening up and falling from trees. As New Englanders bundle up and hunker down to ride out the " bomb cyclone " that is now hammering the eastern United States with freezing temperatures, heavy winds and snow, they can take comfort in one thing: at least it's not raining iguanas. Read More »

Four people detained after fatal hot air balloon crash

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The public prosecutor in the sounthern Egyptian city of Luxor ordered the detention of four men pending an investigation into a hot air balloon crash that killed a South African tourist and injured several others, including four New Zealanders, state news agency MENA said on Saturday. Read More »

Former Watergate prosecutor: 'Conspiracy,' not collusion, is main issue in Russian Federation investigation

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A source told the paper that the two exchanged pleasantries by the Trump Tower elevator. Lieu pointed to a Saturday New York Times report that found former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser inadvertently triggered the FBI's investigation into Russian collusion by reportedly drunkenly telling to an Australian diplomat details of Russians possessing Democratic Party emails. Read More »