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Azarenka pulls out in Australia

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Azarenka has not featured on the WTA Tour since Wimbledon in July, sitting out the US Open and the Fed Cup final due to the childcare issue. The former world no. Azarenka's wild card will go to Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic. In the meanwhile, she split with her boyfriend and they began a legal dispute over child's custody, which forced Azarenka to miss the US Open and the rest of 2017 season. Read More »

Turkish foreign minister seeks 'new beginning' with Germany

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The foreign ministers said they were keen to make amends after a fall out after Ankara rounded up supporters of a failed 2016 coup, and a German-Turkish journalist was detained. Cavusoglu stressed the importance of "sincere cooperation" and acknowledged differences over Turkey's stalled bid to join the European Union. Gabriel said he had discussed the arrest of Deniz Yucel , a prominent German-Turkish journalist who has been jailed in Turkey pending trial on charges of spreading propaganda ... Read More »

Southwest Kansas Lawmaker Apologizes For Racist Remarks

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Before Alford issued his apology, Darrell Pope, the president of the NAACP's chapter in Hutchinson, said: "He is an idiot and that shows how oblivious Kansans are to selecting representatives to put someone like that in there to represent them". Read More »

Day 2 of Dakar Rally puts France's Despres in the lead

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Peterhansel, the most successful Dakar driver with 13 titles - 6 in motorcycles and 7 in cars - was outside the top-10 and complained about bad visibility hampering him in identifying the shape of the small dunes, which looked as hard as the higher ones which he is used to tackling. Read More »

PM Modi to address annual conference of DGPs, IGPs in MP

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Holding the conference outside the national capital is in line with the Prime Minister's vision that such conferences should be held across the country, and not just be confined to Delhi. He said while openness was getting increased acceptance worldwide, there was a need for greater openness among the States too, on security issues. He said that security can not be achieved selectively, or alone. Read More »

Flames seen across city after huge fire at Bristol Uni building

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According to the university's website it is undergoing a £33 million renovation to become the new school of mathematics. "The service received more than 25 emergency calls reporting a fire at the Fry Building and sent crews from Temple, Southmead, Bedminster, Kingswood, Avonmouth, Chew Magna, Bath and Portishead fire stations to the scene". Read More »

Tesla fails to meet Model 3 targets again after slow production

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The mass market Tesla 3 sedan, which is priced at U.S. $35,000, is meant to mark Tesla's entry into the mainstream. "Importantly, we believe that Tesla is prioritising quality control". "Tesla has really lofty goals for automation", Tasha Keeney, an analyst at ARK Investment Management, which holds Tesla shares, said in a phone interview. Read More »

Roberts: Trump Listening to Senate NAFTA Concerns

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Perdue also noted that USDA has been rolling back excessive regulations following a directive from President Trump , including WOTUS, the Waters of the USA rule which was the subject of Farm Bureau's Ditch the Rule campaign. "And 95% of the population lives outside of our country", Duvall said. The president has repeatedly threatened to leave the three-nation deal, which has further escalated tensions among the United States, Mexico and Canada in the trade talks, as well as among US ... Read More »

Trump's Schedule Has Been Steadily Shrinking

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The president's so-called "executive time " is meant for relaxing, according to Axios , which claims to have a copy of Trump's "real" schedule that differs to the one shared with the press and general public. After that, he has just over an hour of executive time , followed by a meeting with HR McMaster, his national security adviser, then a meeting with his personnel chief, Johnny DeStefano, at 3.45pm. Read More »

Central Intelligence Agency director defends Trump's mental abilities

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CIA Director Mike Pompeo told CBS that the Russian interference is longstanding, and continues. When asked about the nature of Russian interference in US elections, Pompeo said Russia has been engaging in such efforts for "decades", adding, "I continue.to be concerned not only about the Russians but about others' efforts as well". Read More »

Manhunt for Michigan Couple After 4-Year-Old Daughter Found Dead

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An autopsy found the girl had "multiple traumatic injuries" and " signs of Battered Child Syndrome (multiple injuries, multiple sites, multiple ages)", police said. He said his ex had custody of the little girl at the time of her death. "She always had a smile on her face, loved to play", Deborah Barrett said . Read More »

Messi equals 39-year Muller record with 365th Barcelona Liga goal

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Reports claiming Lionel Messi had an exit clause put in his new Barcelona contract in the case of Catalan independence "have nothing to do with the reality" of the situation, according to the player's father. "What's been reported has nothing to do with the reality". But while Manchester City would his prime destination with former manager Pep Guardiola leading the Citizens, despite that it looks highly unlikely that Lionel Messi would ever leave the club, especially after his comments, ... Read More »

Ducks women earn highest ranking in program history; Beavers fall six spots

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Friday. The Beavers (10-5, 2-1 Pac-12) have already doubled their win total from last season in total victories and Pac-12 wins, and have served notice early in conference play that they could be a formidable team. UCLA was held scoreless until the 3:16 mark in the first quarter, until senior guard Jordin Canada knocked down a right elbow jumper. OR led 27-23 at halftime despite committing 12 turnovers. Read More »

Alabama vs. Georgia in all-SEC CFP championship game

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Hurts is not the most refined passer, but he threw 17 touchdowns and just one interception and ran for 808 yards and eight touchdowns. Next year's college football national title game will be played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California and the following year the game will be played at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Read More »

Aishwarya Rai to pay tribute to singer Lata Mangeshkar in Fanne Khan

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The pictures of their luxurious Mumbai apartment have grabbed many eyeballs. According to a report in a leading daily, she not only plays a singer but will also pay tribute to the legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. Not only does this mark the reunion of "Taal" actors Ash and Anil, but also the fresh pairing of Rajkummar and Aishwarya is a talking point of this film. Read More »

Atkins: Clock ticking on DACA deal

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The bill would offer immigrants years of conditional residency leading up to eventual citizenship if they pass a background check and meet certain requirements, according to CNN . I do think the president sincerely would like to deal with DACA. The question now looming over the negotiations is whether Democrats' opposition to the wall and the insistence by Trump and some Republicans that it be part of a deal will make it impossible to reach a resolution for Dreamers - something Congress has ... Read More »

California Introduces Its Own Bill to Protect Net Neutrality

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Along with lifting the regulations that made it illegal for internet service providers to block or slow access to websites they did not own, net neutrality also prevents those providers from charging extra fees to customers, a "pay-to-play" arrangement in order to connect to certain websites or use applications that eat up large amounts of internet bandwidth. Read More »

Six people killed in wrong-way California highway crash

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Five others in the other vehicle, a 2013 Dodge, also died, according to officials. The Yolo County Coroner's Office is closed on Sundays, so the bodies will be identified, at the earliest, on Monday. The Federal Highway Administration said between 300 and 400 people are killed each year due to wrong-way driving crashes, which represents approximately 1 percent of total traffic-related fatalities. Read More »

Donald Trump Plans to Work Even Less in 2018

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse Democrat slams Donald Trump Jr. for "serious case of amnesia" after testimony Skier Lindsey Vonn: I don't want to represent Trump at Olympics Poll: 4 in 10 Republicans think senior Trump advisers had improper dealings with Russia MORE is starting his official workday later and spending more time in the mornings watching TV and tweeting , Axios reported Sunday . Read More »

Assassin's Creed Origins is somehow getting even bigger

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One update will be free and come to players as a title update (the free updates will include Trials of the Gods ) and a paid content update. Ubisoft is promising to release a mix of free updates and DLC expansions across all platforms for January. Read More »

Migrants drown in boat sinking off Libya

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When rescuers arrived in the early afternoon, some 20 migrants were still in the dinghy while others were in the water. He said eight corpses had been recovered and a further 54 people were missing. They were rescued off the coast of Garabulli, 30 miles east of Tripoli, then taken to the capital, naval officer Meftah al-Zlitni said. Hundreds of thousands of migrants have reached Italy in the last few years after being rescued in the central Mediterranean from traffickers' unseaworthy boats. Read More »

Sudan Seizes Newspapers After Criticism on High Cost of Bread

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In the southeastern city of al-Damazin, police fired tear gas on Sunday as about 400 demonstrators chanted "No, no to price rises!" and some burned tyres, a local resident told Reuters. "No reason was given for confiscating copies of our newspaper but I think it was due to our transparent coverage of the food price rise", said Hanadi Al-Sidiq, editor of Akhbar Al-Watan. Read More »

What Does Mueller Want With Ivanka Trump?

Mueller could now be looking at possible obstruction of justice by Trump and his administration rather than collusion with the Russians during the 2016 campaign. Maybe Hillary is, I don't know. Three people familiar with the matter confirmed to the Associated Press that McGahn spoke with Sessions just before he announced his recusal, to urge him not to do so. Read More »

Cleveland Cavaliers' Player Grades: Cavs Find their Magic in Orlando

As Thomas ran off into the locker room, he found team physician George Sibel and immediately demanded more minutes. Our defense plays a big part in it. Isaiah Thomas isn't quite at 100 percent yet, but he's not letting that stop him. There is a little bit of rust as you can see, but he is still being himself looking for shots, making the right play each time down. Read More »

The Ashes: Australia far better says Anderson

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Australia have jumped ahead of the Black Caps, up two places and into third on the ICC's test match team rankings, following their Ashes domination of England . "So if the selectors keep the faith - and I hope they do - then it'll only be good for him and good for the group". "We've just been able to get back on top in those key moments and not let them back in the game, which is crucial". Read More »

Juror's Racist Comments May Save Death-Row Inmate

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Additionally, the affidavit states that Gattie knew Jaquelin Freeman, Tharpe's sister-in-law, and saw her and her family as "what he would call a nice black family", according to the opinion, Tharpe v. Moody, who at 82 is the oldest inmate on Alabama Death Row, was seeking to appeal an USA 11th Circuit Court of Appeals decision in March 2017. Thomas noted that "The Court must be disturbed by the racist rhetoric in that [first] affidavit, and must want to do something about it", ... Read More »

Syrian troops capture 14 villages from rebels

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The attacks came as the Syrian military announced they had recaptured the strategically important town of Sinjar in south-eastern Idlib. Idlib province, a stronghold of rebels in Syria, is on the border with Turkey, one of the main backers of rebellion against President Bashar al-Assad. Read More »

Iran BANS ENGLISH in schools because it fears 'Western cultural invasion'

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Iran has forbidden the teaching of English language in primary schools as per the information of a senior education representative. He further added that even the non-curriculum English classes that are being conducted should be banned. 'Western thinkers have time and again said that instead of colonialist expansionism the best and the least costly way would have been inculcation of thought and culture to the younger generation of countries'. Read More »

The No Pants Subway Ride happened and it left us feeling nippy

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Yes, it was time once again for the annual Improv Everywhere No Pants Subway Ride , which has gone from a seven-person prank when it first started in 2002 to the city-wide event that it is today. The pant-less riders squeezed onto the MAX train and rode from Skidmore Fountain to Pioneer Square and back. Betts joked that the No Pants Subway Ride gave him a good reason to take pants off in public. Read More »

Tanker Collision, 32 Missing

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Chinese authorities have dispatched eight ships for the search and rescue operation, while South Korea have sent a plane and coastguard ship to help. The US Navy, which sent a P-8A aircraft from Okinawa, Japan, to aid the search, said late on Sunday that none of the missing crew had been found. Read More »

Macron: New 'Silk Road' can not be one-way

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Upon his arrival in Xi'an, Macron met with Hu Heping, secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Shaanxi Provincial Committee, where the French president vowed to deepen pragmatic cooperation with China and the province in areas of commerce and trade, industry, science and technology, medical care and agriculture. Read More »

Wife of the Pulse Shooter Says She Knew His Plans

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USA Today reports that, in a 12-page handwritten statement to the FBI , Noor Salman claimed she saw her husband, Omar Mateen , prepare for the June 12, 2016, assault. "I knew on Saturday, when Omar left the house about 5 p.m. that this was the time that he was going to do something bad. I was in denial and I could not believe that the father of my child was going to hurt other people ", she wrote after finding out what her husband had done. Read More »