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Fired Google engineer's lawsuit claims discrimination

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Google said it fired Damore for violating the company code of conduct and advancing "harmful gender stereotypes in our workplace". But Damore said he would "welcome" the chance to go back to work for Google ― whose workforce is still disproportionately white and male ― and continue fighting for the rights of men, Caucasian people and conservatives. Read More »

Mob arrests in Italy, Germany collar almost 170 people

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Police in Germany and Italy have arrested 169 people and seized nearly $US60 million in assets as part of an anti-mafia operation targeting a cross-border extortion racket, according to Italian news agency ANSA . Investigators said that the clan had taken over the local economy around the Calabrian town of Cirò Marina before branching out into Germany where Calabrian restaurateurs were ordered to buy wine and pizza dough from the mafia. Read More »

Thousands stranded after more heavy snow in the Alps

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In the French Alps, a slight break in the weather meant rescuers could begin looking for a British skier who went missing on Sunday in the resort of Tignes, police said. Imesch says Tuesday "there is nothing to panic about, everything is fine". Mud and rockslides, as well as flooding, closed a number of roads across Valais. Read More »

2017 was Australia's third hottest year on record!

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Here are some highlights from the new NOAA report. Despite the record-breaking temperatures, the NOAA fell short of linking climate change to the major disasters. NOAA says 2017 will be remembered as a year of extremes for the U.S.as floods, tornadoes, hurricanes, drought, fires and freezes claimed hundreds of lives and visited economic hardship upon the nation. Read More »

Minnesota Vikings give fan playoff tickets for her 100th birthday

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Wall's jaw-dropping reaction included a "You've gotta be kidding" statement as she was cheered on by more than 30 family members who were in on the surprise. Luckily for Minnesota, this week's matchup will be played on their home field at U.S. Bank Stadium as the team has not won a postseason game on the road in the divisional round since they defeated the San Francisco 49ers in 1988 . Read More »

United States and Britain failed to cause Iran unrest

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On the second side of the tripartite plot stood a Persian Gulf wealthy state which financed the ploy, the Leader said, adding that the third party included lackeys of the terrorist Mojahedin-e-Khalq Organization (MKO) that had been prepared since months ago. Read More »

North Korea to send athletes, high-level delegation to Winter Olympics

In addition to the Olympic agreement, the negotiating teams discussed the possibility the two countries conduct military talks to prevent accidental conflict, the South Korean Unification Ministry said. "Everything feels slightly new as we have not had talks in a while", he said. Athletes of the two sides have not paraded together at global sports events since the 2007 Asian Winter Games in China, after relations chilled under almost a decade of conservative rule in the South. Read More »

Lucian Passport Gains in Power

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According to the 2018 edition of the Henley Passport Index the Germany passport was the most powerful based on visa-free travel. A few notable countries on the list were Singapore at number 2 with access to 176 countries, Denmark, Finland, France, Italy, Japan, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom all tied at number 3 with access to 175, and the USA and South Korea at number 5 with 173. Read More »

Israeli shot near West Bank settlement dies

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Settlements, deemed illegal under worldwide law, are one of the most heated issues in efforts to restart Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, frozen since 2014. would become the first state to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The settler, who had been wounded in the neck, died of his wounds later on Tuesday. Read More »

Stop Guessing About Chinese Naval Military Base In Pakistan: China

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Sufi Mohammad will be set free and the paperwork for his release are already being processed, Fida Gul, a defense lawyer, said . Alternatively, he may break the U.S. The decision to withhold hundreds of millions from the U.S.'s "coalition support funds" sparked backlash in Pakistan, with some calling for retaliatory measures that could interfere with US efforts in neighboring Afghanistan. Read More »

Massive earthquake centered in the Caribbean; tsunami possible for US territories

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A tsunami warning has also been issued for parts of Central America. Based on the preliminary quake parameters, hazardous tsunami waves are possible for coasts located within 1000 kilometers of the earthquake's epicenter. "This includes some coastal areas of Jamaica, Mexico, Cuba, Belize, Costa Rica, Panama, Cayman Islands, Honduras , Panama, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands". Read More »

Ecuador seeks mediator to resolve 'unsustainable' Assange ordeal

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Swedish prosecutors initially wanted Assange extradited to face the sexual assault allegations, but they dropped their investigation into him in May 2017. Assange, who denies the allegations, feared Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks' publication of thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents in one of the largest information leaks in US history. Read More »

Siddaramaiah-Yogi Twitter war gets ugly, beef duel goes viral

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The Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath, who is known for his verbal comebacks, reacted sharply to Siddaramaiah's comment where the leader asked CM Adityanath to pick up tips from the state to avoid starvation deaths in Uttar Pradesh. Adityanath added that, as UP Chief Minister, he has been working to "undo the misery and lawlessness unleashed by your allies". The popular mutt of the powerful Vokkaliga community has been associated for long with the Gorakhnath Mutt in Uttar Pradesh' ... Read More »

Amazing Footage Shows Whale Protect Diver From Shark

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Out of shot, another whale was persistently tail slapping and keeping the shark away from Nan and the whale that was pushing her. The Brunswick resident said she was oblivious to the shark during the tense, 10-minute encounter. It seemed like hours. For over 10 minutes, Hauser said, she was focused on the whale, unaware of the shark nearby. During this unbelievable video , Hauser was unaware that a shark was nearby, and thought it was simply another whale coming to play (what a job, ... Read More »

Smoke billows from Trump Tower in NYC as fire injures 2

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Eric Trump , the son of the president, said the blaze was a "small electrical fire". "We were able to extinguish the fire without any problems within the building". The fire was in a rooftop heating and cooling unit, the fire department told ABC News. That same day, Neon Nettle published a second piece saying that the "massive fire" (it was not massive) had fueled fears that Trump could be the victim of a "deep state assasination". Read More »

Trump says he would beat Oprah Winfrey in White House race

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Stelter reached out to sources close to Winfrey and reported that "they're just letting this trial balloon float up into the air today ". "There really is no choice". Oprah has proven she has the acting chops to feel the pain of ordinary Americans. He continued telling the audience that he and his family were some of Winfrey's final guests before she wrapped up her long-running daytime show in 2011. Read More »

Lexington Realty Trust (LXP) Shares Bought by Panagora Asset Management Inc

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The firm has "Buy" rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, April 21. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of BDN in report on Monday, July 17 with "Buy" rating. The company was maintained on Monday, September 18 by Stifel Nicolaus. Now the return on equity is 3.60% and its debt to equity is 2.65. Acadia Realty Trust is accomplishing this goal by building a best-in-class core real estate portfolio with meaningful concentrations of assets in the nation??s most dynamic urban and ... Read More »

Nuggets-Warriors Grades: The Joker is back

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The Warriors' offense was humming tonight as they shot 56% from the field and 43% from 3 as they racked up 33 assists against the Nuggets' defense. The Warrior bench helped push the lead to as high as 13 points early in the second quarter and the game was in serious danger of slipping away, but Denver's starters checked back in and the Nuggets were able to stop the bleeding. Read More »

'Padmavati' get censor certificate; to be released on Republic Day eve

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Meanwhile, Neeraj Pandey's upcoming thriller Aiyaari, which stars Sidharth Malhotra and Manoj Baypayee and was earlier slated to release along with Akshay Kumar's Padman , will now be getting postponed and the makers of Aiyaari have made a decision to release the film on February 9, after the announcement of Padmavat releasing on January 25. Read More »

US Department of Justice Ends Obama-Era Marijuana Policy

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On Thursday, Jeff Sessions rescinded the 2013 Obama administration guidance that suggested the federal government would not intervene in USA states where the drug is legal, which has opened the door for several states to legalize pot for medical and recreational purposes. Read More »

China dismisses speculations of military base in Gwadar

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Beijing says Islamabad has made sacrifices and done a fabulous job in fighting terrorism. "Countries should strengthen anti-terrorism cooperation on the basis of mutual respect instead of finger pointing at each other". The report also said that Islamabad has allowed Chinese currency in bilateral trade and financing transactions as China has stepped up its investments in the $50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Read More »

Pope calls for ban on nuclear weapons to stop accidental war

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This " bloody nose " strategy would amount to a limited military strike. He warns that the U.S. is "absolutely" at its closest it has ever been to war with North Korea. But a cowed North Korea would lose enormous standing internationally and domestically, as putting the fear of repeated punishment in the belligerent country that has for decades killed US and South Korean citizens with impunity. Read More »

Trump signs executive order aimed at expanding mental healthcare for transitioning veterans

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The order mandates the creation of new mental health options for recently discharged service members as they transition to civilian life. All troops transitioning out of service will have mental health coverage for 12 months. "We will be covering all separating military members who are transitioning into civilian life". "That is just an unacceptable number, and we are focused on doing everything we can to prevent these veterans' suicides", Shulkin said. Read More »

British PM Theresa May completes Cabinet reshuffle after chaotic start

The most senior foreign, finance and Brexit ministers were expected to keep their jobs, but others were due to move in a reshuffle prompted by the sacking of May's deputy last month. Sajid Javid was given an expanded role, adding housing to his brief in the newly-named position of housing, communities and local government minister. Read More »

North Korea to Send Delegation to Olympics

His counterpart, Ri Song-gwon, chairman of the North's Committee for Peaceful Reunification, said he'd come with hopes that the talks would produce "precious results" to the Korean people as a "new year present". Possible agenda items with regard to the Olympics include whether the North's delegation would travel by land or other routes and whether the two Koreas would march together under a unified Korean flag at the opening and closing ceremonies. Read More »

Tuesday forecast: cloudy skies, high 55 with chances of wet weather overnight

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Here is the seven-day outlook from the National Weather Service office in Topeka. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible. Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 35. Look for highs approaching 60 degrees on Wednesday afternoon before a cold front rolls through the area, bringing with substantially lower temperatures and a chance for precipitation on Thursday . Read More »

Iranian oil tanker burns, spills content after hitting Chinese ship

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Chinese authorities are yet to confirm the cause of the accident, which happened at around 8pm local time around 300km from China's east coast. The fate of the crew is unknown but Chinese authorities say crew have been lost. Additionally, tanker operator National Iranian Tanker Company (NITC) reports that hazardous fumes from the cargo are making the effort more hard. "We are not expecting to see the kind of devastating thick oil slick associated with crude oil spills, but are anxious about ... Read More »

Thai leader tells reporters to quiz cardboard mock-up

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Prayuth Chan-ocha told reporters that his cutout would take their questions Monday, after which he "turned on his heel" and left the press conference, according to the Associated Press . Human Rights Watch on Monday condemned Prayuth's stunt, calling it another show of contempt for " media criticism and scrutiny ". According to Reuters, the cutout, along with 16 other life-sized cutouts of the prime minister , will be displayed when kids visit the prime minister's official residence and ... Read More »

NAACP Wants Fans To Wave White Towels At College Football Title Game

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But Trump has refused to back down. "If you are lucky enough to attend the game, we encourage you to bring a white towel to wave simulating a blizzard while the president is in the packed stadium". ESPN told The Associated Pressthat it has attempted to set up an interview with Trump during Monday's game but is not hopeful that he will agree to be interviewed. Read More »

Fusion GPS Founder's Senate Judiciary Testimony Released

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This story will be updated. "The American people deserve the opportunity to see what he said and judge for themselves", Feinstein said in a statement accompanying the release. When the dossier was completed in October 2016, Simpson testified, Steele pushed to reveal its contents to the Federal Bureau of Investigation as his findings constituted a "national security risk". Read More »

Seoul must heed United States concerns while talking to North Korea

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Look, our stance, you know what it is. North Korea says its weapons are necessary to counter U.S. aggression, and it regularly threatens to destroy the United States and its two key Asia allies, Japan and South Korea. On Sunday, North Korea announced a list of five officials who will represent Pyongyang, a day after South Korea confirmed its representatives. The meeting will take place on Tuesday in Panmunjom, the truce village in the heavily-fortified Demilitarised Zone that divides the ... Read More »

New York Assemblywoman Indicted On 11 Counts of Fraud, Witness Tampering

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Harris allegedly defrauded $25,000 from FEMA between 2012 and 2014 by falsely claiming she had been displaced from her Coney Island home by Hurricane Sandy. In November 2013, the DOJ said Harris filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection - all while receiving $1,550 a month from FEMA as a result of the prior ongoing fraud and making misleading and untrue statements to the bankruptcy trustee. Read More »