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Tropical Storm Otto jumps from Atlantic to Pacific

In Panama, eight people lost their lives during the storm in recent days, three of them directly linked, Jose Donderis, director of the national civil protection service, said Thursday at a news conference . Since record keeping began, a hurricane has never touched down in Costa Rica. Graves said that during the off-season, he would reach out to all hurricane-prone countries in the Atlantic Basin, to encourage their radio amateurs to participate in the net during hurricane emergencies.

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They've done it again! Domino's train delivery reindeer ahead of Christmas

RocketNews24 reports that Domino's Japan is very seriously considering using reindeer to deliver their pizzas, thanks to the likelihood of blizzards, snow, and ice storms this winter. Besides being a viral marketing sensation, this reindeer delivery service is no gimmick. And while the initial training looks somewhat awkward, by the end of the video, the pizza-pulling reindeer look surprisingly normal.

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Australia's David Warner welcomes ball-tampering charges laid against Faf du Plessis

The decision to reprimand and fine Du Plessis was based on evidence given by the umpires, who said that they didn't see the incident on-field but would have reported it if they had. "Shining the ball, I think all cricketers would say, is not in the same place", du Plessis was quoted by an global news agency as syaing. The Proteas, who remain indignant about the accusations levelled at du Plessis, released a statement regarding the physical altercation.

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O'Hare airport workers are planning to strike next week

Service Employees International Union Local 1, a labor union, made the announcement on Monday morning, saying the workers want the public's support and wouldn't want to mess up anyone's holiday plans. A major holiday strike could prove to be a conundrum for passengers and staff. Maguire said she supports the workers and is grateful to those who clean planes, especially reaching into seat-back pockets.

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Donald Trump Slams Hillary Clinton's 'Sad' Recount In Series Of Tweets

Hillary Clinton's campaign said Saturday it will participate in the recount efforts in Wisconsin spearheaded by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. President-elect Donald Trump senior adviser Kellyanne Conway says she has personal concerns with the prospect of Mitt Romney being selected as secretary of state.

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Klopp insists "door is always open" for Steven Gerrard

The Reds legend called time on an 18-year playing career on Wednesday, shortly after leaving LA Galaxy after a season. Manchester United flop Anderson made an unfortunate comparison between himself and Steven Gerrard the day before the former Liverpool captain announced his retirement.

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The story of a truly lovely lady: Our favorite Florence Henderson moments

She would also pay tribute to the series in 1995 when she made a guest appearance in "The Brady Bunch Movie". She is also the author of a cookbook and a memoir entitled, Life Is Not a Stage: From Broadway Baby to a Lovely Lady and Beyond .

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Sheriff on pipeline protests: 'My job is to enforce the law'

Many indigenous people believe they are the wardens of the land and the government can't remove them. And the land where it is located was, of course, inhabited by the Lakota, Dakota, and Nakota peoples for several thousand years before the creation of the United States government and the Army Corps of Engineers.

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Russia poised to gain from oil production freeze

Members of the oil cartel, which accounts for about 35 per cent of global supplies, have been immersed in increasingly desperate talks in recent weeks in an effort to make good on a September pledge to curb output by roughly one million barrels per day.

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Online shopping on the rise this Cyber Monday

Shoppers spent $1.9 billion online on Thanksgiving Day and another $3.3 billion on Friday, according to Adobe. Though Black Friday may no longer be as singular a shopping event, the federation says that it was still the top day this weekend to shop, garnering 74% of those who shopped online, and 75% of those who browsed in an actual store.

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Online shoppers gobbled up $1.9 billion in bargains on Thanksgiving

With many discounts and special offers, Black Friday 2016 was indeed a success weekend sales event and yet, it is still not the last day. " We saw one of our strongest days ever online ", said Brian Cornell, chief executive of the second largest USA discount retailer Target, stressing that online sales had grown by double digits.

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Jim Harbaugh can blame refs but Wolverines missed chance against Buckeyes, again

Samuel became a player cemented in college football history as well as the ongoing tradition of the Scarlet and Gray against the Maize and Blue on the last week in November. The biggest crowd ever to watch a game in the Horseshoe then began spilling onto the field in a scarlet-covered celebration that included a stirring sing-a-long to "Sweet Caroline".

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Mobile shopping continues to make an impact on Thanksgiving and Black Friday

More than ever before, shoppers used their mobile devices to dial up deals online, the firm said, as mobile purchases surged 33 percent on Black Friday to $1.2 billion. Discounts: The highest price drops were seen for tablets (average discount of 25.4 percent), televisions (23.2 percent), toys (15.0 percent) and computers (11.6 percent).

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Black Friday frenzy: Shoppers rush to stores to find bargains

More than previous year. "I'm exhausted; I must have been in there for five hours", Kelly of Dover, Vt., said, outside the Target store in the Monadnock Marketplace. That excludes auto sales, gas and restaurant receipts. That would be an increase of more than 11% and the first time online sales have climbed above $3 billion.

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Clinton to participate in Wisconsin recount

In an interview with NPR's All Things Considered on Saturday, Stein said her goal in pushing for a recount wasn't to change the results of the election but to make sure USA elections are "fair and reliable". Green Party officials filed for a recount in Wisconsin on Friday after reports of possible voting discrepancies in areas that used paper ballots versus those where electronic voting took place.

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Mitchell leads Stampeders' sweep of CFL awards

And despite receiving the CFL's top individual honour, Mitchell hasn't lost sight of why he's here. That celebration just happened to include the players passing around the East Division trophy. But again Jerome Messam was held under 40 yards rushing. Seeming not to notice the snowstorm around him, Lafrance rushed for 157 yards, including the game's final touchdown that killed any hopes of a Calgary comeback.

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France's Francois Fillon, buoyed by debate, heads for finish line

French presidential candidates François Fillon and Alain Juppé went head to head in a television debate on Thursday night, with the former seen as the victor ahead of a vote on Sunday which will decide who will be the French right´s candidate in next year's election.

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US Black Friday online sales total 3.34 bn dollars

They arrived at the relatively quiet MacArthur Center mall in Norfolk shortly after 8 a.m., where each bought a coffee and sat near a Nordstrom . That's where Cyber Monday comes into play. At J.C. Penney, which opened 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day and stayed open until 10 p.m. Friday, customers could be seen in relatively long lines at checkout counters Friday afternoon.

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Playful Hamilton on pole, Rosberg disappointed

Rosberg won the F1 World Drivers' Championship for the first time - emulating his father 1982 World Champion Keke Rosberg - but Hamilton fans were not happy. Losing out to Hamilton in 2014 and 2015, Rosberg started 2016 with four straight victories. "That was not the most enjoyable race I've had", he admitted at the end.

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Oil Output Freeze in Russia Means Cutting 2017 Production by 300000Bpd

Oil prices edged higher today but gains were capped by investors' doubts that oil cartel OPEC would agree to a large enough production cut to significantly reduce the global surplus when it meets next week. A senior OPEC delegate said earlier this week full participation by Moscow would be required: "Statements from Moscow indicating they are not willing to participate in a cut but just to freeze - this will make it hard for OPEC to rebalance the market alone and bring prices up".

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Modi's black-money jibe at Opposition roils Parliament

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh led the opposition attack, saying the step was a "monumental management failure" which would lead to dip in GDP growth by at least 2 per cent. Amid the din, Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said a notice under Rule 267, seeking suspension of business to take up discussion on the ban on Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, had been received from Azad.

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Clinton says yea to recount, Trump says nay

A senior Donald Trump adviser is calling Hillary Clinton's decision to join a recount effort "incredible" and noting that the president-elect has not ruled out pursuing a criminal investigation into his former Democratic rival. Until now, Trump had ignored Green Party nominee Jill Stein's fight to revisit vote totals in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. More interviews for jobs in the Trump administration are planned for the coming week.

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Matt Stafford throws for 232 yards, one touchdown in Lions' comeback win

With this win, they are sitting atop the NFC North and the rest of the competition doesn't look too threatening. The Vikings (6-5) were facing third down in the final minute when Slay stepped up in coverage and intercepted Bradford. If both teams finish the season tied atop the division, Detroit would win the tiebreak. Matthew Stafford is now tied for the National Football League record of most game-winning drives in the 4th quarter/overtime in a season.

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Trump reportedly seeking top-secret security clearance for his kids

Ivanka Trump, the Jewish daughter of President-elect Donald Trump , said in a prime-time interview that she would not serve in his White House administration. According to a tweet and screengrab from New York Times reporter Eric Lipton , the message read " Ivanka Trump wearing her favorite bangle from the Metropolis Collection on '60 Minutes'".

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Black Friday Deals Lure Bay Area Shoppers From Thanksgiving Celebrations

It has already warned shoppers to "do your research" to avoid falling foul to bogus promotions after a study revealed half of last year's deals were cheaper in the months before and after Black Friday. Shoppers will spend an estimated 51 percent of their holiday budgets this weekend via e-commerce, according to a survey by consulting firm Deloitte.

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Bangladesh pushes back at least 95 Rohingya Muslims

In a country dominated by Buddhists, Rohingya Muslims are considered illegal migrants from Bangladesh. The New York-based rights group made the plea after Bangladesh threatened to send the Rohingya refugees who have arrived in its territory back to Myanmar, where the Myanmarese government and extremist Buddhists have been harassing them.

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Yellen affirms interest rate hike likely

In her prepared statement, Yellen said that the committee views that it could become "appropriate relatively soon" to raise interest rates as the US economy continues to expand. This could be negative for the gold market as commodity analysts are bullish on the yellow metal in 2017 as the Fed's monetary policy is not expected to keep up with inflation pressures.

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Protesters believe they can stay on federal land

The months of protests over the $3.8 billion, four-state pipeline have him and his 34 deputies working 12-hour days, even with help from other law enforcement. But protest organizers said Saturday that they don't intend to leave or stop their acts of civil disobedience. According to Standing Rock Sioux tribal leader Dave Archambault, the U.S.

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Weeping, hopeful, Cubans look to future without Fidel Castro

At ceremonies for the opening of the school year, the Cuban leader, retired and increasingly frail, reflected on his legacy, Lesnik said Saturday. Mexico City gun dealer Antonio del Conde, nicknamed "The Friend", met Castro in the 1950s and bought him Granma, the boat he used to sail from Mexico to start the insurgency that toppled USA -backed dictator Fulgencio Batista two years later.

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Thanksgiving sales surge online as shoppers stay home for holiday

Even so, many shoppers across the US still ventured to malls looking for deals. The National Retail Federation reported about one year ago that more than 103 million Americans shopped online during Thanksgiving Weekend 2015, compared to almost 102 million who shopped in stores.

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United Kingdom economy to grow more slowly after Brexit, finance minister says

A smaller "spring statement" will simply be a response to the twice-annual Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) forecasts and will contain no "significant tax changes", said the Chancellor, announcing his decision to the Commons. "But the Prime Minister and I remain firmly committed to seeing the public finances return to balance as soon as practicable, while leaving enough flexibility to support the economy in the near term".

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Trump Slams Recount Push As 'A Scam,' Says Election Is Over

Trump's surprising presidential election win over Clinton, Stein and other candidates was propelled in large part by very narrow victories in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and MI. Donald Trump called a recount of votes being prepared in Wisconsin a scam, insisting Saturday that his presidential win should be respected, not "challenged and abused".

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London police seek to link overdose deaths to serial killer

All the victims were given a fatal dose of the drug and their bodies were found dumped in or near the graveyard within 500m of Port's house. Port went on to murder, rape and sexually assault others to fulfil his fantasy of having sex with unconscious men.

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Future of US-Cuba thaw less certain under Trump

While she said this was expected due to Castro's age, it hurts her greatly to learn of the death of a man who "struggled so much for a better world for all". Many Cubans, however, were already imagining the coming years in a Cuba without Fidel Castro . Luis Enrique Fernandez, 19, a sophomore at the University of Florida who came to the United States when he was 13, said he had returned to his home country a few times since leaving, and conditions seemed to have improved slightly.

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Merkel expected to say she will seek fourth term as German chancellor

The 62-year-old conservative is widely seen as a stabilizing force in Europe at a time of uncertainty after Britain's vote to leave the European Union and the election of Donald Trump as the next USA president. FILE - In this November 8, 2016 file picture German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends a joint news conference with the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, at the chancellery in Berlin .


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