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Fillon wins big in French conservative presidential primaries

Mr Fillon - a racing vehicle enthusiast who lives with his Anglo-Welsh wife, Penelope, in a chateau in the Loire valley - is a social conservative who has positioned himself as a defender of traditional family values and France's Catholic roots as well as an opponent of "multiculturalism".

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Carrier union leader says Trump's big deal is a lie

Just like the economic recovery in the mid 1980s, tax revenue will go up, inflation will go down, and business will be booming in no time. Pence said that he and Trump "both believe in free trade" but that the United States needs to change these "really bad trade deals".

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Sheriff's deputy dies after vehicle falls into San Antonio sinkhole

Two bystanders managed to save the second driver, a 60-year-old man, by pulling him free so he could be taken to hospital for treatment. Nishihara was a reserve deputy for the sheriff's office from 2009 until October, when she transitioned to be a part-time deputy at the county courthouse, according to a sheriff's office statement.

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France's Hollande appoints interior minister as new prime minister

After a brief meeting with Valls at the Elysee, Hollande posted a message on Twitter announcing Cazeneuve's appointment, which was also confirmed by the presidential palace press office. A native of the northwestern shipbuilding city of Cherbourg, Cazeneuve's challenge as prime minister will be to ensure those security measures stay on track and keep the party's querulous lawmakers in line.

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Alberta still needs more oil pipeline approvals: Notley

While the federal government's approval of the Trans Mountain expansion is welcome news, Kinder Morgan Canada's top official is well aware that opposition to the project will continue and likely ratchet up. Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, a former B.C. NDP MLA, has slammed the decision, while the New Democrat Opposition in the legislature has said " Kinder Morgan can not go forward".

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Russian Oil Output Near Post-Soviet Record as It Prepares to Cut

North American shale producers have largely been on the sidelines the past two years because a glut of oil globally, and low prices made it unprofitable to drill. The pact also calls for an additional 600,000 barrels per day reduction from non-OPEC suppliers. There is still more supply than demand - the reason oil prices collapsed beginning in mid-2014.

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Trump Ohio Tour to Thank Voters Starts in Cincinnati

President-elect Donald Trump will launch his thank-you tour tomorrow evening with a rally at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati; Ohio was a crucial battleground state where he delivered a resounding victory on election night. Other legal experts have said that perhaps a business competitor would have the right to litigate. But she said that a true blind trust is a must-have.

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Wenger: Perez has an eye for goal

Perez hit three as the Gunners wrapped up a comprehensive 4-1 victory in Switerzland, with Alex Iwobi adding the fourth and Seydou Doumbia grabbing a late consolation for the hosts. "He has an eye for goal and good movement in the box, which is why he scores ". "He hasn't maybe started enough since the start of the season but he is adapting to a different league, a different way of playing".

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Cuban revolutionary leader Fidel Castro dies at 90

The Ladies in White, a prominent group of Cuban dissidents, has cancelled a weekly Sunday protest march in lieu of Castro's death. "He reshaped Cuba in his image, for both bad and good", said Pastor, who died in 2014. From the Bay of Pigs invasion to a historic visit by President Barack Obama to Havana, Cubans have known for generations that whenever the United States turns its face to Cuba, Fidel Castro would be staring right back.

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Energy Transfer, SXL say Dakota Access delay 'political'

This would ensure permanent protection for the area, and force Energy Transfer Partners to find another route. "This is nothing new from this Administration, since over the last four months the Administration has demonstrated by its action and inaction that it meant to delay a decision in this matter until President Obama is out of office".

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Michigan recount now in doubt; Pennsylvania sets hearing

Goldsmith's hearing on Wednesday could sort out whether the recount will be able to go forward or be halted. Byrum told the Lansing State Journal that at least six Ingham County precincts will not be recounted , due to damage to ballot bags and improper sealing.

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Kinder Morgan Court Challenge Expected After Canada Approval

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the project would be approved with 157 conditions. The project would triple the capacity of the line and increase the number of tankers in Vancouver-area waters seven-fold. Clark said she thinks voters will recognize her government has been consistent on its approach to pipeline projects. In the 4 1/2 years that Ms. Clark has talked about her conditions, she has not specified what British Columbia deems to be a fair share of the fiscal and ...

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Trump to meet with tech execs next week

They're not specified, but you'd imagine the CEOs of Apple , Google , Microsoft, Facebook and the like to be on that list. That support intensified during the 2016 election season with Silicon Valley strongly supporting Hillary Clinton while denouncing and unsuccessfully working to stop the Trump campaign .

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Vegans demand end to use of animal fat in new £5 notes

A petition to scrap new £5 notes because they contain animal fat has gained nearly 15,000 signatures so far and will be delivered to the Bank of England. When the notes were introduced, the bank said advantages included that they are better for the environment because they last longer and can be recycled, and are stronger than paper notes.

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Ohio governor tells electors not to vote for him over Trump

Suprun writes that Trump lacks the necessary foreign policy experience and demeanor and that he owes it to his children not to cast his vote for this man. For the second time in the past five presidential elections, the candidate who won the popular vote did not win the Electoral College . Conway said she and Mook put a plan in place before Election Night on how the concession would go.

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Whiting Petroleum Corp. (WLL) Stock Rating Upgraded by Vetr Inc

The company has a market cap of $10.39B and now has 353.52M shares outstanding. Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE: MRO ) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $-0.11/Share Topping the analyst estimate of $-0.2/Share by the difference of $0.09.

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United Kingdom paedophile football coach found unconscious

Crewe Alexandra have bowed to pressure and said they will launch an independent review into how the football club dealt with historical child abuse allegations. Greater Manchester Police later launched an investigation into historical sex abuse in youth football. Operation Hydrant, which oversees the investigation of allegations of historical child sex abuse within institutions or by people of public prominence, is trying to work out the scale of the alleged abuse.

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Petrol, diesel prices likely to touch Rs 80 and Rs 68: Crisil

Brent lost $1.01 Tuesday to settle at $53.93 per barrel, and West Texas Intermediate fell 86 cents to $50.93 per barrel. Oil prices eased early in Asia as crude output rises in virtually every major export region despite plans by OPEC and Russian Federation to cut production, triggering fears that a fuel glut that has dogged markets for over two years might last well into 2017.

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Amazon Go: Grocery shopping with no cash, no lines

Amazon has not yet provided further details about how these technologies work. Amazon Go is a new kind of store with no checkout required. Amazon is calling its store's approach " Just Walk Out technology ". When you are ready to purchase, you simply walk out of the store, at which point you'll be charged for the items and sent a receipt. It also stocks milk and bread, along with meal kits, local chocolates and artisan cheese.

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SoftBank CEO Tells Trump He'll Invest $50 Billion in Startups

Shares in SoftBank rose 6.2 percent to close at ¥7,387 on Wednesday in Tokyo. According to CNBC.com, SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son met with Trump at Trump Tower on Tuesday afternoon. Financial details about Son's commitment and its timeframe remain unclear. Mr. Son declined to discuss any possible T-Mobile deal. Sprint has struggled since its 2013 acquisition by Softbank .

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Oil min. to attend OPEC, non-OPEC meeting

OPEC agreed last week to slash output by around 1.2 million barrels per day beginning in January in an effort to reduce global oversupply and prop up oil prices. Dated Brent (ICE) for February rose 0.88 percent to United States dollars 54.94/barrel. Russian Federation also reported to produce 11.21mbpd last month, which is its highest rate of production in the last three decades.

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Trump interjects himself in Air Force One, business deals

Trump told ABC last December he might ditch his Boeing 757 in favor of an even bigger plane: Air Force One. President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter Tuesday, firing off tweets that suggested he would cancel Boeing's contract to build a new Air Force One , CNN reported.

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Italian PM to resign after approval of 2017 budget

If the Senate approves the budget as expected, Mr Renzi could be out by Thursday and the president is expected to begin immediate discussions for his replacement. Five-Star campaigned hard for the "No" vote. Grillo himself can't hold office because of a manslaughter conviction arising from an auto accident. Given that Renzi's Democratic Party (PD) is running neck-and-neck in opinion polls with 5-star, which has called for a referendum on Italy's membership of the euro zone, an early ...

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Oakland Warehouse Fire Killed 36 People

An investigation into the cause of the fire - one of the deadliest structure fires in the U.S.in the past decade - continues. The death toll remains at 36 as officials say they have completed about 90 percent of the search through the building.

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Dakota Access Pipeline: Activists celebrate halting of Dakota pipeline

In late December he plans to travel to North Dakota to deliver winter supplies, he said . A person looks out over the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline as the sun rises in Cannon Ball, N.D., Monday, Dec.

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Easygoing Joe Biden remains loose about 2020 White House bid

What the hell, man". Yeah, what the hell man, anyway? But fans were super excited to see him come on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert on December 6 after he made a very cryptic joke the day before to reporters about running for president in 2020.

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Deputy sheriff killed after auto swallowed by sewerage sinkhole

Nishihara's auto was pulled out of water that was about 12 feet deep. The auto then became submerged by rushing water inside the sinkhole, then a second vehicle fell into it. The sinkhole is about 20 feet deep and spans the width of the road, Fox News reported . Nishihara was a reserve deputy for the sheriff's office from 2009 until October, when she transitioned to be a part-time deputy at the county courthouse, according to a sheriff's office statement.

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Air Force One under scrutiny

Trump tweeted early December 6 that costs on the new Air Force One are "out of control" at more than $4 billion. In the tweet, Trump wanted to cancel the order. Trump's singling out a major US company in such an adversarial manner may be unprecedented. "This is a plane that might need to remain airborne for days during a nuclear war", Thompson wrote.

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Islamic State strikes back to slow Iraqi forces in Mosul

The team is heading to a U.S. Navy base located some 70 kilometers (44 miles) south of Mosul , Iraq's second largest city and the extremists' last urban bastion in the country. A US-led coalition has bombed four of the five bridges across the river, aiming to stem a flow of suicide vehicle bombers coming from the west of the city to target the army in the east.

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Sioux leader wants to meet with Trump over pipeline

Last week, North Dakota's governor issued evacuation orders with a Monday deadline that applied to protesters in the Oceti Sakowin camp. "Prayers have been answered", Chief Arvol Looking Horse, Keeper of the White Buffalo Calf Pipe, told the protesters gathered at the camp.

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FA Charges Man City And Chelsea For Late Fracas

Both clubs have until Thursday (8pm local time) to respond to the charge. Fernandinho was also heavily involved in that late fracas and joined Aguero for an early bath after clashing angrily with Cesc Fabregas. Having already served a three-match ban earlier in the season, the Argentina worldwide was dealt a more severe punishment this time around. Pep Guardiola faces his first crisis at Manchester City after they lost at home to Chelsea , with two of his players sent off in a ...

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Victory by Dakota pipeline protesters may be short-lived

Meanwhile, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders- a vocal opponent of the pipeline- voiced his support for the ruling, "I appreciate very much President Obama listening to the Native American people and millions of others who believe this pipeline should not be built".

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'OPEC output cut to encourage sharp production'

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas recently surveyed producers and found that most believe crude must be $55 or higher before drilling picks up significantly, said Michael Plante, an economist for the bank. Research firm IHS Inc. estimates that if crude rises to $55, USA production will instead grow by about 500,000 barrels a day — offsetting almost half of OPEC's stated cut.

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SoftBank CEO announces $50 billion investment in US

Trump and SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son announced the partnership at Trump Tower in New York City on Tuesday. Donald Trump and Son told the world in NY on Tuesday that the Japanese billionaire will create jobs equivalent to three times those at Facebook Inc.

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FLSA overtime rule blocked by federal court

Department of Labor federal overtime pay rule . U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant III ruled that in raising the minimum salary level for exempt workers, the Department "exceeds its delegated authority and ignores Congress's intent such that it supplants the duties test".


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