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New Zealand begins rescue of tourists stranded by quake

This historic visit was approved by New Zealand Prime Minister John Key in October, marking the first visit of a USA warship since the country banned ships that were nuclear-powered or nuclear-armed in the 1980s. Officials said the toll would have been far higher if people had not been safe in their homes when the quakes hit. Prime Minister John Key, after flying over the destruction in Kaikoura by helicopter as aftershocks kicked up dust from the landslides below, toured the area and met ...

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Cogill: Harry Potter Fans Will Love "Fantastic Beasts"

Yates' stunning attention to detail and Rowling's imagination immerse us in this world but as an entire experience, " Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them " doesn't add up to much more than a shrug and maybe a smile. " Fantastic Beasts " is set in 1926 - about 70 years before Potter and his friends would attend Hogwarts - and follows Newt Scamander (played by Oscar victor Eddie Redmayne ), an intrepid British wizard who comes to America under the guise of research for his book about ...

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Former Seattle Seahawks RB Christine Michael signs with Green Bay Packers

Trevor Davis' frustration with his fumbled punt against the Titans lead's Michael Cohen's notebook . He missed practice Wednesday, but it was because of an illness and not something sickle-cell-related. There were concerns in both Seattle and Dallas about Michael's ability to execute plays and assignments correctly and consistently, and he also lacked maturity.

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Priyanka Gandhi to "Play a Major Role" in UP Poll Campaigns

Priyanka, who has so far shied away from any sort of involvement in politics over the last two years, is going to give impetus to the Congress in the state. Earlier, Babbar had said Priyanka's presence will give confidence and energy not only to the partymen but also the people across the state. Election strategist Prashant Kishor too had earlier suggested that 44-year-old Priyanka Gandhi should be given a key role.

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Seeing Hillary Clinton's Real Face Worked To Humanize Her, Too Late

More Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than Donald Trump with her margin expected to be one million more popular votes than Trump's! As a result, the candidates spend virtually all of their time between the conventions and Election Day campaigning in those states and treating the rest of the nation (including, for example, the three most populous states in the Union: California, Texas and New York) as "flyover country".

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The 2016 Doctor Who Christmas Special will be released in theaters

You can catch the holiday special on Tuesday, December 27 or Thursday, December 29 at 7pm local time on both days. Thankfully, the Doctor Who 2016 Christmas special is on the way, and it even has a superhero twist for all you comic book movie fans out there.

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Bernie Sanders Calls on Donald Trump to Rescind Stephen Bannon's Position

However, when his wife, Jane Sanders , was asked a similar question on CNN last week, she answered more definitively. In a roundabout way, Sanders praised the billionaire businessman and expected they could cooperate on campaign pledges to raise the minimum wage to at least $10 an hour, to force big pharmaceutical companies into lower prices for seniors and to preserve Social Security.

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Why Do The Duggars Insist On Calling Relationships "Courtships"?

Last, on the episode, Joy-Anna shared that she was courting Austin and that they had been friends for fifteen years already. Joy-Anna has known her beau, Austin Forsyth , since she was four years old. For more from the wedding , watch the clip below! Congrats to Joy and Austin! The Forsyth's are longtime friends of Jim Bob and Michelle, first meeting them in 2002.

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'Fantastic Beasts' a fantastic start to magical series

As the movie drags on, however, he looks more comfortable while wandering the streets of New York City looking for his creatures. Newt Scamander (Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne who perfects his Hugh Grant bumble here) is an expert when it comes to the titular fantastic beasts.

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Obama concludes meeting with European leaders

White House officials conceded last week that Mr. Obama wouldn't achieve the Trans-Pacific Partnership before leaving office in January. The leaders did agree though that conditions weren't met right now to lift sanctions against Russian Federation over Ukraine, Ms.

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Barbra Streisand says men were too intimidated to date her

Hello, gorgeous! 74-year-old Barbra Streisand is literally #goals on the cover of W magazine , where she shows off her amazingly sexy long legs and ideal figure! Seeing as Streisand has been extremely vocal on her passion for women's rights and her frustration with the wage gap in Hollywood, it comes as no surprise that she also enjoys playing strong women in films.

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Efforts in Turkey to protect child marriage grows outrage

The proposal, which was approved in an initial parliamentary reading on Thursday but must be passed as part of a larger legal package to be debated next week, would allow men who sexually abused underage girls "without force, threat, or any other restriction on consent " before November 16, 2016 to have their sentences dropped if they marry the victim.

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Helicopter Money to Free Starbucks Coffee Ease India's Cash Woes

The government, thus, set an upper limit of Rs 50,000 for deposits into these accounts. The sudden withdrawal of 86 percent of India's currency has left cash in short supply, retail sales stumbling a. As with over 90% of transactions in India, everyone from musicians to caterers at the lavish ceremonies are usually paid in cash. Long and serpentine queues of people were witnessed outside the ATMs throughout the country from November 10.

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How Fantastic Beasts mines Potter world

Asked if he could take the script home with him from time to time, he added: "Not really". I thought Eddie Redmayne was captivating in his quirky role as a Newt Scamander , who adventures all over the world to find - you guessed it - fantastic beasts .

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Megyn Kelly Says Daughter Was 'Afraid of Donald Trump,' Recalls 'Security Issues'

Fox, on behalf of Ailes, settled with Gretchen Carlson for $20 million in September. Stephanopoulos then played an archived clip of a 2015 interview of Kelly on "Charlie Rose" in which she says that Ailes was "nothing but good" and "loyal" to her.

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Cop who killed Philando Castile turns himself in and is released

He was a nutrition services supervisor for the St. Paul Public Schools, where he had worked since he was 19. Since 2000, there have been more than 150 police-involved deaths in Minnesota, but no on-duty officers were charged in any of those cases, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune .

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Police Identify Suspect In Oklahoma City Airport Shooting

Paco Balderrama said at a news conference this morning. Flights are operating normally at Oklahoma City's Will Rogers World Airport , where a Southwest Airlines employee was fatally shot Tuesday afternoon. Travelers wait at a police checkpoint at Will Rogers World Airport , Tuesday, Nov. 15 2016, in Oklahoma City . "It's still a hard situation when you are sitting there and you're not getting as much information obviously, just because everybody's trying to figure out what's going ...

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Foie gras, saxophone blast into space with astronauts

The trio launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Thursday onboard a Soyuz rocket. The team comprised of NASA's Peggy Whitson , RussianO leg Novitskiy and Thomas Pesque of France will kick off a six-month stay upon arrival.

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Mike Pence Booed By Crowd, Addressed By Cast At 'Hamilton' Performance

As Dixon mentions Pence in the video, boos can be heard, but Dixon says, "There's nothing to boo here". Earlier in the night, Pence was met with resounding boos when he entered the theater flanked by Secret Service agents. " Hamilton " creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is no stranger to politics either, having backed Hillary Clinton during this year's election cycle. "But we truly hope, sir, that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and do work on behalf on all of us.

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Manuel Medrano wins best new artist at Latin Grammy Awards

It has been reported he will join his ex-wife Jennifer Lopez to perform a cover of Pimpinela's classic 1980s track Olvidame y Pega La Vuelta . His hits include salsa songs in Spanish like "Valio la pena" and "Vivir mi vida", as well as pop hits in English like " I Need to Know " and "You Sang to Me".

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Impatient customers use glycerine to remove marker ink from finger

Meanwhile, assembly elections will take place in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab early next year. People waited in long-winding lines outside bank offices and ATM kiosks for the seventh consecutive day on Wednesday to deposit or exchange spiked currency notes or draw cash, the marking of indelible ink at cash counters to prevent multiple transactions making a marginal effect.

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'Game of Thrones' Star Emilia Clarke Joins 'Han Solo' Movie

Emilia Clarke is heading to a galaxy far, far away and she's going to meet Han and Chewie. Are you excited for Clarke joining the film? Clarke, of course, joins the previously announced cast which includes Alden Ehrenreich as infamous smuggler Han Solo and Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian.

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Kanye West angers concert fans with rant about race and Donald Trump

After his announcement on Thursday night, it confirms the statement that Trump made about Kanye being a supporter of him potentially running for president. - Raptor (@ RaptorJesuss ) November 18, 2016Kanye is now saying how he loved Trumps debate style. " This is the beginning", West said, according to one attendee, adding: "Neither candidate would fix racism in this country".

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The Crow remake moves from Relativity

The project has left its longtime nest at the studio, landing now with Davis Films, Highland Film Group , and Electric Shadow. Will " The Crow Reborn" finally begin filming? Considering what a love letter that original movie is to the late Brandon Lee - particularly considering what tragic events went down during production - it's great to see the producers stepping away, if even meekly, from a full-blown redo.

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Guess who's coming to the White House?

A huge number of members of the House of Representatives join thousands in a letter urging Donald Trump to revoke the White House appointment of Stephen Bannon. "We believe it should concern you that civil rights groups, including the Anti-Defamation League and the Southern Poverty Law Center , are widely opposed to Bannon's appointment", the Democrats said .

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Alec Baldwin Returning to 'Saturday Night Live' as Donald Trump This Weekend

Alec Baldwin isn't done with Donald Trump yet. He explained, "There were a lot of things online said about it-like why didn't I do it after the election?" Not even other jobs; we have things to do. "It crashed every weekend". While Baldwin's portrayal of Trump hasn't made the real estate mogul happy - he thinks the Baldwin imitation "stinks" - the rest of us welcome the satire.

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R.I.P. Sharon Jones, R&B/soul singer has died

She was 60 years ago. Sharon Jones died on Friday, her publicist has confirmed. The statement went on to thank fans for their prayers and well wishes, and in lieu of flowers asked for donations to cancer charities and a music education program.

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ULTRA Miami 2017 :: LINE UP :: Ice Cube, The Prodigy…

The live headliners will include Ice Cube , Justice , Major Lazer , The Prodigy , and Underworld , marking the first U.S. performance for The Prodigy since 2011. In addition to Arcadia Spectacular's " Spider " structure, the "Megastructure" will be home to Resistance as well with Carl Cox as the Official Global Ambassador.

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Lesley Stahl's Donald Trump interview failure a scary preview

In the interview , Trump said his administration would move immediately to deport or incarcerate millions of undocumented immigrants who have criminal records. But he said his priority was to deport two million to three million immigrants whom he characterised as unsafe or having criminal records, a change from his original position that he would deport all of the estimated 11 million unauthorised immigrants in the country.

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Janet Reno, first female US Attorney General, dies at 78

After attending Cornell University for her undergraduate degree, Reno enrolled at Harvard University for law school in the early 1960s. From her years in state law enforcement to her long and eventful tenure as Attorney General, Janet Reno always strove, as she put it, to do her 'level best.' She led the department in a time of turmoil and change, confronting issues ranging from global and domestic terrorism to fair competition in the emerging technology sector.

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Rob Kardashian and Blac Chyna share first pic of Dream Renee

They appear on television reality TV show Chyna and Rob . Dream really is Rob's spitting image, and we're not the only ones who see the family resemblance. Dream Renee Kardashian is the first child of Rob Kardashian and second for Blac Chyna , who has a son, King Cairo (4) with ex-fiancé Tyga. It's fair to say the trend has now peaked with this delivery-room version, complete with Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner in the clip while Chyna pretends to give birth .

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Paris Climate Deal Thrown into Uncertainty by US Election Result

In the past, Trump has both said he would cancel the Paris agreement and pull America out of the agreement. "In the scheme of things it doesn't really count for much, and I would say that even if it had won, because we're in for many years of backsliding on climate at a time when we really had to ramp it up", said Charles Komanoff, director of the Carbon Tax Center.

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Blac Chyna, Rob Kardashian welcome daughter Dream

The model and her fiancee reportedly filmed baby Dream's birth for their reality TV show. Kardashian - who described his daughter as an "angel" sent from his late father Robert Kardashian - praised Chyna's strength as he posted a picture of the newborn baby.

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Where is Penn State in this week's College Football Playoff rankings?

MI 4. Clemson 5. The Tigers also hold the head-to-head win over Louisville , which still has to travel to Houston and host Kentucky. Two teams from the same conference have never been in the playoff together, and two teams that played each other in the season have never both made the playoff , which would seem to rule out two Big Ten teams.

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Australia closer to refugee deal with United States

The Prime Minister has confirmed the deal was struck earlier this year when Australia announced it would take an unknown number of refugees from Central America. "If we have new boat arrivals then that jeopardises any arrangement we have with third countries and that's why the legislation is even more compelling than it was last week", he said.


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