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President Obama lights National Christmas Tree for final time

The first lady welcomed the national Christmas tree when a horse-drawn carriage transported the 19-foot Balsam fir from Wisconsin to the White House on Friday. Those without tickets can watch the lighting ceremony here at 5 p.m. and the entire show on the Hallmark Channel on Monday, Dec. 5. Mayor Bill Barnett will lead the way with the lighting of the tree, in addition to holiday performances and activities from local schools and area performers.

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Jill Stein Drops Pennsylvania Recount Effort Over Expenses

Lawyers for the Green Party-backed voters who filed the case say they cant afford the $1 million bond ordered by the court by Monday at 5 p.m. In the statement, Abady said barriers to a recount in Pennsylvania are pervasive and the state court system is ill-equipped to address the problem.

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Ex-Philippines dictator Ferdinand Marcos buried in Heroes' cemetery

Rodrigo Duterte, who took over the presidency in June, backed the dictator's burial at the cemetery, saying it was his right as a president and soldier. Twenty-seven years after his death, Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos has been buried at Manila's prestigious Cemetery of Heroes. There is no media coverage of the burial, which the family requested to be "private".

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Veterans To Join Standing Rock Protests; Some Vets Take Issue

The Corps "is basically kicking the can down the road, and all it is doing is taking the liability from the Corps and putting it on" the Standing Rock Sioux tribe , Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier said. Standing Rock has consistently argued the so-called DAPL would trample on tribal lands and possibly poison waterways, including rivers such as the Missouri River and Lake Oahe in North Dakota.

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Suspect in Custody After Hostage Situation at Florida Bank

SWAT team member and hostage negotiators were called to the scene. Police say a 14-year-old Pennsylvania boy shot his mother and 8-year-old brother once each in the forehead as they slept and called 911, insinuating his father did the shooting.

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Honey G got tackled by four X stage invaders on X Factor

The rapper looked startled as one of the men tried to grab her microphone. But it was later revealed there had been five people involved in the incident. When I was growing up people used to make fun of me, referring to me as a "Jewish princess" or talking to me about me looking Jewish, having a Jewish nose, you know.

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Ed Balls leaves Strictly Come Dancing 2016

Ed was up against ITV's Judge Rinder in the dance off and despite handing the judges a red rose out of his mouth, all four judges opted to save Robert Rinder over the politician. His "dad dancing" even won him the sought after label of " national treasure " from former Labour party leader Ed Miliband. It's up to him to decide what his future is but it's been great fun watching him in Strictly .

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Deadly Fire Kills 9 at Oakland Warehouse

At least nine people died. She said she has heard reports that some people may have been living there, but there were no bedrooms, per se. The most recent violation was sent on November 13. Fire officials stressed the number dead could increase significantly from the nine confirmed fatalities. Chief Deloach Reed said this clutter made it hard for people to escape.

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Amanda Seyfried can smell electricity

The article claimed that that Seyfried delivered the line completely deadpan, which, to the interviewer, indicated that she's not pulling anybody's leg! The 30-year-old actress is a spokesmodel for the fashion label. But they didn't start dating until this past year when they were filming The Last Word . "I keep feeling like my eggs are dying off". [Those scents] relate to the child in me, which will live on forever.

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First Star Wars Rogue One Clip is an Action-Packed Stormtrooper Showdown

During today's Rogue One: A Star Wars Story live Q&A event on Twitter, Lucasfilm unveiled some brand new footage from the movie . Now, after the completion of post-production, director Gareth Edwards has confirmed that there will be no opening crawl in " Rogue One ".

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Netflix now allows downloading of videos for offline viewing

How many times have you been mid-binge-watch, only to have to travel and wait weeks before resuming your show? Speaking of which, that's an fantastic movie, let's go and see if it's on Netflix! Popular shows like Supernatural, The Office, The Flash and The 100 are available for download.

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'Fantastic Beasts' tops the North American box office with $75M

Rowling about the possibility of a partnership with the said collaborators. Rowling created a real-life " Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them " textbook describing magical creatures, which inspired the screenplay and title of the film later on.

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Rogue One Breaks Pre-Sales Record for 2016

Unlike previous "Star Wars" films , the most recent trailer leaves us with more questions than answers. The movie will not cross with the stories of the sequel trilogy and with that said, it has been said that there will probably be no sequel for the upcoming " Star Wars " standalone movie.

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Prince William Didn't Disapprove of Prince Harry's Statement on Meghan Markle Relationship

Prince William is protective of his brother and is anxious how his statement will affect his relationship with Suits actress Meghan Markle , or any future relationships he may have. While staying with Prince Harry at Nottingham Cottage it believed that Meghan met both Kate Middleton and Prince William . A Royal source said according to the Telegraph .

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Victoria's Secret takes Paris

Georgia's Instagram post read: So blessed and grateful to be given the chance to walk the #VSFashionShow amongst the most attractive and hard working women in the industry. It's completely understandable that the 21-year-old would be nervous, especially considering she was just down the street in Paris with Kim when the robbery went down on October 3.

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Trump speaks to Taiwan's leader in move likely to anger China

The chat marks the first publicly recorded call between the leaders of the USA and Taiwan since Washington established diplomatic relations with Beijing in 1979. "I commend [ President-elect ] Trump for reaching out to the democratically-elected President of Taiwan , Tsai Ing-wen". Trump's team did not alert the White House about the call ahead of time, Obama administration officials said.

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We had enough chances to win - Guardiola

City Manager Pep Guardiola expressed remorse for his players' actions after the match, calling the finish "a pity". Eden Hazard wrapped up the Premier League leaders' eighth successive win in the last minute before controversy erupted in stoppage time when Sergio Aguero sparked a mass brawl following a reckless lunge on David Luiz.

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X Factor: Stage invasion after Honey G performance

Following the decision, she outlined get plans for the future. She said: "I'd really, really like to get a record deal with Simon Cowell . I know some people have been saying they don't think I'm real and that I'm a prank that's been set up by the producers, but those haters need to check themselves because I am the finished article".

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World AIDS Day today

Africa - where the vast majority of people with HIV live, roughly 25 million - has limited health resources to begin with. And it could be argued that HIV/AIDS prevention measures have gotten through to numerous people who are most receptive to those messages.

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Survivor Series 2016 results: Goldberg demolishes Brock Lesnar in record time

John Cena, who is now filming the second season of the reality TV show American Grit, has said that he is missing the WWE universe ahead of Survivor Series 2016 pay-per-view (PPV). Immediately after that announcement was made, people started to wonder whether or not the man he embarrassed on Sunday night at Survivor Series would do the same, Brock Lesnar.

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Mocked for his tweets, Trump fires back - on Twitter

In tonight's cold open, Alec Baldwin depicted Trump being so pre-occupied with his Twitter activity, that he can't pay attention in the middle of a security briefing. This week's highlights: a high school theater showcase, where earnest students offer cringe-worthy commentary on current events; and "The Hunt for Hill", a skit in which a pair of outdoorsmen who would be at home in a TLC documentary about the hunt for Bigfoot search the forests of Chappaqua, New York, hoping to catch a glimpse ...

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40 feared dead in Oakland warehouse blaze 'labyrinth'

The warehouse had been partitioned into several artist studios and was packed with furniture, mannequins, lamps, and other objects. A follow up inspection was never scheduled or completed according to Planning and Building Department notes.

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Dancing With The Stars Season 23 Finale: Who Took Home The Mirrorball?

That victor was Laurie Hernandez along with her pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy . This only means that this had been one big year for Laurie Hernandez . Kramer began her run on the show shortly after she and husband Michael Caussin separated in late August; during her time on DWTS , Kramer revealed that he cheated on her, and also opened up about the abusive relationship she had with her first husband, Michael Gambino, who almost killed her.

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Liverpool manager Klopp in awe of teenager Ben's skills

First of all I said to him: 'Well done but it's not too difficult-I would have scored too!' That is maybe the truth! Rather than Leeds United's first trip to Anfield since 2003, a first goal from teenager Ben Woodburn cemented last night in the annals of Liverpool history.

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Goldberg WWE Survivor Series 2016: Brock Lesnar destroyed, Royal Rumble 2017 awaits

If this truly is Goldberg's last match - as he said it would be going into Survivor Series - it's one of the best finales in wrestling. He will apparently keep working for the company as long as they keep matching that deal for future appearances.

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Honey G and Ed Balls leave Strictly and X Factor

The BBC has been accused of trying to remove the ex-shadow chancellor from the show this weekend by organising a group dance, in which the couples get voted off one by one, as well as the usual routine. Ore said: "On the first day, Greg and I discovered we shared the same birthday, and since then we've been really close". In fact, people are starting to think that winning a vote is Ed's strong suit.

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XFactor's Honey G shaken by stage invasion

In last night's sing-off, she gave a upbeat version of Tupac Shakur's California Love which featured her trademark "When I say honey, you say G" chant. "I've been into rap the whole of my life". That said, throughout, and for reasons this pilgrim can not fathom, The X Factor collective seems to have been promoting the blue bejesus out of Honey G from the outset...

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Rival clubs offer players to Chapecoense after plane crash

The team had been flying to what was to be the biggest match in their history - the final of the Copa Sudamericana. Players of the Chapecoense were among 81 people on board the doomed flight that crashed into mountains in northwestern Colombia, in which officials said just six people were thought to have survived, including three of the players.

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Eddie Jones echoes Steve Hansen in saying England 'not best team yet'

Jones has been bullish about his determination to take England to the top of global rugby and continued to urge his players to strive for that goal. England have won their 14th consecutive rugby union global by beating Australia 37-21 at Twickenham, tying the record set by the World Cup-winning side of 2002-03, and ensured they would finish 2016 unbeaten.

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In 'Jackie,' a fractured Kennedy fable

She plays Jackie not just as a figurehead in American society, but as a woman dealing with an unknowable amount of tragedy and grief, contemplating on her and her husband's legacy. The audience sees her undress, shower, talk to her children, and over the following week, try to arrange a state funeral that conveys appropriate grandeur.

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Hon. Patrick Faber in Cuba attending Fidel Castro's Funeral

Elsewhere along the route, a tearful Esperanza Pares, 86, said it was "moving to say goodbye to a person who meant so much but who lived long enough to accomplish what he wanted". South African President Jacob Zuma praised Cuba under Castro for its record on education and health care and its support for African independence struggles.

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Western Michigan vs. Ohio: Defense still wins championships

The Bobcats did their usual conservative plays: run for a few yards or throw an out or slant pattern. Navy (9-2) hosts Temple (9-3) in the American Atlantic title game at noon today (ABC). Fleck and him possibly leaving for a bigger position in a power conference. Defensive end Keion Adams is a beast on the defensive line, racking up a MAC Conference-high 16 tackles for loss.

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Male Exec Cancels 'Good Girls Revolt' For No Good Reason

Per Variety , Good Girls Revolt will not be getting a second season on Amazon . According to The Hollywood Reporter , Sony Pictures Television is working on acquiring the show's rights back from Amazon in hopes to shop it around somewhere else.

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Michigan Certifies Trump as victor of State's Presidential Race

Green Party nominee Jill Stein gave the Wisconsin Elections Commission almost $3.5 million Tuesday afternoon to begin a recount in the state. "That's who I am despite my personal opinions", said Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reported .

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'Last Tango in Paris' actress didn't consent to rape scene

After the scene, Marlon didn't console me or apologise. His sentiments were echoes by Anna Kendrick of "Pitch Perfect", who says she recalled reading Schneider's comments about the scene and admitting: "I used to get eye-rolls when I brought it up to people (aka dudes)".


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